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1116 Minutes of the University Faculty, Becemher l3, 1

The Faculty Adjourned.


Minutes of the University Facul-y, Decemhe“ 12¢ 1954

The regular meeting of the University Faculty vas held 3
Room of Lafferty Hall, Monday, December 13, 1954 at 42 OO pen. Presi
Donovan presided. Members absent were Staley F. Adamsp A. D. Albr
L. L. Boyarsky, Dana G. Carda Frank G. Coolsen, C. Howard Eckela O.
Koppius, L. L. Martin, W. L. Matthewngr., J. R. Meadow, L. Niel P
H. B. Price, Dwight M. Seath, Earl P. Slone, and Frank J. Welch.

The minutes of November 8, 1954 were rea‘ and approvedo

Dean White presented for the College of Arts and Sciences a recommends
tion for added and dropped courses and changes in courses which were ap—
proved by the Facultyo

I. To be added:
Anatomy and Physiology 120 Physiology of Exercise {3‘
A comprehensive survey of the physiological and clin
aspects of exercise. Prereq: Anatomy and Physiology 4,5
or equivalent, Psychology 1, and instsuctor’s consente




Chemistry l90a~d Independent Work in Chemistry (3 each)
Prereq: major and a standing of 390 in the department

II. To be dropped:
Mathematics 230 (3)
Art 167 (3)

III. To be changed in description, number or credit hours:
The number of Geography 22 to 120

The title and description of Geography 20 to read as follows:
"Geography 20 Introduction to Weather and Climate (3)

A study of the atmosphere directed toward a basic understanding
of the elements and controls of weather and climate. Attention
is given to instruments, maps and observation techniques"e

Reduce the number of credits for Anatomy and Physiology 4, from
five to four,

Associate Dean Horlacher presented for the College of Agriculture
and Home Economics a recommendation for a new course which the Faculty

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a New Course

4 Agricultural Entomology 4. Fundamentals of Insect Pollination. (2) I
t Principles of pollination as affected by insects, with emphasis

' on the honeybee. The common agricultural plants are considered

and the pollination described. Lectures, two hours.



Dean Spivey presented for the Graduate Faculty a reCOmmendation for
approval of an amendment to the Rules of the Graduate School.

The Graduate Faculty recommends an amendment to the Rules of the
Graduate School, page 8, the section entitled "Thesis Directors."


t The present regulation reads as follows: "Thesis Directors.

In exceptional cases an instructor who is not a memoer of the Graduate
‘ Faculty may be approved to conduct graduate courses, but in no case
1 may theses and dissertations be assigned to persons who are not members

of the Graduate Faculty."

The substitution reo0mmended is as follows: "Thesis DirectorsL
§pecial Committees, and Graduate Courses: In exceptional cases, with
the approval of the Graduate Dean and the Director of Graduate Study
in the area concerned, a person who is not a member of the Graduate
Faculty may conduct graduate courses, serve with a Graduate Faculty
1 member as co~director of masters? theses. and be appointed to membership
on Special Committees directing the work of doctoral candidates."



The Facult' annroved the recommended chan e.
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Dean Spivey also presented a recommendation that graduate credit be given for
a course which had previously been approved by the Faculty for undergraduate
credit and that certain graduate courses be approved.

I. The Graduate Council recommends approval of graduate credit for the
for the following course, previously approved by the University Faculty
for undergraduate credit:

1 Agronomy 116¢ Soil Chemistrze (4 credits}
Alfg‘ll’ ' .
3?“ IIo The Graduate Council reCOmmends approval of the followxng strictl"
graduate ocurses:

‘ Art 210. School and Community Art. (3 credits)

1 Analyses of the social function of art; organization of school and

( community programs in art; case studies of existing programs. Emphasis
on relation of school programs to community needs. Egggggdisites:

I Art 143, 155 or 157; Sociology 40; Education 227 or 230; or consent



of the instructor

Art 243. .Studies in Contemporary Art. (3 credits)
Intensive study of the content of selected 19th and 20th century
workse Emphasis, according to works chosen, upon parallels with
contemporary theory and procedure in the sciences, psychology and
philosophy: consideration of influence from relativism, psycho~
analysis, Gestalt psychology, mathematical and social theory.

Prerequisites: Art 143 and 151 or 153.
































