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2021-2022Instruction Curricula and Advising Committee

Senator Constituency
Taryn Cooper, Co-ChairCamden Staff
Sharon Ryan, Co-ChairGraduate School of Education, Faculty
Carole Allamand, MemberSchool of Arts & Sciences-NB, Faculty
Fauzan Amjad, MemberSchool of Arts & Sciences-NB, Student
Amanda Azer, MemberNew Jersey Medical School, Student
Gerald Beegan, MemberMason Gross School of the Arts, Dean
Rajita Bhavaraju, MemberRutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences Staff
Wanda Blanchett, MemberGraduate School of Education, Dean
Mary Bridgeman, MemberSchool of Pharmacy, Faculty
Steve Buyske, MemberSchool of Graduate Studies, Faculty
Nancy Cantor, MemberNewark Chancellor
Adrienne Eaton, MemberSchool of Management & Labor Relations, Dean
William Field, MemberSchool of Arts & Sciences-NB, Faculty
David Garner, MemberSchool of Engineering, Student
Jessica Gomes, MemberSchool of Health Professions, Faculty
Lasantha Goonetilleke, MemberSchool of Arts & Sciences-NB, Faculty
Maureen Hurd, MemberMason Gross School of the Arts, Faculty
Robert Johnson, MemberNew Jersey Medical School, Dean
Danielle Kozlosky, MemberSchool of Graduate Studies, Student
Peter March, MemberSchool of Arts & Sciences-NB, Dean
Jennifer Oberle, MemberFaculty of Arts & Sciences-Camden, Faculty
Alexander Pichugin, MemberNew Brunswick At-Large, Faculty
Katherine Prihoda, MemberSchool of Nursing-Camden, Faculty
Bijal Shah, MemberRutgers School of Dental Medicine, Student
Michael Shapiro, MemberNew Jersey Medical School, Faculty
Mi Shih, MemberEJBSPPP, Faculty
Piyushimita Thakuriah, MemberEJBSPPP, Dean
Lucio Volino, MemberSchool of Pharmacy, Faculty
Heidi Warde, MemberSchool of Communication & Information, Student
Senator Present Excused Absent
Cooper, Taryn | Camden Staff 0 0 4
Ryan, Sharon | Graduate School of Education, Faculty 0 0 4
Allamand, Carole | School of Arts & Sciences-NB, Faculty 0 0 4
Amjad, Fauzan | School of Arts & Sciences-NB, Student 0 0 4
Azer, Amanda | New Jersey Medical School, Student 0 0 3
Beegan, Gerald | Mason Gross School of the Arts, Dean 0 0 4
Bhavaraju, Rajita | Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences Staff 0 0 4
Blanchett, Wanda | Graduate School of Education, Dean 0 0 4
Bridgeman, Mary | School of Pharmacy, Faculty 0 0 4
Buyske, Steve | School of Graduate Studies, Faculty 0 0 4
Cantor, Nancy | Newark Chancellor 0 0 4
Eaton, Adrienne | School of Management & Labor Relations, Dean 0 0 4
Field, William | School of Arts & Sciences-NB, Faculty 0 0 4
Garner, David | School of Engineering, Student 0 0 2
Gomes, Jessica | School of Health Professions, Faculty 0 0 4
Goonetilleke, Lasantha | School of Arts & Sciences-NB, Faculty 0 0 4
Hurd, Maureen | Mason Gross School of the Arts, Faculty 0 0 4
Johnson, Robert | New Jersey Medical School, Dean 0 0 4
Kozlosky, Danielle | School of Graduate Studies, Student 0 0 2
March, Peter | School of Arts & Sciences-NB, Dean 0 0 4
Oberle, Jennifer | Faculty of Arts & Sciences-Camden, Faculty 0 0 4
Pichugin, Alexander | New Brunswick At-Large, Faculty 0 0 4
Prihoda, Katherine | School of Nursing-Camden, Faculty 0 0 4
Shah, Bijal | Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Student 0 0 4
Shapiro, Michael | New Jersey Medical School, Faculty 0 0 4
Shih, Mi | EJBSPPP, Faculty 0 0 3
Thakuriah, Piyushimita | EJBSPPP, Dean 0 0 4
Volino, Lucio | School of Pharmacy, Faculty 0 0 4
Warde, Heidi | School of Communication & Information, Student 0 0 4
Charge NumberTitleDescriptionCommittees Being ChargedCharge StatusDue Date
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 CommitteePendingJanuary 7, 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.Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions CommitteePendingSeptember 29, 2021
S-2113PTL Pay and RecognitionInvestigate the scope of recognition and compensation for Rutgers Part-Time Lecturers and make any appropriate recommendations.Faculty and Personnel Affairs CommitteePendingFebruary 23, 2022
S-2112Free Speech Issues at Rutgers and the University Senate's RoleConsider the most effective mechanism to enable the University Senate to provide the administration with feedback and advice from the Rutgers University community relating to statement, policy, and implementation on matters of free speech. Look at peer best practices. Make any appropriate recommendations.University Structure and Governance CommitteePendingFebruary 23, 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 CommitteePendingFebruary 23, 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 CommitteePendingDecember 28, 2021
S-2108Senate Procedures for Debate, Amendment, and VotingInvestigate and make any appropriate recommendations with regard to changes in Senate procedures for debate, amendment, and voting that might improve their efficiency and effectiveness without unduly restricting their democratic nature.University Structure and Governance CommitteePendingNovember 22, 2021
S-2102Senate Culture and LeadershipExamine the culture of the Senate, and the roles and responsibilities of senate leaders including: Chair, Vice Chair, Executive Committee members and committee chairs. Determine if revisions need to be made to the current roles and responsibilities, outlined in the Senate Handbook and University Policy 50.2.1: Senate Membership and Organization. Make recommendations as appropriate. Ad Hoc CommitteePendingNovember 23, 2021
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 CommitteePendingNovember 23, 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-2101Review of University Policy 10.2.4 - Units of Credit
Determine the current viability of University Policy 10.2.4 - Units of Credit and propose changes as appropriate to make the definition consistent with its use in current practice.
Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions CommitteePendingNovember 22, 2021
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-2019Review the Senate's Relationship with the Rutgers Governing BoardsConsider and recommend appropriate communication pathways and relationships between the University Senate and Governing Boards of Rutgers. Recommend policy changes, if any, for improved robust communication and input.University Structure and Governance CommitteePendingNovember 23, 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-2012-1Procedures for Handling Student Complaints Against Rutgers Personnel Regarding InstructionInvestigate the procedure for reporting and adjudicating student complaints against Rutgers personnel, specifically in regard to course instruction and/or concerns about faculty.Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions CommitteeReissuedFebruary 23, 2022
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 CommitteeReissuedNovember 22, 2021
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
S-1909-1Senior Leadership SearchesInvestigate the processes, including those used by the Big 10 and AAU Institutions, to identify senior leaders and recommend best practices at Rutgers.Faculty and Personnel Affairs CommitteeReissuedAugust 25, 2021