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20, 2015 - 1:10 p.m.
1. Chair’s Report - Ann Gould,
2. Secretary’s Report
Ken Swalagin, Executive Secretary of the Senate
Administrative Report -
Robert Barchi, University President
of Agenda [Note: Some docketed items are scheduled to accommodate
arrival of invited guests. See "Old Business."]
of Minutes of October 30, 2015 Senate Executive
Wang, Camden faculty member of the Executive Committee, is unable to
continue in that position next semester. A special election for a
replacement should be docketed for the December Senate meeting.
and Proposed Charge to Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee on Staff
Promotion and Salary Adjustment Policy -
Submitted by the Staff Caucus via Jon Oliver
Promotion and Salary Adjustment Policy: Examine Rutgers’ policies
adjustments for staff. In particular, review University
Policy 60.4.10, which
limits Rutgers staff employees’ salary adjustments following
reclassification to levels below those that may be negotiated or
newly hired staff employees. Where appropriate, make recommendations
modifying the policy. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by [date].
Charge on Data Science -
Submitted by Yuchung Wang
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
Charge to University Structure and Governance Committee on Student and
Faculty Voting Representatives to the Board of Governors
by Justin Schulberg and Avi Desai
[At approximately 1:30 p.m., or when Bill Welsh arrives.] Continued
discussion of Web Accessibility Policy -
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 -
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
Nursing Programs Merger Update:
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.
University Senate Agenda
December 11, 2015 Senate Meeting:
Chancellor's Report - RBHS Chancellor Brian Strom
and Finance Committee (BFC) Annual Report on the Rutgers University
Budget - BFC Chair Menahem Spiegel
- Special election to replace Yuchung Wang, current Camden faculty
member of the Executive Committee