RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MINUTES
August 18, 1999
PRESENT: MEMBERS: Borisovets, Haidet, Koehler, Leath, Rabinowitz
(Vice Chairperson), Scott (Chairperson), Swalagin (Executive Secretary)
ALSO ATTENDING: Janes, (Faculty BOG Representative), Naus (Faculty
BOT Representative), Seneca (Administrative Liaison)
An informal meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was
held on Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. at the University Senate
office, College Avenue Campus.
Chairperson’s Report: Chairperson Scott thanked all attending
for coming to the meeting to discuss Senate issues in general.
Secretary's Report: Minutes of the July 9, 1999 Executive
Committee meeting were approved. This being an informal meeting recently
scheduled for the purpose of facilitating general discussion of Senate
issues, there was no agenda.
The following issues were discussed:
Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.
Governance and Role, Composition & Function of the Senate;
Policies and procedures for election of graduate student Senators;
Senator attendance at Senate and standing committee meetings;
Proposed Senate study of Rutgers’ admissions policies and practices;
Use of student instructional rating surveys ("student evaluations"), to
be further discussed and documented at the September 3 Executive Committee
Transfer students and course equivalencies;
Implementation of an online threaded-discussion group to promote communication
on Senate issues;
Proposed Chairs’ Caucus, including a suggested schedule which includes
a caucus early in the academic year, and subsequent caucuses prior to every
other Executive Committee meeting;
Roles and relationship of and between the Revitalization Committee and
Committee on University Governance and Role, Composition and Function of
the Senate; and
Joint Educational Policy/Athletics Policy Committees’ tabled resolution
on Access to Majors, to be taken from the table by EPC Chair Borisovets
at September Senate meeting.
Executive Secretary of the University Senate