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BOARD OF CONTROL
STATE OF FLORIDA
THE REPORT OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF
Appendix A-The Executive Director's Report of the
Appendix B-The Report of the Architect to the
Board of Control
THE REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
THE REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA STATE
THE REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
THE REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA AGRI-
CULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY
THE REPORT OF THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE FLORIDA
AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY
THE REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA SCHOOL
FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
THE STATE BOARD OF CONTROL
J. J. DANIEL, Chairman
J. K. HAYS, Vice Chairman
JAMES J. LOVE ...------- -.---
RALPH L. MILLER -
S. KENDRICK GUERNSEY
JAMES D. CAMP, SR.
FRANK M. BUCHANAN ..-
-..--- ---- Jacksonville
--- Winter Haven
.---- .- .Quincy
--. Ft. Lauderdale
..--------- .. Miami
J. B. CULPEPPER, Executive Director
WILLIAM M. CORLEY, Secretary
THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
FARRIS BRYANT, President ----- -----..---------------- Governor
TOM ADAMS _- -- -.-- -----.-. .. .--- ---..- -------- Secretary of State
J. EDWIN LARSON -- --------- --- ---- Treasurer
RICHARD W. ERVIN --.... ....-- Attorney General
THOMAS D. BAILEY, Secretary Superintendent of Public Instruction
February 15, 1961
THE HONORABLE FARRIS BRYANT
GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA
It is my privilege as Chairman of the State Board of Control to submit
the Board's report for the biennial period beginning July 1, 1958 and
ending June 30, 1960.
In addition to the report of the Chairman of the Board of Control, this
volume contains a report made by the head of each of the institutions
which by law operate under the Board of Control:
The State University System
The University of Florida, Gainesville
The Florida State University, Tallahassee
The University of South Florida, Tampa
The Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University, Tallahassee
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine
The Florida A. & M. University Hospital, Tallahassee
This report is handed to you in compliance with the provisions of
Chapter 5384, Laws of Florida, 1905.
BOARD OF CONTROL OF FLORIDA
BY: J. J. DANIEL, Chairmanl
THE REPORT OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE
BOARD OF CONTROL
This report is presented to show the principal ways in which the
Board of Control and the institutions that operate under it are respond-
ing to university-level educational needs which emerge from the ex-
pansion and development of the State of Florida.
The Board of Control is mindful of the fact that all of the other
State agencies must have their appropriate share of increased support
to enable them to meet their obligations to Florida during this period of
rapid growth. The Board is convinced, however, that the continuation of
Florida's development itself depends upon the provision of adequate sup-
port for higher education and upon the way in which that support is
used to provide programs of instruction, research, and service.
The Board of Control, therefore, is guided by two basic principles
to which it subscribes, i. e.,
1. The Board of Control must represent the missions of its
institutions in such a way that the State of Florida will
provide adequate resources for them to provide necessary
and appropriate programs of high quality.
2. The Board of Control must organize and govern the State
University System in such a manner that the resources
which are provided for higher education are utilized to
the best possible advantage of Florida.
Membership of the Board of Control
The Honorable Frank M. Buchanan of Miami was appointed in May
of 1959 to complete the unexpired term of William C. Gaither. All other
members of the Board served throughout the entire period.
The Honorable James J. Love of Quincy who was serving as the
Chairman of the Board of Control at the opening of the biennium was
succeeded in that position by the Honorable J. J. Daniel of Jacksonville,
the present Chairman, in September 1959.
Dr. J. Broward Culpepper of Tallahassee served as the Executive
Director and Secretary of the Board of Control throughout the biennium.
The Scope of the Responsibilties of the Board
Consistent with the recommendations of the Council for the Study
of Higher Education, the noncollegiate responsibilities of the Board of
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD 5
Control are being shifted in such a manner as to permit the Board to
concentrate its attention on higher education.
The 1959 Session of the Florida Legislature made provision for a
separate governing board for the John and Mable Ringling Museum of
Art. On July 1, 1959, the Board of Control transferred its responsibility
for the Museum to the new board.
The 1959 Session of the Legislature also adopted legislation for the
consolidation of the functions of the State Plant Board under the Com-
missioner of Agriculture. Since the members of the Board of Control
have served concurrently as members of the State Plant Board, this act,
effective on January 15, 1961, eliminates one of the principal noncollegiate
responsibilities of the Board of Control.
As the Board of Control moves into the next biennium its responsi-
bilities will be for (1) the coordination and the governance of the State
University System which is currently constituted by the University of
Florida, the Florida State University, the University of South Florida,
and the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, (2) the opera-
tion of the Florida School for the Deaf and the, Blind, and (3) the sup-
ervision of the operation of the Board of Trustees of the Florida Agri-
cultural and Mechanical University Hospital.
Revision of the By-Laws of the Board
At its regular March 1960 meeting the Board of Control adopted
a new set of by-laws to facilitate the effective discharge of the responsi-
bilities assigned to the Board.
The new by-laws provide that a member of the staff of the Board
other than the Executive Director shall be elected upon recommenda-
tion of the Executive Director to serve as the corporate secretary of the
Board of Control.
A principal provision of the new by-laws places upon the Executive
Director of the Board the responsibility to provide it with recommenda-
tions relating to the proper coordination and the effective operation of
the State University System as well as with recommendations on all
matters coming before the Board.
Copies of the revised by-laws of the Board of Control have been
filed in the Office of the Secretary of State as is required by law.
Documentation of Budget Requests
In 1953 the Board of Control, through the Council for the Study of
Higher Education in Florida, initiated a series of management and gen-
eral background studies required for decisions relating to the needs for
6 REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
and programs of higher education in the State. The initial studies under
the Council and the continuing studies conducted by the staff of the Board
of Control with the cooperation of the Universities are producing suffi-
cient data to further strengthen management and planning activities of
the Board. Plans for the further development of institutional research
activities to provide data needed for (1) the management of the Uni-
versities and (2) the coordination of the State University System will be
reflected in the requests which the Board will make to the 1961 Session
of the Legislature.
The principal studies among those which are now yielding valuable
data may be described as follows:
Cost studies, which are being conducted with the active co-
operation of the State Auditor and the State Budget Director,
show the dollar costs of instruction, research, and various types
of extension services in each of the Universities. These data
by college and by level have been derived since the year
Enrollment studies, which analyze the present and potential
enrollments of the colleges and universities in Florida, facili-
tate planning for the expansion of existing institutions and for
the establishment of new ones.
Space inventories and studies of the utilization of instructional
space indicate the amount and character of new physical plant
space that is needed, the use to which present space is being put,
and ways in which larger numbers of students might be served
within existing instructional space.
Studies of junior college transfer students compare the academic
performance of those students in degree-granting institutions
with the performance of various other segments of the student
The data from these and other studies made in the universities
and in the Board's office will enable the Board of Control to submit to
the 1961 Session of the Legislature the best documented budget re-
quests in its history. The space inventories and the analysis of the utiliza-
tion of instructional space will make it possible for the Board to make
valid judgments concerning the requests of each of the institutions
for new buildings; and the data will enable the Board to establish
priorities among the many building projects requested by the Universities.
Similarly, the budget process which has been devised jointly by the
Board of Control and the State Budget Director will make it possible
for the Board to submit operating budget requests for educational and
general requests which will bring policy decisions into sharp focus.
Change in the Presidency of the Florida State University
On April 20, 1960, death brought to a close the administration of
Dr. Robert Manning Strozier, the fourth president of the Florida State
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD 7
University, after two and one half years in office. Dr. Milton W. Car-
others, then Associate Dean of the Faculties, was appointed Vice-
President and Acting President of the Florida State University pending
the naming by the Board of Control of a successor to the late Dr.
Strozier. In October, 1960, subsequent to the close of the biennium, Dr.
Gordon Williams Blackwell, former Chancellor of the Woman's College
of the University of North Carolina, became the fifth president of the
Florida State University.
REPORT OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION
NEW UNIVERSITY AT BOCA RATON
Recognizing the need to establish a state-supported institution of
higher learning on the lower east coast, the Board of Control sought
foundation funds to support the planning of a new university of a
character which would identify it with the most advanced institutions
of higher learning in the country.
In September 1958 the Fund for the Advancement of Education made
a grant of $50,000 for use in the preliminary planning of the program
of such a university. The 1959 Session of the Legislature appropriated
$50,000 for the exploration of a site at Boca Raton and for the prelim-
inary planning of buildings to be needed for the new institution. In May
1960 the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund made available
to the Board of Control an additional amount not to exceed $260,000 to
permit planning to proceed at a rate necessary for the formulation of
budget requests to the 1961 Session of the Legislature.
The planning for the new university at Boca Raton is being directed
by Dr. A. J. Brumbaugh, the former director for the Council for the
Study of Higher Education in Florida. Dr. Brumbaugh is being advised
by a commission which is composed by other nationally recognized edu-
cators, i. e., Dr. Doak S. Campbell, Dr. C. Ray Carpenter, Mr. Henry
Chauncey, Dr. John E. Ivey, Jr., Dr. Howard W. Phillips, and Dr.
O. Meredith Wilson.
Preliminary plans are being made for an upper division (junior and
senior years) institution, which will cooperate closely with the public
community junior colleges in the area and draw heavily upon them for
students. Plans call for the use of television and other mechanical aids
to learning, emphasis on independent learning, and the year-around
operation of instructional programs.
The Board of Control will come before the 1961 Session of the Legi-
slature with a request for funds for the construction of the initial unit
of the physical plant and with a request for operating funds necessary
to be ready for students not later than the fall term 1964.
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REPORTS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITIES
Included in this volume are the reports of the presidents of the
four universities which comprise the State University System of Florida.
More detailed reports of the deans of the several schools of the uni-
versities are on file with the Secretary of the Board of Control.
THE FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
The report of the President of the Florida School for the Deaf and
the Blind is presented later in this volume. This school remains the one
direct responsibility of the Board of Control that is outside the field of
THE FLORIDA A. & M. UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
For the second biennial period the Florida A. & M. University Hos-
pital has been operated under a Board of Trustees which is in turn re-
sponsible to the Board of Control. The Board of Control recognizes the
important public service which that Board of Trustees has performed.
The report of the Trustees appears later in this report.
Recognizing that the people of Florida have aspirations concerning
their own economic, cultural, and civic future which require the further
development of university-level educational services, the Board of Con-
trol is dedicated to provide the kind and quality of such services that
will permit the people to attain the goals to which they aspire.
If the Board of Control is to succeed in its effort to provide the uni-
versity programs needed in the State it must have the support and
understanding of the people of Florida and of their representatives in the
State government. The Board is appreciative of the cooperation which
it is receiving from all three branches of government, and the Board
pledges to serve in a manner which will merit the support for higher
education necessary for the welfare of Florida.
THE BOARD OF CONTROL OF FLORIDA
J. J. Daniel
REPORT OF ARCHITECT TO THE BOARD 9
REPORT OF THE ARCHITECT TO THE BOARD OF
CONTROL, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA TO
THE STATE BOARD OF CONTROL
The Office of the Architect to the Board if Control was reorganized
during the 1958-1960 Biennium to meet the need for planning and con-
struction services for Florida's rapidly expanding University system.
A Central Office for the Board's Architect with responsibilities for ad-
vanced planning design, research, and related activities as well as for
general administration and business functions was established in Talla-
hassee with my appointment on September 1, 1958, as Architect to the
Board of Control. The existing office in Gainesville headed by Mr. Guy
C. Fulton became a Zone Office, serving the University of Florida, the
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, and other properties north
of the latitude on which is located the north boundary of Hillsborough
County and south and east from the Suwannee River. Additional Zone
Offices were created in Tampa and in Tallahassee. With the appointment
of Mr. W. F. Breidenbach as Zone Architect in December 1958, the Tampa
Zone Office was activated to serve the University of South Florida and
other properties of the Board south of the latitude on which the north
line of Hillsborough County is located. On January 1, 1960, Mr. Chester
Lee Craft, Jr., was appointed Zone Architect for the Tallahassee Zone to
activate the functions of this Zone Office, which serves the Florida State
University, the Florida A. and M. University, and the properties of the
institutions under the Board of Control west of the Suwannee River.
The initial group of buildings and utilities for the new University
of South Florida in Tampa have been substantially completed and
turned over to the University for occupancy in the opening session of
school in the Fall of 1960. Because these contracts were still active as
the result of pending change orders on July 1, 1960, they are listed
later in this report under the sub-heading "Projects Under Construction
but not Completed within the period from July 1958 to July, 1960." These
buildings include the Classroom-Administration Office Building, the Life
Science Laboratory-Classroom-Office Building, and the Classroom-College
Union-Cafeteria Building as well as the Central Utility Building. Addi-
tional buildings for which construction contracts have been awarded
for occupancy in the second semester of the school year include the
Teaching Auditorium, the Physical Education Shower and Locker Fa-
cilities, and the Maintenance Shop Building.
The Architect to the Board of Control has, during the 1958-60 Bien-
nium, designed and/or supervised construction of the following buildings
at the various institutions under the Board of Control and the State
10 REPORT OF ARCHITECT TO THE BOARD
Projects Completed for Occupancy During the Period
From July 1958 to June 1960
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
*Women's Dormitory HHFA
*Laboratory and Office-Watermelon
Auditorium Addition to Physics-
*Auditorium and Gymnasium
Laboratory School ....- .- ......
College Housing-Married Students-
Nuclear Service Building-
Reactor W ing -.-. ...-_ ...- ......
Poultry Classroom and Administra-
tion Building --._
Additions and Improvements to
Electrical System --........-....
Additions and Alterations to
Steam System -. --- ...
Additional Sewerage Facilities
and Water Mains .---- ...---------
Completion of Meat Laboratory for
Animal Husbandry ......-
Teaching Hospital-J. Hillis Miller
Health Center ... -.
Casework for Teaching Hospital
Cold Storage and Low Humidity
Room -- --- ... -
Small Grain Crossing and
Inoculation Building ---- --
Plastic Covered Greenhouse -
Herbicide Laboratory -----.
*Lake Alice Recharge Wells
College Housing-Building 18-
Additional 24 Units ----
Cost of Project
REPORT OF ARCHITECT TO
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
*Classroom Building for School
of Education --..- -
Delta Gamma Chapter
Air Conditioning Home Economics
Building ------ ----- --.
Air Conditioning School of
*Completion of Education Building
Air Conditioning Conradi Hall
Office and Research Building
*Nuclear Service Building-Part I
*Physics Laboratory in History
Cost of Project
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Site Grading ..
Overburden Fill Library Area
Compaction of Sub-Soil by
Subsurface Boring and Sampling
Cap Grouting -
*Campus Utilities-Phase I-
Construction Water Supply
Cost of Project
FLORIDA AGRICULTURE &
*Demonstration School Cafetorium
Revision of Ice Cream Facilities
*Foundations-Misc. Athletic Stadium
*Utilities Underground Steam
*Reroofing and Repairs to Lee Hall
Cost of Project
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FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
Cost of Project
Dormitory and Dining Room Unit -_..- $ 347,878.79
Enclose Existing Swimming Pool ..-- ... 85,221.23
Build and Enclose Swimming Pool
for Negroes .- 76,244.05
*Industrial Building for Negroes 88,042.81
*Boiler Retubing and Repair --..-...-- 6,747.00
RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART Cost of Project
Repairs and Reconstruction Museum-
Storm Drains ---. .-----...-... ---. $ 15,250.00
*Heating System for Asolo Theatre -- -. 4,774.00
Total Projects Completed ------
Projects Under Construction but Not Completed within
the Period from July 1958 to June 1960
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Cost of Project
Pharmacy Wing and Animal Facilities _$1,751,726.69
Brooder and Rearing House - 9,200.00
Laying House -.....---. .... -------..---- 9,296.00
Additions to Laboratory and Office
Building-Indian River Lab ..-- -. -. 58,266.22
Women's Dormitory-HHFA ..- -..-. 1,596,689.00
Men's Dormitory-HHFA .- -. 2,276,476.00
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
*Completion of Demonstration School
Women's Dormitory ---------
and Meteorology ---------.... ----
*Nuclear Service Building-Part II
*Nuclear Service Building-Part III
Married Student College Housing
Cost of Project
.- $ 109,205.00
REPORT OF ARCHITECT TO THE BOARD
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA Cost of Project
*Central Heating and Refrigeration
Plant and Underground Distribution
*Campus Water System and Sewage
*Utilities-Power Plant Electrical
System Phase IV -- -
*Extension of Utilities-Irrigation
*Extension of Utilities- Clock System
*Extension of Campus Utilities
Heating and Air Conditioning
Equipment Building --.
*Maintenance and Service Shop
*Library and Classroom Building
*Classroom College Union Cafeteria
Building -------- .
*Teaching Auditorium Theatre
*Science Laboratory Classroom
Office Building ----- -- -. -
*Life Science Laboratory-
Physical Education Facilities
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FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY
Cost of Project
*Utilities-Electrical Distribution and
Whiteway System - ----
FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
Cost of Project
Rehabilitation Bloxham and
Wartmann Cottages ----
RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Repairs and Reconstruction of
Museum (Force Account)
*Lighting for Southeast Gallery
Total Projects Under Construction
But Not Completed ..
Cost of Project
*Associate did drawings only.
**Associate did drawings and supervision.
FORREST M. KELLEY, JR.
Architect to the Board of Control
BOARD OF CONTROL
SUMMARY STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 1958, THROUGH JUNE 30, 1960
NAME OF FUND
Expenses .-.... ..- --------
Capital Outlay .. -- ----
Deficiency Appropriation .-- --- ---------------------------
Special Appropriation -------- --
Total General Administration -------------
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE:
Incidental Fund .------------
Total Department of Architecture ---- ----------------
Regional Education Program
Regular Appropriation -----------
Deficiency Appropriation Boca Raton Maintenance
Annual Payment to Accredited Medical School --
Southern Regional Council on Mental Health
Out-of-State Aid for Negroes ---------------------
Educational Survey- ---------
Scholarship Funds-University of Florida:
Arthur E. Hamm Scholarship Income ..
David Yulee Scholarship Income ---
Cecil Wilcox Memorial Scholarship Income- -- -
Albert W. Gilchrist Scholarship Income --
Tufts Scholarship-Income ..... -
John G. and Fannie F. Ruge Scholarship Income -
William Loring Spencer Scholarship Income
Agnes Peebles Scholarship Income
Racing Scholarship Fund -
Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home
Endowment Income --- -- ---
Southern Nuclear Energy Advisory Council
Planning for New Institution-West Florida ----
Planning for New Institution-East Coast .-
Nuclear Studies and Research -...-
For Florida State University:
Albert W. Gilchrist Scholarship Income
Tufts Scholarship Income
John G. and Fannie F. Ruge Scholarship Income
Mrs. Sarah Levy Scholarship Income -- - -
Racing Scholarship Fund .
Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home
For University of South Florida:
Racing Scholarship Fund ..------
For Florida A. & M. University:
J. C. McMullen Scholarship Income -
Mrs. Sarah Levy Scholarship Income -
Racing Scholarship Fund
For Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind:
Albert W. Gilchrist Scholarship Income
Elizabeth M. Bess Scholarship Income
Roy J. McCrary Scholarship Income
Children of Deceased World War Veterans Scholarships
Helen Henderson Scholarship Fund --
Ramsaur Memorial Income
David Yulee Lectureship Income
James D. Westcott Estate Income
Total Restricted Current Funds
Total Current Funds -- ...... .
July 1, 1958
- - - - - - -
June 30, 1959
June 30, 1960
$ 1,823.82 $ 114,814.90 $ 116,638.72 $ 113,746.40 $ 2,892.32 $ $ 122,676.08 $ 122,676.08 $ 120,041.99 $ 2,634.09
$ 101,600.26 $ 704,342.66 $ 805,942.92 $ 652,825.08 $ -- $ 153,117.84 $ 553,304.23 $ 706,422.07 $ 639,686.43 $ 66,735.64
$ 101,600.26 $ 704,342.66 $ 805,942.92 $ 652,825.08 $ $ 153,117.84 $ 553,304.23 $ 706,422.07 $ 639,686.43 $ 66,735.64
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SUMMARY STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS FOR
THE PERIOD JULY 1, 1958, THROUGH JUNE 30, 1960
NAME OF FUND
Loan Funds-For University of Florida:
Dudley Beaumont Scholarship Loan Fund
John G. and Fannie F. Ruge Loan Fund
John and Ida English Loan Fund
For Florida State University:
John G. and Fannie F. Ruge Loan Fund
John and Ida English Loan Fund
Zadie L. Phipps Loan Scholarship Fund
For Florida A. & M. University:
John and Ida English Loan Fund
Millard Caldwell Loan Fund
Ruby Diamond Loan Fund
The Harry Wilderman Scholarship Loan Fund
Total Loan Funds
PRINCIPAL TO BE HELD INVIOLATE:
For University of Florida:
Arthur E. Hamm Scholarship Fund
David Yulee Scholarship Fund
David Yulee Lectureship Fund
Ramsaur Memorial Fund
Cecil Wilcox Memorial Scholarship Fund
Albert W. Gilchrist Scholarship Fund
For Florida State University:
James D. Westcott Estate Fund
Albert W. Gilchrist Scholarship Fund
For Florida A. & M. University:
J. C. McMullen Scholarship Fund
For Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind:
Roy J. McCrary Scholarship Fund
Albert W. Gilchrist Scholarship Fund
For University of Florida and Florida State University:
Tufts Scholarship Fund
Helen Henderson Scholarship Fund
Total Principal to be Held Inviolate
PRINCIPAL MAY BE USED:
For University of Florida:
Wm. Loring Spencer Scholarship Fund
Agnes Peebles Scholarship Fund
For Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind:
Elizabeth M. Bess Scholarship Fund
For University of Florida and Florida State University:
Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home
Total Principal Which May be Used
GIFTS FOR RESTRICTED PURPOSES:
For University of Florida:
Frank H. Wade Estate Fund
Total Gifts for Restricted Purposes
Total Endowment Funds
Total All Funds
July 1, 1958
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June 30. 1959
-- --- - - -
June Rn 19o6e0
$ 184,476.51 $ 147,367.93 $ 331,844.44 $ 196,677.50 $ $ 135,166.94 $ 259,450.97 $ 394,617.91 $ 225,773.88 $ 168,844.03
$ 5,000.00 $ $-----. $ 5,000.00 $ $ $ 5,000.00 $ ---.. $ 5,000.00 $ $ 5,000.00
5,000.00 5,000.00 ........5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00
3,000.00 3,000.00 .... ... 3,000.00 3,000.00 3,000.00
700.00 700.00 .........700.00 -700.00 700.00
2,500.00 --2,500.00 ........2,500.00 2,500.00 2,500.00
10,000.00 --- .. 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00
12,718.65* ----- 12,718.65 ..12,718.65 12,718.65 12,718.65
10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00
1,000.00 -. 1,000.00 .... 1,000.00 ..-.1,000.00 -- 1,000.00
1,000.00 .. .... 1,000.00. .. 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00
4,000.00 4,000.00 ......4,000.00 -. 4,000.00 4,000.00
11,346.27 608.36 11,954.63 11,954.63 613.72 12,568.35 12,568.35
5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 ----5,000.00 5,000.00
$ 66,264.92 $ 5,608.36 $ 71,873.28 $ $ 71,873.28 $ 613.72 $ 72,487.00 $ $ 72,487.00
- I F I F-~ -~--- -C-- --~-
1 4 I --~---- '
$ 15,694.30 $ 330.51 $ 16,024.81 $ $ -...... $ 16,024.81 $ 866.24 $ 16,891.05 $
$ 172,808.82 $ 5,938.87 $ 178,747.69 $ $ $ 178,747.69 $ 1,479.96 $ 180,227.65 $
*In addition to cash and investments there is Real Estate with an estimated value of $116,781.35
$ 393,830.13 $ 888,070.34
INTEREST AND SINKING FUND BALANCES AND REVENUE CERTIFICATES OUTSTANDING AS OF JUNE 30, 1959 AND JUNE 30, 1960
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA:
1938 Dormitory Issue -- -------------....
1948 Dormitory Issue -. -.- ------.. ._ ..........
Florida Field Stadium ----
1954 Dormitory Issue- ... .......
1955 Dormitory Issue ----------- ... ----------.....
1956 Dormitory Issue
1956 Dormitory Issue (Second Series) ----
Laboratory School .-- --- -..........
