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REGENTS ROUNDTABLE - University President Harlan -Hatcher presides over the monthly
meetings of the Board of Regents. The Regents are the governing body of the institution. Two are
elected for eight-year terms every two years.
e gents Decide Polcies, Govern ' U

(Continued from Page 1)
had decided "in principle" to move
to a year-round operation.
changes also came from the Uni-
The eight-man group, however,
pledged an "objective inquiry" and
studied the present calendar, the
necessity for changing it, and pos-
sible alternative calendars.
Endorsement for the proposed
changes also came from the Uni-
versity Senate Advisory Committee
which called it "judicious and
commendable." The endorsement
came at a special faculty senate
meeting called by President Hat-
cher to discuss the proposals. The
full Senate, however, never took
Student Government Council
met with Prof. William Haber of
the economics department, and
Prof. William Spurr of the natural
resources school, to discuss rami-
fications of the academic calen-
dar. The two professors were
chairman and executive secretary,
respectively, of the faculty com-
mission. SGC did not vote on ap-
proving the changes.
The main concerns about imple-
menting the new plan were eco-
nomic ones. Regent Eugene B.
Power said the calendar could not
come into existence if the Legis-
lature did not increase the Uni-
versity's budget appreciably.
On a slightly different economic
note were the concerns of faculty
members that they would be
forced to teach all-year round,
keeping their present salary and
losing time to do research, write
or travel.
President Hatcher assured the
faculty that no one would be re-
quired to teach all year long, but
that young faculty members
(whose children would be in pub-
lic school through June) might
want to teach during the summer
The new calendar is expected
to call attention to revising the
effectiveness of present instruc-
tion. Prof. Haber sees a step toward
more independent work and "re-
sponsible self-development" by the

Faculty Group Examines
Student Affairs Office

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General supervision and control
of all University policy and expen-
ditures of funds is done by the
eight popularly-elected Regents.
The Regents are chosen-two at
a time-in the spring state elec-
tions for eight-year terms. In the
case of resignation or death of.
one of the members, the Governor
appoints a substitute for the re-
mainder of the term.
The Regents currently include
Otto E. Eckert of Lansing, Charles
S. Kennedy of Detroit, Carl F.
Matthaei of Ann Arbor, William
K. McInally of Jackson, Eugene B.
Power of Ann Arbor, Carl Brablec
of Roseville, Irene E. Murphy of
Birmingham and Donald Thurber'
of Grosse Pointe
Two Retire
Regents Eckert and Kennedy
will retire in December, when
their terms expire. Allen Sorenson;
of Midland and Paul Goebel of
Grand Rapids will replace them,
having been elected in the spring
Ex-officio members of the board,
are University President Harlan
Hatcher and Lynn B. Bartlett,
State Superintendent of Public In-
'U1' Facuilty
Form Body
Organized faculty power on cam-
pus stems from the University
Senate; an advisory board created
by the Regents to aid in decision
. The Zenate-made up of all
members of the professorial staff,
the executive and central adminis-
trators and the deans of the vari-
ous schools and colleges-is au-
thorized to make decisions consti-
tuting the binding action of the
faculty. It may discuss any matter
of University interest, appoint
committees and file formal recom-
Guiding the Senate is its Ad-
visory Committee on University
Affairs, headed this year by Prof.
Charles Sawyer of the history of
art department. The SAC hears
reports from the Senate's standing
and special committees and trans-
mits them to the full Senate with
recommendations for action.
Committees have been estab-
lished on faculty excellence, stu-
dent relations, economic status of
the faculty, and University obli-
gations to the state and the com-

