Meeting of January 24th, 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

  • SGA Report on the University’s Board of Regents
  • Resolution about the Language on Diplomas
  • Resolution Approving Change in the Name of the Counseling Psychology Degree

5. Approval of agenda

6. Approval of the draft minutes of the December 6th, 2019 meeting

7. Executive Committee report

  • University Committees 2019-2020
  • MOTION: In anticipation of a new capital campaign and to contribute to efforts to improve institutional fundraising, the Faculty Senate resolves to create an ad hoc Advancement and Relations Committee.

    The committee shall elect a senator from its members to be chairperson.

    The Executive Committee shall invite the Deans each to appoint a faculty member to the committee, so that they each have at least one designated representative to coordinate fundraising efforts and priorities.

    The charge of the committee is (1) to meet regularly with the Office of University Advancement and the Office of University Relations to discuss needs, priorities, and ideas and to help coordinate faculty support for and participation in Advancement and public relations efforts; (2) to collect and maintain an updated, organized list of funding priorities by department, independent program, college, and other academic units, including needs and potential ideas that might attract funding; and to share this list regularly with Advancement; (3) to identify and maintain a list of talented faculty interested, willing, and able to communicate a variety of academic initiatives to potential donors at lunches, dinners, and other events; (4) to report Advancement and University Relations initiatives, needs, and ideas to the faculty senate; and (5) generally to help foster the culture of giving necessary to improve Seton Hall University.

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Policy Committee report

    • MOTION: Whereas Stillman students currently studying the interface between finance and information technology do so through an unstructured course plan drawing from select courses in Finance and CDS; Be it Resolved that the new B.S. in Business Finance and Technology (BFIT) is approved to provide an integrated curriculum for students concentrating in both Finance and CDS.

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

c. Graduate Studies Committee report

9. Committees with No Reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

c. Academic Policy Committee

d. Admissions Committee

e. Calendar Committee

f. Faculty Development Committee

g. Faculty Guide and By-Laws 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. Executive Committee

    • MOTION: In anticipation of a new capital campaign and to contribute to efforts to improve institutional fundraising, the Faculty Senate resolves to create an ad hoc Advancement and Relations Committee.

      The committee shall elect a senator from its members to be chairperson.

      The Executive Committee shall invite the Deans each to appoint a faculty member to the committee, so that they each have at least one designated representative to coordinate fundraising efforts and priorities.

      The charge of the committee is (1) to meet regularly with the Office of University Advancement and the Office of University Relations to discuss needs, priorities, and ideas and to help coordinate faculty support for and participation in Advancement and public relations efforts; (2) to collect and maintain an updated, organized list of funding priorities by department, independent program, college, and other academic units, including needs and potential ideas that might attract funding; and to share this list regularly with Advancement; (3) to identify and maintain a list of talented faculty interested, willing, and able to communicate a variety of academic initiatives to potential donors at lunches, dinners, and other events; (4) to report Advancement and University Relations initiatives, needs, and ideas to the faculty senate; and (5) generally to help foster the culture of giving necessary to improve Seton Hall University.

b. Academic Policy Committee

    • MOTION: Whereas Stillman students currently studying the interface between finance and information technology do so through an unstructured course plan drawing from select courses in Finance and CDS; Be it Resolved that the new B.S. in Business Finance and Technology (BFIT) is approved to provide an integrated curriculum for students concentrating in both Finance and CDS.

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of December 6th, 2019

1:00 pm

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

5. Approval of agenda

6. Approval of the draft minutes of the November 8th, 2019 meeting

7. Executive Committee report

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Policy Committee report

    • MOTION: Whereas the en passant M.A.E. in Counseling Psychology was overlooked in the recent changes to all master-level degrees in CEHS from M.A.E. to M.A.; Be it Resolved that the en passant M.A.E. in Counseling Psychology be renamed as the M.A. in Counseling Psychology.

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

c. Faculty Guide and By-Laws Committee report

d. Graduate Studies Committee report

e. Instructional Technology Committee report

f. Program Review Committee report

9. Committees with No Reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

c. Academic Policy Committee

d. Admissions Committee

e. Calendar Committee

f. Faculty Development Committee

g. Grievance Committee

h. Library Committee

i. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

j. University Core Curriculum Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Academic Policy Committee

    • MOTION: Whereas the en passant M.A.E. in Counseling Psychology was overlooked in the recent changes to all master-level degrees in CEHS from M.A.E. to M.A.; Be it Resolved that the en passant M.A.E. in Counseling Psychology be renamed as the M.A. in Counseling Psychology.

b. Program Review Committee

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of November 8th, 2019

1:00 pm

NU 112

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 October 11th, 2019 meeting

7. Executive Committee Report

  • MOTION: The Executive Committee, based on survey results, recommends that we continue issuing the SHU diploma in Latin, but we are happy to reconsider if a majority of students ask us to do so.