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Art 267. Traditional and Expe:cinen pal Jedia in painting.
(3 credits) A survey 01 historical and conbemrcrery procelurr"
and Taterials with sustained problems 3n mural end easel paints
ing. Preparation of g1o ads and consideratior of _o:maren3y in
pigments, vehicles and supports. frerecuisites: 165s and con~
sent of tha instructoro



Physical Mducati n 2855 Administrative Practices in Recreation
(3 credits) A study of administrative functions COHCuTfiec ~ith
policy deter‘iaination, public relations, lercjnnsl practices, and
routine details cor nfronting the chief recreation officer ard his
staff associatess Prereqtzisitegz P.E, 180 or the equivalent
as judged by the instructor«
The Faculty approved these recommendationsa
Dean Terrell of the Engineering College requested permission for
18 students in Civil Engineering to take an inspection trip to Cincinnati
on January 6, 7 and 8, 1955. This request was approved by the Faculty,

Dean Stnhr presented for the College of Law a request for a): e
of a change in course credit 5 request that certain courses be dropped;


also thet Law 174, Credit Transactions, De 1% einstnted effective the
Second Semester, 1955. The Facm1lty eporovecl these rec nests.


Law 120 — Trial Pros edureo Change from 4 semester hours to
3 semester hours


Law 193 a Suretyship, 2 semester hour
Law 194 1 Mortgages, 2 semester hours

The course in Credit Transactions covers the same materials as

the two courses which are recommended for deletion. It has now been

determined that it would be better to reacombine these two 2~hour
courses into one 3ahour course.


Law 174 - Credit Transactions, 3 semester hours

(This is a course which was drapped from the Ca valog a few
years ago and is new recommended for reinstatement concurrently
with the dropping of the two courses shown above)

Dr. Chamberlain presented a report from the Committee on Scholare
ships concerning their study of the matter of dishonesty in examinations.
The Committee had been asked by the University Faculty to make the study
and to report to the Faculty.Dr. Chamberlain moved adoption of the re~
port as submitted and the Faculty approved the motion with an amendment
providing that the report should be distributed to the Faculty of the
University and that Department Heads should be asked to discuss it in
departmental meetings. The report is as follows:




 iinutes of the University Faculty, December 13, 1954 1119

At its meeting on March 8, 1954, the University Faculty requested

some study be made of the matter of dishonesty in examinations. This
uCUlon was primarily the result of discussions that had taken place at a

l preleding meeting of the Assembly of the Student Government Association

' and which were widely publicized by the Kentucky Kernel.



President Donovan asked the Scholarship Committee to assume
‘ responsibility for the requested study and to report to the faculty
1 at an early date. ‘Before the close of the second semester of last
l year three meetings were held involving not only members of the
1 Scholarship Committee, but, in addition, a number of students nominated
by the Dean of women and the Dean of Men.

l Following the opening of the first semester of the current school
5 year additional meetings were held. While the following report is

i officially that of the Scholarship Committee, credit for any merit

1 that it may possess is in a Very large measure due to the assistance
rendered by the students. Their intelligent, sincere, and straight-

: forward approach to the problem reflected much credit on the University
EM and on the student body as a whole.





The remainder of this report is presented in three parts: (1)
9?“ Observations, (2) Suggestions to the Students, and (3) Suggestions to
‘ the Faculty and staff.


I. Observations.

I The following points cover the observations made in the several

1 meetings. They are not presented as being factual or even consistent.

. They merely reflect some of the thinking of students and members of the
1 Committee.

‘ l. The problem is broader than the single issue of honesty on
' examinations. There is the larger problem of a university's responsi—
bility for all aspects of character education.

2. Responsibility in this area must be jointly assumed by the
entire University community an administration, faculty, staff, and

3. Student opinion is divided as to the advisability of promoting
an honor system. A Kernel editorial of last spring opposes such an
effort on the grounds that an honor system is visionary and impractical
and that it smacks of police methods. On the other hand, there are
students that believe that a workable and effective honor system is a
pOSsibility and that the student body should not retreat from the task
because it is difficult.


4. There seems to be rather general agreement that cheating in
classes is not a more serious problem than it has been for some time
and that it is no more prevalent than in most institutions with a large
and heterogeneous student body. There is a feeling, however, that
students have by one means or another had advance knowledge of exami-
nations to a degree that is alarming.

5. ’It is the honest student, and in most cases the superior one,
that is penalized by cheating on examinations.


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6. Students recognize that the seriousness of the sitra’icn may
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be exaggerated. Old examinations readi y available at examination
time are often assumed to be current, and inleEHtS are magnified bu
repeated telling. i
7. There is a conviction on the part of some students that
employees of the University have been instrumertel in c few cases
in "leaking" test material . Ref rence was mafia one or mc"o times

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to graduate assistants, tutors, stenogreuhers, clerLs fine
5. Students emphasize that the faculty member should he inte

in eliminating all forms of dishonesty in c ne n t

not only to insure that his marks are fairly dist




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discharge his reSpensibility for promoting good character and high moral ‘
standards among students.

