FLORIDA BOARD OF REGENTS
INCLUDING REPORTS FROM:
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA
FLORIDA TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
November 1, 1968
THE HioNORABLEY CLAUDE R. KIRK, JR.
GOVERNOR OF FLORLDA
Dear Governor Kirk:
I have the privilege of submitting herewith the Biennial Report of the Florida
Board of Regents for the period beginning July 1, 1966, and ending June 30,
1968. This report is presented in compliance with the provisions of Chapter
5384, Laws of Florida, 1905.
The reports contained herein reflect much pi,,'nits in the field of higher edu-
cation that have great significance for the future of Florida.
The accomplishments listed here would not have been possible without the
cooperation and assistance of you and the other members of the State Board
of Education, as well as that of the Legislature, and the support of the citi-
zens of Florida.
CHESTER H. FERGUSON, Chairman
FLORIDA BOARD OF REGENTS
FLORIDA BOARD OF REGENTS
Florida expanded its State University System into new urban areas and
the Board of Regents gained increased administrative flexibility during the
biennium in actions designed to meet problems of growth and complexity.
One new institution, the University of West Florida, was opened in Pensa-
cola. Another, Florida Technological University, was readied for opening in
Orlando, and two additional institutions were authorized for Dade and Duval
counties. When these begin operations, by 1972, the number of degree-granting
institutions in the State System will be increased to nine.
State financial support for general operations of the System was increased
by 41 per cent during the 11611-1;8 period with the aid of two special legislative
sessions, but at the close of the period on June 30, 1968 the financing of new
buildings needed to house the big influx of new students was uncertain, and
presented a major problem.
Enrollment in all of Florida's public and private colleges and universities
has been increasing the past five years at an average 12.5 per cent annually.
This is one and one-half times the national rate. Among the 10 leading states
in college enrollment. Flhrida has had the heaviest percentage gain four of the
past five years.
As a result of the recent rapid expansion of the public junior colleges and
the state universities, the college-going rate in Florida has been climbing. In
the fall of 1966, the last year for which figures are available, 43.5 per cent of
the State's population of 18 to 21 year olds were enrolled in college. This figure
exceeded the 37.8 per cent for the South as a whole but fell below the 50.9
per cent for the nation as a whole.
Enrollment in the State University System, which has been gaining at the
rate of about 11 per cent during the past two years, is expected to increase
to more than 15 per cent each year during the next two years with the opening
of new institutions and the expansion of existing universities. Total on-campus
enrollment in the fall of 1966 was 48,372 and in the fall of 1967 was 54,119.
During the next seven years, the state universitie- will have to more than
double the capacity and utilization of their physical plants in order to take
care of the increasing number of qualified young people seeking admission.
During the past two years there was a shift from the trimester to quarter
calendar plan of year-round operations. Effective September, 1967, after a
year of planning, the state universities began operating under the quarter plan
with four periods of from 11 to 12 weeks in length. Experiences under the
quarter plan currently are being reviewed in an effort to evaluate the effective-
ness and to determine its weaknesses with a view toward correcting any de-
ficiencies. The study, in which faculty, administrators and students are par-
ticipating, will be completed and recommendations made by the spring of 1969.
The biennium brought a change in the Chancellor of the State University
System and three shifts in membership on the Board of Regents.
Dr. J. Broward Culpepper, the first chancellor in the System and the chief
executive officer of the State University System for 14 years, resigned effective
December 31, 1967. On March 18, 1968, the Board of Regents named Dr. Robert
B. Mautz to replace him. Dr. Mautz had been serving as Vice-President for
Academic Affairs of the University of Florida. He joined the faculty of the
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Florida College of Law in 1950 and later served as assistant dean of the
New members of the Board of Regents named during the biennium were:
Mrs, John C. Behringer, Fort Lauderdale, named January 1, 1967 to re-
place Clifton G. Dyson; D. Burke Kibler, III, Lakeland, named August 29,
1967 to succeed Woodrow J. Darden; and Julius F. Parker, Jr., Tallahassee,
named March 14, 1968 to succeed Dr. Wayne C. McCall. Mr. Henry D. Kramer
of Jacksonville was elected Vice-Chairman of the Board of Regents, succeeding
The Legislature appropriated a net $1l'5,175,889 in general revenue funds
to finance operations of the State University System during the 1967-69 bien-
nium. This represented an increase of 41 per cent over the amount appropriated
for the preceding two years. The increase was allocated principally to meet
costs of increased enrollments and to raise faculty pay to meet national com-
To help meet the rising costs of state university operations, the Legislature
raised student registration fees effective September, 1967 to $125 per quarter
for in-state students, and to $200 per quarter for out-of-state students. This
fee compares with $130 per trimester for in-state students and $200 for out-of-
state students in 1966-67. The differences in student credit hour loads between
the quarter and trimester calendars render difficult any computation of per
cent of increase.
Capital outlay financing remains the major problem facing Florida higher
education. Because of market conditions, the State was unable to sell prior
to June 30, $31.75 million in Higher Education bonds for university buildings
which, due to constitutional limitations, carry a maximum 4.5 per cent interest
The special session of the Legislature on constitutional revision made a
start toward meeting these pressing needs by writing into the proposed new
State Constitution a provision authorizing the State to issue general obligation
bonds for capital improvements. If the Constitution is ratified by the people in
the November 5, 1968 general election, the Legislature can authorize the is-
suance of a specific amount of bonds for state university and junior college
buildings, subject to a referendum of the people in a subsequent general election.
Also, if the new Constitution is adopted, the State will have authority to
raise the maximum interest rate on Higher Education bonds backed by gross
receipts tax on utilities from 4.5 to 5.5 per cent interest.
If the new constitution is approved, authorization for issuance of Higher
Education bonds will expire July 1, 1969.
The Board of Regents 1967-69 legislative request for capital outlay funds
indicated a need for state support of $169 million for academic, student services,
and housing space and a total estimated capital outlay need of $295 million for
the seven institutions of the State University System, including non-state
The 1967 Legislature appropriated $31.75 million to the University System
from the estimated $63.5 million to be realized from the Higher Education Bond
Amendment program. These monies plus carryover funds from previous biennia
and estimated federal and other support could finance about one-fifth of the
requested construction program.
THE FLORIDA BOARD OF REGENTS
C'HIriTEu H. FI.l;(,L SiN, Cl. -t,1 111
HENRY D. KRAMER, Vice ('/ri, 1 ,t1,
MRS. JOHN C. BEHRINGER
D. BURKE KIBLER, III
CLARENCE L. MENSER, D. LITT
Louis C. MURRAY, M. D.
JOHN C. PACE
JULIUS F. PARKER, JR.,
MRS. E. D. PEARCE
DR. ROBERT B. M.irrTZ, Chancellor
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
CLAUDE R. KIRK, JR., President
FLOYD T. CHRISTIAN, Secretary
Secretary of State
FLORIDA BOARD OF REGENTS
For the first time, in 1967, the Board of Regents computed its capital out-
lay needs for the State University System on a basis of square footage needs
rather than for specific buildings. The Staff of the Board of Regents, in co-
operation with the universities, computed building needs over the next 10 years
on the basis of a formula which included student enrollment projections, square
footage standards for functional types of space, and utilization standards.
Increased fiscal and policy making authority granted to the Florida Board
of Regents by the Legislature effective July 1, 1967 has helped to eliminate
much of the red tape and the long delays experienced in obtaining approval
to employ personnel.
This fiscal flexibility no longer requires State Budget Commission approval
of line item salary requests for teaching and research faculty and comparable
administrative and professional personnel.
Final responsibility has been placed in the Board of Regents by the Legis-
lature for the appointment and removal of all personnel in the State University
System, including the Chancellor and the Presidents of the universities. Also,
the Board of Regents was granted the authority to set the salaries of the
Chancellor and Presidents.
Under the authority granted by the Legislature, the Board of Regents
Staff with the assistance of the institutions, is developing a classification and
pay plan for administrative and professional personnel in the State University
System to be administered by the Board of Regents. The Board of Regents
has contracted with the New York Office of Cresap, McCormick and Paget,
Management Consultants, to assist in developing the administrative plan.
The 1968 special legislative session appropriated $1.5 million to finance the
Regents Scholarship program, the state's first general scholarship plan. Under
this program approximately $310,000 was awarded to 575 high school seniors
in Florida in 1968. These students will attend 35 public and private colleges
and universities in the State in the fall of 1968.
Approximately 4,000 students were awarded Regents Scholarship Certifi-
cates of Merit, but only 575 of these met the legal requirements that they
have need and that they attend a Florida institution.
The appropriation was to provide scholarships of up to $1,200 for tuition
and fee expenses to eligible students to attend any regionally accredited
Florida college or university.
Any Florida high school senior who has scored in the top 10 per cent on
the Florida Twelfth Grade Test and has achieved a 3.5 or above academic
average through his high school career is eligible to receive a scholarship on
the basis of need. All Regents Scholars, regardless of financial need, receive
a Certificate of Merit.
The $1.5 million appropriation would have been sufficient to cover the
hundreds of Scholars from previous years. However, the Legislature limited its
use to graduating high school seniors. This fact, coupled with the lateness of
the appropriation in the academic year last March meant that the program will
have a balance of over $1 million in June, 1969.
It is hoped that the next Legislature will broaden the program and provide
for renewal of the awards made this year.
Planning and capital outlay funds were appropriated to get new degree-
granting institutions started in the Miami and Jacksonville areas, and to start
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a new Medical and Nursing College at the University of South Florida. Planning
work on these new institutions is proceeding, but construction funds allocated
are being held up pending sale of the Higher Education bonds.
The University of West Florida was opened in September, 1967. This insti-
tution is Florida's second upper-level state university, serving juniors and
seniors. It will expand into graduate offerings on the basis of demonstrated
need. Florida Technological University will admit students at the freshman and
junior levels in September, 1968, and will add the two additional years in 1969.
It will add graduate work later on the basis of demonstrated need.
Under authorization of the 1968 special legislative session, a Continuing
Education Center is being opened in Dade County in September, 1968 for upper
level students. The Ida Fisher Junior High School building in Miami Beach was
renovated to house the Center, which will be operated by Florida Atlantic
University. The Center will be phased out at the time the new degree granting
institution in Dade County is opened.
The Florida A. & M. Hospital in Tallahassee, which has been operating for
a number of years under the general supervision of the Board of Regents and
the old Board of Control, was transferred in 1967 to the City of Tallahassee
under a lease arrangement. As a part of the arrangement, Florida A. & M.
University contracts for use of the facility by its students.
With the expansion of the public junior colleges and the establishment of
upper level state universities there has been a dramatic change in the student
mix in the state universities. In 1960, 63 per cent of the students in the state
universities were enrolled in the lower division, that is freshman and sophomore.
Thirty-one per cent were enrolled in the Upper Division, or juniors and seniors,
and 5.8 per cent were in the graduate area. In the fall of 1967, with freshman
enrollment ceilings at the University of Florida and Florida State University,
the ratio of Lower Division students shrank to 40 per cent of the total while
the Upper Division climbed to 45.5 per cent and the number of graduate students
increased to 11.4 per cent. The ratio of Lower Division students probably will
rise slightly in the fall of 1968 due to the opening of Florida Technological
University, but in the years ahead there is expected to be an acceleration of
the trends toward Upper Division and Graduate enrollment.
The trend in the student mix has caused a substantial increase in operating
costs of the universities. Upper level instruction is more than twice as expensive
as lower level instruction, and graduate level costs more than five times as much
due to smaller classes, specialized laboratory equipment and other factors.
The trend in the student mix in the State University System since 1960
New and Expanded Programs
There has been increased systemwide emphasis during the past two years
particularly in the fields of Oceanography and Educational Television through
the addition to the Board of Regents Staff of experienced specialists in these
fields to coordinate the programs.
The Oceanography program was given impetus also with the acquisition by
Florida State University of the first major seagoing research vessel for system-
wide use and construction of FSU's new Marine Laboratory at Turkey Point,
The Report of the Chairman of the Board of Regents ----.-- 3
The Report of the President of the University of Florida 19
The Report of the President of the Florida State University .. 55
The Report of the President of the Florida Agricultural and
Mechanical University .. ____ -- -- 79
The Report of the President of the University of South Florida 105
The Report of the President of Florida Atlantic University -125
The Report of the President of the University of West Florida 135
The Report of the President of Florida Technological University 145
FLORIDA BOARD OF REGENTS
FULL TIME EQUIVALENT STUDENTS
BY LEVEL OF WORK UNDERTAKEN
Per Cent in Each Level
Fall Lower Upper Total FTE
Term Division Div isior Graduate Enrollment
1960 *";.1% 31.1% 5.8% 25,933
1961 62 .7 31.4 5.9 28,001
1962 60.0 33.5 6.5 28,952
S1'i3 57.7 35.6 6.7 30,123
1964 55.8 37.1 7.1 34,3.S
1'*'5 52.1 39.7 8.2 38,765
111"1" 47.0 43.1 9.9 43,283
1967 40.1 48.5 11.4 51,941
1968 (est) 40.8 48.4 12.0 58,978
the purchase by the University of Florida of land on the Gulf of Mexico for the
development of a marine biology laboratory, and the establishment at Bayboro
Harbor near St. Petersburg of an administrative office for the Florida Institute
The institute is a coordinated program in oceanography, marine technology
and related sciences under the direction of the Board of Regents. The plan
provides a framework within which the universities in Florida may develop
programs in oceanography and marine technology as resources become available.
It is sufficiently restrictive to prevent unnecessary duplication of effort but at
the same time it takes cognizance of the broad spectrum of specializations
within the field of oceanography and makes it possible to develop cooperative
educational and research programs which may require more resources than are
available at a single institution.
In the field of educational television, increased emphasis has been given to
programming, teaching techniques, and long-range planning for more effective
Prior to July, 1967, the Florida Educational Television Commission coordi-
nated activities of E-TV in the State and concentrated on purchase of television
equipment and video tape for the stations. By an act of the' 1967 Legislature
responsibilities for educational television were divided between the State De-
partment of Education for the public school system, and the Board of Regents
for the State University System.
Systemwide E-TV planning workshops have been held at Florida Atlantic
University, concentrating on teacher education. As a result of these conferences,
subject areas have been selected and lessons are being produced at each of the
five TV studios in the University System. The materials should be completed and
ready for use at each university during the 1968-69 school year.
At the present time, there is no statewide university E-TV or radio network
or any interconnecting system to handle telecommunications for computer in-
formation, facsimile, dial access, or similar educational techniques and devices.
A proposed network for such purposes is being studied as a part of a proposed
Ten Year Master Plan for TV, Radio and Educational Technology! in the
A faculty development program was inaugurated by the Board of Regents
in a move which will permit a limited number of qualified members of the
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faculty the opportunities for professional growth and development. Faculty
selected for the program are allowed time off with part pay for professional
study and development.
The Board of Regents and its Staff during the past two years stepped up
educational research and planning operations in an effort to meet the problems
of growth and conmplxity.
Realizing that there is a limited amount of dollars and faculty manpower
to develop each of the state's seven (and soon to be nine) state-supported
universities to the fullest, the Board of Regents is directing its efforts toward
building a cohesive system in which each university can develop depth and
strength in planned areas.
The general purpose of such a system development is to permit the insti-
tutions to educate the greatest numbers of students within the funds available
by the wise spending of state dollars without unneccessary duplication.
Adherence to these basic guidelines is resulting in broadening the general
variety of educational programs, improving the quality and increasing the
efficiency of Florida's system of higher education.
As an essential part of a Master Plan development, each institution in the
University System has been following a continuing Role and Scope study. The
central objective of the study is to prevent uneconomical duplication of programs
in the State University System as the system expands its offerings.
The following Role and Scope decisions were taken during the biennium:
BOARD ACTION ON ROLE AND SCOPE RECOMMENDATIONS
Date of Board
7-14-66 Authorized degree of Master of Science in biological sciences
Authorized degri' of Master of Arts in political science for
Approved changing the name of the Department of Adminis-
tration, Supervision and Curriculum at FSU to the Department
of Educational Administration.
9-1,-; Approved the inclusion of engineering and technology as part
of the basic role and scope of FSU; programs to be imple-
mented on the basis of justified need.
Approved the establishment of the Florida Institute of Ocean-
11-10-67 Authorized changing the name of the Department of Anatomy
at UF to the Department of Anatomical Sciences.
12-5-66 Agreed to transmit to the Budget Commission and the Legis-
lature, without recommendation, the USF request for an oper-
ating budget for detailed planning and a capital outlay budget
for the College of Medicine and Nursing.
1-6-67 Authorized the degrees of Master of Science and Master of
Engineering in engileering science for UF.
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Authorized the de gre of Ma.;ter of Education in music educa-
tion for UF.
Authorized the degree of Mat.tce of Science in chemistry for
Authorized the degree of Master of Arts in Slavic languages
and literature for FSU.
Authorized the degree of M.l-tt i of Arts in French and Spanish
Approved the phasing out of the Graduate School and the
assumption of the administration of graduate education by the
School of Education at FAMU during the 1967-69 biennium.
3-20-67 Authorized the degree of Doctor of I'hil'-..ilhy in education
Approved the establishment of a .I)ar:;ti. Department of Anes-
thesiology in the College of Medicine at UF.
Approved the consolidation of the Department of Agricultural
and Extension Education and the Department of Business Edu-
cation in the College of Education at UF into a Department
of Technical, Adult and Vocational Education.
Authorized the degree of Master of Science in enringeriing for
Authorized the degree of Master of Arts in speech for USF.
7-7-67 Authorized the degree of Master of Business Administration
Authorized the degree of Master of Arts in French and Spanish
linguistics for FAU.
Authorized the degree of Master of Public Administration for
Authorized the degree of Master of Science in advanced flight
systems for UWF.
Approved the change of status of the School of Journalism and
Communications at UF to College of Journalism and Commu-
10-6-67 Approved unde git ;luat-, curricula for FTU when it opens in
Authorized the degree of Ma-t.-r of Arts in anthropology for
Authorized the degree of Master of Arts in economics at FAU.
Authorized the degree of Doctor of 'hil siphy in anthropology
Authorized the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of
Philosophy in astronomy for UF.
Authorized the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in biology for
Authorized the degree of Master of Arts in religion for FSU.
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11-10-67 Authorized the establishment of the Geophysical Fluid Dy-
namics Institute at FSU.
3-4-68 Approved changing the name of the Department of Entomology
at UF to the Department of Entomology and Nematology.
5-6-68 Authorized the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in statistics for
6-6-68 Authorized the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in library sci-
ence for FSU.
Approved the transfer of the teaching program in statistics of
the Department of Statistics at UF from the Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences to the College of Arts and Sciences.
The 1966-68 biennium was the first full period in which continuing education
activities within the State University System of Florida operated under the
new administrative pattern of centralized accountability and decentralized
The organizational pattern, as evolved, was initiated on July 1, 1965, to
improve and broaden the State of Florida's interinstitutional system of extension.
The new pattern of administration is designed to allow each university to respond
directly to the continuing education needs of Floridians in its own geographical
area and its own distinctive fields of competence. Statewide coordination of all
continuing education activities is carried out through the Board of Regents Office.
The transition to the new organizational pattern has been fully completed and the
biennium portrayed herein will show increased enrollments, a greater diffusion
of university involvement, continued expansion of programs and a general accel-
eration of the total off-campus involvement of the State University System of
Florida. Despite the rapid growth pattern portrayed in the data that follows,
the State of Florida is still unable to fully meet the demonstrated needs of the
adult population requesting services from the State University System of Florida.
Throughout this two year period of re-organization both the universities and
the Board of Regents Office worked diligently towards the evolution of new
policies and procedures to allow a decentralized operation to work more effectively.
The Florida Board of Regents approved the new policies for the statewide
operation in 1968 and these policies are now serving as a framework for the
statewide operation. The following report will be a much more condensed picture
of statewide activities for the Florida System as the new System allows for each
university to make full detailed reporting available in their own institution's
annual and biennial reports.
I. Identification and Appraisal of Needs
Under the new plan for statewide extension, a primary goal of extension
personnel is to identify and appraise the needs that exist for service throughout
the State of Florida. The new system allows each university to act as a contact
point for its region in meeting continuing education needs. Requests for off-
campus credit courses are directed to the Office for Continuing Education of the
nearest institution. Course offerings of a noncredit nature are structured by
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institutional educational coordinators working in conjunction with regional
groups to be served. If a university does not have the qualified faculty or re-
sources for a particular program the nearest institution capable of conducting
the program is called upon.
The Board of Regents Office also processes requests for instruction. It
channels requests to the university which can most appropriately provide the
best service at the lowest cost. Except in unusual circumstances this is the
nearest university which has the resources to provide the desired services. The
Board office assumes the resp.-sillility for coordination of statewide offerings
and the avoidance of costly duplication.
As a flexible statewide system of university extension the new administrative
plan encompasses offerings in the area of off-campus credit instruction, non-
credit course offering, correspondence study and a limited responsibility for
educational radio and television course productions and Iffli ings.
The following paragraphs will attempt to appraise the growth and develop-
ment of these programs during the 1966-68 biennium.
II. Off-Campus Credit Courses
During the past biennium off-campus credit course enrollments of the State
University System of Florida found an increase from the 1964-66 biennial statis-
tics showing 1,346 course offerings with an enrollment of 33,378 to a 1966-68
biennial total of 1,813 courses in which 43,527 students were registered. The
1966-68 biennium also showed greater diffusion of course offerings through the
State Universities in their new role of servicing geographic areas.
The increased emphasis upon professionals returning for the new knowl-
edges available in their various fields found physicians, lawyers, engineers,
teachers and other business and professional personnel contributing significantly
to the increased off-campus population of the State University System of Florida.
The passage of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (Public Law
89-10) made available millions of dollars to be used in Florida for a variety of
programs to improve the quality of elementary and secondary school education
and to improve the educational experiences for disadvantaged children as well
as to encourage innovative and exemplary school pi uramn. Many of the county
school systems allocated substantial sums for the purchase of professional services
from the universities in dle:ivnirig and carrying out these programs.
