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Friday
Nov 18th
1:00 pm

Senate Meeting

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Agenda Distributed On
Friday, November 11th 2022

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE
MEETING AGENDA
Friday, November 18, 2022, 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 – Jonathan Holloway, President and University Professor

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.

Ad Hoc Committee on Examining the Efficacy of the GRE
Report on S-2203: Examining the Efficacy of the GRE
Richard Dool (New Brunswick SC&I-Faculty), Adam Kustka (Senator, School of Arts and Sciences-Newark Faculty), Suja Patel (Senator, Newark Staff), Lucille Foster, (Vice Chair and Senator, Newark Staff), Co-Chairs

The ad hoc committee was charged as follows: Examine the effectiveness of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) and its impact on Rutgers University’s graduate programs. Investigate other peer aspirants.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee
Proposed Response to Administration Response on S-2113: PTL Pay and Recognition
Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, Co-Chairs

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.  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.  After approval, extension of time limits requires a two-thirds vote.

**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…”]

 

Remaining 2022-23 University Senate Meetings

December 9, 2022 (Zoom)
January 20, 2023 (Camden and Zoom)
February 17, 2023 (New Brunswick and Zoom)
March 24, 2023 (Newark and Zoom)
April 28, 2023 – Organizational Meeting of the 2023-2024 Senate (New Brunswick and Zoom)
April 28, 2023 – Last Meeting of the 2022-2023 Senate (New Brunswick and Zoom)

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
UNIVERSITY SENATE

MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: November 18, 2022

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Abdelwahab, Adamo, Alizadeh, Allamand, Allen, Anderson, Ardeshna, Askew, Aubry, Barlow, Bhavaraju, Bhuyan, Boikess, Boison, Borisovets, Boucher, Boxer, Bridgeman, Caponegro, Cary, Clarke, Conway, Cooper, Dai, Davidson, Davis, Drazer, Farmer, Fatahzadeh, Figueira, Foster, Fudge, Gahlawat, Giraud, Gomes, Gong, Granadeiro, Guo, Gursoy, Haviland, Hewitt, Holloway, Holmes, Hunter, Jaffe, Joergensen, Kahanda, Kahng, Kaplan, Kelly, Kettle, Kiss, Kolben, Kustka, Ladell, LaMorte, Lawson, Li, Losada, Lutz, Lyles, Mahajan-Cusack, Malin, Matto, Moghe, Morton, O’Connor, O’Halloran, Oliver, Ortiz, Ozel, S. Patel, P. Patel, Pierce, Pintar, Pistell, Prihoda, Rabinowitz, Ramirez, Roth, Sagarra, Savage, Schnetzer, Schroth, Schwartz, Scott, Shih, Shinbrot, Siederer, Simonds, Smart, M. Smith, Sonnenberg, Strom, Struble, Swamy, Thompson, Todorinova, Torres, Valverde, Volino, White, Zhang, Zolezi

MEMBERS EXCUSED: Abuattieh, Carpenter, Dyckman, Kretov, Levine, Marchetta, Nayar, Olivera, Sharma

MEMBERS ABSENT:, Abuliak, Adya, Alkhwekhi, Ameri, Amjad, Anderson Eloy, Andrews, Bachmann, Baldi, Barone, Bhattacharya, Blanchett, Bogden, Brienza-Arcilla, Campbell, Cantor, Chefitz, Choo, Cole, Copeland, Crutcher, Cuitiño, Dane, Den Bleyker, Eastman, Eaton, Edelstein, English, Esposito, Everett, Feldman, Fellenz, Flynn, Galsim, Geary, Gower, Graham, Griffin, Haley, Halkitis, Hatefi, Henderson, Hien, Irizarry, Javanmard, Johnson, Kothari, Lei, Lopez, Mahon, Mansukhani, Manzini, March, Markert, Mazurek, McCarthy, McKeever, Menifield, Meshoyrer, Miller, Mittal, Mukherjee, Murtha, Mutcherson, Niaz, Nolan, Nucci, O’Toole, Oberle, Oladimeji, Osorio-Fernandez, Papakonstantinou, Parsa, Pedersen, Pichugin, Poole, C. Potter, J. Potter, Quincy, Roy, Rush, Saltzman, Shah, M. Shapiro, S. Shapiro, Tridib Shome, J. Smith, Spiegel, Srivastava, Stephens, Szatrowski, Takhistov, Tare, Tewfik, Tillis, Torres, Tsakalakos, Vadapalli, Van Stine, Vellangany, Wang, Whitehead, Wirtenberg

