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Friday
Apr 27th
10:00 am

April 27, 2018 (2018-2019 Organizational Meeting)

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

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Monday, April 20th

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE
MEETING AGENDAS
Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. and 1:10 p.m.
College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room
College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick

FIRST MEETING OF THE 2018-2019 UNIVERSITY SENATE:
[Begins at 10:00 a.m.]

ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA FOR THE ELECTION OF 2018-19 OFFICERS, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND BOARD REPRESENTATIVES:

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM – Peter Gillett, Senate Chairperson

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

REPORT OF THE NOMINATING PANEL – Ann Gould, Nominating Panel Chair
Charge to the Nominating Panel

Slate of Nominees  [There may be additions before or during the meeting.] Follow this link to read the statements by position on the ballot.

STATEMENTS OF THE NOMINEES

VOTING AND COLLECTION OF BALLOTS – There will be runoff elections for Chair, Vice Chair, and any contested Campus Faculty Member of the Executive Committee categories (to populate the At-Large Faculty Member of the Executive Committee category).

ADJOURNMENT OF THE ANNUAL MEETING

[Election results, if available, will be announced during the Regular Senate meeting, which follows this meeting’s adjournment. Results will also be posted on the Senate website by Wednesday, May 2.]
 
LAST MEETING OF THE 2017-2018 UNIVERSITY SENATE:
[Begins at 1:10 p.m. Caucuses will be held at noon, feel free to bring your lunch.]

PLEASE PRINT OUT AND BRING WITH YOU ANY DOCUMENTS TO WHICH YOU MAY WANT TO REFER DURING THE MEETING. ONLY THE AGENDA (AND THE BALLOTS FOR THE ELECTION) AND VOTING CARDS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED IN HARDCOPY AT THE MEETING.
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA OF THE 2017-18 UNIVERSITY SENATE:

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, AND CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT – Peter Gillett, Chairperson

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Each report will be presented/summarized by the committee chairs, then will be discussed and acted upon by the Senate. PLEASE REVIEW THESE REPORTS BEFORE COMING TO THE MEETING.

Academic Standards, Regulations, and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) Response to Charge S-1602 on Policies on Excused Student Absences for Religious Observances [Presented for Information Only] – Robert Schwartz and Matt Winkler, ASRAC Co-Chairs

The ASRAC was charged as follows: At the request of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara Lee, consider Rutgers’ policies on excused student absences for religious observance, and make recommendations on how best to revise those policies in light of the increasing diversity of the Rutgers student body.

Academic Standards, Regulations, and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) Response to Charge S-1714 on Procedures for Adjudicating Academic Integrity Policy Infractions – Robert Schwartz and Matt Winkler, ASRAC Co-Chairs

The ASRAC was charged as follows: Review the current status of the educative and adjudication process and administrative organization and support of the Offices of Student Conduct regarding infractions of the University Academic Integrity Policy.  Identify areas of concern, and provide appropriate recommendations.  Including in deliberations input received on this issue form the Senate’s Student Affairs Committee (Charge S-1713).

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to Charge S-1604 on Process for Unit Mergers or Other Structural Changes – Jon Oliver, USGC Chair

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider and recommend a procedure, timeline, template, and process for merger or dissolution of, or making structural changes to, non-academic units that have a broad educational impact.  Refer to the Senate report and recommendations on Charge S-1403, Process for Unit Mergers or Other Structural Changes, when considering this charge.

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to Charge A-1710 on Policy on Centers and Institutes – Jon Oliver, USGC Chair

The USGC was charged as follows: Review the draft revised University Policy on Centers and Institutes (University Policy 10.1.5) and the accompanying guidelines for the preparation of proposals for the creation of centers and institutes, and for periodic CI progress reports.  Make appropriate recommendations.

Ad Hoc Committee on Sale of Alcohol in Stadiums Response to Charge S-1706 on Sale of Alcohol in Stadiums  – Robert Schwartz, Ad Hoc Committee Chair

The Ad Hoc Committee was charged as follows: Consider the rationale and RUSA resolution on the potential sale of alcohol at Rutgers stadiums.  Explore this issue, and make recommendations, as appropriate.

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.]

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

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT 
– Jon Oliver, Senate Vice Chair

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES


REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS

ADJOURNMENT

[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…”]

*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.

