June 6, 2003 - 1:10 p.m.
1. Chairperson’s Report
2. Secretary’s Report
5. Standing Committee Actions, Reports and Charges
Review of Outstanding/Pending Charges
Committee Report: University Structure and Governance Committee - Joseph Blasi and Kathleen Scott, Co-chairs. Response to Charge S-0107: “Review the University Senate Guidelines Regarding Special Student Organizations.”
Committee Report: Faculty Affairs and Personnel Committee - Haym Hirsh and Paul Panayotatos, Co-chairs. Response to Charge S-0308: “Evaluate the current procedures for chair appointments by deans.”
Potential Charge to Committee to Review Proposed University Copyright Policy
Potential Charge to Committee regarding availability of syllabi during add/drop.
Potential Charge to Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee regarding the Big East Conference, and Rutgers’ membership therein.
Proposed Charge to Committee on Rutgers-Newark Parking (as drafted by R. Parikh): Collect data on Student and Faculty/Staff Parking at the Rutgers Newark campus. Analyze this data and set forth short- and long-term recommendations to improve the parking situation at Rutgers Newark. Click to view Mr. Parikh’s original e-mail. Click to view Associate Provost Gene Vincenti’s response to Mr. Parikh.
Proposed Charge to Committee on use of online instructional software (based on charge drafted by Senator DeRosa): Examine the various types of online instructional software (courseware) being utilized by departments and units at the Rutgers. What are the consequences of using a growing number of different courseware products (sometimes even within an individual course) for faculty, staff and students? Determine whether Rutgers should decide upon and use a standard courseware product.
Proposed Charge to Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions (ASRA) Committee (as drafted by Co-chair Walker-Andrews): Review the regulations concerning faculty involvement in the recruitment and admissions of students to the multi-purpose colleges and professional schools at Rutgers University as specified in Section 2.12 of the University Policies. In addition, consider the recommendations specified in Senate Resolution A-8420 (approved by the Board of Governors, June 8, 1984), the concerns brought by the Livingston Fellows (“Motion on the Powers and Authority of the Livingston Admissions Committee,” June 8, 2000) and the New Brunswick Faculty Council (Admissions and Recruitment Committee recommendations, April 26, 2002). Determine whether (a) the role of faculty and admissions committees follows the provisions of Section 2.12 and (b) whether modifications should be made.
6. Old Business
Potential Charge to Committee to Review Knight Express Card Committee Report (Carried over from April 18, 2003 Executive Committee meeting). (Report available in hardcopy only.)
7. New Business
Call for Resolutions on Expansion of the Atlantic Coast Conference (related to Rutgers’ membership in the Big East Conference).