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Friday
Mar 24th
1:00 pm

Senate Meeting

Zoom

Agenda Distributed On
Friday, March 17th 2023

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, March 24, 2023, 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

NEWARK CHANCELLOR REPORT – Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark

COMMITTEE REPORTS/RESOLUTIONS: The report will be presented/summarized by the committee chair, then will be discussed, and acted upon by the Senate. 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)

Report on S-2201: Approved Electronic Notebooks (Information Only)

Adrienne Esposito and Katie Anderson, 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.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, President and University Professor

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

April 28, 2023 – Organizational Meeting of the 2023-2024 Senate (Zoom)

April 28, 2023 – Last Meeting of the 2022-2023 Senate (Zoom)

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
UNIVERSITY SENATE

MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: March 24, 2023

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Abdelwahab, Adamo, Alkhwekhi, Allen, Ameri, Anderson, Andrews, Ardeshna, Askew, Aubry, Barlow, Bhuyan, Boikess, Boison, Borisovets, Boucher, Boxer, Bridgeman, Cantor, Caponegro, Choo, Clarke, Conway, Copeland, Crutcher, Cuitiño, Dane, Davidson, Davis, Dinnall, Drazer, Eaton, Edelstein, English, Esposito, Everett, Farmer, Fatahzadeh, Fellenz, Figueira, Foster, Fudge, Gahlawat, Galsim, Giraud, Gomes, Graham, Gursoy, Haley, Haviland, Hewitt, Hien, Holloway, Hunter, Javanmard, Kahng, Kaplan, Kelly, Kettle, Kiss, Kolben, Kothari, Kustka, LaMorte, Ladell, Lehman, Levine, Li, Manzini, Marchetta, Matto, McKeever, Meshoyrer, Moghe, Morton, Mukherjee, O’Connor, O’Halloran, Oliver, Olivera, Ortiz, Osorio-Fernandez, Ozel, Parsa, S. Patel, K. Patel, Pierce, Pintar, Pinto-Figueroa, Poole, Quincy, Rabinowitz, Ramirez, Roth, Saltzman, Savage, Schnetzer, Schroth, Schwartz, Scott, Shapiro, Sharma, Shinbrot, Siederer, Simonds, Smart, Smith, Sonnenberg, Spiegel, Stephens, Struble, Swamy, Szatrowski, Tewfik, Thompson, Tirino, Todorinova, J. Torres, E. Torres, Valverde, Van Stine, Vellangany, White, Wirtenberg, Zhang

MEMBERS EXCUSED: Cooper, Dyckman, Fedorko, Gong, Holmes, Lawson, Lutz, Mahajan-Cusack, Pichugin, Pistell, Volino

MEMBERS ABSENT: Abuattieh, Abuliak, Adya, Allamand, Amjad, Anderson Eloy, Bachmann, Baldi, Barone, Bhattacharya, Bhavaraju, Blanchett, Bogden, Brienza-Arcilla, Campbell, Carpenter, Cary, Chefitz, Cole, Dai, Eastman, Escalante, Feldman, Flynn, Garcia, Geary, Gower, Granadeiro, Griffin, Guo, Halkitis, Hatefi, Henderson, Irizarry, Joergensen, Johnson, Kahanda, Kaye, Kazi, Kretov, Lei, Lopez, Losada, Lyles, Malin, Mansukhani, March, Mazurek, McCarthy, Menifield, Merians, Miller, Mittal, Murtha, Mutcherson, Muthukumar, Nayar, Niaz, Nolan, Nucci, O’Toole, Oberle, Oladimeji, Papakonstantinou, P. Patel, Pedersen, C. Potter, J. Potter, Prihoda, Raheel, Sagarra, Shah, Shapiro, Shih, Shome, Strom, Takhistov, Tare, Tillis, 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 announced an Office of Teaching Evaluation & Assessment Research workshop on Mon. March 27 on Faith Zones and Religious Observations in the Classroom. She encouraged senators to run for re-election if their term expires this year. She also asked senators to submit nominations or self-nominations for the Senate leadership elections held at the April 28 Senate Organizational meeting. She congratulated Vicki Hewitt on her one-year anniversary as Senate Executive Secretary, and Jon Oliver on his appointment as Chief of Staff for Chancellor-Provost Conway.

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Vicki Hewitt, Executive Secretary

  • Agenda: The meeting agenda was approved, with the addition of one item of New Business.
  • Minutes: The minutesof the Feb. 17, 2023 Senate meeting were approved as distributed by the Executive Secretary.
  • Policy Update
  • Communications
    • 2023-2024 Senate Calendar
    • Call for Nominations for Senate Leadership Positions – deadline Fri. April 21
    • PTL and Staff elections
      • Nomination Deadlines: Staff March 24, PTLs March 26
      • Voting Open: Staff March 30 – April 5, PTLs April 8 – 14
      • Results Announced: Staff April 11, PTLs April 18
    • Reminder to log in to the Senate website for attendance and voting access.

NEWARK CHANCELLOR REPORT – Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark

COMMITTEE REPORTS/RESOLUTIONS: The report will be presented/summarized by the committee chair, then will be discussed, and acted upon by the Senate. 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)

Report on S-2201: Approved Electronic Notebooks (Information Only)

Adrienne Esposito and Katie Anderson, 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.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS

By unanimous consent, one item of new business was added to the agenda: Resolution on Honoring Picket Lines.

