Minutes of the 189th New Brunswick Faculty Council Meeting
February 1, 2013

Members Present: G. Ashley, R. Boikess, D. Britton, M. Cotter, T. Glynn, S. GullyP. Hirshfeld (for L. Clarke), H. Janes, M. Joo, M. Killingsworth, J. Kim, D. Kumar, D. Lammerts, J. Langsam, X. Liu, K. McKeever, L. Morrow, D. O’Connor (Chairperson), D. Redlawsk, H. Sackrowitz, M. Schwander, J. Shapiro, K. Thompson, E. Williams, W. Ward, D. Wilder
Non-Members Present: T. Stephens, K. Stubaus, K. Swalagin (Recording Secretary)
1.     Call to Order and Chairperson’s Report – Daniel O’Connor, NBFC Chairperson
Council Chairperson Daniel O’Connor called the 189th meeting of the New Brunswick Faculty Council (NBFC) to order at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013 in Room AB of Brower Commons, College Avenue Campus.
2.     Approval of Agenda
The agenda for this meeting was adopted as distributed by the chair,

3.     Approval of Minutes

The Minutes of the November 9, 2012 NBFC meeting were adopted as submitted by the recording secretary.

4.     Administrative Report – Karen Stubaus, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Administration
Karen Stubaus, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Administration, presented an administrative report which included comments on:
Stubaus then responded to questions or heard comments on the above, as well as:
5.         Chairperson’s Report – Daniel O’Connor, New Brunswick Faculty Council Chairperson
Dan O’Connor, NBFC Chairperson, presented a chairperson’s report which included comments on:
6.    Matters Completed, Status, and Matters Pending

An open discussion was held, during which matters discussed included:
7.    Faculty Athletic Representative Report - Tom Stephens, Faculty Athletic Representative

Tom Stephens, Faculty Athletic Representative, reported on his recent activities, and distributed copies of the January 8, 2013 report he sent to President Barchi.

8.    Resolution on Faculty Athletic Representative

Dan O'Connor distributed copies of a Resolution on Faculty Athletic Representative, which the NBFC Executive Committee had asked him to prepare. The resolution was moved, seconded, amended, and adopted as follows:

Whereas, Rutgers participates in Division 1-A athletics and is currently required under the NCAA Constitution and Bylaws to have a Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR); and,
Whereas, the Faculty Athletic Representative reports on FAR activities to the New Brunswick Faculty Council;
Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the New Brunswick Faculty Council invites the Rutgers Faculty Athletic Representative to attend and participate in the New Brunswick Faculty Council meetings in an ex officio capacity and to report on FAR activities to this body; and,
Be It Further Resolved that the New Brunswick Faculty Council recommend faculty members to be appointed to and serve as the Rutgers Faculty Athletic Representative.

O'Connor will forward the resolution to the administration.

9.    Library Report on Research Services - Ryan Womack, Rutgers University Libraries Faculty Coordinator

Ryan Womack, Rutgers University Libraries Faculty Coordinator, distributed and discussed an Executive Summary of the Research Services Report produced by the Planning and Coordinating Committee of the University Libraries. He said that the full report is being finalized, that it will include additional material on each of the topics listed in the Executive Summary, and that he will forward the report to Dan O'Connor when it is completed.

10.    Old Business

There was no old business.

11.    New Business

There was no new business.

12.    Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 3:23 p.m.

Minutes written and submitted by,

Ken Swalagin
Recording Secretary of the New Brunswick Faculty Council