Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
December 14, 1967

Termination of Clyde B. Sargent, Professor of History and Director of Area Studies Program effective August 14, 1967

Sabbatical leave for Steven R. Miller, Ass't Prof. of Chemistry at half pay, to study in England. Effective September 9, 1968 to April 16, 1969.

Sabbatical leave for Ralph C. Mobley, Prof. & Chrm. Physics at full pay to study at home. Effective September 9, 1968 to December 18, 1968.

Sabbatical leave for David G. Lowy, Ass't Prof. Psychology at half pay to study at home, effective September 9, 1968 to April 16, 1969.

Appointment of Victor Everett Kinsey as Professor & Director Biology at $21,000, effective July 1, 1968

Appointment of D.V.N. Reddy as Professor & Ass't Dir. Biology at $17,000, eff. July 1, 1968.

Transfer of Pauline Waatti as Inf. Sys. Coord. in Alumni Education, effective Dec. 31, 1967 to Inf. Sys. Coord. in Alumni Education AP-1 at $7200, effective January 1, 1968.

Change in salary for Roderic E. Righter, Ass't Prof. & Assoc. Dean in Education from $13,200 to $14,200 effective January 1, 1968.

Change in salary for Melvin Cherno, Assoc. Prof. in History from $12,800 to $13,500, effective January 1, 1968.

Change in salary for Amitendranath Tagore, Assoc. Prof. in Mod. For. Lang. & Lit. from $10,600 to $11,500, effective January 1, 1968.

Change in salary for William F. Sturner, Ass't Prof. & Ass't Provost from $9,800 to $10,400 effective January 1, 1968.

Miscellaneous: The following promotions and salary increases are recommended to be effective January 1, 1968:

Richard W. Brooks, from Instr to Ass't Prof. of Philosophy with a salary increase from $7,800 to $8,300 per year.

Henry J. Kennedy, from Instructor to Ass't Prof. of Polit. Sci. with a salary increase from $8,500 to $9,000 per year.

David W. Mascitelli, from Instructor to Ass't Prof. of English with a salary increase from $8,100 to $8,600 per year, effective November 1, 1967.

The following actions are required to bring staff members into line with tenure recommendations approved at the November meeting of the Trustees:

Change Phoebe Chao, Instr. in English from a temporary appointment to a regular appointment subject to tenure rules, effective as of August 15, 1966.

Change Jane L. Davidson from Specialist to Instr. in Education and from a temporary appointment to a regular appointment subject to tenure rules, effective as of September 1, 1966.

Change Wallace S. Messer from Specialist to Instr. in Education and from a temporary appointment to a regular appointment subject to tenure rules, eff. as of Sept. 1, 1966.

Recommendations as follows from the Director of Personnel:

Establish an Information Systems Coordinator AP-I position in Alumni Education.

For the Library:
    1. Establish a Senior Library Clerk IV position.
    2. Establish an Assistant Librarian Acquisitions AP-I position.

Recommendation for the establishment of an Institute of Biological Sciences, effective January 1, 1968.

Gifts and Grants

Gift of an AB Dick mimeograph machine valued at $425 from Mr. & Mrs. Jonas A. Olsson of Lake Orion to be used in the Inter-Club Council for student organizations for publicity on events, minutes, etc.

Grant of $291,247 from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to be used as loan funds for needy students.

Grants as follows to be used for scholarship purposes:

$11,070 from General Motors Corp. of Detroit

Grants as follows for Scholarship account 32-3230

$800 from the Detroit -Edison Co.
$756 from the Greater Detroit Chevrolet Dealers (p.299)
$10,000 from Macomb County Scholarship Committee
$20 from Mrs. George Mitten of Birmingham
$600 from Rochester Junior Woman's Club
$500 from the Rotary Club of Pontiac
$110 from John Taylor of Rochester

For Awards account 32-3359:

$262 from the American Business Women's Assoc. of Pontiac
$100 from Bellaire Ladies' Literary Club of Bellaire
$250 from Berkley High School
$1,000 from Charles DeVlieg Foundation of Royal Oak
$100 from L'Anse Creuse High School of Mt. Clemens
$500 from the R. C. Mahon Foundation of Detroit
$88 from the Mich. Farm & Garden Assoc. of Rochester
$200 from the Mich. Junior Classical League of Muskegon
$50 from the Oxford Music Club of Oxford
$250 from Parents' Club of Romeo
$250 from Peoples Bank of Trenton
$250 from the Pontiac Council of PTA
$50 from Pontiac Northern High School Varsity Club
$1,670 from the Pontiac Press

Grant of $25,000 from The Rockefeller Foundation of New York City to be used under the direction of W. W. Kent in the Academy of Dramatic Art to support the development training program.

