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Nov 17th
1:00 pm

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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, Nov. 17, 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

RBHS CHANCELLOR REPORT – Brian Strom, Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

OLD BUSINESS

50.1.13 Policy on Policies

Communications to the University Community

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

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December 8, 2023

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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: November 17, 2023

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Adamo, Allen, C. Anderson, K. Anderson, Ardeshna, Ariwoola, Askew, Aubry, Axelsson, Ayorinde, Bachmann, Barbarello Andrews, Bhavaraju, Boikess, Boison, Borie-Holtz, Borisovets, Boucher, Boxer, Bridgeman, Cahill, Campbell, Caponegro, Carpenter, Chang, Chiricolo, Ciolek, Clarke, Collick, Conway, Cooper, Dai, Davis, Desir, Di Bella, Dinnall, Dock, Eastman, Esposito, Everett, Everts, Fang, Fedorko, Figueira, Foster, Fox, Fudge, Gahlawat, Garcia, Giermanski, Giraud, Glenn, Godoy, Gong, Gower, Graham, Griffin, Haley, Hisham Hamawy, Haviland, Hayes, Hennessy, Hewitt, Inman, M. Joseph, Kahanda, Kahng, Kaplan, Keates, M. Kelly, Kettle, Knievel, LaMorte, Ladell, Lamorgese, Lehman, Lildhar, Losada, Lutz, Maeng Brown, Manzini, McKeever, Meshoyrer, Moghe, Morales, Morton, Murphy, Murtha, O’Connor, O’Halloran, Oberle, Olivera, Orelus, Osorio-Fernandez, Özel, Paiste, Parsa, S. Patel, P. Patel, K. Patel, Pichugin, Pierce, Pintar, Prihoda, Purcell, Quincy, Ramachandran, Rossman-Murphy, Roth, Salas-de la Cruz, Samaan, Santos Mendoza, Sayde, Schnetzer, Schroth, Schwartz, R. Scott, Searcy, Sergel, Serrano, Shapiro, Shinbrot, Siederer, Simonds, Sloan-Power, Smart, Smith, Sonnenberg, Spiegel, Strom, Swamy, Szatrowski, Takhistov, Tewfik, Thompson, Tirino, Torres, Truschke, Volino, Wagner, Weiss, C. White, T. White, Whitehead, Winters, Wirtenberg, Wolfe, Zhou

MEMBERS EXCUSED: Apel, Bhuyan, Edelstein, Fulton, Gursoy, Javanmard, Kiss, Kolben, Kustka, Lee, Lutz, Marchetta, Merisier, Rabinowitz, Saltzman, Shaw, Vito

MEMBERS ABSENT: Abuliak, Adya, Ameri, Amin, Amjad, Eloy, Andrews, Barone, Blanchett, Bond, Cantor, Chama, Charles, Choron, Copeland, Cuitiño, Cundiff, Dane, DiGiovanni, Ditching, Easley , Eaton, Edwards, Fatahzadeh, Feldman, Flynn, Geary, Giberson, Granadeiro, Guo, Z. Guo, Habeb, Halkitis, Henderson, Hernandez, Holloway, Hong, Ibrahim, Irizarry, R. Johnson, Kamen, Kaye, Khan, Lawson, Lei, Leibman, Lemish, Levin, Levine, Markowitz, Matta, Mazurek, Mbadugha, McCarthy, Nickitas, Nucci, Papakonstantinou, Perez, Poole, Robson, Rodriguez, Sarath, Savage, Sese, Shafik, Shapiro, Shobut, Suh, Tillis, Ryzin, Wade, Yusuf, Y. Zhang

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

Chair Simonds called the meeting to order at 1:12 p.m.

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Vicki Hewitt, Executive Secretary

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

EVPAA Moghe provided the Administrative Report consisting of the following topics:

  • Rutgers Office for Research’s new Research Core Services policy
  • Rutgers Office for Research Community Involvement in Research Training
  • Research grants and awards
  • Teaching awards
  • Rutgers-New Brunswick Chancellor Challenge cluster on data science and artificial intelligence
  • Rutgers-Newark named Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution Leader
  • Disability Studies minor created at Rutgers-New Brunswick and in development at Rutgers-Camden
  • Educational Equity and Excellence Collaborative (E3C) hosted Rutgers Summit on Student Success on Oct. 25
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice students’ community engagement with public school students in Camden
  • Building an Inclusive Academy: Diversity Plan Progress Summit held on Nov. 15
  • Administrative Responses to Senate Reports
    • S-2101: Review of University Policy 10.2.4 Units of Credits
    • S-2106: Office of Disability Services
    • Other responses in progress
  • Questions received through the Suggested Topics for the Senate Administrative Report form:
    • Questions addressed at the Oct. Senate meeting
    • Questions shared with the Office of Labor Relations
      • Converting lecturers teaching full-time loads to full-time non-tenure-track positions
      • Lecturers’ classes or sections cancelled
    • Questions concerning the budget shared with the CFO
    • Remaining questions
      • Problems with disbursement of financial aid
      • Administrative responses to Senate Resolution of a Vote of No Confidence in the Leadership of Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway
        • Integration of the medical schools
        • Leadership transition at Rutgers-Newark
        • President’s engagement with the University Senate
        • Increase in tuition and fees

EVPAA Moghe then answered questions on the following topics:

  • Rutgers Foundation requests for contributions
  • Student dissent and freedom of expression
  • Philadelphia Inquirer interview with President Holloway
  • President Holloway’s engagement with the University Senate
  • Support for undergraduate research
  • Increase in tuition and fees
  • Student involvement in the search process for the next Chancellor of Rutgers-Newark

RBHS CHANCELLOR REPORTBrian Strom, Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

OLD BUSINESS

50.1.13 Policy on Policies

A motion was made to add this to the Executive Committee’s agenda for its next meeting. This motion was adopted.

