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FOURTH, OR SENIOR YEAR.
Science of Education.
PREPARATION FOR THIS COURSE, Candidates for the genaral course in science, literature and art, shall pass thorough examinations in the studies ordinarily required for admission to good colleges or universities, with the exception of the Greek language, and the addition of algebra and geometry.
VIII. PREPARATORY CLASSES. Special classes for instruction of such candidates for the general course, as may not be fully prepared to enter said course, may be organized from time to time by the Faculty; but the instruction in these classes shall not comprehend the studies ordinarily taught in the common schools.
Candidates for advanced standing, shall pass examinations in all the previous studies of the course ; but may be admitted to take any selected study for which they may be qualified, in any part of the course.
TUITION AND OTHER FEES.
Tuition to students from other States, per annum...
..$20 00 Matriculation fee, on entering the University....
10 00 Incidental fee, for warming and care of public rooms, per term.
4 00 Room rent, in University building, per term.....
4 00 There shall be no other charge for tuition to students from this State. Honorary and prize scholars shall have the preference in admission. [See substitute for this article, page 98. ]
The committee recommend the appointment, at an early day, of at least three Professors; and are prepared to nominate to the Board, at any suitable time, two men for such Professorships. They have before them several other prominent names, but desire to take all the time that may be properly allowed, to make assurance doubly sure, that the best men are obtained. If the Board shall see fit to lodge with the committee the power to employ, temporarily, such additional teachers as may be needed for the spring term, it will allow nearly three-fourths of a year more to prosecute such inquiries as may help to fill, much more safely, these important places in the Institution ; and the trial of some men in the spring term, will permit us to test their qualifications, before any permanent appointment.
The committee recommend that a suitable person be employed to take the rooms designed for the boarding department, and maintain in the same a boarding hall, for such officers, students, and employees, as may desire board. They recommend that a suitable stove or cooking range, and tables and chairs for the dining room, be furnished, and that these articles be granted, free of charge for rent, to such person, and that he shall receive the amounts paid for board, as his compensation. He shall be required to keep the rooms and furniture in good repair, and restore them, when called for, in as good order and condition, ordinary wear excepted, as when he received them. The rates of board shall be as low as practicable, and shall be subject to revision by the Board and the Executive Committee.
Other courses of study will be organized as soon as the circumstances of the UniTersity will permit. The Military Department ought to partly develop at the outset.
Mr. McCONNELL moved to adopt the report.
Mr. BLACKBURN moved to so amend the report that “no matricnlation fee” shall be demanded from honorary and prize pupils.
Mr. Hayes moved to further amend by adding, “but all other pupils shall be charged at the rate of fifteen dollars per annum for tuition; provided, however, that the Executive Committee shall have power to reduce or abate said charge, and to increase the number of honorary scholarships.
The yeas and nays were called for on Mr. Hayes’ amendment, and taken, as follows:
Members voting yea were Messrs. Blackburn, Brown of Pulaski, Burchard, Burroughs, Dunlap, Edwards, Galusha, Harding, Hayes, Johnson, Lawrence, Mahan, Quick, Scroggs—14.
Members voting nay were Messrs. Allen, Bateman, Brayman, Cobb, Cunningham, Flagg, McConnell, McMurry and the Regent-10.
The amendment to the amendment was declared adopted.
Mr. COBB offered the following as a substitute for the amendments of Mr. BLACKBURN and Mr. Hayes, and moved its adoption: “A matriculation fee of ten dollars each shall be charged all pupils in attendance; and all, except the honorary and prize pupils, shall be charged a tuition fee of fifteen dollars each, per annum."
The substitute was adopted.
Mr. Flagg moved to amend the substitute so as to charge twenty dollars per annum as tuition for pupils from other states.
On motion, the Board voted to lay the report upon the table until two o'clock this P. M.
Mr. Flagg moved that the Board meet in private session, at three o'clock this P. M., to receive nominations and consider the appointment of persons as head farmer and professors in the University.
It was so voted.
Board convened at 2 o'clock. Regent in the chair.
The report of the Committee on Faculty and Course of Study was called
for the action of the Board.
RATES OF TUITION ADOPTED.
Mr. CUNNINGHAM offered the following substitute for Section 10 of the report, viz:
Tuition of students from other states.
