Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS.
recommend to the Faculty of the University such acts or policies as it may deem for the good of the college; and to transact such business as may be referred to it by the general Faculty. It shall also have power to take original action upon the affairs of its students, in pursuance of the established rules or the fixed practice of the University, but all such action shall be reported forthwith, to the President of the University, and shall be subject to revision by the general Faculty. All requests by students shall be referred by the President direct to the various college faculties with power, where the nature of the case indicates such action. 11. The University departments of administration shall be as follows: Agriculture, veterinary science, mathematics, architecture (architectural engineering) , civil engineering, mechanical engineering, municipal and sanitary engineering (theoretical and applied mechanics), physics, electrical engineering, general engineering drawing, art and design, botany and horticulture, geology (mineralogy), zoology (physiology), entomology, general biology, chemistry (pharmacy), applied chemistry, economics, pedagogy ? philosophy (anthropology), psychology, history, English, German, Greek, Latin, Romance languages, military science, gymnasium, physical culture for women, and the library. 12. The ranking instructor in each department shall be the head of the department, and shall be responsible to the President for the execution in his department of all regulations and orders of the faculties concerning courses and programs of study, and for the progress and general development of all branches of the departmental work. He shall make all department reports, prepare estimates for the expenses of his department, and be responsible for the distribution and expenditure of funds assigned to it. All official communications from members of his department shall be addressed to him, and shall be forwarded by him, with his endorsement, to the proper authority. 13. Numbers 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10 of the above by-laws may be amended by vote of the Faculty and the approval of the Trustees, and the remaining bylaws by vote of the Faculty alone: Provided, that no amendment be adopted by the Faculty until it has lain upon the table at least one week. T h e by-laws were approved. I t was also ordered t h a t in p r e s e n t i n g t h e courses of s t u d y in t h e catalogues of t h e U n i v e r s i t y hereafter t h e order shall b e : 1. 2. 3. 4. College College College College of of of of Literature and Arts. Engineering. Science. Agriculture.
T h e following resolution was a d o p t e d : In view of the fact that efforts have been made to discriminate against the use of Illinois coal on the ground of the large per cent, of volatile carbon, and since the coal industry of our state involves so large and important interests of the state; Resolved, That Professor Breckenridge is hereby directed to begin such mechanical, physical, electrical, and chemical experiments as he may deem advisable, looking to the more perfect combustion of Illinois coal, both as to treatment and to amount of heat units utilized; and, further, Resolved, That he be requested to make known to this Board at its next regular meeting the assistance required and the necessary expenditure of money, together with other items of interest in this connection. Adjourned v
N. W. GRAHAM,
W. L. PILLSBURY,