New Brunswick Faculty Council Committees and Charges for 2003-2004

 


 


 

Academic Regulations and Standards Committee 2003-04

Co-Chairs:
John Krenos
Rudolph Bell

NBFC Members
1. Lee Clarke
2. Uli Linke
3. Betty Ann Smith 
4. Charles Weibel 
5. David Wilder

Standing Charge: Reviews regulations governing major and graduation requirements. 

Current Charges

Charge 1: Review existing University policies on academic integrity for both graduate and undergraduate students and recommend changes that may be appropriate.Consider the need to address the new challenges to academic integrity imposed by scholarship in the digital era. Assess the extent to which the current decentralized model for encouraging and enforcing academic integrity policy impacts its effectiveness. 

Timeline:Interim report January, final report May

Charge 2: Survey programs at other universities that enable outstanding high school students to register for and take appropriate college courses during their senior year.  Make recommendations to establish a formal program for outstanding high school seniors in Central New Jersey to register for and take appropriate courses at Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway.  Coordinate with Admissions and Recruitment Committee.

Timeline: April

Academic Services Committee 2003-04

Chair: Charles Sims

NBFC Members
1. Ted Chase
2. Richard Contrada
3. Zoran Gajic
4. Charles Glashausser
5. Ferdaus Hossain
6. Hugh Rockoff 

Non-NBFC Members
3. Barbara Bender 
4. Brent Ruben 

Standing Charge: Considers issues related to academic services at the college and campus level, including advising and support services. 

Current Charges

Charge 1: Review the report of the external review of academic support services and report to the Council.

Timeline: December

Charge 2: Prepare a "best practices" report on student advising at Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway undergraduate programs.

Timeline: January

Admissions and Recruitment Committee 2003-04

Chair:
Martha Cotter

NBFC Members
1. Fred Cosandey
2. Alberto Green 
3. Ronald Hyman
4. Jennifer Jones
5. Jozef Kokini
6. Karen Malinowski
7. Howard McGary

Standing Charge: Considers campus-wide issues related to recruitment, retention, publications, financial aid, and minority student interests. 

Current Charges

Charge 1: Make recommendations on ways Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway can improve efforts to recruit and retain high-achieving high school students.

a: Survey programs at other universities that enable outstanding high school students to register for an take appropriate college courses during their senior year.  Make recommendations to establish a formal program for outstanding high school seniors in Central New Jersey to register for and take appropriate courses at Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway.  Coordinate with Academic Regulations and Standards Committee.

b: Review influence of collegiate honors programs in New Brunswick on recruitment and retention of high achieving undergraduate students. Develop a set of recommendations to enhance utility of Honors Programs in recruiting and retaining high achieving students. 

c: Examine ways Rutgers can reach out to outstanding New Jersey high school scholars, such as winners of national contests and Governor's schools students.

Timeline: April

Charge 2: Reexamine the role of faculty in undergraduate admissions, in light of the recent reorganization of the Rutgers administration and the proposed restructuring of the research universities in New Brunswick and Piscataway.  Make recommendations for assuring faculty of an appropriate role in setting admissions policies and making admissions decisions.

Timeline: March 

Budget and Planning Committee 2003-04

Co-Chairs:
Martha Cotter
Fred Kauffman

NBFC Members
1. Haym Hirsh
2. Jim Miller
3. Dan O'Connor 
4. Paul Panayotatos

Standing Charge: Considers matters related to budget and planning                                                             

Current Charges

Charge 1: Gather information on major elements of current university budget and report to the full Council. 

Timeline: December February

Charge 2: Examine ten-year trends in funding for academic departments, centers and programs, especially trends in the non-salary budgets of academic departments. Suggest funding priorities for the New Brunswick faculty to recommend to the Administration. 

Timeline: April

Charge 3: Consider the impact of the proposed restructuring of the research universities in New Brunswick and Piscataway on faculty governance.Make recommendations for the establishment of governance structures and procedures to assure the faculty a strong, appropriate, and effective role in university governance.

