Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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M E E T I N G O F D E C E M B E E 10, 1895.
T h e B o a r d of T r u s t e e s of t h e U n i v e r s i t y of I l l i n o i s m e t i n t h e U n i v e r s i t y P a r l o r , i n U r b a n a , Illinois, at 3 o'clock p . m. T u e s d a y , D e c e m b e r 10, 1895. T h e m e m b e r s p r e s e n t were Messrs. A r m s t r o n g , B u l l a r d , G r a h a m , I n g l i s , M c L e a n , M o r g a n , Morrison, a n d R a y m o n d , a n d D r . S m i t h a n d M r s . Flower, those a b s e n t were G o v . Altgeld a n d M r . J u d y . T h e m i n u t e s of t h e last m e e t i n g were approved as p r e s e n t e d b y t h e Secretary. P r e s i d e n t D r a p e r , b e i n g called u p o n for h i s report, m a d e a n i n formal s t a t e m e n t , verbally, w i t h r e g a r d to t h e c o n d i t i o n of affairs i n t h e U n i v e r s i t y since t h e last m e e t i n g of t h e B o a r d . H e t h e n m a d e r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s as follows: I recommend that the fourth paragraph in the rules with regard to the employment of instructors in the University and their duties (see page 175, report of meeting of September 4, 1895,) be amended to read as follows:
INSTRUCTORS' TERM OF EMPLOYMENT ANI> DUTIES.
It is the desire and intention of the Board that all competent and effective teachers shall feel secure in their positions and remain permanently in the service of the University, but experience shows that it is necessary to reserve the legal right to terminate service at any time for any reason which in the judgment of the Board may be sufficient, and all employment must be accepted upon this condition. No summary dismissal will be made except for conduct prejudicial to the University, nor without opportunity for a hearing, if the facts are disputed. When service is terminated by the Board for other cause than misconduct, notice will be given at the earliest time practicable; and, in case a member of the corps of instruction intends to leave the service of the University, it is but fair that the President of the University should be advised, at least as soon as such purpose has been determined upon. In case a resignation is presented to take effect at some future time the Board will exercise its right to terminate the service at that time, or at some earlier date, as may seem just to all the interests involved. In case a member of the corps of instruct ion enters upon regular employment elsewhere before the termination of service here, that fact will work a termination of service and cessation of salary here. Absence from ordinary service in the University, for any other cause than sickness, must be with the approval of the President, if for less than ten days; and if for a longer time, with the approval of the Board of Trustees. And for any failure to comply with all the conditions of loyal and interested service, which are an honorable obligation upon all members of the corps of instruction, the Board of Trustees will feel free to withhold salary so far as the interests of the University and justice to others may seem to demand.
A. S. DRAPER,
This recommendation was adopted.