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Mar 25th
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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, March 25, 2022 – 1:10 p.m. via Zoom

https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/97682748810?pwd=cHFJcWxJVFR2MXQ5SXhJb2ptdzh1UT09&from=addon

 

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

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Vicki Hewitt, Senate Executive Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, University President

CHANCELLOR PROVOST REPORT – Francine Conway, New Brunswick Chancellor – Provost

  • New Brunswick Campus Report
  • Questions and Answers

RUTGERS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION – Joshua Harraman Ph.D., Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Kimberly Hopely, Executive Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement

Time limit of 5 minutes for each committee presentation has been agreed upon at the Executive Committee for all reports this month

COMMITTEE REPORTS/RESOLUTIONS: The report will be presented/summarized by the committee chair, then will be discussed, and acted upon by the Senate. [Note: Substantive amendments to these reports should be given to the Senate secretary in writing prior to or at the time the amendment is moved.]

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) S-2108 – Senate Procedures for Debate, Amendment and Voting – USGC Co-Chair’s Perry Dane, Camden Law School (F) and Kevin Schroth, RBHS-CBI (F)

The USGC was charged as follows: Investigate and make any appropriate recommendations with regard to changes in Senate procedures for debate, amendment, and voting that might improve their efficiency and effectiveness without unduly restricting their democratic nature.

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) S-2019 – Review the Senate’s Relationship with the Rutgers Governing Boards – USGC Co-Chair’s Perry Dane, Camden Law School (F) and Kevin Schroth, RBHS-CBI (F)

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider and recommend appropriate communication pathways and relationships between the University Senate and Governing Boards of Rutgers. Recommend policy changes, if any, for improved robust communication and input.

Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) S-2101 Units of Credit– ASRAC Co-Chair’s Lucile Foster, NB Staff and Robert Schwartz, NJMS (F)

 The ASRAC was charged as follows: Determine the current viability of University Policy 10.2.4, Section B – Units of Credit and propose changes as appropriate to make the definition consistent with its use in current practice.

Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) S-2012 Procedures Handling Student Complaints Against Rutgers Personnel Regarding Instruction – ASRAC Co-Chair’s Lucile Foster, NB Staff and Robert Schwartz, NJMS (F)

The ASRAC was charged as follows: Investigate the procedure for reporting and adjudicating student complaints against Rutgers Personnel, specifically in regard to course instruction and/or concerns about faculty.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) S-1909-1 Search for University Leadership – FPAC Co-Chair’s Farid Alizadeh, RBS-UNB (F) and Joseph Markert, RBS-NNB (F)

The FPAC was charged as follows: Investigate the processes, including those used by the Big 10 and AAU Institutions, to identify senior leaders and recommend best practices at Rutgers.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) S-2113: PTL Pay and Recognition – FPAC Co-Chair’s Farid Alizadeh, RBS-UNB (F) and Joseph Markert, RBS-NNB (F)

The FPAC was charged as follows: Investigate the scope of recognition and compensation for Rutgers Part-Time Lecturers and make any appropriate recommendations.

Ad-Hoc Committee S-2102 Senate Culture and Leadership – Co Chair’s Adrienne Simonds, SHP (F) and Samuel Rabinowitz, SOB-C (F)

The Ad-Hoc Committee was charged as follows: Examine the culture of the Senate, and the roles and responsibilities of senate leaders including: Chair, Vice Chair, Executive Committee members and committee chairs. Determine if revisions need to be made to the current roles and responsibilities, outlined in the Senate Handbook and University Policy 50.2.1: Senate Membership and Organization. Make recommendations as appropriate. Report to the Executive Secretary by December 2021.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Adrienne Simonds, Senate Vice Chair

OLD BUSINESS

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 2021-2022 University Senate Meetings

Spring 2022: 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.]
April 29, 2022


 (The April 29 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 2022.)