Communications to the University Community

A motion was made to have Chair Simonds request to President Holloway that an email from the University Senate containing notification of the Resolution of Support for Striking Nurses at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick and of a survey and meeting concerning increases to tuition and fees be released to the University community. This motion was adopted.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 4:21 p.m.

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

Present Senators

Lauren Adamo Warren Allen Cori Anderson Katie Anderson Anil Ardeshna Azeezat Ariwoola Consuella Askew Marie-Pierre Aubry Victoria Axelsson Tumininu Ayorinde Gloria Bachmann Liza Barbarello Andrews Rajita Bhavaraju Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Debra Borie-Holtz Natalie Borisovets James Boucher Paul Boxer Mary Bridgeman Christine Cahill Sara Campbell Mihaela Caponegro Nichelle Carpenter Joy Chang Antonio Chiricolo Morgan Ciolek Alison Clarke Charlie Collick Francine Conway Taryn Cooper Wei Dai Siatta Davis Perle Desir Matthew Di Bella Angelique Dinnall Malica Dock Wayne Eastman Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Bart Everts Wei Fang Brielle Fedorko Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Margaret Fox Isaiah Fudge Sonal Gahlawat Miguel Garcia Lauren Giermanski Ralph Giraud Abigail Glenn Christopher Godoy Jie Gong Michael Gower Dewanna Graham John Griffin Anna Haley Adam Hisham Hamawy Martha Haviland Michael Hayes Kerry Hennessy Vicki Hewitt Arpana Inman Michael Joseph Galathara Kahanda SungWoo Kahng Joshua Kaplan Debra Keates Michael Kelly John Kettle Timothy Knievel Gerard LaMorte Ronald Ladell Matthew Lamorgese Richard Lehman Emily Lildhar Natalie Losada Carol Lutz Rachel Maeng Brown Chiara Manzini Jacqueline Mattis Kenneth McKeever Emanuel Meshoyrer Prabhas Moghe Christine Morales Patricia Morton Kyle Murphy Amy Murtha James O'Connor Kimberly O'Halloran Jennifer Oberle Tiffany Olivera Easter Orelus Arturo Osorio-Fernandez Acer Paiste Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Priya Patel Kush Patel Alexander Pichugin Heather Pierce John Pintar Katherine Prihoda Wendy Purcell Ronald Quincy Rohit Ramachandran Lisa Rossman-Murphy Monica Roth David Salas-de la Cruz Mirna Samaan Gary Santos Mendoza Mark Sayde Stephen Schnetzer Kevin Schroth Robert Schwartz Rob Scott Safanya Searcy Emily Sergel Carlos Serrano Michael Shapiro Troy Shinbrot Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Elizabeth Sloan-Power Michael Smart Morgan Smith Frank Sonnenberg Menahem Spiegel Brian Strom Siddharth Swamy Ted Szatrowski Paul Takhistov George Tewfik Karen Thompson Chloe Tirino Jose Torres Audrey Truschke Lucio Volino Mary Wagner Robert Weiss Tiana White Carolyne White Ian Whitehead Alexis Winters Jeana Wirtenberg Wojtek Wolfe Zhongren (David) Zhou Tuğrul Özel

Excused Senators

Robert Apel Sanjib Bhuyan Michelle Edelstein Abigail Fulton Kemal Gursoy Mehdi Javanmard Geza Kiss Kevin Kolben Adam Kustka Kangsoo Lee Carol Lutz Josephine Marchetta Moses Merisier Sam Rabinowitz Cynthia Saltzman Taylor Shaw Elijah Vito

Absent Senators

Monica Adya Mason Ameri Fauzan Amjad Jean Anderson Eloy Rochelle Andrews Joseph Barone Wanda Blanchett Johanna Bond Nancy Cantor Eduardo Chama Sabrina Charles Rachel Choron Paul Copeland Alberto Cuitiño Bill Cundiff Perry Dane Jeffery DiGiovanni Clyde Ditching Lisa Easley  Adrienne Eaton Richard Edwards Mahnaz Fatahzadeh Cecile Feldman Linda Flynn Jason Geary Mary Rose Giberson Andre Granadeiro Grace Guo Zhixiong (James) Guo Daniel Habeb Perry Halkitis Taja-Nia Henderson Julia Hernandez Jonathan Holloway Abdelrahman Ibrahim Robert Johnson Madelyn Kamen Rachel Kaye Rehan Khan Laura Lawson Lei Lei Ray Leibman Dafna Lemish Jason Levin Jeffrey Levine Norman Markowitz David Matta Monica Mazurek Nkechi Mbadugha Bill McCarthy Donna Nickitas Mary Nucci Periklis Papakonstantinou Ilce Perez Mark Robson Wendy Rodriguez Bharat Sarath Amy Savage Domatius Shafik Stuart Shapiro Sarah Shobut Nanjoo Suh Antonio Tillis Juli Wade Nusrath Yusuf Yahong Zhang

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