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

Chair Simonds called the meeting to order at 1:07 p.m. She reported that Senate leadership has received concerns from senators regarding the potential merger of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New Jersey Medical School. She thanked RBHS Chancellor Brian Strom for his transparency and collaboration throughout the Senate process. An Envisioning the Future of Academic Medicine website has been launched, with a link to questions from the University Senate about the proposed merger. Many senators are also serving on the committees formed to respond to the Senate’s questions. Chair Simonds expressed gratitude to all senators and the Senate office, and asked senators to express gratitude to someone they know in the spirit of Thanksgiving. She also asked senators to consider donating to food pantries across Rutgers and the surrounding communities.

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Vicki Hewitt, Executive Secretary

  • Agenda: The meeting agenda was approved, with one change. Senator Markert requested that the Proposed Response to Administration Response on S-2113: PTL Pay and Recognition be considered an information-only report.
  • Minutes: The minutes of the Oct. 21, 2022 Senate meeting were approved as distributed by the Executive Secretary.
  • Communications:
    • Senators are reminded to log in to the Senate website for attendance and voting access.
  • The following University policy was recently reviewed/updated:

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, President and University Professor

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

  • Student scholarship awards
  • The Academic and Workplace Behaviors and Environment Survey
  • Increases to the state health insurance plan premiums
  • Proposed merger of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New Jersey Medical School
  • Dean searches
  • Mistakes in the Oct. 28 payroll

President Holloway then answered questions on the following topics:

  • Delay in responses to Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requests concerning the proposed merger of the medical schools
  • Tobacco-Free by ’23
  • Academic labor strikes at other universities
  • Clarification request concerning searches for senior leadership
  • Payroll deductions for taxes on tuition remission
  • Union negotiations
  • Staff shortages
  • Increasing stipends for graduate students
  • Searches for senior leadership

COMMITTEE REPORTS/RESOLUTIONS

Ad Hoc Committee on Examining the Efficacy of the GRE
Report on S-2203: Examining the Efficacy of the GRE
Richard Dool (New Brunswick SC&I-Faculty), Adam Kustka (Senator, School of Arts and Sciences-Newark Faculty), Suja Patel (Senator, Newark Staff), Lucille Foster, (Vice Chair and Senator, Newark Staff), Co-Chairs

The ad hoc committee was charged as follows: Examine the effectiveness of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) and its impact on Rutgers University’s graduate programs. Investigate other peer aspirants.

Senator Kustka and former senator Ashley Bernstein presented this report and resolutions to the Senate. A motion to amend the resolutions was lost. A motion to call the previous question carried. The unamended resolutions were adopted.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee
Proposed Response to Administration Response on S-2113: PTL Pay and Recognition
Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, Co-Chairs

Senator Markert presented this proposed response. After discussion and by unanimous consent, the proposed response was submitted to the Senate for a vote instead of being considered as an information-only item. The proposed response was adopted.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT

Vice Chair Foster reported on the November 4, 2022 Senate Executive Committee Meeting.

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES

Senator Rabinowitz reported on the Board of Governors meeting. Senator Amjad reported on the Board of Trustees meeting.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS

Senator Rabinowitz reported on behalf of Camden Faculty. Senator Markert reported on behalf of Newark Faculty. Senator Ozel reported on behalf of New Brunswick Faculty. Senator Roth reported on behalf of RBHS Faculty. Senator Amjad reported on behalf of New Brunswick Students.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 3:34 p.m.

