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2017-2018Research, and Graduate and Professional Education Committee

Senator Constituency
Adam Kustka, Chair
Kristin Dana, MemberSchool of Engineering, Faculty
James DeFilippis, Member
Kyle Farmbry, Member
Patricia Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, MemberNew Jersey Medical School, Faculty
Sherine Gabriel, MemberRobert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dean
Robert Goodman, MemberSchool of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Dean
JeanMarie Hartman, Member
Arash Hatefi, MemberErnest Mario School of Pharmacy, Faculty
William Holzemer, MemberSchool of Nursing, Dean
John Joergensen, Member
Nattawan Junboonta, MemberGraduate School of Education, Student
Michael Kelly, MemberRobert Wood Johnson Medical School, Faculty
John Kettle, MemberNewark At-Large, Faculty
Jerome Kukor, Member
Luke Lasala, MemberSchool of Nursing, Student
David Levy, MemberRutgers Law School in Camden, Student
Jan Lewis, MemberFaculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark, Dean
Aaron Lulia, MemberRobert Wood Johnson Medical School, Student
Carol Lutz, Member
Monica Mazurek, Member
Christopher Molloy, Member
Caroline Pantazis, MemberSchool of Graduate Studies, Student
Gregory Pardlo, MemberGraduate School-Camden, Faculty
James Oleske, MemberRBHS, Centers, Bureaus, and Institutes, Faculty
Karen O'Neill, MemberSchool of Graduate Studies, Faculty
Aakansha Roberts, MemberSchool of Graduate Studies, Student
Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia, MemberSchool of Health Professions, Faculty
Sana Siddiqui, MemberNew Jersey Medical School, Student
Paul Takhistov, Member
Michael Van Stine, Member
Senator Present Excused Absent
Kustka, Adam 0 0 8
Dana, Kristin | School of Engineering, Faculty 0 0 8
DeFilippis, James 0 0 8
Farmbry, Kyle 0 0 8
Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, Patricia | New Jersey Medical School, Faculty 0 0 8
Gabriel, Sherine | Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dean 0 0 8
Goodman, Robert | School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Dean 0 0 8
Hartman, JeanMarie 0 0 8
Hatefi, Arash | Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Faculty 0 0 8
Holzemer, William | School of Nursing, Dean 0 0 8
Joergensen, John 0 0 8
Junboonta, Nattawan | Graduate School of Education, Student 0 0 8
Kelly, Michael | Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Faculty 0 0 8
Kettle, John | Newark At-Large, Faculty 0 0 8
Kukor, Jerome 0 0 8
Lasala, Luke | School of Nursing, Student 0 0 8
Levy, David | Rutgers Law School in Camden, Student 0 0 8
Lewis, Jan | Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark, Dean 0 0 8
Lulia, Aaron | Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Student 0 0 8
Lutz, Carol 0 0 8
Mazurek, Monica 0 0 8
Molloy, Christopher 0 0 8
Pantazis, Caroline | School of Graduate Studies, Student 0 0 8
Pardlo, Gregory | Graduate School-Camden, Faculty 0 0 8
Oleske, James | RBHS, Centers, Bureaus, and Institutes, Faculty 0 0 8
O'Neill, Karen | School of Graduate Studies, Faculty 0 0 8
Roberts, Aakansha | School of Graduate Studies, Student 0 0 8
Rothpletz-Puglia, Pamela | School of Health Professions, Faculty 0 0 8
Siddiqui, Sana | New Jersey Medical School, Student 0 0 8
Takhistov, Paul 0 0 8
Van Stine, Michael 0 0 8
Charge NumberTitleDescriptionCommittees Being ChargedCharge StatusDue Date
S-2205Review of the University Senate’s Governance Documents and Formulation of University Senate BylawsReview the existing governance documents of the University Senate, including University policies, past Senate reports, and the Senate Handbook. Develop Bylaws for the University Senate consistent with Robert’s Rules of Order.Ad Hoc CommitteePendingJanuary 25, 2023
S-2204Impact of CourseAtlasExplore the impact of CourseAtlas to benchmark institutional goals of the system, on academic units and departments, on faculty work-life balance, and make recommendations as appropriate. Specifically, (i) Investigate to what degree CourseAtlas has achieved the goals it was designed and implemented to achieve, (ii) explore the impact of CourseAtlas on academic units and departments’ ability to manage their own academic programs, (iii) assess the impact of CourseAtlas on the work-life balance of faculty, and (iv) propose feedback mechanisms which allow timely and meaningful faculty input on scheduling changes.Faculty and Personnel Affairs CommitteePendingNovember 23, 2022
S-2201Approved Electronic Notebook ProgramsInvestigate the use of electronic lab notebooks. Review the current policies and practice of notebook creation and cloud storage. Recommend the best practices for maintaining the security, integrity, and accessibility of these notebooks.Research, and Graduate and Professional Education CommitteePendingSeptember 28, 2022
S-2203Examining the Efficacy of the GREExamine the effectiveness of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) and its impact on Rutgers University’s graduate programs. Investigate other peer aspirants.Ad Hoc CommitteePendingNovember 23, 2022
S-2202Honors College Student SenatorsInvestigate and recommend how Honors College Students from each campus can best be represented in the Senate. The creation of the Honors Colleges on each campus has created a new unit and community that students live, learn and participate in within the University. Student entitlements to the Senate are based on their academic association and Honors College Students can participate based on those associations if elected via their student governing associations. However, since student Senators are not specifically elected from the Honors College they may not be able to properly represent the needs of the Honors College community.University Structure and Governance CommitteePendingJanuary 25, 2023
