UNIVERSITY SENATE
Executive Committee
AGENDA
January 12, 2001 - 1:10 p.m.

 1. Chairperson’s Report

2. Secretary’s Report

Communications: 3. Administrative Liaison 4. Standing Committee and Administrative Reports 5. Standing Committee Charges 6. NJPIRG Student Chapters Concept Plan and Fee Proposal

University Senate Guidelines Regarding Special Student Organizations require that:

Proposed Resolution: Whereas, in seeking authorization to conduct fall 2001 student referenda on the New Brunswick campus to qualify for funding, New Jersey PIRG Student Chapters submitted its Concept Plan to the Senate Executive Committee, as required by the University Senate Guidelines Regarding Special Student Organizations; and,

Whereas, the Executive Committee, acting on behalf of the University Senate, which is composed of faculty, student, alumni, and administrator members from the Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick campuses, has reviewed New Jersey PIRG Student Chapters' Concept Plan with the sole criterion of determining the educational value of the program;

Be It Resolved that the Executive Committee of the Rutgers University Senate, on behalf of the Rutgers University Senate, recommends New Jersey PIRG Student Chapters' Concept Plan to President Lawrence for administrative review and approval.

7. Proposal to Change the Grading System at the School of Law-Camden

University Regulation 2.4.2.B states (boldface emphasis added):

B. Any degree-granting division of the University proposing a grading system which differs from the basic system has the responsibility to:
(1) Provide a verbal definition of the grade terms proposed;
(2) Provide the specific reciprocal relationship between its proposed grades and the basic system;
(3) Provide justification for differences from the basic system.

The proposing division will submit for approval by the Board of Governors, upon recommendation of the University Senate, the proposed grading system, the specific reciprocal relationship and the justification called for in items (1), (2), and (3) above. Revised grading systems will be implemented only when the University Registrar can assure coordinated programming procedures for all registration involved.

Subject to the approval by the Board of Governors, upon recommendation of the University Senate, each division must interpret in advance for its students the grading system of any other division whose grades differ from its own provided the interpretation applies to all courses within that differing system.

The School of Law-Camden requests University Senate approval (and subsequent recommendation to the Board of Governors) of its plan to add plus and minus grades to its grading system. The complete proposal is outlined in a November 12, 2000 memorandum to School of Law-Camden faculty from Craig Oren, Chair of the Committee on Scholastic Standing.

8. January 26, 2001 Senate Meeting Agenda

9. Old Business

10. New Business

11. Adjournment