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2022-2023Student Affairs Committee

Senator Constituency
Emanuel Meshoyrer, Co-ChairSchool of Engineering, Student
Madai Poole, Co-ChairNew Brunswick Staff
Michael Van Stine, Co-ChairGraduate School-Camden, Student
Shannon Barlow, MemberSchool of Public Health, Student
Diane Brienza-Arcilla, MemberSchool of Nursing, Faculty
Dalya Chefitz, MemberRobert Wood Johnson Medical School, Faculty
Alison Clarke, MemberRutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Staff
Russell Crews, Member
Kaia Dyckman, MemberSchool of Arts and Sciences-NB, Student
Michael Galsim, MemberSchool of Engineering, Student
Ralph Giraud, MemberSchool of Business-Camden, Faculty
Kemal Gursoy, MemberRutgers Business School:Newark/NB, Faculty
Denise Hien, MemberGraduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Dean
Arlene Hunter, MemberNew Brunswick Staff
Sybil James, Member
Geza Kiss, MemberRobert Wood Johnson Medical School, Faculty
Annette Kretov, MemberSchool of Arts and Sciences-NB, Student
David Lopez, MemberRutgers Law School in Newark, Co-Dean
Lisa Mahajan-Cusack, MemberPart-Time Lecturer-Newark, Faculty
Rupal Mansukhani, MemberErnest Mario School of Pharmacy, Faculty
Elizabeth Matto, MemberNew Brunswick Centers, Bureaus, and Institutes, Faculty
Abimbola Oladimeji, MemberRutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark
Neha Pai, Member TERM LIST DOES NOT EXIST
Sam Rabinowitz, MemberSchool of Business-Camden, Faculty
Jaylen Rush, MemberSchool of Arts and Sciences-NB, Student
Thomas Stephens, MemberSchool of Arts and Sciences-NB, Faculty
Thomas Struble, MemberAlumni Association
Mario Tommasi, Member
Rithika Vadapalli, MemberSchool of Arts and Sciences-NB, Student
Annalisa Zolezi, MemberSchool of Arts and Sciences-NB, Student
Senator Present Excused Absent
Meshoyrer, Emanuel | School of Engineering, Student 0 1 3
Poole, Madai | New Brunswick Staff 0 1 3
Van Stine, Michael | Graduate School-Camden, Student 0 1 3
Barlow, Shannon | School of Public Health, Student 0 1 3
Brienza-Arcilla, Diane | School of Nursing, Faculty 0 1 3
Chefitz, Dalya | Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Faculty 0 1 3
Clarke, Alison | Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Staff 0 1 3
Crews, Russell 0 1 3
Dyckman, Kaia | School of Arts and Sciences-NB, Student 0 1 3
Galsim, Michael | School of Engineering, Student 0 1 3
Giraud, Ralph | School of Business-Camden, Faculty 0 1 3
Gursoy, Kemal | Rutgers Business School:Newark/NB, Faculty 0 1 3
Hien, Denise | Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Dean 0 1 3
Hunter, Arlene | New Brunswick Staff 0 1 3
James, Sybil 0 1 3
Kiss, Geza | Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Faculty 0 1 3
Kretov, Annette | School of Arts and Sciences-NB, Student 0 1 3
Lopez, David | Rutgers Law School in Newark, Co-Dean 0 1 3
Mahajan-Cusack, Lisa | Part-Time Lecturer-Newark, Faculty 0 1 3
Mansukhani, Rupal | Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Faculty 0 1 3
Matto, Elizabeth | New Brunswick Centers, Bureaus, and Institutes, Faculty 0 1 3
Oladimeji, Abimbola | Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark 0 1 3
Pai, Neha | TERM LIST DOES NOT EXIST 0 1 3
Rabinowitz, Sam | School of Business-Camden, Faculty 0 1 3
Rush, Jaylen | School of Arts and Sciences-NB, Student 0 1 3
Stephens, Thomas | School of Arts and Sciences-NB, Faculty 0 1 3
Struble, Thomas | Alumni Association 0 1 3
Tommasi, Mario 0 1 3
Vadapalli, Rithika | School of Arts and Sciences-NB, Student 0 1 3
Zolezi, Annalisa | School of Arts and Sciences-NB, Student 0 1 3
Charge NumberTitleDescriptionCommittees Being ChargedCharge StatusDue Date
S-2209Implementing Democratic Standards for University Senate Committee GovernanceInvestigate whether the University Senate should modify its processes for appointing committee chairs. Make recommendations whether an appointment or election for committee chairs should be held when new co-chairs are required. Report back to the Senate Executive Committee.University Structure and Governance CommitteePendingNovember 22, 2023
S-2208Divestment of Retirement Funds from Fossil FuelsInvestigate whether the investment companies utilized by Rutgers for university employees should divest from fossil fuel companies within their retirement portfolios that are known to contribute to climate change. Report back to the Senate Executive Committee.Budget and Finance CommitteePendingNovember 22, 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-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-2207Office of Climate ActionConsider the current funding for the Office of Climate Action and investigate the funding model. Based on the action plan, determine if an adequate level of funding is provided to the office and report back to the Senate with any recommendations.Budget and Finance CommitteePendingOctober 25, 2023
S-2206Socially Responsible InvestmentConsider the University Investment policy 40.2.14. Investigate whether the current investment policies should be modified by environmental, social and governance metrics to modify, add or remove investments based on the Endowment Justice Collective 2022 Divestment Proposal and the Resolution adopted by the Board of Trustees in March 2021. Report back to the Senate with any recommendations.Budget and Finance CommitteePendingOctober 25, 2023
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.Student 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-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.Faculty and Personnel 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.Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions 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-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 CommitteePendingFebruary 22, 2023
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 CommitteePendingFebruary 22, 2023