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Facilities Committee Report

b. Academic Policy Committee Report

c. Admissions Committee Report

d. Compensation and Welfare Committee Report

e. Faculty Development Committee Report

f. Faculty Guide and By-Laws Committee Report

g. Graduate Studies Committee Report

h. Instructional Technology Committee Report

i. Library Committee Report

j. Program Review Committee Report

9. Committees with No Reports

a. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

b. Calendar Committee

c. Grievance Committee

d. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

e. University Core Curriculum Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Executive Committee

    • MOTION: The Executive Committee, based on survey results, recommends that we continue issuing the SHU diploma in Latin, but we are happy to reconsider if a majority of students ask us to do so.

b. Faculty Guide and By-Laws Committee

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of October 11, 2019

1:00 pm

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

  • Senior Faculty Associate and Senior Lecturer Promotion Raises Response
  • Approval of the Report of the Program Review Committee Regarding the School of Diplomacy
  • Approval of the Report of the Program Review Committee Regarding the Physician Assistant Program
  • Approval of the Compensation and Welfare Committee Presidential Priorities Report
  • Approval of the Political Science and Public Affairs Department’s Proposed 3-3 BA/JD Degree

5. Approval of agenda

6. Approval of the draft minutes of the September 13, 2019 meeting

7. Executive Committee report

  • Executive Committee resolution on the SGA Report and faculty representation on the Board of Regents
  • Executive Committee resolution on Departmental Tenure and Promotion Guidelines

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Admissions Committee report

c. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

d. Faculty Guide and By-Laws Committee report

e. Graduate Studies Committee Report

f. Instructional Technology Committee report

g. Program Review Committee report

h. University Core Curriculum Committee report

9. Committees with No Reports

a. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

b. Academic Policy Committee

c. Calendar Committee

d. Faculty Development Committee

e. Grievance Committee

          f. Library Committee

 g. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

10. Committee Motions

  1. Executive Committee
    • Executive Committee resolution on the SGA Report and faculty representation on the Board of Regents
    • Executive Committee resolution on Departmental Tenure and Promotion Guidelines
  1. Faculty Guide and By-Laws Committee

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of September 13, 2019

1:00 pm

Beck Rooms

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from University President, Dr. Joseph Nyre

4. Communications from the Provost’s Office

  • Statement on the Retirement of Mr. Dennis Garbini
  • Recommendations for Adjunct Pay Equity
  • Approval of Graduate Studies Committee Resolution
  • Approval of MS in Business Analytics
  • Approval of MA Concentration in Forensic Social Work
  • Recommendations of the IT Committee regarding Enrollment Caps for Online Courses
  • Approval of Major in Financial Mathematics
  • Report of the IT Committee regarding NSSE
  • Report of the Program Review Committee regarding Political Science and Public Administration Department

5. Approval of agenda

6. Approval of the draft minutes of the June 7, 2019 meeting

7. Executive Committee report

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

b. Faculty Guide and By-Laws Committee report

i. SECOND READING: Revised Article 6 of the Faculty Guide

ii. SECOND READING: Revised Article 7 of the Faculty Guide

c. Graduate Studies Committee report

d. Instructional Technology Committee report

i. MOTION: To Approve the committee’s response to the Interim Provost’s rejection of the June 2019 NSSE Recommendations

ii. 2019 NSSE Questionnaire for reference

e. Library Committee report

f. Program Review Committee report

9. Committees with No Reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

c. Academic Policy Committee

d. Faculty Development Committee

e. Calendar Committee

f. Grievance Committee

g. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

h. University Core Curriculum Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Faculty Guide and By-Laws Committee

i. SECOND READING: Revised Article 6 of the Faculty Guide

ii. SECOND READING: Revised Article 7 of the Faculty Guide

b. Instructional Technology Committee

i. MOTION: To approve the committee’s response to the Interim Provost’s rejection of the June 2019 NSSE Recommendations

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of June 7, 2019

9:00 am

Beck Rooms

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

4. Approval of agenda

5. Approval of the draft minutes of the May 10, 2019 meeting

6. Executive Committee report

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Policy Committee report

i. MOTION: The APC resolves that the Senate approve the POLS 3+3 BA JD Program

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

i. MOTION: To Approve the following resolution: Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate endorses the following compensation priorities developed by the Compensation and Welfare Committee and charges the Executive Committee to share the document with incoming President Nyre at their next meeting:

ii. Presidential Priorities for Faculty Compensation and Welfare

c. Faculty Development Committee report

d. Faculty Guide and By-Laws Committee report

i. FIRST READING: Revised Article 6 of the Faculty Guide

ii. FIRST READING: Revised Article 7 of the Faculty Guide

e. Instructional Technology Committee

i. MOTION: To Approve Online Class Size Report

ii. MOTION: To Approve NSSE Recommendations

f. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

i. 2019 Hakim Award Announcement

9. Committees with no reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

c. Calendar Committee

d. Graduate Studies Committee

e. Grievance Committee

f. Library Committee

g. Program Review Committee

h. University Core Curriculum Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Academic Policy Committee

