Kresge Library

APRIL 17, 1970

Finance Committee item:

Chancellor O'Dowd of Oakland University reported the receipt of a petition on behalf of the AAUP asking for recognition as the collective bargaining agent for the faculty of Oakland University.  Chancellor O'Dowd reported that a hearing has been set for April 28 and it is his recommendation that the Board of Trustees not grant voluntary recognition to the AAUP but insist that an election be held.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Hartman, this recommendation was approved unanimously. Trustee Stevens asked to be recorded as not voting.

Communication from H. N. Stoutenburg, Jr.

On April 8, 1970 Oakland University received bids for the installation of an audio system at Baldwin Pavilion authorized by the Board of Trustees at its April 18, 1969 meeting. A tabulation of the bids submitted is as follows:

Audio Equipment Company $31,200
Oakland Electric Company     31,269

The bid proposals have been examined by the architect and our staff, and it is recommended that a contract be awarded and executed with Audio Equipment Company in the sum of $31,200.

It is further recommended that the following project budget be approved.

Professional services

Funding for this project has been provided by the Kresge Foundation.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was voted to approve the awarding of the contract and the project budget as recommended above.

In order to maximize Oakland University's investment in its 360/40 data processing system, it is recommended that most of the rental arrangement be converted to a purchase contract and that this change be effective April 17, 1970.  The gross price of the equipment package is $572,930, which nets to $348,809.60 after application of $143,911 rental accrual and $80,209.40 educational discount. This recommendation is endorsed by the Computer Policy Committee of Oakland University, the Director of Business Affairs, and the Acting Provost. It is therefore requested that Oakland University be authorized to purchase over a 5-year period the following equipment items:

1 -- 2040 Central Processing Unit 1 1403 Printer, Model 2
1 -- 2821 Control Unit for Printer and Card-Read Punch 1 088 Collator
24 - Magnetic Disks (payable over 2 years)
4 -- 2415 Magnet Tape Units
2 -- 2311 Disk Storage Drives
1 -- 2841 Disk Storage Control Unit

On motion by Mr. Hartman, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was unanimously voted to approve the above recommendation.

Personnel Changes:

Termination: Helene LERCH, Asst. Prof, Mod. Lang. & Lit. effective 8/14/70


Calvin WILLIAMS, Jr. as Instructor - Education at $11,500, eff. 8/15/70
Ratan K. GOVILA, as Asst. Prof. - Engineering at $11,500, eff. 8/15/70

On motion by Dr. Martin, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was unanimously voted to approve the above Personnel Changes.

Gifts and Grants

Gift of 2 violins with a total value of $200 from Mrs. J. Landis of Rochester, for the Music Department.

Gift of a Steinway grand piano valued at $1,500 from Mr. William Waterbury, Clawson, for the Music Department.

Gift of 2 oriental rugs with a total value of $3,700 from Howard L. McGregor, Jr., Rochester for the Physical Plant Department to be used at the discretion of the Chancellor. (p.397)

Grants to be used for scholarship purposes as follows:

Account #29729:

$400 from AFL-CIO Oakland County for the Fred V. Haggard Memorial Scholarship Fund
$300 from Consumers Power Co., Pontiac

Account #29727:
$250 from Mr. & Mrs. R. A. Armstrong, Pontiac
$600 from the Detroit Urban League, Inc. Detroit
$ 60 from Reta B. Grey, Birmingham
$100 from R. Jayanthan, Rochester, to be used for the Isaac Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund.

$100 from the Reuther Labor Foundation, to be used under the direction of Paul Tomboulian in Chemistry as a contribution in support of the Environmental Teach-In.

$130 from Oakland University Alumni as contributions to the 1969 Alumni Fund Drive.

$2,000 from Mr. & Mrs. Benson Ford, Benson & Edith Ford Fund, Grosse Pointe Shores, to be used under the direction of Chancellor O'Dowd as a contribution in support of Meadow Brook Theatre - Five Year Fund.

$200,000 from the Kresge Foundation, the second grant in support of phase 2 of the improvements to Baldwin Pavilion, to be used under the direction of Chancellor O'Dowd.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was unanimously voted to accept the accept the Gifts and Grants.

Meeting adjourned at 11 a.m.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on May 15, 1970 in East Lansing.



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