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YOUR CHARTER CLASS The students offered admission as of April 21, 1964, are outstanding, and the statistics that describe your future classmates are representative of the best in college-bound students. Nineteen are Valedictorians; 30 stand in the uppe r one percent of their class and 78 rank in the top tenth of their class. Forty percent have SAT scores in the 700 800 range and the average SAT scores are in the 670's. More important than the above are the rich and varied talents and personal strengths of the applicants. It appears that those students who have elected New College as their choice have enough ability and self confidence to know that they can participate in this kind of an adventure in education and gain something extra from the experience --nor would they settle for less. The figures clearly tell us (and so do the interviews) that our Charter Class is everything we had hoped for ... and more. THE SARASOTA COMMQNITY New College is particularly fortunate in its location, for Sarasota is nothing less than a cultural center of Florida. With its magnificent Ringling Art Museum (whose director is a member of our faculty) and its outstanding lvest Coast Symphony Orchestra (whose conductor is on the faculty) Sarasota is particularly rich in art and music. The Orchestra has recently affiliated with New College to provide outstanding musical opportunities for both itself and New College. There are also concert series attracting outstanding artists from such sources as the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and a fine foreign film series. Students interested in theatre will be happy to that there are two fine groups in the area which regularly produce plays. The Asolo theatre (an original 18th century Italian theatre) is also available for their use. A number of famous artists and writers make their home in the greater Sarasota area and enrich the community by their presence and their vitality. In short, the community has not only provided a beautiful waterfront campus location, but will add to the life richly in the areas of art, music, literature and drama. the College plans to do its share in these areas as well as to conduct a formal lecture series with outstanding speakers. STUDENT S ACCEPTED -WHAT SARASOTA OFFER S EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES COLLEGE CALENDAR CURRICULUM FACULTY COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID RULES AND REGULATIONS . GUIDANCE ... ACCREDITATION


EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Students at New College are going to have an exciting opportunity to determine those activities they want and they will thereby participate in shaping the course of a great institution of learning for decades and generations to come. There will be a joint committee composed of an equal number of students and an equal number offaculty, presided over by the Provost and Dean of the College, Dr. John Gustad. In this way our students have a major part in deciding such questions as student government (Should we have one? If so, what kind), groups, literary magazines, newspapers, yearbook, scientific clubs, language clubs,musical organizations, etc. For in this manner we can shape our organizations to the interests of our individual students and not vice versa. This committee can also be of great help in determining the interest and scope of intramural athletics. The College plans to furnish facilities for swimming, boating, tennis and golf. What other sports are developed will depend largely upon the student body and its interests. We realize that we are first a college; that our prime function is to teach and provide a climate for learning. However, we do not intend to forget that any worthwhile college experience involves more than just the academic; that in college life, there must be a chance to grow in and social maturity as well as in intellectual stature. NEW COLLEGE CALENPAR: 1964 -1965 Sept. 16-17 Testing and Orientation Sept. 18 Sept. 21 -Dec. 12 Dec. 13 -Jan. 3 Jan. 4-30 Feb. 1 -Apr. 24 Apr. 26 May 22 May 24 -Aug. 14 Aug. 16 Sept. 11 Registration First Term vacation Independent Study Period I Second Term Independent Study Period II Third Term Independent Study Period III CURRICULUM The faculty has had a chance to work out in more detail the mechanics of the curriculum. As you can see from the calendar, students will take the more formal kinds of instruction in three 12-week terms. Dividing these terms will be four-week periods of reading and study. (A time to think, probe and explore under close, but more informal faculty supervision) During the 12-week terms, a six-day week is env:Ls:Lon ed with two mornings devoted to classroom and lecture work in each of the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The afternoons will be used for s eminars, discussion groups, labs and specialized work for accelerated students in their areas of excellence. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES COLLEGE CALENDAR CURRICULUM FACULTY COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID RULES AND REGULATIONS ... GUIDANCE ... ACCREDITATION


TEAGHING ABILITY, SCHOLARSHIP, KEYS TO FACULTY SELECTION The heart of any institution is its teaching faculty. New College appreciates this and her faculty appointments continue to be outstanding. Each must be a gifted teacher; each must be a scholar: and each must show evidence of having thought deeply about new, fresh and adventuresome ways to teach the superior student. Talented teachers are being appointed from abroad and from all regions of the United States. The following are the appointments to date: Dr. Douglas Berggren, B.A., Carleton College; B.A., M.A., Jesus College, Oxford University; Ph.D., Yale University. PRQFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY Dr. Arthur Ross Borden, Jr., A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University. DEAN OF THE DIVISION OF HUMANITIES and PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH Dr. George Curry, B .A., London University; M.A., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., University of Chicago. PROFESSOR OF HISTORY Dr. Hiram J. Evans, A.B., Hamilton College; M.A., Williams College; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University. PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY Dr. John W. French, A.B., Ph.D., Princeton University. COLLEGE EXAMINER and PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY Dr. John W. Gustad, B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota. PROVOST ANP DEAN OF THE COLLEGE Dr. Margaret Kraemer, B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Chicago. PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY Dr. Fred Licht, Ph.D., University of Basel, Switzerland; B.A., University of Wisconsin. PROFESSOR OF ART Dr. Fillmore Sanford, A.B., University of Richmond; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University. DEAN, DIVISION OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES and PRQFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY Dr. Aaron Sayvetz, S.B., Ph.D., University of Chicago. DEAN, DIVISIQN OF THE NATURAL SCIENCES and PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS Dr. William K. Smith, A.B., M.A., Bucknell University; Ph.D., University of Michigan. PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS Dr. Thomas R. Williams, B.A., Miami University; M.A., University of Arizona: Ph.D., Syracuse University. PROFESSOR OF ANTHRQPQLOGX and SOCIOLOGY Dr. Arnold J. Toynbee, Balliol College, Oxford University: VISITING PROFESSOR OF HISTORY Dr. Corinne Wilson, B.A., Rockford College; B.S., Ph.D., University of North Carolina. ACTING LIBRARIAN and ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CLASSICS Kenneth Ponahue, Director, Ringling Museum of Art. ADJPNCT PROFESSOR OF ART I Paul w -olfe I Conau"ctor :plq;t"iqc{-W:es. t -<::..oast Symphony Orchestra. ADJQNCT : PRQFESSOR-OFMUSIC FACULTY COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID RULES AND REGULATIONS . GUIDANCE ... ACCREDITATION


