RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MINUTES
June 5, 1998
MEMBERS PRESENT: Crew (Chairperson), Mayer, K. Scott (Vice Chairperson), Sigel, Swalagin (Executive Secretary), Tripolitis (Immediate Past Chairperson)
EXCUSED: Evans, Shapiro, Znayenko, Rodriguez
ALSO ATTENDING: Boikess (Faculty BOT Representative), Krantz (Student EC Member 98-99), Naus (Faculty BOT Representative 98-99), Puniello (Faculty BOT Representative), Rabinowitz (Faculty EC Member 98-99)
The regular meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was held on Friday, June 5, 1998 at 1:10 p.m. in Room 413 of the Rutgers Student Center, the Chair and Secretary being present.
Chairperson’s Report: Chairperson Crew reported that a luncheon reception, sponsored by the Alumni Federation, is being planned to immediately precede September 25, 1998 Senate meeting, and asked for suggestions for facilitators. Secretary Swalagin will prepare name tags for Senators who plan to attend the luncheon. Chairperson Crew asked all Executive Committee members to read the Senate Handbook and familiarize themselves with its provisions, and to be aware of Senate responsibilities which are not being fulfilled, particularly with regard to curriculum, suggesting that the Executive Committee needs to be vigilant and to make appropriate requests to the boards through their respective Senate representatives.
Secretary's Report: Minutes of the April 17, 1998 Executive Committee meeting were approved. The schedule of Senate and Executive Committee meetings for 1998-99 was approved. The Senate will meet on: September 25, October 30, December 4, 1998; and February 5, March 12, and April 23, 1999. The Executive Committee will meet on: September 4, October 2, November 6, 1998; and January 22, February 26, April 9, and June 4, 1999.
The following communications were presented to the Executive Committee, and acted upon as indicated:
Administrative Report: Neither President Lawrence nor University Vice President Seneca was able to attend the meeting, therefore there was no administrative report.
Campus Faculty Liaisons: There had been no Faculty Council meetings since the previous report.
Pending Committee Charges 1997-98: Standing committee charges were reviewed. Secretary Swalagin will ask the Student Affairs Committee for an update on pending charges: S-9704, Investigate student employees’ appeals process; S-9708, Consider implementation of a phone card, and its addition as a negative check-off option on students’ term bills; and S-9802, Investigate and report on the implications of the use of Social Security numbers as student identification numbers as the practice relates to privacy, confidentiality, and security, and to consult with University Counsel regarding legal aspects.
Report of the Committee on Committees, and Appointment of members and Chairpersons of the Standing Committees: The Executive Committee reviewed and approved the report of the Committee on Committees recommending composition of Senate standing committees for 1998-99, appointed additional members and assigned chairs to the committees. The committee rosters are attached to these minutes as Appendix A.
Old Business Draft Ad Hoc Revitalization Committee Charge and Meeting Planning: The Revitalization Committee charge drafted by Secretary Swalagin was approved as follows:
Charge to the Ad Hoc University Senate Revitalization Committee
Examine the tradition, practices, policies, and goals of the University Senate, and make recommendations for improvements, particularly in the broad areas of:
The Revitalization Committee shall be composed of Senators and non-senators representing faculty, administrators, alumni and students, who should strive to obtain input from as many concerned, relevant sources as possible in addressing this charge.
Secretary Swalagin, who will also serve on the committee, will contact each of the following proposed Revitalization Committee members to ask if they are willing to serve:
Douglas Blair, At-Large New Brunswick Faculty Senator
Natalie Borisovets, Former Senate Chair
Emily Carey, SCILS Graduate Student Senator
Kenneth Carlson, Former Senate Chair
David Jefferson Harris, Jr., BOT Chair
Carl Kirschner, Dean of Rutgers College
Robert Kubey, SCILS Faculty Senator
Paul Lachance, Former Senate Chair
Paul Leath, Faculty, Former Provost
Richard Levao, BOG Chair
John Ruvolo, Undergraduate Student Senator
Barry Qualls, FAS-NB Associate Dean
Maryann Scoloveno, Nursing-Newark Faculty
Antonia Tripolitis, Former Senate Chair
New Business: There was no new business.
Adjournment: There being no further business before the Executive Committee, the meeting was adjourned at 2:55 p.m. by Chairperson Crew.
Executive Secretary of the Senate