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47. DONALD E. PHILLIPS, Associate Music Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Administration, Library, beginning September 4, 1973 (1Y), at an annual salary of $15,000.
48. MARY F. PICCIANO, Assistant Professor of Home Economics, beginning January 1, 1974 (1Y), at an annual salary of $14,500.
49. GARY M. ROBB, Assistant Professor of Recreation and Park Administration, beginning August 21, 1973 (WY), at an annual salary of $15,500.
50. WILLIAM RUSSELL, Assistant Professor of Architecture, beginning August 21, 1973 (1), at an annual salary of $10,500.
51. ORRIN D. SHERWOOD, Assistant Professor of Physiology in the School of Basic Medical Sciences and in Physiology, beginning August 1, 1973 (1Y), at an annual salary of $19,000.
52. FRANK L. SPRING, Clinical Counselor with rank of Assistant Professor in the Psychological and Counseling Center, beginning August 21, 1973 (1Y), at an annual salary of $13,200.
53. MARTHA SPRING, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and in the Institute for Research on Exceptional Children, beginning August 21, 1973 (1), at an annual salary of $12,750.
54. DONALD R. TUNNELL, Assistant Professor of History and Philosophy of Education, beginning August 21, 1973 (1), at an annual salary of $14,000.
55. WILLARD I. ZANGWILL, Professor of Business Administration, beginning August 21, 1973 (A), at an annual salary of $25,000.
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56. GLENN E. STOUT, Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Water Resources Center, on one-half time, and Principal Scientist, Illinois State Water Survey, on two-fifths time, beginning September 1, 1973 (AY, DY), at an annual salary of $26,550.
O n motion of M r. H o w a r d, these appointments were confirmed.
I n the course of discussion as to the reasons why some of the a p pointments presented appear on the agenda at a time after the individual has begun service, President Corbally noted that considerable paper work is involved a n d that, in the interest of accuracy and full understanding between the University and new faculty, the Secretary does not prepare this item for presentation to the Board until this work is completed. T h e only alternative would be to submit the appointments prior to completion. H e indicated his preference for present procedure, noting that the administration would be prepared to discuss a n d explain such singular instances as may be of concern to the Trustees.
ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVES. CHICAGO CIRCLE(7) The Board of Trustees at its June 20, 1973, meeting approved a plan for paid leaves of two to four months' duration for certain administrative officers.
Such leaves were to be recommended by a Chancellor or the President to provide an opportunity for such officers to "keep abreast of developments in their profession and to find time to design new approaches to their tasks."
The Chancellor at Chicago Circle now has recommended such leaves for Deans Irvin Heckmann and Jan Rocek.
Dean Heckmann, who has served as Dean of the College of Business Administration since 1968; has_ requested leave from November 1, 1973, through February 28, 1974. During his leave, he will complete the manuscript for a third edition of a book on organizational behavior and develop a proposal for the study of critical requirements of administrative accountability in higher education.
Dean Rocek, who served as Acting Dean (and later Dean) of the Graduate College from September 1969, to the present time, has requested leave from September 1 through December 31, 1974. He plans to conduct research and write a chapter on chromic acid oxidation for a compendium on "Oxidation in Organic Chemistry" to be published by Academic Press, Inc.
The proposed leaves have been reviewed by the committee on administrative leaves which recommends approval.
O n motion of M r. Howard, these leaves were granted as recommended.
PROPOSALS FOR CAMPUS REFERENDA T O SELECT METHOD
T H R O U G H W H I C H A N O N V O T I N G S T U D E N T MEMBER O F
T H E BOARD O F TRUSTEES W I L L BE CHOSEN FROM
T H E MEDICAL CENTER A N D CHICAGO
CIRCLE CAMPUSES(9) Mr. Swain moved that a vote be taken, said vote to be considered the vote on each of the next two items, and that the Secretary be instructed to record such vote as the separate vote on each item.
T h i s recommendation was approved.
PROPOSAL FOR CAMPUS REFERENDUM T O SELECT METHOD
T H R O U G H W H I C H A N O N V O T I N G STUDENT MEMBER O F
T H E BOARD O F TRUSTEES W I L L BE C H O S E N FROM
T H E MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS(10) The Medical Center has now had the opportunity to consider the method through which a nonvoting student member of the Board of Trustees will be 386 [October 17
BOARD OF TRUSTEESchosen from the Medical Center campus. It is proposed that a campus election (referendum) be conducted under the auspices of the Office of the Chancellor, using procedures which in the judgment of the Chancellor will provide each student with an opportunity to vote and will lead to fair tabulations and reports of election results.
The referendum as proposed includes propositions appropriate to the Medical Center and has been developed by the Chancellor following appropriate consultation with student groups.
