12/13/1956

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 13-14, 1956




12-13-1956
Volume 7 - Pages 282-290

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
REGENTS MEETING
December 13, 1956

The Board of Regents met in regular session in the President's
office at the University on Thursday, December 13, 1956. The
meeting was called to order at 2:20 P.M. by Chairman Ross. Pres-
ent: Regents Hardy, Grant, Thompson, Lombardi, Ross; Comptroller
Hayden and President Stout. Academic Vice President Wood and
Engineer Poolman were present to discuss items of business in
their areas. Dr. Fred M. Anderson, Regent-Elect, was present as
an observer.

University News Editor Laxalt and Reporter Friel covered the
meeting.

1. Minutes of Previous Meeting

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the minutes
of the meeting of October 29, 1956 be approved.

2. Comptroller's Claims

Claims which had been approved by the Executive Committee
were presented for approval of the Board.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the claims
be approved, as follows:

Regents Checks, numbers 67-53 to 67-84 inclusive, for
a total of $440,410.13 for October.

State Claims, numbers 67-42 to 67-57 inclusive, for a
total of $172,509.87 for October.

Regents Checks, numbers 67-71A to 67-94 inclusive, for
a total of $364,112.24 for November.

State Claims, numbers 67-58 to 67-75 inclusive, for a
total of $207,231.76 for November.

3. Personnel Recommendations

Personnel recommendations were presented.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the person-
nel recommendations be approved, as follows:

STATEWIDE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Las Vegas Branch

Supplementary contract for Warren Frank, Art, at a salary of
$300 for the period October 11, 1956 to January 25, 1957
(Boulder City).

Evening Division - Reno Area

Supplementary contracts as follows:

Kenneth C. Bradshaw, Mathematics, at a salary of $112.50
for the period November 19, 1956 to December 10, 1956.

Walter E. Mientka, Mathematics, at a salary of $112.50 for
the period December 17, 1956 to January 21, 1957.

Russell R. Elliott, History and Political Science, at a
salary of $112.50 for the period November 21, 1956 to Janu-
ary 23, 1957.

Evening Division - Off Campus

Supplementary contract for W. H. Halbertstadt, Philosophy,
at a salary of $375 for the period November 1, 1956 to
February 15, 1957 (Winnemucca).

Appointment of Mrs. Mary Woods, English, at a salary of
$375 for the period October 15, 1956 to January 31, 1957
(Fallon N. A. S.).

4. Gifts

Gifts received by the University were presented for accept-
ance by the Board of Regents.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that they be accept-
ed, as follows, and that notes of thanks be sent the donors
on behalf of the Board of Regents:

1) From Mrs. Frank Humphrey of Reno $25 for "The Messiah".

2) From Mrs. Guy Bowman of Reno, $25 for "The Messiah".

3) From Mrs. Ruth B. Matley of Reno (daughter of Profes-
sor Bixby), $50 for the Bixby-Boardman Memorial Fund.

4) From Mr. Jim Mc Cutchan of Visalia, California, $10
for the Bixby-Boardman Memorial Fund.

5) From Mr. Donald Cole of Whittier, California, $5 for
the Bixby-Boardman Memorial Fund.

6) From the following donors, contributions making a
total of $200 to establish the John Scott Buchanan
Memorial Student Loan Fund, in memory of Lt. John
Scott Buchanan of Sparks, a former student of the
University who was recently killed in an automobile
accident.

Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Bailey, Reno - $5
Mr. Robert Baker, Sparks - $5
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne M. Braley, San Francisco,
California - $10
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Broili, Reno - $5
Mrs. F. M. Buchanan, Sparks - $25
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Buchanan, Oakland, California -
$10
Mrs. Lulu Grimmer, Reno - $5
Mr. and Mrs. Harold P. Hansen, San Leandro,
California - $10
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Melner, Reno - $5
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Metzger, Reno - $3
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Miller, Oakland, California - $10
Mr. and Mrs. Richard O'Boyle, Reno - $10
Mr. and Mrs. George Parker, Reno - $5
Mr. and Mrs. George Porter, Chico, California - $10
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Pierce, Jr., Reno - $5
Mrs. Bertha J. Purdy, Sparks - $2.50
Mrs. Frances B. Sigg, Reno - $5
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle R. Stout, Reno - $5
Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Van Liew, Reno - $5
Mr. and Mrs. C. Earl Wilson, Oakland, California -
$10
Mr. Harry A. Weil, Jr., Reno - $10
Kiwaniannes, Reno - $5
Reno Business and Professional Women's Club - $3.50
Reno Business and Professional Women's Bridge Club
- $26
Cub Scout Pack No. 306, Reno - $5

7) From Dr. Fred M. Anderson of Reno, $100 for purchase of
books on Biology, and $10 for purchase of books in
memory of Mrs. Emmett Walsh.

