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The change in title will give the faculty a clearer understanding of the potential and capability of the organization to help them in improving the quality This is not an action of the Chicago Circle Senate. It was, however, discussed with the Chicago Circle Academic Omncil and the Senate Committee on Educational Policy.
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named as respondents in a complaint of unfair employment practices (Charge Number 72C1212) issued by the State of Illinois Fair _ Employment Practices Commission in connection with a charge of sex discrimination made by Willie Nell Love, a member of the faculty of the Department of English at the Chicago Circle campus.
The complaint charges that the University has discriminated against the complainant on the basis of her sex in connection with certain University employment actions.
The University Counsel has indicated that in his opinion the complaint is not well founded and recommends that he be authorized to take such steps as are necessary or appropriate, including the employment of special counsel, to represent the University and Chancellor Warren Cheston and to protect their interests in the proceeding. Chancellor Cheston has indicated that all actions taken by him in the matter have been performed in his official capacity and has requested that such representation be provided.
O n motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved.
O n motion of M r. Forsyth, the Board adjourned.
The October meeting of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois was held in the Faculty Lounge, Illini Union, Urbana, Illinois, on Wednesday, October 17,1973, 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, Mr. Earl Langdon Neal, Mrs. Jane Hayes Rader, Mr. Russell W. Steger, Mr.
Timothy W. Swain. Dr. Michael J. Bakalis and Governor Daniel Walker were absent.
Also present were President John E. Corbally Jr.; Vice Presidents Eldon Johnson and Barry Munitz; Chancellor J. W. Peltason, UrbanaChampaign 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.
George H. Bargh, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. C. E.
Flynn, Assistant to the President and University Director of Public Information; and the officers of the Board, Mr. Ronald W. Brady, Comptroller (also Vice President for Planning and Allocation for the University); Mr. R. R. Manchester, Treasurer; Mr. Earl W. Porter, Secretary; and Mr. James J. Costello, University Counsel.
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INTRODUCTION OF BOARD OBSERVERSPresident Hughes recognized the following individuals attending their first meeting of the Board of Trustees in their capacities as observers to the Board: Mr. Steven Faivre, a recent graduate of the College of Agriculture of the University, designated by Superintendent Bakalis as his representative-observer; and Mr. Jay Kahn, Research Associate on the staff of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
OLD AND NEW BUSINESS
APPEARANCE OF LATINO COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
CHICAGO CIRCLEPresident Hughes indicated that, in accord with the authority granted him under the procedures of the Board, he had approved on an emergency basis an appearance by this organization for the presentation of comments and complaints with regard to the recruitment and provision of services for Latino (or Puerto Rican) students at the Chicago Circle campus. Mr. Fred Alvarez and Mr. Jose Lopez for the Advisory Committee presented a written statement for distribution to the Trustees (a
copy of which is filed with the Secretary). Specifically, the Committee:
(1) requested that the University take the initiative to interrupt or stop pending court action against a number of the group who had been arrested at the Chicago Circle campus on September 22 — in short, to work for "amnesty" for the arrested individuals; (2) insisted upon the implementation of a letter from Chancellor Cheston, dated August 15, as interpreted by the group; and (3) asked for more effective liaison arrangements through the appointment of new or additional community leaders or individuals. Also discussed were the possibilities of "refinement" of the program now operative for Latino or Puerto Rican students.
Chancellor Cheston indicated that the campus administration is attempting to develop a program consistent with University policy that will meet the needs of the Latino community and that the campus Senate is studying the matter and will continue to do so. He indicated that he hoped to be in a position to report on the general situation at a forthcoming meeting of the Board of Trustees. Members of the Board expressed doubt that the University could legally interpose itself in the pending court action and that this assumption would be tested by securing an opinion on the matter from the University Counsel.
