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Friday
May 3rd
10:00 am

May 3, 2019

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

Agenda Distributed On
Sunday, April 26th

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, May 3, 2019, 10:00 a.m.  and 1:10 p.m.
College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room 
College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick

FIRST MEETING OF THE 2019-20 UNIVERSITY SENATE:
[Begins at 10:00 a.m.]  ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA FOR THE ELECTION OF 2019-20 OFFICERS, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND BOARD REPRESENTATIVES:

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM – Peter Gillett, Chair

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 and Statements by Position [There may be additions to the Slate of Nominees before and/or during the meeting.]

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 8.]

LAST MEETING OF THE 2018-19 UNIVERSITY SENATE:
[Begins at 1:10 p.m. Caucuses will be held at 11:45am, 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 VOTING CARDS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED IN HARDCOPY AT THE MEETING.

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA OF THE 2018-19 UNIVERSITY SENATE:

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

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

COMMITTEE REPORTS/RESOLUTIONS: Each report will be presented/summarized by the committee chairs/representatives, then will be discussed and acted upon by the Senate.

Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee Response to S-1805: Complementary Credentialing and Digital Badges for Rutgers University – Ann Gould, ICAC Member

The ICAC was charged as follows: Consider the feasibility of, and approach to, developing complementary digital badging credentialing system at Rutgers University. Examine the complementary credentialing programs already in place at Rutgers. Make appropriate recommendations, including guidelines for departments and programs.

Resolution on Issues Related to the Progress of Rutgers as a Leading Research Institution – Karen Thompson, PTL Member of the Senate Executive Committee

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: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: May 3, 2019

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

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Alexander-Floyd, Atkins, Aubert, Avallone, Bekdash, Bhuyan, Boikess, Bora, Borisovets, Brewster-Bauzyk, Bridgeman, Bugel, Chunn, Cole, D’Anna, Dane, Dasari, DeFilippis, DiLalo, Dowlin, Dreyer, Ebert, Emmons, Everett, Fellenz, Field, Giraud, Gould, Gower, Graber, Guo, Gursoy, Hunter, Hunter-Fratzola, Jarrin, Kabia, C. Kane, E. Kane, Kashalikar, Kaye, Kelly, Langer, LaPointe, Lee, Little, Lutz, Maglione-Rico, Mahajan-Cusack, Mammis, Marchetta, Markert, Masiello, Matto, McKeever, K. Murphy, Nickitas, Norris, O’Brassill-Kulfan, O’Connor, O’Neill, Oleske, Oliver, Pandey, Parrish, Parsa, Paskhover, B. Patel, M. Patel, S. Patel, Perez, Pinto-Figueroa, Porumbescu, Powell, Puhak, Rabinowitz, Ravichandran, Rothpletz-Puglia, Saltzman, Sanchez, Schwartz, Serrano, Sesti, C. Shah, Shapses, Silver, Spiegel, Steinberg, Stopyra, Szatrowski, Tharney, B. Thompson, K. Thompson, Thuravil, Tracey, Tsakalakos, Van Stine, Walkup

EXCUSED:  Barchi, DeFabiis, Denham-Barrett, Esposito, Goodman, Hartman, Johnson, Junboonta, Kurtas, Langsam, Lewis, Maloney, Mena-Segovia, Pappas, Puar, Rajan, Rivera, Shinbrot, Trees

ABSENT:   Abbasi, Acosta, Alidou, Alizadeh, Ardeshna, Artun, Awan, Balaguru, Barbarese, Barone, Brunson, Cahill, Cantor, Carson, Carty, Castaneda, Chinn, Collins, Conway, Cotter, Covington, Craig, J. Cummings, M. Cummings, Dettloff, Eastman, Eaton, Eisenstein, Estriplet, Fagan, Farmbry, Farris, Feldman, Filippelli, Ganesh, Gillett, Goldfarb, Gonzalez, Greenberg, Gross, Haddon, Halkitis, Han, Hatefi, Heckscher, Holzemer, Honeycutt, Iannini, Joergensen, Johnson, Kaminskas, Kettle, Kukor, Kustka, Lei, Lema, Lindboe, LoGrippo, Lopez, Lugg, Mahon, Mancini, Mansukhani, March, Marchitello, Marsic, Mazurek, Menifield, Miller, Molloy, B. Murphy, Norville, Pardlo, Patton, Peyrek, Pichugin, Ponzio, C. Potter, J. Potter, Pradhan, Raval, Raza, Rosen, Schiavo, Schneider, Sen, A. Shah, Shapiro, Sheridan, Song, Soto, Stauffer, Strom, Struble, Takhistov, Vidal, White, Wilde, Williams, Yang, Zamora-Porras, Zhang, Ziessler

