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Continued mild,
turning cold



Regents Veto Job Study

Group Views External Policies

In quick succession yesterday,
the Regents announced a decision
against a study of the University's
employment s t r u c t u r e, and
Human Relations Board Chairman
David Aroner, '64, claimed that a
racial breakdown of University
employes, unit by unit, would
prove "embarrassing,"
Aroner "challenged" the Re-
gents to publish such a study and
"predicted" they would not.

At issue was a request by HRB,
submitted two weeks ago to Vice-
President for Business and Fi-
nance Wilbur K. Pierpont, that
the University review employment
policies "so that structural bar-
riers to the employment of min-
ority group members will be pin-
pointed and then eliminated.
All Areas
"The study should cover all
areas of University employment,

SG Adds Adelemo
As ISA Ex-Offiejo
Student Government Council last night approved an amendment
to the Council Plan to include the highest officer of the Inter-
national Students' Association as an ex-officio member of SGC
after refusing to endorse an amendment which would have extended
student rule-making authority.
The decision to add the ex-officio followed questioning of
Isaac Adelemo, '64, the present ISA president, and discussion of the

including recruitment practices,
on-the-job training programs,
placement and advancement op-
HRB, a related board of Stu-
dent Government Council, asked
Pierpont to bring the matter to
the attention of the Regents, who
held their monthly meeting last
Replying for the Regents, Pier-
pont wrote in a letter released
yesterday that "we believe that
the proposed study will not assist
in attaining the objectives we are
now accomplishing with respect
to the employment of minority
group members."
Constant, Adequate Review
The vice-president said that
"the Regents and all members of
the University community are
sincerely and earnestly concerned
that this particular part of Uni-
versity employment activities be
under constant and adequate re-
view and attention.
"The University has a compre-
hensive program in its employ-
ment policies and procedures to
be as sure as is humanly possible
that all qualified members of
minority groups who apply for
available positions are employed
and given every opportunity to
advance in their duties and re-.
Concerning recruitment prac-
tices, the vice-president said the
University is "continually seek-
ing to broaden" them "to be sure
that everyone, regardless of race,
color, creed or national origin
will know about and have access
to all employment opportunities"
Policies Corrected

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the
second in a two-part series re-
viewing the five-year evaluation
report written by an education
school faculty committee. Yes-
terday research proposals and
their implementation were out-
lined. Today's article considers
administration and off-campus
relations of the school.)
"I don't hear or read about
any major breakthrough which
is being attempted at the Uni-
versity's education school," one
top administrator told the fac-
ulty interviewing committee
which write the school's recent
five-year appraisal report.
"In part this comment is a
matter of creating a better im-
age for the school, but in part
in demonstrates the need for
an important project," the com-
mittee answered in its report.
The faculty group has subse-
quently recommended several
innovations in the school's ad-
ministration and its off-campus
relations. Suggestions in both
areas will bear influence on
Special Plan
In the area of administration
the appraisal group commended
the idea of a "school within a
school-a special plan for de-
veloping leaders" among stu-
dents in the education school.
The idea is currently under
consideration by the graduate

Beyond this commendation,
the appraisal group asked five
major administrative changes.
Among the five one has been
implemented by Dean Willard
C. Olson and the executive
Arguing for inclusion of off-
campus teaching in the regular
teaching load, the committee
wrote, "It is highly important
that the school become aware
of the simple arithmetic of aca-
demic erosion concealed in the

pressures. Such teaching is now
done extensively by faculty be-
yond their regular teaching
Surplus of Time
"The surplus of time over
and beyond the regular teach-
ing load should be devoted to
scholarly, creative and devel-
opmental pursuits. The use of
this surplus time for overload
teaching constitutes a serious
erosion of the faculty's capacity
to pursue scholarly, creative
and developmental activities.
"It is the contention of the
committee that this erosion in
the case of the education school
is already far advanced. More
specifically, the committee be-
lieves that this condition is one
of the principal reasons for the
failure of the members of the
faculty to take advantage of the
growing opportunities for re-
search, innovation and devel-
opment and thus attain for the
school the distinction of which
it is capable," the report states.
The proposal to include off-
campus hours taught in the
regular teaching load rather
than doling them out as over-
load teaching was not passed
by the faculty. Associate Dean
'Charles Lehmann cited two
reasons why the proposal was
turned down.
Paid Extra.
"At the moment faculty are
paid extra for the overload and