8) From Edward R. Uhlig, B. S., U. N. 1948, $25 under the
General Electric Corporate Alumnus Program, whereby
matching contribution will be made by General Electric.

9) From Claude P. Hamilton, B. S., U. N. 1913, $100 under
the same General Electric Corporate Alumnus Program.

10) From General Electric Company, $25 to match the contri-
bution of B. E. Belnap, under the General Electric
Corporate Alumnus Program.

11) From Kennecott Copper Corporation of Mc Gill, $250 as
a matching grant-in-aid for the Kennecott Copper Cor-
poration Scholarship.

12) From the Altrusa Club of Las Vegas, $400 for the Nevada
Southern Campus Fund.

13) From the Las Vegas Women's Service League, $4,000 for
the Nevada Southern Campus Fund.

14) From the Las Vegas Branch of the American Association
of University Women, $350 for the Nevada Southern
Library.

15) From the following donors, a total of $11,100 for the
development of laboratories in the Las Vegas classroom
building:

Guy F. Atkinson Company, Henderson - $500
Espey Brothers, Las Vegas - $100
Henderson Telephone Company, Henderson - $100
Clark County Wholesale Mercantile Company, Las
Vegas - $100
Precision Engineering, Las Vegas - $50
Inland Service and Supply Company, Las Vegas - $100
Taylor Steel Company, Henderson - $100
Manganese, Inc., Henderson - $1000
Stauffer Chemical Company, Henderson - $2000
American Potash and Chemical Company, Henderson -
$2500
Crane & Rigging, Inc., Las Vegas - $50
Las Vegas Building Materials, Inc., Las Vegas -
$500
Titanium Metals Corp. of America, Henderson -
$3500
U. S. Lime Products Corporation, Henderson - $500

16) From Southern Nevada Power Company, contribution of
service in connection with installation of power line
to the Campus site. A letter from Mr. Waite, Customer
Service Agent, states, "This cost will serve as the
Southern Nevada Power Company's contribution to your
effort." Estimated cost of the service, approximately
$1000.

5. Alma M. Holmshaw Estate

President Stout presented correspondence from Hayes E.
Shaffer, Executor of the Estate, and from Samuel Platt,
Attorney for the Estate, concerning the Will and Testament
of Alma M. Holmshaw. Paragraph 19th of the Will states:

NINETEENTH: I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of
my legal right, title, interest and equity in and to
the NEVADA AUTO SUPPLY COMPANY, with principal place of
business at 301 South Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada,
to the UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA situated at Reno, Nevada.
It is my desire and wish, if possible and practical,
that the University of Nevada continue its active co-
operation for the conduct and operation of the business,
without however, depriving the said University of dis-
cretion to dispose of this interest, if they should
find it necessary and practical so to do. In the event
this interest should be sold, it is my wish, and I
hereby direct, that the net profits of said sale be
reinvested for the uses and purposes hereinafter men-
tioned. It is my further desire and wish that the
said University of Nevada, through its duly qualified
Regents or other appropriate officials, at the time
the within bequest shall go to said University, to
establish a separate fund out of the principal or in-
come of said bequest, as the case may be, to be known
as "THE HARRY F. HOLMSHAW SCHOLARSHIP". It is my
wish and desire and I hereby direct that from any
income derived from the conduct of the business of the
Nevada Auto Supply Company, or derived from an invest-
ment of the principal acquired from the sale of that
interest, if a sale should be determined, the said
Regents or other qualified officials of the said Uni-
versity of Nevada shall in their full and uncontrolled
discretion, annually make scholarship awards to worthy
and deserving students. It is my wish that primary
consideration shall be given to the need of the student
or students receiving said awards, rather than to their
scholastic standing, it being my particular purpose to
assist deserving students who would otherwise be unable
to continue their studies in the University of Nevada.
Said award shall be made regardless of race, sex, color
or creed.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the University
accept the bequest and that it be referred to the Attorney
General requesting he represent the University in the Estate
proceedings and request notices of all actions taken.

