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Friday
Apr 9th
1:00 pm

Special Senate Meeting

Zoom

Agenda Distributed On
Friday, April 2nd 2021

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

Friday, April 9, 2021 – 1:10 p.m. via Zoom

https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/92508763281?pwd=aDllR3k0ZWRHakJtbXdQS25iQ2FwUT09

CALL TO ORDER AND DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM – Jon Oliver, Senate Chair

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.]

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Response to S-2007: PTL Health and Wellness – FPAC Co-Chairs Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert

The FPAC was charged as follows:

S-2007: Investigate the range and awareness of health and wellness services available to part-time lecturers across the University and make recommendations.

Student Affairs Committee (SAC) Response to S-2003: Rutgers-Alumni Relations – SAC Co-Chairs Elizabeth Matto and Sarah Shobut

The SAC was charged as follows:

S-2003: Evaluate alumni engagement and provide recommendations as to what changes could be made, if necessary, particularly while students are still enrolled, to further Rutgers-Alumni relations.

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to S-2005: Student Governance – USGC Chair Peter Gillett   ~   This report is being presented for information only.

The USGC was charged as follows:

S-2005: Evaluate the formal and informal processes for the creation of student governing association and if appropriate, make recommendations regarding the organization and recognition of SGAs.

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to S-2014: Standing Committees and the Chair of the Senate – USGC Chair Peter Gillett   ~   This report is being presented for information only.

The USGC was charged as follows:

S-2014: Consider the duties of the Chair of the Senate in relation to its various standing committees and make any appropriate recommendations.

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.]
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: Special Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: April 9, 2021

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Alizadeh; Aubert; Bachmann; Baldi; Barbarese; Bekdash; Bhatt; Bhattacharya; Bhuyan; Boikess; Borisovets; Brienza-Arcilla; Buyske; Castaneda; Chefitz; Chiu; Choo; Cole; Cooper; Crews; Davidson; Dool; Drazer; Eafrati; English; Esposito; Fernandez; Arroyo; Figueira; Foster; Garner; Gillett; Giraud; Gohel; Gomes; Goonetilleke; Gower; Granadeiro; Guo; Gursoy; Hodes; Hunter; Hurd; Jarrín Montaner; Joergensen; Kettle; Kosar; Kovacs; Kustka; Lawson; Lutz; Lyles; Maglione Rico; Mahajan-Cusack; Mansukhani; Marchetta; Markert; Markowitz; Matto; Mayes; McKeever; Mendicino; Miranti; Oliver; Ozel; Parsa; Pedro-Santiago; Pichugin; Pinto-Figueroa; Piotrowski; Rabinowitz; Roth; Ryan; Sagarra; Sahota; Schroth; Schwartz; Schwartz; Shapses; Shinbrot; Shobut; Siederer; Simonds; Spiegel; Stephens; Struble; Szatrowski; Takhistov; Thompson; Trees; Valverde; Van Stine; Vellangany; Ventura-Martinez; Vidal; Virani; Volino; Ward; Warde; White; Willett; Wirtenberg; Yamaoka

EXCUSED:  Avallone; Boison; Farmer; Haley; Kane; Kothari; Linardopoulos; Moghe; Oberle; Sinacori; Stephenson; Tommasi; Vargas

