Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
November 23, 1966

Following are the minutes of the Finance Committee:

Authority is requested to sign a note with the Community National Bank of Pontiac for approximately $60,000 to cover the purchase price of mobile homes which are to be rented to staff connected with the theatre program at Oakland University.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Harlan, it was voted to approve the above item.

Communication from Chancellor Varner:

When I made the request for authorization from the Board of Trustees to place an order for the bleachers for the gymnasium, I failed to include the electric scoreboard, which will be necessary to conduct our major assault on the records in intercollegiate basketball. I have authorized our people to go ahead and place the order for this, since I felt sure the Board would have been willing to have this included. The total expenditure will be approximately as we described earlier -- about $20,000.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Dr. Smith, it was voted to approve the above item.

Chancellor Varner recommends expanding the role of James L. Howlett, the Oakland University attorney in Pontiac who is now employed on a $1,000 per year retainer. It is now recommended that in order to relieve Attorney Carr of much of the leg work involved in Oakland University legal business, Mr. Howlett be given increased responsibility to work under Mr. Carr's direction and with Mr. Carr's approval. It is understood that with the Trustees' approval Mr. Carr, Chancellor Varner, and Mr. Howlett will develop the specifics of an agreement to be reported to the Trustees before it becomes effective.

It was agreed that Mr. Varner and Mr. Carr would work out a recommended arrangement with Mr. Howlett, to be presented to the next meeting of this Board.

From the Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees on December 17, 1964:

The President introduced a discussion of the new master's degree programs to be instituted at Oakland University effective in the fall of 1965 and recommended that the Trustees approve in principle the institution of these programs with the details to be worked out by himself and Chancellor Varner.

From the Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees on June 16, 1966:

Chancellor Varner recommends that Oakland University be authorized to offer master's programs in Physics, Psychology, and Systems Engineering effective in the fall of 1966.

The President and Chancellor Varner have reported to the Trustees on various occasions on the progress of the graduate programs authorized in the action of December 17, 1964, and subsequently developed by President Hannah and Chancellor Varner and approved by the Trustees. The specific programs authorized effective September 1, 1965, are as follows:

  Chemistry Master of Science
  Elementary Education Master of Arts in Teaching
  English Master of Arts
    Master of Arts in Teaching
  Mathematics Master of Arts
    Master of Arts in Teaching
  Social Science Master of Arts in Teaching

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. Stevens, it was voted to approve the above item.

Communication from Chancellor Varner:

Our parking problems have grown quite acute during the fall, and they will be chaotic as the winter months close in and as additional construction gets under way.

In order to alleviate this, it is recommended that the Board authorize us to invest approximately $15,000 to create temporary parking for approximately 250 cars north and west of the new dormitory. It is the plan that this will be so designated that it will carry us through the winter and then be converted into permanent parking within the next year.

It is our recommendation that we be authorized to make this charge against Dormitory No. 7.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. Harlan, it was voted to approve the above recommendation.

The following actions are recommended in accordance with the tenure rules:

Second probationary appointment as Assistant Professors for three years from August 15, 1967:

  James 0. Bailey, Jr. Modern Languages and Literature
  V. John Barnard History
  William C. Bryant Modern Languages and Literatures
  John B. Cameron Art
  James E. Davis Chemistry
  Don R. Iodice Modern Languages and Literatures
  Wilbur W. Kent, Jr. Music (p.259)

Second probationary appointment as Assistant Professors for two years from August 15, 1967:

  John W. Barthel Modern Languages and Literatures
  David E. Boddy Engineering
  Dolores M. Burdick Modern Languages and Literatures
  Arthur M. Daniels Music
  Abraham A. Davidson Art History
  Peter G. Evarts English
  Roderic E. Righter Education
  Herbert Schuel Biology
  S. Bernard Thomas History
  Libor J. Velinsky Physics
  Marilyn L. Williamson English

Second probationary appointment as Instructors for two years from August 15, 1967:

  Richard W. Brooks Philosophy
  Edward L. Buote Modern Languages and Literatures
  Bruce R. Danner Physics
  Robert I. Facko Music
  Gerald C. Heberle History
  Aharon Kuperman Psychology
  David W. Mascitelli English
  Henry Rosemont Philosophy

Termination of Birgitta Vance, Instructor, Modern Languages and Literatures, effective February 28, 1967.

