University of Oregon Assembly Records
Volume 3 (21 September 1908 through 9 June 1928)
The page numbering begins again in volume 3. The records in volume 3 are
typewritten, although sometimes the typing can be hard to read. They were
photocopied and the photocopies converted to PDF files; the file break
points have no particular significance and arise from technical considerations.
We have attempted to provide a partial indexing of the contents of volume
3 -- any such project requires making a large number of decisions concerning
what material to list and what material not to list. So we appologize in
advance if crucial matters have been omitted and inconsequential ones included.
We found the record a fascinating one and one well worth the study if just
to inform questions currently before the Senate. Mutans mutandis.
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21 September 1908 - Special meeting to add missing courses to course catalogue.
1 October 1908. Profs. Carson, Straub, and McAlister appointed to committee
to investigate athletic and social schedules.
5 November 1908. A committee of 5 is appointed to consider revisions in
the matter of entrance credits. Report of committee on student activities:
(vol 3 p 3)
Recommendations: Football - a less strenuous system of training. Baseball
- none. Track - none. Social - some restrictions during the first month.
Oratory, Debate, Periodicals -- limit the number of activities in which
the student may take part at any time. Similar to the athletic regulation.
13 November 1908. Discussion to approve the Glee club schedule: (4 Dec
Eugene, 15 Dec Salem, 16 Dec Portland, 17 Dec Hood River, 18 Dec Pendleton,
19 Dec Baker City, 21 Dec Le Grande, 22 Dec the Dalles.
3 Dec 1908. Motion carried "it is the sense of this faculty that all future
football games between the Oregon Agricultural College and the University
of Oregon be played as campus games." (p6)
7 January 1909. "Resolved. That any student who shall participate in the
hazing of any other student, in whatever manner and with whatever object,
shall be excluded from the privileges of the University....that all men
who participated in drinking in the dormitory be excluded from the priviledges
of the dormitory for the rest of the year".
14 February 1909. Report of committee on entrance requirements. "That the
total number of units required for entrance to the University remain the
same as at present (15 units). That the number of units in required subjects
be reduced to 11 or less..."
12 February 1909 Special meeting concerning entrance requirements.
16 February 1909. Deals mostly with petitions by individual students.
4 March 1909. A standing committee of 3 is appointed to investigate and
report to the faculty for final action all petitions for extra or smaller
number of hours. Report received by the Graduate Councle pertaining to
conditions under which work in absentia may count toward securing of Master's
degree. Rules governing social functions were adopted. An apology from
the TAWAH club was received.
11 March 1909. Special meeting of the Faculty to reduce the entrance requirements
in English from four to three units.
1 April 1909. Recommendation from the Student Affairs Committee. Report
of the Athletic Committee (p18) "In the judgement of the faculty, no student
should be encouraged by request or implication to devote more than the
hours 4 to 730 PM to football training and further that any tendency to
exceed these hours be definitely discouraged. This training to be construed
to cover all work devoted to the development of the teams." "Resolved that
it is the sense of the faculty that any student of the University of Oregon
who votes in Eugene on local issues, in violation of the plain meaning
of a provision in the constitution of the State, merits expulsion.
15 April 1909. Special meeting of the faculty. "...the faculty is not responsible
for the government of the dormitory."
6 May 1909. The report of the Student Affairs Committee recommending that
the four student members of the Student Affairs Council be elected by the
seniors from the senior class was adopted.... shooting of the rapids in
the river at the head of the mill-race by University students be forbidden
by the faculty on account of the dangerousness of the sport."
13 May 1909. Special meeting of the faculty. "A Bureau of Information giving
a complete list of all Oregon high school teachers and their preparation
13 June 1909. The Advisory committee reported hazing in the men's dormitory
consisting in introducing hydrogen sulphide."
21 June 1909. Special meeting of the faculty. Doctor of Laws to be conferred
upon Prof. Luella Clay Carson in recognition of long and meritorius service
at the University of Oregon. Similar action for Chancellor Frank Strong
of the University of Kansas formerly President of the University of Oregon.
20 September 1909.
23 September 1909. A committee of 3 is appointed to consider the question
of the best method of purchasing University text-books.
30 September 1909. Special cases considered.
4 October 1909. Report concerning hazing received.
4 November 1909.
Football. Compared with other colleges, we are on the same basis in regard
to the number of contests and days absent from university work. Local conditions
indicate (a) present system of training is too strenuous for the average
student to do good university work. (b) long trips are undesirable.
Baseball. Compared with other colleges, we are below the average in contests
and days absent. No local trouble reported.
Track. Compared with other colleges, we are slightly above the average
in contests and days absent. (Due to unusual schedule last year). In general
there is a tendency toward restriction in athletics. Practically no rules
governing number of absences and number of contests other than sanction
of schedules by athletic committee.
Social conditions interfere seriously with University work - specifically
when occuring in mid-week and during first month of the college year.
Oratory interferes slightly with the work of a few seniors just before
the close of college year.
Debate interferes very seriously with the university work of a few
men for about four weeks preceeding the contest but this interference depends
largely on personality or other activities of the man.
Periodicals. The Oregon weekly interferes seriously with the university
of its editor. Criticism probably due largely to the fact that the editor
is too often interested in other student activities.
Minutes of 4 November 1909 continue with a motion concerning senior theses.