ABSENT:  Adya; Ahmed; Albert; Alexander-Floyd; Allamand; Ameri; Anderson Eloy; Arman; Atkins; Ayad; Barone; Bator; Beegan; Blanchett; Bogden; Bridgeman; Britton; Cabrera; Cantor; Cavanagh; Chadalvada; Chen; Chintalapudi; Cifelli; Coleman; Dane; Ding; Dreyer; Eaton; Ebert; Everett; Fadahunsi; Farley; Farris; Feldman;  Fellenz; Flynn; Fox; Garcia; Halkitis; Hara; Hatefi; Henderson; Hicks; Holdom; Holloway; Hsueh; Huang; Hunter-Fratzola; Ibrahim; Immidisetti; Johnson; Kaplun; Kashalikar; Kaye; Kiss; Kukor; Lamar; Lei; Liu; Lopez; Maddox Douglas; Madson; Mahon; Maloney; March; Marchitello; Marsh; Marsic; Mazurek; Mena-Segovia; Menifield; Miller; Molloy; Moore; Morton; Murphy; Mutcherson; Nath; Nelson; Nickitas; O’Connor; Paskhover; Patel; Ponzio; Potter; Potter; Quincy; Rajan; Ribau; Rivera; Rizvi; Sacks; Saltzman; Sesti; Shankar; Shapiro; Silver; Song; Stern; Strom; Thakuriah; Todorinova; Veysey; Walkup; Wang; X. Wang; Wayne; Williams; Winters

CALL TO ORDER AND DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM – Jon Oliver, Chair

COMMITTEE REPORTS (continuation from the Regular Senate Meeting on March 26, 2021)

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee Response to Charge S-2007: PTL Health and Wellness – Farid Alizadeh and Joseph Markert, FPAC Co-Chairs

The FPAC was charged as follows: Investigate the range and awareness of health and wellness services available to part-time lecturers across the University and make recommendations.

Senate Chair Jon Oliver reminded Senators where the March 26, 2021 meeting was left and continued the discussion on the amended report (linked above). With no objection, the report was voted on and approved in its amended form.

Student Affairs Committee Response to Charge S-2003: Alumni Relations –Sarah Shobut, SAC Co-Chair and Tom Struble, SAC Member

The SAC was charged as follows: Evaluate alumni engagement and provide recommendations as to what changes could be made, if necessary, particularly while students are still enrolled, to further Rutgers-Alumni relations.

SAC Co-Chair Shobut and SAC Member Tom Struble summarized the work of the committee and their recommendations. After some discussion, the Senate voted and subsequently passed the report with no amendments.

University Structure and Governance Committee Response to Charge S-2005: Student Governance – Peter Gillett, USGC Chair

The USGC was charged as follows: Evaluate the formal and informal processes for the creation of student governing associations and if appropriate, make recommendations regarding the organization and recognition of SGAs.

USGC Chair Gillett summarized the work of the committee and reviewed the recommendations of the USGC’s response to Charge S-2005: Student Governance. The Senate discussed, voted on, and passed this report with no amendments.

University Structure and Governance Committee  Response to Charge S-2014: Standing Committees and the Chair of the Senate – Peter Gillett, USGC Chair

The USGC was charged as follows: Consider the duties of the Chair of the Senate in relation to its various standing committees and make any appropriate recommendations.

USGC Chair Gillett summarized the work of the committee and their recommendations. Due to the implications of this report to the Senate Handbook and the University Policies governing the Senate, this report is to come before the Senate two times. In that light, this report was presented for information only and will be voted on at the next Senate meeting on April 30, 2021.

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

REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Board Representatives to the BOG and BOT reported on the latest activities of each organization.

REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISONS: The Faculty and Student Liaisons from each campus reported on their latest activities and events.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 2:38 p.m.

Minutes prepared by:

Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the University Senate

 

