Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
July 17, 1969

Secretary Breslin reported that Oakland University and Local 1418 had agreed to a one-year contract. Secretary Breslin further reported that the Union had ratified the contract and the Secretary recommended that the Board approve the contract. The major items in the new contract at Oakland University are as follows:

(a) Wages -- approximately 6.5% increase
(b) Employees in grade level I will progress to top of classification in one year
(c) Grounds employees and janitors will progress to top of their classification, Level X, in two years.
(d) Free meals for food service people.
(e) Fringe benefits will be the same at Oakland as at MSU. The increase in these benefits will not be finalized until the MSU contract negotiations are complete.

It was moved by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Thompson, to approve the Oakland contract. Carried. Mr. Stevens asked to be recorded as not voting.

Termination:

George H. Engeman, Jr., Asst Prof. Mod. Lang & Lit., effective 8/14/69.

Leaves-other:

Floyd M. Cammack, Assoc. Prof. Linguistics to work as Administrative Secretary Committee for Cooperation on English in Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 8/15/69-70
Carleton W. Smith, Instr. in Soc. & Anth. to study at Wayne State, 8/15/69-70

Transfers and Changes in Assignment:

S. Bernard Thomas, Assoc. Prof. & Chairman - History, Area Studies, salary of $13,240 to be paid by Fullbright-Hayes Fellowship 8/15/69 - 8/14/70
George P. Rawick, change in status from Assoc. Prof., Soc. & Anth. to Assoc. Prof. and Acting Chairman, Soc. Anthro. 6/1/69 to 8/14/69

Academic Promotions:

John Curtis Chipman from Instr. in Math to Asst. Prof. of Math. 8/15/69
Daniel H. Fullmer from Instr. in Ling. and English to Asst. Prof of Ling. and English, 8/1/69

Salary Changes:

John Curtis Chipman, Asst. Prof - Math from $10,200 to $10,800 - eff. 8/15/69
Daniel H. Fullmer, Asst. Prof - Ling, & Eng. from $9,000 to $9,500 - 8/1/69
Gail Gilmore, Coord. Hamlin Hall Housing from $5,300 to $5,500, eff. 7/1/69
Mary Howard, Mgr. V.B. Food Serv, from $8,000 to $8,500, eff. 7/1/69
Pauline Scott, Admin. Secy., Chancellor's Off. from $9,200 to $9,500 - 7/1/69
John Tapp, Staff Asst., Student Life from $7,000 to $9,000, eff. 7/1/69

Appointments:

Jean S. BRAUN, Assoc. Prof.-Psychology at $13,000 - eff. 8/14/69
Joseph F. DUMAS, Asst. Prof.-Psychology at $10,500, eff, 8/15/69
Albert F. HOUCHENS, Instr. in Engineering at $10,000, eff. 8/15/69
Margaret L, KURZMAN, Spec. Instr. in Engl & Writing Cntr at $7,700, eff. 8/15/69 to 8/14/70
John MAGNEY, Instr. in Soc. & Anth. at $10,000, eff. 8/15/69
John MARNEY, Vis. Asst. Prof. in Mod, Lang & Lit. at $9,600 eff. 8/15/69-70
Lorna Ann MIDDENDORF, Instr. in Psych, at $10,500, eff 8/15/69
Brian F. MURPHY, Instr. in English at $9,500, eff. 8/15/69
Michael Verity RILEY, Assoc. Prof, - Inst. Biol. Sci. at $12,500, eff. 7/1/69
Arun ROY, Asst. Prof. Bio. Sciences at $10,500, eff. 8/15/69
Ira Michael SOLOMON, Instr. in History at $8,800, eff. 8/15/69
Anthony L. VAN GEET, Assoc. Prof. of Chem, at $12,500, eff. 8/15/69

Recommendations from Director of Personnel

Reclassify Associate Director AP-6 position to AP-8 in Admissions
Establish Departmental Secretary CT-5 position in Art.

For Business Office:

Reclassify Senior Account Clerk CT-5 to Principal Clerk CT-6.
Reclassify Account Clerk CT-3 to Senior Account Clerk CT-5.
Reclassify Clerk-Steno CT-3 to Senior Account Clerk CT-5.
Establish Senior Account Clerk CT-5.

For the Computing and Data Processing Center:

Reclassify Sr. Keypunch Opr. CT-6 to Keypunch Supervisor CT-7.
Reclassify Programmer AP-1 to Programmer-Analyst AP-5
Establish Senior Systems Analyst-Programmer AP-6.

