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Also present were President John E. Corbally Jr.; Vice Presidents Eldon Johnson and Barry Munitz; 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. C. Wicklund, Assistant Secretary; and Mr. James J. CosteUo, University Counsel.
422 BOARD OF TRUSTEES [December 19
MEETINGS OF BOARD COMMITTEESPresident H u g h e s announced there would be a meeting of the Buildings and Grounds Committee following the regular Board meeting.
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY T H E PRESIDENT OF T H E UNIVERSITYT h e Board considered the following reports and recommendations from the President of the University.
PRESIDENT'S REPORTCopies of the President's report on selected topics of current interest were distributed at the meeting, and a copy was filed with the Secretary of the Board.
REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR O F ALLERTON PARK O N U.S. ARMY
CORPS OF ENGINEERS E N V I R O N M E N T A L STATEMENT
O N WILLIAM L. SPRINGER LAKE(1) This statement consisting of four volumes was received by the Secretary of the Board of Trustees on or about November 9, 1973, and by the Director of Robert Allerton Park on November 14, 1973. The cover letter accompanying these four volumes requested comments from the Board of Trustees and from the Director "regarding the environmental considerations of the statement." The Corps letter states that "all relevant comments will be incorporated into this statement and a copy of your reply will be included in a fifth volume when a final environmental impact statement is completed." The University is requested to submit its reply to the Chicago District Corps of Engineers Project by January 1, 1974.
The Director of Robert Alletron Park has contacted the Chicago District Office, Corps of Engineers, and has been furnished with the following additional information.
At this time the Corps of Engineers is not asking for a position statement or endorsement concerning the Environmental Statement. They wish to provide the University and other persons addressed an opportunity to comment on this draft.
The Corps is requesting the University's input with specific reference to the environmental considerations, noting any errors.
With the above in mind, it is recommended that the University request an eighteen-day extension of time for reply from the Chicago District Corps of Engineers. This extends the deadline to January 18, 1974. Based upon contact with the Corps office on December 13, this is an appropriate and reasonable request.
Other agencies are making similar requests of the Corps.
Since no policy considerations, nor endorsement action, are required at this
time, the Director of Robert Allerton Park recommends that the University:
1. Acknowledge receipt of the Environmental Statement,
2. Request an extension of eighteen days — to January 18—for response, and
3. Ask the Director to complete the necessary staff review and consultation and to prepare an appropriate response to the Corps of Engineers on behalf of the University of Illinois.
On motion of M r. Swain, the Board adopted these recommendations.
BOARD-STUDENT INTERACTION(2) Mr. Howard noted that the Student Advisory Committee to the President^ is not functioning this year and moved that the Student Welfare and Activities Committee of the Board look into possible mechanisms for further student input to the Board of Trustees and make recommendations for the accomplishment of this. The motion was approved.
PRESIDENT'S REPORT ON T U I T I O N ACTION FOR 1974-75 (3) President Corbally presented the following report and recommendations on tuition increases.
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costs in 1974-75, and it is even possible that fuel cost increases will lead to the necessity of layoffs during the current year.
In a second action of the IBHE on December 4, 1973, the following recommendations concerning tuition were adopted:
1. That the Board of Higher Education reaffirm its policy adopted in December 1970 that public senior universities maintain tuition charges at a level of onethird of instructional cost calculated on the appropriate system base, with the provision that the Illinois State Scholarship Commission be funded to offset the effects upon access of any tuition increase and that the institutions and the Illinois State Scholarship Commission be urged to make information of aid programs available to all.
2. That the Board devise, no later than July 1974, a plan for maintaining currency between instructional costs for undergraduate students and tuition charges under this policy.
3. That the Board devise, no later than October 1974, a plan for appropriate tuition charges for graduate and professional studies.
4. That, as the first step in obtaining currency between costs and tuition under existing Board policy, tuitions be increased in each public senior university system so as to generate at least a 6 per cent increase in income fund receipts in Fiscal Year 1975.
The budget recommendations of the IBHE assume that the university systems will each achieve a 6 per cent increase in its income fund as a step toward the stated policy that tuition shall equal one-third of undergraduate instructional costs. Actually, the University of Illinois would need to increase tuition by about 38 per cent ($186) to achieve this policy for Fiscal Year 1975. A 6 per cent increase will make no progress toward this policy.
The achievement of a 6 per cent increase in our income fund for 1974-75 over 1973-74 requires more than a simple 6 per cent increase in tuition levels.
Part of the income fund comes from nontuition sources and part of it is made up of carry-overs from previous years. Careful analysis indicates that to achieve this 6 per cent increase in the income fund will require an increase of $35 per academic year in our basic tuition charges with proportionate increases for tuition charges for part-time students, for students in medicine and dentistry programs, and for nonresident students.
In order to meet the deficiency of about $1,000,000 discussed earlier, an additional increase in the basic tuition charge of $25 per academic year with proportionate increases for other tuition charges is necessary. Part of the income from this additional increase would be made available to the Illinois State Scholarship Commission if calculations indicate that this increase has created funding problems for ISSC.
It is, therefore, my recommendation that tuition charges for 1974-75 be increased by $60 per academic year with proportionate increases for part-time students, students in medicine and dentistry, and nonresident students. Of this increase, $35 is required to meet the IBHE budget recommendations; $25 to meet the critical deficiencies outlined earlier in this report.
