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1974-75 1979-80 State $12 900 State $ 60 000 Federal 8 000 Federal 40 O P O Total $20 900 Total $100 000 No additional funds will be required. The necessary resources for this program will come from reallocation of existing resources within the Department of Chemistry.

The Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination concurs in this recommendation and 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 Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved.


(11) The Urbana-Champaign Senate recommends the establishment of a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre degree in the Department of Theatre.

The proposed Master of Fine Arts in Theatre is designed as a terminal degree for the artist or technician-teacher. The existing program in theatre meets the needs of the potential Ph.D. candidate and the secondary schooj teacher of theatre. However, there is a need for thorough graduate-level training which emphasizes practical laboratory experience to allow the student to approach artistic maturity as preparation for employment as an artist or technician in the commercial theatre or as an artist or technician-teacher in the academic theatre. There is also a growing tendency on the part of theatre departments to prefer the artist or technician-teacher to the scholar-teacher.

560 BOARD OF TRUSTEES [May 15 The candidate for the M.F.A. in Theatre must meet all of the requirements of the Graduate College. The candidate must spend a minimum of three semesters in residence, earn a minimum of fourteen units of graduate credit, and (depending upon his field of specialization) write, or direct, or design and supervise the technical execution of scenery and lighting or costumes and makeup for a fulllength production, or (if his specialization is acting) to perform two major roles in full-length production.

The enrollment in the program is estimated at ten in the first year and thirtyfive by the sixth year of the program. Overall graduate enrollment in the Department of Theatre is to remain the same and the existing M.A. and Ph.D. programs will be reduced to accommodate M.F.A. students. Thus, the budgetary aspects would be handled within existing resources of the Department of Theatre.

The Chancellor, the Acting Dean of the Graduate College at Urbana, 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 approval by the State Board of Higher Education.

On motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved.



(12) The Urbana-Champaign Senate recommends the establishment of a teaching requirement for doctoral degree candidates in the Departments of French, Psychology, Political Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Germanic Languages and Literatures. The effective date of the teaching requirement is to be upon approval of the Board of Trustees.

The teaching requirement for doctoral candidates in the specified departments will be as follows:

Requirement Department (as specified or equivalent) Psychology All doctoral candidates one semester, SO per cent Candidates with subspecialty in teaching two semesters, SO per cent Political Science All doctoral candidates two semesters, SO per cent Chemistry and Biochemistry All doctoral candidates two semesters, 33 per cent (or) two semesters, SO per cent German All doctoral candidates two semesters, SO per cent French All doctoral candidates two semesters, SO per cent For some time, a number of departments at the Urbana-Champaign campus have required a period of teaching and evaluation as part of the graduate training of all their candidates for the doctoral degree. For most of these departments, the rationale has been that the future employment of doctoral students is almost exclusively as teachers in colleges and universities. A period of supervised teaching in college-level classes is considered essential in order to provide our graduates with the highest possible level of qualifications for such employment.

For those students who gain employment in government and industry, the teaching experience is particularly valuable because of the skill required in the oral presentation of technical material. It is also found that many employees of government and industry eventually return to campus to teach either temporarily or permanently.

No additional funds will be required by the departments concerned. All obligations will be borne within existing budgetary allotments.

The Acting Dean of the Graduate College and the Chancellor at Urbana and the Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination concur in this 1974] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 561 recommendation. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no further Senate jurisdiction is involved.

I recommend approval.

On motion of Mr. Hahn, this recommendation was approved.


(13) The Chicago Circle Senate has approved a proposal from its Committee on Student Admissions, Records, and College Relations that campus policy on high school subject patterns for admission be revised by discontinuing all current pattern requirements and substituting instead the following requirement: three units of English and thirteen additional units.

At Chicago Circle, six different patterns are currently required, depending on whether or not the student is entering the program of Architecture; Business Administration; Elementary Education and Physical Education; Engineering; Art and the Liberal Arts and Sciences General and Secondary Education Curricula; and Chemistry Curriculum. Students who do not meet the specific subject pattern requirements have generally been denied admission regardless of high school rank or performance on the American College Test. These requirements have tended to exclude students from high schools where counseling staffs are less effective, from schools which do not emphasize the traditional college preparatory programs, from vocational schools, and from high quality schools whose curricula have changed from the traditional to the nontraditional. They have also tended to discourage otherwise well-qualified prospective students from applying. Recent studies have shown that there is little, if any, demonstrable correlation between high school subjects completed and successful completion of college-level programs. Such studies point out that it is maturity, overall performance (measured by high school rank and test scores), and motivation that are more likely to determine success in collegiate programs, rather than the particular subject patterns which the student presents on admission.

In accepting the Senate Committee's recommendation, the Senate also accepted the suggestion that in all appropriate campus publications each college list the high school subject patterns that are recommended (but not required) for a particular college or curriculum.

