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Friday
Mar 26th
1:10 pm

Senate Meeting – New Brunswick Chancellor’s Report

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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, March 26, 2021 – 1:10 p.m. via Zoom

https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/94263602815?pwd=S0hHaHY5a05la0dhZFdxUVZseG1iUT09

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

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Mary Mickelsen, Senate Executive Secretary

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ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, University President

NEW BRUNSWICK CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Christopher Molloy, New Brunswick Chancellor

COMMITTEE REPORTS [Please Note: Substantive amendments to any resolutions should be provided to the Senate Executive Secretary in writing prior to or at the time the amendment is moved.]

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to S-1908: Honorary Degree and Commencement Speaker Selection Process – USGC Chair Peter Gillett

The USGC was charged as follows:

S-1908: Consider possible improvements to our policy and processes for selection of recipients of Honorary Degrees and Commencement Speakers.

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to S-1904: Review of Proposed Resolution on Rutgers’ Faculty Councils Inclusion in the University Policy Library– USGC Chair Peter Gillett

The USGC was charged as follows:

S-1904: Consider and recommend appropriate policy changes relating to the role and status of faculty councils at Rutgers.

Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) Response to S-1910: Grade Inflation – ASRAC Co-Chairs Lucille Foster and Robert Schwartz

The ASRAC was charged as follows:

S-1910: Investigate the extent of grade inflation at Rutgers over the past 20-years. Determine what factors contributed to whatever grade inflation exists and make appropriate recommendations.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Response to S-2007: PTL Health and Wellness – FPAC Co-Chairs Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert

The FPAC was charged as follows:

S-2007: Investigate the range and awareness of health and wellness services available to part-time lecturers across the University and make recommendations.

Student Affairs Committee (SAC) Response to S-2003: Rutgers-Alumni Relations – SAC Co-Chairs Elizabeth Matto and Sarah Shobut

The SAC was charged as follows:

S-2003: Evaluate alumni engagement and provide recommendations as to what changes could be made, if necessary, particularly while students are still enrolled, to further Rutgers-Alumni relations.

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to S-2005: Student Governance – USGC Chair Peter Gillett   ~   This report is being presented for information only.

The USGC was charged as follows:

S-2005: Evaluate the formal and informal processes for the creation of student governing association and if appropriate, make recommendations regarding the organization and recognition of SGAs.

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to S-2014: Standing Committees and the Chair of the Senate – USGC Chair Peter Gillett   ~   This report is being presented for information only.

The USGC was charged as follows:

S-2014: Consider the duties of the Chair of the Senate in relation to its various standing committees and make any appropriate recommendations.

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/Spring 2021:  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.]
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: March 26, 2021

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Albert; Alizadeh; Allamand; Ameri; Arman; Aubert; Avallone; Bachmann; Baldi; Barbarese; Barone; Bekdash; Bhatt; Bhattacharya; Bhuyan; Bogden; Boikess; Boison; Borisovets; Bridgeman; Brienza-Arcilla; Britton; Castaneda; Chefitz; Chen; Chintalapudi; Choo; Cifelli; Cooper; Crews; Dane; Davidson; Ding; Dool; Drazer; Dreyer; Ebert; English; Esposito; Everett; Farmer; Farris; Fernandez Arroyo; Figueira; Foster; Fox; Garcia; Garner; Gillett; Giraud; Gohel; Gomes; Goonetilleke; Guo; Gursoy; Haley; Hara; Hatefi; Hicks; Holloway; Huang; Hunter; Hurd; Ibrahim; Jarrín Montaner; Joergensen; Kane; Kettle; Kiss; Kosar; Kothari; Kovacs; Kustka; Lamar; Lawson; Linardopoulos; Lutz; Lyles; Maglione Rico; Mahajan-Cusack; Mansukhani; Marchetta; Markert; Markowitz; Marsic; Matto; Mayes; McKeever; Mendicino; Miller; Miranti; Moghe; Molloy; Morton; Mutcherson; O’Connor; Oberle; Oliver; Ozel; Parsa; Patel; Pedro-Santiago; Pichugin; Pinto-Figueroa; Piotrowski; Potter; Rabinowitz; Ribau; Rivera; Rizvi; Roth; Ryan; Sagarra; Sahota; Saltzman; Schroth; Schwartz; Schwartz; Sesti; Shapses; Shinbrot; Shobut; Siederer; Simonds; Sinacori; Song; Spiegel; Stephens; Struble; Szatrowski; Thompson; Todorinova; Tommasi; Trees; Valverde; Van Stine; Vellangany; Ventura-Martinez; Vidal; Virani; Volino; Wang; Wang; Ward; Warde; Wayne; White; Willett; Winters; Wirtenberg; Yamaoka

