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Friday
Dec 6th
1:10 pm

Executive Committee Meeting – RBHS Newark

Stanley S. Bergen Building
15th Floor, Board Room
65 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ, 07107

Agenda Items Due On
Tuesday, November 26th


Agenda Distributed On
Monday, December 2nd

UNIVERSITY SENATE
Executive Committee

A G E N D A

Stanley Bergen Building, Board Room, RBHS-Newark Campus
December 6, 2019 – 1:10 p.m.

TIMETABLE:

9:15 a.m. – Board Academy charter bus for Newark in Lot 98B, College Farm Road, near Environmental and Natural Resources Science Building on the Cook Campus. Senators without faculty/staff permits who wish to park in Lot 98B should contact Morgan Nemes.

Approximately 10:30 a.m. – Arrive in Newark. Meet at the Stanley Bergen Building Board Room, 65 Bergen Street, Newark, RBHS-Newark Campus Map and GPS Address

11:00 a.m. – Tour of the School of Nursing Simulation Lab and School of Health Professions

12:00 p.m. – Lunch with Chancellor Strom in the Board Room of the Stanley Bergen Building. 

1:10 p.m. – Executive Committee meeting begins in the Board Room of the Stanley Bergen Building.

Approximately 4:30 p.m. – Board charter bus for return trip to New Brunswick.

Chair’s Report– Jon Oliver, Senate Chair

Secretary’s Report– Mary Mickelsen, Senate Executive Secretary

Administrative Report– Roberta Leslie, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

Standing Committees/Panels

Proposed Charges:

Proposed Charge to the Student Affairs Committee (SAC) on Health and Wellness Support for Rutgers University Students -Submitted by Elizabeth Matto, SAC Chair

Charge: Investigate range of health and wellness services available to students across the University and make recommendations.

Background: Initial discussions and inquiries conducted by the Student Affairs Committee suggest that rates of anxiety among Rutgers University students may be on the increase with more student seeking services at the University than in previous years. Preliminary reviews have revealed that there may be some gaps including under-staffing for wellness support services (staffing below levels necessary for accreditation) and limited awareness of the range of services available to students and faculty and staff seeking to support students. Given the responsibility of the University to effectively support the health and wellness of Rutgers students, there is value in assessing the range of services available across the University and the manner in which these services are promoted and make recommendations for improvements, if necessary.

Committee Reports/Resolutions:

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Report on S-1907: Composition of the Senate – Peter Gillett and Jon Oliver, USGC Co-Chairs

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 though 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.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Resolution on Faculty Engagement and Satisfaction with the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School: The Association of American Medical Colleges Survey – Submitted by Farid Alizadeh & Joe Markert, FPAC Co-Chairs

Old Business

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Report on S-1806: Review and Revisit the Senate’s Response to Charge S-0705 – Contingent Faculty Proposal – Part I, in light of changes at Rutgers in the last decade, and, if appropriate, make further recommendations. [Issued June 2018. Reissued March 2019] – Karen Thompson, FAPC Member

The draft report was reviewed at the November 1 Executive Committee meeting. The report was not ready for docketing and it was agreed Chair Oliver and Vice Chair Gillett would revise it accordingly and have the EC revisit it at this meeting.

New Business

University Senate December 13, 2019 Agenda

  • Regular Senate Meeting on New Brunswick Campus
  • Chancellor’s Report to be given by Chancellor Christopher Molloy

Adjournment

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
M I N U T E S
December 6, 2019

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Bachmann, Boikess, Borisovets, Dasari, Gillett, Gould, Hunter, Matto, Oliver (Chair), Parsa, Shobut, Stopyra, Thompson, Van Stine

MEMBERS ABSENT:   Kane

ALSO ATTENDING:  R. Leslie (Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs), M. Mickelsen (University Senate Executive Secretary), V. Lamar (Graduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees)

The regular meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 1:10 p.m. in the Board Room of the Stanley Bergen Building, RBHS-Newark Campus.

1. Chair’s Report– Jon Oliver, Senate Chair

Senate and Executive Committee Chair Jon Oliver called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. He welcomed all to the meeting at RBHS. He thanked all in attendance for their work on S-1806: Review and Revisit the Senate’s Response to Charge S-0705. Oliver reported that all the nominations for the Center and Institutes Review committees were sent to Chancellor Strom and Chief of Staff Andreassen. Those committees are in the process of being formed and will begin their work in the spring.

