March 9, 2001

MEMBERS PRESENT: Barone, Koehler, Leath, Rabinowitz (Vice Chair), Scott (Chair), Swalagin (Executive Secretary), Walker-Andrews

EXCUSED: Borisovets, Fechter, Kelly

ALSO ATTENDING: Cragin (Graduate Student BOT Representative) Bernice Ginder (RUCS), Ishayik (Undergraduate Student BOT Representative), Janes (Faculty BOG Representative), McKay (RUCS), Miller (Co-chair, University Structure and Governance Committee), Panayotatos (NB Faculty Liaison), Parikh (Student BOG Representative), Joseph Percoco (RUCS), Roth (Co-chair, Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee), Snyder (Acting VP for Institutional Planning and Research)
The regular meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was held on Friday, March 9, 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 February 2, 2001 Executive Committee meeting were approved as distributed by the Secretary.

Schedule of 2001-02 Meetings: The proposed Schedule of 2001-2002 Senate and Senate Executive Committee meetings was approved. Senate meetings will be held on September 21, October 19, November 30, 2001; and January 25, March 1, April 5, and May 3, 2002. Executive Committee meetings will be held on September 7, October 5, November 2, 2001; and January 11, February 15, March 15, April 19, and June 7, 2002.

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

3. Selection and Charge of 2001-02 Nominating Panel

A Nominating Panel was selected to organize a slate of candidates for 2001-2002 Senate officers and board representatives. Senator Janes will once again chair the panel.

4. Standing Committee Reports

5. Standing Committee Charges Charge A-0102: Review the Proposal to Establish Rutgers University College of Applied and Professional Studies (RU-CAPS), dated February 14, 2001, from the Office of the Vice President for Continuous Education and Outreach. Report to Executive Committee by April 6, 2001; report anticipated for Senate action on April 27. Charge S-0103: Explore and comment on the issue of providing benefits to domestic partners of unmarried heterosexual Rutgers employees. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by October 2001. Charge S-0104: Consider and report on the definition of "full-time student," including historical and institutional definitions, University policy, state regulations, and other any other relevant criteria. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by October 2001. 6. March 23, 2001 Senate Agenda

Senator Parikh asked about Senate policy concerning resolutions arising from the floor at Senate meetings, noting that the students would like to see online posting of evaluations implemented as soon as possible. Following discussion, Secretary Swalagin was asked to request from ICA Committee Chair Natalie Borisovets recommendations and a resolution on the issue for action at the March 23 Senate meeting. If a report with resolution can be brought by the ICA Committee, it will be docketed as an "anticipated" agenda item.

Other items docketed and scheduled for the March 23, 2001 Senate agenda are indicated in the "Standing Committee Reports" section, above.

7. Old Business

Returning to present an update and report on Social Security Numbers as Student ID Numbers were: Michael McKay, Bernice Ginder, and Joseph Percoco, of RUCS. Mr. Percoco distributed, explained and summarized a detailed March 9, 2001 report entitled, "Replacement of Social Security Number as Student Identification Number," prepared for the Executive Committee. The report included a cost-analysis spreadsheet. Mr. McKay noted that work will begin on a new student-identification system in July 2003, and should be operational by 2005. Meanwhile, steps are being taken to restrict use of student identification numbers wherever possible. Senator Parikh asked if the report could be made available to the students. Secretary Swalagin will post the report on the Senate website; Senator Parikh will solicit comments on the report from the Student Affairs Committee. Chairperson Scott and Senator Parikh will put together a list of frequently asked questions, and will draft answers to those questions, on this topic. The Senate will be informed of the report and discussions on March 23 during the Chairperson’s Report or Executive Committee Report.

7. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 3:57 p.m. by Chairperson Scott.

Kenneth Swalagin
Executive Secretary of the Senate