i. MOTION: The APC resolves that the Senate approve the POLS 3+3 BA JD Program

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee

i. MOTION: To Approve the following resolution: Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate endorses the following compensation priorities developed by the Compensation and Welfare Committee and charges the Executive Committee to share the document with incoming President Nyre at their next meeting:

ii. Presidential Priorities for Faculty Compensation and Welfare

c. Faculty Guide and By-Laws Committee

i. FIRST READING: Revised Article 6 of the Faculty Guide

ii. FIRST READING: Revised Article 7 of the Faculty Guide

d. Instructional Technology Committee

i. MOTION: To Approve Online Size Proposal

ii. MOTION: To Approve NSSE Recommendations

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of May 10, 2019

1:00 pm

Beck Rooms

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

a. Responses to Resolutions

i. Provost’s Office Proposed Emeritus Policy Changes

ii. Provost’s Response to the Policy on Intimate Relationships with Subordinates

iii. Provost’s Response to the Recording Policy

4. Approval of agenda

5. Approval of the draft minutes of the April 5, 2019 meeting

6. Executive Committee report

a. Executive Committee Welcome to the New Senators

b. Emeritus Policy Counter Proposal

c. Recording Policy Redux

d. Memo re: Senate Adjunct Pay Response to the Provost’s Response

7. Election of the Executive Committee

8. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Policy Committee report

i. Revised MS in Analytics Proposal and Approval

ii. Proposed MA in Forensic Social Work

iii. Proposed Major in Financial Mathematics

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

c. Faculty Development Committee report

d. Faculty Guide and By-Laws Committee report

i. SECOND READING: Revised Article 6 of the Faculty Guide

ii. FIRST READING: Revised Article 7 of the Faculty Guide

e. Graduate Studies Committee report

i. MOTION: To Approve the resolution regarding data usage in graduate program decision-making.

f. Instructional Technology Committee report

i. Online Class Size Report

ii. NSSE Recommendations

g. Library Committee report

h. Program Review Committee report

i. Recommendations for Diplomacy and International Relations

Expanded Version of the Recommendation

ii. Recommendations for Political Science/Public Affairs

Expanded Version of the Recommendation

iii. Recommendations for Theology (Undergraduate)

Expanded Version of the Recommendation

iv. Recommendations for Physician Assistant

Expanded Version of the Recommendation

i. University Core Curriculum 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

10. Committee Motions

a. Academic Policy Committee

i. MOTION: To Approve the Revised MS in Analytics Proposal and Approval

ii. MOTION: To Approve the Proposed MA in Forensic Social Work

iii. MOTION: To Approve the Proposed Major in Financial Mathematics

b. Faculty Guide and By-Laws Committee

i. SECOND READING: Revised Article 6 of the Faculty Guide

ii. FIRST READING: Revised Article 7 of the Faculty Guide

c. Graduate Studies Committee

i. MOTION: To Approve the resolution regarding data usage in graduate program decision-making.

d. Program Review Committee

i. MOTION: To Approve the Recommendations for Diplomacy and International Relations

ii. MOTION: To Approve the Recommendation for Political Science/Public Affairs 

iii. MOTION: To Approve the Recommendations for Theology (Undergraduate)

iv. MOTION: To Approve the Recommendations for Physician Assistant

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of April 5, 2019

1:00 pm

Beck Rooms

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

a. Responses to Resolutions

i. Memo re: Opposition to the Potential Changes in the OGRE, CFD, and IRB

ii. Memo re: Approval to the Online Ed.S in Education Leadership

iii. Memo re: Approval of the Faculty Senate Motion re: Adjunct Compensation

iv. Memo re: Walsh Library Art Gallery and Companion Resolution from the College of Arts and Sciences 

b. Impact of Carnegie Classifications on News Rankings

4. Approval of agenda

5. Approval of the draft minutes of the March 8, 2019 meeting

6. Executive Committee report

7. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Facilities Committee report

b. Calendar Committee report

i. Proposed Calendar for the Academic Year 2021-2022

c. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

i. Response to the Provost’s Response to the Adjunct Compensation Resolution

d. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee report

i. FIRST READING: Revised Article 6 of the Faculty Guide

e. Graduate Studies Committee report

f. Instructional Technology Committee report

g. Library Committee report

h. Program Review Committee report

i. University Core Curriculum Committee report

8. Committees with no reports

a. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

b. Academic Policy Committee

c. Faculty Development Committee

d. Grievance Committee

e. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

9. Committee Motions

a. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee

i. FIRST READING: Revised Article 6 of the Faculty Guide

10. Old Business

11. New Business

12. Communications

13. Adjournment

Meeting of March 8, 2019

 

1:00 pm

Beck rooms

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

a. Fall 2018 Full-Time Freshman Profile

b. Responses to Resolutions

i. Memo re: Approval of MA in Applied Behavioral Analysis

4. Approval of agenda

5. Approval of the draft minutes of the February 15, 2019 meeting

6. Executive Committee report

7. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Policy Committee report

i. MOTION: To Approve the MS in Data Science Program

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

i. MOTION: To Approve the resolution regarding the inequity of $1000 promotion raises given to Faculty Associates.

