A G E N D A
October 9, 2009 - 1:10 p.m.
1. Chairpersons' Report
2. Secretary’s Report
3. Administrative Liaison
4. Standing Committees
Student Affairs Committee Response to Charge S-0907, Targum Concept Plan Review:
The Student Affairs Committee had been charged as follows: "
Targum Concept Plan: Review the 2009 Targum Concept
Plan and the programs it describes for educational value, in
accordance with the "Concept Plan Review" section of the referendum guidelines.
Respond to Senate Executive Committee no later than September 30, 2009."
Student Affairs Committee Response to Charge S-0802, Policies on Participation in Blood Drives:
The Student Affairs Committee had been charged as follows: "Policies on Participation in Blood Drives: Determine if the US Food and Drug
Administration's practice and policy of barring blood donations by men who have
sex with men is a discriminatory practice that violates Rutgers'
nondiscrimination policies. If the discriminatory practice does violate,
explore and propose options by which Rutgers' administration may address the
discrimination and policy violation, up to and including an outright ban on
blood drives. Consult with Melodee Lasky, Executive Director of Rutgers-NB
Health Services, and Francesca Maresca, Senior Health Education Specialist, on
this issue. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by December 2009.
Proposed Charge to Committee on University College, proposed by Senator Kevin Wild:
Investigate and make recommendations for
improvement upon the current scope of University College Students on each of
the regional campuses. Include in your investigation admissions criteria,
marketing techniques separate from the general university, availability for
support and student services, as well as general campus life information for
these “non-traditional” students. In addition, explore ways that University
College can be expanded to improve the university as a whole. Recognizing
the lack of a designated “University College” on the New Brunswick-Piscataway
Campus, explore the support structure which is in place in the University College
Proposed Charge to Committee on Student Services/Support Services, proposed by Senator Kevin Wild:
Investigate and make recommendations
for improvement upon the current availability and convenience of access for
Student Services and Support Services across the University. Explore areas such
as Academic Advisement, Student Accounting (Bursar), Financial Aid, Registrar,
as well as similar departments across the University. Also explore how other colleges and universities have utilized the Internet to increase availability of services to
students, outside of the campus setting.
Proposed Charge to Faculty Affairs and Personnel Committee or
Student Affairs Committee on Disability Services Support, Resources,
and Awareness, proposed by Senator Nate Levinson :
Examine the function of disability services support to
determine the adequacy of resource allocation and awareness. This includes the review of the adequacy of physical
resources, the availability of funds for outside services and required
accommodation equipment and tools, and sources for increases in professional
and support personnel. It is also
requested that the Senate provide suggestions of best practices to be
implemented which would allow for the effective dissemination of information to
faculty and staff to promote awareness so they may be a part of the solution
towards providing accommodations and supporting this unique population of
Proposed Charge to Faculty Affairs and Personnel Committee on Faculty Orientation Programs, proposed by the Faculty Caucus :
faculty orientation programs around the university. How can the process be
improved? How do faculty know whom to go for what? Are there commonalities
across all faculty hires which could be combined into one program/information
book? Should there be different programs for tenured vs. nontenured new hires?
Proposed Charge to Research and Graduate and Professional
Education Committee (RGPEC) on Online Courses in Master's and
Professional Degree Programs, proposed by the RGPEC:
Review, discuss, and make recommendations on how
Rutgers can promote online courses in Master’s and Professional degrees. Review
the recommendation from the Senate Instruction, Curricula, & Advising
Committee on hybrid courses. Evaluate the means by which online courses are
set-up and suggest improved means for encouraging Rutgers departments and
schools to take advantage of the availability on online, distance-learning, and
Proposed Charge to Research and Graduate and Professional Education
Committee (RGPEC) on Opportunity Disparities between Part- and Full-Time Master's and Professional Degree Programs, proposed by the RGPEC:
Evaluate the current climate for the disparity in
intellectual opportunity and services offered between part-time and full-time
Master’s and Professional degrees. Look into the impact on students, as well as
the ability to finish on time. Assess logistic constraints as well as
Proposed Charge to Budget and Finance Committee (BFC) on All-Funds Budgeting Integration, proposed by Senator Menahem Spiegel, BFC Chair:
Investigate the integration of All-Funds Budgeting with the university
planning objectives and its implementation.
Proposed Charge to University Structure and Governance Committee on Election of PTL Senators, proposed by PTL Senator Karen Thompson:
Consider Senator Karen Thompson's
identified considerations relative to election of part-time-lecturer
Senators, and make appropriate recommendations.
5. October 23, 2009 University Senate Agenda
6. Old Business
7. New Business