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DRAFT, Minutes of Faculty Assembly, 5/1/2019

Wed. May 1, 2019 (Pavilion)

1:00-1:30pm Faculty Forum
(The FF is a closed session only for full time faculty and adjunct faculty.)

  • Discussion: FAEC voting items (see below).

1:30-3:00pm Faculty Assembly
(The FA is open to a general College audience, including administrators, but only FA members, as defined by our bylaws, may vote.  All full-time employees contractually obligated to teach are FA members.)

  • Approve Minutes
    • March 13 Minutes
    • April 3 Minutes
  • Report: FA President
  • Report: College President
  • Report: Provost
    • Data Driven Decision Making: Prior to making or suggesting substantial changes, the Faculty Assembly urges the Provost to provide the cost-benefit rationale and relevant data to support such changes.
    • Shared Governance: The Faculty Assembly urges the Provost to observe Shared Governance as prescribed by the Shared Governance Task Force report, and that appropriate constituent groups (e.g. FA, ARC, etc.) be consulted and/or informed of relevant proposals or changes.
    • Mission: It is the Mission and Vision of RCNJ to be “the region’s premier public liberal arts college.”  The faculty cannot be solely responsible for furthering the Liberal Arts mission.  Beyond following enrollment trends and downsizing programs based on popularity alone, the Faculty Assembly strongly urges the College administration to identify specific ways to sustainably promote the core
      liberal arts.
    • African American Literature Line: If Ramapo College is to uphold its commitments to promote diversity, as stated in the Mission and core Values of the college, and in the objectives of Goal 2 of the Strategic Plan, then resources need to be allocated to preserving this position.The Faculty Assembly urges the Provost and President to reinstate African American literature as a tenure-track position at Ramapo College.
    • Solidarity Statement against Bias and Hate
      On April 3, Pandit Devendra Shukla, who lives and works at the Hindu Samaj Temple of Mahwah, very close to our campus, was attacked by a Mahwah resident in the parking lot of a shopping center on Route 17. The attack is now being investigated as a hate crime. The faculty of Ramapo College of New Jersey condemn in the strongest terms the attack and stand in solidarity with all victims of hate crimes on and off campus. In light of other recent hate crimes, such as the Anti-Semitic attack at the California synagogue this past Saturday and the fire at a nearby mosque, we recognize that this incident is part of a larger movement promoting hate and intolerance against people of color, as well as on the basis of religion, migration status, gender and sexuality throughout the country. The fight against hate and intolerance is a fight in which we all have a stake.
    • New Minor in Public Healh
    • New BS in Data Science
    • New MS in Data Science

3:00pm AFT

FA Minutes:

Archived Minutes

Archived Minutes















Archived Agendas

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Fall 2010

Spring 2010

Fall 2009

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

 Spring 2008

Fall 2007

Spring 2007

Archived Reports and Documents

Archived Reports and Documents

Reports and Documents




6/1/16 Current list of GECCo members for 2016-17

May 11, 2016 FA meeting (12 noon, H-129)

April 20, 2016 FA meeting (12 noon, H-129)

March 23, 2016 FA meeting (12 noon, H-129)

Feb 17, 2016, FA meeting:

Feb. 17, 2016: Faculty Forum – Library Renovations Task Force

  • draft library plans (for purpose of getting permission to seek bond money, Board of Trustees packet for 1/12/16 meeting). Draft Plans

Dec. 2nd, 2015

9/30: Emergency communication information from Donna Singer (10/7/15)

9/30: Faculty Forum – DRAFT of General Education implementation

9/2: Gen Ed forum Draft Presentation-(revised 9/2) 

Archived Documents

For May 20 2015 Faculty Conference:

General Education Task Force Report, May 8 (submitted to ARC)
4/28: 2015-2016 College Class Schedule (final version)
4/22 Schedule Task Force: proposed Spring 2016 Schedule
4/22 Gen. Ed. – clusters update
4/22 Provost’s Service Task Force: final report

For April 8: General Education Updated Documents
 3/15’s Presentation: The Draft Gen Ed. (pdf)
Memo regarding CRWT
Explanation of Language Requirement (3/31)
Language requirements at other schools
Goals and outcomes (Jan 2015)

3-11-15 TFAEE final report (rev. 11:50pm Fri 3/6/15)

Additional info from Dr. Karlin, TFAEE chair, regarding the Final Report: “Subsequent to the presentation made by the TFAEE at the Feb. 18 FA meeting, additional data was obtained and analyzed. This has resulted in an expansion to the section on Charge D (The perceived inequities in current (and potentially future) teaching load).”

3-11-15 Reports of FA committees
2-20-15 TFAEE Draft report
2-18-15 Reports of FA Committees, FRC, IDC
12-10-14 Reports of FA committees
11-12-14 Reports of FA Committees
11-12-14 DRAFT report of the Experiential Learning Task Force
10-15-2014 Reports of FA Committees, FRC, IDC
10-15-14 Charge of the Task Force on Academic Excellence and Engagement
10-15-14 FAEC’s report (including its Agenda) 
9-24-14 Reports of FA Committees, FRC, IDC




2010 – 2011

2009 – 2010

2008 – 2009

2007 – 2008

2006 – 2007