This recommendation is well within the policy of the IBHE that tuition should equal one-third of undergraduate instructional costs, includes funds for ISSC to meet the projected award needs of a tuition increase slightly above that projected by IBHE, and will not change the relative ranking of the Universityof Illinois near the midpoint of all land-grant universities with regard to tuition charges. I believe that the level proposed is acceptable to the staff of the IBHE and can be defended successfully in our relationships with the Bureau of the Budget and the General Assembly.
In your action in November, you approved the "waiver" of tuition increases for freshmen students at the Chicago Circle campus. As a part of the budget recommendations of the IBHE, funds are provided to support a change in the ISSC "cut-off" date to October 1. With this change and with special effort on our part, I am persuaded that the special treatment for freshmen at Chicago Circle is unnecessary, and I recommend that the tuition increase recommended above be applied uniformly on all campuses. While this recommendation is 1973] 425
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOISsupported by the administration of the Chicago Circle campus, I should report that it represents a University-level decision which was determined after due consideration of objections to it raised by Chancellor Cheston. I should also report that the determination not to recommend a tuition increase in the amount of $90 per academic year is a University-level decision which was also made after a thorough review of several dissenting views. As strongly as I believe in our need for the funds which a larger tuition increase would provide, I am persuaded that an increase larger than that proposed would not be acceptable to the IBHE nor to the General Assembly.
In summary, I recommend that basic tuition levels for 1974-75 be increased by $60; that tuition charges for part-time students, for students in medicine and dentistry/and for nonresident students be increased proportionately; and that the IBHE be requested to increase its budget recommendation for the University of Illinois by approximately $1,000,000 and increase its estimate of income fund receipts by a corresponding amount.
Representatives of the U n d e r g r a d u a t e Student Association and the Graduate Student Association had been granted permission to make an emergency appearance before the Board concerning this subject. Since, however, the representatives were not present at the time of the discussion, due to bad travel conditions, President Corbally summarized the U G S A and G S A positions.
Michael Crowley, student trustee from the Urbana-Champaign campus, presented further information concerning the U n d e r g r a d u a t e Student Association position.
Mr. H o w a r d reported on the December Board of Higher Education meeting at which the tuition increase m a t t e r was discussed. H e then spoke against the proposed tuition increase.
At this point, the representative of the U G S A appeared and presented that organization's views opposing the proposed increase.
O n motion of M r. Swain, the President's recommendations were approved by the following vote: Aye, M r. H a h n, M r. H u g h e s, M r. Livingston, M r. Neal, M r s. Rader, Mr. S w a i n ; no, M r. Forsyth, Mr.
H o w a r d ; absent, D r. Bakalis, M r. Steger, Governor W a l k e r.
AWARD O F CERTIFIED PUBLIC A C C O U N T A N T CERTIFICATES(4) 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 six 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. The names of the candidates are filed with the Secretary.
On motion of M r. Livingston, these certificates were awarded.
APPOINTMENTS T O T H E FACULTY(5) The following new appointments to the faculty of the rank of Assistant Professor and above, and to certain administrative positions, have been approved since the previous meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Positions in the University are classified in the following categories and are designated in the budget by the symbols indicated: A — indefinite tenure; P — indefinite tenure, part-time service only; D — one year; E — nine months from the beginning of the academic year; F — one-year appointment ending other than August 20 or 31; G — special tenure; Q — initial term appointment for a Professor or Associate Professor; T — terminal appointment, accompanied with or preceded by notice of nonreappointment; W—one year appointment subject to 426 BOARD OF TRUSTEES [December 19 special written agreement; Y — twelve months' service required instead of two semesters; X — percentages opposite X are for the academic year. Full-time summer service is indicated by " S " ; 1-7 — indicates the number of years of service which will be credited at the end of the contract period toward completion of the probationary period relating t o tenure.
Figures following a symbol indicate percentage of time if the appointment is on a part-time basis (e.g., D75 means one year on three-fourths time).
1. CONSTANCE K. K A M I I, Associate Professor of Education, beginning September 1, 1973 ( A ), at an annual salary of $17,000.
2. RICHARD B. WARNECKE, Research Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Survey Research Laboratory and Associate Professor of Sociology, beginning January 1, 1974 (QY,D), at an annual salary of $24,000.
3. EBRAHIM AMIRMOKRI, Assistant Professor of Pathology in T h e Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, beginning November 1, 1973 (1Y), at an annual salary of $25,000.
4. G E N E MARGARET CRANSTON ANDERSON, Associate Professor of MaternalChild Nursing, beginning November 15, 1973 ( Q Y ), at an annual salary of $18,000.
5. JANET CAROL ENGBRING, Assistant Professor, Curriculum in Occupational Therapy, School of Associated Medical Sciences, beginning November 15, 1973 (5Y), at an annual salary of $14,500.
6. JOSEPH ANDREW MIGLIOZZI, Assistant Professor of Pathology and P h a r macology, Peoria School of Medicine, beginning November 1, 1973 (1Y), at an annual salary of $16,000.
7. RADISA RADONJIC, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in T h e Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, on 30 per cent time, beginning October 1, 1973 (DY30), at an annual salary of $9,895.
8. HARRIETT MARY ROSSI, Associate Professor of General Nursing, College of Nursing (assigned to the Urbana-Champaign campus), beginning October 1, 1973 ( Q Y ), at an annual salary of $20,400.