September 7, 2001 - 1:10 p.m.
1. Chairperson’s Report
2. Secretary’s Report
· Executive Committee Minutes of June 1, 2001
· Report on availability of teleconferencing facilities at Rutgers for standing committee meetings.
· Ken Iuso, University Registrar, in response to Ken Swalagin’s question, informs that the online and phone registrations will be available during drop-add weekends from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
· July 10, 2001 Memorandum from President Francis L. Lawrence acknowledging receipt of Senate advice, and endorsing the Senate resolution on Minimum Grade Point Average [http://senate.rutgers.edu/fllgpa.html]
· July 10, 2001 Memorandum from President Francis L. Lawrence, and August 27, 2001 Memorandum from University Vice President Joseph J. Seneca regarding implementation of Evaluation of Administrators by Faculty and Students. [http://senate.rutgers.edu/evaluat.html]
· July 10, 2001 Memorandum from President Francis L. Lawrence acknowledging Senate advice on Part-Time Lecturer and Annual Representation on the University Senate. [http://senate.rutgers.edu/ptlreps.html]
· July 16, 2001 Letter from President Francis L. Lawrence to Vice President for Student Affairs Emmett Dennis regarding establishment of the Ad Hoc Committee on Student ID [http://senate.rutgers.edu/flldenni.html]
· July 20, 2001 Memorandum from President Francis L. Lawrence acknowledging receipt of Senate advice, and endorsing the Senate resolution on the Add/Drop Period [http://senate.rutgers.edu/flladd.html]
· August 21, 2001 E-mail from Ted Szatrowski, Budget and Finance Committee Co-chair, citing potential time constraints on his chairship. [http://senate.rutgers.edu/szatrows.html]. Docketed below under Standing Committees.
· August 30, 2001 E-mail from Mark Washington, Associate Director, Administrative Computing Services, informing that the Student Instructional Ratings Survey is now online. [http://senate.rutgers.edu/washingt.html]
· July 9 and August 31, 2001 E-mails from Marilyn Franz, Associate Director, Office of Development Programs, requesting docketing of a presentation on the capital campaign at the October 2001 Senate meeting. [http://senate.rutgers.edu/franz.html]
· August 1, 2001 E-mail from Avram Fechter raising issues for possible consideration by standing committees: healthcare insurance for graduate students who have fellowships or graduate assistantships, and the rate of tuition increases at Rutgers. [http://senate.rutgers.edu/fechter.html]. Docketed below under Standing Committees.
3. Administrative Liaison
· Administrative Report
· Report on Balance of Full-Time & Part-Time Faculty Teaching at Rutgers University - Joseph Seneca, University Vice President for Academic Affairs [http://senate.rutgers.edu/jjsteach.html]
4. Standing Committee Chairs’ Caucus, Charges and Administrative Requests
· Chairs’ Caucus: Introduction and General Discussion of Standing Committee Operations and Charges. Review of Senate Committee Guide, Standing Charges, and Pending Charges
· August 21, 2001 E-mail from Ted Szatrowski, Budget and Finance Committee Co-chair, citing potential time constraints on his chairship. [http://senate.rutgers.edu/szatrows.html]. At June 2001 EC meeting, Senators Jolie Cizewski, Laguna-Diaz, and Wasserman were suggested as alternates of Senator Szatrowski could not serve.
· Charge to committee to review and make recommendations on Targum referendum failure at Livingston [http://senate.rutgers.edu/targref.html], and to review the Referendum Guidelines for possible revision [http://senate.rutgers.edu/referend.html]
· Request for formal charge from Pheroze Wadia, Equal Opportunity Co-chair, regarding Prof. James Anderson’s e-mail and proposed resolution on the Equal Marriage Resolution. [http://senate.rutgers.edu/equalmar.html]
· Follow-up charge to Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee: April 2001 Senate resolution on add/drop calls for review of add/drop period during the Fall 2001 semester.
· Draft charge to University Structure and Governance Committee: “Re-examine the University Senate standing committee structure. Make recommendations on whether committee charges and/or structure should be revised, particularly those of the Faculty Affairs and Personnel Committee, and the Student Affairs Committee. Report to Executive Committee requested by December 14, 2001.”
· Draft charge to Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee (from Senator Manganaro’s suggestion at the March 2001 Senate meeting): “Explore the question of whether minus grades should be added to the default University grading system. Report to Executive Committee requested by October 31, 2001.”
· Draft charge to Faculty Affairs and Personnel Committee (from Senator Bell’s suggestion): “Examine and report on the issue of whether online course-evaluation data should be prohibited from consideration in faculty personnel matters. Also explore what items or criteria should be used in faculty personnel issues. Report to Executive Committee by December 14, 2001.”
· Draft charge to Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee (from Prof. John Worobey’s April 2001 e-mail suggestion to Kathy Scott) [http://senate.rutgers.edu/worobey.html]: “Review and report on the practice of scheduling Sunday final exams.
· Possible charge to committee regarding Livingston Fellows’ concern about the faculty’s role in undergraduate admissions, originally discussed at the January 12, 2001 EC meeting, and on which Arlene Walker-Andrews chaired a New Brunswick Faculty Council committee. Carried over from June 2001 EC meeting, at which Senator Walker-Andrews was not present to report. [http://nbfc.rutgers.edu/Rep_01_05_04_ARS.html]
· Possible charges to committee(s) (from Senator Fechter's e-mail) on: healthcare insurance for graduate students who have fellowships or graduate assistantships, and the rate of tuition increases at Rutgers. [http://senate.rutgers.edu/fechter.html].
5. September 21 Senate Meeting Agendas
· President’s State of the University Address
· Presentation on Capital Campaign
· Presentations of the Standing Committee Chairpersons
6. Old Business
7. New Business