EINSTEIN SENATE MEETING
February 9, 2011
The January minutes were approved.
Dean Allen Spiegel discussed the plan of the Health and Hospitals Corporation to implement administrative changes at several of its facilities, including Jacobi. Several Jacobi faculty members were present at the Senate meeting to voice their concerns about this issue. The Dean provided a detailed update on Einstein’s efforts to ensure that the teaching environment at Jacobi will not be negatively affected by the proposed changes.
Senate Speaker Jeff Segall announced that Margaret Kielian would be replacing Robbie Burk as the Chair of the Einstein Awards Committee. He also noted that the newly formed Faculty Recognition Nominating Committee would be chaired by John Blanchard. Also announced was that Brian Cohen has been named Associate Dean for Graduate Education.
Committee on Committees
There was nothing to report.
Jed Shivers: Einstein Senate Annual Financial Report
Jed Shivers, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, delivered his annual report of Einstein’s finances. He highlighted that Einstein’s investments in faculty recruitment, facilities development and renovation, and technology have already had the desired effect of increasing our NIH research dollars.