2. Secretary’s Report – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the Senate

3. Administrative Report – Roberta Leslie, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Roberta Leslie presented an administrative report, which included comments on:

Leslie then responded to comments on the above topics as well as the following:

  • Transferring of archived data dating back greater than 2 years from Sakai and Blackboard to the new LMS Canvas;
  • Status of the Consensual Relationship Policy;
  • Scheduling of the Chancellor’s Commencement Committees;
  • Clarification the policy concerning late transfer students and conditional acceptance.

4. Standing Committees/Panels  

Proposed Charge:

Proposed Charge to the Student Affairs Committee (SAC) on Health & Wellness Support for Rutgers Students – Submitted by Elizabeth Matto, SAC Co-Chair

Proposed Charge: Investigate the range of health and wellness services available to students across the University and make recommendations.

Rationale: Initial discussions and inquiries conducted by the Student Affairs Committee suggest that rates of anxiety among Rutgers University students may be on the increase with more students seeking services at the University than in previous years. Preliminary reviews have revealed that there may be some gaps including under-staffing for wellness support services (staffing below levels necessary for accreditation) and limited awareness of the range of services available to students and faculty and staff seeking to support students. Given the responsibility of the University to effectively support the health and wellness of Rutgers students, there is value in assessing the range of services available across the University and the manner in which these services are promoted and make recommendations for improvements, if necessary.

Matto summarized the charge and the committee’s preliminary work. After some discussion it was determine the proposal was worthy of charging to the SAC with the addition of investigating awareness initiatives as well as services available. The final charge is as follows:

Investigate health and wellness services available to students and the initiatives utilized to promote awareness across the University and make recommendations. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by March 2020.

Committee Reports:

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Report on S-1907: Composition of the Senate – Submitted by Peter Gillett & Jon Oliver, USGC Co-Chairs

Charge: Consider which of the recommendations in the USGCs response to charge S-1605 (many of which were important in practice though 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 reviewed the background and recommendations on S-1907 on Composition of the Senate. With some heated discussion, the report was docketed for the December 13, 2019 senate meeting with a few grammatical changes.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Resolution on Faculty Engagement and Satisfaction with the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School: The Association of American Medical Colleges Survey – Submitted by Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, FPAC Co-Chairs

Senator Gloria Bachmann, member of FPAC, reviewed the background and recommendations in the resolution on Faculty Engagement and Satisfaction with the RWJMS. With some discussion, it was determined the resolution was not currently ready, however Chair Oliver and Vice Chair Gillett agreed to work with the FPAC Co-Chairs in order to ready it for docketing for the December 13, 2019 senate meeting.

5. OLD BUSINESS

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Report on S-1806: Review and Revisit the Senate’s Response to Charge S-0705 – Contingent Faculty Proposal – Part I, in light of changes at Rutgers in the last decade, and if appropriate make further recommendations – Karen Thompson, FPAC Member

This is the second time the Executive Committee has reviewed this report. It was discussed at the November 1 meeting and subsequently edited by the Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate along with the Co-Chairs of FPAC, and brought back to the EC for approval to docket for the December 13 Senate meeting. There was no discussion and the report was docketed.

6. Agenda for the November 15, 2019 Senate Meeting

  • Regular Senate Meeting held on the New Brunswick Campus
  • Chancellor’s Campus Report to be given by Chancellor Christopher Molloy
  • University Structure and Governance Committee Report on S-1907: Composition of the Senate
  • Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee Resolution on Faculty Engagement and Satisfaction with the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School: The Association of American Medical Colleges Survey
  • Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee Report on S-1806: Review and Revisit the Senate’s Response to Charge S-0705 – Contingent Faculty Proposal – Part I

7. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 3:40 p.m.

Minutes written and submitted by,

Mary Mickelsen
Executive Secretary of the University Senate

 

Present Senators

Gloria Bachmann Robert Boikess Natalie Borisovets Babu Dasari Peter Gillett Ann Gould Arlene Hunter Elizabeth Matto Mary Mickelsen Jon Oliver Houshang Parsa Sarah Shobut Morgan Smith Chase Stoprya Karen Thompson Michael Van Stine

Excused Senators


Absent Senators

Emily Kane