Charge S-1507 was issued to the Student Affairs Committee as follows: Deregistration for Non-Payment of Term Bills, Including for Online Courses: Examine the issue of student deregistration for nonpayment of term bills, including for online courses. Refer to Senator Rudy Bell's proposal and background when pursuing this charge. Make recommendations for preventing inappropriate deregistration. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by January 2, 2016.
Investigate and make recommendations on establishment and implementation of a universitywide policy on training and oversight in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) at Rutgers. Where appropriate, make specific recommendations for different training tracks, e.g. NSF- and NIH- compliant programs. Identify gaps in current resources, the intended recipients of RCR training (e.g. graduate students, undergraduate researchers, postdocs, faculty, etc.), the expected costs (if known) and benefits of implementing recommendations, and the unit(s) responsible for implementing and tracking compliance. Report to Senate Executive Committee by December 2016.
Proposed Charge to Academic Standards,
Regulations and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) on Default 16-Year
Academic Calendar - Submitted by Ken Swalagin, Executive
Secretary of the Senate
Implementing ORCID Identifiers: Investigate and make recommendations with regard to an implementation of ORCID identifiers (i.e. issuing ORCID iDs) at Rutgers. If deemed appropriate, make specific recommendations for incremental implementation, for example, beginning with the graduate school(s). Identify benefits, processes, timeline, who would be involved, and approximate costs. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by December 18, 2015. [Issued June 2015.]
“The Camden Riversharks, an unaffiliated minor league baseball team, that played for the past 15 years in the $25 Million Dollar Campbell Field have ceased operations. Rutgers is the titleholder of the 6,700-seat waterfront ballpark. Prior to folding, the Riversharks had been responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the stadium. Who will pay for the upkeep of the stadium while the Camden County Improvement Authority attempts to find a new tenant? What say if any will Rutgers have in the selection of a new tenant? In the event that a new tenant can not be found (which is quite likely given the Phillies must approve the new tenant), will the Rutgers Scarlet Raptors Athletics teams be forced to relocate?”
"Dr. Barchi in his address to the Senate on several occasions stated that the combined law schools will generate administrative cost savings. However, both Camden Law Campus acting Dean Oberdiek and Newark Law Campus Dean Chen, when questioned were unaware of the administrative cost savings the President was referring to and did not know where such savings could be realized. In fact, Acting Dean Oberdiek suggested that there was an increase in administrative costs associated with the merger. Further, both Deans emphasized there was not a planned reduction in faculty or staff as a result of the merger. In addition, the cost of operating the physical buildings will increase over time and in fact the immersive classroom (aka the "holodeck") will not be paid off for several year. If the campus Deans are unaware of the sources of the savings and are not labor and facilities, where will the savings come from and how will we know if the savings actually occurs?" This matter was discussed briefly at the previous EC meeting, at which time Gould noted that status reports on Senate-approved mergers need to be scheduled.