Timeline: February

Charge 43: Review the issues associated with the Big East Conference, Rutgers membership therein, and related athletic  policies and affiliations.  Examine the associated budget and report a figure on the cost of athletics in general and football in particular. Make recommendations to the full council.

TimelineDecemberFebruary 

Charge 5: Follow the progress of the committees working on the restructuring of the research universities in New Jersey, and report periodically to the Council.

Timeline: Ongoing

Graduate and Professional Educational Policy 2003-04

Co-Chairs:
Hans Fisher
Hartmut Mokros

NBFC Members

1. Montague Kern 
2. Kenneth McKeever 
3. Robert Reid 
4. Antoinette Rogers Farmer 
5. Alessandro Vettori 

Non-NBFC Member
7. Harvey Waterman

Standing Charge: Considers academic policy regarding all aspects of instruction in New Brunswick beyond the undergraduate level 

Current Charges

Charge 1: Assess the impact of current graduate stipend and support levels across the various disciplines on the recruitment and retention of graduate students.

Timeline: JanuaryFebruary                          

Charge 2: Consider the impact of the proposed restructuring of the research Universities in New Brunswick and Piscataway on graduate and professional training, such as overlap between programs.Make recommendations on how the restructuring can enhance overall quality of graduate and professional education.

Timeline: March

Charge 32: Monitor implementations of recommendations made in the report on the training and support of teaching assistants. 

Timeline: May

Library Committee 2003-04

Chair: 
Fred Kauffman

NBFC Members
1. Richard Bumby 
2. Madeline Flahive DiNardo 
3. Daniel Fishman 
4. Daniel Gimenez 
5. Uli Kremer
6. James Niessen 
7. Derek Shilling 
8. Jack Spector 

Non-NBFC Member
8. Howard Dess 

Standing Charge: Consider library priorities, collection growth, and needs. 

Current Charges

Charge 1: Continue to serve as liaison with the University-Wide Copyright Committee. Consider revisions of the draft university copyright policy in relation to recommendations made by Library Committee. Report on the University-wide review of the copyright policy by the Senate. 

Timeline: Ongoing

Charge 2: Follow development of issues related to scholarly communication in the digital era that ensure continued wide dissemination and cost-effective access to scholarly work. Review the Scholarly Communications Steering Committee's Final Report and evaluate recommendations made in the report concerning institutional leadership and intra-institutional cooperation for enhancing scholarly communication. 

Timeline: April

Charge 3: Consider the resolution made by the Cornell Faculty Senate and other institutions concerning Elsevier journal pricing policies, the adverse effect they have on our library collections, and whether the Council should recommend a similar course of action at Rutgers.

 

Timeline: March

 

Charge 3: Consider the impact of the proposed restructuring of the research universities in New Brunswick and Piscataway on library services.Make recommendations on enhancing library services for the restructured university.

Timeline: February

Personnel Policy Committee 2003-04

Chair:
Paul Panayotatos

NBFC Members
1. Bob Boikess
2. Sharon Gifford
3. Jim Miller 
4. Daryl Minch
5. Charles Nanry 
6. Dan O'Connor 
7. Frank Popper 

Standing Charge: Considers personnel policy and services 

Current Charges

Charge 1: Consider the impact of the proposed restructuring of the research universities in New Brunswick and Piscataway on faculty promotions, tenure, and compensation.Make recommendations on how the process of restructuring can be achieved while protecting core academic values.

Timeline: March

Charge 12: Evaluate the process by which deans are evaluated, the extent of faculty participation in the process, and the extent to which faculty are informed of the results of the evaluation.  Make recommendations on ways to improve the evaluation process and ways the resulting assessments can be utilized in improving the University.

Timeline: December

Charge 23: Evaluate the process by which the International Office handles faculty visa and green card matters.  Make recommendations on ways that the faculty and administration can work to streamline this process.

