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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Establish the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, Chicago
(17) The chancellor at Chicago, with the advice of the Chicago Senate, recommends the establishment of a new academic and research entity, the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. The proposed college will be headed by a dean who reports to the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, and will be governed according to the Statutes of the University of Illinois. The proposed college will be formed by establishing the existing School of Urban Planning and Policy in the College of Architecture, Art, and Urban Planning as an autonomous unit, redesignated as the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. The new college will initially consist of four units: the Urban Planning and Policy Program, the Public Administration Program, the Center for Urban Economic Development, and the Urban Transportation Center. In addition, during 1994-95, the college plans to develop a fifth component, the Great Cities Institute, which will be an interdisciplinary research institute. The proposed College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs will be the locus for three existing graduate degree programs: the Master of Urban Planning and Policy, the Master of Public Administration, and the Urban Planning and Policy track of the Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis. The proposed college will bring faculty expertise together from existing campus academic programs and research centers related to urban and public affairs to form an entity whose mission will be to create, disseminate, and apply multi-disciplinary knowledge about urban and public affairs to improve the quality of life in metropolitan Chicago and other urban areas statewide, nationally, and internationally. The college will prepare professional leaders in urban and public affairs and will provide assistance, through research and education, on issues confronting urban policy-makers in the government, community, and business sectors. The vice president for academic affairs concurs in this recommendation. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no further senate jurisdiction is involved. Funds will be provided from the State appropriated funds operating budget of the University. I recommend approval, pending further action by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
On motion of Mr. Grabowski, this recommendation was approved. Both Ms. Reese and Ms. Lopez expressed interest in some day having a school of journalism established at the Chicago campus and indicated that since it was possible to introduce this new college, perhaps it might be possible at some time to begin a school of journalism.
Amend University of Illinois Statutes
(18) The proposed amendment to Article IX, Section 3c of the Statutes states that the academic titles of tenure-track faculty members may not include modifiers. Modifiers such as "research" may be used in conjunction with tenure-track academic titles (i.e., instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, professor), but these modified academic titles (e.g., research assistant professor, clinical associate professor) would not carry tenure. This amendment will reserve tenure-track appointments for those faculty who engage in all facets of the University's mission — teaching, research, and public service. This change will affect future hires; it will not affect those current faculty members whose titles include modifiers and are on the tenure track. The proposed amendment to the Statutes has been endorsed by the University Senates Conference; it is also recommended by the vice president for academic affairs.