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Jan 22nd
1:10 pm

Senate Meeting


Agenda Distributed On
Friday, January 15th 2021



Friday, January 22, 2021 – 1:10 p.m. via Zoom


SECRETARY’S REPORT – Mary Mickelsen, Senate Executive Secretary

COMMITTEE REPORTS [Please Note: Substantive amendments to any resolutions should be provided to the Senate Executive Secretary in writing prior to or at the time the amendment is moved.]

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Response to Charge S-1905: Teaching Loads – Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, FPAC Co-Chairs

The FPAC was charged as follows:

Consider Rutgers Strategic Plan, our aspirations as a research university and the demands of our teaching commitment; investigate norms for teaching loads at Rutgers and make recommendations regarding how such norms are implemented and followed in practice.

Budget and Finance Committee (BFC) Response to Charge S-2001: Re-Evaluation of Student Fee Consolidation – Menahem Spiegel, BFC Chair

The BFC was charged as follows:

Re-evaluate the consolidation of student fees which occurred before/around the time of TUE and done in accordance with recommendations of the University Senate and its Budget & Finance Committee and the corresponding administrative task force; provide recommendations if needed.

Academic Standards, Regulations, and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) Response to Charge A-2021: Re-Examination of the Add-Drop Period During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond – Robert Schwartz, ASRAC Chair

The ASRAC was charged as follows:

Consider if and how the Add-Drop period should be adjusted for Spring 2021 assuming that the University will once again offering most instruction remotely. Also, evaluate the standard structure of the Add-Drop period and assess whether the changes instituted by the Senate several years ago, having the Add period extend one day beyond the drop period, have had the desired effects.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, University President

RESPONSIBILITY CENTERED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT – Brian Ballentine, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Romayne Rotti and Ashwani Monga, RCM Committee Co-Chairs

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Peter Gillett, Senate Vice Chair

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.]




*Note: Addition of items to the Agenda requires a 2/3 vote. There is an overall time limit of 3 hours for Senate meetings. Specific time limits are set for questions and debate, not for presentations of reports. After approval, extension of time limits requires a 2/3 vote.

Remaining 2020-2021 University Senate Meetings

[Fall 2020/Spring 2021:  All meetings will be held virtually in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines set forth by President Holloway in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.]
February 19, 2021
March 26, 2021
April 30, 2021

 (The April 30 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 EC in April 2021.)



No minutes have been recorded for this meeting.

Present Senators

Amna Ahmed Ann Albert Nikol Alexander-Floyd Farid Alizadeh Carole Allamand Mason Ameri Anne-Catherine Aubert Margaret Avallone Gloria Bachmann Andrea Baldi Joseph Barbarese Rola Bekdash Vrushank Bhatt Debashi Bhattacharya Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Natalie Borisovets Mary Bridgeman Diane Brienza-Arcilla Dana Britton Steve Buyske Ricky Castaneda Margaret Cavanagh Dalya Chefitz Jiuyang Chen Harrison Chiu Jessey Choo Peter Cole Tynisha Coleman Taryn Cooper Russell Crews Perry Dane Tyrone Davidson Brian Ding Rick Dool German Drazer Gary Ebert Devin English Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Antoinette Farmer Chazz Fellenz Laura Fernandez Arroyo Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Cathryn Garcia David Garner Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Nina Gohel Jessica Gomes Lasantha Goonetilleke Ann Gould Michael Gower Andre Granadeiro Grace Guo Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Masanori Hara Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson Bingru Huang Arlene Hunter Christine Hunter-Fratzola Maria Ibrahim Amanda Immidisetti Olga Jarrín Montaner John Joergensen Cecelia Kane Elizabeth Kaplun John Kettle Geza Kiss Luz Kosar Neil Kothari Kathryn Kovacs Adam Kustka Valentine Lamar Laura Lawson Nicholas Linardopoulos Carol Lutz Rhonda Lyles Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Rupal Mansukhani Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Norman Markowitz Ivan Marsic Elizabeth Matto Gavin Mayes Monica Mazurek Kenneth McKeever Juan Mena-Segovia Moriah Mendicino Charles Menifield Mary Mickelsen Joel Miller Paul Miranti Prabhas Moghe Christopher Molloy Patricia Morton Kyle Murphy James O'Connor Jennifer Oberle Jon Oliver Tugrul Ozel Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Brianna Pedro-Santiago Alexander Pichugin Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Suzanne Piotrowski Nicholas Ponzio Sam Rabinowitz Miguel Ribau Alicia Rivera Zainab Rizvi Monica Roth Sharon Ryan Bryan Sacks Amrik Sahota Cynthia Saltzman Kevin Schroth Stacy Schwartz Robert Schwartz Michael Shapiro Sue Shapses Troy Shinbrot Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Barbara Sinacori Morgan Smith Weijie Song Menahem Spiegel Thomas Stephens Johanna Stephenson Thomas Struble Ted Szatrowski Paul Takhistov Karen Thompson Lily Todorinova Mario Tommasi Frances Trees Sean Valverde Michael Van Stine Cecilia Vargas Issac Vellangany Camila Ventura-Martinez Jay Virani Lucio Volino Xiangyue "Max" Wang Xiaojue Wang Jose Ward Heidi Warde Laura Willett David Winters Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Marie Yamaoka

Excused Senators

John Bogden Maureen Hurd Lisa Maddox Douglas Nuria Sagarra Carolyne White

Absent Senators

Monica Adya Jean Anderson Eloy Hosen Arman Rahshida Atkins Mark Ayad Joseph Barone Christine Bator Gerald Beegan Wanda Blanchett Jonathan Cabrera Nancy Cantor Saketa Chadalvada Shraya Chintalapudi David Cifelli Arielle Cohen Babu Dasari William Dreyer Jadin Eafrati Adrienne Eaton Tolulope Fadahunsi Alisa Farley Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Linda Flynn Daniel Fox Perry Halkitis Rachel Hodes Joseph Holdom Jonathan Holloway Wayne Hsueh Robert Johnson Abhishek Kashalikar Rachel Kaye Jerome Kukor Lei Lei Liping Liu David Lopez Luke Madson Gwendolyn Mahon Krisellen Maloney Peter March Howard Marchitello Margaret Marsh David Moore Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Kenneth Nelson Donna Nickitas Boris Paskhover Jonathan Potter Cathryn Potter Julie Rajan Federico Sesti Nikita Shankar Sarah Shobut Deborah Silver Molly Stern Brian Strom Zhiqiang Tan Ivanok Tavarez Piyushimita Thakuriah Bonita Veysey Erich Vidal James Walkup Robert Wayne Willie Ray Williams

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