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Friday
Oct 21st
1:00 pm

Senate Meeting

Zoom

Agenda Distributed On
Friday, October 14th 2022

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA 

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

https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/94226017684?pwd=RTJYUzFDbWp4M3dqSGRnVnNCV1Rwdz09

 

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, AND CHAIR’S REPORT – Adrienne Simonds, Chair

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Vicki Hewitt, Senate Executive Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, President and University Professor

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND BEST PRACTICES FOR SURVEY DESIGN – Eduardo Molina, Vice President for Institutional Research and Decision Support

SPECIAL ELECTION FOR STUDENT AND ALUMNI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPRESENTATIVE POSITIONS – This election is being held because student and alumni elections had not been concluded prior to the April 29, 2022 Organizational meeting. Self-nominations have been solicited from eligible Senators. Nominations may also be made from the floor during this meeting.

Voting Access Link: https://senate.rutgers.edu/election/2022-23-special-election

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.]

Information Technology Committee (ITC)
S-2109 Communication Mechanisms Regarding Major Changes in IT Applications
Adrienne Esposito and Katie Anderson, ITC Co-Chairs

The ITC was charged as follows: Investigate the existing mechanisms for communication regarding changes in major IT applications.  Propose additional mechanisms that would engage the Senate, through its IT Committee, in such communications and decisions about major IT application changes that would affect major University constituencies.  (See Senate Resolution S-1801

OLD BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS**

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Lucille Foster, 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…”]

Remaining 2022-23 University Senate Meetings

October 21, 2022 (Zoom)
November 18, 2022 (Zoom)
December 9, 2022 (Zoom)
January 20, 2023 (Camden and Zoom)
February 17, 2023 (New Brunswick and Zoom)
March 24, 2023 (Newark and Zoom)
April 28, 2023 – Organizational Meeting of the 2023-2024 Senate (New Brunswick and Zoom)
April 28, 2023 – Last Meeting of the 2022-2023 Senate (New Brunswick and Zoom)

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
UNIVERSITY SENATE

MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: October 21, 2022

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Abdelwahab, Abuattieh, Adamo, Alizadeh, Allamand, Allen, Amjad, Anderson, Andrews, Ardeshna, Aubry, Bachmann, Barlow, Bhattacharya, Bhavaraju, Bogden, Boikess, Boison, Borisovets, Boucher, Boxer, Bridgeman, Brienza-Arcilla, Caponegro, Carpenter, Cary, Chefitz, Clarke, Cooper, Conway, Copeland, Dai, Dane, Davidson, Den Bleyker, Drazer, Dyckman, Eastman, Esposito, Farmer, Fatahzadeh, Figueira, Foster, Gahlawat, Galsim, Giraud, Gomes, Gong, Gower, Graham, Granadeiro, Gursoy, Haley, Haviland, Hewitt, Holloway, Holmes, Hunter, Jaffe, Javanmard, Joergensen, Kaplan, Kelly, Kettle, Kiss, Kolben, Kothari, LaMorte, Ladell, Losada, Lyles, Mahajan-Cusack, Malin, Mansukhani, Manzini, Marchetta, Markert, McKeever, Meshoyrer, Miller, Morton, Mukherjee, Nayar, O’Halloran, Oberle, Oladimeji, Oliver, Olivera, Ortiz, Osorio-Fernandez, Ozel, Parsa, P. Patel, S. Patel, Pichugin, Pierce, Pintar, Pistell, Poole, Prihoda, Rabinowitz, Roth, Saltzman, Savage, Schroth, Schwartz, Scott, Shih, Shinbrot, Siederer, Simonds, Smart, Smith, Sonnenberg, Spiegel, Stephens, Struble, Swamy, Szatrowski, Takhistov, Tewfik, Thompson, Todorinova, E. Torres, J. Torres, Valverde, Van Stine, Vellangany, Volino, White, Wirtenberg, Zhang

MEMBERS EXCUSED: Kahanda, Kahng, Kustka, Levine, Lutz, Matto, Nucci, O’Connor, Quincy, Schnetzer, Sharma