Reclassify Assistant to the Chancellor AP-9 to AP-10 for the Assistant to the Chancellor for Administration
Establish Director of Alumni Relations AP-5 for Continuing Education
Establish Administrative Assistant AP-1 for Continuing Education.
Establish Manager, O.C. Food Service, AP-2 for Food Service.    (p.368)
Establish Clerk-Steno CT-3 for Graduate Programs
Reclassify Director of Grounds & Landscaping AP-6 to AP-7 for Grounds.
Reclassify Clerk-Steno CT-3 to Departmental Secretary CT-5 for Information Services. Reclassify Departmental Secretary CT-5 to Senior Departmental Secretary CT-7 for Institute of Biological Sciences.

For the Library:

Establish Library Assistant CT-4,
Establish Assistant to the University Librarian for Systems AP-5.
Establish Head, Reference Department, AP-5.
Establish Chief Bibliographer AP-5.

Reclassify Senior Departmental Secretary CT-7 to Executive Secretary CT-8 for Meadow Brook Theatre.

For Personnel:

Reclassify Director of Personnel AP-7 to AP-8.
Establish Assistant Director for Labor Relations AP-5.

For Physical Plant:

Reclassify Construction Engineer AP-7 to Construction Engineer AP-8
Reclassify Mech. Engineer AP-7 to Mech. Engineer AP-8.
Reclassify Clerk-Steno CT-3 to Departmental Secretary CT-5.
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For the Provost Office:

Establish Assistant to the Provost AP-8.
Reclassify Clerk-Steno CT-3 to Senior Departmental Secretary CT-7.

Reclassify Purchasing Agent AP-7 to AP-8.

For the Registrar:

Establish Assistant Registrar AP-5
Reclassify Assistant Recorder CT-5 to CT-7.
Establish Registration Assistant CT-6.

Reclassify Departmental Secretary CT-5, ½ time, to Executive Secretary CT-8 full time for the School of Economics and Management.

For the School of Education:

Establish Administrative Assistant to the Dean AP-6.
Reclassify Clerk-Steno CT-3 to Departmental Secretary CT-5

For Department of Space Utilization:

Establish Director of Space Utilization AP-8.
Establish Departmental Secretary CT-5.

For Special Projects:

Establish Counsel of AP-6.
Establish Coordinator of the Pontiac Motor Project AP-6
Establish Assistant Director of Upward Bound AP-6

For Student Affairs:
Establish Dean of Freshmen & Director of Orientation AP-8.
Establish Assistant Director of Student Activities AP-1.
Establish Coordinator of Vandenberg Hall AP-1.
Reclassify Staff Assistant in Student Personnel AP-2 to Staff Assistant in Student Life AP-3.
Reclassify Student Affairs Assistant AP-1 to Director of Student Activities AP-4.
Reclassify Drama Technician CT-8 to AP-2.
Establish Departmental Secretary CT-5.

For Student Center Operations:

Reclassify Assistant Manager, Oakland Center AP-4, to Director of Oakland Center AP-5. Establish Assistant Director of Oakland Center AP-1.

Gifts and Grants:

Gift of 2 cameras and accessories from General Motors Corporation value $677.90, to the Audio-Visual Center.

Gift of rugs, furniture and carpeting valued at $327.50 from Mr. & Mrs. William M. Walker, J . Detroit, Michigan, for Commuter Student Lounge in Student Activities.

Grants as follows to be used for scholarship purposes:

For Awards Account 26759:

$250 from J. R. Schindler (Lincoln Hall Memorial Scholarship)
$300 from Royal Oak Kiwanis Club         (p.369)

$4,202.39 for the Isaac Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund from various donors

For Meadow Brook Summer School of Music Scholarship Fund:

$ 120  The Cranbrook Music Guild, Inc.
$ 306  Michigan Federation of Music Clubs, Inc.
$ 200  National Federation of Music Clubs
$ 240  The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit

$13,000   Amer. Chemical Soc. for Chem, Dept -- Joel Russell for Far-infrared stud. Rotational Vibrational-Tonsional-Interactions in Polyatomic Molecules.

$20,109   Off. of Ed, Wash. D.C., History Dept -- S.B.Thomas to enhance long. and area center for East Asia Thru faculty development & training.

$39,479   Oklahoma University, Education Dept.-- R.E. Righter for training of school adm.,
univ. teacher trainers, dealing with economically disadvantaged pupils.