eliminating it would mean a
reduction in pay," Dean Leh-
mann pointed out.
In addition, cutting down on
the hours taught per professor
would necessitate hiring more
faculty, and there are no funds
for their salaries. "We could use.
15 people right now," Dean Ol-
son has said in describing staff
shortage from lack of funds.
Three additional administra-
tive proposals were supported
by the faculty, but have not
been implemented by the dean
and executive committee.
Change Administration
"The administration of the
graduate and undergraduate
committees should be changed
from rotating chairmanships to
assistant deans," the appraisal
report suggests.
This was "permissive legisla-
tion," Prof. Fred Walcott, fac-
ulty secretary, claimed.
Also not implemented was a
report proposal suggesting. that
"the dean, assistant deans, di-
rector of the University School
and cnairman of the Research
Committee shouldhmeet regu-
larly to care for the adminis-
trative details" of the school.
Free Committee
This would "free the execu-
tive committee to determine
immediate and long range poli-
cy and to evaluate continuous-

ly the effectiveness of the
Currently, the dean and ex-
ecutive committee are solely
responsible for executive lead-
Also passed by the faculty
but not formally implemented
was a suggestion that "admis-
sion, guidance and follow-up
procedures need more vigorous
Residence Centers
In the area of off-campus re-
lations the appraisal report rec-
ommended that "the graduate
committee assume responsibility
for planning and controlling
programs of instruction in resi-
dence centers."
The faculty supported the
claim of the report that "a ma-
jor part of graduate instruc-
tion is being performed outside
the Ann Arbor campus."
Previously, curricula in the
graduate centers was largely
determined by individual pro-
fessors and administrators at
each center. The responsibility
has subsequently been given to
the school's graduate commit-
The appraisal group suggest-
ed, in addition, that the educa-
tion school be more permissive
about accepting the credits of
masters' degree candidates
transferring from other schools.
The faculty voted to oppose this

to deliver lecture
Taylor Wins
Russel Prize
Prof. William R. Taylor of the
botany department has been se-
lected to deliver the 1964 Henry
Russel Lecture this spring.
This lecture is considered the
University's highest recognition of
academic research and compe-
tence. The lecturer is chosen an-
nually by the Regents on the
recommendation of the Univer-
sity's Research Club and former
Russel Lecturers.
The lectureship was established
in 1920 by a bequest from the
late Henry Russel and carries with
it an honorarium of $1,250. It has
been awarded each year to a Uni-
versity faculty member of at least
associate professor rank.
Prof. Taylor has a distinguished
record among biology groups and
has written several papers which
have appeared in scientific jour-
nals, as well as six books dealing
with marine algae.
Discuss Major
oiy Changes
CHICAGO-The National Coun-
cil for Accreditation of Teacher
Education was weighed last week
and found wanting-but not very
A two-day conference of one
hundred representatives of NC-
ATE's constituent organizations
toiled Thursday and Friday over
problems that have faced the
group in the past year since
NCATE became the center of a
controversy that saw charges of
dictatorship and conspiracy thrown
at it.
Attendance at the meeting was
limited, for the most part, to
supporters of NCATE, which ac-
credits 400 of the nation's 900 in-
stitutions of teacher education.
Delegates made recommenda-
tions for changes in the NCATE
which will be referred to the 19-
member council itself at its meet-
ing in May.
Among the changes proposed
-Giving institutions that come
under NCATE's accreditation more

'*role of ex-officio members on
Adelemo noted that the ISA is
"both an interest group and a
representative body" consisting of
approximately 500 members, 40
per cent of whom are American
students and 60 per cent of whom
are foreign students.
Different Bodies
He pointed out that "ISA is the
only organization on campus
working toward integration of dif-
ferent student bodies.
"It is also the coordinating body
for 19 nationality groups on cam-
pus, totaling 1500-1600 students."
Michigan Union President Ray-
mond Rusnak, '64, supported the
inclusion of the ISA president as
an individual who could "stimulate
debate and could bring to Council
the views of international stu-
In opposition to the addition,
Administrative Vice-President
Sherry Miller, '65, asserted that
Council "has enough ex-officio
members and doesn't need any-
Adelemo was accepted by a two-
thirds vote of Council-the requir-
ed majority for changing the
Council plan-and will be seated
on Council with speaking pri-
vileges only, until the Regents ap-
prove the amendment.
A motion to amend the plan-
SGC's constitution-to empower
Council "to make all non-academic
student rules and regulations" was
defeated following a committee of
the whole discussion in which an
alternate motion was accepted.
Debate Merits
Council moved into the com-
mittee of the whole to debate the
merits of the proposed amend-
ment, submitted by Howard Schec-
ter, '66, and Daily Editor Ronald
Wilton, '64, versus a motion, sub-
mitted by Council President Rus-
sell Epker, '64 BAd, to recom-
mend the establishment of a stu-
dent rules and regulations com-
I Epker's motion proposed that
"the committee shall be composed
of members of the faculty, admin-
istration and student body and
shall consist of a majority of stu-
As a substitute for both motions,
Council agreed to a proposal by
Miss Miller calling for the "execu-
tive committee to investigate feas-
ible plans for transferring author-
ity over student conduct to a body
other than the OSA and report the
result to SGC at the next regular
The accepted motion also stated
that "SGC reaffirms the principle
that the authority for making
rules for student conduct should
rest with students in consultation
with those administrators who are
responsible for enforcing thosel