1957 Apartment Units ............. ..
Housing Revenue Certificates Series A, B, C, D __
Total-University of Florida -.....- ..... ..
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY:
Dining Hall and Landis Hall ..
Infirmary ..- -- -- ....... ..
Bryan Hall- ----- ....... ....
Senior Hall ---- ------- - -. .........
1950 Revenue Certificate Issue - ....... __.
Demonstration School ---------...
Demonstration School, Series 1959 -----
1954 Revenue Certificate Issue ....
1956 Revenue Certificate Issue ....
(1957) 1958 Revenue Certificate Issue
1959 Apartment Revenue -....- - .
Total-Florida State University .- -._. ....
FLORIDA A. & M. UNIVERSITY:
1938 Dormitory Issue ----- ....
Laundry .- .. ...
A. & M. Hospital- ........
1952 Dormitory Issue ----
Total-Florida A. & M. University -.
Total Board of Control Revenue Certificate Funds
June 30, 1960
INTEREST AND SINKING FUND BALANC3B INTEREST AND SINKING FUND BALANCES
AS OF JUNE 30, 1959 REVENUE CERTIFICATES AS OF JUNE 30, 1960 REVENUE CERTIFICATES
Cash Investments Total Total Issued Total Retired June 30, 1959 Cash Investments Total Total Issued Total Retired
I A S U T I I I BALANCES
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1 8 6 0 0 0 2 1 2 9 3 0 0 0 v- - 9 8 1 0 0 0- - - - -
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BOARD OF CONTROL
UNIVERSITY OF FLORDA
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
September 12, 1960
To: The Board of Control of the State of Florida
It is my pleasure to transmit to you a report on some of the accom-
plishments and activities of the University of Florida during the 1958-1960
This has been a biennium of both satisfaction and disappointment.
There is the satisfaction of having awarded 3654 bachelor's degrees, 723
master's degrees, and 170 doctor's degrees to our finest young people. They
have gone out into the world prepared to make significant contributions
in the arts and sciences and in the professions. There is the satisfaction of
important research developments and of significant educational services
rendered. Disappointment stems from the limitations of resources with which
to accomplish what Florida deserves in the building of an outstanding in-
stitution of higher learning.
The quality of our student body is constantly improving. Members of
each succeeding student body seem to take more seriously their responsibili-
ties to become enlightened citizens in a world increasingly more complex,
and increasingly more dependent upon educated people.
I wish to pay particular tribute to a deeply dedicated faculty at the
University of Florida. Theirs has been a magnificent contribution to the
State of Florida, and, indeed, to the nation and to the world. The teachers,
the research scientists, and those who have extended knowledge over the
length and breadth of the state are deserving of the highest tribute from
the people of Florida. While offering an extremely high quality of instruc-
tion to the young people, the faculty has engaged in important research
as they have inquired into the mysteries of nature, engaged in scholarly
activities, and applied new truths to the problems of our people.
That the faculty is of recognized stature is demonstrated by the de-
mand for its members as consultants to governments and institutions all
over the world. Business and industry at home and abroad call upon them
for advice. School systems all over the state and nation seek their guidance.
Such is the caliber of the faculty who teach our youth and whose services
are valued beyond price.
Unfortunately the salaries paid these outstanding scholars and scientists
are far below the average of comparable institutions. The State of Florida
must provide for a significant increase in faculty salaries if we are to pre-
serve and enhance the quality of the University of Florida.
Finally I wish to express my appreciation to the Honorable James J.
Love and the Honorable J. J. Daniel, who served as chairmen of the Board
a year each, during the biennium, and other members of the Board of Con-
trol for their understanding and patience in considering problems of the
University. Their desire and willingness to seek solutions to those problems
within the limits of our resources has been most helpful. To the Governor,
the Honorable LeRoy Collins, members of the Cabinet, and all other offi-
cials with whom certain administrative matters have been shared, we would
express appreciation for the fullest cooperation.
J. Wayne Reitz
Table of Contents
The Academic Program
The Faculty -
The Off-Campus Educational Program 9
The Student Body 11
The Counseling Program -- 12
New Facilities ..- -13
Table I-Distribution of Enrollment by Class 15
Table II-Distribution of Enrollment by Colleges 15
Table III-The University Dollar-1959-60O I (
The Academic Program
OLD experimentation highlights revisions in academic programs at the University of
Florida during the biennium. In areas such as chemistry, students with proven abil-
ity in the field and who had shown they were ready for an increased pace, were moved
into accelerated programs. Lecture demonstration programs have been provided for
those who are undecided as to the relevance of chemistry in their intellectual objectives.
Selective admission has not slowed the pace of student body growth. As was expected
on the other hand, it has stimulated interest in the academic program of the University
and increased the retention rate in freshman and sophomore years. In the Comprehen-
sive Courses of the University College an Honors Program has been established, offering
special sections for students showing ability to delve more deeply into subject matter than
the average student. Supplementary lecture programs in campus residence halls have
become increasingly well attended and the high level of student participation in resulting
discussion groups has reflected a rising level of academic interest.
During the 1958-60 biennium, educational television facilities formed the basis of sev-
eral successful experiments in teaching subjects where the ratio of students to professors
was already extremely high. These experiments, while they served to materially relieve
the pressure for faculty time, were considered by the faculty primarily as a means of en-
richment--offering a new dimension in college teaching--rather than a replacement of the
present methods of classroom teaching.
Television was tried, experimentally, in teaching the comprehensive course in human-
ities for freshman and sophomore students where lecture sessions were traditionally large.
Approximately 100 students, registered in an experimental television course, met as a
group three mornings a week for a regular class hour on television. These students also
met in groups of 25 once a week with the professor for more informal discussion of the
week's work. Students taught partially by television, on the whole, did as well on their
tests and examinations as students in the regular sections. However, the faculty felt that
continued study of the TV experiment is necessary before a truly objective analysis of re-
sults can be made.
Television was also used as a medium for teaching courses in journalism, marketing,
advertising, business, chemistry and physics. In the teaching of languages, television was
one of several innovations attempted successfully. A first year course in French was of-
fered via the medium of television to both students and non-students through the facili-
ties of WUFT, the University's educational television station.
Courses taught by television also filled an important need in that they provided high
grade practical knowledge for the communications students who manned cameras and
sound equipment, and aided in the vast amount of technical preparation necessary in
Tremendous increases in student-faculty ratios in the Department of Foreign Lang-
uages triggered several experiments in language teaching. A language listening labora-
tory was established in which students learned by listening through earphone headsets to
taped recording of Spanish as a spoken language. Students taught by the tape-listening
method reflected a greater knowledge of the language as it is spoken than those students
without this learning experience.
Traditionally bigness in language classes has no merit, and after experiencing in 1958
an academic year in which classes ran to 50 students, a third innovation was instituted
in language teaching in the fall of 1959. To provide necessary instruction at the be-
ginning level where enrollment pressures were heaviest, without crippling other advanced
instruction, a beginning section in Spanish was established, with no limit on the size of
To provoke the special effort on the part of both teacher and students that was clearly
necessary, an entire new course was devised, one that demanded more work, a better level
of achievement, and one that enforced a more rigorous discipline. Peak registration in this
unique class ran to 190 students under the instruction of a single professor. Students
completing the experimental Spanish course were found to be superior in overall pre-
paration, with a well developed ability to read the language and good aural comprehen-
sion. Writing and speaking abilities of the students were judged to be poor in compari-
son. The gains noted among these students were primarily credited by the faculty to
intensification of effort on the part of both student and teacher, and the administration
and teaching of the entire course by a single instructor. Relative failures of students in
writing and speaking are being compensated in subsequent advanced courses by limiting
enrollments to 20 per section.
Continued increases in student enrollment will necessitate continuance of this large
single class technique in Spanish and establishment of a similar program in beginning
Many academic programs of the University were revised and upgraded and several new
programs were added. During the biennium, the University experienced the establish-
ment of a new college--the College of Health Related Services--which accepted its first stu-
dents in September, 1959. The College becomes the first unit of its type in the world--
offering bachelors degree programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and medi-
cal technology and a masters degree program in rehabilitation counseling. The Director
of the Federal Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, after viewing the facilities and wit-
nessing the training program was inspired to remark that the College's program was "an
outstanding example of the pattern of the rehabilitation service and training of tomor-
To comply with increased accreditation requirements, the University's 37 year old Col-
lege of Pharmacy revised its curriculum to include a five-year program. A masters de-
gree in hospital pharmacy was also initiated through a pharmacy internship program
in the University's Teaching Hospitals and Clinics. In the College's reorganization, the
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry was created and absorbed the Cancer Research
Laboratory which had previously operated independently.
Programs for development and recognition of high academic achievement were estab-
lished by the colleges of Engineering and Arts and Sciences. Completion of a high honors
project and preparation of a thesis concerning it were established in the College of En-
gineering to distinguish the superior students to receive degrees with the High Honors
designation. A special program involving 12 hours of classroom work including a Sen-
ior Seminar was instituted by Arts and Sciences to prepare students with high academic
averages for the High Honors distinction.
Major curriculum revisions, most resulting from extensive evaluation of the College's
function, were instituted in the College of Law, College of Business Administration and
College of Architecture and Fine Arts. Nearly all units carried out reviews of their
courses of study and made changes brought about by rapid advances in all areas of
The College of Agriculture, in recognition of the shifting emphasis from agricultural
production to agri-business, is in the process of revising its curriculum to meet the
challenge of a dynamic agricultural industry.
The general level of research at the University during the biennium continued on an
upward trend in both quality and quantity. As a cooperative project between
medicine and agriculture on gargoylism in cattle, for instance, graphically reveals,
specific research projects and interests often embraced several departments of the
University, and the sharing of facilities and equipment reduce the cost to the sponsor
and promote common interests among various scientific disciplines.
While the level of sponsored research continued upward, totaling nearly six million
dollars during the biennium, of equal importance was the advancement of unsponsored
research by faculty throughout the University. Among the more important research
programs initiated by the various colleges of the University were studies on new
teaching methods. The University College completed a comprehensive study on teaching
by television, and the College of Nursing pioneered a new method in teaching public
health nursing through the Alachua County Health Department.
Various departments of the University continued and initiated new programs relating
to the national defense. Sponsored by various federal agencies, many programs are
classified and cannot be described. The federal government continued as the largest
sponsor of research at the University during the biennium.
On June 30, 1960, the categories of sponsored research, together with the amounts
of financial support and the per cent of sponsored research were as follows:
Categories of Sponsors Amount Percentage
Supported by Department of Defense $1,953,806.82 37.28
Supported by other Federal, State, or Local Government 2,443,864.00 46.62
Supported by Non-Profit Foundations or Societies 386,658.0C 7.38
Supported by Industry or Industrial Associations 475,152.75 8.72
Studies relating to particular Florida problems inspired a number of projects, ranging
from the erosion of Florida beaches to the increased problems brought about by
urbanization and mass population increases. The College of Engineering initiated a new
study related to rare Florida metals. With rapidly changing industrial and techno-
logical development, many of the metals found in Florida sands loom important in
manufacturing and defense programs of the future. Renewed impetus was given
sanitary and public health research which is of extreme importance to Florida com-
munities because of the state's water table and topography.
To assist planning by Florida business and state agencies, the College of Business Admin-
istration's Bureau of Business and Economic Research completed new studies on popu-
lation, income, construction, retail sales, commercial fisheries and gerontology. The
Bureau also contributed heavily to the important inventory of scientists and engineers
in Florida, conducted by the University under a grant from the Ford Foundation.
Completed at the end of the biennium, the inventory forms the first comprehensive
study of Florida's scientific manpower level with projections for two decades on
additional needs in the state for engineers, scientists, physicians and dentists.
Pulp and paper industries, one of the state's largest manufacturing groups, received
a substantial boost with the development in the College of Engineering of a new pulp
process. A pilot plant nearing completion is expected to prove that the new process
provides a more efficient use of natural resources with the resulting modification of
many of the pulp plants throughout the nation. The School of Forestry's research
program in forest tree improvement made additional progress in the development of
a superior tree for us by pulp and paper companies.
Development in the young College of Medicine proceeded rapidly along new lines of
research activity, with major research programs being activated in all clinical and
basic science departments.
While the calibre of the faculty and research staff is such that sponsoring agencies and
industries are attracted to the University for solution of their research problems, a lack
of facilities tended to stifle sponsored research in some areas. Inadequate laboratory
facilities forced the refusal of research programs in some departments of the University
and a consequent loss of research funds.
Scholarly research in the liberal arts and other non-scientific fields was hampered
by heavy teaching loads brought about by an increasing enrollment without a corres-
ponding increase in faculty.
Research at the University level lays the groundwork for the world of the future.
Stifling research with inadequate facilities and an inability to attract additional research
talent, in effect, slows down the development of Florida and the higher standards of
living and culture to which its citizens are entitled.
The Off-Campus Educational Program
The University of Florida's off-campus educational and service program is an integral
part of the three functions of the University-teaching, research and extension.
Through its various service and off campus educational programs the University touches
the lives of literally thousands of Floridians in every community of the state. These
programs provide educational programs in many diverse ways through such important
University units as the General Extension Division, the University of Florida Libraries,
the Agricultural Extension Service, the Public Administration Clearing House, the
University Press, the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, the Teaching Hos-
pital and Clinics, and others.
Agriculture in Florida accounts for well over $2 billion in Florida's income each
year. Servicing this vital segment of the state's economy are county agricultural agents
in 66 of Florida's counties and home demonstration agents in 54 counties. Members of
the University of Florida faculty, these agents assist in the solution of problems as they
occur in their individual areas and disseminate the information obtained from the
laboratories and Agricultural Experiment Stations of the University. The county and
home demonstration agents, traditionally concerned with problems of the farm family,
are adapting their program to meet the needs of new residents with problems related
to their new environment. Urbanization and the development of large rural non-farm
population have caused a further shifting of emphasis.
The Agricultural Extension Service is as concerned with young people as it is with
adults. The 4-H Club organization, sponsored by Extension, has more than 42,000 boys
and girls enrolled and is the second largest youth organization in the state, topped only
by the Boy Scouts, and is the largest rural youth organization in Florida. Emphasis
is on developing better citizens through useful projects.
While many of the Extension Service's programs are planned and accomplished with
the help of people in the local communities, some emergency situations arise which
require special attention. For example, the disastrous freezes of 1957 and 1958 caused
the Governor to name the Extension Service to administer the Disaster Relief Feed
Grain Program in Florida. The Service also conducted the educational phases of
such programs as the screw-worm and Mediterranean fruit fly eradication campaign.
Serving a broad section of the citizenry of Florida, the General Extention Division
conducted more than 240 workshops and institutes during the biennium on subjects
ranging from urban renewal to counseling on alcoholism. Eight new workshops and insti-
tute groups are on the Extension Division agenda for 1960-61.
Last year nearly 5,000 Floridians gained college credits for courses taken by corres-
pondence through the Division's correspondence study program. Embracing 35 fields,
the Division now offers 140 different courses, and 18 new courses are in various stages
of planning and preparation in response to demand for adult education through cor-
Last year 8,000 Florida adults enrolled for off-campus courses and while General
Extension Division faculty traveled more than one million miles teaching the extension
courses between Pensacola and Key West, the students would have had to travel 15
billion miles if they commuted to the campus.
Of major importance in the correspondence study program are the University of
Florida Libraries. With nearly 900,000 volumes, the Library services other Florida
Libraries with inter-library loans and provides scholarly materials for research and study
to many of Florida's junior and senior colleges.
Florida municipalities and counties received advice and assistance in solving many
problems concerning zoning, annexation, government organization and urbanization
through the University's Public Administration Clearing House. During the biennium,
professors were called upon by 30 different Florida governmental organizations for
advice and counsel and conducted over 100 brief studies in various areas of Florida, re-
quested by public officials and study groups. In addition, this agency mailed over 16,000
pieces of literature, satisfying requests on a myriad of problems and subjects.
With the opening of the Teaching Hospital and Clinics in 1958, the University assumed
the responsibility for offering medical and health services not normally available through
community hospitals and other agencies. There was, and still is, a backlog of patients
requiring difficult surgery such as open heart surgery for congenital defects, orthopedic
surgery for crippled children, neurosurgery, and many other medical specialties. While
the Teaching Hospital and Clinics was built and placed in operation for the teaching of
medical students and students in other health and medical related areas, patient care is
a prime consideration in every facet of the teaching program and facilities and staff
needed for teaching made it possible to offer various services heretofore unavailable.
The Student Body
Student government, traditionally a strong voice in the affairs of the University student
body, re-examined its role of leadership during the biennium and took steps to
change what it found lacking. The first major revision of the student body constitution
since before the war-providing better representation for the growing number of resi-
dence hall students-was carried out and adopted by student vote, and a realistic and
objective examination of the honor system got underway.
Facing the need to meet increasing scholastic demands brought about by selective
admission and tightened academic standards, students both individually and through
their organized activities set higher marks for themselves. A number of student honor
groups pooled their academic resources to establish a Tutor Society. Fraternity and
sorority groups raised the academic standards required of pledges from a 200 score on
the High School Placement Test to 300 and most also established scholarship com-
mittees in recognition of the need to bring their activities in line with academic goals
of the University. The efforts of the fraternities and sororities were particularly fruitful
with the fraternity academic average in 1959-60 rising above the all student average
for the first time in a decade.
Enrollment continued to grow. As has been true for a number of years, the per-
centage of married students held at a high figure nearing 20%. Though campus housing
was still only available for approximately one-half of the student body, the number
of students living on the campus, and unaffiliated with fraternities and sororities or
cooperative living groups increased. This growing group of on-campus residents under-
scored the long felt need for an adequate facility for organized social activity. Fall and
Spring Frolics, other dances and touring entertainment groups were still presented in
the gymnasium. No adequate auditorium was available to meet a large part of the
student body and most sought entertainment in off-campus facilities.
A strong administration determination to avoid the dangers of bigness was met by
student interest in helping solve their own problems of adjustment. Students set up
residence hall organizations to help maintain a sense of identity with their living unit.
An expanded residence hall counseling program was utilized heavily and also aided in
decreasing the problems of adjustment and identity on the growing campus. The
expanded academic counseling programs and early registration were well supported
The work of a student educational analysis group was a part of the evidence of a
growing interest in the academic program of the University which developed during the
biennium. Organized in the Fall of 1959 the student committee-reflecting a serious
interest in the quality of higher education in Florida-set out to determine and to
constructively publicize these problems. The committee's study was both careful and
exhaustive; far more than a quick look at the situation as it appeared on the surface,
and not limited to problems or needs of the University of Florida alone. Their effo.-ts
materially aided state leaders in government, business and industry, in becoming aware
of the problems facing higher education in the state.
One of the most ambitious student projects in many years came in answer to an
increasing demand for student loan and scholarship funds. Learning that the Univer-
sity faced the necessity of turning down federal funds for scholarship loans provided
by the National Defense Education Act because required matching funds were not
available, the students proposed a solution. The student body president appeared before
the executive council of the Alumni Association and pledged the students to the raising
of $20,000 if the Alumni group would raise the remaining $70,000 required. Under the
banner of Dollars for Scholars, students solicited over $18,000 in less than a year and
had plans to get the remainder.
Even with the addition of the Federal Funds made available so far, applications for
financial aid have exceeded the supply. The national economy is reflected in increased
requests for such aid, with few students completing their education without some
assistance through loans, scholarships or student employment.
All indications were that the caliber of the University of Florida student body remained
significantly above the national average. Increasing numbers of national business and
industrial concerns came to the campus to interview and hire graduates at average
salaries well above the national levels. University of Florida graduates continued to be
chosen for positions of high responsibility in public school systems, junior colleges, and
universities throughout the nation. Every profession was well represented by former
students, and the graduation of the first classes in Medicine and Nursing promised to
swell the ranks even further in these vital callings.
The Counseling Program
increases in enrollment brought growing pressures on counseling facilities at the
University of Florida during the biennium. Failure to identify problems and false
academic starts are expensive; they waste both precious years of the student's life and
the taxpayer's dollars. Because the University had too few counselors, many students
were unable to make necessary adjustments, and many more failures and false academic
starts occurred than necessary.
A strong determination to avoid and offset the pitfalls of bigness keynoted revisions
made in the counseling program. To supplement the five full time counselors in the
University College, where the over 7,000 freshmen and sophomores are enrolled, a start
was made toward developing a panel of trained academic advisers, with the ultimate
aim of assigning each entering freshman an adviser. At present, these advisers work
with freshmen only during registration periods. A fivefold increase in the panel will be
necessary before all freshmen can be assigned counselors.
Begun during the summer months of 1959, a unique program of early registration
holds great promise for helping students adjust more quickly to college life, and allows
more time for adequate academic counselling than is possible during the rush of fall
orientation. To help parents realize their joint responsibilities with the University
as well as acquaint them with the educational resources and facilities available, they
are invited to take part in group meetings and counseling sessions during one of a
series of two-day summer registration programs. Efforts are made to retain a feeling
of closeness and provide maximum individual attention through the invitation of
approximately 120 incoming freshmen and their parents. Eleven hundred students par-
ticipated during the first series of these programs, and plans call for expansion to include
all entering freshmen as resources become available. The early registration program
and the expanded counseling opportunities it offers have received high praise from all
The first line of counseling at the University of Florida is provided by residence hall
counselors. These members of the Housing staff are especially concerned with the
educational potentials of group living. They are available to students who have personal
problems and questions regarding procedures, policies and other aspects of campus life.
Regular interview sessions are arranged with each student to aid him, or her, in adjust-
ing to residence hall life and to help him, or her, become familiar with University
facilities. Besides the heavy load of individual counseling performed by these resident
counselors, they plan and arrange enrichment programs that bring speakers, films, and
a variety of educational and entertaining programs to the residence halls. Educational
forums, bringing lecturers from the University community are the backbone of this
cultural enrichment program. Some 3,300 residence hall students participated in 32
of these programs during the school year 1959-60 alone.
Under the overall coordination of the Dean of Student Affairs, the various counseling
services, both personal and educational, have been revised and expanded in an attempt
to keep pace with the wide variety of problems facing a growing student body. Facilities
are available to cope with every conceivable counseling situation, but all these facilities arc
heavily taxed. More counselors are needed in the residence hall areas, and in the Uni-
versity College where educational counseling facilities are greatly undermanned.
Innovations in counseling during the biennium have largely involved heavier loads
on present counselors, and efforts to better allocate the counseling time of the individual
instructor. These are only partial answers to the problem and the more satisfactory
answers seem to lie in additional counseling personnel and reduced student-faculty ratios.
The biennium noted also an increasing awareness on the part of all faculty members
of their responsibilities in counseling students who are in their classes. Regular office
hours during periods not spent in the classroom gave professors and instructors the con-
tinued opportunity to advise students who are in their classes.
Although not a primary responsibility of a state university, the spiritual life of the
student body received renewed impetus through staff expansions by the seven denomina-
tional religious centers on the periphery of the campus and through the leadership of
Religion in Life Week, sponsored jointly by the Department of Religion and the Student
Religious Association in mid-February of each year of the biennium.
Activated and dedicated on the campus in 1960, the first critical atomic reactor in the
State of Florida became an important new facility for the University.of Florida's ever-
growing science and technology programs. Important in the training of nuclear engineers
and technicians, the reactor presents infinite opportunities for scientific studies in many
disciplines and, particularly as a source of industrial power for Florida-a state whose
industrial expansion has been static for centuries because of almost a total lack of fossil
fuels and other cheap sources of power. While federal funds financed a major part of its
construction, Florida industry also contributed materially to the new facility and the
building in which it is housed.
However, even with the activation of the atomic reactor and other new facilities during
the biennium, the growth of educational and research facilities, like the growth of the
faculty, failed to keep up with the increase in the size of the student body.
The only building on which construction was initiated during the biennium for educa-
tional purposes was the Pharmacy-Research Wing on the site of the J. Hillis Miller
Health Center. Federal matching funds totaling more than $500,000 were contributed to
its construction. Scheduled for completion in March of 1961, the building will provide
desperately needed quarters for the College of Pharmacy and research laboratories for the
College of Medicine whose research program has already been stifled due to lack of labora-
tory space. The space to be vacated by the College of Pharmacy in Leigh Hall will permit a
somewhat better allocation of space to the Department of Chemistry now cramped in one
portion of the building.
