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Friday
Dec 7th
1:10 pm

December 7, 2018

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

Agenda Distributed On
Monday, November 30th

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE 
MEETING AGENDA


Friday, December 7, 2018, 
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 – Peter Gillett, Chair

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

  • Approval of Agenda* (including time limits)
  • Minutes of the November 16, 2018 Senate Meeting
  • Communications:
    • November 27, 2018 email from Senator Perry Dane to Chair Peter Gillett outlining his concern on how the University Senate views its role in shared governance
    • Chancellor Cantor’s Response to Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Barbara Lee’s request for follow-up on President Barchi’s responses to Senate reports.

RUTGERS BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (RBHS) CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Brian Strom, RBHS Chancellor

  • Chancellor’s Report
  • Questions and Answers

COMMITTEE REPORT

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to Charge S-1605: Size and Composition of the Senate, Reviewed – Jon Oliver, USGC Chair

The USGC has been charged as follows: As mandated in the December 2012 Senate Response to Charge S-1201, on Senate Size and Composition, reconsider the size and composition of the Senate. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by October 2018.

This report is being presented for information only. Debate and voting will take place at the January 25 Senate meeting.

RUTGERS IDENTITY REPORT – Kimberly Manning, Vice President for University Relations

Great Things to Know Handout

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

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…”]

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Jon Oliver

REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES


REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND 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 2018-19 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 25, 2019
February 15, 2019 (in 
Newark)
March 29, 2019
May 3, 2019
 (The May 3 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 2019.)

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
UNIVERSITY SENATE

MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: December 7, 2018

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Acosta; Ahmed; Alizadeh; Ardeshna; Atkins; Aubert; Balaguru; Barbarese; Bhuyan; Boikess; Bora; Borisovets; Brewster-Bauzyk; Bridgeman; Bugel; Butler; Chunn; Collins; Craig; J. Cummings; M. Cummings; Dasari; DeFabiis; Denham-Barrett; DiLalo; Dowlin; Emmons; Everett; Field; Ghesani; Giraud; Gonzalez; Gould; Graber; Gursoy; Han; Hartman; Heckscher; Hunter; Hunter-Fratzola; Jarrin; Johnson; Junboonta; Kabia; Kane; Kane; Kashalikar; Kelly; Kettle; Kurtas; Kustka; LaPointe; Lee; LoGrippo; Lutz; Maglione-Rico; Mahajan-Cusack; Mammis; Markert; Marsic; Masiello; McKeever; Mena-Segovia; Menifield; Miller; Murphy; Norris; Norville; O’Connor; Oleske; O’Neill; Pappas; Parrish; Parsa; B. Patel; M. Patel; S. Patel; Perez; Peyrek; Pinto-Figueroa; Piotrowski; Powell; Puhak; Rabinowitz; Ravichandran; Rivera; Rosen; Rothpeltz-Puglia; Saltzman; Sanchez; Serrano; Sesti; Shah; Shapiro; Shapses; Silver; Strom; Szatrowski; Tharney; Thompson; Thompson; Tracey; Trees; White; Yang; Zhang; Ziessler

EXCUSED: Abbasi; Avallone; Awan; Bekdash; Cole; Dane; D’Anna; Dreyer; Esposito; Fagan; Fellenz; Goldfarb; Goodman; Gross; Guo; Honeycutt; Joergensen; Kaminskas; Langsam; Lema; Lindboe; Little; Maloney; Mancini; Matto; Nickitas; Pandey; Puar; Raza; Shinbrot; Soto; Spiegel; Steinberg; Struble; Thuravil; Van Stine; Vidal; Wilde; Williams

ABSENT:Alexander-Floyd; Alidou; Alvarez; Artun; Barchi; Barone; Brunson; Butterfield; Cahill; Cantor; Carson; Carty; Chinn; Conway; Cotter; Covington; DeFilippis; Dettloff; Eastman; Eaton; Ebert; Eisenstein; Estriplet; Farmbry; Farris; Feldman; Filippelli; Ganesh; Gillett; Gower; Greenberg; Haddon; Halkitis; Hatefi; Holzemer; Iannini; Johnson; Kukor; Langer; Lei; Lewis; Lindenmeyer; Lombardi; Lopez; Lugg; Mahon; Mansukhani; March; Marchetta; Mazurek; Molloy; Murphy; O’Brassill-Kulfan; Oliver; Pagan; Pardlo; Paskhover; Patton; Pichugin; Ponzio; Porumbescu; C. Potter; J. Potter; Pradhan; Rajan; Raval; Schiavo; Schneider; Schwartz; Sen; Shah; Sheridan; Song; Stauffer; Takhistov; Tsakalakos; Young

