Meeting of January 29th

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from the Provost, Dr. Katia Passerini

4. Communications from the Provost

5. Approval of agenda

6. Approval of the draft minutes of the December 11th, 2020 meeting

7. Executive Committee report

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Admissions Committee report

9. Committees with No Reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Committee

c. Academic Policy Committee

d. Calendar Committee

e. Compensation and Welfare Committee

f. Faculty Development Committee

g. Faculty Guide & By-laws Committee

h. Graduate Studies Committee

i. Grievance Committee

j. Instructional Technology Committee

k. Library Committee

l. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

m. Program Review Committee

n. University Core Curriculum Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Admissions Committee

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of December 11th

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from the Provost, Dr. Katia Passerini

4. Communications from the Provost

5. Approval of agenda

6. Approval of the draft minutes of the November 13th, 2020 meeting

7. Executive Committee report

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Policy Committee report

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

c. Faculty Guide & By-laws Committee report

9. Committees with No Reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Committee

c. Academic Policy Committee

d. Admissions Committee

e. Calendar Committee

f. Faculty Development Committee

g. Graduate Studies Committee

h. Grievance Committee

i. Instructional Technology Committee

j. Library Committee

k. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

l. Program Review Committee

m. University Core Curriculum Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Academic Policy Committee

b. Faculty Guide & By-laws Committee

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of November 13th

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from the Provost, Dr. Katia Passerini

4. Communications from the Provost

5. Approval of agenda

6. Approval of the draft minutes of the October 9th, 2020 meeting

7. Executive Committee report

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Admissions Committee report

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

c. Faculty Guide & By-laws Committee report

d. Graduate Studies Committee report

e. Instructional Technology Committee report

f. Library Committee report

g. University Core Curriculum Committee report

9. Committees with No Reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Committee

c. Academic Policy Committee

d. Calendar Committee

e. Faculty Development Committee

f. Grievance Committee

g. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

h. Program Review Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Faculty Guide & By-laws Committee

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of October 9th

Microsoft Teams

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from the Provost, Dr. Katia Passerini

4. Communications from the Provost

5. Approval of agenda

6. Approval of the draft minutes of the September 11th, 2020 meeting

7. Executive Committee report

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Facilities Committee report

b. Academic Policy Committee report

c. Admissions Committee report

d. Calendar Committee report

e. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

f. Graduate Studies Committee report

g. Faculty Guide & By-laws Committee report

h. Instructional Technology Committee report

i. University Core Curriculum Committee report

9. Committees with No Reports

a. Academic Integrity Committee

b. Faculty Development Committee

c. Grievance Committee

d. Library Committee

e. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

f. Program Review Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Academic Policy Committee

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee

c. Faculty Guide & By-laws Committee

d. University Core Curriculum Committee

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of September 11th

Microsoft Teams

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from the Provost, Dr. Katia Passerini

4. Communications from the Provost

5. Approval of agenda

6. Approval of the draft minutes of the June 5th, 2020 meeting

7. Executive Committee report

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Facilities Committee report

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

MOTION: Resolution on Budget Availability

MOTION: Resolution on Budgetary Accountability to Faculty

c. Faculty Development Committee report

d. Instructional Technology Committee report

MOTION: Resolution on Reopening Student Hyflex vs. Remote Survey 

e. Library Committee report

f. University Core Curriculum Committee report

9. Committees with No Reports

a. Academic Integrity Committee

b. Academic Policy Committee

c. Admissions Committee

d. Calendar Committee

e. Faculty Guide & By-laws Committee

f. Graduate Studies Committee

g. Grievance Committee

h. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

i. Program Review Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Executive Committee

MOTION: Endorsement of EC Approval of Test-Optional Admissions for 2021

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee

MOTION: Resolution on Budget Availability

MOTION: Resolution on Budgetary Accountability to Faculty

c. Instructional Technology Committee

MOTION: Resolution on Reopening Student Hyflex vs. Remote Survey 

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of June 5th, 2020

Microsoft Teams

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from the Provost, Dr. Katia Passerini

4. Communications from the Provost’s Office

5. Communications from Lori A. Brown, J.D., Chief Equity, Diversity & Compliance Officer

6. Approval of agenda

7. Approval of the draft minutes of the May 8th, 2020 meeting

8. Executive Committee report

9. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Policy Committee report

    • MOTION: Whereas dual degrees between some undergraduate majors and SHU law already exist and a BSW-JD combination would offer additional opportunities for students, be it resolved that the 3+3 BSW+JD is approved.
    • MOTION: Whereas the combination of the BSW+JD+MSW would provide a path for students who wish to practice as clinical social workers and are interested in areas of practice related to law, be it resolved that the 3+3+1 BSW+JD+MSW is approved.

