Senate Meeting - RBHS Chancellor's Report - Rutgers University Senate Skip to main content
Loading Meetings
  • This meeting has passed.
Friday
Dec 11th
1:10 pm

Senate Meeting – RBHS Chancellor’s Report

Zoom

Agenda Distributed On
Friday, December 4th 2020

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, December 11, 2020 – 1:10 p.m. via Zoom

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

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Mary Mickelsen, Senate Executive Secretary

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.]

Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee Report on S-2016: Lessons Learned from University-Wide Online Learning – Natalie Borisovets, ICAC Chair

The ICAC was charged as follows:

Evaluate the current policies, practices, plans, and outcomes for remote instruction across the university in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Assess any lessons learned from the transitions to online learning because of the pandemic.

Information Technology Committee Report on S-2017: Evaluation of the University’s Continuity of Operations – Adrienne Esposito and Brian Everett, ITC Co-Chairs

The ITC was charged as follows:

Evaluate the IT implications of remote instruction, research and telecommuting necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Examine issues including the range of remote instruction offered to students and the transition to Canvas and make any recommendations.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, University President

RBHS CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Brian Strom, RBHS Chancellor

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:  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.

Spring 2021: 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.]
January 22, 2021
February 19, 2021 (Newark)
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: December 11, 2020

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

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Albert, Alexander-Floyd, Alizadeh, Allamand, Ameri, Arman, Aubert, Bachmann, Baldi, Barone, Bekdash, Bhatt, Bhattacharya, Bhuyan, Bogden, Boikess, Boison, Borisovets, Brienza-Arcilla, Britton, Buyske, Castaneda, Cavanagh, Chefitz, Chiu, Choo, Cole, Coleman, Cooper, Crews, Dane, Davidson, Ding, Dool, Drazer, Dreyer, Ebert, English, Esposito, Everett, Farmer, Fernandez Arroyo, Figueira, Foster, Gillett, Gohel, Gomes, Gower, Granadeiro, Guo, Gursoy, Haley, Hara, Hodes, Holloway, Huang, Hunter, Hunter-Fratzola, Hurd, Ibrahim, Immidisetti, Jarrin Montaner, Kane, Kettle, Kosar, Kothari, Kovacs, Lawson, Lutz, Maddox Douglas, Maglione-Rico, Mahajan-Cusack, Mansukhani, Marchetta, Markert, Markowitz, Marsic, Matto, Mayes, Mazurek, McKeever, Mena-Segovia, Mendicino, Miller, Miranti, Moghe, Molloy, Morton, Murphy, O’Connor, Oberle, Oliver, Ozel, Parsa, Patel, Pedro-Santiago, Pichugin, Pinto-Figueroa, Piotrowski, Ponzio, Potter, Rabinowitz, Ribau, Rivera, Rizvi, Roth, Ryan, Sagarra, Sahota, Saltzman, Sass, R. Schwartz, S. Schwartz, Sesti, Shapiro, Shapses, Shinbrot, Shobut, Siederer, Simonds, Song, Spiegel, Stephens, Stephenson, Strom, Struble, Szatrowski, Takhistov, Thompson, Todorinova, Tommasi, Trees, Valverde, Van Stine, Vargas, Vellangany, Ventura-Martinez, Vidal, Virani, Volino, Wang, Ward, Warde, Wayne, White, Willett, Winters, Wirtenberg, Yamaoka

EXCUSED: Avallone, Bridgeman, Fellenz, Fox, Giraud, Hodes, Kiss, Lamar, Sinacori

ABSENT: Adya, Ahmed, Anderson-Eloy, Atkins, Ayad, Barbarese, Bator, Beegan, Blanchett, Cabrera, Cantor, Chadalvada, Chen, Chintalapudi, Cifelli, Cohen, Dasari, Eafrati, Eaton, Fadahunsi, Farley, Farris, Feldman, Flynn, Garcia, Garner, Goonetilleke, Halkitis, Hatefi, Henderson, Holdom, Hsueh, Hoergensen, Johnson, Joy, Kaplun, Kashalikar, Kaye, Kukor, Kustka, Lei, Linardopoulos, Liu, Lopez, Lyles, Madson, Mahon, Maloney, March, Marchitello, Menifield, Moore, Mucherson, Nath, Nelson, Nickitas, Paskhover, J. Potter, Rajan, Sacks, Schroth, Shankar, Silver, Stern, Tan, Thakuriah, Veysey, Walkup, Wang, Williams