COSTS ANP FINANCIAL AID New College has estimated your total cost of attending next year at $4400, plus travel. This is also the figure which is used when computing scholarship and loan awards. The breakdown is as follows: Room, board, tuition and fees: $3900 payable as follows: Books and Supplies Miscellaneous Expenses Travel {Different in each case) $ 300 Enrollment Fee 2000 Due Sept. 1, 1964 1600 Due Jan. 1, 1965 $3900 Total 100 400 $4400 (Plus Travel) This is the minimum amount which we would expect New College to cost an attending student next year. It is a large amount, but when viewed as a normal four year expense telescoped into three years, it is about equal to that of the other highly selective colleges. From its inception, New College wished not only to attract the best in college bound students, but to attract them without regard to financial need. Therefore, a broad scholarship and loan program has been instituted. The Parents Confidential Statement from the College Scholarship Service is used in computing need. The (cont1d) COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID {contd) awards are made with the understanding that they will be reviewed if the need changes, and will be renewed provided the student maintains his academic and personal record. Fifty-five percent of the award is credited against the first payment of $2000 due New College on September 1, 1964, and 45% of the award is credited against the second payment of $1600 due New College on January 1, 1965. Loans are normally interest free until graduation, or upon leaving New College, and draw interest per annum thereafter. The normal provision is that the loans are repayable within six years after graduation from (or leaving) New College. A special allows students going on to graduate school up to three additional years without interest and the student then has six years to repay the loan. The College has the option of substituting government loans provided the terms are more favorable to the student. It is anticipated that various campus jobs will be made available as time progresses and they will supplement the scholarship and loan program. -..-. r: COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID RULES AND REGULATIONS . GUIDANCE ACCREDITATION


RQLES ANP BEGYLATIONS New college recognizes that it has a responsibility to the parents of its students in the area of student conduct. It has an even greater responsibility, however, to the students who attend to help them grow in social and personal dimensions as well as in knowledge. The Admissions Committee has selected an unusually fine student body and the College refuses to assume that they will act in any other than a responsible and mature way. Hence, we will have one cardinal rule at the beginning --that a student is expected to act on campus and in the Sarasota community as a responsible and mature representative of the New College community. We feel that both student and College will know when normal guidelines have been overstepped, but \ve will not now develop great numbers of rules for a majority of students \ lhom we are sure will not need them. The joint committee of students and faculty is perfectly able to develop such rules and regulations as they are needed. GUIDANCE: The faculty of the College will stand in the relationship of colleagues to their students. Thus, many problems of both a personal and academic nature will be spotted and solved before they develop. There will be faculty residents in the dorms and students will consult weekly with a prefect about his or her progress in certain defined areas of literature, art and music. The College does feel the need, however, of a full-time counselor trained in personnel and guidance and is in the process of appointing such a person. ACCREDITATION It is important to understand just \vhat accreditation is before determining, in such a unique case as that of New College, the importance of its presence or absence. Therefore, (as we will ask our students to do many times in the future) we must define our terms. Formal accreditation represents the assessment by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of New College's faculty, facilities and program --and the approval thereof by this accrediting body. Specific regulations require that New College must wait five years for the formal official stamp of approval. Unofficially, however, the Association has evaluated our facilities, faculty, and program, and has expressed itself time and time again to the effect that accreditation is a mere matter of time and that New College will receive this approval easily when the required period of time has elapsed. Accreditation per se, then, is not of prime import --but the implications for graduate and professional school placement are. Since New College has attracted some of the outstanding college bound students in the country, it is important that she be able to send them on to the best in graduate and professional training. (We anticipate that about 80% will go on to such training) We have contacted a number of these graduate institutions and the response is uniform: that it is just this caliber of student taught in close contact with this kind of outstanding teacher that these institutions do desire to accept. Therefore, we are certain that we cannot only give these able young men and women the best in preparation for further study, but send them on to the best graduate and professional institutions. RULES AND REGULATIONS . GUIDANCE ... ACCREDITATION

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