MEMBERS ABSENT: Abuliak, Adya, Alkhwekhi, Ameri, Anderson Eloy, Askew, Baldi, Barone, Bhuyan, Blanchett, Campbell, Cantor, Choo, Cole, Lee Crutcher, Cuitiño, Davis, Eaton, Edelstein, English, Everett, Feldman, Fellenz, Flynn, Fudge, Geary, Jon Griffin, Guo, Halkitis, Hatefi, Henderson, Hien, Irizarry, Johnson, Kretov, Lawson, Lei, Lopez, Mahon, March, Mazurek, McCarthy, Menifield, Mittal, Moghe, Murtha, Mutcherson, Niaz, Nolan, O’Toole, Papakonstantinou, Pedersen, C. Potter, J. Potter, Ramirez, Roy, Rush, Shah, Shapiro, Shapiro, Shome, J. Smith, Srivastava, Strom, Tare, Tillis, Tsakalakos, Vadapalli, Wang, Whitehead, Zolezi

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, AND CHAIR’S REPORT – Adrienne Simonds, Chair

Chair Simonds called the meeting to order at 1:11 p.m. She noted the fall semester is now fully underway, and hoped senators have the opportunity to build in time for rest and reflection. At this meeting, the Senate welcomes President Jonathan Holloway with an administrative report and Dr. Eduardo Molina, Vice President for Institutional Research and Decision Support. At its last meeting, the Executive Committee discussed Zoom settings for Senate meetings. In the future, all participants will be muted during speaker presentations, and then will be able to unmute for the Q&A session. Senators can request to speak by raising their hand in Zoom. Chat will be enabled.

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Vicki Hewitt, Executive Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, President and University Professor

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

  • Visit to the Rutgers Marucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension Center
  • Visit to RUCOOL (Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership)
  • Student award finalists, including the Schwartzman Scholarship and the Mitchell Scholarship
  • Women’s soccer and field hockey team rankings
  • Changes to COVID protocols
  • Revenue from the Big 10 media contract

President Holloway then answered questions on the following topics:

  • Athletics debt
  • Classroom masking protocol
  • Follow-up on recommendations from S-1909-1: Searches for University Leadership
  • Search committees for open dean positions
  • Union negotiations
  • Results of the Newark LCME review
  • Petition to join two unions together
  • Update on the Rutgers Summer Service Internship Initiative
  • Transitioning part-time lecturers teaching full-time course loads to non-tenure-track faculty lines
  • Potential merger of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New Jersey Medical School

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND BEST PRACTICES FOR SURVEY DESIGN – Eduardo Molina, Vice President for Institutional Research and Decision Support

RESULTS OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION FOR STUDENT AND ALUMNI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPRESENTATIVE POSITIONS

Executive Committee Alumni Representative: Tom Struble, Alumni Association

Executive Committee Student Representative – Newark: Tiffany Olivera, Graduate School-Newark

Executive Committee Student Representative – RBHS: Jezebel Ortiz, School of
Nursing

Board of Trustees Undergraduate Student Representative: Fauzan Amjad, School of Arts and Sciences-NB

Board of Trustees Graduate Student Representative:  Timothy Pistell, New Jersey Medical School

COMMITTEE REPORTS/RESOLUTIONS

Information Technology Committee (ITC)
Response to S-2109 Communication Mechanisms Regarding Major Changes in IT Applications
Adrienne Esposito and Katie Anderson, ITC Co-Chairs

The ITC was charged as follows: Investigate the existing mechanisms for communication regarding changes in major IT applications.  Propose additional mechanisms that would engage the Senate, through its IT Committee, in such communications and decisions about major IT application changes that would affect major University constituencies.  (See Senate Resolution S-1801

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

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT

Vice Chair Foster reported on the October 7, 2022 Senate Executive Committee Meeting.

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES

Senator Rabinowitz reported on the Board of Governors meeting. Senator Dane reported on the Board of Trustees meeting.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS

Senator Rabinowitz reported on behalf of Camden Faculty. Senator Van Stine reported on behalf of Camden Students. Senator Markert reported on behalf of Newark Faculty. Senator Olivera reported on behalf of Newark Students. Senator Ozel reported on behalf of New Brunswick Faculty. Senator Gahlawat reported on behalf of New Brunswick Students. Senator Roth reported on behalf of RBHS Faculty. RBHS Students had no report.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 3:51 p.m.

