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However, in the autumn of 1972 (FY 73), the total need-based waivers awarded was only 343, partly due to the many other available programs of the Illinois State Scholarship Commission and Federal Government. In addition, there are a number of students within the University who could avail themselves of tuition waivers within the limit of 946, but cannot at present because the guidelines do not make them eligible. The need is particularly evident for programs in the performing and creative arts and in intercollegiate athletics for men and for women.
The Vice President for Planning and Allocation recommends that the
following modifications be made in the October 20, 1971, action:
1. The maximum number of undergraduate tuition waivers in effect at any time cannot exceed the current maximum of 946, with the maximum number of out-of-state waivers limited to one-third at any one time (315).
2. The minimum number of undergraduate tuition waivers available on the basis of financial need, in accordance with the policies and procedures at each campus for determining financial need, shall be 473 (compared to 343 awarded in FY 73). The remaining 473 may be awarded on a basis of need and/or talent in the performing and creative arts or in intercollegiate athletics.
3. The allocation to each campus shall be administered by the University Planning Committee (which took the place of the University Committee on Fees) with the Chancellor of each campus responsible for the distribution of the talent waivers between performing and creative arts and intercollegiate athletics. The University Committee on Financial Aid to Students shall advise the University Planning Committee on the allocations based on financial need among the campuses, and shall continue to have the responsibility for recommending minimum academic requirements for such waivers.
4. All other procedures established by the October 20, 1971, Board of Trustees action shall remain in force.
The essence of this recommendation is to maintain the total number of undergraduate fee waivers at a level no greater than previously established, to assure a level of need-based undergraduate fee waivers equal to or greater than is now being awarded, and to provide for a category of talent waivers which replaces the phased-out waivers.
564 BOARD O F TRUSTEES [May 15 The Chancellors at the three campuses concur in this recommendation.
I recommend approval.
On motion of Mr. Harm, this recommendation was approved.
A M E N D M E N T S O F T H E BY-LAWS O F T H E ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION(18) At its April 12, 1974, meeting on the Urbana campus, the Board of Directors of the Athletic Association voted to "assume the responsibility for administering the Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Program if appropriate arrangements can be made with the University administration for funding on a recurring basis to insure a quality program." The Board further voted "that contingent upon the implementation of the Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Program under the administration of the Athletic Association, the By-Laws of the Association be amended to increase the members of the Board of Directors from nine (9) to eleven (11); six (6) from members of the Faculty of the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and five (5) from members of the Alumni Association."
I recommend approval of this amendment in accordance with Article VIII of the By-Laws of the Athletic Association which states that "any such amendment shall, after adoption by the Board, be submitted to the Trustees for its consideration before the same shall take effect."
Proposed Amendment to By-Laws of the Athletic Association of the University of Illinois 1 Article V, Section 1. The Board shall consist of [nine] eleven members to be elected annually by the Trustees at their March meeting, upon recommendation of the President of the University of Illinois, [five] six from members of the faculty of the University of Illinois and [four] five from members of the Alumni Association of the University of Illinois.
O n motion of M r. Swain, this recommendation and the proposed revision of Article V, Section 1, of the By-Laws of the Athletic Association were approved.
A U T H O R I Z A T I O N OF PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT IN RESEARCH
AGREEMENT W I T H G. D. SEARLE AND COMPANY(19) G. D. Searle and Company of Skokie, Illinois, has offered to provide a sum in excess of $400,000 (exact amount under negotiation) for research at the Chicago Circle and Medical Center campuses concerned with the clinical testing of a system for closed-loop, computer-controlled arrhythmia treatment. In addition, computer and other equipment valued in excess of $125,000 will be loaned to the University by G. D. Searle and Company for purposes of this research.
Procedures will be tested which promise safer, more accurate, and more effective treatment of patients in coronary intensive care at the University of Illinois Hospital. These procedures are based on the employment of a computer to regulate precisely the delivery of prescribed drugs used in treating cardiac patients. The research represents a significant opportunity for bringing medical and technological expertise together in solving an important clinical problem and is an outgrowth of intensive cooperation, over the past year, between faculty members in the College of Engineering, UICC, and the College of Medicine, UIMC.
University policy provides that patentable discoveries and related rights arising out of such a project will remain the property of the University but that the University may accord the sponsor preferential treatment in the use of any
resulting patent. G. D. Searle and Company has requested that preferential treatment be defined as follows:
"UNIVERSITY hereby grants to SEARLE a non-exclusive, royalty free license to make, use and sell patentable and non-patentable inventions which are generated from the SEARLE funded Clinical Studies and which are proprietary to and would vest in UNIVERSITY.
"UNIVERSITY hereby grants to SEARLE a right of first refusal to acquire an exclusive, worldwide, royalty bearing license of patent rights Additions are italicized; deleted material appears in brackets.
1974] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 565 which are generated from the SEARLE funded Clinical Studies and which vest in UNIVERSITY. Should SEARLE decide to become an exclusive licensee hereunder, then both SEARLE and UNIVERSITY shall negotiate in good faith the terms of such a license agreement. UNIVERSITY shall be free to grant to third parties the above mentioned patent rights if SEARLE decides not to exercise its right of first refusal or does not exercise said right within three (3) months from the date that UNIVERSITY informs SEARLE in writing of its intention to license others.
