September 8, 2000

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

ALSO ATTENDING: Hamilton (Graduate Student BOT Representative), Ishayik (Undergraduate Student BOT Representative), Janes (Faculty BOG Representative), Lawrence (Administrative Liaison), Naus (Faculty BOT Representative), Panayotatos (New Brunswick Faculty Liaison), Seneca (Administrative Liaison), Sills (Camden Faculty Liaison)

The regular meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was held on Friday, September 8, 2000 at 1:10 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room, Brower Commons, College Avenue Campus, the Chair and Secretary being present.

1. Chairperson’s Report
Chairperson Scott called the meeting to order. She welcomed everyone, and asked all to introduce themselves. She then reviewed the new standing-committee structure, and summarized the morning’s Chairs’ Caucus, which included identification of the Executive Committee as the sole source of specific committee charges, and requests to bring all reports only to the Executive Committee (through the Senate Secretary) and to bring issues to the Executive Committee to issue formal charges.

2. Secretary's Report

Minutes: Minutes of the June 2, 2000 Executive Committee meeting were approved as distributed by the Secretary.

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

3. Administrative Report

President Lawrence presented the administrative report, which summarized his September 1, 2000 letter to the Rutgers community which included comments on: applications, graduations, external research support, fundraising, progress and preparation for the capital campaign, the state budget, Reinvest in Rutgers, SROA, new faculty, Instructional Technology Initiative, RUNet 2000, RUTV, the computer-purchase program, libraries, infrastructure and deferred maintenance, Zimmerli changes made possible by the Dodge gift, the Laboratory for Cancer Research, Foran Hall, and other topics.

4. Standing Committee Charges and Administrative Requests

The following charge on Administrator Review, adapted from a New Brunswick Faculty Council committee charge, was issued to the Faculty Affairs and Personnel Committee: "Study the possibility of re-instituting the evaluations of administrators by faculty. Determine whether other AAU universities have such review procedures in place, and if those procedures are working. Determine which administrative levels would be included in a review procedure. Create a possible format for administrative review that would include faculty input." A preliminary report was requested by January 2001.

At the Executive Committee’s request, University Vice President Seneca agreed to provide an update of his November 1999 Report on the Balance of Full-time and Part-time Faculty Teaching at Rutgers University.

The following charge was issued to the Student Affairs Committee on the Draft University Policy on Parental Notification: "Review and comment on the Draft University policy on Parental Notification received from Vice President for Student Affairs Emmet A. Dennis." Comments to Executive Committee requested by November 1, 2000.

5. Old Business

There was no old business.

6. New Business

The following joint charge was issued to the Instruction, Curricula and Advising Committee and the Equal opportunity Committee on the Report of the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes Curriculum Task Force: "Review and comment on the May 2000 Report of the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes Curriculum Task Force." Comments to Executive Committee requested by January 2001.

7. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 2:15 p.m. by Chairperson Scott.

Kenneth Swalagin

Executive Secretary of the Senate