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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

Ann Gould Mary Mickelsen Morgan Smith

Excused Senators


Absent Senators

Hamid Abbasi Jeykid Acosta Ousseina Alidou Farid Alizadeh Anil Ardeshna Rahshida Atkins Tuna Artun Anne-Catherine Aubert Margaret Avallone Muhammad Ibrahim Awan Perumalsam Balaguru Joseph Barbarese Robert L. Barchi Joseph Barone Rola Bekdash Robert Boikess Irfan Bora Natalie Borisovets Erin Brewster-Bauzyk Mary Bridgeman Rodney Brunson Daniel Bubb Mary Jo Bugel Michael Cahill Nancy Cantor Tyler Carson Kenneth Carty Clark Chinn Christine Chunn Ashley Cole Theresa Collins Francine Conway Vicky Craig James Cummings Michael Cummings Suzanne D'Anna Perry Dane Babu Dasari William DeFabiis James DeFilippis Misty Denham-Barrett Kathy Detloff Gregory DiLalo William Dreyer Wayne Eastman Adrienne Eaton Gary Ebert Robert Eisenstein Robert Emmons Marc Henry Estriplet Brian Everett Kyle Farmbry Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez William Field Anthony Filippelli Jaishankar Ganesh Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Sally Goldfarb Carlos Gonzalez Robert Goodman Michael Gower Judith Graber Julianne Gross Phoebe Haddon Perry Halkitis Zheng-Chao Han Jeffrey Hanna JeanMarie Hartman Arash Hatefi Charles Heckscher William Holzemer Nathan Honeycutt Arlene Hunter Christine Hunter-Fratzola Christopher Iannini Robert Johnson Antoinette Johnson Fatmata Kabia Lauren Kaminskas Cecelia Kane Emily Kane Abhishek Kashalikar Rachel Kaye Michael Kelly John Kettle Jerome Kukor Courtland Kurtas Adam Kustka Eleanor LaPointe Jerome Langer Julie Langsam Barbara Lee Lei Lei Nicole Lema Theresa Lindboe Kriste Lindenmeyer Dominique Little Maria LoGrippo Catherine Lugg Gwendolyn Mahon Antonios Mammis Michael Mancini Rupal Mansukhani Joseph Markert Regina Masiello Elizabeth Matto Monica Mazurek Juan Mena-Segovia Charles Menifield Kenneth Miller Christopher Molloy Brian Murphy Kyle Murphy Donna Nickitas Kaylah Norris William Norville Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan James O'Connor James Oleske Jon Oliver Virendra Pandey Tina Pappas Gregory Pardlo Kathleen Parrish Houshang Parsa Boris Paskhover Bhavin Patel Meet Patel Charles Patton Matthew Peyrek Alexander Pichugin Nicholas Ponzio Gregory Porumbescu Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Kristen Powell Archana Pradhan Jasbir Puar Julie Rajan Mustafa Raza Robert Rosen Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia Cynthia Saltzman Karen Sanchez Joe Sanders Laura Schneider Meheli Sen Julie Serrano Federico Sesti Chirag Shah Anush Shah Sue Shapses John Sheridan Martha Soto George Stauffer Marc Steinberg Chase Stoprya Brian Strom Thomas Struble Karen Thompson Barbara Thomson Debora Tracey Thomas Tsakalakos Michael Van Stine James White Tyler Wilde Willie Ray Williams Chung Yang Zefu "Jeffrey" Zhang Paul Ziessler

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