Report on plan for handling text books and class room supplies. Recommends
establishment of a book-buying department under the supervision of the
2 December 1909. Report of committee concerning absences from class.
7 December 1909. Discussion of the Committee on City Water Supply. Athletic
Council is required to give 3 reports covering fully the football situation
at the regular faculty meetings in September, October, and November. (p37)
6 January 1910. Report of student affairs committee.
27 January 1910. Report of committee on Honors.
3 February 1910. Individual student cases.
16 February 1910. Individual student cases.
24 February 1910. Plan for grading and credits.
3 March 1910. Recommendations of committee appointed to interpret the rules
for special student standing. Report concerning removal of deficiences
in the 9 hour rule. Requirements in rhetoric.
7 April 1910. Creation of a committee on student publications.
5 May 1910. Creation of a committee to have general supervision of the
appointment of teachers -- administration to be in the hands of a member
of the department of eduction. Resolution on intercollegiate athletics.
To quote from section 5 in part (p53)
5. b. through an appeal to the other institutions in the Pacific Northwest
to cooperate in this movement of reform for it is recognized that the grip
of the perverted practice of inordinate devotion to intercollegiate athletics
is so strong that it is beyond the power of one institution to cope with
it single-handed." A committee of 5 is appointed "to confer with the Northwest
2 June 1910 Prof. Dunn's request to be allowed to give examinations early
20 June 1910. List of student degrees and honors.
14 September 1910. Special meeting of the faculty.
19 September 1910. Special meeting of the faculty. "the faculty of the
University of Oregon earnestly urges that the Secretary of the Interior
carefully consider the request of the United States Department of Education
for the additional appropriation and act upon it favorably."
22 September 1910. Appointment of a committee concerning the relationship
of the Summer school to the regular term in making up conditions and incompletes.
6 October 1910. "That students be allowed one year in which to make up
conditions and incompletes. That students failing to make up conditions
or incompletes within one year must repeat the subject in course in order
to secure credit".
3 November 1910. Discussion of the women's gymnasium classes. Request "the
faculty respectfully petition the Portland, Eugene, and Eastern Street
railway company to tak off the flat-wheeled car that runs on east 13st
Continuation of the 3 November 1910 meeting. "the question of any possible
football irregularities be referred to the Advisory Council.
16 November 1910. OAC-Oregon misunderstandings relating to a football game
1 December 1910.
14 December 1910.
17 December 1910. Special meeting of the faculty to deal with the OAC-Oregon
30 December 1910. A committee of five is appointed to investigate the typhoid
31 December 1910. The committee advises the University open at the appointed
time, every precaution to be taken such as furnishing boiled water etc
to the students.
2 January 1911. "Resolved. That in the present emergency arising out of
the danger of infection from typhoid in Eugene, it is the sense of the
faculty that any student known to fail in compliance with the general sanitary
regulations prescribed by the University shall be considered a menace to
the best interests of the university and deserving of immediate suspension".
5 January 1911. No business.
23 January 1911. Details of the reception for the visiting legislators
are referred to a committee.
31 January 1911. Individual cases.
14 February 1911. ... The reason for the recommendation is that the disturbed
conditions due to the typhoid scare have so complicated the situation that
in order to avoid doing injustice it seems necessary to be lenient...
3 March 1911. Resolution from the Associated Students "Be it resolved by
the Student Body of the University of Oregon that in view of the fact that
the general welfare of the University demands a large attendance at the
Assembly and in view of the fact that the Library attendands should be
allowed to attend the assembly, they respectfully petition the faculty
to close the library on Wednesday morning from 10 to 11. (P71 Vol 3). The
resolution was favorably reported to the President. Individual students
shall not engage in more than two branches of intercollegiate sports during
any one year. (P71 Vol 3).
6 April 1911. Report of the committee on examinations. "Be it resolved
that in case of the referendum being invoked upon the University of Oregon
appropriation, the faculty requests the Board of Regents, through the President
of the University, that any retrenchment deemed necessary shall not be
made at the expense of the present instructional force of the University."
26 April 1911. Discussion of the taking of an automible from a garage and
breaking of the axle on the right by students.
4 May 1911. Motion "no examination should be given earlier than the regular
examination schedule (Monday to Friday) without faculty action".
16 May 1911. The report of the Advisory Council to the effect that * and
*, disguised as girls, attended the annual April Frolic of the women of
the University was received. The students were suspended from the University.
1 June 1911. "No student shall represent the University in more than one
branch of athletics during any one season, each year to be divided into
two seasons, the first including all fall and winter sports such as foot-ball,
basket-ball, etc. and the second all spring sports such as base-ball, track,
tennis, etc. [p77]" A motion to create a committee to ensure favorable
publicity for the University was created to deal with "the plight in which
institutions of higher education in Oregon now stand -- is almost inevitable
with a system of direct legislation so easily set in motion as the oregon
19 June 1911. List of students and degrees.
Beginning Thirty-sixth year 1911-1912 Page 80.
21 September 1911.
5 October 1911. "it is the sense of the faculty that all Freshman intercollegiate
football games be prohibited".
2 November 1911. Report of Senior Credits Committee.
7 December 1911. Report concerning forty hours of credit for correspondence
study. List of courses in Physical Education. Motion concerning standardization
4 January 1912. Petition that "the basketball team be allowed four day's
absence from the University on account of the Eastern Washington - Idaho
trip was granted (p88)
11 January 1912. Special meeting of the faculty granting credit for physical
education. (p89). Report of the method of grading. A course in sanitary
engineering was authorized.
