A G E N D A
June 5, 2015 - 1:10 p.m.
1. Chairperson's Report
2. Secretary’s Report
Administrative Report - Barbara Lee, Senior Vice President for
4. Standing Committees/Panels
Standing Committee Rosters
2015-16, and assignment of chairs [Committee rosters will be distributed
in hardcopy at the meeting.]
Discussion of Status of Pending Charges:
Charges with March 2015 or earlier deadlines, issued
year, must be reviewed, evaluated, and either renewed/reissued with a
new deadline, or withdrawn.
Proposed Charge on Modifying the
Academic Calendar and Exam Times for Online Courses
5. [At approximately 2:00 p.m.] Continued
Discussion of, and Decision on, the Proposal
to Reorganize the School of Public Health (RSPH), submitted by
Jasjit Ahluwalia, RSPH Dean Designate and Brian Strom, RBHS Chancellor:
The Executive Committee has agreed to decide on whether to approve the
proposal at this meeting. The original proposal included the following:
by James Massachaele, Executive Vice Dean of SAS-NB via email.
This matter was discussed at the February and April 2015 Executive
Committee meetings. ICAC Chair Natalie Borisovets has drafted the
following charge to be issued to the ICAC on related work they are
Testing Facilities at Rutgers: Examine
the state of testing facilities at Rutgers. Are there issues relating
to facilities for both traditional and comuter-assisted testing? Is
there a need for a separate testing facility/facilities? Can existing
space be better utilized? What is the availability and process for
instructors in online courses to reserve physical spaces for their
Proposed Charge to Academic Standards,
Regulations and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) on Academic (and Holiday)
All RBHS Units
- Suggested by Matthew Miller, Assistant RBHS
Proposed Charge to Instruction,
Curricula, and Advising Committee on Class Attendance Record Keeping
Requirements for Students Receiving Federal Funds
[Previously discussed] - suggested by
Fran Bouchoux, Interim Senior Vice President and Chief Enterprise Risk,
Ethics, and Compliance Officer:
"We ask that the University Senate
provide guidance, in collaboration with relevant units, to develop a
systematic approach to complying with attendance requirements.
The DoE's guidance on this issue suggests institutions have a
broad latitude in its approach to capture the necessary information.
Collaboration in developing a clearly defined protocol will
assure an efficient and optimal way that best suits the academic
practices at Rutgers."
ICAC has accepted this charge, which ICAC Chair Natalie Borisovets has
drafted as follows:
of Student Attendance: Develop guidelines that
would allow units and individual instructors to comply with U.S.
Education requirements that Rutgers keep records for students receiving
financial aid that substantiate a student’s participatory
attendance in the
classes for which they are registered.
"The proposed reorganization and
expansion will expand the breadth and depth of SPH research programs by
increasing its number of faculty and encouraging collaborations; unify
faculty across RBHS with a public health focus; and enhance SPH
educational, research, and service programs. This will be
achieved with full approval and endorsement of affected faculty and
without loss of any faculty positions. This is the first step of many
that will be planned in the upcoming years as we strive to compete with
the strongest schools of public health in the country."
Ann Gould and Martha Cotter have met with Dean Designate Ahluwalia and
Chancellor Strom to discuss this matter. Questions arising in Senate
committees during discussions of the proposal were compiled and
forwarded to Ahluwalia and Strom, whose responses
are online here.
6. Old Business
Shared Governance Symposium Committee Discussion - Ann Gould