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Friday
Oct 18th
1:10 pm

Senate Meeting

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

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Friday, October 11th

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, October 18, 2019, 
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.]

Research and Graduate & Professional Education Committee (RGPEC) Response to Charge S-1810 on Facilities and Infrastructure – Adam Kustka, RGPEC Chair

The RGPEC was charged as follows: Evaluate 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.

ELECTION OF NEWARK STUDENT MEMBER OF THE SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND GRADUATE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES – This election is being held at this meeting because no eligible candidates were nominated during the May 2019 Organizational meeting. Self-nominations have been solicited from eligible Newark and Graduate student Senators. Nominations may also be made from the floor during this meeting. Candidates are eligible only if they are currently certified as University Senators representing Newark students for the Newark Student election and Graduate Students for the Board of Trustees Representative elction.

VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT PRESENTATION – Sarah McMahon, Associate Director of the School of Social Work’s Center on Violence Against Women and Children

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 2-1/2 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.]

November 15, 2019 (in Newark)
December 13, 2019
January 24, 2020
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: October 18, 2019

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Albert, Alexander-Floyd, Alizadeh, Ardeshna, Avallone, Bachmann, Bekdash, Boikess, Bora, Brewster-Bauzyk, Bridgeman, Britton, Bugel, Chaudhary, Coleman,l Colley, Crews, D’Anna, Dasari, DiLalo, Doumit, Dreyer, Ebert, Everett, Figueira, Fischer, Fox, Gillett, Goonetilleke, Gould, Gower, Graber, Haley, Hara, Hsueh, Hunter, Hunter-Fratzola, Jarrín Montaner, Joergensen, E. Kane, C. Kane, Kashalikar, Kaul, Kettle, Kosar, Kovacs, Kustka, LaPointe, Lamar, Lee, Lutz, Maddox Douglas, Maglione Rico, Mahajan-Cusack, Maloney, Mammis, Marchetta, Markert, Markowitz, Marsic, Masiello, Matto, Mayes, Mena-Segovia, Miranti, Moomjy, Murphy, Nath, Norris, O’Brassill-Kulfan, O’Connor, Oliver, Omotoso, Oukil, Ozel, Pandey, Parsa, Paskhover, Patel, Perez, Pinto-Figueroa, Posluszny, Puar, Rabinowitz, Robbins, Romanko, Saltzman, Sanchez, Sass, Schneider, Schwartz, Schwartz, Sen, Sesti, Shapiro, Shapses, Shinbrot, Shobut, Simonds, Sinacori, Sinnott, Song, Spiegel, Steinberg, Stephenson, Szatrowski, Tan, Tharney, Thompson, Tomasko, Torres, Trees, Van Stine, Vargas, Volino, Wang, Willett, Zheng

EXCUSED:  Agboste, Aubert, Bhuyan, Borisovets, Buyske, Dool, Dowlin, Esposito, Felder, Giraud, Goldfarb, Goodman, GuoK, Gursoy, KayeK, McKeever, Pappas, Pardlo, Pradhan, Ravichandran, Rivera, Roth, Silver, Stoprya, Thuravil, Tracey, Vidal, Walkup, Wang, White, Wirtenberg

ABSENT:  Acosta, Alidou, Altman, Assaf, Atkins, Barbarese, Barchi, Barone, Bator, Beegan, Bembry, Blanchett, Brunson, Cantor, Castaneda, Cohen, Conway, DeFilippis, Eaton, Emmons, Farmbry, Farris, Feldman, Fernandez, Ganesh, Gonzales, Gotur, Haddon, Halkitis, Hartman, Hatefi, Holzemer, Huang, Johnson, Johnson, Kratik, Kukor, Langer, Lei, Lewis, Liu, Lopez, Madsen, Mahon, Mandalapu, Manek, Mansukhani, March, Marchitello, Mazurek, Menifield, Mitra, Molloy, Moore, Murphy, Mutcherson, Nickitas, O’Rourke, Oleske, Padovano, Paul, Ponzio, Porumbescu, C. Potter, J. Potter, Powell, Rajan, Russomagno, Schiavo, Shankar, Sheridan, Sridar, Strom, Struble, Takhistov, Thakuriah, Titus, Tsakalakos, A. Wang