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
UNIVERSITY SENATE

MINUTES: Organizational Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: April 27, 2018

TIME AND PLACE: 10:00 a.m., Multipurpose Room, College Avenue Student Center, College Avenue Campus

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Acosta, Alizadeh, Ardeshna, Aubert, Awan, Barbarese, Bekdash, Bhuyan, Boikess, Bora, Borisovets, Brewster-Bauzyk, Bridgeman, Bugel, Carvajal, Chunn, Cummings, D’Anna, Dasari, DiLalo, Dowlin, Dreyer, Emmons, Esposito, Everett, Fagan, Fellenz, Field, Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, Gillett, Gould, Graber, Guo, Gursoy, Hartman, Heckscher, Honeycutt, Hunter, Hunter-Fratzola, Jarrin, Kabia, Kaminskas, C. Kane, E. Kane, Langer, LaPointe, Lee, Lema, B. Lewis, Lindboe, Little, LoGrippo, Lombardi, MacPherson, Maglione-Rico, Mahajan-Cusack, Mammis, Mancini, Marchetta, Markert, Masiello, Matto, McKeever, Menifield, Norville, O’Brassill-Kulfan, Oleske, Oliver, Owens, Pagan, Pappas, Pardlo, Parsa, Paskhover, A. Patel, B. Patel, M. Patel, S. Patel, Patton, Perez, Pichugin, Pinto-Figueroa, Ponzio, Porumbescu, Powell, Puhak, Rabinowitz, Rajan, Ravichandran, Raza, Rivera, Rosen, Rothpletz-Puglia, Sanchez, Sanders, Schwartz, Serrano, Sesti, Soto, Spiegel, Steinberg, Szatrowski, Takhistov, Tharney, Thompson, Thomson, Thuravil, Torres, Tracey, Trees, Tsakalakos, Van Stine, Vidal, Yang, Zhang

EXCUSED:  Barchi, Collins, Dane, Ebert, Goldfarb, Gonzalez, Gross, Han, Hanna, Jeorgensen, A. Johnson, Junboonta, Kelly, Kustka, Lutz,  Maloney, Marsci, Mena-Segovia, Miller, O’Connor, O’Neill, Parrish, Puar, Saltzman, Schneider, Shinbrot

ABSENT:  Alidou, Artun, Balaguru, Barone, Blanchett, Brunson, Bubb, Butterfield, Cahill, Cantor, Carty, Chen, Conway, Covington, Craig, DeFilippis, Denham-Barrett, Dutta, Eastman, Eaton, Eisenstein, Farmbry, Farris, Feldman, Filippelli, Gabriel, Ganesh, Ghesnai, Goodman, Gower, Greenberg, Haddon, Haltkis, Hatefi, Holzemer, Iannini, R. Johnson, Kettle, Kukor, Lei, J. Lewis, Lindenmeyer, Lugg, Mahon, Mansukhani, B. Murphy, K. Murphy, Pandey, C. Potter, J. Potter, Pradhan, Schiavo, Sen, Settimo, A. Shah, C. Shah, Shapses, Stauffer, Strom, Wilde, Williams

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY: Faculty: Of 107 total: 65 present (61%), 20 excused (18%), 22 absent (20%); Students: Of 32 total: 24 present (75%), 3 excused (9%), 5 absent (16%);    Administrators: Of 39 total: 3 present (8%), 2 excused (5%), 35 absent (90%); Staff: Of 19 total: 17 present (90%), 1 excused (5%), 1 absent (5%); Alumni: Of 6 total: 6 present (100%), 0 excused (0%), 0 absent (0%)
View Senate Attendance Record for this year

PRESIDING OFFICER: Peter Gillett, Chairperson

CALL TO ORDER AND DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM: Chairperson Gillett called the first meeting of the 2017-2018 Rutgers University Senate to order at 10:00 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room, College Avenue Student Center, College Avenue Campus,New Brunswick. He welcomed all attendees, and extended a special welcome to new Senators.

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

  • Agenda: The meeting’s agenda was approved by the Senate.
  • Committee Preferences:  Secretary Mickelsen directed the Senate to online resources to guide Senators’ choices of standing-committee membership preferences, including the committees’ standing chargespending charges, and a committee-preference form, and reminded everyone to send her their preferences.
  • Schedule of 2018-19 Senate and Executive Committee Meetings: Mickelsen asked the Senate to add to their calendars the dates of next year’s Senate meetings.

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR: Privilege of the floor was granted to Nominating Panel Chair Ann Gould, a member of the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Senates.
 
REPORT OF THE NOMINATING PANEL: Nominating Panel Chair Ann Gould presented the report of the Nominating Panel.
 
Senator Gould gave a brief overview of the nominating and election process, as well as the runoff procedure for at-large faculty Executive Committee member elections. Gould said that any candidates nominated from the floor must be certified on the Senate roster in order to be added to the ballot.
 
