UNIVERSITY SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE CHARGES
ISSUED BY THE SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, AND
PENDING AS OF June 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-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 November 2019. [Issued June 2016. Reissued March 2019]

S-1805
Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee
Chair:
Natalie Borisovets
Complementary Credentialing and Digital Badges for Rutgers UniversityConsider the feasibility of, and approach to, developing a complementary 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 2020. [Issued May 2018. Reissued March 2019]
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 November 2019. [Issued June 2018. Reissued March 2019]
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 January 2020. [Issued June 2018. Reissue March 2019]
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 April 2019. [Issued October 2018. Extension March 2019]

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 October 2019. [Issued November 2018. Extension March 2019]
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 EngagementResearch 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 university 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 those changes benefitted the unit and university. Consider what further follow-up is necessary and codify the process. Recommend a process for deliberate, consultative 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 November 2019. [Issued January 2019. Extension March 2019]
S-1902
Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee
Chair:
Natalie Borisovets
Issues Surrounding Prerequisite Course AvailabilityConsider 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 Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by February 2020 [Issued March 2019]
S-1903
Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee
Co-Chairs:
Farid Alizadeh
Joseph Markert
Review of Rutgers' Policy on Workplace ViolenceConsider what changes, if any, in Rutgers policy on workplace violence are appropriate. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by December 2019 [Issued April 2019]
S-1904
University Structure and Governance Committee
Chair:
Jon Oliver
Review of Proposed Resolution on Rutgers' Faculty Councils Inclusion in the University Policy LibraryConsider and recommend appropirate policy changes relating to the role and status of faculty councils at Rutgers. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by November 2019 [Issued April 2019]
S-1905
Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee
Co-Chairs:
Farid Alizadeh
Joseph Markert
Normal Teaching LoadsConsidering Rutgers' Strategic Plan, our aspirations as a research university, and the demands of our teaching commitments, investigate norms for teaching loads at Rutgers, and make recommendations regardsing how such norms are implemented and followed in practice. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by March 2020 [Issued June 2019]
S-1906
University Structure and Governance Committee
Chair:
Jon Oliver
Time LimitsConsider possible changes to the standard time limit for Senate meetings and make appropriate recommendations for such changes. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by December 2019 [Issued June 2019]
S-1907
University Structure and Governance Committee
Chair:
Jon Oliver
Composition of the SenateConsider which of the recommendations in the USGC's response to charge S-1605 (many of which were important in practice though incidental to the original purpose of the charge) should be brought back to the Senate, and how this should best be achieved. Make any appropriate recommendations. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by January 2020 [Issued June 2019]
S-1908
University Structure and Governance Committee
Chair:
Jon Oliver
Honorary Degree and Commencement Speaker Selection ProcessConsider possible improvements to our policy and processes for selection of repipients of Honorary Degrees and Commenecment Speakers. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by February 2020 [Issued June 2019]