The meeting was called to order by President Paul Olum in the EMU Ballroom at 3:36 p.m., on October 15, 1986. There being no corrections, the minutes of the June 4, 1986 meeting were approved as distributed.
President Olum made a few brief remarks concerning the enrollment as of this date, 17,250, and said he anticipated that it would not exceed 17,300. He added that although the housing situation was of concern during the weeks preceding registration week, the availability of housing for the students proved to be plentiful although tight.
On November 7, 1986 the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the new science buildings will be held and the dedication of the new Chiles Business Center will take place on November 14, 1986.
The budget situation has been somewhat relaxed with the increase in enrollment and the State Board's decision to add 3.2 million to the University budget as a recurring amount, if approved by the State Legislature, starting in the 1987 fiscal year.
A memorial for Wendell Morris Basye is attached to and made a part of these minutes.
The Assembly adjourned at 3:50 p.m. to a reception for new and returning faculty. The next meeting of the University Assembly will be on November 5, 1986 in 150 Geology.
Keith Richard Secretary, University Assembly
Wendell Basye was born in Alliance, Nebraska on November 9, 1919. He died in Eugene, Oregon on October 4, 1985.
Wendell graduated with an A.B. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1941. He entered the J.S. Navy as an officer that year, serving on active duty until the end of World War II in 1945. His service included sea duty in the Far East. He was part of the "crunch of veterans" who swelled the ranks of universities in the years following World War II. He received his LL.B. degree from the University of Virginia in 1947, graduating with academic distinction and as a member of the Virginia Law Review.
From 1947-1951 Wendell practiced law with a private firm in Charleston, West Virginia. His practice emphasized the law of taxation - the beginning of a life long professional emphasis on tax and corporate law. His law practice was interrupted by the Korean War as he was recalled as a reserve officer to active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1954. He remained in the Naval Reserve, founded a Reserve Training Unit in Eugene, and eventually retired as a Navy Captain. Wendell never returned to private law practice. In 1955 he became a trial attorney with the Internal Revenue Service in Portland, Oregon. In 1957 Dean Orlando J. Hollis of the University of Oregon Law School persuaded Wendell to join the law faculty. Professor Basye was a full time member of the law faculty until his retirement in 1984 when he was designated Professor Emeritus.
During his entire career as a professor Wendell was a "work-horse" teacher, carrying a heavy teaching load in taxation, estate planning, and business law courses. His teaching was characterized by humor and a booming voice. It was impossible for a law student to "drift away" in a class taught by Professor Basye. His writings in the Oregon Law Review focused on legal problems in the subject which he taught, especially the law of business associations. Generations of Oregon lawyers received their grounding in tax and business law from Professor Basye.
Professor Basye was a well-known figure on the University of Oregon campus. He served six years on the Faculty Advisory Council. He also gave his time to many committee assignments. His most important University service was as Faculty Athletic Representative to the NC M and Pacific 8 conference (later Pac 10 conference) from 1970 to 1981. This time consuming job was a labor of love as Wendell was an avid Duck fan in all sports. In his private life he was also an avid fan of thoroughbred horse racing, an avocation which led to his preparation of a book on Racing Law between visits to-the-race track.
Professor Basye completed his teaching career as a visiting civilian professor at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, from 1982-1984.
His faculty colleagues knew both sides of Professor Basye. On the one
hand he was a man of integrity and decorum--proper and straight--a conservative
man who held to traditional values and who was loyal to his family, his
students, his university, and his country. On the other hand, he was a
man with a sparkle in his eye, answering to the nickname of "The Count,''
laughing and joking, never complaining, and interested in everything from
the latest tax case to the Duck football game on Saturday. His faculty
office was a mountain of papers and books. Professor Basye was an important
part of the law school and the university for many years and his is missed
by his colleagues and his students.
The meeting was called to order by President Paul Olum in Room 150 Geology at 3:36 p.m. on November 5. There being no corrections, the minutes of the October meeting were approved as distributed.
Mr. Rod Christensen, Library, was recognized to read the memorial for Mr. Holway Jones, who passed away on August 11, 1986. Mr. Jones came to the University Library as a reference librarian in October, 1963 and served until his retirement in 1985. His memorial is on page 4 of these minutes.
Mr. Walter Martin, Sociology, rose to present the memorial for Mr. Joel V. Berreman who passed away on September 19, 1986. Mr. Berreman was a member of the faculty in the Department of Sociology from 1946 to 1968 when he retired. He passed away on September 19,-1986. The memorial for Mr. Berreman is on page 6 of these minutes.
Presenting a memorial for Mr. Jan Zach was Mr. Ken O'Connell, Fine Arts. Mr. Zach passed away on August 27, 1986 after having been on the faculty in the faculty in the Department of Fine Arts from 1958 to 1979. This memorial appears on page 8 of these minutes.
STATE Of THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS
President Olum presented a rather optimistic view on the State of the University in what he termed as more of a "report" than a prepared lecture or speech. The following points were made by the President: Enrollment is at the 17,200 mark and the average GPA is 3.25. Because of the anticipated increased enrollment the central administration had to spend $1.7 million to hire new faculty--this sum was not in the budget but was spent in anticipation of recovering the funds after registration. Next fall the required GPA for admission will be 3.00, although as pointed out earlier when the GPA change was endorsed by the Assembly other Factors will be considered in admission requirements. As of now it appears that the enrollment will surely go over 17,500 next year. This is attributable to not only the new admission requirements and thus the enrollment of better qualified students, but to the active retention program to keep those who enroll from leaving the University as well as the faculty working hard to keep the quality of :he University up and taking an interest in the students in their classes.
University Housing is full and some students are using space at Northwest Christian College. Community housing was more than enough to house those wishing to live off-campus.
