Mayhew Report: Appendix E

Report on Visits to California and Missouri Colleges by Sister Firmin and Dr. John Lange of the Co-Institutional Study Committee of SJU and CSB, January 29-February 3, 1968

The visits made to the Claremont Colleges, University of the Pacific in Stockton, the University of California at Santa Cruz, and Loyola University in Los Angeles were well the time spent. In Missouri, William Woods College and Westminster College were included in the tour.

Loyola University, Los Angeles
At Loyola University in Los Angeles, Father Terrance Mahan, Academic Dean and Father Terry Dooley, Vice President, spent hours with us answering some of our questions. Since they promised to send us a full repot on the important developments, and since some significant information has already been distributed, no special comment or material is included with this report.

Claremont Colleges, Claremont, California
The day at the Claremont Colleges was a taxing but rewarding one. Our interviews began with an appointment with the President of Claremont Colleges, Dr. Louis Benezet. Other persons who shared insights with us were Dr. Ernest Strathmann, Academic Dean of Pomona College, Dr. Clifton MacLeod, Dean of Students at Claremont’s Men’s College, Mr. John W. Hartley of the Business Office, Dr. Marjorie Downing, Academic Dean of Scripps College (for women), and Dr. Clifford Stewart, Institutional Research Office. 

The Central Services function of the College and the Institutional Research Office are two areas that CSB and SJU could emulate.

Copies of important information on the Claremont Colleges are included with this report.

University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
The University of the Pacific is composed of four liberal arts colleges, College of the Pacific, Raymond College, Elbert Covell College and Callison College. The University also has affiliations with other professional schools.

One of the nation’s best known educators, Dr. John Bevan, is the Vice President for Academic Affairs. He spent several hours with us explaining the philosophy of the University and sharing his ideas on a common core Basic Studies program. (Dr. Bevan introduced the 4-1-4 program to the nation when he was Academic Dean at Florida Presbyterian College.

In addition to Dr. Bevan, we had visits with the Provost of Elbert Covell College, Dr. Cullen, with Dr. Lawrence Meridith, the Dean of the Chapel, Dr. Larry A. Jackson, Provost of Callison College and Dr. Harold Jacoby, Provost of the College of the Pacific.

The day at the University of Pacific was worth the whole trip. Important aspects of this complex are included with this report.

University of California, Santa Cruz
This campus has a cluster college concept and is the only state university which is following this approach. The campus is beautiful and overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

We were toured by an administrative assistant, a Mr. Raphael, who is from Santa Cruz’ first graduating class. The diagram showing the administrative set-up is valuable and is included along with other important information about the cluster college.

William Woods College-Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri
William Woods College is a women’s college about one mile away from Westminster College, a college for men. Both colleges have about 750 students each.

Dr. John V. Bosch is the coordinator of the cooperative program, hired by the two colleges for this purpose. He has been given considerable authority und works under the two presidents. The two colleges have hired a full time librarian who will co-ordinate the two libraries. We had a visit with the librarian, Dr. Stoppeand we believe that much needs to be done in this area on the CSB/SJU campuses.

An $84,200 grant from the U. S. Office of Education will finance further development of the Westminster William Woods cooperative program during 1967-68. 1’h1s program, inaugurated five years ago I has received nation-wide attention, including coverage in the July 29, 1966 issue of Time magazine.

The Federal grant provides for a seven-point program, of strengthening existing arrangements between the two institutions and exploring additional areas in which they may work together. Among the contemplated projects are: employment of a full time coordinator to administer the program; establishment of joint academic and administrative workshops; expansion of the combined lecture-concert series; development of a visiting  scholars program; and provision of inter-campus transportation.

Since the program began in 1962, the two colleges have: permitted students from either institution to take academic work on the other campus; shared faculty members and facilities; combined efforts .on drama tic and musical productions; employed the same catering service; conducted point fund-raising drives; shared the cost of entertainment offerings; and cross-indexed the card catalogs of their two libraries.

A review of cooperation at these two colleges is included with this report. In addition to the materials included with this report, the following additional information is available upon request from the CSB/SJU Co-Institutional Study file, located at CSB.

University of the Pacific
Marymount College
Pomona College
Westminster College
University of California at Santa Cruz
Brochure on the Claremont Colleges
Constitution of the Claremont Colleges
Report of the President, Pomona College
Organizational Chart for University of California at Santa Cruz
Chancellor’s Memo, Santa Cruz
Claremont Courier
Claremont Colleges List of Courses 1966-67
The Journal of Higher Education, the Conference on the Cluster College Concept
Computer Print out of monthly list receive at the Honnold Library. .. Claremont
Callison College Brochure, University of Pacific
Westminster Report, Winter 1968
Studies of Cooperation in the Claremont Colleges, C. T. Stewart May, 1967
Basis of Distribution of Cost of Central Service operations at Claremont Colleges…
Other miscellaneous items…