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Friday
Nov 15th
1:10 pm

Senate Meeting – Newark Campus Report

Paul Robeson Campus Center
Essex Room 231-232
350 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Newark, NJ, 07102

Agenda Distributed On
Sunday, November 8th

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, November 15, 2019 – 1:10 p.m.
Paul Robeson Campus Center, Essex Room 231-232, Newark Campus

9:00 a.m. New Brunswick and Camden Senators board a charter bus for Newark in Lot 98B, College Farm Road, near Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Building on the Cook Campus. Senators without Faculty/Staff parking permits who wish to park in Lot 98B should contact Morgan Nemes in the Senate Office (man145@senate.rutgers.edu or 848-932-7642) no later than Wednesday, November 13 to be placed on a one-day do not ticket list. Senators who are driving and do not have a faculty/staff parking permit contact Morgan Nemes (man145@senate.rutgers.edu) for more information by November 13.

9:15 a.m. (sharp) Bus departs from Cook Campus, New Brunswick
10:00 a.m. (approximately) Bus Arrives in Newark
10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (or when bus arrives from New Brunswick) Standing Committees Meet
11:45 a.m.-12 noon Lunch will be provided in Essex Room 233. Please collect your lunch and take it to your caucus meeting – please do not sit in lunch location.
12 noon-12:50 p.m. Caucuses Meet
1:10 p.m. Call To Order in Essex Room 231, Paul Robeson Campus Center
15 minutes Post Adjournment Board charter bus departs for return trip to New Brunswick

AGENDA

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

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Mary Mickelsen, Senate Executive Secretary

COMMITTEE REPORTS [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 & Governance Committee (USGC) Response to Charge S-1607 Committee Structure ReviewAdrienne Esposito, USGC Member

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider and make recommendations for modifying the Senate’s standing committee structure and standing charges. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by November 2019.

University Structure & Governance Committee (USGC) Response to Charge S-1906 Time LimitsPeter Gillett, USGC Co-Chair

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider possible changes to the standard time limit for Senate meetings and make appropriate recommendations for such changes. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by November 2019.

Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee (ICAC) Response to Charge S-1807 Rutgers BootcampsNatalie Borisovets, ICAC Chair [This report is being presented For Information Only]

The ICAC was charged as follows: Investigate the Rutgers Bootcamps and make any necessary recommendations to clarify or modify its relationship to our other academic programs that grant degrees or certificates. Clarify the process that led to the relationship between Rutgers and Trilogy Education Services, including the role of the faculty in this process. Also investigate the financial arrangements between Rutgers and Trilogy Education Services and the disposition of the funds received from the relationship. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by January 2020.

Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee (ICAC) Response to Charge S-1911 White LabelingNatalie Borisovets, ICAC Chair [This report is being presented For Information Only]

The ICAC was charged as follows: Consider whether or not it would be appropriate for Rutgers to have a policy on white-labeling. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by November 2019.

NEWARK CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Executive Vice Chancellor, Sherri-Ann Butterfield

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Peter Gillett, Senate Vice Chair

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.]

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS

ADJOURNMENT

*Note: Addition of items to the Agenda requires a 2/3 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 presentations of reports. After approval, extension of time limits requires a 2/3 vote.

Remaining 2019-2020 University Senate Meetings

[Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held on Fridays in the Multipurpose Room in the College Avenue Student Center on the College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick.]

December 13, 2019
January 24, 2020
February 21, 2020 (in Camden)
March 27, 2020
May 1, 2020

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
UNIVERSITY SENATE

MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: November 15, 2019

TIME AND PLACE: 1:10 p.m., Essex Room, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Newark Campus

