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Friday
Oct 16th
1:10 pm

Senate Meeting

Zoom

Agenda Distributed On
Monday, October 12th 2020

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE
MEETING AGENDA

Friday, October 16, 2020, 1:10 p.m.

Remotely via Zoom
https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/92135074353?pwd=OWVWckpOUlVra2ZEOTdZYUlielkxUT09&from=msft

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, AND CHAIR’S REPORT – Jon Oliver, Chair

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the Senate

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, University President

COMMITTEE REPORTS/RESOLUTIONS: 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.]

Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) and Student Affairs Committee (SAC) Response to S-2018: University Policy 60.1.33 Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures and University Policy 10.2.11 Code of Student Conduct – Babu Dasari, ASRAC Co-Chair; Elizabeth Matto, SAC Chair; Robert Schwartz, ASRAC Co-Chair

The ASRAC and SAC were charged as follows:

Review and make recommendations on:

ELECTION OF STUDENT MEMBERS OF THE SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPRESENTATIVES – This election is being held because no eligible candidates were nominated during the May 1, 2020 Organizational meeting. Self-nominations have been solicited from eligible student Senators. (Candidates are eligible only if they are currently certified as University Student Senators.) Nominations may also be made from the floor during this meeting.

Voting Access Link: https://senate.rutgers.edu/election/2020-21-student-senator-executive-committee-and-board-representative-elections/

RUTGERS INSTITUTE FOR SECURE COMMUNITIES – Elie Honig, Executive Director

TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION – Michele Norin, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

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.]

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Peter Gillett, Senate Vice Chair

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY LIAISONS

REPORTS OF CAMPUS STUDENT LIAISONS

ADJOURNMENT

*Note: Addition of items to the Agenda requires a two-thirds vote. There is an overall time limit of 3 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 2020-21 University Senate Meetings
[Fall 2020:  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.

Spring 2021: Unless otherwise noted and if large gathering restrictions are not continued, meetings will be held in the Multipurpose Room, College Avenue Student Center, College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick.]

November 20, 2020
December 11, 2020
January 22, 2021
February 19, 2021 (Newark)
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.)

 

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY UNIVERSITY SENATE

MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: October 16, 2020

TIME AND PLACE: 1:10 p.m., Remotely via Zoom

MEMBERS PRESENT: Ahmed; Albert; Alizadeh; Allamand; Ameri; Arman; Aubert; Margaret Avallone; Bachmann; Baldi; Barbarese; Bekdash; Bhatt; Bhattacharya; Bhuyan; Bogden; Boikess; Boison; Borisovets; Bridgeman; Britton; Castaneda; Cavanagh; Chefitz; Chen; Chintalapudi; Choo; Coleman; Cooper; Crews; Dane; Dasari; Ding; Dool; Drazer; Eafrati; Ebert; English; Esposito; Everett; Farley; Farmer; Feldman; Fellenz; Fernandez Arroyo; Foster; Fox; Garcia; Garner; Gillett; Giraud; Gohel; Gomes; Goonetilleke; Gould; Gower; Guo; Gursoy; Haley; Hara; Hodes; Holdom; Holloway; Hunter; Hurd; Ibrahim; Immidisetti; Jarrín Montaner; Joergensen; Kane; Kashalikar; Kaye; Kettle; Kiss; Kothari; Kovacs; Lamar; Lawson; Liu; Lutz; Maddox Douglas; Maglione Rico; Mahajan-Cusack; Mansukhani; Marchetta; Markowitz; Marsic; Matto; Mayes; McKeever; Mena-Segovia; Mendicino; Miller; Miranti; Moghe; Molloy; Morton; Oliver; Ozel; Parsa; Patel; Pedro-Santiago; Pichugin; Pinto-Figueroa; Piotrowski; Rabinowitz; Ribau; Rivera; Rizvi; Roth; Ryan; Sacks; Sagarra; Sahota; Saltzman; Schroth; R. Schwartz; S. Schwartz; Sesti; Shapses; Shinbrot; Shobut; Siederer; Simonds; Spiegel; Stephens; Stephenson; Struble; Szatrowski; Takhistov; Thompson; Todorinova; Trees; Valverde; Van Stine; Vargas; Vellangany; Ventura-Martinez; Vidal; Virani; Volino; Wang; Ward; Warde; Wayne; White; Willett; Winters; Yamaok

