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New College Student Handbook 1967-68



Marriage ----------------------------------------------------------------22 Firearms and Explosives ------------------------------------23 Vehicles ------------------------------------------------------------------23 Parking ------------------------------------------------------------------23 Hitchhiking ---------------------------------------------------------24 Meetings on Campus --------------------------------------------24 Student Jobs --------------------------------------------------------24 Pets ------------------------------------------------------------------------25 Leaving College ----------------------------------------------------25 Forum Area ----------------------------------------------------------25 Room Occupancy --------------------------------------------------25 Student Activities ------------------------------------__ ________ 27 Social Life ------------------------------------------------___________ 28 Athletics ---------------------------------------------------------------28 Meals --------------------------------------------------------------------_ 29 Telephone -----------------------------------------------------------_ 29 Linen ---------------------------------------------------------------------29 Dr aft -------------------------------------------------------------------__ 3 0 Health ------------------------------------------------------------------30 Insurance --------------------------------------------------------------31 Library ----------------------------------------------------------------__ 31 Religion ---------------------------------------------------------------32 Finances ----------------------------------------------------------------3 3 Refunds ----------------------------------------------------------------3 5


Purpose The Student Handbook is intended to serve as a single source of factual information on New College. It covers the academic, social and residential aspects of your life here. It also includes a directory of faculty and staff members who will be helpful when you encounter various problems. As a student at New College you are permitted a wide latitude in the selection of your course of study. The academic obligations that you must meet to maintain academic good standing are few, but important. The calendar lists the dates of these obligations as they occur throughout the academic program. It is suggested that you under line those dates that are important to your own career. New College attracts students capable of ex cellence in academic achievement. To enable the pursuit of knowledge to take place in favorable surroundings, the school maintains a social milieu where each member, while largely unhampered by stringent regulations, is expected to conduct him self consistently in a manner that will reflect credit upon New College. This handbook is directed at the individual student. For the most part, it is written in the third person for clarity and convenience. 1


The College New College was founded in 1960 and chartered under the laws of the State of Florida. The first Charter Glass was enrolled in 1964 and 45 of its students were graduated in 1967. Policies of the College are determined by a self perpetuating Board of Trustees, made up of outstanding men and women in many fields of endeavor. They meet in November and May as a full Board, while the Executive Committee of the Board meets monthly or as necessity dictates. The following quotation is taken from a statement on educational policy adopted by the Trus tees at the founding of the College and reaffirmed by them in 1965 : "New College seeks to provide a liberal education that will enable each student to find whole ness his special interests and abilities and purpose. It will have respect for the accumulated experience and wisdom of mankind without be coming subservient to any narrow interpretation of this heritage. Within the finest tradition of the liberal arts and sciences, it will nonetheless be free to experiment with new forms and criticize the old." The President serves as both academic and administrative head of New College arid he reports directly to the Trustees at their meetings. There are three academic divisions of the Col lege-Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social 2


Sciences. Each division is directed by a faculty chairman. The Faculty meets monthly, or more frequently if necessary, to determine specific academic direc tions within the educational policy set forth by the Board of Trustees. The faculty has assigned certain functions of review and discipline to the Academic Council, made up of the three divisional chairmen, the College Examiner and the Librarian. The Vice President supervises and coordinates most non-academic activities of the College, particularly those connected with planning, develop ment, public relations and alumni relations. The Dean of Admissions and the Dean of Students report directly to the President. 3


If You Have Questions In These Areas Academic Program Academic Status Alumni Affairs Athletics Course Counseling Divisional Programs Employment, On Campus Employment, Off Campus Permission Graduate Study Health Matters Independent Study Meeting Room Reservations Payment of College Bills Room Condition, Keys Room Change Prospective Students Publicity, Publications Scholarships, Loans Student Activities Vehicle Registration 4 See Your faculty advisor College Examiner Director of Develop-ment Recreation Coordinator Your faculty advisor Division Chairman Financial Aid Officer Dean of Students Graduate Placement Director Nurse, Infirmary Independent Study Coordinator Public Relations Director Business Manager Director of Physical Plant Assistant Dean of Students Dean of Admissions Public Relations Director Financial Aid Director Dean of Students Dean of Students