Whereas Faculty Associates and Lecturers serve an important function for the University, specializing in teaching and service, serving larger teaching loads than tenure track and tenured faculty;

Whereas those promoted to the rank of Senior Faculty Associate have served for a minimum of 10 years and gone through two formal rank and tenure processes;

Whereas Faculty Associate salaries lag behind those of other faculty because they were not adjusted adequately or at all in the last two salary studies;

In order to achieve compensation parity with ranked faculty in their disciplines, be it resolved that those promoted to and those currently holding Senior Faculty Associate or Senior Lecturer positions should receive promotion raises based on the same formulae as other faculty promoted to Associate Professor in their colleges.

       c. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee report

d. Graduate Studies Committee report

e. Instructional Technology Committee report

i. Draft of SHU Email Calendar Document Sharing Policy

f. Library Committee report

g. Program Review Committee report

9. Committees with no reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

c. Calendar Committee

d. Faculty Development Committee

e. Grievance Committee

f. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

g. University Core Curriculum Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Academic Policy Committee

i. MOTION: To Approve the MS in Data Science Program

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee

i. MOTION: To Approve the resolution regarding the inequity of $1000 promotion raises given to Faculty Associates.

Whereas Faculty Associates and Lecturers serve an important function for the University, specializing in teaching and service, serving larger teaching loads than tenure track and tenured faculty;

Whereas those promoted to the rank of Senior Faculty Associate have served for a minimum of 10 years and gone through two formal rank and tenure processes;

Whereas Faculty Associate salaries lag behind those of other faculty because they were not adjusted adequately or at all in the last two salary studies;

In order to achieve compensation parity with ranked faculty in their disciplines, be it resolved that those promoted to and those currently holding Senior Faculty Associate or Senior Lecturer positions should receive promotion raises based on the same formulae as other faculty promoted to Associate Professor in their colleges.

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of February 15, 2019

1:00 pm

Beck rooms

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

a. Responses to Senate Resolutions

i. Memo re: Approval of Two Changes to Strategic Communications MA Program 

              ii. Memo re: Approval of Faculty Guide Interpretations of Article 10

4. Approval of agenda

5. Approval of the draft minutes of the January 25, 2019 meeting

6. Executive Committee report

7. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Admissions Committee report

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee report 

i. MOTION: To Approve the resolution regarding an increase in adjunct stipends.

Whereas research conducted by the Compensation and Welfare Committee demonstrates that most Seton Hall adjuncts are paid well below those teaching at our local peer and competitor schools;

Whereas equitable adjunct compensation ensures that the University can hire the most qualified instructors;

Whereas regular increases in the adjunct stipend rate make more budgetary sense than increases done periodically;

Be it resolved that the adjunct stipend rate across the University be increased to a minimum of $1500 per credit for adjuncts with a terminal degree, and $1200 for adjuncts with an MA.

Further, the adjunct stipend should be adjusted annually to account for cost of living increases.

       c. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee report

i. SECOND READING: Revised Version of Article 4 of the Faculty Guide

d. Graduate Studies Committee report

       e. Instructional Technology Committee report

f. Program Review Committee report 

9. Committees with no reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

       c. Academic Policy Committee

d. Calendar Committee

       e. Compensation and Welfare Committee

f. Faculty Development Committee

g. Grievance Committee

       h. Library Committee

i. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

j. University Core Curriculum Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Compensation and Welfare Committee

i. MOTION: To Approve the resolution regarding an increase in adjunct stipends.

Whereas research conducted by the Compensation and Welfare Committee demonstrates that most Seton Hall adjuncts are paid well below those teaching at our local peer and competitor schools;

Whereas equitable adjunct compensation ensures that the University can hire the most qualified instructors;

Whereas regular increases in the adjunct stipend rate make more budgetary sense than increases done periodically;

Be it resolved that the adjunct stipend rate across the University be increased to a minimum of $1500 per credit for adjuncts with a terminal degree, and $1200 for adjuncts with an MA.

Further, the adjunct stipend should be adjusted annually to account for cost of living increases.

b. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee

i. SECOND READING: Revised Version of Article 4 of the Faculty Guide 

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment