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Friday
Jan 25th
1:10 pm

January 25, 2019

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

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Saturday, January 18th

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE 
MEETING AGENDA


Friday, January 25, 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 – Peter Gillett, Chair

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

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Robert Barchi, President of the University

  • Administrative Report
  • Questions and Answers

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE DISCUSSION – Jon Oliver, Vice Chair

The University Senate’s approach to Shared Governance at Rutgers.

http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/v1ch13s7.html

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.

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.

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.]

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: January 25, 2019

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Acosta, Ahmed, AlexanderFloyd, Alizadeh, Ardeshna, Aubert, Avallone, Awan, Balaguru, Barbarese, Barchi, Bhuyan, Boikess, Bora, Borisovets, BrewsterBauzyk, Bridgeman, Chunn, Cotter, Cummings, Cummings, Dasari, DeFabiis, DeFilippis, DiLalo, Dowlin, Dreyer, Ebert, Esposito, Fellenz, Field, Filippelli, Gillett, Giraud, Gould, Gower, Graber, Gursoy, Han, Hartman, Honeycutt, Hunter, Jarrin, Joergensen, Johnson, Junboonta, Kabia, Kaminskas, Kane, Kane, Kashalikar, Kettle, Kustka, Langer, LaPointe, Lema, Lewis, Lindboe, LoGrippo, Maglione-Rico, Mahajan-Cusack, Mammis, Marchetta, Markert, Marsic, Matto, McKeever, Murphy, Murphy, Nickitas, Norris, Norville, O’Brassill-Kulfan, O’Connor, Oleske, Oliver, Pandey, Pappas, Parrish, Parsa, M. Patel, S. Patel, Perez, Peyrek, Pichugin, Pinto-Figueroa, Porumbescu, Pradhan, Puar, Rabinowitz, Ravichandran, Raza, Rivera, Rothpletz-Puglia, Sanchez, Schwartz, Sen, Serrano, Sesti, Shah, Shapses, Shinbrot, Silver, Soto, Spiegel, Steinberg, Stopyra, Szatrowski, Tharney, Thompson, Thompson, Thuravil, Tracey, Trees, Tsakalakos, Van Stine, Vidal, Wilde, Yang, Zhang, Ziessler

EXCUSED: Abbasi, Atkins, Brunson, Bugel, Cole, D’Anna, Dane, Denham-Barrett, Emmons, Everett, Fagan, Goldfarb, Gonzalez, Goodman, Gross, Guo, Heckscher, Hunter-Fratzola, Kaye, Kelly, Kurtas, Langsam, Lee, Maloney, Mancini, Menifield, Miller, Paskhover, B. Patel, Powell, Puhak, Rosen, Saltzman, Shah, Song, Takhistov

ABSENT: Alidou, Alvarez, Artun, Barone, Bekdash, Butler, Butterfield, Cahill, Cantor, Carson, Carty, Chinn, Collins, Conway, Covington, Craig, Dettloff, Eastman, Eaton, Eisenstein, Estriplet, Farmbry, Farris, Feldman, Ganesh, Ghesani, Greenberg, Haddon, Halkitis, Hatefi, Holzemer, Iannini, Johnson, Kukor, Lei, Lindenmeyer, Little, Lombardi, Lopez, Lugg, Lutz, Mahon, Mansukhani, March, Masiello, Mazurek, MenaSegovia, Molloy, O’Neill, Pagan, Pardlo, Patton, Piotrowski, Ponzio, Potter, Potter, Rajan, Raval, Schiavo, Schneider, Shapiro, Sheridan, Stauffer, Strom, Struble, White, Williams

