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Friday
Nov 16th
1:10 pm

November 16, 2018 – Camden Campus Report

Camden Campus Center
326 Penn St, Camden, NJ, 08102

Agenda Distributed On
Monday, November 9th

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE
CALL TO MEETING
Friday, November 16, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Morning Committee Meetings, Noon Caucuses, Lunch, and the 1:30 p.m. Senate Meeting will be held in the Camden Campus Center.

Click here to view Camden Campus map and Travel Directions and Parking Instructions and Map
Click here to view information on NJ Transit River LINE train between Trenton and Camden

TRANSPORTATION AND PRE-MEETING TIMETABLE:
9:00 a.m. – New Brunswick and Newark Senators board charter bus for Camden – Lot 98B, College Farm Road, near Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Building on the Cook Campus.  (Any Senator who does not have a Rutgers commuter or faculty/staff parking permit must have contacted the Senate office for special parking privileges for this day.)
9:15 a.m. sharp – Bus departs from Cook Campus.
10:30 a.m. (approximately) – Bus arrives in Camden.
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Standing Committee meetings (Committees convene when the bus from New Brunswick arrives, or at 10:30 a.m., whichever is later. Follow this link to a directory of committee, caucus, and lunch room locations.)
12:30 noon to 1:15 p.m. – Lunch, and Faculty, Student, Staff and Alumni Caucuses
1:30 p.m. – Call to Order in Multipurpose Room, Camden Campus Center, Camden Campus.
Fifteen minutes post-adjournment – Board charter bus for return trip. Bus departs Camden Campus promptly 15 minutes after the Senate meeting adjourns.

A G E N D A


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 AT THE MEETING. PLEASE REVIEW LINKED DOCUMENTS BEFORE THE MEETING.

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

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – 
Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

ELECTION OF ALUMNI MEMBER OF THE SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Jennie Owens, elected to serve as the 2018-19 Alumni Member of the Senate Executive Committee at the April 27, 2018 Organizational Meeting, has resigned her seat citing scheduling conflicts. In accordance with University Policy 50.2.1 Section F, the Senate Executive Committee at its November 2 meeting, nominated Houshang Parsa as Jennie’s replacement, which he has accepted. Nominations from the floor are permitted and will subsequently be voted on via paper ballot.

COMMITTEE REPORT [Note: Substantive amendments to these reports/resolutions should be given to the Senate secretary in writing prior to or at the time the amendment is moved.]

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Report on the Partnership Process between RWJ Barnabas, Rutgers University, and the Rutgers University Faculty– Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, Co-Chairs of FPAC

FPAC reports on its own initiative on: Full and transparent participation of RBHS faculty and staff in the ongoing discussions centered on the partnership between RWJ Barnabas, Rutgers University, and the Rutgers University Faculty.

CAMDEN CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon

  • Chancellor’s Report
  • Questions and Answers

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

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.]

December 7, 2018
January 25, 2019
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: November 16, 2018

TIME AND PLACE: 1:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Camden Campus Center, Camden Campus

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Ahmed; Alexander-Floyd; Ardeshna; Atkins; Aubert; Avallone; Bhuyan; Boikess; Borisovets; Brewster-Bauzyk; Bugel; Carson; Carty; Cole; Dane; Dasari; DiLalo; Dreyer; Emmons; Everett; Field; Gillett; Giraud; Gonzalez; Haddon; Hunter; Hunter-Fratzola; Jarrin; Joergensen; Johnson; Kabia; Kane; Kashalikar; Kurtas; Kustka; Lee; Lewis; Little; LoGrippo; Maglione-Rico; Mammis; Mancini; Markert; Marsic; Matto; Nickitas; Norris; Norville; Oleske; Oliver; Pappas; Parsa; Patel; Perez; Puar; Puhak; Rabinowitz; Ravichandran; Raza; Rivera; Saltzman; Schwartz; Serrano; Sesti; Soto; Spiegel; Struble; Takhistov; Tharney; Thompson; Thompson; Thuravil; Tracey; Van Stine; White; Wilde; Zhang

EXCUSED:  Abbas; Acosta; Alizadeh; Bekdash; Bora; Bridgeman; Chunn; Craig; Cummings; Cummings; DeFabiis; Denham-Barrett; Dettloff; Ebert; Esposito; Fagan; Fellenz; Goldfarb; Goodman; Gould; Graber; Gross; Guo; Gursoy; Han; Hartman; Heckscher; Honeycutt; Junboota; Kaminskas; Kane; Kelly; LaPointe; Lema; Lindboe; Lutz; Mahajan-Cusack; Maloney; McKeever; Mena-Segovia; Menifield; Miller; Murphy; O’Neill; Pardlo; Parrish; Patel; Peyrek; Pinto-Figueroa; Piotrowski; Powell; Raval; Rosen; Rothpeltz-Puglia; Sanchez; Shah; Shah; Trees; Ziessler

