RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
UNIVERSITY SENATE MINUTES

Organizational Meeting of the University Senate

DATE:  April 28, 2000

TIME AND PLACE: 1:10 p.m, Multipurpose Room, Rutgers Student Center, 126 College Avenue,College Avenue Campus

MEMBERS PRESENT: Axelrod, Barone, Bell, Bhoj, Blasi, Borisovets, Boucher, Burton, Caprio, Carlton, Connell, Cowley, Crozier, Davidson, DeGloma, E. Dennis, Deutsch, Dress, Eramian, Farooqi, Fechter, Felson, Finne, Flanagan, Gaunt, Gehrmann, Goldmark, Gross, Hall, Hamm, Harris, Haska, Hirsh, Hitchner, M. Jackson, James, Janes, Keating, Kelly, Kennedy, Kenney, Kim, Kirschner, Kleinman, Koehler, Kumar, Laguna-Diaz, Lattimer, Lawrence, Leath, Li, Manganaro, Maradonna, Markowitz, Matsuda, McCloughan, McNeal, James Miller, Jason Miller, Morehead, Naus, O’Connor, Parikh, Puniello, Rabinowitz, Redd, Robertson, Rohr, Scott, Seneca, Shailor, Sheikh, Simmons, Singer, Singh, Solomon, Sparano, Spencer, Stahley, St. John, Strom, Szatrowski, Tello, Tripolitis, Vodak, Wadia, Walker-Andrews, Wilkinson, Winterbauer, Wozniak, Zucker

EXCUSED: Alm, Andalia, Boylan, Colaizzi, R. Dennis, E. Diamond, Diner, Forman, Friedrich, Goodman, Griffith, Hartman, Hughes, Hyndman, Jesse, Klein, Lang, Nordstrom, Manhoff, Marsh, McKay, Monfils, Oren, Panayotatos, Penfield, Regulska, Roth, Schlegel, Tallau, Tuckman, Walsh, Webb, Zaborszky, Znayenko

ABSENT: Adelson, Beck, Bushnell, M. Diamond, Esser, Foley, Gary, Hinch, Krueckeberg, Kuenyehia, Lehman, Leontiades, Massachaele, McCabe, Moore, Padgett, Perlman, Petronko, Pina, Portale, Samuels, Scheinbeim, Snyder, Somville, Sumner, Swenson, Vershon, Zelensky

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY
Faculty:
Of 69 total: 36 present (52%), 18 excused (26%), 15 absent (22%)
Students: Of 39 total: 29 present (74%), 2 excused (5%), 8 absent (21%)
Administrators: Of 39 total: 20 present (51%), 14 excused (36%), 5 absent (13%)
Alumni: Of 6 total: 5 present (83%), 1 excused (17%)

NON-VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT:  Wright

PRESIDING OFFICER : Kathleen Scott, Chairperson

Chairperson Scott called the meeting to order and declared that there was a quorum at 1:25 p.m. She welcomed everyone to the first meeting of the 2000-2001 University Senate.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY: Agenda: The agenda was approved as distributed. Communications: Secretary Swalagin reminded 2000-01 Senators to complete a committee preference form and return it to the Senate office.

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR: Privilege of the floor was granted to Nominating Committee Chairperson Harry Janes, a member of the 1999-00 and 2000-01 Senates.

REPORT OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Nominating Committee Chairperson Harry Janes presented the report of the Nominating Committee.

Senator Janes gave an overview of the nominating and election process.

Senator Janes placed in nomination for the Nominating Committee, to the office of Chairperson (who serves ex officio as Representative to the Board of Governors): Kathleen Scott, Rutgers College, Faculty. Senator Janes asked for nominations from the floor. There were no nominations from the floor for the position of Chairperson.

Senator Janes placed in nomination for the Nominating Committee, to the office of Vice Chairperson: Samuel Rabinowitz, School of Business-Camden, Faculty. Senator Janes asked for nominations from the floor. There were no nominations from the floor for the position of Vice Chairperson.

Senator Janes placed in nomination for the Nominating Committee, for four positions to the office of Faculty Member of the Executive Committee: Joseph Barone, Pharmacy; Natalie Borisovets, Libraries-Newark; Haym Hirsh, Rutgers College; Paul Leath, Rutgers College; James Miller, Other Units-NB; and Arlene Walker-Andrews, At-Large NB. Senator Janes asked for nominations from the floor. There were no nominations from the floor for the position of Faculty Member of the Executive Committee.

Senators Barone, Borisovets, Hirsh, Leath, Miller and Walker-Andrews made statements in support of their candidacies.

