A G E N D A
June 3, 2016 - 1:10 p.m.
1. Chairperson's Report
2. Secretary’s Report
Administrative Report - Robert Barchi, University President
4. Standing Committees/Panels
Standing Committee Rosters
2016-17, and Assignment of Chairs [Committee rosters will be distributed
in hardcopy at the meeting.]
Charge on Handling of Student Complaints: Faculty Senator David
Hughes writes: "The union is now dealing with at least two grievances
arising from student complaints handled poorly." Natalie Borisovets
discussed the matter with Hughes, and writes that it "...does seem to
be a legitimate area of concern. There are apparently a couple of cases
where the AAUP has had to become involved because the lack of any
recognized channels for student complaints resulted in things
escalating way beyond what would seem to be necessary." Hughes proposes
a charge "along the lines of":
Design a procedure for investigating
student complaints against instructors, beginning at the department
level, and, if necessary, escalating upwards from there.
Consider and make recommendations for
modifying the Senate's standing committee structure and/or charges.
Consider whether the Senate should issue a standing charge to an
existing committee or create a new committee to deal with issues
concerning athletics, general health and wellness of the University
community, and social issues facing the University. Consider other
committee structure modifications that may be needed or proposed.
[Note: Review of the standing committee structure was last undertaken
5. Old Business
The following Senate reports or matters are due for
Report on Parliamentary Procedure, submitted by Peter Gillett,
Senate Parliamentarian, Vice Chair, and Chair-Elect
Proposal to Hold Executive Committee Meetings on Campuses Other than
New Brunswick: This suggestion was discussed briefly at the
previous Executive Committee meeting. Consider holding one Executive
Committee meeting per semester in Newark or Camden.