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
UNIVERSITY SENATE

MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: March 25, 2022

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

PRESENT: Abdel-Wahab, Alizadeh, Allamand, Amjad, Anderson, Andrews, Askew, Aubry, Bachmann, Barlow, Bernstein, Bhattacharya, Bhavaraju, Bhuyan, Bogden, Boikess, Boison, Boxer, Bridgeman, Brienza-Arcilla, Broggi, Buyske, Castellano, Charles, Chefitz, Cimer, Clarke, Conway, Cooper, Crawford, Dane, Davidson, Davis, Bleyker, Dool, Drazer, Edelstein, English, Esposito, Everett, Farmer, Fatahzadeh, Fellenz, Field, Figueira, Foster, Fougnies, Fudge, Garner, Giraud, Gomes, Goonetilleke, Gower, Granadeiro, Guo, Haley, Hara, Haviland, Hein, Hewitt, Holloway, Hu, Huang, Hurd, Joergensen, Kahanda, Kahng, Kelly, Kettle, Kiss, Kothari, Kovacs, Kozlosky, Kustka, LaMorte, Laraia, Lawson, Lei, Lino-Barbosa, Lutz, Mahajan-Cusack, Mansukhani, Manzini, March, Markert, Markowitz, Marsic, Matto, Mazurek, McKeever, Miller, Morton, O’Connor, Oberle, Oliver, Ozel, Parsa, Patel, Pichugin, Pinto-Figueroa, Poole, Potter, Prihoda, Rabinovich, Rabinowitz, Rizvi, Roth, Ryan, Saltzman, Schroth, R. Schwartz, S. Schwartz, Scott, Shah, Shapses, Sharma, Shih, Shinbrot, Siederer, Simonds, M. Smith, J. Smith, Sonnenberg, Spiegel, Stephens, Stroiman, Struble, Swamy, Szatrowski, Taipe, Takhistov, Thompson, Todorinova, Torres, Tsakalakos, Valverde, Vellangany, Volino, White, Willett, Wirtenberg, Woortman, Yamamoto.

EXCUSED: Choo, Levine, Marchetta, Sinacori.

ABSENT: Abuilak, Adya, Ameri, Anderson Eloy, Ardeshna, Azer, Baldi, Barbarese, Barone, Beegan, Blanchett, Bonne, Cabrera, Campbell, Cantor, Cardoso, Carrero, Chowdhury, Cole, Crews, Daughety, Eaton, Elsaid, Emedom-Nnamdi, Ewins, Farris, Feldman, Fernandez, Flynn, Fox, Gursoy, Halkitis, Halprin, Hatefi, Hauck, Henderson, Hsueh, Hunter, Husan, Irizarry, Javeri, Johnson, Kaye, Knode, Leibman, Linardopoulos, Liu, Lopez, Lyles, Maddox Douglas, Mahon, McCarthy, Menifield, Mignogna, Molloy, Moore, Mutcherson, Nath, Nickitas, Patel, Pintar, Potter, Riedel-Prabhakar, Rivera, Robalino, Sagarra, Samlin, Shah, Shah, Shapiro, Shawl, Strom, Sutton, Tadros, Tan, Tewfik, Thakuriah, Valle, Vega, Virani, Wang, Warde, Westrich, Whitehead.

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

Senate Chair Oliver called the meeting to order at 1:13 p.m. He noted the committee reports that would be discussed at the meeting and thanked the committees for their hard work. He introduced President Jonathan Holloway for an administrative report and Chancellor-Provost Francine Conway for the New Brunswick Campus Report. He also announced a presentation on the Rutgers Alumni Association by Kimberly Hopely, President of the Rutgers University Foundation and Executive Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, and Joshua Harraman, Vice President for Alumni Relations, Annual Giving, and Communications. He announced that Brian Ballentine, Senior Vice President in the Office of University Strategy, and Michele Norin, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, will be inviting interested members of the Senate to join them for a discussion about current online education activities, best practices, and opportunities at Rutgers. Oliver noted that on Fri. April 29, the Senate will hold two meetings. An organizational meeting in the morning will elect new Senate leadership, whose terms begin on July 1, 2022, and welcome the new Senate class. He encouraged Senators to nominate themselves or another for leadership positions. The final Senate meeting of the academic year will be held in the afternoon, in hybrid format with both remote and in-person participants. On Saturday, April 30, the Senate will participate in its first Rutgers Day, and anyone who would like to volunteer should let him know. Finally, he welcomed Dr. Vicki Hewitt as the new Executive Secretary for the Senate, and thanked Morgan Smith for taking on the responsibilities of the role during the search process.

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Vicki Hewitt, Executive Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, President of the University

President Jonathan Holloway provided the Administrative Report consisting of the following topics:

  • Student award recipients, including Fulbright Grants and Goldwater Scholarships
  • The Rutgers Summer Service Internship Initiative
  • Rutgers Day of Giving
  • Changes to COVID-19 pandemic protocols starting April 4
  • Response to the invasion of Ukraine

President Jonathan Holloway then answered questions on the following topics:

  • Potential merging of the M.D./Ph.D. programs at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New Jersey Medical School
  • Collective bargaining negotiations
  • Graduate student raises
  • Waiving two COVID-impacted teaching terms (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) from instructors’ performance reviews
  • Potential merger of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New Jersey Medical School
  • The process for requesting exceptions to the Hiring Freeze and Position Cost Control Presidential Directive
  • A succession plan for the retirement of Arthur Casciato, Director of Distinguished Fellowships