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY: Faculty: Of 117 total: 71 present (61%), 21 excused (18%), 25 absent (21%); Students: Of 49 total: 28 present (57%), 5 excused (10%), 16 absent (33%); Administrators: Of 38 total: 5 present (13%), 1 excused (3%), 32 absent (84%); Staff: Of 18 total: 13 present (72%), 4 excused (22%),  1 absent (6%); 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 1:16 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the College Avenue Student Center, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick. He outlined his goals for the coming year to include showcasing all the great work done by the Senate and its committees. He asked all Senators to communicate with him frequently about the advancements, not only via the Senate, but achievements of Rutgers as a whole.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Research and Graduate & Professional Education Committee to Charge S-1810 on Facilities and Infrastructure – Adam Kustka, RGPEC Chair

The RGPEC was charged as follows: Evaluate 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.

RGPEC Chair Adam Kustka summarized the work of the committee and the RGPEC’s Response to Charge S-1810 on Facilities and Infrastructure. Kustka then read the related resolutions. After some discussion the vote carried.

ELECTION OF NEWARK STUDENT MEMBER OF THE SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – The seat for Newark Student Member of the Executive Committee has remained vacant due to lack of candidates. There were two (2) nominees – Valentine Lamar, GS-N (S) and Sarah Shobut, NCAS (S). Senator Shobut was declared the winner.

ELECTION OF GRADUATE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES – The seat for Graduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees has remained vacant due to lack of candidates. Valentine Lamar, GS-N (S) was nominated from the floor by Senator Jarrin. Senator Lamar accepted the nomination and was subsequently declared the winner by acclamation.

VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT PRESENTATIONSarah McMahon, Director of the School of Social Work’s Center on Violence Against Women and Children

Director McMahon gave a presentation on the Victims of Crime Act followed by questions and answers which included the following:

  • the element between mental illness and trauma;
  • the great work the Camden VPVA office has done with healthy relationships and consent;
  • human trafficking; and
  • training for students to learn how to alleviate conflict

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

Vice President Lee presented an administrative report on the following topics:

Lee then answered questions on the above and the following topics:

  • disappointment with the implementation of Course Atlas (formally Infosilem); and
  • Rutgers commitment to fostering the growth of native bee populations and revisiting the use of pesticides on the grounds

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Peter Gillett reported on the October 4, 2019 Senate Executive Committee meeting.

REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Senators Boris Paskhover and Menahem Spiegel, Faculty Representatives to the Board of Trustees and Ann Albert, Undergraduate Student Representative, reported on the September 25 Board of Trustees meeting. Senator Boris Paskhover presented the report on the Board of Trustees meeting in Senator Rachel Kaye’s absence.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Camden Student Senator Michael Van Stine reported on recent plans and activities of Camden student governing associations. Senator Samuel Rabinowitz reported on the Camden Faculty Council Meeting. New Brunswick Student Senator Emily Kane reported on recent plans and activities of New Brunswick student governing associations. Faculty Senator Tugrul Ozel, New Brunswick Faculty Council Chair, reported on the September 27th New Brunswick Faculty Council meeting. Senator Sarah Shobut reported on the recent activities of the Newark students. Senator Carol Lutz reported the RBHS Faculty Council was meeting concurrently with today’s Senate meeting. There was no faculty representative from Newark nor student representative from RBHS present.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:08 p.m.

