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PRESIDENT'S REPORTSPresident Corbally presented a report on selected topics of current interest, copies of which were distributed at the meeting, and a copy was filed with the Secretary of the Board.
President Corbally also announced that appropriation bills for the University had been introduced by Senator Stanley Weaver and that the bills essentially reflected the needs of the University based on the actions of the Board of Higher Education. He added that no hearings on the bills had been scheduled as yet, but that it was anticipated they would be held in late April or early May.
OLD AND NEW BUSINESS
AIRPORT SECURITY AT W I L L A R D AIRPORTThe following item was presented for action at the March 21 meeting, but by action of the Board, was deferred until the meeting of April 18.
(1) In an effort to meet continuing threats of hijacking and extortion, the Federal Aviation Administration recently announced new airport security requirements.
The essentials of these requirements are:
1. All passengers must be electronically screened and all carry-on luggage searched.
If metal detectors are not available, passengers must submit to consent search.
The screening and searching operations are to be performed by airline personnel, with the support of local law enforcement personnel.
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2. All airport operators must submit an amendment to the airport's master security plan showing how the airport will provide at least one law enforcement officer at the point of final screening for each scheduled airline flight. After approval by Federal Aviation Administration, the local law enforcement program must be put into effect. Penalties for noncompliance with these requirements range up to $1,000 per day.
3. The airport operators must submit to and secure Federal Aviation Administration approval of an airport's master security plan showing how the physical facilities (fencing, screening, lighting, sterile corridors, etc.) will be upgraded to provide better airport security.
While the airlines must provide personnel for the screening and searching, the airport operator (the University in the case of University of Illinois-Willard Airport) must provide the law enforcement personnel and the upgraded physical facilities. Since as of this date no federal or other funds are available to support the additional security burden, and after an analysis of all possible sources, the Director of the Institute of Aviation has recommended that boarding passengers on ail flights requiring Federal Aviation Administration security measures be charged a fee sufficient to defray the cost of the security needs at Willard Airport.
The budget for security needs will depend upon the program as finally approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. Tentative estimates, on an annualized basis for law enforcement officers, collection costs, physical security needs, and other related costs, are approximately $100,000.
A fee of one dollar per boarding passenger on all flights requiring Federal Aviation Administration airport security measures should provide the amount needed for current airport security needs. Any excess of funds beyond those required to meet the new security requirements will be used to meet new crash, rescue, fire fighting, and safety requirements imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Authorization is now sought for the Institute of Aviation to collect regularly a fee of one dollar per passenger on all such flights departing from Willard Airport, as soon as possible, unless federal funds are subequently appropriated. The Chancellor at the Urbana-Champaign campus recommends approval of the policy of making such charges and expending funds received for the purposes indicated, with the understanding that adjustments in the fee may be recommended by the Chancellor from time to time in light of experience, changing requirements and conditions, and success in obtaining funds from outside sources.
The Vice President for Planning and Allocation has reviewed this proposal and recommends its approval.
In the general discussion Mr. Livingston reviewed in some detail the airport balance sheet and the annual "surplus," a portion of which has regularly been devoted to aircraft replacement and maintenance. He suggested that borrowing is a better procedure for plane replacement and expressed concern that there appeared to him to be a certain atmosphere of despair and pessimism as to the future of the airport and the University's jurisdiction of it. He also indicated that he felt the imposition of the security fee would provoke public relations problems. In the course of the discussion other Trustees, including Mr. Forsyth, Mr.
Howard, and Mr. Hughes, spoke in support of continuing the replacement and maintenance fund for future capital needs of the airport, in particular the airplanes, representing as they do the essential capital equipment. It was also noted that no local support is provided for the commercial aspects of the airport in contradistinction with many other local airports in Illinois and elsewhere. President Corbally and others commented that there is a positive attitude about the future of the airport and confidence in its management.
On motion of Mr. Howard, the recommendation was approved. Mr.
Livingston asked to be recorded as voting no.
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A W A R D O F CERTIFIED PUBLIC A C C O U N T A N T CERTIFICATES(2) The Committee on Accountancy recommends that the certificate of Certified Public Accountant be awarded, under Section S of the Illinois Accountancy Act of 1943, as amended, to four candidates who have presented evidence that they are holders of valid and unrevoked Certified Public Accountant certificates obtained by passing a standard written examination in another state or territory of the United States and who qualify in all other respects under this provision of the law. A list of the candidates is filed with the Secretary.
On motion of Mr. Livingston, these certificates were awarded.
PROPOSED A M E N D M E N T, R U L E 1 6 ( B ) A N D 19
O F UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS UNDER T H E
ILLINOIS PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY ACT(3) The Committee on Accountancy has proposed two amendments of the University regulations relating to the administration of the Certified Public Accountancy
examinations. They are as follows:
I Proposed Amendment of Rule 16(b) (Amended text underscored) Rule 16. Grading Scale, Condition Candidates, and Transfer of Credits (a) Grading Scale *** (b) Condition Candidates A candidate under Section 2 of the Act may acquire condition in the subject or subjects he failed if he 1) passes any two subjects or Accounting Practice only;
and 2) obtains a grade of not less than 50 in each subject failed.