At present over 200 students at the University are Presidential Scholars and they have an average GPA, at the University, of 3.93. Over 75 foreign countries are represented in the Student Body with over 1500 foreign students presently enrolled at the University. It possible that the State Board will take some action on the Semester System soon. Last April the University Faculty was asked to respond to a change to the semester System by the President. The State Board had asked each institutional President to respond to the question of a switch to the Semester System and now he Board will consider these responses.
The base budget of the University will increase by a recurring $3.96 million commencing in July 1987 if approved by the State Legislature and Governor. The major concern of the State Board is the low faculty salary standing in comparison with institutions that relate to the University of Oregon and Oregon State university. A high priority has been made on increasing the faculty salaries in he next session of the State Legislature. Also, the humanities and social sciences and related professional schools will get an infusion of new funds to upgrade these areas through the hiring of additional faculty. There are some of serious needs in these areas of the University.
Recently the International Studies program celebrated its 40th anniversary and along with the International Business program has brought strong support of the general community, business and industry to the campus to help more fully develop and exploit what the University can offer in both of the campus programs.
On November 7, the breaking for the new Science Complex will take place. The full $45 million in funding plus the $3.75 million at Charleston (Marine Biology) is in hand and the construction of the new science buildings plus the A & AA and Museum of Natural History facilities will go ahead on schedule. This new construction will provide the needed laboratory space and equipment to propel the University into the top 10 of the great universities of the nation in science. It is already in the top 10 in some areas, but this will make it possible for more areas to move ahead dramatically.
Among the problems on campus President Olum noted: the need to expand the University Library, find additional parking areas or develop new ones, to make all faculty and staff aware of the problem of sexual harassment and to educate them as to what it is and how to handle it. (He made a special reference to the mistreatment of gays and lesbians on the campus and that faculty and staff should be alert to any actions that might be intentional or unintentional in singling out these persons for mistreatment.) The next session of the Legislature will be asked to fund the construction of new facilities for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts--this School has suffered from severe space restraints for over a decade and a new building is sorely needed to alleviate this problem.
The President noted that he sees no reason for any expansion of the University curriculum into fields that we do not now offer--he did see a further redefining and refining of those areas that we do have. Enrollment stability and proper funding from the State of Oregon will help the University overcome any problems it now has and to be able to address any future problems with confidence. The goal of the University, as the President sees it, is to get better and better and to preserve the same sense of collegiality and dedication to our students and to research that we have had in the past.
The business of the University Assembly having been concluded, the meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.
Keith Richard Secretary, University Assembly
Holway (Holly) Jones personified what the academic community has long expected of its library staff: a commitment to public service and the community, academic scholarship, and a sense of pride in one's university.
Holway Roy Jones, professor and head of the reference department at the University of Oregon Library, was born on October 11, 1922 in New Orleans and died in Eugene on August 11, 1986. Memorial services were held in Hendrick's Park on August 15 and his ashes were scattered on Red Top Mountain within the Diamond Peak Wilderness Area. Holly is survived by his wife Doreen and his two sons, Christopher and Terry.
Holly received his Bachelor's and two Master's Degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He held library administrative positions in the documents section and in the University of California Berkeley City and Regional Planning Library from 1955-1963. During that time, Holly co-authored a major bibliography on city planning (later updated) and published a series of monographic bibliographies on the same subject. His special work in that area earned him the 'Distinguished Service Award'. from the Council of Planning Librarians in 1971.
In October, 1963, Holly joined the University of Oregon library staff as head of the Social Science Division. He continued in that position until the reorganization of the library in 1980 when he became head of the central reference division. He retired from that position in 1985.
His contributions to the University of Oregon Library are many. He encouraged academic librarians to function as full members of the faculty through teaching and the publication of scholarly research. He did his best to enhance reference services to faculty and students. He encouraged and supported the library instruction program and computer data base searching. He insisted that his staff maintain close liaison with the academic departments they served in order to facilitate collection development.
During his tenure, Holly served on many faculty and special committees including the Faculty Senate.
Holly was dedicated to the Library and the University. He was also a passionate environmentalist. His writings and his organizational efforts on behalf of saving the wilderness are well known by the Sierra Club and other environmentalists. French Pete Creek, the Diamond-Thielsen Wilderness, the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, Three Sisters and Waldo Lake recount only a few of the areas Holly sought to preserve for all generations. Holly served on many committees and Boards of Directors of the Sierra Club, the Oregon Natural Resources Council, and the Oregon Environmental Council. In 1965, Holly published John Muir and the Sierra Club: The Battle for Yosemite, now considered as an epic by the Sierra Club. In 1977 he received the ëWilliam E. Colbyí award from the Sierra Club and in the same year, the 'Environmental Quality Award Region X from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Extraordinarily vigorous in all he tried to undertake, Holly brought to his reference work, to his scholarly pursuits, to his love of the wilderness a deep sense of dedication. As head of reference he saw to it that the faculty and students received the best reference service the staff could provide. The state of Oregon, as a result of his great efforts, will preserve much of its wilderness areas for its people.
Rodney E. Christensen
Joel Van Meter Berreman joined the University of Oregon faculty as associate professor of sociology in the fall of 1946. Throughout his long tenure he was a conscientious and dependable citizen of the department and the University, serving in whatever capacity called upon. His favorite courses were social psychology, race relations, and collective behavior. These courses attracted students from all over the campus.
Joel appeared to be a mild, self effacing man with a ready and infectious laugh. But one soon found out that he had very definite views and when he thought he was right he was a tough and skillful opponent.
Joel was regarded by some as something of a radical. He favored a number-of unpopular causes and worked hard for civil rights in a disinterested world. Almost single handedly he brought about a chapter of the NMCP on campus. Whatever the issue he made skillful use of his early debating experience with tough arguments laced with humor.
Born in Southwick, Idaho, on July 9, 1900, his childhood was spent on
a stump ranch near Monmouth, Oregon, with his parents and six siblings.
The family barely eked out an existence after his father died when Joel
was only six. His school attendance was sporadic because of work on the
farm and health problems. He attended the local religious institution,
Monmouth College, for one year and then taught school for two years.