EXCUSED: Buyske; Coleman; Granadeiro; Hunter-Fratzola; Immidisetti; Mena-Segovia; Silver; Stephenson; Takhistov

ABSENT: Adya; Ahmed; Alexander-Floyd; Anderson Eloy; Atkins; Ayad; Bator; Beegan; Blanchett; Cabrera; Cantor; Cavanagh; Chadalvada; Chiu; Cole; Eafrati; Eaton; Fadahunsi; Farley; Feldman; Fellenz; Flynn; Gower; Halkitis; Henderson; Hodes; Holdom; Hsueh; Johnson; Kaplun; Kashalikar; Kaye; Kukor; Lei; Liu; Lopez; Maddox Douglas; Madson; Mahon; Maloney; March; Marchitello; Marsh; Mazurek; Menifield; Moore; Murphy; Nath; Nelson; Nickitas; Paskhover; Ponzio; Potter; Quincy; Rajan; Sacks; Shankar; Shapiro; Stern; Strom; Tan; Thakuriah; Vargas; Veysey; Walkup; Williams

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

Senate Chair Jon Oliver called the meeting to order at 1:12 p.m. remotely via Zoom. Oliver announced reports to be presented by President Holloway and New Brunswick Chancellor Molloy. In continuing his recent celebration of the positive contributions Senators have made to Rutgers and to the world, he asked all to send him any senators they feel deserve recognition for their work and accomplishments. He mentioned that for the 12th consecutive year Rutgers is the recipient of Fulbright Student Grants and recognized Senator Federico Sesti as a Fulbright Scholar in 2014, representing Rutgers internationally. Due to the length of the agenda, Oliver asked all Senators who speak to be brief and to the point, and only speak to a report if they have suggestions to amend the report. Oliver reiterated, the importance of sending any amendments to the Executive Secretary in advance of the meeting which negates the need for on-the-fly wordsmithing. He wished all senators who are running for re-election to the Senate the best of luck.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, President of the University

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

NEW BRUNSWICK CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Christopher Molloy, Rutgers-New Brunswick Chancellor

COMMITTEE REPORTS

University Structure and Governance Committee Response to Charge S-1908: Honorary Degree and Commencement Speaker Selection Process – Peter Gillett, USGC Chair

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider possible improvements to our policy and processes for selection of recipients of Honorary Degrees and Commencement Speakers.

Gillett summarized the work of the committee and the USGC’s Response to Charge S-1908: Honorary Degree and Commencement Speaker Selection Process. This is the second time the Senate has been presented with this report, as per the Senate Handbook. The report was discussed, voted on, and approved with no amendments.

University Structure and Governance Committee Response to Charge S-1904: Review of the Proposed Resolution on Rutgers’ Faculty Councils Inclusion in the University Policy Library – Peter Gillett, USGC Chair

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider and recommend appropriate policy changes relating to the role and status of faculty councils at Rutgers.

USGC Chair Gillett summarized the work of the committee and reviewed the recommendations of the USGC’s response to Charge S-1904: Review of the Proposed Resolution on Rutgers’ Faculty Councils Inclusion in the University Policy Library. This is the second time this report has come before the Senate as per the Senate Handbook. Then after some discussion and clarification, the report was approved.

A meeting extension for 60 minutes was presented and approved.

Academic Standards, Regulations & Admissions Committee Response to Charge S-1910: Grade Inflation – Lucille Foster and Robert Schwartz, ASRAC Co-Chairs

The ASRAC was charged as follows: Investigate the extent of grade inflation at Rutgers over the past 20-years. Determine what factors contributed to whatever grade inflation exists and make appropriate recommendations.

ASRAC Chair Schwartz summarized the work of the committee and their recommendations. After some debate the report was approved with the following amendment to the resolution:

Be it resolved that the Rutgers University Senate endorses the Academic Standards, Regulations, and Admissions Committee’s endorses #2 and 3 of the recommendations listed above and urges the Rutgers University Administration to implement them expeditiously.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee Response to Charge S-2007: PTL Health and Wellness – Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, FPAC Co-Chairs

The FPAC was charged as follows: Investigate the range and awareness of health and wellness services available to part-time lecturers across the University and make recommendations.

FPAC Chair Alizadeh reviewed the charge and the committee’s resolutions. After a lengthy discussion and the passing of the below amendment, there was a call for quorum. It was determined that not enough Senators were present at this point in the meeting to continue.