Grant of $200 from Theodore O. Yntema of Bloomfield Hills to be used under the direction of Robbin Hough in Business Admin. and Econ. for supplies and services.

Grant of $2,000 from the National Science Foundation of Washington to be used under the Direction of Gottfried Brieger in Chemistry for research participation for college teachers.

Grant of $28,250 from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to be used under the direction of C. B. Sargent in History for the Language and Area Center for East Asia.

Grant of $500 from Colwell Homes, Inc., of Birmingham to be used under the direction of Royce Butler in the Library for the purchase of books for the Psychology Department.

Grant of $12 from Lawrence I. Levi of Detroit for the Fernald Company of the Meadow Brook Theatre.

Grant of $8,000 from The Lula C. Wilson Trust of Detroit to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for support of the Meadow Brook Theatre.

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for support of the Meadow Brook Music Festival:

$50 from Automated Packaging Corp. of Birmingham
100 shares of Chrysler Corporation common stock valued at $5,000 from Virgil E. Boyd of Bloomfield Hills
$350 from Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. of Warren
$500 from Kelsey-Hayes Co. of Romulus
$75,000 from The Kresge Foundation of Detroit

Alteration and improvement items that have been authorized since the November Trustees' meeting and charged to the Maintenance and Repairs account 91-9173:

  Repair of broken water main northwest of Oakland Center
$ 368.22
  Excavation and backfill for water main break
136.50
  Labor charges, Physical Plant
60.51
   
565.23

Alteration and improvement items authorized and charged to Alterations and Improvements account 91-9163

  Awning windows and screens for Rooms 289 and 290 Science Bldg.
$ 237.00
  Birch doors for     "           "             "             "
41.81
  Lumber, etc.     "           "             "             "
26.50
  Hinges, lock sets for     "           "             "             "
77.60
  Installation of blackboards in     "           "             "             "
80.00
  Improve relief dampers in Room 206 Wilson Hall
570.00
     
$1,032.91

On motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Stevens, it was voted to approve the Oakland University items.

It was agreed that the January meeting would be held at MSU on the evening of the 17th and on the 18th. (p.300)

Communication from Mr. May:

Oakland University has disbursed approximately $1,200,000 for construction projects which have not yet been financed. This is creating a serious cash shortage for them, and Mr. Swanson has requested an advance of $500,000 at this time.

In the past Michigan State University has helped Oakland University by advancing cash for short periods of time. However, in this instance, it is likely that the advance will be needed for as long as two years since we are not planning any financing of the $1,200,000 construction referred to above.

I would like to recommend that the Trustees officially authorize me to advance up to $1,000,000 cash to Oakland University to permit them to meet their bills until financing of the dormitories has been completed. I would also like to raise with the Trustees the question as to whether interest should be charged on such an advance. Mr. Varner has indicated a willingness to pay interest, but we have not made a charge for short-term advances in the past. In this case, however, Michigan State University could lose from $50,000 to $75,000 in lost interest on its cash balances.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Dr. Smith, it was voted to approve this recommendation with the understanding that Oakland University would be charged an interest rate of 4-1/4% for this loan.

Special Miscellaneous

Chancellor Varner presented a proposal from the Wilson Memorial Committee of the Oakland student body recommending that a sum of $100,000 be borrowed for the Matilda Wilson Memorial, with the funds to be used for the purchase of general reference volumes for the Oakland library.

Mr. Varner reported that the Community National Bank.of Pontiac had indicated a willingness to loan this sum, to be repaid over a period of years out of the additional assessment of $1.00 per semester to be collected from all full-time students at Oakland University, at an interest rate of 4%.

It was moved by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Nisbet, to approve both of these recommendations. Unanimously carried. (p.301)

 


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