1 Februaru 1912. All examinations must close at the end of 2 hours.
13 February 1912. Petitions by individual students.
7 March 1912. Summer school residence for masters degree rescinded.
4 April 1912. Change of majors.
2 May 1912. Report on senior theses and honors.
Continuation of the 2 May 1912 meeting.
6 June 1912. Appointment of a committe of 5 on music. Appointment of a
committee of 5 on Course of Study. Appointment of a committee on Freshman.
16 June 1912. List of degree candidates.
Beginning Thirty seventh year 1912-1913. (page 100)
16 September 1912. Committee to investigate conditions attending the presence
here of students from other states.
18 September 1912. Creation of the Committee on Committees. Motion that
"students drinking in saloons or other such places shall be dismissed from
23 September 1912. List of committees appointed by the President. "Resolved,
that the custom of maintaining at student body expense boarding tables
for athletic teams is no longer justified by the practise of the best universitites
and should be discontinued. p106
3 October 1912.
31 October 1912. "permission be granted to schedule an additional game
of footbal making six games for this year". (p108)
5 December 1912. Report on class absences. Report on entrance requirements.
9 December 12 and 19 December 1912. Special meetings dealing with petitions.
9 January 1913. Social regulations. Motion passed "that the basketball
team be permitted four days of absence from the University this year, specifying
that they are to return to the University for work on Monday February 17th.
6 February 1913. Report of the committee on diplomas recommending that
the diploma hereafter written in English, was adopted.
11 February 1913. Student petitions.
6 March 1913. 6 units maximum vocational work. Committees on committees
3 April 1913. Abolish certain standing committees of the University. Incompleteness
1 May 1913. Course of study report.
5 June 1913. A motion was passed making personal hygiene a required subject
for all freshman girls.
16 June 1913. Petitions and degrees granted.
18 July 1913. Special meeting.
24 July 1913. Special meeting.
18 September 1913. Petitions.
3 October 1913.
9 October 1913. Report of committee on summer school credits was adopted.
Report of the committee on correspondence school credits was adopted.
3 November 1913. Special holiday of Tuesday 4 November for the date of
the special referendum election.
4 December 1913.
11 December 1913. Committee on absences created.
8 Jan 1914. Changes in entrance requirements.
10 February 1914. Credit for debating. Revision of rules regarding absences.
19 February 1914.
5 March 1914.
2 April 1914. A new and vastly inferior typewriter is being used. Physical
training for teachers (men).
2 April 1914 (continued). Newly organized students council. Date of latest
26 May 1914. Student attendance at commonwealth exercises.
4 June 1914. Report of student affairs committee. Committee to devise ways
and means to keep the assembly exercises within the period of one hour.
10 June 1914. Report of the course of study committee (pages 119-120).
15 June 1914. Degrees awarded.
Page 143. Beginning Thirty-Ninth Year 1914-1915
2 October 1914. Report of hazing.
5 November 1914. Report of advanced credits committee. Residence requirement
for master's degree. The fifteen minute warning bell was abolished.
3 December 1914. Various committee reports. Report of the University colloquium.
7 January 1915. Standard for M. A. degree. Moved and carried that all petitions
be referred to the committe on advanced standing. Residence requirement
for a M. A. degree.
4 February 1915. COmmittee appointed to clarify the rule concerning absences.
Requirements for a M. A. degree.
9 February 1915. Committee of 5 concerning Bachelor of Music.
17 February 1915. Recommendations adopted to create a Bach. Music degree.
4 March 1915. Report on limiting 1 hour courses.
1 April 1915. Rules regarding absences "That an absence from class on account
of a necessary engagement in some other department of the University be
regarded as excusable provided a statement setting forth the nature and
date of the engagement and signed by the two members of the faculty concerned
be presented to the absence committee". 20% rule regarding absences waived
in case of boys acting as guides at the Panama Fair. Creation of a committee
to hear resolutions.
25 May 1915. Classes dismissed on commonwealth day Friday 28 May. Regulations
25 May 1915. Report of committee to review the petition of the school of
music concerning B. A. degree. Memorial day be observed as a holiday.
3 June 1915. Petitions.
8 June 1915. "Absences on the day just preceding the beginning of Thanksgiving,
Christmas, and Spring Vacations shall be counted as double absences." Complete
statement of the rules concerning absences.
9 June 1915. Rules governing social affairs.
12 June 1913. Report on the School of Architecture. Notice of motion that
the University participate in no intercollegiate athletic contests.
14 June 1915. List of degrees.
Beginning fortieth year 1915-1916. Page 170.
16 September 1915. Petitions.
29 September 1915. Special meeting to consider the motion to abolish intercollegiate
7 October 1915. Motion carried "that the faculty pay rool be sent promptly
to the Secretary of State on the first day of each month."
21 Octotober 1915. Report of the special committee on athletics.
22 October 1915. Special meeting continues. Final report adopted (p177).
Section I. That the University of Oregon continue intercollegiate athletics
and intra-mural sports; for the latter provision shall be made sufficient
to permit every student to take daily exercise in his favorite branch of
Section II. That the University re-assert its purpose to maintain all college
sports on the hi ghest and cleanest amateur basis.
