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The transit district will also provide data on patronage under the plan and technical assistance in evaluating that data and determining the feasible alternatives, if any, for continued intracampus bus service and package plan arrangements.
Funds are available in the Auxiliary Trust Staff Parking Account.
On motion of Mr. Livingston, this contract was awarded by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Neal, Mrs. Rader, Mr. Swain; no, Mr. Forsyth; absent, Dr. Bakalis, Mr. Steger, Governor Walker.
CONTRACT FOR REMODELING IN BURNHAM A N D ADDAMS HALLS.
CHICAGO CIRCLE(18) The President of the University, with the concurrence of appropriate administrative officers, recommends award of a contract in the amount of $18,457 to Wm.
J. Scown Building Co., Chicago, the low bidder, for remodeling in portions of Burnham and Addams Halls at the Chicago Circle campus.
Funds are available in State capital appropriations to the University and have been released by the Governor.
On motion of Mr. Swain, this contract was awarded by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr.
Livingston, Mr. Neal, Mrs. Rader, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, Dr.
Bakalis, Mr. Steger, Governor Walker.
AGREEMENT W I T H COMMONWEALTH EDISON COMPANY FOR
ELECTRIC SERVICE TO LIBRARY O F T H E HEALTH SCIENCES.
MEDICAL CENTER(19) The President of the University, with the concurrence of appropriate administrative officers, recommends, subject to the availability of funds, execution of an agreement with the Commonwealth Edison Company, Chicago, to install primary cables, conduits, and transformers at a total cost of $14,429 to serve the Library of the Health Sciences, now being constructed at the Medical Center campus.
Funds are available in State capital appropriations to the University but subject to release by the Governor.
On motion of Mr. Howard, this agreement was approved by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Neal, Mrs. Rader, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, Dr. Bakalis, Mr. Steger, Governor Walker.
PURCHASES (20) The President submitted, with his concurrence, a list of purchases recommended by the Directors of Purchases and the Vice President for Financial Affairs;
also purchases authorized by the President.
The list of purchases was,presented in two categories: purchases from appropriated funds (i.e., from State appropriations to the University) and purchases from institutional funds. The latter term designates funds received by the University under contracts with the United States government, contracts with private corporations and other organizations, funds from foundation grants, and grants 1973] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
PRESIDENT'S REPORT O N ACTIONS O F T H E SENATES'Conversion of Master of Commerce, Master of Science in Marketing, and Master of Science in Industrial Administration (Management) to the Master of Science in Business Administration, Urbana (24) The Urbana-Champaign Senate has approved a recommendation from the College of Commerce and Business Administration that three functionally oriented master's degree programs, the Master of Commerce, the Master of Science in Marketing, and the Master of Science in Industrial Administration (Management), be converted into one program, the Master of Science in Business Administration.
Under the proposal, students will pursue a common core of courses and, in addition, a possible research focus and in-depth specialization in any one area of the Department of Business Administration. It is also expected that the proposed program will lead to a more efficient instructional pattern, with somewhat fewer courses serving more students.
Revision of the Curriculum in Metallurgy and Mining Engineering, Urbana The Urbana-Champaign Senate has approved a recommendation from the College of Engineering for a revision in the Curriculum in Metallurgy and Mining Engineering by reduction in the total number of hours for graduation from 136 to 128 and in the core of required departmental courses.
The reduction in the number of hours will bring the curriculum in line with other colleges in the University and other colleges throughout the country. The revised core requirements will permit sufficient flexibility in student programming so that specific career objectives within the field may be followed.
Change in Designation of Bachelor of Science in Communications, Urbana The Urbana-Champaign Senate has approved a recommendation from the College of Communications that the degrees awarded in the three curricula of the college be designated Bachelor of Science in Advertising, Bachelor of Science in Journalism, and Bachelor of Science in Radio and Television instead of the common degree designation now used, Bachelor of Science in Communications.
It was felt that the present degree title does not sufficiently describe the course of study in the three professional curricula which have different goals and content. The change would also bring the bachelor's programs into accord with the master's which now lead to degrees in advertising, journalism, and radio and television.
Changes in the Curricula in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Urbana The Urbana-Champaign Senate has approved a recommendation from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Chemical Sciences that the foreign language requirement be reduced from two years to one and that the
3.5 grade-point average for juniors and seniors be eliminated for the curriculum in chemistry and the curriculum in chemical engineering and that the number of hours required for graduation in the latter be reduced from 130 to 129.
The reduction in the language requirement stems from the ever-larger fraction of the chemical literature which has become available in English and the consequent reduction in the number of languages required by graduate schools.
The original purpose of the 3.5 requirement was to maintain a high level of aptitude and competence for those planning careers in chemistry and chemical engineering. With increased academic qualifications in recent years, very few students who meet other requirements of these specialized curricula would fail to meet the 3.5 minimum. The requirement has thus become an administrative problem for which there is very little compensating educational merit.
Revision in the Curriculum in Wood Science, Urbana The Urbana-Champaign Senate has approved a recommendation from the College of Agriculture that the number of hours required for graduation in the Certain educational matters acted upon by the University Senates and not requiring formal action by the Trustees are reported periodically as matters of special interest or as items of background information.
[March 21 234 BOARD OF T R U S T E E S Curriculum in W o o d Science for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Forestry be reduced from 136 to 126 credit hours.
The reduction results from the redesign of courses to eliminate material that is no longer pertinent, from updating subject matter, from combining courses and deleting the summer industrial experience requirement. This revision brings the curriculum in line with other curricula in the Department of Forestry and the College of Agriculture.
