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2. The Facultv of the University shall have control of the discipline and studies of the University, and shall make, in their behalf, from time to time, such regulations as it may deem expedient. 3. The Faculty of the University shall hold its regular meetings at 4 o'clock p. m., on the first Monday of each month during the term, except that the first meeting of the college year shall be held the Friday preceding the opening of the fall term. The President shall have power to call special meetings of the Faculty as he may deem necessary. The order of business at each meeting shall be : 1. Calling the roll of members. 2. Reading minutes of last meeting. 3. Reports of officers. 4. Reports of committees. 5. Reports from the several colleges. 6. Unfinished business. 7. New and miscellaneous business. 4. The President, Vice-President, and Secretary shall have the powers and perform the duties usually devolving upon such officers. 5. The standing committees of the Faculty shall be as follows, all except the Committee of Administration, to be elected annually by the Faculty, at the first meeting of the year, or as soon thereafter as practicable, by ballot, upon nominations to be presented by the Committee of Administration, each committee to hold office till its successor is elected:

1. A committee of administration to con-

sist of the President, the Vice-President, and the Deans. 2. A committee on admission and preparatory schools.

3. 4. 5. 6.

A committee A committee A committee A committee

on military affairs. on athletics. on students' welfare. on library.

6. The President shall be chairman of the Committee on Administration, and shall be, ex officio, a member of each other committee, in addition to the members elected. 7. The duties and powers of the standing committees shall be (1) to originate, consider, and recommend to the Faculty lines of policy and particular measures in their several provinces; and (2) to act upon all matters referred to them by the Faculty. The Committee of Administration shall have all the authority of the Faculty itself, ad interim,, when necessity or the dispatch of business requires it, provided that it shall not change any action of the Faculty without the consent, in writing, of at least a majority of the latter. 8. The University shall comprise four colleges: the College of Agriculture, the College of Engineering, the College of Science, and the College of Literature and Arts. The faculty of each of the several colleges shall consist of the President and of such professors, instructors, and assistants as shall annually be assigned to it by the President. 9. The officers of each college faculty shall be a dean and a secretary, the first to be elected by the Trustees of the University and the second by the faculty of his college. It shall be the duty of the dean to call and preside over all the meetings of the faculty of his college. He shall decide, at his discretion, subject to the approval of the college faculty at its next meeting, all matters coming within the sphere of the t faculty which involve merely the application of established rules or fixed principles of action to individual cases. He shall further be responsible for the execution within the college, of all rules and orders made by the college faculty. All official communications from members of the college to higher University authority concerning the affairs of the college or any department thereof, shall be transmitted through the dean who may endorse thereon such recommendation as he may deem advisable. The secretary shall keep the records of the college faculty meetings, and shall give notice of the called meetings to each member of the faculty. 10. The faculty of each college shall meet at the call of the dean and at his discretion, except that he shall call a meeting at any time on the written request of one-third of the faculty. The duty of the college faculty shall be to