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Minutes of the Faculty of the University a August 18. 1942

On recommendation of the College of Commerce. the petition of “
Mrs. Anne Scott Dickens was approved. Mrs. Dickens was allowed credit (Z;
for Commerce 13a, taken in the second semester of l934=35, although she
had not completed 13b as required by the University rule.

Also on recommendation of the College of Commerce, the petition
of Vincent F. Martin was approved. Mr. Martin asked that he be allowed
to carry 25 quarter hours during the summer quarter. His general standing
was well over two and his standing in the 12 hours carried during the
first summer term was 3. Mr. Martin stated that he would probably have
to enter the army the latter part of September and with this extra work

allowed he would be able to complete his requirements for a degree by



Septemlnr 12. 1943L/

The Faculty of the University met in the President's Office Friday,
September 12. 1942. President Donovan presided. Those present were
J. E. Adams, Paul P. Boyd, C. C. Carpenter, Thomas P. Cooper, Alvin E.
Evans, W. D. Funkhouser. and J. H. Graham.

The minutes of August 18 were read. ApprOVal of these minutes
was deferred to a later meeting, for the reason indiCated below. Dean
Cooper called attention to the fact that the statement regarding leaves
of faculty members entering milfiary service which appeared in the ta.
minutes of July 17 was apparently subject to more than one interpree K
tation, and proposed that some revision in this regulation be made.
Dean COOper presented a revised statement of the rule for consideration
of the Faculty. prefacing it with the following introductory remarks:

"The original ruling of the Board of Trustees providing
military leave for members of the staff in the National Guard, '
Officers” Reserve and under the Selective Service Act, gave
assurance to the individual for definite return, at the close
of military service, to the position occupied in the institution
at the time the leave was granted.

When the ruling was made by the Board the full extent to
which calls would be made under the Selective Service Act were
not fully visualized. It is now apparent that a very complete
utilization of manepower is contemplated for military service, @
irrespective of age and occupation.
The continuation of the original ruling raises many ad= ‘
ministrative questions. Frequently. especially in positions



Minutes of the Faculty of the University - September 12, 1942

held by the younger group, a succession of calls may be made and
it may become impossible to meet the obligations under the ruling
of September 16, 1940.

In view of the fact that practically all members of the
National Guard and Officers' Reserve have been called for service
and that situation no longer confronts the institution, it seems
advisable to modify the ruling so that those to whom leave of
absence is granted will be assured that every effort will be
made for their employment, after honorable discharge from mili-
tary service, in such positions as the University may haVe avail-
able in its various divisions, leaving to administrative dis-
cretion the placement of men upon their return."

All aspects of this problem were very carefully studied by the Faculty
and on motion, duly seconded, it voted that the action of July 17 be
rescinded, and that the following regulation be adOpted instead:

"A member of the teaching, research or extension staffs of
the University of Kentucky, who enlists in the armed forces of the
United States of his own volition, or who is inducted under the
provisions of the Selective Service Act, and who applies for leave
of absence from his duties at the University of Kentucky, may be
granted a leave of absence without pay for the period of his active
service. Upon application for reinstatement, provided it is made
within forty (40) days after the time of honorable discharge or
other certificate covering active service, he will, if it can
reasonably be done, he returned as nearly as practicable to the
statusocoupied.at the time his leave of absence was granted.

This does not apply to substitutes and/or probationary appointments.‘

Dean Boyd expressed dissatisfaction with the rule relating to
classification and standing which had been adopted by the Faculty at its
meeting of August 18. Dean Boyd had not been present at that meeting. In
view of the questions raised. President Donovan referred the two rules in
question to the Rules Committee and requested that they make another recom-
mendation to the Faculty. As indicated above, the approval of the minutes
of August 18 was postponed until the review of the rules on classification
and standing had been completed.

The Registrar of the University presented to the Faculty the
lists of candidates for degrees who had completed their requirements at
the end of the summer quarter. On motion, duly made and seconded, the
lists were approved and the candidates recommended to the Board of Truss
tees for their respective degrees.

0n recommendation of Dean Boyd. Allenby E. Winer was given per-
mission to complete the last 15 quarter hours required for his degree
by correspondence. Mr. Winer has for some months been in the army and
is now in foreign service. He will attempt to complete this correspon-
dence work while serving with the military forces of the United States.

President Donovan discussed with the Faculty the problem of maina
taining effective public relations for the University. He made mention
of the recent study by Dr. H. L. Davis, which disclosed that approximately












































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Minutes of the Faculty of the University - September 12, 1942

2000 of the best high school graduates in Kentucky fail each year to
enter any institution of higher learning. and pointed out the need for
more aggressiveness in encouraging superior students to enter the Uni- 6gb
versity. President DonOVan indicated that a bulletin would be prepared,
to go regularly to each member of a group known as "Friends of the Uni:
versity." He stated. too, that there are approximately 18,000 public
school teachers in the state, many of whom might well continue their
studies during the spring quarter after their schools have closed. He
indicated that an effort is being made to interest such teachers by the
use of an ad each month on the back cover of the K. E. A. Journal. The
first issue to appear soon will deal with the Annual Educational Cone
ference. Subsequently. each college in the University will be featured
in an issue.

President Donovan also reported on the recent meeting in Washington,
attended by educators from throughout the country. The meeting was called
for the purpose of discussing war problems and their relationin education. 'N
Great emphasis was placed at the meeting on the importance of education as '
a background for the military program. It was pointed out that 63 per
cent of the army personnel needs some form of specializad training. One
speaker suggested that the emergency is so great that there is really no
time for anything except preainduction education. The importance of
mathematics. science, American history, and the ability to write was
emphasized. It was suggested that intercollegiate football would probably
have to be abandoned before next fall. primarily because of the transporn
tation problem.


President Donovan outlined briefly the plans of the University to
furnish instruction for some 800 or more soldiers in certain technical
fields. He outlined the preparations that are being made and indicated
that the Animal Pathology Building is being rushed to completion and
would be used for this purpose.

Reference was again made to the problem faced by the coaching staff
of the University in its efforts to compete with other schools in the ,
Southeastern Conference. The problem had been outlined by Coach Kirwan $
at the meeting of the Faculty on July 17. .There appeared to be a desire
on the part of the Faculty to lend some assistance in this connection,
if proper means could be found.


September 21, 1942

The Faculty of the Uhiversity met in the President's Office f
Monday, September 21, 1942. President Donovan presided. Members present
were Paul P. Boyd, Alvin E. Evans. W. D, Funkhouser, J. H. Graham,