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

Senate Chair Jon Oliver called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. remotely via Zoom. He announced Rutgers will be hosting the BTAA in October 2021 giving us a chance to showcase the work of the Senate and its individual members. Oliver reported that Chancellor Brian Strom will be delivering the RBHS Chancellor’s Report and Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway will be providing the Administrative Report. He asked all senators, especially around the time of the holidays, to take a moment and think of all in need globally. He wished all a peaceful and healthy holiday break.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Instruction, Curricula, and Advising Committee Report on S-2016: Lessons Learned from University-Wide Online Learning – Natalie Borisovets, ICAC Chair

The ICAC was charged as follows: Evaluate the current policies, practices, plans, and outcomes for remote instruction across the university in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Assess any lessons learned from the transitions to online learning because of the pandemic.

ICAC Chair Natalie Borisovets summarized the work of the committee and the ICAC’s Response to Charge S-2016 on Lessons Learned from University-wide Online Learning. The Senate discussed a few amendments to the recommendations, voted, and approved the report as amended. (The above linked report is the final version.)

*Due to scheduling conflicts, the ICAC report on S-2016 was tabled for a short time to accommodate President Jonathan Holloway’s Administrative Report*

 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 following topics:

  • Non-administrative faculty members ability to make a meaningful contribution on the RCM committee
  • Clarification of layoffs of PTLs for the spring 2021 semester
  • Pay equity issues

*Following President Holloway’s report, the ICAC report on S-2016 was picked back up off the table for continued discussion and final voting.*

COMMITTEE REPORTS (con’t)

Information Technology Committee Report on S-2017: Evaluation of the University’s Continuity of Operations – Adrienne Esposito and Brian Everett, ITC Co-Chairs

The ITC was charged as follows: Evaluate the IT implications of remote instruction, research and telecommuting necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Examine issues including the range of remote instruction offered to students and the transition to Canvas and make any recommendations.

ITC Member Marty Siederer summarized the work of the committee and reviewed the recommendations of ITC’s response to Charge S-2017: Evaluation of the University’s Continuity of Operations. Co-Chair Adrienne Esposito read the resolution and answered related questions. There were no amendments posed, and the resolution passed.

CHANCELLOR’S REPORT – Brian Strom, RBHS Chancellor

Chancellor Strom presented the Chancellor’s Report and then answered questions on the following topics:

  • 5-year strategic plan initiative
  • Economic outlook for Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas vs. Rutgers University and how federal bailouts were permitted to be utilized
  • Hospital staff vs. Medical School faculty turnover rates
  • False negative COVID-19 testing
  • Flu data in comparison to COVID-19
  • Contact tracing program
  • Population-specific clinical practice policies
  • Effectiveness/efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine and medications used to treat COVID-19 illness
  • The anticipated Medical School (RWJMS & NJMS) affiliation process and the wide-spread involvement and consultation necessary throughout
  • The economic impact (if any) on the hiring of new deans and faculty
  • The phenomenal work done by existing faculty and staff in response to the pandemic

*During Chancellor Strom’s report, Chair Jon Oliver proposed a 30-minute extension of the meeting. The proposal passed following a vote.*

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT – Senate Vice Chair Peter Gillett reported on the December 4, 2020 Executive Committee meeting.

REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: No Reports

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: Camden Faculty Senator Samuel Rabinowitz and Camden Student Senator Michael Van Stine reported on their respective campus activities/meetings. Newark Student Senator Harrison Chiu reported on the student issues on the Newark Campus. New Brunswick Faculty Senator Tugrul Ozel, New Brunswick Faculty Council Chair, reported on the November 13th New Brunswick Faculty Council meeting. Senator Laura Willett reported on the RBHS Faculty Council’s current initiatives.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 4:44 p.m.

Minutes prepared by:

Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the University Senate

 