“*including all part-time faculty (salaried or per course)” where ever it mentions PTLs in the 6 resolutions

 ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

Minutes prepared by:

Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the University Senate

 

Present Senators

Ann Albert Farid Alizadeh Carole Allamand Mason Ameri Hosen Arman Anne-Catherine Aubert Margaret Avallone Gloria Bachmann Andrea Baldi Joseph Barbarese Joseph Barone Rola Bekdash Vrushank Bhatt Debashi Bhattacharya Sanjib Bhuyan John Bogden Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Natalie Borisovets Mary Bridgeman Diane Brienza-Arcilla Dana Britton Ricky Castaneda Dalya Chefitz Jiuyang Chen Shraya Chintalapudi Jessey Choo David Cifelli Taryn Cooper Russell Crews Perry Dane Tyrone Davidson Brian Ding Rick Dool German Drazer William Dreyer Gary Ebert Devin English Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Antoinette Farmer Thomas Farris Laura Fernandez Arroyo Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Daniel Fox Cathryn Garcia David Garner Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Nina Gohel Jessica Gomes Lasantha Goonetilleke Ann Gould Grace Guo Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Masanori Hara Arash Hatefi Riana Hicks Jonathan Holloway Bingru Huang Arlene Hunter Maureen Hurd Maria Ibrahim Olga Jarrín Montaner John Joergensen Cecelia Kane John Kettle Geza Kiss Luz Kosar Neil Kothari Kathryn Kovacs Adam Kustka Valentine Lamar Laura Lawson Nicholas Linardopoulos Carol Lutz Rhonda Lyles Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Rupal Mansukhani Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Norman Markowitz Ivan Marsic Elizabeth Matto Gavin Mayes Kenneth McKeever Moriah Mendicino Mary Mickelsen Joel Miller Paul Miranti Prabhas Moghe Patricia Morton Kimberly Mutcherson James O'Connor Jennifer Oberle Jon Oliver Tugrul Ozel Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Brianna Pedro-Santiago Alexander Pichugin Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Suzanne Piotrowski Cathryn Potter Sam Rabinowitz Miguel Ribau Alicia Rivera Zainab Rizvi Monica Roth Sharon Ryan Nuria Sagarra Amrik Sahota Cynthia Saltzman Kevin Schroth Stacy Schwartz Robert Schwartz Federico Sesti Sue Shapses Troy Shinbrot Sarah Shobut Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Barbara Sinacori Morgan Smith Weijie Song Menahem Spiegel Thomas Stephens Thomas Struble Ted Szatrowski Karen Thompson Lily Todorinova Mario Tommasi Frances Trees Sean Valverde Michael Van Stine Issac Vellangany Camila Ventura-Martinez Erich Vidal Jay Virani Lucio Volino Xiaojue Wang Xiangyue "Max" Wang Jose Ward Heidi Warde Robert Wayne Carolyne White Laura Willett David Winters Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Marie Yamaoka

Excused Senators

Steve Buyske Tynisha Coleman Andre Granadeiro Christine Hunter-Fratzola Amanda Immidisetti Juan Mena-Segovia Deborah Silver Johanna Stephenson Paul Takhistov

Absent Senators

Monica Adya Amna Ahmed Nikol Alexander-Floyd Jean Anderson Eloy Rahshida Atkins Mark Ayad Gerald Beegan Wanda Blanchett Jonathan Cabrera Nancy Cantor Margaret Cavanagh Saketa Chadalvada Harrison Chiu Peter Cole Jadin Eafrati Adrienne Eaton Tolulope Fadahunsi Alisa Farley Cecile Feldman Chazz Fellenz Vivian Fernandez Linda Flynn Michael Gower Perry Halkitis Taja-Nia Henderson Rachel Hodes Joseph Holdom Wayne Hsueh Robert Johnson Elizabeth Kaplun Abhishek Kashalikar Rachel Kaye Jerome Kukor Lei Lei Liping Liu David Lopez Lisa Maddox Douglas Luke Madson Gwendolyn Mahon Krisellen Maloney Peter March Howard Marchitello Margaret Marsh Monica Mazurek Charles Menifield Christopher Molloy David Moore Kyle Murphy Badri Nath Kenneth Nelson Donna Nickitas Boris Paskhover Nicholas Ponzio Jonathan Potter Ronald Quincy Julie Rajan Bryan Sacks Nikita Shankar Michael Shapiro Molly Stern Brian Strom Zhiqiang Tan Ivanok Tavarez Piyushimita Thakuriah Cecilia Vargas Bonita Veysey James Walkup Willie Ray Williams

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