Further demands were placed on the universities as a result of legislation
passed by the first 1968 Special Session. By this legislative action, over one
hundred million dollars annually was made available to county school systems
for educational improvement, including a required program of staff development
of educational personnel. The full impact of this program will become evident
during the next biennium. Fortunately, in this same Special Session, the State
made additional resources available to the State University System. Some of
these additional resources were allocated to Teacher Education and will result in
additional services to county school systems. The dramatic increase in Teacher
Education enrollments are largely due to the aforementioned.
The increases in Business and Elnginu.'ringr courses and registrations al-
though not as dramatic were substantial. Many requests could not be honored
and the increase was a maximum effort within the available resources of the
Business and Engineering Schools of the State University System of Florida.
BIENNIAL REPORT, 1966-68
The tables portraying the biennial courses and enrollments in the latter part
of this document speak directly to the point that the new system of decentral-
ized operation-centralized accountability is indeed accomplishing the mission
at hand. The fact that the State University System of Florida showed a good
growth factor during this biennium would allow one to feel that it was indeed
meeting its commitments to the adult population of Florida. However, 400
course requests for Teacher Education alone had to be turned down because of
faculty resource availability giving some idea of the potential growth yet to be
attained. If in fact the State University System of Florida is to fulfill its role in
the on-going educational programming necessary to keep the professional popu-
lation of the State of Florida abreast of current developments in their particular
fields of specialization, more resources must be allocated for continuing education
III. Noncredit Instruction
Noncredit educational programs utilizing the resources of the state universi-
ties encompass: conferences, workshops, seminars, institutes and short courses.
Such instructional programs, usually short term in nature, are planned specifi-
cally to meet the needs of a particular group or agency. They require, in the
same measure as any other educational activity, thorough planning, adequate
instructional facilities, and superior teaching for an organized group of adults
who are capable of and interested in benefiting from intensive university level
The 1966-1968 biennium saw an increase in noncredit programs from the
1964-1966 figure of 46,297 people involved in 498 conferences to a level of
98,870 people involved in 819 conferences. The following graph illustrates the
expansion from the 1962-1964 biennium to the 1966-1968 biennium.
IV. Grants and Contracts
The Board of Regents Office continues to serve in a centralized coordinating
capacity with the institutions in the University System in the area of federal
financial assistance for instructional programs.
During the biennium, this office has been instrumental in negotiating for and
receiving for the several units in the University System grants and contracts
totaling approximately $4,000,000.00.
The Board office continues to serve as the administrative and coordinating
designee for Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (Community Service
and Continuing Education). During the biennium, 34 programs submitted by
institutions of higher education were approved and funded totaling $447,452.23.
In addition, the first systemwide contract on an international scale was
negotiated and signed. The State University System is to provide over a four
year period technical assistance to the Republic of Honduras in all facets per-
taining to the development of Comprehensive High Schools. This contract totaled
New federal legislation has pointed to the need of continued emphasis in
this important area by our office. Future involvement will continue in the above
areas, in addition to the following new areas: Model Cities Programming in
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NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IN NONCREDIT INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Hillsborough and Dade Counties, and the Educational Professions Development
Act as they relate to institutions of higher education.
V. Correspondence Study; Radio and Television
Under the new system of decentralized operation and centralized account-
ability, correspondence study I Ipirtini will he done by the lUniversity of Florida
in its annual and biennial reports. The coordination of radio and television in
the State Univr,'itv System of Florida will be reported by each individual
u ni er' -it','.
VI. Registration for Extension Courses
The biennium herein reported reflects a decentralization of the registration
process to each of the state university campuses and a -lhiif from a trimester
to the quarter system.
A summary of r,'i-t r;, iini from each of the state universities follows:
BIENNIAL REPORT, 1966-68
VII. Biennial Statistics
I. SUMMARY OF COtR1SE AND ENi LIAIlENTS, 1966-1968
1: ;, 68 66-68 Biennium
I, ,-: RegiNs-
('ouirst'fs tration.r Courses trations
1 ,s ", I
estimated rc-i -tl:l ;n
ences & Institutets '*.,
il., not available
11, 796 524
2. 401 2,008 45,588
t .071 (1' 7 %70
II. SUMMARY OF OFF-CAMPUS CREDIT COURSES AND
REGISTRATIONS BY SUBJECT CONTENT AREA
('ours s trations
Teacher Education 764 I s,
Business 71 1,..
EnI ginir r ing .'s 1 .'
TOTALS 015 20.t, 5
;S B;,;-,;:I Biennium
trations Courses trations
1 122 1 ,47 :i,
2,451 138 3,798
1,861 197 2,920
22," .'2 1,813 1:1,527
VIII. Income and Expenditure Data
The Florida Board of Regents Ortic reports its income and expenditure
data as a part of the total Florida Board of Regents budget. The data concerning
continuing education will be found under the heading of "Florida Board of Regents
Office Income and Expenditures" in another part of this document.
In order for Florida to fulfill its commitment to provide opportunities for
higher education for all qualified students who seek it, the State must take the
following actions during the next two years:
FLORIDA BOARD OF REGENTS
1. Provide adequate upcratiniv funds to allow Florida to attract and retain
the best available faculty and professional administrators for new and existing
2. Provide at the earliest date possible a plan for financing capital outlay
on a continuing basis so that the big backlog of needs for new buildings can be
met and uninterrupted planning for future construction can proceed.
3. Continue and expand the Regents Scholarship program and loan programs
so that financial aid can be provided to assist all needy students as college costs
4. Expand continuing education programs so as to serve effectively the needs
of industry and other segments of Florida's population.
The Board of Regents is appreciative of the re(coL'nitioi by the Legislature,
the State Board of Education and the people of the importance of a State
University System of high quality to Florida's economic, cultural and intellectual
life, and of the support provided during the past two years. Much progress has
been made. The Board is convinced that the funds provided will prove to be a
wise investment in Florida's future. The Board pledges that it will operate the
University System with maximum efficiency and economy so that maximum
benefits may be obtained from tax dollars.
Chester H. Ferguson, Chairman
THE FLORIDA BOARD OF REGENTS
FLORIDA BOARD OF REGENTS
OPERATING INCOME AND EXPENDITURES
FISCAL YEARS 1966-67 AND 1967-68
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St:ite Appropriation $1,639*1,' 17.21 $ ,'* 2 i2.X00 $2,i..i,449.24
Other Income 2,441,700.50 1, 1923 :1I 29 :3;.631,014.79
Total Income .4,.081,547.74 $2, ',1 l11. `' $6,266,464.03
General Administration s 357,957.17 S 725,916.34 $1,0:3,.s73 51
Department of Architecture 1,201.744-12 801,817.78 2,003,562.20
E'te.,sion Inci mental Trust Fiind.~ 2,716,017.27 396,830.34 3,142,847.61
Total Expenditures $4,305,718 86 $1 ,2 1,1,564.46 $6,230,283.32
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Over two centuries ago the ancient Greek, Dirriie., made the astute
observation: The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. This
statement is one that has been borne out time after time by the history of
the past two millenia. Education continues to be the mainstay of civilization
and its chief hope for the future.
In this, the 115th anniversary of the University's founding and the 20th
anniversary of co-education on the University of Florida campus, the importance
of higher education to the community, to the state and to the nation, has
become a widely heralded fact.
That education continues to be highly valued and relentlessly pursued
accounts somewhat for the ever-growing demand for institutions of higher
learning; in our own state, the desire for education is the driving force behind
the growth of an elaborate system of junior c.,ll i.gs and the erection of
new four-year colleges and universities. The University of Florida, especially
within the last decade, has felt the effect of this ful lr, as witnessed by the
expansion of its building camiipaiig'n and the even-greater expansion of enroll-
The progress which has been and is being made at the Uni\'ve-ity of Florida
is truly remarkable. The opportunities for further prgl, re-s, for greater serv-
ice to this state, are so vast that even the most far-seeing cannot fully
comprehend them. The extent to which the University will grasp, and fulfill
these opportunities will be limited and determined only by the extent to which
the people of this state limit their support of this institution.
Enrollment at the Uniiversity of Florida has almost doubled from 10,868
in 1955 to 19,004 in the fall of 1967. An enrollment of 20,000 is projected for
The growth of the Florida public junior college system in the last few
years has had a special impact upon the University of Florida's enrollment.
In the fall of 1964, 518 junior college transfers were admitted to our upper
division colleges as contrasted to 819 transfers from our L'niver.ity College,
the general education college program for our freshman and -sophomore students.
In the fall of 1967, 1,273 junior i.ollcjg- students transferred into the upper divi-
sion colleges along with 1,318 of our own sophomore students. With the limita-
tion on the size of our freshman class of 2,800 for the last few years and the
foreseeable future, junior college students will constitute an ilncri-a-,iii propor-
tion of the junior class and will probably exceed the number of the University's
own lower division transferees in the next two or three years. These junior
college transfer students are responsible for a large part of the present growth
rate of approximately 1,000 students per year, which places increasing demands
upon the faculty and physical facilities of the University.
The University of Florida now has over 2,000 acres of land and 703 build-
ings. Land, buildings, and equipment are valued at well over $150 million in
comparison to only $.'"1.9 million in 1955. Recent construction has been an
attempt to overcome a deficit re-.ultin" from a 21 year period from 1928 to
1949 in which only one new educational facility was added to the University
campus. Construction, however, has not kept pace with enrollment.
Two significant land donations were made to the University during the
22 BIENNIAL REPORT, 1966-68
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA ON-CAMPUS ENROLLMENT: 1960-67
Graduate Level 18,000
(Law and Medicine)
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
biennium. Sixty acres of land were donated in Dixie County for a new
radio observatory and a donation of 80 acres of land in Levy County was made
for a new optical laboratory. The University also purchased 14-/2 acres near
Cedar Key for a Marine Biology laboratory and two small tracts of land near
P. K. Yonge Laboratory School for the Department of Coastal Engineering.
At the present, eleven buildings on the University of Florida campus
are undergoing or have recently undergone construction or extensive renovation
at a cost of $18 million. These include the construction of an Engineering
complex of seven buildings, a new Law Center, a Life Sciences Building
(biology), a Space Sciences Building (NASA), Unit D of McCarty Hall, and
Twin Towers dormitories, as well as the renovation of the old Florida Union
Building for classroom and faculty offices. In addition, an expansion of the
utilities system has been necessary along with the installation of a more
efficient telephone system. In April, 1968, bids were accepted for another new
engineering building and for the air-conditioning of nine dormitories, the air-
conditioning project will be coimljh.-ti.dl at no expense to the State. Plans are
now being made for an additional $42 million in construction of buildings, in-
cluding an expansion of the J. Hillis Miller Health Center estimated to cost
$29 million and which, when completed as anticipated in 1971 or 1972, will enable
the University to increase the number of students enrolled in the College of
Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and the Health Related Professions and activate
our College of Dentistry.
Another project included in the proposed construction is a building to
house the Florida State Museum which has existed at the University for more
than 50 years in which it has accumulated millions of dollars worth of artifacts
of the natural history of our area. At present there is no place to display
these items adequately.
The State has appropriated $350,000 toward the construction of this
facility, the National Science Foundation has awarded the University $1,112,000
and the University of Florida Foundation is in the process of raising the
remaining $800,000 plus, from private sources. The Division of University
Relations and Development, which has been instrumental in obtaining the
private support for this facility, has also acquired funds for the furnishing
of Yon Residential Hall for scholarship athletes, and to restore the Marjorie
Kinnan Rawlings home in Cross Creek. These and other accomplishments were
the result of $156,000 in donations during 1967; donations during 1968 are
hoped to reach $200,000.
Other buildings in the planning stage include a Graduate and International
Studies Building, a second Life Sciences Building, a Music Building, a
Psychology Building, and a Law Center Housing Unit. Even with this building
program, some faculties and classes remain in old World War II barracks
and space continues to be a major problem.
Throughout the entire campus there has also been voiced a great need
for higher, more competitive faculty salaries (which was so glaringly brought
to the fore by the low ranking given to the University of Florida in the 1968
report on colleges by the A.A.U.P.) and for funds for equipiiimnt and operational
The members of the University of Florida are grateful and appreciative
of the support received from the people of Florida. Still we know that much
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UNIVERSITY OF FILOIIDA
I July 1966 30 June 196s
Total Degrees Granted:
156 172 194
59 55 44 43 16 29
66-67 67-68 66-67 67-68 66-67 67-68 66-67 67-68 66-67 67-68 66-67 67-68 66-67 67-68
Bachelor's Master's Ph.D. Law Medicine Ed.D. Ed.S.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
more must be done if the University is to do its part in meeting the needs of
this state for the well educated, competent minds upon which our success
depends in the future. The fact is that our state is and has been a debtor state
in production of such persons necessary in the many fields of endeavor in which
our future is dependent. So rather than belabor the needs of higher education
in Florida, it is more fitting that we examine the needs of our State and just
how well they are being met:
Agriculture-Enrollment in the College of Agriculture has increased 70 per
cent during the last four years. Still the demand for graduates is three
times the production.
Architecture and Fine Arts-The University of Florida produces about 240
graduates in architecture, building construction, music and art, yet each
has a choice of three to five jobs.
Chlmi.Ntry -The demand is four times the production.
Business Administration-The University of Florida produces 400 graduates
a year. This is about one-half the in-State demand and enough graduates
for only one-eighth of the jobs offered both by in-State and out-of-State
Engini rivy-Each graduate receives some ten job offers.
Medicine-The University of Florida graduates 60 doctors a year and the
University of Miami about 90. The State needs 300 new doctors each year.
Nrsinig--There are 5,000 vacancies for nurses in Florida today. The Uni-
versity of Florida produces 75 per year and all of the institutions in
Florida produce only about 800 annually. The need for teachers in the
nursing profession is equally critical.
Health Related Professions-Physical therapists, occupational therapists,
medical technicians, rehabilitation counselors and clinical psychologists
-the State should have at least twice as many as we now have.
Phari,~nar-The University of Florida produces about 60 pharmacists a year.
The State needs at least 150 a year merely for replacement.
Dentistry-Florida produces no dentists and will not until our Health Center
facilities are expanded.
Veterinarians-A college has been authorized at the University of Florida
since 1965, but no funds have been made available for it. Our young
people must go outside the State to qualify for this profession.
Teachers-The State needs about 11,000 teachers for grades K through 12
each year. All institutions in the State produce only about 3,500. About one
half of these elect not to teach in Florida leaving a deficit of 8-9,000
teachers per year. In addition, the State needs approximately 3-4,000 in-
structors with advanced degrees each year for our junior colleges and at
the University of Florida alone another 200, preferably with doctorates.
We are told that the explosion in education means that in ten years the
number of college professors needed will be double the number available
The significant factors here are that (1) these needs can only be met
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through higher education and that (2) the deficiency is not due to location of
qualified applicants but to lack of space, faculty and money.
Our goal at the University of Florida is to be the best university in the
South, second to none in the Nation. We want to go as far in our progress as
it is possible for an educational institution to go, not merely as far as others have
gone. Unfortunately, however, when the time comes for positive action to im-
prove the standards of education, education too often becomes the poor
cousin of the weather, about which there is much talk and little action. With
the ever increasing enrollment demands and with the great advances in
knowledge being produced by the world, there has been placed upon the
University a crying need for greater facilities and for more, highly-trained
faculty and personnel. This need comes at a time of decreased federal and
state expenditures for education, with the result that the University of Florida
lacks the financial support needed to achieve a position of greatness in the field
of education. We believe our State deserves and can afford one outstanding
in:dttitution of higher education.
We don't have a truly distinguished university in Florida yet, but we can
have one at the University of Florida by giving it the support, the interest and
money that is needed, and we could have it in a relatively short time.
In support of this statement, the following facts indicate the quality the
University of Florida has already attained:
1. Last year the University received more than $25 million in Federal
support given after critical examination of the promise our institution offered
for greatness. Only 24 of the more than 2,000 institutions in the nation received
2. Two members of the University of Florida faculty are in the prestigious
National Academy of Sciences. In the 10-year history of our medical college,
nine faculty have been named Markel scholars and three have been chosen in
different years by the Junior Chamber of Commerce as one of America's
"10 outstanding young men."
3. The University of Florida library is one of 36 in the nation with more
than one million volumes.
4. University of Florida students rank among national leaders in receiving
Woodrow Wilson and N.D.E.A. fellowships.
5. Our graduatLi rank in the top 12 schools reflecting ability to pass the
difficult Foreign Service Officers examination.
6. This year, Florida journalism students established their college as the
most consistent winner among the 55 accredited schools of journalism in the
United States by winning first place in the William Randolph Hearst intercol-
legiate writing competition for the second time in four years.
7. University of Florida graduate John Stephen Aiton brought honor to his
campus by I'.-in" selected from more than 11,000 graduates of some 250 colleges
and universities in the United States with ROTC programs to receive the
Howard Hughes trophy. This award-the highest honor in the nation for a
graduating Army ROTC student-is presented annually by the Secretary of
the Army to the iriaduaLJin" senior receiving a commission in the Army who
is clearly first in scholarship, leadership, military achievcmenit. and overall
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
8. The Gourman Report sponsored by the Continuing Education Institute
graded the University of Florida first in this State among state and private
universities by a wide margin and graded us well in comparison with all other
State univt-e sitics across the nation.
9. In 1967, the University awarded 200 doctorates making us 26th in the
nation in number granted. The rapid progress made in this field is shown in
that in the first 100 years of the University's existence, that is up to 1953,
the University had granted less than 100 doctorates.
At the University, our faculty, students, and administrators are com-
mitted to the achievement of excellence. We cannot achieve this excellence
without the active interest and support of the people of this state. Therefore,
it is with both the present needs and the future greatness of Florida in mind
that we request this interest and support of you.
Stephen C. O'Connell
PROGRAM EXPANSION AND FUTURE PLANS
The continued growth of the University of Florida throughout the biennium,
as well as the transition of the University's calendar from the trimester
to the quarter system as a result of the 1967 legislative mandate, has resulted
in major re-evaluation and reorganization of programs on all levels of the
College of Architecture and Fine Arts
The College of Architecture and Fine Arts is composed of two major
divisions, the Division of Building Arts and the Division of Fine Arts. Within
the former are the Department of Architecture (including Landscape Architec-
ture and Interior Design) and the Department of Building Construction; within
the latter are the Department of Art, the Department of Music, and the
The Department of Architecture has formulated plans for a totally new
curriculum, which if approved by the Board of Regents, will be implemented
in 1969. This curriculum would provide a six-year professional program, with
an intermediary bachelor of arts degree awarded at the end of the fourth year,
and the professional graduate degree awarded at the end of the sixth year.
Lower Division courses in the Department of Building Construction have
been reduced in number to three, in keeping with the transition to the quarter
system and in view of the high percentage of transfer students. In Upper
Division, the following courses were added: Business Communications, Ac-
counting and Business Law 2, Construction Drawing 2, Construction Planning,
Site Development, Construction Management 3, a professional-technical elective,
and Construction Structures (design of temporary structures). The number of
electives was increased and the requirements for a Master of Science in
Building Construction were revised, in keeping with the change of systems.
With the aid of the faculty, some materials testing equipment was obtained
and a temporary materials testing laboratory was established.
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In the Division of Fine Arts, new courses in Creative Photography and in
Primitive Art were added to the curriculum.
The Department of Music was responsible for 323 performances last biennium.
These performances, which included concerts by the band, University Symphony,
special ensembles, choir and glee club presentations, and chamber music, added
greatly to the cultural enrichment of the campus.
Almost all departments of the College suffered from a shortage of
adequate space for offices, for teaching, and for research, as well as a shortage
of funds (especially at the graduate level for assistantships), and insufficient
faculty. An addition is needed to the Architecture and Fine Arts complex
in order to accommodate the faculty and classes of both the Department of
Architecture and the Department of Art which are now housed in converted
World War II barracks.
Hopefully, a new facility will be constructed during the next biennium, pend-
ing the sale of state bonds, for the Department of Music, which has been
housed in temporary buildings for the last twenty years. The renovation
of the Univtersity Auditorium and the repair of the Anderson Memorial Organ
in the Auditorium are projects which would benefit the entire University as
well as the programs of the Department of Music. Within the next year, the
Department of Music should be prepared to apply for full membership in the
National Association of Schools of Music, and for accreditation of the Master of
Education degree with a major in Music.
College of Arts and Sciences
Overall enrollment in the College of Arts and Sciences has increased on
the average of 7.5 per cent per year since 1958; yet, within this biennium
alone, the FTE student enrollment has increased twenty per cent from the
1966-67 to the 1967-68 academic year. In order to accommodate this increased
enrollment and to overcome the lack of unity naturally present where the
personnel of sixteen different departments are encompassed within one college,
an administrative reorganization was effected this biennium. Four major divisions
were created: a Division of Biological Sciences, a Division of Humanities, a
Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, and a Division of Social
Sciences. An Advisory Council to the Dean, which meets biweekly, was
composed of the four divisional directors, the Dean of the University College,
and two Assistant Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Increases in class enrollment for the Division of Humanities ranged from
15 to 35 per cent in most departments for each year of the biennium, except
for the Department of Philosophy, in which the increase was 62 per cent
for the first year of the biennium. The Department of Foreign Languages has
added courses in Italian, Oriental, and African languages. Almost every
department suffers from a -liortagi' of OPS (other personnel services) funds
for graduate assistants, and new faculty positions are needed to eliminate
the continual need to borrow staff from departments in University College. More
money for library materials for research in the humanities is badly needed.
In the Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics the most significant
development has been the achievement of the level of research and graduate
training anticipated in the Science Development Grant proposal. The first
M.S. and Ph.D. dee t, ee in astronomy will be awarded during the academic
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year .1,;4'-I;'i. The Science Development Grant has been implemented and a num-
ber of new faculty positions and new pieces of equipment have been obtained.
Also, a new radio observatory has been established in Dixie County, about
50 miles from Gainesville, and a new optical observatory has been located
on U.S. Highway 27, about 30 miles south of Gainesville.