6. Retirement Committee

At 2:35 P.M., Dr. Eldon Wittwer came into the meeting as
Chairman of the University Retirement Committee to discuss
the recommendations of his Committee for changes in the
present Retirement Act. His Committee made a survey of
retirement plans in other Universities. Following study of
the survey, his Committee presented recommendations to the
faculty, which were approved, and which were here discussed
for the information of the Board. Dr. Wittwer left the
meeting at 2:50 P.M.

7. Insurance Program Committee

At 2:50 P.M., Dr. E. M. Beesley came before the meeting as
Chairman of the University Insurance Program Committee to
explain the findings and recommendations of his Committee.
A poll of State-supported schools shows that only 1 out of
the 61 institutions which replied had no group insurance
program. Dr. Beesley stated that his Committee would rec-
ommend that the Legislature be asked to pass permissive
legislation authorizing the University to pay part of the
insurance premiums. Dr. Beesley left the meeting at 3:10
P.M.

8. Alumni Association

At 3:10 P.M., Mr. Lee De Lauer, President of the Alumni
Association, and William Parish, past President, came into
the meeting to present two proposals from the Alumni Associ-
ation. Mr. De Lauer proposed that (1) a full-time paid
Alumni Director be employed, and (2) a Campus job aid pro-
gram be inaugurated. The Campus aid program, he said, would
be handled by a group both outside and within the Alumni
Association as far as fund-raising is concerned, but would
be administered by the University. The Alumni Director
would be responsible both to the University and to the
Alumni Association. He asked that the alumni have the
opportunity to select the Director, or to select 2 or more
candidates who would be acceptable to the alumni, from
which list the Regents would appoint the Director.

Mr. Parish continued the discussion by saying that the
alumni believe in a strong athletic program for the Uni-
versity, but that the student job aid program would not
be limited to that area. He urged that the alumni have
an active part in the selection of a Director, in order to
make the alumni feel they are a part of the University
program.

To finance these 2 projects, Mr. Parish requested that
$60,000 be added to the biennial budget as an addendum -
$20,000 for the student aid program for 2 years, and $40,000
for salary and travel expense for the Alumni Director for 2
years.

The Regents asked that the alumni proposals be submitted in
writing, giving breakdown of expenses and details. Mr.
De Lauer agreed to go back to the Alumni Executive Committee
and secure a petition to the Board of Regents.

Mr. De Lauer and Mr. Parish left the meeting at 3:35 P.M.

9. Helen Dalton Estate

Cashier's check in the amount of $3000 was received from
the Estate of Helen Dalton, which decreed this sum to the
University of Nevada, as follows:

To the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, a land grant
College, the sum of $3000, upon the special trust and
confidence that the interest from said sum shall yearly
hereafter be paid and allowed for and toward the edu-
cation of a worthy student of Agriculture from the State
of Nevada, for and during and until such a scholar shall
be bachelor of arts or science; and then to another
worthy student of Agriculture from the State of Nevada
to be elected and chosen, which scholar shall, from
time to time, be nominated and elected and chosen by
the Directors and President of said University, the
scholarship to be known as the "Mary Dalton Scholar-
ship".

Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the bequest
be accepted and that a letter be sent to the executors of
the Will, notifying them of the acceptance.

10. Travis Estate

For the information of the Board, President Stout read a
letter from C. William Maxeiner, Attorney, enclosing notices
of hearings before the California Superior Court in San
Francisco of the settlement of the 4th annual account of
the Trustees of the 3 trusts created under the Will of Mr.
Travis. The hearings were set for 10 A.M. on December 20,
1956.

11. Remodeling Superintendent's House - Main Station Farm

The following report was submitted:

Comptroller Hayden, Engineer Poolman, Mechanical Engineer
Rogers, and 2 members of bidding firms, met in the Presi-
dent's office at the University at 4:00 P.M. on Friday,
November 30, 1956, for the opening of bids for Remodeling
the Superintendent's House - Main Station Farm, as per bid
notice duly advertised in local papers.

Mr. Hayden opened the bids, which were tabulated as follows:

Base Bid Alternate #1

Frank Z. Towle $2,717.00 Deduct $100.00
Barnesco, Inc. 2,795.00 Deduct 90.00
Weil Construction Company 2,923.75 Deduct 90.00

The bids were referred to the University Engineer for study
and recommendation to the President.

