Minutes of the 207th New Brunswick Faculty
January 29, 2016
Members Present: E. Alessi, N.
Belkin, S. Bhuyan (Vice Chair), R. Boikess, S. Cirignano, S. Connolly,
M. Cotter, E. Curchitser, D. Fishman, M. Flahive DiNardo, J. Friedman,
Z. Gajic, M. Gasparotto, H. Janes, M. Killingsworth (Chair), P. Klein,
D. Kumar, J. Langsam, C. Lugg, N. Minsky, R. Niederman, T. Ozel, A.
Pichugin, J. Pietruska, M. Rockland, S. Rubinstein, D. Scheck, Y. Chien
(for J. Scheinbeim), M. Schwander, J. Shandler, T. Stephens, T.
Szatrowski, P. Takhistov, K. Thompson, J. Zahn
Present: R. Edwards (New Brunswick
Swalagin (Recording Secretary)
to Order - Mark Killingsworth, New Brunswick
Faculty Council (NBFC) Chair
Council Chairperson Mark Killingsworth called the 207th
meeting of the New Brunswick Faculty Council to order at 1:12
Friday, January 29, 2016 in Brower Commons Room ABC, College Avenue
was approved as distributed.
of Minutes of December 4, 2015
The Minutes of
the December 4, 2015 NBFC meeting were approved as distributed.
Report - Richard Edwards, New Brunswick Chancellor
Richard Edwards, New Brunswick Chancellor, presented an
administrative report, which summarized a New
Brunswick Chancellor's Report he had given to the University Senate
the previous week. Edwards then responded to questions, or heard
the topics in his report, and others, including:
- enrollment increases, and related faculty and class-size
- the Study Abroad program;
- recruitment of minority faculty;
- special initiatives funding;
- CIC expenditures and student:faculty ratio;
- new facilities;
- administrative structure and personnel; and
- Mark Killingsworth, NBFC Chair
NBFC Chair Mark Killingsworth said that
there were no special reports for this meeting, but that there would be
Standards, Regulations and
Admissions Committee (ASRAC) Report on Evaluating Teaching Evaluations - Robert Boikess, ASRAC Chair
This item was not on the agenda, but the issue had been discussed at
the previous NBFC meeting. Robert Boikess distributed hardcopy of a
brief report on Teaching Evaluation. The report did not include a
resolution. It was discussed at some length, but no action was taken on
7. Ad Hoc Committee on
Academic Analytics - Sanjib Bhuyan, NBFC Vice Chair and Ad Hoc
Council Vice Chair Sanjib Bhuyan had presented a report on Academic
Analytics at the October NBFC meeting, after which he had been
asked to put together a committee
to generate a full report on this issue. He presented a report at the
previous NBFC meeting, and another at
this meeting. The issue was discussed, and ended with Killingsworth
asking the Council members to send their ideas on the matter to Bhuyan.
and Personnel Policy Committee (FAPPC) Report on Academic Freedom, and
Contingent Faculty - Serena Connolly, FAPPC Chair
FAPPC Chair Serena Connolly had reported on the issue of
academic freedom and contingent faculty at the previous NBFC meeting,
and provided a status report on her committee's ongoing work on the
matter at this meeting.
9. Old Business
There was no old business.
10. New Business
There was no new business.
The meeting adjourned at 3:26 p.m.
Minutes written and submitted by,
Recording Secretary of the New Brunswick Faculty Council