Timeline: May

Charge 34: Continue meeting with administrators with regard to the university Harassment Policy to work out compromise policy in cases involving suspension without pay. 

Timeline: ongoing 

Physical Plant and Services Committee 2003-04

Chair:
Ted Szatrowski 

NBFC Members
1. Andrew Kirkman 
2. Joseph Miklojcik 
3. Kaan Ozbay
4. Jack Sacalis
5. Nancy Sinkoff
6. Mark Vodak 

Standing Charge: Considers allocation and maintenance of campus facilities and such issues as campus security, parking, procurement and contracting, and campus mail

Current Charges

Charge 1: Serve as liaison with the university Parking Committee and other appropriate Uuniversity and New Brunswick committees dealing with physical plant and services. 

Timeline: ongoing 

Charge 2: Assess the physical state of University facilities on the New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses and plans for future development, including road planning, transportation and parking, especially in relation to the proposed master plan.Identify key planning issues that must be addressed in light of the proposed restructuring of the New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses.

Timeline: March

Research Committee 2003-04

Chair:
Paul Leath

NBFC Members
1. Sanjib Bhuyan 
2. John Burton 
3. Susan Golbeck 
4. Samuel Gunderson
5. Zhixiong Guo
6. John Li 

Standing Charge: Considers research policy and services, such as research and sponsored programs, research contracts, animal care, and laboratory facilities 

Current Charges

Charge 1:   Consider the impact of the proposed restructuring of the research universities in New Brunswick and Piscataway on research efforts in the University.In particular, make recommendations on how administration support for research activities can be most effectively organized to support a restructured research university.

Timeline: February

Charge 21: Monitor the impact of enlisting faculty from the social and other sciences to serve as liaisons with the IRB to improve the oversight process for carrying out research with human subjects without unnecessary encumbrances, while remaining in compliance with federal regulations. Liaison with Associate Vice President for Research and Advisory Committee from ORSP. 

Timeline: ongoing  ??? 

Student Affairs Committee 2003-04

Chair:
Kathy Scott

NBFC Members

1. Robert Boikess
2. Paul Bruner 
3. Lois Jessen 
4. Marie Siewierski
5. Kevin St. Martin
6. Camilla Stevens

Non-NBFC Members:
6. Thomas Stephens

Standing Charge: Considers student life and extracurricular activities and services and such issues as financial services, housing, and dining services 

Current Charges

Charge 1: Evaluate the extent to which faculty participate in athletic program oversight and administration.  Assess the contribution of intercollegiate athletics to the educational mission of the University. 

Timeline: January

Charge 2: Consult with student leaders in New Brunswick and Piscataway to identify issues that may be effectively addressed by the Council.

Timeline: Report to Executive Cabinet October

Teaching Committee 2003-04

Chair: Martin Gliserman

NBFC Members
1. Jeris Cassel
2. Mohan Kalelkar
3. Jane Miller 
4. Kathy Scott
5. Navin Sinha 
6. Mary Louise Wagner 

Non-NBFC Member
7. Barbara Bender 
8. Monica Devanas 

Standing Charge: Considers various policies and issues related to instruction, curriculum development, and evaluation of teaching effectiveness. Plans an annual conference for New Brunswick faculty on undergraduate education for the exchange of ideas on curriculum and pedagogy.

Current Charges

Charge 1: Consider the impact of the proposed restructuring of the research universities in New Brunswick and Piscataway on undergraduate education.Make recommendations on how the restructuring can enhance the overall quality of undergraduate education.

Timeline: February

Charge 21: Evaluate the curricular role that required first-year courses play in a common core curriculum.  Determine to what extent these courses are evaluated in a uniform terms.  Evaluate statistical data, if any, that document benefits of required first year courses. What role do faculty play in these courses? 

Timeline: AprilMarch