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Friday
Nov 19th
1:00 pm

Senate Meeting

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Friday, November 12th 2021

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, November 19, 2021 – 1:10 p.m. via Zoom

https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/95954156696?pwd=VnZxR2xiVHlRTkw3NW5WTnZmZnBnUT09&from=addon

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: President Jonathan Holloway

COMMITTEE REPORT [Please Note: Substantive amendments to these reports should be given to the Senate Executive Secretary in writing prior to or at the time the amendment is moved.]

S-2107 Review of the University Policy 20.1.22 – No Smoking – Ad Hoc Committee Chair Kevin Schroth, Other Units, RBHS (F)

The Ad Hoc committee was charged as follows:

Review the University “No Smoking Policy”. Consider renaming the policy to the inclusive all tobacco products. Make recommendations on any necessary changes. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by, March 2021.

The current policy on No Smoking can be found here.

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.]

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

[Fall 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.

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.]

December 10, 2021
January 21, 2022
February 18, 2022 (Newark)
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: November 19, 2021

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

PRESENT: Abdel-Wahab, Alizadeh, Ameri, Amjad, Anderson, Andrews, Ardeshna, Azer, Bachmann, Barbarese, Barlow, Bernstein, Bhattacharya, Bhavaraju, Bhuyan, Boikess, Boison, Bonne, Brienza-Arcilla, Broggi, Buyske, Castellano, Charles, Choo, Chowdhury, Clarke, Cooper, Crawford, Crews, Dane, Daughety, Davidson, Davis, Den Bleyker, Dool, Drazer, Edelstein, Esposito, Everett, Ewins, Farmer, Fatahzadeh, Field, Figueira, Foster, Fougnies, Fudge, Garner, Gillett, Giraud, Gomes, Goonetilleke, Gower, Granadeiro, Gursoy, Haley, Halprin, Hara, Hauck, Haviland, Holloway, Hunter, Husan, Javeri, Kahanda, Kahng, Kelly, Kettle, Kiss, Kothari, Kozlosky, LaMorte, Laraia, Levine, Lino-Barbosa, Liu, Lutz, Mahajan-Cusack, Mansukhani, Manzini, Markert, Markowitz, Marsic, Matto, McKeever, Mignogna, Miller, Morton, O’Connor, Oberle, Oliver, Ozel, Parsa, Patel, Pichugin, Pintar, Pinto-Figueroa, Poole, Prihoda, Rabinowitz, Rizvi, Robalino, Roth, Sagarra, Saltzman, Schroth, Schwartz, Schwartz, Shah, Shapses, Sharma, Shawl, Shih, Shinbrot, Siederer, Simonds, Sinacori, Smith, Sonnenberg, Spiegel, Stephens, Stroiman, Struble, Sutton, Swamy, Szatrowski, Taipe, Thompson, Todorinova, Torres, Tsakalakos, Valle, Valverde, Vega, Vellangany, Virani, Volino, Wang, Warde, Westrich, White, Willett, Wirtenberg, Woortman, Yamamoto

EXCUSED: Bridgeman, Fellenz, Kovacs, Lyles

ABSENT: Abuilak, Adya, Allamand, Anderson Eloy, Aubry, Baldi, Barone, Beegan, Blanchett, Bogden, Borisovets, Boxer, Cabrera, Campbell, Cantor, Cardoso, Carrero, Chefitz, Cole, Conway, Eaton, Elsaid, Emedom-Nnamdi, Dvin English, Farris, Feldman, Fernandez, Flynn, Fox, Guo, Halkitis, Hatefi, Hein, Henderson, Hsueh, Hu, Huang, Hurd, Irizarry, Johnson, Kaye, Knode, Kukor, Kustka, Lawson, Lei, Leibman, Linardopoulos, Lopez, Maddox Douglas, Mahon, Maloney, March, Marchetta, Marchitello, Marich, Mazurek, McCarthy, Menifield, Miranti, Molloy, Moore, Mutcherson, Nath, Nickitas, Patel, Potter, Potter, Riedel-Prabhakar, Rivera, Ryan, Samlin, Scott, Shah, Shah, Shapiro, Strom, Tadros, Takhistov, Tan, Tewfik, Thakuriah, Tommasi, Whitehead

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

Chair Oliver called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m and welcomed everyone to today’s meeting. He briefly made comments on the epidemic of despair and hunger for many populations. He mentioned that NJPIRG is running a food drive for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week to fundraise for the campus food pantry.

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Morgan Smith, Interim Executive Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT: President Jonathan Holloway

President Holloway delivered his Administrative Report touching on the following topics:

  • The Marshall Scholarship finalist will be announced within the next few weeks
  • Women’s field hockey and soccer team victories
  • President Biden signed an infrastructure build for the National Transit Institute
  • Upcoming commencement celebrations
  • The New Brunswick Innovation Hub will become the new RWJMS home with wet and dry labs
  • His visit to Tel Aviv University
  • Vaccination mandating deadline for all faculty and staff by January 4, 2022
  • Pay equity update and salary adjustments
  • Telecommuting has been extended until June 30, 2022
  • Rutgers will now observe Juneteenth as a University Holiday
  • The new Academic Freedom statement
  • His gratitude towards the efforts of Chair Oliver and Vice Chair Gillett at his inauguration
  • Tensions in Camden relating to the Administrative Leadership
  • Efforts in moving towards a tobacco free campus with advice from the Ad-Hoc Committee

President Holloway then answered questions on the following topics:

  • The search for a new Dean in Camden and the issues behind how they were let go
  • The number of non-aligned faculty and staff under the central administration
  • RCM and the budget
  • Tuition fee increases

COMMITTEE REPORT [Please Note: Substantive amendments to these reports should be given to the Senate Executive Secretary in writing prior to or at the time the amendment is moved.]