The Campus The East Campus and the Palmer Campus of New College are divided by U.S. Route 41. On the East Campus are the three residence courts, Hamilton Center, the swimming pool, tennis courts, recreation area, bookstore, and auxiliary offices. On the Palmer Campus are the Natural Sciences Building, the Barn, Social Sciences Building, Rob ertson Hall and its Annex, the Pump House, Col lege Hall, South Hall and the college docks. The East Campus Residence H aUs: Courts I, II and III house nearly all students attending New College plus several members of the faculty. The Infirmary (Court II, Rooms 219, 221, 223) is located here. Hamilton Center: Reception center, college switch board, mail room, lounge, snack bar, the Faculty Room and private dining rooms are in one building. Five classrooms, the language lab oratory, the audio-visual center and a teaching auditorium are in an adjoining building. Recreation Facilities: A 25-meter swimming pool and two all-weather tennis courts are east of the residence balls. Playing areas for volly ball, croquet, baseball, soccer, football and basketball, are scattered about the East Campus area. 5


Auxiliary Offices: On U.S. 41, one-half block south of DeSoto Road, are the Campus Book Shop, the business and purchasing offices, the offices for buildings and grounds, the student newspaper offices, the mailroom and IBM pro cessing. The Palmer Campus N at1tral Science Building: All classrooms, lab oratories and science faculty offices. The Barn: Experimental psychology (second floor), (first floor open) Robertson Hall: Dean of Admissions and staff; Humanities faculty offices. Robertson Hall Annex: Development and Alumni office. Pump House: Bulk mailing room. College Hall: Music Room, Pompeii Room, South Room, lounge, library, faculty offices. South Hall: President, vice president, public rela tions, planning office, College Examiner, class rooms, Humanities and Social Science faculty offices. Social Sciences Building: Social Sciences faculty. 6


Academic Responsibilities Requirements For Graduation A student may choose either the three-year or the four-year option for completion of degree re quirements. Requirements include: a) (First-Year Students) Demonstration of understanding of the Basic Programs of the three Divisions (Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences) through satisfactory performance in the Comprehensive Examinations during the first year. b) (All Students except Seniors) Satisfactory performance in four independent study projects before commencing work for the final three terms. c) (Second-Year Students) Satisfactory per formance in a qualifying examination (usually taken after the fifth term) to demonstrate the capability of pursuing intensive study in a field o specialization. d) (Seniors) Satisfactory completion of a senior project and the submission of an approved thesis at a set date no later than six weeks before the date of graduation. e) (All Students) Demonstration of profi ciency in a modern foreign language at some time during the college career and satisfactory per formance in a reading examination in the language in the final year. f) (Seniors) Demonstration of readiness for graduation by satisfactory performance in Bac-7


Academic Responsibilities First-year students Competence in Completion of P regress toward Opportunities 3 Basic Divisions : 2 Independent Foreign for Natural Sciences, Study Projects Language Diversification Social Sciences & Proficiency Humanities (Comprehensives) econd-year students Sati. factory Completion of Progress Opportunities Performance in 2 Independent Toward for Qualifying Study Projects Foreign Diversification Examination Language Proficiency Third/fourth-year Completion of Satisfactory Demonstrated Completion students Oral and 'Written Completion of Competency in of Baccalaureate Senior Project Foreign Diversification Examination Language Requirement


calaureate Examinations. Work in the major field is emphasized, but the examinations may also cover areas of diversified interests as W ll as the degree of integration of knowledge achieved by the student. g) (All Students) Normally a minimum of nine terms in residence. h) For the Class of 1968, satisfactory comple tion of the senior seminar, or two satisfactory terms of approved tudy outside the area of the major, or two satisfactory terms in a second foreign language. For subsequent clas es, demonstration of proficiency prior to graduation in five ap proved areas outside the field of the major. Academic Standing At all times a student is expected to be pro gressing toward his educational goals; otherwise there would be no point to his as ociation with the College. He is expected to maintain a high level of effort without the constant prodding of formal academic obligations. The academic program at New College includes lectures, discussions, laboratory work, preparation of papers and ex aminations similar to those found in any college curriculum. These provide opportunities to learn and to obtain evaluations of progress. Class attendance is generally not required. For the student who has carefully prepared his work for a given lecture or seminar there is a choice as to whether he can meet his educational 9


