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Friday
Feb 15th
1:10 pm

February 15, 2019 – Newark Campus Report

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

Agenda Distributed On
Saturday, February 8th

 

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE 
MEETING AGENDA


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

Essex Room 231-232, PAUL ROBESON CAMPUS CENTER, NEWARK CAMPUS

Click here to view Newark Campus Map and Travel Directions

TRANSPORTATION AND MEETING TIMETABLE:

9:00 a.m. – New Brunswick and Camden Senators board charter bus for Newark at 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 the Senate office (email man145@senate.rutgers.edu or call 848.932.7642) no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13 to be placed on a one-day, do-not-ticket list. Senators who are driving may park in Deck 3, located at 180 Washington Street – all valid Faculty/Staff parking permits will be honored.  Senators that do not have a valid Faculty/Staff parking permit (including Newark and New Brunswick Students) and plan to park in Deck 3, should contact Morgan Nemes at the Senate office for futher instructions on registering for a 1-day parking permit no later than Wednesday, February 13 (email man145@senate.rutgers.edu or call 848.932.7642).
9:15 a.m. sharp – Bus departs from Cook Campus.
10:00 a.m. (approximately) – Bus arrives in Newark.
10:00 a.m. (or when the bus arrives from New Brunswick) to 11:45 a.m. – Standing Committee Meeting Schedule
12noon to 12:50 p.m.  – Caucus Meetings:  Faculty Caucus: Bergen Room 255/6/7, Student Caucus: Monmouth Room 237, Staff Caucus: Passaic Room 226, Alumni Caucus: Middlesex Room 224
[Lunch will be provided in Essex 233 starting at 11:45 p.m. Please collect your lunch and take it to your caucus. Do not caucus in the lunch location.]
1:10 p.m. – Call To Order in Essex Room 231, Paul Robeson Campus Center.
Post-Adjournment – Board charter bus for return trip.
15 Minutes Post-Adjournment – Bus departs Newark Campus promptly 15 minutes following Adjournment.

A G E N D A

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

OLD BUSINESS

[Note: Substantive amendments to these reports should be given to the Senate Executive Secretary in writing prior to or at the time the amendment is moved.]

Budget and Finance Committee (BFC) Response to Charge S-1801: How OIT and Offices Solicit and Integrate Feedback – Menahem Speigel, BFC Chair

The BFC has been charged as follows: Investigate and make recommendations on how OIT and other offices solicit and integrate feedback from all constituencies at Rutgers to ensure the optimal purchase and use of information systems. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by December 2018.

Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee (ICAC) Response to Charge S-1803: A Policy Relating to Student Posting of Faculty-Owned Documents – Natalie Borisovets, ICAC Chair

The ICAC has been charged as follows: Investigate and make recommendation on University Policies relating to students’ posting of syllabi, slides, tests, examinations, and other professor-created documents to sites such as Course Hero. Consider similar issues related to student-created documents. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by February 2019.

Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee (ICAC) Response to Charge S-1802: Online and Hybrid Course Support– Natalie Borisovets, ICAC Chair

The ICAC has been charged as follows: Investigate and consider how online and hybrid courses are supported at Rutgers. How are courses created and delivered and how are faculty supported? Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by November 2018.

Academic Standards, Regulations, and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) Response to Charge S-1808: Code of Student Conduct Policy Review – Regina Masiello and Robert Schwartz, ASRAC Co-Chairs

The ASRAC has been charged as follows: Review the new University Policy 10.2.11 on Code of Student Conduct, identify any concerns, and if appropriate, recommend further changes or other courses of action. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by December 2018.

This report is being presented for information only.

NEWARK CHANCELLOR’S REPORT –  Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor

The Newark Chancellor’s Report will commence at 2:30 p.m. which will consist of a 30 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Jon Oliver, Senate and Executive Committee Vice Chair

REPORTS OF THE 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.]

