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Friday
Nov 20th
1:10 pm

Senate Meeting – Camden Chancellor’s Report

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Agenda Distributed On
Friday, November 13th 2020

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, November 20, 2020 – 1:10 p.m. via Zoom

https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/99133526416?pwd=enRRR1BwK2FJMnFTczNyLzFBL1NCQT09

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, AND CHAIR’S REPORT – Jon Oliver, Senate Chair

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Mary Mickelsen, Senate Executive Secretary

HEALTH & SAFETY RESTART PROGRAM – Vicente Gracias, Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs and Brian Strom, RBHS Chancellor

COMMITTEE REPORT [Please Note: Substantive amendments to these reports should be given to the Senate Executive Secretary in writing prior to or at the time the amendment is moved.]

A-1912: University Policy Prohibiting Consensual Relationships in Academic Settings – Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, FPAC Co-Chairs

The FPAC was charged as follows:

Review the draft University Policy Prohibiting Consensual Relationships in Academic Settings and the accompanying Mitigation Plan for Consensual Relationships Template. Make any appropriate recommendations. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by, December 2019.

The current policy on Consensual Relationships in Academic Settings can be found here.

CAMDEN CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Interim Camden Chancellor, Margaret Marsh

Rutgers University – Camden: The State of the Campus 2020

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Peter Gillett, Senate Vice Chair

NEW BUSINESS [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…” Also, the Senate Executive Committee has authorized committee-of-the-whole discussions under New Business as appropriate, and time permitting.]

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS

ADJOURNMENT

*Note: Addition of items to the Agenda requires a 2/3 vote. There is an overall time limit of 3 hours for Senate meetings. Specific time limits are set for questions and debate, not for presentations of reports. After approval, extension of time limits requires a 2/3 vote.

Remaining 2020-2021 University Senate Meetings

[Fall 2020:  All meetings will be held virtually in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines set forth by President Holloway in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spring 2021: Unless otherwise noted and if large gathering restrictions are lifted, meetings will be held in the Multipurpose Room, College Avenue Student Center, College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick.]

December 11, 2020
January 22, 2021
February 19, 2021 (Newark)
March 26, 2021
April 30, 2021

 (The April 30 meeting may convene at 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. This meeting is the last of this year’s Senate, but will begin with the first meeting of next year’s Senate, at which Senate officers, Executive Committee members, and board representatives will be elected. The start time will be determined by the Senate EC in April 2021.)

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY UNIVERSITY SENATE

MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: November 20, 2020

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

PRESENT SENATORS: Ahmed, Albert, Alexander-Floyd, Alizadeh, Ameri, Arman, Aubert, Avallone, Bachmann,  Baldi, Barbarese, Bekdash, Bhatt, Bhattacharya, Bhuyan, Bogden, Boikess, Boison, Borisovets, Brienza-Arcilla, Britton, Castaneda, Cavanagh, Chadalvada, Chen, Chintalapudi, Chiu, Choo, Coleman, Cooper, Dane, Dasari, Davidson, Ding, Dool, Drazer, Eafrati, English, Esposito, Everett, Farmer, Fellenz, Fernandez, Fernandez Arroyo, Figueira, Foster, Garner, Gillett, Giraud, Gohel, Gomes, Goonetilleke, Gould, Gower, Granadeiro, Guo, Haley, Hara, Hatefi, Hodes, Huang, Hunter, Hurd, Ibrahim, Immidisetti, Jarrín Montaner, Joergensen, Kaye, Kettle, Kiss, Kosar, Kothari, Kovacs, Lamar, Lawson, Linardopoulos, Lutz, Maglione Rico, Mahajan-Cusack, Mansukhani,  Marchetta, Markert, Markowitz, Marsh, Marsic, Matto, Mayes, McKeever, Mena-Segovia, Mendicino, Mickelsen, Miranti, Moghe, Morton, Nickitas, O’Connor, Oberle, Oliver, Ozel, Parsa, Patel, Pedro-Santiago, Pichugin, Pinto-Figueroa, Piotrowski, Ponzio, Rabinowitz, Rivera, Rizvi, Roth, Ryan, Saltzman, Sass, Schroth, R. Schwartz, S. Schwartz, Sesti, Shapses,  Shinbrot, Shobut, Siederer, Simonds, Smith, Song, Spiegel, Stephens, Stephenson, Strom, Struble, Szatrowski, Takhistov, Thompson, Todorinova, Tommasi, Trees, Valverde, Vargas, Vellangany, Ventura-Martinez, Vidal, Virani, Volino, X. Wang, X. Wang, Ward, Warde, Wayne, White, Willett, Wirtenberg