JH't'tls lwttl'r ath'ndingthe session or by using t lw ti nw to "ork on his o\\n. ThE' student who dPeifort:' the start of E'ach tE'rm, thE' student reg istt:'rs for a program of lectures, SE'minars, tutorials, l'lasses and laboratoriE's. He is free to drop courses at time during thE' first six WE'E'ks of the term by notifying the appropriatE' instructors and the CollE'gE' ExaminE'r. At thE' enc1 of E'ach term a writtE'n E'Yaluation of his progress in each area undertaken is prE'pared by thE' instructor. The studmt receives copies of all hi:s evaluations from his adYisor. Successful evaluations are not sub stitutes for meeting the formal academic require ments list ed above. Failure to meet academic requirt>ments on time results in a review of the student's record by a faculty committee. SubsequE>nt faculty action, notice of which is sent to parents, can range from dismissal to the setting of conditions under which the student may continue at the College. A stu dent whose academic privileges have been re stricted regains academic good standing after sat isfying the requirements for which the privileges were restricted. Whenever a student's evaluations show a lack of reasonable progress, his entire record is re viewed to determine if conditions should be set for his continuation at the College. Again, notice 10


of any faculty action is forwarded to his parents or guardian. Academic good standing at the College may not by itself be sufficient to the full working out of the individual's educational plans. Students who wish to enter graduate or professional schools or transfer to other colleges must consider the requirements of the other institutions. New College will communicate a student's progress in subject matter through a transcript showing his record on independent study projects, comprehensive ex aminations and all areas of proficiency completed. The other institutions will ordinarily req aest, in addition, some personal references from faculty members and recommendations for credit for spe cific coarses. The personal references made by members of the faculty will be based in part on term work. Independent Study Projects Completion of four independent study projects is required before the student begins the final year of college work. Each project permits the full exercise of individual initiative on choice of topic, method of procedure and preparation of final report or other product for evaluation of accomplishment. The first project is scheduled for completion just before the Christmas holidays. The topic is chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor. It is important to delineate the objectives so as to permit completion within reasonable time 11


limits. The statement of objectives, approved by both faculty advisor and project advisor, is filed with the ISP coordinator before the end of the first term, and the student turns in his completed project before leaving for Christmas vacation. During the three and a half-week independent study period, project advisors are available for consultation as needed. It is important to choose a project advisor as early as possible and to estab lish a working relationship that will permit the greatest value to be derived from the period of independent study. The three other projects must be completed before the final college year. Projects completed during the summer are due in the independent study coordinator's office two weeks before the start of the fall term. To broaden his academic perspective, the student is encouraged to do his first two projects within different divisions of the College. The second two projects are normally within his chosen area of specialization. In the final year, independent study becomes more extensive and culminates in a senior thesis in the major field. The completed thesis provides a basis for the student's oral baccalaureate ex amination The typed thesis is submitted at least six weeks before the date of graduation, in dupli cate, with one copy going on permanent file in the college library. Timely completion of independent study projects is one of the conditions of academic good 12


standing at New College. to submit a project on time results in a review of the student's academic record. The review may lead to dismissal from the College. Examinations There are several kinds of comprehensive ex aminations at New College. All are comprehensive in nature in that they go beyond the confines of a single course and include more general concepts and understandings. Students are required to take each of these examinations at the scheduled time. Prior to grad uation, students must make up any failed examina tions in the manner specified by the appropriate division. First Year Comprehensive Examination The first-year comprehensive in each division is given at the end of the two-term basic course in that division. It may include (a) questions based on the specific materials covered in the formal sessions and required reading of the basic course, (b) general questions giving the student an opportunity to show knowledge in areas related to but not specifically covered by the basic course, and (c) a nationally standardized objective test paralleling the one given to incoming students, covering English, natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences and history. 13


