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Friday
Dec 13th
1:10 pm

Senate Meeting – New Brunswick Campus Report

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

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Monday, December 9th

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA


Friday, December 13, 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.]

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.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Response to Charge S-1806: Review and Revisit the Senate’s Response to Charge S-0705 – Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, FPAC Co-Chairs

The FPAC was charged as follows: 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.

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 – Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, FPAC Co-Chairs

CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Christopher Molloy, New Brunswick Chancellor

  • Chancellor’s Report
  • Questions and Answers

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Tony Calcado, Executive Vice President for Strategic Planning & Operations and Chief Operating Officer

  • 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.]

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: December 13, 2019

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

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Acosta, Agboste, Alexander-Floyd, Alizadeh, Ardeshna, Aubert, Awari, Barbarese, Bekdash, Bhuyan, Boikess, Borisovets, Brewster-Bauzyk, Bridgeman, Britton, Buyske, Castaneda, Coleman, Colley, Crews, D’Anna, Dasari, DeFilippis, DiLalo, Dool, Dowlin, Dreyer, Esposito, Everett, Farris, Felder, Figueira, Fischer, Fox, Gillett, Giraud, Goldfarb, Gonzales, Goonetilleke, Gotur, Gould, Graber, Gursoy, Haley, Hara, Hsueh, Huang, Hunter, Hunter Fratzola, Jarrin, Kettle, Kosar, Kustka, Langer, LaPointe, Lutz, Maglione Rico, Mahajan-Cusack, Mammis, Mansukhani, Marchetta, Markert, Marsic, Matto, McKeever, Mena-Segovia, Miranti, Molloy, Moomjy, K. Murphy, Norris, O’Brassill-Kulfan, O’Connor, Oliver, Omotoso, Oukil, Ozel, Pandey, Pappas, Parsa, Patel, Perez, Pichugin, Ponzio, Powell, Pradhan, Rabinowitz, Robbins, Roth, Sanchez, Sass, Schwartz, Sen, Sesti, Shapiro, Shapses, Shobut, Silver, Simonds, Sinacori, Steinberg, Stephenson, Stoprya, Sztatrowski, Takhistov, Tharney, Thompson, Titus, Tracey, Trees, Tsakalakos, Vargas, Vidal, Volino, A. Wang, C. Wang, M. Wang, White, Willett, Wirtenberg

EXCUSED: Avallone, Bachmann, Barchi, Bugel, Chaudhary, Ebert, Goodman, Guo, Johnson, Kane, Kashalikar, Kaye, Lee, Maloney, Masiello, Mayes, Mazurek, Menifield, Pardlo, Paskhover, Pinto-Figueroa, Posluszny, Puar, Ravichandran, Romanko, Saltzman, Schwartz, Shankar, Shinbrot, Song, Speigel, Thuravil, Torres, Van Stine, Walkup, Zheng

ABSENT: Albert, Alidou, Altman, Assaf, Atkins, Barone, Bator, Beegan, Bembry, Blanchett, Bora, Brunson, Cantor, Cohen, Conway, Cotter, Doumit, Eaton, Emmons, Henderson, Feldman, Ganesh, Gower, Haddon, Halkitis, Hartman, Hatefi, Henderson, Joergenson, Johnson, Kane, Kartik, Kaul, Kovacs, Kukor, Lamar, Lei, Lewis, Liu, Lopez, Maddox Douglas, Madsen, Mahon, Mandalapu, Manek, March, Marchitello, Markowitz, McKeon, Mitra, Moore, B. Murphy, Mutcherson, Nath, Nickitas, O’Rourke, Patton, Porumbescu, Potter, Potter, Rajan, Rivera, Schiavo, Schneider, Shah, Sinnott, Strom, Struble, Tan, Thakuriah, Tomasko, Umarov

