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Friday
Apr 29th
1:00 pm

Senate Meeting – Camden Campus Report

Rutgers Academic Building, Room 4225

Agenda Distributed On
Friday, April 22nd 2022

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, April 29, 2021, 1:10 p.m.
https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/98444902648?pwd=dXNJM3JsSkYvVndleW1yMC9aVmhqZz09

 

LAST MEETING OF THE 2021-22 UNIVERSITY SENATE

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

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Vicki Hewitt, Senate Executive Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, University President

CAMDEN CHANCELLOR’S REPORT –Antonio D. Tillis, Camden Chancellor

RUTGERS RESEARCH PRESENTATION – Michael E. Zwick, Senior Vice President for Research, and José Miguel Román, Vice President, Research Administration

COMMITTEE REPORTS/RESOLUTIONS:

Each report will be presented/summarized by the committee chairs/representatives, then will be discussed and acted upon by the Senate.

Budget and Finance Committee (BFC) Recommendation to Upgrade/Update the Presentation of Rutgers University’s Annual Budget (Information Only) – BFC Chair Menahem Spiegel and Senator Ashley Bernstein

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to S-2108 – Senate Procedures for Debate, Amendment and Voting – USGC Co-Chairs Perry Dane and Kevin Schroth

The USGC was charged as follows: Investigate and make any appropriate recommendations with regard to changes in Senate procedures for debate, amendment, and voting that might improve their efficiency and effectiveness without unduly restricting their democratic nature.

Information Technology Committee (ITC) Response to S-2201: Approved Electronic Notebook Programs (Information Only) – ITC Chair Adrienne Esposito

The ITC was charged as follows: Investigate the use of electronic lab notebooks. Review the current policies and practice of notebook creation and cloud storage. Recommend the best practices for maintaining the security, integrity, and accessibility of these notebooks.

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to S-2112: Free Speech Issues at Rutgers and the University Senate’s Role (Information Only) – USGC Co-Chairs Perry Dane and Kevin Schroth

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider the most effective mechanism to enable the University Senate to provide the administration with feedback and advice from the Rutgers University community relating to statement, policy, and implementation on matters of free speech. Look at peer best practices. Make any appropriate recommendations.

Executive Committee (EC) Proposed Resolution on Academic Freedom and Racial, Gender, and Social Justice – EC Chair Jon Oliver

OLD BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS**

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Adrienne Simonds, Senate Vice Chair

REPORTS OF THE 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 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.

**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…”]

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
UNIVERSITY SENATE

MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: April 29, 2022

TIME AND PLACE: 1:10 p.m., Rutgers Academic Building East, Room 4225 and Remote via Zoom

PRESENT: Alizadeh, Amjad, Anderson, Andrews, Aubry, Bachmann, Bernstein, Bhavaraju, Bhuyan, Bogden, Boikess, Delev Boison, Borisovets, Boxer, Bridgeman, Brienza-Arcilla, Buyske, Chefitz, Choo, Clarke, Cooper, Dane, Davis, Den Bleyker, Dool, Drazer, English, Esposito, Everett, Farmer, Fatahzadeh, Figueira, Foster, Fudge, Giraud, Gomes, Gower, Granadeiro, Guo, Gursoy, Haley, Hatefi, Hauck, Haviland, Hewitt, Holloway, Hu, Hunter, Hurd, Kahanda, Kettle, Kiss, Kothari, Kustka, LaMorte, Laraia, Lawson, Linardopoulos, Lutz, Lyles, Mahajan-Cusack, Mansukhani, Manzini, Marchetta, Markert, Markowitz, Marsic, McKeever, Miller, Morton, O’Connor, Oberle, Oliver, Ozel, Parsa, Pinto-Figueroa, Poole, Potter, Prihoda, Rabinovich, Rabinowitz, Roth, Ryan, Saltzman, Schroth, R. Schwartz, S. Schwartz, Scott, Shapiro, Shapses, Shih, Siederer, Simonds, Smith, Sonnenberg, Spiegel, Struble, Swamy, Szatrowski, Tadros, Taipe, Tewfik, Thompson, Torres, Tsakalakos, Valle, Valverde, Vellangany, Volino, White, Willett, Wirtenberg, Woortman

