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Feb 18th
1:00 pm

Senate Meeting – RBHS Campus Report


Agenda Distributed On
Friday, February 11th 2022



Friday, February 18, 2022 – 1:10 p.m. via Zoom


SECRETARY’S REPORT – Morgan Smith, Interim Executive Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, University President

UNIVERSITY FINANCES – Jonathan Holloway, University President and Michael Gower, Executive VP – Chief Financial Officer

ONLINE LEARNING STRATEGIES – Brian Ballentine, Senior VP – Strategy, and Michele Norin, Senior VP and Chief Info Officer

CHANCELLORS REPORT – Brian Strom, RBHS Chancellor

  • RBHS Campus Report
  • Questions and Answers

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.]

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Adrienne Simonds, 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.]




*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.]
March 25, 2022
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.)


MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: February 18, 2022

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

PRESENT: Abdel-Wahab, Abuilak, Adya, Alizadeh, Allamand, Ameri, Amjad, Anderson, Andrews, Ardeshna, Askew, Aubry, Azer, Bachmann, Baldi, Barlow, Bernstein, Bhattacharya, Bhuyan, Bogden, Boikess, Boison, Bridgeman, Brienza-Arcilla, Broggi, Buyske, Castellano, Charles, Choo, Chowdhury, Clarke, Conway, Crawford, Crews, Dane, Davidson, Davis, Dool, Drazer, Edelstein, English, Esposito, Farmer, Fatahzadeh, Fellenz, Field, Figueira, Foster, Fougnies, Fudge, Garner, Giraud, Gomes, Goonetilleke, Gower, Granadeiro, Gursoy, Haley, Hauck, Haviland, Holloway, Hunter, Hurd, Joergensen, Kahng, Kelly, Kettle, Kiss, Kothari, Kovacs, Kozlosky, Kustka, LaMorte, Laraia, Lawson, Linardopoulos, Lino-Barbosa, Lutz, Lyles, Mahajan-Cusack, Mansukhani, Manzini, Marchetta, Markert, Markowitz, Marsic, McKeever, Miller, Molloy, Morton, Nickitas, Oliver, Ozel, Parsa, Patel, Pichugin, Pintar, Pinto-Figueroa, Poole, Prihoda, Rabinovich, Rabinowitz, Rizvi, Roth, Ryan, Sagarra, Saltzman, Schroth, Schwartz, Schwartz, Scott, Shah, Shapses, Shih, Shinbrot, Siederer, Sinacori, M. Smith, J. Smith, Sonnenberg, Spiegel, Stephens, Strom, Struble, Sutton, Swamy, Szatrowski, Taipe, Takhistov, Thompson, Todorinova, Torres, Tsakalakos, Valverde, Volino, White, Willett, Wirtenberg, Woortman, Yamamoto

EXCUSED: Bhavaraju, Boxer, Cooper, Haley, Hara, O’Connor, Simonds, Stroiman

ABSENT: Barbarese, Barone, Beegan, Blanchett, Bonne, Cabrera, Campbell, Cantor, Cardoso, Carrero, Chefitz, Cimer, Cole, Daughety, Bleyker, Eaton, Elsaid, Emedom-Nnamdi, Everett, Ewins, Farris, Feldman, Fernandez, Flynn, Fox, Guo, Halkitis, Halprin, Hatefi, Hein, Henderson, Hsueh, Hu, Huang, Husan, Irizarry, Javeri, Johnson, Kahanda, Kaye, Knode, Kukor, Lei, Leibman, Levine, Liu, Lopez, Maddox Douglas, Mahon, March, Marchitello, Matto, Mazurek, McCarthy, Menifield, Mignogna, Moore, Mutcherson, Nath, Oberle, Patel, C. Potter, J. Potter, Riedel-Prabhakar, Rivera, Robalino, Samlin, A. Shah, B. Shah, Shapiro, Sharma, Shawl, Tadros, Tan, Tewfik, Thakuriah, Valle, Vega, Vellangany, Virani, Wang, Warde, Westrich, Whitehead


Chair Oliver welcomed everyone to the February meeting at 1:11pm. He spoke about the works of the committees that included topics on academic freedom, teaching in the 21st century, senior leadership searches, the University patent policy and disability services etc. He then thanked everyone for their hard work and dedication to shared governance. Oliver spoke on the importance of prepping before meetings to make them run more smoothly in the future. He then mentioned the significance of the Nominating Panel and how the Senate will function in future meetings under a hybrid climate. Oliver then introduced President Holloway, SVP Prabhas Moghe and EVP CFO Mike Gower to the meeting and thanked them for their continuous commitment and partnership with the Senate. He also introduced SVP Brian Ballentine, Michele Norin and Chancellor Brian Strom to the meeting and thanked all for their presence and he then concluded his report.