Minutes prepared by:

Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the University Senate

Present Senators

Ann Albert Nikol Alexander-Floyd Farid Alizadeh Anil Ardeshna Margaret Avallone Gloria Bachmann Rola Bekdash Robert Boikess Irfan Bora Erin Brewster-Bauzyk Mary Bridgeman Dana Britton Mary Jo Bugel Abha Chaudhary Tynisha Coleman Gabriel Colley Russell Crews Suzanne D'Anna Babu Dasari Gregory DiLalo Hala Doumit William Dreyer Gary Ebert Brian Everett Thomas Figueira Christiane Fischer Daniel Fox Peter Gillett Lasantha Goonetilleke Ann Gould Michael Gower Judith Graber Anna Haley Masanori Hara Wayne Hsueh Arlene Hunter Christine Hunter-Fratzola Olga Jarrín Montaner John Joergensen Emily Kane Cecelia Kane Abhishek Kashalikar Eshan Kaul John Kettle Luz Kosar Kathryn Kovacs Adam Kustka Eleanor LaPointe Valentine Lamar Barbara Lee Carol Lutz Lisa Maddox Douglas Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Krisellen Maloney Antonios Mammis Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Norman Markowitz Ivan Marsic Regina Masiello Elizabeth Matto Gavin Mayes Juan Mena-Segovia Mary Mickelsen Paul Miranti Thomas Moomjy Kyle Murphy Badri Nath Kaylah Norris Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan James O'Connor Jon Oliver Oluwatobi Omotoso Monsef Oukil Tugrul Ozel Virendra Pandey Houshang Parsa Boris Paskhover Suja Patel Ilce Perez Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Jeremy Posluszny Jasbir Puar Sam Rabinowitz Andrew Robbins Michael Romanko Cynthia Saltzman Karen Sanchez Louis Sass Noah Schneider Robert Schwartz Stacy Schwartz Meheli Sen Federico Sesti Michael Shapiro Sue Shapses Troy Shinbrot Sarah Shobut Adrienne Simonds Barbara Sinacori Randy Sinnott Morgan Smith Weijie Song Menahem Spiegel Marc Steinberg Johanna Stephenson Ted Szatrowski Zhiqiang Tan Nicholas Tharney Karen Thompson Emily Tomasko Jose Torres Frances Trees Michael Van Stine Cecilia Vargas Lucio Volino Chen Wang Laura Willett Doris Zheng

Excused Senators

Anna Agboste Anne-Catherine Aubert Sanjib Bhuyan Natalie Borisovets Steve Buyske Rick Dool Kevin Dowlin Adrienne Esposito Frank Felder Ralph Giraud Sally Goldfarb Robert Goodman Grace Guo Kemal Gursoy Rachel Kaye Gavin Mayes Kenneth McKeever Tina Pappas Gregory Pardlo Archana Pradhan Maya Ravichandran Alicia Rivera Monica Roth Deborah Silver Chase Stoprya Neeharika Thuravil Debora Tracey Erich Vidal James Walkup Xiangyue "Max" Wang Carolyne White Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg

Absent Senators

Jeykid Acosta Ousseina Alidou Austin Altman Carolyn Assaf Rahshida Atkins Joseph Barbarese Robert L. Barchi Joseph Barone Christine Bator Gerald Beegan Larry Bembry Wanda Blanchett Nancy Cantor Ricky Castaneda Donald Cohen Francine Conway James DeFilippis Adrienne Eaton Robert Emmons Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Iveth Gonzales Krishna Gotur Phoebe Haddon Perry Halkitis JeanMarie Hartman Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson William Holzemer Bingru Huang Robert Johnson Sydney Johnson Sungsoo Kim Jerome Kukor Jerome Langer Lei Lei Brian Lewis Liping Liu David Lopez Steve Madsen Gwendolyn Mahon Varshipna Mandalapu Meet Harish Manek Rupal Mansukhani Peter March Howard Marchitello Monica Mazurek Charles Menifield Shuvangi Mitra Christopher Molloy David Moore Brian Murphy Kimberly Mutcherson Donna Nickitas Kevin O'Rourke Moses Paul Alexander Pichugin Nicholas Ponzio Gregory Porumbescu Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Kristen Powell Julie Rajan Andrew Russomagno Joseph Schiavo Nikita Shankar Vignesh Sridar Brian Strom Thomas Struble Paul Takhistov Piyushimita Thakuriah Kevin Titus Thomas Tsakalakos Amir Umarov Bonita Veysey Amy Wang

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 @ 10:30 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 pm


Alumni Caucus Meeting

CASC Room 413 @ 12:00 pm


Staff Caucus Meeting

CASC, Atrium Conference Room @ 12:00 pm