Senator Janes placed in nomination for the Nominating Committee, for two positions to the office of Student Member of the Executive Committee: Avram Fechter, Rutgers College; Sean Kelly, Newark College of Arts and Sciences. Senator Janes asked for nominations from the floor. For the position of Student Member of the Executive Committee, Senator Matsuda nominated Huckleberr Finne.

Senators Fechter, Kelly and Finne made statements in support of their candidacies.

Senator Janes placed in nomination for the Nominating Committee, for one position to the office of Alumnus Member of the Executive Committee: Robert Koehler, Alumni Federation; Bert Manhoff, Alumni Federation. Senator Janes asked for nominations from the floor. There were no nominations from the floor for the position of Alumnus Senator Member of the Executive Committee.

Senator Koehler made a statement in support of his candidacy. Senator McCloughan made a statement in support of Senator Manhoff’s candidacy.

Senator Janes placed in nomination for the Nominating Committee, to the office of Faculty Representative to the Board of Governors: Harry Janes, Cook College; Francoise Puniello, Douglass College. Senator Janes asked for nominations from the floor. There were no nominations from the floor for the position of Faculty Representative to the Board of Governors.

Senators Janes and Puniello made statements in support of their candidacies.

Senator Janes placed in nomination for the Nominating Committee, to the office of Student Representative to the Board of Governors: Alex Goldmark, Rutgers College; Rajiv Parikh, Rutgers College; David Spencer, Graduate School-Newark. Senator Janes asked for nominations from the floor. There were no nominations from the floor for the position of Student Representative to the Board of Governors.

Senators Goldmark, Parikh and Spencer made statements in support of their candidacies.

Senator Janes placed in nomination for the Nominating Committee, for two positions to the office of Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees: Joseph Naus, FAS-NB; Mark Vodak, Cook College. Senator Janes asked for nominations from the floor. There were no nominations from the floor for the position of Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees.

Senator Janes placed in nomination for the Nominating Committee, to the office of Graduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees: Thomas DeGloma, Graduate School-NB. Senator Janes asked for nominations from the floor. For the position of Graduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees, Senators Fechter and Tripolitis nominated Robert Hamilton, Graduate School-NB, and Nuri Emanetoglu, Graduate School-NB, respectively.

Candidates DeGloma, Hamilton and Emanetoglu made statements in support of their candidacies.

Senator Janes placed in nomination for the Nominating Committee, to the office of Undergraduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees: Paul Kuehn, Rutgers College; Edna Ishayik, Douglass College. Senator Janes asked for nominations from the floor. There were no nominations from the floor for the position of Undergraduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees.

Candidates Kuehn and Ishayik made statements in support of their candidacies.

VOTING AND COLLECTION OF BALLOTS: Voting was done on paper ballots prepared by the Secretary and distributed at sign-in only to voting members of the 2000-01 Senate. Linda Mickelsen of the Senate Office supervised the collection of the ballots.

RECESS AND COUNTING OF VOTES: Chairperson Scott declared the meeting in recess during tabulation of the votes. Mrs. Mickelsen of the Senate Office supervised tabulation of the ballots. The Regular Meeting of the 1999-2000 Senate took place during the recess. Chairperson Scott reconvened the Organizational Meeting of the 2000-01 Senate at 3:25 p.m.

REPORT OF ELECTION RESULTS: Nominating Committee Chairperson Harry Janes announced the following results of the election of 2000-01 officers, Executive Committee members, and Representatives to the Boards of Governors and Trustees:

CHAIRPERSON: Kathleen Scott, Rutgers College, Faculty

VICE CHAIRPERSON: Samuel Rabinowitz, School of Business-Camden, Faculty

BALANCE OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Joseph Barone, Pharmacy, Faculty; Natalie Borisovets, Libraries-Newark, Faculty; Avram Fechter, Rutgers College, Student; Sean Kelly, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Student; Robert Koehler, Alumni Federation, Alumnus; Paul Leath, Rutgers College, Faculty; Arlene Walker-Andrews, At-Large New Brunswick, Faculty.

REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS: Kathleen Scott, Rutgers College, Faculty, ex officio; Harry Janes, Cook College, Faculty; Rajiv Parikh, Rutgers College, Student.

REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Joseph Naus, Faculty of Arts and Sciences-NB; Faculty; Mark Vodak, Cook College, Faculty; Robert Hamilton, Graduate School-NB, Graduate Student; Edna Ishayik, Douglass College, Undergraduate Student.

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business before the 2000-01 University Senate, the meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Scott at 3:27 p.m.

Kenneth Swalagin
Secretary of the University Senate