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Friday
Jan 24th
1:10 pm

Senate Meeting – RBHS Campus Report

College Avenue Student Center
Multipurpose Room
126 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

Agenda Distributed On
Friday, January 17th

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE
MEETING AGENDA


Friday, January 24, 2020, 
1:10 p.m.
College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room
College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, AND CHAIR’S REPORT – Jon Oliver, Chair

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the Senate

COMMITTEE REPORTS/RESOLUTIONS:

The report will be presented/summarized by the committee chair, then will be discussed and acted upon by the Senate. [Note: Substantive amendments to these reports should be given to the Senate secretary in writing prior to or at the time the amendment is moved.]

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to Charge S-1607: Committee Structure Review – Adrienne Esposito, USGC Member

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider and make recommendations for modifying the Senate’s standing committee structure and standing charges.

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to Charge S-1907: Composition of the Senate – Peter Gillett, USGC Co-Chair

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider which of the recommendations in the USGC’s response to charge S-1605 (many of which were important in practice through incidental to the original purpose of the charge) should be brought back to the Senate, and how this should be best achieved. Make appropriate recommendations.

CARBON NEUTRALITY & CLIMATE RESILIENCE TASK FORCE REPORT – Robert Kopp and Kevin Lyons, Task Force Co-Chairs

CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Brian Strom, RBHS Chancellor

  • Chancellor’s Report
  • Questions and Answers

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Barbara Lee, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • Administrative Report
  • Questions and Answers

NEW BUSINESS  [Note: Article IV.A. of the Senate Bylaws states, “All new matters shall be referred to committee before coming to the Senate (unless extenuating circumstances apply, as indicated under section C.4…” Also, the Senate Executive Committee has authorized committee-of-the-whole discussions under New Business as appropriate, and time permitting.]

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Peter Gillett, Senate Vice Chair

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY LIAISONS

REPORTS OF CAMPUS STUDENT LIAISONS

ADJOURNMENT

*Note: Addition of items to the Agenda requires a two-thirds vote. There is an overall time limit of 3 hours for Senate meetings. Specific time limits are set for questions and debate, not for presentation of reports. After approval, extension of time limits requires a two-thirds vote.

Remaining 2019-20 University Senate Meetings
[Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held on Fridays in the Multipurpose Room, College Avenue Student Center, College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick.]

February 21, 2020 (in 
Camden)
March 27, 2020
May 1, 2020
 (The May 1 meeting may convene at 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. This meeting is the last of this year’s Senate, but will begin with the first meeting of next year’s Senate, at which Senate officers, Executive Committee members, and board representatives will be elected. The start time will be determined by the Senate Executive Committee in April 2020.)

 

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
UNIVERSITY SENATE

MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: January 24, 2020

TIME AND PLACE: 1:10 p.m., Multipurpose Room, College Avenue Campus Center, New Brunswick Campus

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Acosta, Albert, Alexander-Floyd, Alizadeh, Aubert, Avallone, Bachmann, Barbarese, Bekdash, Bhuyan, Boikess, Bora, Borisovets, Brewster-Bauzyk, Bridgeman, Castaneda, Chaudhary, Coleman, Colley, Dasari, DiLalo, Doumit, Dowlin, Dreyer, Ebert, Esposito, Everett, Felder, Figueira, Fischer, Fox, Gillett, Giraud, Goldfarb, Goonetilleke, Gotur, Gould, Gower, Gursoy, Haley, Hsueh, Hunter, Jarrin, Joergenson, Johnson, Kane, Kashalikar, Kaye, Kettle, Kosar, Kustka, Lamar, LaPointe, Lee, Lutz, Maddox Douglas, Madsen, Maglione Rico, Mahajan-Cusack, Mandalapu, Mansukhani, Marchetta, Markert, Markowitz, Marsic, Matto, Mayes, McKeever, Mena-Segovia, Miranti, Mitra, Murphy, Norris, O’Brassill-Kulfan, O’Connor, Oliver, Omotoso, Ozel, Pappas, Parsa, Perez, Pichugin, Pinto-Figueroa, Ponzio, Posluszny, Powell, Pradhan, Rabinowitz, Ravichandran, Rivera, Robbins, Roth, Saltzman, B. Schwartz, S. Schwartz, Sesti, Shankar, Shapses, Shobut, Silver, Simonds, Speigel, Stephenson, Sztatrowski, Tan, Tharney, Thompson, Thuravil, Torres, Tracey, Trees, Tsakalakos, Van Stine, Vargas, Volino, Walkup, A. Wang, C. Wang, X. Wang, Willett, Wirtenberg, Zheng