EXCUSED: Buyske; Chadalvada; Dreyer; Linardopoulos; Lyles; Oberle; Sinacori; Tommasi

ABSENT: Adya; Alexander-Floyd; Anderson Eloy; Atkins; Ayad; Barone; Bator; Beegan; Blanchett; Brienza-Arcilla; Cabrera; Cantor; Chiu; Cifelli; Cohen; Cole; Conway; Davidson; Eaton; Fadahunsi; Farris; Figueira; Flynn; Granadeiro; Halkitis; Hatefi; Henderson; Hsueh; Huang; Hunter-Fratzola; Johnson; Joy; Kaplun; Kosar; Kukor; Kustka; Lei; Lopez; Madson; Mahon; Maloney; March; Marchitello; Markert; Marsh; Mazurek; Menifield; Moore; Murphy; Mutcherson; Nath; Nelson; Nickitas; O’Connor; Paskhover; Ponzio; Potter; Potter; Rajan; Shankar; Shapiro; Silver; Song; Stern; Strom; Tan; Thakuriah; Veysey; Walkup; Wang; Williams; Wirtenberg

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND CHARGES, AND CHAIR’S REPORT – Jon Oliver, Chair

Senate Chair Jon Oliver called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. He welcomed University President Jonathan Holloway and thanked him for his continued support of shared governance at Rutgers and the University Senate. He continued by introducing the day’s speakers: Chief Information Officer Michele Norin and Elie Honig, Executive Director of the Rutgers Institute for Secure Communities. Lastly, he highlighted the newly tenured faculty on the call and encouraged them to stay for the meeting and consider joining the Senate.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

  • Agenda: The meeting’s agenda including time limits, was approved by the Senate.
  • Minutes: The Minutes of the September 25, 2020 Senate meeting were approved as distributed by the Executive Secretary.
  • Communications: The following communications were presented by the Executive Secretary:
    • The following polices have been updated/added in the University Policy Library:
      • Policy 100.3.1: Influenza Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals (PDF)
      • Policy 100.3.2: Tuberculosis Surveillance (PDF) ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, University President

Following introductions from Senate Chair Oliver, President Holloway delivered his Administrative Report touching on the following topics:

  • Congratulations to all newly tenured faculty
  • Approval of a revised budget by BOG
  • $86M in restored funding by the state
  • Prabhas Moghe began his tenure as the EVP for Academic Affairs on October 5
  • Planning for Spring 2021 is underway in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and regular communications are expected from the administration in the coming months
  • Engagement with SAS-NB by the Administration regarding PTLs layoffs for the Spring 2021 semester within the Writing Program and the subsequent reinstatement of many based-on seniority
  • Ambassador Deborah Birx, White House Corona Virus Task Force Response Coordinator, visited New Brunswick Campus as part of a college and small-town nation- wide tour

President Holloway then answered questions on the above topics and the following:

  • Student Health Insurance Plans (SHIP) and the plans to revisit how they are selected and through what funding
  • Mental health services at Rutgers, specifically the anticipated surge CAPS might face when students return to campus after the pandemic and its ability to handle such numbers
  • Pay equity issues and concrete steps to address major public relations and ethical challenges going forward
  • Rutgers collaboration with Newark communities focusing on ensuring higher education opportunities for black and brown students
  • Professional development support for PTLs
  • Possible adverse effects of a medical school merger on students’ post-MD residency placements

COMMITTEE REPORT

Response to S-2018: University Policy 60.1.33 Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures and University Policy 10.2.11 Code of Student Conduct presented by the Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) and Student Affairs Committee (SAC) – Babu Dasari, ASRAC Co-Chair, Elizabeth Matto, SAC Co-Chair, Robert Schwartz, ASRAC Co-Chair

The ASRAC and SAC were charged as follows:

Review and make recommendations on:

  • the new Interim University Policy 60.1.33 (intended to replace 10.3.12 and 60.1.28) Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures
  • the Interim University Policy 10.2.11 Code of Student Conduct which reflects the proposed changes made to the University’s Title IX Policy