Current admission requirements of high school rank and test scores are not affected by this modification.

The Chancellor at the Chicago Circle campus and the Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination recommend approval. The University Committee on Admissions has endorsed the proposal. The University Senates Conference recommended action by the Urbana-Champaign Senate, which on May 6, 1974, affirmed that admissions policies on the Urbana-Champaign campus will not be affected by the action of the Chicago Circle Senate. The proposal would be effective immediately upon approval.

I concur.

O n motion of Mr. Livingston, this recommendation was approved.


Conversion of Majors and Minors to a Field of Concentration in Classics, Urbana (14) The Urbana-Champaign Senate has approved a recommendation from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that the undergraduate majors and minors, offered by the Department of Classics, be converted to a Field of Concentration in Classics with options in Latin, Greek, and Classical Civilization. The proposed conversion exemplifies the substitution of fields of concentration for majors and minors in the Sciences and Letters curriculum in that it responds to the need to integrate departmental course work with related courses in other fields.

Revision of the Curriculum in Physical Education, Urbana The Urbana-Champaign Senate has approved a recommendation from the College of Physical Education for a revision in the Curriculum in Physical Education by reduction in the total number of hours for graduation from 132 to 128.

562 BOARD OF TRUSTEES [May 15 The curricular and course revisions, permitted by the merger of the previous Departments of Physical Education for Men and for Women, respond to changes in discipline emphases, employment patterns, and in the vocational interests and competencies of enrolling students, and reflect changes in curriculum design, including national professional guidelines for the establishment of areas of specialization within the major.

It is expected that the proposed single degree program will facilitate the effective and efficient use of faculty competencies, advisement procedures, instructional and research facilities, and community-related agencies.

Conversion of Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy in Business, and Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing to Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Urbana The Urbana-Champaign Senate has approved a recommendation from the College of Commerce and Business Administration that the three existing doctoral degree programs — the Doctor of Business Administration, the Doctor of Philosophy in Business, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing — be converted into one program, the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration.

The proposed program merger proceeds from the combination, in 1968, of several departments (Marketing, Industrial Administration, and the Graduate School of Business Administration) to form the present Department of Business Administration. Under the proposal, all students in the Department will complete a common core of requirements. It is expected that the common core in the proposed program will result in a more efficient instructional pattern, in more meaningful evaluation and, therefore, advisement of students, and in the optimization of departmental resources allocated to doctoral programs in terms of maintaining and enhancing program quality.

This report was received for record.


Office of Dean of Students (15) The Chancellor at the Urbana-Champaign campus has approved changes in

titles of the following divisions in the Office of the Dean of Students:

From To Student Personnel Office Student Services Office Special Educational Opportunity Educational Opportunity Program Program Student Programs and Services Campus Programs and Services Coordinating Placement Office Career Development and Placement Office The new titles more aptly describe the functions of the divisions.

College of Education The Chancellor at the Urbana-Champaign campus has approved the consolidation of the Curriculum Laboratory and the University High School. The merger reflects the closely coordinated operation of the two units. The name of the consolidated unit is "Curriculum Laboratory and University High School."

These actions are reported to the Trustees for record.



(16) The Board of Trustees' policy on transcript fees was first established in March 1920, amended in September 1940, and again in April 1957. The present policy reads: "Each student who has paid all his fees is entitled to receive without charge a transcript of his record. For each additional transcript, the fee shall be $1.00."

In Fiscal Year 1973, the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle collected $15,042 from this source. Collection of the fee requires numerous activities in several administrative offices at the campus. According to computations made by 1974] 563


the Office of Business Affairs, the costs associated with the collection of this fee approximately equal the income. The campus wishes to expedite the processing of transcript requests and to provide the best possible transcript service.

Moreover, it is believed that a temporary waiver of the fee might improve the University's relationship with its former students and alumni.

Therefore, the Chancellor at Chicago Circle recommends that the transcript fee at the Chicago Circle campus be waived on a temporary basis for one year beginning July 1, 1974. At the end of that period, an assessment would be made to determine whether cost savings and public relations benefits are sufficient to warrant dropping the fee on a permanent basis.

The Vice President for Planning and Allocation concurs in this recommendation.

I recommend approval.

O n motion of M r. H o w a r d, this recommendation was approved.


(17) On October 20, 1971, the Board of Trustees took action which established guidelines for all undergraduate tuition waiver programs at the University of Illinois. This action combined a number of separate need-based programs, designated a specific "non-need" (merit-based) program (The Smith Music Tuition Waivers), and acted to comply with legislative elimination of county tuition waivers which were also awarded on a merit basis.

Before this action, the total number of undergraduate tuition waivers permitted was 2,374 (930 need-based waivers, 1,428 county waivers, and 16 Smith Music Tuition Waivers) ; and after the action the total was 946 tuition waivers, of which a maximum of 155 was authorized for nonresident students.

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