Each division determines what constitutes a pass in that division. Failure to pass the examina tion in any one division results in a review of the student's record by a faculty committee. Such a review produces either (1) a recommendation that the student be allowed to continue into the second year with provisions for making up all deficiencies, or (2) a recommendation for dismissal from college. Failure in the examinations of two or three divisions normally results in dismissal. Language examinations are given as part of the first year comprehensive examination Failure to show progress in the study of the language will be taken into account in a review of the student's record. Qualifying Examinations The qualifying examination is normally given at the end of the fifth term in residence. It is designed to find out the student's capability and preparation for advanced study in a particular field. The content of each examination is set by the faculty concerned with the major field. Em phasis is on the course work that was made avail able to the student. Failure to pass the qualifying examination re sults in a review of the student's academic record. The student may be allowed to take another ex amination in the same field, or following appro-14


priate study, in another field. A second failure in the qualifying examination results in another review of the student's record and ordinarily leads to dismissal or to a schedule that wili entail de layed graduation and curtailed financial aid. Baccalaureate Examinations The baccalaureate examination comes at the end of the student's college program. It empha sizes the work of the major field, but may also include other materials. The examination has an oral component. The student is expected to show competency in his chosen field and an ability to integrate that field with others. Language Examinations Each student is required to demonstrate pro ficiency in a language other than English before graduation. He may take this examination at any point in his college career satisfactory to the language instructor. The student who has not demonstrated proficiency in a language by the time of the qualifying examinations-must take an examination to learn where he stands in the language. During the third year, the student must pass a final language reading examination to qualify for graduation. Academic Residence A student is "in academic residence" -as a pre-requisite for graduation-when he has made formal arrangements for payment of all necessary 15


I. College Hall 2. Robertson Hall and An.,.ez 3. South Hall 4. Pump House 5. Social Science& Bldg. 6. The BaN 7-8. Natural Scie.,.ees 16 9-10-ll. Residence Courts 12. Mecho nical Bldg. 13. Swimming Pool 14-15. llamiltou Center 16. Te>mis Courts 17. Outdoor Recreation Field 18. Business Offices and 1/ook Store 19. Ringling Art Museum and A solo Theatre 20. Circus Museu"' 21. Jolm Ringling llome (Museum) :?2.-26. Maintmance, Ware houses and Storage 17


fees for the term and is engaged in academic ac tivities. He remains "in academic residence" for that term unless he is granted a formal academic leave of absence, or has formally withdrawn from New College, or is dismissed from New College during that term. A student may be said to be "in academic residence"as a pre-requisite for graduation-if he is pursuing study at another institution, as approved by the New Collf)ge faculty. Student Affairs: Dean of Students Many matters in the student's life, other than academic affairs, are the concern of the Office of the Dean of Students. The office is headed by Dr. George W. Petrie III, Dean. Dr. Arthur MeA. Miller is Assistant Dean. Students are encouraged to discuss their prob lems with the Dean of Students, or to determine through that office the proper source of assistance. In general, the established student government is charged with maintaining the basic decencies and disciplines of day-to-day life within the col lege community. The Office of the Dean of Stu dents, however, has final authority in all cases involving student life and is charged with the responsibility for maintaining college rules and regulations. Flagrant violations of these rules and 18


regulations leads to disciplinary action, including social probation (with notification to parents), or expulsion. Student Government Student government is exercised through the Student Executive Committee (SEC) and the Col lege Council. The College, through these two bod ies, attempts to place into student hands as much as possible the regulation of their daily affairs, and also, through them, to stimulate communica tion among students, faculty and administrators. The Student Executive Committee deals closely with the daily life of students. Its members are elected directly by and from the student body. The SEC usually meets once each week to discuss and determine the rules and policies directly af fecting student life. The SEC is governed by a constitution, copies of which are available to in terested students through the Dean of Students Office. The SEC carries out much of its business through appropriate sub-committees. The College Council has broad advisory concern over interrelated areas of the College. The Council consists of three faculty members, three student representatives, and three administrative officers, including the President and the Dean of Students. It usually meets once each month to examine and evaluate policies underlying academic programs, administrative operations and student life. 19