After graduating from Willamette University at age twenty seven he married Sevilla Ricks, a fellow student. Dwight was born in 1928 and Gerald in 1930.
Joel received his masters degree in 1933 from the University of Oregon with a major emphasis in anthropology. There was no anthropology department at Stanford and he completed the Ph.D. in sociology there at age forty. He stayed on at Stanford as assistant professor for 1940-42 and then served as Propaganda Analyst and Intelligence Officer with the Office of War Information until 1946. The last year was spent in China. He came to Oregon as part of the great expansion starting in 1946 and felt more at home with the returning veterans than he had with the wealthy students in his classes at Stanford. He was promoted to full professor in 1950 and retired in 1968. Twice during his tenure at Oregon Joel held a Fulbright Fellowship: first to the Philippines for 1955-56 and to Pakistan for 1963-64.
Joel's interest in anthropology was life long. Early in his career he worked with the Grand Round Indians and later participated in anthropological digs on the southern Curry County coast. He established an unusually close rapport with the Indians. The same warm feelings of mutual confidence and respect marked his relations with the people of The Philippines and Pakistan.
Joel Berreman's published research covers a variety of topics: the archeology of the Chetco, social psychological factors in the sale of modern fiction, alcohol addiction, exceptional children, and non-directive interviewing are examples. Four articles on Japanese propaganda relate to his service with the OWI and two concerning Philippino attitudes and identification obviously grew out of his first Fulbright. In the 1950's Joel was elected president of the Pacific Sociological Association.
Many who knew Joel on campus never realized that he was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed pushing himself to his limits at hard physical labor. Clearly these interests trace back to life on the farm where hunting and fishing to put food on the table were his responsibilities from his earliest years.
After retirement Joel and Sevilla moved to a ranch on the coast near Brookings, Oregon, that had first attracted his interest when he was engaged in that early digging in the Indian mounds. His active life continued although the pace was slowed somewhat by a nearly fatal accident five years ago.
Joel Berreman was an asset to his University and to his State. He lived a good life and a long one and fought his way from poverty to financial security and a respected social position. Those of us who knew him--colleagues, former students, residents of the State--will remember him with affection and respect.
Joel Van Meter Berreman--professor of sociology, dead at age eighty-six
on September 19, 1986, in Brookings, Oregon. He is survived by Sevilla,
his sons Dwight and Gerald, and six grandchildren.
(July 27, 1914 - August 27, 1986)
Jan Zach was born and grew up in Czechoslovakia. He attended the Superior School of Industrial Arts from 1932-34 and the traditional Academy of Fine Arts in Prague from 1934-38. It was traditional in the sense that one learned about all of the two dimensional and three dimensional arts as related. Jan was a painter and sculptor and would not ever feel limited by one way of working. He told me that the school was also traditional in a not so enjoyable way. Jan wanted to work from the human figure yet his first year was spent drawing from still lifes, the second year they drew from plaster casts of body parts - ears, noses, hands, feet. The third year they drew from partly assembled plaster models of the human, and the fourth year they were able to work from a live model.
In 1939 Jan came to the United States to decorate the Czechoslovakian
pavilion at the Worldís Fair in New York. During his stay, Hitler invaded
Czechoslovakia. Jan did not return home after the pavilion project was
finished. While at the fair he was invited to go to Brazil to compile and
illustrate a volume on Brazilis industrial development. While in Brazil
worked on various art commissions and he met Judity Ella Monk, a Canadian working for the United Nations (UNRRA). They married in Rio de Janeiro in 1947. During the next two years he and Judith spent time in the interior of Brazil where Jan had a chance to observe the effects of tropical sunlight and its impact on natural sculptural forms. "Even in paradise, there was a snake," Jan recalls to Tommy Griffin in an interview about his work. An insect bite resulted in a severe bone infection which put Jan in a cast flat on his back for more than six months. During this time of illness Jan had one major exhibition and when he was unable to attend the opening, sculptor Alexander Calder, who was also showing for the first time in Rio in 1948, opened the show for him in the Brazilian Architects Institute. After a time Jan had to leave Brazil for health reasons and in 1951 he and Judith moved to Victoria B.C. where Jan opened a school of painting and sculpture which he ran for 7 years.
He joined the UO art faculty in 1958. During his time here, he continued to do major commission work in large wood sculpting such as "Drapery of Memory" in the Oregon state capitol, in cast iron such as "Prometheus," standing on the north side of the UO Museum of Art, in stainless steel such as "Flower of Freedom #1," near New Orleans, and in combined materials such as in "Galaxy'' at the Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington.
Jan taught sculpture for most of his time at the UO Art Department but his interests always crossed borders and during the 1970's he developed a new course called "Sculpture and Light." Here he encouraged art students to explore with new materials and to include motion as well as light as an important element in their investigation to find expression.
New materials and new techniques were integrated into Janís own work and yet he always returned to what was basic--simple tools and materials such as clay, wood, paper, and rocks. These he used when he needed to think and reflect on form and develop new ideas.
Jan and Judith had a house built near Elmira and connected to it was a large sculpture studio. Inside is a two ton hoist hanging from a 4" x 12" beam sixteen feet from the floor. But, off in a small building covered by trees is what Jan called his "think studio." This is a quiet place where his collection of little pieces of wood or bent metal or leaves or small folded pieces of paper became the inspiration for new work.
Jan had an international reputation. One of his paintings was purchased by the War Memorial Museum of Czechoslovakia. He designed stage sets and costumes for the Original Ballet Russe in Sao Paulo. He wrote articles for the prestigious art magazine, Leonardo. Jan received many awards and commissions during his career. He received grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Governor's Award for the Arts, an award in 1964 from the Oregon Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, a Fulbright Travel Grant, the Eugene Arts and Letters Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant for a Sculpture Symposium where he brought six internationally known sculptors to Eugene to create major outdoor sculptures for display and installation in public places. In 1979 an extensive retrospective of Jan Zach's work was assembled and displayed at the UO Museum of Art. Jan retired from the UO Art Department in 1979.