Status Report, Oakley Dam Mr. Walter Keith, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of Robert Allerton Park, summarized the current status of the project, including the significance of various conditions set by Governor Walker, precedent to State approval of the project. He indicated that any change in the 1970 agreement made by the Board of Trustees would be submitted to the Board for such action as it might wish to take. (A summary of Mr. Keith's remarks is filed with the Secretary of the Board for record.) Report of the Urbana-Champaign Referendum with Regard to Selection of Nonvoting Student Member of the Board of Trustees President Corbally asked Chancellor Peltason to report on the results of the recent referendum on this matter at Urbana. The Chancellor reported that Proposition One (viz.j that the nonvoting student member be elected through an at-large election following the usual student election procedures in effect at the campus) received the largest number of votes (943), as opposed to Proposition Two (vis., the member would be appointed by the combined steering committee of the UGSA and the executive committee of the GSA) for which a total of 419 votes were received; and as opposed to 204 votes for Proposition Three (viz., neither of the above; a more detailed list of alternatives should be made available). Accordingly, the student member'will be selected through an at-large election to be conducted in late October or early November.
Mr. Forsyth expressed concern that so few members of the student electorate were sufficiently interested in the question to vote and suggested that, when all three referenda had been completed, a report be prepared on the results of the total vote and procedures followed for distribution to legislative leaders and others who might be interested in the subject.
Circular, Small Homes Council-Building Research Council:
"Living with the Energy Crisis" The President distributed a current circular prepared by the Small Homes Council on the energy question for information and general background for the Trustees.
AWARD O F CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT CERTIFICATES(1) The Committee on Accountancy, pursuant to Rule 16 (d) of the Regulations, recommends that the certificate of Certified Public Accountant be awarded to a candidate who wishes to transfer the examination credit earned by passing the standard written examination in some other state and who has fulfilled all other legal requirements under Sections 1, 2, and 3 of the Illinois Accountancy Act of 1943 as amended.
The Committee also recommends that the certificate of Certified Public Accountant be awarded, under Section 5 of the Illinois Accountancy Act of 1943, as amended, to nine 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.
On motion of Mr. Livingston, these certificates were awarded.
AMENDMENT OF UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS GOVERNING CPA
EXAMINATION: COMPENSATION FOR THE
BOARD OF EXAMINERS(2) The University Committee on Accountancy has recommended revision of Rule 5 in the University regulations for administering the Illinois Public Accounting Act. The changes are as follows (new language is underscored and language
to be deleted is lined through):
Rule 5. Compensation for the Board of Examiners Each member of the Board of Examiners appointed under Section 2 of the Act shall receive compensation of $50000 be compensated as follows for conducting each examination and for all other services rendered in
pursuance of the duties imposed upon him by the actrj_ chairman. $1.250:
other members. $750.
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BOARD OF TRUSTEESSection 6 of the Illinois Public Accounting Act provides that the members of the Board of Examiners "shall receive reasonable compensation to be determined by the University for the time actually expended in pursuance of the duties imposed upon them by this Act " Since 1964, the stipend has been set at the level of $500 per each examination. In the performance of these duties and responsibilities, the chairman of the Board of Examiners, who prepares the reports of each examination and directs the operations of the Board, spends a total of fifty hours in the performance of his duties. Each of the other members of the Board spends thirty hours upon each examination.
The Committee on Accountancy now recommends that the compensation be adjusted as indicated. It is the Committee's view that, although the proposed stipends still fall short of adequate compensatory rates on a commercial basis, the amounts will be more nearly in accord with the statutory standards of "reasonable compensation" than is now provided in Rule 5. The recommended adjustment is adequately covered by the projected budget of fees which will be received from the candidates sitting for future examinations.
The recommended revision of Rule S would be effective beginning with the November, 1973 examination, I recommend approval.
O n motion of M r. H a h n, this recommendation was approved.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR T H E COLLEGE O F PHARMACY,
MEDICAL CENTER(3) The Chancellor at the Medical Center campus has recommended the following
appointments to the Advisory Committee for the College of Pharmacy for threeyear terms ending June 30, 1976:
ERNEST LAQUATTE, Community Pharmacist, LaQuatte Drug Company, Herrin MYRON NEWMAN, Community Pharmacist, Newman Pharmacy, Inc., Chicago LAWRENCE WOJCIK, Hospital Pharmacist, South Shore Hospital, Chicago
Ex officio members for 1973-74 are:
DANIEL A. NONA, Chicago (Chairman, State of Illinois Board of Pharmacy) JOHN BARLOW, Sullivan and Lovington (President, Illinois Pharmaceutical Association) WALTER OBERMEYER, Quincy (Chairman, Illinois Council of Hospital Pharmacists) I recommend approval.
O n motion of M r. Forsyth, these appointments were approved.