A motion to amend the resolution was lost. The unamended resolution was adopted by the Senate.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT

Vice Chair Foster reported on the March 3, 2023 Senate Executive Committee Meeting.

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES

Chair Simonds reported on the Board of Governors meeting.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS

Senator Van Stine reported on behalf of Camden Students. Senator Kettle reported on behalf of Newark Faculty. Senator Olivera reported on behalf of Newark Students. Senator Bhuyan reported on behalf of New Brunswick Faculty. Senator Gahlawat reported on behalf of New Brunswick Students. Senator Roth reported on behalf of RBHS Faculty. Senator Ortiz reported on behalf of RBHS Students.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, President and University Professor

President Holloway did not give a report and instead opened the floor for questions. He answered questions on the following topics:

  • Problems with New Brunswick campus buses and parking
  • PTL faculty appointments
  • Respecting picket lines if a strike occurs
  • Senate resolution on honoring picket lines and not retaliating if a strike occurs
  • Graduate student and post-doc contract negotiations
  • Current state of collective bargaining at Rutgers
  • Request to express solidarity with academic workers
  • Request for financial transparency
  • Recent email communications regarding collective bargaining
  • Access to University email distribution lists

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 3:33 p.m.

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

Present Senators

Shareif Abdelwahab Lauren Adamo Ivan Alkhwekhi Warren Allen Mason Ameri Katie Anderson Rochelle Andrews Anil Ardeshna Consuella Askew Marie-Pierre Aubry Shannon Barlow Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Natalie Borisovets James Boucher Paul Boxer Mary Bridgeman Nancy Cantor Mihaela Caponegro Jessey Choo Alison Clarke Francine Conway Paul Copeland Lee Crutcher Alberto Cuitiño Perry Dane Tyrone Davidson Siatta Davis Angelique Dinnall German Drazer Adrienne Eaton Michelle Edelstein Devin English Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Antoinette Farmer Mahnaz Fatahzadeh Chazz Fellenz Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Isaiah Fudge Sonal Gahlawat Michael Galsim Ralph Giraud Jessica Gomes Dewanna Graham Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Martha Haviland Vicki Hewitt Denise Hien Jonathan Holloway Arlene Hunter Mehdi Javanmard SungWoo Kahng Joshua Kaplan Michael Kelly John Kettle Geza Kiss Kevin Kolben Neil Kothari Adam Kustka Gerard LaMorte Ronald Ladell Richard Lehman Jeffrey Levine Jeremy Li Chiara Manzini Josephine Marchetta Elizabeth Matto Kenneth McKeever Emanuel Meshoyrer Prabhas Moghe Patricia Morton Sanchali Mukherjee James O'Connor Kimberly O'Halloran Jon Oliver Tiffany Olivera Jezebel Ortiz Arturo Osorio-Fernandez Houshang Parsa Kush Patel Suja Patel Heather Pierce John Pintar Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Madai Poole Ronald Quincy Sam Rabinowitz Jack Ramirez Monica Roth Cynthia Saltzman Amy Savage Stephen Schnetzer Kevin Schroth Robert Schwartz Rob Scott Michael Shapiro Ranita Sharma Troy Shinbrot Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Michael Smart Morgan Smith Frank Sonnenberg Menahem Spiegel Thomas Stephens Thomas Struble Siddharth Swamy Ted Szatrowski George Tewfik Karen Thompson Chloe Tirino Lily Todorinova Elizabeth Torres Jose Torres Sean Valverde Michael Van Stine Isaac Vellangany Carolyne White Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Yahong Zhang Tuğrul Özel

Excused Senators

Taryn Cooper Kaia Dyckman Brielle Fedorko Jie Gong Oscar Holmes Laura Lawson Carol Lutz Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Alexander Pichugin Timothy Pistell Lucio Volino

Absent Senators

Omar Abuattieh Larry Abuliak Monica Adya Carole Allamand Fauzan Amjad Jean Anderson Eloy Gloria Bachmann Andrea Baldi Brian Ballentine Joseph Barone Debashish Bhattacharya Rajita Bhavaraju Wanda Blanchett John Bogden Diane Brienza-Arcilla Sara Campbell Nichelle Carpenter Chelsea Cary Dalya Chefitz Peter Cole Wei Dai Wayne Eastman Jose Rafael Escalante Cecile Feldman Linda Flynn Miguel Garcia Jason Geary Michael Gower Andre Granadeiro John Griffin Grace Guo Perry Halkitis Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson Patricia Irizarry John Joergensen Robert Johnson Galathara Kahanda Rachel Kaye Armaan Kazi Shaunak Kinare Annette Kretov Lei Lei David Lopez Natalie Losada Rhonda Lyles Steven Malin Rupal Mansukhani Peter March Monica Mazurek Bill McCarthy Charles Menifield Alma Merians Joel Miller Pragun Mittal Amy Murtha Kimberly Mutcherson Surya Muthukumar Alyssa Nayar Hoda Niaz Stephanie Nolan Mary Nucci Marie O'Toole Jennifer Oberle Abimbola Oladimeji Periklis Papakonstantinou Priya Patel Henrik Pedersen Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Katherine Prihoda Moeed Raheel Nuria Sagarra Rahi Shah Stuart Shapiro Mi Shih Tridib Shome Brian Strom Paul Takhistov Kaushik Tare Antonio Tillis Rithika Vadapalli Xiaojue Wang Ian Whitehead Annalisa Zolezi

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