"As further consideration for the grant to SEARLE of said right of first refusal, SEARLE agrees, at its expense, and with the cooperation of UNIVERSITY and the research and faculty members under its control, to file and prosecute to a conclusion in the United States Patent Office, a single patent application directed toward the UNIVERSITY'S principal patentable invention, if any. Upon completion of negotiations with UNIVERSITY regarding an exclusive patent license, SEARLE at its expense, shall additionally provide filing and prosecution services for divisional, continuing and reissue applications filed in the United States and filing, prosecution and maintenance services for all patent applications to be filed in selected countries foreign to the United States where SEARLE desires to be licensed."
In accordance with Section 17(e) of the General Rules Concerning University Organization and Procedure,1 the committee established by Section 14(f) has reviewed the proposed arrangement with regard to: (a) the academic value of the project; (b) the importance of further development of the University capabilities in this field of the application of modern technology to health care delivery; and (c) the need for giving proper consideration to the sponsor in connection with the sponsor supplying a considerable amount of proprietary background information and technical knowledge to the University research team. It is the opinion of the 14(f) committee that the request is reasonable and that it is in the best interest of the University and the public. The committee and the Vice President for Planning and Allocation recommend its acceptance.
On motion of Mr. Howard, this recommendation was approved.
CONTRACT FOR DEVELOPMENT O F AVIONICS INFORMATION
SYSTEMS SIMULATOR, URBANA(20) The University has completed negotiations on a contract with the United States Air Force for a project to be carried out by the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) at the Urbana-Champaign campus. The contract, to be funded by the Air Force in the amount of $1,946,688, will cover a two-year period during which the staff of CSL will work with the Avionics Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
The objectives of the project are to develop and implement a high-level, interactive avionics systems simulator. The development of such a simulator would provide the capability to determine, specify, and demonstrate practical avionic information system configurations to meet future aircraft requirements.
The simulator would also provide "real time" Digital Avionics Information System support to the prototype hardware.
The Coordinated Science Laboratory has been conducting research in software development and computer-controlled hardware for a number of years. The proposed contract provides $276,561 for research (support of graduate students, publications, etc.), $238,280 for additional computer equipment for the existing computer system in CSL, and $1,431,847 for a computer system to be installed at the Avionics Laboratory for use by scientists there.
Sec. 17(e) "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."
[May IS 566 BOARD OF TRUSTEES The additional computer equipment at CSL, while insuring the computer compatibility essential to the success of the research, will benefit all users of the computer system at CSL.
With the concurrence of the appropriate administrative officers, I recommend that the Comptroller and the Secretary of the Board be authorized to execute this contract, subject to such further action by the State Board of Higher Education as may be required.
On motion of Mr. Livingston, authority was given as recommended by the following vote: Aye, Mr. H a h n, Mr. H o w a r d, Mr. Hughes, Mr.
Livingston, Mrs. Rader, Mr. Steger, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, Dr.
Bakalis, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Neal, Governor Walker. ( M r. Neal had left the meeting prior to this item.)
LEASE OF S P A C E IN 5 0 5 EAST GREEN STREET. CHAMPAIGN(21) The President of he University, with the concurrence of appropriate administrative officers, recommends that the University of Illinois Foundation be requested to lease 2,710 net assignable square feet on the east side of the second floor of the property at SOS East Green Street, Champaign, from lune 1, 1974, through June 30, 1977, at a total annual cost of $12,500 for rental and operating and maintenance costs.
It is further recommended that the Foundation sublease the space to the University, subject to the availability of funds, at the same cost on an annual basis. Funds for this fiscal period are available in the budget of the Operation and Maintenance Division of the Urbana campus and funds for annual renewals of the sublease will be requested in the same budget on an annual basis.
O n motion of M r. Swain, these recommendations were approved by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Hahn, Mr. H o w a r d, M r. Hughes, Mr.
Livingston, M r s. Rader, Mr. Steger, Mr. S w a i n ; no, n o n e ; absent, Dr.
Bakalis, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Neal, Governor Walker.
LEASE OF BUSEY WOODS T O URBANA PARK DISTRICT(22) In May, 1971, Busey Woods, a sixty-three acre tract lying just outside Urbana's north city limits, was given to the University of Illinois Foundation by Mr. and Mrs. James R. Klassen and Miss Elizabeth Tawney, Mrs. Klassen's sister. Shortly thereafter, the Foundation leased the property to the University.1 Because of the unusual potential value of the property for both educational and nature-oriented activities, discussions have taken place since that time among University staff and faculty members and between University officers and the Commissioners of the Urbana Park District.
As a result of these consultations, the Chancellor at Urbana-Champaign has recommended that Busey Woods be subleased to the Urbana Park District for a period of twenty years at the rate of $1.00 per year.
The number of natural areas in East Central Illinois, never large, has dwindled significantly in recent years due to rapidly increasing demands for residential and commercial sites. The location of this particular property, with easy access to all residents of the Urbana-Champaign community, gives it added value. The proposed agreement will preserve the natural biota of the area and will allow its continued use for research and education by students and faculty of the University while opening a valuable natural resource to the citizens of the surrounding area.