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

Present Senators

Shareif Abdelwahab Lauren Adamo Farid Alizadeh Carole Allamand Warren Allen Katie Anderson Anil Ardeshna Consuella Askew Marie-Pierre Aubry Shannon Barlow Rajita Bhavaraju Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Natalie Borisovets James Boucher Paul Boxer Mary Bridgeman Mihaela Caponegro Chelsea Cary Alison Clarke Francine Conway Taryn Cooper Wei Dai Tyrone Davidson Siatta Davis German Drazer Antoinette Farmer Mahnaz Fatahzadeh Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Isaiah Fudge Sonal Gahlawat Ralph Giraud Jessica Gomes Jie Gong Andre Granadeiro Grace Guo Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Martha Haviland Vicki Hewitt Jonathan Holloway Oscar Holmes Arlene Hunter Miriam Jaffe John Joergensen Galathara Kahanda SungWoo Kahng Joshua Kaplan Michael Kelly John Kettle Geza Kiss Kevin Kolben Adam Kustka Gerard LaMorte Ronald Ladell Laura Lawson Jeremy Li Natalie Losada Carol Lutz Rhonda Lyles Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Steven Malin Elizabeth Matto Prabhas Moghe Patricia Morton James O'Connor Kimberly O'Halloran Jon Oliver Jezebel Ortiz Priya Patel Suja Patel Heather Pierce John Pintar Timothy Pistell Madai Poole Katherine Prihoda Sam Rabinowitz Jack Ramirez Monica Roth Nuria Sagarra Amy Savage Stephen Schnetzer Kevin Schroth Robert Schwartz Rob Scott Mi Shih Troy Shinbrot Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Michael Smart Morgan Smith Frank Sonnenberg Brian Strom Thomas Struble Siddharth Swamy Karen Thompson Lily Todorinova Jose Torres Sean Valverde Lucio Volino Carolyne White Yahong Zhang Annalisa Zolezi

Excused Senators

Omar Abuattieh Nichelle Carpenter Jessey Choo Kaia Dyckman Annette Kretov Jeffrey Levine Josephine Marchetta Alyssa Nayar Tiffany Olivera Ranita Sharma

Absent Senators

Larry Abuliak Monica Adya Ivan Alkhwekhi Mason Ameri Fauzan Amjad Jean Anderson Eloy Rochelle Andrews Gloria Bachmann Andrea Baldi Brian Ballentine Joseph Barone Debashish Bhattacharya Wanda Blanchett John Bogden Diane Brienza-Arcilla Sara Campbell Nancy Cantor Dalya Chefitz Peter Cole Paul Copeland Lee Crutcher Alberto Cuitiño Perry Dane Victoria Den Bleyker Wayne Eastman Adrienne Eaton Michelle Edelstein Devin English Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Cecile Feldman Chazz Fellenz Linda Flynn Michael Galsim Jason Geary Michael Gower Dewanna Graham John Griffin Perry Halkitis Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson Denise Hien Patricia Irizarry Mehdi Javanmard Robert Johnson Rachel Kaye Neil Kothari Lei Lei David Lopez Rupal Mansukhani Chiara Manzini Peter March Joseph Markert Monica Mazurek Bill McCarthy Kenneth McKeever Charles Menifield Alma Merians Emanuel Meshoyrer Joel Miller Pragun Mittal Sanchali Mukherjee Amy Murtha Kimberly Mutcherson Surya Muthukumar Hoda Niaz Stephanie Nolan Mary Nucci Marie O'Toole Jennifer Oberle Abimbola Oladimeji Arturo Osorio-Fernandez Periklis Papakonstantinou Houshang Parsa Henrik Pedersen Alexander Pichugin Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Jonathan Potter Cathryn Potter Ronald Quincy Subhan Roy Jaylen Rush Cynthia Saltzman Rahi Shah Michael Shapiro Stuart Shapiro Tridib Shome John Smith Menahem Spiegel Siddhant Srivastava Thomas Stephens Ted Szatrowski Paul Takhistov Kaushik Tare George Tewfik Antonio Tillis Elizabeth Torres Thomas Tsakalakos Rithika Vadapalli Michael Van Stine Isaac Vellangany Xiaojue Wang Ian Whitehead Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Tuğrul Özel

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