EXCUSED: Agboste, Alidou, Altman, Assaf, Atkins, Awari, Barchi, Barone, Bator, Beegan, Bembry, Blanchett, Brunson, Buyske, Cantor, Cohen, Conway, Cotter, D’Anna, DeFilippis, Dool, Eaton, Emmons, Farris, Feldman, Ganesh, Guo, Haddon, Halkitis, Hara, Hartman, Hatefi, Henderson, Henderson, Huang, Johnson, Kartik, Kukor, Langer, Lei, Liu, Lopez, Mahon, Maloney, Mammis, Manek, March, Marchitello, Masiello, Menifield, Molloy, Moomjy, Moore, Murphy, Mutcherson, Nath, Nickitas, O’Rourke, Oukil, Pandey, Pardlo, Paskhover, Porumbescu, Potter, Potter, Rajan, Sass, Schiavo, Schneider, Sen, Sinnott, Steinberg, Strom, Thakuriah, Umarov, Vidal

ABSENT:  Ardeshna, Britton, Bugel, Crews, Gonzales, Goodman, Graber, Hunter Fratzola, Kane, Kaul, Kovacs, Lewis, Mazurek, Patel, Puar, Romanko, Sanchez, Shapiro, Shinbrot, Sinacori, Song, Stoprya, Struble, Takhistov, Titus, Tomasko, White

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY: Faculty: Of 114 total: 70 present (61%), 15 excused (13%), 29 absent (25%); Students: Of 49 total: 29 present (59%), 7 excused (14%), 13 absent (27%); Administrators: Of 38 total: 1 present (3%), 3 excused (8%), 34 absent (89%); Staff: Of 18 total: 15 present (83%), 3 excused (17%), 0 absent (0%); Alumni: Of 6 total: 5 present (83%), 1 excused (17%), 0 absent (0%)

 

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND CHARGES, AND CHAIR’S REPORT – Jon Oliver, Chair

Senate Chair Jon Oliver called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the College Avenue Campus Center, New Brunswick Campus. He noted that Rutgers now has a President-Designate, Dr. Jonathan Holloway and that he will be joining us starting July 1. He announced Chancellor Brian Strom will be delivering his Chancellor’s Report and Robert Kopp and Kevin Lyons will be providing the Task Force report on Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience. He noted Robert and Kevin’s leadership and scholarship are just the latest examples of various groups, centers, and individuals that we want to continue to bring in to showcase all the amazing work and service that our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are doing at this university.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

COMMITTEE REPORTS

University Structure & Governance Committee (USGC) Response to Charge S-1607: Committee Structure Review – Adrienne Esposito, USGC Chair

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider and make recommendations for modifying the Senate’s standing committee structure and standing charges.

Senator Esposito summarized the background and work of the committee, then read the corresponding resolutions. There was some discussion as to what type of charges would be assigned to the proposed Senate Information Technology Committee and the importance of having such a committee at Rutgers. The resolution was voted on by the Senate and passed. 

University Structure & Governance Committee (USGC) Response to S-1907: Composition of the Senate  – Peter Gillett, USGC Co-Chair (report linked is as amended)

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider which of the recommendations in the USGC’s response to charge S-1605 (many of which were important in practice through incidental to the original purpose of the charge) should be brought back to the Senate, and how this should be best achieved. Make appropriate recommendations.

Senator Gillett summarized the work of the committee and the USGC’s response to Charge S-1907 on Composition of the Senate. Gillett read the resolution and answered related questions. The Resolutions were voted on separately as follows:

    • Resolution #1 – passed
    • Resolution #2 and 3 – Senator Jeremy Posluszny proposed to postpone both resolutions indefinitely – the vote passed
    • Resolution #4 – passed
    • Resolution #5 – withdrawn by the USGC on the Senate floor

CARBON NEUTRALITY & CLIMATE RESILIENCE TASK FORCE REPORT – Robert Kopp and Kevin Lyons, Task Force Co-Chairs

Kopp and Lyons presented the Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience Task Force report and answered questions on the following topics:

    • more effective and cost friendly charging stations for electric cars;
    • establishment of a timeline for complete carbon neutrality

CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Brian Strom, Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Chancellor Strom presented the Chancellor’s report and then answered questions on the following topics:

    • budget concerns surrounding RWJMS;
    • making a good faith effort to ratify contracts with medical school faculty;
    • the future relationship between RWJMS and NJMS.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Barbara Lee, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Senior Vice President Lee provided the Administrative Report which consisted of the following topics:

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Peter Gillett reported on the January 10, 2020 Executive Committee meeting.

REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Board of Governor’s Faculty Representative, Rachel Kaye reported on the December 17 and January 21 meetings of the BOG. The Board of Trustees had not met since the last Senate meeting.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Camden Faculty Senator Samuel Rabinowitz reported on the last Camden Faculty Council meeting. Camden Student Senator Michael Van Stine reported on the activities of the Camden students. New Brunswick Faculty Senator Tugrul Ozel, New Brunswick Faculty Council Chair, reported the New Brunswick Faculty Council will meet January 31. New Brunswick Student Senator Emily Kane reported on the activities of the New Brunswick students. Newark Senator Ricky Castanada reported on the recent activities of the Newark students. Senator Carol Lutz reported on the RBHS Faculty Council’s current initiatives.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:59 p.m.

