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Jan 21st
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Senate Meeting – Newark Campus Report

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Friday, January 14th 2022

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, January 21, 2022 – 1:10 p.m. via Zoom

https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/94899059295?pwd=clhDR1ppd0R5WVF0ZmJVb1NDYUNFQT09

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

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Morgan Smith, Interim Executive Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, University President

CHANCELLORS REPORT – Nancy Cantor, Newark Chancellor

  • Newark Campus Report
  • Questions and Answers

REPORT OF THE CLIMATE TASK FORCE – Professor Bob Kopp and Associate Professor Kevin Lyons, Co-Chairs of The Climate Task Force

  • Presentation
  • Questions and Answers

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) S-2101 Units of Credit – Lucile Foster ASRAC Co-Chair

ASRAC was charged as follows: Determine the current viability of University Policy 10.2.4 – Units of Credit and propose changes as appropriate to make the definition consistent with its use in current practice. Respond by November 2021.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Adrienne Simonds, Senate Vice Chair

OLD BUSINESS

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.]

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS

ADJOURNMENT

*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 2021-2022 University Senate Meetings

Spring 2022: Unless otherwise noted and if large gathering restrictions are lifted, meetings will be held in the Multipurpose Room, College Avenue Student Center, College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick.]
February 18, 2022
March 25, 2022
April 29, 2022


 (The April 29 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 2022.)

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
UNIVERSITY SENATE

MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: January 21, 2022

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

PRESENT: Abdel-Wahab, Abuilak, Alizadeh, Allamand, Ameri, Amjad, Anderson, Andrews, Consuela Askew, Aubry, Azer, Bachmann, Barbarese, Barlow, Bernstein, Bhattacharya, Bhavaraju, Bhuyan, Bogden, Boikess, Boxer, Bridgeman, Brienza-Arcilla, Broggi, Buyske, Cantor, Castellano, Choo, Chowdhury, Clarke, Cooper, Crawford, Crews, Dane, Davidson, Davis, Den Bleyker, Dool, Drazer, Edelstein, Esposito, Everett, Ewins, Farmer, Fatahzadeh, Fellenz, Field, Figueira, Foster, Fougnies, Fudge, Garner, Giraud, Gomes, Goonetilleke, Gower, Granadeiro, Guo, Gursoy, Haley, Haviland, Holloway, Huang, Hunter, Hurd, Husan, Javeri, Kahanda, Kahng, Kelly, Kettle, Kiss, Kothari, Kovacs, Kozlosky, Kustka, LaMorte, Laraia, Lawson, Levine, Linardopoulos, Lino-Barbosa, Lutz, Lyles, Maddox Douglas, Mahajan-Cusack, Mansukhani, Manzini, Marchetta, Markert, Markowitz, Marsic, Matto, McKeever, Mignogna, Miller, Molloy, Morton, O’Connor, Oberle, Oliver, Ozel, Parsa, Patel, Pichugin, Pintar, Pinto-Figueroa, Poole, Prihoda, Rabinowitz, Rizvi, Robalino, Roth, Ryan, Sagarra, Saltzman, Schroth, Schwartz, Schwartz, Scott, Shapses, Sharma, Shawl, Shih, Siederer, Simonds, Smith, Sonnenberg, Spiegel, Stroiman, Struble, Sutton, Swamy, Szatrowski, Taipe, Takhistov, Tan, Tewfik, Thompson, Todorinova, Torres, Tsakalakos, Valle, Valverde, Vega, Virani, Volino, Willett, Wirtenberg, Woortman, Yamamoto 

EXCUSED: Baldi, Hara, Levine, Shinbrot, Sinacori, White

ABSENT: Adya, Anderson Eloy, Ardeshna, Barone, Beegan, Blanchett, Boison, Stphanie Bonne, Cabrera, Campbell, Cardoso, Carrero, Charles, Chefitz, Cole, Conway, Daughety, Eaton, Elsaid, Emedom-Nnamdi, English, Farris, Feldman, Fernandez, Flynn, Fox, Halkitis, Halprin, Hatefi, Hauck, Hein, Henderson, Hsueh, Hu, Irizarry, Joergensen, Johnson, Kaye, Knode, Kukor, Lei, Leibman, Liu, Lopez, Mahon, March, Marchitello, Marich, Mazurek, McCarthy, Menifield, Moore, Mutcherson, Nath, Nickitas, Patel, C. Potter, J. Potter, Riedel-Prabhakar, Rivera, Samlin, Shah, Shah, Shah, Shapiro, Stephens, Strom, Tadros, Thakuriah, Vellangany, Wang, Warde, Westrich, Whitehead

