A G E N D A
October 5, 2012 - 1:10 p.m.
1. Chairpersons' Report
2. Secretary’s Report
3. Administrative Liaison
4. Standing Committees
- Administrative Report - Robert L. Barchi, University
and Finance Committee (BFC) Response
to Charge S-1103 on Information
Technology and IT Services at Rutgers
- The BFC has been
charged as follows:
Technology and IT Services at Rutgers: Evaluate aspects of
information technology services at Rutgers including whether systems
communicate effectively with each other, incorporate user experience
feedback, are user-friendly, improve data flow, and enhance
information technology personnel. Explore ways that the Office of
Technology can more efficiently provide services to users. Identify
opportunities for Rutgers
to centralize or take a more distributive approach to various
technology functions, and investigate the advantages and disadvantages
deploying more open software. If developments during the time of
warrant it, consider the ramifications of a reunification of Robert
Johnson Medical with Rutgers New Brunswick
on the above.
Research, and Graduate and
Professional Education Committee (RGPEC) Response
to Charge S-1107 on
and Supporting Documents: Open
- The RGPEC has been
charged as follows:
Repository: Examine the possibility of a
centrally driven publication repository for published papers and books.
data about similar services at peer and aspirant universities.
Charge to Student
Affairs Committee (SAC) on Campus Study Areas for Commuter Students
submitted by Senator Joseph Cashin: Investigate
and determine the opening of a study area on
each campus for commuter students. Investigate,
if there was a study area opened prior to the libraries opening at
commuter students interest on using this area.
If there is an interest, determine each campus's ability (both
financially and available areas) to go forward with this study area. This is not a recommendation for a 24 hour
Drop, or Modify Charge S-1205 on Academic
Freedom at Rutgers/South China
University of Technology Joint Venture: Investigate
consider the extent to which academic freedom and students' right to
speech and assembly will be the standard at the new, joint venture that
is undertaking with South China University of Technology. Investigate
profile of the expected faculty, detailing what proportions will be
tenure-track, and non-tenure-track, and full-time or part-time.
need for any initiative to which Rutgers attaches its name and where
faculty may be affiliated to maintain all the protections and freedoms
associated with employment here in the United States. Make
how to best ensure that Rutgers' name and faculty are protected with
academic freedom, tenure, and freedom of expression and assembly.
to Senate Executive Committee by December 2012.
Agenda for October 19, 2012 Senate Meeting
7. New Business