In the Division of Social Sciences this biennium, a Ph.D. program in
Anthropology has been instituted and the programs in Geography and Sociology
have been expanded. The Social Sciences Institute was established to provide
grants for faculty research, and a Bureau of Urban Studies was formed
to help depaitriiint.s with urban-directed research. Two area studies programs,
the Latin American Center Program and the African Area Center Program,
received considerable attention from the departments during this biennium.
The major needs of the College of Arts and Sciences for the future are
as follows: (1) a faculty whose size and qualifications are consonant with the
heavy responsibility of the College to be budgeted and recruited; (2) a com-
mensurate increase in OPS (other personnel services), Expense, and OCO
(equipment) funds; (3) the authorization and construction of additional
buildings, especially a Social Science Building (100,000 sq. ft.), a Humanities
Building (100,000 sq. ft.), a Psychology Building (for which plans have already
been drawn), a Mathematics complex, and additional space for Chemistry
(which could also include appropriate space for geology); and (4) state and
federal support for scholarly research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Division of Biological Sciences
The Division of Biological Sciences is charged with coordinating programs
in the biological sciences wherever they may exist within the University com-
munity. As presently constituted, it has direct responsibility not only for the
Department of Zoology and program for Marine Sciences within Arts and
Sciences, but also for the Departments of Botany and of Bacteriology in the
College of Agriculture and the Department of Biological Sciences in the Uni-
versity College. The Director of Biological Sciences reports to the President
through the Vice President for Academic Affairs and is advised by the
Biological Sciences Advisory Council (composed of faculty members within the
biological science disciplines) and by the Biological Sciences Administrative
Policy Advisory Committee (composed of the Vice President for Academic
Affairs, Provost for the Health Center, Provost for Agriculture, Dean of
Arts and Sciences, Dean of University College, Dean of Engineering, Dean of
the Graduate School, and the Director of Biological Sciences).
Within this biennium, the staff of Biological Sciences has moved into
Unit I of the Life Sciences Complex, and anticipates the construction of Unit
II within the next biennium. This building was constructed with funds obtained
from the state through the 1963 bond issue (65 per cent) and with funds from
grants awarded by the National Science Foundation (27 per cent) and under
Title I of NDEA (8 per cent). The Division has also acquired Clark Island at
Cedar Key, and hopes during the coming biennium to obtain financing for the
construction of a Marine Biology Laboratory at that location that will enable
them to establish a marine science program worthy of consideration by the
national Sea Grant Program. The Division hopes within the next biennium
to establish a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences to cover areas not now a part of
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existing programs and to establish the faculties of Developmental Biology
and Ecology to add to the existing interdisciplinary faculties of Cellular and
Molecular Biology, Genetics, Parasitology, Marine Biology and Radiation
One serious problem that has faced this division has been the inability of
the University to provide adequate funds to support the projects of new
staff members, especially where federal grants require matching funds.
Center for Latin American Studies
The primary functions of the Center are to facilitate communication, to en-
courage and coordinate research and graduate training, and to administer
directly Latin American instructional, research, and publication programs which
do not fall within specific colleges, schools, and departments.
The difficulties in this field lie in the growing interest of other schools in
the Latin American Area, and the keen competition for federal funds to study
these areas. The Center for Latin American Studies needs more state aid
to counteract the decreasing federal funds. Likewise, the Center is aware of the
growing shift of emphasis from general area studies to specialized, result-
producing research on development, food supplies, and population control,
and plans such redirection of its own goals within the immediate future.
College of Business Administration
During this biennium, as in former years, the College of Business Ad-
ministration continued to grow in enrollment. An increase during the six-year
period from the 1962-63 to 1967-68 academic year of 108 per cent at the
iunide.rgiduat' level and of 116 per cent at the graduate level has been ac-
companied by an increase of only 22.3 per cent in (FTE) faculty.
Major course revisions were necessitated during this biennium by the
transition from the trimester to the quarter system. Major requirements were
changed, and new courses in the areas of Computer Appli'ati.in- and Quantita-
tive Analysis were added.
During the coming biennium, the College of Business Administration will
require both additional f;a ulty and space to accommodate its ever-increasing
enrollment. The shortage of office space has resulted in lower morale and a lower
research and article-production rate among the faculty. The College recommends
the erection of an office tower at the east end of Maltherly Hall, in addition to
the otit c space which will become available to the College when the College of
Law moves to its new fi,.-ilil.-, in 1968-69. Further, the C(llegc needs several
large lecture-discussion rooms pic.ially desig.Ini' to facilitate discussion in
groups up to 100, plus one large t:iwrhiinv auditorium. Air-coriditinning is a
necessity for Matherly Hall, where the traili- noises, automobile exhaust
fumes, heat and humidity make it impossible at times to conduct classes
with any sort of -ffiliiLny.
In view of the grc, ing need of the College for access to a 360/50 computer
for instructional and research puir .Ii--,. the C(illh gc of Business Administration
will request that a remote unit be placed in the C..11 ..-, which ll be electroni-
cally tied into the ::i:~ .F at the University Computing Center.
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College of Education
The College of Education reported a full-time equivalent enrollment increase
of 56 per cent for the 1966-68 biennium over the 1964-66 biennium. The College
granted a total of 1,913 degrees during the current biennium, compared with
1,158 during the past biennium, which is a 24.6 per cent increase in the number
of graduate degrees granted and a 21.4 per cent increase in the number of un-
dergraduate degrees granted.
Here, as in other colleges, the transition from the trimester to the quarter
system required a re-evaluation and reorganization of courses and curriculum.
Out of this organization a new division, the Department of Vocational, Tech-
nical, and Adult Education, was established. This department, which went into
operation on September 1, 1967, was formed from the combination of the techni-
cal and adult education section of the Junior College Center and the business
education section of the Secondary Education Department with the Department
of Agricultural and Extension Education. In the Department of Elementary
Education, the curriculum was reorganized into a core of courses to be taken
concurrently in "elementary blocks," and the opportunity was added for the stu-
dent to elect to specialize in early childhood education (ages 3 through 8). In the
Social Foundations section, graduate offerings were strengthened by the addition
of Comparative Education courses. The Special Education section of the Depart-
ment of Personnel Services has grown dramatically, and now has federally-
supported programs in mental retardation, emotional disturbance and learning
disabilities. In an effort to utilize faculty more effectively, the Department of
Secondary Education has agreed to undergo evaluation by the Bureau of Edu-
cational Research, and has been experimenting with the use of team teaching
and other instructional methods. In October of 1966, the School Service Center
was created to coordinate cooperative projects between University and public
school personnel, such as the arranging of off-campus institutes for teachers of
A director of student teaching, whose role is to coordinate the total student
teaching program, was appointed for the 1967-68 school year. Two resident
teaching centers were established during the same period with secondary teach-
ers in English, social studies, science, and mathematics placed in Sarasota
County and the remainder placed in Hillsborough County. For the first time,
teachers in a single area were placed together in the same school, to make super-
vision more effective and efficient. Two more centers have been arranged begin-
ning in the Fall quarter of 1968-a secondary one in Volusia County and an
elementary one in Putnam County. A study is currently underway to establish
the feasibility of an elementary-secondary student teaching center in Lake County.
The seriousness of Florida's teacher shortage cannot be overstated. Florida
needs 11,000 teachers for kindergarten through twelfth grade this year, yet all
of the institutions in this state, public and private, will graduate only 3,500.
Of these, only 50 per cent will teach in Florida schools, leaving a deficit of
8,000-9,000 teachers that must be recruited from other states, which in many
instances offer better salaries than found here. Furthermore, our junior colleges
require an additional 300-400 professors a year, a need which goes unfulfilled
often for lack of qualified teachers. The College of Education during the last bi-
ennium granted only 1,109 Bachelor's degrees, and only 804 other graduate de-
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gret.- (Master's, Specialists, Doctorates). The significant facts to be remembered
are two: (1) in every one of the debtor areas of study and skills, the deficiency
is not due to the lack of qualified students but to the lack of space, staff, and
money, and (2) the only way a person can prepare himself in these areas is
through higher education. Thus the deficits can be erased only through an
increased production in higher education. In spite of this need, the College of
Education is currently short of faculty to meet even its present enrollment needs.
Although the staff was increased some 35 per cent during this biennium, the
increase in enrollment more than nullified this increase. More faculty and more
facilities are a must if the University of Florida is to serve Florida's growing
need for educators.
College of Engineering
During the 1966-68 biennium, the dean of the College of Engineering created
the Executive Committee of the College of Engineering, consisting of the various
department chairmen and key administrative staff. This committee meets bi-
weekly to discuss major questions of policy, and voting is restricted to the
department chairmen, except in those cases where it was the prerogative of the
entire faculty of the College of Engineering to make the determination. Also
appointed this biennium was the College of Engineering Academic Petitions
Committee, charged with adjudication of petitions for readmission, requests for
remission of fees upon withdrawal, etc. The chairman of this committee carries
its verdict before the Senate Petitions Committee, and makes recommendations
based upon that verdict. Special Vi-iting Committees were established, with
approximately nine members (who are individuals of professional eminence in
the field) selected by each department. These appointments are for an average
of three years, and require that the committees visit their respective departments
for a full day of iriLfirlg. orientation, and discussion each year to review and
evaluate the programs offered with particular reference to the effectiveness with
which they are -erving the needs of industry and the economy. The dean has
also appointed a standing committee to review the pr--enginiering program
annually and to u~ige-.t improvements. In May of this year, the Student-Faculty
Committee was created with the purpose of improving communications between
the students and the administration of the college.
Organizational changes within this biennium included the rdl--ignation of
the former Coastal and Oceanographic Laboratory as the Department of Coastal
and Oceanographic ErnLineerinL. and the lodging of the directorship of
GENESYS in the Dean's Office on the University campus at Gainesville as the
responsibility of the Associate Dean of Engineering. A title change was also
approved for the Department of Bioenvironmental Eniginiering to become the
Department of Environmental EniLinit.-riFitg. The College of Engineering voted
to apply for the authority to (liiiiw- its title to the Collge of Engineering and
Approval was granted this biennium by the Board of Regents for the Uni-
versity to offer the Master of Sciences in Engineering and Master of Engi-
neering deL'-ee., in Engineering Science. Approval is still awaited for the
Master of Sciences in Engineering and Masters of Engineering in Coastal and
Oceanographic Engineering degrees. Perhaps the most significant addition to
the array of offerings is the Biomedical Option, the result of an agreement
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between the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine which allows enginLeciriii
students to substitute courses in zoology and chemistry for the conventional
electives as preparation for entrance to medical school.
In the Department of Civil Engineering, courses have been added in Con-
cepts of Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Transportation
Engineering, and Computer Methods in Civil Engineering. The Department of
Electrical Engineering, in cooperation with other colleges and other departments,
is participating in interdisciplinary programs in Speech Modeling, Hybrid Com-
putation and Simulation, Bio-Engineering and Microelectronics. Environmental
Engineering has added courses in Water Resources Management, Water Chem-
istry and Solid Wastes. The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics
added twenty new courses this biennium in Engineering Science, Engineering
Mechanics, and Engineering Analysis. The Department of Industrial and
Systems Engineering acquired the equipment to set up an improvised time-
sharing Teaching Laboratory for the fundamental courses in computer program-
ming which it offers for all engineering students.
A Ph.D. program in Systems Engineering (operations research) was im-
plemented during this biennium. Engineering graphics and the Engineering and
Industrial Experiment Station shops became the responsibility of the Department
of Mechanical Engineering this biennium, and the Department of Nuclear
Engineering developed an undergraduate program and added eight new graduate
A new Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory was completed during the
biennium. The Department of Mechanical Engineering also acquired a new
building and granted its first Ph.D. in the summer of 1967. The Department
of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering has organized its course work to form
a "core" of coursework common to all undergraduates, four degree programs-
two practice-oriented and two scientifically-oriented-and twenty-one hours of
electives to allow for specialization. The Department of Nuclear Engineering
has developed a new undergraduate degree program as a part of its rapidly
In the Department of Chemical Engineering, graduate enrollment has
tripled since the last biennium, and the average quality, as measured by the
Graduate Record Examination, has increased from slightly above average to
the 94th percentile. As the result of a National Science Foundation grant last
biennium, the Department of Chemical Engineering was able to move into a new
building this biennium.
The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering has begun
efforts to establish a graduate research center in Metallurgy in cooperation
with the University of Brazil and the University of Houston.
The most pressing need of the College of Engineering is a larger OCO
(equipment) budget for the acquisition of needed laboratory equipment for re-
search, and sufficient financial backing by the state to enable it to upgrade
the quality, as well as increase the number, of its staff. Within the next
biennium, the Department of Chemical Engineering hopes to receive accredita-
tion by the Engineer's Council for Professional Development. The Department
of Civil Engineering is in need of a hydraulics laboratory, and the Department
of Engineering Sciences and Mechanics needs more faculty, preferably older
and more famous in their fields, in advanced general mechanics, in continuum
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mechanics, and in the micromechanics of solids. The Department of Metal-
lurgical and Materials Engineering is in need of a lecture hall where demonstra-
tion experiments can be performed, and the Department of Nuclear Engineering
will need an estimated $85,000 to renovate and upgrade the University's training
reactor, plus an additional $70,000 for renovations on the Van de Graaff cyclotron.
During the next biennium, the Department of Mechanical Engineering plans
to complete its gas dynamics facility, and to expand its cryogenics laboratory.
It also plans to improve its plasma flow laboratory, the thermodynamics
laboratory and the air-conditioning laboratory and to develop new laboratories
in automatic controls, machine dynamics, and mechanical vibrations.
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
A total outlay of $3,587,930-$3,500,000 from state sources and $87,930
from federal sources-has been provided during the biennium for construction
and improvement of buildings, purchasing land additions, and providing for
other IFAS facilities at various locations throughout the state. The special
supplemental appropriation bill for the fiscal year 1968-69 will enable IFAS to
hire more and better personnel and to continue research, teaching, and extension
programs throughout Florida in the coming biennium.
Among the changes of the last two years were the transfer of the Depart-
ment of Statistics from the College of Agriculture to the College of Arts and
Sciences (effective July 1, 1968), the change in title of the Department of
Entomology to the Department of Entomology and Nematology, and the addition
of a minor in Tropical Agriculture to the curriculum. A functional reorganiza-
tion was carried out within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences so
that each of the three major functional areas-research, teaching, and extension-
is now headed by a Dean who has the direct responsibility for all activities
of IFAS within his functional area, AI ,, lm-nlly, the titles of these administrators
have been changed to make them more appropriate to the University community
and to the broader responsibilities of the positions, such changes being as follows:
Dean, Cillh. of Agriculture to Dean for Resident Instruction; Director,
Agricultural Experiment Stations to Dean for Research; and Director,
Agricultural Extension Service to Dean for Extension. In an effort to preserve
inter-area unity, joint appointments of academic personnel through research
and through subject matter departments as well as other changes in the internal
structure of the Institute were *fl'eeted: it is hoped that these innovations will
increase effectiveness and avoid duplication of effort.
In September, 1966, IFAS established an International Programs office to
coordinate and supervise overseas contracts between the University and the
Agency for International Development of foreign governments. The Center
for Tropical Agriculture, which was established last biennium, continued to
handle academic training and research under this pr()'ram. The University's
technical assistance program has grown from a continuing AID project in
Costa Rica to include AID and World Bank projects in Jamaica, a sea-level
research contract in Panama under the Battelle Memorial Institute and a two-
year AID contract to assist in the development of the South Vietnamese College
of Agriculture. (In two sixteen-week training periods, IFAS trained 42 workers
in technical agriculture, Vietnamese culture, and language skills at the Uni-
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versity's conversion reserve at Welaka, Florida, under the Vietnam Provincial
Agricultural Advisors Training Program.)
In April, 1968, a campus office for the Organization of Tropical Studies
was established by the Graduate Council within the Center for Tropical
Agriculture. A total of 120 foreign agricultural trainees, sponsored by such
various agencies as the United States Department of Agriculture and the
United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organization, were trained during the
biennium. Research in tropical agriculture during this period was grouped
into the following subject areas: ecological research on the tropical ecosystem,
production-oriented research in plant and animal sciences, and cultural research
on such factors as education, government policies, and marketing, which limit
The initiation of the SHARE (Special Help for Agricultural Research
and Education) as a part of the Univeristy of Florida Foundations, Inc. to
supplement agricultural progress, and the formation of the SHARE Council
(composed of 33 prominent citizens in agriculture from various segments of
the industry and all corners of Florida) to advise in the development of a
SHARE program and to serve as a body to which IFAS administrators can
account in expending funds mark a great step forward for service to Florida.
This private support program is vital to the development of needed
scholarships as well as many other valuable purposes for which funds would
not otherwise be available.
The School of Forestry experienced an increase of 2.9 per cent in the num-
ber of Bachelor of Science in Forestry degrees awarded and 44.4 per cent
in the number of Master of Science in Forestry degrees conferred this biennium.
During the next biennium, the School hopes to add a range ecologist to the
faculty who would give the school a fairly complete staff in wildlife and,
consequently, qualify it for the establishment of a cooperative wildlife research
unit with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission and the U.S.
Department of the Interior. Authorization will be sought to add a second
faculty member in Outdoor Recreation, and moves will be made to establish a
new undergraduate degree program to be entitled, "Outdoor Recreational
Management" or "Recreational Resources Management." Authorization will
also be sought in the next biennium to offer a new degree program, entitled
the Bachelor of Sciences in Wildlife Ecology and to permit the School to
grant a Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (Silviculture or Wildlife Ecology) by
the 1970-71 academic year.
Additional faculty will be needed within the near future in the fields of
wildlife physiology and nutrition, forest engineering, forest mensuration, and
wildlife extension. There is a great demand for the establishment of a wood
products research center program, and the appointment of a wood chemist
and specialist in timber mechanics to activate such a program when facilities
become available. The major need at present, however, is a new building to
house the teaching, research, and extension personnel, and to provide space
for teaching and research facilities in forest management, wildlife ecology, and
products technology. Faculty is at present housed in four separate buildings,
two of which are slated for removal in the near future to provide for cam-
pus parking space. The forestry undergraduate curriculum of the School is up
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for reaccreditation in 1971, and space quality are among the factors which will
affect a r-nac.' r ltitati.Ii decision.
J. Hillis Miller Health Center
Perhaps the most outstanding characteristic of the J. Hillis Miller Health
Center during this biennium has been its success both with innovating programs
and with continuing ones. Some of the Health Center units have been cited in
the U.S. Congress as models for other universities; other have been recognized
for academic, patient care, and research pruog'rams by scientific communities
throughout the world.
For the 1!i;7-; academic year, 1,192 students were enrolled in the col-
leges of the Health Center-297 in Medicine, 231 in Nursing, 204 in Health-
Related Professions, and 260 in Pharmacy, plus 200 interns, residents, and post-
doctoral fellows engaged in speciality training, in clinical assignments, or
specialized research. The complex employs 2,018 persons, 319 of whom are
In this biennium, growing specialization and a need for health team effort
resulted in growing interdisciplinary involvement within the Health Center's
colleges and within the University at large, underlining the concept that
meaningful health care education can no longer be structured solely along
traditional department lines. The teaching and research programs of the colleges
of the Health Center and the faculties of these colleges are interacting closely
with many programs and faculty in other colleges of the University at under-
graduate as well as graduate levels. Educational and research efforts in biological
sciences, bio-engineering, neurobiological sciences, computer sciences, pre-pro-
fessional education, sociology, anthropology, law, and business administration
are examples of this interaction.
The biennium proved that the Health Center has outgrown the State's
original estimates of its needs, and planning has begun for immediate and long-
range expansion of the Health Center. The number of medical students needed
annually by Florida is at least 300; however, the University of Florida will be
able to enroll a maximum of only 64 students in its College of Medicine for the
1968 quarter. Florida is also far below the national average in the number of
practicing dentists, pharmacists, nurses, health related professionals and vet-
erinarians. To accommodate larger enrollments, more space is needed, especially
in Nursing and the Health Related Professions; such space is a critical
consideration in keeping and attracting qualified faculty members for the teach-
ing, research, and patient care programs of the Health Center and the Uni-
College of Journalism and Communications
In July of 1967, the School of Journalism and Communications at the
University of Florida was elevated to the position of College, making it the
second largest professional journalism college in the United States. The college
has grown approximately 32.8 per cent in student enrollment over the last
biennium, and has a predicted enrollment of 700 for the Fall 1968 quarter.
New courses and new curriculums have been formulated with the switch
from the trimester to the quarter. For graduating seniors in the News-Editorial
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program a combination block was formed of courses in applied journalism, public
opinion, and a journalism seminar; among the other additions were courses in
the elements of advertising, in editing and typography, in management, and
in technical journalism, as well as advanced coursework and seminars in public
This year the College of Journalism and Communications was awarded the
William Randolph Hearst Foundation's national championship for the second
time in four years. Florida has never ranked less than sixth in the last eight
years in this competition with the 52 other accredited national schools and
colleges of journalism.
Due to limitations of resources and of space, the College of Journalism and
Communications has been forced to curtail its enrollment for the coming term.
Although some space for classrooms and photography labs has been allocated
on the fourth floor of the stadium, more space is needed for library material
and for advertising labs.
College of Physical Education and Health
During this biennium, Yon Hall Dormitory was completed which, in
addition to providing rooms and a training table for scholarship athletes,
increased the seating capacity of Florida Field Stadium to 59,600. Also, four
handball courts, two volleyball courts and two basketball courts were con-
structed near Hume Hall and a lighting program is underway for football
fields, softball fields, and handball courts to provide for student physical
During the 1967-68 biennium, there were an average of 1,100 enrollments
per term in the professional physical education curriculum, 4,100 enrollments
per term in required physical education, and 18,750 individual participation per
term in intramural athletic and recreation programs.