Present Senators

Ann Albert Nikol Alexander-Floyd Farid Alizadeh Carole Allamand Mason Ameri Hosen Arman Anne-Catherine Aubert Gloria Bachmann Andrea Baldi Joseph Barone Rola Bekdash Vrushank Bhatt Debashi Bhattacharya Sanjib Bhuyan John Bogden Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Natalie Borisovets Diane Brienza-Arcilla Dana Britton Steve Buyske Ricky Castaneda Margaret Cavanagh Dalya Chefitz Harrison Chiu Jessey Choo Peter Cole Tynisha Coleman 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 Laura Fernandez Arroyo Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Peter Gillett Nina Gohel Jessica Gomes Michael Gower Andre Granadeiro Grace Guo Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Masanori Hara Rachel Hodes Jonathan Holloway Bingru Huang Arlene Hunter Christine Hunter-Fratzola Maureen Hurd Maria Ibrahim Amanda Immidisetti Olga Jarrín Montaner Cecelia Kane John Kettle Luz Kosar Neil Kothari Kathryn Kovacs Laura Lawson Carol Lutz Lisa Maddox Douglas Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Rupal Mansukhani Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Norman Markowitz Ivan Marsic Elizabeth Matto Gavin Mayes Monica Mazurek Kenneth McKeever Juan Mena-Segovia Moriah Mendicino Mary Mickelsen Joel Miller Paul Miranti Prabhas Moghe Christopher Molloy Patricia Morton Kyle Murphy James O'Connor Jennifer Oberle Jon Oliver Tugrul Ozel Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Brianna Pedro-Santiago Alexander Pichugin Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Suzanne Piotrowski Nicholas Ponzio Cathryn Potter Sam Rabinowitz Miguel Ribau Alicia Rivera Zainab Rizvi Monica Roth Sharon Ryan Nuria Sagarra Amrik Sahota Cynthia Saltzman Louis Sass Robert Schwartz Stacy Schwartz Federico Sesti Michael Shapiro Sue Shapses Troy Shinbrot Sarah Shobut Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Morgan Smith Weijie Song Menahem Spiegel Thomas Stephens Johanna Stephenson Brian Strom Thomas Struble Ted Szatrowski Paul Takhistov Karen Thompson Lily Todorinova Mario Tommasi Frances Trees Sean Valverde Michael Van Stine Cecilia Vargas Issac Vellangany Camila Ventura-Martinez Erich Vidal Jay Virani Lucio Volino Xiangyue "Max" Wang Jose Ward Heidi Warde Robert Wayne Carolyne White Laura Willett David Winters Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Marie Yamaoka

Excused Senators

Margaret Avallone Mary Bridgeman Babu Dasari Chazz Fellenz Daniel Fox Ralph Giraud Rachel Hodes Geza Kiss Valentine Lamar David Lopez Barbara Sinacori

Absent Senators

Monica Adya Amna Ahmed Jean Anderson Eloy Rahshida Atkins Mark Ayad Joseph Barbarese Christine Bator Gerald Beegan Wanda Blanchett Jonathan Cabrera Nancy Cantor Saketa Chadalvada Jiuyang Chen Shraya Chintalapudi David Cifelli Arielle Cohen Jadin Eafrati Adrienne Eaton Tolulope Fadahunsi Alisa Farley Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Vivian Fernandez Linda Flynn Cathryn Garcia David Garner Lasantha Goonetilleke Perry Halkitis Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson Joseph Holdom Wayne Hsueh John Joergensen Robert Johnson Abin Joy Elizabeth Kaplun Abhishek Kashalikar Rachel Kaye Jerome Kukor Adam Kustka Lei Lei Nicholas Linardopoulos Liping Liu Rhonda Lyles Luke Madson Gwendolyn Mahon Krisellen Maloney Peter March Howard Marchitello Margaret Marsh Charles Menifield David Moore Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Kenneth Nelson Donna Nickitas Boris Paskhover Jonathan Potter Julie Rajan Bryan Sacks Kevin Schroth Nikita Shankar Deborah Silver Molly Stern Zhiqiang Tan Ivanok Tavarez Piyushimita Thakuriah Bonita Veysey James Walkup Xiaojue Wang Willie Ray Williams

Committee Meetings


Academic Standards, Regulations & Admissions Committee Meeting

Zoom @ 10:30 am


Budget & Finance Committee Meeting

Zoom @ 10:00 am


Faculty Affairs & Personnel Committee Meeting

Zoom @ 10:30 am


Information Technology Committee Meeting

Zoom @ 10:00 am


Instruction, Curricula & Advising Committee Meeting

Zoom @ 10:00 am


Research, Graduate & Professional Education Committee Meeting

Zoom @ 10:00 am


Student Affairs Committee Meeting

Zoom @ 10:00 am


University Structure & Governance Committee

Zoom @ 10:00 am

Caucus Meetings


Faculty Caucus Meeting

Zoom @ 12:00 pm


Student Caucus Meeting

Zoom @ 12:00 pm


Alumni Caucus Meeting

Zoom @ 12:00 pm


Staff Caucus Meeting

Zoom @ 12:00 pm