On December 3, 1956 the following recommendation was re-
ceived by President Stout.

In light of the foregoing bids, we herewith recommend
that the base bid of Frank Z. Towle, for $2,717 be ac-
cepted and that he be awarded the contract for this
work to begin immediately.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert C. Poolman, University
Engineer
P. W. Hayden, Comptroller
J. E. Adams, Dean Max C. Fleischmann
College of Agriculture

The above recommendation was accepted and the agreement
signed with Frank Z. Towle.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the action
in accepting the bid of Frank Z. Towle be approved.

12. Regulations on Tenure and Academic Freedom

The President placed before the Board a statement on
"Regulations on Tenure and Academic Freedom" and explained
the process by which it had been considered and approved.
A first draft was presented to the general faculty by the
President. Each College faculty was asked to elect a mem-
ber to sit with the Administrative Committee in considera-
tion of the "Regulations". A meeting of the combined group
was held on November 26 for a full discussion. It was then
duplicated for further consideration at a meeting called for
11 A.M. on the following day. Certain minor changes were
made and the material was again duplicated and again each
College held a meeting at which the faculty representative
presented the revised "Regulations", to the College faculty.
At a meeting of the Administrative Committee and the faculty
representatives held on December 6, a roll call vote was
taken and it was unanimous in favor of the "Regulations" in
its present form. The Attorney General was given a copy and
has given his opinion that there is nothing in it which is
not legally sound.

Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the "Regula-
tions on Tenure and Academic Freedom" be adopted, that they
become a part of the faculty handbook, and that they rescind
all previous statements on tenure.

(See Regulations on Tenure and Academic Freedom text follow-
the minutes of this meeting.)

13. Wilbourn Property Offer

As instructed in the meeting of October 29, 1956, Regent
Grant checked into the offer of Mrs. Estelle Wilbourn to
sell to the University a little less than 20 acres adjoin-
ing its present property for a total price of $35,000. Mr.
Grant reported that inquiry from reliable sources indicated
that the price is too high. It was pointed out, further,
that the University does not have the money with which to
purchase land at this time, and that the need for additional
land has not been determined.

Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that Mrs. Wil-
bourn be notified that the University is not in a position
to accept her offer.

14. Oil and/or Gas Rights - Las Vegas Property

A letter addressed to Regent Grant dated November 16, 1956
and signed by Charles von Goerken of Las Vegas was read, in
which the writer requested that a party (not named) be per-
mitted to lease or otherwise obtain the right to drill Uni-
versity property for oil and/or gas. Following general dis-
cussion,

Motion by Mr. Grant carried immediately that the letter be
acknowledged and referred to the Attorney General for opin-
ion as to the right of the University to enter into such
arrangement, and for other legal details.

15. Easement - Las Vegas Property

Request of the Southern Nevada Power Company for an ease-
ment on University property for the extension of power
poles and lines, which would serve University needs, was
acted upon on November 10, 1956, by telephone vote, with
Regents Grant, Hardy and Ross voting "aye". Mr. Thompson
and Dr. Lombardi were away from the City.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the action in
granting the easement be ratified.

16. Sewer System - Las Vegas

A letter from Clay M. Lynch, Clark County Engineering De-
partment, stated that the public sewer system of District
No. 1 is now in operation, and that some of the property
owners just outside the boundaries of the District have
asked that petitions be circulated to expand the District
and extend the services. This extension would include the
University area. In the general discussion which followed,
the question arose as to whether or not the signing of such
petition would place a lien on University property. Mr.
Poolman was asked to check into the financial setup and to
report to the President, so that action might be taken at
the January meeting.

17. Honorary Degrees

On November 19, 1956 the faculty of the Mackay School of
Mines voted unanimously to recommend to the Board of Regents
that Mr. Noble H. Getchell and Mr. George Wingfield be
awarded honorary doctoral degrees in recognition of their
outstanding service to the State of Nevada.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the recommenda-
tion made by the faculty of the Mackay School of Mines, ap-
proved by the President, in conferring these honorary de-
grees, be approved.

Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the Presi-
dent notify the faculties of each College that they are free
to recommend individuals for honorary degrees, if they so
desire, as was done by the faculty of the Mackay School of
Mines.