At the time of Jan's death he was actively working on several projects. As Professor Emeritus he was returning to campus to complete a series of drawings of faculty, friends, and students that he planned to work into a sculpture series. He had finished a model for "Lady," a large public sculpture commissioned by the city of Cata Gwases in Brazil and was working on a large group called '"Marching Women'' made of laminated wood. Tommy Griffin, an artist and close friend, is currently working to complete the construction and installation of several of these important projects of Jan's.
In August, Tommy Griffin assembled many pieces of Janís work and held a beautiful memorial service here in Eugene. It has been the wish of Jan's wife, Judith, that a memorial scholarship fund be established at the UO Foundation to help future students majoring in sculpture in the spirit of international peace and cooperation.
I submit this memorial and would like to request that a copy of it be forwarded to Jan's wife.
Ken O'Connell, Department Head, Fine and Applied Arts
The December 3, 1986 meeting of the University Assembly was canceled.
Keith Richard Secretary, University Assembly
The meeting was called to order by President Paul Olum in room 150 Geology at 3:37 pm on January 14, 1987. There being no corrections, the minutes of the November 6, 1987 meeting were approved as distributed.
Mr. Clancy Thurber, International Studies, was recognized to make a report on the International Studies program as requested by previous Assembly action. Mr. Thurber stated that in the period since the M.A. in International Studies was approved in 1959 and the B.A. in 1980 the enrollment in the program has grown dramatically. The undergraduate major has grown from 40 to 106 and the masters program from 5 to 50. Students enrolling in the program are not only from Oregon but a majority are from out-of-state. 55% are transfers from other colleges and universities compared with a University average of 39. The staff of the program remains at 2 faculty with one research associate. The program is a success story of interdisciplinary cooperation as the total credit hours taken by the students in the program are spread throughout the various areas of the University, taking advantage of quality courses offered by each department.
President Olum announced that the agenda for the January 21, 1987 meeting of the Senate had three motions that are of importance to the faculty and encouraged the faculty to attend the Senate meeting. He reminded the faculty that they could attend Senate meetings, take part in the debate, but could not vote unless they were members of the Senate. He further stated that the motions would most likely be on the agenda of a future Assembly meeting. He then read the motions:
From Mr. Keith Acheson, Education:
The University Senate urges the President and the Provost to take a proactive role in encouraging the establishment of relationships with colleagues and institutions in the Pacific region, especially Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and other nations of Southeast Asia, Pacific South America, Mexico, and Canada.
From Mr. Arthur Mittman, Chair, Scholastic Review Committee:
The Scholastic Review Committee recommends that the grade point averages be computed on all graded courses taken except that the mark of ìNî, will be counted as ìFî.
From Mr. Frank Stahl, Biology:
Whereas the proposed Riverfront Research Park is to be our immediate neighbor and whereas faculty and student involvement in Park activities is anticipated, be it resolved that classified research be banned from the Park as it was from campus by faculty legislation of May 10, 1967.
President Olum stated that the next item on the agenda was the Report of the Committee on the Curriculum. As usual the Report would be acted upon seriatim with each part accepted unless a member of the Assembly rises and challenges a part. The entire document would be voted upon at the conclusion of the Report.
The President recognized Mr. Ron Sherriffs, Chair, Committee on the Curriculum, to read an introductory statement and to make the motion for consideration of the Report.
"Recent expansion of the UO Committee on the Curriculum from three to five voting members proved beneficial. The committee approached tasks with a wider perspective, and inquiries were pursued with more energy. Observance of deadline, however, remains a problem. At present, curricular proposals are due from the colleges and schools by October 1, and committee recommendations must be submitted to the senate by the first week in December. In order to provide the attention due each formal proposal, the committee must take a strict position regarding the October 1 deadline. One college submitted its proposals November 24 this year, and proposals were still being submitted December 5 with the School of Journalism submitting its proposal on January 9, 1987. Colleges and schools are encouraged to present proposals in the spring so that potential problems can be identified and materials developed prior to the October 1 deadline.
"Plan I group requirements and courses require review by the College of Arts and Sciences to ensure that the number and frequency of group-satisfying courses meet the needs of students. Several cluster-satisfying courses have been offered only once, and others have suffered number and title changes that complicate program planning and promote misunderstanding and frustration. Departments are responsible for notifying students that specific courses whose numbers or titles change may not be retaken for credit.
"The committee continues to encourage departments to specify minimum-maximum credit ranges for open-ended courses. The range is for a single course during a single term.
"Eighty-eight requests for increase in credit for regular courses were forwarded to the committee this year. The following comprehensive working definition of a credit was deemed suitable to the range of studies at the University:
1 credit = one contact hour per week
1 credit = two supervised lab or studio hours per week wherein direct instruction is available to the student
1 credit = three unsupervised hours' worth of work per week ( a faculty member's judgment) in research or production, the quality of which is to be evaluated by the faculty member for purposes of term grade reports.
'On individual courses for which increased credit has been proposed, committee deliberations focused on the presentation of tangible evidence of course expansion as reflected in contact hours, syllabi, reading lists, and the success of the increase as demonstrated on an experimental basis via use of open-ended course numbers.
"'A proposed programmatic credit increase was treated differently. The Department of History proposed increasing the credit from 3 to 4 credits for all 72 permanently numbered courses offered at the 400 level. For most of these credit change proposals, no supporting materials were made available to the committee. To consider such a programmatic change, the committee requires supporting materials appropriate to each course, analyses of the effects of the proposed increases on major and minor degree programs, endorsements from authorities issuing credentials (e.g., social studies endorsement), and college-level assurances that faculty work load and academic program budget problems are not created by the proposed credit increases. In the absence of these, the committee could not generate a positive recommendation regarding the history department proposal, and it is not included in this motion."
