Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
The Committee on Instruction presented the following, which was adopted:
PLAN OF GOVERNMENT OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL FORCE OF THE OF ILLINOIS. UNIVERSITY
1. All persons who give instruction in any department of the University shall constitute the Corps of Instruction. 2. The members of the Corps of Instruction shall be classified as follows: (a) the President; (b) the Dean of the General Faculty, who shall likewise be Vice-President; (c) the deans of the separate colleges; (d) professors; (e) associate professors; (f) assistant professors; (g) instructors; (h) assistants; (i) fellows. The Librarian and the Director of the Gymnasium shall rank as assistant professors. 3. The President, the Dean of the General Faculty, and the deans of the separate colleges shall constitute the Council of Administration. 4. The President, the Dean of the General Faculty, the deans of the separate colleges, the professors, the associate professors, the assistant professors, and all heads of departments, shall constitute the General Faculty. 5. The members of the instructional force in each college shall constitute the college faculty of that college. 6. The President shall be the executive head of the University. It shall be his duty to secure efficiency in all the departments, orderly and economical administration and healthful development in all the affairs of the University. He is hereby clothed with all authority needful to that end, and for his acts he is answerable to the Board of Trustees alone. 7. The Dean of the General Faculty shall have general oversight of the instructional departments of the University, and more particular supervision of the Graduate School. He shall also be vice-president and exercise the functions of the President in the absence of that officer. 8. The dean of each College shall be the executive officer of that College and shall be responsible to the President for carrying out all University policy and for the execution of all established rules or special directions given by any superior authority. The dean shall make an annual report to the President on or before the first day of June in each year, in which he shall fully treat of the work of his College. He may make report or advance suggestions at any time and shall report to the President whenever requested to do so. 9. The members of the Council of Administration, other than the President, shall be associated with that officer in an advisory capacity touching the discharge of administrative duties. The Council shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all matters of discipline. It shall not exercise general legislative functions, but when any matter arises which has not been provided for by rule or common usage or legislative action of the General Faculty, and which can not be conveniently laid over till the next meeting of the General Faculty, it may act upon the same according to its discretion, and its action in such case shall not be subject to reversal by the Faculty. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the Council to report to the Faculty, or to particular officers, all items of its action when necessary to efficient administration. 10. The General Faculty shall exercise general legislative functions touching the education policy of the University or any particular matter incidental thereto. 11. The faculty of each College may exercise legislative functions touching any matter appertaining exclusively to the internal work of that College and the progress of students therein. It shall not, however, have authority to take away from any student any University privilege, nor shall it do anything trenching upon the executive duties of the dean. It must be understood that the College organization is only for convenience within University circles, and that no College shall take action not well supported by rule or