Within the next biennium, the College of Physical Education and Health
hopes to receive approval to offer a masters degree program, and to formulate
plans for a doctoral program in Health and Recreation. The College also
recognizes the need for a larger indoor swimming facility and a new women's
University of Florida Libraries
If the goal of the University of Florida is to become a quality university,
then we can no longer afford to ignore the fact, presented by evidence in
numerous reports and studies and enforced by the Cartter assessment, that
"no single nonhuman factor is as closely related to the quality of graduate
education" as is the library. In comparison with ten other universities similar
to Florida in academic structure and program [California (L.A.), Illinois,
Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio State, Pennsylvania
State, Rutgers, and Wisconsin] Florida reveals a growing inadequacy in re-
search materials. With a total library budget of less than sixty per cent of the
average, Florida's total library holding is one million volumes short of the
mean total volumes of the ten other A.R.L. Libraries and Florida libraries
total salaries run less than the mean total salaries of the ten other A.R.L.
Libraries by $830,000. Comparisons with other universities are valid and neces-
sary when the University must compete with other institutions for the best
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faculty members and for competent graduate students. All universities
with overall faculty quality ratings of "strong" or "distinguished" have stronger
library resources than does the University of Florida.
Although the addition with the opening of the new Research Library in
1967 of 84,600 net ai-ig~iahbl square feet and a seating capacity of 910
relieved somewhat the increasingly critical space problem, there nevertheless
continues to be a severe shirtu.e.' of space. Unfortunately, only half the total
building could be constructed and consequently the Latin American collection
and the Business Administration collection were separated and housed in the
College Library. Because housing is still inadequate for the basic collection,
lesser used research material is being stored in the Century Tower and the
basement of the Auditorium. Planning for the second half of the Research
Library should be in the top priority for the next biennium. Hume Library and
the Health Center Library also need expanded or new quarters, and the Law
Library will soon be moved into its new building.
Undergraduate enrollment continued its astounding rate of growth during
the biennium, increasing from 13,690 in the fall of 1965 to 14,612 in the fall of
1966 and to 15,311 in the fall of 1967. During the 1966-67 school year, the
University awarded 2,748 baccalaureate degrees; this figure increased to 3,095
in the 1967-68 school year, an increase of almost 25 per cent over the number
of bachelor degrees granted during the previous biennium.
Generally, campus morale remained high during this biennium. The change
from the trimester to the quarter system was accomplished with minimum diffi-
culty. Student adjustment was good, and naltl]ugh the changeover resulted in
many problems, every effort is being made to achieve solutions. The completion
of the new J. Wayne Reitz Union, as well as new outdoor facilities for handball,
basketball, and volleyball have added immensely to the campus recreational
The conduct of the students as a whole has been excellent, in spite of the
over-publicized actions of a small minority. While the majority of students and
faculty disagree with the viewpoints and tactics of this small and vocal minority,
they strongly defend the right of such groups to express their views in keeping
with constitutional law and academic freedom. The University seeks to preserve
the constitutional rights of its students and constantly strives to clarify adminis-
trative due process as well as to delineate the attending student responsibilities.
The students have reacted well to this policy, and seek productive solutions
through mutually beneficial exchanges of views. One new channel of communi-
cation has been an Action Conference composed of students, faculty, and adminis-
trators. This Conference was organized in June 1968 for the purpose of providing
a forum of discussion on highly controversial issues and for increasing mutual
understanding and trust.
International student enrollment reached 350 during the biennium, with
students representing 56 different countries. Graduate students account for fifty
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per cent of this number. In comparison with the total student enrollment of the
University, international students now constitute 1.84 per cent of the on-campus
enrollment, or about half of the upper limit of three per cent established by
University policy. The presence of these students on the campus, along with an
equal number of exchange professors and resident aliens, provides the cross-
cultural environment and opportunity for understanding that are the very
essence of a University.
Student Financial Aid
The total financial aid utilized by students during the biennium was
$11,378,787.00, which is an increase of $4,814,602.00 over the past biennium. This
sum played a major role in the matriculation of 14,223 students during the two-
year period, and was utilized in the form of part-time jobs, loans, grants, and
scholarships. Two very real eventualities demand that the University expand its
financial program at the earliest opportunity: (1) increase in student population
at the rate of approximately 1,200 per year appears to be a certainty; and (2)
increased cost through inflation seems to be a reasonable reality. The best efforts
of every person associated with the University who has an interest in students
must be directed to this vital area of student assistance.
During the past biennium, a total of 2,508 students were hospitalized for a
total of 9,429 days of care in the Student Infirmary. Student Health Services also
treated 108,312 out-patients, gave 3,002 pre-employment physical examinations,
and administered 2,468 immunizations during this same period.
The Mental Health Unit of the Infirmary counseled 1,623 students during this
period. It is believed that the Mental Health Service has been a major factor
in helping many students adjust to the pressures with which they are confronted
The University Placement Center
In the spring of 1967, the Colleges of Education and Business Administration
turned over their entire placement responsibility to the University Placement
Center, which is now located in the new J. Wayne Reitz Union Building. Virtually
all formalized placement activity is now handled by one central agency. Due to
the monumental increase in new registrants (72 per cent in 1967-68 over the
1966-67 level), there is a need to obtain additional space and operating funds for
the Center's continued operation.
During this biennium, two new student housing projects were completed. The
first was the east side addition to the Stadium which includes space for 214 male
students. Financed by the University of Florida Athletic Association and named
in honor of the late Everett M. Yon, former University athletic director, this
building was the first fully air-conditioned residence hall on campus.
The second project, also fully air-conditioned, was the Twin Towers Residence
Halls for 800 students. The tower for women was occupied in September 1967;
the tower for men, in May 1968. Designed for junior, senior, and graduate stu-
dents, these towers consist of suites for four students each, with two bedrooms,
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bathroom and study room-kitchenette. Wall-to-wall carpeting insures quiet for
study; the arrangement of eight suites per floor emphasizes the sense of privacy;
the kitchenette provides the opportunity for meal preparation.
Due to the increased volume of apartment construction in Gainesville during
the biennium, it became necessary, in order to meet housing loan commitments, to
extend the University's residence requirements to include sophomore men as of
September 1968 and to remind sophomore and transfer women of the residence
requirements affecting them.
Projects underway for the coming biennium include the construction of a
residence for 256 students adjacent to the Law Center, a project to place tele-
phones in each student room for 15 of the 23 residence hall-, and a project to air-
condition nine residence halls on the west campus.
In the very near future, the University must plan to renovate most campus
residential buildings and replace Flavet Village Three, a married housing complex
comprised of wooden structures dating from World War II.
Reserve Officer Training Corps
Enrollment in the officer training program of both the Army and Air Force
here on campus is expected to decrease during the coming biennium, relieving
somewhat the strain upon space, equipment, and facilities that had been the
result of a rapidly expanding compulsory program. With the change to voluntary
ROTC training, an increase in quality and interest in the program is foreseen;
likewise, the impetus of the Viet Nam situation and Draft Board deferment revi-
sion continues to stimulate interest in the advanced program.
University Counseling Center
The staff at the Univeriity Ciiiisnling Center saw some 5,600 students for
more than 11,000 interviews during the biennium. This represents a sixty per cent
increase over last biennium in both the number of students counseled and the
number of interviews. In addition to its regular educational-vocational, academic,
and personal-social counseling services, the Center has also undertaken a voca-
tional rehabilitation program for veterans. The Center likewise serves as a train-
ing facility both for doctoral interns in psychhloLy and personnel services, with
six interns working under supervision from twenty to forty hours a week, and
for practicum students in psychology and education, providing them applied
experience under very close supervision a few hours a week. In the near future,
the Counseling Center hopes to establish year-round vocational counseling in the
dormitories and in the classroom, in addition to the regular pre-registration
counseling. The Center would also like to establish a program of group marriage
counseling sessions, to promote better husband-wife communications for more
University College, like all the other colleges within the University, was
affected greatly by the transition from the trimester to the quarter calendar at
the beginning of the 1967-68 academic year. Course content and credit were
revised appropriately to accommodate the new system. Although an entrance
quota of 2,800 was maintained, fluctuations in the total enrollment occurred as
a result of such factors as transfers, the retention rate, the suspension rate, and
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the availability of financial assistance. Early registration and privileged regis-
tration have been continued and have proved highly effective, permitting up to
three quarters of the freshman class to be registered before the beginning of the
fall term in September.
Among the changes made in course structures within the College this bien-
nium were: the rewriting of the Physical Sciences course; the total reorganization
of the Comprehensive Logic course; the offering of an optional one-credit labora-
tory course with the Physical Sciences course; and the preparation of new elective
courses in cybernetics and in African culture.
The Dean of University College organized a Student Council during the bien-
nium consisting of twelve freshmen and twelve sophomores from the Humanities
and Social Sciences, to meet with him seven times during the year to discuss
University College policies and to recommend changes. The students have wel-
comed this opportunity to voice their opinions and to learn about the various
aspects of the College operation.
The College's role as counselor is second only to its role in general education.
University College has managed to raise its counselor-teaching faculty ratio from
1:11 to 1:9, and has several counselors available for academic advisement every
hour of every day in the College office. The College also participates in special
counseling sessions for freshmen during Orientation, with the help of counselors
from all the Upper Division colleges as well.
Over the last ten years, the Graduate School has grown at an average rate
of 11 per cent per year, and may be expected to continue growth at this rate
until 1975, when enrollment will have reached 6,000. Because many students
must be supported by stipends, the Graduate School has helped secure a large
number of fellowships and grants (178 National Defense Education Act Fellow-
ships for 1967-68). Graduate Record Examination scores have been increasing
on the average, and 62.7 per cent of the graduate students enrolling the 1967
Fall term scored above 550 on the verbal-quantitative section of the examination.
During the biennium, one new professional degree-the professional degree
of Engineer-and four new Ph.D. programs in Anthropology, Astronomy, Sta-
tistics, and special areas of Education were instituted. The requirement for a
minor area of study in graduate programs was made optional to departments
by the graduate faculty.
Over the last two years, the Graduate School handled fellowships, trainee-
ships, and scholarships from non-State sources such as the National Defense
Education Act (NDEA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF), Health and Education Act
(HEA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Public Health Service, Radiological
Health Specialist Training Grants, and miscellaneous other contributors, as well
as undertaking the support of the Ford Foundation Three-Year Master's Pro-
gram (the grant which initiated this program expired June, 1967) and the
granting of 153 Non-Resident Tuition Scholarships (valued at $200 each). Its
publications include, in addition to various informational pamphlets, a 23-page
brochure entitled Iiifonrmatio for WT'rit;i and T!ping Theses and Dissertations,
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The Graduate School Review, the Graduate Catalogue, Humanities Monoigraphs,
and Social Sciences Monographs.
The entering graduate class of this biennium (Fall 1966 and Fall 1967) had
received their Bachelor's Degrees mainly from Florida (39.2 per cent) and the
other Southern States (20.5 per cent). The total enrollment for Fall 1966
(including GENESYS graduate students) was 2.,5x; and rose to 2,862 by Fall
1967. During the biennium, the University of Florida awarded 326 Ph.D., 84
Ed.D., 48 Specialist and 1,790 Master's degrees.
Plans for future expansion in the Graduate School include the erection of a
new Graduate School Headquarters and Center for International Studies. The
United States Office of Education has already granted $400,000 towards its
In spite of national predictions of a decrease of 30 to 40 per cent in enroll-
ment due to the Draft Law revision and the Viet Nam situation, the Graduate
School feels that the reduction in enrollment at the University of Florida will
not be drastic. Although the growth rate of the Graduate School will be tem-
porarily slowed by these circumstances, one predictable result will be a flood of
graduate students into the colleges for several years after peace has been
Throughout this biennium, the Graduate Eiininc.ring Education System
program has continued to make high quality proc..rams available to professional
people concentrated in the space age industries located in Florida. Altogether
the GENESYS plan includes six operating facilities: one each in Orlando, Port
Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Daytona Beach, and
the University of Florida at Gainesville. All six terminals are connected by
closed circuit, talk-back television to provide instruction in specialized courses
to students at all reception points. Through this arrangement students are able
to ask questions of the professor during the television lecture-all students at
all locations hear all such questions and all answers. Although the burden of the
instruction, about 70 per cent on the average, is performed by live instructors
in the conventional classroom, the total faculty contributing to this educational
program is made up from three major groups: the full-time resident GENESYS
faculty, the adjunct faculty drawn from highly qualified men in industry, and
the Gainesville faculty of the College of Engineering. In aggregate, this is an
extremely large, diversified, and highly qualified faculty which can be mobilized,
through GENESYS, to bring its talents to bear upon educational needs in any
part of the area served.
In order to ameliorate the confusion attendant upon the former division of
responsibilities, the overall administrative responsibility for GENESYS has been
placed directly in the Dean of Engineering at Gainesville. Facilities have been
upgraded at all locations, especially with the installation in 1967 of a Digital
Computer Remote Terminal System. Through the utilization of "data sets" and
leased telephone lines between the outlying centers and the Gainesville campus,
this system gives access to the University computer, IBM systems 360/50.
Likewise, the use of video tape recordings was begun in January 1968 to enable
students outside the network to receive comparable instruction. These tapes
have not only served as excellent back up material when network troubles have
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occurred, but have also enabled instructors to reproduce lab experiments from
bulky, immovable equipment before a large audience in an auditorium and to
enable students who have been absent from the station areas to catch up with
their missed classes immediately upon their return to the station.
From the Fall 1965 to the Fall 1967 terms, class enrollment grew from 141
to 162 at the Cape, from 161 to 172 at Orlando, and fell from 98 to 54 at
Daytona; class rigistrationii grew from 189 to 207 at the Cape, 191 to 205 at
Orlando, and fell from 173 to 82 at Daytona. During the biennium, a total of
78 Masters Degrees were awarded through GENESYS: 34 were awarded through
Daytona, 18 through the Cape, and 26 through Orlando.
ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
J. Hillis Miller Health Center
Foremost among the undertakings of the J. Hillis Miller Health Center
this biennium has been the planning and organization of the new College of
Dentistry, which will enroll from forty to sixty students in its first class in the
fall of 1971 in a four-year program leading to the degree of Doctor of Dental
Medicine. The curriculum for the new College of Dentistry has been approved,
and the philosophy of the new college has been formulated. It has been placed
in the "accreditation eligible" category by the Council on Dental Education of
the American Dental Association, but cannot be fully accredited until it is
evaluated in full operation with students and faculty. Although it has not yet
officially opened its doors, the College has conducted three continuing education
courses for practicing dentists during this biennium.
Other developments during the biennium include the growth of two divisions
within the College of Medicine to departmental status-the Departments of
Anesthesiology and Ophthalmology. In keeping with the broadening base of the
discipline of anatomy, the former Department of Anatomy has become the
Department of Anatomical Sciences. In addition, a new chair in reproductive
biology was established through private endowments this biennium, and has been
named in honor of former University of Florida president, J. Wayne Reitz.
Significant progress has been made in the implementation of the affiliation
program with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Gainesville. This hospital
program adds considerable resources to the J. Hillis Miller Health Center and
permits consideration of expansion programs which require clinical facilities for
their implementation. The College of Medicine and Jacksonville Hospitals Edu-
cational Programs, Inc. (JHEP) joined forces to strengthen programs of gradu-
ate and continuing medical education in Jacksonville. In effect, the partnership
creates an extension division of the College and broadens the educational offer-
ings within the Jacksonville medical community. The College of Medicine has
also initiated an interesting program for exchange of housestaff at the inter-
national level. This includes a joint endeavor with the University of Edinburgh
in Scotland and with the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.
The Human Development Center has made a major step forward by com-
pleting construction of the first building phase including the Children's Mental
Health Unit and two floors of research laboratories. The Children's Mental
Health Unit will handle programs for patient care, research, and training in
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the broad field of emotional disturbances in childhood. It w ill provide a structured
environment for children and will pei mit the essential interaction of psychiatrists,
psychologists, nur:- .'. ci..ilri.t--. social workers, occupational therapists, edu-
cators, pediatricians, and experts in the field of communicative disorders. The
interdisciplinary faculty in child p-y thiiatr'y will .re; -lu in research related to
childhood p ych.-i.-, parent-child interactions, ]:,,' iL.'. development and aspects
of the bio-social development of children. The establishment of the Children's
Mental Health Unit as one of the first components of the Human Development
Center recognizes the vital role of mental health in the developmental process of
children. There is no area of growth and development where interaction of basic
science and practice has greater potential to contribute to the well-eincg of
The State's contribution towards the Health Center as a unit of the University
has dropped from 65 per cent in 1959 to 20 per cent for the fiscal year 1967-68;
this means that the remainder was secured through miscellaneous gifts and
grants. While in times of expanding federal expenditures this may represent
strength, it adds great insecurity to the programs when federal support of such
programs is shrinking. lThi before, it is of great importance to obtain a better
balance of funding for the clinical departments. Higher, more competitive
salaries for highly trained medical personnel are vital if the Health Center is
to retain its more distinguished personnel and to attract more and better re-
searchers, teachers, and other specialists. Immediate substantial increases in
federal, state, and private support are essential to the etffc-tive carrying out of
these programs for the benefit of the State of Florida and of the nation.
Enrollment in the College of Law was forced to remain fairly close to the
enrollment ceiling of 700 during this biennium, and cannot be expected to increase
until the occupation of the new Law Center Complex which is to be opened in
January 1969. Meanwhile, the College suffers from cramped facilities, a faculty
shortage (teacher-student ratio of 1:25) and an inadequate budget for equipment,
personnel, and salaries. Nevertheless, Florida has managed to remain among the
top 20 per cent of Law schools in the nation. Books and papers prepared have
been in such areas as federal estate and gift taxes, .-y-tems approaches to socio-
economic problems of government, the personality of lawyers, compiling of a
cumulative index for Florida Real Property Practice, and-until discontinued
for lack of funds-indexing and clas:itfiction of cases for an automated legal
Professional activity in the College has been continued, through such insti-
tutions as the John Marshall Bar Association, the University of Florida Law
Review (now in its 21st year), the Campbell Thornal Intramural NMoot Court
Competitions, and the Legal Ethics Program (in cooperation with the Florida
Bar). In 1967, the Florida legislature also created a Florida Law Revision
Committee, which is to be housed in offices in the new Law Complex.
Staff morale in the College is low, as a result of non-competitive salaries,
which hinder the hiring or keeping of adequately qualified faculty in sufficient
quantity to staff classes, and conseqluently place a heavier burden on those
professors who do stay. Adding to the general discontent is a serious shortage
in operating funds for equipment, research assistants and travel allowance. The
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shortage of operating funds is especially evident in the Law Library. Although
the University of Florida's Law School is 17th in the nation in size, it is only
38th in the size of its law library holdings. If the College is to carry out its
plans for future expansion and its hopes of oftering- a Master's degree in Law
in the future, greater state support is imperative.
During the past (dcad., the University has made significant progress
towards achieving strength in the various areas of research, chiefly because of
two major decisions by the University: (1) the decision, in the late fifties, to
strengthen the sciences and engineering, and (2) the establishment of the Divi-
sion of Sponsored Research. The first of these steps made possible the obtaining
of such significant Federal support as the Science Development grant in 1965
from the National Science Foundation (by far the most prestigious Federal
grant reflecting excellence) as well as a large sustaining grant and an inter-
disciplinary research building grant from the National Aeronautics and Space
The second step, the establishment of the Division of Sponsored Research,
has played a major role in strengthening the research program of the Uni-
versity, particularly in the areas of the physical sciences, engineering, health,
and agriculture. Future efforts will be directed toward the development of new
areas of strength in the social sciences and humanities.
The success of these two steps was assured by the creation of pIro
critical size in the selected areas and the development of interdisciplinary pro-
grams. The overall effect has been to advance the University to the threshold of
distinction from which, by all national criteria, qualitative and quantitative, it
will be in a position to become the leading university in the South, and eventually
one of the outstanding twenty in the nation.
In order to achieve these goals, Legislative support from the State must be
increased if the University is to improve its competitive position with other
institutions, with regard to faculty salaries and a capital improvement program;
likewise, long-range research and graduate training programs must be developed
that are, at the same time, consistent with the University's own goals and
compatible to a maximum degree with federal programs of support.
Regarding the availability of federal support of higher education in the
future, most authorities in government and in higher education agree on the
following: (1) Over the next 18 months to two years, federal .supluort for higher
education will be reduced while the nation adjusts to the surtax and the six
billion dollar federal expenditure cuts; (2) after 1970, federal funds will be
required and will become available in inlucr-r.ihi :iamL-nnt-, so that by 1975 an
increase in expenditures for higher education of eight billion dollars has been
foreca-t: (3) institutions which have solid, long-range plans will be in the best
position to take advantage of this increase. Particularly important to such plans
are capabilities for planning and implementing interdisciplinary programs in
both the areas of research and service.
The University's Division of Sponsored Research reports total grant funds
and research contracts during this biennium of $21,391,356, an increase of 7.9
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per cent over the $11..*2. 1:1: in research contract and grant funds for last
biennium. The administration of these funds was as follows:
ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH CO()NT'I.\('T AND GRANT FUNDS
June 30, 1968
U,,;,.- ,.i. Breakdown
Number Face Value
Agriculture and Forestry 134 $ 2,34,-17:;
Arts and Sciences 76 2,790,586
Education ..........- ... 10 615,785
Engineering --- ..........- .............. 96 4,397,677
Health Related Professions .8 364,597
Medicine -----......---. --. -... 153 4.1,;: .1V.
