«f?z/74. -*-••-•? UF THE Uiit, - -OtS tH UReAfcMNCMAMPAIOet UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES Fifty-Seventh Report 1972-74 UNIVERSITY ...»
The University Senates Conference and the three Senates have now approved the revisions as proposed.
I recommend that final approval be given to the revisions as provisionally adopted on May 17, 1972.
O n motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation and the proposed revisions of the University Statutes were approved by the following vote: Aye, M r. Forsyth, Mr. H a h n, Mr. H o w a r d, M r. H u g h e s, M r.
Karnes, M r. Pogue, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, Dr. Bakalis, M r.
Neal, Governor Ogilvie, Mr. Steger.
UNIVERSITY MEMBERSHIP IN THE ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL
CONSORTIUM FOR COMPUTER SERVICES
The report provided a general outline of steps to be taken leading to organizational arrangements for a consortium of the public senior systems to provide for interinstitutional sharing of computer resources and services.
An organizational plan has now been developed jointly by various task forces working in association with the university presidents and chancellors, and it is proposed that a not-for-profit corporation be formed, to be known as the "Illinois Educational Consortium for Computer Services." The initial members would be the public corporations constituting the four systems of public senior higher education in the State of Illinois, viz, the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities, the Board of Regents of Regency Universities, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, and The Board of Trustees of the University of IlliJuly 19
BOARD OF TRUSTEESnois. Additional members would be elected from time to time by the members, provided that membership would be limited to institutions or systems or associations of institutions of higher education which are qualified for exemption from income taxation by reason of their educational activities or of their governmental status.
The purposes of the corporation would be:
To encourage, promote, plan, develop, and provide increasing cooperation, coordination and sharing between and among member institutions, and all institutions of higher education in the State of Illinois, in the utilization of computer equipment, facilities, systems, services, and personnel in order to achieve improved cost efficiency and strengthen and enrich computational capabilities for the performance and support of the respective educational missions, functions, and operations of the members.
To acquire by purchase, lease, exchange, grant, gift, or otherwise, computers and related supplies, peripherals, communications systems, facilities, equipment, programs, software, and services used in or useful for the provision of computer and computing services of all kinds, and any other property, real or personal, necessary or desirable to accomplish the objects of the corporation.
To furnish and charge for computer usage, computing services, and developmental, productive, consultative, and coordinative services to member institutions, institutions of higher education, public corporations or political subdivisions or agencies of state government of the State of Illinois or the United States Government.
To receive, hold, administer, and expend in furtherance of the objectives of the corporation, all assets received through payments, contracts, loans, grants, gifts, appropriations by the State of Illinois or any political subdivision or agency, or otherwise.
The corporation shall also have such powers as are now or may hereafter be granted by the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of the State of Illinois.
The President of the University now recommends that the Board of Trustees:
(1) approve the participation and membership of the University of Illinois in the Consortium; (2) authorize payment of the University's membership contribution for operations (limited to $15,000 per year); and (3) that the Board of Trustees designate the President of the Board to act for the Board in Consortium matters.
On motion of Mr. Swain, these recommendations were approved and authorization was given by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Karnes, Mr. Pogue, Mr.
Swain; no, none; absent, Dr. Bakalis, Mr. Neal, Governor Ogilvie, Mr. Steger.
CONTRACTS FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES,
ROCKFORD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE(23) On March 17, 1971, the Board of Trustees established as of July 1, 1971, the Rockford School of Medicine of the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
On September IS, 1971, a document of affiliation between the Rockford School of Medicine of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, the Rockford Medical Education Foundation, Inc., and four established health care institutions in the Rockford community was approved. The affiliation agreement anticipated the interweaving of the resources of the University with the resources in the Rockford community to achieve the common goals of conducting programs of medical education, improving the quality and delivery of health care, conducting research in health and health-related fields, and responding to the health-related needs of the community. The affiliation agreement provides that costs related to patient care are the responsibility of the institutions (hospitals); costs related to undergraduate medical education are a responsibility of the University of Illinois; and the division of financial responsibility is to be agreed upon in advance.
In accordance with the affiliation agreement, arrangements have proceeded for the development of medical education programs in Rockford based in the clinical 1972] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 23 facilities and making use of the clinical and educational resources already in existence there.
The Dean of the Rockford School of Medicine has recommended that the University enter into contractual agreements with medical group practice organizations in Rockford to reimburse them for their participation in the development and conduct of undergraduate medical education programs. Funds are available in the fiscal year 1972-73 operational budget of the Rockford School of Medicine.
The terms of the agreements are as follows:
Estimated Annual Cost Group Practice Organizations Not to Exceed Boswell and Webb, S.C $ 14 000 Camelot Radiology Associates, Ltd 7 000 Canfield Clinic Partnership 14 000 Rockford Anesthesiologists Assn 7 000 Rockford Clinic, Ltd 44 500 Rockford Surgical Service, S.C 16 O P O Total $102 500 On December 17, 1971, the Board of Trustees approved similar contractual arrangements with medical practice group organizations in Peoria for the Peoria School of Medicine.
The Executive Dean of the College of Medicine, the Chancellor at the Medical Center campus and the Executive Vice President and Provost recommend approval of the above contractual agreements for fiscal year 1972-73.