Section III That the gate receipts should be subordinated as a factor in
intercollegiate athletcis and to this end all coaches, trainers, and athletic
directors should be permenent employees of genuine educational standing,
paid sholly from the general funds of the institutions to which they are
attached and in no way dependent upon the commercial success of their respective
Section IV. That the University of Oregon forbid all scouting for athletes
by its official representatives and discourage in all possible ways scouting
by students, alumni, and other friends of the institution. Official adoption
of this policy is urged upon the Northwest Conference. Scouting consists
in the offering of any inducement to students with a view to their becoming
candidates for position on varsity teams.
Section V. That the representatives of the University at Conference meetings
which determine or control intercollegiate athletics shall be appointed
by the President from the University faculty and that the same general
policy shall be urged upon the Northwest Conference.
Section VI. That the three faculty members of the athletic council constitute
a standing committee of the faculty instructed to report at least once
Section VII. That the University of Oregon urges the adoption by the Northwest
Conference of the rule that no freshman or any other student during his
first year in the institution shall be permitted to take part in intercollegiate
Section VII That the pre-seaason training camp for the varsity football
squad be discontinued and the same policy be urged upon the northwest conference.
Section IX That the practice period of football and baseball varsity teams
be limited to from four o'clock to six-thirty o'clock.
Section X (not adopted).
Section XI. That intercollegiate football conteests be limited to seven
in any one season.
Section XII. That Intercollegiate basketball games be suspended for the
present to test the advantage of * the athletic directors to give their
whole attention to the development of intra-mural sports during the winter
Section XII That intercollegiate baseball as well as basketball be restricted
to teams of institutions west of the Cascade mountains excapt as games
with the winning team east of the mointains may be necessary to determine
the northwest championship.
Section XIV No student shall take part in any student body enterprise unless
he has satisfactorily since registration and is so carrying at least three-qwuarters
of the regular work required each semester.
4 November 1915. Petition to retain basketball. Report of committee on
change of courses. Petition to allow the Associated students as an organization
to have one dance per year. Refer question of student body tax to special
athletic committee. Request of Fraternities concerning dancing lessions.
Report of committee on intra mural sports.
13 November 1915. Entertainment of OAC guests. Permission granted for Freshmen
football team to accept a challenge from Marshfield High.
2 December 1915. Report of standing committee on athletics denies petition
of students to reinstate basketball. Committee on student life made a standing
16 December 1915. Report of committee on combined 7 year course on liberal
arts and medicine.
17 December 1915.
13 January 1916. Students recommended for degrees.
3 February 1916. Scouting prohibited.
3 February 1916 Continued. Course of study adopted for the school of architecture.
8 February 1916 Petitions
9 February 1916. More petitions.
2 March 1916. Motion passed to create "a standing committee of 5 appointed
by the President to encourage and cooperate with the students in their
religious, moral, and social service activities" also to create "a standing
committee to encourage and cooperate with the students in their free intellectual
7 March 1916. Course of study adopted for the school of commerce. Notice
of motion for simplified spelling. For example "center not centre, color
6 April 1916. Registrar instructed to furnish professors and students at
registration each semester a concise printed statement giving regulations...".
Report of probation committee. Committee appointed to "consider courses
in military drill, military tactics, and allied subjects." Exam schedule
for June. Report on the weighting of grades.
21 April 1916. A request for a "general appology through the Emerald" (Punishment
4 May 1916. The Committee on Athletics reported no business. A. M. in Public
Service and Research. 124 hours required for graduation including 4 hours
of physical training.
18 May 1916. Rules for simplified spelling were adopted. One semester hour
credit each year for band work.
1 June 1916. List of degrees. Student affairs comittee abolished and a
committee on social affairs constituted.
7 June 1916. Petitions.
11 September 1916. Details of registration were discussed.
14 September 1916. Appointed a committee on the honor system.
5 October 1916. Appointment of a committee to consider the matter of requiring
practical ethics for Freshman. Petition of students to have basket ball
reinstated as an intercollegiate sport was received and referred to the
Committee on Athletics. Report of the Committee on Laboratory hours. All
examinations for college credit on account of excess highschool units must
be taken before the student has earned 60 semester hours in the University.
19 October 1916. Plan of University Government. Creation of a General Advisory
Council. Deals with budgetary matters "at the second meeting, the President
will report on the expenditures for the past year and recommend a budget
for the ensuing year for adoption by the faculty".
2 November 1916.
7 November 1916. The faculty Committee on athletics reported with the recommendation
that basketball be reinstated as an intercollegiate sport. The report was
23 November 1916. Moved that the invitation of the Pasadena Rose Festival
Committee inviting the football team of the University of Oregon to meet
the University of Pennsylvania in the post season game on New Year's Day
at Pasadena be accepted. Passed. p216
7 December 1916. Regulations concerning honors.
4 January 1917. Discussion of a celebration of the victory at Pasadena.
11 January 1917.
11 January 1917 (continued). Report of committee on class hours was adopted.
18 January 1917. Rules to govern student body enterprises. Committee on
course of studies appointed.
1 February 1917. Report of the Committee appointed to consider University
Titles on majors.
8 February 1917. Individual student cases.
2 March 1917. Financial report of committee on entertainment of legislature.
Committee on student affairs apointed. Recommendations by committee on
opening and closing dates.
