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P H I L I P E. FREEDMAN, Associate Professor of Psychology, fall quarter, 1974-75, full pay.
CHARLES L. GRUDER, Associate Professor of Psychology, fall quarter, 1974-75, full pay.
HERBERT H. STENSON, Associate Professor of Psychology, spring quarter, 1974full pay.
Department of Sociology STEVEN F. ALGER, Assistant Professor of Sociology, winter quarter, 1974-75, full pay.
Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese LUCTLLE V. BRAUN, Assistant Professor of Spanish, winter and spring quarters, 1974-75, three-fourths pay.
J O S E BUERGO, Assistant Professor of Spanish, spring quarter, 1974-75, full pay.
KLAUS MULLER-BERGH, Associate Professor of Spanish, fall quarter, 1974-75, three-fourths pay.
FERDINA J. C. TORT, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Student Advisor in L A S Administration, fall quarter, 1974-75, full pay.
Department of Speech and Theatre DONALD H. DICKINSON, Professor of Speech, winter quarter, 1974-75, full pay, or spring quarter, 1974-75, full pay.
THOMAS KOCHMAN, Associate Professor of Speech and Theatre and in Educational Assistance P r o g r a m in the Chancellor's Office, fall quarter, 1974-75, full pay.
JOEL B. STERNBERG, Assistant Professor of Speech and Theatre, spring quarter, 1974-75, full pay.
School of Physical Education LEO L. GEDVILAS, Associate Professor and H e a d of Physical Education for Men, fall quarter, 1974-75, full pay.
On motion of Mr. Livingston, these leaves were granted as recommended.
ESTABLISHMENT OF MASTER OF COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREE,URBANA (12) T h e Urbana-Champaign Senate recommends the establishment of a Master of Computer Science degree in the Department of Computer Science, Graduate College.
T h e proposed Master of Computer Science (MCS) program is designed 1974] 515
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOISprimarily to meet the educational needs of students who do not have an extensive undergraduate computer science background but who recognize the need for, and intend to be heavily involved with, the application of the concepts and methods of computer science in their professional careers. T h e objective of the Master of Computer Science program is to develop in such students a knowledge of the state-of-the-art in computer technology and an expertise in applying computer techniques to the effective solution of practical problems. It is a professional program which would not ordinarily lead to the doctorate. T h e existent M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science aim primarily at preparing students for scholarly research p r o g r a m s ; the M.S. in Teaching of Computer Science, recently approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, prepares teachers to meet the critical need for computer science education in the secondary schools, in the community colleges, the vocational and technical schools, and the four year colleges ; the MCS, on the other hand, would meet the great demand for professionals who have a high degree of competence both in computer technology and in a field of application (i.e., business, engineering, or quantitative social sciences).
T h e program is designed so that superior students from many areas of undergraduate study will be able to achieve a thorough educational background in computer science within two years. T h e candidate for the Master of Computer Science must meet minimum Graduate College requirements. There are three components in the p r o g r a m : a group of courses (9 hours) which a bachelor in computer science would normally have taken and which are prerequisite to the graduate-level course material, the graduate-level course material itself (9 units), and the extensive practical project (4 units).
T h e enrollment (number of majors) in the program is estimated at ten in the first year and thirty by the fifth year of the program. These enrollments will be accommodated within the total graduate population of the department. No additional funds will be required for this program.
T h e Chancellor and the Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination concur in the recommendation of the Senate. T h e University Senates Conference has indicated that no further Senate jurisdiction is involved.
I recommend approval, subject to further action by the State Board of Higher Education.
O n m o t i o n of M r. H a h n, t h i s r e c o m m e n d a t i o n w a s a p p r o v e d.
E S T A B L I S H M E N T O F B A C H E L O R O F S C I E N C E IN N U C L E A R
E N G I N E E R I N G D E G R E E, URBANA(13) T h e Urbana-Champaign Senate recommends the establishment of a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering degree in the Nuclear Engineering Program, College of Engineering.
T h e proposed Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering is designed to serve the needs of both terminal B.S. students pursuing a wide variety of careers in nuclear engineering and those students who want to prepare themselves to undertake graduate work. T h e 127-hour curriculum in nuclear engineering provides students comprehensive study in basic sciences, basic engineering, social sciences and humanities, and technical areas specific to nuclear engineering. It also provides a large, flexible selection of both technical and free electives which enables the student to emphasize breadth a n d / o r depth of study. Students will be required, however, to complete a minimum of three courses in a specialized area of study.
A graduate program in nuclear engineering, considered to be one of the top such programs in American universities, has been offered at the Urbana-Champaign campus since 1958. Developing personnel able to resolve the problems that underlie the welfare and security of our society is the hallmark of leading colleges of engineering in the country. T h e energy crisis is one such problem. It is expected that the continued development of nuclear energy sources will play a major role in the alleviation of the energy crisis and will require the services of increased numbers of qualified personnel.
T h e enrollment in the program (number of majors) is estimated at twenty in the first year and 100 by the fourth year of the program. Any additional funds that might be required for this program will be handled through reallocation of funds within the College of Engineering.
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BOARD OF TRUSTEESThe Chancellor and the Dean of the College of Engineering at Urhana and the Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination concur in the recommendation of the Senate. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no further Senate jurisdiction is involved.
I recommend approval, subject to further action by the State Board of Higher Education.
O n motion of M r. H a h n, this recommendation was approved.
PASS/FAIL GRADING OPTION FOR U N D E R G R A D U A T E S.
CHICAGO CIRCLE(14) The Chicago Circle Senate has recommended the establishment of a limited pass/fail grading option for undergraduates. For the past three years the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has had such an option on an experimental basis.
The main purpose of such an option is to permit a student the opportunity to attempt scholarly pursuits in areas of relative difficulty that may be removed from the central concerns of his academic program. To encourage students to take such enriching courses and not at the same time jeopardize general academic performance, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences instituted its experiment. Studies conducted by the College office indicate that students have not abused the option, which is limited to courses outside the major field of concentration. Other colleges proposed similar options, and after lengthy debate and deliberation an all-campus proposal was brought forward.
The provisions are as follows:
1. The student must be in good standing as defined by the college in which he is registered.
2. A maximum of 32 quarter hours of credit may be earned at Chicago Circle under the pass/fail option. If a student withdraws from a pass/fail course before the end of the last day of instruction in the sixth week of the quarter, the credit hours the course carries will not count toward the total of 32 authorized.
3. No more than one course per quarter may be taken under this pass/fail option.
4. The pass/fail option may not be used in any course required for the major including prerequisite and collateral courses.
5. The pass/fail option in a course must be elected by the end of the tenth day of instruction of the quarter.
6. The pass/fail option in a course cannot be revoked after the close of the tenth day of instruction in the quarter, except as provided in No. 11 below.
7. A college or school may, by action of its faculty, institute a more restrictive policy for any or all of the above provisions.
8. Instructors are not informed that the pass/fail option has been elected, but assign a letter grade in the usual manner. The Office of Admissions and Records retains a record of that letter grade, but it is not entered on the student transcript except as hereafter provided.
9. For courses taken under the pass/fail option, a grade of P is recorded on the transcript if the letter grade A, B, C, or D is earned. If the letter grade E is assigned, an F is entered on the transcript. IN (incomplete) and DF (deferred) grades will be replaced by P or F upon completion of the courses.
10. The grades of P and F are not used in the computation of the grade point average.
11. Grades of Pass or Fail are final and cannot be reconverted to letter grades except under the following circumstances: If, during the student's final quarter prior to graduation it is found that one or more of the courses needed to satisfy the requirements of a student's major field were completed under the pass/fail option at Chicago Circle (prior to the declaration of the major or prior to intercollegiate or intercurricular transfer), the student may elect that a sufficient number of "pass" grades be replaced by the originally assigned letter grades to meet major requirements. Only the minimum number of reconversions will be made. If such a minimum can be met by more than one selection of reconversions, the student may elect his preference. This same policy will apply in the case of any additional restrictions instituted by a college or school under Provision 7.
1974] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 517 The Chancellor at Chicago Circle and the Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination concur in this recommendation. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no further Senate jurisdiction is involved.
I recommend approval.
In discussion of this recommendation, it was understood that the administration would prepare a full evaluative report of pass/fail options on a University-wide basis at the end of a two-year period ending M a r c h 20, 1976.
O n motion of M r. Neal, this recommendation was approved.
SENATE CONSTITUTION A N D BY-LAWS, CHICAGO CIRCLE(15) The Chancellor at Chicago Circle reports that the Senate has adopted a Constitution and revised By-laws.
The documents, copies of which have been filed with the Secretary of the Board, are presented herewith for appropriate action (under revised Sec. 6 of the University Statutes the Constitution must be approved by the Board of Trustees; the By-laws and any changes thereto must be reported to the Board).
Among the major features of the new Constitution and By-laws are: an elected Senate of one hundred fifty faculty and fifty students with representation, ex officio, of certain academic administrative offices and the creation of a Senate Council with continuing responsibilities for discharging the rights and obligations of the Senate.
The Chancellor at Chicago Circle and the Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination concur in the proposed documents.
I recommend approval of the Constitution of the Senate of the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and report for the record the By-laws which shall govern the procedures and practices of the Senate, in accordance with Article II, Section 1.
On motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation and the proposed Senate Constitution for Chicago Circle were approved and the report of the By-laws was received for record.
CHANGES IN POLICY A N D RULES NONACADEMIC(16) To assure that no person is denied the use of earned Sick Leave benefits merely because the individual is a relatively new employee to the University, the University Director of Nonacademic Personnel recommends that the final sentence be deleted from paragraph B, 1 of the Policy section of Chapter X, Disability Benefits, of the Policy and Rules — Nonacademic. (Deleted material appears in brackets.)
p, Chapter X, Disability BenefitsB. Sick Leave (disability not arising out of and in the course of employment)
1. An employee in a Trainee, Apprentice, Provisional, Learner, or Status appointment will accumulate paid Sick Leave without limit at the rate of.0462 hours for each hour, exclusive of overtime, that he is in pay status, or approximately twelve days per annum for an employee who works either 2080 or 1950 hours. [Sick Leave benefits are subject to completion of an initial six months of pay-status service.] This recommendation has the concurrence of the University Nonacademic Personnel Advisory Committee. I recommend approval of the policy change.
Upon such approval, corresponding Rule I,A,l,c within the same chapter will be eleted.) On motion of Mr. Steger, this recommendation was approved.
CONTRACTS FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES,
ROCKFORD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE(17) The Board of Trustees at its September 12, 1973, meeting approved contracts for educational services for the Rockford School of Medicine totaling $194,700.
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conditions under which such grants are made available and approved for payment to an applicant; and Whereas, it is the sense of the governing body of the Applicant that it is desirable to apply for a construction grant under the aforementioned act for the project