18. Cornerstone, Las Vegas Building

Sunday, February 3, 1957, has been set as the date for lay-
ing the cornerstone of the Las Vegas Classroom building.
Mr. Ross suggested that it would be appropriate to invite
the living members of the student body of 1887 (the first
student body) to be present at the Las Vegas ceremony. Mr.
Ross noted that the fathers of these individuals were pres-
ent at the cornerstone laying of Morrill Hall, the first
building on the Reno Campus, on September 12, 1885. The
members of the class to be invited are:

Mary V. Applegate, now Mrs. M. V. Koehler
Estella B. Ede, now Mrs. J. T. Brooks
Lottie Fletcher, now Mrs. A. C. Helmold
Jennie Mc Farlin, now Mrs. Alfred Edmonson
Orrin Charles Ross, Jr.

Motion by Mr. Grant carried unanimously that the Chairman
write to these people extending an invitation on behalf of
the Board of Regents to be present at the laying of the
cornerstone in Las Vegas on February 3, 1957.

19. North Virginia Street Property

Mr. Hayden reported on the Schmitt and Nielsen property,
saying that Mr. Nielsen has engaged an attorney and papers
are being prepared for court action.

20. Chairman Ross took note of the fact that his term as Regent
will end at the close of the year. He wished for each of
the other members of the Board "the same satisfaction in
your service to the University that I have gotten out of
my service." He spoke of the progress of the University
since he first became associated with it, and said that he
would be glad to be called upon at any time he could be of
help.

The meeting adjourned at 4:35 P.M. until the regular January
meeting of the Board.

Pages 291-294

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
REGULATIONS ON TENURE AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM

I. Tenure

A. Unless otherwise stated in writing, all full-time
faculty appointments will be probationary until noti-
fication of change of status is sent to the appointee
by this University under the terms and conditions set
forth below. Full-time faculty members required to
serve a probationary period will, at the expiration of
such probationary period, have permanent tenure, and
their services will be terminated only for adequate
cause, except in the case of retirement for age, fi-
nancial exigencies, or extraordinary circumstances
(such as a state of national emergency or prolonged
disability). In the interpretation of this principle
of tenure, the following academic practices are opera-
tive:

1. The precise terms and conditions of every appoint-
ment will be stated in writing and be in the pos-
session of both the University and the faculty
member before the appointment is consummated.

2. In no case will the total probationary period at
this University exceed 7 years. Because the pur-
pose of the probationary period is to provide an
opportunity for observing the staff member, time
spent on leave of absence, regardless of reason,
will not be considered as part of the probationary
period. This probationary period will include
previous full-time service (at the ranks eligible
for tenure at the University of Nevada) in other
accredited institutions of higher learning. When,
however, the new appointee has served 3 or more
years at other institutions, this University may
require the appointee to serve in probationary
status for a period not to exceed 4 years, even
though thereby the person's total probationary
period in the academic profession is extended
beyond the normal maximum of 7 years. In excep-
tional cases, permanent tenure may be granted
upon appointment to full-time status on the
faculty of this University, or at any time there-
after when approved by the Board of Regents upon
the recommendation of the President of the Uni-
versity. Except as noted in Section (5), written
notice will be given by April 1 prior to the ex-
piration of a probationary first year if the
faculty member is not to be continued in service
after the expiration of that year; a faculty
member who has served 1 or more probationary years
will be given written notice by February 1 prior
to termination of the contract; provided, however,
that a faculty member guilty of moral turpitude
automatically forfeits the rights and privileges
enumerated herein, regardless of years of pro-
bationary service.

3. During the probationary period a faculty member
will have the academic freedom hereinafter defined.

4. When he has attained permanent tenure the appointee
will be informed immediately in writing by the
University.

5. Any case wherein the facts are in dispute regarding
termination for cause of a permanent appointment or
the release of a faculty member during the proba-
tionary period with less advanced notice than that
specified in Section (2) shall be considered at a
closed hearing by a standing committee of the fac-
ulty which will act in an advisory capacity to the
Academic Vice President of the University. One
person on this committee shall be elected by each
College faculty, two appointed by the Academic Vice
President, and the Chairman elected by this group
from among its members. At the same time, an al-
ternate shall be chosen in the same manner for
each position. Prior to and during the course of
hearings and proceedings, the committee members
shall not discuss the case except in formal
session.

