UNIVERSITY SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE CHARGES
ISSUED BY THE SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, AND
PENDING AS OF February 2019

NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, deadlines are for response to Senate Executive Committee.
Comments on these charges/issues can be sent directly to the committee chairs.
Some charges have been resolved in committees, but have not yet been acted upon by the Senate.
Charges with "S" prefix originate in the Senate or its Executive Committee. Charges with "A" prefix originate in Rutgers' central administration. Charges with "CI" prefix result from Committee Initiative.

Committee Chairs: Click here for when reports are due to the Executive Secretary.

S-1601
Budget and Finance Committee
Chair:
Menahem Spiegel
Allocation of Faculty Lines/Positions in RCM Units: Investigate policies at Rutgers University regarding allocation of faculty lines/positions within Responsibility Center Management (RCM) units. Identify areas of concern, and make appropriate recommendations. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by November 19, 2018.  [Issued March 2016. Reissued March 2017, April 2018]
S-1607
University Structure and Governance Committee
Chair:
Jon Oliver

Senate Committee Structure Review: Consider and make recommendations for modifying the Senate's standing committee structure and standing charges. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by January 2019. [Issued June 2016.]

S-1608
Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee
Co-Chairs:
Farid Alizadeh
Joseph Markert

Employee Professional and Personal Development, Reviewed: Revisit and review the Senate's Response to Charge S-0801, Employee Professional and Personal Development. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by October 2017. [Issued June 2016. Reissued March 2017]

S-1701
Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee
Co-Chairs:
Farid Alizadeh
Joseph Markert
Reconciling RBHS procedures for Review of Deans and Programs with Other Existing Procedures: Consider and make recommendations as to how procedures for review of deans and programs at RBHS might best be reconciled with existing procedures in other parts of Rutgers. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by October 24, 2018. [Issued January 2017. Reissued April 2018.]
S-1704
University Structure and Governance Committee
Chair:
Jon Oliver
How Issues are Brought to the Senate Floor: Investigate the process by which charges are issued to standing or other committees of the Senate, and the process by which items are included on the draft Agenda issued by the Executive Secretary on behalf of the Executive Committee for adoption at the beginning of Senate meetings, and consider suitable modifications to allow the Senate to retain ultimate authority over these processes while preserving the value of the function currently exercised by the Executive Committee. Make appropriate recommendations. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by February 20, 2018. [Issued March 2017]
S-1705
Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee
Co-Chairs:
Farid Alizadeh
Joseph Markert
Review of Rutgers' Policy on Workplace Violence: Consider Rutgers’ Policy on Workplace Violence, in particular its clarity and method of implementation. To what extent does it apply retroactively to faculty and how far back in time? To what extent is the policy's language precise? For example: "reasonable." To what extent can it be arbitrarily applied? To what extent does due process exist for all faculty/employees to whom the policy might apply. Consult with the administration, students, and unions, as needed. Make recommendations for changes to the policy if deemed appropriate. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by September 26, 2018. [Issued March 2017. Reissued April 2018]

S-1804
Student Affairs Committee
Co-Chairs:
Elizabeth Matto
Julieline Serrano

How Student Senators are ElectedEvaluate and make recommendations on how Student Senators are elected. Consider if there should be a requirement for direct election of Senators. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by January 2019. [Issued May 2018]
S-1805
Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee
Chair:
Natalie Borisovets
Complementary Credentialing and Digital Badges for Rutgers UniversityConsider the feasibility of, and approach to, developeing a coomplementary digital badging credentialing system at Rutgers University. Examine the complementary credentialing programs already in place at Rutgers. Make appropriate recommendations, including guidelines for departments and programs. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by March 2019. [Issued May 2018]
S-1806
Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee
Co-Chairs:
Farid Alizadeh
Joseph Markert
Review and Revisit the Senate's Response to Charge S-0705 - Contingent Faculty Proposal - Part IReview and revisit the Senate's response to Charge S-0705 - Contingent Faculty Proposal - Part I, in light of changes at Rutgers in the last decade, and, if appropriate, make further recommendations. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by February 2019. [Issued June 2018]
S-1807
Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee
Chair:
Natalie Borisovets
Rutgers BootcampsInvestigate the Rutgers Bootcamps and make any necessary recommendations to clarify or modify its relationship to our other academic programs that grant degrees or certificates. Consider the process that led to the replationship between Rutgers and Trilogy Education Services, including the role of the faculty in this process. Also investigate the financial arrangements between Rutgers and Trilogy Education Services and the disposition of the funds received from the relationship. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by March 2019. [Issued June 2018]
S-1809
Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee
Chair:
Natalie Borisovets
Student Success: Advising and Career ServicesExamine issues relating to undergraduate advising and career services across the university and make appropriate recommendations. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by February 2019. [Issued October 2018]

S-1810
Research and Graduate & Professional Education Committee
Chair: Adam Kustka

Facilities and InfrastructureEvaluate the relevant systems, processes, and plans for university research facilities and infrastructure and make recommendations to create a comprehensive, robust, actionable, and sustainable plan that will support infrastructure needed for world-class research at the university. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by March 2019. [Issued November 2018]
S-1811
Budget and Finance Committee
Chair:
Menahem Spiegel
Review of Rutgers Committment to Renewable EnergyInvestigate whether the University should or should not commit to a renewable energy plan and provide recommendations. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by December 2019. [Issued November 2018]
S-1812
University Structure and Governance Committee
Chair:
Jon Oliver
University Office of Sustainability and EngagmentResearch and make recommendations regarding the creation of a university-wide Office of Sustainability and Engagement. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by November 2019 [Issued November 2018]
S-1901
University Structure and Governance Committee
Chair:
Jon Oliver
Follow up on Completed Unit Mergers or Other Structural ChangesConsider how Rutgers and the University Senate can assess the results and effectiveness of each completed process for merger, dissolution, or structural change to any uniersity unit that has been approved by the Senate. Consider the impact of the completed changes to the unit, whether the expected results were achieved, and whether thos changes benefitted the unit and university. Consider what further follow-up is necessary and codify the process. Recommend a process for deliberate, consultive reporting and feedback so that all issues, impacts, concerns, and benefits can be properly considered on a timely basis. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by March 2019. [Issued January 2019]