Establishment of Bioengineering Option, Urbana The Urbana-Champaign Senate has approved a recommendation from the College of Engineering for the establishment of a bioengineering option.
Students in any engineering curricula interested in the bioengineering option will be required to take a minimum of 16 hours in biologically oriented sciences — including chemistry, physiology, and veterinary medical science as well as engineering. They will be able to fulfill the requirements for the option by utilizing technical and free electives in the curriculum in which they are enrolled.
Establishment of Companion Animal B i o l o g y Option, Urbana The Urbana-Champaign Senate has approved a recommendation from the College of Agriculture for the establishment of an option in Companion Animal Biology for the major in Animal Science in the Curriculum in Agriculture leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.
This option is designed to prepare students for careers in the growing companion animal industry. Companion animal management courses will provide the nucleus for the option which will emphasize basic biological management, nutrition, genetics, physiology, ethology, and training of animals used as companions or in recreational activities.
Discontinuation of Preveterinary Curriculum, Urbana The Urbana-Champaign Senate has approved a recommendation from the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture that the preveterinary curriculum in the College of Agriculture be discontinued.
For the most part, students in the College of Agriculture preveterinary curriculum have rarely taken any agriculture courses. Since students intending to apply for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine are accepted from diverse educational backgrounds within the limits of general requirements, it does not now appear appropriate to designate certain administrative areas under which this work must be done. (In June 1972, Senate approval was given to the discontinuance of the preveterinary curriculum in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.) T h i s report w a s received for record.
SECRETARY'S REPORTT h e S e c r e t a r y presented for record appointments to the faculty and changes of status made by the P r e s i d e n t ; resignations; leaves of absence; a n d retirements. A copy of the report is filed with the Secretary.
STANDING COMMITTEES FOR 1 9 7 3 - 7 4 T h e P r e s i d e n t of the B o a r d appointed the following committees to serve d u r i n g the y e a r 1973-74, or until their successors h a v e been appointed following the annual meeting of the B o a r d of T r u s t e e s in M a r c h 1974.
T h e P r e s i d e n t of the B o a r d is ex officio a m e m b e r of all committees, with vote. T h e P r e s i d e n t of the U n i v e r s i t y is ex officio a member of all committees, without vote.
Agriculture Committee Alumni Committee TIMOTHY W. SWAIN, Chairman JANE HAYES RADER, Chairman
GEORGE W. HOWARD III RALPH C. H A H N
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MEETING OF BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS COMMITTEEMr. Hughes announced that the regular meeting would be recessed for a meeting of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds.
REGULAR MEETING RECONVENED
ANNOUNCEMENTSMr. Hughes announced the schedule for the next three meetings of the Board: April 18 at the Medical Center; May 16 at Chicago Circle;
June 20 at Urbana-Champaign.
Mr. Hughes also announced that the Board's guests at the luncheon would include a number of students and faculty, representatives of the Civil Service System, and wives of Trustees and staff.
On motion of Mr. Livingston, the Board adjourned.
The April meeting of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois was held in Chicago Room C, Chicago Illini Union, Medical Center campus, Chicago, Illinois, on Wednesday, April 18, 1973, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
President Earl M. Hughes called the meeting to order and asked the Secretary to call the roll. The following members of the Board were present: Mr. William D. Forsyth, Jr., Mr. Ralph C. Hahn, Mr. George W. Howard III, Mr. Earl M. Hughes, Mr. Park Livingston, Mrs. Jane Hayes Rader, Mr. Russell W. Steger, Mr. Timothy W. Swain. Dr.
Michael J. Bakalis, Mr. Earl Langdon Neal, and Governor Daniel Walker were absent.
Also present were President John E. Corbally Jr.; Vice Presidents Ronald W. Brady and Barry Munitz; Chancellor J. W. Peltason, Urbana-Champaign campus; Chancellor Joseph S. Begando, Medical Center campus; Chancellor Warren B. Cheston, Chicago Circle campus;
Mr. V. L. Kretschmer, University Director for Capital Programs;
Mr. C. E. Flynn, Assistant to the President and University Director of Public Information; Mr. George H. Bargh, Executive Assistant to the President; and the officers of the Board, Mr. H. O. Farber, Comptroller;
Mr. R. R. Manchester, Treasurer; Dr. Earl W. Porter, Secretary; and Mr. James J. Costello, University Counsel.
[April 18 238 BOARD OF TRUSTEES STANDING COMMITTEES FOR 1973-74 The President of the Board announced appointments to the standing committees of the Board, to serve during the year 1973-74, or until their successors have been appointed following the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees in March, 1974.
A list of the committees has been inserted in the minutes of the annual meeting of March 21, 1973, in accord with the By-Laws of the Board of Trustees.
As provided by law, the President of the Board serves as principal representative on the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Mr. Hughes announced that he had again designated Mr. Timothy W. Swain as the Alternate Representative. He indicated that the present membership from the Board of Trustees on the Board of the State Universities Retirement System (composed of Messrs. Hughes, Neal, and Swain) would continue, with the exception of Mr. Neal who has asked to be relieved of the assignment. Subject to continuing discussion as to the amount of representation from each of the several systems, the Board would be expected to elect a representative to replace Mr. Neal at the May meeting.
MINUTES APPROVEDThe Secretary presented for approval, the press proofs of the minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings of May 17, 1972, June 21, 1972, and July 19, 1972, copies of which had previously been sent to the Board.
On motion of Mr. Swain, these minutes were approved as printed on pages 613 to 674 inclusive and 1 to 35 inclusive.