29 March 1917. "Resolved that students withdrawing from the University
before the final examination of the present semester in order to enter
the military service shall receive credit without further examination in
accordance with the grade of work already done in each course for the number
of hours for each course proportionate to the total number of hours regularly
allotted to that course and shall receive additional credits of the same
respective grades for "military service" for the number of hours represented
by the uncompleted parts of these courses. Incompleteness of courses shall
be indicated in the University records." Recommendations for the committee
on course of study.
3 April 1917. Continuation of the discussion of the recommendations by
the committee on the course of study.
16 April 1917. Called for the purpose of considering compulsory military
19 April 1917. Special meeting to consider credit for courses dropped on
account of military courses.
4 May 1917. Recommended that the University golf course be used for planting
potatoes. A motion was made that a quorum of the faculty consist of a majority
of the voting members.
24 May 1917.
31 May 1917. The three term plan be adopted.
3 June 1917. Degree candidates.
5 June 1917. Report of the committee on schedule concerning recitation
schedules. Report of committee on registration. Credit for physical education.
29 September 1917. Legislation concerning credit hours.
Beginning of the year 1917-1918.
4 October 1917. Maximum number of hours. Assignment of lower division students
to advisors. Conduct of Women students at the University of Oregon.
1 November 1917. Report of the probation committee. Recommendation of the
Committee on procedure of registration.
1 November 1917 (continued). Requirements for maximum number of hours,
dates for withdrawl from class and change of courses. Assignment of lower
division students to advisors. Committee on the reeducation of disabled
3 December 1917. "the half hour from 1130 to 1200 o'clock be devoted to
[military] drill and the morning schedule be revised."
6 December 1917. Recommendation on policy of lower division advisers. One
hour courses in architecture and practical music. Final examination schedule.
Credit for military drill. Election of Advisory Council.
2 January 1918. Report of committee on military science. " The department
of military science to be constituted as a major department. Military training
to be required of all male students daily, except saturday, for 60 minutes
from 1 to 2PM...."the head of the department of military service is authorized
to draft into the military service of the University all members of the
faculty whom he may need" and "the course listed in the report as Military
Science II is made compulsory for all men in the University".
3 January 1918. Credit for military service. Bible students in class 5
are excused from military drill.
19 February 1918. "In view of the rapid rise in prices since 1913 when
the last general increase in University salaries was made effective, the
recent sharp advance in the cost of living due to war conditions and a
consequent decline in the purchasing power of salaries which have, in the
main, remained stationary while wages and business incomes have risen and
in the fact that other Universities have recognized these conditions and
made substantial additions to the pay of instructors and similar action
has been taken by the school boards of our own state, the faculty of the
University of Oregon respectfully petition the Board to consider the justice
and feasibility of making some provisions in the budget for an early increase
in the pay of University teachers."
7 March 1918. Change in procedure of registration. Residence credit for
Portland Extension work. Penalty for cuts and late registration. Military
prade at 1 O'clock. Military instruction and drill hour.
14 March 1918. "That all records be null and void of examinations given
at any other time than that regularly scheduled". A course on "food and
the war" was approved.
3 April 1918. Courses for the school of architecture. "The faculty urge
the board of regents that the annual appropriation for library books, binding,
and periodicals not be less thatn 10,000." "That the faculty urge the board
of regents to appropriate, when practicable, not less than 2000 annually
for special department needs in the way of books and periodicals".
2 May 1918. All University courses to be organized on a term basis. Committee
on student and faculty health and sanitation. Unexcused absences from military
drill. Extension courses for which residence credit is granted.
9 May 1918. Special meeting.
6 June 1918. "The faculty recommend to the Board of Regents that a fee
of $1.00 per term per student be levied and paid at the time of registration
to cover the cost of this medical insurance to cover free medical examination,
free medical advice and treatment (this does not cover medicine), free
limited hospital service for two weeks and special rates thereafter (it
is distinctly understood that this does not include major operations, dental
work or special eye treatment)". Faculty medical insurance is also implemented
for $4 per term. "All instructors be required to hand in grades in all
courses promptly at the end of each term to the registrar". Motion on intercollegiate
athletics concering "the discontinuance of inter-collegiate athletics during
the period of the war". (p275). Further discussion of credit for Portland
11 June 1918. Students on probation can not hold any elective office or
appointive office of considerable responsibilty of the student body. Higher
algebra and trignometry for all military men was discussed but not voted
on. Credit for military service.
15 June 1915. Degree list.
Beginning forty second year 1918-1919.
26 September 1918.
3 October 1918. Credit given for work taken at summer military camp.
15 October 1918.
30 October 1918.
6 November 1918. The University to celebrate Thanksgiving holiday as 1
day only. Failed.
2 December 1918. Curriculum committee to include consideration of military
4 December 1918. "That men returning to the University who have made their
commissions or had gone two-thirds of the way toward such commissions at
the time of the armistice was signed receive credit for one term's work
4 December 1918 (continued). Report of sub-committee on method of administering
freshman English requirement. Fine for late filing of registration cards
and petition for change of course.
8 January 1918. Military drill and physical training. Committee formed
to consider needs and facilities for intra mural sports.
22 January 1919. Reception committee formed for visit of the legislature.
Committee for special military work. Motion to readopt the 3 term schedule.
5 February 1919. Faculty asked to contribute 1/1000 of annual salary to
pay for entertainment of legislators. Report of lower division advisors.