ATTENDANCE  SUMMARY : Faculty:  Faculty: Of 115 total: 62 present (54%), 8 excused (7%), 45 absent (39%); Students: Of 41 total: 16 present (39%), 3 excused (7%), 22 absent (54%); Administrators: Of 38 total: 4 present (11%), 2 excused (5%), 32 absent (84%); Staff: Of 18 total: 12 present (67%), 4 excused (22%),  2 absent (11%); Alumni: Of 6 total: 3 present (50%), 0 excused (0%), 3 absent (50%)

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

Senate Chair Peter Gillett called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. in the College Avenue Student Center Multipurpose Room, College Avenue Campus. He said it was his pleasure to serve as chair during the past 3 years and thanked all for their support. He thanked all for sharing their time and talents this past year while expressing his delight in serving as the Vice Chair next year alongside Jon Oliver as Chair.

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee (ICAC) Response to Charge S-1805 on Complementary Credentialing and Digital Badges for Rutgers University – Ann Gould, ICAC Member

The ICAC was charged as follows: Consider the feasibility of, and approach to, developing complementary digital badging credentialing system at Rutgers University. Examine the complementary credentialing programs already in place at Rutgers. Make appropriate recommendations, including guidelines for departments and programs.

ICAC Member Ann Gould presented and summarized the ICAC’s Response to Charge S-1805 on Complementary Credentialing and Digital Badges for Rutgers University. After Gould responded to a few questions regarding governance of the system and a possible advising structure the passed the report with 2 opposed.

Resolution on Issues Related to the Progress of Rutgers as a Leading Research Institution – Karen Thompson, PTL Member of the Senate Executive Committee

Senate Executive Committee Member Karen Thompson gave background on and presented the Resolution on Issues Related to the Progress of Rutgers as a Leading Research Institution. She then heard comments on and answered questions related to the concerning conditions PTLs are teaching under, increasing number of undergraduate students and the decreasing number of tenure-track-faculty, and the differences between PTLs and clinical adjunct faculty at RBHS. The report was then voted on and passed with 2 opposed.

NEW BUSINESS  There was no new business.

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

Senior Vice President Lee presented an Administrative Report that included comments on:

Lee then heard comments on or answered questions regarding the following:

  • the increase of sexual harassment/assault complaints and what the Victim Assistance office is doing to handle the influx;
  • how proposals are getting screened for the Big Ideas Campaign; and
  • the Federal Department of Education’s reversal of Affirmative Action and what Rutgers is doing in response


SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT 
– Jon Oliver, Senate Vice Chair

Senate Vice Chair Jon Oliver thanked all Senators for all their hard work and dedication this past year, as well as highlighting Chair Peter Gillett and Executive Secretary Mary Mickelsen for all the work they have done and continue to do to keep the Senate operating at the optimal level we have come to expect.  He also summarized the April 12 Executive Committee meeting including the charges issued to various committees.

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES

Sam Rabinowtiz reported on the April 9 Board of Governors meeting and Mary Jo Bugel, Ilce Perez, and Robert Schwartz reported on the last Board of Trustees meeting.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS

Senator Michael Van Stine spoke about the Parking Symposium on the Camden Campus and Senator Samuel Rabinowitz reported the Camden Faculty Council will meet the week of May 6. There was no report from the Newark Faculty or Student Liaisons. Senator Sanjib Bhuyan, New Brunswick Faculty Council Chair, reported on that group’s plans and their April 26, 2019 meeting. Senator Julie Serrano, New Brunswick Student Member of the Senate Executive Committee, reported on RUSAs successful campus-wide election, and thanked all for her experience on the Senate the last 4 years.  Senator Carol Lutz reported on the April 22 meeting and on their efforts to get all faculty councils in the University Library.