"Practices which might arise
and are inconsistent with Univer-
sity policies are corrected to con-
form to these policies," he added.
Aroner, expressing his dissatis-
faction with the Regents' decision.
said that "HRB took into consid-
eration the fact that the Univer-
sity has a program of sorts de-
signed to increase the employ-
ment opportunities available to
minority group members.
"It was and is the feeling of
the HRB and other concerned
groups and individuals," he ex-
plained, "that the University is
not doing nearly enough in this
area," particularly with regard to
Can Not Conclude
Aroner said that HRB assumed
in its proposal that until a com-
plete study of its employment
structure was made, the Univer-
sity "could not conclude that
enough was being done to insure
fairness to minority groups."
"Neither the Regents nor the
University administration is com-
petent to study employment prac-
tices," he said. "HRB has called
for a study by experts. Pierpont1
has in effect stated that the Re-
gents are confident that a study
by experts can contribute noth-
ing to insuring the spirit of Re-
gents' Bylaw 2.14."
Bylaw 2.14 is the oft-quotedt
Regental policy statement declar-
ing that the University shall not
discriminate on the basis of race,
color, religion, creed, nationalf
origin or ancestry.4
Asks for PublicationI
"If the Regents are satisfied
with their efforts to insure that
employment opportunities ar e
open to all at the University, II
challenge them to publish a de-i
tailed department by department
racial breakdown of their em-i
ployes with notes to justify anyi
irregularities that may appear,"E
Aroner said.I
"I predict that the Regents will
not publish such a report becauseI
it will prove embarrassing." f
The request for a racial break-
down differs from Aroner's firsti
proposal for a mere "study of the
employment structure."t
He added, however, that hex
hoped the University would re-1
consider HRB's original proposal.,



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School Funds

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Of Studies
Investigations To Seek
Comparable Formulas
special To The Daily
of State College Presidents yester-
day reviewed the progress on their
two investigations into obtaining
comparable unit-cost figures and
uniform accounting methods for
each state-supported university
and college.
The investigations, being con-
ducted to aid budget preparation
and administration as well as leg-
islative interpretation of budget
requests, have a summer comple-
tion traget, State College Chair-
man J. R. Van Pelt, president of
Michigan Tech noted.
The uniform accounting study
was instituted in July to help ulti-
mately the university and college
financial administrators in deter-
mining efficiency waste.
Legislators have been critical of
rising university budget requests
in view of what they have consid-
ered "facility and personnel mis-]
The unit cost study, organized in
May, is trying to compile compar-
able data on the cost to each in-
stitution to produce one unit cred-
it hour, he observed.
The agreement by state educa-
tors on a unit-cost formula has
been considered a possible aid to
legislators for the appropriation
of money to each institution.

Associate Dean James Robert-
son of the literary college is
"mildly optimistic" about the
chances for establishing a junior-
year abroad program with the
University of Freiburg in Ger-
He recognizes the problem of
obtaining faculty support and the
needed funds, but he is convinced
of the value of such a program
House Passes
Agency Funds
passed yesterday a bill authorizing
$10 million a year in spending by
the Disarmament Agency.
This is the same figure the
Senate had approved but is only
two-thirds of the amount the
agency asked.
The bill was passed on a 252-
133 roll call vote with 180 Demo-
crats and 72 Republicans voting
for it and 47 Democrats and 86
Republicans against it.
The bill now goes back to the
Senate, where quick adoption is
likely since the spending level now
reverts to the Senate figure.
The House adopted by a voice
vote an amendment intended to
tighten restrictions on any propa-
ganda within the United States
on the work of the agency.
The agency got appropriated
funds of $6.5 million last year, so
the $10 million level still repre-
sents an increase of $3.5 million.

