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The amendment was declared lost.
Ordered, by vote of the Board, to be recorded and published with the minutes.
VACANOY IN COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS FILLED.
Mr. McCONNELL was appointed to fill the vacancy in the Committee on Buildings and Grounds.
Which appointment was confirmed by the Board.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FACULTY AND COURSE OF STUDY.
The REGENT called Mr. BURCHARD to the Chair, and presented a report as Chairman of the Committee on Faculty and Course of Study.
The Committee on Courses of Study and Faculty, respectfully submit the following report:
Without pausing to detail the several reasons for their conclusions, they offer the following distinct recommendations:
They recommend that the Spring Term shall open on the 2d day of March, and close on the 13th day of June, giving a term of fifteen weeks.
They recommend that the College Year shall, hereafter, begin with the opening of the Autumn Term, and shall embrace thirty-six full weeks, divided into three terms, of twelve weeks each.
The Autumn Term shall commence September 14th, and close December 5th.
AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL COURSES. The committee present the accompanying conspectus and course of studies in Agricultural and Horticultural science, and respectfully ask its adoption:
(With reference to Markets.
(Live; as Hedges.
Wood; Boards; Rails ; Paling.
Cellars; Fruit Houses, etc.
Cattle Barns; Stables, etc.
FARM IMPLEMENTS. ROADS AND BRIDGES.
Manurial green crops.
(Draining. By Mechanical Agents... Subsoiling.
(Plowing; Dragging ; Rolling. By Fallowing By Rotation of Crops.
Cultivation and Improve
Pasture grasses. Grass Grops...
(Cutting grass. Meadows.......
Planting and Cultivating.
Harvesting and Preserving.
Wheat; Rye. Varieties.
(Harvesting, Threshing and Preserving
(Potatoes. Root Crops.
(Turnips, Beets, Carrots, etc.
Horses, Mules, etc.
Breeds and Varieties. Working Cattle.
Structure and Physiology.
Animal Tissues, Chemistry.
Qualities; Speed; Strength; Fattening; Milking, etc.
Habits and Diseases.
Care of Young.
Feeding for fat, milk, work.
These studies will be arranged in a course occupying three years, as follows:
useful plants, their
FRUIT CULTURE–Modes of propagation, production of new varieties, diseases of fruit trees. Insecte injurious to vegetation.
and varieties of neat cattle, horses, sheep and swine. Principles of breeding, rearing, training, fattening, etc. Chemical
PREPARATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO THIS COURSE, Candidates for the course in Agriculture and Horticulture, shall pass a thorough and satisfactory examination in penmanship, orthography, its practice and rules, reading and its principles, English grammar, geography, arithmetic, and history of the United States. It is also recommended that they be prepared in algebra, geometry, natural philosophy, and physiology; though these latter studies are not required.
GENERAL EDUCATIONAL COURSE. The committee also present the accompanying course of studies in science, literature, and art, and recommend its adoption. This is the general University or educational course, and it is so planned that while it affords a sound and liberal educa. tion, it provides for the students of the various industrial courses, the scientific knowledge they may need for a thorough mastery of those conrses.
It will occupy four years, but a diligent student, of good ability, will often be able to master one of the industrial courses, while pursuing this. The studies of the course will be arranged as follows: REGULAR STUDIES.
OPTIONAL AND EXTRA.
Greek. 2D TERM- Analytical Geometry.
SECOND, OR SOPHOMORE YEAR.
Cicero de Oratore.