RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE
Friday, September 21, 2018, 1:10 p.m.
College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room
College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick
CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, AND CHAIR’S REPORT - Peter Gillett, Chair
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY – Mary Mickelsen, Executive Secretary of the Senate
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT - Robert L. Barchi, University President
ELECTION OF RBHS STUDENT MEMBER OF THE SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - This election is being held at this meeting because no eligible candidates were nominated during the April 2018 election. Self-nominations have been solicited from eligible RBHS student Senators, and a ballot showing those names, if any, will be distributed at the Senate meeting. Nominations may also be made from the floor during this meeting. Candidates are eligible only if they are currently certified as University Senators representing RBHS students.
INTRODUCTION OF, AND COMMENTS BY, STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS
COMMITTEE REPORTS: Each report will be presented/summarized by the committee chairs, then will be discussed and acted upon by the Senate.
University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response to Charge S-1501 on Eligibility, Nomination, and Election of Senate Leadership and Board Representatives - Jon Oliver, USGC Chair
The USGC was charged as follows: Consider and make recommendations on the eligibility of candidates, and the nomination process and schedule for election of Senate officers, Executive Committee members, and board representatives.
NEW BUSINESS [Note: Article IV.A. of the Senate Bylaws states, "All new matters shall be referred to committee before coming to the Senate (unless extenuating circumstances apply, as indicated under section C.4..." Also, the Senate Executive Committee has authorized committee-of-the-whole discussions under New Business as appropriate, and time permitting.]
SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT - Jon Oliver, Senate Vice Chair
REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES
REPORTS OF CAMPUS FACULTY LIAISONS
REPORTS OF CAMPUS STUDENT LIAISONS
*Note: Addition of items to the Agenda requires a two-thirds vote. There is an overall time limit of 2-1/2 hours for Senate meetings. Specific time limits are set for questions and debate, not for presentation of reports. After approval, extension of time limits requires a two-thirds vote.
Remaining 2018-19 University Senate Meetings
[Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held on Fridays in the Multipurpose Room, College Avenue Student Center, College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick.]
October 19, 2018
November 16, 2018 (in Camden)
December 7, 2018
January 25, 2019
February 15, 2019 (in Newark)
March 29, 2019
May 3, 2019
(The May 3 meeting may convene at 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. This meeting is the last of this year's Senate, but will begin with the first meeting of next year's Senate, at which Senate officers, Executive Committee members, and board representatives will be elected. The start time will be determined by the Senate Executive Committee in April 2018.)