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Agboste, Albert, Alizadeh, Ardeshna, Aubert, Bekdash, Bembry, Boikess, Bora, Borisovets, Buyske, Castaneda, Chaudhary, Coleman, Colley, Crews, D’Anna, Dasari, DiLalo, Dool, Dowlin, Ebert, Esposito, Everett, Figueira, Fischer, Gillett, Giraud, Gonzales, Goonetilleke, Gotur, Gould, Graber, Gursoy, Haley, Hsueh, Hunter, Hunter-Fratzola, Johnson, Kane, Kashalikar, Kaye, Kettle, Kosar, Kustka, Lee, Lewis, Maddox Douglas, Maglione Rico, Mammis, Mandalapu, Markert, Matto, Mayes, Mena-Segovia, Murphy, O’Connor, Oliver, Omotoso, Oukil, Ozel, Pandey, Pappas, Parsa, Patel, Perez, Pinto-Figueroa, Ponzio, Posluszny, Rabinowitz, Rivera, Robbins, Roth, Schwartz, Schwartz, Sesti, Shankar, Shapiro, Shobut, Simonds, Sinacori, Spiegel, Struble, Szatrowski, Tharney, Thompson, Thuravil, Titus, Torres, Tracey, Trees, Volino, A. Wang, X. Wang, White, Willett, Wirtenberg, Zheng

EXCUSED: Acosta, Avallone, Bachmann, Barchi, Bhuyan, Brewster-Bauzyk, Bridgeman, Britton, Bugel, Cantor, Felder, Fox, Goldfarb, Goodman, Guo, Hara, Joergensen, Kaul, Kovacs, Mahajan-Cusack, Marchetta, Masiello, McKeever, Menifield, Miranti, Moomjy, Norris, O’Brassill-Kulfan, Pardlo, Paskhover, Powell, Ravichandran, Romanko, Sanchez, Sass, Schneider, Shapses, Sinnott, Song, Steinberg, Stephenson, Takhistov, Tsakalakos, Van Stine, Vidal, Walkup

ABSENT: Alexander-Floyd, Alidou, Altman, Assaf, Atkins, Awari, Barbarese, Barone, Christine Bator, Beegan, Blanchett, Brunson, Cohen, Conway, DeFilippis, Doumit, Dreyer, Eaton, Emmons, Farmbry, Farris, Feldman, Fernandez, Flynn, Ganesh, Gower, Haddon, Halkitis, Hartman, Hatefi, Huang, Jarrín Montaner, Johnson, Kane, Kratik, Kukor, LaPointe, Lamar, Langer, Lei, Liu, Lopez, Lutz, Madsen, Mahon, Maloney, Harish Manek, Mansukhani, March, Marchitello, Markowitz, Marsic, Mazurek, Mitra, Molloy, Moore, Murphy, Mutcherson, Nath, Nickitas, O’Rourke, Pichugin, Porumbescu, Potter, Potter, Pradhan, Puar, Rajan, Saltzman, Schiavo, Sen, Sheridan, Shinbrot, Silver, Stoprya, Strom, Tan, Thakuriah, Tomasko, Umarov, Vargas, C. 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 1:13 p.m. in the Essex Room of the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Newark Campus. He thanks Chancellor Nancy Cantor and her leadership team for hosting. He asked all Senators to check out the Newark Campus to appreciate all it has to offer as well as all the incredible accomplishments of the Chancellor and her team.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

  • Agenda: The meeting’s agenda including time limits, was approved by the Senate.
  • Minutes: The Minutes of the October 18, 2019 Senate Meeting were approved as distributed by the Executive Secretary.
  • Communications: The following communications were presented by the Executive Secretary:
    • President Barchi’s Response to Senator Neeharika Thuravil’s inquiry into the closing of Rutgers’ Pharmacies during the September 20, 2019 President’s Address
    • The following polices have been updated/added in the University Policy Library:
    • Transition to the new and improved Senate website
      • Mickelsen asked all Senators to peruse the website, especially their individual member profile, and report back any issues found. She also announced that if any Senator wants their picture on their profile page to send an email to the senate office so it may be added.

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. 

USGC Member Adrienne Esposito summarized the work of the committee and the USGC’s Response to Charge S-1607 on Committee Structure Review. Esposito then read the related resolutions and fielded questions regarding the structure and main responsibilities of the proposed Information Technology Committee and how that would be separate and apart from other established committees. This report was for information only and will be presented at the December 13 meeting for voting.

University Structure & Governance Committee (USGC) Response to Charge S-1906 Time Limits – Peter Gillett, USGC Co-Chair

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider possible changes to the standard time limit for Senate meetings and make appropriate recommendations for such changes. 

