University Senate
February 2, 2001

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

EXCUSED: Barone, Fechter, Kelly, Koehler, Walker-Andrews

ALSO ATTENDING: Bernice Ginder (RUCS), McKay (RUCS), Ishayik (Undergraduate Student BOT Representative), Joseph Percoco (RUCS), Seneca (Administrative Liaison)

The regular meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was held on Friday, February 2, 2001 at 1:10 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room, Brower Commons, College Avenue Campus.

1. Chairperson’s Report

Chairperson Scott called the meeting to order.

2. Secretary's Report

Minutes: Minutes of the January 12, 2001 Executive Committee meeting were approved as distributed by the Secretary.

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

3. Administrative Report

Noting that his New Brunswick Campus Report, delivered to the full Senate just one week prior, and subsequent questions and answers had summarized recent administrative activities and issues, University Vice President Seneca reported briefly on: President Lawrence’s recent activities; and the state budget.

4. Standing Committee and Administrative Reports

5. Standing Committee Charges Charge S-0101, Review of Add/Drop Periods: Review the current regulations concerning the drop/add periods. Evaluate the data from the Spring 2001 trial period and determine whether the longer add period had a significant effect in making more spaces/courses available to students. In light of these findings, consider how long the "drop" and "add" portions of the drop/add period at the beginning of each semester should be. Consider whether additional measures should be taken to ensure equal access to classes, including limiting the number of credits for which students can pre-register during the pre-registration period or raising the fee for dropping with a "W" after the drop/add period ends. 6. February 23, 2001 Senate Agenda

Items were docketed and scheduled for the February 23, 2001 Senate agenda, including election of a Graduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees, and consideration of the ICA subcommittee’s report on Teaching-Assistant Training.

7. Adjournment

Senator Borisovets moved to carry the remaining agenda items to the next meeting. The motion was seconded, and carried on vote. The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m. by Chairperson Scott.

Kenneth Swalagin
Executive Secretary of the Senate