Nursing ....... 3 1 C5,,7f'.I
Pharmacy -. ..... .. 3 40,126
University Wide -- 8 1,320,705
Other ...... .. ....... 14 486,443
Science Development Grant 1 4,240,000
Total 506 $21,:.:11,356
Categories of Sponsors
Department of Defense:
Air Force 7.0 $ 1,440,107
Army ...-- 4.1 803,739
Navy ..------ .... .. 2.1 408,233
Department of Health, Education and Welfare 26.2 5,597,799
Atomic Energy Commission 2.0 368,003
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8.0 1,609,383
National Science Foundation 33.1 7,050,741
Department of Interior 2.-3 459,263
Other Federal Agencies 4.2 888,635
Foundations, Industry, State and Local 11.0 2,765,453
TOTAL 100.0 $21,391, :
Categories of Services Performed*
Direct Probable Benefit to Industry 13.0 $ 2,784,771
Contribution to Human Health 39.2 8,395,851
Direct Probable Benefit to Agriculture and Fr.-I ry 8.4 1,796,238
Contribution to the National Safety (Defense) 21.1 4,516,372
Basic Research and Education Contracts 84.9 1N,15:.8:;,
* Many projects coltriilbute to more than one service ,l.;.-.tiv,. Herii any total of
these groups would be meaningless.
Florida Agricultural Experiment Stations
During this biennium, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
(IFAS) spent $'J.5 million for research; 76 per cent of which came from state
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funds and incidental sources, 10 per cent from commercial grants, and the re-
maining 14 per cent from the federal government (Hatch Act funds, Atomic
Energy Commission, National Science Foundation, United States Department
of Agriculture, etc.). A major part of this research is directed toward the
dl.velolpmelnt of new breeds of plants adaptable to growing conditions in Florida
and the tropics, as well as for new techniques of harvesting Florida's hla ue crops
of oranges and tomatoes. Not only has a major effort been made to breed varieties
of crops which are especially adapted to Florida, but, in many cases, to specific
areas of Florida. Over the past eighty years, Uniivcrity of Florida scientists have
developed a total of 136 new plant varieties representing 57 different species.
Significantly, this biennium, the new plant releases included Florida 102 barley,
Florida 66 alfalfa, Florida 501 oats, "Norris" bunch grapes, "Tropi-red" and
"Tropi-grow" tomatoes, and Florida 20 and Florida 17 cigar-wrapper tobacco.
Work is also underway to find an effective method of mechanical harvesting for
Florida's orange and tomato crops as an inevitable step towards reducing costs
and overcoming a dwindling labor supply. Involved in this process are such
factors as uniform crop maturation in the case of tomatoes, and fruit-loosening
chemicals and trce--ha|ling in the case of oranges. Soybean research, relatively
new to the state of Florida, has been undertaken with increasing interest, and
a comprehensive bulletin was printed during the biennium presenting the results
to date on planting, growing, handling, and feeding of soybeans.
Other significant developments during this biennium include the completion
of the new swine research laboratory at Marianna and the activation of a new
Ornamental Horticulture laboratory at Apopka. The Department of Bacteriology
was added as a research department in the Agricultural Experiment Stations
and a new USDA system of documentation, the Current Research Informational
Service, was undertaken which, when implemented at all 21 of the Florida
stations, will enable researchers to undertake simultaneously more than a
thousand projects throughout Florida.
J. Hillis Miller Health Center
For the researchers of the J. Iillis Miller Health Center, l1';i;-i; has
proved to be a highly productive biennium. Among the various developments of
the past two years have been the development of a new drug to rid the body
system rapidly of other drugs such as aspirin and phenobarbital; the discovery
of a group of drugs with the potential ability to halt spinal meningitis; the
discovery of more effective fliid-ridhling medications for the prevention of con-
,e-tive heart failure; the discovery of a clue to the cause of nervous system
t(l-.Lncrationi in pancreatic insufficiency; the discovery of a cause of recurring
eye infection by the herpes simplex virus; the discovery of a method to preserve
corneal tissue as long as 422 days, enabling surgeons to overcome the 48-hour
limit formerly necessary for transplants, and thereby securing vision for many
who would otherwise remain blind; the discovery that a tiny plastic lens bonded
over the surface of the cornea can restore sight to persons afflicted by certain
diseases of the eye; the discovery in "lazy hemoglobin" of a possible cause for
heart attacks besides that of arterial blockage; the discovery that, unlike duo-
denal ulcers, stomach ulcers may be caused by stagnant, undigested food which
remains in the stomach; the di-covery of an oral spray for flu that is more
effective than shots; the discovery that the use of certain drugs and chemicals
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may accelerate recovery from traumatic shock and coma; and the discovery that
the brain is capable of learning even as it recovers from surgery.
Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station
In the Electrical Engineering Department, research activities in the fields
of microelectronics and solid-state electronics centered on a program in "uncon-
ventional solid-state materials and devices" sponsored by the Department of
Defense. The program is a part of "Pri'je.t THEMIS," by which the Department
of Defense seeks to establish at universities centers of high research competence
in selected fields.
Our THEMIS research comprises two interrelated efforts: (1) studies aimed
toward determining the basic properties of materials; and (2) studies utilizing
information thus gained in device and system applications. The program was
approved for three years at a total budget of $1;011,1,n1, with continuation expected
at $200,000 per year. Nine professors-six from Electrical Eniivtering and three
from Metallurgical and Materials Engineering-and thirteen graduate students
are presently funded by this program. The contract was awarded on September 10,
In addition to the THEMIS research, several other research projects are
underway. One concerns magnetic thin-film switching; another, microwave solid-
state devices; and a third, computer-aided design of thin film filters.
The Department of Industrial and Systems Enilincc.riniL together with
faculty from the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, is engaged in a
broad base research effort in Logistics and Information Processing Systems. This
program is part of Project THEM1IS, which provides support for interdiscipli-
nary research groups from Universities across the nation.
The objectives of the research in logistics are to develop mathematical and
statistical approaches to analyzing the behavior of procurement-production-
inventory-distribution systems and associated information processing systems
needs. Problems of information storage and retrieval, optimal items classification
schemes, and optimal management of the demand for time-sharing computer
facilities are the principal objects of research in information processing. Methods
of operations research and industrial dynamics have been brought to bear in
attempting to gain understanding of real logistics and information processing
system problems through the process of abstracting their characteristics into
mathematical terms. The model is then pr(LVrln1n1mmel onto the computer and exer-
cised so as to simulate the behavior of the real world system it represents. The
advantage of this approach is that experimentation can be performed on the
computer model rather than interfering and possibly disrupting the operation of
the real world system itself.
Six principal investigators together with twelve to fifteen graduate students
have been working for one year on the development of a number of quantitative
models. This work is presently funded through August 1971. The termination of
the new federal program under the State Technical Services Act, due to a lack
of understanding at the state level and a consequent lack of funds, resulted in
an unfortunate loss of aid to the industries of Florida. Other research work
currently under the College of Engineering is funded for the most part from
federal grants and industrial contracts, not by the state.
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Other Research Programs
The administration of the College of Education is at present engaged in a
three-year self-study program funded by the federal government at $260,000, to
discover and combat the problems of organization and administration involved
in the educational system. During the 1968-69 academic year, the faculty of the
College of Education will be directing research projects involving over one
million dollars from federal resources. These involve such grants as a $90,000
training grant to provide graduate training in research methodology.
The Center for Latin American Studies, in addition to interdisciplinary
instruction and seminars, is presently concerned with the following projects:
(1) a study of the ecology of the Lake Izabel region in Guatemala as a clue to
the development of other Latin American areas; (2) a Latin American Data
Bank, to gather and tape data from population censuses, agricultural indices,
and price indices from such countries as Costa Rica, Venezuela, Equador, Argen-
tina, Brazil, and Chile; and (3) research on the historical buildings and plazas
of Puerto Rico, as well as designs for modern developmental housing.
EXTENSION AND SERVICE
Agricultural Extension Service
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Extension
Service continued to offer its specialized educational services wherever needed
to Floridians over the past biennium. With the use of larger acreages for crops
and livestock, water and labor problems have been intensified within the state;
likewise, growing demands upon rural land for commercial and recreational pur-
poses have also created serious problems. The Agricultural Extension Service
has responded to these problems by providing information on such subjects as
water use and zoning and by involving research personnel when needed. In an
attempt to keep pace with the ever-growing need for information, the Extension
Service made greater use of the mass media-newspapers, journals, radio, and
television-than ever before. Also, a higher degree of specialized educational
work was provided this biennium by special extension agents who provide
assistance for a several county area. There are presently twelve of these agents
in such fields as dairying, soils and plant nutrition, and citrus.
Florida's agricultural development under DARE (Developing Agricultural
Resources Effectively), a program developed by the Institute in cooperation with
the agricultural industry, owes a great deal to Extension's educational work
and help in planning for the future growth of Florida's agriculture.
The Extension Service's home economics programs focused mainly during
the biennium on the areas of family stability, consumer confidence, family
housing, family health and community resource development. Arrangements
have been completed to transfer all home economics personnel from Florida
State University in Tallahassee to the University of Florida as soon as Unit D
of Dan McCarty Hall is completed late in the fall of 1968.
Enrollment in state 4-H clubs, the Extension Service's youth program, in-
creased to 18,822 during the biennium from 16,000 in 1966. This increase is
due lair-.ly to intensive efforts on the part of county personnel to locate and
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recruit leaders and to overcome the effects of resistance in some areas of the
state to Civil Rights Act requirements.
The Extension Service has attempted, through internal reorganization, to
provide a more complete coordination of ;:i'ricutltiire, home economics, and
Division of Continuing Education
The Division of Continuing Education, in order to conduct its program
of instruction, is organized into three departmn.'nt-. (1) Administration, which
includes the off-campus credit class program, the School Service Center Pro-
gram, and the State Center for Continuing Education, in Jacksonville, (2) Cor-
respondence Study, and (3) Special Programs, consisting of non-credit courses,
short courses, conferences, institutes, and seminars designed to provide in-
structional assistance for the solution of specific problems. During this biennium,
9,301 people were enrolled in 496 off-campus credit classes, 11,404 were enrolled
in 332 correspondence study courses, and 11,717 were enrolled in the 176 special
programs; a total of 32,422 people benefited from the Division's 1,004 offerings
in 1966-68. Although the University was originally designated by the Board
of Regents to provide off-campus classes in only 21 counties, the Division con-
ducted classes in 35 of Florida's 67 counties, with Duval County taking the
lead in both the number of classes and the number of enrollments; Palm Beach
County was next in the number of classes and Volusia County ranked third.
The School Service Center Program enables county school systems to more
adequately provide for the instruction of culturally deprived children. Utilizing
the University's computers, this program analyzes the achievement scores of
these children to provide raw score mean deviations, standard deviations,
ranking by local and national norms, quartile distribution, and similar measure-
ments necessary to the statistical evaluation of programs required by federal
government projects. The School Service Center also provides sy-teron for
teacher evaluation and programs of instruction to participating schools.
The State Center for Continuing Education in Jacksonville had an enroll-
ment this biennium of 3,808; its library had a circulation of 17,523 books on
permanent loan and of 10,120 books on temporary loan.
During this biennium, the Department of Correspondence Study prepared
and instituted 45 new courses as well as revising 74 other courses. With author-
ization to make direct payment to faculty for services rendered to Correspond-
ence Study, the Division has been able to increase the effectiveness of this
Special Programs were conducted for business grrup!~ (118), health related
groups (25), public service groups (20), youth groups (11), and science groups
(2). The demand for this instruction greatly exceeded the Division's cip.icity
to meet these needs.
The Division of Ciitintin"ii Education r, Lize. the University's need to
provide additional off-campus credit classes especially in the areas of business
and industry; this might more readily be accomplished by an increase in the
registration fee for class instruction in these subject areas. Also, additionail
line item coordinators and clerical positions will be required within the next
biennium to permit the growth of Special Prg'ramni. There is a recognized
need to increase univer.sity-levcl correspondence study courses to approximately
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400, and the total offering of college, high school, and professional courses
to approximately 600. Currently, a new director is needed for the State Center
for Continuing Education in Jacksonville; a qualified man for this position
will be difficult to retain unless the salary for this position is made commen-
surate with the responsibilities it entails.
J. Hillis Miller Health Center
The patient care program of the J. Hillis Miller Health Center continued
to be an important source of service to the citizens of Florida throughout
the past biennium. The William A. Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics,
the clinical teaching and patient care unit of the J. Hillis Miller Health Center,
treated over 121,000 different referred patients over the two year period,
handling 112,215 days of in-patient care and 90,198 out-patient visits in the last
year alone. Referrals of patients to the Health Center for surgery are so
numerous that there are waiting lists in the cardiovascular, renal (kidney
transplants and dialysis), and eye division; approximately 180 persons a year
receive heart surgery, 150 persons a year receive corneal transplants, and 350
persons a year receive retina reattachments at the Health Center. The facilities
of the Health Center were enhanced this biennium by the construction of the
Veterans Administration Hospital and the programmatic affiliation of it with
the J. Hillis Miller Health Center which was, in effect, an expansion of educa-
tion, research, and patient care resources.
Other Service Activities
This biennium, as it has for the past eight years, the Department of
Personnel Services in the College of Education has continued to handle NDEA-
sponsored institutes for the preparation of counselors for Florida's school
systems. A new institute was added to the three organized during the past
biennium for the stimulation of research and development activities. All of
these have been quite successful in the coordination of studies, publications,
conferences, and research projects under the titles of Institute for Curriculum
Improvement, Institute for Development of Human Resources, Institute for
Educational Leadership, and the Institute of Higher Education (established
1967). The Florida Educational Research and Development Council has, since
its inception in December, 1964, published eleven research bulletins and twelve
special brochures, in addition to sponsoring twenty-three research projects, in
its attempt to bridge the gap between theory, discovery, and practice in
Florida's schools by encouraging vital research and then disseminating research
findings to the schools.
During this biennium, the College of Business Administration's Interna-
tional Marketing Research Center (IMRC) developed some 800 actual business
cases involving American firms in foreign countries for computer analysis in
order to discover improved strategies for broadening international marketing
opportunities for U.S. companies. The IMRC is also engaged in seaport and
airport analyses for several port authorities on a contract basis. In other areas
of service, the Urban Counseling and Research Service, established in the first
year of this biennium and supported mainly by federal funds, has begun work
with Florida cities to solve various categories of urban problems. The Bureau
of Economic and Business Research developed its first annual Florida Statistical
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Abstract (430 pages) in 1967, a compilation of data by county, by industry,
and other relevant subdivisions. In view of the overwhelming response, as
well as the need for such an abstract, it will be published annually. The
Management Center co-sponsored many programs-short courses, seminars, ex-
ecutive development programs, clinics, and other adult educational programs
for businessmen and public officials with the Division of Continuing Education.
The College of Engineering has done its best to serve the engineering
profession by keeping it abreast of current research findings through seminars
This biennium has been marked by an increase in the effectiveness and
coverage of the programs of the Florida State Museum. Contracts with the
Board of Parks have allowed the construction of ten site displays and a con-
tract with St. Johns County Board of Public Instruction provided funds to
inaugurate a traveling museum to serve St. Johns, Baker, Gilchrist, Marion,
Levy, Flagler, and Putnam Counties.
The University of Florida Press produced fifty titles this biennium, thirteen
of which were reprints. This brings to a grand total of 366 the number of
Press publications since its establishment in 1945. During the past two years,
the Press has acquired the publishing firm of Burns and McEachern in Toronto
as its distributor in Canada. The Centro Interamerican de Libros Academicos,
with headquarters in Mexico City, now stocks appropriate Press titles, and
markets them throughout the Latin American countries. Feffer and Simons,
Inc. continue to handle sales throughout the remainder of the world.
This biennium marks the fortieth anniversary of WRUF service to the
people of North Central Florida, an anniversary characterized by progress in
all areas-in business, in pr ,Loramnmilg. and in student training. Through the
two separate stations, WRUF and WRUF-FM, listeners are offered a choice
of two different program services for well over 100 of their 136-hour broadcast
week. These program services consist of a wide selection of programs to meet
the varied needs of the community. In addition to program service, the station
offers valuable on-the-job training for student announcers and engineers.
Although many members of the professional staff regularly lecture to classes
in the College of Journalism and Communications, the station is not considered
a part of the academic institution. However, there are plans underway to
grant course credit to some students majoring in Broadcasting under an intern-
ship arrangement for supervised work done in the station.
Another valuable service is rendered to the community by WUFT, the
University of Florida's educational television station. In addition to carrying
instructional programs for public schools and junior colleges throughout the
State of Florida, WUFT-TV also broadcasts cultural programs for the en-
lightenment of the general public. Currently, the station has undertaken the
broadcasting of election campaign speeches as part of an experiment to find
a method of presenting the candidates and the issues to the people while
cutting campaign costs.
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THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
The 1966-68 Biennium at The Florida State University can be summarized
as a period of reorganization, reinforcement and revitalization of the institu-
tion's major administrative and academic divisions.
The inauguration of a new president at the end of the prc't-dinc biennium
precipitated new patterns of perspective for the institution, the staffing of
administrative vacancies and a reorientation of the campus to the subsequent
changes in channels of communication. In light of these adjustments, the Univer-
sity experienced a biennium of reorganization that was far-reaching in its chain
Three new vice presidents were appointed during the biennium, bringing
the University's administrative structure into conformity with that of other
institutions in the system i.e., vice presidencies for administrative affairs,
academic affairs and student affairs. Promotions from within the ranks of the
University to these positions in turn created vacancies in other areas; and with
the advent of retirements in major academic units, a total of five deans of
colleges and schools were replaced during the biennium. These five schools com-
prise half of the academic units of the institution, and were, respectively, the
College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, School of Music, School of
Library Science and the School of Social Welfare.
Transitions of this magnitude in a two-year period are not made without
difficulty, and it is a credit to each of the selected appointees and their personal
determination and ability that the University has not suffered a loss of continuity
in this process of changeover. On the contrary, it is a pleasure to report that
Florida State has proved to be a versatile and adaptable institution, one that
has never lost sight of its destination of distinction, despite a turnover that
might have thrown others for a loss of progress. The University is proud of its
ability to take such reorganization in its stride, and to have wrung from its
advantages and disadvantages a new sense of reinforcement and revitalization
of its purpose and methods.
Chief among the new patterns of organization which were accomplished
in these areas during the biennium are those reflectiiig a consolidation of busi-
ness management of the institution under the vice president for administration,
the relocation of responsibility for a number of co-curricular service programs
under the vice president for academic affairs and a restructuring of the network
of services performed under the vice president for student affairs.
In each of these areas, efforts to streamline channels of responsibility and
eliminate duplication were criteria for the chaniir- made. The results, in the
area of business affairs, prompted a change of title for the position previously
known as Business Manager, to that of Director of University Planning; and
the change of name from Director of Auxiliary Services to that of Director
of Business Services. In academic ;itTiir-, the establishment of a Division of
Instructional Research and Service which coordinates the Media Center, Evalu-
ation Service, Research and Development, Computer-Assisted Instruction and
CRICISAM programs has brought about a new cooperative emphasis for these
essential co-curricular activities. In student affairs, relief from previously held
record-keeping functions has generated a new structure of services devoted to
counseling and assisting our ever-incr.easin student population.
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Enrollment trends of the University continue to require constant evaluation
of class-size, faculty-student ratio, classroom spaces, and curriculum planning.
Coupled with the transition from trimester-oriented course contents to the
shorter quarter term initiated in September of 1967, mounting enrollments
continue to present teaching problems for faculty confronted with the prospects
of teaching more in less time to larger quantities of students, with each passing
ENROLLMENT TRENDS AND DEGREES CONFERRED
FALL FALL AUG-JUNE AUG-JUNE
196-6-671 768 i't;:-t:7 1967-68
Sophomore 5258 4788 Bachelor's 21:21 3486
Upperclass 6503 7247 M:i.titr's 751 1040
Law 100 245 J.). -
Graduate 215. 2922 Doctorates 172 221
Total I 1;1'' 15202 Total :157 4752
The funding for new faculty positions afforded by the several sessions
of the Florida Legislature during the biennium has aided the University sub-
stantially; but even these increases will have been absorbed by the growing
influx of students from Florida's junior colleges and the increasing numbers
of graduate students before the present biennium is completed. In 1967 for the
5th year in a row, the junior class of the University continued to be the largest
student group. Despite announced changes in the nation's draft laws, Florida
State expects to retain its current level of graduate student enrollment during
the biennium ahead in most, but not all of its graduate degree programs. As
stated specifically by some areas a drop in enrollment is considered a possibility;
but overall, the number is expected to increase, though at a rate of increase that
may prove less than that of the past biennium.
Graduate education and research is a principal field which received con-
siderable reinforcement in the l'uI;;-i;s biennium. Subject also, as were the
University's other key areas-. to extensive reorganization, the graduate programs
nevertheless were significantly solidified and strengthened, both in faculty
attainments and in research support from outside agencies.
Now approaching levels of support exceeding $9 million per year, the
Univcrsity' graduate research and instruction efforts have achieved more than
monetary Iretgn ition.
The National Science Foundation's award in the Spring of 1968 of $4.8
million for science development pi\vr to Florida State the measure of distinction
and proof of excellence which has been limited to the very few top institutions
in the country, in the past. The NSF grant is the fourth largest award which
has been made among 30 distributed since the beginning of the Foundation's
University Science Development Pil'gram in 1965. In making its science develop-
ment awards, NSF officials said the Foundation selects universities of great
promise which already have certain good programs, and seeks to make these
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programs even better. These grant-supported programs at Florida State are
chemistry, physics, statistics and pi-yl-hobl1iigy.
The NSF grant, along with major THEMIS awards in geophysical fluid
dynamics and meteorology, and the $3 million in supplementary State funds pro-
vided for science development at the University, should have the intended results
of moving Florida State into comparable ranking with the nation's top 20
institutions. It is fully expected that this tempo of achievement in the sciences
will have a contagious effect on all programs in the University, spreading an
impetus to excellence throughout the institution.
Of equal importance to the University's future have been the State's
contributions to overall improvements in the financial and academic climates of
Florida's University System. Florida State University is particularly grateful
for continued improvements in the areas of financial flexibility and autonomy
for the institutions; for salary advances bringing faculty pay scales to a par
with those of the 22 universities granting 100 or more Ph.D. degrees per year;
and for the development of sabbatical leave, and other incentive benefits req-
uisite to the recruitment and retainment of top faculty in national competition.
