RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MINUTES
June 4, 1999

PRESENT: Crew (Chairperson), Aprea, Barone, Haidet, Krantz, Mayer, Rabinowitz, Scott (Vice Chairperson), Swalagin (Executive Secretary), Tripolitis

ALSO ATTENDING: Cohen (Student EC Member 99-00), Janes (Faculty BOG Rep), Koehler (Alumni Liaison), Leath (EC Member 99-00), Naus (Faculty BOT Representative), Parikh (Student BOT Rep 99-00)

The regular meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was held on Friday, June 4, 1999 at 1:10 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room, Brower Commons, College Avenue Campus, the Chair and Secretary being present. Also invited to this meeting were 1999-2000 Executive Committee members, board representatives and liaisons.

Chairperson’s Report:  Chairperson Crew called the meeting to order and welcomed all present.

Secretary's Report:  Minutes of the April 9, 1999 Executive Committee meeting were approved. Minutes of the April 23, 1999 Senate meeting were approved on behalf of the 1998-99 Senate.

The following communication was presented to the Executive Committee, and acted upon as indicated:

Proposed Schedule of 1999-00 Senate and Executive Committee Meetings:  The schedule of Senate and Executive Committee meetings for 1999-00 was approved. The Senate will meet on: September 17, October 22 (President’s State of the University Address, in Newark), and November 19, 1999; and January 28, February 25, March 24, and April 28, 2000. The Executive Committee will meet on: September 3, October 1, November 5, and December 3, 1999; and January 14, February 4, April 7, and June 2, 2000.

Pending Committee Charges 1998-99:  Standing committee charges were reviewed. Charge S-9704 (Investigate student employees’ appeals process, issued 1/24/96 to the Student Affairs Committee) was withdrawn. On S-9802 (Investigate and report on the implications of the use of Social Security numbers as student identification numbers…), Senator Krantz commented that the student governing associations had passed resolutions and were working with Brian Rose, Director of Compliance and Student Policy Concerns, to formulate a resolution to bring to the Senate. On S-9004 (Should New Jersey residents be charged out-of-state tuition when they move out of state solely for accommodations while attending Rutgers?) and S-9905 (Report on impact of increasing percentage of TA, GA and fellowship support being paid back to Rutgers in mandatory student fees), Senator Naus reported that the Budget Committee is working on both charges.

Committee on Committees Report, and Appointment of Members and Chairpersons of the Standing Committees – Kenneth Carlson, Chair:  Although Senator Carlson, Committee on Committees Chair, was not at the meeting, several committee members were in attendance, and responded to questions regarding the proposed 1999-2000 Standing Committees’ roster. Two additional committee members were assigned. Senators Crew and Tripolitis were removed from the membership of the Committee on University Governance and Role, Composition and Function of the Senate at their requests.

Old Business:  Discussion continued on Senator Simmons’ March 12, 1999 memorandum suggesting improvements to Senate policies and practices (discussion began at the April 9, 1999 Executive Committee meeting). On the suggestion that administrator Senators should have voice but no vote, on motion and duly seconded, the Committee on University Governance and Role, Composition and Function of the Senate was charged with exploring and reporting on this issue. On the need for a medium promoting on-line discussion among Senators, Secretary Swalagin will begin work this summer on an unmoderated, open-access threaded discussion group available to anyone who cares to post comments or join in the discussion. This structure will be reviewed after a semester of activity. The Executive Committee agreed that reports of board representatives and campus faculty liaisons should be summarized in writing, and those summaries should be mailed with Senate meeting packets; representatives and liaisons could be asked to address the Senate only to add information not in the summaries or minutes, and to respond to questions.

New Business:  Executive Committee members and others present raised issues in open discussion. The committee decided to meet informally to discuss those and other issues on July 9 and August 18, 1999.

Parting Comments – Louie Crew, Senate Chairperson:  Chairperson Crew thanked the Executive Committee for its support and service through his term as Senate chairperson, with particular thanks to those members who would not be returning to the Executive Committee next year.

Adjournment:  There being no further business before the Executive Committee, on motion and duly seconded, the meeting was adjourned at 3:05 p.m. by Chairperson Crew.

Kenneth Swalagin
Executive Secretary of the Senate