..$20 00 per annum. from Illinois
15 00 Matriculation fee of all students...
10 00 Incidental fees for care and warming of public rooms, etc 2 50 per term. Room rent in University building
4 00 Honorary and prize scholars shall be admitted without any charge for tuition.
It is the desire and intention of the Board of Trustees to make tuition free to all students from this State, at the earliest moment that the finances of the University will permit.
The section and accompanying declaration were adopted.
Mr. Quick, Chairman of Committee on Agricultural Department, offered an additional report. Inasmuch as this report included the appointment of the head farmer, it was, by vote of the Board, laid upon the table, to be made the special order for 3 o'clock.
Mr. Cobb, Chairman of the Finance Committee, reported a list of estimates of the expenses of the University from this tiine until the March meeting of the Board, amounting to $24,424 06.
He also reported available funds to meet these expenses, as follows: Due Jan. 1st, coupons upon $125,000 of Illinois 6 per cent. bonds.....
$3,750 00 Rents from farms.
Leaving the probable expenses unprovided for........$20,174 00
The Committee recommended the sale of $20,000 of Champaign county bonds, to meet these expenses.
The Committee also recommend the sale of 100,000 acres of the land scrip, at 90 cents per acre.
The report was accepted by vote of the Board.
SALE OF SCRIP VOTED.
On motion or Mr. BURROUGHS, that portion of the report which related to the sale of land scrip was adopted.
Mr. Brown moved that the Treasurer be directed to sell the one hundred thousand acres of scrip at ninety cents per acre, as recommended by the Committee.
SALE OF BONDS ORDERED.
Mr. JOHNSON moved that the Treasurer be authorized to sell twenty thousand dollars of Champaign county bonds, as recommended in report of the Finance Committee, at a price not less
The motion prevailed.
LOCATION OF SCRIP AUTHORIZED.
Mr. Flagg moved that the Treasurer and Finance Committee be authorized to locate not to exceed twenty-five thousand additional acres of the scrip.
Mr. HARDING asked to be excused from farther attendance at this meeting; which was granted.
PRIVATE SESSION--3 P. M.
The Board went into private session, at 3 o'clock, agreeably to vote of the morning.
The report of the Committee on Agricultural Department was called up and presented, as follows, viz :
The Committee on Agriculture have had under consideration the subject of head farmer and salary, referred back to them, and have instructed me to report :
That they recommend filling the blanks in the eighth (8th) proposition of the report with the name of Jonathan Periam, and that his salary be fixed at fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) per annum; and that he have, in addition, the use of the house on the Busey farm; and that his term of service commence on the first day of January next.
The Committee further suggest that there will be needed, to carry out the recommendations contained in the report, appropriations as follows: For cost of two teams.
.$800 00 For harness for same.
80 00 For two wagons...
220 00 For feed for teams.....
Making a total of.....
For this purpose the Committee recommend that one-half of this amount be set apart immediately to pay for one team, wagon and harness, and the balance by the first of March, 1868.
In regard to the fences around said farms, the committee are of opinion that the fencing already ordered for the Institution will be sufficient for present purposes.
The committee, however, recommend that the head farmer be instructed to make a hedge fence of Osage Orange, at as early a period as is practicable, around the lands designed to be kept by the Institution.
The committee also suggest and recommend that provision be made to pay the wages of at least two laborers on the farm, as soon as the head farmer shall deem their services necessary.
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. The committee are of the opinion, that upon proper application to the manufacturers of agricultural implements, one at least of each kind, may be secured to the Institution, free of charge. It will be manifestly to the interest of manufacturers to send their machines of different kinds here to be tested, as an indorsement by the officers of the Institution would be highly beneficial to the manufacturers, in making sales. The committee recommend the passage of the following resolution :
Resol sed, That be instructed to correspond with the various manufacturers of agricultural implements, inviting them to donate to the University one at least of the various implements or machines, to be tested and used by the Institution, or placed in an exhibition hall, as the Board may elect, to form a permanent museum of agricultural implements.
HEAD FARMER CHOSEN.
On motion of Mr. DUNLAP, that portion of the report which recommended Mr. PERIAM as head farmer, was adopted.