The benefits of the biennium at Florida State can be summed up best in
the frequency with which the institution's innovations and the contributions of
its faculty now appear in the scholarly journals and national literature. Among
the many notations of praise for Florida State's academic climate is that found
in 1968's most widely reviewed book on higher education, "The Academic Revolu-
tion," by Christopher Jencks and David Reisman.
As it continues to move forward, the University wishes to express its
appreciation for the interest, advice and support of the State Board of Education
and the Board of Regents of the State University System, whose efforts to assist
and guide the institution to greatness are part and parcel of its success.
As I said in my inaugural address in 1966, I am fully aware that the
accomplishment of all of our goals will not be easy. I know that they will not
be achieved overnight. I am aware, too, that the road ahead will have some
rough spots-that there will be detours and obstacles along with some wide open
lanes for smooth, uninterrupted passage. I know there will be some frustrations-
some sharp disappointments. From time to time the University may expect to
be buffeted by harsh winds of criticism swirling about its edges. But, I know as
well, that ultimately the Florida State University will reach its noble destination
Re-pect fully submitted,
John E. Champion, President
NEW AND EXPANDED PROGRAMS AND CURRICULUM CHANGES
Fresh beginnings and new maturiinl for Florida State University pro-
grams and curriculum characterized the l:&i;-i;s biennium.
A major fresh beginning in the University's long-established reputation
for leadership in oceanography occurred with the Board of Regents' designation
of Florida State as the senior institution in this field of study and with its
approval of upgrading, from Institute to Department status, the only State
University Ph.D. program in this field. These steps recognized the significant
role to be given this University in the sy-tcrmwidl. 10-year program coordinated
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by the Florida Institute of Oceanography. Acquisition of a major, seagoing
research vessel at the end of the 1966-68 biennium on behalf of the University
System, and its home berth at Florida State's new Marine Laboratory on the
Gulf of Mexico, points directly to substance and provision for this new beginning
in an established field of competence.
Innovations in curriculum programming and teaching methods begun in the
latter part of the 1964-66 biennium-to maintain the student's sense of individ-
uality in a multiversity climate-moved quickly in 1966-68 from the pilot stage
to maturity. Florida State's pioneering efforts on the "Cluster Program" pro-
duced a number of other ideas which were implemented successfully in the 1966-68
biennium. Among these programs are such electives as "FLEX" which groups
students and faculty for the designation of their own class-hour meetings and
methods of learning; and another, the Pass/Fail Option, which encourages
students to explore areas outside their major fields of study without emphasis
on their grade averages.
The new maturities of the University are many and varied-ranging from
its recognition by national agencies for potential excellence in a number of the
natural and physical sciences, to the increasing esteem in which it is held by
educators of the calibre characterized by Robert S. Mulliken, 1966 Nobel
Laureate in Chemistry and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Chemical
Physics at Florida State's Institute of Molecular Biophysics each winter of the
The achievements of faculty in their piofessional organizations continue
to carry the name of the University to all parts of the world; and NASA's
designation of Dr. Anthony Llewellyn, 34, as one of the nation's first science-
astronauts in 1967 is indicative of faculty competence and a high compliment
to the School of Engineering Science, in which he retains his research interests
and the prospects of an eventual return to teaching.
Similarly, achievements of the University's students at home and abroad
have been notable, despite the 1968 Spring controversy in which a minority of
the student body gained a notoriety heretofore unexperienced on this campus.
The ledger of worthy student achievements is filled with evidence of their en-
deavors-in behalf of the victims of the Florence Flood, while overseas in the
University Study Center in Italy; in collecting 4,000 books for Viet Nam
soldiers; in taking active leadership roles in civic and community projects, and
in winning countless scholarship honors, awards and prizes in the University's
Early provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association, achieved
by the College of Law which opened its doors in September of 1967, is still
another hallmark of new University programs which are rapidly reaching
maturity. The College expects to graduate its first Juris Doctor candidates in
December of 1968; and plans for the new building are on the drawing boards
awaiting groundbreaking at an early date.
Revitalization and expansion of programs in other areas of the University
continued in the 1966-68 biennium, with the results that Florida State's leader-
ship in the production of qualified teachers remains outstanding in the Southeast
and Southwest regions of the country; and its contributions to continuing edu-
cation and service programs remain unconfined to the gates of the campus
or the oceans surrounding the nation. The College of Education's assistance to
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science education projects from Florida to Turkey, the School of Business's
graduate program at Cape Kennedy, the Department of Urban and Regional
Planning's Research Center in Brevard County, the School of Library Science's
new Ph.D. program and editorial contributions to the young Journal of Library
History-all attest to Florida State's l'i,;-',, efforts to upgrade, implement and
increase its capacity to carry new knowledge to new frontiers.
In the field of Home Economics, Florida State became one of only four
schools in the country which conferred during the biennium, 15 or more Ph.D.'s
in this area of study. Its School of Nui. inu maintained its record of having
the best performance on licensing exams of any collegiate baccalaureate program
in the state. In the School of Social Well'are, ri',initiin was well-earned in
the form of a $300,000 grant from the Ford Foundation for the establishment of
a Southeastern Correctional and Ci imninlicial Research Center.
The University's contributions in the fine arts and from its School of
Music have continued to attract support and acclaim; and the inauguration of a
Festival of Fine Arts, in cooperation with community and state organizations
was a highlight of the 1968 s.-rinii calendar of cultural pro~raim-. Continuing
distinction in the Humanities remains a top priority goal of Florida State
University. Success of the University Study Center in Florence and the State
Theater (Asolo Festival) of Florida, and solicitation of reinforced support for
research in drama, music and literature were characteristic of the University's
efforts in this direction during the biennium. Financial difficulties experienced
by the State Theater have been recLinizud and hopefully will be alleviated in
the coming biennium-either through private fund-raising efforts or by additional
support such as that received from the National Foundation for the Humanities
(which provided a large grant in 1967-68 for taking Asolo productions to the
state's high schools), which gave more than 25,000 students and their teachers
a rare glimpse of live theater.
The formal opening of Florida State's Computer Assisted Instruction
Center (CAI) in September of l'.ii; represents still another innovation which
prospered and matured in the l1ii,;-,,* biennium. Use of the computer to supple-
ment the teaching of courses in a number of areas has been successfully tested;
and the University's use of the method in a freshman physics course has received
widespread notice and approval from educators in the vanguard of 21st Century
concepts. The programming of courses in science and mathematics are now
subjects of study in a number of the University's curriculum research centers,
and expansion of the concept is expected to continue.
The Division repurt-, which follow, will in turn point to similar biennium
advances and prov e-s, in each of the schools and colleges.
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ATTAINING GOALS
Florida State looks forward to the 1968-70 biennium as one of taking
giant strides forward on all of its academic fronts, most particularly if the
institution's capital outlay needs are met with alacrity and continuity that has
been impossible in previous biennia due to State Constitutional bonding restric-
tions. Shortages of physical facilities, land areas and library resources continue
to be the University's paramount needs in its pursuit of excellence.
The recent award of a $2 million federal loan for construction of a 480-
BIENNIAL REPORT, 1966-68
student, apartment-type dormitory will make it possible for the University
to house additional students in the type of on-campus facility that many of them
prefer. Completion of the several classroom buildings which have been delayed
during the past biennium will also do much to alleviate, but not overcome, the
critical space needs of faculty, staff and students on the campus (See chart
SUMMARY OF CURRENT CONSTRUCTION AT
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
Sith' Bond Federal Total
Building. I'rIi,,rt,,i FISU Grants Cost
BuilliliiL" completed during the lI'.Iii;--t, hiennium:
Library Addition $ 1,490,000 $ $ 523, 51: $ 2,0..;1,51.
Chemistry Unit I 2.,s 2).l0)1 1,584,529 4,4ti,,52."
Infirmary 211,000H 333,500 476,000 1,050,500
Social Science 2,219,006 71;5,443 2, ij4,449
Biological Science 1,371,670 662,127 2,033,797
$ 8,203,676 $333,500 -1,011,612 $12,51S,788
Buildings under construction and to be completed by July 1, 1969
Fine Arts $ 1,761,115 $ $ 701ii,,iti $ 2,527,781
EIugii ii,.ring Science 9 2 ,. 111 400,;titi 1,327,106
Chemistry II 1, 19!0.21 550,000 2,040,2 1
Oceanographic Coastal facilities 232.'I 0) 349,000 581,000
$ 4,409,803 $ $2,066,332 $ 6,476,135
Total 12.1;13,479 $333,500 i6, ,077,944 $19,02,!923
Graduate Research and Instruction
Graduate student enrollment continued its growth pattern of previous
years. The fall enrollment in 1966 was 2,458 and for fall 1967 it was 2,922.
The graduate enrollment for fall 1967 constituted 19.2 per cent of the total
enrollment for that period. Predictions for future growth of the graduate
student body call for 6,250 full-time equivalent students by 1975. The antic-
ipated student mix for 1975 calls for 40-45 per cent enrollment at the graduate
The last biennium saw three new programs added at the graduate level.
Doctoral programs in the Schools of Engineering Science and Library Science
were approved by the Board of Regents. A long-planned master's program in
the Department of Religion became a reality. In addition, the interdepartmental
doctoral program in fluid dynamics will probably be approved early in the
1968-69 fiscal year.
Support for graduate research projects continues to climb at a rapid rate.
Outside support of graduate research programs has grown from about $556,000
THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
in 1957-58 to roughly $9,000,000 in 1967-68. With the growth in funding support,
the graduate faculty has had comparable growth. Florida State had 354 members
on the graduate faculty roll in 1'..'-5r,; and 688 in 1967-68. Within the next
five-year period we must anticipate the addition of no fewer than 300 additional
graduate faculty. The growth in facilities has followed suit. The last biennium
saw four new research facilities of mrgn litude open their doors for graduate
students and faculty. The new chemistry building, the biological sciences
building, the large addition to the library, and the five-story social science
building were all opened during the last two years.
Graduate student support, never enough, has risen significantly during
the 1966-68 period. The support for graduate students for 1967-68 alone has
totaled $3,193,914. State sources supply about 45.5 per cent of this fund with
54.5 per cent from outside support.
The new biennium envisions a decentralization of the Graduate School
functions to the various schools and colleges; and the appointment of Dr. Robert
M. Johnson, a prominent NSF scientist administrator, as Director of Research
and Graduate Dean-a newly-defined position of direction-finding and policy-
making for graduate education and research at Florida State.
The Florida State Univr-i-ity participated in an extensive program of
continuing education both on and off the campus in the 1966-68 biennium.
Credit courses were offered on the graduate and undergraduate levels in edu-
cation, engineering science, social welfare, business, home economics, library
science and other fields.
In addition, the University provided instructional programs-short courses,
conferences, workshops, seminars, and institutes-both on and off the campus,
credit and non-credit. The Office of Continuing Education administered a number
of educational television courses and the Civil Defense University Extension
The number of participants in credit and non-credit prgra;nims offered by
FSU for the past two years is as follows:
Number of Citizens Served: 1966-67 1967-68
Off-Campus Prog ran,, 5,028 5,204
Non-Credit Progral 16,975 15,408
Civil Defense 78( 76;i;
College of Arts and Sciences
The Colliv provided appr\ iriiintcly 60 per cent of the instruction in the
University during the lu;ni;-is biennium. Overall student enrollment increased
by 24 per cent; but more significantly, enrollment at the upper division and
graduate levels increased much more sharply. Graduate enrollment increased
by a .-tirtlinu 77 per cent. During the same period, the faculty increased by 33
per cent, with a role n-p I liing growth in support for research from grants and
Major new ]priuran i:. authorized and established in the biennium included
the Department of Oceanography in ]:;'; and the Institute of Geophysical Fluid
Dynamics in !9i';7-the latter funded with a THIE.MIS grant of $900,000. In
BIENNIAL REPORT, 1966-68
addition, another THEMIS grant for meteorology, and the 1968 National Science
Foundation "Center of Excellence" grant of $4.8 million for chemistry, physics,
statistics and psychobiology provide an appreciable latitude of promise for
Structural changes very important for the College have been implemented,
or approved for immediate implementation during the biennium. Three divisional
associate deans-for the Humanities, the Social Sciences and the Natural
Sciences-were appointed in September of 1966. In the spring of 1968, plans
were approved for transferring administration of the Institutes of Molecular
Biophysics, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Governmental Research and Social
Research, from the Graduate School to the College.
Degrees: J1*;C.. 1967-68
Bachelor 851 974
Master 254 299
Doctorate 93 84
School of Business
The primary emphasis of the faculty of the School of Business during
the biennium has been an effort to augment quality aspects of its operations
in teaching, research, and professional services. In these efforts the School
has cooperated with the Standards Committee of the American Asociation of
Collegiate Schools of Business in special evaluations.
The faculty of the School has continued its dedication toward formulating
an overall curriculum which will develop a businessman who makes a positive
contribution as a social and economic citizen, is a scientific decision maker and
problem solver, has a working command of functional areas, communicates
effectively, and is motivated toward continuing personal and professional de-
The sustained growth which has characterized the School of Business in the
past has continued throughout the 1966-68 biennium. During the previous 1964-66
biennium there had been a 33 per cent increase in the number of degrees
granted; in the current biennium the increase in degrees granted was 36 per
cent. The percentage changes are especially significant since large absolute
numbers of students are involved. During the previous biennium the School of
Business awarded 1,069 degrees; in the current biennium 1,464 degrees were
awarded. Graduate degrees awarded increased from 107 to 136. The first Doc-
torate in the history of the School was awarded in June, 1968.
Degrees: 1966-67 1967-68
Bachelor 580 748
Master 55 80
Doctorate 0 1
Major emphasis during the biennium was directed toward the implementing
of the D.B.A. program. This program emphasizes scientific study of decision
making in an administrative context as well as the development of leadership
and research capabilities. The objective of the program is the development of
executives and teachers who will be able to accept the complex responsibilities
THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
of leadership within the developing economic, social, educational, and political
The graduate program in the administration of research and science
oriented enterprises in the Cape Kennedy Complex has expanded rapidly since
inception of the program. Approximately 200 candidates for the Master's degree
are currently enrolled in this program.
The future goals of the School of Business can be summarized briefly as
follows: an adequate laboratory facility for the program in Hotel and Restaurant
Administration; an accelerated program of private support for development and
recognition including the establishment of named chairs for professors of national
imminence; the expansion and involvement in the South American area of the
program in Multi-National Business; greatly increased resources for graduate
assistantships to attract qualified persons and to provide support for the faculty
in teaching and research; additional computing facilities to meet the needs of
an increasingly quantitatively-oriented curriculum; additional resources for the
Cape Kennedy Complex so that the program can be expanded to fulfill the re-
search, instructional, and service needs of the area; additional space for offices,
research, conferences, and graduate study; and expanded faculty of high ma-
turity and capability for the increased enrollment of Master's and Doctoral
College of Education
During the 1966-68 biennium the College of Education maintained its posi-
tion as the largest producer of teachers in the Southeast.
The enrollment of the College of Education in September, 1966, totaled
1,752 students; and in September, 1967, 2,084 students. This represents an
increase of 19% during the biennium.
Degrees: 1966-67 1967-68
Bachelors 740 897
Masters 287 249
Doctors 60 90
The College of Education continues to maintain its excellent standard of
teacher education by expanding the resources to support existing programs, and
to expect its students to acquire a strong background in the liberal arts during
their pursuit of professional and specialized programs. Major attention is given
to interpreting and employing research findings in an effort to develop new
teachers uniquely prepared to bridge the gap between theory and practice in a
real-life instructional environment.
New programs of study have developed in a number of departments during
the two-year period; a new doctoral degree program in art education has made
substantial progress. Major attention also has been given to developing strong
programs in educational foundations, foreign language education, and inter-
national education. The importance of vocational education to the State of
Florida and the southern region of the United States has been fully recognized;
and efforts have been initiated to develop this subject field as a major adminis-
trative unit within the College.
In the Fall of 1966, the Special Education Program became the Department
of Special Education and Rehabilitation; and in the Spring of 1968, plans were
BIENNIAL REPORT, 1966-68
finalized for the merger of programs in speech pathology, audiology and deaf
education into this department.
Major attention has been given to research activities and innovative
programs in existing subject fields as well. In April 1968, Florida State became
one of nine institutions awarded a grant by the United States Office of Edu-
cation to prepare the educational specifications for training elementary teachers
by a multi-media approach designed to achieve specific behavioral objectives.
Reported as just getting underway in the last biennial report, the Department of
Science Education's Intermediate Science Curriculum Study program (ISCS)
has emerged as a major force in instituting change in junior high school science
programs throughout the nation.
Between 1966 and 1968, funded research within the College of Education
has exceeded $6 million; and a THEMIS project from the Department of Defense
has been approved for an amount in excess of $600,000 to encourage Computer-
Assisted Instruction program activities over the next three years. This project
represents the largest behavioral science research activity in the nation supported
by the Department of Defense.
The College has reinforced its services to the teachers and the school
systems of the state of Florida; and continuing education classes remain a
major contribution of the faculty of the College of Education. A new admin-
istrative unit, the School Services Center, was initiated in the Fall of 1967 to
assist local educational agencies in determining their resource needs and in
coordinating efforts to identify specialists throughout the University System to
meet these needs at the local level. In addition, the Center has played a major
encouragement and coordination role in the writing of Educational Professional
Development Act (EPDA) proposals and other projects which require inter-
disciplinary efforts and which are beamed toward closer cooperation between the
local schools, the State Department of Education, and the College of Education.
Furthermore, the Departments of Math Education and English Education
were selected by USOE to provide Experienced-Teacher Fellowship Programs;
and several other departments were designated for the training of Prospective
The College of Education faculty continued to play leadership roles in
state, regional and national professional organizations. In addition, they have
made major contributions in the production of published articles, reports and
School of Engineering Science
The School of Engineering Science showed a steady growth in size, quality
and influence during the 1966-68 biennial although the lack of a desirable phys-
ical plant continued to constrain its overall development. Engineering Science
Unit I, now two years behind schedule, is in its very early stages of construction
and should be ready for occupancy in September 1969. Substantial changes in
past growth patterns should not be anticipated until after that date.
The most significant event of the biennium was the approval of the Doctor
of Philosophy degree in Engineering Science. This broadly based degree program
in applied science will surely become a major fountainhead for new Ph.D's at
Florida State University and can be expected to be of substantial influence on
engineering education in general, especially in the Southeast.
THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
Enrollments continue to increase in the School. However, the rate of
growth was constrained so as to keep the size of the student body proportional
to available physical facilities. Fall enrollments for 1965, the last year of the
previous biennium, and for 1967, the last year of the present biennium, are as
Fall 1965 Fall lu; Increase
Lower Division 199 226 13.5%
Upper Division 49 82 67.3%
Graduate Division 22 24 9.1%
Enrollments during the coming biennium will increase most at the upper
division level due to an improved quality of junior college transfers. The gradu-
ate division enrollment would normally be expected to increase dramatically
with the advent of the Ph.D. program. However, this may not be the case because
of the radical change in the draft law for graduate students. Indeed, enrollment
drops of 80' have been forecast in graduate engineering classes.
Degrees granted per biennium have increased as shown below:
Degrees: 1964-66 1966-68 Increase
Bachelor 24 42 75.0%
Master 13 26 100.0%
The primary goals for the coming biennium are (1) to increase the size
and quality of the upper division and graduate division enrollment through an
aggressive recruitment program, (2) to attract at least two nationally recognized
full professors to the School, (3) to graduate our first Ph.D., (4) to attract
external funds to equip research laboratories in the new building, and (5) to
begin preliminary planning for Unit II of the Engineering Science Complex.
School of Home Economics
In this biennium enrollment of majors in the School of Home Economics
has continued to grow. There has been a decrease in the number of students in
the Division of Basic Studies who indicate Home Economics as their intended
major; but there has been a 34 per cent increase in the number of upper-level
majors. In view of this change in the mix of the student body, courses and
programs have been reorganized so that most course work is now at the upper
Graduate enrollment has continued to increase and has now reached the
maximum number of students which can be accommodated with present faculty,
financial support and facilities. The doctoral programs are considered to be
among the best in the nation. This School is among the 4 institutions in the
United States which conferred 15 or more doctorates in areas of Home Economics
in this biennium.
Degrees 1966-67 1967-68
Bachelor 139 188
Master 15 15
Ph.D. 7 12
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Research has continued in various areas of Home Economics under grants
from such agencies as the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, the U.S. Office of Education, the Florida State Department of
Education and the University Research Council. Selected research areas include:
the prevention of deterioration of the color, flavor and texture of meat and
fishery products; factors affecting food preferences of population groups;
curriculum development and instructional materials for secondary school pro-
grams; historical investigations of home furnishings and domestic architecture;
selected problems of low-income southern families, and the development of post-
high-school, wage-earning programs in care and guidance of children.
Members of the faculty have been able to secure a modest number of re-
search grants and contracts. However, the sources of support for research and
graduate students in Home Economics are exceedingly limited. Major needs for
the next biennium will be additional OPS funds and additional physical space.
College of Law
Since the 1964-66 Biennial Report which reviewed the development of the
then newly established College of Law, the College has neared completion of
growth into a full law school operation.
In September of 1966, the College of Law opened its doors to a charter
class of 116 law students; and in the following fall, another first-year class
of 147 students. The Fall-1968 enrollment in the three-year program totals
315 students. This new entering class was moderately reduced in size due
to changes in the national draft structure. Nevertheless, the College of Law
is one of the larger law schools in the country at this early time in its
history. During the biennium the faculty of the College of Law grew from a
Dean and Assistant Dean to a faculty of thirteen young, well-qualified, full-
time instructors; and the Library moved toward the goal of an adequate research
The greatest progress made by the College of Law during the past biennium
was the receipt of provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association.
This early receipt of ABA approval is rare; and further, the Association of
American Law Schools has already had an accreditation team visit the College
of Law. The prospects of early AALS accreditation have materially brightened
over the last three months; and if this accreditation is received as soon as
expected, Florida State University will have passed both accreditation hurdles
at a much earlier date than most new law schools.