Federal funds were secured for the construction of an animal farm which will serve the
various scientific research programs of the Health Center as animal quarters and a place
for quarantining new animals until they're proven to be free of disease. Constructed with
a grant from the National Institutes of Health, and located on the northwest corner of
the campus, the farm relieved the heavy load on the limited animal quarters available
in the Medical Sciences Building.
Student Housing continued to be of critical importance. With federal loans to be repaid
from rents, construction of two new residence halls (one for men and one for women)
was initiated which, when completed, will accommodate 1300 students. And, although
new housing facilities were completed and put to use during the biennium, student hous-
ing remained at such a critical level that temporary housing facilities which are antiquated
and inadequate could not be removed.
During the biennium, women students moved into Rawlings Hall, and male students
into Hume Hall. Both residence halls were built with funds obtained on loan from the
federal government. Construction was also completed on Schucht and Corry Villages, add-
ing 296 new permanent units for married students.
Federal and limited foundation support also contributed materially to the expansion
and enlargement of educational television facilities, permitting increased utilization of
television as a medium in teaching, and construction of a microwave relay tower which
ties WUFT to Jacksonville for the transmission of educational programs.
Probably the most unique of the facilities completed during the biennium was the revo-
lutionary new asphalt track by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The first
of its type in the world, the new track is already being emulated at other institutions
and is expected to be standard in a few years-replacing the traditional cinder tracks
which have been used in the past.
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics also added steel bleachers to the student
side of Florida Field, enlarging the student seating area by 2,000 seats.
Completed and opened for the admission of patients in the fall of 1958 and dedicated
in 1959, the Teaching Hospital and Clinics is serving as a superb teaching facility for
the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Services, and Pharmacy. Selected by a
leading professional journal as the Modern Hospital of the Month in 1959, the Teaching
Hosptial and Clinics continues to attract visiting architects and medical educators from all
over the world who are designing and constructing similar facilities elsewhere.
Distribution of Enrollment by Class.
CLASS 1st Sem. 1959-60 1st Scm. 1958-59 1st Sem. 1949-50
Freshman 3,667 3,838 1.808
Sophomore 3,532 3,158 3,590
Junior 1,600 1,634 1,575
Senior 1,545 1,507 1,853
5th Year 535 487
Special 109 87 36
Graduate 1,215 1,140 1,268
1st Year Law 174 159 200
2nd Year Law 76 82 139
3rd Year Law 80 77 104
1st Year Medicine 49 50 -
2nd Year Medicine 46 46 -
3rd Year Medicine 42 41 -
4th Year Medicine 40..-
Total 12,710 12,306 10,573
Distribution of Enrollment by Colleges: 1st Sem. 1959-60.
COLLEGE MEN WOMEN TOTAL
Agriculture 321 14 335
Architecture and Fine Arts 258 49 307
Arts and Sciences 979 358 1,337
Business Administration 471 36 507
Education 345 635 980
Engineering 1,015 6 1,021
Forestry 49 0 49
Health Related Services 23 16 39
Journalism and Communications 89 22 111
Law 324 6 330
Medicine 180 12 192
Nursing 1 59 60
Pharmacy 117 11 128
Physical Education and Health 84 31 115
University College 5,157 2,042 7,199
Total 9,413 3,297 12,710
Sales and Services
SGifts and Grants
Operation and Maintenance
of Physical Plant
Libraries and Museum
*Includes state funds for programs to be implemented during 1960-61 and trust funds for projects carrying over into subsequent fiscal years, therefore not reported in
NOTE: The above income and disbursements do not include self supporting activities of the Univrsity.
THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
For The Years
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
LEROY COLLINS -----------
R. A. GRAY ... ----
RICHARD W. ERVIN, JR. ---.-
J. EDWIN LARSON .-----
THOMAS D. BAILEY, Secretary --
.-.----------- --- Secretary of State
..----_--------- ------------ Attorney General
---.-- ------- --- State Treasurer
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
BOARD OF CONTROL
J. J. DANIEL, Chairman --..-.......------------------- J Jacksonville
JOE K. HAYS, Vice Chairman .. --------------------- Winter Haven
JAMES J. LOVE ------------------------------------- Quincy
S. KENDRICK GUERNSEY ----..--....--------------------- Jacksonville
RALPH L. MILLER --------- ---------------------------d Orlando
JAMES D. CAMP, SR. ------------------------------- Ft. Lauderdale
FRANK M. BUCHANAN ... -----.... ----------------------------..-- Miami
J. BROWARD CULPEPPER, Executive Director ... --------------- Tallahassee
The Florida State University
MILTON W. CAROTHERS, Ed.D. -.. .
WERNER A. BAUM, Ph.D. .----------------
R. R. OGLESBY, Ph.D. --------------------.
CHARLES E. FORTIN, M.B.A. .----------
JOHN A. GRIFFIN, Ph.D.
RODERICK KIRKPATRICK SHAW, B.S.
J. PAUL REYNOLDS, Ph.D. ---
MODE L. STONE, Ph.D. ----------------
HORTENSE M. GLENN, Ph.D.
KARL OTTO KUERSTEINER, Ph.D. --
LouIS SHORES, Ph.D -----------
COYLE E. MOORE, Ph.D. ---
CHARLES A. ROVETTA, M.B.A. -
VIVIAN M. DUXBURY, M.A.
THOMAS R. LEWIS, Ph.D. ---------
N. ORWIN RUSH, M.S. ----
ANNA MAE SIKES, M.S. ---
----------------------- Acting President
-----.-------- Acting Dean of the Faculties
.. -------- Dean of Students
..---------- -- Comptroller
Director of University Relations
---- Treasurer and Business Manager
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
--....----- Dean of the School of Education
Dean of the School of Home Economics
Dean of the School of Music
---- -- Dean of the Library School
---- Dean of the School of Social Welfare
- Dean of the School of Business
Dean of the School of Nursing
--- Assistant Dean of the Graduate School
----- --- Director of Libraries
------- State Home Demonstration Agent
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRESIDENT'S REPORT ..... ..... 1
The College of Arts and Sciences - ....... 2
The School of Education --..............---------...... 6
The School of Home Economics --.-.------------ --. -. 8
The School of Music -. .... .. .. ... 11
The School of Social Welfare ---.......... .. --...13
The School of Business .............----..--------- -.-....-........._._. .. 14
The Library School ..........---- ----- --- ........ .. 17
The School of Nursing ----.. ----. -....... .. ...._......... .. .. 19
The Graduate School .-- ----. -- .. ....... ........ 23
The University Library ------------.......------ 30
Home Demonstration W ork ---.------------------.....- -.. .. _..... 35
The Division of Student Welfare 40
The Division of University Relations ----- 52
The Comptroller 56
The Treasurer and Business Manager 56
Statements of 1958-1959 62
Statements of 1959-1960 66
For the Years 1958-60
To the Honorable Board of Control,
Institutions of Higher Learning,
State of Florida
The attached report is for the two years 1958-1960. Dr. Robert M. Strozier
died on April 20, 1960, in the third year of his tenure as President of The
Florida State University. The loss of President Strozier's leadership has been a
grievous one for this University, for in the three years of his stewardship he
had made significant progress toward his dream of creating here "a great Uni-
As the reports of the individual divisions indicate, the University has attained
distinction in many areas of its work. Other programs, which have not yet at-
tained maturity, show great promise and justify increased support and develop-
During the period in which I have served as Acting President, I have been
most appreciative of the cooperation and assistance extended to me by the
Board of Control. My colleagues and I at The Florida State University wish to
pay our tribute to the Board of Control for its dedication to the development
of higher education in Florida. The concern of the Governor and other members
of the Board of Education and the Legislature is also most gratifying to us.
It is our conviction that the continuation of such leadership is adequate assurance
that Florida will see clearly where it must go in higher education and will provide
the resources that the challenge of Florida's dynamic growth demands.
I trust you will read the following reports of the deans and division heads
with the understanding that the good work reported here reflects the leadership
given to Florida State University by the late Robert M. Strozier.
M. W. Carothers
2 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
To the President of The Florida State University
The heart of a great university is its College of Arts and Sciences. Here
are provided general instruction for all university students in the basic fields of
learning and advanced undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities,
social sciences, and natural sciences. Here opportunity is given for scholarly de-
velopment of students and faculty, and for service to the community, state, and
nation through research activity and creative expression.
General Report of Activities
During this biennium, the College realized a seventeen per cent increase
in numbers of students. An increase in instruction has been particularly marked
in the departments of English and Modern Languages in the humanities divi-
sion; in History, Government, and Sociology in the social sciences; and in Biology,
Physics, and Mathematics in the natural sciences. It is significant that the
Department of Meteorology probably has a larger enrollment than any other
meteorology department in the world.
During the biennium, the College conferred 844 bachelor's degrees. One
hundred seventy-three master's degrees and 54 Doctor of Philosophy degrees
were earned through the departments within the College. There was a significant
increase in the number of degrees in each category during the second year.
During the summers of 1958 and 1959, a student exchange program between
the University and the Institute Technologico de Monterrey in Mexico was ef-
fected. In the two summers, 145 students of Spanish represented the University
on the Monterrey campus and more than 70 Mexican students from Monterrey
engaged in an intensive study of the English language in Tallahassee.
Among the special services to University students continued effectively by
the College faculty were those in Speech Therapy, English Review Clinic,
Reading Services, and Psychological Services.
In April, 1959, the University for the first time was host to the State Science
Fair and Talent Search. Particularly noteworthy was the International Con-
ference on the Nuclear Optical Model held in March 1959. Eighty-five outstand-
ing nuclear scientists were in attendance from the United States and 13 foreign
countries. A special conference on the theme "Education in the Nation's Service"
was supported jointly by the University and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
In line with the enhanced developments in research, particularly in the
social and natural sciences, a Department of Statistics was inaugurated within
the College. Doctoral programs in mathematics and history were approved by
the Board of Control. These two new graduate programs and the recently
established doctoral program in humanities received recognition through the
awarding to the University of 20 National Defense Education Act fellowships.
Announcements have been made of additional fellowships in each of these areas
A Graduate Center has been established at Eglin Air Force Base, staffed by
personnel from the mathematics and physics departments of the University.
At this center students in the Air Research and Development Command can
take advanced work in these areas.
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With the completion of the television studio on the campus during the first
year of the biennium, significant advancement in the use of this medium in in-
struction has been made. Course work has been offered in the humanities, in
geology, in mathematics, and in written communication. During the academic
year 1960-61, these programs will be continued and some will be made available
to the general public through open-circuit television.
Beginning in the year 1959-60, Chinese language was offered to under-
graduate and graduate students for the first time, the seventh modern foreign
language available to University students. A requirement of proficiency in a
foreign language has been established for all students graduating from the
College of Arts and Sciences. This proficiency may be satisfied by examination
or by twelve hours credit in the language.
The faculties of the Department of Political Science and the School of Public
Administration have been combined into a Department of Government within
the College. Dr. Marian Irish, formerly the head of Political Science, was named
head of the new department.
Beginning with the fall semester 1959-60, the Division of Basic Studies was
organized within the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Jack W. Rollow was
appointed as Associate Dean of the College and Director of this newly estab-
lished division. All first and second year students in the University excepting
those in the School of Music will register here. With the beginning of the
junior year, students completing the prescribed course of study in the Basic
Division will transfer to degree programs in the various departments within the
College and in the professional schools of the University. The General Educa-
tion Program, long established within the University, will be administered in
the Division of Basic Studies.
During the year 1959-60, the faculty of the College established an Honors
Program for Superior Students at the junior and senior level. A similar pro-
gram has been developed for students in the Division of Basic Studies and en-
dorsed by the University Senate. Dr. Laurence Chalmers, Associate Professor of
Psychology, has been appointed the Director of the Honors Program for Superior
A significant change has been made in the ROTC curricula at the advanced
level in accord with recommendations from the U. S. Air Force and the Depart-
ment of Army. Academic subjects pertinent to the development of leadership
in the Armed Services have been substituted for some of the technical work
previously offered in the curricula.
The first unit of the Nuclear Development Research building has been com-
pleted, and the 2 accelerators provided by legislative appropriations in 1957
have been installed and are in full operation. Construction has been begun for
an addition to the Nuclear building and for a Mathematics-Meteorology building
in the area of the Science Center.
An international arrangement has been made through the State Department
for a continuing exchange of professors to the University of Damascus. Dr. J.
Paul Stoakes of the English Department will be visiting the University of
Damascus from October 15 to December 15 in an advisory capacity.
Six new department heads have been named: Dr. Grover Rogers in Engi-
neering Science; Dr. Wayne Minnick in Speech; Dr. Ralph Bradley in Statistics;
4 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
Dr. Michael Kasha in Chemistry; Dr. Gulnar Bosch in Art; Dr. Robert Krom-
hout in Physics. The headship of the Department of Art was made vacant by
the untimely death of Dr. James McDonough in October, 1959.
Several significant additions to the faculty have been made. Dr. Hans
Gaffron, accompanied by his research group from the University of Chicago,
has been appointed Professor of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. Through
a cooperative arrangement with the Carnegie Institution, Dr. George Temmer
and Dr. Norman Heydenburg have joined the physics faculty with special
interest in nuclear research.
Special recognition has come to many members of the faculty. Dr. Ernest
Grunwald received the award from the American Chemical Society for the
most outstanding research in pure chemistry and was named the Distinguished
Professor of the Year by the University faculty. In the first year of the bien-
nium, Dr. Forbes Liddell, Professor of Philosophy, was selected as the Dis-
tinguished Professor. Dr. Victor Mamatey was given the Beer Prize by the
American Historical Society for having published the most important book in
European history during the year 1958-59. Dr. Lloyd Beidler was singularly
honored by being named the Bowditch Lecturer of 1959 by the American
Physiological Society and received an award to attend the twenty-first Inter-
national Congress of Physiology in Argentina. Dr. Michael Kasha spent the
academic year 1959-60 as Visiting Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University.
Dr. Francis Walton served as Visiting Professor of Classics at Harvard Uni-
versity during the spring semester 1959. Dr. Guenter Schwarz was invited to
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to assist in preparing materials for
use in the new high school physics course developed by the Physical Science
Study Committee. He spent the academic year 1958-59 in Cambridge. Dr.
Meyer Nimkoff received a Fulbright Fellowship to carry on sociological research
in India during the summer and fall semester in 1958. Dr. Kellogg Hunt was
Visiting Professor of English at the University of Damascus in Syria during
the 1958-59 academic year. Mrs. Olive Cross held the same position in 1959-60
and will continue through the coming year. Dr. Harvey Hall was invited to
carry on research activities in the Livermore Laboratories of the University of
California beginning with the spring semester 1960.
Gifts and Grants
Chiefly through the efforts of the late Dr. James McDonough of the Depart-
ment of Art, paintings valued at more than $50,000 have been given to the
University collection. Significant gifts of ethnological and archaeological ma-
terials have been received by the University Museum. The National Science
Foundation through grants amounting to more than one-half million dollars has
supported institutes for high school and college teachers of science and mathe-
matics and for superior secondary school students. One grant supported a pro-
gram for high school teachers of physics carried out during the 1959-60 year
in three centers throughout the State.
In the course of the biennium significantly more than one and one-half
million dollars in grants and contracts from federal and private sources were
used in support of research by members of the Arts and Sciences faculty. Each
year of the biennium the increase was more than 100 per cent over the im-
mediately previous year. Outstanding among these grants was one of three
million dollars from the Atomic Energy Commission in support of research in
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 5
molecular biophysics. This grant is to be used over a period of five years.
Scientists from the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry chiefly
will be involved in this research effort. These will be supported by personnel
from other scientific departments.
A grant was received from the National Institutes of Health during the first
year of the biennium in support of a new program for training school psy-
chologists. This grant covers a period of three years.
The expansion at both the undergraduate and graduate instructional levels
and in research within the various departments in the natural science division
has provoked detailed planning for the development of a Science Center. Within
the coming year the Nuclear Research building and the Mathematics-Meteorology
building should be completed. Money has already been appropriated, and matched
by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, for the construction of a
Molecular Biophysics Research building in this Center. It is hoped that funds
will become available through appropriation and special grants for the con-
struction in the near future of the Physics and Chemistry units. Plans call for
adding buildings for the Biological Sciences and Engineering Science. With this
proximity of the various departments within the natural sciences in a Science
Center, it is planned that considerable emphasis will be placed on inter-discipli-
nary approaches to research problems.
Outstanding among the needs for the functions of the College of Arts and
Sciences are those related to space, staff, and financial support. No department
in the College has adequate space for effective operation. With the completion
of the new Mathematics-Meteorology building some relief will be given, but
this relief will not be significant in light of the expected increase in under-
graduate and graduate enrollment. The development of the projected science
Center is urgent. The social science departments for the most part are located
in inadequate and temporary quarters. Improved space, either by new construc-
tion or adequate renovation of existing buildings, is essential to.further growth
and development of these departments. Chief among building needs is a fine
arts building in which should be located the departments of Art and Speech.
The mounting enrollment, particularly in the social sciences and the hu-
manities, makes imperative additions to the staffs in these areas. It is becoming
more and more difficult to attract competent staff with the existing salary scale.
Increased salaries in certain areas are demanded if the College expects to
maintain the position it has attained.
For many years appropriations in expense and capital outlay have failed to
keep pace with the increased demands in instruction, research, and service.
Equipment has deteriorated to such an extent that much of it must be replaced
and no funds have been appropriated for this purpose. Our obligations to stu-
dents and faculty cannot be met without significant increases in financial sup-
port for expendables and equipment.
J. Paul Reynolds, Dean
6 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
To the President of The Florida State University
Through cooperation with other departments, the School of Education offers
a curriculum for all levels of teacher education. When content material cannot
be administered through other departments, it develops and offers content courses
to meet these needs. It has responsibility for research as well as service to
the educational institutions of the state.
General Report of Activities
During the 1958-60 biennium, the School of Education conferred 691 bache-
lor's degrees, 251 master's degrees, and 20 doctor's degrees. Practically all of
the first two years of work of the baccalaureate student in the School of Educa-
tion is done in the College of Arts and Sciences and, for the most part, programs
in the School of Education begin at the junior year.
The School carried on a test service for all schools and departments of the
university and the public schools of Florida. It also administered tests for the
State Department of Education, the Florida Bar Association, the National Merit
Scholarship and College Board, and a number of industrial and commercial firms.
Tests were developed and administered for various tradesmen and craftsmen,
such as aircraft engine mechanics, machinists, and the like.
The following conferences were conducted: a leadership training conference
for school administrators, supervisors and curriculum personnel; a conference to
demonstrate laboratory techniques (in cooperation with the Modern Languages
Department and the State Department of Education); and an Arts and Crafts
Camp for high school students.
It also conducted the following workshops: a vision workshop for the blind
(in cooperation with the Florida Council for the Blind, the State Department
of Education, and the State Board of Health), a cancer education workshop (in
cooperation with the American Cancer Society), a workshop for school health
administrators (in cooperation with the State Department of Education, the
University of Florida, and the A. & M. University), four workshops in employee
development (at Pensacola, Orlando, Miami and St. Petersburg), and two one-
week institutes for training directors in vocational and adult education.
Members of the faculty edit various publications. Dr. Dwight Burton is
editor of the English Journal, the official high school organ of the National
Council of Teachers of English. The faculty in Mathematics Education pub-
lishes the Florida Math Journal, and also edits a department of The Mathe-
matics Teacher. Dr. J. R. Skretting, of the Social Studies Education faculty,
edits Trends in Social Education.
The University School provides a laboratory for demonstration teaching and
participation experiences in a classroom situation. During the biennium, it
provided the public school education for 780 pupils each year, from kindergarten
through grade twelve.
There have been some important changes in the curriculum. Students who
aspire to administration, supervision, and curriculum training must first pursue
a teaching field through the master's degree. More time is being provided for
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the training of elementary teachers. They will now have an academic subject
concentration of at least 18 semester hours. Credit for courses that meet the
physical education requirement for all students was reduced to one-half semester
hour for each course. A system of non-credit exemption tests was instituted to
meet the University physical education requirements.
In the summer of 1959, the Department of Audio-Visual Education was trans-
ferred from Library School to the School of Education. The Department of
Higher Education was organized in September 1958 with Dr. W. Hugh Stickler
as Head. In the fall of 1958, the Department of Physical Education for Men
and the Department of Physical Education for Women were consolidated under
a single unit-the Department of Physical Education and Recreation.
Various new programs were developed during the biennium: a program for
special education of teachers, a guidance laboratory for high school students,
and interdivisional programs for the preparation of junior college teachers.
The Department of Physical Education and Recreation inaugurated a doc-
toral program in physical education.
The School of Education led in establishing the Florida Journal of Educa-
tional Research, which it now edits.
An educational placement service is being established in the School of Educa-
tion as a branch of the University Placement Office.
New construction is now underway at the University School to permit the
enlargement of the high school from two sections of each grade to three.
Gifts and Grants
During the biennium various individual members and departments of the
School of Education received grants for research and development from the
University Research Council, totaling about $10,000; from the Fund for the
Advancement of Education, totaling $7,500; from the Ford Foundation, $36,000;
from the National Education Defense Act, $84,653; from the State Department
of Education, $21,406; from the All State Foundation, $2,500; from the National
Science Foundation, $64,300; and from the National Council for Social Studies,
Other grants received for periods extending beyond the biennium include
$250,000 (jointly with the Psychology Department) from the National Institute
of Mental Health, and $330,490 (jointly with the University of Florida) from
the Kellogg Foundation.
Needs of the School
The School of Education needs additional space and facilities. Two additional
floors should be added to the lecture room wing of the School of Education
Building to provide office space and classrooms. A new wing is needed for
similar reasons for the Tully Gymnasium. A swimming pool should be built,
since the small pool at the women's gym can no longer meet the needs of a large
university. Various alterations are needed to the basement of Tully Gymnasium.
Additional tennis courts, basketball courts and volley ball courts also are needed.
The University School needs several new rooms, a remodeled Industrial Arts
Department, and a remodeled science laboratory. It is anticipated that a teaching
studio building will be required to cover recent developments in Education
Television. Such a building would attract outside grants.
8 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
The School intends to make all of the adjustments that can be made but
there is a need for five additional faculty members. The University School also
needs five additional persons. Staff members are needed to teach nine sections
now held by graduate assistants. The School of Education also needs an assist-
ant librarian and an assistant guidance and counseling person in order to meet
the standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
Mode L. Stone, Dean
THE SCHOOL OF HOME ECONOMICS
To the President of The Florida State University
The central purpose in the educational programs in the School of Home Eco-
nomics is the improvement of home and family living. The programs contribute
to the overall purpose of the University in helping students develop those
skills, understandings, and attitudes and that set of values which will equip
them for effective personal and family living and for professional activity out-
side the home. The School participates in three inter-divisional programs:
the Fashion Institute, the Human Development Institute, and the Graduate
Program in Marriage and Family Living.
In November 1959 the Home Economics building was formally dedicated and
named The Margaret Rector Sandels Home Economics Building, in honor of Dean
Emerita Sandels, who retired in June 1958, after serving the School as Dean
and Professor of Nutrition for 36 years.
During the biennium 1958-60 there has been a modest increase in majors in
home economics at the undergraduate level, and a substantial increase in majors
at the graduate level. In the present biennium 132 bachelor's, 12 master's and
6 doctor's degrees were earned. Many schools in the Southern region offer
graduate work at the master's level but only one other university in this region,
Texas Woman's University, offers programs at the doctoral level. In recognition
and prestige, the School of Home Economics at the Florida State University
ranks with the upper 6 or 7 per cent of the schools, colleges, and dlivisions of
Home Economics in institutions of higher education in the United States.
The major-minor sequence formerly offered between subject-matter depart-
ments and Journalism has been changed to encompass the area of Radio-Tele-
vision. A curriculum is now available which enables a student to major in a
subject-matter field and minor in "Communications."
Thirteen extension classes were taught during the biennium in various parts
of the state with a total enrollment of 376 students. Correspondence courses
were offered in the subject matter areas of Food and Nutrition, Clothing and
Textiles, and Home and Family Life.
The first of a series of study tours in Europe under the recently organized
resident-and-study-tour graduate seminar, "Homes of Foreign Countries," was
conducted in England and Scandinavia during the 1959 Summer Session. Three
students enrolled in this course have elected to work toward a Ph.D. degree at
the Florida State University.
