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On motion of Mr. Livingston, this contract was awarded by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Neal, Mrs. Rader, Mr. Steger, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, Dr. Bakalis, Mr. Forsyth, Governor Walker.

Sec. 17(c) "Contracts or grants from outside sponsors which carry the provision that the sponsoring agency may determine the disposition of patentable discoveries developed thereunder may be accepted by the University, when required by federal statute or the established policies of the sponsoring agency, and when that agency is governmental or non-profit in character, and when the action of the University in waiving its rights to such discoveries is determined to be clearly in the public interest by the committee specified in paragraph (f), Section 14.

"Generally, if patentable discoveries result from research sponsored by an agency outside the University, preferential treatment in the use of any resulting patent may be accorded that agency."




(16) The President of the University, with the concurrence of appropriate administrative officers, recommends award of the following contracts for work to remodel and expand the brace shop in the Illinois Surgical Institute at the Medical Center

campus, the award in each case being to the low bidder on the base contract work:

General Work Base Bid Wm. J. Scown Building Co., Chicago $10 6S5 Plumbing Work G. F. Connelly Co., Inc., Chicago 1 58S Compressed Air, Air Conditioning Work Systems Service Unlimited, Inc., Chicago 19 060 Ventilating Work Systems Service Unlimited, Inc., Chicago 2 396 Electrical Work G & M Electrical Contractors Co., Chicago 7 449 Total $41 145 It is further recommended that all contracts other than the contract for general work be assigned to the contractor for general work, making the total of this contract $41,145 and that an agreement be entered into with Wm. J. Scown Building Co. for the assignment of the other contracts. The fee for this assignment is included in the base bid for the general work.

Funds for this work are available in the Hospital Income Account.

A schedule of the bids received has been filed with the Secretary of the Board for record.

On motion of Mr. Livingston, these contracts were awarded by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Neal, Mrs. Rader, Mr. Steger, Mr. Swain; no, none;

absent, Dr. Bakalis, Mr. Forsyth, Governor Walker.


(17) The Capital Development Board received bids on March 18, 1974, for six divisions of work for the Phase IV remodeling project for the Rockford School of Medicine. This project is funded by Capital Development Bond Funds in the amount of $638,380 appropriated to that Board for FY 1974.

Because the planning and preparation of contract documents for this project was carried out by the University's in-house architectural and engineering staff, the staff of the Capital Development Board has requested the University to approve the award of contracts for the project. Planning funds were appropriated to the University from general revenue in FY1973.

Two bids were received on two divisions of work and only one bid was received on four divisions of work. Subsequent to the receipt of bids, the staffs of the Capital Development Board and the University conferred with firms that originally indicated interest in this project but did not bid, as well as several architectural and engineering firms. It appears that the current volume of work in the mechanical and electrical trades contributed to the lack of bids. Investigation also revealed that without exception the apparent low bidders have excellent reputations for integrity and workmanship. The staffs of the Capital Development Board and the University are of the opinion that the bids are reasonable under the conditions and that it would not be advantageous to rebid the four divisions of work for which only one bid was received.

The contract documents called for a base bid and four additive alternates. On the basis of the bids received, funds are available to award contracts to the low base bid plus Additive Alternate No. I1 and still provide an adequate contingency for the project.

For converting the existing heating system from steam to a hydremic system.


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Early in this academic year, the Board of Trustees was made aware of certain concerns expressed by some representatives of the Latino communities in Chicago related to the recruitment and admission of Latino students to the Chicago Circle campus of the University. Since that time, the Board has received various communications from these representatives, has received and commented upon progress reports with regard to recruitment and admission policies and programs submitted by Chancellor Cheston and by the Chicago Circle Senate, and has followed closely reports of events on the Chicago Circle campus related to these matters.

Yesterday, April 16, 1974, this committee of the Board conducted a hearing from 1:15 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at which time representatives of the Latino communities, operating under an agenda of their choosing and presenting speakers of their choice, described what are alleged to be discriminating practices in the recruitment and admissions programs at Chicago Circle. This committee was specifically asked to provide a Board response to a series of demands submitted by representatives of the Latino communities and the Committee recommends that the Board of Trustees adopt the following statement in response to this request.

* * * In spite of what are obvious failures in communication among the various groups concerned, the overriding evidence is that the Chicago Circle campus — its faculty, staff, and administration — has made real progress in recruiting students from various minority ethnic groups. In 1970-71, the nonwhite enrollment at Chicago Circle was less than 7 per cent; in 1973-74, it is 18 per cent. The actual number and the percentage of Latino students enrolled has steadily increased. There is in existence a clearly identified effort to recruit Latino students as well as to recruit students from other minority, ethnic groups.

The University of Illinois, including its Chicago Circle campus, is a part of a total system of public higher education in Illinois with a special mission as a comprehensive university offering programs of teaching, research, and service with emphasis upon professional and graduate education and with a commitment to academic excellence at all levels. It is important that the University of Illinois honor its special mission, and admissions and curricular decisions are recommended by faculty bodies within the requirements of that mission.

The Board of Trustees reaffirms its long standing commitment to support programs designed to recruit and admit students, regardless of ethnic background, who possess the qualifications necessary to meet the academic requirements of a university such as the University of Illinois. The Board supports the efforts of administrators and faculty bodies who have worked and continue to work on behalf of such programs. Within this framework, the Board agrees that the increased recruitment of qualified students from the Latino communities is desirable.

