HAIFA (Jun. 23)
The Board of Governors of the Technion adopted an operating budget of 8, 330, 000 Israeli pounds for the Israel Institute of Technology for the coming year, approved an expanded program of construction at Technion City, and accepted a number of resolutions affecting the program and policies of the Institute. Justice M. Landau of the Israel Supreme Court was re-elected for a three-year term as chairman of the board.
Major attention throughout the week of sessions and committee meetings was devoted to the report of the Survey Committee headed by Ivan Jacob Reiser, which had included a number of recommendations for effecting economies in administrative and academic procedures at the Technion. Most of these recommendations were adopted by the board, with the proviso that “the implementation of these measures shall not in any way lead to the lowering of the academic standards.”
All economy measures involving purely academic matters must first be subject to the consideration and approval of the Academic Senate of the Technion. In this category are matters dealing with size of classes, utilization of research time, employment of assistants and instructors, etc. Changes in administrative set-up are expected to result in substantial savings.