Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The proposed Ph.D. in Public Administration will respond to the need in Illinois for the highest level of scholarly training in public administration, a need not currently met by any institution of higher education in the State. The program is designed to prepare students for university teaching and research positions and to advance the quality of performance of those already employed in research and administrative careers in the public service. The Ph.D. in Public Administration requires the successful completion of 96 semester hours of course work beyond the baccalaureate, including 20 hours of core requirements, 16 hours of research seminars, a preliminary examination, and a dissertation (28 semester hours). The program also requires all students to participate in teaching activity. No new State funds will be required to support the program. Resource requirements will be achieved through internal reallocation. The vice president for academic affairs concurs in this recommendation. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no further senate jurisdiction is involved. I recommend approval, pending further action by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
On motion of Ms. Reese, this recommendation was approved. Transfer of the Small Homes Council into the School of Architecture, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Urbana
(5) The Urbana-Champaign Senate has recommended the transfer of the Small Homes Council/Building Research Council into the School of Architecture to become a research/service division within the School of Architecture. The unit has in the past reported directly to the dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. The Small Homes Council/Building Research Council will function as a division in the School of Architecture, similar in administrative structure to other divisions in architecture, e.g., design, practice and technology, and structures. Council personnel holding academic rank will be involved in the teaching mission of the School of Architecture, in addition to carrying out the research and service missions of the council. The transfer was initially proposed primarily for programmatic reasons, but positive fiscal effects are expected as well. Programmatically, a formalized involvement of small homes personnel with the personnel in the practice/technology and design divisions of architecture has the potential to provide considerable support in teaching and research to the academic programs in architecture. This proposal will ultimately provide salary savings in the School of Architecture by providing additional teaching and staff support. In addition, the transfer will allow the opportunity to reinstate seminars which had been eliminated due to faculty reductions. The chancellor at Urbana and the vice president for academic affairs concur with the senate recommendation. I recommend approval, subject to further review by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
On motion of Ms. Reese, this recommendation was approved. Elimination of the Master of Science Degree in Physical Science, Urbana
(6) The Department of Chemistry and the Urbana-Champaign Senate have recommended the elimination of the M.S. degree in Physical Science, offered by the Department of Chemistry under jurisdiction of the Graduate College. The Department of Chemistry currently offers three programs aimed at filling