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Feb 21st
1:10 pm

Senate Meeting – Camden Campus Report

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

Agenda Distributed On
Friday, February 14th 2020



Friday, February 21, 2020 – 1:10 p.m.

Multi-Purpose Room, Camden Campus Center, Camden Campus

8:45 a.m. New Brunswick and Newark Senators board a charter bus for Camden in Lot 98B, College Farm Road, near Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Building on the Cook Campus. Senators without Faculty/Staff parking permits who wish to park in Lot 98B should contact Morgan Smith in the Senate Office no later than Wednesday, February 19 to be placed on a one-day do not ticket list. Senators who are driving to Camden and do not have a faculty/staff parking permit contact Morgan Smith for more information by February 19.

9:00 a.m. (sharp) Bus departs from Cook Campus, New Brunswick
10:00 a.m. (approximately) Bus Arrives in Camden
10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (or when bus arrives from New Brunswick) Standing Committees Meet
11:45 a.m.-12 noon Lunch will be provided in Executive Meeting Room. Please collect your lunch and take it to your caucus meeting – please do not sit in lunch location.
12 noon-12:50 p.m. Caucuses Meet
1:10 p.m. Call To Order in Multi-purpose Room, Camden Campus Center
15 minutes Post Adjournment Board charter bus for return trip to New Brunswick



SECRETARY’S REPORT – Mary Mickelsen, Senate Executive Secretary


[The report will be presented/summarized by the committee chair, then will be discussed and acted upon by the Senate. [Note: Substantive amendments to these reports should be given to the Senate secretary in writing prior to or at the time the amendment is moved.]

Instruction Curricula and Advising Committee (ICAC) Response to Charge S-1902: Issues Surrounding Prerequisite Course AvailabilityNatalie Borisovets, ICAC Chair

The ICAC was charged as follows: Consider the issues relating to availability to students of courses that must be completed in sequence. Is there a way to ensure that students who fail a prerequisite course are able to register for that course the next time that it is offered?

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Response to Charge S-1903: Review Rutgers’ Policy on Workplace ViolenceFarid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, FPAC Co-Chairs

The FPAC was charged as follows: Consider what changes if any in Rutgers policy on workplace violence are appropriate.

CAMDEN CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Phoebe Haddon, Camden Chancellor

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

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 2019-2020 University Senate Meetings

[Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held on Fridays in the Multipurpose Room in the College Avenue Student Center on the College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick.]

March 27, 2020 – Busch Campus
May 1, 2020



MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: February 21, 2020

TIME AND PLACE: 1:10 p.m., Multi-purpose Room, Camden Campus Center, Camden Campus

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Agboste, Akbar, Alexander-Floyd, Alizadeh, Aubert, Barbarese, Bhuyan, Boikess, Borisovets, Britton, Bugel, Buyske, Castaneda, Chaudhary, Colley, Crews, Dasari, DiLalo, Dool, Doumit, Dowlin, Ebert, Esposito, Everett, Felder, Gillett, Giraud, Goldfarb, Gonzales, Gould, Govil, Graber, Gursoy, Haddon, Haley, Hunter, Hunter Fratzola, Jarrin, Johnson, Kane, Kashalikar, Kovacs, Lamar, Lewis, Maglione Rico, Mahajan-Cusack, Markert, Matto, Mayes, Moomjy, Norris, Oliver, Omotoso, Pappas, Parsa, Perez, Posluszny, Prasad, Rabinowitz, Rivera, Roth, Saltzman, Schwartz, Simonds, Sinacori, Speigel, Struble, Takhistov, Tharney, Thompson, Titus, Torres, Tracey, Trees, Tsakalakos, Van Stine, Walkup, Wang, Wang, White, Willett, Wirtenberg, Zheng

EXCUSED: Acosta, Albert, Ardeshna, Avallone, Bachmann, Bekdash, Bora, Brewster-Bauzyk, Bridgeman, Coleman, Dreyer, Figueira, Fox, Goodman, Goonetilleke, Guo, Hara, Kettle, Kosar, Langer, Lutz, Mammis, Marchetta, Markowitz, Mazurek, McKeever, Mena-Segovia, Miranti, O’Brassill-Kulfan, O’Connor, Oukil, Pinto-Figueroa, Powell, Puar, Romanko, Shankar, Shapses, Shobut, Silver, Song, Sztatrowski, Thuravil