EXCUSED: Allamand, Levine, Shinbrot

ABSENT: Abdel-Wahab, Abuilak, Adya, Ameri, Anderson Eloy, Ardeshna, Askew, Azer, Baldi, Barbarese, Barlow, Barone, Beegan, Bhattacharya, Blanchett, Bonne, Broggi, Cabrera, Campbell, Cantor, Cardoso, Carrero, Castellano, Charles, Chowdhury, Cimer, Cole, Conway, Crawford, Crews, Daughety, Davidson, Eaton, Edelstein, Elsaid, Emedom-Nnamdi, Ewins, Farris, Feldman, Fellenz, Fernandez, Flynn, Fougnies, Fox, Garner, Goonetilleke, Halkitis, Halprin, Hara, Hein, Henderson, Hsueh, Huang, Husan, Irizarry, Javeri, Joergensen, Johnson, Kahng, Kaye, Kelly, Knode, Kovacs, Kozlosky, Kukor, Lei, Leibman, Lino-Barbosa, Liu, Lopez, Maddox Douglas, Mahon, March, Marchitello, Marich, Matto, Mazurek, McCarthy, Menifield, Mignogna, Molloy, Moore, Mutcherson, Nath, Nickitas, S. Patel, M. Patel, Pichugin, Pintar, Potter, Riedel-Prabhakar, Rivera, Rizvi, Robalino, Sagarra, Samlin, Aman Shah, Aanchel Shah, B. Shah, Sharma, Shawl, J. Smith, Stephens, Stroiman, Strom, Sutton, Takhistov, Tan, Thakuriah, Todorinova, Vega, Virani, Wang, Warde, Westrich, Whitehead, Yamamoto

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

Chair Oliver called the meeting to order at 1:15 p.m. He announced the passing of former Senator Dr. Gary Taghon (SEBS Marine & Coastal Science) and asked for a moment of reflection for colleagues lost this past year. He reported on the Big 10 Academic Alliance Academic Governance conference, hosted by Rutgers at the beginning of April. He introduced President Jonathan Holloway for an administrative report and Chancellor Antonio Tillis with the Camden Campus Report. He also announced a presentation on Rutgers Research by Michael E. Zwick, Senior Vice President for Research, and José Miguel Román, Vice President, Research Administration. Chair Oliver expressed his gratitude to the Senate as his term as Chair comes to an end, and congratulated Adrienne Simonds on her election as Chair and Lucy Foster on her election as Vice Chair for 2022-23. He thanked President Holloway for his commitment to shared governance. He also thanked Chair of the Board of Governors Mark Angelson, Chair of the Board of Trustees Tilak Lal, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Prabhas Moghe, the Chancellors, Peter Gillett, Morgan Smith, Ann Gould, Natalie Borisovets, Sam Rabinowitz, Adrienne Simonds, Vicki Hewitt, and all Senators.

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Vicki Hewitt, Executive Secretary

  • Agenda: The meeting’s agenda was approved by the Senate.
  • Minutes: The minutes of the March 25, 2022 Senate meeting were approved as distributed by the Executive Secretary.
  • Communications:

Vicki Hewitt turned the Secretary’s Report over to Vice Chair Adrienne Simonds to present a resolution celebrating Jon Oliver’s 3-year tenure as the University Senate chair. The resolution passed with unanimous consent.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, President of the University

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

There were no questions for President Holloway.

CHANCELLOR REPORT – Antonio D. Tillis, Camden Chancellor

RUTGERS RESEARCH PRESENTATION – Michael E. Zwick, Senior Vice President for Research, and José Miguel Román, Vice President, Research Administration

COMMITTEE REPORTS/RESOLUTIONS

Budget and Finance Committee (BFC)
Recommendation to Upgrade/Update the Presentation of Rutgers University’s Annual Budget (Information Only)
Menahem Spiegel, BFC Chair, and Senator Ashley Bernstein

Senators Spiegel and Bernstein presented this recommendation to the Senate. It has been shared with J. Michael Gower, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC)
Response to S-2108 – Senate Procedures for Debate, Amendment and Voting
Perry Dane and Kevin Schroth, USGC Co-Chairs

The USGC was charged as follows: Investigate and make any appropriate recommendations with regard to changes in Senate procedures for debate, amendment, and voting that might improve their efficiency and effectiveness without unduly restricting their democratic nature.

Senator Dane presented this report and resolutions to the Senate. The resolutions were adopted.

Information Technology Committee (ITC)
Response to S-2201: Approved Electronic Notebook Programs (Information Only)
Adrienne Esposito and Katie Anderson, ITC Co-Chairs

The ITC was charged as follows: Investigate the use of electronic lab notebooks. Review the current policies and practice of notebook creation and cloud storage. Recommend the best practices for maintaining the security, integrity, and accessibility of these notebooks.

Senator Anderson presented this report and recommendations to the Senate.

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC)
Response to S-2112: Free Speech Issues at Rutgers and the University Senate’s Role (Information Only)
Perry Dane and Kevin Schroth, USGC Co-Chairs

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider the most effective mechanism to enable the University Senate to provide the administration with feedback and advice from the Rutgers University community relating to statement, policy, and implementation on matters of free speech. Look at peer best practices. Make any appropriate recommendations.

Senator Schroth presented this report and recommendation to the Senate.

Executive Committee (EC)
Resolution on Academic Freedom and Racial, Gender, and Social Justice
Jon Oliver, Executive Committee Chair

Chair Oliver presented this resolution to the Senate. The resolution was adopted.

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

OLD BUSINESS: There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS: There was no new business.

