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Friday
Sep 22nd
1:00 pm

Senate Meeting

Zoom

Agenda Distributed On
Friday, September 15th 2023

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, Sept. 22, 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

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Prabhas Moghe, Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs

SPECIAL ELECTION FOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPRESENTATIVE POSITIONS

  • Board of Governors Faculty Representative (continued from April 28 – Additional nominations will not be accepted in advance or from the floor)
  • Board of Trustees Faculty Representative (continued from April 28 – Additional nominations will be accepted from the floor but not in advance)
  • Executive Committee Student Representative – Camden
  • Executive Committee Student Representative – New Brunswick
  • Executive Committee Student Representative – Newark
  • Executive Committee Student Representative – RBHS
  • Board of Governors Student Representative
  • Board of Trustees Undergraduate Student Representative
  • Board of Trustees Graduate Student Representative

Voting Access Link: https://senate.rutgers.edu/election/september-2023-special-election

September 2023 Special Election Slate of Nominees and Campaign Statements

RESOLUTION TO RE-INSTATE A STANDING COMMITTEE ON EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION – Submitted by Senator Ronald Quincy, School of Graduate Studies, Faculty

Whereas Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, as a member of the BIG TEN Academic Alliance; and whereas 12 of the current 14 member intuitions have standing committees on Diversity, Inclusion, Equity; or similar designations.

And whereas the two institutions that are joining the BIG TEN in 2024 (University of California Los Angeles/UCLA; and the University of Southern California/USC, both have such standing committees on DEI.

And whereas, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey is only one of two of the 14 (and 2024 16 )BIG TEN member institutions that does not currently have a full standing DEI committee of the University Senate;

And whereas Rutgers in the past decades had a standing DEI Committee, but disbanded it, and decentralized the DEI functions.

And whereas there is a fundamental imperative to have a committee, diversly representative of the university community, to have a keen focus, commitment,  and understanding of the opportunities and challenges impacting Rutgers University –to fully advance each of the Rutgers core philosophical pillars—which include Equity & Diversity;

Therefore, be it resolved that the Rutgers University Senate, during the first meeting of the Senate for academic year 2023-2024, deliberate to re-instate a full standing committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (or a more appropriate alternative title that best describes the charge for this committee).

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.

Budget and Finance Committee
Report on S-2307 RCM Detailed Recommendations
Abdelrahman Ibrahim and Carolyne White, Co-Chairs

The BFC was charged as follows:

Examine and propose detailed recommendations for implementing two central elements of the 1/20/2023 Senate-approved resolution on S2010-1: “transparency” and “shared governance” in University budget preparation and reporting.

INTRODUCTION OF, AND COMMENTS BY, STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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 (Senate Handbook, Article III, Agenda). 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 (Senate Handbook, Article III, Procedures). After approval, extension of time limits requires a two-thirds vote.

**Note: The Senate Handbook, Article IV, 1 states, “All new matters shall be referred to committee before coming to the Senate (unless extenuating circumstances apply, as indicated in Article III, Agenda, 3 above).”]

Remaining 2023-24 University Senate Meetings

All meetings are on Zoom

October 20, 2023

November 17, 2023

December 8, 2023

January 19, 2024

February 16, 2024

March 22, 2024

April 26, 2024 – Organizational Meeting of the 2024-2025 Senate
April 26, 2024 – Last Meeting of the 2023-2024 Senate

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
UNIVERSITY SENATE

MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: September 22, 2023

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Allen, Amin, Amjad, Anderson, Apel, Ariwoola, Askew, Axelsson, Bachmann, Barbarello Andrews, Bhuyan, Boikess, Boison, Borie-Holtz, Borisovets, Boucher, Boxer, Bridgeman, Caponegro, Carpenter, Chama, Chang, Clarke, Collick, Cooper, Copeland, Dai, Dane, Davis, Dinnall, Dock, Easley , Eastman, Edelstein, Esposito, Everett, Everts, Fang, Fedorko, Figueira, Foster, Fudge, Gahlawat, Giermanski, Giraud, Godoy, Gower, Graham, Granadeiro, Guo, Gursoy, Haley, Hisham Hamawy, Hayes, Hennessy, Hernandez, Hewitt, Holmes, Hong, Ibrahim, Javanmard, Kahanda, Kaplan, Keates, Kelly, Khan, Kiss, Knievel, Kolben, Kustka, LaMorte, Lamorgese, Lee, Lehman, Levin, Levine, Li, Lutz, Maeng Brown, Manzini, Marchetta, Markowitz, McKeever, Merisier, Moghe, Morales, Morton, Murphy, O’Connor, O’Halloran, Olivera, Orelus, Osorio-Fernandez, Ozel, Parsa, Patel, Pichugin, Pierce, Pintar, Poole, Prihoda, Purcell, Quincy, Rabinowitz, Ramachandran, Saltzman, Savage, Sayde, Schnetzer, Schroth, Schwartz, Scott, Searcy, Sergel, Serrano, Sese, Sharma, Shinbrot, Shobut, Siederer, Simonds, Sloan-Power, Smith, Sonnenberg, Szatrowski, Takhistov, Thompson, Torres, Truschke, Wagner, White, Winters, Wirtenberg, Wolfe, Yusuf, Zhang, Zhou

