Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
March 16, 1967


Termination of David B. Burner, Asst. Prof., History Dept., effective August 14, 1967.

Termination of James 0. Bailey, Jr., Ass't. Prof., Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures effective August 14, 1967.

Termination of Walter Feinberg, Ass't. Prof., Teacher Education, effective August 14, 1967.

Sabbatical leave for George T. Matthews, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, at full salary, effective May 1, 1967 through July 31, 1967. He will study at home,

Sabbatical leave for Thomas Fitzsimmons, Prof. of English, at half salary, effective September 6, 1967 through April 20, 1968. He will study and travel in Europe.

Sabbatical leave for Donald C. Hildum, Assoc. Prof. of Psychology, at half salary, effective September 6, 1967 through April 20, 1968. He will study at the University of Ghent.

Military leave for Rufino Muncal (Food Service and Dorms) without pay effective February 28, 1967 through June 30, 1967.

Appointment of Ernest Harold Bennett as Specialist in Education, at $11,000 effective September 1, 1967.

Appointment of Donald Everett Morse as Asst. Prof. of English at $10,300 effective August 15, 1967.

Appointment of Roy Anthony Kotynek as Instructor in History at $8,000 effective August 15, 1967,

Appointment of Charles Forton as Instructor in Mod. Foreign Languages & Literatures at $7,400 effective August 15, 1967 through August 14, 1969.

Appointment of Helene Mitterkalkgruber as Ass't. Prof. in Modern Foreign Languages &Literatures at $8500, effective August 15, 1967.

Appointment of Norbert W. Noeldechen as Instructor in Mod. Foreign Languages & Literatures at $7,200 effective August 15, 1967 through August 14, 1969.

Appointment of James R. Ozinga as Instructor in Political Science at $8,300 effective August 15, 1967.

Appointment of John Emery Rue as Assoc. Prof. in Political Science at $13,000 effective August 15, 1967.

Change in salary for David J. Doherty, Director Comm. School Pr. Mott Center & Ass't. Director AP-VII, from $13,000 to $14,000, effective February 1, 1967.

Report of the death of Paul Solonika, Manager of the Engineering Shop, on February 23, 1967. Mr. Solonika was born on May 19, 1921, and had been employed by Michigan State University for one year and by Oakland University since January 3, 1961.

It is recommended that his widow continue to receive his salary for a period of 9 months beyond the date of his death, or until November 23, 1967.

Recommendations from the Director of Personnel as follows;

a. Establish an Account Clerk III position in the Business office
b. Reclassify a Clerk-Stenographer III to a Departmental Secretary V position in the Mott Center
c. For Physics:
    1 ) Transfer a Laboratory Manager AP-V position from Physics to Biology and change the position from half-time to full-time.
    2) Reclassify an Electronic Technician AP-IV to a Laboratory Manager AP-IV

Recommendation that the following persons be granted honorary degrees at commencement on April 22:

a. Thomas H. Hamilton, President of the University of Hawaii, commencement speaker.
b. David Riesman, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University.
c. William T. Gossett, President-elect of the American Bar Association, community leader, and strong supporter of Oakland University. (p.271)

Communication from Mr. Varner:

A year ago it became apparent that our constitution for university governance was obsolete in view of our newly approved university organization. We appointed a special committee of ten, and charged it with the mission of preparing a new constitution. The committee members included five chosen by the Senate and four to be appointed by the Chancellor, with the Chancellor to serve as chairman. The Chancellor's appointees were Provost O'Dowd, the Dean of the School of Engineering, the Dean of the School of Education, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Those members appointed by the Senate were Professor Richard Brace, Chairman of the Department of History; Professor James Haden, Chairman of the Department of Philosophy; Professor Edward Heubel, Chairman of the Department of Political Science; Professor G. Philip Johnson, Chairman of the Department of Mathematics; and Professor Reuben Torch, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Department of Biology.

This committee has worked diligently for the past six months, and has at last produced a document which has been ratified by a group which included the members of the current Senate, augmented by all tenured faculty members and all department chairmen not already members of the Senate. The vote of the ratifying body was preceded by two open and public hearings.

The salient features of the document are these:

1) It provides for a relatively small (47) body to serve as the University Senate and charges this body with the major policy-making function of the University.

2) Much of the routine academic procedural business will now be conducted by the organized faculties of the School of Engineering, the School of Education, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Their action is subject to the concurrence of the Senate.

3) A recall and referendum procedure has been established--this to satisfy those who feel strongly that there should be an opportunity for involvement by all the members of the faculty in the ultimate governance of the University. It is anticipated that this is a feature that will rarely, if ever, be used.

4) Among the 47 seats in the body, three have been awarded to students. This represents a clear departure from past patterns here and one which has been quite controversial within the faculty.  I have consistently supported this position on the grounds that most junior and senior students have achieved a workable level of maturity and judgment and because they have a clear stake in the affairs of the University. Furthermore, I believe it much more desirable to involve them at this level of policy-making rather than holding them out and then engaging in a never-ending process of explanation and confrontation. I, of course, do not believe that this move in itself will solve all these problems, but it at least gives clear indication that we take seriously the concerns of the students and are willing to deal with them on a serious level.

There are many other words in the document, but these are the points at which it varies from our current constitution. I submit it to you and, through you, to the Board of Trustees with the hope that it will be approved at an early date so that we may proceed with its implementation.

Copies of the proposed constitution were distributed with this agenda.

Alteration and improvement items approved since the January Trustees' meeting and charged to Alterations and Improvements 91-9163:

a. Change partitions, hang two doors, and electrical work in Room 363
Science Building.
$ 161.14
b. Convert a room in North Foundation Hall to a classroom
152.35
c.

