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Friday
Feb 19th
1:10 pm

Senate Meeting – Newark Chancellor’s Report

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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, February 19, 2021 – 1:10 p.m. via Zoom

https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/99772624497?pwd=Z2JNc1JMT2JMeWZxVTJTb3FOREprZz09

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

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Mary Mickelsen, Senate Executive Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, University President

NEWARK CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Nancy Cantor, Newark Chancellor

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION REPORT – Enobong (Anna) Branch, Sr. Vice President for Equity

REPORT ON UNIVERSITY POLICY 50.3.1: PATENT POLICY – David Kimball, Sr. Vice President for Research

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 Charge S-1908: Honorary Degree and Commencement Speaker Selection Process – Peter Gillett, USGC Chair  ~  This report is being presented for information only.

The USGC was charged as follows:

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 Charge S-1904: Review of Proposed Resolution on Rutgers’ Faculty Councils Inclusion in the University Policy Library – Peter Gillett, USGC Chair  ~  This report is being presented for information only.

The USGC was charged as follows:

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

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.]
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: February 19, 2021

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Adya, Albert, Alexander-Floyd, Alizadeh, Allamand, Ameri, Anderson Eloy, Arman, Aubert, Avallone, Bachmann, Baldi, Barone, Bekdash, Bhatt, Bhattacharya, Bhuyan, Bogden, Boikess, Boison, Borisovets, Bridgeman, Brienza-Arcilla, Britton, Buyske, Cantor, Castaneda, Chefitz, Chintalapudi, Chiu, Choo, Coleman, Cooper, Crews, Dane, Ding, Drazer, Eafrati, Ebert, English, Everett, Fadahunsi, Farmer, Farris, Feldman, Figueira, Foster, Garcia, Garner, Gillett, Giraud, Gohel, Gomes, Goonetilleke, Gould, Gower, Guo, Gursoy, Hara, Henderson, Hicks, Holloway, Hunter-Fratzola, Hurd, Ibrahim, Immidisetti, Jarrín Montaner, Kane, Kaplun, Kettle, Kiss, Kosar, Kothari, Kovacs, Kustka, Lamar, Linardopoulos, Lutz, Maglione Rico, Mahajan-Cusack, Mansukhani, Marchetta, Markert, Markowitz, Marsic, Matto, Mena-Segovia, Mickelsen, Miller, Miranti, Molloy, Morton, Murphy, Oberle, Oliver, Ozel, Parsa, Patel, Pichugin, Piotrowski, Potter, Rabinowitz, Ribau, Rivera, Rizvi, Roth, Sagarra, Sahota, Saltzman, Schroth, Schwartz, Schwartz, Sesti, Shapiro, Shinbrot, Shobut, Siederer, Sinacori, Smith, Song, Spiegel, Stephens, Struble, Szatrowski, Takhistov, Thakuriah, Thompson, Todorinova, Tommasi, Trees, Valverde, Vargas, Vellangany, Ventura-Martinez, Virani, Volino, Wang, X. Wang, Ward, Warde, Willett, Winters, Wirtenberg, Yamaoka

EXCUSED: Esposito, Fellenz, Fox, Granadeiro, Haley, Hunter, Moghe, Pinto-Figueroa, Ryan, Simonds, Stephenson

ABSENT: Ahmed, Atkins, Ayad, Barbarese, Bator, Beegan, Blanchett, Cabrera, Cavanagh, Chadalvada, Chen, Cifelli, Cole, Davidson, Dool, Dreyer, Eaton, Farley, Fernandez Arroyo, Flynn, Halkitis, Hatefi, Hodes, Holdom, Hsueh, Huang, Joergensen, Johnson, Kashalikar, Kaye, Kukor, Lawson, Lei, Liu, Lopez, Lyles, Maddox Douglas, Madson, Mahon, Maloney, March, Marchitello, Marsh, Mayes, Mazurek, McKeever, Mendicino, Menifield, Moore, Mutcherson, Nath, Nelson, Nickitas, O’Connor, Paskhover, Pedro-Santiago, Ponzio, Potter, Rajan, Sacks, Shankar, Shapses, Silver, Stern, Strom, Tan, Van Stine, Veysey, Vidal, Walkup, Wayne, White, 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 1:10 p.m. remotely via Zoom. In celebrating the diversity of our Senators and the positive contributions they have made over the years, Oliver highlighted Senators Karen Thompson, PTL-NB (F) and Robert Boikess, SAS-NB (F) for their dedication to the university over their decades of service on the Senate. He plans to continue to share the stories of our senators and the constituencies they serve. He then welcomed the guest speakers of the day which include: President Jonathan Holloway, Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor, Sr. Vice President Enobong (Anna) Branch, and Sr. Vice President David Kimball. Oliver reminded the Senators to keep their questions brief and on topic. He also reviewed the process by which to ask questions. He mentioned the reports on the docket for this meeting are for information only and will come before the Senate twice, considering, if passed, they will evoke change to the University Policy Library and/or the Senate Handbook.

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:

President Holloway then answered questions on the above topics as well as:

  • On-going pay equity law suit against Rutgers
  • Possible in-person commencement for the graduates of 2020 and 2021 in the fall semester

NEWARK CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Nancy Cantor, Rutgers-Newark Chancellor

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION REPORT – Enobong (Anna) Branch, Sr. Vice President for Equity

SVP Anna Branch delivered a report and answered questions on the mission and initiatives of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

REPORT ON UNIVERSITY POLICY 50.3.1: PATENT POLICY – David Kimball, Sr. Vice President for Research and Tatiana Litvin-Vechnyak, Associate Vice President for Innovation Ventures

SVP Tatiana Litvin-Vechnyak reported and answered relevant questions on the recent changes to University Policy 50.3.1: Patent Policy.

