Minutes of the 193rd New Brunswick Faculty
December 13, 2013
Members Present: H.
Bhuyan, R. Boikess, L. Carbone, C. Clauss-Ehlers, S. Connolly, M.
(Chair), J. Crowley, D. Fishman, M. Flahive DiNardo, J. Friedman,
Z. Gajic, M. Gliserman, A. Howard, M-K Joo, M. Killingsworth, J-H Kim,
P. Klein, D. Lammerts, X. Liu, K. McKeever, N. Minsky, L. Morrow, D.
O'Connor, M. Radford, D. Redlawsk, L. Schein, M. Schwander, T.
Stephens, K. St. Martin, L. Sun, G. Taghon, Z. Tan, K. Thompson, C.
Uslay, W. Ward, R. Welch, E. Williams, J. Zahn
Non-Members Present: R.
Edwards, K. Swalagin (Recording Secretary)
to Order – Martha Cotter, New Brunswick Faculty Council
Council Chairperson Martha Cotter called the
meeting of the New Brunswick Faculty Council (NBFC) to order at 1:19
Friday, December 13, 2013 in Room ABC of Brower Commons, College Avenue
She welcomed all present.
for this meeting, as distributed
by the chair, including time limits, was approved.
of Minutes of October 11, 2013
The Minutes of
the October 11,
2013 NBFC meeting were corrected and approved, with the proviso
that if other corrections need to be made, members will send those to
Ken Swalagin, recording secretary.
4. Chair's Report -
Martha Cotter, NBFC
Chairperson Cotter's report included comments on the
Report – Richard Edwards, Executive Vice President for Academic
- President Barchi's acceptance of the recently submitted new
foundational element for the strategic plan, which had been approved by
the NBFC as well as the Camden and Newark Faculty Councils and the
- her attempts to discuss the NBFC's resolution and ad hoc
athletics with Athletic Director Julie Hermann, without success; and
- a docketed committee-of-the-whole discussion on issues for
consideration during the winter break or next semester, including input
on the New Brunwick strategic plan, addition of the NBFC to the
University Policy Library, support for the chair, developments on
charges currently in NBFC standing committees, developments regarding
online courses that may engender revision of some committee charges,
Pearson e-College, copyright issues, etc.
Richard Edwards, Executive Vice President for Academic
Affairs, presented an administrative report which focused on:
Edwards then responded
to questions, or heard comments,
on the above and additional subjects including:
- strategic planning; and
- plans for a New
- the docketed NBFC
report and resolution on the proposed New Brunswick honors college
(submitted by the NBFC's Curriculum, Teaching, and Honors Committee);
- work being done on a
multiyear plan for athletics, and the related need for the NBFC to
communicate with Athletic Director Hermann;
- goals for hiring new
faculty, and related funding needs;
- strategic planning
processes and timelines; and
- the Committee on
Institutional Cooperation (CIC), and the potential for joint classes
with other member institutions.
Teaching, and Honors Committee (CTHC) Report,
Recommendations, and Resolution on the Proposal for a New Brunswick
Honors College - Martha Cotter, CTHC Chair
Dan O'Connor, last year's NBFC chair, assumed the chair and presided
while CTHC Chair Martha Cotter summarized her committee's report and
recommendations on the proposal for a New Brunswick Honors College. The
report and its recommendations, as well as the accompanying resolution,
were discussed at some length, with several amendments being adopted.
The report, in the form as it appears at the above link, was then
adopted unanimously by the NBFC.
7. Report on
Progress in Developing the Rutgers Open Access Policy - Dan Fishman,
Library and Academic Resources Committee (LARC) Chair
LARC Chair Dan Fishman reported that he and his committee are reviewing
Senate's October 2012 report and recommendations on open access.
There was no old business.
9. New Business
There was a brief discussion of how the NBFC can respond substantively
as a group, and have input to the New Brunswick Strategic Plan.
The meeting adjourned at 3:26 p.m.
Minutes written and submitted by,
Recording Secretary of the New Brunswick Faculty Council