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

 Chair Oliver called the meeting to order at 1:12pm on Friday, January 21 and welcomed everyone for joining. He wished everyone a Happy New Year and gave well wishes towards the Spring 2022 semester. Chair Oliver then gave his sentiments regarding the loss of three senators. He went into detail about the impact of our past chair, vice chair, chair of USGC and Parliamentarian Peter Gillett and the significance he had on the Senate and his life personally. Jon then added specifics about a scholarship that The Rutgers Business School has set up in his memory, including purchasing a Scarlet dogwood tree and bench on Livingston Campus. Chair Oliver also mentioned the passing of Alumni Senator Bruce Marich and Senator Paul Miranti. He spoke on their dedication to shared governance and Rutgers and wished he was able to have known them better. The Senate then took a minute to reflect on the passing of these three senators and Jon continued his report. He let everyone know that the Executive Committee has nominated Senator Adrienne Simonds as the new Vice Chair Pro Tem and Senator Lucille Foster as the new Parliamentarian. Chair Oliver also announced the new USGC co-chair Senator Kevin Schroth. He went on to give the Senate an overview of today’s meeting including who will be presenting and reminded everyone of the process during Q&A. Jon continued his report with mentioning the Susman Award and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Part-Time Lecturer including the hard work of Senator and PTL Karen Thompson. Lastly, Chair Oliver mentioned that the Campus Faculty Councils have officially been added into the University Policy Library. He congratulated the Senate and faculty councils for their hard work and their work and recognition in shared governance.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Morgan Smith, Interim Executive Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, President of the University

President Jonathan Holloway provided the Administrative Report consisting of the following topics:

  • The delayed start to the semester for undergrad in-person classes
  • Omicron variant and the importance of boosters
  • The compliancy percentage of all faculty, staff and students with vaccinations and boosters
  • Athletics following state guidelines for games indoors
  • Updates on the Fulbright Scholarship
  • Details on his next report

President Holloway then answered questions on the above topics as well as:

  • Concerns for removing COVID testing for essential employees
  • Mental health concerns among students – having guests on campus, collaborating with peers, and building a community amongst themselves
  • Student vaccination rate
  • An update on any proposed plans to merge the medical schools
  • Ordering tests for students using USPS
  • The search for a new University Librarian
  • Controversies among students surrounding the university’s involvement with Tel Aviv University

NEWARK CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Nancy Cantor, Rutgers-Newark Chancellor

REPORT OF THE CLIMATE TASK FORCE – Professor Bob Kopp and Associate Professor Kevin Lyons, Co-Directors of the Climate Task Force

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) S-2101 Units of Credit – Lucile Foster ASRAC Co-Chair

ASRAC was charged as follows: Determine the current viability of University Policy 10.2.4 – Units of Credit and propose changes as appropriate to make the definition consistent with its use in current practice. Respond by November 2021.

Co-Chair Lucile Foster went over the work of the committee, it was discussed by the Senate and ultimately it was voted to be tabled until February.

OLD BUSINESS: There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS: There was no new business.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Adrienne Simonds reported on the January 7, 2022 Senate Executive Committee Meeting

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Senator Samuel Rabinowitz notified the Senate that the Board of Governors next meeting will in February. There was no report from the Board of Trustees.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Senator Sanjib Bhuyan reported on the New Brunswick Faculty Council meeting that will be held next Friday, January 28 and spoke on a few topics including the food pantry and KN95 masks. RBHS Senator Laura Willett reported on RBHS current initiatives including their meeting with Brian Strom regarding COVID, vaccinations, lack of PPE and the joint chair issue.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:32 p.m.