Co-Chair Peter Gillett summarized the work of the committee and the USGC’s response to Charge S-1906 on Time Limits. Gillett read the resolution and answered related questions. After some discussion the resolution passed.

Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee (ICAC) Response to Charge S-1807 Rutgers Bootcamps – Natalie Borisovets, ICAC Chair

The ICAC was charged as follows: Investigate the Rutgers Bootcamps and make any necessary recommendations to clarify or modify its relationship to our other academic programs that grant degrees or certificates. Clarify the process that led to the relationship between Rutgers and Trilogy Education Services, including the role of the faculty in this process. Also investigate the financial arrangements between Rutgers and Trilogy Education Services and the disposition of the funds received from the relationship.

Chair Natalie Borisovets summarized the work of the committee and the ICAC’s response to Charge S-1807 on Rutgers Bootcamps. Borisovets reviewed the work of the committee and its findings. Considering the ICAC did not propose any change to the current use of Bootcamps, this report was for information only and therefore was not up for a vote and no discussion ensued.

Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee (ICAC) Response to Charge S-1911 White Labeling – Natalie Borisovets, ICAC Chair

The ICAC was charged as follows: Consider whether or not it would be appropriate for Rutgers to have a policy on white-labeling. 

Chair Natalie Borisovets summarized the work of the committee and the ICAC’s response to Charge S-1911 on White-Labeling. Borisovets reviewed the work of the committee and its findings. Considering the ICAC did not find any evidence of White Labeling at Rutgers, this report was for information only and therefore was not up for a vote.

CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Sherri-Ann Butterfield, Executive Vice Chancellor, Rutgers-Newark

Vice Chancellor Butterfield presented the following Chancellor’s Report and then introduced the following presentations:

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Peter Gillett reported on the November 1, 2019 Senate Executive Committee meeting.

REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Senator Kaye reported there had been no Board of Governors meetings since the last senate meeting. She also reported, at the request of Senator Paskhover, who was excused from this meeting, to report there were also no Board of Trustees meetings since the last senate meeting.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Camden Student Senator Sydney Johnson 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 Neeharika Thuravil reported on recent plans and activities of New Brunswick student governing associations. Faculty Senator Tugrul Ozel, New Brunswick Faculty Council Chair, reported on the October 25th New Brunswick Faculty Council meeting. Senator Sarah Shobut reported on the recent activities of the Newark students. Senator John Kettle reported the Newark Faculty Council’s desire to have a better collaborative relationships with the University Senate. Senator Laura Willett reported on the RBHS Faculty Council’s current initiatives. There was no student representative from RBHS present.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m.

Minutes prepared by:

Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the University Senate

Present Senators

Anna Agboste Ann Albert Farid Alizadeh Anil Ardeshna Anne-Catherine Aubert Rola Bekdash Larry Bembry Robert Boikess Irfan Bora Natalie Borisovets Steve Buyske Ricky Castaneda Abha Chaudhary Tynisha Coleman Gabriel Colley Russell Crews Suzanne D'Anna Babu Dasari Gregory DiLalo Rick Dool Kevin Dowlin Gary Ebert Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Thomas Figueira Christiane Fischer Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Iveth Gonzales Lasantha Goonetilleke Krishna Gotur Ann Gould Judith Graber Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Wayne Hsueh Arlene Hunter Christine Hunter-Fratzola Sydney Johnson Cecelia Kane Abhishek Kashalikar Rachel Kaye John Kettle Luz Kosar Adam Kustka Barbara Lee Brian Lewis Lisa Maddox Douglas Valerie Maglione Rico Antonios Mammis Varshipna Mandalapu Joseph Markert Elizabeth Matto Gavin Mayes Juan Mena-Segovia Mary Mickelsen Kyle Murphy James O'Connor Jon Oliver Oluwatobi Omotoso Monsef Oukil Tugrul Ozel Virendra Pandey Tina Pappas Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Ilce Perez Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Nicholas Ponzio Jeremy Posluszny Sam Rabinowitz Alicia Rivera Andrew Robbins Monica Roth Stacy Schwartz Robert Schwartz Federico Sesti Nikita Shankar Michael Shapiro Sarah Shobut Adrienne Simonds Barbara Sinacori Morgan Smith Menahem Spiegel Thomas Struble Ted Szatrowski Nicholas Tharney Karen Thompson Neeharika Thuravil Kevin Titus Jose Torres Debora Tracey Frances Trees Lucio Volino Amy Wang Xiangyue "Max" Wang Carolyne White Laura Willett Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Doris Zheng