Install bookshelves in Room 247 Science Building

30.22
d. Install shelves in Rooms 203 and 215 Science Building and-seal off
door and mail windows in Room203
176.42
e. Paint the Music House
110,00
f. Remodel the old personnel and purchasing reception areas in North
Foundation Hall
478.00
g. Remodel Accounting Department area in North Foundation Hall
495,75
h. Construct new area for Personnel Offices
1,396,90
i. Construct new area for Purchasing Department
2,050.40
j. Acoustical tile and adhesive for Room 156 North Foundation Hall
72.24
k. Install two chalkboards in Room 363 Science Building
86.00
l. Architectural fees for alterations to administrative area in North Foundation Hall.
2,488.00
     
  (p.272)
7,697.42

Additional payments to salaried employees since the January Trustees' meeting, as follows:

Computer Center     Miscellaneous  
J. L. Beaumont
$51.84
  Laurence Auld
$100.00
Virginia Haywald
66.00
  Harry Hahn
25.00
Barbara A. Hood
16.20
  C. E. Morton
625.00
M. P. Jones
19.76
  Edward Starr
70.00
Diana Roberts
100.14
  Marian Wilson
49.00
         
Continuing Education     School District of Troy  
C. G. Forton
20.00
  John Broome
50.00
Robert Howes
50.00
  L. J. Hetenyi
25.00
C. B. Sargent
100.00
  David Lowey
35.00
Samuel Thomas
35.00
  W. F. Sturner
100.00
         
Student Affairs        
Thomas Aston
1,000.00
     
Robert Howes
999.99
     

Gifts and Grants:

Gifts and grants as follows to be used for scholarship purposes:

a. $300 from Consumers Power Company for Scholarship Account 32-3230

b. For Scholarship Account 32-3229:
  $1,250 from Alvin M. Bentley Foundation of Owosso
  $1,512 from Howard L. McGregor, Jr. National Foundation of Rochester
  $ 50 from Ben D. Mills of Dearborn
  $ 200 from Mr. and Mrs. Walter P. Reuther of Rochester
  $153 from John Taylor of Rochester

c. For Awards Account 32-3359:
$ 100 from Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority of Pontiac
$ 290 from the American Business Women's Association of Clawson
$ 1,411 from The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak
$ 150 from Detroit High Schools Student Aid Foundation, Inc.
$ 100 from the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Royal Oak
$ 200 from Hodges Charitable Foundation of Ferndale
$ 300 from Hodges Dodge, Inc., of Ferndale
$ 100 from Junior Achievement of Grand Rapids
$ 100 from L'Anse Cruse Public Schools of Mt. Clemens
$ 500 from The R. C. Mahon Foundation of Detroit
$ 250 from Miles Laboratories, Inc., of Elkhart, Indiana
$ 100 from Natwa Scholarship Foundation of San Mateo,California
$ 334 from Pontiac PTA Council
$ 100 from Rochester Board of Education
$ 360 from Rockford Public Schools
$ 250 from Romeo PTA
$ 378 from Woman's National Farm & Garden Association
$121.53 from Yale Public Schools

Grant of $2,000 from the Michigan College of Osteopathic Medicine of Pontiac to be used under the direction of Reuben Torch in Arts and Sciences to sponsor a series of seminars in the life sciences.

Grant of $42,228 from the United States Office of Education to be used under the direction of H. T. Hahn in Education for an Institute in Reading.

Grant of $4,560 from the National Science Foundation to be used under the direction of R. C.Mobley in Physics for the undergraduate research participation program.

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner:

a. For the Meadow Brook Music Festival, 22-2031:

$ 500 from Bohn Aluminum & Brass Company of Detroit
$ 200 from Borg Beck/Long-Long Manufacturing Company of Detroit
$1,000 from the Budd Company of Detroit
$ 100 from Creative Industries of Detroit
$ 100 from Darin & Armstrong, Inc., of Detroit
$ 100 from the Detroit Free Press
$ 250 from Ernst & Ernst of Detroit
$ 250 from Essex Wire Corporation of Fort Wayne, Indiana
$ 500 from Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Inc., of Detroit
$ 250 from Fisher-New Center Company of Detroit
$1,000 from Great Lakes Steel Corporation of Ecorse
$ 500 from the Harlan Foundation of Southfield
$ 250 from Hawthorne Metal Products Company of Royal Oak
$ 100 from Holley Carburetor Company of Warren
$ 250 from Interchemical Foundation, Inc. of New York City
$ 100 from Albert Kahn Associated Architects & Engineers, Inc. of Detroit
$ 250 from Kuhlman Electric Company of Birmingham
$ 350 from McCord Corporation of Detroit
$2,500 from the National Bank of Detroit
$ 300 from the National Broach and Machine Company of Detroit
$ 250 from Reynolds Metals Company of Richmond, Virginia
$ 200 from Safran Printing Company Fund of Detroit
$ 150 from Sheridan Corporation of Southfield (p.273)
$  250 from Young & Rubicam, Inc. of Detroit
$  200 from Sundberg-Ferar, Inc., of Southfield
Stock dividend of 2 shares of The One William Street Fund, Inc. stock valued at $43.53

b. $500 from Max J. Pincus of Detroit for the Fernald Company of the Meadow Brook Theatre.

c. $5,000 from the Ford Motor Company Fund of Dearborn for the Marvin L. Katke Gift Account.

d. $500 from Raymond T. Perring of Bloomfield Hills for the Discretionary Gift Fund, account 32-1162.

e. 20 shares of Pontiac State Bank common stock valued at $1,040 from Howard B. Barker of Bloomfield Hills for the Oakland University Foundation's Chancellor's Club.

On motion by Mr. Harlan, seconded by Mr. Stevens, it was voted to approve all Oakland University items. (p.274)

 


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