$11,500   Nat'l Science Found, Engineering Dept, -- R. Haskel for Purchase of instructional scientific equipment

$21,000   Nat'l Science Found, Engineering Dept. -- D.E. Boddy for purchase of instructional scientific equipment

$ 27,500   Nat'l Foundation on the Arts, Cont. Ed., -- L. Eklund to develop audiences for Oakland Univ. theatre programs & collect knowledge about audience development

$ 100,000   The Kresge Foundn, Chancellor's Off., --D. B. Varner toward Phase I of Meadow Brook modification program

$ 165
Mr. & Mrs. Delos Hamlin, Chancellor's Off. discretionary fund
$ 1,000
Skuttle Mfg. Co.              "                         "
$ 225
Wm. C. Shaw Charitable Tr.              "                         "
$ 300
Durward B. Varner Univ. Relations , T. Crowder, Proj. Right Now "Beaufort"
$ 25
Various donors             "                        "                         "
$ 3,000
Mrs. Wm. T. Gossett
Chancellor's Off.
discretionary fund
$ 100
Sidney J. Allen Memorial Fund
"
"
$ 150
Bank of the Commonwealth
"
"
$ 50
Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Birndorf
"
"
$10
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Caldwell
"
"
$ 100
Mr. & Mrs. Glen A. Carlson
"
"
$ 100
Mr, & Mrs. Martin J. Caserio
"
"
$ 9,000
Chrysler Corp.
"
"
$ 100
M & G Convoy, Inc.
"
"
$ 100
Richard C. Cook
"
"
$ 400
Dana Corp
"
"
$ 1,200
Detroit Bank & Trust
"
"
$ 50
The Helen L. DeRoy Fdn.
"
"
$ 250
Diners/Fugazy Tr. & Incentive
"
"
$ 250
Dura Corp
"
"
$ 350
Ex-Cell-O Corp
"
"
$ 1,000
Federal-Mogul Corp
Meadow Brook
Music Festival
$1,000
Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Ford, Jr.
"
"
$ 2,970
Ford Motor Co. Matching Gifts Fund
"
"
$ 25
Mr. & Mrs. R.J. Hampson
"
"
$50
Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Hinck
"
"
$ 25
Mr. & Mrs. Reed Jenkins
"
"
$ 25
Kencoat Company
"
"
$ 500
Wallace W. Kraft
"
"
$ 250
Kuhlman Corp
"
"
$ 100
Saul & Dan Levine
"
"
$ 50
Mr. & Mrs. P.F. Lorenz
"
"
$ 250
MacManus, John & Adams, Inc.
"
"
$ 100
Madison Electric Co.
"
"
$ 100
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Mardigian
"
"
$ 500
N. Amer. Rockwell Corp.
"
"
$ 250
Pontiac Mall Shopping Cntr
"
"
$ 100
Mr. & Mrs. E.D. Rollert
"
"
$ 10
Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Saltzman
"
"
$ 100
Mr. & Mrs. D.A, Schrom
"
"
$ 75
Mr. & Mrs. F.G. Secrest
"
"
$50
Mr. & Mrs. S.J. Tompkins
"
"
$ 400
Visioneering, Inc.
"
"
$ 100
Mrs. George C. Willson
"
"
$ 25
Isadore & B. Winkelman Fndn
"
"
$ 25
Young Spring & Wire Corp.
"
"

$1,962.33 Amal. Cloth Wkrs. Amer. Meadow Brook Theatre, under direction of David Bishop to develop audiences for O.U. Theatre music program; collect shareable knowledge re audience development

$2,625 Carlton M. Higbie, Jr. for the Discretionary gift fund.

On June 25, 1969, bid proposals were received and opened at Oakland University for two additional parking lots (259 spaces) to handle the increase in student and staff traffic this fall. A tabulation of the bids received is as follows:

Combined Proposal:

Ajax Asphalt Paving, Inc.
$44,467.00
Nagel Paving Company
46,800.00
Cadillac Paving Asphalt Company
50,827.50
Ann Arbor Construction Company
55,500.00
A & A Asphalt Paving Company
63,035,00

(p.370)

The bid proposals have been examined by our engineers, Giffels-Webster Engineers, Inc. and the University staff, and it is recommended that the low bid be accepted.

It was recommended the following project budget be approved.

Construction
$44,467.00
Fees 5%-Giffels-Webster Engineers, Inc
2,223.35
Surveys amd supervision
4,000. 00
Contingency
5,309.65
 
$56,000.00

This expansion of the parking facilities is in agreement with the schedule approved by the Board of Trustees July 21, 1967, and the funds are from the Parking Fee Account approved by the Board on the same date.