Senator Matto reviewed the background of the charge, the committee’s work and the recommendations that followed. After some discussion, the following amendment to Recommendation E was made, due to the stricken points no longer being valid, and was then voted on and approved:

  • ORIGINAL: Develop and execute a process by which the policies are reviewed and subsequently revised, if necessary, with particular attention to the timeliness by which Code of Student Conduct cases are reviewed and adjudicated as well as the requirement for in-person cross-examination with Code of Conduct violations. This review process should include a timeline that allows for modifications to policies to be in place for the Fall 2021 semester or soon thereafter pending the student body’s return to campus.
  • APPROVED REVISION: Develop and execute a process by which the policies are reviewed and subsequently revised, if necessary, with particular attention to the timeliness by which Code of Student Conduct cases are reviewed and
    This review process should include a timeline that allows for modifications to policies to be in place for the Fall 2021 semester or soon thereafter pending the student body’s return to campus.

The Senate then approved the amended report.

ELECTION OF STUDENT MEMBERS OF THE SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPRESENTATIVES – This election was held because no eligible candidates were nominated during the May 1, 2020 Organizational meeting. Self-nominations were solicited from eligible student Senators prior to, as well as from the floor during, the meeting.

  • 2020-21 Slate of Nominees
  • Campaign Statements

The candidates for each position can be found in the linked documents above.

Results of the 20-21 Student Executive Committee Members and Board Representatives Election

  • Camden Student Member of the EC: Michael Van Stine, GS-C (S)
  • Newark Student Member of the EC: Sarah Shobut, SAS-N (S)
  • New Brunswick Student Member of the EC: Marie Yamaoka, SAS-NB (S)
  • RBHS Student Member of the EC: Amanda Immidisetti, RWJMS (S)
  • Student Representative to the BOG: Gavin Mayes, SAS-NB (S)
  • Undergraduate Student Representative to the BOT: Nina Gohel, SAS-NB (S)
  • Graduate Student Representative to the BOT: Robert Wayne, NJMS (S)

RUTGERS INSTITUTE FOR SECURE COMMUNITITES – Elie Honig, RISC Executive Director

Executive Director Honig delivered a report focusing on the important work done at RISC as well as his opinions regarding the Trump Administration and the 2020 Presidential election.

TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION – Michele Norin, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

SVP Norin gave a detailed report on the University’s new cyber-security initiative on Two-Factor Authentication and answered questions relating this and other topics, including the sudden unanticipated loss of Proctortrack and plans for alternative solutions.

OLD BUSINESS: There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS: There was no new business.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Peter Gillett reported on the October 9, 2020 Senate Executive Committee Meeting

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Camden Faculty Senator, Sam Rabinowitz reported on the Camden Faculty Council’s last meeting and points of interest. Faculty Senator Tugrul Ozel, New Brunswick Faculty Council Chair, reported on the New Brunswick Faculty Council will meet again on October 23. Sarah Shobut, Newark Student Senator reported on the recent activities of the Newark students. Senator Laura Willett reported on the plans and activities of the RBHS Faculty Council.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 4:01 p.m.

Minutes prepared by:
Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the University Senate

 

