Executive Committee


November 1, 2013 - 1:10 p.m.

1.    Chairpersons' Report

2.    Secretary’s Report 3.    Administrative Liaison 4.    Standing Committees

Committee Reports

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee Response to Charge S-1306 on Dual Career Programs [Link not yet active. FPAC Co-chair Ann Gould will summarize the report, which should be finalized next week.] - The FPAC has been charged as follows:

Dual Career Programs: Examine the desirability of establishing a dual career services program within Rutgers Human Resources in order to enhance the ability of Rutgers to recruit and retain faculty and staff who may need to relocate to accept a position at the institution. Research policies at peer institutions that provide the accompanying partner with the tools and services to access resources for an effective job search and make recommendations as appropriate.

Issues/Proposed Charges:

Potential Charge to Student Affairs Committee (SAC) on How Changes are Made to the Rutgers Identity - Submitted by Senator Robert Barraco, SAC Co-chair.

Draft Proposed Charge: Examine the process by which changes are made to items related to the identity of the University and, where necessary, define such a process which is transparent and available to key stakeholders.

Rationale: There is concern about how decisions are made on changes of what we would consider things related to University identity. Case in point, the alma mater. This is separate from the issue of the specific lyrics. There is concern that one individual could unilaterally disregard a shared governance position on such an issue. Further input was obtained from Glee Club members that, at the least, call into question the events as put forth to the Committee previously. Items that are related to our identity as a University should have some sort of due process for change.

Proposed Charge to the Budget and Finance Committee (BFC) on Implementation of the New Responsibility Center Management (RCM) Budget Model - Requested by Menahem Spiegel, BFC Chair, on behalf of the BFC
Draft Proposed Charge: Evaluate the implementation of the Responsibility Center Management (RCM) budget model.
Background/Rationale: Starting late summer 2013, president Barchi and many other administrators declared that RU will (soon) adopt the “Responsibility Center Management” (RCM) budget model. Most recently, in his address to the University Senate (9/27/2013) president Barchi mentioned:
“We will need a more transparent budgeting system that appropriately aligns revenues and expenses at the unit level. With that in mind, we are implementing Responsibility Center Management (RCM), a budget system that gives units down to the department level more control over their own revenues and expenses, allowing them to better control costs and best direct funds toward the programs” … “While we will continue to work collectively to provide more resources for our University programs and departments, we have to rely on these programs and departments to better understand the costs involved with their areas so they can focus and allocate their resources more effectively.” (Emphasis added) “…we recruited Michael Gower in the new position of Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and he will be tasked with completing the implementation of our new RCM system and with overseeing the restructuring of our budgeting and allocation systems.”
[For the full address see : ]
Since 2005, RU is using the “All Funds Budgeting” budget model where the academic teaching units are receiving a fraction (about 55%) of the tuition revenue they generate for the purpose of paying some of their operating expenses. About 45% of the tuition revenue is retained by the central administration. Under RCM, units are supposed to receive a greater share of the revenue they generate and receive some of the state support, and pay more of their administrative (mainly internal) operating expenses. Since the implementation of the new RCM is very important, the Budget and Finance Committee requests this charge.

5.    Agenda for
November 15, 2013 Senate Meeting
6.    Old Business

7.    New Business

8.    Adjournment