ABSENT:   Alidou; Alvarez; Artun; Awan; Balaguru; Barbarese; Barchi; Barone; Brunson; Butler; Butterfield; Cahill; Cantor; Chinn; Collins; Conway; Cotter; Covington; D’Anna; DeFilippis; Dowlin; Eastman; Eaton; Eisenstein; Estriplet; Farmbry; Farris; Feldman; Filippelli; Gabriel; Ganesh; Ghesani; Gower; Greenberg; Halkitis; Hatefi; Holzemer; Iannini; Johnson; Kettle; Kettler; Kukor; Langer; Langsam; Lei; Lindenmeyer; Lombardi; Lopez; Lugg; Mahon; Mansukhani; March; Marchetta; Masiello; Mazurek; Molloy; Murphy; O’Brassill-Kulfan; O’Connor; Pagan; Pandey; Paskhover; Patel; Patton; Pichugin; Ponzio; Porumbescu; Potter; Potter; Pradhan; Rajan; Schiavo; Schneider; Sen; Shapiro; Shapses; Sheridan; Shinbrot; Silver; Song; Stauffer; Steinberg; Strom; Szatrowski; Tsakalakos; Vidal; Williams; Yang; Young

ATTENDANCE  SUMMARY : Faculty: Of 117 total: 38 present (32%), 33 excused (28%), 45 absent (38%); Students: Of 37 total: 19 present (51%), 16 excused (43%), 7 absent (19%); Administrators: Of 40 total: 3 present (8%), 5 excused (13%), 33 absent (82%); Staff: Of 17 total: 12 present (71%), 4 excused (24%), 3 absent (18%); Alumni: Of 6 total: 4 present (67%), 1 excused (17%), 1 absent (16%
View Senate Attendance Record for this academic year

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

Senate Chair Peter Gillett called the meeting to order at 1:33 p.m. in the Camden Campus Center Multipurpose Room, Camden Campus. He welcomed everyone to the Camden Campus and thanked Chancellor Phoebe Haddon and her staff for hosting and for providing lunch. He asked Senators, despite the later start time due to the extension of standing committees, to attempt not to finish later than usual. He also, made the following points:

  • the status of the Dean’s Evaluation Committees and the need to revisit how to solicit Senate recommendations in the future; and
  • the Big Ten Academic Alliance – Academic Governance Conference in Iowa City, specifically his discussions with other universities on their use of electronic voting devices and at which level these governing bodies influence university decision making;
  • discussions in the Senate Office regarding the use of clickers to register attendance and voting;
  • the problem in crafting amendments on the floor of the Senate;
  • the role of the Senate in shared governance and what that means – working together to share governance with the administration vs. constituencies coming together to represent their own viewpoints in silos;
  • the wish to encourage current student and faculty organizations to represent those constituencies in their own right and the Senate to be more than a vehicle for amplifying them;
  • encouraging the members of the Senate to come together as one voice and work with the administration to foster positive change for the university in its entirety.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

ELECTION OF ALUMNI MEMBER OF THE SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Jennie Owens, elected to serve as the 2018-19 Alumni Member of the Senate Executive Committee at the April 27, 2018 Organizational Meeting, has resigned her seat citing scheduling conflicts. In accordance with University Policy 50.2.1 Section F, the Senate Executive Committee at its November 2 meeting, nominated Houshang Parsa as Jennie’s replacement, which he has accepted.

Chair Gillett asked if there were any nominations from the floor, which there were none. The Senate was asked to vote utilizing their voting cards. Senator Parsa was elected as the Alumni Member of the Senate Executive Committee with 1 opposition.

COMMITTEE REPORTS 

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Report on the Partnership Process between RWJ Barnabas, Rutgers University, and the Rutgers University Faculty– Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, Co-Chairs of FPAC

FPAC reported on its own initiative on: Full and transparent participation of RBHS faculty and staff in the ongoing discussions centered on the partnership between RWJ Barnabas, Rutgers University, and the Rutgers University Faculty.

FPAC Chair Joseph Markert and FPAC Members Mary Jo Bugel, Babu Dasari, and Boris Paskhover presented and summarized the FPAC’s Report on the Partnership Process between RWJ Barnabas, Rutgers University, and the Rutgers University Faculty. There was a debate regarding how staff was considered in the formulation of the report, which then resulted in a proposed amendment for the RBHS staff to consider developing a staff council to provide the opportunity for RBHS staff to communicate and engage the RBHS administration. While debating the amendment, it was determined that such a council already exists and many felt this point did not belong within this report. The amendment was subsequently voted on and rejected. The main motion was then voted on as originally presented, which carried unanimously.