The Chancellor at the Medical Center campus has recommended that a referendum on that campus to select the method to be used for the 1973-74 and 1974-75 terms include the following propositions:
The nonvoting student member of the Board of Trustees from the Medical Center campus of the University of Illinois shall be selected by
the following method:
Proposition One: Elected through an at-large election administered by the Executive Student Council.
Proposition Two: Appointed by the Executive Student Council following the usual appointment procedures in effect at the Medical Center campus.
Proposition Three: Neither of the above. A more detailed list of alternatives should be made available.
It is further recommended that the proposition receiving the most votes shall be the proposition selected.
On motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved.
PROPOSAL FOR CAMPUS REFERENDUM T O SELECT METHOD
T H R O U G H W H I C H A NONVOTING S T U D E N T MEMBER OF
THE BOARD O F TRUSTEES W I L L BE CHOSEN FROM
T H E CHICAGO CIRCLE CAMPUS(11) After consultation with student organizations the Chancellor at Chicago Circle has recommended the following propositions for a referendum to be held to select a method through which a nonvoting student member of the Board of
Trustees will be chosen for the Chicago Circle campus :
The nonvoting student member of the Board of Trustees from the Chicago Circle campus of the University of Illinois shall be selected by one
of the following methods:
Proposition One: Elected through an at-large election following the usual student election procedures in effect on the Chicago Circle campus.
Proposition Two: Elected through an at-large election in which candidates will be nominated by a committee consisting of two representatives each from the Student Advisory Committee, Senate Coordinating Council, Chicago Circle Center Board, Student Government and Graduate Student Advisory Committee.
Proposition Three: Appointed by the Executive Committee of Student Government with the concurrence of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee.
Proposition Four: Appointed by the Chancellor in consultation with the chairmen of the Student Advisory Committee, Student Government, Graduate Student Advisory Committee, Senate Coordinating Council, and the Chicago Circle Center Board.
The proposition receiving the most votes shall be the proposition selected.
The referendum will be conducted under the auspices of the Office of the Chancellor using procedures which in the judgment of the Chancellor will provide each student with an opportunity to vote and will lead to fair tabulations and reports of election results.
On motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved.
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CONTRACT FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES. AREA HEALTH
EDUCATION SYSTEM(12) On October 18, 1972, the Board of Trustees approved a contract between the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and the University to establish Area Health Education Centers in Governor's Planning Regions 1-A, 1-B, 2, and 3-B. Under terms of the contract, expenses incurred by the University for this purpose are reimbursable from the National Institutes of Health.
To assist in carrying out the work involved in support of this contract in the Peoria (Region 1-B) area, the University last year subcontracted with Illinois Central College for professional educational services not to exceed S20 hours at a rate of $12.60 per hour or $6,550.
The Dean of the Peoria School of Medicine has recommended that the University continue this contractual arrangement for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, with total expenditures during that period not to exceed $14,000. Funds are available under the terms of the contract negotiated with the National Institutes of Health.
The Executive Dean of the College of Medicine and the Chancellor at the Medical Center recommend approval.
On motion of Mr. Hahn, this contract was awarded by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr.
Livingston, Mr. Neal, Mrs. Rader, Mr. Steger, Mr. Swain; no, none;
absent, Dr. Bakalis, Governor Walker.
ESTABLISHMENT OF POLICY FOR PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION.
URBANA (13) For some time, patent protection of distinctive and unique varieties of plants reproduced by cuttings or other vegetative techniques has been available through the United States Patent Office. Such varieties have been patented by the University of Illinois in the same manner as other patentable discoveries or inventions made by University personnel.
On December 24, 1970, the Plant Variety Protection Act (Public Law 91was enacted "to encourage the development of novel varieties of sexually reproduced plants and to make them available to the public, providing protection available to those who breed, develop, or discover them, and thereby promoting progress in agriculture in the public interest." This law, for seed reproduced plants, is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Marketing Service, and is intended to apply primarily to agricultural crops to "insure an adequate supply of fiber, food, or feed in this country."
The Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station has sought the advice of an ad hoc committee,1 concerning the potential impact of this law on its plant genetics and breeding programs, including the development of new varieties;
substantially all of the University's work to which the Plant Variety Protection Act would apply is administered by the station. The committee has recommended that University procedures for plant variety protection be separated from the University patent procedures and that the Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, with the advice and recommendation of a Plant Variety Review Committee, should determine whether a new variety would be protected and make recommendations to the Chancellor concerning the handling of such protected variety.
The committee's recommendation was referred to the University Patent Committee and that committee expressed some concern that the creation of more than one authority for recommendation to the University administration concerning patent and similar matters ordinarily would be unwise. However, after thorough study, the Patent Committee agreed that "the proposed policy is reasonable and proper in view of the special circumstances facing the College of Agriculture and the Agricultural Experiment Station."
The Plant Variety Protection Advisory Committee is composed of scientists from the Departments of Agronomy, Horticulture, Forestry, and Plant Pathology.
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