In both years of the biennium a faculty member conducted field trips to
New York for the senior students in Fashion Merchandising. The students at-
tended meetings at the convention of the National Retail Merchants Association,
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the New York Dress Institute's Press Week Fashion Show of spring fashions,
and visited buying offices, museums, and large department stores.
Members of the faculty participated as speakers, discussion leaders, co-
ordinators, and consultants in 72 workshops, institutes, and conferences of pro-
fessional and non-professional groups during the biennium. These included
such groups as county medical societies, civic clubs, home demonstration clubs,
Parent Teachers Association groups, school lunch managers, and church family
life conferences. Three members of the faculty provided a two-day-in-
service short course in Nutrition for county school lunch supervisors. Each
summer, members of the faculty have been participants in the 4-H Short Course
and the Short Course for School Lunch Managers. In these organized group
situations more than 9,000 persons have been contacted.
Faculty members have actively participated in professional groups as well.
One member served as President of the National Council on Family Relations,
another was President of the Florida Dietetic Association. Other members held
national, state, and local offices and committee chairmanships in professional
organizations; two were abstractors for professional journals, and one was an
associate editor of a professional journal. Four research papers were presented at
national meetings, one at a regional meeting, and seven at state meetings.
Members of the home economics faculty were speakers at 14 professional meet-
ings. By invitation three professors and two undergraduate students took part in
the White House Conference on Children and Youth. One member of the
faculty was invited by Cornell University to give a series of three lectures on
her research on Lipid Oxidation. This professor received the Frank Vibrans
Senior Scientist Award of the American Meat Institute Foundation in 1958.
Significant research in several areas was completed and published and other
projects initiated. The list of publications of the faculty during this period
include 26 titles, and several other papers are in press or ready for publication.
During the biennium, departments in the School of Home Economics have
conducted research projects under grants from agencies such as the United
States Fish and Wildlife Service, Quartermaster Food and Container Institute,
National Institutes of Health, The Florida State University Research Council,
and several industrial companies. Preliminary negotiations have been com-
pleted with the United States Department of Agriculture for a contract for a
basic study of pigment changes in fresh and cured meats. A three-year research
project dealing with the effect of laboratory observation on the development of an
understanding of human behavior has been submitted to the United States
Office of Education with a request for support. Research in process in the
Home and Family Life area is concerned with problems of children of working
mothers, the differences in children's behavior in the home and in a laboratory
situation, and the interaction of mothers and children. The department is par-
ticipating in the Human Development Institute's longitudinal research project
involving differences in monozygotic and dizygotic twins. Current Food and
Nutrition research investigations have been primarily concerned, directly or
indirectly, with aspects of lipid metabolism. In the area of food preservation,
extensive study has been made of the chemistry of deteriorative changes occur-
ring in lipid components of meat and fishery products and the development of
specific methods for retarding odor, flavor, color and texture changes in freshly
cooked, frozen, and irradiated food. Nutrition investigations recently com-
pleted, or now in process, have centered around the effect of dietary variations
10 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
on utilization of lipids and fat-soluble vitamins, especially carotene. For several
years a continuing research program has been in progress concerned with the
weathering of various types of fabrics in the Florida climate. In the present
biennium this work has been expanded and studies on consumer satisfactions
in relation to fabrics have been initiated. More than 40 industrial companies
have furnished fabrics for these studies, and for one study the Southern Regional
Research Laboratory of the United States Department of Agriculture applied
special finishes to cotton fabric under controlled conditions.
Through gifts from interested friends of the University, a number of items
were added to our collection of historic costumes and accessories which is used
in teaching historic costume, historic textiles, and fashion design. During this
biennium considerable progress has been made in the cataloging and identifica-
tion of approximately 350 items in this collection. It is hoped that this collec-
tion will continue to grow, and that eventually we will have a design laboratory
which will contribute culturally and educationally to the life of the community
as well as to the life of the campus.
The rapidity with which the graduate and research programs in the De-
partment of Food and Nutrition have expanded has taxed the research laboratory
facilities to the maximum degree. Additional laboratory equipment has been
requested, and we hope this situation will be improved in the next biennium.
With the installation of the nuclear accelerator on the campus, the program of
research in this area has increased materially. Now, for the first time, it is
possible to use isotopes of nuclear fission in our nutrition research, and a study
of the effect of diet on the synthesis of phosphatides is planned.
The faculty of the Department of Clothing and Textiles needs to be strength-
ened by the addition of a person who can help to develop the graduate program
and amplify the current research. Our laboratory facilities in this department
are outstanding, but because of the lack of adequate faculty we have not been
able to use them to the fullest extent. The rapid technological developments in
the textile industry have increased the need for research on performance, use,
and care of textile products.
Research in Child Development and Family Life in the Department of Home
and Family Life is well under way, but it should be further developed. Since
little research has been done in the areas of Housing, Interior Design, Family
Economics and Home Management, research programs in these areas should
be developed without delay. With the increase in graduate enrollment, particu-
larly at the doctoral level, departmental research as well as that of interested
faculty must be fostered.
Both foundation and university support will be essential if we are to com-
pete with other universities for the most capable graduate students. While the
graduate programs in the various areas of home economics have been further
developed than in a majority of colleges and universities, many other schools
can offer more and better assistantships, fellowships, and study grants.
The retirement of one professor and the imminent retirement of another has
forcefully brought to our attention the fact that personnel of their professional
status are difficult to locate and cannot be obtained at anything near the present
salaries. Where so many diverse aspects of subject matter are involved, as is
the case in home economics, there must be highly competent personnel in each
of the areas. This upsets the established principle of balance between the lower
and higher ranks in the School of Home Economics faculty.
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Substantial increases in financial support are needed: for faculty salaries so
that we can retain and attract superior teachers; to expand our research pro-
grams; for graduate assistantships so that we can compete for graduate students
of the highest caliber; to maintain an adequate supply of teaching and illustra-
tive material; and for operating expense and capital outlay expenditures so that
equipment may be kept in repair and replaced when outdated. We are exceed-
ingly fortunate to have our present plant and equipment, but if it is not properly
maintained and kept up to date, we will soon find ourselves in an unenviable
The Land Grant Colleges and Universities have certain funds and facilities
available to their Schools of Agriculture and Home Economics which other
schools do not have. Because this School of Home Economics is not located
in a Land Grant University, we have not been able to share in the privileges
which accrue to Schools of Home Economics in many other states. This places
our School at a disadvantage in some respects. Where a similar situation ob-
tains in several other states, cooperative plans have been worked out and the
Schools of Home Economics in the non-Land Grant State Institutions have
shared in the work of the experiment stations and other aspects of the Land
Hortense M. Glenn, Dean
THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
To the President of The Florida State University
The School of Music serves students interested in the study of music for
the purpose of a liberal education or for a profession. It serves the State of
Florida as an educational center in the field of music through its dedication to
music as a positive social force.
During the biennium, the School of Music had 630 undergraduate music
majors, 73 graduate music majors for the master's degree, and 68 for the
doctorate, a total of 771 music majors. It has 696 undergraduate non-music
majors and 488 non-music majors in music organizations, for a total of 1,184
non-music majors. Thus the total number of students served during the two
academic years was 1,955. In addition, 350 students were enrolled in the summer
sessions, bringing the total number of students served by the School of Music
for the 1958-60 biennium to 2,305. During the biennium, the School of Music
granted the following degrees: 32 bachelor of music, 65 bachelor of music edu-
cation, 24 master of music, 17 master of music education, 6 doctor of philoso-
phy, 6 doctor of education and one doctor of music. In addition to the above
students, the School of Music has served many other students not necessarily
presently enrolled for degrees: 404 in the University Extension, 1,604 in the
Music Camp, 205 in the Leadership Conference in Music Education, and 191
special students for a total of 2,404. Thus the total number of students served
during the 1958-60 biennium was 4,709.
The record of faculty honors and achievements during the biennium was
outstanding. Dr. Elmer P. Magnell and Dr. Irvin Cooper published books on
music instruction. Dr. Ernest von Dohnanyi and Associate Professor Carlisle
12 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
S. Floyd had many original compositions published, including the complete opera,
"Wuthering Heights," by Floyd. This was added to the repertoire of the New
York City Center Opera Company.
Scholarly articles were also authored by faculty members. Dr. Wiley L.
Housewright was elected to the chairmanship of the Editorial Board of the Music
Educators National Conference.
One of Dr. Dohnanyi's last acts was the performance of a large number of
original compositions for a New York recording company.
Faculty resignations during the biennium were: Miss Anna Kaskas, Professor
of Voice; Dr. Lee Rigsby, Associate Professor of Theory; Dr. Eugene Crabb,
Assistant Professor of Music Education; Miss Rebecca Rodenberg, Assistant
Professor of Piano. Their respective replacements were: Miss Elena Nikolaidi,
Professor of Voice; Mr. Harold Schiffman, Instructor of Theory; Mr. Bela
Urban, Associate Professor of Violin; Mr. Gene Simons, Instructor of Music
The death of Ernst von Dohnanyi, Professor of Composition and Piano for
the last ten and a half years at Florida State University, is an irreparable loss
to the world of music.
An additional Scholarship Loan Fund was bequeathed to the School of Music
by a retired faculty member, Zadie Lillian Phipps.
Friends of the late Walter Ruel Cowles initiated a Scholarship Fund in his
Other scholarships include the continuation of three one thousand dollar
grants to outstanding students of the School of Music by an anonymous bene-
factress. She also presented two concert grand pianos to the School during the
1959-60 session. These instruments have a market value of fifteen thousand
Retired faculty member Dr. Warren D. Allen initiated two one hundred
dollar gifts to the outstanding graduate students in the field of music literature
Two new doctoral programs were initiated during the biennium as part o
the already approved and successful Doctor of Music program. These are th
Doctor of Music with a Concentration in Composition and the Doctor of Musi
with a Concentration in Vocal Literature. In spite of the expansion of th
graduate program of music, the undergraduate program remains the center o
Special Needs of the School of Music
Plans for the publication of a series of thirty-two monographs already pre
pared by faculty members call for funds during the coming biennium.
The need for a retirement policy for music equipment is imperative. New
pianos and audio-visual equipment are also needed. It is hoped that this urgen
need will be remedied during the 1961-63 biennium. Capital outlay monies ar
second only to a substantial increase in faculty salaries.
Under the present salary scale faculty with ranks from temporary instructor
assistant and associate professors to full professors and administrators cannot
be adequately recognized. Unless a change is effected which would allow mor
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dollars and more freedom in administration of salary monies to faculty, in-
creasing inroads by other schools on the outstanding faculty members of the
School of Music can be expected.
K. O. Kuersteiner, Dean
THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE
To the President of The Florida State University
The School of Social Welfare offers programs and courses of study in a
number of related areas-all of which have for their purpose the maintaining of
"high-level well-being" in our society. Specific programs of study are offered
in Marriage and Family Living, Social Welfare, Criminology and Corrections,
and Police Science. Such programs are offered on the undergraduate and graduate
During 1958-60, The School of Social Welfare conducted 27 family life in-
stitutes in various sections of the state for P.T.A., ministerial associations, civic
clubs, public schools, and community councils. In social work, our staff conducted
workshops and institutes in casework, community organizations, and social wel-
fare administration at state conferences of social work in Florida, Georgia,
Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Within the field of
Criminology and Corrections, Professor Vernon B. Fox conducted institutes at
conferences in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Our staff has provided consulta-
tive services to agencies and institutions in the Southeast in those fields. The
demands for such services are constantly increasing.
During the years of 1958-59 and 1959-60, the number of students enrolled
in social welfare was about 1,600. During the biennium, 4 students received the
doctorate, 13 received the master's, 67 received the M.S.W., and 76 received the
bachelor's degree. There has been a healthy increase in our enrollments in the
various programs during the biennium.
During the biennium, we were able to implement some of our plans for educa-
tion and training in the field of geriatrics. Mrs. Estelle Sudnow was employed as
supervisor at the Student Field Work Training Unit, Douglas Gardens, in the
program in geriatrics. This was made possible through a training grant from
the National Institute of Mental Health-the first one made to any university
in the country.
Dr. David L. Levine has been at the School of Public Health, Harvard Uni-
versity, on a Senior Stipend from the National Institute of Mental Health during
1959-60. During this year, he has had two major functions: (1) working out
a doctoral program which will serve the needs of the helping professions to bring
about "high-level well-being" in our society, and (2) to plan a long-range re-
search program designed for the same purpose.
The area of Police Science and Criminalistics will be expanded as rapidly as
funds are made available for additional staff. Employment opportunities for
trained personnel in this field will increase as police departments are put on
the 40-hour work week. In addition, the public is coming to expect the policeman
to perform a new role in our society-a role that demands training somewhat
similar to that of the social worker if he is to perform adequately in this new
concept. This training we should be equipped to supply.
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Dr. Irene E. Morris, formerly Director, School of Social Work, Our Lady of
The Lake, San Antonio, Texas, joined our staff for the academic year of
1959-60. Dr. Morris was honored by her Alma Mater, St. Louis University, with
the Alumni Award for distinguished service in the field of education in November,
Miss Helen Manahan, who was for a number of years on the staff of the
School of Social Work, Tulane University, also became a member of our faculty
in September, 1959.
The National Institute of Mental Health made training grants to the School
of Social Welfare in three areas: psychiatric social work, school social work,
and geriatrics. A request is now being made in the area of Criminology and
Corrections for 1961-62.
The School of Social Welfare needs more staff to relieve the heavy burden of
the rapidly increasing undergraduate and graduate enrollment, to implement a
doctoral program, and to implement a research program.
A new building is needed to house the School of Social Welfare and to re-
place the four widely separated, largely sub-marginal buildings in which the
school is now housed.
During the biennium, members of our staff have been active in research and
publication. Dr. Vernon B. Fox published 6 to 10 articles and has a number now
in process. Professor David L. Levine likewise published a number of articles
and has several in preparation. Others of our staff who have published articles
during this period are: Dr. Douglas Brown, Dr. Edwin R. Hartz, Dr. Elliott
Rudwick, Dr. James H. Williams, Dr. John T. Greene, and Dr. Dorothy D.
Dr. William L. Leap has been President of the Blue Ridge Institute fof
Community Social Work Executives, 1958-60, and President of The Florida
Federation of Social Workers, 1959-60. Dr. Dorothy D. Hayes was President
of the Florida Conference of Social Welfare, 1958-59. Others of our staff
have been active in the biennium in various official capacities in the professional
groups and associations in which they hold membership.
Coyle E. Moore, Dean
THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
To the President of The Florida State University
In 1958 the School of Business began a careful appraisal of its objectives and
curriculum requirements and, as a consequence, made numerous changes in course
offerings and in content, approach, and emphasis of all courses offered.
During 1959 two national studies pertaining to higher education for business
were sponsored by the Ford and the Carnegie Foundations. The School of Busi-
ness had anticipated the findings of the studies and the changes effected in our
curriculum were substantially in the direction recommended by the two reports.
The new curriculum and approach of the School is designed to provide a
thorough understanding of tools of analysis used in identifying and solving
business problems; to increase ability to communicate ideas clearly through
speaking and writing; and to create a spirit of enterprise so students will be
willing to venture into new business activities and to initiate new concepts of
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The Accounting Department served 3,289 students and 101 were granted
degrees during the biennium. A three-week C.P.A. seminar, which will be given
annually, was inaugurated for candidates for the C.P.A. examination. Members
of the department affiliated with the Southeastern section of the Committee of
American Accounting Association, presented four technical addresses, worked
on doctor's degrees, and engaged in a research project for the American Insti-
tute of C.P.A.'s. Miss Luella Richey, Professor of Accounting, the first woman
C.P.A. in Florida, retired in June, 1960, after 44 years on the faculty. The
School received a Haskins and Sells Foundation Award for Excellence in
Accounting. This $500 per year scholarship will be awarded each fall for five
years to an outstanding senior accounting major.
The Department of Advertising, Communications and Public Relations has
expanded through the inauguration of courses in the latter two fields during 1959.
This area served 948 students and 30 of its majors graduated during the bien-
nium. In addition to inaugurating seven research studies, the faculty gave 18
speeches before national and sectional groups and attended 21 national and
sectional meetings. Staff members served variously as National President and
National Chairman of Alpha Delta Sigma, professional advertising fraternity;
as Vice President of the Advertising Federal of America, international organiza-
tion of more than 30,000 members; and as Associate Dean of the American
Academy of Advertising. Our undergraduate groups continued to attract recog-
nition during the biennium. Our Alpha Delta Sigma chapter for men received
two national awards, and Gamma Alpha Chi, national undergraduate advertising
fraternity for women, received two state awards and one national award. The
Fourth District Advertising Federation of America presented the department
with desirable office equipment in appreciation of our editing the Sunshine News.
The Baking Industry Program has continued to train young men for man-
agerial and research positions in the six-billion-dollar baking industry. During
the biennium the entire curriculum was re-evaluated and streamlined to better
satisfy industry needs and allow more time for additional general education of
the students. On June 30, 1959, Dr. L. A. Rumsey retired as Department Head.
Two sales management courses previously taught by him were taken over by
Dr. J. Richard Stevens of the Department of Marketing. Industry-sponsored
research projects were undertaken for three companies and a research project of
the Quartermaster Corps was completed from a grant of $25,000. Industry-
sponsored scholarships increased, and over $27,000 per year will be available in
the fall of 1960. Scholarship assistance is also provided by Southern Bakers
The Business Education and Office Management area offers three major cur-
riculum opportunities: preparation for teaching business subjects, office man-
agement, and secretarial work. During the biennium there have been approxi-
mately 830 class enrollments each semester with 62 students completing bachelor's
degrees, and 13 completing master's degrees. Faculty members have participated
in clinics, workshops, and research, with one member granted a leave to serve
with the International Cooperative Administration in Guatemala.
The area of Banking and Finance was organized as a separate area of
specialization during the biennium. All existing courses were revised, five new
undergraduate courses introduced, and three graduate courses introduced
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in the Master's Business Administration program. During this period 1,35
students were served and 79 degrees granted. The faculty addressed forum
and conventions, acted in advisory and counseling capacities, published several
significant research papers, attended national and regional meetings of finance
organizations, and were invited to be guests at various national conferences
The Florida Savings and Loan League donated $600 to be used for development
in this area. Eight scholarships were granted by the Florida Bankers Associa
tion and one by the Sperry and Hutchinson Company.
The Hotel and Restaurant Management Department awarded 64 degrees
during the biennium. Graduates must meet high standards in general education
follow a basic curriculum in the School of Business and a hotel and restaurant
management core of 21 semester hours. Faculty members conducted management
short courses, institutes, and seminars throughout the state; addressed manage
ment courses and conventions in other states; contributed to trade magazines;
and published three important technical and reference studies. Dr. Donald Lund
berg worked with the Costa Rican Tourist Institute and published a book on Cost
Rica. Grants, scholarships and gifts amounting to $11,400 were received during
the biennium from various companies and associations.
As well as providing undergraduate and graduate professional education i
Industrial and Personnel Management and General Business, the Industria
Management area provides various services for the business community and
conducts research projects. During the biennium, the courses and curricula o
the area were improved through modernizing and revising certain courses and
introducing three new courses. The full-time staff consists of three persons wit|
two professional lecturers.
The Department of Insurance and Real Estate serves two purposes: to pro
vide all students in the School with a basic understanding of risk and risi
management; to afford individuals an opportunity to prepare for professional
careers in insurance. An annual "Career Day" was established for all student
in this area, visiting lecturers, and businessmen. A dinner honoring the In
surance Commissioner of the State of Florida was sponsored, during which a
annual $250 award, presented by a Florida bank, was granted to a student
Faculty members have been active in local realty and appraisal groups, published
various books, manuals and magazines in the insurance field, and attended th
International Congress of Actuarial Science in Brussels, Belgium. Two grant
of $5,000 were received primarily for study during the summer. Investigation
was begun on the establishment of an insurance research and education found
tion, and negotiations with a life insurance company may produce a $15,00(
grant for development purposes.
The main objective of the Marketing Department is to give students concern
treated experience in the distributive industries and in market research activities
During the last year of the biennium, 30 more firms called on the School o
Business students than had the previous year. They are seeking to employ a
least 200 persons this year. Monthly salaries range about $25 higher than
before, the average running from $400 to $450 per month, and a few firm
offer a beginning salary of $5,200. A total of 96 bachelor's degrees and there
master's degrees was awarded during this period. Total registration in th
area was 1,853. This student load was distributed among five faculty members
Four new courses were organized for the Master's Business Administration
program and other course offerings were revised. A departmental bibliography
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 17
was developed, departmental seminars sponsored, and a Marketing Club formed.
Faculty members served variously as Research Director in a Small Business
Administration project and director of a Retail Trade Area study, produced
studies for industry, published articles in trade journals, attended national con-
ferences and meetings, conducted research projects, and published a book on
Charles A. Rovetta, Dean
THE LIBRARY SCHOOL
To the President of The Florida State University
The seventh biennium of the Library School's existence was marked by
several major changes in organization and function. Only graduate degree
programs are now offered. Undergraduate library science courses which meet
state certification requirements are being continued in the Library School as part
of undergraduate degree programs of the College of Arts and Sciences. Audio-
Visual Instruction has been transferred to the School of Education. Audio-
Visual Services, including the Film Rental Library and the Photographic Ser-
vices, became units of the Division of University Relations.
In areas of mutual interest, certain administrative decisions were made to
define the responsibilities of the Library School and the School of Education.
Audio-Visual Instruction offered by the School of Education would provide two
courses especially planned to meet the requirements of Librarianship: Audio-
Visual Service in Libraries, and Graphic Communication in Libraries. Children's
Literature courses of the School of Education would continue to be offered in
the Library School, and L.S. 315 would remain the course required in Elementary
Education. Curriculum Laboratory would remain a part of the Library School
There were 1,888 registrants at the undergraduate level and 1,457 registrants
at the graduate level, a total of 3,345, in the Library School during the biennium.
Enrollment in Audio-Visual, through the summer of 1959, totaled 772 registrants,
of which 729 were at the undergraduate level and 44 at the graduate level. Three
hundred and forty-five were enrolled in extension courses, 180 in the Library
School and 165 in Audio-Visual.
During the biennium the Library School faculty granted 17 bachelor's degrees
and 94 master's degrees. Nearly twice that number of students were working
toward the master's degree in that same period. This is a particularly heavy
responsibility for the faculty since the Library School requires research papers
of nearly all of its masters candidates. Faculty supervision of the research
projects and participation in written and oral examinations place a tremendous
burden on our faculty members. Under Library School policy no one faculty
member should direct more than five master's essays at any one time. Because
of personnel shortages in the faculty, we have been forced to direct as many
as nine essays in addition to carrying full teaching loads.
The decision to abandon the granting of undergraduate degrees is supported
by trends in professional library education. Only the master's degree program
18 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
is accredited by the American Library Association, and education for profes-
sional librarianship is based upon a bachelor's degree in the liberal arts. How.
ever, undergraduate programs in institutions without accredited graduate schools
have been suggested. They would aim to meet the great shortage of librarians
by preparing for public school and certain civil service semi-professional positions
that require only the bachelor's degree. In keeping with this philosophy, and
because Florida is short of qualified librarians, the Library School and the
Departments of English and History have developed interdepartmental under
graduate programs designed for certain library positions.
The first world-wide conference of armed forces librarians was held in th(
Library School October 20-24, 1959, when librarians of the Strategic Air Comr
mand were flown to the campus for a five-day seminar. The Proceedings of the
conference were published and distributed to the main commands.
The policy of granting one faculty member leave each year to work toward
the doctorate has resulted in two regular faculty members completing residence
for their doctorates. Miss Agnes Gregory was appointed children's and young
people's book editor for the new American Oxford Encyclopedia. The Floridi
State Department of Education Bulletin on quarters and equipment for school
libraries was edited by a committee of three, of which Miss Louise Galloway was
chairman. During 1959-60, the State Department of Education will issue several
lists of books, periodicals and A-V materials for its community junior colleges
under the editorship of Miss Sarah Reed and Dean Louis Shores, who acted as
consultants for several of the junior colleges on their library development. Deal
Shores accepted the post of Editor-in-Chief of Collier's Encyclopedia front
February 1, 1960 to January 31, 1961, under an arrangement effected in con
ference in Tallahassee with Mr. Raymond Hagel, president of the P. F. Colliel
Corporation. The Dean has served as Consultant to the Encyclopedia since 1946
Gifts and Grants
Two scholarships to the Library School were notable: The Dobbs Bindery
of Florida granted $500 for a promising member of the Junior Class, who is
obligated after completion of the program to serve for a year as a librarian ii
Florida. The H. W. Wilson Company of New York City, largest index publishers
in the world, gave $500 for a graduate scholarship for the year 1959-60. The
Bohnenberger Loan Fund, given by the Florida Library Association, now totals
over $1,648.36. There is over $500 in the Louise Richardson Scholarship Loaf
Fund. Each year two Philip Wylie Awards are presented to the graduate anc
to the undergraduate with most promise of success in librarianship.
