April 16, 2001

TO: University Senators and Senators-Elect
FROM: Kenneth Swalagin, Secretary of the University Senate
SUBJECT: April 27, 2001 Senate Meetings and LuncheonON DOUGLASS CAMPUS 

APRIL 27 ANNUAL ELECTIONS

Newly elected and continuing Senators meet at 1:10 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2001 in the Douglass College Center, Trayes Hall B, Douglass Campus to elect next year's Senate officers, Executive Committee members, and representatives to the Boards of Governors and Trustees.

Senators are invited to attend a pre-meeting luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Trayes Hall Room A. Please feel free to take your lunch with you to any caucus you may attend before the Senate meetings begin.

Please review the online sample ballot developed by your Nominating Panel. Nominations may also be made from the floor by voting members of the 2001-02 University Senate. Nominees should be prepared to make brief statements in support of their candidacies. Nominees who cannot be present should arrange for statements to be presented on their behalf by other Senators. Ballots will be distributed at sign-in to voting members of the 2001-02 University Senate (eligible Senators are those whose election has been certified in writing to the Senate Secretary). If additional, certified election results are received in writing by the Senate office prior to the meeting, the names of those voting-eligible Senators will be posted at the sign-in table.

APRIL 27 REGULAR MEETING

Current senators -- including those not returning next year -- meet following the annual elections for the last regular Senate session of 2000-01. (Senators-elect whose terms begin July 1, 2001 are welcome, but may not vote.) The meeting agenda is attached.

 
COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

A Committee Preference form has been mailed to all new Senators. Please complete the form, and return it to the Senate office to register your 2001-02 committee preference before committee assignments are made for the year. Senators (other than Executive Committee members) can be assigned to only one standing committee. Committee work is a vital and integral part of the Senate’s operations. In joining a standing committee, you commit to attending its meetings and participating in its activities. Senate and standing-committee meeting attendance is recorded and published on the Senate website. Please be certain to return your completed Committee Preference form to the Senate Secretary or the Senate Office by May 4.

A summary of each Committee's task is posted on  the Senate website. You may also call the Senate Office if you have questions concerning specific committee charges or membership.

Please see the online map for the location of Douglass College Center. Senators may park in the adjacent parking deck; no special parking permit is needed. Faculty and administrators with a common key card may also park in Lot 70.

If you cannot attend this meeting, please email or call the Senate office to request that you be included among those listed as excused.



CALL TO MEETINGS

DATE: Friday, April 27, 2001
TIME: 1:10 p.m.
PLACE: Trayes Hall B, Douglass College Center, 100 George Street, Douglass Campus

ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA FOR THE ELECTION OF 2001-02 OFFICERS, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND BOARD REPRESENTATIVES

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM - Kathleen Scott, Chairperson

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY

REPORT OF THE NOMINATING PANEL - Harry Janes, Chairperson NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR

STATEMENTS OF THE NOMINEES

VOTING AND COLLECTION OF BALLOTS

RECESS OF THE ANNUAL MEETING

  



REGULAR MEETING AGENDA OF THE 2000-01 SENATE - Agenda REVISED 4/23/01

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, AND CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT - Kathleen Scott, Chairperson

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY - Kenneth Swalagin, Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT - President Francis L. Lawrence COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
  • University Structure and Governance Committee - James Miller and Kathleen Scott, Committee Co-chairs

  • Report and Resolution on Unnumbered Charge, to "Determine whether part-time lecturers (PTLs) should have representation on the University Senate, and, if so, how their representation should be implemented."
     
  • Faculty Affairs and Personnel Committee - Paul Leath and Barbara Lee, Committee Co-chairs

  • Report and Resolution on Charge S-0004, to "Study the possibility of re-instituting the evaluations of administrators by faculty."
     
  • Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee - Gary Roth and Mark Vodak, Committee Co-chairs

  • Report and Resolution on Charge S-0001, to "Review…minimum grade-point average required for good academic standing…".
     
  • Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee - Gary Roth and Mark Vodak, Committee Co-chairs

  • Report and Resolution on Charge S-0101, to "Review…drop/add periods..."
     
  • Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee - Gary Roth and Mark Vodak, Committee Co-chairs
  • AND Student Affairs Committee - David Singer and Kim Wozniak, Committee Co-Chairs

  • Report and Resolution on Charge S-9917, to "Report and provide recommendations on the status of housing and related services and their relationship to graduate and undergraduate enrollment..."
     
  • Instruction, Curricula and Advising Committee - Natalie Borisovets, Committee Chair
  • AND Equal Opportunity Committee - Pheroze Wadia, Committee Chair

  • Report and Resolution on Charge S-0005, to "Review and comment on the May 2000 Report of the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes Curriculum Task Force."

    The following preliminary report is presented FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY, without resolution or call for action, in anticipation of an open-forum discussion on the issue to be held during the October 2001 University Senate meeting:
     

  • University Structure and Governance Committee - James Miller and Kathleen Scott, Committee Co-chairs

  • Report on Charge A-0102, to "Review the Proposal to Establish Rutgers University College of Applied and Professional Studies (RU-CAPS)." Appendices to the report include: Revised Proposal to Establish Rutgers University College of Applied and Professional Studies (RU-CAPS), Answers to questions on CAPS posed to Vice President of Continuous Education and Outreach Ray Caprio, and a New Brunswick Faculty Council Resolution on RU-CAPS.

    OLD BUSINESS

    NEW BUSINESS

    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT - Samuel Rabinowitz, Vice Chairperson

    REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES

    REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY LIAISONS

    ADJOURNMENT OF THE REGULAR MEETING

      



    ANNUAL MEETING - Reconvenes

    REPORT OF ELECTION RESULTS

    ADJOURNMENT OF THE ANNUAL MEETING

     
    *Note: Addition of items to the Agenda requires a two-thirds vote. There is an overall time limit of

    2-1/2 hours for Senate meetings. Specific time and limits are set for questions and debate, not for presentation of reports. After approval, extension of time limits requires a two-thirds vote.