ADJOURNMENT

Adjourned at 2:36 p.m.

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

 

Present Senators

Nikol Alexander-Floyd Rahshida Atkins Anne-Catherine Aubert Margaret Avallone Rola Bekdash Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Irfan Bora Natalie Borisovets Erin Brewster-Bauzyk Mary Bridgeman Mary Jo Bugel Christine Chunn Ashley Cole Suzanne D'Anna Perry Dane Babu Dasari James DeFilippis Gregory DiLalo Kevin Dowlin William Dreyer Gary Ebert Robert Emmons Brian Everett Chazz Fellenz William Field Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Ann Gould Michael Gower Judith Graber Grace Guo Kemal Gursoy Arlene Hunter Christine Hunter-Fratzola Olga Jarrín Montaner Fatmata Kabia Emily Kane Cecelia Kane Abhishek Kashalikar Rachel Kaye Michael Kelly Eleanor LaPointe Jerome Langer Barbara Lee Dominique Little Carol Lutz Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Antonios Mammis Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Regina Masiello Elizabeth Matto Kenneth McKeever Mary Mickelsen Kyle Murphy Donna Nickitas Kaylah Norris Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan James O'Connor Karen O'Neill James Oleske Jon Oliver Virendra Pandey Kathleen Parrish Houshang Parsa Boris Paskhover Bhavin Patel Meet Patel Suja Patel Ilce Perez Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Gregory Porumbescu Kristen Powell Robert Puhak Sam Rabinowitz Maya Ravichandran Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia Cynthia Saltzman Karen Sanchez Robert Schwartz Julie Serrano Federico Sesti Chirag Shah Sue Shapses Deborah Silver Morgan Smith Menahem Spiegel Marc Steinberg Chase Stoprya Ted Szatrowski Nicholas Tharney Karen Thompson Barbara Thomson Neeharika Thuravil Debora Tracey Thomas Tsakalakos Michael Van Stine James Walkup

Excused Senators

William DeFabiis Misty Denham-Barrett Adrienne Esposito Robert Goodman JeanMarie Hartman Antoinette Johnson Nattawan Junboonta Courtland Kurtas Julie Langsam Brian Lewis Krisellen Maloney Juan Mena-Segovia Tina Pappas Jasbir Puar Julie Rajan Alicia Rivera Troy Shinbrot Frances Trees

Absent Senators

Hamid Abbasi Jeykid Acosta Ousseina Alidou Farid Alizadeh Anil Ardeshna Tuna Artun Muhammad Ibrahim Awan Perumalsam Balaguru Joseph Barbarese Robert L. Barchi Joseph Barone Rodney Brunson Daniel Bubb Michael Cahill Nancy Cantor Tyler Carson Kenneth Carty Clark Chinn Theresa Collins Francine Conway Vicky Craig James Cummings Michael Cummings Kathy Detloff Wayne Eastman Adrienne Eaton Robert Eisenstein Marc Henry Estriplet Kyle Farmbry Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Anthony Filippelli Jaishankar Ganesh Sally Goldfarb Carlos Gonzalez Julianne Gross Phoebe Haddon Perry Halkitis Zheng-Chao Han Jeffrey Hanna Arash Hatefi Charles Heckscher William Holzemer Nathan Honeycutt Christopher Iannini Robert Johnson Lauren Kaminskas John Kettle Jerome Kukor Adam Kustka Lei Lei Nicole Lema Theresa Lindboe Kriste Lindenmeyer Maria LoGrippo Catherine Lugg Gwendolyn Mahon Michael Mancini Rupal Mansukhani Monica Mazurek Charles Menifield Kenneth Miller Christopher Molloy Brian Murphy William Norville Gregory Pardlo Charles Patton Matthew Peyrek Alexander Pichugin Nicholas Ponzio Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Archana Pradhan Mustafa Raza Robert Rosen Joe Sanders Laura Schneider Meheli Sen Anush Shah John Sheridan Martha Soto George Stauffer Brian Strom Thomas Struble Paul Takhistov James White Tyler Wilde Willie Ray Williams Chung Yang Zefu "Jeffrey" Zhang Paul Ziessler

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