During the 1966-68 biennium the curriculum of the College of Law has
been expanded from the original one-year program into a full three-year pro-
gram, encompassing the majority of those courses normally considered desirable
by most legal educators. Additionally, the faculty is developing a comprehensive
senior seminar program involving in-depth legal research and writing. The
development of moot court activities, group study programs, and interdisciplinary
work has moved forward successfully.
The primary need of the College of Law is now, as it has been since the
beginning, a permanent home which will provide adequate space for library
and study areas, classrooms, offices, and other facilities to provide for the teach-
ing, research, and service functions of the College. The preliminary plans have
been drawn and approved by the faculty of the College of Law, and it is hoped
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that the end of the 1968-70 biennium will see the College of Law located in its
permanent new home. The progress of the CollLve of Law has been more than
could be hoped for, or expected, early in its development and the University
should look forward with pride to the graduation of its first Juris Doctor
candidates this year.
School of Library Science
The 1966-68 biennium was a period of growth, change and progress for
the School of Library Science, which obtained its new name by vote of the
faculty and administrative approval on December 27, 1967. The new title is in
keeping with the expansion of curriculum to include the offering of the Doctor
of Philosophy degree, which was authorized by the Board of Regents on June 3,
The approval, which had been sought within the University for some time,
gives this school the twelfth advanced program in the United States; it is the
only one in Florida and within the Southeast region. Beginning September, 1968,
a limited number of students will be admitted to begin studies for the doctorate.
The appointment of a new dean in September of 1967 followed the retire-
ment of the University's distinguished educator in this field for the previous
two decades, Dean Emeritus Louis Shores.
Work begun under the former Dean's administration has been continued
without interruption in the second year of the biennium; and the School is pleased
to report its progress in a number of areas mentioned in the previous biennial
report as new programs.
The Journal of Library History, begun without aid from the University
in the previous biennium, has established itself as a unique and important
contribution to the field; and has been established on firm financial and editorial
grounds through the interest and work of faculty and staff.
In the biennium immediately past, the School has offered to the field of
librarianship several important instructional programs and special offerings.
A National Defense Education Act (NDEA) Institute was held during the
summer trimester, 1966. This institute, which ran for six weeks was attended
by fifty librarians. During the academic year, 1966-67, the School was granted
its first fellowships under the Higher Education Act of 1965, Title II-B, and
the program was continued and expanded in 1967-68.
The Materials Center of the School has grown commensurately with the
expansion of the student body and the need for additional new materials for
instruction. The size of the faculty has remained constant during this biennium
in spite of the growth in students and the depth of the program.
Student enrollment and degree conferrals have kept pace with the growth
of the University and in comparison with other professional schools within this
Preliminary enrollment projections furnished by the University's Office
of Academic Research and Planning foretell a steady increase in our student
body. During the second year of this past biennium, we have exceeded the
figures given (48 in 1966; 74 in 1967) ; indeed, the projected enrollment for the
fall quarter of 1968 (91) was reached in 1967. It is most likely that the enroll-
ment projection for 1971 (141 students) will be exceeded by 1969, if not in 1968.
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Degrees: 1966-67 1967-68
Masters 71 66*
Completion of the new wing of the Strozier Library made it possible for
the School to obtain desperately needed additional space, but not in the amounts
sufficient to accommodate expected enrollment increases, new faculty for the
Ph.D. program or needed expansions in facilities for demonstrating the newer
educational media necessary to all library school activities.
School of Music
The training of teachers continues to be the prime role of the School of
Music. Students pursuing music education degrees remain the largest element
in our student body and enrollment in this area continually increases.
New research programs have provided the impetus for revised curricula,
and funds from both federal and private sources have supported expansions in
faculty and facilities.
The School of Music continues its role of service to the community and
the state and has increased the scope of its activities in these areas.
The Florida State Symphony continued its program of service to the Uni-
versity community and was available as a service statewide as well. The opera
program was particularly outstanding during the past biennium. Five major
operas were performed with a notable increase in performance quality.
Degrees: 1966-67 1967-68
Bachelors 101 79
Masters 39 13
Doctorates 14 15
The Contemporary Music Project (Music Educators National Conference)
established an Institute of Music in Contemporary Education at Florida State
University. The dean of the School of Music was appointed Director of the
Southern Region and administered a grant of $65,000 from funds provided by
the Ford Foundation. In addition, the School of Music has been awarded an
institutional grant of $50,000 for development of a program for training pro-
spective music teachers. This grant was awarded for the 1968-69 academic year
and provides for additional faculty positions and expansion of library resources.
Other research activities included inquiries into the fields of Psychology of
Music, Boys Changing Voices (Cambiata), Music Therapy and research into
theoretical and historical areas.
Future plans for the School of Music may be stated in seven specific
objectives: expand graduate offerings in music history and musicology to
include offering the Ph.D. degree; study the feasibility of offering a Ph.D.
degree in Music Therapy; expand research programs and facilities for faculty
and students; encourage establishment of inter-disciplinary institutes between
music and other departments of the University; support a competitive recruit-
ment program and enlarge the orchestral resources of the School of Music; par-
*Does not reflect number of students who would have graduated had the
academic calendar change from trimester to quarters not required an extension
of their studies.
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ticipate in foreign study programs of the University or establish a School of
Music foreign study center; and expand curricula and facilities to better serve
the general University student.
School of Nursing
Last biennium, this report noted that our nation found itself in a state
of crisis with regard to health financing, health facilities and health personnel.
The situation remains grave in all areas both nationwide and in Florida.
The role of Florida State's School of Nursing in the preparation of the
leadership group of professional nurses has continued with some successes but
with many handicaps. Increased capital outlay funds and expense funds this
past biennium have assisted greatly with equipment long needed. However, the
critical area for the investment of funds is the long-overdue Nursing Building,
which has been needed since the School was established in 1950.
Enrollment has continued to grow-from 286 in 1965 to 322 in 1966; and,
to a high of 365 in September, 1967. The recent allocation of four additional
faculty positions, an increase of 251;, will assist greatly in meeting our growing
All of the vjraduates who have written licensing examinations for the
"R.N." are now registered. The School's record in this area is the best of
the State-supported collegiate baccalaureate nursing programs in Florida.
A grant to the School of $450,000 from the Nurse Education and Training
Branch, Division of Nursing, Health, Education, and Welfare, for "Utilization
of Television for the Improvement of Instruction in Basic Skills in Nursing on
a State-Wide Basis in Florida" has permitted the development of 12, thirty-
minute television tapes which will be in use throughout Florida's junior colleges
and senior colleges this fall. This statewide project has included working com-
mittees from throughout the state and is the first large grant to envision
utilization and participation in both junior and senior college programs in
nursing. The project will continue this next biennium and move on to achieve
the total of 40 tapes called for in the overall three-year proposal.
This past fall (1967), the final clinical area remaining in Miami was
moved to Tallahassee. Students now receive two quarters of Maternal-Child
Health in local facilities. Participation of nursery schools, physicians' offices,
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and other agencies seem to be making this
transition year a successful one. It is likely that the Tallahassee Sunland
Center will be utilized in some way this next year.
School of Social Welfare
The School of Social Welfare is unique in that it combines a relatively
large graduate program concerned with the education of professional social
workers with an even larger undergraduate program in Social Welfare and a
distinguished program in Criminology and Corrections.
The need for trained personnel in each of these fields, in the State, area,
and nationally, is already great and must be expected to grow at an accelerating
pace. These needs have already placed great demands on the School, which
has continued to grow rapidly over the past two years, as it has in each
year of its existence. However, the School and University now face the need to
reexamine the total mission of the School and specific programs now being
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offered, if only because new programs in Social Work and Social Welfare have
been developed in the Southeast and nationally in the past few years. Others
undoubtedly will come into being in the next few years.
This process is particularly appropriate, since Dr. Coyle Moore, who did
so much to bring the School into being and to make possible its rapid and
dynamic growth, resigned as Dean on February 29, 1968. The New Dean assumed
his present position on March 1.
It may be noted that the School moved into new quarters in the Bellamy
Building during the Summer of 1967. Although the new space was most welcome
and has made for greater efficiency, the rapid growth of the several programs
in the School already has made for over-crowding. Enrollments in each of the
departments increased during the biennium, with the largest percentage of
increase occurring in the Department of Social Welfare.
Degrees: 1966-67 1967-68
Bachelors 228 270
Masters 94 108
Doctorates 1 1
A major new program, the Southeastern Correctional and Criminological
Research Center, was established in 1968 under the provisions of a $300,000,
three-year grant from The Ford Foundation. The Center is designed to serve
the research needs, and to develop new correctional methods, for North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
In addition, the Florida Probation and Correctional Training Program
was financed by the Office of Law Enforcement Assistance for two years, begin-
ning with the Fall of 1967.
Change and growth of the institution, its student body and its student
mix made it imperative that the entire framework and structure of the Division
of Student Affairs be rethought in the 1966-68 biennium; and on Sept. 1, 1967,
the Dean of Students' position was retitled Vice President for Student Affairs.
Major changes inaugurated during the biennium include giving broader
administrative responsibilities to the positions of Dean of Women and Dean of
Men, with emphasis on counseling and student activities delegated, respectively,
to these positions. This broader sharing of administrative responsibilities
within the Division has enabled the Vice President to give more time to new
programs and needs such as the development of faculty-student colloquia,
retreats with student leaders and long-range planning.
A new office Disciplinary and Judicial Affairs was established to work
closely with the campus security office, city and state officials and University
committees in the investigation of disciplinary infractions; to develop a well-
defined procedure of due process for student appeals; and to define in co-
operation with students a new Student Code of Conduct that will be put into effect
in the Fall of 1968.
Another new office, that of Student Activities and Organizations was es-
tablished to provide better assistance to the more than 300 student organizations
that exist on the campus; and an office of Off-Campus Counseling Services
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was created to serve as the University's liaison with counselors in supervised
off-campus housing areas.
The Office of Financial Aid has emerged during the biennium as an impor-
tant service of the University, disbursing more than a million dollars a year
in scholarship and loan programs.
The University Health Service, housed for many years in an old building
behind Reynolds Dormitory, moved into a new $1.1 million facility in the fall
of 1966. Of particular importance in this area has been the development of a
mental health unit within the Health Center, staffed by a University psychia-
trist, a clinical psychologist and consulting physicians from the Health Service.
The University currently maintains a staff of 10 physicians, one psychiatrist
and one clinical psychologist in the Health Service.
In addition to extending the educational process into the arena of extra-
curricular activities, and providing important services for students while they
are a part of the University community, the Division also works closely with
student leaders in the areas of student government, publications, Union activities,
dormitories, sororities and fraternities. With the "new breed" of student that
characterizes the college scene today, this is a delicate task. Those in this division
who represent and interpret the University to the students attempt to encourage
the idealism, initiative and leadership that today's students demonstrate, and
attempt to help them understand the complexities of a large university that
operates in a state system.
On the whole, Florida State's students are conscientious and anxious to
do their part in making the institution a distinguished University. By thinking
creatively about the change needs of these students in an expanding University,
the Division of Student Affairs is confident that the University will continue to be
recognized-as it has for more than 20 years-across the country as an institu-
tion that is concerned about its students.
Robert Manning Strozier Library
The use of all public service departments in Strozier Library continues
to grow. The quarter system, by its very nature and the shorter length of time
devoted to a given course, has had a tremendous impact upon the use made of
the Library. Statistics reflecting circulation, reference questions answered,
interlibrary loan transactions, and photo-duplication requests are far above
those for any previous biennium.
For both years of the biennium the Library received an amount of $250,000
above its book budget of three years ago. This additional appropriation will
continue for the next year, making a total of $1,000,000 over the basic budget.
With these allocations, the book collection has grown more rapidly than
ever before, and both faculty and library staff are hopeful that this new trend
will continue. The Library is greatly handicapped by not having the resources
to support many of the new graduate programs on both the masters and doctoral
levels, the greatest weakness being the lack of primary source materials in many
The Library has continued to move along in its efforts to automate a number
of its activities. The serials list will soon be completed, at which time a list
of serial holdings will be printed and updated monthly. The ground work con-
tinues for using data processing equipment for our circulation records; and
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also in the talking stages is a pilot project to produce a book catalog for a
limited section of foreign documents.
Late in August, 1967 the new addition to the Library was completed,
doubling both its book-stack and seating capacity. Although the building is far
from adequate to care for all needs, this added space has allowed expansion of
It is hoped the Board of Regents will adopt a formula in the next biennium
for generating University library book and staff budgets based upon enrollment
data, the volume size of the library, the average cost per volume, etc. Such a
formula recommendation has been worked out by the Interinstitutional Committee
on Libraries of the State Universities of Florida.
The Division of University Relations was rIorganized during the biennium
with emphasis on coordination of efforts by all departments directly concerned
with enlisting public understanding of the University's programs and policies.
The Educational Media Center and University Broadcasting Services were
transferred to the Academic Affairs area; and University Development and
Alumni Affairs, as two separate services, were brought into the Division of
University Relations. The Offices of Publications and Information Services re-
mained in the Division. The University Photographic Laboratory, which has
been a separate department, was integrated under the administrative supervision
of the Office of Information Services. After a year-long study, the photographic
work and personnel related to instruction and research were transferred to
the Media Center and photographic work related to publications and news was
retained by the Office of Information Services. The Photo Lab was moved from
inadequate quarters in the basement of the Music Building to a new location at
921 West Park Avenue.
The Office of Information Services continued to emphasize production of
significant information about University programs and maintained its routine
news coverage of continuing campus activities. OIS staff members also were
called upon more heavily for special writing and research projects, speech-
making and advisement to the Administrative Council in matters relating to
The Office of Development reported tangible assets approaching $3,000,000
and intangible assets valued at $1,832,000. The latter includes will bequests
and approximately $660,000 from the estate of the late W. G. Bosworth, this
estate will not be fully transferred to the University Foundation for a number
of years. Major bequests during the biennium included 70 acres of valuable
Gulf-front real estate and stocks totaling more than $80,000 from Mr. Edward
Ball, and more than $35,000 in stock from Mrs. John Phipps.
In the Office of Publications, one of the most notable accomplishments in
1966-68 was the reduction in number of pages of the General Catalog and the
Graduate Bulletin, making possible a savings of more than $4,000. The Office
continued to give professional assistance to all departments and schools in the
production of a wide range of publications from leaflets to scholarly books.
This period was also marked by the phasing out of Florida State Studies,
the scholarly series begun in 1950, and replaced by the Florida State University
Press. The latter is a joint undertaking with the University of Florida Press.
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Fifty-one volumes were published by FSU Studies. The first volume of the FSU
Press, "Germany 'Rediscovers' America," by Dr. Earl R. Beck, will appear in
October of 1968.
The 1966-68 biennium was the most significant ever for the Office of
Alumni Affairs. The alumni rolls grew to more than 42,000 graduates, with
some 38,000 known addresses. Mindful of its responsibility to provide an effective
program of liaison with the alumni and to provide programs to stimulate and
cultivate increased alumni support for the University, this office moved forward
to strengthen existing programs and develop new ones.
The Greater Florida State Fund, the University's annual alumni fund,
doubled in amount of contributions during the two-year period. To provide in-
creased alumni activity, the office records system was modernized to accommodate
the growing volume-including transfer of all mailing and accounting records to
data processing, and installation of a new system for filing alumni biographical
and correspondence data.
Reorganization in the administrative area of the University occurred
during the 1966-68 biennium, with the new titles of Director of University
Planning and Director of Business Services established in the Spring of 1968.
Five new buildings, totaling $12,548,788 were completed during the biennium.
The campus area now comprises 4,099,000 gross square feet, an increase of
521,000. Four other buildings are under construction and due to be completed
by July 1, 1969.
Working Capital Fund's income from sales and services increased by
$368,000, making a total of $2,667,000.
The overall work load of the Department of Campus Security increased
by approximately thirty per cent over that of the previous biennium. This
increased volume was adequately handled through constantly streamlining pro-
cedures providing for increased efficiency. During the end of the biennium, the
Department gained experience in dealing with student demonstrations and drug
The Supply Store completed its conversion to a totally automated operation,
including billing, inventory control, requisitioning and management analysis,
and reporting functions. Supply and administrative support to the Maintenance
and Planning Departments increased apace with the expanding needs of the
physical plant. Sales to Building Services, Housing, and all other University
departments increased approximately twenty (20) per cent.
The Purchasing Department, including Receiving, expands each year in
its activities. The volume and paperwork has increased tremendously because
of the new regulations handed down by the State Purchasing Commission,
resulting in a great deal more detail and overloading the procurement specialists
with paperwork. It has required again that additional clerical help be employed.
The Property Records Department's responsibilities have continued to in-
crease due to equipment being purchased for new buildings and maximum
utilization of State and U.S. Government Surplus Agencies. The Department
has been able to stay abreast of the increased work load by streamlining its
The Post Office processed over fourteen (14) million pieces of mail during
76 BIENNIAL REPORT, 1966-68
the biennium. A new self-service vending post office, located adjacent to the
School of Business, opened in the spring of 1968.
Food Services gross sales for the biennium amounted to $2,704,334. Rent and
depreciation payments, representing income to the University, amounted to more
than $175,000. The total number of customers served was 4,383,530. These figures
represent a slight decrease over the previous biennium, due to the change-over
from the trimester to the quarter system.
The sales in the University Stores increased $440,000 during the 1966-68
biennium to a total of $1,832,000, a twenty-five (25) per cent increase. The
Duplicating Department experienced a 17.7 per cent increase in sales during
the same period. Dairy and Laundry operations continue to operate successfully.
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FLORIDA A. & M. UNIVERSITY
The past biennium at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University has
been characterized by growth and cliaricc. Instruction has been t..i'irle on two
general systems, the iir-t year of the period using the trimester sy-.tem and
the second year using the quarter system. As a result of these changes we are
still in a state of flux. The maximum enrollment for the previous biennium was
3588. For the biennium under consideration, the maximum figur. is 3783. All of
the counties in the State with the exception of three were represented. In ad-
dition to Florida, the enrollment included 28 states and the District of Columbia,
and four foreign countries. A total of 1,549 degrees were conferred during the
biennium distributed as follows: Bachelor of Arts, 121; Bachelor of Science,
1,038; Master, of Education, 378; Ma;-tir of Science, 1; Bachelor of ,Laxv-, 4; and
Juris Doctor, 7.
Physical additions to the plant included the Vocational-Technical Complex,
Co-educational Dormitory Complex, Education Building, Music and Fine Arts
Building, Stadium Lights, Demonstration School Gymnasium, and the expansion
of campus utilities (with a new heating system being installed).
The quality of the institution's instructional program was greatly increased
by the addition of staff members with a wide variety of intellectual backgrounds
and holders of doctorate degrees from institutions such as the University of
Budapest, University of Freiberg, Uniri. r-ily of Hiedelberg, M31Gill University,
and Lucknow Univer-iiy.
Members of the faculty receiving doctorate dtl i'-re- were: Annie Louise
Blackwell, Ph.D. in Enilih. Florida State University; Gertrude L. Simmons,
Ph.D. in Education, Florida State University; George Vourvopoulos, Ph.D. in
Physics, Florida State University; and John S. Wallingford, Ph.D. in Ph,-yi-s.
Florida State University.
During the biennium a total of forty fanilty members were on leave studying
and participating in research projects at various institutions throughout the
Several faculty members were on foreign travel for educational missions.
Dr. T. A. Jackson travelled to Sierra Leone, West Africa, as an industrial edu-
cation consultant, and Dr. Anne R. Gayles travelled to several countries in
Europe, including Moscow, U.S.S.R., to partlicilpit, in a Seminar and Field
Study on "Contrasts in European Education."
The Office of Research and Grants was established diingl the biennium
with Dr. B. L. Perry, Jr., -, ,vini as the tir-t Director, and Dr. T. A. Jack-on
currently serving as Director. The institution has received grants totaling ap-
proximately $2 million or more during this period. One of the major grants
received by the institution was the "CURRICULUM DEVELOPI'MENT PROJ-
ECT" which began in Septt mlnir 1'.,T;, supported by funds from the U.S. Office of
Education through the Institute for Services to Education, Inc. The Project
was established to divclp a curriculum that will bring the (uIll, student to a
point where he can compete successfully uinl, entering the junior year or as he
transfers to another institution. The students were selected at random from the
incoming freshman class up to a total of 100. The two-year curriculum places
emphasis on the following areas: Ideas and their Expression, IM;t!iemnatis and
Analytical Thought, Social Institutions, their Naturi and Chia;n:'. and Physical
Biological Scientific Inquiry.
The President served as a representative of the University on numerous
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occasions. He was appointed a member of the Executive Committee of the
Southern Regional Education Board, a member of the Executive Committtee of
the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities, and treasurer of the
Florida Council of Institutions for Higher Education. He received many awards
The University continues to win laurels in athletics, with the Relay Team
having won the 440-yard relay for the third straight year at the Pennsylvania
Relays, thus retiring the James P. Patterson Challenge Cup.
A Charter for the establishment of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical
University Foundation, Inc., was issued by the Secretary of State. The Founda-
tion was chartered "to encourage. solicit, receive and administer gifts and be-
quests of property and funds for scientific, educational and charitable purposes,
all for the advancement of Florida A. and M. University."
The institution participated in a Self-Study Project. for the Southern Associa-
tion of Colleges and Schools, July 1, 1966, through April 21, 1968. During this
period all schools, colleges and other phases of the institution were given a
thoroughgoing review. A report was prepared in keeping with rules and regula-
tions of the Association. The study was culminated by the Visiting Committee
from the Association.
At its May 1968 meeting, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher
Education (NCATE) gave full accreditation to the institution's programs in
elementary and secondary teaching at the Baccalaureate degree level.
The University's Demonstration School was one of thirty-two schools in
Florida receiving an "All Clear" rating from the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools, Commission on Secondary Schools.
Plans were initiated for a student e(.xliariuct [pru!lian with Smith College
and the University of North Dakota.
