Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
No unmatriculated student shall be entered as a conditioned Freshman unless enrolled in at least two University subjects, and unless all entrance conditions can be made up during the year; and no student having entrance ^conditions may pursue University studies more than one year. That the time of students may be fully occupied, each person is required to to pursue studies, exclusive of military and physical culture studies, aggregating not less than three nor more than three and three-fifths credits; except that students in courses requiring more than such number of studies in any term shall not be limited as to such required studies by this rule; and, excepting further, that a student wnose standing in each study of the preceding term has been "passed with credit," may take for the term studies aggregating not more than four credits. Students may be permitted to take more or less than the amount of work described above only on a three-fourths vote of the members of the College faculty present at a formal meeting. A term's credit in every subject shall be upon the basis of work requiring, for the average student, fifteen hours a week in outside preparation and class, and laboratory exercises combined. Fractional credits shall require such part of fifteen hours a week as the fractional credit indicates. Candidates for advanced standing, not from other colleges or universities, may secure such standing on examination only. In the case of freshmen students seeking advanced standing on the basis of their preparatory work, such standing shall be granted after satisfactory examination only. Those who present for entrance to the Preparatory School, satisfactory grades for not less than one year's work in an accredited school of the University, shall be excused from examination. Hereafter the following members of the University battalion shall be allowed one credit for Military 2, whenever they are members of either of the following organizations, viz: The University foot-ball eleven, the University hase-ball nine, or the University track team, and that in addition to the regular members of the foot-ball eleven and base-ball nine above mentioned, three substitutes be .included in each organization and allowed the same credit as the regular members. This credit should be allowed but once and be given for the term in which the organization is engaged in contests with others; that is, for foot-ball, credit for fall term be allowed; for base-ball and track team, credit for spring term. Where a member of the battalion is a member of more than one organization, say foot-ball and base-ball, or track team, he may elect in which term he will take his credit, but in no case can he receive more than one. Also, that not more than fifteen credits be given to members of the track team as a whole. The system of marking in the University shall be as follows: The grades shall be "failed," "conditioned," "passed," "passed with •credit." The passing mark shall be 60.
CHANGES IN ARCHITECTURAL DEPARTMENT.
That one year of free-hand drawing, in addition to the year of this work prescribed be substituted for the year of shop practice now required for graduation in the course in architecture. That one year of Mechanical Engineering-1 be substituted for the year of shop practice now required for graduation from the course in architectural engineering. That the architectural shops, with machines, plant and materials, be transferred to such departments as may be ordered by the Board of Trustees, and dropped from the inventory of the department of architecture and architectural engineering. This is recommended also by the dean of the College of Engineering and the faculty of that College.
The issue of a circular is recommended to give information concerning the changes and additions in courses, new departures in the work of instruction, and improvements about the University.