11 March 1919. Subject of personal hygiene for women was refered to committee
on the group system. Residence credit for extension courses in Portland.
17 March 1919. Freshman discipline committee.
2 April 1919. Report of the committee on the group system continued. DXate
of faculty meeting changed from Wednesday to Thursday. Social rules.
10 April 1919. Expulsions for publication of scarlet sheet. ROTC drill.
8 May 1919. Report of committee on group system and related matters.
15 May 1919. Classes cancelled for unveiling of Pioneer statue at 1430
on Thursday 22 May 1919.
29 May 1919. Special meeting to consider petitions.
12 June 1919. Report of committee on registration. The incidental fee is
$8.50. Report of committee on major requirements. Report of committee on
relations with dealer in University textbooks.
14 June 1919. Degree list. Bachelors and Masters degrees are listed.
Beginning fourty-third year 1919-1920.
22 September 1919. Report of committee on military affairs -- four hours
a week be devoted to basic military work and that two term hours of credit
be granted for the four hours a week of military work and two hours a week
of physical training. Report of committee on schedule.
23 September 1919. Overseas men excused from military drill. One hour required
course in "practical ethics for freshman girls".
2 October 1919. First time the following words are used: "a quorum being
present". Special cases.
24 October 1919. Petitions from students.
6 November 1919. Discussion of eighty percent rule "any student not present
at at least 80 percent of the recitations in any subject shall be barred
from examinations in that subject ...". "Resolved by the faculty of the
University of Oregon that we respectfully urge that the units of the metric
system be adopted by the Congress of the United States of America and the
British Parliament as the exclusive legal standard of weights and measures.
Further resolved that a copy hereof be forwarded to the President of the
United States of Merica and the Brtitish Parliament and to the legislators
concerned." One additional hour of credit for military instruction.
4 December 1919. Report adopted on competitive grading system.
5 February 1920.
4 March 1920. A petition was granted "to take the baseball team on a trip
involving a longer period of absence than three days, namely from April
22 to May 2, was granted." (p329). Discussion of course in personal hygiene
for men. Discussion of point system for officers in student organizations.
Discussion of grade reports. Freshman english examinations.
11 March 1920. Discussion of "educational relief bill".
9 April 1920. Various reports.
15 April 1920. Faculty members given permission to change grades in various
courses (this is typical in various meetings but the length is a bit unusual
here). Discussion of cut system.
15 April 1920 (continued)
6 May 1920. Report of honors in general scholarship. Report of proposed
regulations concerning granting of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
3 June 1920. Report on intra-mural sports. Adopt the report of the graduate
council in regard to the Doctor of Philosophy. 19 June 1920. Degree list.
Doctor of Jurisprudence. Degree of laws. Scholars memorial. "Whereas in
the great European war, over two thousand of the students, former students,
almuni and members of the faculty of the University of Oregon were engaged
in them millitary and naval forces of the United States and out of this
number forty-three gave their lived in the service of their country; and
whereas there has been undertaken a movement for the erection on the campus
of the University of Oregon a suitable memorial to those who died; be it
resolved that we, the faculty of the University, most heartily approve
this undertaking as a worthy tribute to our heroic dead and pledge to it
our utmost support."
24 September 1920. Introduction of new faculty members (for the first time).
Committee appointed to consider the matter of a faculty club. Adoption
of requirements for a school of commerce. Curriculum for major students
in the Department of Military Science.
30 September 1920. "Request was made that all instructors and members of
the faculty post office hours in a conspicuous place on class room doors
or elsewhere". Faculty members are permitted to give requisite notice of
new business by faculty bulletin. "Announcement was made by Professor Howe
as chairman of the athletic council that the University of Washington had
suggested a football game between the Freshman of the University of Washington
and the Freshmen of the University of Oregon. Professor Howe asked for
objections and suggestions none of which were made at this time." More
new faculty members are introduced.
4 November 1920. "it was voted to hold the regular meetings of the Faculty
hereafter from 4:15 to 5:45 on the first Thursday of each month of the
school year". A vote to adopt the semester plan failed and the quarter
plan was retained. It was noted that "plans were being made for Faculty
19 November 1920. A special meeting "to consider methods of dealing with
the custom of unauthorized rallies by students following foot-ball games...hereafter
every student absenting himself from class or laboratory on account of
an unauthorized celebration following a foot-ball game shall receive a
grade of failure for the term in eafch course in which absence occurs.
2 December 1920. Report on the examination schedule. Degrees granted. Credit
for student activities. Credit for ROTC. Report of committee on religious
and moral activities.
6 January 1921. Report of degrees. Credit for summer ROTC. p361. "Professor
Howe submitted the basketball schedule and asked that the rules regarding
athletic contests during the week be suspended and the schedule be approved.
It was moved and carried that Professor Howe's request be granted."3
February 1921. Permission granted to change grades. This is an ongoing
feature of these minutes along with petitions for special cases. Relation
of faculties of schools to general faculty. Bachelor of science in education
for highschool teachers.
3 March 1921. Religious credit. Committee on admissions. Masters of business
3 March 1921 (continued)Calendar for autumn quarter. Page 367: "Professor
Howe, on behalf of the Faculty Athletic Committee, asked permission for
the Football team to make a trip to Hawaii next winter, the trip involving
the loss of approximately two weeks of school work. Permission was granted".
10 March 1921. Committee on admissions. Residence at medical school to
count toward Bachelor's degree. Invitation to medical school faculty. Committee
7 April 1921. Adoption of scholarship code. Revision of the grading system.
Witholding of credit.
6 May 1921. Report on "R" grades from the Law school.
2 June 1921. Bachelors degree for medical students. Honors committee report.
18 June 1921. Degree list. School of Law awards 3 Dorctor of Jurisprudence.
"That each course in which University credit is given shall be under the
supervision of a member of the faculty of rank not lower than instructor
who shall be responsible for the course even although part or all of the
work of instruction and testing of results may be delegated to an assistant.
All announcements of the course and all reports of grades in the course
must bear the name of the responsible instructor".
24 September 1921. New faculty are introduced.
6 October 1921. Reports of committees received.
3 November 1921. A committee of 5 is appointed to act as an advisory committee
on library affairs.
7 December 1921. Amount of work to be carried by students. Blanket accrediting.
"It was voted to authorize instructors to give either incompletes or early
examinations to members of the football team absent from examinations on
the trip to Honolulu, this same priviledge to be extended to students accompanying
the team. (p383).
4 January 1992. Physical education to count in application of probation
1 February 1992. Individual cases.
1 March 1992. Norms for highschool teachers. Motion to abolish English
composition adopted. Washingtos birthday declared holiday. Motion authorizing
school of journalism to offer Bachelor's degrees.
5 April 1922. Drill time changed for the department of military science.
3 May 1922. Honors committee report.
3 May 1922 Continued. "Professor Howe announced the football schedule for
the fall of 1922-23." p394 Physical education requirements.
7 June 1922. Amend language requirement.
13 June 1922. Physical education requirements. Absence rules for military.
Laboratory, syllabus, and library fee.
17 June 1922. Degree list. One degree canceled by the board of regents.
Report by the Eugene Bible University.
30 September 1922. Introducction of new faculty members.
11 October 1922. Special cases. Report of the gift campaign. "I move that
it is the sense of the faculty that we are one hundred percent in sympathy
with the ten million dollar gift campaign inaugurated by the University
and that we give expression to that sympathy by contributing unanimously
to the extent of our several abilityes to the intial fund necessary for
the financing of the campaign and further to this end that we authorize
the apopintment of a committee to arrange for the contributions". (p405)
"A committee of five be appointed to cooperate with representatives of
the student-body in regulating the expense and time devoted by the freshman
class in preparation of the football rally bonfire".
1 November 1922. Progress reported on committee on gift campaign. Report
on freshman bonfire campaign.
13 December 1922. "We the faculty of the University of Oregon desire to
be enrolled as endorsing the proposed legislation authorizing the erection
by Congress of a National Archives Building in the City of Washington for
the safe housing of public documents, national records, and other historical
material. This project has our unqualified and unanimous support." 140
hour rule. Opening date of the University and relative desirability of
term and semester plans. Discussion of special students.
11 January 1923. Semester versus term system. Return to semeseter system.
29 January 1923. Committee appointed to work out details of return to semester
21 February 1923. A vote by ballot was held. p415.
7 March 1923. Revision of registration system.
11 April 1923. Report of special committee on registration. Course of study
11 April 1923 (continued) "the faculty recommend to the Board of regents
that votes as faculty members be given to Assistant Professors". Regulations
concerning the award of the degree of Bachelor of Architecture.
9 May 1923. Discussion of Phi Beta Kappa. Report of committee on Portland
16 May 1923.
6 June 1923. School of journalism to offer Bachelor's degrees. Junior certificate.
"Practical ethics for freshmen women be no longer a required course."
23 June 1923. Recommendation for degrees.
26 September 1923. Introduction of faculty members.
7 November 1923. Petition granted by the faculty "Whereas the students
and alumni of the University of Oregon are planning a bit rally in Portland
this Friday evening previous to the Oregon-Stanford football game and whereas
the attendance of a large number of students at the rally is necessary
to its sucess and whereas many students will be prevented from attending
because of Friday afternoon classes, therefore be it resolved that the
Student Council of the Associated Students respectfully petition the faculty
of the University of Oregon to declare this Friday afternoon a holiday."
5 December 1923. The motion to have faculty wear academic costume at commencement
failed. The motion to have the faculty wear dark suits failed. Report of
committee on academic requirements concerning transfer students. Law to
be considered a social science. Discussion of Group IV requirement.
13 February 1924. Discussion of catalogue copy. Listing of degrees. Foreign
language requirement. Unofficial withdrawls.
5 March 1924.
9 April 1924. Midterm posting of grades. Special students in architecture.
21 May 1924.
4 June 1924. Year registration.
14 June 1924. Recommendation for degrees.
24 September 1924. Introduction of faculty members.
5 November 1924.
3 December 1924. Master of architecture: master of fine arts adopted.
3 December 1924 (continued)
14 January 1925. notice of meeting by the AAUP for Tuesday 27 January 1925.
Legislators visit announced. Advisory council
report. Seashore projects.