These days a typewriter is

The authority of the Regents is
conferred on them by the state
Constitution. The Regents also
have the power to elect a president
of the University, which they have
done eight times to date.
The day-to-day activities of the
University are conducted by Presi-
dent Hatcher and his executive of-
ficers, although final approval on
all matters rests with the Regents.
Make Recommendations
All recommendations in the aca-
demic area originate within the
various schools and colleges and
are referred to the president and
the Regents by the dean of each
Vice - President and Dean of
Faculties Marvin L. Niehuss is re-
sponsible for all instructional and
research programs and is the Uni-
versity's chief officer in the ab-
sence of the president.
Administrative Dean Robert
Williams works closely with Nie-
huss in the area of budget admin-
istration of teaching and research
Directs Finance
Vice-President in charge of
Business and Finance Wilbur K.
Pierpont directs all the business
and financial affairs of the Uni-
versity, including plant expansion
and maintenance. Problems of
non-academic personnel also are
his responsibility. John McKevitt,
assistant to Pierpont, aids in plan-
ning the University's building pro-
Coordination of all student af-
fairs outside the academic area is
the responsibility of Vice-Presi-
dent for Student Affairs James A.
Lewis. Offices of Dean of Men
Walter B. Rea and Dean of Wom-

en Deborah Bacon come within
this area. Also under Lewis' office
are the International Center,
Health Service, the admissions of-
fice and the Bureau of Appoint-
Vice-President William E. Stir-
ton directs University relations
with the state Legislature, state
executive officers and industrial
and professional organizations. As-
sisting him in these area is Rob-
ert Cross; administrative assistant
in the office of the vice-president.
Stirton is also Director of the
Dearborn Center which opened
this year for the first time.
University relations are directed
by Michael Radock. He is admin-
istratively responsible for the Uni-
versity Relations Service, radio
and television broadcasting and
alumni relations. He works with
the Development Council and the
Board in Control of Intercollegiate
Athletics. He also serves on the
Board in Control of Student Pub-
Erich Walter serves as assistant
to the president of the University
and is secretary to the University.

"The students may wish to set
up a somewhat parallel study
committee," Lewis explains. In this
case, one or two students from the
committee could serve as student
representatives on the ad hoc
study group.
May Appoint Students
If not, it is possible that one or
two students may simply be ap-'
pointed to serve on the study
Prof. Marvin Felheim, chairman
of the Faculty Senate student re-
lations committee, has been in-
vited to serve as liaison between
that group and the new study
The Senate committee's report,
presented to Lewis last spring after
a three-monthstudy of the or-
ganization and policies of the
student affairs office, recom-
mended "sweeping structural
changes" and "reassignment of
present personnel."
Two of the faculty group's other
recommendations - implementa-
tion of the Regents' bylaw on dis-
crimination and a review of stu-
dent housing arrangements-Lewis
has assumed as a "special respon-
sibility of the vice-president."
Orderly Grievances
Their recommendation for the
establishment of an orderly griev-
ance mechanism for students will
be discussed with SGC.
Among the student relations
committee's other recommenda-
tions were: clarification of the re-
lationship of the student affairs
office to other University agencies
and adoption 'of the thesis that
"the general educational responsi-
bility of the University rests ulti-
mately with the faculty."
The committee undertook its
study late in February after re-
ceiving a documented protest about
the orientation and practices of
Dean of Women Deborah Bacon
and her office from a group of
(The 1960-61 Daily senior staff
was the nucleus of the group
which also included James Seder,
'61, Mary Wheeler, '61, and Barton
Burkhalter, '62, of the SGC Hu-
man Relations Board.)
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committee shifted its focus from
the dean of women's office to
embrace the entire student affairs
office and the philosophy of the
University-student relationship in
Members of the new study group
are Prof. John W. Reed of the law
school, chairman of the faculty
subcommittee on discipline; James
H. Robertson, associate dean and
chairman of the counseling pro-
gram of the literary college; Mary
LaMore, mental hygienist at
Health Service and Barbara Rot-
vig of the women's psysical edu-
cation department.
Also included are Prof. George
M. McEwen of the English depart-
ment of the engineering college;
and Prof. Francis X. Braun of
the German department, member
of the Board of Governors of
Residence Halls.

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will conduct Fall classes in Ann Arbor
beginning the week of September 28th.
Because of the great success and acceptance
of this new reading concept, a fuller schedule
of classes will be offered.
For further information, literature
or enrollment,
call NO 8-6007 8:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.

cordially invite you to an
at the Student Publications Building
420 Maynard Street
Saturday, September 16, 1961
9 A.M. to 12 Noon



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