The faculty member concerned will be informed in
writing of the charges against him. He will have
the opportunity to be heard by the committee in
his own defense provided he makes written request
to the committee within 30 days of receiving
notice. He will be permitted to have with him
an advisor of his own choosing, who may act as
counsel. There will be a full stenographic record
of the hearing available to the parties concerned.
In the hearing of charges of incompetence, the
testimony may include that of faculty members
and other scholars from this or other institutions.
The committee's report and recommendations will
be submitted to the Academic Vice President of the
University, who will transmit them along with his
own recommendation to the President of the Univer-
sity, who will present them with his recommendation
to the Board of Regents for its review and deci-
sion. The decision of the Board of Regents is
final.

6. If a permanent appointment is terminated because of
financial exigency, the released faculty member's
place will not be filled by a new appointee within
a period of 2 years, unless the released faculty
member has been offered, and has declined, the re-
appointment. If a permanent employment is termi-
nated because a special subject has been dropped,
or a curriculum or course reorganized, the faculty
member concerned will be continued on the faculty
in some other capacity, if possible. If any facul-
ty member is dissatisfied with his dismissal under
circumstances mentioned in this paragraph, he will
be entitled to follow the procedure described in
the preceding paragraph. Termination of a perma-
nent appointment because of financial exigency will
be demonstrably bona fide.

7. The foregoing principles and regulations governing
tenure apply only to full-time regular employees
of the University holding the rank of Instructor,
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor
or equivalent ranks in effect at this University.
They do not apply to special faculty appointments,
which include Visiting Professor, Lecturer, In-
structional Assistant, and all term, part-time, or
temporary appointments. All special faculty ap-
pointments are governed by the terms of the indi-
vidual contracts.

8. An Administrator who holds academic rank qualifies
for the foregoing rights and privileges of tenure
by virtue of his academic, but not his administra-
tive status.

II. Academic Freedom

A. A faculty member is entitled to freedom in research of
his own undertaking, and in the publication of the
results, subject to the adequate performance of his
other duties. Contractual research conducted for this
University will be in harmony with the provisions set
forth in memoranda of agreement entered into between
the University and industries or other agencies.

B. The faculty member is entitled to freedom in the class-
room in discussing his subject. He is, however, re-
sponsible for the maintenance of appropriate standards
of scholarship, instruction and good taste. It is not
the function of the faculty member to indoctrinate his
students with ready-made conclusions on controversial
subjects. He is expected to teach students to think
for themselves, and to provide them access to those
materials that they need if they are to think intelli-
gently. Hence, in giving instruction upon controver-
sial matters the faculty member is expected to be of a
fair and judicial mind, and to set forth justly, with-
out suppression or innuendo, the differing opinions of
other investigators.

No faculty member may claim as his right the privilege
of discussing in his classroom topics unrelated to his
course of instruction. The faculty member is ethically
and professionally bound not to take advantage of his
position by introducing into the classroom discussions
irrelevant to his course.

C. The faculty member is a citizen, a member of a learned
profession, and a representative of this University.
When he speaks or writes as a citizen, he will be free
from University censorship or discipline, but his
special position in the community imposes special obli-
gations. As a man of learning and as an educator, he
knows that the public may judge his profession and this
University by his utterances. At all times he strives
to be accurate, to exercise appropriate restraint, to
show respect for the opinions of others, and to make
every effort to indicate that he is not a spokeman for
this University.

D. The efficient operation of the University requires co-
operation among its personnel. The faculty member
agrees, therefore, to abide by the regulations of the
University and to perform to the best of his ability
such appropriate duties as are assigned to him by
authorized University officials.

III. Policy Concerning Resignations

A. Notification of resignation by a University faculty
member is expected to be early enough to obviate em-
barrassment to the institution. The faculty member
will give, therefore, notice of resignation not later
than May 1, or within 10 days after notification of
terms of contract for the following year, whichever
date is later.

B. A faculty member of this University may inquire into
and consider the acceptances of an appointment else-
where at any time and without previous consultation
with his superiors. It is agreed, however, that if a
definite offer follows, he will not accept it without
giving such notice as is indicated in the preceding
provision. He is at liberty to ask his superior of-
ficers to reduce, or waive, the notification require-
ments there specified but he is expected to conform
to their decision on these points.