As the Library School moves toward full graduate status, a doctoral program
with a strong emphasis on research is contemplated. Every effort is being mad(
to fill appropriately a new position for a research professor. It is further hoped
that the Library School can obtain finances for a documentation center which
will undertake literature search, abstracting, and translating. The School has
been approached on possible contracts to undertake readers reference services
for some encyclopedias.
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Separation of A-V from the Library School has removed basic A-V equip-
ment from the school. The equipment is needed by the School to familiarize
its students with the mechanical features and comparative advantages of
these various machines in order that they be able to render audio-visual service
to their patrons. It is, therefore, essential that capital outlay be provided for
basic A-V equipment for librarian instruction and practice.
The Library School also needs carrell desks equipped with shelf and filing
drawer, ten additional laboratory tables, typewriters for every five students,
as specified by standards; at least $6,000 of new books for the Laboratory Li-
brary, (present budget $4,200; because of increased book costs at least $6,000
annually is needed); and a continuance of the temporary full-time teacher for
extension to help meet the urgent need for additional school librarians. The
Library School faculty salaries are below average for the University and for
library schools in general. (Association of American Library Schools, in its
annual salary reports, indicates that F. S. U. and two other library schools,
among the 31 accredited, have the lowest salary schedules.) This is especially
serious in view of the fact that U.S. News and World Report states librarianship
now offers one of the two highest beginning professional salaries to college gradu-
ates. Both the Library and the Library School are now compressed into inade-
quate space and current plans for expansion should be given a high priority in
Louis Shores, Dean
THE SCHOOL OF NURSING
To the President of The Florida State University
As the School of Nursing closed its first decade during this biennium and
entered upon the second, it is significant to note that the program is the only
full nationally accredited one in the State of Florida, including accreditation
for public health nursing.
One of the fundamental student objectives of the School of Nursing is to
develop the basic knowledge, skills, understandings, and attitudes for sound
professional nursing practices in beginning positions in: medical-surgical nursing,
maternal and child care, psychiatric nursing, communicable disease (tubercu-
losis nursing), and public health nursing. Another objective is to train the
student to assume increasing responsibilities in the nursing of individuals and
groups of patients, emphasizing the dynamics of interaction which promote the
therapeutic plan. A third objective is to build a foundation in nursing and
general knowledge which can be mobilized for continuing effective growth and
effective community living. A fourth objective is to develop in the student an
awareness of his responsibility for the health and welfare of this region, as a
focus for universal health needs.
The School has continued to show an increase in enrollment each year. Al-
though we have attempted to keep an enrollment check on all our students at
all levels during the past biennium, this will be less feasible in the future be-
cause of the fact that all of our potential majors will be enrolled in the Basic
Division for two years.
20 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
Students enrolled in the basic program during the fall semester 1959 num-
bered 145 as compared with 141 during the fall semester 1958. During the same
period, the graduate nurse program increased from 35 students to 47 students.
In the spring semester of 1960, 138 students were enrolled in the basic program
as compared to 134 in the spring semester of 1959. The figure from the graduate
nurse program in the spring semester of 1960 was 34 as compared to 48 in 1959.
While the total student enrollment for the summer session of 1960 was 61 as com-
pared to 77 in the summer session of 1959, the apparent decrease in enrollment
is due to the fact that all of our potential majors are now enrolled in the Basic
Division for two years. In 1959-60, the School of Nursing awarded 31 Bachelor
of Science degrees in Nursing, the largest number for any year in its existence.
In the same academic year, it awarded 21 Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing
Education, again the largest number in its history.
The instruction of nursing students at the upper level includes intensive
field courses which require close supervision of the student, both for soundness
of educational goals as well as safety of patients. With many collegiate programs
now providing instruction ratios of less than 1 to 10, it has been increasingly
difficult for us to secure needed budget in the light of overall university
criteria for staffing in terms of full-time student equivalents. Our situation is
not comparable to the problems of instruction in units of the University which
have few or none of the field course problems. We concede that it may be pos-
sible to teach history to several hundred at a time, but we know, for example,
that safe medications in correct doses are only learned under individual teacher-
student supervision. With the multiplicity of treatments and medications, each
of the group of 8 or 10 students under one faculty member's supervision fre-
quently needs assistance at the same time, but in different aspects of patient
care. Thus, we have a faculty member confronted with a very heavy responsi-
bility, even though it cannot be adequately demonstrated in terms of full-time
student equivalents. The specialty areas of nursing are also difficult to cover
with a limited faculty group. We continued to meet, as far as faculty avail-
ability permitted, the demand for off-campus instruction in nursing.
Student honors included the election of Miss Sara Ewing as president of the
Student Nurses Association of Florida. Miss Jean Bradley was appointed local
arrangements chairman for the National Student Nurses Association convention,
which was held in Miami Beach in May 1960. Two students graduated cum
laude: Barbara Stankiewicz and Patricia Lieb. All graduates of the program
during the biennium have passed their licensing examinations. This gives us
a ten-year record of successful licensure for our students. Graduates of the
program are being accepted by leading universities nation-wide for master's
work. These include Columbia, University of Washington, University of Mary-
land, University of Colorado, Catholic University, University of Minnesota and
others. Two graduates, and former faculty members here, have been accepted
for doctoral work at Columbia. Three seniors have been graduated after par-
ticipating in the Army and Navy student nurse programs, which covered all
of their college expenses during their final year here. We have graduated thel
first students in both of these programs in the State of Florida. Our first foreigni
student, Masako Miyajima, from the faculty of the University of Tokyo Schooli
of Nursing, spent the past year here completing her work for the Bachelor of!
Science degree in Nursing Education.
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For the first time in several years, we were able to utilize the local Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital for introductory clinical experiences with our sophomore
student courses. Wakulla County Health Unit was again used for public health,
after a lapse of several years, due to personnel shortages on their staff. Jeffer-
son County Health Unit was also used again and is now in a new building. We
have continued to place students at Jackson Memorial Hospital facilities in
Miami (over 1,000 beds); Florida State Hospital at Chattahoochee (over
6,000 beds); W. T. Edwards Hospital in Tallahassee (350 beds); as well as the
following rural hospitals and health centers: Suwannee County Hospital in
Live Oak; Gadsden County Hospital in Quincy; Jackson Hospital in Marianna;
Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia; Jackson County Health
Department; Gadsden County Health Department; and Calhoun County Health
The School, in conjunction with other agencies, offered three workshops as a
statewide service-one in psychiatric nursing and two others for nursing home
administrators, the latter in cooperation with the School of Business.
Although no new courses have been initiated during the biennium some major
revisions have been made. Among these are the concurrent teaching of Nursing
201, 202, and 301. In addition, the science offerings have been brought in line
with the general education requirements. The faculty is undertaking a searching
analysis of science needs.
Under a United States Public Health Service grant, a mental health project
was developed. This involved one personnel appointment for seven months and
an additional shorter term research worker. Materials involved will probably
An article reviewing the development and functioning of our rural hospital
program was prepared by a faculty committee and was published in a national
As a public service, we have been requested to conduct a two-day work con-
ference at the Naval base in Pensacola. This is scheduled for spring 1961.
Members of the faculty have continued to serve as professional nursing
association officers and speakers. Dean Vivian Duxbury completed a second
term as President of the five-thousand-member Florida Nurses Association.
Miss Agnes Salisbury made one of the program session addresses which was
subsequently published in the convention papers. Miss Joan O'Brien was elected
Vice-chairman of the Educational Administrators, Consultants, and Teachers
section of the Florida Nurses Association. Several faculty members have held
important committee chairmanships.
Gifts and Grants
Varina Bower Culpcpper Scholarship Fund: Students continued to utilize
awards from a gift of $10,000 made by Mr. Jack Culpepper of Tallahassee for
students in the School of Nursing.
Federal Traineeships under Public Law 911: Approximately $85,000 was
awarded to the School during the second year of the biennium for use of regis-
tered nurse students preparing for positions in instruction and administration in
nursing. This is the largest grant to any Florida program for this purpose.
Federal Mental Health Grant: $7,560.00 was granted the School for the
appointment of a faculty member in psychiatric nursing research.
22 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
State Nursing Scholarships: Fifty students received $500 each from the State
of Florida Nursing Scholarship appropriation.
State Mental Health Grant: A $2,000 grant was made to a registered nurse
completing a bachelor's degree in nursing education here.
National Foundation Scholarships: Five students, four from Florida and one
from Georgia, were granted $500 each to enter our program. Florida State Uni-
versity was the only white program in the State of Florida eligible to receive
such students, as the Foundation specified that the collegiate program had to
be fully nationally accredited.
Many other students are receiving financial help from civic clubs and local
groups. We know that each year many other Florida high school students in-
terested in nursing are not able to enter school because of lack of funds. Our
faculty attempts to be alert to the needs of such students, as well as those already
enrolled in the program.
The School is concerned with the development of more effective articulation
with junior college programs in nursing. The faculty is also concerned with
finding some solution to the problem of students in our own University who do
not elect nursing until after their second year is completed and currently spend
two and one-half additional years meeting the requirements for their degree.
A master's degree in psychiatric nursing, including psychiatric nursing educa-
tion, is a real need and should be fully explored and developed at the earliest
opportunity. Exploration will continue as to the feasibility of some short-term
workshop projects for administrative and supervisory nursing personnel in our
immediate area. Funds are available for grants if the need is indicated. Plans
are underway to move to a concurrent theory and experience plan for our
seniors during the next biennium. Some curricula experimentation will also be
undertaken in order to permit seniors to elect some university-wide courses at
Needs of the School
The School of Nursing has needed, from the beginning, and continues to
need, more suitable office and classroom space. The building must be either
repaired or replaced.
With continued and increasing faculty shortages, the school will have an even
more difficult time in recruiting qualified faculty unless substantial faculty salary
increases are made during the next biennium. As one of the few schools on
campus utilizing more instructors and assistant professors than faculty in the
upper ranks, we must pay them sufficiently well and not be confronted with con-
Although the original fifty-year plan of the University included plans to
house the School of Nursing in the University hospital or clinics, this is probably
not the best plan. It is to be hoped that some serious consideration will be given
soon, however, to locating the School in either a building designed to foster its
program on a continuing high level or to relocating the School in vacated fa-
cilities which would provide a more favorable climate than that now existing.
Vivian M. Duxbury, Dean
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THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
To the President of The Florida State University
The biennium, which closed on June 30, 1960, showed the Graduate School as
having a marked increase over the previous biennium in the number of graduate
students and number of research projects under way. This growth reflects a
healthy climate for research and continued financial support by private, insti-
tutional, and national agencies.
Careful selection and acceptance of only those graduate students who demon-
strated promise of success in their fields; implementation of the graduate stu-
dent selection by extensive financial support through grants, fellowships and
assistantships; and careful and constant study of the curriculum to prevent
duplication, proliferation, and dilution were among methods used to strengthen
The first year of the biennium brought an enrollment of 1,080 graduate
students and the second year 1,183. This growth has been intentionally limited
through the establishment of higher standards of selection. Approximately 15
per cent of the total enrollment at Florida State in the 1959-60 academic year
was at the graduate level.
With the expansion in enrollment, the number of degrees granted also
showed an increase for this biennium over the previous one. The total of all
graduate degrees was 832. There were 99 doctoral degrees and 733 master's.
The most spectacular development in the graduate program during the
biennium was in the number and dollar amount of the research contracts and
grants received. During the fiscal year which ended on June 30, 1960, the
university expended almost two million dollars in funds from external sources.
The graduate program at Florida State was particularly fortunate in se-
curing the acceptance of three programs leading to the doctorate under the
support of the National Defense Education Act. The programs were in history,
mathematics, and the humanities. Twenty doctoral candidates began work
under these programs during 1959-60, and an additional eleven will begin work
in September of 1960. Florida State ranks extremely high, when compared with
other graduate institutions, with respect to NDEA support.
One new doctoral program was added to the growing list of doctoral programs
available at Florida State University. The Department of Geology was granted
permission by the Board of Control to expand its graduate program to the
doctoral level. New courses and areas will be described under the department
The most immediate need is that of added financial support for the fellowship
program. Unless such support is available at a competitive level in number of
stipends available and size of each stipend, Florida State finds itself in the
position of accepting second and third choice graduate students in many areas.
Even the brilliant students from our own state will gravitate to those institutions
which can offer them better financial support. Contract and grant support will
enable us to compete only in those areas receiving these financial aids. The
humanities and the social sciences, usually lacking these aids, must have ad-
ditional strong institutional support in order to maintain a healthy balance in
the graduate program.
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Within ten years, Florida State may expect one-quarter of its students to
be at the graduate level. Present plans envision a constant upgrading of quality
in faculty and students. This will involve reorganization of some areas, com-
bining of forces for interdepartmental programs in other areas, and probable
curtailment of effort in still other areas. Future planning also envisions a steady
increase in the financial support by private and governmental agencies as well
as tax support from the State of Florida.
The purpose of the Computing Center is to provide computing and data pro-
cessing services for the University research and educational programs. The Center
is operated on the so-called "open-shop" basis, that is, everyone who uses the
facility is expected to do his own work or to provide someone to do the work
for him. Technical assistance is provided by the staff of the Center in the
various areas of explanation and service.
The Computing Center began operation in May 1958, hence its entire program
during the 1958-60 biennium was essentially a new program. As, at the present
time, it is a service organization, the Computing Center staff did not initiate any
new research projects of its own during the biennium.
During the 1958-60 biennium, the use of the IBM 650 data processing ma-
chine, the primary facility of the Computing Center, increased from 50 hours
per month to 200 hours per month. Computing services were provided for ap-
proximately 150 research projects in more than twenty University departments.
Computing services were also provided for the comptroller's office and the
registrar's office. The Computing Center taught five non-credit programming
courses which had a total enrollment of approximately 100 persons. Approxi-
mately 100 additional persons have used the Computing Center's facilities
in connection with University courses in numerical analysis and business man-
In September 1961, the Computing Center equipment will be moved to the
Mathematics-Meteorology Building which is currently under construction. Tenta-
tive plans have been made for the acquisition of a larger computer to be installed
in the new computing facility. If this larger computer is installed, the Com-
puting Center staff will be enlarged to provide the personnel necessary to operate
such a machine.
The rapid growth of the University research program has been accompanied
by an increasing utilization of the 650 computer. It is estimated that the 650
will not be able to satisfy the University's requirements for computing services
by the end of 1961. In fact, several researchers have already found it necessary
to use a larger computer for certain phases of their research projects. The
installation of a larger computer will be necessary.
Institute for Social Research
The major functions of the Institute for Social Research are to provide
research training for graduate students in the Social Sciences, to encourage
research among the faculty in the Social Sciences, and to provide consulting
services and facilities for both graduate research and faculty research.
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Research grants by the Research Council, Florida State University, were
given for a survey of the Negro-white attitude toward community satisfaction
in Jacksonville and Madison County, and a study in political behavior. The
International Committee for Nuclear Development and the Florida Nuclear
Development Commission sponsored a sample survey of the adult population in
various parts of Florida. The Southern Regional Education Board sponsored two
projects entitled, "Career Plans for College Seniors." Another grant enabled the
Institute for Social Research and the Department of Corrections of the School of
Social Welfare to devise a classification system and research procedures for the
newly created Division of Corrections. The Institute and the Florida Develop-
ment Commission sponsored a state-wide conference on population research.
During the biennium the first steps were taken to develop the area of popu-
lation research and research in the field of race relations. The staff of the
Institute has been used extensively in the formulation of research plans by the
Governor's commission on race relations.
Plans are underway to continue research in political behavior and race re-
The Institute needs an assistant director to concentrate in the area of popu-
lation studies, a summer director, and additional calculator machines. It is also
recommended that funds be allocated so that recognized specialists in the field
of research techniques can be invited to give lectures and conferences for graduate
students and faculty.
The objectives of the Oceanographic Institute are to develop understanding
of the marine realm, particularly the Gulf of Mexico, to contribute to the educa-
tion of various kinds of marine scientists, and to contribute to the development
of marine resources of the area.
The Institute staff published fifty articles in various professional journals
during the biennium. In addition, more than a score of papers were presented
at professional conferences.
Various projects of Institute scientists were done in cooperation with the
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Board of Conservation. The
Institute and its staff have been of assistance to the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission, the various state and federal agencies, other depart-
ments of the University, visiting scientists and their students from other uni-
versities, civic and school audiences, groups of school children and scouts, and
the State Science Fair.
A new non-toxic sea water system went into full operation in the fall of
1959. For the first time it has been possible to carry on experiments in the
laboratory with running sea water under conditions of non-toxicity simulating
those obtained in the ocean.
An instrument room equipped with humidity and temperature control was
set up at the laboratory last year. This is now equipped with moisture and
temperature-sensitive scientific instruments provided by a grant from the
National Science Foundation. A second room is currently being converted into
a much needed photographic darkroom, and this project should be completed by
July 1, 1960. The darkroom will be equipped with appropriate photographic
equipment, also provided through funds from an NSF grant.
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It is planned through the support of the University and support by grants
to develop research in the laboratory and pond culture of various marine inverte-
brates, primarily mollusks. In the laboratory, with the construction of apparatus
to heat and cool sea water, it is hoped that conditions can be created for spawn-
ing various animals at any time of the year. The facilities provided by the con-
struction of an alga culture box will allow the growing of adequate food for the
larvae of the animals. The construction of the ponds will provide for facilities
to continue the work on the breeding and selection of oysters that may have a
possible genetic resistance to the fungus disease, dermogystidium mariumutm.
In addition, the ponds will lend themselves to experiments on the selection of a
faster growing strain of oysters and hybridization from different geographic
Long range plans are for the physiological and biological studies of marine
materials. The Institute is making preparations to expand the programs in
maricultural science, physical oceanography, and marine geology. Additional
laboratory space is needed to develop a graduate curriculum in physical oceano-
At Alligator Harbor, the Institute needs to double the present dormitory
space which is badly crowded and which poses special problems when mixed
classes must use it. A flexible motel-type structure is needed which will, with
the present dormitory, permit housing of groups of students and also visiting in-
vestigators and their families. The laboratory space needs to be doubled because
the present space is fully used and requests for additional space are met only
partially. A 38-foot inshore boat and a seaworthy larger boat are needed. The
old boat, the Sea Quest, has proved inadequate and unsafe for certain work.
These are emergency needs. The Institute has an excellent safety record because
of careful planning.
The Institute faculty has been productive despite operation with less than
what are generally considered minimal facilities. Its members have served as
major professors in the second year of the biennium for 17 graduate students.
Also needed are appointments of an algological mariculturist and a physical
Nuclear Science Program
The Nuclear Science Program at Florida State University was planned and
developed as an integral part of a state-wide program to upgrade scientific
education and attract science-based industry to the State of Florida. It was
decided not to establish a separate institute or department which might later
compete with existing academic departments for staff and for students. All re-
search is conducted by staff members who belong to the regular academic de-
partments, and the nuclear staff of the Nuclear Program itself consists only of
the necessary administrative, maintenance and service personnel.
The accelerator vaults and some working space have been completed and
occupied as Phase One of the Nuclear Research Building construction program.
As originally planned, two floors of the central structure would have been com-
pleted by this time, in addition to the vaults to house the Van de Graff ac-
celerators. The freezing of funds has delayed the construction program. The
contract work was begun on Phase Two of the revised building program and
upon completion of this phase early in 1961, two floors of the structure will be
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be ready for occupancy. In order to terminate construction activities in a
reasonable length of time so that full use may be made of the structure, it has
been decided to modify the original plans for a five story structure and complete
the building by the addition of one more floor. Funds for this third and final
floor are available, plans are being drawn, and it is hoped that bids can be
called for very early in 1961.
The 3 MEV Van de Graaff electron accelerator has been in operation since
October, 1959, and is being used in connection with the research programs of the
Chemistry, Food and Nutrition, Biological Sciences and Geology Departments.
Physicists from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University are planning to
make use of this radiation facility in the very near future.
The 12 MEV Tandem positive ion accelerator has been assembled and is
presently undergoing factory tests. Research currently planned for this ma-
chine will require sixteen hours a day operation, which may later be extended
to twenty-four hours a day.
The Radiation Safety Program has been developed under the direction of a
full-time health physicist. The Glass Shop is well equipped, with two full-time
scientific glassblowers, and provides service for research laboratories in several
departments. The small Machine Shop in the Science Building has been expanded
and additional staff employed. An Electronics Shop has been established and
is providing design, construction and maintenance service to all campus research
The establishment of a coordinated state-wide program of nuclear research and
teaching supported by substantial special appropriations from the Legislature
has attracted favorable attention from national, governmental, and scientific
circles. The existence of these unusual facilities provided by state funds has
attracted very substantial support from outside agencies, and was a decisive
factor in the decision of the A.E.C. to establish the molecular biophysics program
here rather than at one of the national laboratories of some other university.
These grants and contracts will be reported by the various academic departments.
The present planning contemplates the completion of the Nuclear Research
Building with three floors in the central portion of the structure. Extensive
auxiliary equipment, including a large amount of electronic instrumentation,
will have to be acquired in order to obtain maximum results from the expensive
equipment already installed. The present shortage of space will make it neces-
sary for the existing academic departments to occupy the entire building
temporarily. As more buildings are completed in the Nuclear Center, it is
hoped that some space may later become available for the use of visiting re-
It is not planned to add any additional major pieces of radiation equipment,
but rather to obtain maximum benefits from the accelerators we now have.
In addition to accessory equipment and extensive electronic instrumentation,
it will be necessary to provide additional shop facilities and personnel for both
electronic and precision machine work. The lack of adequate facilities of this
type has already become a limiting factor in the operations. State funds will
also be required to service and maintain the equipment in the Nuclear Research
The accelerators produce beams of charged particles, X-rays, or neutrons.
These can be studied only by the use of elaborate auxiliary equipment which
often involves large electromagnets and extensive electronic instrumentation.
28 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
Worthwhile research cannot be accomplished without these additional tools.
Some of this equipment is not commercially available. It has to be invented,
designed, built, operated, redesigned, and rebuilt in a modified form. Conse-
quently, the costs are high.
Fortunately, the benefits are also high. The proper exploitation of this un-
usual opportunity should bring to the State of Florida far more money in the
form of research contracts and grants alone than the State will invest in the
program. The intangible benefits are beyond calculation. Florida State Uni-
versity is becoming known and respected in scientific circles around the world.
Institute of Governmental Research
The Institute of Governmental Research has three main purposes: research
training, and service. Services are available on request of state and local
governmental agencies and officials. Institute staff members assist state and
local officials in the development of inservice training programs, and participate
in public administration programs of the General Extension Division. From
this experience with state and local officials, Institute staff members conduct
research in areas of interest to these officials. The Institute publishes a Studies
in Government Series, the result of these research, training, and service pro-
grams. The Institute co-operates with the departments in the Social Sciences
areas in carrying out basic research programs and publishing the results.
During the biennium, Institute staff members helped to prepare for the State
of Florida a Tax Assessors' Manual and a detailed study of the general property
tax in Florida, the latter for the Florida Legislative Interim Committee. The
staff made personnel studies for the Division of Corrections, for the City of
Jacksonville Beach, for Panama City, for West Palm Beach, and for Belle Glade.
Staff members consulted with the State Department of Education in the problem
of National School Lunch funds, and prepared a manuscript for the Florida
Education Association. It continued staff aid to the Florida Judicial Council.
The Institute staff also consulted with city officials of St. Petersburg, Gainesville,
and Tallahassee in surveys, studies, and analyses of housing and urban renewal.
During the biennium, many training activities were conducted for local and
governmental officials in the form of conferences, short courses and study and
The Institute needs additional space. The projected Social Science Buildin
should provide adequate office space, mimeograph and assembly room, drafting
room, conference room, and other needed space.