Present Senators

Farid Alizadeh Anne-Catherine Aubert Gloria Bachmann Andrea Baldi Joseph Barbarese Rola Bekdash Vrushank Bhatt Debashi Bhattacharya Sanjib Bhuyan Robert Boikess Natalie Borisovets Diane Brienza-Arcilla Steve Buyske Ricky Castaneda Dalya Chefitz Harrison Chiu Jessey Choo Peter Cole Taryn Cooper Russell Crews Tyrone Davidson Rick Dool German Drazer Jadin Eafrati Devin English Adrienne Esposito Laura Fernandez Arroyo Thomas Figueira Lucille Foster David Garner Peter Gillett Ralph Giraud Nina Gohel Jessica Gomes Lasantha Goonetilleke Ann Gould Michael Gower Andre Granadeiro Grace Guo Kemal Gursoy Rachel Hodes Arlene Hunter Maureen Hurd Olga Jarrín Montaner John Joergensen John Kettle Luz Kosar Kathryn Kovacs Adam Kustka Laura Lawson Carol Lutz Rhonda Lyles Valerie Maglione Rico Lisa Mahajan-Cusack Rupal Mansukhani Josephine Marchetta Joseph Markert Norman Markowitz Elizabeth Matto Gavin Mayes Kenneth McKeever Moriah Mendicino Mary Mickelsen Paul Miranti Jon Oliver Tugrul Ozel Houshang Parsa Brianna Pedro-Santiago Alexander Pichugin Sofia Pinto-Figueroa Suzanne Piotrowski Sam Rabinowitz Monica Roth Sharon Ryan Nuria Sagarra Amrik Sahota Kevin Schroth Robert Schwartz Stacy Schwartz Sue Shapses Troy Shinbrot Sarah Shobut Martin Siederer Adrienne Simonds Morgan Smith Menahem Spiegel Thomas Stephens Thomas Struble Ted Szatrowski Paul Takhistov Karen Thompson Frances Trees Sean Valverde Michael Van Stine Issac Vellangany Camila Ventura-Martinez Erich Vidal Jay Virani Lucio Volino Jose Ward Heidi Warde Carolyne White Laura Willett Thelma "Jeanna" Wirtenberg Marie Yamaoka

Excused Senators

Margaret Avallone Detlev Boison Antoinette Farmer Anna Haley Cecelia Kane Neil Kothari Nicholas Linardopoulos Prabhas Moghe Jennifer Oberle Barbara Sinacori Johanna Stephenson Mario Tommasi Cecilia Vargas

Absent Senators

Monica Adya Amna Ahmed Ann Albert Nikol Alexander-Floyd Carole Allamand Mason Ameri Jean Anderson Eloy Hosen Arman Rahshida Atkins Mark Ayad Joseph Barone Christine Bator Gerald Beegan Wanda Blanchett John Bogden Mary Bridgeman Dana Britton Jonathan Cabrera Nancy Cantor Margaret Cavanagh Saketa Chadalvada Jiuyang Chen Shraya Chintalapudi David Cifelli Tynisha Coleman Perry Dane Brian Ding William Dreyer Adrienne Eaton Gary Ebert Brian Everett Tolulope Fadahunsi Alisa Farley Thomas Farris Cecile Feldman Chazz Fellenz Linda Flynn Daniel Fox Cathryn Garcia Perry Halkitis Masanori Hara Arash Hatefi Taja-Nia Henderson Riana Hicks Joseph Holdom Jonathan Holloway Wayne Hsueh Bingru Huang Christine Hunter-Fratzola Maria Ibrahim Amanda Immidisetti Robert Johnson Elizabeth Kaplun Abhishek Kashalikar Rachel Kaye Geza Kiss Jerome Kukor Valentine Lamar Lei Lei Liping Liu David Lopez Lisa Maddox Douglas Luke Madson Gwendolyn Mahon Krisellen Maloney Peter March Howard Marchitello Margaret Marsh Ivan Marsic Monica Mazurek Juan Mena-Segovia Charles Menifield Joel Miller Christopher Molloy David Moore Patricia Morton Kyle Murphy Kimberly Mutcherson Badri Nath Kenneth Nelson Donna Nickitas James O'Connor Boris Paskhover Suja Patel Nicholas Ponzio Cathryn Potter Jonathan Potter Ronald Quincy Julie Rajan Miguel Ribau Alicia Rivera Zainab Rizvi Bryan Sacks Cynthia Saltzman Federico Sesti Nikita Shankar Michael Shapiro Deborah Silver Weijie Song Molly Stern Brian Strom Zhiqiang Tan Ivanok Tavarez Piyushimita Thakuriah Lily Todorinova Bonita Veysey James Walkup Xiangyue "Max" Wang Xiaojue Wang Robert Wayne Willie Ray Williams David Winters

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