Chancellor Varner recommended that the following budget for 1969-70 be approved:

 
1968-69
Proposed1969-70
 
 
Budget
Budget
Change
Estimated Income      
State Appropriation
$5,046,309
$6,248,106
$1,201,797
Student Fees
2,572,440
4,038,310
1,465,870
Miscellaneous Income
70,000
100,000
30,000
Indirect Cost Recovery
50,000
90,000
40,000
 
$7,738,749
$10,476,416
$2,737,667
Estimated Expenditures      
Salaries
$4,597,710
$ 5,882,779
$1,285,069
Retirement, Social Security and
Insurance
508,300

697,405
189,105
Labor
773,514
915,109
141,595
Supplies and Services
1,570,615
2,537,888
967,273
Equipment
288,610
443,235
154,625
 
$7,738,749
$10,476,416
$2,737,667

Chancellor Varner recommended the adoption of the following fee schedule for Oakland University:

Resident
Nonresident
Undergraduate
Graduate
Undergraduate
Graduate
Credits
Present
Proposed
Present
Proposed
Present
Proposed
Present
Proposed
1
74
34.50
78
34.50
161
76.50
165
76.50
2
74
67.00
78
67.00
161
149.00
165
149.00
3
118
97.50
124
97.50
258
217.50
264
217.50
4
118
126.00
124
126.00
258
282.00
264
282.00
5
177
152.00
186
152.00
387
342.50
396
342.50
6
177
177.00
186
177.00
387
399.00
396
399.00
7
221
199.50
233
199.50
484
451.50
495
451.50
8
221
220.00
233
220.00
484
500.00
495
500.00
9
221
238.50
233
238.50
484
544.50
495
544.50
10
295
255.00
310
255.00
645
585.00
660
585.00
11
295
269.50
310
269.50
645
621.50
660
621.50
12
295
282.00
310
282.00
645
654.00
660
654.00
13
295
292.50
310
292.50
645
682.50
660
682.50
14
295
301
310
301.00
645
707.00
660
707.00
15
295
307.00
310
307.50
645
727.50
660
727.50
16
295
312.00
310
312.00
645
744.00
660
744.00
17
295
331.50
310
331.50
645
790.50
660
790.50
18
295
351.00
310
351.00
645
837.00
660
837.00
19
295
370.50
310
370.50
645
883.50
660
883.50
20
295
390.00
310
390.00
645
930.00
660
930.00

Chancellor Varner presented the following recommendations for board and room charges for 1969-70:

We recommend that board and room charges for the two semesters be increased from the present $961 to $994, which represents an increase of $33 for the academic year, or $16.50 for the semester. In addition to this, we have traditionally charged an additional $2 per semester as a social fee. This means that the official board and room rate would be $994 but in fact we would be collecting $998 and redirecting the $4 back to the dormitory committees for their allocation. In order to operate and meet our obligations for the year ahead, it will be necessary for us to terminate the linen service and place this on an optional service. Finally, we recommend to the Board that for this year only we include the revenue from Hill House in our dormitory operations but that effective July 1, 1970, the revenue from Hill House be put to the use requested by Mr. 0. E. Hunt when he gave the money to build this dormitory. It was his express wish that the revenue from Hill House be used in support of either the performing arts program or the engineering program, with the decision between the two to be made by the Chancellor. (p. 371)

Recommendation by Chancellor Varner to charge a health fee.

We recommend to the Board that we be authorized to assess a health fee in the amount of $2.50 per student per semester effective September 1, 1969. This recommendation is made as a result of the action of the legislature in arbitrarily reducing our appropriation by approximately $25,000, with the expectation that we would recover this from student health insurance benefits, we have no way to recover this lost income except through this route.

Recommend approval of granting appropriate degrees for those students who according to the records of the Registrar completed the requirements for graduation the end of August 1969 term, the January 1969 term, and the April 1969 term.

Note: It is understood that approval of the Oakland University budget, fee structure, and board and room rates was included in the action taken on similar items for MSU.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Thompson, it was unanimously voted to approve all Oakland University items not previously acted upon.

Secretary Breslin reported that Oakland University and Local 1418 had agreed to a one-year contract. Secretary Breslin further reported that the Union had ratified the contract and the Secretary recommended that the Board approve the contract. The major items in the new contract at Oakland University are as follows:

a. Wages -- approximately 6.5% increase
b. Employees in grade level I will progress to top of classification in one year
c. Grounds employees and janitors will progress to top of their classification, Level X, in two years.
d. Free meals for food service people.
e. Fringe benefits will be the same at Oakland as at MSU. The increases in these benefits will not be finalized until the MSU contract negotiations are complete.

It was moved by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Thompson, to approve the Oakland contract. Carried. Mr. Stevens asked to be recorded as not voting. (p. 372)

 


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