Mr. Sherriffs read the motion:
The following curricular changes are proposed. If approved, they will become effective summer session 1987 for the 1987-88 academic year. These is a total increase of 223 credits and a total decrease of 234 credits. The net decrease is 11 credits. Credits in open-ended (196, 198-200, 399410, 501-510) and in OCTR courses are not counted in the tally of credit changes. The (R) designation after course credits indicates that the course number may be repeated for credit, restrictions on the (R) may be stated in course descriptions. The (S) designation after course credits indicates that the courses must be taken in sequence.
When the Assembly reached the section on History, Ms. Mavis Mate, Chair of the Department of History, was recognized to make an amendment to the report. Her motion was: "That each 400 G level course be changed from 3 to 4 hours of credit." She stated that this increase is based on an attempt to make the history major more demanding and more vigorous. She acknowledged that the initial reaction would most likely be a drop in history majors, but that in the long run the reaction would be an increase in history majors as the program proved that it was more challenging and intellectually more stimulating. Her statement in support of the motion was strong and she was asking the Assembly to overturn the decision of the Committee on the Curriculum to exclude the increase from its report.
Mr. Richard Hill, Provost, asked directly if the Department of History faculty was willing to accept the increase in their teaching responsibilities from 18 to 21 credit hours for each member of the department without requesting additional compensation. Ms. Mate gave a strong affirmative that the department was willing to accept the increase and not ask for additional compensation.
Mr. Sherriffs stated that his committee did not accept the history proposal because the department did not meet the guidelines of giving detailed justification for each course increase in credit hours, the effects that the changes would have on major and minor programs, requirements for credentials, e.g., teaching endorsements, and that the budget problems that might arise from such an increase were not addressed. Mr. Herb Chereck, Registrar, asked when the B.S. in history was going to be eliminated, as Ms. Mate had stated that it was going to be dropped. The answer was that the degree would be dropped next year. The motion was now ready for a vote and the Assembly, by a hand vote accepted this motion. The Report was now amended to show that all 400G courses in history (excluding HST 400, 401, 403, 405, 407, 408, 409, 410) would be changed from 3 to 4 credit hours.
Ms. Becky Sisley, College of Human Development and Performance, moved that "MTH 156 not be dropped.'' The course was of value to students outside of math and was an option for students in meeting the statistics entrance requirements for physical therapy and occupational therapy schools.
Mr. Charles Wright, Chair of the Mathematics Department, stated that the course was not really a statistics course, that the students taking the class were taking it for the wrong reasons and that this was not a methods course in statistics. Those in support of keeping the course argued that the students were not after applied statistics, they need to know how to work with statistics, how to interpret them and what concepts were needed to deal with statistics. President Olum stated that if the Assembly voted to restore MTH 156, the Math Department and those who wish to have it restored should meet and deal with the situation so that Math can offer the course that is needed by the students. The motion was voted upon and was restored to the catalog by a vote of 26 in favor and 20 opposed. Ms. Marliss Strange, Academic Advising, was appointed as the person to make Sure the two sides meet and resolve the issue so that MTH 156 would be offered in Fall 1987.
Mr. Wright asked that TCF 241, 242, and 243 be removed from cluster status. This motion was defeated after a short debate in which Ms. Deanna Robinson, Speech, stated that the cluster was necessary as it gives a historic look at communication and one class leads directly to the other. Mr. Wright asked if cluster status was necessary to require students to take courses in sequence. Ms. Robinson felt that it was. The courses remain a cluster.
The next debate took place when the proposal to establish a minor in Peace Studies was reached. Mr. Cheyney Ryan, Philosophy, chaired the committee that developed the minor proposal over the past two years. He stated that a great deal of work and effort has been expended to make a proposal that would be interdisciplinary, not cost any extra funding, and one that would allow students to select courses from a wide variety of offerings that would truly fit under the umbrella of Peace Studies. The proposal has a three tier approach, it is rather orthodox Mr. Ryan stated, and is substantial. Four core classes and three different groups of courses comprise the curriculum.
The Department of Political Science passed out a memorandum to those in attendance which discussed the reasons the department was opposed to the Peace Studies minor as proposed. The department feels the proposal is flawed on intellectual grounds, lacks a clear rationale for the inclusion and exclusion of certain courses and for the division given these courses. It further feels that the courses listed as ''core'. are not balanced and complete and indeed the proposal itself was faulted, as no clear statement of what students should expect to get out of the course work was clearly defined.
Richard M. Brown, History, asked why no literature courses were included in the proposal. The answer given was that a search of the University offerings in literature did not show a course that would qualify. In reply to the question of fiscal costs it was stated that no additional funds would be required as all the courses are already being taught and faculty involved in the Peace Studies program would give of their time freely. A committee will be appointed to oversee the implementation of the program and to monitor it. The minor in Peace Studies was approved by a vote of 38 in favor and 9 opposed.
Ms. Deanna Robinson, Speech, asked that the Journalism proposal be brought back for consideration as she questioned the proposal. President Olum approved the reconsideration as the initial consideration was not well done as it was on transparencies and not an integral part of the Report that faculty members had had time to review). Ms. Robinson stated that the history of the division between Speech and Journalism had always left the law and electronic media to Speech and the law and the press to Journalism. The proposal of Journalism was to change the title of each course--History of Journalism and Law of the Press-and to replace each with the title History of Mass Media and Mass Media Law respectively--to more properly define the content of each course.
Mr. Duncan McDonald, Journalism, stated the the School of Journalism was taking this action to make the description and title of each course more closely reflect the content and also to bring them in line with the national trend in Journalism education. Ms. Robinson asked why no one from Journalism consulted the appropriate people in Speech about the change. Mr. McDonald stated that the Committee on the Curriculum had been informed of the changes when they were given the School of Journalism's request. (President Olum intervened to say that the lack of communication between departments had caused the difficulties which resulted in the debate over the Curriculum changes in this meeting. When the question was brought to a vote the changes by Journalism were accepted by a vote of 17 in favor of removing them from the Report and 23 to leave them in the Report.
The entire Report was now before the Assembly for a vote and, as amended, was accepted by a show of hands.
The business of the University Assembly having been concluded, the meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m.
Keith Richard Secretary, University Assembly
The February meeting of the Assembly was canceled due to lack of items for the agenda.
Keith Richard Secretary, University Assembly
The March meeting of the Assembly was canceled due to lack of items for the agenda.
Keith Richard Secretary, University Assembly
The April meeting of the Assembly was canceled due to lack of items for the agenda.
Keith Richard Secretary, University Assembly
The May meeting of the Assembly was canceled due to lack of items for the agenda.
Keith Richard Secretary, University Assembly
The meeting was called to order by President Paul Olum in room 150 Geology at 3:30 p.m. on June 3, 1987. There being no corrections, the minutes of the January 14, 1987 meeting were approved as distributed. There were no Assembly meetings in December, February, March, April, or May.
Mr. Wilmot Gilland, Architecture and Allied Arts, was recognized to present the memorial for Ms. LaVerne Krause, who passed away May 5, 1987. Ms. Krause came to the University in 1966 and was a member of the Fine and Applied Arts Department Until her death. The memorial is on pages four and five of these minutes.
Mr. Ken O'Connell, Architecture and Allied Arts, was recognized to present a memorial for Mr. Ralph Baker, who passed away on May 4, 1987. Mr. Baker came to the University in 1970 and was a member of the Fine and Applied Arts Department until his death. The memorial is on pages six and seven of these minutes.
President Olum recognized Mr. Robert E. Smith, Chair, Faculty Advisory Council, to read the annual report of the Council. The full report can be found on pages eight and nine of these minutes.
President Olum announced that Mr. Robert Sylwester, Chair, Faculty Personnel Committee, was absent from the meeting due to a class schedule conflict. The annual report of the Faculty Personnel Committee is attached to these minutes, commencing on page 10.
The Secretary was recognized to present the approval of degrees request. "That the faculty of the University of Oregon recommends that the Oregon State Board of Higher Education confer upon the persons whose names are included in the Official Degree List, as compiled and certified by the University Registrar after the close of each term indicated -- Fall 1986, Winter 1987, Spring 1987, and Summer 1987 -- the degree for which they have completed all requirements." The motion was put to a voice vote and passed without opposition.
President Olum recognized Mr. Fred Andrews, Mathematics, to present a resolution. (This resolution will not change University Policy so it does not carry the Notice of Motion requirement. Also, the University Senate, adjourned sine die for the academic year, is not able to pass on this resolution.
The University Assembly of the University of Oregon considers such matters as the details of the academic year calendar, the numbering and definitions of courses, and the eligibility of transfer credits to be a part of the curricular responsibilities of the University of Oregon faculty (the President and the Professors as stated in the charter of the University).
This Assembly further considers the details of the academic year calendar to be an important part of conditions of employment for the faculty, and as such, should not be decided upon without adequate faculty consultation and advice.
This Assembly, therefore, requests that irrevocable decisions on these matters not be made until the faculty has had time to consult and advise. In order to allow an orderly preparation of advice, when the faculty is on appointment, these matters should not be decided before January 1988.
Mr. Andrews, speaking to his resolution, stated that the faculty is crucial to any change in the calendar and that the involvement of the faculty should be fundamental to the proposed changes. Mr. Andrews, a member of the Interinstutional Faculty Senate, said that body had been given the proposed Semester Calendar at its last meeting. This calendar was devised without any faculty input and was certainly in variance with the proposals discussed at various meetings of the University Assembly in recent years when the subject of Semesters versus Quarters was debated.
President Olum stated that some involvement of the State Legislature has come about in the process as they are attempting to establish a uniform numbering system as well as uniform course descriptions. This move toward standardization for the first two years is aimed at making it easier for Community College students to transfer into the OSSHE institutions. Mr. Andrews felt that any type of homogenization would cause a downward trend at the University of Oregon. President Olum agreed, and stated that duplication of lower division courses throughout the system was impossible. The qualification of the instructional; staff was different, the quality of the staff was varied and that the idea of standardization was clearly senseless.
The resolution was put to a vote and passed without opposition.
STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY
President Olum recognized Ms. Mavis Mate, Chair of the Semester Conversion Committee for the University, to speak on the actions of that Committee. Ms. Mate stated that the preliminary work was still underway and that the departments would soon be requested to commence curricular changes for submission to the Committee on the Curriculum. The year 1987-88 will be the last time any changes in the quarter offerings would be possible. The year 1988-89 will see no changes as all the effort will be in making the transition to changes for 1989-90, and preparation of catalog entries for the Semester System commencing in the fall of 1990.
Mr. Richard Hill, Provost, was recognized to present information on the budget and the present meeting of the Legislature. Mr. Hill reported that the budget for Higher Education was now on the desk of the Governor awaiting his signature. A total of $7.2 million was removed from the requested budget by the Legislature, the U of O received the $4 million to cover the increase in enrollment -- however another part of the legislative action removed $622,000 from the University. This latter action will make it difficult to adjust to the projected enrollment for Fall 1987 of 17,800. No salary package has been passed by the legislature as of this time.
President Olum stated that the proposed salary package, at the present time, includes a 2 per cent across-the-board increase for each year of the biennium and 1.65 for each year in merit increases.
The President recognized Mr. Barry Siegel, Economics and President of the local AAUP chapter, to present information on the study the M UP is making on the process of selecting presidents for the OSSHE institutions. Mr. Siegel indicated that the new procedure has been in place for over one year and that two presidents have been selected since the rules were implemented. Apparently the review of the rules that the Board suggested after one year has not taken place or has not been underway. The AAUP review is, therefore, the only review going on. A copy of this review is attached to these minutes commencing on page eleven.
