A Clarkson Mosaic - page 323

Hill Residence Named.
The Trustees dedicated the four wings of Dorm No. 5 to W. Allan
Newell, Trustee; James Thomas, president; William Farrisee, dean; and Andrew Ormsby,
faculty member.
Fraternity News.
Karma fraternity became a chapter of the national fraternity, Delta Sigma
Phi, after the initial plans were laid in December 1965.
Founded on October 6, 1966, Clarkson's twelfth and newest social fraternity in six years
grew rapidly. Lambda Phi Epsilon had received IFC approval and had found a willing advisor
in Don Mills, associate dean of Students. Granted a one-year probationary period by the IFC in
March, the elated 24 members participated actively in intramural softball, held an open smoker
in April, and planned a big spring weekend. It later became Tau Epsilon Phi.
On December 6, a new Clarkson fraternity, the thirteenth, was accepted by the IFC in
December. Kappa Gamma had 18 members, mostly sophomores, and chose Robert Weisz, a
junior math major, as its president.
Fall enrollment set a new record of 2,575 with 730 freshmen and 204 graduate
Academic Freedom.
In June, the Board gave formal endorsement to the faculty's
recommended new statement on academic freedom and tenure. (See 1964) The College had
maintained a
de facto
tenure policy in that when an assistant professor was promoted to
associate, he was assumed to be a permanent member of the faculty. This new policy emerged
from the special
ad hoc
committee which worked for months drafting an official tenure policy,
an integral part of which had to be an expression of academic freedom which tenure protects
and assures. This new policy expressed the faculty's deep concern with both:
Academic freedom is essential to the free search for truth and its free exposition, and applies to both
teaching and research. Freedom in research is fundamental to the advancement of truth. Academic freedom in its
teaching aspect is fundamental for the protection of the rights of the teacher in teaching and of the student to
freedom in learning. It carries with it duties correlative with rights.
Tenure is a means to certain ends; specifically: (1) freedom of teaching and research and of extramural
activities, and (2) a sufficient degree of economic security to make the profession attractive to men and women of
ability. Freedom and economic security, hence tenure, are indispensable to the success of an institution in fulfilling
its obligations to its students and to society.
Freedom, however, involves responsibility, since the college or university teacher is a citizen, a member
of a learned profession, and an officer of an educational institution. When he speaks or writes as a citizen, he shall
be free from institutional censorship or discipline, but his special position in the community imposes special
obligations. As a man of learning and an educational officer, he shall remember that the public may judge his
profession and his institution by his utterances. Hence he shall at all times be accurate, exercise restraint, show
respect for the opinions of others, and make every effort to indicate that he is not an institutional spokesman.
Faculty &dSenate.
In June, the Board also gave formal approval to the Faculty Senate. The
opening paragraphs of its constitution described its role at Clarkson.
Since the primary purpose of Clarkson College is to preserve, transmit, and advance
knowledge, the faculty, as an integral part of the College, is properly concerned with the
formulation and review of the educational policies of the College and with any other policies
which might directly affect this primary purpose. The faculty is also properly concerned with
all matters relating to the well-being of the College and its role and responsibilities in the
academic and civic communities. In order that a means may be provided for giving the faculty
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