in terms of "cultural sophistica-
tion, experience in making ad-
justments, developing poise and
discovering new viewpoints."
The program is presently under
consideration as a joint venture
involving the University of Wis-
consin and Wayne State Univer-
sity. So far only preliminary dis-
cussions have been held; further
clarification of basic ideas and
details are pending.
Needs Approval
"Once the educational desirabil-
ity and financial requirements
have been worked out, the pro-
gram would need the approval of
the literary college dean and ex-
ecutive committee and finally of
the administration," Dean Rob-
ertson said.
Prof. Clarence Pott, chairman
of the German department and a
paticipant in the discussions with
the other two universities, has
doubts about certain aspects of
the program, however.
Prof. Pott said that his attitude
is colored by the fact that the pro-
gram would divert funds from
normal teaching. He also wonders
if the University credit granted
for foreign studies is fully justi-
fied, since a junior's language pro-
ficiency may not be adequate for
him to benefit fully from lectures
and discussions in German.
Dean Robertson also considered
the difficulty which students have
at first in acclimating to foreign
universities, though he said that
University students studying in
France have overcome this prob-
He noted further that American
universities are often "superior"
to foreign universities in the
range of courses and the avail-
ability of faculty and facilities
to students.
Freiburg University was orig-
inally chosen after an extensive
selection survey by representa-
tives of the University and the
University of Wisconsin. Wayne
State already has a program with
the Freiburg school and its repre-
sentatives have been quite satis-
fied with the relations that exist;
Standards Desired
The qualifications for selection
of the school abroad included the
nature of the faculty, a wide
enough range of courses so that
studies abroad could fit into the
American university's curriculum,
the ability of the university and

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... Germany program
terms with the demands of the
German university," Dean Rob-
ertson said.
Courses in German
This requirement brings in the
second - language ability. The
student should be able to take as
many courses as possible in the
regular curriculum of the German
school and not have to limit him-
self to special courses structured
by his parent university and given
in English.
Dean Robertson feels that "pro-
grams of this caliber are worthy
of some University support. The
cost factor should not bar quali-
fied students from profiting from
the opportunity."
The program in France costs
about the same as a year in Ann
Arbor for an out-of-state student,
for in-state students is generally
no more than the round-trip travel
This economy is due in large
part to the substantially lower
tuition and living costs at foreign
universities, Dean Robertson ex-
Group To Seekl
College Funds
Directors of a yet-unnamed
private college in the Saginaw
Valley area will soon launch a
A ~ ~ t ,,..- dA 2

Assert Need
Of Existing,
Medical Science Unit
Gets First Priority;
Enrollment To Go Up
Special To The Daily
EAST LANSING-The state's
two existing medical schools-be-
longing to the University and
Wayne State University--must re-
ceive adequate financial support
before expansion of the state's
educational medical facilities is
This conclusion was affirmed
yesterday when tie Michigan Co-
ordinating Council for Public
Higher Education unanimously
adopted a report giving the con-
struction of the University's Med-
ical Science Building Unit II "top
priority" in the Council's new pro-
gram to supply 175 new places for
freshmen medical students by
The two schools currently take
freshmen medical classes totalling
325 students.
Await Appropriations
Once the financial needs of
these schools have been met by
;adequate legislative appropria-
tion, the adopted report says their
future growth should be attempt-
ed concurrent with the develop-
ment of a basic medical science
program at Michigan State Uni-
The report, although not bind-
ing on the schools involved, is ex-
pected to be adopted as official
policy since college presidents and
mebers of the governing boards
sit on the council and voted for
the report yesterday.
.hSpecifically, thereport recom-
mended the following procedures:
-The appropriations for con-
struction to "accommodate suit-
ably" the present medical school
classes of 200 at the University
and 125 at WSU should be provid-
ed before new programs of medical
education are undertaken.
-By 1968, programs should
have been undertaken to admit
125 new freshman medical stu-
dents. WSU's medical school would
expand from 125 to 200 fresh-
manr while1 A Mlcandidbates~

&vans Cites Need for Medical Progress

"Medicine has not caught up
with its own successes," Dr. Lester
J. Evans said yesterday in the
fourth of his series of William W.'
Cook lectures.
Dr. Evans explained that in the
past man had only a few primary
health complaints such as pain,
"lumps" or injuries. What people
have been able to do about these
complaints has varied with time,
with advances coming faster' and

and health services has tended to
fall behind the changing trends
and needs of society. In this way
medicine is far behind its own
potential, he said.
To narrow this gap between
"potential and performance," com-
prehensive medical care is needed
to "combine the concentrated
knowledge and skills of the spe-
cialist with the broad understand-
ing, wisdom and continuing care

professional nurse, who is prepar-
ed to meet these needs, has been
removed from the bedside to ad-
ministrative and supervisory du-
ties. The essential patient-care
role then falls to the less trained
practical nurse.
Another member of the health
team, dentistry, "is in a position
to contribute to experimation and
research in total patient care in

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