Executive Committee

September 7, 2018 - 12:00 noon


1. Chairperson's Report - Peter Gillett, Senate Chair

2. Secretary’s Report - Mary Mickelsen, Senate Executive Secretary

3. Administrative Report - Barbara Lee, Senior Vice Presient for Academic Affairs

4. Clarifying Concerns regarding the Administrative Response to the Recommendations of Charge S-1512 on Staff Promotion and Salary Adjustment Policy - Vivan Fernandez, Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness

5. Review of Daily Targum Concept Plan and Financial Statements for Spring 2019 Referendum

6. Standing Committees/Panels

Appointment of Cecelia Kane, Camden Staff, as Substitute Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee for the Fall 2018 semester.

Appointment of 2018-19 University Commencement Panel (UCP) - Jon Oliver, UCP Chair

Issues/Proposed Charges:

Proposed Charge to Academic Standards, Regulations, and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) on Code of Student Conduct Policy Review - Submitted by Peter Gillett

Proposed Charge: Review the new University Policy 10.2.11 on Code of Student Conduct, identify any concerns and, if appropriate, recommend further changes or other courses of action. Due to Executive Committee by December 2018.

Background: A revised Code of Student Conduct was adopted by the Board of Governors on July 18. This policy does not require Senate approval, but the policy itself requires the Senate to be notified of substantive changes to procedures. Although there was extensive consultation with many interested parties, the Senate was not involved prior to adoption. The Board of Governors understands that the Senate will review the policy, which it was thought important to have in place at the beginning of the academic year, retrospectively and submit any comments or recommendations it may have. The issuing of this charge does not presume that there will be significant concerns, but is intended to provide any opportunity to discover and remedy any that do exist.

7. Old Business

School of Public Health Departmental Mergers Update

At the June 8 EC meeting Dean Perry Halkitis and Vice Dean Cristine Delnevo agreed to relay the results of the faculty poll regarding the mergers of the Department of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences/Department of Health Systems & Policy and Department of Epidemiology/Department of Biostatistics. The following email, and attachment regarding the results of the poll, was sent from Dean Halkitis to Vice Chair Jon Oliver on July 9, 2018.

I trust this email finds you doing well.  As we discussed when we met with the Executive Council of the Senate last month, below you will find information about the merger and the results of the faculty polling.  Given these results, we are moving forward with our mergers.  The faculty are working within the units to develop new names for the merged units.  I'll continue to keep you updated.

Follow Up regarding the Motion from The Newark Faculty Council

As decided at the June 8 EC meeting, Chair Gillett followed up outlining the EC's response to the following NFC motion:

In light of the restructuring of Rutgers in recent years and the greater administrative independence of the Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick campuses from each other and in light of recent advances in technology, the Newark Faculty Council formally requests that the University Senate hold more than one meeting per academic year in Newark and arrange for Newark senators to participate in Council and Committee meeting via Skype or some other electronic means.

Newark Faculty Council Chair Jane Gilman, responded by forwarding Chair Gillett's email to Chancellor Nancy Cantor, who plans to revisit this issue with the NFC early in the fall semester.

8. New Business

9. University Senate September 21, 2018 Agenda

10. Adjournment