Gould announced candidates for all positions, calling for nominations from the floor in each category.
 
The nominations completed, including those made from the floor, the resultant slate of candidates was:
 
Chair (who serves ex officio as Representative to the Board of Governors): Peter Gillett, RBS:UNB (Faculty)
Vice Chair: Jon Oliver, Staff-New Brunswick (Staff)
Faculty Members of the Executive Committee, Camden: Babu Dasari, UC-Camden (Faculty)
Faculty Members of the Executive Committee, Newark: Natalie Borisovets, Libraries, Newark (Faculty)
Faculty Members of the Executive Committee, New Brunswick: Robert Boikess, At-Large NB (Faculty); William Field, SAS-NB (Faculty); Ann Gould, SEBS (Faculty)
Faculty Members of the Executive Committee, RBHS: Michael Kelly, RWJMS (Faculty); James Oleske, RBHS-CBI (Faculty)
Part-Time Lecturer/Annual Appointee Faculty Member of the Executive Committee: Karen Thompson, PTL-NB
Camden Student Member of the Executive Committee: Michael Van Stine, Graduate School – Camden (Student)
Newark Student Member of the Executive Committee: Victoria Carvajal, Law-N (Student)
New Brunswick Student Member of the Executive Committee: Julieline Serrano, SAS-NB (Student)
RBHS Student Member of the Executive Committee: [There was no nominee for this position. An election will be conducted at the September 2018 Senate meeting.]
Alumnus Member of the Executive Committee: Jennie Owens, Alumni Association; Houshang Parsa, Alumni Association
Staff Senator Member of the Executive Committee: Adrienne Esposito, Staff-New Brunswick; Tina Pappas, Staff-New Brunswick
Faculty Representative to the Board of Governors: Anil Ardeshna, RSDM (Faculty); Alexander Pichugin, At-Large NB (Faculty); Samuel Rabinowitz, SB-C (Faculty)
Student Representative to the Board of Governors: Muhammad Ibrahim Awan, Engineering (Student); Nicole Lema, SAS-NB (Student); Meet Patel, SAS-NB (Student)
Faculty Representatives to the Board of Trustees: Mary Jo Bugel, At-Large RBHS (Faculty); Boris Paskhover, NJMS (Faculty); Robert Schwartz, NJMS (Faculty); Menahem Spiegel, RBS-N/NB (Faculty)
Undergraduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees: Ilce Perez, SAS-NB (Student), Zefu Zhang, RBS:UNB (Student)
Graduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees: Nathan Honeycutt, SGS (Graduate Student)

Candidates who wished to do so were given time to make statements in support of their candidacy.

A runoff election was conducted for all full-time faculty members of the Executive Committee based on the above slate so that those nominees who did not prevail in the contested New Brunswick, Newark, and RBHS Faculty EC categories could be placed in the at-large category.
 
VOTING AND COLLECTION OF BALLOTS: Voting was done on paper ballots prepared by the executive secretary and distributed at sign-in only to voting members of the 2017-18 Senate. Enidyaj Turner, the Senate’s Work/Study Student, and Viktor Krapivin, 2017-18 SAS-NB Student Senator and graduating senior, collected and tabulated the ballots.
 
[Secretary’s Note: Election results were announced during the subsequent Senate regular meeting, and posted on the Senate website Monday, April 30, as follows:]

Chair: Peter Gillett, RBS:UNB (Faculty)
Vice Chair: Jon Oliver, Staff – New Brunswick (Staff)
Executive Committee Full-Time Faculty, Camden: Babu Dasari, UC-Camden (Faculty)
Executive Committee Full-Time Faculty, Newark: Natalie Borisovets, Libraries, Newark (Faculty)
Executive Committee Full-Time Faculty, New Brunswick: Ann Gould, SEBS (Faculty)
Executive Committee Full-Time Faculty, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences: James Oleske, RBHS-CBI (Faculty)
Executive Committee Full-Time Faculty, At-Large: William Field, SAS-NB (Faculty); Michael Kelly, RWJMS (Faculty)
Executive Committee Student, Camden: Michael Van Stine, Graduate School – Camden (Student)
Executive Committee Student, Newark: Victoria Carvajal, Law-N (Student)
Executive Committee Student, New Brunswick: Julieline Serrano, SAS-NB (Student)
Executive Committee Student, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences:
Executive Committee Alumnus: Jennie Owens, Alumni Association
Executive Committee Part-Time Lecturer/Adjunct Faculty: Karen Thompson, Part-Time Lecturer-New Brunswick (Faculty/PTL)
Executive Committee Staff Member: Tina Pappas, New Brunswick Staff (Staff)
Board of Governors Faculty Representative: Samuel Rabinowitz, School of Business-Camden (Faculty)
Board of Governors Student Representative: Nicole Lema, SAS-NB (Student)
Board of Trustees Faculty Representatives: Mary Jo Bugel, At-Large RBHS (Faculty); Robert Schwartz, NJMS (Faculty)
Board of Trustees Undergraduate Student Representative: Ilce Perez, SAS-NB (Student)
Board of Trustees Graduate Student Representative: Nathan Honeycutt, SGS (Graduate Student)