S-2107 Review of the University Policy 20.1.22 – No Smoking – Ad Hoc Committee Chair Kevin Schroth, Other Units, RBHS (F)

The Ad Hoc committee was charged as follows:

Review the University “No Smoking Policy”. Consider renaming the policy to the inclusive all tobacco products. Make recommendations on any necessary changes. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by, March 2021.

The current policy on No Smoking can be found here.

Senator Schroth reviewed the report then answered questions from the Senate. It was voted on and the report passed.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Peter Gillett reported on the November 4thExecutive Committee Meeting.

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: Senator Samuel Rabinowitz notified the Senate that the Board of Governors next meeting will be December 7. There was no report from the Board of Trustees.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Senator Samuel Rabinowitz reported on the Camden faculty council meeting. Senator Zainab Rizvi reported on the student issues in Camden specifically the inequalities between campuses and controversy surrounding the firing of CCAS Dean and spoke on the mental health crisis. New Brunswick Faculty Senator Sanjib Bhuyan reported on the last New Brunswick Faculty Council meeting. Senator David Daughety spoke on Newark fall elections, food insecurities and the campus infrastructure. Senator Emmaleigh Hauck spoke on behalf of RBHS Students regarding the Hunger and Homeless awareness week. Senator Laura Willett reported on the RBHS Faculty Council current initatives.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 3:22 p.m.

Minutes prepared and written by:

Interim Executive Secretary Morgan Smith

 

Present Senators

Omer Abdel-Wahab Farid Alizadeh Mason Ameri Fauzan Amjad Katie Anderson Rochelle Andrews Anil Ardeshna Amanda Azer Gloria Bachmann Joseph Barbarese Shannon Barlow Ashley Bernstein Debashi Bhattacharya Rajita Bhavaraju Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Stephanie Bonne Diane Brienza-Arcilla Emma Broggi Steve Buyske William Castellano Sabrina Charles Jessey Choo Sadman Chowdhury Alison Clarke Taryn Cooper Christopher Crawford Russell Crews Perry Dane David Daughety Tyrone Davidson Siatta Davis Victoria Den Bleyker Rick Dool German Drazer Michelle Edelstein Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Josefina Ewins Antoinette Farmer Mahnaz Fatahzadeh William Field Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Lara Fougnies Isaiah Fudge David Garner Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Jessica Gomes Lasantha Goonetilleke Michael Gower Andre Granadeiro Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Franklin Halprin Masanori Hara Emmaleigh Hauck Martha Haviland Jonathan Holloway Arlene Hunter Shubon Husan Saloni Javeri Galathara Kahanda SungWoo Kahng Michael Kelly John Kettle Geza Kiss Neil Kothari Danielle Kozlosky Gerard LaMorte Kayla Laraia Jeffrey Levine Anthony Lino-Barbosa Liping Liu Carol Lutz Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Rupal Mansukhani Chiara Manzini Joseph Markert Norman Markowitz Ivan Marsic Elizabeth Matto Kenneth McKeever Stephanie Mignogna Joel Miller 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 Nuria Sagarra Cynthia Saltzman Kevin Schroth Stacy Schwartz Robert Schwartz Aanchel Shah Sue Shapses Ranita Sharma Awad Shawl Mi Shih Troy Shinbrot Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Barbara Sinacori Morgan Smith Frank Sonnenberg Menahem Spiegel Thomas Stephens Amanda Stroiman Thomas Struble Malachi Sutton Siddharth Swamy Ted Szatrowski Rachel Taipe Karen Thompson Lily Todorinova Jose Torres Thomas Tsakalakos Valerie Valle Sean Valverde Cassandra Vega Issac Vellangany Jay Virani Lucio Volino Xiaojue Wang Heidi Warde Josee Westrich Carolyne White Laura Willett Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Melissa Woortman Laura Yamamoto

Excused Senators

Mary Bridgeman Chazz Fellenz Kathryn Kovacs Rhonda Lyles

Absent Senators

Larry Abuilak Monica Adya Carole Allamand Jean Anderson Eloy Consuella Askew Marie-Pierre Aubry Andrea Baldi Joseph Barone Gerald Beegan Wanda Blanchett John Bogden Paul Boxer Jonathan Cabrera Sara Campbell Nancy Cantor Georgia Cardoso Luis Carrero Dalya Chefitz Peter Cole Francine Conway Adrienne Eaton Nuralhoda Elsaid Clinton Emedom-Nnamdi Devin English Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Linda Flynn Daniel Fox Grace Guo Perry Halkitis Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson Denise Hien Wayne Hsueh William Hu Bingru Huang Maureen Hurd Patricia Irizarry Robert Johnson Rachel Kaye Bryan Knode Jerome Kukor Adam Kustka Laura Lawson Lei Lei Ray Leibman Nicholas Linardopoulos David Lopez Lisa Maddox Douglas Gwendolyn Mahon Peter March Josephine Marchetta Howard Marchitello Bruce Marich Monica Mazurek William McCarthy Charles Menifield Paul Miranti Christopher Molloy David Moore Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Donna Nickitas Meera Patel Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Rachel Riedel-Prabhakar Alicia Rivera Sharon Ryan Jason Samlin Rob Scott Aman Shah Bijal Shah Michael Shapiro Brian Strom Matt (Monther) Tadros Paul Takhistov Zhiqiang Tan Ivanok Tavarez George Tewfik Piyushimita Thakuriah Antonio Tillis Ian Whitehead

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