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BOARD OF TRUSTEESThe program will emphasize the application of geographic theory and research methods to problems related to the metropolitan area of Chicago in particular, and to the larger context of the discipline as an applied field of endeavor.
This will be accomplished through the examination of problems associated with environmental constraints on urban expansion, patterns of residential site selection, and problems of daily activity in the metropolitan region, geographic limitations on the provision of public services, changes in the effectiveness of public and private facilities resulting from^ geographic shifts by consuming publics, etc.
The Chancellor at Chicago Circle has approved the recommendation to initiate this new program. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no other Senate jurisdiction is involved.
With the concurrence of appropriate administrative officers, I recommend approval, subject to further action by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
O n motion of M r. Steger, this recommendation was approved.
ESTABLISHMENT OF DOCTOR OF ARTS DEGREES IN BIOLOGICAL
SCIENCES AND IN MATHEMATICS. CHICAGO CIRCLE
The Doctorof Arts degree is designed to produce teachers for undergraduate instruction in universities, in four-year colleges and community or junior colleges, and to incorporate subject matter and innovative instructional methods not traditionally included in the backgroundof college and junior college teachers.
The program is built upon intensive training in subject matter, research in an educational program of the discipline, and an internship or practicum in teaching techniques to develop breadth of knowledge and expertise in teaching the subject.
Consistent with the recommendations of the Board of Higher Education the Doctor of Arts program includes the following specific elements: the development of problem-solving ability, applied work or internship experience, methods of effective communication, and interpretation of information and ability to utilize educational technology. The Graduate College at Chicago Circle has assigned a high priority to such programs.
In recognition of the efforts thus far, Chicago Circle has received the following support from external sources: the National Science Foundation, a threeyear grant of $115,000 for the development of courses in educational technology;
the Sloan Foundation, a three-year grant of $150,000 for graduate student stipends, graduate student research projects, and educational technology development; and the Carnegie Corporation, a two and one-half year grant of $45,000 for the development of courses in research methods in educational settings.
On July 21, 1971, a Doctor of Arts degree in Chemistry was approved by the Board of Trustees. The Chicago Circle Senate now has recommended the authorization of curricula leading to the degrees of Doctor of Arts in Biological Sciences and in Mathematics.^ The programs would be formally initiated in September 1973, and reflect existing strength in faculty and physical resources in these disciplines.
The Chancellor at Chicago Circle and Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination concur in the recommendation of the Senate. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no further Senate jurisdiction is involved.
I recommend approval, subject to further action by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
On motion of Mr. Forsyth, this recommendation was approved.
ELECTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM, CHICAGO CIRCLE(8) The Chicago Circle Senate has recommended approval of the establishment of an elective, in lieu of the present required, program in physical education.
Currently, students entering Chicago Circle for the first time with less than ninety quarter hours of credit are required to secure six quarters of credit in 1973] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 165 physical education, including the amount transferred. Credit in these six quarters of required physical education is not included in the total hours or in the scholastic average required for graduation.
It is proposed to abolish the physical education requirement for all students and place it entirely on an elective basis. Credit earned in physical education courses, starting with the summer session of 1973, may be included in the scholastic average at the discretion of the individual colleges and may, at the discretion of the colleges, be included in the total hours required for graduation. This proposal parallels the action taken by the Board at its May 17, 1972, meeting with respect to the Urbana-Champaign campus.
The Chancellor at Chicago Circle and the Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination concur in this recommendation. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no further Senate jurisdiction is involved.
I recommend approval.
O n motion of M r. H o w a r d, this recommendation was approved by the following vote: Aye, M r. Forsyth, M r. H a h n, M r. H o w a r d, M r.
H u g h e s, Mr. Neal, Mr. P o g u e ; no, M r. Steger; absent, D r. Bakalis, M r. Swain, Governor W a l k e r.
LAURENCE J. NORTON CHAIR, COLLEGE OF
A G R I C U L T U R E. URBANA(9) A trust indenture, executed by the late Aurene T. Norton, with the Champaign National Bank as trustee, provided for the establishment of "The Laurence J. Norton Chair" in memory of her husband who for some thirty years served on the faculty in the area of agricultural marketing, policy 1and finance, and was formerly head of the Department of Agricultural Economics.
The trust income was paid to Mrs. Norton until her death. Under the indenture, monthly stipends will be paid to two beneficiaries from the trust income and the balance of the income is to be distributed to the University "to be used for visiting lecturers or for the endowment of a professional chair in the field of Agricultural Marketing so long as that subject is a feasible subject, and thereafter for visiting lecturers or a professional chair in Agricultural Economics. I direct that the lecturer and/or the chair provided for herein shall be administered by the Dean of the College of Agriculture and the head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Illinois, and shall be named 'The Laurence J. Norton Chair' in memory of my late husband. I further direct that the preference shall be given to American lecturers in this subject." The funds available under the bequest are estimated to be sufficient for these purposes.
In order to implement the wishes of Mrs. Norton, the Chancellor and the Dean of the College of Agriculture at the Urbana-Champaign campus have recommended that the gift_ be accepted and designated "The Laurence J. Norton Chair." The objective will b e t o improve the quality of the program in agricultural marketing and it is anticipated that individuals selected as recipients for this purpose will be from the ranks of universities (normally outside the University of Illinois), governmental agencies, or industrial firms.
