Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD Op TRUSTEES.
gate this subject further, and to present to the Board at its next meeting such a plan as it might find practicable by which residences for professors in the University may be erected on University grounds. President Draper presented the following communication from the Faculty of the University with regard to the summer school:
URBANA, I I I . , December 5, 1894.
To the Honorable Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. GENTLEMEN: In behalf of the Faculty of the University, the Committee of Administration respectfully presents to the Trustees the following recommendations relating to the summer school. These recommendations have received the approval of the Faculty. The list of subjects recommended for this session is as follows: Pedagogy and psychology, nolitical science (including history), botany, zoology and physiology, chemistry, mathematics, English, physical culture, manual training (wood work), and manual training (iron work). Concerning subjects not of University grade, we advise that announcement be made in our preliminary circular that recognized University tutors will organize private classes in preparatory subjects at a fixed fee and on certain conditions, to be hereafter determined in consultation with those proposing to undertake the organization of such classes. The fees in this case will go directly to the instructor, who will not receive other compensation. The director of the school should be empowered to make arrangements for courses of lectures additional to the regular courses of study, to be given usually by members of the Faculty of the University at a fixed compensation, in, number not less than two each week nor more than one a day. We recommend that the regular session at the University begin Monday, June 24th, but that an opportunity be offered those intending to pursue the subjects of zoology, botany, or entomology, for ten days' experience in field work and laboratory study of living specimens, at the University Biological Station, in Havana. To this end the Director of the Station undertakes to make the necessary provision of room, tables, microscopic equipment and other apparatus, and to open the Station to such students on June 13th. We are of the opinion that a four weeks' session should be provided for and that a tuition fee of $10 should be required for the entire session, with some suitable arrangement for a rebate to those who give notice in advance that they cannot remain for the full time. We think that University students who wish to make up back work should be required to pay a double fee unless a class of at least five can be formed in the study asked for; and that students should not be permitted to study for University credits in advance, except in the subjects which are listed in the catalogue as fractional courses, and then only on payment of a double fee unless a class of five can be formed. The Faculty of the summer school should consist of the director and the smallest number of instructors sufficient suitably to provide for the various departments, with the understanding" that departments shall be combined under one instructor whenever practicable. The corps of instruction should receive pay at the rate of one-tenth the usual annual salary of each, with the exception of the director, who should receive twice this sum. We make the latter suggestion on account of the time consumed and the labor and responsibility involved in preparing a scheme of work, in writing and publishing circulars and announcements, in conducting the necessary correspondence, and in the organization and general management of the school itself, all of which we think should be left substantially in the hands of the director.
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