Institute of Human Development
The major goal of the Institute of Human Development is to provide Uni-
versity faculty and graduate students research facilities and opportunities to
do research in the area of Human Development. As a coordinating facility, the
Institute makes possible research projects otherwise prohibitive to individuals
and to departments. The Institute has a minimum of faculty or students of its
Much of the research effort during the biennium was directed toward com-
pleting data collection of two ten-year longitudinal studies concerned with the
sequential development of personality and of intelligence, both in relation to
growth; and toward the planning of new long-term research. These activities
have progressed somewhat slowly due to the heavy teaching loads of all faculty
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 29
concerned. Pilot work on an extensive five-year twin study was achieved and
formal research involving 11 faculty members, 20 pairs of twins and their
families, and 40 non-twins and their families will begin September 1, 1960.
Numerous smaller projects are in the planning stage.
Under the direction of Dr. Wallace Kennedy and the Human Development
Clinic personnel, research on the characteristics of mathematically gifted chil-
dren is in the second year. In September 1960, they will begin an extensive
formative study of the new Binet Intelligence Scale using Negro children
throughout the Southeast. This research will be aided through a grant from the
United States Office of Education.
Under the direction of Dr. Sarah Lou Hammond, an intensive study has
been made of the needs for care and educational services of children of married
While the clinic personnel devote their efforts mainly to training and re-
search, during the 1959-60 biennium actual clinical time amounted to 1,495
contact-hours. This compared to 1,232 contact-hours during 1957-58. Several
research studies have been completed under clinic supervision during the 1958-60
Previous to July 1, 1959, the Institute of Human Development was known as
the Child Development Institute. The change in name was made to broaden the
research function to include adults as well as children. At the same time (July
1, 1959), the administration of the Institute was placed in the Graduate School
in order to place the major emphasis on graduate research and instruction. As
of July 1, 1960, the undergraduate program in Child Development became the
responsibility of other schools or divisions of the university. This change neces-
sitated an extensive reorganization of use of facilities and the establishment of
working relationships with additional faculty. The scope of the program became
university wide instead of the cooperative arrangement with four schools as
had been the pattern for several years. The appointment by the Dean of the
Graduate School of a graduate faculty advisory committee and their continuing
efforts greatly facilitated this change.
The Institute received no direct grants during the biennium. However, grants
made to the University for the school psychology program and for the research
of Dr. Walter D. Smith were contingent upon Institute support and services.
More than $60,000 has been awarded to Institute research during the coming
biennium and applications have been made for several times this amount. The
University Research Council has made available $2,000 to initiate research for
which continuing requests have been made.
Plans have been made for the Institute to supervise as a research laboratory
the nursery school in the married student housing project now under construc-
tion. Plans have been submitted for a research facility building to house the
Institute's nursery school and kindergarten and its research groups, and to
provide additional basic equipment and more convenient research rooms for
projects involving these age groups.
The need for improving educational standards for children under six in
the State of Florida is appalling. Florida State University has received national
recognition in its efforts in this direction. Currently, nursery school faculty and
faculty from the University School and from early childhood education have
taken steps to provide instruction by educational television to the more than
30 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
2,000 teachers and directors of such services. It is hoped that this program will
be in operation by the fall of 1961.
The Institute needs additional personnel in order to fulfill its role in the
University. Unless cooperating departments find it possible to release more
faculty time, the projected research programs will be difficult to carry out. De-
mands for extension classes and services asked for by the public have been
almost completely eliminated. The needs described in this report are minimal to
a sound program.
Thomas R. Lewis, Assistant Dean
THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
To the President of The Florida State University
The faculty has shown a great interest in the development of the Library and
has done an excellent job in building up the respective subject areas in the
Library. Interest among the faculty is so great that many more requests were
received during the biennium than we could buy. The unfilled order requests
received since early April of this year, when our funds for the last year of the
biennium were all spent, now amounts to thousands of items.
During the biennium we added a total of 1,149 new periodicals and serials,
more than twice the number added during the preceding biennium. If the in-
creases during the past and preceding biennia are indicative, the Library will
be receiving at least 7,000 serial titles by June, 1964. An institution like ours
must keep up with new journals, and with a book budget of only $140,000, we
have reached the point of subscribing to about as many periodicals as the
budget will permit. The maintenance cost of new subscriptions is cumulative,
and once a new title becomes subject to binding, it is a regularly recurring
item on the budget. This fact explains why we spent $12,634.25 for binding in
1956 and $15,108.41 in 1959-60.
A total of 66,763 accessioned volumes was added to the collection during
the biennium. Significant purchases included works on chemistry, botany, ge-
ology, and zoology. At the present time, there is a backlog of some 14,000 volumes
waiting to be cataloged. A revised and up-to-date edition of the Dewey Decimal
Classification has been published, and the Head Cataloger and others have studied
the changes and determined the needed reclassification for our Library. A
number of time-consuming hand operations has been eliminated to speed up
During the second year of the biennium, the Library carried out its agree-
ment under which the Florida State University doctoral dissertations which are
available on microfilm were cataloged for the Library of Congress. As a result
of this work, our theses which are on film now will be listed in the National
Union Catalog and in the Library of Congress Subject Catalog.
Use of the Library
It is difficult to measure the complete use made of the Library and its fa-
cilities. The total recorded loan of two-week books for the biennium shown an
increase of 26,576 over the previous biennium. We can look forward to a
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quantitative increase in the use of the Library as our upper division and
graduate enrollment increases. This is borne out by the fact that it can be
statistically proved that the longer the average student remains in college, the
more he uses library books and facilities.
As well as answering questions and aiding in research, the members of the
Library staff engage in formal instruction in the use of the Library. A lecture-
tour of the Library is required of all freshmen, and during the school year the
staff is always available for lectures and for conducting tours. Two booklets
have helped immensely in better understanding and use of the Library: Library
Student Handbook and Library Handbook for Faculty and Graduate Students.
In order to aid in faculty and graduate student research during this period,
we borrowed a total of 3,173 volumes for 464 persons from other libraries. We
also borrowed 258 photo copies and 114 microfilms and loaned 904 volumes, 114
photocopies, and 38 microfilms.
During the biennium this Department of Special Collections added many fine
editions to its several notable collections. Considerable work has been done on
a Photographic archives collection.
Library Faculty Committee
The Library Committee has aided the Library in a number of important de-
cisions, as well as helping with the Library budget and advising in the allocation
of book funds. Near the end of the second year of the biennium, Dr. Richard
Btevens was appointed Chairman of the Committee, succeeding Dr. Carothers,
when he became Acting President of the University.
Library expenditures for the biennium were as follows: Library staff salaries
-$564,362.60; Student Assistant Salaries-$33,320.00; Books, Periodicals, Bind-
ng-$266,144. Florida State University's status in relation to seventeen other
comparablee Southern Universities was extremely poor, each of them spending
iore per student for books than we did. We expended less for books, periodicals,
1nd binding than any of the rest. Twenty-four institutions of the South had a
higher ratio of Library expenditures to total expenditures. In looking at these
comparisons we have to say that our growth has not been good enough, and while
e are spending substantial sums for library support and development, we are
hot spending enough.
Libraries are always eager to be designated as depositories for the publica-
tions of organizations issuing an important body of literature. Such items are
usually sent automatically without a special order or request, and are usually
We have long been a depository for the United States and Florida documents.
During the biennium we received from these two governments some 9,000 docu-
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ments. Since 1946 we have been a depository for the Army Map Service and
have received 27,073 maps during this period. In anticipation of the needs of the
Geology Department as they initiate the doctoral program, we have recently
added Geological Quadrangle Maps 1949.
During the first year of the biennium we were designated as a Florida de-
pository for the Forest History Foundation. The Foundation is promoting the
preservation of materials within the areas to which they are more closely re-
lated and is also encouraging the study of forest history within the areas.
The University's educational program in the field of atomic energy and
especially the recent contracts with the Atomic Energy Commission caused the
Library to try again for a depository collection from them. The Florida Nucleal
Development Commission is helping us on this request.
Faculty Study Rooms
We have only twenty-four faculty study rooms. This number has proved
far from adequate to care for the demand for carrying on serious research ad.
jacent to Library resources. The request for such space was so great that as
many as seven persons were assigned to one study.
There has been increasing demand that the Library hours be extended, a
demand that has remained unfilled because the Library has always operated on
a bare minimum of personnel. During both years of the biennium the Colleg(
of Arts and Sciences assigned several graduate assistants to the Library, making
an extension of hours possible on Sundays through Thursdays.
Friends of the Library
During the first year of the biennium a group known as the Friends of the
Florida State University Library was organized, with Mrs. Frank D. Moor a.
President. Members contribute annual dues of three dollars or more, which arn
used to build up an "over and above" fund to enable the Library to purchase(
special materials which cannot be purchased from the regular budget, but whici
help to make the Florida State University really distinctive. To date this groul
has contributed $848 in cash and donated books to the Library valued at around
It has been necessary to secure many out-of-print books and journals o0
microfilms and microcards. In the summer of 1959, a special department in the
basement was set up where all of the Library's micro-materials (with the ex
ception of government documents) and the machines to use them are now housed
This is one of the fastest growing services of the Library.
During the biennium the Library greatly improved its services of providing
copies of items from our collection for the use of students and faculty through
the use of the Thermo-Fax copying machine and a Thermo-Fax Microfilm Readei
Printer. These machines are probably the most important equipment added tb
the Library during this period.
Periodical Subscription Procedure Change
By placing our large list of periodical subscriptions on a continuation basil
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we have saved time in preparing the periodical list each year and will save
money by taking advantage of reduced subscription rates.
There were no increases in the number of professional positions during the
biennium. During this time there were 13 resignations among the 36 profes-
sional members of the Library staff. These people all left for much better
paying positions, and it has been most difficult to find able replacements. This
36 per cent turnover has made it difficult to maintain our standards of service.
Many staff members took part in local, state, regional, and national pro-
fessional meetings, and some have served as officers in these organizations.
Staff members have also continued to do research and to contribute to pro-
The biennium brought the retirement of Miss Louise Richardson, who has
been associated with our Library through all its significant history. During
Miss Richardson's incumbency as librarian, the book collection had grown
from 10,000 to around 350,000 when she stepped down from the headship in
1953. Since 1953 she has been head of special collections and has seen this
department develop into one of the important departments of the Library.
Her association of forty fruitful and eventful years with the Library has been
The most valuable gift received during the biennium was a collection of
English and American poetry containing the first printings of poems relating
to childhood. This collection was presented by Mr. John M. Shaw of New York
City. The collection numbers over 5,000 volumes and is valued at $35,000. Other
noteworthy gifts were the Scarborough and Love family papers presented by Miss
Sara Love of Quincy; the papers and journals of Admiral Richard H. Leigh,
presented by his nephew Mr. Robert T. Leigh; a collection of books primarily in
the field of romance languages from Dr. Robert M. Strozier's personal library
presented by Mrs. Strozier; a check from the State Universities Association for
the purchase of books in memory of Dr. Strozier; a gift of $300 from the Indian
Watumall Foundation for the purchase of books about India; 187 volumes of
early Florida newspapers presented by the Library of Congress; and an out-
standing collection of negatives from the Jacksonville Journal.
In March of 1960 a joint committee of the Library and the Library School
submitted a report outlining our immediate building expansion needs as well as
those for the next fifteen years, all based upon the proposed development of
the University. Specific plans for enlarging the present building should be
completed early in the next biennium.
In 1956 we began reproducing sections of the card catalog by the xerox
process, and should complete the job early in the 1960-61 school year. Then we
hope to be able to use our xerox machine for making most of our catalog cards
directly from the Library of Congress proof sheets. This should prove less ex-
pensive than our present policy of buying Library of Congress cards, and should
also be much faster than waiting for the printed Library of Congress cards.
34 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
Many university libraries upon reaching the size of ours have found
profitable to make use of a number of mechanical processes for work formerly
accomplished by hand. During the coming biennium we plan to make a number
of studies to determine whether we should increase our use of such mechanic
aids as International Business Machines for some of our circulation and orde
There has been an increase of theft and mutilation of books; therefore, w0
expect to put more and more books behind control desks. Special folding door
will be installed on the second and third floors so that we can lock off the section
behind the service desks from general use when these areas are manned by
minimum of untrained staff.
The greatest complaints about the Library have to do with the gaps in ou
collections. Faculty and students ask for many things which we do not have
Another frequent complaint is over the delay in getting material still housed i
the stacks of the old Library building. Even in the beginning we did not hav
enough shelf space to move everything into the new building. More about ou
space needs will be said below.
A new approach to budgeting for staff and books using the American Library
Association standards for institutions of higher education as a basis was used
in making our budget request for 1959-60. Based upon the formula, our budge
for the period should have been $399,664 for Library staff salaries and was
$289,993; it should have been $218,690 for books, periodicals and binding and
was $141,213. An annual book budget in line with the American Library
Association standards will eventually get us to the level of some of the good
universities in the South, and additional special funds will enable us to make
some progress in overcoming deficiencies in total resources which originated in
past years from the youthfulness of the University.
In comparison with the 17 southern university libraries used above, we rank
next to the lowest in expenditures per student for part-time student assistant
help. The expenditure per student runs from Rice Institute with $17.64 to
Florida State University with $2.05.
There should be a salary scale for the professional staff comparable to the
Board of Control's average salary figures for ten-month teaching faculty, plus
additional compensation for the twelve-month basis. This will put us more
in line with other institutions and make it possible for us to compete for
We should have an annual book budget of from $240,000 to $250,000 to meet
the needs of the faculty and students and to provide the reference and source
materials for the expanding graduate and research program.
Immediate expansion of the staff is needed. We should have three additional
professional librarians in our public service areas, and the Technical Processes
area needs a minimum of four additional catalogers just to keep up with the
present number of incoming books. We should strive to meet the minimum
American Library Association standards for numbers of staff. Our student
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assistant budget should be at least doubled, and $14,000 should be given to the
Library for hiring the graduate assistants who help in the service areas.
It is also imperative that some expansion be made to the building soon. We
have no place left to shelve books adequately, and we badly need additional
studies for faculty and graduate students. We recommend that three rows of
modules be added to the two top floors and two to the first two floors across the
rear of the building.
There are forty-two libraries which are members of the Association of Re-
search Libraries. Membership is by invitation, and only those institutions which
support their libraries adequately are invited to join. If we could receive the rec-
ommended American Library Association minimum support for our Library, we
should have a good chance to belong and to participate in the benefits of the
Association of Research Libraries.
Increasing demands upon the services of the Library and the increasing costs
of the materials we buy will require much greater expenditures and a higher
rate of acquisition than has been possible in this biennium if our students are
to have access to a good library and if our faculty and researchers are to remain
N. Orwin Rush, Director
HOME DEMONSTRATION WORK
To the President of The Florida State University
The State Office of Home Demonstration Work functions as a division of
the Agricultural Extension Service, the University of Florida, and the Home
Demonstration Extension Department of the Florida State University. During
the biennium it developed and guided an integrated educational program on
family and community life for women and 4-H Club girls in Florida. The im-
portance of families and communities working together as units in the solutions
of their problems was emphasized.
There were 117 employed in the state and county offices on June 30, 1960.
Fifty-three were home demonstration agents, 33 assistant home demonstration
agents, 12 Negro home demonstration agents, one assistant home demonstration
agent with Indian work on three reservations, 12 staff specialists, four district
home demonstration agents, one assistant to State Home Demonstration Agent in
training program, and one State Home Demonstration Agent. Baker County
made a new appropriation for a home demonstration agent, and Pinellas County
made appropriation for a second assistant home demonstration agent. Changes in
county positions were made for nine home demonstration agents and 22 assis-
tant home demonstration agents. Two home demonstration agents retired. At the
end of the biennium two positions on the State Home Demonstration Staff were
vacant. Securing qualified persons for home demonstration positions has been
The Agricultural Extension Service and the Florida State University pro-
vided funds for the State Home Demonstration Office. Increased federal, state, and
county support of home demonstration work totaled $40,146 for salaries, pro-
fessional and clerical. Additional funds for travel, equipment, special events,
and operating expenses were provided.
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During the biennium, personnel training for Florida home demonstration
workers included the following: 19 undergraduate students completed home
demonstration education courses in the School of Home Economics at Florida
State University; 20 home economists completed periods of pre-service or orien-
tation study at the State Home Demonstration Office prior to their appoint-
ments to county home demonstration positions; 4 new State Home Demonstration
staff members received training to become familiar with Florida, the State Agri-
cultural Extension Service, and their own job responsibilities. Federal Exten-
sion Service staff members assisted the state staff with in-service training.
District agents, specialists, 4-H Club agents, and faculty members of Florida
State University and the University of Florida also assisted in the training
program. Seven state-wide and 119 area in-service training sessions were held
during the biennium. Professional study included attendance of 19 agents at
summer schools, and completion of 15 University general extension courses. One
home demonstration agent received a Master's degree; another has a Master's
program in progress; one state staff member is on study leave, working toward a
A state staff member served as president of the Florida Home Economics
Association. Three received substantial scholarships for advanced graduate
study. Two county home demonstration agents received scholarships for gradu-
ate study at regional extension summer schools. Two agents received Distin-
guished Service Awards from the National Home Demonstration Agents' Asso-
Each year Florida State University is host to the State Girls' 4-H Club
Short Course. Approximately 400 girls are chosen annually to attend the
Short Course, scholarships covering the cost of the trip. The State Council of
Senior Home Demonstration awarded loan scholarships to 4-H Club girls who
needed help in financing their college work. During the biennium five such
scholarships were given. In 1958-59 and 1959-60 Home Demonstration Education
majors at Florida State University received scholarships which a national agri-
cultural pharmaceutical company offers to prospective Extension workers.
Activities and Accomplishments
The general home demonstration program was concerned with family eco-
nomics, improved management in use of total family resources, consumer educa-
tion, child development and human relations, nutrition and health, clothing
and textiles, home furnishings and equipment and home industries. Community
improvement, conservation of natural resources, citizenship, and public affairs
were areas of broad concern. At the end of the biennium, 15,186 women were
enrolled in 552 white and Negro home demonstration clubs, and 25,087 girls were
enrolled in 996 4-H clubs. Approximately 183,969 families were assisted directly
or indirectly by the home demonstration program in making some changes in
homemaking practices. In the second year of the biennium, 135,405 urban families
were assisted by the home demonstration program. There was 9,809 4-H Club
girls from urban homes. During the biennium adult and junior home demonstra-
tion work was aided by 8,935 lay leaders. Training meetings for all volunteer
local leaders totaled 3,919 with an attendance of 72,763. These leaders held
11,774 meetings attended by 239,541 people.
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During the biennium concentrated effort was made to coordinate the Florida
Home Demonstration program with areas of responsibility as named in the
Program projection planning, resulting in a written report, was accomplished
by all countries during the biennium. The planning was influenced by widely
varying situations between counties. It showed the need for knowing how to
analyze factual data and to identify and concentrate efforts on major problems,
and the necessity and value of involving local people in longtime program plan-
ning. The agents attempted to base the county planning on economic situations
in counties and communities, needs and interests of local people, urgency of
problems with which extension should work, resources and assistance available.
Emphasis on leadership development for home demonstration work continued
through the biennium. Six counties undertook pilot studies in leadership develop-
ment for 4-H Club work with the county staff participating.
Marketing and Home Industries
The marketing and home industries project helped people find solutions
to their economic problems. The public received pertinent consumer information
through mass communication media. Agents and leaders gave 7,221 radio and
television programs, wrote 10,437 news articles, and conducted 5,363 meetings
about food products. Approximately 360,636 individuals were assisted with con-
sumer information on agricultural products.
County home demonstration agents devoted 3,129 days to home management
and family economics. They estimated that 135,624 persons adopted recommended
management and family economics practices; 4,321 4-H members were enrolled
in home management projects; 23,335 4-H members received definite training in
money management. Profits from home industries added approximately $554,072
to 4-H and home demonstration members' family cash income. Home demonstra-
tion agents assisted 6,292 persons with producing food products, plants, flowers,
and handicraft articles for market. Four thousand, one hundred and eighty-six
4-H members enrolled in home industries projects. Volunteer leaders trained in
subject matter and methods of teaching by agents and specialists conducted
3,339 meetings attended by 45,777 people.
Clothing and Textiles
Major goals in clothing and textiles during this period have been: revision
of 4-H clothing program; assistance to agents in training leaders; and teaching
of principles related to planning, selection, construction and buying of family
clothing and household textiles. More time was spent on clothing in counties
that selected it as a major or minor project.
The cooperative adult leader training program between National Committee
on Boys' and Birls' Club Work, Singer Sewing Machine Company, and the
Extension Service was started in 1956. To date 362 trained adult leaders have
taught 3,413 young 4-H girls how to "get the most from their sewing machines."
The state clothing specialist has conducted workshops with agents and leaders
to teach correct fitting, construction, and wardrobe planning. During the
biennium 153 girls and 107 adults entered state dress revues.
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During the biennium, county home demonstration agents helped people with
problems relating to home improvement, such as house plans, building ma-
terials, house furnishings, interior decorations, and furniture repairs. County
home demonstration workers devoted 11,227 days to home improvement. Through
individual contacts or in meetings, 469,328 persons were influenced to adopt
recommended practices, an increase of approximately 43 per cent. Almost
eight thousand lay leaders throughout the state assisted in this program. About
800 leader training meetings were held with a total attendance of 15,110. More
than 850 workshops, relating to three areas of furniture problems, were held
in the counties without direct assistance from the specialist. Attendance for all
workshops totaled 14,373.
Food and Nutrition
Helping Florida's people make intelligent decisions about nutrition problems
was a significant accomplishment of this biennium. To foster this, the nutri-
tionists developed research-based information in a variety of forms for wide and
effective application to problems. The nutritionists participated in 32 program
development meetings at the county levels and involved 192 people in program
planning for better nutrition. They disseminated the information in 32 publica-
tions and through various other media such as training schools for agents, train-
ing workshops for county leaders, state-wide short courses for adults, state-wide
short courses for girls, quarterly nutrition research news reports to agents, news
releases, radio and television programs, and exhibits. The nutrition education
program, not counting mass media, reached 408,031.
Editorial and Visual Aids
The assistant editor and visual aids specialist used all communication
channels available in the information program. During the biennium, home
demonstration work was featured in 13,101 news and feature stories, 1,202 news
pictures, 3,005 radio broadcasts, and 205 television programs. Several daily
papers printed special editions and sections about home demonstration and 4-H
achievements. Many of the articles were written by 4-H and home demonstration
club reporters. The State Home Demonstration Office distributed 501,311 bulle-
tins. Two new home economics bulletins were prepared and published. Home
demonstration clubs sponsored 251 rural libraries.
Home demonstration agents, club members, 4-H club girls, and leaders re-
ceived individual and group training in news writing techniques, and in prepa-
ration of radio and television programs. State staff members presented educa-
tional television programs each month, and four films were produced for television.
More emphasis on this field of communication has added a new and up-to-the-
minute dimension to home demonstration work.
Health Education and Recreation
Health education activity doubled during the biennium. There were almost
2,500 programs about mental health, misuse of patent medicine, sanitation,
child health, the need of physical examination, how to choose and use a doctor,
health insurance, and health during later years. One hundred and seven health
leader training meetings were held. There were 2,238 women and girls in
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attendance. These leaders held 984 health education meetings for others. The
2,520 recreation leaders used their training 3,69 different times during the bien-
nium. Four-H club members received training in the following areas: group
recreation leadership, personality improvement, health, nursing and first aid,
and farm and home safety.
Family Life Education
All county home demonstration agents and some county agricultural agents
received in-service training in family life education. Days by agents devoted
to this work totaled 3,244, an increase of 1,073 over the previous biennium.
Agents contacted 96,787 persons either individually or through meetings. A
total of 1,516 volunteer leaders were trained and assisted with county family
life education programs. Four-H Club members participated in 8,380 child
care projects. Four 4-H Club bulletins were written on personality development;
they will be used with older 4-H boys and girls.
Girls' 4-H Club Work
At the close of 1959, 24,812 girls were enrolled in 996 4-H Clubs in Florida.
From their club work, the girls gained ability to assume responsibility and to
disseminate information in home economics, agriculture, and related areas.
County councils served as advisory committees in planning 4-H programs. The
State Girls' 4-H Club Council met each year during the State Girls' 4-H Club
Short Courses. Each year, approximately 600 girls, adult leaders and county
home demonstration agents attended the State Girls' 4-H Short Courses. Four-H
Club girls arranged exhibits for county, district, and state fairs.