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

c. Faculty Development Committee report

d. Faculty Guide & By-laws Committee

e. Graduate Studies Committee report

f. Instructional Technology Committee report

g. Library Committee report

10. Committees with No Reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

c. Admissions Committee

d. Calendar Committee

e. Grievance Committee

f. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

g. Program Review Committee

h. University Core Curriculum Committee

11. Committee Motions

a. Executive Committee report

b. Academic Policy Committee

    • MOTION: Whereas dual degrees between some undergraduate majors and SHU law already exist and a BSW-JD combination would offer additional opportunities for students, be it resolved that the 3+3 BSW+JD is approved.
    • MOTION: Whereas the combination of the BSW+JD+MSW would provide a path for students who wish to practice as clinical social workers and are interested in areas of practice related to law, be it resolved that the 3+3+1 BSW+JD+MSW is approved.

c. Faculty Guide & By-laws Committee

12. Old Business

13. New Business

14. Communications

15. Adjournment

Meeting of May 8th, 2020

Online via Microsoft Teams

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

4. Communications from the Provost’s Office

5. Approval of agenda

6. Approval of the draft minutes of the April 17th, 2020 meeting

7a. Executive Committee report

i. Welcome and Rules for Senators

7b. Executive Committee Elections

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Policy Committee report

i. MOTION: Whereas the 3+2 MPA already exists with at least three A&S undergraduate degree programs and expanding such partnerships gives more students access to an important graduate degree credential, be it resolved that the new 3+2 MPA and BA in BIOL, SOBS, AFAM, and CAST are approved.

ii. MOTION: Whereas changing the name of the Online MPA in Nonprofit Management to a more generic name would broaden the programs student appeal, be it resolved that the Online MPA in Nonprofit Management change in name to Online MPA is approved.

iii. MOTION: Whereas revisions to the current DAVA program would make the critical academic skill sets offered by this program more accessible to students, be it resolved that the name change from DAVA to Data Analytics, the move from a certificate to an undergraduate minor in Data Analytics, and the reduction in credits in the graduate certificate in Data Analytics are approved.

iv. MOTION: Whereas obtaining a CFP certification requires a rigorous academic background in finance and wealth management, be it resolved that the new undergraduate minor in Wealth Management from the Stillman School of Business (BFWM) is approved.

v. MOTION: Whereas strategic collaborations with institutions outside Seton Hall provides critical opportunities to bolster enrollments at Seton Hall, be it resolved that the new 3+2 accelerated graduate program between XISU and Seton Hall’s Asian Studies Program is approved. Be it further resolved that the Academic Policy Committee recommends that if enrollment for this new accelerated graduate program is significant, it would be beneficial for the Department of
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures to request an early program review for the Asian Studies Program.

vi. MOTION: Whereas academic study of data science is growing in demand in a number of industries or professions, be it resolved that the new 3+2 accelerated, dual-degree program between the B.A./Minor in Mathematics and M.S. in Data Science, from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, is approved.

vii. MOTION: Whereas grappling and responding to questions of structural inequalities are increasingly central to the mission of the social work profession, be it resolved that the new undergraduate certificate in Social Work Policy and Justice from the Social Work Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work is approved.

b. Calendar Committee report 

c. Faculty Development Committee report

d. Faculty Guide & By-Laws Committee

i. Old Business: First Reading: Revised Article 10 of the Faculty Guide

e. Graduate Studies Committee report

f. Instructional Technology Committee report 

9. Committees with No Reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

c. Admissions Committee

d. Compensation and Welfare Committee

e. Grievance Committee

f. Library Committee

g. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

h. Program Review Committee

i. University Core Curriculum Committee

10. Old Business

a. Faculty Guide & By-Laws Committee

i. Old Business: First Reading: Revised Article 10 of the Faculty Guide

11. Committee Motions

a. Academic Policy Committee

i. MOTION: Whereas the 3+2 MPA already exists with at least three A&S undergraduate degree programs and expanding such partnerships gives more students access to an important graduate degree credential, be it resolved that the new 3+2 MPA and BA in BIOL, SOBS, AFAM, and CAST are approved.

ii. MOTION: Whereas changing the name of the Online MPA in Nonprofit Management to a more generic name would broaden the programs student appeal, be it resolved that the Online MPA in Nonprofit Management change in name to Online MPA is approved.

iii. MOTION: Whereas revisions to the current DAVA program would make the critical academic skill sets offered by this program more accessible to students, be it resolved that the name change from DAVA to Data Analytics, the move from a certificate to an undergraduate minor in Data Analytics, and the reduction in credits in the graduate certificate in Data Analytics are approved.

iv. MOTION: Whereas obtaining a CFP certification requires a rigorous academic background in finance and wealth management, be it resolved that the new undergraduate minor in Wealth Management from the Stillman School of Business (BFWM) is approved.

v. MOTION: Whereas strategic collaborations with institutions outside Seton Hall provides critical opportunities to bolster enrollments at Seton Hall, be it resolved that the new 3+2 accelerated graduate program between XISU and Seton Hall’s Asian Studies Program is approved. Be it further resolved that the Academic Policy Committee recommends that if enrollment for this new accelerated graduate program is significant, it would be beneficial for the Department of
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures to request an early program review for the Asian Studies Program.

vi. MOTION: Whereas academic study of data science is growing in demand in a number of industries or professions, be it resolved that the new 3+2 accelerated, dual-degree program between the B.A./Minor in Mathematics and M.S. in Data Science, from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, is approved.

vii. MOTION: Whereas grappling and responding to questions of structural inequalities are increasingly central to the mission of the social work profession, be it resolved that the new undergraduate certificate in Social Work Policy and Justice from the Social Work Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work is approved.