The Alumni continue to bring honor to the institution, and for the first time
in the history of the State of Florida an alumnus was appointed Assistant
Attorney General, and an alumnus was appointed City Judge. Two alumnae were
elected to the City Council of Duval County, and several alumni have been elected
City Commissioners in the State of VFlrila;. Eight alumni has received doctorate
IhL I--.. (during the biennium.
An,,iig the phy.-ial needs of the University are: Ai-litional airconditioning,
e.l, vat.r.-, library expansion and renovation, maintenance building and warehouse
irn-'aiiti',i, renovation of old diiini_ hall, extension of campus utilities, covering
of -.vimming pool, administrative i.iiilin annex for central housing of adminis-
SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND HOME ECONOMICS
The School of .Au culture and Home Economics functions as three depart-
ments under the coordination of the dean. Each of these departments has formu-
lated objectives in agreement with and complementary to those of the University
and School, though each set is specifically directed toward the goals character-
istic of that area.
In L.eepini' with the spirit of the idea of a Land-Grant College, the depart-
mental programs include instruction and research. Extension is not a part of
FLORIDA A. & M. UNIVERSITY
the programs, but the departments do engage in cooperative work with extension
personnel. Short courses, workshops and other programs are primarily oriented
toward community service.
An analysis of personnel indicates a high level of competency, a good balance
among specialization areas, broad exposure of the faculty as to institutions of
study and faculty stability in years of service to the institution. These factors are
of note for developing quality education and implementing long-range goals.
The instructional faculty of the School consists of 6 professors, 9 associate
professors, 5 assistant professors. Non-instructional personnel include 5 assigned
to a special project staff and 6 in the offices of the dean, department heads and
itinerant teacher trainers. Fifty percent of the instructional staff members hold
earned doctorate degrees. Faculty members have been engaged in a range of
professional activities in addition to teaching, and many have attained state and
The student enrollment tends to be on the incline. Based on the data in
the department reports a significant number of non-majors are being served in
The agricultural students in particular secure summer employment with
various branches of the government, which is a training experience for them
and provides a source of income. Placement for these positions has been all
over the nation. This helps, too, in linandciiniL the cultural exposure of our
The home economics students have been involved in professional club
activities, community work and special occasion affairs. One student was elected
to a state office in the professional club.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Educational Program and Services
The major role of the College of Arts and Sciences in implementing the
University's purpose may he best seen through its educational program and
services. It recognizes and assumes the responsibilities of providing a broad
liberal education, with concentration in specific fields, and or laying the aca-
demic foundation for pursuing interests in several I'rf.---iri1:al fields for all
students who register in the College.
The educational program of the College of Arts and Sciences is organized
into five fields of concentration which are administered by 17 departments.
These departments offer undergraduate majors in 2f; areas of study.
Provisions are made in certain departments for majors to complete re-
quirements for certification to teach in the following fields: Art, Business
Education, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Music, Science, Social
Studies, and Speech.
Graduates of the Department of Library Science and Speech Correction are
qualified upon graduation for certification as school librarians and speech
cirrectioni-t -. respectively.
Innovative Educational Program for Curriculum Improvement
Recognition of the academic needs of the student body led Florida A and M
University early in 1961 to propose the establishment of a division of Basic
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Studies and Developmental Services. This proposal has not been implemented.
However, the University welcomed the opportunity to participate in the Thirteen-
College Program in 1967, under the auspices of the Institute for Services to
Education, and is very desirous of continuing in the program. The Thirteen-
College Curriculum allows the University the long sought opportunity to
appraise a basic studies program with its innovative teaching techniques and
materials inasmuch as the Thirteen-College .Program can be viewed in this
perspective. Should the program produce positive results, the College will
initiate steps to incorporate the results of this program permanently in its
The instructional faculty of the College is made up of 119 individuals
with varying backgrounds of experience and education. The faculty is generally
familiar with the purpose of the College and of the University as well.
Analysis of Faculty Training
The College of Arts and Sciences comprises seventeen departments of
instruction which were staffed in 1966-67 by 119 faculty members. Of this
number 28, or 23.5 per cent, held the doctorate; 79, or 66.3 per cent held the
master's degree; and 13, or 11.2 per cent, held bachelor's degrees as the highest
Evidences of Faculty Effectiveness
The College does not have a regular tes.-ting program for determining how
the scholastic achievement of its students compares with state, regional or
national achievement averages. Although funds have been requested on sev-
eral occasions to make such a testing program possible, the present educational
budget continues to be inadequate for this purpose.
Faculty Research and Related Activities
Even though the vast majority of faculty time is devoted to instruction
and/or academic administration, a considerable number of faculty members
were able to produce a significant amount of research or engage in research
related activities. These activities may be divided into the following categories:
(a) books and pamphlets; (b) articles; (c) supported research; (d) plays,
play productions, scenery, etc.; (e) exhibitions; (f) consultants and (g) speeches.
The instructional programs of the College of Arts and Sciences are now
conducted in nine separate buildings. New music and fine arts building will
provide adequate accommodations for the programs that earlier occupied make-
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Nature and Scope of the Program
The administration and faculty of Florida A and M University regard
seriously the teacher education responsibilities which were assigned to the
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institution in 1887 when it was established as a Normal School by legislative
enactment. Although teacher education is recognized as a university-wide function,
the School of Education is :il.in.li, in a very special way, responsibility for
insuring the integrity of this phase of the institution's program. The primary
goal of this instructional unit is the advancement of public education and
welfare through meeting effectively the professional needs of pre-service ele-
mentary and secondary school teachers.
The School consists of four departments and four service areas as follows:
(1) Elementary Education, (2) Industrial Education, (3) Physical Education,
and (4) Secondary Education.
(1) The N. B. Young Nursery School, (2) The Univ.ersity School, (3) The
Audio-Visual Center, and (4) The Curriculum Laboratory.
Motivated by the necessity of kteeliiir abreast of the contemporary scene
on the state, regional, and national levels, the objectives and activities of the
School of Education for the 1966-1968 biennium have made real demands on
the energies and schedules of its faculty and staff. Among the more prominent
objectives were the following: (1) To maintain the accredited status of the
program with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education;
(2) To maintain the accredited status of the program with the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools; (3) To study and analyze the recommen-
dations of the Governor's Committee on Quality Education in order to determine
specifically their implications for the pi(iurlii;: (4) To explore and examine
the implications for the program of the directive of the Board of Regents that
the Graduate School be placed in the School of Education; (5) To study and
analyze critically for their implications, the several acts of the Congress of
the United States designed to improve public elementary, secondary, and higher
education; and (6) To effect a smooth relocation of the program in the new
In the pursuit of these objectives, the following achievements were realized:
(1) the involvement of the entire faculty and staff in the preparation of a
report, consisting of two volumes, to the National Council for the Accreditation
of Teacher Education; (2) the preparation of a similar document for the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; (3) the participation by faculty
and staff as consultants, speakers, and resource persons in state, regional, and
national conferences and projects; (4) the revision of curricula so as to insure
more realistic and extended first-hand contacts of the pre-service teacher with
the actual school situation; (5) the revision of curricula so as to include
greater emphasis in helping the pre-service teacher to understand and guide
effectively the socially disadvantaged child; (6) the lrtpmi:rati in of proposals
under one or more of the Education Acts of Congress; (7) the establishment
of more functional realistic ties through more extensive visits to the schools
and sponsorship of summer institutes for cooperating directing teachers of
interns; (8) the involvement of several members of the faculty and staff in
serving continually as consultants to the architects for the new education build-
ing, to the end that the facility would accommodate satisfactorily the educational
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programs to be conducted in it; (9) the moving of the several programs and
members of the faculty into the new education center.
In the activities just enumerated the faculty and staff made many signi-
ficant and distinctive contributions. Other challenges identified by the faculty
and staff during the biennium are as follows: (1) The inauguration of an
institution-wide cooperative plan for the continuous and systematic assessment
of the adequacy and quality of the teacher education program; (2) The appro-
priation of an adequate budget to provide educational television and other com-
munication media installations to be used in vitalizing classroom instruction;
(3) The provision of more systematically planned opportunities for faculty
to know what is going on in the public elementary and secondary schools of
the State, and (4) The projection of a program of action designed to utilize
effectively the opportunities for curriculum expansion and innovation in the
new education center.
THE VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
The 1966-68 biennium must be recorded as a significant milestone in the
long history of mechanical and technical training at the University. The com-
pletion during this period of the approximately two million dollar Technical
Training Center represents more than just a forward step for Technical Edu-
cation. With the ever-increasing interest and emphasis in technology throughout
the world today, it may well point the way to one of the major roles of the
University for the years ahead.
Words of genuine appreciation are herby accorded the University adminis-
tration and the Board of Regents for providing this fine facility and also to
the Board's architectural staff for the excellency of its design.
The four-unit complex is of modern creation featuring natural concrete,
brick and glass in such a manner as to render its exterior practically mainte-
nance free. Its 70,000 square feet of floor space provides 34 classroom-laboratories
and 24 offices and conference rooms. The entire facility is well lighted, heated,
and air conditioned. Among its special features are a physical science laboratory
suite and a room especially designed to serve jointly as a mechanical equipment
room and a teaching laboratory.
After completion of the many laborious tasks inherent in moving into a
new facility of this kind, the educational program immediately experienced a
new growth impetus. The new technologies were added to the offerings, while
two more are planned to be initiated during the next year. The staff was ex-
panded and a modest increase in student enrollment was experienced. Morale,
both among students and faculty, soared to a new high. This fact is easily
reflected in some of the highlights of the program for the year as follows:
(1) Employed first full-time guidance counselor, (2) Students organized techni-
cal club, (3) Published VTI Review, a student-faculty monthly publication, (4)
Expanded technical library through special federal grants, (5) Acquired new
teaching aids, (6) Initiated training in offset printing, (7) Initiated training
in data processing, (8) Offered first evening class for in-service local personnel,
(9) Planned testing program for entering freshmen, (10) Provided for student
attendance at technical conferences and professional meetings, (11) Planned
proposal for improvement of mathematics and science courses for technical
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students, (12) Developed student handbook, (13) Revised staff handbook, (14)
Developed proposals for participation in Fl,,ii]i Model Cities program, and (15)
Initiated a technical scholarship drive.
The major problem confronting the Vocational-Technical Institute at this
time is enrollment. It may be noted that such a problem seems widespread. It
appears that ways need to be explored to guide a larg'-r percent of high school
graduates into technical careers. It is our hope that at least a partial solution
to this problem may be met here through a recently planned pre-tech program
and a technical scholarship drive that was recently launched.
The faculty is to be highly commended for two years of hard conscientious
work. Coupled with the tasks of moving into the new facilities, and redesigning
courses of instruction for conversion from the trimester to the quarter system,
were the numerous responiiibilitie. related to the Self-Study Program. This
program, which culminated with a visit by an tv-luating' committee of the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in April of 1968, prvidi-d a real
opportunity for the faculty to critically re-assess its work.
SCHOOL OF NURSING
The faculty of the School of Nur-ini,' believes in a phil,.--ophy of education
which recognizes the need for the total development of the individual and pro-
vides opportunities for personal growth, thereby helping the learner gain a keener
insight into himself, the nature of man, and society. Such a philosophy seeks
to promote the belief in the worth of all individuals and to provide learning
experiences which stimulate the learner to think creatively in meeting present
and future needs.
We accept the concept that creative functioning as an individual citizen
and as a professional nurse, capable of making a unique contribution in a
dynamic society, can best be fostered in a democratic atmosphere.
We believe that our goals can best be achieved by -rinblyirng these experi-
ences which contribute to a deeper understanding of human needs and enhance
the learner's ability to assess and manage problems confronting patients and
families in the hospital, home and community.
We believe these experiences to be necessary for the preparation of begin-
ning practitioners of nursing for peljtcir.liiii for specialization in graduate
study and for proiner-icsii into positions of responsibility and leadership.
The faculty aims to provide a curriculum which includes selected and or-
ganized learning experiences to develop in students: (1) the ability to apply
principles of sociological and psychological sciences effectively in personal re-
lations; (2) the ability to utilize scientific principles in ol-.,.rviie and analyzing
situations, selecting appropriate actions and evaluating outcomes; (3) the ability
to teach and direct individuals and e riip- in the preventive therapeutic and
rehabilitative aspects of the promotion and maintenance of health, and (4) the
ability to be competent in etablishing habits which foster continued personal
and professional growth, progressively -.-11-.ive adjustment, and self direction
within a dynamic society.
The faculty has devoted much time and effort in the reconstruction of the
curriculum which was necessary because of the conversion from the trimester
system to the quarter -yit.in.
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A Faculty Development Program was maintained, selected topics were dis-
cussed, also guest speakers and consultants were utilized.
The faculty has been involved in two self-studies, one for the Southern
Association of Colleges and Universities and one for the National League for
The faculty has participated in a Statewide Educational Television Project
made possible by a Federal Nursing Project Grant. As a result of this project
the School of Nursing is to receive forty (40) E.T.V. Tapes and equipment
to be used in instruction. The faculty was also involved in a two-part Workshop
on "How to Utilize Educational Television in Teaching Nursing."
A visit was made by a representative from the Florida State Board of
Nursing for the purpose of an annual survey for State accreditation.
The faculty and students have been active in community activities, locally,
in Pensacola and in Jacksonville, Florida.
The following agencies participated in providing learning experiences for
students: Tallahassee A and M Hospital; Duval Medical Center, Clara White
Nursing Home, Jacksonville, Florida; and Escambia County Health Department,
A librarian-clerk was added to the staff which has enhanced the total
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
Philosophy and Purpose
The Graduate School program of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical
University is designed to offer qualified students an opportunity to share in
the advancement of knowledge, to develop skills in leadership situations, re-
search, and to make significant contributions to the fields of education and
science. Its program also takes cognizance of the needs of counselors and in-
service teachers, areas which absorb the majority of our graduates. There is
an awareness of current issues and trends that relate to, and have implications
for contemporary and future human relationships. The explosion of knowledge
in all of these areas is tremendous. One of our great physicists has suggested
that a new encyclopedia soon to be published should contain only that knowl-
edge which has been gained since the beginning of the twentieth century.
We sincerely believe that in the educational process students may develop
not only through the various disciplines, but also by acceptance into the com-
munity of scholars in the tradition of broadly conceived educational values at
the graduate level. A commitment to quality performance, acceptance of respon-
sibility, intellectual honesty and a dedication to the highest standards is expected
of our students.
The graduate program cuts across disciplinary lines with offerings in all
schools and departments that have been approved for instruction at the graduate
At the present time, the following departments have programs designed for
students pursuing terminal work for the master's degree: (1) Administration
and Supervision, (2) Elementary and Secondary Education, (3) Guidance,
(4) Home Economics.
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In-service teach,.-r-. school administrators, guidance counselors and full-time
graduate students are the categories representing most of the students who are
presently served at the graduate level.
(1) Utilization of simulation techniques through materials of the University
Council for Educational Administration; (2) Three years of participation in the
Administrative Internship Project to Improve Instruction sponsored by the
National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Kellogg Foundation.
Eight interns have been enrolled; and (3) Direction of a project to provide
Extended In-Service Experiences for eight selected principals. This activity is
provided in cooperation with the Florida State Department of Education Founda-
tion. It provides on-campus conferences periodically, observation visits to selected
schools with innovative programs, and an extended visit of one week in one such
school for each participant. Eight prinicpals are enrolled.
The principalship has been the major professional goal of pursuants of a
master's degree in the area of administration and supervision. The categories
for employment have expanded. Today public education represents an encom-
passing endeavor of requiring administrative teams for effectiveness. The variety
of positions are increasing annually at the various levels of the educational
structure. Such positions form a hierarchy from top-level to low-level assist-
antships. They will require generalists and specialists.
At the close of this biennium, the Graduate School will become a Division
of Graduate Studies in the School of Education. With the opportunity afforded
by this change for more diversified and extended instructional services, graduate
programs should expand significantly in quality and scope. This is implemented
by the facilities of the new education building and emphasis on selectivity of
better qualified students by raising the requirements for admission for enrollment
in the Division of Graduate Studies.
THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
The School was inspected on February 23-24, 1967, for accreditation. The
School was accredited on June 1, 1967 by the American Council on Pharmaceu-
tical Education on probationary status. The Council will re-examine this School
not later than May, 1970, with a view to either removing the School from pro-
bationary status, or to removing it from the list of accredited schools at that
One of the problems is the serious lack of adequate academic qualified staff.
One of the major problems of the School is the recruitment of faculty and staff
with the Doctorate degrees.
The continuous growth of the student body of the School of Pharmacy
tends to be a source of pride and joy for both the student body and faculty. The
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student body is most active in professional activities, recruitment, as well as
We have graduated the following number of students since July 1, 1966:
1966-67 -14; 1967-68 -15.
Most have passed several Boards of Pharmacy and are practicing in several
States: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey,
and New York. However, 61 per cent of our graduates are in Florida. Several
are in the Armed Services with the rank of Major II-Captain III. There are
probably more but we have not been informed.
Several own their own businesses and one is the Executive Assistant to
the Vice-President in charge of production for a major Drug Company and
has the Ph.D. degree.
In addition to the many small donations, there were many grants and
funds for student loans and scholarships, library, and miscellaneous use. We
received for the period $83,389.
The program of continuing education for pharmacists moved rapidly.
Several traveling seminars were held. About 1000 pharmacists were served
throughout the State.
A major construction project-the construction of a Pharmacy Building
is planned. It is hoped that this can become a reality (finished construction for
occupancy and use) not later than September, 1970, with the target date for
construction to start not later than May, 1969.
COLLEGE OF LAW
Functions and Objectives
The Florida A and M University College of Law sought, during the
biennium, to add its own particular stamp to the aims and objectives common
to the nation's major law schools. This stamp was evident by a close personal
relationship between faculty and students. In consequence, we were able to
conduct a legal environment which (1) offered to students seeking a legal
career a program of study that gave to the aspirant a broad, practical and
basic legal training of unmatched excellence that will permit unlimited develop-
ment of his legal capacities throughout his career; and (2) developed proficiency
in the application of the principles of law to the complicated relations, rights
and duties, arising in modern society through the process of training in dia-
lectical and technical skills.
The response of our students to the determination of the faculty to impart
information within the zones outlined above are gratifying and the period
covered by this report, again, exhibits a demonstration of extraordinary
activity in the College of Law.
No changes were made in the course structure. However, emphasis was
placed on professional responsibility, legal ethics, and objective examinations
which have been recently adopted by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.
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Inquiries trebled for admission to the College but none were accepted due
to the phasing out program.
The Law Library
Our library, with a staff of one full-time librarian and two student assist-
ants, provided valuable services and assistance to law students, faculty, mem-
bers of the Bar, and the University family. Overnight use of books totaled
3,800, inter-library loans, 60. Acquisitions amounted to 200 and approximately
$8,000 was expended to service the 25,000 volumes, 479 pamphlets, and numerous
letters and papers that con-titute our holdings.
In addition to discharging their primary r-liriibility of participating
in the education of future additions to the Bar, each faculty member was
active in some other project peripheral to his primary responsibility. The
activities included research into practical problems involved in classroom dis-
cussion, work on University committees, and services to the public and to the
As is natural in the professional school most of the student activities are
of a personal nature, allied to the educational process. Activities of the
Student Bar Association included the Annual Moot Court Competition, assist-
ing with the Pre-Legal Society, selling copies of the Florida Statutes, serving
on College of Law policy committees, and plIrti.ipating in a host of social
The crowning achievement of the year was the trip made by the president
of the organization to the National Student Bar Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii,
and the organization's continued affiliation with the National organization.
The College recruited, through the Pre-Legal Society, 30 students who
took the Law School Admission Test pursuant to a program designed by the
LSAT Council for Minority Groups.
The Annual Reception of the alumni fll'i in the Homecoming Weekend
and the Annual Florida Bar Breakfast at The Florida Bar Convention became
a significant tradition which has been responsible for lnltcLtring our alumni
One April 1967 graduate passed the Miv-hiu;in Bar on first attempt. One
April 1967 and two December 1967 graduates took the September offering of
the Florida Bar Examination, results are not yet available.
The rapid economic expansion and the population growth of Florida con-
tinue to make possible a host of excellent opol, ttiniti-, in law. In addition,
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we continue our efforts to place our students in summer employment with
federal and state agencies.
Continuing Legal Education Programs For Students, The Bar, And The
Activities for the period included cooperating with The Florida Bar in
planning and -Ipnisoring our Annual Institute, and the Annual Juvenile Court
Law and Procedure Forum, in cooperation with the Florida Council of Juvenile
Court Judges. Also sponsored were Law Day and a series of general assembly
programs for our students. In May 1968, we sponsored our first University-
wide Law Day Observance. Combined attendance at these ipro~.g'iiram totaled
Our research department continued on a limited scale with most of our
services goine to prisoners, students and the general public.
Contributions to General Overall University Program
Our faculty and staff have served well on many, varied University com-
mittees. We have given fully of our special knowledge when called upon to do
so, in times of crises. We have designed special programs to better inform the
University family and we have geared our law programs along the lines of the
1. Obtained approval to award the Juris Doctor degree to all graduates of
the College of Law and our present students.
2. Participated in the Self-Study of the University.
3. Sponsored the first University-wide Law Day.
4. Directed and supervised the first Law School Admission Test to be given on
5. Sponsored successful institutes and programs of benefit to bench and Bar.
6. Represented by one of our students at the National Student Bar Association
meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, and
7. Established better alumni relations and assisted in having our alumni ap-
pointed to state and federal positions.
The 1966-68 biennium was a period of unprecedented growth and progress
in numerous areas of activity for the University Library. Fullfillment of its
promise to provide the University with a resource collection of eminent quality
and adequate size appears to be no longer a vain desire, but a possibility. Firm
steps toward realization of the dreams and aspirations of the library were
taken with vigorous strides by renewed efforts to expand its services, strengthen
its resources, and preserve and protect those qualities of excellence already