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: February 15, 2019

TIME AND PLACE: 1:10 p.m., Essex Room 231-232, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Newark Campus

MEMBERS PRESENT:   Abbasi, Acosta, Alizadeh, Aubert, Avallone, Awan, Bekdash, Bhuyan, Boikess, Borisovets, Brewster-Bauzyk, Cantor, Cotter, Dasari, DiLalo, Dowlin, Dreyer, Ebert, Esposito, Everett, Fellenz, Field, Gillett, Giraud, Gonzalez, Gould, Gower, Han, Heckscher, Hunter, Hunter-Fratzola, Jarrin, Joergensen, Johnson, Junboonta, Kabia, Kane, Kashalikar, Kettle, Kurtas, Kustka, LaPointe, Lee, Lema, Lewis, Lindboe, Little, LoGrippo, Lutz, Maglione-Rico, Mahajan-Cusack, Maloney, Mammis, Mancini, Markert, Matto, McKeever, Mena-Segovia, Menifield, Murphy, O’Connor, Oleske, Oliver, Pandey, Pappas, Parrish, Parsa, Paskhover, M. Patel, S. Patel, Perez, Peyrek, Pinto-Figueroa, Powell, Puhak, Rabinowitz, Ravichandran, Raza, Sanchez, Schwartz, Serrano, Sesti, Spiegel, Szatrowski, Tharney, Thompson, Thompson, Thuravil, Tracey, Trees, Tsakalakos, Van Stine, Zhang

EXCUSED: Ardeshna, Atkins, Bora, Bridgeman, Bugel, Cole, Cummings, Dane, D’Anna, Goldfarb, Goodman, Graber, Gross, Guo, Gursoy, Hartman, Hatefi, Honeycutt, Kane, Langsam, Mansukhani, Mazurek, Miller, Nickitas, O’Brassill-Kulfan, O’Neill, Porumbescu, Pradhan, Rivera, Rosen, Rothpletz-Puglia, Saltzman, Shah, Shapses, Song, Stopyra, Vidal, Wilde

ABSENT:   Ahmed, Alexander-Floyd, Alidou, Alvarez, Artun, Balaguru, Barbarese, Barchi, Barone, Brunson, Butler, Butterfield, Cahill, Carson, Carty, Chinn, Chunn, Collins, Conway, Covington, Craig, Cummings, DeFabiis, DeFilippis, Denham-Barrett, Dettloff, Eastman, Eaton, Eisenstein, Emmons, Estriplet, Fagan, Farmbry, Farris, Feldman, Filippelli, Ganesh, Ghesani, Greenberg, Haddon, Halkitis, Holzemer, Iannini, Johnson, Kaminskas, Kaye, Kelly, Kukor, Langer, Lei, Lindenmeyer, Lombardi, Lopez, Lugg, Mahon, March, Marchetta, Marsic, Masiello, Molloy, Murphy, Norris, Norville, Pagan, Pardlo, B. Patel, Patton, Pichugin, Piotrowski, Ponzio, Potter, Potter, Puar, Rajan, Raval, Schiavo, Schneider, Sen, Shah, Shapiro, Sheridan, Shinbrot, Silver, Soto, Stauffer, Steinberg, Strom, Struble, Takhistov, White, Williams, Yang, Ziessler

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY : Faculty: Of 116 total: 48 present (41%), 26 excused (22%), 42 absent (36%); Students: Of 42 total: 22 present (52%), 6 excused (14%), 14 absent (3%); Administrators: Of 40 total: 5 present (13%), 3 excused (8%), 32 absent (80%); Staff: Of 19 total: 14 present (73%), 2 excused (11%),  3 absent (16%); Alumni: Of 6 total: 2 present (33%), 1 excused (17%), 3 absent (50%)
View Senate Attendance Record for this academic year

PRESIDING OFFICER: Peter Gillett, Chair

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

Senate Chairperson Peter Gillett called the meeting to order on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:10 p.m. in the Essex Room of the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Newark Campus. He welcomed all attendees to the meeting, and thanked Chancellor Cantor and her staff for lunch, and for hosting the meeting. He mentioned his disappointment with the January 25 Senate meeting, first referring to the hard work USGC put into S-1605 and its subsequent failure to pass on the floor despite the fact the charge came from a report previously passed by the Senate. He then noted, although it was ultimately his approval of the President’s request to speak earlier in the agenda than is the Senate’s practice that may have led to the request for a time extension of 1 hour that was ultimately unsuccessful and then left four committee reports to be handled as Old Business today, it was a discouraging result considering during the Committee of the Whole discussion may Senators advocated for the Senate to take on more responsibility in shared governance. He expressed an opinion that not approving an extension to handle the remaining Senate business was not the way to send that message. He reminded Senators that were taking the bus back to New Brunswick, it will leave 15 minutes post-adjournment.