99 It is thoughtthat certain instructional practices d
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following were mentioned;

a. Failure properly to proci


nor examinations. The better r
student does not resent close proctoring of examinations” 4k

b, Too much weight in markinv on midaterm and final examiner 1






09 Too much use of duplicated examinations. This reflects, of
course, the trend toward less use of the traditiOnal or essay type
examinations l

d, Too much emphasis in examinations on factual itemse

en The repeated use of the same examination or test,


f. The use of the results of standardized examinations as
criteria for determining marks. l


g. The use of the same examination for several sections of a V

course. M
10. It is thoughtthat even more care should be exercised in pros Y

tecting examinations while they are being duplicated and during the period
between their preparation and use”

II. Suggestions to the Students



ment Association or in other ways, continue its efforts to encourage
honesty on examinations and high moral and ethical standards in all
respects. If careful study indicated that an "honor system" of one kind
or another is desirable such a project should be vigorously promoted

with the understanding that the faculty, individually and collectively,
stands ready to lend assistance in every way possible. It is thought,
however, that the initiative in this regard should come from the students.


It is suggested that the student body9 through the Student Govern; ‘




Whatever the specific approach, the campus leadership should take

a firm stand publicly in favor of a high code of honor and integrity
among students.







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III. Suggestions to the Faculty and Staff

1. Until such time as there is an honor system or its equivalent,
{ it is urged the faculty members proctor all examinations carefully and

r that they use every reasonable means to discourage cheating during an
M examination period.

| 2. Emphasis should be placed on rewarding the honest student. A
1 class should be managed in such a way that it will "pay" to be honest.

l 3. Every faculty member should accept his full share of the
University's responsibility for developing among its students high
i moral standards and good character.

4. In most classes more weight in marking should be attached to
daily work and to frequent tests or quizzes, with less emphasis on the
mideterm and final examinations,



5. Examinations should probably place more emphasis on broad know—
} ledge, on organization of information, and on thinking, and less on the
ORF‘ giving back of factual information.


6. Standardized examinations, cepies of which are readily obtainable,
I should not be used to help in the determination of marks. Their use for
; other purposes may be fully justified.

i 7. An examination or test should never be used a second time unless
there is positive assurance that it has not become available to students.
1 It is a rare case when such assurance can be had.

l B. In those situations where it is desirable to give the same
examination to several sections of a course, it should be given to all
at the same time. Conflicts may be avoided by giving the examination
late in the afternoon or at night.

1 9. Duplicated examinations should not be prepared farther in advance
of the examination period than is absolutely necessary.

10. Department heads should impress upon all employees, including
secretaries, stenographers, clerks, graduate assistants, tutors, and janitors,
their obligation for protecting examinations, tests, or any other confidential
material, and they should deal promptly and decisively with any neglect or
dereliction in this regard.

11. The University should provide whatever safeguards are necessary to
prevent access to confidential materials in the various offices on the campus.

12. Each instructor on the campus should familiarize himself with the
rules regarding cheating (Rules of the University Faculty. p. 13) and
carefully observe them in cannection with any case that arises. The total
situation is not improved when an instructor elects to make his own rules.


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1122 Minutes of the University Faculty, December 13, 1954 ’1'
Students Assisting the Committee: Tne Sch018“5ni: uemLitfiee:
Joan Albaugh C. u, Balnhart
Sue Beckwith L. W. Croft 7‘
Coburn Blackerby J. M, England 7
John Y. Brown? Jr, Chloe Gifford 'r"
Mildrcd Martin Cronin Sarah 3. Holmes ‘
Carter Glass L. L. Phrtln
Kaye Frances Goldberg L. 30 Reece
William Harding F. J. ?rin&l
Polly Keller E, P; Sicne 1
Wendell Norman D. V. Terrell [
Ann O‘Roark Ruth E. Thomas ‘
Charles Palmer Leo M. Ckawberlair? Chairmen
Diane Marie Parr 1
Glen Sandefur
Deborah Sue Schwarz ‘
Phyllis Sorivner i
Patricia Watlington
It was moved and seconded that provision should be made fJL any depacz~ ‘IE
menfi to experiment with the honor system provided it first obtazncé pe:~ Afi“
mission from the University Faculty, After some fiisoussion of the effect of ‘
such a provision, the motion was tablede l
The Faculty apprOVed a motion from Dean Ginger that they aficpt a a
Resolution commending the students who assisted the Committee in its in~