The "demands" discussed with the committee involve decisions which are made by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendations of the administration and of the Senate of the Chicago Circle campus. The primary "demand" is that efforts to recruit qualified Latino students to the Chicago Circle campus be increased.

The Board of Trustees has a long and consistent record of developing policies and supporting programs designed to insure that all qualified students, regardless of race, sex, or ethnic background, are encouraged to enter the University of Illinois. The Board is convinced that real progress toward this end is being made and will continue to be made under the auspices of the Senate and the administration of the Chicago Circle campus.

The Board has confidence that the faculty, staff, and administration of the Chicago Circle campus are willing and able to support these policies and programs particularly if efforts to do so are permitted to continue within the regular and orderly procedures which have long characterized academic decision making within the University of Illinois.

George W. Howard III, Chairman pro tent Jane Hayes Rader President Earl M. Hughes, ex officio President John E. Corbally Jr., ex officio Messrs. Halm and Neal, other members of the Committee, were unable to be present for the meeting of the Committee on April 16.

1974] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 549 Prior to action on this recommendation, the Trustees received comment from the Reverend Angel Suarez of a sector of the Latino community, who expressed dissatisfaction with the report and asked the Board of Trustees to order the Department of Latin American Studies at Chicago Circle to develop "an identifiable program," composed of qualified people from the Latino community, the proposal to be presented for action of the Board at the next meeting.

Mr. Neal indicated that a report to the Board after the September 1974 enrollment figures had been received would be in order to measure and compare progress made with regard to recruitment of Latino students and that such a report should be regarded as a caveat to action by the Board on the report of the Committee on Student Welfare and Activities. Professor Blout, another spokesman of a sector of the Latino community, took issue with the claim that the number of the Latino students had increased and made the general charge that there was serious and illegal discrimination at Chicago Circle and expressed his belief that a full inquiry of disinterested persons was in order.

Mr. Crowley moved, as an amendment to the recommendation, that the Board of Trustees request the Chancellor to present at the May meeting a recruitment program developed by the Latin American Studies Program at Chicago Circle.

President Corbally stated that such an addition to the report would violate the entire report and especially the burden of its argument that would leave the issue to the initial jurisdiction of the campus administration. Mr. Hughes indicated as well that the amendment would also violate the long tradition of the Board of Trustees in delegating primary responsibility for educational policy to the faculty and to the campus senates. President Corbally stated to Mr. Suarez that he believed the recommendation was an excellent one, worth consideration and careful study.

He pointed out that, in the Committee report, the Trustees were not taking issue with the merits of the Suarez recommendation but were reiterating that the primary responsibility for developing educational policy lies with the faculty and appropriate administrative review. He stated that he believed progress was being made in the recruitment of Latino students and other minorities and that Board policy anticipated that more progress was expected. He pointed out that the only way progress could be made was to employ established procedures.

On motion of Mr. Swain, the amendment proposed by Mr. Crowley was tabled by unanimous vote. The Board then approved Mr. Howard's motion to approve the report as submitted.


The Secretary presented for record appointments to the faculty and changes of status made by the President; resignations; a termination;

leaves of absence; cancellations of sabbatical leaves of absence;1 and retirements. A copy of the report is filed with the Secretary.

Holt, Grace S., Coordinator of Black Studies Program and Professor of Speech, Chicago Circle, cancellation of sabbatical leave of absence for one quarter 1973-74, full pay.

Tort, Ferdina, Assistant Professor of Snanish and Student Advisor in College of Liberal Arts ana Sciences, Chicago Circle, cancellation of sabbatical leave of absence for the spring quarter 1973-74, full pay.

550 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mr. Hughes indicated that, in the pressure of time, it would be necessary to cancel the executive session and to deal with matters to have been considered therein at the next meeting of the Board.

On motion of Mr. Swain, the Board adjourned.

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The May meeting of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois was held in the Chicago Illini Union, Medical Center campus, Chicago, Illinois, on Wednesday, May 15, 1974, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

President Earl M. Hughes called the meeting to order and asked the Assistant Secretary to call the roll. The following members of the Board were present: Mr. Ralph C. Hahn, Mr. George W. Howard III, Mr.

Earl M. Hughes, Mr. Earl Langdon Neal, Mrs. Jane Hayes Rader, Mr.

Russell W. Steger, Mr. Timothy W. Swain. Dr. Michael J. Bakalis, Mr. William D. Forsyth, Jr., and Governor Daniel Walker were absent.

The following non-voting student trustees were present: Mr. Michael J. Crowley, Urbana-Champaign campus; Mr. Lloyd Zimmerman, Chicago Circle campus. Mr. Kenneth J. Kosten, Medical Center campus, was absent.

Also present were President John E. Corbally Jr.; Dr. Eldon Johnson, Vice President for Governmental Relations and Public Service; Dr. Barry Munitz, Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination; Chancellor J. W. Peltason, Urbana-Champaign 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, Dr. Ronald W. Brady, Comptroller (also Vice President for Planning and Allocation for the University); Mr. R. C.

Wicklund, Assistant Secretary; and Mr. James J. Costello, University Counsel.




President Hughes announced that the regular meeting would be recessed for a meeting of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds.

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