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY: Faculty: Of 117 total: 79 present (68%), 18 excused (15%), 20 absent (17%); Students: Of 49 total: 19 present (39%), 11 excused (22%), 19 absent (39%); Administrators: Of 38 total: 2 present (5%), 6 excused (16), 30 absent (79%); Staff: Of 18 total: 16 present (89%), 1 excused (6%), 1 absent (5%); Alumni: Of 6 total: 4 present (67%), 0 excused (0%), 2 absent (33%)

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 announced Chancellor Christopher Molloy will be delivering his Chancellor’s Report and Executive VP Tony Calcado will be providing the Administrative Report on behalf of Senior VP Barbara Lee. He asked all senators, especially around the time of the holidays, to think of people less fortunate, and the wonderful work done by Rutgers Against Hunger and consider helping them in their cause.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

COMMITTEE REPORTS

University Structure & Governance Committee (USGC) Response to Charge S-1907: Composition of the Senate – Adrienne Esposito, USGC Chair

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider which of the recommendations in the USGCs 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 achieved. Make appropriate recommendations. 

USGC Co-Chair Peter Gillett summarized the work of the committee and the USGC’s Response to Charge S-1907 on Composition of the Senate. Gillett then read the related resolutions and opened the floor for questions, of which there was none. This report was for information only and will be presented at the January 24 meeting for voting.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Response to Charge S-1806: Review and Revisit the Senate’s Response to Charge S-0705 – Farid Alizadeh, FPAC Co-Chair and Karen Thompson, FPAC Member

The FPAC was charged as follows: 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. 

Alizadeh and Thompson summarized the work of the committee and the FPAC’s response to Charge S-1806 on Review & Revisit the Senate’s Response to Charge S-0705. Thompson read the resolution and answered related questions. After some discussion surrounding Senator support, the resolution passed.

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 (AAMC) Survey – Joseph Markert, FPAC Co-Chair and Federico Sesti, FPAC Member

Chair Markert introduced Senator Sesti who summarized the work of the committee and the FPAC’s recommendations in light of the results of the Association of American Medical Colleges Survey. An amendment was brought forth by Senator Laura Willett to remove resolutions 2, 4, 5, and 6 with the explanation they duplicate the AAMC recommendations. The amendment was discussed, voted on and passed. The discussion continued on the resolution as amended. The amended resolution was then voted on as passed unanimously. (Report is attached as amended.)

CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Christopher Molloy, Chancellor, Rutgers-New Brunswick

Chancellor Molloy presented the Chancellor’s Report and then answered questions on the following topics:

  • concerns surrounding Course Atlas;
  • incentives for out-of-state students;
  • facility and infrastructure issues – specifically at the Hill Center;
  • re-evaluation of the 75-25 tuition split and the possible effect RCM has on this;
  • expanding the Rutgers-NB and RBHS presence in New Brunswick;
  • a possible collaboration between Rutgers-NB and RBHS;
  • making better use of the hybrid and online learning opportunities.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Tony Calcado, Executive Vice President for Strategic Planning & Operations and Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President Tony Calcado provided the Administrative Report on behalf of Senior VP Barbara Lee. His report consisted of the following:

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Peter Gillett reported on the December 6, 2019 Executive Committee meeting.

REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: No Reports

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Camden Faculty Senator Samuel Rabinowitz reported that there has not been a Camden Faculty Council meeting since the last Senate meeting. New Brunswick Faculty Senator Tugrul Ozel, New Brunswick Faculty Council Chair, reported on the November 22nd New Brunswick Faculty Council meeting. Senator Sarah Shobut 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 3:21 p.m.