The responsibilities of those selected would include:
Enhancing the ability of faculty and students to identify social and economic issues affecting the markets for and marketing of agricultural products;
Promoting the intellectual development and enriching the research and teaching skills of faculty and students;
Encouraging the development and use of innovative methods of education and research; and Fostering improved communications and interaction among members of the staff.
It is presently intended that the Chair be filled on a rotational basis (normally a period of two years or less) and that it be considered an additional manpower source, not a replacement of current funds used for existing purposes.
Subject to appropriate rules and regulations of the University, the Chair will be Professor Norton was first appointed to the University of Illinois faculty in September
1923. He died February 3, 1956. Mrs. Norton died April 25, 1972.
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BOARD OF TRUSTEESadministered by the Dean of the College of Agriculture and the head of the Department of Agricultural Economics as provided in the trust indenture.
I recommend acceptance of this bequest and approval of the establishment of the Laurence J. Norton Chair.
On motion of Mr. Forsyth, this recommendation was approved.
REVISION O F STATUTORY PROVISIONS RELATING
TO BIENNIAL APPOINTMENTS(10) The University Statutes and General Rules, for many years, have provided that certain administrative officers appointed by the Board of Trustees (e.g., deans, assistant and associate deans, directors, departmental chairmen, and, more recently, chancellors and vice chancellors) should be appointed biennially. The provision for biennial appointment has been linked to the biennial budgeting process. Because the University is now on an annual budgeting cycle and, more importantly, because annual appointments to positions of this nature appear more appropriate and more consistent with current administrative philosophy, I believe that all provisions for biennial appointments now appearing in the Statutes should be revised to provide for annual appointment.
At my request, the Chancellors at the three campuses have discussed this proposed change with the groups affected by it. They report that there appears to be no objection to such a revision.
Accordingly, I recommend that the Trustees approve provisionally the statutory revisions described. In accord with the prescribed procedures, the advice of the Senates and the University Senates Conference would then be sought prior to submitting to the Trustees a recommendation for final action.
On motion of Mr. Hahn, this recommendation and the proposed revisions were approved provisionally by the following vote: Aye, Mr.
Forsyth, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Neal, Mr. Pogue, Mr. Steger; no, none; absent, Dr. Bakalis, Mr. Swain, Governor Walker.
CONTRACT W I T H CHICAGO HOSPITAL C O U N C I L FOR EVALUATION
OF PATIENT UNIT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HOSPITAL(11) The Chancellor at the Medical Center campus, with the concurrence of campus administrative officers, recommends the execution of an agreement with the Chicago Hospital Council to review, assess, and make recommendations concerning the Hospital's Patient Unit Management Program.
The Unit Management Program was initiated within the University of Illinois Hospital six years ago in order to provide supportive staff of a clerical nature throughout the Hospital and clinics. The Hospital at the present time needs to find additional ways to relieve the Nursing Department of clerical, administrative, and coordinative functions as well as to provide close supervision and follow-up of daily details involving medical records, employees' timekeeping, census, supplies, linens, staffing, etc.
The Chicago Hospital Council, of which the University of Illinois Hospital is a member, has a special Management Services Division whose consultants have special expertise in the hospital field and will provide services to the Hospital on a cost-reimbursement basis, not to exceed $8,000.
On motion of Mr. Forsyth, this contract was awarded by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr.
Neal, Mr. Pogue, Mr. Steger; no, none; absent, Dr. Bakalis, Mr. Swain, Governor Walker.
ADDITIONAL CONTRACTS FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES,
ROCKFORD S C H O O L O F MEDICINE(12) The Board of Trustees on July 19, 1972, approved contractual arrangements with medical group practice organizations in the Rockf ord area to compensate them for their participation in the development and conduct of the undergraduate medical education program of the Rockford School of Medicine.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOISThe Dean of the Rockford School of Medicine now recommends that the University enter into a contractual agreement with the Rockford Medical Education Foundation, a group incorporated for the purpose of promoting education in the health-science fields and conducting training programs for graduate medical education (residency programs). The Foundation is the accredited institution for the residency program in family medicine in the Rockford community.
The Foundation, the Rockford School of Medicine, and its associated hospitals jointly conduct the residency program in family medicine. The residency program is a three-year program with the first eighteen months being primarily hospital in-patient oriented and the remaining eighteen months being ambulatory care oriented in a medical office setting.
Under a proposed contractual arrangement, the Foundation will provide 10 per cent of the time of seven First Year Residents, 30 per cent of the time of one Second Year Resident and 90 per cent of the time of two Third Year Residents for service and education in the University's Office for Family Practice. The University will pay the Foundation the comparable percentage of the salary and fringe benefits paid to these residents by the Foundation at a total cost not to exceed $36,725.00. Funds are available in the fiscal year (FY) 1972-73 operating budget of the Rockford School of Medicine, Medical Service Plan account.
The Executive Dean of the College of Medicine and the Chancellor at the Medical Center campus recommend approval of the above contractual agreement for FY 1972-73.
On motion of Mr. Forsyth, this recommendation was approved by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr.
Hughes, Mr. Neal, Mr. Pogue, Mr. Steger; no, none; absent, Dr. Bakalis, Mr. Swain, Governor Walker.