4 February 1925. Discussion of legislators visit. AAUP report on the "seashore
plan" -- dividing large classes on basis of intelligence tests. Mid term
grade reports. "Dean Hale moved that telegrams be sent to Senator Borah,
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and to Senators Charles
L McNary and Robert N Stanfield of Oregon expressing the attitude of the
faculty regarding the American participation in the World Court. Dean Sheldon,
the presiding officer, ruled the motion out of order as being an action
not within the legitimate functions of the University faculty as an official
body. Appeal was taken from the decision of the chair which decision upon
vote was sustained. (p456)
4 March 1925. Discussion of athletics and the legislation of 3 April 1918
page 269. Communication from the A. S. U. O. (this seems to be the first
time these intials have appeared in the minutes). Directs funds to be placed
under the supervision of the comptroller of the University and the treasurer
of the associated students. Condon hall is named.
15 April 1925. "all members of the University instructional staff are requested
by board order to be present at commencement exercises unless excused by
the president or executive committee of the board. requests for excusses
should be made in writing."
6 May 1925. "The chairman announced that the University administration
was protesting before the board of higher curricula certain work offered
by the Oregon Agricultural Colloge in duplication of certain courses of
the legitimate field of work of the University." Unauthorized rallies are
27 May 1925. Discussion of Saturday classes. Carried.
3 June 1925. "an announcement shtressing the importance of care in the
conducting of examinations to avoid through the means of proper seating
arrangments and the utilization of large rooms the temptation and opportunity
for cheating on the part of the students. Requirements for non resident
students. The relationship with the Eugene Bible College is questioned.
Discussion of master of fine arts.
13 June 1925. Degrees awarded.
23 September 1925. Written English requirement. Introduction of faculty
4 November 1925. Report of advisory council.
Restoration of grade condition. Authorization of report dropped. Fee for
2 December 1925. Recommendation for degrees.
13 January 1926.
13 January 1926 (continued). There are a number of reports listed as presented
but no record of the contents of the actual reports.
3 February 1926. Discussion of a 4 day examination period (Tuesday - Friday).
3 March 1926. Written English Requirement passed.
15 April 1926. "A communication was read from the Editor of the Emerald
thanking the faculty for its cooperation in distributing student questionaires."
Discussion of entrance requirements.
6 May 1926.
2 June 1926. "That the scholarship rules of the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate
Conference be adopted by this faculty as governing in all cases of athletic
12 June 1926. Degrees. This is the first time (yo creo) that a Ph. D. is
awarded. It is awarded to Edwin P. Cox.
232 September 1926. Discussion of semi-centennial. Introduction of new
6 October 1926. Details provided "regarding teacher's insurance under the
Carnegie foundation". Semi-centennial dismissal of classes. English examination
for students from non-English speaking countries. Faculty agree to appear
in regalia at the semi-centennial ceremonies.
3 November 1926. Discussion of midterm posting of grades. Discussion of
the foreign language requirement.
1 December 1926. Discussion of Language 99. "Buildings should not be occupied
by students after midnight unless they have special permission of department
heads. Buildings should be locked and the lights turned out upon leaving".
"Dr. Boynton reported the practice of the Academic Requirements Committee
in refusing to allow the withdrawl from the University during the last
month of the term of students who have enrolled solely or principally for
participation in athletics." (p496).
5 January 1927. Degree list. Discussion of upper division graduation requirements.
9 February 1927. Academic calendar for 1927-1928.
2 March 1927. Degrees. Junior college advisory committee. Committee report
on superior students.
2 March 1927 (continued). Legislation proposed by the superior students
committee affecting the junior certificate and the organization and administration
of honors work.
13 April 1927 Language requirements.
5 May 1927. Red cross Mississippi flood relief. Recommendation for degrees.
law credits toward a bachelor's degree.
1 June 1927.
11 June 1927. President's reception to be held in the Woman's building
-- all faculty members invited to be present in order to meet alumni who
have returned for commencement. Degree list. Name of one student changed
by court order 12-3-36 with duplicate diploma issued 11-27-44.
5 October 1927. Introduction of new members. "President Hall called the
attention of the faculty to the advantages which the University would receive
if staff members would cooperate with Mr. Godfrey in handling the news
and publicity of the University". Recommendation for degrees.
30 November 1927. "President Hall outlined the use of the blue books which
are now furnished by the University in examinations and Mrs. Fitch explained
the method of requisitioning these blue books. President Hall spoke on
the value of a large faculty attendance at weekly assemblies pointing out
it creates a more democratic feeling on campus." Recommendation for degrees.
11 January 1928. Foreign scholarships. Doctor of Philosophy degree awarded.
20 February 1928. "President Hall brought the attention of the faculty
to the criticism that certain members of the staff have been smoking in
the buildings and within restricted areas of the campus.... President Hall
called attention of the faculty to the financial situation of the gift
campaign with a view to setting at rest some unfounded rumors regarding
the disposition of funds. He gave the actual figures in connection with
the money donated and mate the statement as to the assignment of this money.
He asked that the faculty cooperate heartily in suppressing any rumor which
might tend to hamper the work of the gift campaign. p516. Organization
Pages 521 and 522 are missing.
2 May 1928. "the heads of departments and deans of shools making appointments
which have to be confirmed by the Board of Regents at its next meeting
should not give out publicity until after the meeting of the Board of Regents."
Change in scholarship regulations.
1 June 1928. Report concerning renumbering of courses: "Freshman courses
should be numbered 100-199, Sophomore courses 200-299, Upper Division courses
without graduate credit 300-399, and Upper Division courses with graduate
credit 400-499, and Graduate courses 500-599."
9 June 1928. Degree list. Volume ends.