Nominations are now open for the AAUP-AFT Faculty Representative to the Rutgers-Newark Campus Advisory Board.
As part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act that was signed into law on August 22, 2012, there was created a Campus Advisory Board for Rutgers-Newark that "shall work with the chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark in implementing the teaching, research, and service mission of Rutgers University-Newark, the engagement of the campus with its local community, its region, and the State, and its commitment to academic excellence, access, and diversity." Faculty and staff from Rutgers-Newark represented by AAUP-AFT and URA-AFT, respectively, met with sponsors of the legislation in June 2012 to create the Board and insure that union members from the campus would be represented. For details on the Board and responsibilities of its members, please see the section excerpted from the new law below.
The AAUP-AFT invites you to nominate yourself or a colleague for the position of AAUP-AFT representative on the Newark Campus Advisory Board:
- If you choose to make a nomination, you should do so by 10:00AM this coming Monday, September 21, 2015, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please include a name and an optional paragraph on why the nominated person would best represent the Newark members of the AAUP-AFT.
- The term is for two years: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2017.
- The AAUP-AFT representative will be expected to attend the first meeting of the Newark Campus Advisory Board on Tuesday, September 29 (Noon – 1:30pm in the Center for Law and Justice) and report on the meeting to the AAUP-AFT Executive Council on October 13 (9:30am – 11:30am), so please consider this when nominating for the position.
The Newark Chapter leadership will then meet to consider the nominations and decide on a recommendation to the AAUP-AFT Executive Council. A final decision will be made by the Executive Council by Wednesday, September 23.
Thank you for your consideration of this important matter.
David M. Hughes, President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Professor of Anthropology
Rutgers - New Brunswick
Robert Snyder, Secretary, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Professor of Journalism and American Studies
Rutgers – Newark
Excerpt from the law
Rutgers-Newark Campus Advisory Board (in the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act of 2012):
20. a. As used in this section, “northern counties” means Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Union, Sussex, and Warren Counties.
b. Effective July 1, 2013, a campus advisory board shall be appointed for Rutgers University–Newark. The campus advisory board shall work with the chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark in implementing the teaching, research, and service mission of Rutgers University-Newark, the engagement of the campus with its local community, its region, and the State, and its commitment to academic excellence, access, and diversity.
The campus advisory board shall be composed of 13 members as follows: the chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark who shall serve ex-officio; the member of the board of governors of Rutgers, The State University who is appointed by the board of trustees and who is, pursuant to N.J.S.18A:65-14, required to be a resident of Essex County; two Rutgers University-Newark faculty members one of whom is appointed by the faculty union and one of whom is elected by the Rutgers Newark Faculty Council; one member of the Rutgers University-Newark administration appointed by the Rutgers University-Newark chancellor; one Rutgers University-Newark staff member selected from among the staff unions; two student representatives appointed by the Rutgers University-Newark student governing association; three members of the local community, two of whom shall be selected by the Office of Community Affairs from community organizations with one of these members being an alumnus of Rutgers University-Newark, and one of whom shall be selected by the Mayor of the City of Newark; and two public members who are appointed by the chancellor and who are residents of a northern county.
All members shall serve a term of two years, renewable by reappointment or re-election in the same manner as the initial selection. A president of the advisory board shall be selected for a one-year term by a vote of the members of the campus advisory board, and may be so elected for successive terms without limit.
A member shall be subject to removal, after a hearing by a majority of the campus advisory board, for malfeasance or conduct injurious to the interest of Rutgers University-Newark.
The board shall meet and organize annually at a regular meeting held during the second week in September. The president shall serve until the following September and until his successor is appointed and qualified. Vacancies in the offices shall be filled in the same manner for the unexpired term only.
Members of the board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses.
The campus advisory board shall hold at least one public meeting each semester.
21. Notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.18A:65-25 or any other section of law to the contrary, the campus advisory board of Rutgers University-Newark shall:
a. advise the president and the board of governors of Rutgers, The State University on the selection of the Rutgers University-Newark chancellor;
b. propose capital projects and bonding for Rutgers University-Newark to the board of governors of Rutgers University; and
c. propose an annual budget for Rutgers University-Newark to the board of governors of Rutgers University.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to alter, amend, modify, or diminish the authority of the board of governors of Rutgers, The State University to grant tenure and promotions to faculty at Rutgers University-Newark, establish standards for academic programs and for the awarding of degrees for Rutgers University-Newark, and make final decisions on capital projects, bonding, and the annual budget for Rutgers University-Newark.