CHANCELLOR-PROVOST REPORT – Francine Conway, New Brunswick Chancellor-Provost

RUTGERS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION – Kimberly Hopely, President of the Rutgers University Foundation and Executive Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement and Joshua Harraman, Vice President for Alumni Relations, Annual Giving, and Communications

COMMITTEE REPORTS/RESOLUTIONS

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC)
S-2108 – Senate Procedures for Debate, Amendment and Voting
Perry Dane and Kevin Schroth, USGC Co-Chairs

The USGC was charged as follows: Investigate and make any appropriate recommendations with regard to changes in Senate procedures for debate, amendment, and voting that might improve their efficiency and effectiveness without unduly restricting their democratic nature.

Senator Dane presented this report to the Senate. It will be presented again at the April 29 Senate meeting, as required by the Senate Handbook.

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC)
S-2019 – Review the Senate’s Relationship with the Rutgers Governing Boards
Perry Dane and Kevin Schroth, USGC Co-Chairs

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider and recommend appropriate communication pathways and relationships between the University Senate and Governing Boards of Rutgers. Recommend policy changes, if any, for improved robust communication and input.

Senator Dane presented this report and resolutions to the Senate. A motion to amend was made to strike Resolution #2. A motion to amend the amendment was made to strike Resolution #2 and replace it withCalls on the Boards of Governors and Trustees to join with the Senate in an unequivocal commitment to the principle of shared governance.” The motion to amend the amendment carried. The motion to amend carried with unanimous consent.

A motion to amend was made to strike “and without a vote” and “albeit without a vote.” The motion to amend carried.

The motion as amended carried.

Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee (ASRAC)
S-2101 Units of Credit
Lucille Foster and Robert Schwartz, ASRAC Co-Chairs

The ASRAC was charged as follows: Determine the current viability of University Policy 10.2.4, Section B – Units of Credit and propose changes as appropriate to make the definition consistent with its use in current practice.

Senator Foster presented this report and recommendation to the Senate. A motion to amend was made to strike “along with additional hours of outside work.” The motion to amend carried. The motion as amended carried.

A motion was made to extend the meeting 45 minutes. The motion carried.

Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee (ASRAC)
S-2012 Procedures Handling Student Complaints Against Rutgers Personnel Regarding Instruction
Lucille Foster and Robert Schwartz, ASRAC Co-Chairs

The ASRAC was charged as follows: Investigate the procedure for reporting and adjudicating student complaints against Rutgers Personnel, specifically in regard to course instruction and/or concerns about faculty.

Senator Foster presented this report and resolution to the Senate. A motion to amend was made to substitute “concern” for “grievance.” The motion to amend carried. The motion as amended carried.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC)
S-1909-1 Search for University Leadership
Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, FPAC Co-Chairs

The FPAC was charged as follows: Investigate the processes, including those used by the Big 10 and AAU Institutions, to identify senior leaders and recommend best practices at Rutgers.

Senator Alizadeh presented this report and resolution to the Senate. A motion to refer this issue back to the committee was made. The motion to refer was lost. A motion to amend was made to add a section concerning the hiring of Vice Chancellors. The motion to amend carried. The motion as amended carried.

A motion was made to extend the meeting 15 minutes. The motion carried with unanimous consent.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC)
S-2113: PTL Pay and Recognition
Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, FPAC Co-Chairs

The FPAC was charged as follows: Investigate the scope of recognition and compensation for Rutgers Part-Time Lecturers and make any appropriate recommendations.

Senator Thompson presented this report and resolution to the Senate. The motion carried with unanimous consent.

Ad-Hoc Committee
S-2102 Senate Culture and Leadership
Adrienne Simonds and Samuel Rabinowitz, Co Chairs

The Ad-Hoc Committee was charged as follows: Examine the culture of the Senate, and the roles and responsibilities of senate leaders including: Chair, Vice Chair, Executive Committee members and committee chairs. Determine if revisions need to be made to the current roles and responsibilities, outlined in the Senate Handbook and University Policy 50.2.1: Senate Membership and Organization. Make recommendations as appropriate. Report to the Executive Secretary by December 2021.

Senate Vice Chair Simonds presented this report and recommendations to the Senate.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Simonds reported on the March 4, 2022 Senate Executive Committee Meeting

OLD BUSINESS: There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS: There was no new business.

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Senator Rabinowitz reported on the Board of Governors meetings on February 23 and March 11. Senator Haley reported on the Board of Trustees meeting on March 8.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Camden Faculty Council had no report. Camden Students had no report. Senator Markert reported on the Newark Faculty Council meeting on March 21. Newark Students had no report. Senator Bhuyan reported on the New Brunswick Faculty Council meeting on February 25. Senator Amjad reported on the RUSA meeting on March 3. Senator Willett reported on RBHS current initiatives. RBHS Students had no report.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 5:09 p.m.

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

Present Senators

Omer Abdel-Wahab Farid Alizadeh Carole Allamand Mason Ameri Fauzan Amjad Katie Anderson Rochelle Andrews Consuela Askew Marie-Pierre Aubry Gloria Bachmann Shannon Barlow Ashley Bernstein Debashish Bhattacharya Rajita Bhavaraju Sanjib Bhuyan John Bogden Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Paul Boxer Mary Bridgeman Diane Brienza-Arcilla Emma Broggi Steve Buyske William Castellano Sabrina Charles Dalya Chefitz Bob Cimer Alison Clarke Francine Conway Taryn Cooper Christopher Crawford Perry Dane Tyrone Davidson Siatta Davis Victoria Den Bleyker Rick Dool German Drazer Michelle Edelstein Devin English Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Antoinette Farmer Mahnaz Fatahzadeh Chazz Fellenz William Field Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Lara Fougnies Isaiah Fudge David Garner Ralph Giraud Jessica Gomes Lasantha Goonetilleke Michael Gower Andre Granadeiro Grace Guo Anna Haley Masanori Hara Martha Haviland Vicki Hewitt Denise Hien Jonathan Holloway William Hu Bingru Huang Maureen Hurd John Joergensen Galathara Kahanda SungWoo Kahng Michael Kelly John Kettle Geza Kiss Neil Kothari Kathryn Kovacs Danielle Kozlosky Adam Kustka Gerard LaMorte Kayla Laraia Laura Lawson Lei Lei Anthony Lino-Barbosa Carol Lutz Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Rupal Mansukhani Chiara Manzini Peter March Joseph Markert Norman Markowitz Ivan Marsic Elizabeth Matto Monica Mazurek Kenneth McKeever Patricia Morton James O'Connor Jennifer Oberle Jon Oliver Tugrul Ozel Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Alexander Pichugin Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Madai Poole Jonathan Potter Katherine Prihoda Oren Rabinovich Sam Rabinowitz Zainab Rizvi Monica Roth Sharon Ryan Cynthia Saltzman Kevin Schroth Stacy Schwartz Robert Schwartz Rob Scott Aanchel Shah Sue Shapses Ranita Sharma Mi Shih Troy Shinbrot Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds John Smith Morgan Smith Frank Sonnenberg Menahem Spiegel Thomas Stephens Amanda Stroiman Thomas Struble Siddharth Swamy Ted Szatrowski Rachel Taipe Paul Takhistov Karen Thompson Lily Todorinova Jose Torres Thomas Tsakalakos Sean Valverde Issac Vellangany Lucio Volino Carolyne White Laura Willett Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Melissa Woortman Laura Yamamoto

Excused Senators

Jessey Choo Jeffrey Levine Josephine Marchetta Barbara Sinacori

Absent Senators

Larry Abuliak Monica Adya Jean Anderson Eloy Anil Ardeshna Amanda Azer Andrea Baldi Joseph Barbarese Joseph Barone Gerald Beegan Wanda Blanchett Stephanie Bonne Jonathan Cabrera Sara Campbell Nancy Cantor Georgia Cardoso Luis Carrero Sadman Chowdhury Peter Cole Russell Crews David Daughety Adrienne Eaton Nuralhoda Elsaid Clinton Emedom-Nnamdi Josefina Ewins Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Linda Flynn Daniel Fox Peter Gillett Kemal Gursoy Perry Halkitis Franklin Halprin Arash Hatefi Emmaleigh Hauck Taja-Nia Henderson Wayne Hsueh Arlene Hunter Shubon Husan Patricia Irizarry Saloni Javeri Robert Johnson Rachel Kaye Bryan Knode Ray Leibman Nicholas Linardopoulos Liping Liu Rhonda Lyles Lisa Maddox Douglas Gwendolyn Mahon Bruce Marich Bill McCarthy Charles Menifield Stephanie Mignogna Joel Miller Christopher Molloy David Moore Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Donna Nickitas Meera Patel John Pintar Cathryn Potter Rachel Riedel-Prabhakar Alicia Rivera Olivia Robalino Nuria Sagarra Jason Samlin Aman Shah Bijal Shah Michael Shapiro Awad Shawl Brian Strom Malachi Sutton Matt (Monther) Tadros Zhiqiang Tan Ivanok Tavarez George Tewfik Piyushimita Thakuriah Antonio Tillis Valerie Valle Cassandra Vega Jay Virani Xiaojue Wang Heidi Warde Josee Westrich Ian Whitehead

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