January 14, 2000

MEMBERS PRESENT:   Crew, Koehler, Leath, Rabinowitz (Vice Chair), Scott (Chair), Swalagin (Executive Secretary)

EXCUSED:   Borisovets, Barone, Cohen, Crozier, Haidet

ALSO ATTENDING:   Naus (Faculty BOT Representative), Seneca (Administrative Liaison), Walker-Andrews (New Brunswick Faculty Liaison), Parikh (Undergraduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees)

The regular meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was held on Friday, January 14, 2000 at 1:10 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room, Brower Commons, College Avenue Campus, the Chair and Secretary being present.

Chairperson’s Report

Chairperson Scott called the meeting to order.

Secretary's Report

Minutes: Minutes of the December 3, 1999 Executive Committee meeting were approved.

Communications: The following communications were presented and acted upon as noted:

Administrative Report

University Vice President for Academic Affairs Joseph Seneca presented the administrative report, which included comments on:

Old Business

On motion and duly seconded, the Academic Personnel Committee, Educational Policy Committee, Committee on Rutgers University and the Public, and Student Affairs Committee were charged as follows:

Broadly examine the issue of student evaluations of courses and instructors. Provide to the Senate Executive Committee general comments on the process, use, and value of student evaluations. Initial report requested by: April 7, 2000. On motion and duly seconded, the Academic Personnel Committee was charged as follows: Examine and comment on University Vice President Seneca’s November 1999 Report on the Balance of Full-time and Part-time Faculty Teaching at Rutgers University. Comments requested by: March 10, 2000. Senate Agenda

The New Brunswick Campus Report was placed on the January 28, 2000 Senate agenda.


The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 p.m. by Chairperson Scott.

Kenneth Swalagin
Executive Secretary of the Senate