November 17, 2000 - 1:10 p.m.
1. Chairperson’s Report
2. Secretary’s Report
3. Administrative Liaison
4. Standing Committee and Administrative Reports
Memorandum from President Lawrence transmitting Rutgers’ Workplace Violence
Policy for Senate review [docketed below]
Targum Concept Plan (anticipated) [docketed below]
Memorandum dated October 30, 2000 from Victoria Ukachukwu, Executive Assistant-Student
Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, transmitting
revised Parental Notification Policy. [docketed
below under "Standing Committee Charges"]
E-mail received November 2, 2000 from Joseph Naus, Faculty Representative
to the Board of Trustees: "At the Board of Trustees Building & Grounds
Committee, the University Planner, H. Frank Wong, gave a report about the
beginning of planning for a Master Plan for the University. They want to
get as many views as possible, and would be happy to meet with Senate,
or Executive Committee to discuss the process. Please bring this to attention
of the Executive Committee."
Phone request of November 7, 2000 from RUNet 2000 office for docketing
RUNet 2000 report on a Senate meeting agenda.
Request by Senator Hall that the practice of transmitting Board of Governors
and Board of Trustees meeting minutes to the Senate be reinstated.
Budget Committee Recommendation - Michael Hamm and Joseph Naus, Co-chairs:
"Full-time University College students should pay the same fees as other
full-time students. In making this recommendation, the committee is cognizant
of the need to meet the needs of accessibility of services to full-time
University College students."
Postponement of update of University Vice President Seneca’s Report on
the Balance of Full-time and Part-time Faculty Teaching at Rutgers University
until overhauled Course Analysis System is in place after December 2000.
5. Standing Committee Charges
Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee, Response to Charge
S-0001 on "Minimum grade point average required for good academic standing"
- Gary Roth and Mark Vodak, Co-chairs
Proposed charge to Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee
(anticipated) regarding modification of add/drop periods. Kathleen Scott
and Jeff Rubin, presenters.
6. Targum Concept Plan
Update Student Affairs Committee Charge
S-0003, "Review and comment on the Draft University policy on Parental
Notification received from Vice President for Student Affairs Emmet A.
Dennis. By November 1, 2000." Revised policy (added clause: "Parents
or guardians of students under the age of 18 will be notified if their
son or daughter is a victim of crime or is arrested.") received and transmitted
to SAC 10/31/00. Requires deadline extension to December 5, 2000.
Senate Guidelines Regarding Special Student Organizations require that:
7. Workplace Violence Policy, Draft
Committee Charge: "Review and provide comments on the Rutgers University
Workplace Violence Policy, per President Lawrence’s November 2000 request."
Committee and deadline to be determined. [http://senate.rutgers.edu/workviol.html]
All petitioning student organizations which seek authorization to conduct
a student body referendum under either of the alternative procedures described
in the Board funding policy must first submit a "Concept Plan" for review
by the University Senate and approval by the University President.
The Concept Plan must be submitted to the Executive Committee of the University
Senate by the first week of the semester prior to referenda.
The Concept Plan should describe the structure, aims, general policies,
and intended programs of the petitioning student organization, along with
an explanation of the educational value of its activity. The University
Senate or the Senate Executive Committee shall review each Concept Plan
with the sole criterion of determining the educational value of the organization
or program. The University Senate or the Senate Executive Committee
shall make a recommendation to the University President within six weeks
of receiving the petitioning student organization’s Concept Plan.
All student programs and organizations which are authorized to receive
funding under Alternative Procedures I and II shall conduct an independent
annual audit. Evidence of annual independent audits shall be submitted
to the University Senate as part of its Concept Plan review.
8. December 1 Senate Meeting Agenda
9. Old Business
Camden and Newark Campus Reports
Copyright Presentation by Marianne Gaunt, University Librarian
10. New Business