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY:   Faculty: Of 115 total: 65 present (57%), 21 excused (18%), 29 absent (25%); Students: Of 42 total: 20 present (48%), 11 excused (26%), 11 absent (26%); Administrators: Of 40 total: 3 present (8%), 3 excused (8%), 34 absent (85%); Staff: Of 19 total: 15 present (79%), 2 excused (11%), 2 absent (11%); Alumni: Of 6 total: 3 present (50%), 2 excused (33%), 1 absent (17%)
View Senate Attendance Record for this year

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND CHARGES, AND CHAIR’S REPORT – Peter Gillett, Chair

Senate Chair Peter Gillett called the meeting to order at 1:12 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the College Avenue Student Center, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick. He welcomed all present to the meeting and highlighted reports by RBHS Chancellor Brian Strom, Senior Vice President for University Relations Kimberly Manning, and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara Lee, which were to happen later in the agenda. He also referred to Senator Perry Dane’s email, linked in the Report of the Secretary, noting the Executive Committee, at their November 30 meeting, decided to schedule a Committee of the Whole Discussion on the topic at the January 2019 Senate meeting.

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 November 16, 2018 Regular Senate Meeting were approved as distributed by the Executive Secretary.
  • Communications: The following communications were presented by the Executive Secretary:
    • November 27, 2018 email from Senator Perry Dane to Chair Peter Gillett outlining his concern on how the University Senate views its role in shared governance
    • Chancellor Cantor’s Response to Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Barbara Lee’s request for follow-up on President Barchi’s responses to Senate reports.

RUTGERS BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (RBHS) CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Brian Strom, RBHS Chancellor

RBHS Chancellor Brian Strom presented the RBHS Chancellor’s Report. Strom then responded to questions, or heard comments, on the report and related issues including:

  • community outreach in the form of clinics and the ability to better treat the uninsured;
  • job security within the clinical operations of RBHS, specifically related to CINJ;
  • concerns regarding the Pediatric Ward of UH being transferred to Newark Beth Israel;
  • RBHS Staff forming a Staff Council;
  • clinical education taking place run by St. Barnabas and what change, if any, will take place; and
  • the sustainability of UH.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to Charge S-1605: Size and Composition of the Senate, Reviewed – Jon Oliver, USGC Chair

The USGC has been charged as follows: As mandated in the December 2012 Senate Response to Charge S-1201, on Senate Size and Composition, reconsider the size and composition of the Senate. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by October 2018.

Chair Gillett noted that, in accordance with parliamentary procedure and established Senate practice regarding proposed changes to Senate bylaws, this item was docketed for introduction and discussion today, but would be voted on at the next Senate meeting. USGC Chair Jon Oliver presented and summarized the USGC’s Response to Charge S-1605 on Size and Composition of the Senate, Reviewed. Oliver then read the related resolutions, then answered questions which included the following:

  • the change in formula after reaching 10 senators;
  • lowering the quorum requirement vs. reducing the size of the Senate;
  • the logic behind returning the vote to deans;
  • combining undergraduate and graduate students in the smaller schools;
  • the creation of an attendance requirement;
  • differences between colleges and schools;
  • making a distinction between Legacy-Rutgers and RBHS Librarians;
  • the cap of 20 senators and what schools that affects; and
  • a request for the current distribution of senators and another with the proposed changes for the January meeting – in particular for SAS-NB.

RUTGERS IDENTITY REPORT – Kimberly Manning, Senior Vice President for University Relations

SVP Manning then presented the Rutgers Identity Report and answered questions, or heard comments, on the report and related issues including:

  • opportunities to share marketing resources;
  • usage of R-Comm for Rutgers-New Brunswick;
  • Rutgers seen as 1 University or 4 separate entities; and
  • choosing approved vendors who are dedicated to sustainability.

Motion to Extend the Meeting for 30 minutes was made my Senator Natalie Borisovets and subsequently approved by unanimous vote.

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

SVP Lee then presented an Administrative Report that included comments on:

Gillett summarized the format and time limits for Senior Vice President Lee’s administrative report. There were no questions or comments.

OLD BUSINESS: There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS: There was no new business.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Jon Oliver reported on the November 30, 2018 Senate Executive Committee meeting.

REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Senator Samuel Rabinowitz, Faculty Representative to the Board of Governors, reported on the November 6 Board of Governors meeting. Senator Robert Schwartz, Faculty Representative to The Board of Trustees, Mary Jo Bugel, Faculty Representative to The Board of Trustees, and Ilce Perez, Undergraduate Student to the Board of Trustees, reported on the November 6 Board of Trustees meeting.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: New Brunswick Student Senator Julie Serrano reported on recent plans and activities of New Brunswick student governing associations. New Brunswick Faculty Senator Robert Boikess reported on the November 30 New Brunswick Faculty Council meeting. There were no faculty or student representatives available to report from Camden, Newark or RBHS.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:53 p.m.

Present Senators

Jeykid Acosta Farid Alizadeh Anil Ardeshna Rahshida Atkins Anne-Catherine Aubert Perumalsam Balaguru Joseph Barbarese Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Irfan Bora Natalie Borisovets Erin Brewster-Bauzyk Mary Bridgeman Mary Jo Bugel Christine Chunn Theresa Collins Vicky Craig James Cummings Michael Cummings Babu Dasari William DeFabiis Misty Denham-Barrett Gregory DiLalo Kevin Dowlin Robert Emmons Brian Everett William Field Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Carlos Gonzalez Ann Gould Judith Graber Kemal Gursoy Zheng-Chao Han JeanMarie Hartman Charles Heckscher Arlene Hunter Christine Hunter-Fratzola Olga Jarrín Montaner Antoinette Johnson Nattawan Junboonta Fatmata Kabia Cecelia Kane Emily Kane Abhishek Kashalikar Michael Kelly John Kettle Courtland Kurtas Adam Kustka Eleanor LaPointe Barbara Lee Maria LoGrippo Carol Lutz Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Antonios Mammis Joseph Markert Ivan Marsic Regina Masiello Kenneth McKeever Juan Mena-Segovia Charles Menifield Mary Mickelsen Kenneth Miller Kyle Murphy Kaylah Norris William Norville James O'Connor Karen O'Neill James Oleske Jon Oliver Tina Pappas Kathleen Parrish Houshang Parsa Bhavin Patel Meet Patel Suja Patel Ilce Perez Matthew Peyrek Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Kristen Powell Robert Puhak Maya Ravichandran Alicia Rivera Robert Rosen Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia Cynthia Saltzman Karen Sanchez Robert Schwartz Julie Serrano Federico Sesti Chirag Shah Michael Shapiro Sue Shapses Deborah Silver Morgan Smith Brian Strom Ted Szatrowski Nicholas Tharney Karen Thompson Barbara Thomson Debora Tracey Frances Trees James White Chung Yang Zefu "Jeffrey" Zhang Paul Ziessler

Excused Senators

Hamid Abbasi Margaret Avallone Muhammad Ibrahim Awan Robert L. Barchi Rola Bekdash Ashley Cole Suzanne D'Anna Perry Dane William Dreyer Gary Ebert Adrienne Esposito Julie Fagan Chazz Fellenz Sally Goldfarb Robert Goodman Julianne Gross Grace Guo Nathan Honeycutt John Joergensen Lauren Kaminskas Julie Langsam Nicole Lema Theresa Lindboe Dominique Little Krisellen Maloney Michael Mancini Elizabeth Matto Donna Nickitas Virendra Pandey Alexander Pichugin Gregory Porumbescu Jasbir Puar Mustafa Raza Troy Shinbrot Martha Soto Menahem Spiegel Marc Steinberg Thomas Struble Neeharika Thuravil Thomas Tsakalakos Michael Van Stine Erich Vidal Tyler Wilde Willie Ray Williams

Absent Senators

Ousseina Alidou Tuna Artun Joseph Barone Rodney Brunson Daniel Bubb Michael Cahill Nancy Cantor Tyler Carson Kenneth Carty Clark Chinn Francine Conway James DeFilippis Kathy Detloff Wayne Eastman Adrienne Eaton Robert Eisenstein Marc Henry Estriplet Kyle Farmbry Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Anthony Filippelli Sherine Gabriel Jaishankar Ganesh Nasrin Ghesani Michael Gower Phoebe Haddon Perry Halkitis Jeffrey Hanna Arash Hatefi William Holzemer Christopher Iannini Robert Johnson Jerome Kukor Jerome Langer Lei Lei Kriste Lindenmeyer Catherine Lugg Gwendolyn Mahon Rupal Mansukhani Monica Mazurek Christopher Molloy Brian Murphy Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan Gregory Pardlo Boris Paskhover Charles Patton Nicholas Ponzio Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Archana Pradhan Julie Rajan Joe Sanders Laura Schneider Meheli Sen Anush Shah John Sheridan George Stauffer Paul Takhistov

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