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Senator Rabinowitz reported on the Board of Governors meetings on April 12 and April 22. Senator Haley reported the Board of Trustees had not met.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Senator Rabinowitz thanked Chancellor Tillis for his report on behalf of the Camden Faculty. Senator Van Stine did the same on behalf of Camden Students. Senator Markert reported on behalf of Newark Faculty. Newark Students had no report. Senator Bhuyan reported on behalf of New Brunswick Faculty Council. Senator Amjad reported on behalf of New Brunswick students. Senator Willett reported on behalf of RBHS Faculty. Senator Hauck reported on behalf of RBHS students.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:49 p.m.

Minutes prepared by:
Vicki Hewitt, Executive Secretary of the University Senate

Present Senators

Farid Alizadeh Fauzan Amjad Katie Anderson Rochelle Andrews Marie-Pierre Aubry Gloria Bachmann Ashley Bernstein Rajita Bhavaraju Sanjib Bhuyan John Bogden Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Natalie Borisovets Paul Boxer Mary Bridgeman Diane Brienza-Arcilla Steve Buyske Dalya Chefitz Jessey Choo Alison Clarke Taryn Cooper Perry Dane Siatta Davis Victoria Den Bleyker Rick Dool German Drazer Devin English Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Antoinette Farmer Mahnaz Fatahzadeh Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Isaiah Fudge Ralph Giraud Jessica Gomes Michael Gower Andre Granadeiro Grace Guo Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Arash Hatefi Emmaleigh Hauck Martha Haviland Vicki Hewitt Jonathan Holloway William Hu Arlene Hunter Maureen Hurd Galathara Kahanda John Kettle Geza Kiss Neil Kothari Adam Kustka Gerard LaMorte Kayla Laraia Laura Lawson Nicholas Linardopoulos Carol Lutz Rhonda Lyles Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Rupal Mansukhani Chiara Manzini Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Norman Markowitz Ivan Marsic Kenneth McKeever Patricia Morton James O'Connor Jennifer Oberle Jon Oliver Tugrul Ozel Houshang Parsa Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Madai Poole Cathryn Potter Katherine Prihoda Oren Rabinovich Sam Rabinowitz Monica Roth Sharon Ryan Cynthia Saltzman Kevin Schroth Robert Schwartz Stacy Schwartz Rob Scott Michael Shapiro Sue Shapses Mi Shih Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Morgan Smith Frank Sonnenberg Menahem Spiegel Thomas Struble Siddharth Swamy Ted Szatrowski Matt (Monther) Tadros Rachel Taipe George Tewfik Karen Thompson Jose Torres Thomas Tsakalakos Valerie Valle Sean Valverde Issac Vellangany Lucio Volino Carolyne White Laura Willett Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Melissa Woortman

Excused Senators

Carole Allamand Jeffrey Levine Troy Shinbrot Paul Takhistov

Absent Senators

Omer Abdel-Wahab Larry Abuliak Monica Adya Mason Ameri Jean Anderson Eloy Anil Ardeshna Consuela Askew Amanda Azer Andrea Baldi Joseph Barbarese Shannon Barlow Joseph Barone Gerald Beegan Debashish Bhattacharya Wanda Blanchett Stephanie Bonne Emma Broggi Jonathan Cabrera Sara Campbell Nancy Cantor Georgia Cardoso Luis Carrero William Castellano Sabrina Charles Sadman Chowdhury Bob Cimer Peter Cole Francine Conway Christopher Crawford Russell Crews David Daughety Tyrone Davidson Adrienne Eaton Michelle Edelstein Nuralhoda Elsaid Clinton Emedom-Nnamdi Josefina Ewins Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Chazz Fellenz Vivian Fernandez Linda Flynn Lara Fougnies Daniel Fox David Garner Peter Gillett Lasantha Goonetilleke Perry Halkitis Franklin Halprin Masanori Hara Taja-Nia Henderson Denise Hien Wayne Hsueh Bingru Huang Shubon Husan Patricia Irizarry Saloni Javeri John Joergensen Robert Johnson SungWoo Kahng Rachel Kaye Michael Kelly Bryan Knode Kathryn Kovacs Danielle Kozlosky Lei Lei Ray Leibman Anthony Lino-Barbosa Liping Liu Lisa Maddox Douglas Gwendolyn Mahon Peter March Bruce Marich Elizabeth Matto Monica Mazurek Bill McCarthy Charles Menifield Stephanie Mignogna Joel Miller Christopher Molloy David Moore Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Donna Nickitas Suja Patel Meera Patel Alexander Pichugin John Pintar Jonathan Potter Rachel Riedel-Prabhakar Alicia Rivera Zainab Rizvi Olivia Robalino Nuria Sagarra Jason Samlin Aman Shah Aanchel Shah Bijal Shah Ranita Sharma Awad Shawl Barbara Sinacori John Smith Thomas Stephens Amanda Stroiman Brian Strom Malachi Sutton Zhiqiang Tan Ivanok Tavarez Piyushimita Thakuriah Antonio Tillis Lily Todorinova Cassandra Vega Jay Virani Xiaojue Wang Heidi Warde Josee Westrich Ian Whitehead Laura Yamamoto

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