A total of 6,146 4-H Club girls attended district and county 4-H Club camps.
Four State Leadership Training Camps for older members provided training for
members to assist in county camps. The State Home Demonstration Office spon-
sored a collegiate 4-H Club group as a means of helping 4-H Club girls now in
college. A leadership development program began on a pilot county basis. More
than 2,000 leader training meetings, with 38,018 leaders attending, were held du-
ring 1958-60. About 3,500 adults and 3,868 older 4-H Club members, served at local
leaders. Career exploration, a project for older 4-H'ers, was begun on a pilot
county basis. First and second year food projects were completely revised.
Leaders' guides were developed for each food project. Projected plans include
developing program content in 4-H work for various age groups; training agents
to train leaders; developing more project materials in some areas; training in
basic philosophy and purposes of 4-H Club work; developing a state 4-H Club
foundation to improve educational awards programs in club work.
Future of Home Demonstration Work
The home demonstration program for adults and youth will need continuing
adjustments during the period of 1961-63. The program should serve more indi-
viduals and families and serve them more effectively. Home demonstration work
should place high priority on research which is significant to better family living.
Special attention should be given to research related to the economic and man-
agerial problems of the home, and the mental, emotional and social aspects of
family living. Special interest meetings will be needed in areas of more concen-
trated population in order to reach people who have not actively participated
40 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
in extension programs. There will be a need for greater use of mass media and
other extension methods which will benefit women who work outside the home
and who do not attend organized group meetings.
Further development of local leadership through selection, training and in-
volvement of leaders, and through evaluation of the leadership program will
be objectives during the next biennium. There is a need for improvement of pro-
gram planning through involvement of people, more collaboration and cooperation
between agriculture and home demonstration, more long-range program planning
and greater recognition by planning groups of the changing needs of families
Salaries of home demonstration workers need to be adjusted on the basis of
training, experience, responsibility and merit, as shown by job performance.
The need will continue for expanding home demonstration personnel on the State
Home Demonstration Staff and in the counties. Increased salaries and travel
funds will be needed to enable the Agricultural Extension Service to maintain
its present staff and meet the demands of the expanding home demonstration
program. The need continues for more and better trained personnel. Recruit-
ment procedures should broaden the field from which selection can be made for
appointment. A more liberal leave arrangement for advanced study for Agricul-
tural Extension Service personnel should be provided. Sufficient financial re-
sources are needed to employ home demonstration agents in counties not having
the benefits and services of home demonstration work. Assistant home demonstra-
tion agents should be appointed in all counties with home demonstration pro-
Special urban home demonstration workers will be needed in such areas
as Jacksonville, Pensacola, Orlando, Tampa and Miami. Additional money will
be needed to provide up-to-date and adequate equipment and teaching materials.
Sufficient funds will be needed for clerical assistance for county home demonstra-
tion workers. There will be a need for specialists on the State Home Demonstra-
tion Staff to support such subject-matter areas as family economics, management,
house furnishings, marketing information for consumers and additional clothing
and textiles specialists. The State Home Demonstration Staff will need an addi-
tional district home demonstration agent and a fourth State Girls' 4-H Club
agent. Additional secretaries will be needed in the State Home Demonstration
Office, also an art illustrator.
Anna Mae Sikes,
State Home Demonstration Agent
THE DIVISION OF STUDENT WELFARE
To the President of The Florida State University
During the biennium the Division of Student Welfare has faced a genuine
challenge: to retain the focus on the basic needs of the individual student on
a campus marked by steady growth in student enrollment and expansion of
physical facilities. One phase of this interest in the individual student is re-
flected in the efforts which are currently underway to establish a Counseling
Center to be closely coordinated with the Basic Division Program. Still another
facet of this concern is evidenced in the securing of a University Chaplain
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whose function it is to give attention to the moral and spiritual development
of the student.
Internal improvements have been made to provide needed services to all
areas of the University. In particular, efforts have been made to centralize
records in the Registrar's Office and Personnel Records to make possible a more
efficient and useful operation.
The details of other aspects of the Divisional Program are given in the re-
ports of the following departments: Dean of Women, Dean of Men, Director of
Counseling, Director of Housing, Director of Student Activities, Director of
Placement and Financial Aid, and Director of Personnel Records, and the
The Dean of Women
It is the objective of the staff of the Dean of Women to try to establish a
standard for living in the residence halls and on the campus which will challenge
the best in the women students and by which they can evaluate their own growth
and development. This standard should embrace high social and moral values
reflected in conduct, an appreciation of and consideration for their fellow students,
and a sense of responsibility for community welfare.
This objective is pursued through individual and group counseling; the
establishment and support of a system of student government which encourages
individual responsibility; a social program within the residence halls which aims
at producing socially competent individuals; the establishment of and insistence
upon social standards based on good taste and moral standards which do not
allow compromise of honor for expediency; an educational program within the
hall which is designed to sensitize the students to beauty and to encourage them
in intellectual pursuits; and the use of discipline as a means of developing self-
discipline and a respect for law.
It is obvious that the success or failure of such a program will depend pri-
marily upon the quality of staff entrusted with its execution. Counselors who are
endowed with warmth of personality, strength of character, intelligence, and
common sense coupled with professional training, and who in their conduct and
attitudes reflect graciousness in living, exert a profound and limitless influence.
They are hard to find and must be attracted and held by the challenge and
scope of their jobs, and by the recognition of those for whom they work that
their contribution is important and an integral part of the educational process.
The great majority of the time of the Dean and her staff is directed to the
personal-social counseling of women students, both as individuals and in groups.
One of the most outstanding achievements during the past biennium has been
the establishment of a program in the women's residence halls designed to sup-
plement and complement the classroom instructional program and to stimulate
the intellectual and cultural development of students. Each hall, under the
direction of a fine arts committee, has sponsored a variety of programs within
the hall on music, art, literature, philosophy, and religion. These have included
discussions led by faculty, talks, and illustrated lectures. The total program
for all halls has been under the direction of a residence counselor with an
A.B. and M.A. in Music who has had wide experience in counseling college
Two new national sororities have been added to the campus since 1958, Alpha
Phi in February 1959, and Sigma Sigma Sigma in October 1959. Kappa Kappa
42 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
Gamma is making plans to establish a chapter here in the fall of 1960. All
three are anticipating building homes in the immediate future and will also
add housing for approximately 130 girls without cost to the University. The
Dean and Associate Dean, working closely with the executive council of Pan-
hellenic, revised the mechanics of rushing with a view to greater efficiency.
The residence counselors in the women's freshman residence halls prepared
and edited a booklet for freshmen, describing the facilities and services of the
hall. This book was sent prior to their arrival last fall to all freshman women
with room reservations, thereby eliminating much correspondence with the
prospective students. The orientation program for freshmen and transfer women,
under the direction of the Associate Dean of Women with the help of the Junior
Counselors, was revamped to make it more interesting and of greater value to
the students. The parent's permission blank was revised to simplify it for
parents and to permit them to grant greater freedom to their daughters.
With the advice and guidance of the Associate Dean, the Women's Senate
each year reviews all social regulations under which women students live.
Several important changes were recommended and approved this year, the most
significant of which was the elimination of all sign-out requirements except
when a student is going out of town or spending the night out-of-residence.
This is an experiment in allowing students greater responsibility for their own
activities and decisions which has been tried in few other universities. However,
it is the objective of the Dean's staff to permit students as much freedom as
possible within the limits of safety and propriety.
The graduate assistant program, designed to assist the residence counselors
in the large dormitories with their counseling responsibilities and to give practical
experience to young women planning to go into the field of guidance, has been
expanded and improved. This year there were nine graduate assistants serving
in the dormitories and as head residents in the two cooperatives for women and
in the two graduate houses.
The Dean of Men
The Dean of Men and his staff have as their responsibility the personal and
social guidance of the men in the student body as well as the conduct and gen-
eral well-being of the group. The office supports the philosophy that good living,
wholesome relationships, and exemplary conduct are best brought about through
skillful guidance and counseling. Though this office must inevitably deal with
disciplinary problems, the staff is even more concerned with positive educational
programs which guide the men students in the development of character habits
essential for good citizenship and in the achievement of personal-social maturity
essential for happiness in life.
The staff of the Dean of Men during the current biennium consisted of
three Residence Hall Counselors and a Fraternity-Day Student Counselor. These
individuals are trained, experienced and dedicated to their chosen professions.
In addition to these full-time employees, there are six graduate assistants and
eighteen carefully chosen upperclassmen who assist the residence counselors in
carrying out their respective responsibilities. Each residence counselor lives in
or near the residence area of the group for which he is responsible and counsels
with these men concerning any problems they may have. The staff of each Resi-
dence Hall provides expert supervision of university property in each hall.
Comparisons with schools which do not have such supervision show that marked
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savings in loss and destruction of equipment are realized as a result of this
plan of property control.
The Office of the Dean of Men engaged in a number of professional and edu-
cational endeavors during the past year. In the spring of 1960, this office jointly
with the office of the Dean of Women paid tribute to excellence of scholarship
by sponsoring Honors Night. All freshmen who achieved a grade point average of
3.0 or better were honored at this annual social event. Phi Eta Sigma, freshman
scholastic honorary, shared the responsibility of this program.
This past September a most successful Dean of Men's workshop was held
at the university camp. This affair, attended by housefellows, assistant counselors,
counselors, members of the Office of the Dean of Men, and selected guests proved
The fraternity system welcomed a new member, Delta Chi, which came to
our campus as a colony at the beginning of the spring semester, 1960.
The new 11-story residence hall was formerly dedicated during the 1959
Homecoming ceremonies. It was named "Kellum Hall" in honor of John G.
Kellum, Business Manager for Florida State College for Women for many years.
The Director of Counseling
Academic advisement of new students has continued as an organized program
administered by the Counseling Center. This function has required preparation
of counseling materials, contacts with homes of prospective new students, assign-
ment of advisers, selection and in-service training of advisers, and program-
planning periods. The number of students served in this aspect of the counseling
program has increased sharply in the past two years. In the academic year
1959-60 some 2,900 new students (freshman and transfers) and 300 upperclass
students, undecided as to major, were recipients of assistance in planning. This
program became a responsibility of the department in July, 1957, and has con-
tinued to grow as it has gained student acceptance.
The General Counseling Center, previously referred to as the "clearing house
aspect" of the counseling program, has grown from the demand for personal,
adjustment, material, and other "types" of counseling not supplied in the fore-
going. Students referred by teachers, parents, students and others are inter-
viewed and counseled in long or short range counseling relationships as their in-
dividual needs dictate. Many further referrals are effected where remedial,
psychiatric, or other specialized help is indicated. Orientation of new students
is a responsibility of the counseling center. Planning and carrying out these
programs each year affords opportunity for coordination with academic, counsel-
ing, administrative, and other programs. Training opportunities were provided
for young counselor-trainees each semester in the form of internship in the
counseling center. Supervised experience in test use, counseling, use of records,
clerical procedures, and administrative functions were afforded them. In ad-
dition, a number of classes in guidance and counseling visit the center for in-
Other activities of the Counseling Center include articulation of high school
and junior college guidance programs with Florida State University programs,
and work with such off-campus agencies as Vocational Rehabilitation Service
and the Florida Council for the Blind.
The 1958-60 biennium just ended has seen a number of new developments in
the Counseling Center. The number of faculty advisers was reduced in the
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fall of 1958 from 155 to 64. Advisers now serving are selected to advise stu-
dents regarding academic interests in terms of broader areas rather than single
departments. The Vocational Guidance Service has been expanded to meet the
yearly increase in student demands. The responsibility for advising foreign
students was added to the functions of the Counseling Center. The assignment
of responsibility for improving articulation with the high schools prompted
a two-day conference with high school personnel under the auspices of the
The Counseling Center has this year established contact with some 600 of
the superior senior students in the high schools of the state. A great number
of these gifted students have indicated their interest in the Florida State Uni-
versity, and continuing contacts have been maintained by means of hundreds of
personal letters which are providing requested information about the University
and its programs.
The coordination of academic advisement of freshmen has been a function of
the Counseling Center for several years. The inception of the Division of Basic
Studies extends the need for advisement to the end of the sophomore year at
which time the student enters the school and department in which his major is
located. It is proposed that a program be initiated in cooperation with the Divi-
sion of Basic Studies to provide this coordination on a more efficient basis. Ad-
visement would be accomplished through the services of the faculty advisers
(as in the past) provided by the several schools of the University in proportion
to the student load in the given area. The program would be channeled through
the Counseling Center and, if possible, be housed in the Center.
The University Hospital
The services of the student health service of the Florida State University
are offered and are available on a twelve months' basis and include the various
short courses given during the summer session in addition to the regular summer
session. In addition, pre-employment physical examinations are performed on
semi-monthly employees at the request of the employing department. Also, the
personnel of the student health service take care of compensation cases in
accidents, if the cases are referred to the University Hospital.
Medical supervision of all persons (students, faculty, and staff) employed
on campus in radiation work has been carried out since October 1959, by the
health service personnel in close cooperation with Mr. James E. Hyder, the
University health physicist. This consists of a complete physical examination
given every twelve months with particular attention to personal history covering
family, medical and occupational background, and special investigation of those
organs and functions which are considered as particularly vulnerable to radia-
tion hazards. In addition a complete blood count and urinalysis are made every
six months and a chest roentgenogram every two years.
During the fiscal year 1959-60, there were 2,118 admissions to the hospital
as against 1,732 during the fiscal year 1958-59. During 1959-60, doctors of the
out-patient clinics handled 17,911 cases as against 13,863 for the fiscal year 1958-
59. During 1959-60, nurses handled 15,695 and during 1958-59, 14,073. The total
for out-patient clinics in 1959-60 was 33,606 and during 1958-59, 27,936.
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Gifts and Grants
In September 1959, the University Hospital received as a gift from Dr.
Eugene Blake, upon his entering our service, a microhemotocrit apparatus which
gives valuable service in the clinical laboratory. The student health service
has received a grant from the Continental Casualty Company which was made
available through the American College Health Association. This grant of $500
was obtained on a competitive basis and was awarded to our student health
service, the only recipient among more than 300 member institutions in the
American College Health Association. This grant will be used to support a
study of "Hemoglobin and Packed Red Cell Volumes of Healthy Undergraduates,"
to be carried out by Dr. Ernst Thonnard. Dr. Thonnard is at present also the
recipient of a joint research grant from the Research Council of the Florida
State University and the U. S. Public Health Service for the study of baso-
Need and Recommendations
The University Hospital is in great need of a physiotherapy setup as a
treatment modality for the student injuries which occur. At the present time
we are limited to diathermy procedures which are probably the least desirable
and effective of physiotherapy accessories. Also, diathermy is not without danger.
Present planning anticipates the acquisition in the near future of a whirlpool
which will be located in a room on the first floor of the hospital. Later, and
as space can be found, a heat lamp and an ultraviolet lamp will be purchased.
The clinical laboratory should be able to accomplish certain basic bacterio-
logical culture work which has not been possible heretofore. This is becoming in-
creasingly important from a clinical standpoint, especially in a student
group in which much of the illness is due to respiratory infections. A par-
ticularly significant fact of clinical import, is the ever-increasing number of
people who become sensitive or allergic to drugs such as the antibiotics. Phy-
sicians are better able to treat infections if the causative organism is known.
In the streptococcal infections, and these probably constitute 15%( of the respira-
tory infections we see, it is of utmost importance to recognize promptly those
due to the the hemolytic type of organisms, because there is a readily available
antibiotic, penicillin, which will eradicate the infection and thus prevent the
danger of nephritis, rheumatic fever, and other complications. Thus with
bacteriologic confirmation of diagnoses, curative treatment may be instituted with
confidence in indicated cases, and unnecessary or ill-advised therapy largely
eliminated with its all-too-often development of allergic reactions.
Under our current patient work load an additional part-time laboratory
technician is required to carry out the above bacteriological procedures.
With the current student population in the neighborhood of 8,500, the present
physical facilities of the University Hospital are taxed to the utmost and with
the projected increase in student numbers, a larger out-patient and in-patient
physical layout will be necessary. A committee from the University Hospital
is working on plans, and it is our intention to utilize the administrative section
of the American College Health Association for help and advice. During the
coming year we will have the opportunity to review building plans of other
institutions our size, and this matter will be discussed in detail at the next
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annual meeting of the association. When sufficient progress has been made ii
corroborating our own ideas, definite recommendations will be made.
The Housing Office
The University Housing Office is charged with the responsibility of pro
viding adequate housing for students who reside on the campus and of securing
available housing off-campus for single men and families. Both types of housing
should provide for maximum facilities for study as well as proper sanitary con
editions and pleasant social areas to forward the educational program of th
During this biennium, the number of dormitory spaces has been increased
from 3,000 to 3,678 by the addition of a new hall for women and one for men
Sorority and fraternity houses, which are under the direct supervision of th
University, provide housing for approximately 1,100 students. One new soro
rity house has been constructed, one fraternity has purchased a larger house
and one new fraternity has come on the campus, which has leased a University
owned house. Through the summer months many of these facilities are used b]
regular summer session students, and other housing units are used to accommo
date short courses and conferences.
One of the new developments in the coming year will be the coeducations
dormitory for graduate students. DeGraff Hall is being converted to this us
because of its double wing arrangement. This will make it possible for graduate
students to have better conditions for sustained study than is possible in ai
undergraduate hall. Also, a center for graduate students will thus be provided
Accommodations for families will be increased beginning with 1960-61 b]
288 apartments which are now under construction. This will make 468 unit
available for married students at a reasonable rental. Mabry Heights has beel
operated as a separate unit under the Business Office with the assignment o0
space only being made through the Housing Office. Beginning July 1, 1960, al
University student housing will be included in the operation of the Housin
The Off-campus housing program has been greatly extended to include inspee
tion of all listings. At this time, approximately 1,200 men are housed off-campun
In order to keep up with our increasing enrollment, plans are being made
for another dormitory for women and one for men. Available space in th
community is very limited; so the University will need to provide additions
housing as it increases in enrollment. For a number of years, a continuous
program of building will be necessary for single students and for family units.
Placement and Financial Aid
During the biennium there has been a phenomenal growth in the financial
aid program of the University. The rising cost of operation and the cost of living
has forced the expense of a college education upward. The student who would re
quire financial assistance under any circumstances now needs more of it, whili
many students who would have been able to meet the modest cost of college i
earlier years must now be considered for assistance.
In an effort to acquaint students with the program of the University,
booklet entitled Financial Aid for Students has been published. More than 3,00
copies were distributed in 1959-60.
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In January 1959, loan funds from the National Defense Student Loan Pro-
gram were made available for the first time. The United States Office of Educa-
tion has contributed $304,308, to which the University has contributed a match-
ing fund of one-ninth of this sum. All these funds have already been loaned or
placed on commitment for the next school year.
Increasing demand for funds from the loan program has been evident during
the past two years. On June 30, 1958, outstanding loans totaled $81,274. At
the end of this biennium the total value of loans outstanding was $448,036.
The repayment of loans continues to be excellent. Every effort is made to
establish a realistic schedule for repayment. On June 30, 1960, loans delinquent
by six months or more totaled $7,224. At the end of the last biennium loans over-
due six months or more totaled $15,177. Experience over the past few years
has indicated that at least 99.5 per cent of all loans will be repaid.
There continues to be an increasing demand for scholarships. In 1958-59, 262
completed applications were received and in 1959-60, there were 415. Scholar-
ship funds administered by the Financial Aid Office were in excess of $195,000.
In the biennium fifteen new scholarships were established. New funds received
had a total value of $28,000.
In 1960 the University established a scholarship program for graduates of
junior colleges in Florida. An appropriation of $5,000 was made available from
the Beaumont Fund. Sixteen scholarships have been granted for the 1960-61
school year to graduates of eight junior colleges.
One of the most active phases of the financial aid program is that of student
employment. Educational and administrative budgetary appropriations for stu-
dent assistantships for the biennium totaled 275,666. For the previous biennium
there was an appropriation of $232,250. Although there has been a considerable
increase in student enrollment during the past two years, there has not been a
corresponding increase in funds for student assistantships. Until additional
money is budgeted for part-time work, we cannot meet the increasing demand
for student work opportunities. Every effort is made to find as many jobs as
possible in Tallahassee; however, in a city of this size part-time employment
opportunities are very limited.
In an effort to assist students in locating desirable summer jobs a Summer
Employment Conference was held in February 1960. More than 600 students
Placement services for graduating seniors and alumni continues to be an
important part of the student personnel program. There is an increasing demand
for directors of personnel in business, industry, education, and government for
graduates of Florida State University. In the last year of the biennium ap-
proximately 5,000 job openings were reported. This is a new record for a twelve-
In 1958-59 representatives of 133 firms scheduled interviews with graduating
seniors seeking employment. In the second year of the biennium 151 company
representatives visited the campus for interviews. A record number of cre-
dentials were mailed to prospective employers. In 1958-59 more than 1,330
credentials were mailed. For the second year of the biennium 1,400 credentials
were distributed. Salaries offered graduating seniors were good over the past
In 1959, all records from 1912 through 1949 were microfilmed. Current
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plans are to microfilm at least every other year so that at no time will their
be more than 10 years of original placement credentials on file.
Through the cooperation of the Director of Interns of the School of Educa-
tion and the Placement Office, an Intern-Placement Conference was conducted in
the spring of 1960.
The following needs are regarded as highly important in order that this di
vision may improve its services: physical facilities large enough to provide a
minimum of 3,500 square feet which is adequate for this division; additional
personnel, both clerical and professional, to handle the expanding services needed
to meet the demands of a growing student body; larger operating budget to
provide funds to meet the demands made by increasing activities in this division;
and additional scholarship and loan funds with which to meet increasing demands
of worthy students who need financial assistance.
Office of Personnel Records
During the past biennium progress has been made in attaining the objec-
tives of this office. They are to provide an adequate system of cumulative
personnel records which include pertinent information relative to all aspects of
student life, and to make such records readily accessible to student personnel
officers, to administrative officers, and to members of the faculty.
Rapid progress has been made in combining the records in the Registrar's
Office with those in the Office of Personnel Records. It is felt that this step
will save time, personnel, and space, and provide a more complete record of
each student in one central location.
The microfilm program is well established. This service is an economy to all
of the University since its information will be microfilmed at the same time the
student record is microfilmed.
The objectives of the Student Activities Department are to provide the fa-
cilities, program, and leadership to help make the students' out-of-class time
contribute worthwhile factors in the development of their intellect, character, and
personality; and to study, compare, and develop such programs that Florida
State University may continue to provide outstanding activities in this part
of student life.
An illustration of these student activities is the development of student gov-
ernment as a factor in admitting the students to the administration of the Uni-
Student delegates have attended such national and regional meetings as those
dealing with student government, press, international relations, union buildings,
and similar programs.
The Florida Flambeau was rated an All-American newspaper, by the Associa-
ted Collegiate Press.
Students have conducted polls and helped prepare plans for a new student
union at Florida State University. They have visited twelve campuses to observe
these programs in action. They have cooperated with various staff leaders to
provide a good social program on the campus, keeping it fiscally sound and
The Reservation, the university camp, has been further developed, both
in facilities and in program. This camp serves the FSU students with such
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recreational opportunities as swimming, boating, games, and overnight outings.
The five cabins, accommodating 200 persons, also have been used frequently to
provide lodging for athletic teams, high school groups, and the like.
During the biennium several new developments took place. A student publi-
cations production center was created which prepared camera-ready copy for
the yearbook, the summer newspaper, the magazine, the literary anthology, and
many student newsletters, and other publications. The student government in-
itiated a fall retreat to study effective participation in campus life. Student
representation on University administrative committees, such as the Athletic Com-
mittee and the Alumni Board of Directors, has been effected.
One of the major developments in the student area was, of course, the creation
of the Student Activities Department as a part of the program of the Division
of Student Welfare. Included in the department are the operation of the Long-
mire Building, Student Center, and the Reservation. Included also are the Office
of Special Events, the Central Ticket Office, the Office of Social Activities, and
the student publications lab.
The major projected plan is the construction of a new student center and
the development of a program to go with it. Mr. Porter Butts, director of the
Wisconsin Union, and a consultant on the construction of more than 50 college
union buildings, has been employed to assist in making plans for this new
union. Polls and studies have been conducted to determine the needs of the
students. Meetings of faculty and student committees have been used to further
develop plans. Before September 1960, a proposal will be presented by Mr. Butts.
