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Friday
Sep 23rd
1:00 pm

Senate Meeting – President’s Address

Alexander Library, Teleconference Lecture Hall Room 403 and ZOOM
169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

Agenda Distributed On
Friday, September 16th 2022

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDA

Friday, September 23, 2022, 1:10 p.m.

Alexander Library, Teleconference Lecture Hall Room 403 and 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

STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, President and University Professor

COMMITTEE REPORTS/RESOLUTIONS

Executive Committee (EC) Proposed Resolution on Labor RelationsEC Chair Adrienne Simonds

15-MINUTE RECESS

INTRODUCTION OF, AND COMMENTS BY, STANDING COMMITTEE 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

Alexander Library, Teleconference Lecture Hall Room 403 (unless otherwise noted) and ZOOM

October 21, 2022

November 18, 2022 (Senate Luncheon)

December 9, 2022

January 20, 2023 (Camden)

February 17, 2023

March 24, 2023 (Newark)

April 28, 2023 – Organizational Meeting of the 2023-2024 Senate
April 28, 2023 – Last Meeting of the 2022-2023 Senate

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
UNIVERSITY SENATE

MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: September 23, 2022

TIME AND PLACE: 1:10 p.m., Alexander Library, Teleconference Lecture Hall Room 403 and Remote via Zoom

MEMBERS PRESENT: Abdelwahab, Abuattieh, Abuliak, Adamo, Allamand, Ameri, Amjad, Anderson, Andrews, Askew, Bachmann, Bhattacharya, Bhavaraju, Bhuyan, Boikess, Boison, Borisovets, Boucher, Boxer, Bridgeman, Brienza-Arcilla, Caponegro, Carpenter, Cary, Chefitz, Clarke, Conway, Cooper, Copeland, Dai, Dane, Davis, Den Bleyker, Drazer, Dyckman, Farmer, Fatahzadeh, Figueira, Foster, Gahlawat, Galsim, Giraud, Gomes, Gong, Granadeiro, Gursoy, Haley, Haviland, Hewitt, Holloway, Holmes, Hunter, Javanmard, Joergensen, Kahng, Kaplan, Kiss, Kretov, LaMorte, Lawson, Levine, Li, Losada, Lutz, Lyles, Mahajan-Cusack, Markert, Matto, McKeever, Meshoyrer, Moghe, Mukherjee, Nayar, Nucci, O’Connor, O’Halloran, Oberle, Oliver, Olivera, Ortiz, Osorio-Fernandez, Ozel, Parsa, Patel, Pichugin, Pierce, Pintar, Pistell, Poole, Prihoda, Quincy, Rabinowitz, Ramirez, Roth, Saltzman, Schnetzer, Schroth, Schwartz, Scott, Shapiro, Shinbrot, Simonds, M. Smith, J. Smith, Stephens, Struble, Swamy, Szatrowski, Takhistov, Tewfik, Thompson, Todorinova, J. Torres, E. Torres, Valverde, Van Stine, Vellangany, Volino, White, Wirtenberg, Zhang, Zolezi

MEMBERS EXCUSED: Barlow, Kustka, Marchetta, Morton, Nucci, Savage, Spiegel

MEMBERS ABSENT: Adya, Alizadeh, Alkhwekhi, Allen, Anderson Eloy, Ardeshna, Aubry, Baldi, Barone, Blanchett, Bogden, Campbell, Cantor, Choo, Cole, Davidson, Eastman, Eaton, Edelstein, English, Esposito, Everett, Farris, Feldman, Fellenz, Flynn, Fudge, Geary, Gower, Graham, Griffin, Guo, Halkitis, Hatefi, Henderson, Hien, Irizarry, Johnson, Kahanda, Kettle, Kothari, Ladell, Lei, Lopez, Mahon, Mansukhani, March, Mazurek, McCarthy, Menifield, Miller, Mirza, Mittal, Murtha, Mutcherson, Nickitas, Nolan, Oladimeji, Pai, Papakonstantinou, Patel, Pedersen, C. Potter, J. Potter, Rivera, Roy, Rush, Sagarra, Sen, Shapiro, Sharma, Shih, Shome, Siederer, Smart, Sonnenberg, Srivastava, Strom, Tillis, Tsakalakos, Vadapalli, Wang, Whitehead

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

Chair Simonds called the meeting to order at 1:11 p.m. She thanked the Alexander Library, Senate leadership, and the Senate Executive Committee for their assistance in convening the meeting. She introduced a new feature on the Senate website that will make it easier for senators to log in for attendance and voting. She announced that comments and questions will be limited to one minute. She welcomed both senators and non-senators to the meeting, and asked everyone to be kind, respectful, and inclusive in the coming academic year. Senate meetings will be hybrid or remote this year. This is the first time in Senate history that both the chair and vice chair of the Senate are women, and the first time that the Senate chair comes from RBHS. She welcomed and introduced President Holloway.

STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY REPORT – Jonathan Holloway, President and University Professor

After delivering his State of the University report, President Holloway answered questions on the following topics:

  • Negotiations with the graduate student union.
  • New Jersey Medical School accreditation.
  • Mental health resources.
  • Equal pay for equal work.
  • Salaries for graduate students and adjunct faculty.
  • Prioritizing the educational mission of the University.
  • Funding extensions for graduate students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SECRETARY’S REPORT – Vicki Hewitt, Executive Secretary

COMMITTEE REPORTS/RESOLUTIONS

Executive Committee (EC)
Proposed Resolution on Labor Relations
Adrienne Simonds, EC Chair

Chair Simonds presented this resolution to the Senate. The resolution was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF, AND COMMENTS BY, STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Chair Simonds introduced the standing committee chairs, who spoke briefly about their committees’ activities and plans.

SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT

Vice Chair Foster reported on the September 9, 2022 Senate Executive Committee Meeting.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS

A motion was made to add a resolution to the Senate agenda. The motion was lost.

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES

Senator Rabinowitz reported on the Board of Governors meetings. Senator Dane reported the Board of Trustees had not met.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS

Senator Rabinowitz reported on behalf of Camden Faculty. Senator Van Stine reported on behalf of Camden Students. Senator Markert reported on behalf of Newark Faculty. Senator Olivera reported on behalf of Newark Students. Senator Bhuyan reported on behalf of New Brunswick Faculty. Senators Den Bleyker and Gahlawat reported on behalf of New Brunswick Students. Senator Kelly reported on behalf of RBHS Faculty. RBHS Students had no report.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 3:56 p.m.

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

Present Senators

Shareif Abdelwahab Omar Abuattieh Larry Abuliak Lauren Adamo Carole Allamand Mason Ameri Fauzan Amjad Katie Anderson Rochelle Andrews Consuela Askew Gloria Bachmann Debashish Bhattacharya Rajita Bhavaraju Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Detlev Boison Natalie Borisovets James Boucher Paul Boxer Mary Bridgeman Diane Brienza-Arcilla Mihaela Caponegro Nichelle Carpenter Chelsea Cary Dalya Chefitz Alison Clarke Taryn Cooper Paul Copeland Wei Dai Perry Dane Siatta Davis Victoria Den Bleyker German Drazer Kaia Dyckman Antoinette Farmer Mahnaz Fatahzadeh Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster Sonal Gahlawat Michael Galsim Ralph Giraud Jessica Gomes Jie Gong Dewanna Graham Andre Granadeiro Kemal Gursoy Anna Haley Martha Haviland Vicki Hewitt Jonathan Holloway Oscar Holmes Arlene Hunter Mehdi Javanmard John Joergensen SungWoo Kahng Joshua Kaplan Michael Kelly Geza Kiss Annette Kretov Gerard LaMorte Laura Lawson Jeffrey Levine Jeremy Li Natalie Losada Carol Lutz Rhonda Lyles Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Joseph Markert Elizabeth Matto Kenneth McKeever Emanuel Meshoyrer Prabhas Moghe Sanchali Mukherjee Alyssa Nayar Mary Nucci James O'Connor Kimberly O'Halloran Jennifer Oberle Jon Oliver Tiffany Olivera Jezebel Ortiz Arturo Osorio-Fernandez Tugrul Ozel Houshang Parsa Suja Patel Alexander Pichugin Heather Pierce John Pintar Timothy Pistell Madai Poole Katherine Prihoda Ronald Quincy Sam Rabinowitz Jack Ramirez Monica Roth Cynthia Saltzman Stephen Schnetzer Kevin Schroth Robert Schwartz Rob Scott Michael Shapiro Troy Shinbrot Adrienne Simonds John Smith Morgan Smith Thomas Stephens Thomas Struble Siddharth Swamy Ted Szatrowski Paul Takhistov George Tewfik Karen Thompson Lily Todorinova Elizabeth Torres Jose Torres Sean Valverde Michael Van Stine Isaac Vellangany Lucio Volino Carolyne White Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Yahong Zhang Annalisa Zolezi

Excused Senators

Shannon Barlow Adam Kustka Josephine Marchetta Patricia Morton Mary Nucci Amy Savage Menahem Spiegel

Absent Senators

Monica Adya Farid Alizadeh Ivan Alkhwekhi Warren Allen Jean Anderson Eloy Anil Ardeshna Marie-Pierre Aubry Andrea Baldi Joseph Barone Wanda Blanchett John Bogden Sara Campbell Nancy Cantor Jessey Choo Peter Cole Francine Conway Lee Crutcher Alberto Cuitiño Tyrone Davidson Wayne Eastman Adrienne Eaton Michelle Edelstein Devin English Adrienne Esposito Brian Everett Cecile Feldman Chazz Fellenz Linda Flynn Isaiah Fudge Jason Geary Michael Gower John Griffin Grace Guo Perry Halkitis Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson Denise Hien Patricia Irizarry Miriam Jaffe Robert Johnson Galathara Kahanda John Kettle Kevin Kolben Neil Kothari Ronald Ladell Lei Lei David Lopez Gwendolyn Mahon Steven Malin Rupal Mansukhani Chiara Manzini Peter March Monica Mazurek Bill McCarthy Charles Menifield Joel Miller Pragun Mittal Amy Murtha Kimberly Mutcherson Hoda Niaz Stephanie Nolan Marie O'Toole Abimbola Oladimeji Periklis Papakonstantinou Priya Patel Henrik Pedersen Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Subhan Roy Jaylen Rush Nuria Sagarra Rahi Shah Stuart Shapiro Ranita Sharma Mi Shih Tridib Shome Martin Siederer Michael Smart Frank Sonnenberg Siddhant Srivastava Brian Strom Kaushik Tare Antonio Tillis Thomas Tsakalakos Rithika Vadapalli Xiaojue Wang Ian Whitehead

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