ABSENT: Adya, Alidou, Akbar, Assaf, Atkins, Barchi, Barone, Bator, Beegan, Bembry, Blanchett, Cantor, Cohen, Conway, Cotter, D’Anna, DeFilippis, Eaton, Emmons, Henderson, Farris, Feldman, Fischer, Adya, Gotur, Gower, Halkitis, Hartman, Hatefi, Henderson, Hsueh, Huang, Joergenson, Johnson, Kane, Kartik, Kaul, Kaye, Kukor, Kustka, LaPointe, Lee, Lei, Liu, Lopez, Maddox Douglas, Madsen, Mahon, Maloney, Mandalapu, Manek, Mansukhani, March, Marchitello, Marsic, Masiello, Menifield, Mitra, Molloy, Moore, Murphy, Murphy, Mutcherson, Nath, Nickitas, O’Rourke, Ozel, Pandey, Pardlo, Paskhover, Patel, Pichugin, Ponzio, Porumbescu, Potter, Potter, Pradhan, Rajan, Ravichandran, Robbins, Sanchez, Sass, Schiavo, Schneider, Schwartz, Sen, Sesti, Shapiro, Shinbrot, Sinnott, Steinberg, Stephenson, Stoprya, Strom, Tan, Thakuriah, Tomasko, Umarov, Vargas, Veysey, Vidal, Volino, Wang

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY: Faculty: Of 114 total: 46 present (40%), 27 excused (24%), 41 absent (36%); Students: Of 51 total: 24 present (47%), 6 excused (12%), 21 absent (41%); Administrators: Of 40 total: 2 present (5%), 2 excused (5%), 36 absent (90%); Staff: Of 18 total: 10 present (56%), 4 excused (22%), 4 absent (22%); Alumni: Of 6 total: 2 present (33%), 3 excused (50%), 1 absent (17%


Senate Chair Jon Oliver called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room of the Camden Campus Center, Camden Campus. He thanked Chancellor Phoebe Haddon and her leadership team for hosting and noted how saddened we are that this will be her last address to the Senate as Chancellor since she will be stepping down to return to the faculty in July. He asked all Senators to check out the Camden Campus to appreciate all it has to offer as well as all the incredible accomplishments of the Chancellor and her team.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary


Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee (ICAC) Response to Charge S-1902: Issues Surrounding Prerequisite Course Availability – Natalie Borisovets, ICAC Chair

The ICAC was charged as follows: Consider the issues relating to availability to students of courses that must be completed in sequence. Is there a way to ensure that students who fail a prerequisite course are able to register for that course the next time that it is offered? 

ICAC Chair Natalie Borisovets summarized the work of the committee and the ICAC’s Response to Charge S-1902 on Issues Surrounding Prerequisite Course Availability. Borisovets then read the related resolutions and offered a chance for questions. There were none. The report was then voted on and passed.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee Response to S-1903: Review on Rutgers’ Policy on Workplace Violence – Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, FPAC Co-Chairs

The FPAC was charged as follows: Consider what changes if any in Rutgers policy on workplace violence are appropriate. 

Co-Chairs Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert summarized the work of the committee and the FPAC’s response to Charge S-1903 on Review on Rutgers’ Policy on Workplace Violence. Alizadeh and Markert read the resolution and answered related questions. Senator Alexander-Floyd proposed an amendment to add the following to the resolution: “Establish an appeal procedure so that it supports a multi-person, democratic and inclusive process.” The amendment was voted on and subsequently passed.  Senator Everett proposed an amendment to add the following: “Define what a hostile work environment is.” The amendment was also discussed and voted on, and was passed. Senator Tharney proposed an amendment to strike out “preponderance of evidence” from #4 in the resolution. That amendment was discussed, then voted on, however it did not pass. Lastly, Senator Wang proposed an amendment to add the following to the resolution: “Establish an accessible electronic reporting system for workplace violence.” The amendment was discussed and voted on, and passed.

After all discussion the main resolution, as amended, was voted on and passed.

CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Phoebe Haddon, Camden Chancellor

Chancellor Haddon presented the following Chancellor Report and then offered a chance for questions, of which there was none.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Peter Gillett reported on the February 7, 2020 Senate Executive Committee meeting.

REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Senator Rabinowitz reported there had been no board meetings since the last Senate meeting.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Camden Student Senator Van Stine reported on recent plans and activities of Camden student governing associations. Senator Samuel Rabinowitz reported on the Camden Faculty Council Meeting. New Brunswick Student Senator Kane reported on recent plans and activities of New Brunswick student governing associations. Faculty Senator Tugrul Ozel, New Brunswick Faculty Council Chair, reported on the January 31 New Brunswick Faculty Council meeting. Senator Castanda reported on the recent activities of the Newark students. Senator Roth reported on the RBHS Faculty Council’s current initiatives.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 2:51 p.m.

