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promised to administer all educational and employment activities
without discrimination because of “race, color, religion, national
origin, age or sex (except where sex is a bona fide occupational
qualification or statutory requirement).”
The Trustees also adopted, at their December meeting, the fol-
lowing guidelines for “moonlighting” by members of the Reynolda
campus faculty:
Every full-time faculty member owes his primary professional
loyalty and support to the University of which he is a part and
from which he in turn receives support. Consequently his time
and his efforts should be devoted primarily to teaching and pre-
paring for teaching, counseling with students, pursuing research
and other scholarly work in his field, serving on University
committees, performing necessary administrative duties, and
fulfilling such other responsibilities as are expected in the school
or department of which he is a member. He must schedule any
activities outside his regular full-time employment so that they
will not cause his absence from class or from faculty or commit-
tee meetings or affect adversely his availability to students and
colleagues on a reasonable basis or his responsibilities for his own
scholarly and professional development.
President Scales came back to the campus to take part in the
Trustees’ meeting on December 13 and returned in January full-
time to resume his normal duties.3 During his absence he had
been appointed to the twenty-three-person Smithsonian Bicenten-
nial Historical Commission which was given the assignment of
preparing the nation for its two hundredth birthday in 1976. He
was welcomed home by the administration with a surprise party
in his office.
Hardly had the President returned than the old issue of “visita-
tion” emerged once more as the student body’s central social con-
cern. In February the student government passed, by a vote of thirty
to one, a bill which called upon students to “disregard” their hous-
ing contract—and on their own to establish “self-determining visita-
tion policies” for each dormitory living unit. Students, they insisted,
are “legal adults” and “should have the right to govern themselves.”
Efforts toward independent action failed, however, and instead
an ad hoc committee of faculty, students, and administrators was
organized to submit a visitation policy to the Student Life Committee
3
I have reprinted a
cartoon created by
David Hills to wel-
come Scales back to
his office, as well as
a song meant to be
sung on that occa-
sion. Look at Appen-
dix H for the song.
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