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The amendment was declared lost.
The resolutions were adopted, and the report

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:

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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.

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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.

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The Autumn Term shall commence September 14th, and close December 5th.
The Winter Term shall commence December 7th, and close March 6th, 1869.
The Spring Term shall commence March 15th, and close June 6th.
A recess shall be taken, embracing the holidays.
A vacation of one week shall occur between the Winter and Spring Terms.

IV.

AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL COURSES. The committee present the accompanying conspectus and course of studies in Agricultural and Horticultural science, and respectfully ask its adoption:

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(With reference to Markets.
With reference to Climate and its local modifications.
With reference to Soil and Subsoil and Slopes.
Sub-divisions into Fields, or Farms of different cultures.
Sites of Farm buildings.

(Live; as Hedges.
Fences.

Wood; Boards; Rails ; Paling.
Stone; Wire.
Farm House ; Dairy House.
Barns; Ricks; Cribs, etc., for grain, hay, etc.

Cellars; Fruit Houses, etc.
Buildings.

Cattle Barns; Stables, etc.
Pens; Styes, etc., for sheep and swine.
Hennery; Bee House, etc.

FARM STRUCTURES.

RURAL ARCHITECTURE.

FARM IMPLEMENTS. ROADS AND BRIDGES.

THE FARM.

(Mineral.
Vegetable.
Animal,
Argillaceous or Clayey.
Silicious or Sandy.
(Peaty.

(Mineral manures.
By Chemical Agents. ... Organic.— Animal; Vegetable.

Manurial green crops.

(Draining. By Mechanical Agents... Subsoiling.

(Plowing; Dragging ; Rolling. By Fallowing By Rotation of Crops.

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Cultivation and Improve

Elements...

Classification

SOILS.

ment.

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Structure, Physiology.
Chemical Composition.
Vegetable tissues.
Varieties.
Habits and Diseases.
Insects.

(Pastures

Pasture grasses. Grass Grops...

(Cutting grass. Meadows.......

Curing
(Handling and Pressing,

(Varieties.
Corn....

Planting and Cultivating.

Harvesting and Preserving.
Grain Crops...

Wheat; Rye. Varieties.
Barley; Oats. Sowing and Cultivation.
Buckwheat.

(Harvesting, Threshing and Preserving

(Potatoes. Root Crops.

Sweet Potatoes.

(Turnips, Beets, Carrots, etc.
Textile or Fibrile Crops. Flax; Hemp; Cotton.
Cucurbitaceous Crops Pumpkins; Melons, etc.

USEFUL

PLANT CULTURE.

PRODUCTS.

Starch,
Sugar, etc.,
Flour, etc.,
Cider,
Wine, etc.,
Dyes, Acids,
Essences,
Medicines.

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ANIMAL HUSBANDRY.

Horses, Mules, etc.

Breeds and Varieties. Working Cattle.

Structure and Physiology.
DOMESTIC.
Milch Cows.

Animal Tissues, Chemistry.
Sheep, Swine.

Qualities; Speed; Strength; Fattening; Milking, etc.
Poultry, Bees.

Habits and Diseases.

Products,
(Insects.

Classes.
Reptiles.

Values.
NOXIOUS.
Birds.

Habits.
Mammals.

Extermination.
Breeding and its Principles.

Care of Young.
STOCK RAISING.....

Feeding for fat, milk, work.

Training.
VETERINARY SURGERY AND MEDICINE.
RURAL LAWS, HISTORY, LITERATURE AND ECONOMY OF AGRICULTURE.

These studies will be arranged in a course occupying three years, as follows:

FIRST YEAR.
THE FARM-Its measurements and mapping; subdivisions-meadows,Ipastures, orchards, wood lands, gardens, etc. Fences, hedges, farm buildings. Soils-
classification and mechanical treatment of soils, plowing, etc. Drainage." PLANT CULTURE. -Structure and physiology of plants; classes of the

useful plants, their
characteristics, varieties, habits and values. Wheat culture, maize culture, grass culture, root culture, fruit culture begun, apples, pears, peaches, etc.
COLLATERAL STUDIES.- English language and composition, surveying, drawing, botany, French language and literature.

SECOND YEAR.
THE FARM.-Chemical elements and chemical treatment of soils. Fertilizers—their composition, manufacture, preservation and application. Climate, infla-
ence of light, heat and electricity on soils and vegetable growth. FARM IMPLEMENTB-principles of structure and use. Road making.

FRUIT CULTURE–Modes of propagation, production of new varieties, diseases of fruit trees. Insecte injurious to vegetation.
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY.–Breeds

and varieties of neat cattle, horses, sheep and swine. Principles of breeding, rearing, training, fattening, etc. Chemical
composition of food, and preparation of the several varieties. Sheep husbandry; poultry; bees.
COLLATERAL STUDIES. --Mechanics, chemistry, zoology, entomology, mineralogy, German language and literature.

THIRD YEAR.
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY.-Relation of Agriculture to the other industries, and to commerce. The several branches of Agriculture. Agricultural book
keeping, the farm book, herd book, etc. RURAL LAW-of tenures and conveyances of land, of highways, of cattle, of fences, of noxious weeds, etc. Veterinary
surgery and medicine. Landscape gardening, and laying out of large farming estates. Rural Architecture and Engineering, Foreign Agriculture, History and
Literature of Agriculture.
COLLATERAL STUDIES.Geology, Meteorology, Physical Geograpby, Inductive Logic, Political Economy, History and Civil Polity, English Literature.

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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.

VI.

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.
FIRST, OR FRESHMAN YEAR.
1st TERM—Trigonometry and Surveying.

Structural Botany.
Cicero de Senectute.
French.

Greek. 2D TERM- Analytical Geometry.

Systematic Botany,
Odes of Horace. French.

Greek.
3D TERY-Systematic Botany,
Descriptive Geometry and

Greek.
Geometrical Drawing.
Satires of Horace. French Literature.

SECOND, OR SOPHOMORE YEAR.
1st TERN-Calculus,
Chemistry. Zoology,

Tacitus-Annals.
German.

Greek.
20 TERM-Chemistry.
Entomology, etc.

Tacitus.
Physics--Mechanics.

Greek.
Germap.
3D TERM–Mineralogy.
Physics. Rhetoric.

Chemistry.
German Literature.

Cicero de Oratore.
THIRD, OR JUNIOR YEAR.
1st TERM— Astronomy.
Geology.

Ancient History.
English Literature.
2D TERI–Geology.
Modern History.

Astronomy.
Meteorology.

English Literature
3D TERM-Logic.
Physical Geography,

English Literature.
Modern History.

Butler's Analogy.

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