CAMDEN CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon

Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon  presented the Camden Chancellor’s Report. The presentation on that report is linked above. Haddon then responded to questions, or heard comments, on the report and related issues.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara Lee

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

Lee then responded to questions, or heard comments, on the above subjects, as well as the lack of an administration response to the November 15th snow storm; an expression of gratitude from LGBTQ students for the administration’s support; the issue regarding a long-closed antisemitism case against Rutgers being re-opened; Canvas chosen as the University-wide learning management system and possible issues regarding academic freedom; and search for a permanent New Brunswick Chancellor.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT 
– Senate Vice Chair Jon Oliver reported on the November 2, 2018 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 that there has not been a Board of Governors meeting since the last Senate meeting. Senator Mary Jo Bugel, Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, reported that the next Board of Trustees meeting will be on December 6.

CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISON REPORTS: Senator Samuel Rabinowitz, reported on that group’s October 25 meeting. Camden Student Senator Michael Van Stine reported there had not been a meeting of the Camden SGA since the last Senate meeting. Senator Sanjib Bhuyan, New Brunswick Faculty Council Chair, reported on that group’s plans and their October 26, 2018 meeting. Senator Julie Serrano, New Brunswick Student Member of the Senate Executive Committee, reported on New Brunswick student governing association activities.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

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

Present Senators

Nikol Alexander-Floyd Anil Ardeshna Rahshida Atkins Anne-Catherine Aubert Margaret Avallone Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Natalie Borisovets Erin Brewster-Bauzyk Mary Jo Bugel Tyler Carson Kenneth Carty Ashley Cole Perry Dane Babu Dasari Gregory DiLalo William Dreyer Robert Emmons Brian Everett William Field Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Carlos Gonzalez Phoebe Haddon Arlene Hunter Christine Hunter-Fratzola Olga Jarrín Montaner John Joergensen Antoinette Johnson Fatmata Kabia Cecelia Kane Abhishek Kashalikar Courtland Kurtas Adam Kustka Barbara Lee Brian Lewis Dominique Little Maria LoGrippo Valerie Maglione Rico Antonios Mammis Michael Mancini Joseph Markert Ivan Marsic Elizabeth Matto Mary Mickelsen Donna Nickitas Kaylah Norris William Norville James Oleske Jon Oliver Tina Pappas Houshang Parsa Meet Patel Ilce Perez Jasbir Puar Robert Puhak Sam Rabinowitz Maya Ravichandran Mustafa Raza Alicia Rivera Cynthia Saltzman Robert Schwartz Julie Serrano Federico Sesti Morgan Smith Martha Soto Menahem Spiegel Thomas Struble Paul Takhistov Nicholas Tharney Karen Thompson Barbara Thomson Neeharika Thuravil Debora Tracey Michael Van Stine James White Tyler Wilde Zefu "Jeffrey" Zhang

Excused Senators

Hamid Abbasi Jeykid Acosta Farid Alizadeh Joseph Barbarese Robert L. Barchi Rola Bekdash Irfan Bora Mary Bridgeman Christine Chunn Vicky Craig James Cummings Michael Cummings William DeFabiis Misty Denham-Barrett Kathy Detloff Gary Ebert Adrienne Esposito Julie Fagan Chazz Fellenz Sally Goldfarb Robert Goodman Ann Gould Judith Graber Julianne Gross Grace Guo Kemal Gursoy Zheng-Chao Han JeanMarie Hartman Charles Heckscher Nathan Honeycutt Nattawan Junboonta Lauren Kaminskas Emily Kane Michael Kelly Eleanor LaPointe Nicole Lema Theresa Lindboe Carol Lutz Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Krisellen Maloney Kenneth McKeever Juan Mena-Segovia Charles Menifield Kenneth Miller Kyle Murphy Karen O'Neill Gregory Pardlo Kathleen Parrish Bhavin Patel Matthew Peyrek Alexander Pichugin Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Gregory Porumbescu Kristen Powell Robert Rosen Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia Karen Sanchez Anush Shah Chirag Shah Frances Trees Thomas Tsakalakos Paul Ziessler

Absent Senators

Ousseina Alidou Tuna Artun Muhammad Ibrahim Awan Perumalsam Balaguru Joseph Barone Rodney Brunson Daniel Bubb Michael Cahill Nancy Cantor Clark Chinn Theresa Collins Francine Conway Suzanne D'Anna James DeFilippis Wayne Eastman Adrienne Eaton Robert Eisenstein Marc Henry Estriplet Kyle Farmbry Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Anthony Filippelli Sherine Gabriel Jaishankar Ganesh Nasrin Ghesani Michael Gower Perry Halkitis Jeffrey Hanna Arash Hatefi William Holzemer Christopher Iannini Robert Johnson John Kettle Jerome Kukor Jerome Langer Julie Langsam Lei Lei Kriste Lindenmeyer Catherine Lugg Gwendolyn Mahon Rupal Mansukhani Regina Masiello Monica Mazurek Christopher Molloy Brian Murphy Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan James O'Connor Virendra Pandey Boris Paskhover Charles Patton Nicholas Ponzio Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Archana Pradhan Julie Rajan Joe Sanders Laura Schneider Meheli Sen Sue Shapses John Sheridan George Stauffer Marc Steinberg Brian Strom Willie Ray Williams Chung Yang

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