Minutes of the 215th New Brunswick
Faculty Council Meeting
J. Aiello, E. Alessi, S. Bhuyan, R. Boikess, M.
Cotter, M. Doerfel, D. Fishman, J. Friedman, Z. Gajic, M. Gasparotto, M.
Gliserman, D. Hamilton, A. Hetling, P. Hirschfield, M. Kiessling, M.
Killingsworth, T. Kuchi, J. Langsam, C. Lugg, M. Mayer, K. McKeever, N. Minsky,
T. Ozel, J. Pietruska, J. Rubin, N. Sheflin, T. Stephens (Chair), T. Szatrowski,
P. Takhistov, K. Thompson, J. Worobey, J. Zahn, D.
Present: R. Edwards (New Brunswick Chancellor), K.
Swalagin (Recording Secretary), M. Mickelsen
Call to Order – Tom Stephens, New Brunswick Faculty Council (NBFC)
Council Chairperson Tom Stephens called the 215th meeting of the New
Brunswick Faculty Council to order at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017 in
Busch Campus Center Room 120ABC, Busch
Approval of Agenda
was approved as distributed.
Approval of Minutes of January 27, 2017
The January 27, 2017 NBFC
Minutes were approved with one change to the attendance.
4. Chair's Report - Tom Stephens, New
Brunswick Faculty Council Chair
Council Chair Tom Stephens' Chair's Report
included comments on:
- his continuing work to correct roster omissions;
- Susan English, of the New Brunswick Chancellor's office, is available to
help with the NBFC website;
- he will send missing items/resolutions to Martha Cotter, who will post
them on the website;
- the need to elect new chair, vice chair, and Executive Committee members
for next year; and
- urging all Council members to reach out to their deans to identify
continuing or replacement Council members.
Administrative Report - Richard Edwards, New Brunswick Chancellor
New Brunswick Chancellor Richard Edwards' administrative report included
responded to questions, or heard comments, on the above subjects, as well as
Study Abroad programs.
Scarlet and Black book project, and associated renaming of Rutgers facilities
to honor slaves who worked at Rutgers, as well as related, additional plans
- upcoming lecture by François
Cornilliat, Distinguished Professor of French;
- immersive synchronous lecture classrooms; and
- the Big Ten Academic Leadership Program (ALP).
[At this point in the meeting, the guest speakers
for the next docketed item had not yet arrived, so the Council moved ahead in
Teaching Conference - Martin Gliserman
Martin Gliserman, Teaching
Conference organizer, spoke about the upcoming April 21 Teaching Conference,
which will be held in the Busch Campus Center. Robert Boikess noted that April
22 is the date of the March for Science in Washington, DC.
7. Committee Reports
and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC): FPAC Chair Jeff Friedman
presented a draft report and Recommendations Concerning Presidential Search and
Selection, which was discussed. Suggestions were made for changes to the
report. Stephens asked the Council members present to send further suggestions
to him and Friedman. Friedman then continued, presenting a Resolution
on PTL Professionalization, which was discussed, amended, and adopted
Budget and Planning
Committee (BPC): BPC Chair Mark Killingsworth presented a Resolution on
the Financial Situation of the Rutgers Athletics Program, which was discussed.
Suggestions were made for amendments to the report. A motion to send the report
back to the BPC for further discussion and wordsmithing was seconded, and
Academic Standards, Regulations
and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) on Academic Advising: ASRAC Chair Robert
Boikess presented a report on Student Evaluation of Teaching. The report was
discussed, and remanded back to the ASRAC for further consideration, after which
it will be docketed for the last NBFC meeting of this academic year. Boikess
also spoke about admissions testing, and test-optional admissions.
Curricula, and Honors Committee (TCHC): TCHC Chair Martha Cotter said her
committee wants to address the issue of eliminating Sakai, and to make Canvas
the Rutgers standard course-management program. Stephens asked Cotter to send
him an email on the subject, which he would forward to New Brunswick
meeting adjourned at 3:29 p.m.
Minutes written and submitted by,
Recording Secretary of the New Brunswick Faculty