Executive Committee

November 20, 2015 - 1:10 p.m.

1.    Chair’s Report  - Ann Gould, Senate Chair

2.    Secretary’s Report
- Ken Swalagin, Executive Secretary of the Senate
3.    Administrative Report - Robert Barchi, University President

4.    Standing Committees


Background, and Proposed Charge to Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee on Staff Promotion and Salary Adjustment Policy -
Submitted by the Staff Caucus via Jon Oliver

Staff Promotion and Salary Adjustment Policy: Examine Rutgers’ policies on salary adjustments for staff. In particular, review University Policy 60.4.10, which limits Rutgers staff employees’ salary adjustments following promotion or reclassification to levels below those that may be negotiated or offered for newly hired staff employees. Where appropriate, make recommendations for modifying the policy. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by [date].

Proposed Charge on Data Science
- Submitted by Yuchung Wang

Proposed Charge to Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee on Forming Staff Councils
[Link not yet active. Document will be posted when available, and will be distributed in hardcopy at the meeting.] - Submitted by the Staff Caucus via Jon Oliver

Proposed Charge to University Structure and Governance Committee on Student and Faculty Voting Representatives to the Board of Governors -
Submitted by Justin Schulberg and Avi Desai
5.    Old Business

[At approximately 1:30 p.m., or when Bill Welsh arrives.] Continued discussion of
Web Accessibility Policy - William Welsh, Executive Director, Office of Disability Services

[At approximately 2:30 p.m., or when Dean Chen arrives.] Update on Merger of School of Law - Camden and School of Law - Newark, as stipulated in the Senate's endorsement of that merger - Ronald Chen, Dean of School of Law - Newark

Proposal on "Senate Transparency" - Submitted by Justin Schulberg, New Brunswick Student Executive Committee Member: RUTV has been contacted regarding feasibility of live streaming of Senate meetings. They are now trying to determine if the hardware infrastructure at the College Avenue Student Center can still support the process. Newark does not have capacity to even audio-record Senate meetings.

University Policy Revision Process: At the September meeting, the EC approved a motion to invite Kim Pastva, Interim Secretary of the University, to attend an EC meeting to discuss how University Policies are revised and disseminated. Ms. Pastva has accepted an invitation to attend the January 8 Executive Committee meeting.

Nursing Programs Merger Update: The University Senate's May 2014 endorsement of the Nursing programs merger included a provision for updates to be provided to the Senate. Nursing Deans Joanne Robinson and Marie O'Toole will attend the January 8 Executive Committee meeting to provide that update.

6.    New Business

7.    University Senate Agenda

December 11, 2015 Senate Meeting:

8.    Adjournment