MEMBERS EXCUSED: Aubry, Cahill, Desir, Fulton, Kahng, Nucci, Paiste, Tirino

MEMBERS ABSENT: Abuliak, Adamo, Adya, Ameri, Anderson, Anderson Eloy, Andrews, Ardeshna, Ayorinde, Barone, Bhavaraju, Blanchett, Bond, Campbell, Cantor, Charles, Chiricolo, Choron, Ciolek, Conway, Cuitiño, Cundiff, Davy, Eaton, Edwards, Fatahzadeh, Feldman, Flynn, Fox, Garcia, Geary, Giberson, Gong, Griffin, Guo, Habeb, Halkitis, Haviland, Henderson, Holloway, Inman, Irizarry, Johnson, Joseph, Kamen, Kaye, Kazi, Kettle, Ladell, Lawson, Lei, Leibman, Lemish, Losada, Matta, Mazurek, Mbadugha, McCarthy, Merians, Meshoyrer, Murtha, Nickitas, Oberle, Papakonstantinou, Perez, Raheel, Robson, Rodriguez, Rossman-Murphy, Roth, Samaan, Santos Mendoza, Sarath, Shafik, M. Shapiro, S. Shapiro, Shaw, Smart, Spiegel, Strom, Suh, Swamy, Tare, Tewfik, Tillis, Torres, Van Ryzin, Van Stine, Vito, Volino, Wade, Weiss, White, Whitehead

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

Chair Simonds called the meeting to order at 1:15 p.m. She welcomed new and continuing senators attending the meeting. She thanked Vice Chair Foster and the Senate office staff, as well as Executive Committee members and standing committee co-chairs. She encouraged senators to refer to Robert’s Rules of Order and the Senate Handbook to learn more about Senate procedure. She announced the appointment of Senator Heather Pierce as Parliamentarian for the 2023-24 Senate term. She announced the dissemination of the Academic Freedom Survey later this month, which originated as a joint charge to the Faculty and Personnel Affairs and the Student Affairs Committees.

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Vicki Hewitt, Executive Secretary

NEW BUSINESS

Two items of new business were added to the agenda.

The first was a motion to adopt a Resolution of a Vote of No Confidence in the Leadership of Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway. With unanimous consent, the phrase “Overseeing a 6% increase in tuition for Rutgers students” was amended to “Overseeing a 6% increase in tuition, 5% for housing rates and 7% increase in dining fees for Rutgers students.” This resolution was adopted.

The second was a motion to adopt a Resolution of Support for Striking Nurses at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick. With unanimous consent, the phrase “The Faculty Caucus of the Rutgers University Senate calls upon the full Rutgers University Senate to support” was amended to “The Rutgers University Senate supports.” This resolution was adopted.

RESULTS OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION FOR EXECUTVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPRESENTATIVE POSITIONS

Board of Governors Faculty Representative: Heather Pierce, Lecturer-New Brunswick, Faculty

Board of Trustees Faculty Representatives: Robert Boikess, School of Arts and Sciences-NB, Faculty, and Robert Schwartz, New Jersey Medical School, Faculty

Executive Committee Student Representative – Camden: Alexis Winters, Camden College of Arts and Sciences, Student

Executive Committee Student Representative – New Brunswick: Christopher Godoy, School of Arts and Sciences-NB, Student

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

Board of Governors Student Representative: Safanya Searcy, School of Criminal Justice, Student

Board of Trustees Undergraduate Student Representative: Brielle Fedorko, School of Arts and Sciences-NB, Student

Board of Trustees Graduate Student Representative: Tumininu Ayorinde, New Jersey Medical School, Student

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.