Minutes prepared by:

Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the University Senate

Present Senators

Jeykid Acosta Ann Albert Nikol Alexander-Floyd Farid Alizadeh Anne-Catherine Aubert Margaret Avallone Gloria Bachmann Joseph Barbarese Rola Bekdash Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Irfan Bora Natalie Borisovets Erin Brewster-Bauzyk Mary Bridgeman Ricky Castaneda Abha Chaudhary Tynisha Coleman Gabriel Colley Babu Dasari Gregory DiLalo Hala Doumit Kevin Dowlin William Dreyer Gary Ebert Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Frank Felder Thomas Figueira Christiane Fischer Daniel Fox Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Sally Goldfarb Lasantha Goonetilleke Krishna Gotur Ann Gould Michael Gower Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Wayne Hsueh Arlene Hunter Olga Jarrín Montaner John Joergensen Sydney Johnson Emily Kane Abhishek Kashalikar Rachel Kaye John Kettle Luz Kosar Adam Kustka Eleanor LaPointe Valentine Lamar Barbara Lee Carol Lutz Lisa Maddox Douglas Steve Madsen Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Varshipna Mandalapu Rupal Mansukhani Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Norman Markowitz Ivan Marsic Elizabeth Matto Gavin Mayes Kenneth McKeever Juan Mena-Segovia Mary Mickelsen Paul Miranti Shuvangi Mitra Kyle Murphy Kaylah Norris Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan James O'Connor Jon Oliver Oluwatobi Omotoso Tugrul Ozel Houshang Parsa Ilce Perez Alexander Pichugin Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Nicholas Ponzio Jeremy Posluszny Kristen Powell Archana Pradhan Sam Rabinowitz Maya Ravichandran Alicia Rivera Andrew Robbins Monica Roth Cynthia Saltzman Robert Schwartz Stacy Schwartz Federico Sesti Nikita Shankar Sue Shapses Sarah Shobut Deborah Silver Adrienne Simonds Morgan Smith Menahem Spiegel Johanna Stephenson Brian Strom Ted Szatrowski Zhiqiang Tan Nicholas Tharney Karen Thompson Neeharika Thuravil Jose Torres Debora Tracey Frances Trees Thomas Tsakalakos Michael Van Stine Cecilia Vargas Lucio Volino James Walkup Chen Wang Xiangyve "Max" Wang Amy Wang Laura Willett Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Doris Zheng

Excused Senators

Anil Ardeshna Dana Britton Russell Crews Iveth Gonzales Robert Goodman Judith Graber Christine Hunter-Fratzola Cecelia Kane Eshan Kaul Kathryn Kovacs Brian Lewis Monica Mazurek Suja Patel Jasbir Puar Michael Romanko Karen Sanchez Michael Shapiro Troy Shinbrot Barbara Sinacori Weijie Song Chase Stoprya Thomas Struble Paul Takhistov Kevin Titus Emily Tomasko Carolyne White

Absent Senators

Anna Agboste Ousseina Alidou Austin Altman Carolyn Assaf Rahshida Atkins Ase Awari Robert L. Barchi Joseph Barone Christine Bator Gerald Beegan Larry Bembry Wanda Blanchett Rodney Brunson Mary Jo Bugel Steve Buyske Nancy Cantor Donald Cohen Francine Conway Suzanne D'Anna James DeFilippis Rick Dool Adrienne Eaton Robert Emmons Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Linda Flynn Jaishankar Ganesh Grace Guo Phoebe Haddon Perry Halkitis Masanori Hara JeanMarie Hartman Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson Bingru Huang Robert Johnson Subhadha Kartik Jerome Kukor Jerome Langer Lei Lei Liping Liu David Lopez Gwendolyn Mahon Krisellen Maloney Antonios Mammis Meet Harish Manek Peter March Howard Marchitello Regina Masiello Charles Menifield Christopher Molloy Thomas Moomjy David Moore Brian Murphy Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Donna Nickitas Kevin O'Rourke Monsef Oukil Virendra Pandey Tina Pappas Gregory Pardlo Boris Paskhover Gregory Porumbescu Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Julie Rajan Louis Sass Joseph Schiavo Noah Schneider Meheli Sen Randy Sinnott Marc Steinberg Piyushimita Thakuriah Amir Umarov Erich Vidal

Committee Meetings


Academic Standards, Regulations & Admissions Committee Meeting

CASC Room 413 @ 10:30 am


Budget & Finance Committee Meeting

CASC, Atrium Conference Room @ 10:00 am


Faculty Affairs & Personnel Committee Meeting

CASC Room 411 @ 10:00 am


Instruction, Curricula & Advising Committee Meeting

Alexander Library, University Librarian's Conference Room, 3rd Fl @ 10:00 am


Research, Graduate & Professional Education Committee Meeting

CASC, Room 109 @ 10:00 am


Student Affairs Committee Meeting

CASC, Graduate Student Lounge @ 10:15 am


University Structure & Governance Committee

CASC, Room 115 @ 10:00 am

Caucus Meetings


Faculty Caucus Meeting

CASC Room 411 @ 12:00 pm


Student Caucus Meeting

CASC, Graduate Student Lounge @ 12:00 am


Alumni Caucus Meeting

CASC Room 413 @ 12:00 pm


Staff Caucus Meeting

CASC, Atrium Conference Room @ 12:00 pm