Minutes of the 200th New Brunswick Faculty Council
Members Present: J. Aiello, M.
Baykal-Gursoy, S. Bhuyan, R. Boikess, C. Clauss-Ehlers, S. Connolly, M. Cotter
(Chair), J. Crowley, M. Doerfel, D. Fishman, M. Flahive DiNardo, J. Friedman, Z.
Gajic, M. Gliserman, P. Hirshfield, M. Killingsworth, J-H. Kim, P. Klein, J.
Langsam, X. Liu, K. McKeever, N. Minsky, D. O'Connor, D. Redlawsk, D. Scheck, J.
Scheinbeim, M. Schwander, T. Stephens, L. Sun, T. Szatrowski, K. Thompson, J.
Worobey, L. Yu, J.
Present: R. Edwards (New Brunswick Chancellor), P.
Gilmore (New Brunswick Honors College Administrative Dean), M. Matsuda (New
Brunswick Honors College Academic Dean), C. McAnuff (Vice President for
Enrollment Management), M. Mickelsen (Assistant Recording Secretary), K.
Swalagin (Recording Secretary)
Call to Order – Martha Cotter, New Brunswick Faculty Council (NBFC)
Council Chairperson Martha Cotter called the 200th meeting of the New
Brunswick Faculty Council to order at 1:18 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015 in
Brower Commons Room ABC, College Avenue
Approval of Agenda
The agenda was
approved as distributed by the Chair.
Approval of Minutes of December 12,
of the December 12, 2014 NBFC meeting were approved, with one addition to
the attendees (Sherri
Chair's Report - Martha Cotter, NBFC Chair
Chair Martha welcomed everyone to the 200th meeting of the New Brunswick Faculty
Council (NBFC).5. Administrative Report - Richard
Edwards, New Brunswick Chancellor
Richard Edwards, New Brunswick
Chancellor, presented an administrative report, which included comments on the
Edwards then responded to questions, or
heard comments, on the above and a variety of other subjects, including:
- Henry Rutgers Professorships;
- the New Brunswick Strategic Plan;
- integrating themes and symposia;
- reorganization of Career Services;
- the Institute for Effective Education; and
- Capital Campaign success.
6. Report on the State of Undergraduate
Admissions in New Brunswick - Courtney McAnuff, Vice President for
- membership of various committees mentioned in his report; and
- no plans to privatize Rutgers.
McAnuff, Vice President for Enrollment Management, spoke about the state
of undergraduate admissions in New Brunswick. He commented on topics that
McAnuff then responded to
questions, or heard comments, on the above and a variety of other subjects,
- graduation rates;
Future Scholars Program;
- admissions rounds for top applicants;
- honors admissions notifications;
- international students; and
- federal funding and related requirements.
Report on the New Brunswick Honors
College - Matt Matsuda, Honors College Academic Dean, and Paul
Gilmore, Honors College Administrative Dean
- effects on Newark and Camden admissions;
- yield numbers for the range of SAT scores;
- suggestions for making SAT scores optional;
- Students in Transition Advising and Registration (STAR) program;
- implications of the move to three separate Rutgers Universities; and
New Brunswick Honors College Academic
Dean Matt Matsuda, and Administrative Dean Paul Gilmore spoke about the New
Brunswick Honors College. They spoke about comments that included:
engagement of the faculty, and the planning process;
the college's charter;
administrative aspects; and
the focus for the coming months.
Gilmore then responded to questions, or heard comments, on the above and related
cultural issues, and potential perceived elite status of the Honors
differences between the Honors College and honors
admissions and yields;
conservatory and recruitment at Mason Gross School of the Arts;
- involvement of, and effects upon, part-time lecturers.
commented on the process utilized to reach this point in Honors College
planning, stating that this is the NBFC's opportunity to have input.
8. Old Business
There was no old business.
9. New Business
was no new business.
meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.
Minutes written and submitted by,
Recording Secretary of
the New Brunswick Faculty Council