The Rutgers University Senate currently has seven active standing committees, and one Executive Committee. Senators are usually appointed to the standing committee of their choice. The Executive Committee general functions as a steering committee, and its members are elected each year by the full Senate. Senators (other than Executive Committee members) may serve on only one standing committee at a time. As a Senator, your attendance at committee meetings, and participation in committee activities, are vital to Senate effectiveness. Standing committees ordinarily meet on the mornings of Senate meeting days.


2019-20 Executive Committee

Chairperson: Jon Oliver, New Brunswick Staff

Vice Chairperson: Peter Gillett, RBS:UNB, Faculty

Balance of the Executive Committee

  • Full-time Faculty At-Large: Robert Boikess, SAS-NB, Faculty
  • Full-time Faculty Newark: Natalie Borisovets, Libraries, Faculty
  • Full-time Faculty Camden: Babu Dasari, UC-C, Faculty
  • Full-time Faculty New Brunswick: Ann Gould, SEBS, Faculty
  • Staff: Arlene Hunter, New Brunswick Staff
  • New Brunswick Student: Emily Kane, SAS-NB, Student
  • Full-time Faculty At-Large: Elizabeth Matto, CBI-NB, Faculty
  • Full-time Faculty RBHS: James Oleske, RBHS-CBI, Faculty
  • Alumnus: Houshang Parsa, Alumni Association
  • RBHS Student: Chase Stopyra, SHP, Student
  • Part-time Lecturer/Annual Appointee: Karen Thompson, PTL-NB, Faculty
  • Camden Student: Michael Van Stine, GS-C, Student
  • Newark Student: Vacant
Standing Committees and Committee Rosters:

Budget and Finance - Budget priorities, allocations and general planning

University Structure and Governance - relationships among units at Rutgers, relationships among student and faculty governing bodies, and the structure of the Senate itself

Faculty Affairs and Personnel - matters directly concerning faculty and other personnel as they affect the academic mission of Rutgers, with the exception of matters included under the collective bargaining agreements

Student Affairs - matters directly concerning students

Instruction, Curricula, and Advising - matters directly concerning these areas

Academic Standards, Regulations, and Admissions - matters directly concerning these areas

Research, and Graduate and Professional Education - matters directly concerning these areas

You can find more detailed information regarding the individual Senate Committees' Charges here:
Standing Charges
Pending Charges and their Due Dates

Agenda Item Submission Dates



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