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. The report was presented for information only and will be debated and voted on at the March 26, 2021 meeting.

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. The report was presented for information only and will be debated and voted on at the March 26, 2021 meeting.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Peter Gillett reported on the February 5, 2021 Senate Executive Committee meeting.

REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Senator Troy Shinbrot reported on the latest meeting of the Board of Governors. There was no report from the Board of Trustees representatives.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Senator Samuel Rabinowitz reported on the January 25, 2021 meeting of the Camden Faculty Council. Newark Student Senator Sarah Shobut reported on the student issues on the Newark Campus specifically the COVID relief efforts through the Newark SGA and mental health services on campus. New Brunswick Faculty Senator Sanjib Bhuyan, reported on the January meeting of the New Brunswick Faculty Council. Senator Laura Willett reported on the RBHS Faculty Council’s current initiatives.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:48 p.m.

Minutes prepared by:

Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the University Senate

 

Present Senators

Monica Adya Ann Albert Nikol Alexander-Floyd Farid Alizadeh Carole Allamand Mason Ameri Jean Anderson Eloy Hosen Arman Anne-Catherine Aubert Margaret Avallone Gloria Bachmann Andrea Baldi 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 Steve Buyske Nancy Cantor Ricky Castaneda Dalya Chefitz Shraya Chintalapudi Harrison Chiu Jessey Choo Tynisha Coleman Taryn Cooper Russell Crews Perry Dane Brian Ding German Drazer Jadin Eafrati Gary Ebert Devin English Brian Everett Tolulope Fadahunsi Antoinette Farmer Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Cathryn Garcia David Garner Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Nina Gohel Jessica Gomes Lasantha Goonetilleke Ann Gould Michael Gower Grace Guo Kemal Gursoy Masanori Hara Taja-Nia Henderson Riana Hicks Jonathan Holloway Christine Hunter-Fratzola Maureen Hurd Maria Ibrahim Amanda Immidisetti Olga Jarrín Montaner Cecelia Kane Elizabeth Kaplun John Kettle Geza Kiss Luz Kosar Neil Kothari Kathryn Kovacs Adam Kustka Valentine Lamar Nicholas Linardopoulos Carol Lutz Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Rupal Mansukhani Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Norman Markowitz Ivan Marsic Elizabeth Matto Juan Mena-Segovia Moriah Mendicino Mary Mickelsen Joel Miller Paul Miranti Christopher Molloy Patricia Morton Kyle Murphy Jennifer Oberle Jon Oliver Tugrul Ozel Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Alexander Pichugin Suzanne Piotrowski Cathryn Potter Sam Rabinowitz Miguel Ribau Alicia Rivera Zainab Rizvi Monica Roth Nuria Sagarra Amrik Sahota Cynthia Saltzman Kevin Schroth Robert Schwartz Stacy Schwartz Federico Sesti Michael Shapiro Troy Shinbrot Sarah Shobut Martin Siederer Barbara Sinacori Morgan Smith Weijie Song Menahem Spiegel Thomas Stephens Thomas Struble Ted Szatrowski Paul Takhistov Piyushimita Thakuriah Karen Thompson Lily Todorinova Mario Tommasi Frances Trees Sean Valverde Cecilia Vargas Issac Vellangany Camila Ventura-Martinez Jay Virani Lucio Volino Xiangyue "Max" Wang Xiaojue Wang Jose Ward Heidi Warde Laura Willett David Winters Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Marie Yamaoka

Excused Senators

Adrienne Esposito Chazz Fellenz Daniel Fox Andre Granadeiro Anna Haley Arlene Hunter Prabhas Moghe Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Sharon Ryan Adrienne Simonds Johanna Stephenson

Absent Senators

Amna Ahmed Rahshida Atkins Mark Ayad Joseph Barbarese Gerald Beegan Wanda Blanchett Jonathan Cabrera Margaret Cavanagh Saketa Chadalvada Jiuyang Chen David Cifelli Peter Cole Tyrone Davidson Rick Dool William Dreyer Adrienne Eaton Alisa Farley Vivian Fernandez Laura Fernandez Arroyo Linda Flynn Perry Halkitis Arash Hatefi Rachel Hodes Joseph Holdom Wayne Hsueh Bingru Huang John Joergensen Robert Johnson Abhishek Kashalikar Rachel Kaye Jerome Kukor Laura Lawson Lei Lei Liping Liu David Lopez Rhonda Lyles Lisa Maddox Douglas Luke Madson Gwendolyn Mahon Krisellen Maloney Peter March Howard Marchitello Margaret Marsh Gavin Mayes Monica Mazurek Kenneth McKeever Charles Menifield David Moore Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Kenneth Nelson Donna Nickitas James O'Connor Boris Paskhover Brianna Pedro-Santiago Nicholas Ponzio Jonathan Potter Julie Rajan Bryan Sacks Nikita Shankar Sue Shapses Deborah Silver Molly Stern Brian Strom Zhiqiang Tan Ivanok Tavarez Michael Van Stine Bonita Veysey Erich Vidal James Walkup Robert Wayne Carolyne White Willie Ray Williams

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