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the University Senate

  • Agenda: The meeting’s agenda, including time limits, was approved by the Senate.
  • Minutes: The Minutes of the January 25, 2019 Regular Senate Meeting were approved as distributed by the Executive Secretary.
  • Communications

OLD BUSINESS
Budget and Finance Committee Report on S-1801: How OIT and Other Offices Solicit and Integrate Feedback – Menahem Speigel, BFC Chair

The BFC has been charged as follows: Investigate and make recommendations on how OIT and other offices solicit and integrate feedback from all constituencies at Rutgers to ensure the optimal purchase and use of information systems. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by December 2018.

BFC Chair Menahem Spiegel and BFC Member Charles Heckscher presented and summarized the BFC’s Response to Charge S-1801 on How OIT and Other Offices Solicit and Integrate Feedback. Speigel then read the related resolutions, then answered questions which included the following:

  • what authority the User Council would have, if any; and
  • concerns regarding the responsibility being placed solely on OIT and a fundamental misunderstanding how IT decisions are made.

Senator Natalie Borisovets proposed an amendment to remove Michele Norin’s name from Resolution #6 and the amendment passed. After the discussion, for and against, the resolution was then voted on and passed with 1 vote against. [Note: The above link goes to the report and resolution as adopted.]

Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee Report on S-1803: A Policy Relating to Student Posting of Faculty-Owned Documents – Natalie Borisovets, ICAC Chair

The ICAC has been charged as follows: Investigate and make recommendation on University Policies relating to students’ posting of syllabi, slides, tests, examinations, and other professor-created documents to sites such as Course Hero. Consider similar issues related to student-created documents. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by February 2019.

ICAC Chair Natalie Borisovets presented and summarized the ICAC’s Response to Charge S-1803 on A Policy Relating to Student Posting of Faculty-Owned Documents. Borisovets then read the related resolutions, then answered questions which included the following:

  • the inclusion of lecture notes; and
  • other platforms included, such as Quizlet.

Senator Maya Ravichandran proposed an amendment to Recommendation #1, adding the following sentence: “Furthermore, instructors who would consider posting lecture notes for other notes created by students as a copyright infringement or facilitation of dishonesty should be encouraged to inform their students of this, as criminal activity and facilitation of dishonesty violate the University Academic Integrity Policy.” Senator Zhang proposed an amendment to the amendment requesting to strike out ” as criminal activity and facilitation of dishonesty violate the University Academic Integrity Policy.” The amendment to the amendment passed and the original amendment passed, as amended. After the discussion, of the report as amended the resolution was then voted on and passed with 1 vote against. [Note: The above link goes to the report and resolution as adopted.]

Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee Report on S-1802: Online and Hybrid Course Support – Natalie Borisovets, ICAC Chair

The ICAC has been charged as follows: Investigate and consider how online and hybrid courses are supported at Rutgers. How are courses created and delivered and how are faculty supported? Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by November 2018.

ICAC Chair Natalie Borisovets presented and summarized the ICAC’s Response to Charge S-1802 on Online and Hybrid Course Support. The report and resolutions passed unanimously without debate.

Academic Standards, Regulations, and Admissions Committee Report on S-1808: Code of Student Conduct Policy Review – Robert Schwartz, ASRAC Co-Chair

The ASRAC has been charged as follows: Review the new University Policy 10.2.11 on Code of Student Conduct, identify any concerns, and if appropriate, recommend further changes or other courses of action. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by December 2018.

ASRAC Chair Robert Schwartz presented and summarized the ASRAC’s Response to Charge S-1808 on Code of Student Conduct Policy Review. This report was presented for information only.

NEWARK CHANCELLOR’S REPORT–  Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor

Rutgers Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor presented her chancellor’s report. Cantor then responded to questions, or heard comments, on the above topics, as well as:

  • the common good of the University professoriate;
  • creating affordable pathways to education and supporting that with scholarship dollars;
  • commuter student needs/issues;
  • creating jobs held by Newark residents;
  • food pantry initiatives partnership with Bon Jovi; and
  • RU-Newark graduation rates.

[Chancellor Cantor left the meeting after delivering her report and responding to questions.]

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Jon Oliver reported on the February 1, 2019 meeting and activities of the Senate Executive Committee. 

