October 6, 2000

PRESENT: MEMBERS: Borisovets, Fechter, Kelly, Koehler, Rabinowitz (Vice Chair), Scott (Chair), Swalagin (Executive Secretary)

ALSO ATTENDING: Gaunt (University Librarian), Ishayik (Undergraduate Student BOT Representative), Panayotatos (New Brunswick Faculty Liaison), Parikh (Student BOG Representative)

EXCUSED: Barone, Leath, Walker-Andrews

The regular meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was held on Friday, October 6, 2000 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. She reminded those present that all Executive Committee members are liaisons to standing committees. Regarding Senate meeting decorum, she requested that the seats previously arranged in a separate group in the back of the room be moved forward and added to the rest of the seating (Secretary Swalagin will institute the change), and asked Executive Committee members to lobby to keep order and to discourage off-topic conversations.

2. Secretary's Report

Minutes: Minutes of the September 8, 2000 Executive Committee meeting [ec090800.html] were approved as distributed by the Secretary.

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

 3. Standing Committee Charges and Administrative Requests 4. New Business

University Librarian and Senator Marianne Gaunt gave a presentation on Copyright. A question-and-answer period followed. The presentation was docketed on the Senate’s October 27, 2000 agenda.

6. Old Business

Instruction, Curriculum and Advising Committee Chair Natalie Borisovets summarized her committee’s review of, and report on, Charge S-9906, "Wintersession." Senator Borisovets will add a resolution to the report, and circulate the final draft to the Executive Committee via e-mail for approval and docketing on the Senate’s October 27, 2000 agenda.

7. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 3:08 p.m. by Chairperson Scott.

Kenneth Swalagin
Executive Secretary of the Senate