Members Present: R. Boikess, J. Bliss, S. Brill, L. Clarke, K. Cooper, M. Cotter, J. Crowley, D. Fishman, T. Gerhard, N. Glickman, M. Gordon, G. Jackson, T. Jiang, R. Larrier, P. Leath, Y. Li, J. Markert, G. McGhee, K. McKeever, D. Minch, N. Minsky, L. Nepomnyaschy, A. Norris, P. Panayotatos, J. Reed, H. Sackrowitz, A. Safari, A. St. John, R. Schwartschild, J. Shapiro, T. Szatrowski, K. Thompson, S. Tomasello, G. Werlen, L. Wiggins, R. Wilson (Chair), T. Yang
Non-Members Present: R. Falk, P. Furmanski, K. Swalagin (Recording Secretary), B.J. Walker
1. Call to Order - Robert Wilson, NBFC Chairperson
Council Chairperson Robert Wilson called the 173rd meeting of the New Brunswick Faculty Council (NBFC) to order at 1:12 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2009 in the Graduate Student Lounge of the Rutgers Student Center, College Avenue Campus.
2. Approval of Agenda and Minutes
The current meeting agenda, and the Minutes of the October 2, 2009 NBFC meeting were approved.
3. University Senator, At-Large New Brunswick
Chairperson Wilson announced that Martin Gliserman had resigned his position as University Senator at-large from New Brunswick faculty. He said that the NBFC Executive Committee considered, and recommended, asking James Reed if he would replace Gliserman for the remainder of his Senate term, and that Reed is willing. Joel Shapiro moved that the NBFC elect Reed to the position, and Martha Cotter seconded the nomination. The NBFC voted unanimously to place James Reed in the position of University Senator at-large New Brunswick.
4. Administrative Report - Philip Furmanski, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Philip Furmanski made an administrative report, which included comments on:
Furmanski then responded to questions, or heard comments, on topics including:
5. Presentation on the Committee on Academic Planning and Review (CAPR) - Richard Falk, CAPR Chair
Professor Richard Falk, chair of the Committee on Academic Planning and Review (CAPR), formerly the Committee on Standards and Priorities in Academic Development (CSPAD), reported on the CAPR’s mission, organization, activities and plans.
Falk then responded to questions, or heard comments, from NBFC members on subjects including:
6. Chairperson’s Report - Robert Wilson, New Brunswick Faculty Council Chair
Chairperson Wilson once again asked that everyone choose one of the Council’s standing committees, and email their committee preference to him. He said that several committees had met that morning, and were beginning to transact business.
7. Committee Reports
NBFC committee chairs reported on plans and activities of their committees, as follows:
Curriculum, Teaching and Honors Committee (CTHC) - Paul Leath, Chair: Leath said the CTHC:
Library Committee - Daniel Fishman, Chair: Fishman said that the Library Committee had discussed the following major issues:
Faculty Affairs and Personnel Policy Committee (FAPPC) - Paul Panayotatos, Chair: Panayotatos reported that the FAPPC is working on two issues:
8. Old Business
There was no old business.
9. New Business
There was no new business.
Chairperson Wilson reminded the Council that the next meeting will be held on Friday, February 5, 2010 in Trayes Hall A of the Douglass Campus Center. Robert Boikess noted that Brower Commons had reopened, and he suggested it as a venue for next year’s NBFC meetings. Wilson then adjourned the meeting at 2:43 p.m.
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