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Senator Samuel Rabinowitz, Faculty Representative to the Board of Governors, reported there was not a Board of Governors meeting since the last Senate meeting. Senator Robert Schwartz, Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, reported on the February 12, 2019 meeting of the Board of Trustees.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Senator Michael Van Stine, Camden Student Member of the Senate Executive Committee, reported on the Camden Student Governing Association initatives. Senator Sanjib Bhuyan, New Brunswick Faculty Council Chair, reported on that group’s recent activities and plans to include a drive to get all Faculty Councils into the University Policy Library. Senator Julie Serrano, New Brunswick Student Member of the Senate Executive Committee, reported on New Brunswick student governing association activities. Senator Carol Lutz, RBHS Faculty Council Representative reported on that group’s plans and their concerns regarding the potential merger between NJMS and RWJMS.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:28 p.m.

Minutes Written and Submitted by,
Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the University

Present Senators

Hamid Abbasi Jeykid Acosta Farid Alizadeh Anne-Catherine Aubert Margaret Avallone Muhammad Ibrahim Awan Rola Bekdash Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Natalie Borisovets Erin Brewster-Bauzyk Nancy Cantor Martha Cotter Babu Dasari Gregory DiLalo Kevin Dowlin William Dreyer Gary Ebert Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Chazz Fellenz William Field Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Carlos Gonzalez Ann Gould Michael Gower Zheng-Chao Han Charles Heckscher Arlene Hunter Christine Hunter-Fratzola Olga Jarrín Montaner John Joergensen Antoinette Johnson Nattawan Junboonta Fatmata Kabia Emily Kane Abhishek Kashalikar John Kettle Courtland Kurtas Adam Kustka Eleanor LaPointe Barbara Lee Nicole Lema Brian Lewis Theresa Lindboe Dominique Little Maria LoGrippo Carol Lutz Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Krisellen Maloney Antonios Mammis Michael Mancini Joseph Markert Elizabeth Matto Kenneth McKeever Juan Mena-Segovia Charles Menifield Mary Mickelsen Brian Murphy James O'Connor James Oleske Jon Oliver Virendra Pandey Tina Pappas Kathleen Parrish Houshang Parsa Boris Paskhover Meet Patel Suja Patel Ilce Perez Matthew Peyrek Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Kristen Powell Robert Puhak Sam Rabinowitz Maya Ravichandran Mustafa Raza Karen Sanchez Robert Schwartz Julie Serrano Federico Sesti Morgan Smith Menahem Spiegel Ted Szatrowski Karen Thompson Barbara Thomson Neeharika Thuravil Debora Tracey Frances Trees Thomas Tsakalakos Michael Van Stine Zefu "Jeffrey" Zhang

Excused Senators

Anil Ardeshna Rahshida Atkins Robert L. Barchi Irfan Bora Mary Bridgeman Mary Jo Bugel Ashley Cole James Cummings Suzanne D'Anna Perry Dane Sally Goldfarb Robert Goodman Judith Graber Julianne Gross Grace Guo Kemal Gursoy JeanMarie Hartman Arash Hatefi Nathan Honeycutt Cecelia Kane Julie Langsam Rupal Mansukhani Monica Mazurek Kenneth Miller Donna Nickitas Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan Karen O'Neill Gregory Porumbescu Archana Pradhan Alicia Rivera Robert Rosen Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia Cynthia Saltzman Anush Shah Sue Shapses Weijie Song Chase Stoprya Erich Vidal Tyler Wilde

Absent Senators

Ousseina Alidou Tuna Artun Perumalsam Balaguru Joseph Barbarese Joseph Barone Rodney Brunson Daniel Bubb Michael Cahill Tyler Carson Kenneth Carty Clark Chinn Christine Chunn Theresa Collins Francine Conway Vicky Craig Michael Cummings William DeFabiis James DeFilippis Misty Denham-Barrett Kathy Detloff Wayne Eastman Adrienne Eaton Robert Eisenstein Robert Emmons Marc Henry Estriplet Kyle Farmbry Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Anthony Filippelli Jaishankar Ganesh Phoebe Haddon Perry Halkitis Jeffrey Hanna William Holzemer Christopher Iannini Robert Johnson Lauren Kaminskas Rachel Kaye Michael Kelly Jerome Kukor Jerome Langer Lei Lei Kriste Lindenmeyer Catherine Lugg Gwendolyn Mahon Regina Masiello Christopher Molloy Kyle Murphy Kaylah Norris William Norville Gregory Pardlo Bhavin Patel Charles Patton Alexander Pichugin Nicholas Ponzio Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Jasbir Puar Julie Rajan Joe Sanders Laura Schneider Meheli Sen Chirag Shah John Sheridan Martha Soto George Stauffer Marc Steinberg Brian Strom Thomas Struble Paul Takhistov James White Willie Ray Williams Chung Yang Paul Ziessler

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