Present Senators

Amna Ahmed Ann Albert Farid Alizadeh Carole Allamand Mason Ameri Hosen Arman Anne-Catherine Aubert Margaret Avallone Gloria Bachmann Andrea Baldi Joseph Barbarese Rola Bekdash Vrushank Bhatt Debashi Bhattacharya Sanjib Bhuyan John Bogden Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Natalie Borisovets Mary Bridgeman Dana Britton Ricky Castaneda Margaret Cavanagh Dalya Chefitz Jiuyang Chen Shraya Chintalapudi Jessey Choo Tynisha Coleman Taryn Cooper Russell Crews Perry Dane Babu Dasari Brian Ding Rick Dool German Drazer Jadin Eafrati Gary Ebert Devin English Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Alisa Farley Antoinette Farmer Cecile Feldman Chazz Fellenz Laura Fernandez Arroyo Lucille Foster Daniel Fox Cathryn Garcia David Garner Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Nina Gohel Jessica Gomes Lasantha Goonetilleke Ann Gould Michael Gower Grace Guo Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Masanori Hara Rachel Hodes Joseph Holdom Jonathan Holloway Arlene Hunter Maureen Hurd Maria Ibrahim Amanda Immidisetti Olga Jarrín Montaner John Joergensen Cecelia Kane Abhishek Kashalikar Rachel Kaye John Kettle Geza Kiss Neil Kothari Kathryn Kovacs Valentine Lamar Laura Lawson Liping Liu Carol Lutz Lisa Maddox Douglas Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Rupal Mansukhani Josephine Marchetta Norman Markowitz Ivan Marsic Elizabeth Matto Gavin Mayes Kenneth McKeever Juan Mena-Segovia Moriah Mendicino Mary Mickelsen Joel Miller Paul Miranti Prabhas Moghe Christopher Molloy Patricia Morton Jon Oliver Tugrul Ozel Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Brianna Pedro-Santiago Alexander Pichugin Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Suzanne Piotrowski Sam Rabinowitz Miguel Ribau Alicia Rivera Zainab Rizvi Monica Roth Sharon Ryan Bryan Sacks Nuria Sagarra Amrik Sahota Cynthia Saltzman Kevin Schroth Robert Schwartz Stacy Schwartz Federico Sesti Sue Shapses Troy Shinbrot Sarah Shobut Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Morgan Smith Menahem Spiegel Thomas Stephens Johanna Stephenson Thomas Struble Ted Szatrowski Paul Takhistov Ivanok Tavarez Karen Thompson Lily Todorinova Frances Trees Sean Valverde Michael Van Stine Cecilia Vargas Issac Vellangany Camila Ventura-Martinez Erich Vidal Jay Virani Lucio Volino Xiangyue "Max" Wang Jose Ward Heidi Warde Robert Wayne Carolyne White Laura Willett David Winters Marie Yamaoka

Excused Senators

Gloria Bachmann Steve Buyske Saketa Chadalvada William Dreyer Nicholas Linardopoulos Rhonda Lyles Jennifer Oberle Barbara Sinacori Mario Tommasi

Absent Senators

Monica Adya Nikol Alexander-Floyd Jean Anderson Eloy Rahshida Atkins Mark Ayad Joseph Barone Christine Bator Gerald Beegan Wanda Blanchett Diane Brienza-Arcilla Jonathan Cabrera Nancy Cantor Harrison Chiu David Cifelli Arielle Cohen Peter Cole Francine Conway Tyrone Davidson Adrienne Eaton Tolulope Fadahunsi Thomas Farris Thomas Figueira Linda Flynn Andre Granadeiro Perry Halkitis Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson Wayne Hsueh Bingru Huang Christine Hunter-Fratzola Robert Johnson Abin Joy Elizabeth Kaplun Luz Kosar Jerome Kukor Adam Kustka Lei Lei David Lopez Luke Madson Gwendolyn Mahon Krisellen Maloney Peter March Howard Marchitello Joseph Markert Margaret Marsh Monica Mazurek Charles Menifield David Moore Kyle Murphy Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Kenneth Nelson Donna Nickitas James O'Connor Boris Paskhover Nicholas Ponzio Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Julie Rajan Nikita Shankar Michael Shapiro Deborah Silver Weijie Song Molly Stern Brian Strom Zhiqiang Tan Piyushimita Thakuriah Bonita Veysey James Walkup Xiaojue Wang Willie Ray Williams Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg

Committee Meetings


Academic Standards, Regulations & Admissions Committee Meeting

Zoom @ 10:30 am


Budget & Finance Committee Meeting

CASC, Atrium Conference Room @ 10:00 am


Faculty Affairs & Personnel Committee Meeting

Zoom @ 10:30 am


Information Technology Committee Meeting

Zoom @ 10:00 am


Instruction, Curricula & Advising Committee Meeting

Zoom @ 10:00 am


Research, Graduate & Professional Education Committee Meeting

CASC, Room 109 @ 10:00 am


Student Affairs Committee Meeting

Zoom @ 10:00 am


University Structure & Governance Committee

CASC, Room 115 @ 10:00 am

Caucus Meetings


Faculty Caucus Meeting

CASC Room 411 @ 12:00 pm


Student Caucus Meeting

CASC, Graduate Student Lounge @ 12:00 pm


Alumni Caucus Meeting

CASC Room 413 @ 12:00 pm


Staff Caucus Meeting

CASC, Atrium Conference Room @ 12:00 pm