New Brunswick Faculty Council Committees and Charges for 2005-06

Academic Regulations and Standards Committee

and Teaching Committee

Chair:

NBFC Members

  1. Greg Camilli
  2. Theodore Chase
  3. David Denhardt
  4. Peter Gillett
  5. Martin Gliserman
  6. Michael Gordon
  7. Briavel Holcomb
  8. Robert Kubey
  9. James Miller
  10. Charles Sims

Standing Charge:

Reviews regulations governing major and graduation requirements. 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 proposal by Joseph Potenza and Gregory Herzog to add additional information to student transcripts, and make any appropriate recommendations.
Timeline: February 15, 2006

Charge 2 Study the issue and practice of commercial note-taking in classrooms raised by Robert Boikess.
Timeline: October 2006


Academic Services Committee

and Student Affairs Committee

Chair:

NBFC Members

  1. James Bliss
  2. Madeline Flahive Di Nardo
  3. Gene Hall
  4. Ken McKeever
  5. Kim McKim
  6. Shari Munch
  7. Kevin Rynn
  8. Ann St. John
  9. Erik Thuno

Non-NBFC Members

Standing Charge:

Considers issues related to academic services at the college and campus level, including advising and support services. Considers student life and extracurricular activities and services and such issues as financial services, housing, and dining services.

Current Charges

Charge 1 Review the process and results of student evaluations of teaching, and make recommendations for improvements.
Timeline: Fall 2006


Admissions and Recruitment Committee

Chair:

NBFC Members

  1. Abena Busia
  2. Samantha Kelly
  3. Jozef Kokini
  4. Howard McGary
  5. Daryl Minch
  6. James Nichnadowicz
  7. Jeffrey Rubin
  8. Kevin St. Martin
  9. Mary Louise Wagner

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, such as winners of national contests and Governor's schools students.
Timeline: February 15, 2006


Budget and Planning Committee

and Physical Plant Committee

Chair:

NBFC Members

  1. Norman Glickman
  2. Haym Hirsh
  3. Casimir Kulikowski
  4. Gediminas Mainelis
  5. Joel Shapiro
  6. Kesar Singh
  7. Sarolta Takacs
  8. David Wilder

Standing Charge:

Considers matters related to budget and planning. Considers allocation and maintenance of campus facilities and such issues as campus security, parking, procurement and contracting, and campus mail. Acts as liaison with appropriate University committees.

Current Charges

Charge 1 ; 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 15, 2006

Charge 2 Examine the large costs to academic departments for telecommunications and copying and suggest ways that these costs to departments could be reduced.

Timeline:  April 15, 2006


Graduate and Professional Educational Policy Committee

and Research Committee

Chair:

NBFC Members

  1. Haym Benaroya
  2. Steven Brill
  3. Michael Camasso
  4. Joel Cantor
  5. Eric Davis
  6. Hans Fisher
  7. Robert Lake
  8. Paul Leath
  9. Kaan Ozbay
  10. Gary Taghon

Non-NBFC Member

Standing Charge:

Considers academic policy regarding all aspects of instruction in New Brunswick beyond the undergraduate level. Considers research policy and services, such as research and sponsored programs, research contracts, animal care, and laboratory facilities.

Current Charges

Charge 1  Review implementation of the recommendations made in the previous report on the training and support of graduate students, and make any appropriate recommendations.
Timeline: March 15, 2006


Library Committee

Chair:

NBFC Members

  1. Richard Bumby
  2. Frederic Cosandey
  3. Sara Harrington
  4. Gloria Kraft
  5. George McGhee
  6. Jeffrey Robinson
  7. Derek Schilling
  8. Marcy Schwartz
  9. Cassandra Simmel

Non-NBFC Member

Standing Charge:

Consider library priorities, collection growth, and needs.

Current Charges

Charge 1  Follow the continuing issue of scholarly communication in the digital era as it relates to the need for wide dissemination of scholarly work at reasonable costs, and make any appropriate recommendations.
Timeline:  April 15, 2006

Charge 2  Consider the advisability of requiring that all required textbooks for courses be placed on reserve in the libraries in order to help students save on costs of textbooks.
Timeline:  May 5, 2006


Personnel Policy Committee

Co-Chairs:

NBFC Members

  1. Robert Boikess
  2. Lee Clarke
  3. Burton Davidson
  4. Mary Page
  5. Ryne Palombit
  6. Jack Sacalis
  7. Paul Schalow
  8. Randall Schuler

Standing Charge:

Considers personnel policy and services

Current Charges

Charge 1  Review and report on New Brunswick Campus statistics and trends related to the numbers of tenured and tenure-track faculty, PTL's, and TA/GA's.
Timeline:  February 15, 2006

Charge 2  Review the state of University harrassment policies, their legal requirements, and best practices, and make any appropriate recommendations.
Timeline:  April 15, 2006


By-Laws Committee (Ad-hoc)

Chair:

NBFC Members

  1. James Miller

Charge:

Review and consider the implications for the New Brunswick Faculty Council and it authority and operations of the recommendations of the Report of the Task Force on Undergraduate Education as they might affect the bylaws of the Council, and make any appropriate recommendations at least by November 15, 2005.
Timeline: November 15, 2005


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee will review and consider the Report of the Task Force on Undergraduate Education and the recommendations of the NBFC committees and construct appropriate resolutions to be considered by the NBFC at least by its December 2, 2005 meeting.
Timeline: November 18, 2005