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of April 17th, 2020

Online via Teams

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Remarks from University President Dr. Joseph Nyre

4. Communications from the Provost’s Office

5. Approval of agenda

6. Approval of the draft minutes of the March 13th, 2020 meeting

7. Executive Committee report

a. MOTION: Resolution in Memory of Professor Robert E. Shapiro

b. MOTION: Resolution Recommending an Optional One-Year Extension of the Tenure Clock in Response to the Coronavirus

c. MOTION: Resolution Recommending Program Changes be Informed by the Strategic Plan and a Cohesive Academic Vision and Resources rather than P/L of Individual Programs

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Policy Committee report

i. MOTION: Whereas 3+3 BA-JD Dual Degree Programs are already in place in Diplomacy, Stillman, and in Political Science and Public Affairs, this new BA-JD program between Religion and the Law School expands and diversifies such offerings for undergraduate students; Be it resolved that the new 3+3 BA-JD Dual Degree Program from the Department of Religion and Seton Hall’s Law School is approved to provide high achieving undergraduate students an additional accelerated pathway to law school.

ii. MOTION: Whereas the study of world affairs/international relations is increasingly important for careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors; Be it resolved that the new Certificate in Global Affairs from the School of Diplomacy is approved to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity for an additional credential in the study of world affairs/international affairs.

b. Admissions Committee report

c. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

d. Faculty Development Committee report

e. Faculty Guide & By-Laws Committee

i. MOTION: First Reading: Revised Article 10 of the Faculty Guide

f. Graduate Studies Committee report

For reference:

i. GSC Resolution 5.10.19

ii. Provost Response 6.28.19

g. Instructional Technology Committee report

h. Library Committee report

9. Committees with No Reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

c. Calendar Committee

d. Grievance Committee

e. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

f. Program Review Committee

g. University Core Curriculum Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Executive Committee

i. MOTION: Resolution in Memory of Professor Robert E. Shapiro

ii. MOTION: Resolution Recommending an Optional One-Year Extension of the Tenure Clock in Response to the Coronavirus

iii. MOTION: Resolution Recommending Program Changes be Informed by the Strategic Plan and a Cohesive Academic Vision and Resources rather than P/L of Individual Programs

b. Academic Policy Committee

i. MOTION: Whereas 3+3 BA-JD Dual Degree Programs are already in place in Diplomacy, Stillman, and in Political Science and Public Affairs, this new BA-JD program between Religion and the Law School expands and diversifies such offerings for undergraduate students; Be it resolved that the new 3+3 BA-JD Dual Degree Program from the Department of Religion and Seton Hall’s Law School is approved to provide high achieving undergraduate students an additional accelerated pathway to law school.

ii. MOTION: Whereas the study of world affairs/international relations is increasingly important for careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors; Be it resolved that the new Certificate in Global Affairs from the School of Diplomacy is approved to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity for an additional credential in the study of world affairs/international affairs.

c. Faculty Guide & By-Laws Committee

i. MOTION: First Reading: Revised Article 10 of the Faculty Guide

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of March 13th, 2020

Beck Rooms

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

4. Communications from the Provost’s Office

a. FS-01-2020: Ad Hoc Advancement and Relations Committee

b. FS-03-2020: Faculty Guide Interpretation – Reorganization of College of Communication and the Arts

c. FS-26-2019: Tenure and Promotion Guidelines

d. FS-27-2019 Faculty Associate Course Load

5. Approval of agenda

6. Approval of the draft minutes of the February 14th, 2020 meeting

7. Executive Committee report

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Admissions Committee report

MOTION: Best Practices for Faculty Presentations at SHU Open House

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

MOTION: Tuition Remission Resolution

c. Faculty Guide & By-laws Committee report

MOTION: First Reading: Revised Article 10 of the Faculty Guide

d. Graduate Studies Committee report

e. Instructional Technology Committee report

9. Committees with No Reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

c. Academic Policy Committee

d. Calendar Committee

e. Faculty Development Committee

f. Grievance Committee

g. Library Committee

h. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

i. Program Review Committee

j. University Core Curriculum Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Admissions Committee

MOTION: Best Practices for Faculty Presentations at SHU Open House

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee

MOTION: Tuition Remission Resolution

c. Faculty Guide & Bylaws Committee

MOTION: First Reading: Revised Article 10 of the Faculty Guide

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment