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The University Senate met in regular session at 3: 00 p.111. , Monday, November 14, 1977,
in the Court Room of the Law Building.

Constance P. Wilson, Chairman, presiding

Members absent: Michael E. Adelstein, Roger B. Anderson*, Michael A. Baer*,
Harry Ii. Bailey, Charles E. Barnhart, R. Paul Baumgartner", Robert P. Belin, Jack C.
Blanton, Thomas 0. Blues*, Joseph A. Bryant*, Joseph T. Burch, Joe B. Buttram’l‘,
Bradley Canon*, W. Merle Carter)“, Donald B. Clapp, D. Kay Clawson, Glenn B. Collins*,
Ronda S. Connaway*, Samuel F. Conti*, Raymond ll. Coxtl‘, John Crosby, Donald P.
Cross , Guy M. Davenport*, Robert J. DeAngelis*, Patrick P. DeLuca*, George W. Denemark,
David E. Denton*, Ronald C. Dillehay*, Joseph M. Dougherty, Jane M. Emanue1*, Calvin
Ernst*, James E. Funk*, Jess L. Gardner, Joseph H. Gardner, John H. Garvey, Abner
Golden, Andrew J. Grimes*, Joseph P. Guiltinan, Robert D. Guthrie, Joseph Hamburg,
S. Zafar Hasan*, Andrew J. Hiatt*, Raymond R. Hornback, Charles W. Hultman, Donald W.
Ivey*, Joe Kelley*, Edward J. Kifer, James A. Knoblett*, Theodore A. Kotchen, Robert A.
Kuehne, William B. Lacy*, Gretchen LaGodna*, Ike Lawrence, Thomas P. Lewis , Austin S.
Litvak*, Marcus T. McEllistrem, Susan A. McEvoy*, Marion E. McKenna*, William G. Moody*,
Jacqueline A. Noonan*, Edward O’Hara, Clayton Omvig , Doyle E. Peaslee*, David Peck*,
Bobbie G. Pedigo, Alan R. Perreiah, Thurlow R. Robe, JoAnn Rogers)“, Wimberly C.
Royster, Patrick J. Sammon*, Stanley R. Saxe, Rudolph Schrils*, Otis A. Singletary*,
John T. Smith, Ralph E. Steuer*, Marjorie S. Stewart*, John P. Strickland’l‘, John
Thrailkill, Leonard Tipton, Lee T. Todd, Paula Totten, John N. Walker, M. Stanley Wall,
Richard L. Warren’k, William G. Winter, Ralph F. Wiseman*, and Robert G. Zumwinkle*

The minutes of the regular meeting of October 10, 1977, were accepted as circulated.

I . Action Items:

A. Proposed change in the Universfl Senate Rules (IV, 2.2.5) concerning admissions
to the College of Architecture. (Circulated under date of November 4, 1977.)
Motion passed.


Proposed addition to the University Senate Rules to include a statement on class
attendance the first week of classes. (Circulated under date of November 4, 1977 .)
Motion made to send proposal back to the Committee on Admissions and Academic


II. Senate Council Activities and Informational Items
A. Appointments to Procedures Committee
B. Senate Council Election

*Absence explained


 Board of Trustees Election
Senate Christmas Party, Tuesday, December 13, 1977, 4: 30 p.m., Alumni House

Chairmen of Senate Committees meeting with President Singletary, Thursday,
November 17

New Chairmen replacements for Senate Committees
1. Professor Harwin Voss - Chairman, Committee on Extended Programs
2. Professor David Denton — Chairman, Committee on Special Programs

Reports to the University Senate
1. Vice President Peter Bosomworth, December Meeting
2. Dean Wimberly Royster, February Meeting

Committee Activities
Professor Jesse Harris — Chairman, Organization and Structure

Professor James Kemp - Chairman, Admissions and Academic Standards
Professor Doyle Peaslee - Chairman, Special Teaching Technologies
Professor Stanford Smith — Chairman, Rules Committee

Professor Don Soule - Chairman, General Studies Committee

III. Memorial Resolution
Ben Roger Gossick, 1914-1977, Arts and Sciences, Professor of Physics

IV. Professor Lewis W. Cochran, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Report to the Senate

Professor R. Fletcher Gabbard presented the following Memorial Resolution on the
death of Professor Ben Roger Gossick. Professor Gabbard directed that the Resolution
be made a part of these minutes and that copies be provided to the members of the
family. Following Professor Gabbard's presentation of the Resolution, the Senators
were asked to stand for a moment of silence in tribute and respect to Professor Gossick.

Ben Roger Gossick

Ben R. Gossick, Professor of Physics, died suddenly at his home, 360
Queensway Drive, on Saturday, November 12, 1977. As a man, he was
highly esteemed by all who knew him; his wise counsel and creative spirit
will be missed by his colleagues for a long time to come.

A native of Fairfield, Iowa, Professor Gossick received his B .A. in
music from Pomona College, a master's degree in music from Columbia
University and both a master's and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Purdue



He joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky in September, 1966

and served as Cl‘airman of the Department of Physics and Astronomy from
1969 to 1973. He is noted for his work in solid state physics and in the
physics of music instruments.

Ben Gossick was a highly gifted man with an unusually varied back-
ground. At the time of his A.B. degree from Pomona College , he attracted
the attention of Arnold Schoenberg who was Professor of Music at U .C.L.A.
at that time. Ben elected to study music at Columbia University and com-
pleted the M.A. degree there in 1941 with a major in music and a minor in
Chinese. During his time at Columbia, he specialized in composition and
studied for a time with Aaron COpeland. Among his accomplishments
during this period was the composition of a string quartet which attracted
the attention of the music critics who praised his composition as the best
among new composers sponsored by the League of Composers, New York,
March 2, 1941.

During the war while at the University of Minnesota, he became in-
terested in Physics and electrical engineering. He was successful in this
and his interest was sufficiently engaged so that by 1945 he was employed
as an Electrical Engineer by RCA. In 1947 he went to the Oak Ridge
National Laboratory and worked there at first as a Senior Electronics
Engineer. His interest extended into the fields of Nuclear and Solid State
Physics and he was simultaneously taking courses at the University of
Tennessee. During that time he attracted the attention of K. Lark-
Horowitz who was consulting there from Purdue University in the area
of Solid State Physics. He went to Purdue for graduate study in 1950.
His contributions to the research programs of the Purdue Physics De—
partment were highly valued. During his time at Purdue he did pioneer—
ing work in the development of semiconductor detectors. 1n the field of
Mathematics, Ben Gossick was largely and successfully self-taught. His
entrance into the discipline of physics was late; it was necessary for
him to make very rapid progress which he did through his intense
interest and independent study. He was made an Assistant Professor of
Physics at Purdue immediately after he completed the requirements for
the Ph.D. degree. He left Purdue to go to Arizona State University
where he felt the opportunity for development of his career was improved.
During his tenure at Arizona State University, he continued a close
working relationship with the Solid State Physics Division of the Oak
Ridge National Laboratory. There he collaborated with James H.
Crawford in the study of defects in semiconductors. This collabora-
tion led to very important work in the description of disordered
regions in semiconductor bombarded by fast neutrons. This work
which was done at Arizona State University and Oak Ridge National
Laboratory led to further results and discoveries on the properties of
semiconductor metal contact under varying conditions, optical
absorption by free carriers and a variety of studies regarding radia-
tion damage in semiconductors. In 1963 Ben Gossick went to what was
then Harpur College, now the University of New York at Binghamton,



to serve as Chairman of the Department of Physics. While at l‘larpur
College, another of Ben Gossick's many scientific interests emerged; he
beca'n'ne interested in the history of Physics and published papers on
Benjamin Franklin, Count Rumford and Isaac Newton in the period from
1963 to l966. This period also sav. an active return to the study of-
Music through its relationship to developments in science. The first
book entitled ”Potential Barriers in Semiconductors” , a monograph pub-
lished by Academic Press, appeared in September 1964. In 1966 Professor
Gossick left Harpur College and came to the University of Kentucky to
continue his work in Solid State Physics and in teaching. Shortly after
his arrival at Lexington, a nuajor book, entitled ”Hamilton's Principle in
Physical Systems” , published by Academic Press, appeared. His in-
terest in the history of Physics continued and his publications reflect
his interest in Sir Charles Wheatstone and Heaviside. In recent years
Ben Gossick's interest has turned more and more in the direction of the
Acoustics of Brass Instruments. On April 8, I976 Professor Gossick
delivered an invited paper on the Acoustics of Brass Musical Instru—
monts before the Acoustical Society of America. This interest in the
Acoustics of Music represented a combination of two great loves, physics
and music, for Ben Gossick. lie developed a series of mutes for brass
instruments which has superior acoustical properties.

Since 1975, Professor Gossick has worked on the development of
acoustical analogies as an aid to understanding of narrow forbidden
gaps in electron energy hands. This represents a link between Acoustics
and Solid State Physics which may prcve fruitful in helping us under-
stand physical phenomena in the solid state.

Ben Gossick has done so many excellent pieces of work that it is
difficult to pick out highlights in his scientific career. However, my
own choice of the high points in his scientific achievement is his pio-
nee-ring work in the development in semiconductor detectors described
in his paper with J. Mayer entitled "Use of a Au-Ge Broad Area Barrier

as an Alpha Particle Spectrometer" Review Scientific instrument 2_7
407-408 (I956); the second high point in his scientific career is ex-
emplified in the paper "Disorder Regions in Semiconductors Bombarded
by Fast Neutrons” Appl. Phys. 101214-1218 (1959). Much of this
latter work was a theoretical mcdel for the description of the electronic

properties of semiconductors subjected to neutron bombardment. The
former Work on the use of a P-n junction as a neutron particle spec-
trometer led eventually to the development of surface barrier detectors
and a further development of semiconductors as nuclear particle
spectrometers. This work preceded the development of the surface
barrier detector at the Oak Ridge National Labo ‘atory by nearly six
years and served to stimulate the Oak Ridge work.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Ben Gossick loved his
family and friends dearly. Those who knew Ben well esteemed hirn
Il‘OSt highly as a man rich in kindness and compassion; a man who was
always ready to lend a helping hand and to reach out to others; a man


 of great integrity whose search for ”truth" was unceasing.

Ben is survived by his wife, Jean; four daughters; Elizabeth Lauer
of Berkeley, California; Mary Symms, Tuscon, Arizona; Katherine
Petrey of Cleveland, Ohio; and Victoria Gossick of Lexington; and four

Ben R. Gossick 1914—1977 (Prepared by R. Fletcher Gabbard)

Chairman Wilson summarized the Senate Council activities and informational items as

The Procedures Committee has been fully appointed. This Committee will examine
and evaluate procedures in privilege and tenure, area committees, hearing panels
and any other such structures in the University. Committee members are:
Professor Stephen Vasek, Law; Professor George Schwert, Biochemistry; Pro-
fessor Robert Noble, Medicine; Professor Raymond Betts, Chairman of Classics;
and Professor William Wagner, Chemistry.

Elected to the Senate Council to take office in January are: Professor John Lienhard,
College of Engineering; Professor Daniel Reedy, College of Arts and Sciences; and
Professor George Schwert, College of Medicine.

The deadline for ballots in the Board of Trustees election is November 22.

On Tuesday, December 13, 4:30 p.m., the Senate Christmas Party will be held
in the Alumni House. The Board of Trustees and President Singletary will be guests
of the Senate. All senators and their spouses are invited to attend.

On Thursday, November 17, all the Chairmen of the Senate Committees will meet
with President Singletary for a dinner and discussion at the Alumni House, 7: 00 p .m.

There are two replacements on Senate Committees. Professor John Lienhard and
Professor Stanley Saxe have resigned as Chairmen of their respective Committees.
Professor David Denton will become Chairman of Special Teaching Programs and
Professor Voss will become Chairman of Extended Programs. 7

In December and February respectively Dr. Peter Bosomworth, Vice President
of the Medical Center and Professor Wimberly Royster, Dean of the Graduate School,
will address the Senate.

The following Chairmen have submitted update reports on the activities of their
respective Committees:

Professor Jess Harris, Organization and Structure - The Committee invited
Dr. Leonard Curry, Professor of History, University of Louisville, to discuss
with the Committee the role of faculty in budgetary matters. The Committee is
also discussing the question of financial exigency.



Professor James Kemp, Admissions and Academic Standards — This Committee
has reported on a proposal for action at almost eVery Senate meeting. Presently,
the admissions policies of Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Education are in the
process of review.

Professor Doyle Peaslee, Special Teaching Technologies - The Committee will
inventory audio visual aids that are available on campus since this seems to have
no semblance of order or rationale. The Committee will also review the Senate
rule regarding TV courses since it seems to be outdated.

Professor Stanford Smith, Rules Committee - The Committee is constantly called
upon for rules interpretations. The. role of the Senate in checking academic
policies as they appear in the catalog is now under discussion. Since the catalog
is the official contract with students, any catalog errors in regard to academic
policy are a serious concern. The question of eligibility to the Senate as a faculty
member when holding an administrative assignment is still an issue.

Professor Don Soule, General Studies Committee ~ The Committee is considering
criteria and new courses which might be included under General Studies. A pro-
ject to determine what students actually take in the General Studies Area will also
be undertaken.

Chairman Wilson presented ”Professor Lewis W. Cochran, Vice President for Academic
Affairs, former member of the Physics Department, and one who has been a member of the
University community for many years-7a familiar face that has probably been in direct con-

tact with more of the University community than any other single person. Vice President

Cochran has the kind of mind and memory that astounds most of us most of the time. ”
Vice President Cochran spoke to the Senate as follows:

”I am pleased to have this opportunity to report briefly to the members of
the Senate. 1 wish to make a few comments about enrollments, about changes
in the faculty, and about the status of some. of our academic programs.

Accurate enrollment data has been difficult to Obtain this Fall because of
the implementation of the new computer software. It appears that the head
count enrollment in Academic Affairs, including the Graduate School, is up
slightly over last year; my numbers indicate an increase of about 500. The
head count enrollment in the Medical Center is down slightly because of
program changes in Nursing. It appears also that enrollment in the evening
school is higher while in the. off-campus classes and at Ft. Knox enroll—
ments are lower than the previous year.

The number of entering freshmen was 13 less than a year ago, and the
percentage of returning students continues to remain remarkably constant
from year to year. Graduate enrollment increased, and the trend of sev-
eral years of decreasing transfers from the community colleges was re-
versed this year, with an increase of such transfers of about 10%. We also
experienced a significant increase in transfer students from other institu-


 The College of Business and Economics experienced the greatest in-
crease in undergraduate students with an increase of 347, to a total en-
rollment of 2,848, and the College of Engineering experienced an increase
of 293 undergraduate students, to a total enrollment of 1,761, making it
now the third largest undergraduate college. Undergraduate enrollments
continue to decrease in Education and Social Professions and in Architec—
ture, the latter being anticipated because of the selective admission pro--
cedures. The College of Agriculture, for the first time in a good many
years, experienced a slight decrease in enrollment.

In a period of essentially constant total enrollment, these changes in
student interest resulting in fluctuating enrollments among the Colleges
present moderately serious management problems , particularly in those
Colleges which are operating full, multi-section classes. An increase in
enrollment obviously requires additional faculty, for example, in the
College of Business and Economics, which has been experiencing enroll-
ment growth for several years. This present year's increase would
indicate the need for 12 or more additional faculty positions within the
next two to three years because of the concentration of students in that
College's offerings during the junior and senior years. In those in-
stances where the typical class size is less than the stated maximum,
increasing enrollments can be absorbed without additional faculty or
class sections. Also, in those instances where decreasing enrollments
simply result in small class sizes, it frequently is not possible to elimi~
nate either class sections or faculty positions. Some limited transfer of
faculty positions is occasionally possible when potential vacancies exist
because of retirement, resignation, or non—renewal of contract.

Each year we tabulate the student credit hours produced by each
academic department and college and the number of full-time, equiva-
lent students by each academic unit. For Academic Affairs as a whole,

we find an increase of 2,114 student credit hours over the previous year,
or about an 8/10% increase. The increase in full—time, equivalent stu-'

dents was 98. As might be expected, the greatest increases in student
credit hours were in the Colleges of Business and Economics and Engi~
neering. The Department of Mathematics appears to have experienced

the largest departmental increase, probably because of the increasing

enrollments in Engineering and in Business. There is an average de-

crease in the student load taken by our students.

It is interesting to note that over 6,600 of our students are new to
the campus this semester. It is also interesting to note that within the
calendar year, we continue to award degrees to roughly 1/5 of the num—
ber of students enrolled in the Fall semester.

One hundred fourteen of our full-time faculty in Academic Affairs
are new to the campus this Fall. The previous year we had 111 new,
full—time appointments. This represents, each year, slightly more than
10% of the full—time faculty. During the past year, 14 of these new




appointments were with tenure--8 being at the Full Professor rank and
6 at the Associate Professor rank. Five of these tenured appointments

involved administrative assignments. The previous year there were
nine new appointments with tenureflthree being at the Full Professor
rank and six at the Associate Professor rank, with three of these in—
volving administrative assignments.

In each of the past two years, 60 persons have been approved for
promotion and/0r were awarded tenure. In each year there were 32
promotions to Associate Professor. In the past year, there were 25
promotions to Full Professor, while the previous year there were 23
promotions to Full Professor. During the past year, there were three
awards of tenure only, while the previous year there were five such.
During the past year, 1.5 persons evaluated for promotion were not
approved, while the previous year there were 26 such disapprovals.
Many people express an interest in the role of the Area Committees and
the number of deviations between the recommendation of the Area
Committee and the final action. The year before last, there appeared
to be six actions contrary to the recommendation of the Area Committee,
while this past year there appeared to be only one such action. In
1976-77 we had a total of 38 faculty resignations, with eight being at
the Full Professor rank and four at the Associate Professor rank. The
previous year there were 39 resignations , with five being at the Full
Professor rank and 11 at the Associate rank. In 1976-77 there were
22 non-renewals of contract and there were 13 such in 1975—76. There
were eight retirements in 1976-77 and 10in 1975-76.

These numbers indicate our relatively constant pattern of new
appointments, promotions, and resignations; however, it did appear
I, at least, learned of relatively more inquiries or firm job offers from
other institutions during the past year than had been the case in previ-
ous years.

It is my understanding that the biennial budget recommendation of
the Council on Public Higher Education does not include any new funds
for new academic programs. However, several programs are in various
stages of evaluation or development. Doctoral proposals in Health,
Physical Education, and Recreation and in Philosophy have been before
the Council for some time, as has the Masters proposal in Forestry and
Master of Arts in Teaching , with an emphasis in Mathematics. Because
of the Council moratorium, these have not yet received action. The
Doctoral program in Communications and that in Criminal Justice have
had internal approvals , and the Masters program in Operations Re-
search was recently approved by the Board of Trustees. The Masters
program in Planning is presently undergoing revision and updating ,
and the Masters program in Rehabilitation Counseling , an existing pro—
gram, is presently under intensive study and revision.

The Masters program in Public Administration is in its second year
and should be expanding into other areas of interest next year. The



Appalachian Studies Center was recently approved by the Board of Trus-
tees as an interdisciplinary research institute, and the Graduate Center
for studies in Toxicology was approved as an interdisciplinary educa~
tional unit for the offering of Graduate programs and for research.

Our programs in Library Science, Journalism, Engineering, and the
Masters program in Social Work were all reaccredited during 1975, and
the undergraduate program in Social Work was reaccredited in 1976.
During this calendar year, we have had visitation teams who will recom-
mend on reaccreditation for Architecture and on initial accreditation
for Landscape Architecture. The graduate program in Clinical Psychology
was reaccredited in 1977.

In addition to the ongoing changes in courses and curricula, a few
other items involving academic programs might be of interest. The
experimental program in Developmental Studies will undergo formal
evaluation this year, as was provided for when the program was initiated.
In the implementation of one of the recommendations of the Joint Com-
mission on the Freshman Year, a series of freshman seminars was
initiated this Fall; in addition, such courses will be offered in the Spring.
Student interest in these seminars has been less than was anticipated,
and this is probably due to lack of information about the programs by
both students and faculty advisors and to the general concern on the
part of entering students with respect to meeting formal degree program
requirements. An interesting new program in Arts and Sciences was
initiated this Fall known as the “coordinated semester, ” in which a num-
ber of related courses have their contents coordinated by the particie
pating faculty and which are intended to enroll students in the total
group of courses. Again , student response to this new opportunity has
been less than was expected.

To this date we have a total of 19.5 million in new contract and grant
awards for the present fiscal year. The amount for the same date last
year was 15.1 million which represents an increase of 4.4 million.

In this brief summary, I have probably omitted items which may
be of interest to you. If there are questions on other specific areas, I
will be glad to respond. Thank you. "

Vice President Cochran was given an enthusiastic round of applause.

The first action item on the agenda was the proposed change in the College of Architec—

Professor Wilson recognized Professor Paul Oberst. On behalf of the Senate Council
Professor Oberst presented a motion to adopt the proposal to revise the admissions
procedures in the College of Architecture, Section IV, 2.2.5, University Senate Rules,
circulated to members of the University Senate under date of November 4, 1977, and reads
as follows:




The College of Architecture, the Senate Committee on Admissions and
Academic Standards and the University Senate Council recommend that
the University Senate Rules be amended to eliminate Spring Semester
admissions in the College of Architecture.

Background: Since the approval and implementation of a selective admis-
sions policy for the College of Architecture which was first employed
for applicants for the Fall Semester 1975, candidates for admission have
been reviewed for the Spring Semesters of 1976 and 1977 and will be
reviewed for the Spring Semester of 1978. Each year there have been
approximately 60 active applicants for approximately 12 to 15 positions.
Because there are so very few openings for new students during the
Spring Semesters , the College of Architecture Admissions Committee
has been forced to reject many promising applicants who probably
would have been admitted had they applied for a Fall Semester Admis—
sion when there are approximately 80 positions available. It is the
belief of the College that this condition is not in the best interest of

the applicants, through discouragement or inconvenience because of
non-acceptance, or the College of Architecture, through the loss of
potentially attractive students.

In addition, the program of study in the College of Architecture has
been so structured that the normal sequence of coursework in most

classes begins with the Fall Semester and continues during the Spring

Semester. This condition has necessitated the creation of special sec-
tions of certain courses and the postponement of enrollment in other
courses for students admitted during the Spring Semesters. The faculty
in the college has found that students who are admitted during that semester
are often at a disadvantage in terms of their relationship to the overall
program of study and to other students in their particular year of study.
It has also been difficult for the College of Architecture to offer special
sections of courses for students admitted at this time because of limita—
tions of space and available faculty, creating program inefficiencies and
administrative problems. Once a group of students has become out-of-
phase with the program of study there are problems that continue for
both the faculty and students throughout the duration of their academic
careers. Thus, the College of Architecture is quite concerned about

the wisdom of continuing this particular admission period in View of

the adverse conditions that result.

It is recommended, therefore, that beginning with the Summer of 1978,
new students be reviewed for admission to the Summer Session and
Fall Semesters once each year, during the February and March dates
established in the past, and that no new students will be admitted to
the Spring Semesters after that date.

The floor was opened for discussion and questions.


 Professor Longyear asked if this would affect graduate, undergraduate students
or both.

Dean Eardley said that there. were no graduate students in the College of Architec-

The vote for the proposed change concerning admissions to the College of Architecture

Professor Wilson recognized Professor Paul Oberst. On behalf of the Senate Council
Professor Oberst presented a motion to adopt the proposal to add a statement in the
University Senate Rules concerning attendance the first week of classes. This was
circulated to members of the University Senate under date of November 4, 1977, and
reads as follows:


The Faculty Council of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Senate
Committee on Admissions and Academic Standards and the University
Senate Council recommend the following proposed addition to the Senate
Rules, to be codified by the Rules Committee if approved.

Proposed Addition:

"Students who miss the first two class periods of a course without noti-
fying the department of their intention to attend may be dropped from
the course. ”


This proposal came from the College of Arts and Sciences and is of
special importance to the Departments of English and Mathematics.
Sections often are not full because pre~registered students do not
show for class. By the time it is learned that the students are not in
school or do not plan to attend the class, it often is too late to add
other students to the class. This rule should alleviate the problem.

Note: The implementation date would be Fall 1978.
The floor was opened for questions and discussion.

Student Senator Koopman said that he was glad to see some action had been taken and
the purpose behind the proposal was very good, but there were some technical problems
and he yielded the floor to Student Government President, Jim Newberry,for a response.

Student Senator Newberry asked the following questions: Would there be inconsisten-
cies from course to course or section to section? If the intent of the proposal was to open
classes which are full at the beginning of the semester, why not make the rule applicable
to all classes within the University? Will the proposal in effect provide another mechanism
for dropping a class and how would students be notifed of this proposal?




Motion was made by Student Senator Newberry and seconded to send the proposal back
to the Committee on Admissions and Academic Standards for clarification on the procedural
questions that had been raised.

Professor Kemp responded to Senator Newberry as follows: It was the department's
responsibility. The proposal was University~wide and not just for the Departments of
English and Mathematics. It is applicable to all classes but up to the instructor or depart—
ment to determine whether to implement. Professor Kemp said that it was not discussed in
the Committee, but he thought it would not be a mechanism for dropping a class. The
Senate Rule would be incorporated in one of the materials to which students have access
such as the "Student Handbook. ”

Dean Ockerman said that the system we are living with now produced part of the
problem. The students have been able to delay for about 30 days payment of fees. The
easy way out is not to pay fees, and the whole schedule will be cancelled so there's no
penalty. So in effect this is the same kind of system which would create a considerable
amount of confusion for students, because the Registrar's Office is not going to notify the
students of the action.

Professor Kemp said t