EXCUSED SENATORS: Allamand, Crews, Fox, Holloway, Hunter-Fratzola, Lyles, Maloney, Sahota, Van Stine

ABSENT SENATORS: Adya, Anderson, Eloy,  Atkins, Ayad, Barone, Bator, Beegan, Blanchett, Bridgeman, Buyske, Cabrera, Cantor, Chefitz, Cifelli, Cohen, Cole, Dreyer, Eaton, Ebert, Fadahunsi, Farley, Farris, Feldman, Flynn, Garcia, Gursoy, Halkitis, Henderson, Holdom, Hsueh, Johnson, Joy, Kane, Kaplun, Kashalikar, Kukor, Kustka, Lei, Liu, Lopez, Maddox Douglas, Madson, Mahon, March, Marchitello, Mazurek, Menifield, Miller, Molloy, Moore, Murphy, Mutcherson, Nath, Nelson, Paskhover, Potter, Potter, Rajan, Ribau, Sacks, Segarra, Shankar, Shapiro, Silver,  Sinacori, Stern, Tan, Thakuriah, Veysey, Walkup, Williams, Winters

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND CHARGES, AND CHAIR’S REPORT – Jon Oliver, Chair

Senate Chair Jon Oliver called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m.  He then explained that today’s Administrative report was not going to be delivered due to unavoidable events. He continued by welcoming the day’s speakers: Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, Dr. Vicente Gracias, RBHS Chancellor Brian Strom and Interim Camden Chancellor Margaret Marsh and thanked them in advance for their anticipated reports.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Senate Executive Secretary

  • Agenda: The meeting’s agenda including time limits, was approved by the Senate.
  • Minutes: The Minutes of the October 16, 2020 Senate meeting were approved as distributed by the Executive Secretary.

Following introductions from Senate Chair Oliver, Chancellor Brian Strom and Vicente Gracias delivered their reports touching on the following topics included in the Health and Safety Restart Program:

Chancellor Brian Strom’s Report

Dr. Vicente Gracias’ Report

Dr. Gracias and Chancellor Strom then answered questions on the above topics and the following:

  • The availability of Personal Protective Equipment among faculty and vaccinations for healthcare workers
  • Antibody testing for students, including PCR testing (Polymerase chain reaction)
  • Steps they are taking towards possible shutdowns in Newark and RBHS – clinical teachings will continue along with lab courses
  • Went over the importance of mask wearing including the risks vs. indoor and outdoor distancing
  • Clarified questions regarding testing for students, faculty and staff. Advised senators about drive through testing’s and the 6 up and running centers on campus
  • The efficacy of the COVID-19 nasal testing vs. saliva testing touching on the accuracy of both

COMMITTEE REPORT

A-1912: University Policy Prohibiting Consensual Relationships in Academic Settings – Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, FPAC Co-Chairs

The FPAC was charged as follows:

Review the draft University Policy Prohibiting Consensual Relationships in Academic Settings and the accompanying Mitigation Plan for Consensual Relationships Template. Make any appropriate recommendations. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by, December 2019.

The current policy on Consensual Relationships in Academic Settings can be found here.

Senator Alizadeh reviewed the background of the charge, the committee’s work and the recommendations that followed. After some discussion, the report was amended to remove recommendation #1, which read: Change the title from “Policy Prohibiting Consensual Relationships in Academic Settings“ to “Policy on Consensual Relationships in Academic Settings.”, with the consideration that when this policy was approved by the Board of Governors on June 2, 2020 the title of this policy had already been changed to the above recommendation.  The Senate then approved the amended report.

CAMDEN CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Interim Camden Chancellor, Margaret Marsh

Interim Camden Chancellor Margaret Marsh delivered her report surrounding the current state of the Camden campus and answered questions on the following topics:

  • The pandemic and the effects on students with online learning challenges including the RU engaged initiative, which checks on the wellness of students
  • Diversity and inclusion within faculty recruitment
  • Working towards exploring ways to represent the history of Rutgers with new public art exhibits
  • Current status of the Camden campus student food insecurity involving the food pantry
  • The struggles behind asynchronous classes and remote learning

OLD BUSINESS: There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS: There was no new business.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Peter Gillett reported on the November 6, 2020 Senate Executive Committee Meeting

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Senator Troy Shinbrot reported on the approval of the BOG budget.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Camden Student Senator Hosen Arman reported on their campus efforts to help strengthen the student online experience since COVID-19, Newark Student Senator Sarah Shobut reported on their efforts for the Pass No Credit option for students, and a COVID-19 relief fund for students, New Brunswick Faculty Senator Tugrul Ozel reported on the coalition of Rutgers faculty councils, New Brunswick Student Senator Gavin Mayes also reported on the efforts of the Pass No Credit option for students, and RBHS Faculty Senator Laura Willett reported on the issues within COVID-19 efforts and their new contract.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 4:04 p.m.

Minutes prepared by:
Morgan Smith, Senate Administrative Assistant and Mary Mickelsen, Senate Executive Secretary

Present Senators

Amna Ahmed Ann Albert Nikol Alexander-Floyd Farid Alizadeh Mason Ameri Hosen Arman Anne-Catherine Aubert Margaret Avallone Gloria Bachmann Andrea Baldi Joseph Barbarese Rola Bekdash Vrushank Bhatt Debashi Bhattacharya Sanjib Bhuyan John Bogden Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Natalie Borisovets Diane Brienza-Arcilla Dana Britton Ricky Castaneda Margaret Cavanagh Saketa Chadalvada Jiuyang Chen Shraya Chintalapudi Harrison Chiu Jessey Choo Tynisha Coleman Taryn Cooper Perry Dane Babu Dasari Tyrone Davidson Brian Ding Rick Dool German Drazer Jadin Eafrati Devin English Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Antoinette Farmer Chazz Fellenz Vivian Fernandez Laura Fernandez Arroyo Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster David Garner Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Nina Gohel Jessica Gomes Lasantha Goonetilleke Ann Gould Michael Gower Andre Granadeiro Grace Guo Anna Haley Masanori Hara Arash Hatefi Rachel Hodes Bingru Huang Arlene Hunter Maureen Hurd Maria Ibrahim Amanda Immidisetti Olga Jarrín Montaner John Joergensen Rachel Kaye John Kettle Geza Kiss Luz Kosar Neil Kothari Kathryn Kovacs Valentine Lamar Laura Lawson Nicholas Linardopoulos Carol Lutz Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Rupal Mansukhani Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Norman Markowitz Margaret Marsh Ivan Marsic Elizabeth Matto Gavin Mayes Kenneth McKeever Juan Mena-Segovia Moriah Mendicino Mary Mickelsen Paul Miranti Prabhas Moghe Patricia Morton Donna Nickitas James O'Connor Jennifer Oberle Jon Oliver Tugrul Ozel Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Brianna Pedro-Santiago Alexander Pichugin Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Suzanne Piotrowski Nicholas Ponzio Sam Rabinowitz Miguel Ribau Alicia Rivera Zainab Rizvi Monica Roth Sharon Ryan Cynthia Saltzman Louis Sass Kevin Schroth Robert Schwartz Stacy Schwartz Federico Sesti Sue Shapses Troy Shinbrot Sarah Shobut Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Barbara Sinacori Morgan Smith Weijie Song Menahem Spiegel Thomas Stephens Johanna Stephenson Brian Strom Thomas Struble Ted Szatrowski Paul Takhistov Karen Thompson Lily Todorinova Mario Tommasi Frances Trees Sean Valverde Cecilia Vargas Issac Vellangany Camila Ventura-Martinez Erich Vidal Jay Virani Lucio Volino Xiangyue "Max" Wang Xiaojue Wang Jose Ward Heidi Warde Robert Wayne Carolyne White Laura Willett Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Marie Yamaoka

Excused Senators

Carole Allamand Russell Crews Daniel Fox Christine Hunter-Fratzola Rhonda Lyles Krisellen Maloney Amrik Sahota Michael Van Stine

Absent Senators

Monica Adya Jean Anderson Eloy Rahshida Atkins Mark Ayad Joseph Barone Christine Bator Gerald Beegan Wanda Blanchett Mary Bridgeman Steve Buyske Jonathan Cabrera Nancy Cantor Dalya Chefitz David Cifelli Arielle Cohen Peter Cole William Dreyer Adrienne Eaton Gary Ebert Tolulope Fadahunsi Alisa Farley Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Linda Flynn Cathryn Garcia Kemal Gursoy Perry Halkitis Taja-Nia Henderson Joseph Holdom Jonathan Holloway Wayne Hsueh Robert Johnson Abin Joy Cecelia Kane Elizabeth Kaplun Abhishek Kashalikar Jerome Kukor Adam Kustka Lei Lei Liping Liu David Lopez Lisa Maddox Douglas Luke Madson Gwendolyn Mahon Peter March Howard Marchitello Monica Mazurek Charles Menifield Joel Miller Christopher Molloy David Moore Kyle Murphy Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Kenneth Nelson Boris Paskhover Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Julie Rajan Bryan Sacks Nuria Sagarra Nikita Shankar Michael Shapiro Deborah Silver Molly Stern Zhiqiang Tan Ivanok Tavarez Piyushimita Thakuriah Bonita Veysey James Walkup Willie Ray Williams David Winters

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