ADJOURNMENT: Chairperson Gillett adjourned the Organizational Meeting at 11:27 p.m.
 
Minutes Written and Submitted by:
Mary MickelsenExecutive Secretary of the University Senate

Present Senators

Jeykid Acosta Farid Alizadeh Anil Ardeshna Anne-Catherine Aubert Muhammad Ibrahim Awan Joseph Barbarese Rola Bekdash Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Irfan Bora Natalie Borisovets Erin Brewster-Bauzyk Mary Bridgeman Mary Jo Bugel Christine Chunn Suzanne D'Anna Babu Dasari Gregory DiLalo Kevin Dowlin William Dreyer Robert Emmons Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Julie Fagan Chazz Fellenz William Field Patricia Fitzgerald-Bocarsly Peter Gillett Ann Gould Judith Graber Grace Guo Kemal Gursoy JeanMarie Hartman Charles Heckscher Nathan Honeycutt Arlene Hunter Christine Hunter-Fratzola Olga Jarrín Montaner Fatmata Kabia Lauren Kaminskas Emily Kane Cecelia Kane Eleanor LaPointe Jerome Langer Barbara Lee Nicole Lema Brian Lewis Theresa Lindboe Dominique Little Maria LoGrippo Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Antonios Mammis Michael Mancini Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Regina Masiello Elizabeth Matto Kenneth McKeever Charles Menifield Mary Mickelsen William Norville Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan James Oleske Jon Oliver Jennie Owens Kevin Pagan Tina Pappas Gregory Pardlo Houshang Parsa Boris Paskhover Anish Patel Bhavin Patel Meet Patel Suja Patel Charles Patton Alexander Pichugin Nicholas Ponzio Gregory Porumbescu Kristen Powell Julie Rajan Mustafa Raza Robert Rosen Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia Karen Sanchez Joe Sanders Julie Serrano Federico Sesti Morgan Smith Martha Soto Menahem Spiegel Marc Steinberg Ted Szatrowski Paul Takhistov Nicholas Tharney Karen Thompson Barbara Thomson Neeharika Thuravil Jose Torres Debora Tracey Frances Trees Thomas Tsakalakos Michael Van Stine Erich Vidal Chung Yang Zefu "Jeffrey" Zhang

Excused Senators

Robert L. Barchi Theresa Collins Perry Dane Gary Ebert Sally Goldfarb Carlos Gonzalez Julianne Gross Zheng-Chao Han Jeffrey Hanna John Joergensen Antoinette Johnson Nattawan Junboonta Michael Kelly Adam Kustka Carol Lutz Krisellen Maloney Ivan Marsic Juan Mena-Segovia Kenneth Miller James O'Connor Karen O'Neill Kathleen Parrish Jasbir Puar Cynthia Saltzman Laura Schneider Troy Shinbrot

Absent Senators

Ousseina Alidou Tuna Artun Perumalsam Balaguru Joseph Barone Wanda Blanchett Rodney Brunson Daniel Bubb Michael Cahill Nancy Cantor Kenneth Carty Francine Conway Vicky Craig James Cummings James DeFilippis Misty Denham-Barrett Kathy Detloff Debasish Dutta Wayne Eastman Adrienne Eaton Robert Eisenstein Kyle Farmbry Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Anthony Filippelli Sherine Gabriel Jaishankar Ganesh Nasrin Ghesani Robert Goodman Michael Gower Michael Greenberg Phoebe Haddon Perry Halkitis Arash Hatefi William Holzemer Christopher Iannini Robert Johnson John Kettle Jerome Kukor Julie Langsam Lei Lei Jan Lewis Kriste Lindenmeyer Catherine Lugg Gwendolyn Mahon Rupal Mansukhani Brian Murphy Kyle Murphy Virendra Pandey Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Archana Pradhan Alicia Rivera Robert Schwartz Meheli Sen Natalie Settimo Chirag Shah Anush Shah Sue Shapses John Sheridan George Stauffer Brian Strom Tyler Wilde Willie Ray Williams

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