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Morgan Smith, Interim Executive Secretary

UNIVERSITY FINANCES – Jonathan Holloway, University President and Michael Gower, Executive VP – Chief Financial Officer

President Jonathan Holloway delivered a report on the details of The University Finances that can be found at:

President Jonathan Holloway, EVP CFO Mike Gower and Chancellor Brian Strom all teamed up answered questions on the following topics:

  • The input of patient care revenue
  • University policies with mandatory masking regarding state mandates
  • The importance and challenges of the needs of University Libraries
  • Reprioritizing the budget for PTL’s and NTT’s
  • The role of athletics and revenue producing sports
  • Graduate student funding extension for research work whose studies have been delayed because of COVID-19
  • Concerns of losing Rutgers employees that are being replaced by Barnabas employees
  • BTAA and the Big-10

ONLINE LEARNING STRATEGIES – Brian Ballentine, Senior VP – Strategy, and Michele Norin, Senior VP and Chief Info Officer

CHANCELLORS REPORT – Brian Strom, RBHS Chancellor

Chancellor Brian Strom delivered his report and answered questions on the following topics:

  • Salary equity issues at RWJMS
  • Managing and preparing for the evolution of new variants
  • Local and global support with building larger buildings for displaced students
  • Rutgers involvement with state policies
  • Guidance among a second booster shot
  • Hiring inequities between Rutgers and Barnabas

OLD BUSINESS: There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS: There was no new business.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Chair Jon Oliver reported on the February 4, 2022 Senate Executive Committee Meeting

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Senator Samuel Rabinowitz notified the Senate that the Board of Governors next meeting will be February 23. There was no report from the Board of Trustees.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Senator Sanjib Bhuyan reported on the New Brunswick Faculty Council current initiatives. RBHS Senator Laura Willett reported on RBHS current initiatives as well. RBHS Students are working to spread information from the Senate. Senator Samuel Rabinowitz reported on the Camden Faculty Council initiatives including PTL best practices, campus safety and R2 status.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.

Minutes prepared by:
Morgan Smith, Interim Executive Secretary of the University Senate

Present Senators

Omer Abdel-Wahab Larry Abuliak Monica Adya Farid Alizadeh Carole Allamand Mason Ameri Fauzan Amjad Katie Anderson Rochelle Andrews Anil Ardeshna Consuella Askew Marie-Pierre Aubry Amanda Azer Gloria Bachmann Andrea Baldi Shannon Barlow Ashley Bernstein Debashish Bhattacharya Sanjib Bhuyan John Bogden Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Mary Bridgeman Diane Brienza-Arcilla Emma Broggi Steve Buyske William Castellano Sabrina Charles Jessey Choo Sadman Chowdhury Alison Clarke Francine Conway Christopher Crawford Russell Crews Perry Dane Tyrone Davidson Siatta Davis Rick Dool German Drazer Michelle Edelstein Devin English Adrienne Esposito 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 Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Emmaleigh Hauck Martha Haviland Jonathan Holloway Arlene Hunter Maureen Hurd John Joergensen SungWoo Kahng Michael Kelly John Kettle Geza Kiss Neil Kothari Kathryn Kovacs Danielle Kozlosky Adam Kustka Gerard LaMorte Kayla Laraia Laura Lawson Nicholas Linardopoulos Anthony Lino-Barbosa Carol Lutz Rhonda Lyles Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Rupal Mansukhani Chiara Manzini Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Norman Markowitz Ivan Marsic Kenneth McKeever Christopher Molloy Patricia Morton Donna Nickitas Jennifer Oberle Jon Oliver Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Alexander Pichugin John Pintar Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Madai Poole Katherine Prihoda Oren Rabinovich Sam Rabinowitz Zainab Rizvi Monica Roth Sharon Ryan Cynthia Saltzman Kevin Schroth Robert Schwartz Stacy Schwartz Rob Scott Aanchel Shah Sue Shapses Mi Shih Troy Shinbrot Martin Siederer Barbara Sinacori John Smith Morgan Smith Frank Sonnenberg Menahem Spiegel Thomas Stephens Brian Strom Thomas Struble Malachi Sutton Siddharth Swamy Ted Szatrowski Rachel Taipe Paul Takhistov Karen Thompson Lily Todorinova Jose Torres Thomas Tsakalakos Sean Valverde Lucio Volino Carolyne White Laura Willett Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Melissa Woortman Laura Yamamoto Tuğrul Özel

Excused Senators

Rajita Bhavaraju Paul Boxer Taryn Cooper Anna Haley Masanori Hara James O'Connor Adrienne Simonds Amanda Stroiman

Absent Senators

Jean Anderson Eloy Joseph Barbarese Joseph Barone Gerald Beegan Wanda Blanchett Stephanie Bonne Jonathan Cabrera Sara Campbell Nancy Cantor Georgia Cardoso Luis Carrero Dalya Chefitz Bob Cimer Peter Cole David Daughety Victoria Den Bleyker Adrienne Eaton Nuralhoda Elsaid Clinton Emedom-Nnamdi Brian Everett Josefina Ewins Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Linda Flynn Daniel Fox Peter Gillett Grace Guo Perry Halkitis Franklin Halprin Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson Denise Hien Wayne Hsueh William Hu Bingru Huang Shubon Husan Patricia Irizarry Miriam Jaffe Saloni Javeri Robert Johnson Galathara Kahanda Rachel Kaye Bryan Knode Lei Lei Ray Leibman Jeffrey Levine Liping Liu Lisa Maddox Douglas Gwendolyn Mahon Steven Malin Peter March Bruce Marich Elizabeth Matto Monica Mazurek Bill McCarthy Charles Menifield Stephanie Mignogna Joel Miller David Moore Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Meera Patel Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Rachel Riedel-Prabhakar Alicia Rivera Olivia Robalino Nuria Sagarra Jason Samlin Aman Shah Bijal Shah Michael Shapiro Ranita Sharma Awad Shawl Matt (Monther) Tadros Zhiqiang Tan Ivanok Tavarez George Tewfik Piyushimita Thakuriah Antonio Tillis Valerie Valle Cassandra Vega Isaac Vellangany Jay Virani Xiaojue Wang Heidi Warde Josee Westrich Ian Whitehead

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