Budget Economies to Result in Less Tutorial, Larger Sections
Honors Candidates Will Probably Feel Reduction To A Lesser Degree Than Others; Course Variety Impaired
Larger classes, fewer courses to choose from in many fields, Faculty slashes and drastic reductions in tutorial work for students not out for honors is the prospect which the recent 10 per cent budget cut opens up for next year's undergraduates.
With the broader effects of the financial restrictions already evident, all departments await the return of President Conant, the random blows of the draft, and an unforeseeable future to determine the detailed alterations in courses and instruction.
History concentrators who are not out for honors will suffer more than other members of this department from the financial shrinkage. For them tutorial will be abolished and replaced by "advisorial" sessions which will meet not more than two or three times a year.
No Vacancies Filled
The History Faculty will in time have shrunk by 10 per cent. No one will be fired, but vacancies will not be refilled; and some men will take half or full year leaves of absence without pay. There will be no changes in instruction, except that History 1 next year will have one less section man.
As in History, the cutting down of tutorial work in Economics will hit the C men hardest. The system will not be abolished for them, however, but each tutor will take carp of about thirty tutees next year instead of twenty-five as it is at present. Honor students will not be affected by the cut.
Many departments are drafting older men into the tutorial system in an effort to fill in the gaps left by Faculty slashes. In Economics some of the older professors are already doing tutorial work and others will begin next year. Some of those men will have to provide time for their tutees at the expense of their work in the graduate department.
Course List Full
There will be no blanks in the list of courses that the Government Department offers next September. Economics 61, 62, and 63 may be combined into one course, but this change is not definite.
The story is the same for Government concentrators. Sections will grow, low-ranking tutees face restrictions in tutorial work, and the number of new Faculty men will dwindle drastically. No courses will be dropped, however, unless Rupert Emerson, associate professor of Government, fails to return from his work in Washington.