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Friday
Dec 8th
1:00 pm

Senate Meeting

Zoom

Agenda Distributed On
Friday, December 1st 2023

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE
MEETING AGENDA
Friday, Dec. 8, 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

DIALOGUE ACROSS DIFFERENCE: BUILDING SKILLS FOR DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP – Elizabeth Matto, Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE SENATE HANDBOOK TO ADD THE EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION 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.

Research and Graduate and Professional Education Committee
Detlev Boison and Monica Mazurek, Co-Chairs
Report on S-2201-1: Approved Electronic Notebook Programs

The RGPEC 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

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

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: December 8, 2023

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Adamo, Allen, Anderson, Apel, Ardeshna, Askew, Aubry, Axelsson, Ayorinde, Barbarello Andrews, Bhavaraju, Boison, Borie-Holtz, Borisovets, Boucher, Boxer, Bridgeman, Campbell, Caponegro, Carpenter, Chang, Ciolek, Clarke, Collick, Cooper, Dai, Davis, Dinnall, Ditching, Dock, Eastman, Edelstein, Esposito, Everett, Everts, Fang, Fedorko, Figueira, Foster, Gahlawat, Giberson, Giermanski, Giraud, Godoy, Gong, Graham, X. Guo, Gursoy, Haley, Hamawy, Hayes, Hennessy, Hewitt, Javanmard, Kahng, Kaplan, Kelly, Khan, Kiss, Knievel, Kustka, LaMorte, Ladell, Losada, Manzini, Marchetta, Markowitz, Mattis, Mazurek, Mbadugha, McKeever, Merisier, Moghe, Morales, Morton, Nucci, O’Connor, O’Halloran, Oberle, Orelus, Osorio-Fernandez, Papakonstantinou, Parsa, Pichugin, Pierce, Pintar, Prihoda, Purcell, Rabinowitz, Ramachandran, Rodriguez, Rossman-Murphy, Salas-de la Cruz, Saltzman, Samaan, Santos Mendoza, Schwartz, Scott, Searcy, Shaw, Shinbrot, Siederer, Simonds, Sloan-Power, Smart, Smith, Sonnenberg, Swamy, Szatrowski, Tewfik, Thompson, Tirino, Wagner, Weiss, White, Wirtenberg, Wolfe, Yusuf, Özel

MEMBERS EXCUSED: Bachmann, Cahill, Easley, Glenn, Gower, Hong, Meshoyrer, K. Patel, Poole, Quincy, Vito, White

MEMBERS ABSENT: Abuliak, Abusah, Adya, Ameri, Amin, Amjad, Anderson, Anderson Eloy, Andrews, Ariwoola, Barone, Bhuyan, Blanchett, Boikess, Bond, Cantor, Chama, Charles, Chiricolo, Choron, Conway, Copeland, Cuitiño, Cundiff, Dane, Desir, Di Bella, DiGiovanni, Eaton, Ebert, Edwards, Fatahzadeh, Feldman, Flynn, Fox, Fudge, Fulton, Geary, Granadeiro, Griffin, G. Guo, Habeb, Halkitis, Haviland, Henderson, Hernandez, Holloway, Ibrahim, Inman, Irizarry, Johnson, Joseph, Kahanda, Kamen, Kaye, Keates, Kettle, Kolben, Lamorgese, Lawson, Lee, Lehman, Lei, Leibman, Lemish, Levin, Levine, Lildhar, Lutz, Maeng Brown, Matta, McCarthy, Murphy, Murtha, Nickitas, Olivera, Paiste, S. Patel, P. Patel, Perez, Robson, Roth, Sarath, Savage, Sayde, Schnetzer, Schroth, Sergel, Serrano, Shafik, M. Shapiro, S. Shapiro, Shobut, Spiegel, Strom, Suh, Takhistov, Tillis, Torres, Truschke, Van Ryzin, Volino, Wade, Whitehead, Winters, Zhang, Zhou

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

Chair Simonds called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. As the Senate requested at its Nov. 17 meeting, she asked the President’s office about using the University-wide email distribution list to communicate on recent Senate actions. The response was that this is not possible because the email distribution list is reserved for official University business coming from the President’s office. She announced that Kimberlee Pastva, Secretary of the University, and Jewell Battle, Policy Manager, will be attending the January Executive Committee meeting to discuss the Policy on Policies. She and Vice Chair Foster will meet with President Holloway in December.

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 Cancer Institute of New Jersey initiative
  • I. Checkbook – new application that allows P.I.s to see real-time financial status of grants
  • Positive trend in IRB turnaround times
  • Teaching awards
  • Rutgers-Camden awarded a 2.5 million dollar grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to improve STEM student retention and graduation rates
  • Rutgers-Newark leaders and students met with visiting dignitaries from Cuba to discuss expanding opportunities for cultural and intellectual exchange through travel
  • Student scholarships and honors
  • Creation of the Guiseppina Raviola M.D./Ph.D. Endowment to support students and post-docs at New Jersey Medical School who balance school and families
  • Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes Awards Ceremony
  • Rutgers Makerspace pilot program for adults with autism
  • 15th anniversary of the Rutgers Future Scholars Program
  • Lily Y. Young received the Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award
  • Responses to Senate reports

EVPAA Moghe then answered questions submitted in advance via the Qualtrics form:

  • Staff Council at Rutgers-Camden
  • Student meetings with President Holloway
  • Merger of the medical schools – transparency of the process and concerns of faculty
  • Timing of when budget information is shared with the Senate
  • Concerns about classroom space in the George Street River Dorms
  • How teaching is compensated and valued at Rutgers, as opposed to research
  • Recognition for long-term service of lecturers

EVPAA Moghe then answered questions on the following topics:

  • Timing of the responses to Senate reports S-2010-1 and S-2307
  • Assessment of fees while doctoral students are conducting research abroad
  • Availability of MPOWER Financing for student loans for international students at Rutgers-Camden
  • Teaching conditions at the George Street River Dorms
  • Lecturer access to benefits, including health care
  • Moving lecturers working full-time to full-time positions
  • Appreciation and visibility of graduate students
  • Ensuring safety and open communication on campus

DIALOGUE ACROSS DIFFERENCE: BUILDING SKILLS FOR DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIPElizabeth Matto, Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE SENATE HANDBOOK TO ADD THE EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE

The proposed changes will be discussed at the January Executive Committee meeting and brought again to the Senate at its January meeting.

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES

Senator Pierce and Senator Searcy reported on the Board of Governors meetings. Senator Schwartz reported on the Board of Trustees meeting.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Lucille Foster, Senate Vice Chair

Vice Chair Foster reported on the December 1, 2023 Senate Executive Committee Meeting.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 4:06 p.m.

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

Present Senators

Lauren Adamo Warren Allen Katie Anderson Robert Apel Anil Ardeshna Consuella Askew Marie-Pierre Aubry Victoria Axelsson Tumininu Ayorinde Liza Barbarello Andrews Rajita Bhavaraju Detlev Boison Debra Borie-Holtz Natalie Borisovets James Boucher Paul Boxer Mary Bridgeman Sara Campbell Mihaela Caponegro Nichelle Carpenter Joy Chang Morgan Ciolek Alison Clarke Charlie Collick Taryn Cooper Wei Dai Siatta Davis Angelique Dinnall Clyde Ditching Malica Dock Wayne Eastman Michelle Edelstein Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Bart Everts Wei Fang Brielle Fedorko Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Sonal Gahlawat Mary Rose Giberson Lauren Giermanski Ralph Giraud Christopher Godoy Jie Gong Dewanna Graham Zhixiong (James) Guo Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Adam Hisham Hamawy Michael Hayes Kerry Hennessy Vicki Hewitt Mehdi Javanmard SungWoo Kahng Joshua Kaplan Michael Kelly Rehan Khan Geza Kiss Timothy Knievel Adam Kustka Gerard LaMorte Ronald Ladell Natalie Losada Chiara Manzini Josephine Marchetta Norman Markowitz Jacqueline Mattis Monica Mazurek Nkechi Mbadugha Kenneth McKeever Moses Merisier Prabhas Moghe Christine Morales Patricia Morton Mary Nucci James O'Connor Kimberly O'Halloran Jennifer Oberle Easter Orelus Arturo Osorio-Fernandez Periklis Papakonstantinou Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Alexander Pichugin Heather Pierce John Pintar Katherine Prihoda Wendy Purcell Sam Rabinowitz Rohit Ramachandran Wendy Rodriguez Lisa Rossman-Murphy David Salas-de la Cruz Cynthia Saltzman Mirna Samaan Gary Santos Mendoza Robert Schwartz Rob Scott Safanya Searcy Taylor Shaw Troy Shinbrot Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Elizabeth Sloan-Power Michael Smart Morgan Smith Frank Sonnenberg Siddharth Swamy Ted Szatrowski George Tewfik Karen Thompson Chloe Tirino Jose Torres Mary Wagner Robert Weiss Carolyne White Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Wojtek Wolfe Nusrath Yusuf Tuğrul Özel

Excused Senators

Gloria Bachmann Christine Cahill Lisa Easley  Abigail Glenn Michael Gower Evelyn Hong Emanuel Meshoyrer Kush Patel Madai Poole Ronald Quincy Elijah Vito Tiana White

Absent Senators

Felix Abusah Monica Adya Mason Ameri Fauzan Amjad Cori Anderson Jean Anderson Eloy Rochelle Andrews Azeezat Ariwoola Joseph Barone Sanjib Bhuyan Wanda Blanchett Robert Boikess Johanna Bond Nancy Cantor Eduardo Chama Sabrina Charles Antonio Chiricolo Rachel Choron Francine Conway Paul Copeland Alberto Cuitiño Bill Cundiff Perry Dane Perle Desir Matthew Di Bella Jeffery DiGiovanni Adrienne Eaton Gary Ebert Richard Edwards Mahnaz Fatahzadeh Cecile Feldman Linda Flynn Margaret Fox Isaiah Fudge Abigail Fulton Jason Geary Andre Granadeiro John Griffin Grace Guo Daniel Habeb Perry Halkitis Martha Haviland Taja-Nia Henderson Julia Hernandez Jonathan Holloway Abdelrahman Ibrahim Arpana Inman Robert Johnson Michael Joseph Galathara Kahanda Madelyn Kamen Rachel Kaye Debra Keates John Kettle Kevin Kolben Matthew Lamorgese Laura Lawson Kangsoo Lee Richard Lehman Lei Lei Ray Leibman Dafna Lemish Jason Levin Jeffrey Levine Emily Lildhar Carol Lutz Rachel Maeng Brown David Matta Bill McCarthy Kyle Murphy Amy Murtha Donna Nickitas Tiffany Olivera Acer Paiste Priya Patel Ilce Perez Mark Robson Monica Roth Bharat Sarath Amy Savage Mark Sayde Stephen Schnetzer Kevin Schroth Emily Sergel Carlos Serrano Domatius Shafik Michael Shapiro Stuart Shapiro Sarah Shobut Menahem Spiegel Brian Strom Nanjoo Suh Paul Takhistov Antonio Tillis Audrey Truschke Lucio Volino Juli Wade Ian Whitehead Alexis Winters Yahong Zhang Zhongren (David) Zhou

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