Minutes prepared by:

Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the University Senate


Present Senators

Anna Agboste Adnan Akbar Nikol Alexander-Floyd Farid Alizadeh Anne-Catherine Aubert Joseph Barbarese Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Natalie Borisovets Dana Britton Mary Jo Bugel Steve Buyske Ricky Castaneda Abha Chaudhary Gabriel Colley Russell Crews Babu Dasari Gregory DiLalo Rick Dool Hala Doumit Kevin Dowlin Gary Ebert Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Frank Felder Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Sally Goldfarb Iveth Gonzales Ann Gould Aarushi Govil Judith Graber Kemal Gursoy Phoebe Haddon Anna Haley Arlene Hunter Christine Hunter-Fratzola Olga Jarrín Montaner Sydney Johnson Emily Kane Abhishek Kashalikar Kathryn Kovacs Adam Kustka Valentine Lamar Brian Lewis Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Joseph Markert Elizabeth Matto Gavin Mayes Mary Mickelsen Thomas Moomjy Kaylah Norris Jon Oliver Oluwatobi Omotoso Tina Pappas Houshang Parsa Ilce Perez Jeremy Posluszny Nichisha Prasad Sam Rabinowitz Alicia Rivera Monica Roth Cynthia Saltzman Robert Schwartz Adrienne Simonds Barbara Sinacori Morgan Smith Menahem Spiegel Thomas Struble Paul Takhistov Nicholas Tharney Karen Thompson Kevin Titus Jose Torres Debora Tracey Frances Trees Thomas Tsakalakos Michael Van Stine James Walkup Xiangyue "Max" Wang Amy Wang Carolyne White Laura Willett Jeana Wirtenberg Doris Zheng

Excused Senators

Jeykid Acosta Ann Albert Anil Ardeshna Margaret Avallone Gloria Bachmann Rola Bekdash Irfan Bora Erin Brewster-Bauzyk Mary Bridgeman Tynisha Coleman William Dreyer Thomas Figueira Daniel Fox Robert Goodman Lasantha Goonetilleke Grace Guo Masanori Hara John Kettle Luz Kosar Jerome Langer Barbara Lee Carol Lutz Antonios Mammis Josephine Marchetta Norman Markowitz Monica Mazurek Kenneth McKeever Juan Mena-Segovia Paul Miranti Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan James O'Connor Monsef Oukil Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Kristen Powell Jasbir Puar Michael Romanko Nikita Shankar Sue Shapses Sarah Shobut Deborah Silver Weijie Song Ted Szatrowski Neeharika Thuravil

Absent Senators

Ousseina Alidou Carolyn Assaf Rahshida Atkins Robert L. Barchi Joseph Barone Christine Bator Gerald Beegan Larry Bembry Wanda Blanchett Rodney Brunson Nancy Cantor Donald Cohen Francine Conway James DeFilippis Adrienne Eaton Robert Emmons Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Christiane Fischer Linda Flynn Krishna Gotur Michael Gower Perry Halkitis Jean Marie Hartman Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson Wayne Hsueh Bingru Huang John Joergensen Robert Johnson Cecelia Kane Subhadha Kartik Eshan Kaul Rachel Kaye Sungsoo Kim Jerome Kukor Eleanor LaPointe Lei Lei Liping Liu David Lopez Lisa Maddox Douglas Steve Madsen Gwendolyn Mahon Krisellen Maloney Varshipna Mandalapu Rupal Mansukhani Peter March Howard Marchitello Ivan Marsic Charles Menifield Shuvangi Mitra Christopher Molloy David Moore Brian Murphy Kyle Murphy Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Donna Nickitas Kevin O'Rourke Virendra Pandey Gregory Pardlo Boris Paskhover Suja Patel Charles Patton Alexander Pichugin Nicholas Ponzio Gregory Porumbescu Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Archana Pradhan Julie Rajan Maya Ravichandran Andrew Robbins Sharon Ryan Karen Sanchez Noah Schneider Stacy Schwartz Meheli Sen Federico Sesti Chirag Shah Michael Shapiro Troy Shinbrot Randy Sinnott Marc Steinberg Johanna Stephenson Chase Stoprya Brian Strom Zhiqiang Tan Piyushimita Thakuriah Emily Tomasko Amir Umarov Cecilia Vargas Bonita Veysey Erich Vidal Lucio Volino Chen Wang Tuğrul Özel

Committee Meetings

Academic Standards, Regulations & Admissions Committee Meeting

CCC - South A Conference Room @ 10:30 am

Budget & Finance Committee Meeting

CCC - Viewing Room @ 10:00 am

Faculty Affairs & Personnel Committee Meeting

CCC - North Conference Room @ 10:30 pm

Instruction, Curricula & Advising Committee Meeting

CCC - South C Conference Room @ 10:30 am

Research, Graduate & Professional Education Committee Meeting

CCC - West AB Conference Room @ 10:00 am

Student Affairs Committee Meeting

CCC - South B Conference Room @ 10:00 am

University Structure & Governance Committee

CCC - West C Conference Room @ 10:30 am

Caucus Meetings

Faculty Caucus Meeting

CCC - West AB Conference Room @ 12:00 pm

Student Caucus Meeting

CCC - Raptor Roost @ 12:00 pm

Alumni Caucus Meeting

CCC - South A Conference Room @ 12:00 pm

Staff Caucus Meeting

CCC - Viewing Room @ 12:00 pm