O n motion of M r. Swain, these contracts were awarded by the following vote: Aye, M r. Forsyth, Mr. H a h n, M r. H o w a r d, M r. H u g h e s, M r. K a r n e s, M r. Pogue, M r. Swain; no, none; absent, D r. Bakalis, Mr. Neal, Governor Ogilvie, Mr. Steger.
OPERATION OF LEVIS FACULTY CENTER. URBAN A(24) Construction of the Margaret H. and William E. Levis Faculty Center on the Urbana-Champaign campus is now nearing completion. An Illinois not-forprofit corporation has been formed to provide a responsible apparatus for operation of the facilities and program of the Center. The Board of Directors of this corporation (Levis Faculty Center Sponsors, Inc.) is representative of the faculty and staff of the Urbana-Champaign campus, being composed of the Steering Committee and task force chairmen of the Committee of One Hundred for a Faculty Center.
The President, upon recommendation of the Chancellor of the Urbana-Champaign campus, recommends that the Board of Trustees authorize the President of the University, through the Chancellor of the Urbana-Champaign campus, to negotiate contractual arrangements with Levis Faculty Center Sponsors, Inc., for the
operation of the Center. It is understood that:
1. The Faculty Center will be operated in a manner consistent with University policies and with the Statement of Purpose transmitted on behalf of this Board to the Illinois Board of Higher Education on April 13, 1969. It is contemplated that Levis Faculty Center Sponsors, Inc., will be entitled to charge and to collect graduated users' fees to cover the costs of operation and programs of the Center.
2. The detailed terms of the contractual agreement with Levis Faculty Center Sponsors, Inc., will be negotiated by the Chancellor, with appropriate consultation with the President, and will be presented to the Board of Trustees for action.
On motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved.
REAUTHORIZATION OF STUDENT-INITIATED SCHOLARSHIP F U N D
SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF SENATE BILL 6 9 1. URBANA(25) In February, 1970, students at Urbana-Champaign agreed by referendum to assess themselves two dollars per student each semester for the purpose of providing financial aid funds for needy classmates. Proposed by Students for Equal Access to Learning (SEAL), a student group, and sponsored by the UnderBOARD OF TRUSTEES [Juty 19 graduate and Graduate Student Associations, the proposal was prompted by large and growing shortages of student financial aid funds.
Subsequently, the Board of Trustees approved the creation of a separate fund to be developed from the collection of the student assessment and providing for the refunding of the assessment to those students who desired it. The program was authorized for a four-year period, with the understanding that if the matching State funds were not provided by September, 1971, the program would terminate with the collection for the 1971 summer session. No matching State funds were received by September, 1971; accordingly, the program was terminated.
In 1970-71, the net student contribution after refunds amounted to $122,626.
The funds were used to supplement existing financial aid resources administered by the Student Financial Aids Office and the Graduate College Fellowship Office.
These offices report that funds to assist students are less adequate now than in 1970.
Senate Bill 691, providing for a matching grant from the State Scholarship Commisson to each State-supported college or university at which a studentinitiated scholarship fund has been established and supported by voluntary student contributions has been approved by the Illinois General Assembly and is awaiting action by the Governor. The Bill appropriates $150,000 for that purpose in FY 1972-73 and provides that if this sum is insufficient to match fully the amount contributed by students, the amount payable to each university will be proportionately reduced. The Bill further provides that the matching funds provided by the State and the voluntary contributions shall be used only for undergraduate scholarships in a program administered by each university and that scholarships under such programs shall be awarded to undergraduates on a need basis as prescribed by the State Scholarship Commission. No scholarship grant to any student from funds raised through voluntary contributions, and matched from the State appropriation, may exceed $1,000 per year.
The Chancellor reports that the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Associations support reinstatement of the SEAL collection program. Plans for its implementation and refund procedures have been prepared. Each student registered on campus will be required to pay $2.00 each semester and summer session at the time of registration. Two weeks later a refund will be made to students who do not wish to participate.
The funds collected will be used to supplement existing financial aid funds for needy students under current programs administered by the Financial Aids Office consistent with the legislation described.
The Chancellor at Urbana has recommended approval of the proposed plan effective September, 1972—subject to approval of the Bill by the Governor — to continue so long as matching funds are provided and valid quadrennial student referenda are supportive of the plan. Approval is also requested to authorize the President to approve such changes in the plan of implementation as seem desirable and necessary.
On motion of Mr. Pogue, this recommendation was approved.
EXEMPTION FROM TUITION WAIVER POLICY, URBANA(26) For some years the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has conducted exchange programs with the University of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia;
the Technical University of Munich, Germany; and the Unite Pedagogique d'Architecture, No. 3, Versailles, France. One of the primary components of these exchanges has been the provision of tuition waivers for a fixed number of students1 coming to the University of Illinois in direct exchange for similar services or facilities awarded to the University of Illinois students and staff at the other institutions involved.
In order to continue these exchange programs, the Chancellor at the UrbanaChampaign campus has requested that an exemption for these programs for the year 1972-73 be made in the Board policy (approved by the Trustees on October 20, 1971) which requires that tuition waivers be given only on the basis of financial need.