The building is planned to be located in the general area of the present Student
Center. Depending on financing available, the new building will cost from two
to three and a half million dollars. Completion of the building, and the imple-
mentation of a program similar to the best such programs in the United States
is planned for the next biennium.
Highly desirable, if it is at all possible, would be the increasing of the alloca-
tion from student fees for the union from $5 a semester to $10 a semester. This
would bring the income for a union at Florida State University in line with the
income available at the University of Florida, where $23 per student is available
each regular school term for the union.
The primary functions of the Office of the Registrar are admission, registra-
tion, recording, and reporting. In each of these broad areas many specific
duties are performed, all contributing toward accurate accounting of student's
academic progress while in attendance.
During the biennium, the Office of the Registrar continued to perform its
primary functions, expanding its operations in keeping with the increased num-
ber of students. Continued progress toward higher academic standards was
made through selective admission and selective retention.
A major innovation was the institution of a new policy on the acceptance of
superior students prior to graduation from high school. Based on the high quality
of work completed in the first three years of high school, selected high school
seniors were admitted to the University.
During the year 1959-60, the Office of the Registrar underwent sweeping
changes in personnel. The Registrar and Assistant Registrar in charge of Records
resigned to accept employment in other institutions. The Executive Secretary
to the Registrar retired, and eight other members of the staff resigned for
various reasons. The Office of the Registrar begins the season with one adminis-
trator-the Assistant Registrar directing Admissions-who is experienced in this
institutional organization, and with one-fourth of the staff in a probationary or
Plans now underway for the future include a careful study of the entire
organization of the Registrar's Office to make its work more efficient and to
eliminate lost motion.
In 1958-59, 8,422 were enrolled and 1,728 degrees were conferred. In 1959-60,
9,049 were enrolled and 1,739 degrees were conferred.
R. R. Oglesby, Dean
Enrollment by Schools
College of Arts and Sciences .--
School of Education --
School of Home Economics
School of Music -
Library School ----
School of Social Welfare -----.
School of Public Administration
School of Journalism ----
School of Business ...-- -
School of Nursing ....----------
Basic Divisions ------
*This figure includes **This figure includes
1,350 graduate students 1,396 graduate students
Enrollment by Class
-.. ---- 1,566
.. .--. 1,730
- --- 1,350
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
Degrees Conferred by Schools
Graduate ...-- --
College of Arts and Sciences
Social Welfare ----
Public Administration -
Totals -------.. -----
*By direction of the Board of Control, the School of Journalism was dis-
continued on June 30, 1959.
Degrees Conferred by Type
Doctor's ... ....-.-------------- 21 28
Advanced Master's ..--... ---- 1 0
Master's---- -- -.. -.... 221 148
Bachelor's -----.. 204 1,105
Totals ----- 447 1,281
52 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
THE DIVISION OF UNIVERSITY RELATIONS
To the President of The Florida State University
The Division of University Relations was organized in the second year of
the biennium. The organization brought together into a single division of the
University various departments related to extended services and to the off-
campus activities of the University. These included: Public Relations, News
'ureau, Alumni Activities, Broadcasting Services, Audio-Visual Services, Photo-
graphic Services, and Publications. The Division of University Relations has
been directed to take responsibility for adult education and fund raising.
The Director of University Relations reports directly to the President and
represents this Division of the University's work in the Administrative Council
of the University. During this first year of the organizing of these units into a
single division, joint planning and programming have already been established.
The work of the various departments in the Division is described in the para-
graphs which follow:
The Office of Publications
The office of Publications is responsible primarily for the printing and publi-
cation activities of the University-from Artist Series programs to the publica-
tions of scholarly research, such as the FSU Studies series. Continuing develop-
ment of the University and its schools and services has resulted in an increased
demand for the services of this office during the biennium.
Two Florida State publications won national recognition. "This Is The Florida
State University," a pictorial brochure defining the role of FSU in contemporary
society, attracted national attention and was cited by Popular Photography for
its "most exciting" use of pictures.
Five volumes of The Florida State University Studies were published under
the auspices of the Research Council during the biennium. These were Florida
Educators, The Death of the Prussian Republic, Proceedings of the International
Conference on the Nuclear Optical Model, The Dean and the Anarchist, and
Herbs, Hoecakes, and Husbandry. The entire first editions of several earlier
publications were sold out. These included Tidal Marshes of the Gulf and Atlantic
Coasts of Northern Florida and Ch(lrl'ston, S. C., Ante-Bellum Alabama: Town
and Country, and The Negro in American Society. The supply of two studies
recently published, The Death of the Prussian Republic and Proceedings of the
International Conference on the Nuclear Optical Model, has been exhausted. The
excellent reception received by the studies points out the continuing contribution
which they are making in research and scholarship in higher education.
The responsibility for FSU's exhibits was assigned to the office of Publi-
cations in 1959. Exhibits were prepared for the North Florida State Fair at
Tallahassee and the Florida State Fair at Tampa. The exhibits stressed the
contributions of the faculty to the University and Florida through instruction,
research, and service.
Student religious organizations, sororities, fraternities, and honoraries make
frequent request of the office for advice and aid with their publications. Similar
consultation has been made available to various state agencies.
The University Broadcasting Services is responsible for radio, television and
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film production. WFSU-FM, the University's non-commercial, educational radio
station, is on the air for seventy hours per week. Considerable effort went into
improving the program quality of WFSU-FM. The period saw greater involve-
ment of faculty in programs, as well as more use of programs in instruction.
Offerings of the Tape Network to commercial stations were continued, but on a
limited basis because of lack of personnel.
The first year of television operation was spent in developing studio facilities.
The second year was devoted to closed-circuit use of the facilities and construc-
tion and installation of transmission equipment. Presented successfully on closed-
circuit were the following credit courses: Mathematics 105, Geology 107, Hu-
manities 201 and 202, English 101, Audio-Visual Education 426. Facilities were
also used for laboratory purposes by students enrolled in the degree program in
radio-television. Target-date for open-circuit broadcasting on Channel 11 was
set for September 19, 1960. Student personnel can and should be utilized, but
additional full-time staff should be employed at all production levels.
Films produced by the department won first awards at the American Film
Festival each year of this period, to bring to four the number of important
prizes received for film production.
Film production is at present not a full-time activity and frequently gives
way to more urgent television needs. Because FSU has demonstrated ability
to do quality work in films and because of increasing importance of film produc-
tion in education and in extended services, the volume of production should be
Broadcasting services secured a grant-in-aid from the National Association
of Educational Broadcasters to carry on an ETV Seminar during the first year
of the period and received a grant of a video-tape recorder valued at $55,000
from the National Educational Television and Radio Center during the second
Channeling news about the University to newspapers, radio stations and other
mass media and helping newsmen get access to news on the campus are functions
of the News Bureau. Routine functions include coverage of meetings, official
announcements and general news stories about the University and its personnel,
students and faculty. The News Bureau emphasizes the results of University
scholarship and research which is of interest or value to the general public.
The Audio-Visual Center serves four functions: (1) provides a library of
educational films and filmstrips designed to meet the needs of the schools of
Florida, and promulgate filmed production of the University Broadcasting Ser-
vices; (2) provides campus service to the classrooms, meeting their needs for
tape recorders, phonographs, projection devices and other audio-visual materials;
(3) provide maintenance service for all of the audio and visual devices on campus,
the maintenance of the communication systems in the several housing units,
operates most of the public address installations on campus, renders assistance to
other state offices in the maintenance of their electronic devices and gives counsel
in the selection of audio-visual equipment; (4) acquires and installs all of the
ETV receivers on campus, and renders such service as is required to assure
54 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
In addition to meeting the film needs of the University faculty for classroom
showings, over 5,000 films were shipped off-campus during the last twelve months,
which is a 50 per cent increase over the last year of the previous biennium.
Through an arrangement with one of the education film producers, the
Center obtained 27 new titles on art and foreign language without any capital
In July of last year the function, structure and location of the Audio-Visual
Center was changed. The teaching function of the Audio-Visual Center was
moved to the School of Education, the Photo Laboratory was made a separate en-
tity, and the Audio-Visual Center as then constituted was moved to new quarters
in the Reynolds Annex. This move permitted the consolidation of the operation
and more efficient operation.
The new responsibilities given to the Audio-Visual Center include the dis-
tribution of the FSU film productions, the maintenance of all audio-visual
equipment in housing, and the responsibility for the acquisition and maintenance
of the ETV receivers.
The Photographic Laboratory is a service department serving all areas of the
University. The major portion of the work performed falls into three broad
categories: (1) technical and scientific; (2) general photography such as record
photos, news, art and layout photos; (3) classroom education aids such as slides
In the "Scientific" category the final step in gathering research information
is the preparation and recording of the information gained for presentation in the
classroom, at meetings, and publication in technical reports. Thus photography
is now being used as a tool in the research program. The "general" photos are
used for news publicity and public relations, for historical purposes and as a
means of recording growth and change.
The visual aids field has gained tremendous popularity among the classroom
instructors. Book diagrams or maps which are too small can be photographed
and projected onto a screen for the entire class to see and discuss at the same
time. Materials found in other libraries or in the field can be brought into the
classroom for discussion by means of photography.
Another large area in the educational aids field which has been added in the
last biennium is the work for WFSU-TV. The photo laboratory is responsible for
preparing all title slides, illustrative slides, background slides and still photos
used in the live TV programming.
During the 1958-60 biennium we made 383 portraits, shot more than 2,500
pictures outside the studio and copied 4,334 charts and illustrations. From these
we made slightly over 1,800 prints and over 3,000 slides.
During the biennium, works of the lab staff were selected for showing in
four one-man shows in art galleries in Georgia and Florida and each member of
the staff contributed to a print exhibition held in the FSU art gallery. One first
place award for cover photos was received in national competition.
Each year from 1,500 to 2,000 names are added to active alumni files at
Florida State University. Presently, there are 21,000 names on the active list.
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The Alumni Affairs Office seeks to interpret the university to the alumni and
to students and friends of the university. It assists members of the Seminole
Boosters and conducts a Legislative program to keep the Legislature and the
University aware of pertinent developments.
This year the "Greater FSU Fund" drive was inaugurated and more money
was raised than had been obtained in any previous year. The prospects for
raising substantial sums of money this way are bright.
The office of Public Relations has these responsibilities: supervision of the
news services; interpreting the University to the public through various media;
making appropriate groups aware of the needs and services of the University;
cultivating within the University an understanding of public relations; facilitat-
ing communications within the University; various promotional activities; serv-
ing as a general information clearing house.
FSU has not developed an adequate program to meet all these responsibilities,
but during the biennium we have made some progress, particularly in enlarging
the understanding and status of the public relations within the administration
and faculty of the University. During the biennium emphasis has been given
to various activities developing the concept of the public relations as defined by
the Board of Control.
One special program that has had attention during the two-year period is
the University Speakers Bureau. The Bureau lists some 200 speakers from the
faculty and staff and makes engagements for speakers to appear before civic
clubs, school groups, women's clubs, and other groups throughout the state.
The office distributes significant information and publications to various
publics and groups. Some of these are prepared in this office, such as "In Answer
To Your Questions," and some are prepared in other offices of the University,
such as "This Week At FSU."
Conclusions and Recommendations
The work reported in these paragraphs reveals the variety of activities being
conducted in the Division of University Relations and suggests the importance
of this Division to the University and the achievement of its purposes. There
are gaps that must be filled and areas of needed expansion: (1) FSU must ex-
pand its program in extension, for we are not serving the best interests of the
State nor the University with our present minimal program, (2) our utilization
of TV and radio must be improved, (3) the physical relocation of most of these
services is desirable-preferably to a single building, (4) additional personnel is
badly needed, (5) some of these services are crippled because of inadequate
capital and operating budgets-for example, in Audio-Visual Services we are
unable to replace audio-visual equipment which is not only obsolete but also
The various services discussed here have been coordinated in a single division
for only one year. Bringing these services together, in itself, has been a sig-
nificant forward step for the University; it is gratifying that actual working
relationships have now been firmly established and that a program of University
Relations and extended services has been developed which meaningfully relates
all these offices.
John A. Griffin, Director
56 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
THE UNIVERSITY COMPTROLLER
To the President of The Florida State University
During the biennium, the University Comptroller became a major divisional
officer responsible directly to the President. The Comptroller has direct super-
vision over the budget officer, the bursar, the cashier, the fiscal contract officer,
the director of processing, and the payroll supervisor.
We were pleased to have opportunities during 1958-60 to explain our pro-
cedures to representatives of other institutions. These procedures, developed
during the past four years, have enabled us to handle the increasing volume of
expenditures with no increase in the number of employees. Forty employees
were required in 1955-56 when total University operating expenditures were
$10,000,000; forty employees were required in 1959-60 when total University
operating expenditures were $21,400,000. This record has been possible due to
constant effort to reduce paper work and substitute machine-time for personnel-
Processing time has become steadily shorter. Daily watching of work has
permitted the employees to have a period almost every day when they are
"caught up." As a result, employee morale is high, errors are reduced, and
processing lag is all but eliminated; for example, our books were closed for
the fiscal year 1958-59 on July 8, and all departmental ledgers were mailed to
the department heads on July 13, the last day on which the State Comptroller
accepted items for payment from 1958-59 funds.
Much credit is due to all department heads, and especially to the Auxiliary
managers and bookkeepers, for their excellent cooperation and assistance. Special
recognition is due to the State Comptroller's Office, where personnel have shown
understanding of our problems and a willingness to meet us more than halfway
in solving these problems.
We do not know how much longer we can continue to offset increasing volume
by eliminating work rather than increasing staff. Unless further "shortcuts" can
be devised we will need additional clerical staff during the next biennium. There
is one area in which this office is unable to reduce detail work required. This is
the constantly increasing information which must be accumulated for reports to
the Board of Control and the Budget Commission. Budget preparation requires
more and more of the time of our administrative personnel. We need a full-time
Statistical Officer and a secretary if we are to provide the information being re-
quested without completely disrupting the normal functions of this office. If
requests for this type of information increase at a rate comparable to that of
the past few years, at least five new positions will be required by the end of the
George E. Fortin
THE TREASURER AND BUSINESS MANAGER
To the President of The Florida State University
A summary of the business activities of the University for the biennium
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 57
Internal Auditing Office
During the biennium, sixteen major audits were completed. Several other
audits were made but formal reports were not written on them since their opera-
tions were excellent and no significant changes had taken place since their prior
The Internal Auditing Office continued to work closely with the bookkeepers
of the auxiliary services during the 1958-60 biennium to improve their proce-
dures, records, and reports. Several studies were made which resulted in
eliminating duplicate record keeping and in improving their bookkeeping systems.
Preliminary work was completed in 1960 to convert the Supply Store bookkeeping
to IBM. The IBM system was set up in June on a trial basis. The new system
will provide more accurate inventory control and will facilitate charging depart-
ments for materials used and work performed. A detailed study of depreciation
practices of University auxiliary enterprises resulted in establishing a new
policy for depreciating fixed assets.
This office controlled the sales of all tickets for the University and made a
study of the procedures used by the Central Ticket Office. Procedure was worked
out to use IBM tickets in the future instead of the conventional reserved seat
tickets. This change will reduce the cost of tickets approximately 75 per cent.
An audit of out-of-state tuition payments was begun during the biennium.
The work revealed a need to revise certain admission forms and to design a
system whereby there might be a continuous audit of tuition charges. Each
application for admission and each request for change of status is now being
audited upon receipt.
This has been the busiest period of activity the Purchasing Department has
ever had, in volume of purchases, quotations and general activities. During
the past two years it purchased the equipment for Married Student Housing,
equipped two new dormitories, and the Education Building, and one dormitory
and the Demonstration School Cafetorium at A & M University. Specifications
were developed for two laboratories and equipment has been purchased for them.
The development of specifications for a housing job is time consuming. Care
must be taken to develop the specifications so that they are fair to the bidders
and manufacturers, yet rigid enough to insure quality merchandise. The bulk
items were purchased for the most part from Florida dealers. The dealer's
markup is three per cent or less above factory cost. We feel this markup is
fair since the specifications are developed without their help. Invoice processing
by the Invoice Department has been handled with such speed that all dealers
can take their normal discounts thereby encouraging the dealers to give us
There has also been much activity in housing for replacements, and as we
have more buildings each year this job gets bigger. The Purchasing Depart-
ment has continued to aid fraternities, sororities and the CLO houses, which
is a service we are glad to render.
The Food Service is on a contractual basis with Morrison's Food Services.
University officials are pleased with the service and cooperation received from
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Rental income is being used to replace worn equipment, as well as purchasing
new equipment for the new serving line which is now under construction. It
will be in operation in the Fall of 1960 and will have a capacity for an additional
750 people per serving period.
In the fall of 1959 the "Seminole Food Plan" was started in an effort to
bring student food costs down. The plan features a well balanced menu and a
selection of food at a low price. The plan provides 21 meals per week for 17
weeks at $178. This figure come to $356 per year which is $17 under the national
average for students in public institutions.
Efficient management at the Dairy Farm has resulted in an average net
profit of over $10,000 per year the past two years, as compared to an average
of less than $4,000 the prior two years. The Dairy makes a direct saving to
the students of over $8,000 each year by supplying superior quality milk at a
lower price. Major purchases have been a new tractor and a pipe-line milking
system, which adds to the efficiency of the operation. The Dairy is not only a
service to the students, but provides a means of holding valuable land for the
University. The Married Student Housing Development, which will be partially
ready this fall, is using 25 acres of the Dairy Farm, and several acres of the
farm are being used for horticulture purposes.
No auxiliary within the university needs to expand more than the University
Bookstore. The bookstore has had sales of more than a half million dollars each
year for the last two years. The reason that the bookstore has not expanded
is the possibility of a new Student Union being constructed. The bookstore
plans to use most of the present Student Center building on completion of the
New cash registers have been purchased which are designed for a self-
service operation. It is planned for these registers to come into use in the Fall
of 1960. The bookstore is making an effort to purchase as many used books for
resale as possible. The book department manager has contacted several of the
national suppliers of books in an effort to purchase more used books. This will
make books cheaper to the students. The bookstore is operating at a net profit of
10 per cent gross sales despite its space limitations.
For the year ending June 30, 1959 sales in the University Laundry amounted
to $148,832. On June 30, 1960 sales amounted to $157,409, reflecting an increase
of $8,577 over the preceding year. This was due to three additional units of
finishing equipment, 12 coin operated washers and dryers, and two additional
sub-stations for the convenience of the student body. One obsolete shirt unit and
one wearing apparel unit will be replaced this fall. A complete coin operated
laundry, consisting of approximately 30 pieces of equipment, will be put in
operation in the fall when the new Married Student Housing Project is com-
pleted. Some improvement in packaging and handling finished apparel has
created better student relations.
Several major changes have been made in the Duplicating Department in
the past two years. The Department moved into the building which was formerly
used by the Department of Journalism. This provides more space for storage,
which makes it possible to buy in larger quantities at lower prices and store it
all in one area. Under the direction of a new manager, sales are now averaging
over $70,000 each year. The department desires to have sales of $85,000 within
the next two years, a considerable increase since sales were only $55,000 in 1956-
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Construction and Maintenance
During the biennium, the Construction and Maintenance division has done
extensive planning, designing, construction, and general maintenance. Design
and construction work has been completed for the Educational TV Program,
the President's Cottage at Alligator Point, various parking lots, the Chemistry
laboratories in the History Building, the oyster ponds at Alligator Point, and
the streets for the Married Student Housing Project. Preliminary work has
been completed for the construction of an addition to Doak S. Campbell Stadium,
providing approximately 5,000 additional seats. Plans and specifications are
complete and work has been started on a new serving line and a 280 seat cafeteria
in the old Suwannee kitchen to provide additional facilities at the Dining Hall.
Renovation work was done in many of the buildings on campus to effec-
tively utilize the quarters vacated by previous occupants. This work included
removing and building partitions, repairs and replacements to floors, halls, ceil-
ings, and roofs. Extensive waterproofing was done on many of the older brick
buildings. In addition, the Construction and Maintenance Program included
the installation and maintenance of all utilities throughout the campus and ex-
tensive repair and renovation work to all of the residence halls on campus. The
streets adjacent to Westcott were widened and resurfaced. The Road Department
constructed a Perimeter Road and underpass adjacent to Tennessee Street be-
tween the Conradi Building and Kellum Hall. By relining and remodeling the
boilers the maximum output of the Heating Plant has been increased approxi-
mately 20 per cent to furnish more efficient generation for heat distribution
for the campus. Plans for a still more efficient system are nearing completion.
Dorman Hall, an eight-story residence hall for women, and Kellum Hall,
an eleven story residence hall for men were opened in 1959, providing 848
accommodations for the students. All modern facilities were incorporated in
the design of these dormitories.
The first and second phase of the Nuclear Service Building has been com-
pleted and the contractor has begun work on the third phase of the building.
Both the 3 MEV and the 10 MEV Tandem Accelerators are in operation. The
contract has been awarded and the contractor has begun work on the Mathe-
matics-Meteorology Building. The following buildings have been completed
and put into operation within the past two years: Dorman Hall, Kellum Hall,
Nuclear Service Building, TV Transmitter Building, Education Building, In-
dustrial Arts Building, and President's Cottage.
Department of Campus Security
The position of Security Officer was created at Florida State University in
1959. Close liaison has been maintained with administrative offices, particularly
those offices dealing with student matters, i.e., the Dean of Students, Dean of
Men and Dean of Women. As a result of this liaison the Security Officer has
referred to these offices much information concerning student activities, enabling
them to administer counseling or to take other needed action.
Daily contact has been maintained with the faculty, staff and student body
in search of solutions to security problems and to create an "atmosphere of
security" for the benefit of all. Many investigations have been conducted in-
cluding such violations as attempted assault of a female student, automobile
thefts, bomb scares, and forged checks. While handling investigative matters
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related to the Florida State University campus, available opportunities have
been utilized to promote a closer working relationship with the local law en-
The entire campus security program has been placed under the immediate
supervision of the Security Officer. A gradual reorganization of the Campus
Police Department has been in progress since that date. A rotating work
schedule and training classes in police technique have done much to increase
efficiency and morale. The addition of a three wheel motor scooter has enabled
one officer to perform traffic duties originally requiring the services of two
officers, thereby making one man available for needed services in another area.
Officers of the Campus Police Department have issued 15,000 tickets for
traffic violations. In addition to their assigned duties, the Campus Police De-
partment has handled many extra duties requiring more than 850 hours of
overtime. On 48 occasions the service of an officer was required at off-campus
dances; on 25 occasions traffic assistance was furnished for special events at the
President's home; on 45 occasions special parking and assistance was provided for
special University Visitors, and on 15 occasions special assistance was provided
for the Artist Series and other special performances. Future plans for the de-
partment call for the utilization of ranking officers to be in charge of working
shifts, utilization of an officer's manual of regulations, and continued classes of
instruction in order to achieve the goal of increased efficiency and better service
to the University.
Our formal safety program, initiated on July 1, 1958, is aimed at avoiding
accidents before they happen. The program includes studies of accidents, reports,
recommendations, and regulations to help reduce the accident rate for students
and employees. The program is concerned with such areas as catastrophe hazards,
fire prevention, off-campus housing safety, shop and laboratory safety, work
operations, sanitation, student activities, civil defense, traffic safety, parking, and
Inspection of conditions of all buildings and grounds, including sidewalks
and streets, which may constitute or create risks to persons or property, are
made to establish policies to remove such risks, to control them or to reduce
their hazards to the lowest possible degree. These inspections are made twice
each year of buildings to determine and correct structural defects and items
such as decayed, aged, worn, frayed, cracked areas; flamable and toxic ma-
terials; and fire prevention equipment.
Many scientific research projects require a safety program to make them
less hazardous. Chemical fires and explosions and disposal of nuclear waste are
areas of great concern to the safety program.
Sanitation inspections, conducted in cooperation with officers from the County
Health Department, include food preparation and handling at fraternity and
sorority houses and Morrison's food service. Rodent and insect control is an
important part of the survey.
The fire prevention activities are producing results. During the last two years
there was less than $900 total fire damage. Each dormitory and chapter house
now has regular fire drills; students are appointed each year to serve as fire
marshall; all fire extinguishers are checked and refilled each year; sprinkler
systems and alarm systems are checked twice each year.