A candidate who achieves condition standing shall be credited with the subject or subjects in which he received passing grades and may upon application and the payment of the required examination fee present himself for reexamination in the subject or subjects in which he failed at any three of the six semiannual examinations next succeeding the examination at which he qualified for such partial reexamination. Whenever a candidate presents himself for reexamination he must write on all subjects in which he then has failing grades. To obtain credit for a subject or subjects passed upon any reexamination, the condition candidate must obtain a grade of not less than 50 in each subject failed in any such reexamination.
If on reexamination, the candidate passes in the subjects in which he has failed, he shall be eligible for the C.P.A. certificate; if he fails to pass the remaining subjects within the time provided, he shall revert to the status of a new applicant and shall be required to write the entire examination.
The time limitation within which a candidate is required the pass subjects under this rule shall not include any period during which the applicant serves in the armed forces of the United States.
The fee schedule for conditioned candidates is as follows:
For the candidate who is required to write three half-day sessions $70 For the candidate who is required to write two half-day sessions $65 For the candidate who is required to write one half-day session $60 II Proposed Amendment of Rule 19 (Amended text underscored) Rule 19. Retention of Records The Director of Admissions and Records of the Urbana-Champaign campus shall preserve for a period of ten years all applications submitted by candidates for the C.P.A. examination and all supporting documents and correspondence relating to the application; shall maintain a permanent record card for each applicant admitted to the examination which contains information concerning the date 1973] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 241 and place of the examination, the grades received, the condition status of candidates qualifying under Rule 16, the certificate number and date of issuance for candidates qualifying under Section 2 or Section 5 of the Act, and any_ other information which the Committee considers appropriate; and shall maintain a registry of the names, certificate numbers, and dates of issuance for all persons receiving the Illinois certificate either on the basis of the written examination or on the basis of reciprocity.
The University Committee shall keep examination papers of candidates on file for a period of throe yottro ninety days following the release of the results of the examination.
The Vice President for Financial Affairs and the University Counsel recommend approval.
O n motion of Mr. Forsyth, the proposed amendments w e r e approved.
HEADSHIP OF T H E DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS, URBANA(4) The Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has recommended to the Chancellor at Urbana-Champaign the appointment of Professor Miroslav Marcovich, presently Professor of Classics, as Professor of Classics on indefinite tenure and Head of the Department of Classics, beginning August 21, 1973, on an academic year service basis, at an annual salary of $27,470.
Professor Marcovich will succeed Professor John J. Bateman who asked to be relieved of this administrative assignment.
The nomination was ihade with the advice of a search committee1 and after consultation with members of the Department of professorial rank and with the concurrence of the Executive Committee of the College. The Chancellor at UrbanaChampaign has approved the recommendation and the Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination concurs.
I recommend approval.
On motion of Mr. Swain, this appointment was approved.
H E A D S H I P OF T H E DEPARTMENT OF GERMANIC LANGUAGES
A N D LITERATURES. URBANA(5) The Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has recommended to the Chancellor at Urbana-Champaign the appointment of Dr. Elmer H. Antonsen, presently Professor of German and of Linguistics, as Professor of German and of Linguistics on indefinite tenure and Head of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures beginning August 21, 1973, on an academic year service basis, at an annual salary of $24,500.
Dr. Antonsen will succeed Dr. Harry G. Haile who asked to be relieved of this administrative assignment.
The nomination was made with the advice of a search committee' and after consultation with members of the Department of professorial rank and with the concurrence of the Executive Committee of the College. The Chancellor at UrbanaChampaign has approved the recommendation and the Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination concurs.
I recommend approval.
On motion of Mr. Hahn, this appointment was approved.
HEADSHIP OF T H E DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, URBANA(6) The Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has recommended to the Chancellor at Urbana-Champaign the appointment of Dr. Bernard Karsh, presently Professor of Sociology and of Labor and Industrial Relations, as Head of the Department of Sociology beginning August 21, 1973, on an academic year service basis. H e will continue to hold the rank of Professor of Sociology and Labor and Industrial Relations on indefinite tenure, on an academic year basis, and will hold a full-time appointment as Professor in the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations during the summer. His annual salary will be $31,340.
Robert W. Johannsen, Professor of History, Chairman; David F. Bright, Assistant Professor of Classics; Richard T. Scanlan, Assuciate Professor of Classics; William R. Schoedel, Professor of Classics.
Nina Baym, Professor of English. Chairman; James W. Marchand, Professor of German and of Linguistics and in the Center for Advanced Study; James Rendel, Graduate Student;
Karl-Heinz Schoeps, Assistant Professor of German.
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BOARD OF TRUSTEESDr. Karsh will succeed Dr. Frederick C. Fliegel who asked to be relieved of this administrative assignment.
The nomination is submitted after consultation with members of the Department of professorial rank and with the concurrence of the Advisory Committee of the Department and of the Executive Committee of the College. The Chancellor at Urbana-Champaign approves the recommendation and the Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination concurs.
I recommend approval.
On motion of Mr. Hahn, this appointment was approved.