Sabbatical leave for V. John Barnard, Assistant Prof. of History, from August 15, 1967 through August 14, 1968, to study at Harvard.

Appointment of Nalin J. Unakar as Assistant Prof. of Biology at $9,000 effective October 15, 1966.

Appointment of W. Royce Butler as Professor and Librarian at $17,000 effective Dec. 1, 1966.

Change of salary for Priscilla Jackson, Director AP-VII Cont. Center, from $9,500 to $10,000 effective January 1, 1967.

Change of salary for Dorothy C. Hope, Director AP-VI Placement & Alumni Relations from $9,400 to $10,000 effective January 1, 1967.

Change in dates of sabbatical leave for Helen Kovach, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, from January 3 to April 22, 1967, to September 6 to December 20, 1967.

Recommendations as follows from the Director of Personnel:

a. Establish a Programmer AP-VI position in the Computer Data Processing Center.
b. Reclassify a Departmental Secretary V to a Senior Departmental Secretary VII position in Chemistry.
c. Establish a Course Coordinator VIII position in Continuing Education.
d. Transfer from Board appointment an Assistant Director and Assistant Professor to a Clinical Psychologist AP-VIII position in Psychological Services.
e. Reclassify a Clerk-Stenographer III to a Departmental Secretary V position in Student Affairs.

The following bids were received for the stage lighting and dimming equipment for the Matilda R. Wilson Hall:

  Hydon-Brand Company
$31,438
  Schultz Electrical, Inc.
31,735
  Fred W. Moote Electrical, Inc.
49,440

Gifts and Grants

Grant of $400 from the Student Activities Coordinating Committee of Oakland University to establish the SACC Loan Fund.

For the Meadow Brook School of Music Scholarship Fund, 32-3362:

$500 from Mrs. Wallace Frost of Birmingham
$100 from Josephine H. Love of Cambridge, Massachusetts

Grant of $30,000 from the Atomic Energy Commission of Argonne, Illinois, to be used under the direction of Clifford Harding in Biology for studies of cellular proliferation and regeneration following tissue damage.

Grant of $500 from the United States Public Health Service to be used under the direction of Clifford Harding in Biology for fellowship assistance.

Grant of $7,500 from the United States Office of Education to be used under the direction of H. T. Hahn in Education to support the institute in reading. (p.260)

Grant of $28,869 from the Air Force Missile Development Center of Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, to be used under the direction of J. C. Hill in Engineering to study the effect of control parameters onASH terminal guidance testing.

Grant of $44,207 from the School District of the City of Troy to be used under the direction of Adeline Hirschfeld in Continuing Education for development of a creative sociodramatic supplementary educational and cultural enrichment service.

Grant of $25 from the Ford Motor Company of Dearborn for the 1966 Alumni Fund.

Grant of $388,000 from the United States Public Health Service of Bethesda, Maryland, to be used under the direction of Herbert Stoutenburg in the Chancellor's Office for construction of health research facilities.

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

a. $1,000 from the Sidney Hillman Foundation of New York City to support the Sidney Hillman Lecturer.
b. $500 from Mr. and Mrs. Alan E. Schwartz of Detroit for the John Fernald Theatre.
c. For the Meadow Brook Music Festival;
$1,000 from the Chrysler Corporation Fund of Detroit
$500 from Mrs. Wallace B. Frost of Birmingham
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Gerstenberg of Bloomfield Hills

Reports for Board Members

Additional payments to salaried employees, as follows:

Advising     Continuing Education  
Walter Wilson
$50.00
  Peter Evarts
$35.00
      L. V. Gerulaitis
70.00
Computer Center        
Elissa Greason
2.17
  Housing  
Virginia Haywald
17.28
  Howard Coffin
500.00
M. Pauline Jones
10.64
  Richard Kammann
500.00
Diana Roberts
82.11
  E.James Petty
350.00
         
Reading and Language Skills        
Jane Davidson
150.00
     
Wallace Messer
150.00
     
         
Upward Bound        
Charles Morton
625.00
     

On motion by Dr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was voted to approve all Oakland University Items. (p.261)

 


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