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

Present Senators

Shareif Abdelwahab Omar Abuattieh Lauren Adamo Farid Alizadeh Carole Allamand Warren Allen Fauzan Amjad Katie Anderson Rochelle Andrews Anil Ardeshna Marie-Pierre Aubry Gloria Bachmann Shannon Barlow Debashish Bhattacharya Rajita Bhavaraju John Bogden Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Natalie Borisovets James Boucher Paul Boxer Mary Bridgeman Diane Brienza-Arcilla Mihaela Caponegro Nichelle Carpenter Chelsea Cary Dalya Chefitz Alison Clarke Francine Conway Taryn Cooper Paul Copeland Wei Dai Perry Dane Tyrone Davidson Victoria Den Bleyker German Drazer Kaia Dyckman Wayne Eastman Adrienne Esposito Antoinette Farmer Mahnaz Fatahzadeh Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Sonal Gahlawat Michael Galsim Ralph Giraud Jessica Gomes Jie Gong Michael Gower Dewanna Graham Andre Granadeiro Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Martha Haviland Vicki Hewitt Jonathan Holloway Oscar Holmes Arlene Hunter Miriam Jaffe Mehdi Javanmard John Joergensen Joshua Kaplan Michael Kelly John Kettle Geza Kiss Kevin Kolben Neil Kothari Gerard LaMorte Ronald Ladell Natalie Losada Rhonda Lyles Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Steven Malin Rupal Mansukhani Chiara Manzini Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Kenneth McKeever Emanuel Meshoyrer Joel Miller Patricia Morton Sanchali Mukherjee Alyssa Nayar Kimberly O'Halloran Jennifer Oberle Abimbola Oladimeji Jon Oliver Tiffany Olivera Jezebel Ortiz Arturo Osorio-Fernandez Houshang Parsa Priya Patel Suja Patel Alexander Pichugin Heather Pierce John Pintar Timothy Pistell Madai Poole Katherine Prihoda Sam Rabinowitz Monica Roth Nuria Sagarra Cynthia Saltzman Amy Savage Kevin Schroth Robert Schwartz Rob Scott Mi Shih Troy Shinbrot Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Michael Smart Morgan Smith Frank Sonnenberg Menahem Spiegel Thomas Stephens Thomas Struble Siddharth Swamy Ted Szatrowski Paul Takhistov George Tewfik Karen Thompson Lily Todorinova Jose Torres Elizabeth Torres Sean Valverde Michael Van Stine Isaac Vellangany Lucio Volino Carolyne White Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Yahong Zhang Annalisa Zolezi Tuğrul Özel

Excused Senators

Jessey Choo Perry Dane Galathara Kahanda SungWoo Kahng Adam Kustka Jeffrey Levine Carol Lutz Elizabeth Matto Mary Nucci James O'Connor Ronald Quincy Jack Ramirez Cynthia Saltzman Stephen Schnetzer Ranita Sharma

Absent Senators

Larry Abuliak Monica Adya Ivan Alkhwekhi Mason Ameri Jean Anderson Eloy Consuella Askew Andrea Baldi Brian Ballentine Joseph Barone Sanjib Bhuyan Wanda Blanchett Sara Campbell Nancy Cantor Peter Cole Lee Crutcher Alberto Cuitiño Siatta Davis Adrienne Eaton Michelle Edelstein Devin English Brian Everett Cecile Feldman Chazz Fellenz Linda Flynn Isaiah Fudge Jason Geary John Griffin Grace Guo Perry Halkitis Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson Denise Hien Patricia Irizarry Robert Johnson Rachel Kaye Annette Kretov Laura Lawson Lei Lei David Lopez Peter March Monica Mazurek Bill McCarthy Charles Menifield Pragun Mittal Prabhas Moghe Amy Murtha Kimberly Mutcherson Surya Muthukumar Hoda Niaz Stephanie Nolan Marie O'Toole Periklis Papakonstantinou Henrik Pedersen Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Subhan Roy Jaylen Rush Rahi Shah Michael Shapiro Stuart Shapiro Tridib Shome John Smith Siddhant Srivastava Brian Strom Kaushik Tare Antonio Tillis Thomas Tsakalakos Rithika Vadapalli Xiaojue Wang Ian Whitehead

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