S-2117Hiring Transparency and EqualityInvestigate the current practice of hiring faculty at RBHS with full titles but described on appointment as part time and contingent on their maintaining employment at RWJBH. Make any appropriate recommendations.Faculty and Personnel Affairs CommitteePendingMarch 16, 2022
S-2116SIRSInvestigate the validity and accuracy of Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET), as well as the details of how the SIRS is implemented at Rutgers and make recommendations for its role in our new approach to the evaluation and improvement of teaching effectiveness. Please report to the Senate Executive Secretary by March 16, 2022.Faculty and Personnel Affairs CommitteePendingMarch 16, 2022
S-2115Academic FreedomIdentify and investigate any recent attacks on the academic freedom of our faculty and students with a particular focus on the University's response to these attacks.Student Affairs CommitteePendingOctober 26, 2022
S-2114Review of Interim Code of Student Conduct PolicyInvestigate proposed changes to the current code of student conduct policy based on the report from the Cannabis Decriminalization Impact Task Force.Student Affairs CommitteePendingDecember 21, 2022
S-2111Late Course Add/Drop PoliciesInvestigate current practices for approval of late course add/drop policies and determine best practices for their approval and adjudication when they are not approved. Consider best practices used by peers to guide approval of late course add/drop requests and whether an appeal process (or an alternative mechanism) would be appropriate for evaluating, approving and adjudicating late add/drop requests. As appropriate, propose such a process, including procedures, factors to be considered in adjudication, and appropriate levels of discretion to be exercised by deans, advisors, instructors, and other.Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions CommitteePendingSeptember 28, 2022
S-2110Research Information SystemsInvestigate the development of Research Information Systems. Determine best practices and system impacts as well as what office should lead the university to ensure that Rutgers research impact is maximized.Research, and Graduate and Professional Education CommitteePendingFebruary 23, 2022
S-2109Communication Mechanisms Regarding Major Changes in IT ApplicationsInvestigate the existing mechanisms for communication regarding changes in major IT applications.  Propose additional mechanisms that would engage the Senate, through its IT Committee, in such communications and decisions about major IT application changes that would affect major University constituencies.  (See Senate Resolution S-1801Information Technology CommitteePendingMarch 30, 2022
S-2106Office of Disability ServicesConsider the work of the Office of Disability Services and how it has been affected by the pandemic. Examine the patterns of responsibility and interaction between the office, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty. Identify any perceived issues that might impact ODS’s mission to provide and maintain equal opportunity and access across the University, and potential strategies to support their work.Instruction Curricula and Advising CommitteePendingDecember 29, 2021
S-2103Review of the Current Procedures for the Periodic Evaluation of DeansReview the current procedures for the periodic evaluation of deans.Faculty and Personnel Affairs CommitteePendingFebruary 23, 2022
S-2020Investigation of Changes to the Rutgers University Patent PolicyReview the changes made to University Policy 50.3.1 - Patent Policy. Investigate potential impacts the changes may have on research, innovation & technology transfer, faculty retention and recruitment, and the financial viability of research units. Explore the extent of faculty input and notification prior to the change in policy. Make recommendations on appropriate processes for faculty consultation on these and similar issues in the future. Respond to the Senate Executive Secretary by March 31, 2021.Research, and Graduate and Professional Education CommitteePendingNovember 22, 2021
S-2013-1Preparing Graduate and Professional Students to Teach in the 21st CenturyEvaluate the current policies, practices, outcomes and plans across the University related to how graduate and professional students are prepared for effective teaching, including online instruction, and make recommendations.Research, and Graduate and Professional Education CommitteeReissuedOctober 27, 2021
S-2010-1Evaluation of the RCM Implementation at RutgersEvaluate the implementation of the RCM budget model at Rutgers University. Specify recommendations where improvements should be considered.Budget and Finance CommitteeReissuedNovember 22, 2021
S-2008-1How Staff Senators are ElectedInvestigate and report on how staff not aligned with any Chancellor are elected to the Senate and make recommendations.University Structure and Governance CommitteePendingFebruary 23, 2022
S-2006-1Senate AttendanceProvide recommendations as to what actions can be taken to collaborate with units in order to increase senate attendance.Ad Hoc CommitteeReissuedNovember 22, 2021
S-2002-1Challenges Related to Parking and TransportationReview the ongoing planning and financial status of parking and transportation, including its use of permits and citations as a source of revenue, and the long-term planning as it relates to transportation and parking, including plans to reduce parking on campus and how the administration plans to meet the challenges this will create. Budget and Finance CommitteeReissuedMarch 31, 2022