Executive Committee


November 5, 2010 - 1:10 p.m.

1.    Chairpersons' Report

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

Committee Reports:

University Structure and Governance Committee Response to Charge S-0712 on Enhanced Shared Governance, and University Senate and Draft Senate Handbook Changes - The USGC had been charged as follows:

Review the Senate Handbook and Bylaws, and make recommendations or suggestions for revision based on the USGC's self-submitted "Proposal to Review Senate Operations to Enhance Shared Governance. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by March 2011.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee Response to Charge S-1011 [Charge not yet issued] on Endorsing the New Brunswick Faculty Council's Faculty Retirement Survey - Paul Panayotatos will write a brief report stating that the FPAC believes that the results of the NB faculty survey seem to be applicable to the whole university, and will make the survey's conclusions into recommendations. If available, this will be distributed in hardcopy at the meeting.

5.    University Senate November 19, 2010 Agenda

6.    Old Business

Updated Report on Balance of Full-time and Part-time Faculty Teaching at Rutgers, sent in response to Executive Committee request for this updated information pursuant to September 2010 discussion of:

Proposed Charge to Faculty Affairs and Personnel Committee on Balance of Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty, submitted by PTL Senator Karen Thompson: "Consider the 1999 Report on the Balance of Full-time and Part-time Faculty Teaching at Rutgers University, and, with updated numbers and charts from the Office of Academic Affairs, make recommendations concerning changing trends and shifting percentages, paying particular attention to what may be unconscious drift in misguided directions."

FPAC Response on Proposed Charge on Viability of Tenurable Teaching Track - At the October Executive Committee meeting, FPAC Co-chair Paul Panayotatos said that the FPAC would report back to the Executive Committee at this meeting with the FPAC's decision on whether it would agree to reexamine the issue in PTL Senator Karen Thompson's proposed charge to the FPAC, as follows:

"Reconsider the viability of instituting a tenurable teaching track at Rutgers, given past Senate deliberations:,, but more importantly in light of the new national AAUP Report: Additional national data and reports are available, particularly through the coalition of disciplinary association, the Coalition on the Academic Workforce: Make recommendations in the interest of academic freedom, shared governance, and quality teaching at Rutgers.

Pending Charge Requiring Deadline Assignment or Extension: S-0702 to BFC - Rutgers' Financial Investments: Explore and report on Rutgers’ income from investment in financial assets and from other capital investments. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by October 2010. [Secretary Swalagin was asked to consult with BFC Chair Menahem Spiegel to determine whether the BFC wants this charge continued. Spiegel responded that he does want to address the charge, but has not yet responded with a proposed deadline.]

7.    New Business

8.    Adjournment