APPROVED MINUTES FOR THE FOURTH REGULAR MEETING
OF THE FACULTY SENATE
FACULTY OF ARTS AI\ID SCIENCES-CAf’lIDEI\J
December 11, 2007
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 12:29 p.m. in room 121 Armitage Hall, Dr. William Saidel, President, presiding.
The minutes from the April 2007 meeting were APPROVED, VOICE VOTE. Approval of the minutes for the November 2007 and December 2007 meetings will be presented at the February 5, 2008 meeting.
Under Assistant Dean Gulick’s direction, Danyelle Thurman distributed a list of the December 2007 graduates for Faculty Senate approval. The list was APPROVED, VOICE VOTE pending each graduate must successfully complete of all required courses.
Campus computer security issues:
The last word from the December 11th meeting was that all Rutgers computers bought on budget-related accounts are Rutgers property. Harold Winshel’s office has control of the use of all these computers. It was noted that making any software changes cannot be done without permission. The issue of wasting time waiting for installation can be frustrating. Someone suggested that perhaps it would be best to not accept computers through the University. It was stated that too much time has been spent already on this issue this year.
Slogging: The act of posting notes on the Internet and receiving comments from other Internet users. Bloggers usually moderate their own accounts. It was suggested that AAUP be contacted to see if they could be a host site for blogs. We would need to find someone to oversee it.
RAMS (Rutgers Automated Mailing System) is a good forum for public
information contact. However, RAMS has no memory; information
goes out and is gone. It was suggested that we use RAMS and put it
on the Senate website. RAMS can be posted to a log and copied to
4. New business:
The need for more classrooms was presented. Since the University
can afford $100,000 for extra-curricular sports (football) costs, can
Camden get some new classrooms? Dr. Lees and Dr. Saidel will
compose a letter to President McCormick. The Senate will make a
If a student is in distress call Mary Beth Daisey (X6044) or Health Services (X6005).
Meeting ended at 1: 10.
MEMBERS PRESEI\JT: Saidel, Tarbell, Maslen, J. Smith, Fitter, Ledoux, Sill, Meloy, Rushing, Lees, VanderVen, Still, Karel, Li,Chao, Gurfinkiel, Shienbaum, Bezrukova, Goertzel
MEMBERS ABSENT: Mclilroy, Shankman, Espiritu, Tan, Duffy, Hippolyte, Herrera
MEMBERS EXCUSED: Schiavo, Vallone, Johann, J. Robinson, VanTil, Adelson