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY:   Faculty: Of 116 total: 68 present (59%), 21 excused (18%), 27 absent (23%); Students: Of 42 total: 25 present (60%), 8 excused (19%), 9 absent (21%); Administrators: Of 40 total: 5 present (13%), 5 excused (13%), 30 absent (75%); Staff: Of 19 total: 16 present (84%), 2 excused (11%),  1 absent (5%); Alumni: Of 6 total: 5 present (83%), 0 excused (0%), 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 1:10 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the College Avenue Student Center, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick. He welcomed all to the first meeting of 2019 and highlighted the Administrative Report by President Barchi and then explained the process for the Committee of the Whole Discussion on the University Senate’s Approach to Shared Governance at Rutgers, which were to happen later in the agenda.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Robert L. Barchi, President of the University

President Barchi presented an Administrative Report that included comments on:

  • Welcoming everyone back after an enjoyable break;
  • His announcement regarding Assistance for Furloughed Federal Employees;
  • Chancellor Strom’s announcement on Deferment of Rutgers Health Payments for Furloughed Federal Employees;
  • Proposed changes to Title IX;
  • Leadership Changes:
    • Kimberly Mutcherson, Co-Dean of the Law School-Camden ;
    • Howard Marchitello, Dean of FASC and GS-C;
    • Robert Johnson, Acting Dean of RWJMS while continuing as Dean of NJMS;
    • Marty Blaser, Director for Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine
  • Infosilem Course Scheduling System full implementation in April to begin the following spring;
  • the University Budget, highlighting 2020 will be the toughest budget yer to date and calling upon administrators and faculty to think seriously about how their individual budgets are put together and to take on any entrepenerutial activity possible;
    • Michael Gower was successful in negotiating a 56% Facilities and Administrative Rate with the Federal Government;
    • Fringe benefit rate has been announced at 49.09% for AY19 and will be retroactive
  • Contract Negotiations – 40 unions with signed contracts and all non-alligned staff received a 3% increase retractive to July 2018;
  • his disagreement with the accusations by the unions in the BOG open session this past month, that he does not spend any money and/or energy on diversity
    • $21.81M has been committee to diversity hires, but does not do the hiring of faculty – faculty hire faculty
    • expressing a high degree of support of hiring a diverse faculty and supporting their success.

Gillett summarized the format and time limits for President Barchi’s question and answer period. The President then responded to such topics as:

  • grant administration processing issues;
  • moving forward the contract negotiation that are still open;
  • diversity training programs
  • the increase of undergraduate students inporportionate to the decrease of tenured faculty and teaching assistants;
  • increase in salary for PTLs.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE DISCUSSION – Jon Oliver, Senate Vice Chair

The University Senate’s Approach to Shared Governance at Rutgers

William Field, SAS-NB Faculty Senator, moved that the Senate enter committee of the whole. Gillett explained the procedure for committee-of-the-whole discussions. Field’s motion was then seconded, and carried. Gillett appointed Jon Oliver as acting chair, and went to the Senate floor to participate in the discussion. There was considerable discussion on the issue, after which Gillett moved that the Senate rise from committee of the whole. His motion was adopted, and he resumed the chair

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.

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:

  • suggestion surrounding not reducing the size of the senate but creating a more robust orientation program for new senators to increase participation;
  • background on the entitlement formula creation;
  • reduction in quorum instead of reduction in senate size;
  • SAS-NB being the largest school, there is a possiblity of the smaller schools not getting an appropriate say;
  • concerns surrounding the lack of senator participation;
  • not losing sight of the other resoltuions in the report while focusing on the reduction in size; and
  • concern students are disporportionately effected due to their 1-year term limits.

After much discussion, for and against, the resolution was then voted on and failed.

At 3:40 Michael Van Stine called a point of order regarding the time limit for the meeting. Gillett then responded with a motion to extend the meeting for 1 hour to complete Senate business. The motion failed. All remaining business will be conducted at the February 15 meeting being held in Newark.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 3:44 p.m.

Present Senators

Jeykid Acosta Nikol Alexander-Floyd Farid Alizadeh Anil Ardeshna Anne-Catherine Aubert Margaret Avallone Muhammad Ibrahim Awan Perumalsam Balaguru Joseph Barbarese Robert L. Barchi Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Natalie Borisovets Erin Brewster-Bauzyk Mary Bridgeman Christine Chunn Martha Cotter James Cummings Michael Cummings Babu Dasari William DeFabiis James DeFilippis Gregory DiLalo Kevin Dowlin William Dreyer Gary Ebert Adrienne Esposito Chazz Fellenz William Field Anthony Filippelli Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Ann Gould Michael Gower Judith Graber Kemal Gursoy Zheng-Chao Han JeanMarie Hartman Nathan Honeycutt Arlene Hunter Olga Jarrín Montaner John Joergensen Antoinette Johnson Nattawan Junboonta Fatmata Kabia Lauren Kaminskas Cecelia Kane Emily Kane Abhishek Kashalikar John Kettle Adam Kustka Eleanor LaPointe Jerome Langer Nicole Lema Brian Lewis Theresa Lindboe Maria LoGrippo Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Antonios Mammis Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Ivan Marsic Elizabeth Matto Kenneth McKeever Mary Mickelsen Kyle Murphy Brian Murphy Donna Nickitas Kaylah Norris William Norville Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan James O'Connor James Oleske Jon Oliver Virendra Pandey Tina Pappas Kathleen Parrish Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Meet Patel Ilce Perez Matthew Peyrek Alexander Pichugin Gregory Porumbescu Archana Pradhan Jasbir Puar Sam Rabinowitz Maya Ravichandran Mustafa Raza Alicia Rivera Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia Karen Sanchez Robert Schwartz Meheli Sen Julie Serrano Federico Sesti Chirag Shah Sue Shapses Troy Shinbrot Deborah Silver Morgan Smith Martha Soto Menahem Spiegel Marc Steinberg Chase Stoprya Ted Szatrowski Nicholas Tharney Karen Thompson Barbara Thomson Neeharika Thuravil Debora Tracey Frances Trees Thomas Tsakalakos Michael Van Stine Erich Vidal Tyler Wilde Chung Yang Zefu "Jeffrey" Zhang Paul Ziessler

Excused Senators

Hamid Abbasi Rahshida Atkins Rodney Brunson Mary Jo Bugel Ashley Cole Suzanne D'Anna Perry Dane Misty Denham-Barrett Robert Emmons Brian Everett Julie Fagan Sally Goldfarb Carlos Gonzalez Robert Goodman Julianne Gross Grace Guo Charles Heckscher Christine Hunter-Fratzola Rachel Kaye Michael Kelly Courtland Kurtas Julie Langsam Barbara Lee Krisellen Maloney Michael Mancini Charles Menifield Kenneth Miller Boris Paskhover Bhavin Patel Kristen Powell Robert Puhak Robert Rosen Cynthia Saltzman Anush Shah Weijie Song Paul Takhistov

Absent Senators

Ousseina Alidou Tuna Artun Joseph Barone Rola Bekdash Irfan Bora Daniel Bubb Michael Cahill Nancy Cantor Tyler Carson Kenneth Carty Clark Chinn Theresa Collins Francine Conway Vicky Craig Kathy Detloff Wayne Eastman Adrienne Eaton Robert Eisenstein Marc Henry Estriplet Kyle Farmbry Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Jaishankar Ganesh Phoebe Haddon Perry Halkitis Jeffrey Hanna Arash Hatefi William Holzemer Christopher Iannini Robert Johnson Jerome Kukor Lei Lei Kriste Lindenmeyer Dominique Little Catherine Lugg Gwendolyn Mahon Rupal Mansukhani Regina Masiello Monica Mazurek Juan Mena-Segovia Christopher Molloy Gregory Pardlo Charles Patton Nicholas Ponzio Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Julie Rajan Joe Sanders Laura Schneider John Sheridan George Stauffer Brian Strom Thomas Struble James White Willie Ray Williams

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