Minutes prepared by:

Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the University Senate

Present Senators

Jeykid Acosta Anna Agboste Nikol Alexander-Floyd Farid Alizadeh Anil Ardeshna Anne-Catherine Aubert Ase Awari Joseph Barbarese Rola Bekdash Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Natalie Borisovets Erin Brewster-Bauzyk Mary Bridgeman Dana Britton Steve Buyske Ricky Castaneda Tynisha Coleman Gabriel Colley Russell Crews Suzanne D'Anna Babu Dasari James DeFilippis Gregory DiLalo Rick Dool Kevin Dowlin William Dreyer Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Thomas Farris Frank Felder Thomas Figueira Christiane Fischer Daniel Fox Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Sally Goldfarb Iveth Gonzales Lasantha Goonetilleke Krishna Gotur Ann Gould Judith Graber Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Masanori Hara Wayne Hsueh Bingru Huang Arlene Hunter Christine Hunter-Fratzola Olga Jarrín Montaner John Kettle Luz Kosar Adam Kustka Eleanor LaPointe Jerome Langer Carol Lutz Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Antonios Mammis Rupal Mansukhani Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Ivan Marsic Regina Masiello Elizabeth Matto Kenneth McKeever Juan Mena-Segovia Mary Mickelsen Paul Miranti Christopher Molloy Thomas Moomjy Kyle Murphy Kaylah Norris Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan James O'Connor Jon Oliver Oluwatobi Omotoso Monsef Oukil Tugrul Ozel Virendra Pandey Tina Pappas Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Ilce Perez Alexander Pichugin Nicholas Ponzio Jeremy Posluszny Kristen Powell Archana Pradhan Sam Rabinowitz Andrew Robbins Monica Roth Karen Sanchez Stacy Schwartz Meheli Sen Federico Sesti Michael Shapiro Sue Shapses Sarah Shobut Deborah Silver Adrienne Simonds Barbara Sinacori Morgan Smith Marc Steinberg Johanna Stephenson Chase Stoprya Ted Szatrowski Paul Takhistov Nicholas Tharney Karen Thompson Kevin Titus Debora Tracey Frances Trees Thomas Tsakalakos Cecilia Vargas Erich Vidal Lucio Volino Amy Wang Chen Wang Xiangyve "Max" Wang Carolyne White Laura Willett Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg

Excused Senators

Margaret Avallone Gloria Bachmann Robert L. Barchi Mary Jo Bugel Abha Chaudhary Gary Ebert Robert Goodman Grace Guo Sydney Johnson Cecelia Kane Abhishek Kashalikar Rachel Kaye Barbara Lee Krisellen Maloney Gavin Mayes Monica Mazurek Charles Menifield Gregory Pardlo Boris Paskhover Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Archana Pradhan Jasbir Puar Maya Ravichandran Michael Romanko Cynthia Saltzman Louis Sass Robert Schwartz Nikita Shankar Troy Shinbrot Weijie Song Menahem Spiegel Neeharika Thuravil Jose Torres Michael Van Stine James Walkup Doris Zheng

Absent Senators

Ann Albert Ousseina Alidou Austin Altman Carolyn Assaf Rahshida Atkins Joseph Barone Christine Bator Gerald Beegan Larry Bembry Wanda Blanchett Irfan Bora Rodney Brunson Nancy Cantor Donald Cohen Francine Conway Hala Doumit Adrienne Eaton Robert Emmons Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Linda Flynn Jaishankar Ganesh Michael Gower Phoebe Haddon Perry Halkitis JeanMarie Hartman Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson John Joergensen Robert Johnson Emily Kane Subhadha Kartik Eshan Kaul Kathryn Kovacs Jerome Kukor Valentine Lamar Lei Lei Brian Lewis Liping Liu David Lopez Lisa Maddox Douglas Steve Madsen Gwendolyn Mahon Varshipna Mandalapu Meet Harish Manek Peter March Howard Marchitello Norman Markowitz Shuvangi Mitra David Moore Brian Murphy Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Donna Nickitas Kevin O'Rourke Gregory Porumbescu Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Julie Rajan Alicia Rivera Joseph Schiavo Noah Schneider Randy Sinnott Brian Strom Thomas Struble Zhiqiang Tan Piyushimita Thakuriah Emily Tomasko Amir Umarov

Committee Meetings


Academic Standards, Regulations & Admissions Committee Meeting

No location or time for this committee meeting


Budget & Finance Committee Meeting

CASC, Atrium Conference Room @ 10:30 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 @ 10:30 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