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the inner courtyards; the student judicial system came under new
and continuing scrutiny; “grade inflation” and the “open curricu-
lum” were discussed by both faculty and students, though with no
substantive results; but otherwise the year appears to have been
highlighted by old-fashioned student concerns like classes, home-
work, leisure activities, and athletics.
Within the College faculty there was much discussion about a
revision made by the Trustees in the University’s bylaws so as to
reassign—to the faculty and the administration jointly—certain
responsibilities previously given to the faculty alone. The earlier
wording of the bylaws had been as follows:
Each faculty… shall prescribe for its school, unless otherwise
directed by the Board of Trustees, requirements for admission
to courses of study, for its curriculum, for the conduct of the
work in courses, including grades, absences, and assignment of
credits; for conditions of graduation and the nature of degrees
to be conferred; for the award by that Faculty of fellowships,
scholarships, prizes, student loans and other forms of student
aid; for the regulation of student publications; and for the order-
ly behavior and government of its students. Each faculty shall
also recommend to the Board of Trustees candidates for its de-
grees.… In addition to the powers above enumerated, the Un-
dergraduate Faculties shall prescribe rules for the regulation of
intercollegiate and intramural athletics and other undergradu-
ate student activities and organizations.
The new wording, effective September 12, 1975, was as follows:
Each faculty… shall prescribe for its school, unless otherwise
directed by the Board of Trustees, requirements for its curricu-
lum; for the conduct of the work in courses, including grades,
absences, and assignment of credits; for conditions of graduation
and the nature of degrees to be conferred; and for the award by
that Faculty of fellowships, scholarships, prizes, student loans,
and other forms of student aid. Each faculty shall also recom-
mend to the Board of Trustees candidates for its degrees.
In accordance with such policies as may be established by the
Board of Trustees and through such procedures as the President
of the University shall determine, the faculty and the adminis-
tration shall act jointly to prescribe requirements for admission
to courses of study; regulations for the orderly behavior and
government of students; and rules for the conduct of intercolle-
giate and intramural athletics and other student activities and
organizations, including student publications.
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