A question concerning faculty salaries and a disparity, in one College between Associate Professors and Professors was raised by Mr. Ron Rousseve, Education. Mr. Rousseve wondered why, at least in one instance, an Associate Professor was paid more than a full Professor who had more time in service, etc. President Olum indicated that he could not reply to this directly as the decisions on salaries are made at the department and school or college level. He did state that no scale existed at the University and that differences in salaries could sometimes be explained by market conditions -- when someone was hired -- the offers might have been received and the University making a counter offer to keep the person, and various other factors. The best that could be suggested was that this was a local issue and that the Dean was the person to see.
The business of the University Assembly having been concluded, the meeting adjourned at 5:07 p.m.
Keith Richard Secretary, University Assembly
LaVerne Krause was an artist of national distinction whose work consistently transmitted a brilliant sense of vitality. She was a major force and source of incredible energy in the University of Oregon's Department of Fine and Applied Arts over a twenty-year span before her retirement in June of 1986.
On May 5, 1987, she finally succumbed to cancer after a courageous four-year battle. The whole Northwest arts community and her countless friends were deeply saddened by her loss. LaVerne Krause was born in Portland in 1924 and spent most of her life as a resident of Oregon. She received a B.S. degree in drawing and painting from the University of Oregon in 1946. She then married and raised a family in Portland where she pursued further study at the Museum of Art School and first became engaged in printmaking.
LaVerne continued her own work and taught part time at the Arts and Crafts Society and the Museum of Art School in Portland, and at the Eugene Art Center before becoming a regular member of our fine arts faculty here in 1966. She quickly set in motion the development of a flourishing program in printmaking which became one of the most popular majors in her department in the 1970's. She was tireless in her commitments to the program and to her students, whose work she frequently purchased as a means of supporting them. She was also instrumental in raising a large sum of money to acquire a major press for the printmaking area.
LaVerne Krause's own artistic production cuts across the media of drawing, painting, watercolor, and printmaking. She was a masterful artist whose work has been exhibited in Japan, Australia, Norway, and throughout the United States. It is in major museums including our own and the Portland Art Museum, many corporate offices and countless private collections. For over twenty years her work was shown at the Fountain Gallery in Portland. LaVerne's remarkable artistry sought to understand the essence of landscapes and people, and was deeply concerned with the spiritual qualities of light and color.
Throughout her teaching career she maintained studios in both Eugene and Portland. "She was the grand old lady of printmaking in Oregon," according to Liza Jones, founder of Inkling Studio, a cooperative studio were LaVerne worked. She liked the cooperative model and insisted her students respect one another and develop the social skills necessary to work in cooperative situations. She also collaborated in her own work. In 1971 she produced a series of prints, "Clouded Sea," illustrating the poems of Vi Gale. In 1974 she did the commemorative portfolio on Deady and Villard Halls with text by Marion Ross, and in 1978 she executed a series called "Portraits of Artists and Friends" with poems by Kenneth 0. Hansen.
Outspoken in her views about art and the commitment one should make to it, she would often ask, "Do you own any art?" She expected action by people who said they were interested in the arts. She became a model of the dedicated and extremely hard-working artist who didnít let trouble or difficulty stand in the way of accomplishing her teaching, creative research, and art. She would draw or paint anywhere, any time, including through the windows of moving trains, and always carried a portable water color set with a bottle of water in her purse.
LaVerne Krause was dedicated to the University and regularly supported its programs with gifts to the Foundation and attendance at lectures and special events. She played a vital role in keeping the Art Department in communication with the Northwest artist community and represented the U of O throughout the region. LaVerne was an activist on behalf of artists, was instrumental in establishing the Northwest Print Council, served as juror for many exhibitions, and was a long-time board member of the Maude Kerns Arts Center. She served on the Governorís Planning Council for the Arts and Humanities and was president of first the Oregon Chapter of Artists. Equity and ultimately the National Artists' Equity Association.
Her recognition and number of special awards are extensive. She received the Governor's Art Award in 1980, a fellowship from the Wurlitzer Foundation in New Mexico in 1981, the Eugene Arts Foundation Arts and Letters Award in 1984, and the Tribute Award of the J of O Museum of Art Council and the Friends of the Museum in 1987. At the 1987 commencement LaVerne Krause will receive the University of Oregon Distinguished Service Award and, happily, was informed of her selection before her death.
LaVerne Krause touched a nerve in all of us, and she made us ask ourselves about the value we place on imagination and creative work. She showed us an artist strong and yet frail, powerful and yet with doubts. She was always ready to start afresh and she made things happen. Her poetic vision and generosity inspired everyone with whom she came in contact, and they joined in celebrating life with her.
Mr. President, I request that this memorial be made a part of the permanent
minutes of this meeting and that a copy be sent to the immediate family.
One of our painting professors, Ralph Baker, 54, died suddenly last month of respiratory problems while on temporary leave from the Department of Fine and Applied Arts. Ralph Bakerís career in teaching spanned 28 years and he had been painting for many more. He received his BA in art in 1956. He then taught in the public schools for 6 years. In 1964 he received his MFA in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle. He taught art for five years at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. There he became an Associate Professor and spent time as Assistant Dean as well as gallery director.
Ralph Baker came to the University of Oregon in 1970 to teach painting, Basic Design, and advanced theory classes in the Art Department. To his teaching and painting, he brought a wonderful sense of clarity, personal authority, and directness that strongly influenced us all.
Ralph was truly an artist in the broadest sense. He was engaged in life to the fullest and it would seem inappropriate to give any greater weight to his profession as an artist than to his relationship with his family, friends, teaching, or a host of other activities he was involved in. Let there be no misunderstanding, Ralph was totally absorbed with the problems of painting and yet gave his time and love generously to others. He was truly remarkable during these times of specialization, materialism, and career mania.