Minutes prepared by:
Morgan Smith, Interim Executive Secretary of the University Senate

 

Present Senators

Omer Abdel-Wahab Larry Abuliak Farid Alizadeh Carole Allamand Mason Ameri Fauzan Amjad Katie Anderson Rochelle Andrews Consuela Askew Marie-Pierre Aubry Amanda Azer Gloria Bachmann Joseph Barbarese Shannon Barlow Ashley Bernstein Debashish Bhattacharya Rajita Bhavaraju Sanjib Bhuyan John Bogden Robert Boikess Paul Boxer Mary Bridgeman Diane Brienza-Arcilla Emma Broggi Steve Buyske Nancy Cantor William Castellano Jessey Choo Sadman Chowdhury Alison Clarke Taryn Cooper Christopher Crawford Russell Crews Perry Dane Tyrone Davidson Siatta Davis Victoria Den Bleyker Rick Dool German Drazer Michelle Edelstein Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Josefina Ewins Antoinette Farmer Mahnaz Fatahzadeh Chazz Fellenz William Field Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Lara Fougnies Isaiah Fudge David Garner Ralph Giraud Jessica Gomes Lasantha Goonetilleke Michael Gower Andre Granadeiro Grace Guo Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Martha Haviland Jonathan Holloway Bingru Huang Arlene Hunter Maureen Hurd Shubon Husan Saloni Javeri Galathara Kahanda SungWoo Kahng Michael Kelly John Kettle Geza Kiss Neil Kothari Kathryn Kovacs Danielle Kozlosky Adam Kustka Gerard LaMorte Kayla Laraia Laura Lawson Jeffrey Levine Nicholas Linardopoulos Anthony Lino-Barbosa Carol Lutz Rhonda Lyles Lisa Maddox Douglas Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Rupal Mansukhani Chiara Manzini Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Norman Markowitz Ivan Marsic Elizabeth Matto Kenneth McKeever Stephanie Mignogna Christopher Molloy Patricia Morton James O'Connor Jennifer Oberle Jon Oliver Tugrul Ozel Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Alexander Pichugin John Pintar Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Madai Poole Katherine Prihoda Sam Rabinowitz Zainab Rizvi Olivia Robalino Monica Roth Sharon Ryan Cynthia Saltzman Kevin Schroth Robert Schwartz Stacy Schwartz Rob Scott Sue Shapses Ranita Sharma Awad Shawl Mi Shih Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Morgan Smith Frank Sonnenberg Menahem Spiegel Amanda Stroiman Thomas Struble Malachi Sutton Siddharth Swamy Ted Szatrowski Rachel Taipe Paul Takhistov Zhiqiang Tan George Tewfik Karen Thompson Lily Todorinova Jose Torres Thomas Tsakalakos Valerie Valle Sean Valverde Cassandra Vega Jay Virani Lucio Volino Laura Willett Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Melissa Woortman Laura Yamamoto

Excused Senators

Andrea Baldi Anna Haley Masanori Hara Jeffrey Levine Troy Shinbrot Barbara Sinacori Carolyne White

Absent Senators

Monica Adya Jean Anderson Eloy Anil Ardeshna Joseph Barone Gerald Beegan Wanda Blanchett Detlev Boison Stephanie Bonne Jonathan Cabrera Sara Campbell Georgia Cardoso Luis Carrero Sabrina Charles Dalya Chefitz Peter Cole Francine Conway David Daughety Adrienne Eaton Nuralhoda Elsaid Clinton Emedom-Nnamdi Devin English Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Linda Flynn Daniel Fox Peter Gillett Perry Halkitis Franklin Halprin Arash Hatefi Emmaleigh Hauck Taja-Nia Henderson Denise Hien Wayne Hsueh William Hu Patricia Irizarry John Joergensen Robert Johnson Rachel Kaye Bryan Knode Lei Lei Ray Leibman Liping Liu Gwendolyn Mahon Peter March Bruce Marich Monica Mazurek Bill McCarthy Charles Menifield Joel Miller David Moore Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Donna Nickitas Meera Patel Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Rachel Riedel-Prabhakar Alicia Rivera Nuria Sagarra Jason Samlin Aman Shah Aanchel Shah Bijal Shah Michael Shapiro Thomas Stephens Brian Strom Matt (Monther) Tadros Ivanok Tavarez Piyushimita Thakuriah Antonio Tillis Issac Vellangany Xiaojue Wang Heidi Warde Josee Westrich Ian Whitehead

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