Excused Senators

Jeykid Acosta Margaret Avallone Gloria Bachmann Sanjib Bhuyan Erin Brewster-Bauzyk Mary Bridgeman Dana Britton Mary Jo Bugel William Dreyer Frank Felder Daniel Fox Sally Goldfarb Robert Goodman Grace Guo Masanori Hara Olga Jarrín Montaner John Joergensen Eshan Kaul Kathryn Kovacs Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Josephine Marchetta Regina Masiello Kenneth McKeever Charles Menifield Paul Miranti Thomas Moomjy Kaylah Norris Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan Gregory Pardlo Boris Paskhover Kristen Powell Maya Ravichandran Michael Romanko Karen Sanchez Louis Sass Noah Schneider Sue Shapses Barbara Sinacori Randy Sinnott Weijie Song Marc Steinberg Johanna Stephenson Chase Stoprya Paul Takhistov Thomas Tsakalakos Michael Van Stine Erich Vidal James Walkup

Absent Senators

Nikol Alexander-Floyd Ousseina Alidou Austin Altman Carolyn Assaf Rahshida Atkins Ase Awari Joseph Barbarese Robert L. Barchi Joseph Barone Christine Bator Gerald Beegan Wanda Blanchett Nancy Cantor Donald Cohen Francine Conway James DeFilippis Hala Doumit Adrienne Eaton Robert Emmons Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Linda Flynn Michael Gower Phoebe Haddon Perry Halkitis JeanMarie Hartman Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson Bingru Huang Robert Johnson Emily Kane Subhadha Kartik Sungsoo Kim Jerome Kukor Eleanor LaPointe Valentine Lamar Jerome Langer Lei Lei Liping Liu David Lopez Carol Lutz Steve Madsen Gwendolyn Mahon Krisellen Maloney Meet Harish Manek Rupal Mansukhani Peter March Howard Marchitello Norman Markowitz Ivan Marsic Monica Mazurek Shuvangi Mitra Christopher Molloy David Moore Brian Murphy Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Donna Nickitas Kevin O'Rourke Alexander Pichugin Gregory Porumbescu Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Archana Pradhan Jasbir Puar Julie Rajan Cynthia Saltzman Joseph Schiavo Meheli Sen Troy Shinbrot Deborah Silver Brian Strom Zhiqiang Tan Piyushimita Thakuriah Emily Tomasko Amir Umarov Cecilia Vargas Bonita Veysey Chen Wang

Committee Meetings


Academic Standards, Regulations & Admissions Committee Meeting

PRCC - Middlesex Room 224 @ 10:30 am


Budget & Finance Committee Meeting

PRCC - Monmouth Room 237 @ 10:00 am


Faculty Affairs & Personnel Committee Meeting

PRCC - Bergen Room 255/6/7 @ 10:00 am


Instruction, Curricula & Advising Committee Meeting

John Cotton Dana Library - Dana Room @ 10:00 am


Research, Graduate & Professional Education Committee Meeting

PRCC - Somerset Room 235 @ 10:00 am


Student Affairs Committee Meeting

PRCC - Morris Room 227 @ 10:00 am


University Structure & Governance Committee

PRCC - Passaic Room 226 @ 10:00 am

Caucus Meetings


Faculty Caucus Meeting

PRCC - Bergen Room 255/6/7 @ 12:00 pm


Student Caucus Meeting

PRCC - Monmouth Room 237 @ 12:00 pm


Alumni Caucus Meeting

PRCC - Middlesex Room 224 @ 12:00 pm


Staff Caucus Meeting

PRCC - Passaic Room 226 @ 12:00 pm