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

Present Senators

Warren Allen Sheaa Amin Fauzan Amjad Cori Anderson Robert Apel Azeezat Ariwoola Consuella Askew Victoria Axelsson Tumininu Ayorinde Gloria Bachmann Liza Barbarello Andrews Rajita Bhavaraju Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Debra Borie-Holtz Natalie Borisovets James Boucher Paul Boxer Mary Bridgeman Sara Campbell Mihaela Caponegro Nichelle Carpenter Eduardo Chama Joy Chang Morgan Ciolek Alison Clarke Charlie Collick Taryn Cooper Paul Copeland Wei Dai Perry Dane Siatta Davis Angelique Dinnall Malica Dock Lisa Easley  Wayne Eastman Michelle Edelstein Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Bart Everts Wei Fang Mahnaz Fatahzadeh Brielle Fedorko Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Isaiah Fudge Sonal Gahlawat Lauren Giermanski Ralph Giraud Christopher Godoy Michael Gower Dewanna Graham Andre Granadeiro Zhixiong (James) Guo Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Adam Hisham Hamawy Michael Hayes Kerry Hennessy Julia Hernandez Vicki Hewitt Oscar Holmes Evelyn Hong Abdelrahman Ibrahim Mehdi Javanmard Galathara Kahanda Joshua Kaplan Debra Keates Michael Kelly John Kettle Rehan Khan Geza Kiss Timothy Knievel Kevin Kolben Adam Kustka Gerard LaMorte Ronald Ladell Matthew Lamorgese Kangsoo Lee Richard Lehman Jason Levin Jeffrey Levine Jeremy Li Carol Lutz Rachel Maeng Brown Chiara Manzini Josephine Marchetta Norman Markowitz Jacqueline Mattis Nkechi Mbadugha Kenneth McKeever Moses Merisier Prabhas Moghe Christine Morales Patricia Morton Kyle Murphy James O'Connor Kimberly O'Halloran Tiffany Olivera Easter Orelus Arturo Osorio-Fernandez Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Alexander Pichugin Heather Pierce John Pintar Madai Poole Katherine Prihoda Wendy Purcell Ronald Quincy Sam Rabinowitz Rohit Ramachandran Lisa Rossman-Murphy Cynthia Saltzman Gary Santos Mendoza Bharat Sarath Amy Savage Mark Sayde Stephen Schnetzer Kevin Schroth Robert Schwartz Rob Scott Safanya Searcy Emily Sergel Carlos Serrano Richard Sese Ranita Sharma Troy Shinbrot Sarah Shobut Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Elizabeth Sloan-Power Morgan Smith Frank Sonnenberg Ted Szatrowski Paul Takhistov Karen Thompson Jose Torres Audrey Truschke Mary Wagner Robert Weiss Tiana White Alexis Winters Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Wojtek Wolfe Nusrath Yusuf Yahong Zhang Zhongren (David) Zhou Tuğrul Özel

Excused Senators

Marie-Pierre Aubry Christine Cahill Perle Desir Abigail Fulton SungWoo Kahng Kevin Kolben Mary Nucci Acer Paiste Chloe Tirino

Absent Senators

Lauren Adamo Monica Adya Mason Ameri Katie Anderson Jean Anderson Eloy Rochelle Andrews Anil Ardeshna Joseph Barone Wanda Blanchett Johanna Bond Nancy Cantor Sabrina Charles Antonio Chiricolo Rachel Choron Francine Conway Alberto Cuitiño Bill Cundiff Adrienne Eaton Richard Edwards Cecile Feldman Linda Flynn Margaret Fox Jason Geary Mary Rose Giberson Jie Gong John Griffin Grace Guo Daniel Habeb Perry Halkitis Martha Haviland Taja-Nia Henderson Jonathan Holloway Arpana Inman Robert Johnson Michael Joseph Madelyn Kamen Rachel Kaye Laura Lawson Lei Lei Ray Leibman Dafna Lemish David Matta Monica Mazurek Bill McCarthy Emanuel Meshoyrer Amy Murtha Donna Nickitas Jennifer Oberle Periklis Papakonstantinou Ilce Perez Mark Robson Wendy Rodriguez Monica Roth Mirna Samaan Domatius Shafik Michael Shapiro Stuart Shapiro Taylor Shaw Michael Smart Menahem Spiegel Brian Strom Nanjoo Suh George Tewfik Antonio Tillis Elijah Vito Lucio Volino Juli Wade Carolyne White Ian Whitehead

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Budget & Finance Committee Meeting

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Information Technology Committee Meeting

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Instruction, Curricula & Advising Committee Meeting

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Research, Graduate & Professional Education Committee Meeting

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University Structure & Governance Committee

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