9:30 a.m. – Board Academy charter bus for Camden in the ASB-III parking lot. This is our usual meeting location. [If you’re driving, please see parking and other information below.]
Approximately 10:30 a.m. – Arrive in Camden. Meet at the Nursing and Science Building (530 Federal Street).
11:00 a.m. – Welcome and continental breakfast with Chancellor Haddon on the 4th Floor of the Nursing and Science Building in Room 450/451.
11:30 a.m. - Tour of the Nursing and Science Building
12:15 p.m. – Lunch with Chancellor Haddon in Room 450/451 of the Nursing and Science Building.
1:10 p.m. – Executive Committee meeting begins in Room 450/451 of the Nursing and Science Building.
Approximately 5:00 p.m. – Board charter bus for return trip to New Brunswick.
DRIVING AND PARKING IN CAMDEN:
If you have made arrangements with Mary Mickelsen for reserved parking you may access the parking lot on Hudson Street from Federal Street. When entering the Nursing and Science Building please use the entrance at 5th and Federal Streets (the entrance near the circle). Map and GPS Address
1. Chair’s Report - Peter Gillett, Senate Chair
2. Secretary’s Report - Ken Swalagin, Executive Secretary of the Senate
A few Executive Committee meetings ago you asked me to go to my committee to figure out how charge S-1612 could be responded to (language regarding charge reproduced below):
Discussed charge S-1612 - Procedures for Handling Student Complaints Against Rutgers Personnel:
Investigate procedures at Rutgers for handling student complaints against University personnel, and make recommendations regarding how such procedures should be best publicized and communicated, and how the rights of all parties might be appropriately protected. Consider also how training might improve our response to such complaints. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by October 2017. [Issued September 2016.]
The committee deliberated on this issue, this past meeting. The committee does not have enough information to proceed as the grievance process is confidential. Most members do not have any experience with this issue. The committee is more than willing to provide feedback on a specific proposal. Additionally, in regards to the question on how procedures should be publicized and communicated, we can also issue a response to how things should be communicated to students.
Response to Request for Compiled List of
University Policies and Statements on Academic Freedom and Free Speech
- Barbara Lee, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Response to Request for Compiled List of University Policies and Statements on Academic Freedom and Free Speech - Barbara Lee, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
In a September 26, 2017 email to Ken Swalagin transmitting the above-linked document, Lee wrote:
At the last Senate Executive Committee meeting, members of the committee asked me to compile a list of University policies and statements on academic freedom and free speech. I interpreted that request very broadly to include any official statement posted on the university website. So attached is a 43-page list of those policies and statements.
Please let me know if you have questions, or if there are additional people to whom this should be sent.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
I'm writing to you, in your capacity as the Chairperson of the Faculty Senate [sic], to request that the Senate investigate the NB School of Arts and Sciences' plan to "realign" the organization of departments' support staff.
The SAS faculty are so concerned about SAS's proposal and its roll-out that we, though the AAUP-AFT union, petitioned Executive Dean Peter March to hold a special meeting with faculty and staff about this plan. We have multiple concerns, including faculty governance and autonomy, as well as the increasing corporatization of the university.
I am attaching a memo that explains the reorganization in more detail. Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions.