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Friday
Mar 29th
1:10 pm

March 29, 2019

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

Agenda Distributed On
Sunday, March 22nd

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE 
MEETING AGENDA


Friday, March 29, 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

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Response to Charge S-1701 on Reconciling RBHS Procedures for Review of Deans and Programs with Other Existing Procedures – Joseph Markert and Faird Alizadeh, FPAC Co-Chairs

The FPAC has been charged as follows: Consider and make recommendations as to how procedures for review of deans and programs at RBHS might best be reconciled with exisiting procedures in other parts of Rutgers.

Budget and Finance Committee (BFC) Annual Report on the Rutgers University Budget – Menahem Speigel, BFC Chair

Student Affairs Committee (SAC) Response to Charge S-1804 on How Student Senators are Elected – Elizabeth Matto and Julie Serrano, S AC Co-Chairs

The SAC has been charged as follows: Evaluate and make recommendations on how Student Senators are elected. Consider if there should be a requirement for direct election of senators.

NEW BRUNSWICK CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Christopher Molloy, New Brunswick Chancellor

  • Chancellor’s Report
  • Questions and Answers

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

  • 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…”]

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.]

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: March 29, 2019

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Acosta, Alexander-Floyd, Alizadeh, Ardeshna, Atkins, Aubert, Avallone, Awan, Barbarese, Bekdash, Bhuyan, Boikess, Bora, Borisovets, Chunn, D’Anna, Dane, Dasari, DeFilippis, DiLalo, Dreyer, Ebert, Esposito, Everett, Farris, Field, Gillett, Giraud, Gonzalez, Gould, Gower, Gursoy, Han, Hartman, Heckscher, Hunter-Fratzola, Jarrin, Joergensen, Johnson, Junboonta, Kabia, E. Kane, Kaye, Kelly, Kettle, Kurtas, Kustka, Langer, LaPointe, Lee, Lema, Lindboe, LoGrippo, Lutz, Mahajan-Cusack, Maloney, Mammis, Mancini, Mansukhani, Marchetta, Markert, Masiello, Matto, Mazurek, Mena-Segovia, Molloy, Norris, Norville, Oleske, Oliver, Pandey, Parrish, Parsa, Paskhover, S. Patel, Perez, Peyrek, Pichugin, Powell, Puhak, Rabinowitz, Raza, Rivera, Rosen, Rothpletz-Puglia, Saltzman, Sanchez, Schwartz, Sen, Serrano, Sesti, C. Shah, Shapses, Shinbrot, Soto, Spiegel, Steinberg, Stopyra, Struble, Szatrowski, Takhistov, Tharney, B. Thompson, K. Thompson, Thuravil, Tracey, Trees, Tsakalakos, Van Stine, Vidal, Walkup, Wilde, Zamora-Porras

EXCUSED: Abbasi, Barchi, Brewster-Bauzyk, Bridgeman, Bugel, Cole, J. Cummings, Fellenz, Goldfarb, Goodman, Graber, Gross, Guo, Honeycutt, Hunter, C. Kane, Kashalikar, Lewis, Maglione-Rico, McKeever, O’Brassill-Kulfan, O’Neill, Pappas, Pardlo, B. Patel, Pinto-Figueroa, Porumbescu, Pradhan, Puar, Ravichandran, Silver, Song, Zhang

ABSENT: Alidou, Artun, Balaguru, Barone, Brunson, Cahill, Cantor, Carson, Carty, Castaneda, Chinn, Collins, Conway, Cotter, Covington, Craig, M. Cummings, DeFabiis, Denham-Barrett, Dettloff, Dowlin, Eastman, Eaton, Eisenstein, Emmons, Estriplet, Fagan, Farmbry, Feldman, Filippelli, Ganesh, Greenberg, Haddon, Halkitis, Hatefi, Holzemer, Iannini, Johnson, Kaminskas, Kukor, Langsam, Lei, Little, Lopez, Lugg, Mahon, March, Marchitello, Marsic, Menifield, Miller, B. Murphy, K. Murphy, Nickitas, O’Connor, Patel, Patton, Ponzio, C. Potter, J. Potter, Rajan, Raval, Schiavo, Schneider, A. Shah, Shapiro, Sheridan, Stauffer, Strom, White, Williams, Yang, Ziessler

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY:   Faculty: Of 115 total: 71 present (62%), 16 excused (14%), 28 absent (24%); Students: Of 42 total: 21 present (50%), 8 excused (19%), 12 absent (29%); Administrators: Of 38 total: 5 present (13%), 3 excused (8%), 30 absent (79%); Staff: Of 18 total: 11 present (61%), 5 excused (28%),  2 absent (11%); Alumni: Of 6 total: 5 present (83%), 1 excused (17%), 0 absent (0%)
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 announced the Nominating Panel for next year’s Senate has been chosen and will be chaired by Senator Ann Gould. He also reported the EC has submitted recommendations for members of Chancellor Cantor’s Chancellor’s Review Committee and will soon be recommending members for Chancellor Strom and University Librarian Maloney’s respective reviews. He concluded his report highlighting reports by Chancellor Christopher Molloy and Senior Vice President Barbara Lee.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Response to Charge S-1701 on Reconciling RBHS Procedures for Review of Deans and Programs with Other Existing Procedures – Ann Gould, FPAC Member and Liaison to the Executive Committee

The FPAC has been charged as follows: Consider and make recommendations as to how procedures for review of deans and programs at RBHS might best be reconciled with existing procedures in other parts of Rutgers.

FPAC Member and EC Liaison Ann Gould summarized the work of the committee and the FPAC’s Response to Charge S-1701 on Reconciling RBHS Procedures for Review of Deans and Programs with Other Existing Procedures. Gould then read the related resolutions. There was no debate and the vote carried with 1 against.

Budget and Finance Committee Annual Report on the Rutgers University Budget – Menahem Spiegel, BFC Chair

BFC Chair Menahem Spiegel presented the BFC’s Annual Report on the University Budget.

Response to Charge S-1804 on How Student Senators are Elected– Elizabeth Matto and Julie Serrano, SAC Co-Chairs

The SAC has been charged as follows: Evaluate and make recommendations on how Student Senators are elected. Consider if there should be a requirement for direct election of senators.

SAC Chairs Matto and Serrano summarized the work of the committee and the SAC’s Response to Charge S-1804 on How Student Senators are Elected. Serrano read the resolutions and answered questions. There was minimal debate and the vote carried with 1 against.

NEW BRUNSWICK CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Christopher Molloy, New Brunswick Chancellor

Rutgers New Brunswick Chancellor Christopher Molloy presented his chancellor’s report. Molloy then responded to questions, or heard comments, on the above topics, as well as:

  • issue regarding controversial faculty member’s presence on campus and the ripple effect it has created;
  • reduction in Teaching Assistants and the direct correlation of that with getting top rate graduate students admitted;
  • tuition remission for faculty of other colleges taking online classes;
  • PTL compensation and feelings of being undervalued;
  • support for an Office of Sustainability;
  • data center space storage approaching capacity;
  • plans to improve building infrastructure;
  • continuing issues with Cornerstone;
  • prevention of sexual harassment;
  • support of transfer students, particularly between RU campuses.

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

A Motion was made to extend the meeting by 30 minutes to 4:10pm was passed.

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

SVP Lee presented an Administrative Report that included comments on:

Gillett summarized the format and time limits for SVP Lee’s question and answer period. The Senior Vice President then responded to one comment on gender inequities among faculty.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Jon Oliver reported on the March 8, 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 the next meeting is being held on April 9. Senator Robert Schwartz, Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees and Ilce Perez, Undergraduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees, reported on the March 13 meeting.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Senator Samuel Rabinowitz, Camden Faculty Liaison reported on the March 6th Camden Faculty Council Meeting. Senator Michael Van Stine, Camden Student Member of the Senate Executive Committee, reported that the School of Business-Camden received its reaccreditation from AACSB International. Senator Sanjib Bhuyan, New Brunswick Faculty Council Chair, reported on the March 15th New Brunswick Faculty Council meeting. Senator Julie Serrano, New Brunswick Student Member of the Senate Executive Committee, reported on RUSA’s March 28th meeting and that student government elections are currently underway. Senator Carol Lutz, RBHS Faculty Council Representative reported the RBHS Faculty Council’s meeting was occurring at the same time as this meeting, but they are looking at the proposal from NBFC to introduce all faculty councils into the University Policy Library. 

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:51 p.m.

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

Present Senators

Jeykid Acosta Nikol Alexander-Floyd Farid Alizadeh Anil Ardeshna Rahshida Atkins Anne-Catherine Aubert Margaret Avallone Ase Awari Joseph Barbarese Rola Bekdash Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Irfan Bora Natalie Borisovets Christine Chunn Suzanne D'Anna Perry Dane Babu Dasari James DeFilippis Gregory DiLalo William Dreyer Gary Ebert Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Thomas Farris William Field Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Carlos Gonzalez Ann Gould Michael Gower Kemal Gursoy Zheng-Chao Han JeanMarie Hartman Charles Heckscher Christine Hunter-Fratzola Olga Jarrín Montaner John Joergensen Antoinette Johnson Nattawan Junboonta Fatmata Kabia Emily Kane Rachel Kaye Michael Kelly John Kettle Courtland Kurtas Adam Kustka Eleanor LaPointe Jerome Langer Barbara Lee Nicole Lema Theresa Lindboe Maria LoGrippo Carol Lutz Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Krisellen Maloney Antonios Mammis Michael Mancini Rupal Mansukhani Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Regina Masiello Elizabeth Matto Monica Mazurek Juan Mena-Segovia Mary Mickelsen Christopher Molloy Kaylah Norris James Oleske Jon Oliver Virendra Pandey Kathleen Parrish Houshang Parsa Boris Paskhover Suja Patel Ilce Perez Matthew Peyrek Alexander Pichugin Kristen Powell Robert Puhak Sam Rabinowitz Mustafa Raza Morgan Smith Martha Soto Menahem Spiegel Marc Steinberg Chase Stoprya Thomas Struble Ted Szatrowski Paul Takhistov Nicholas Tharney Karen Thompson Barbara Thomson Neeharika Thuravil Debora Tracey Frances Trees Thomas Tsakalakos Michael Van Stine Erich Vidal James Walkup Tyler Wilde

Excused Senators

Hamid Abbasi Robert L. Barchi Erin Brewster-Bauzyk Mary Bridgeman Mary Jo Bugel Ashley Cole James Cummings Chazz Fellenz Sally Goldfarb Robert Goodman Judith Graber Julianne Gross Grace Guo Nathan Honeycutt Arlene Hunter Cecelia Kane Abhishek Kashalikar Brian Lewis Valerie Maglione Rico Kenneth McKeever Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan Karen O'Neill Tina Pappas Bhavin Patel Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Gregory Porumbescu Archana Pradhan Jasbir Puar Maya Ravichandran Deborah Silver Weijie Song Zefu "Jeffrey" Zhang

Absent Senators

Ousseina Alidou Tuna Artun Muhammad Ibrahim Awan Perumalsam Balaguru Joseph Barone Rodney Brunson Daniel Bubb Michael Cahill Nancy Cantor Tyler Carson Kenneth Carty Clark Chinn Theresa Collins Francine Conway Vicky Craig Michael Cummings William DeFabiis Misty Denham-Barrett Kathy Detloff Wayne Eastman Adrienne Eaton Robert Eisenstein Robert Emmons Marc Henry Estriplet Kyle Farmbry Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Anthony Filippelli Jaishankar Ganesh Phoebe Haddon Perry Halkitis Jeffrey Hanna Arash Hatefi William Holzemer Christopher Iannini Robert Johnson Lauren Kaminskas Jerome Kukor Julie Langsam Lei Lei Kriste Lindenmeyer Dominique Little Catherine Lugg Gwendolyn Mahon Charles Menifield Kenneth Miller Brian Murphy Kyle Murphy Donna Nickitas William Norville James O'Connor Gregory Pardlo Meet Patel Charles Patton Nicholas Ponzio Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Julie Rajan Robert Rosen Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia Cynthia Saltzman Karen Sanchez Joe Sanders Laura Schneider Meheli Sen Julie Serrano Federico Sesti Anush Shah Chirag Shah Sue Shapses John Sheridan George Stauffer Brian Strom James White Willie Ray Williams Chung Yang Paul Ziessler

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