Few artists, especially painters, are as successful in the role of father as Ralph Baker. Ralph was totally dedicated to the well being of his family and friends. Although his art was the fundamental source through which his wisdom and caring sprang forth, the artifacts were of minor importance compared to the living. He was involved in painting as a way of seeing life as a process that continued on from one day to the next representing itself as a continuum.
He was immensely liked by his colleagues and friends because he was genuinely interested and well-versed in a broad range of issues. Whether it be on the dynamics of sail making, the esoterics of English fly fishing, or the perfect proportions of the rectangle, it was always surprising how thoroughly informed and rich were his opinions.
In his work, he was compelled from the beginning to paint the landscape as a motif through which he expressed his perceptions and values. His approach (though thoroughly based in the grand tradition of landscape), was adventuresome and bold. He dared to give form to those sensual notions that exist on the edge of the felt and the suspected. He often told his students to .'paint what they felt they saw clearly declaring his belief in the inherent content in representing on the two-dimensional plane.
Over the past few years, his work became increasingly involved with the Oregon coast. He was obsessed with the drama of the weather, the reflective planes of water interfaced with sea walls and jetties, all theatrically changing from one moment to the next. The rotting log ties and pier heads became symbols for the passage of time as he expressed them with pictorial force of monumental scale.
He will long be remembered as a most honorable and supportive teacher. He possessed that magical ability and precise eye to give meaningful criticism that left one more aware of their possibilities than problems. Students and colleagues anxiously anticipated showing their work and sharing their ideas with Ralph, knowing that if there was a glimmer of hope, he would see it and pronounce its rightness.
During Winter term, 1980, Ralph proposed a teaching exchange in drawing with Craig Spillman of the Art Department at Lane Community College. This is what then president Eldon Schafer said at the conclusion of the exchange.
"Reports I have received indicate that it was a highly successful experiment . . . Our Art Department Chairman, Roger McAllister, who personally counseled each of these students, has informed me that the experience with Ralph baker was for them the 'best art class I have ever taken, anywhere.'
'Such compliments take on added meaning when they happen within a highly professional, student-oriented art faculty reputed to be the best among Oregon's community colleges. Thus, the reason for the success of this class for these selected students must reside within the qualities of this particular professor. Professor Baker is to be commended for his interest, care, and sensitivity in bringing to this group of our students an exceptional educational experience."
I'd like to mention that a special exhibit of Ralph Baker's paintings is on display in the foyer of the UO Art Museum. I would also like to thank Ron Graff for his help in preparing this memorial.
Mr. President, I request that this memorial be made a part of the permanent
minutes of this meeting and that a copy be sent to the immediate family.
We meet each week for a two to three hour period. The Council meets first alone for 30 to 40 minutes. The President and the Provost then join us for the remainder of the time.
In general, we consider two classes of issues. The first class consists of those issues initiated by the Faculty Advisory Council which it then usually introduces into the Universityís deliberative system. The second class consists of those issues brought to the Faculty Advisory Council whit it then considers and returns to that system. The second class dominated the first this year -- they seemed to dictate much of the agenda.
Some of these issues tested the University's relationship with the Board (e.g., the budget and the corridor/BAS models) and some involved our relationship with the community (e.g., drug testing). There were also issues that tested our relationship with ourselves. Two issues come to mind: The Riverfront Research Park and the bicycling on campus. The former was given at least a temporary solution. The latter is still with us. Even within the Council there was controversy -- two members were cyclists. But you can learn while on the Council as you research issues. I was able to report to the Council with some satisfaction the insight into bicycling that I got from one of my interviews, the interviewee attributed many of the problems posed by cyclists on campus to the fact that they are vehicle drivers with a pedestrian mentality.
As a member of the Faculty Advisory Council you soon discover that issues have an obdurate trajectory of their own. As you consider them, it is possible to sit back and enjoy their patterns as they develop and ricochet around. To a lay mind, it is kind of like having a T.V. set at the end of a jerrybuilt collider -- only the pace is much slower.
Some issues check in quietly and quickly check out. They are so gentle and furtive that they sometimes do not even disturb the minutes.
Other issues enter and then proceed to dip in and out of a succession of agenda. They can become a rather persistent nag. The Total Information System was such an issue. Our function was to listen to the President and the Provost, share their frustration while counseling them to be patient and ever resolute.
Still others slam in, dominate the agenda for a while and then leave -- not necessarily solved, you understand, but gone to become someone else's problem. Drug testing for athletes was such a problem. I understand that it is presently sequestered in the Attorney Generalís office.
And some issues are perennial in nature. They belong to no one Faculty Advisory Council. They belong to yesterday and will belong to tomorrow. Parking is such an issue. Its solution probably awaits the destruction of the automobile.
This year also had the episodic feature of the Legislature. These issues have characteristics peculiar to the legislative process. The center of action is at a geographic distance and is transparently Byzantine in its operation. To the extent that you become involved in a legislative issue, it is as if you are reaching out with an arm that has fourteen elbows -- an excess of articulation. The example here was HB 619 that is to provide guidelines for grievance procedures to be adopted by each institution of higher education. This effort proceeded on two tracks -- the Legislature and the Chancellorís office -connected by two spurs -- the M UP and the University of Oregon. As of this
moment, the issue remains at issue.
I thank you for your indulgence in this rather unorthodox and somewhat impressionistic report.
The Council was a very good group. Its collective institutional memory was impressive. I believe that we rather liked working with one another. I know that I enjoyed working with them and with Paul and with Dick.
This University has a tradition of faculty governance. Institutions like the structure of committees, the Senate, the Faculty Advisory Council, and the Assembly are central in that tradition. We, both old and young, should be ever mindful of that tradition.
The eight members of the Faculty Advisory Council for 1986-87 were:
Chet Bowers - Education Lorraine Davis - School and Community Health
Robert Mazo - Chemistry Adell McMillan - EMU Richard Steers - Business
Jean Stockard - Sociology Louis Wade - History Robert Smith -Economics
and Business (chair).
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