Rules and Guidelines Common sense and good taste generally suf fice as guidelines for conduct at New College. Experience has demonstrated, however, that certain specific rules are needed. Some of these are established by the SEC and some by the College. Regardless of the source, the justification is the same : the need to maintain reasonable order in the campus community. As a general principle, the privacy of student rooms is maintained, except when there is evidence of rule violations. A proctor, or uniformed guard, is employed by the College to protect college property, to apprehend intruders, to report violations of, and to enforce compliance with, campus rules. Quiet Hours Quiet hours are established by the SEC to assure a suitable atmosphere for study. Quiet hours begin at 8 p.m. on weekdays and 1 a .m. on weekends, and end at 9 a.m. each morning. Guests in Student Rooms New regulations governing the presence of guests in student rooms, including fellow students, are to be issued by the Office of the Dean of Stu dents in September, 1967, and will be available to all students at that time. 20


Sign-Out /Sign-In Students planning to be away from campus overnight must follow the sign-out procedure posted at the Reception Center and sign in there upon return. Students planning to be away more than three nights must give the Dean of Students a note, in advance of the departure, indicating parental awareness of such plans. The Dean of Students should be consulted on procedures for other leaves of absence. Alcoholic Beverages SEC rules forbid consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages, or being under the influence of alcohol, on the public campus. The SEC has defined the "public campus" as any part of the New College campus to which members of the col lege community and/ or the general public has free access. The College, while respecting the student's right to privacy in his own quarters, conforms to Florida law v;rhich forbids anyone under the age of 21 to possess or consume alcoholic beverages. One who serves as an accomplice in violation of the law is equally liable to prosecution D rugs The College deems it necessary to warn stu dents that the possession or use of any drugs forbidden by local, state or federal law is suf2 1


ficient cause for dismissal. Roommate knowledge of drug use is tantamount to possession. Dress Students are expected to maintain decent standards of dress while on campus, and particularly to respect special college occasions by wearing appropriate clothing. Shoes must be worn at all times in all buildings with the exception of the residence courts and the Snack Bar portion of Hamilton Center. Living Off Campus Students are expected to live on campus in college housing, with exceptions granted only for married students. Marriage In general, single students enrolled at New College may be married only with the permission of their parents or guardian and then only when the Dean of Students is notified in advance. Dormitory accommodations may be available to married students when both partners in the marriage are New College students and there are no children. Single students have preference in room selection. A student who is married to a non-student may not live on campus except when the student spouse 1s away in military service or otherwise absent. A married student living off campus may not 22


receive scholarship assistance in excess of tuition charges. Firearms and Explosives For the safety of all members of the college community, firearms and explosives may not be kept in residence rooms. Explosion of fireworks is against the law and is a dismissal offense. Vehicles Bicycles are permitted on campus but must be registered at the Dean of Students Office. Automobiles and other motorized vehicles are permitted on campus if properly registered and displaying tags issued by the Dean of Students Office. Violations of vehicle regulations are punishable by fines and/ or withdrawal of the privi lege. Financial aid recipients must complete a separate registration form to provide justification for vehicle ownership. The following insurance coverage is required by law for motorized vehicles in the state of Florida: $10,000 liability coverage for injury to one individual; $20,000 aggregate limit, and $5,000 property damage Parking Adequate parking spaces for bicycles and motorized vehicles are provided and marked in various campus areas for use by students, faculty 23


and staff. Parking in unauthorized areas will re sult in tagging by an agent of the College and a $2.00 fine for each occurrence. Continued viola tion of parking regulations will result in withdrawal of the privilege of on-campus vehicle use Hitchhiking Soliciting of rides on public streets within the city of Sarasota is forbidden by local ordinance. Buses make regular runs between the campus and downtown Sarasota or Bradenton. Meetings on Campus All meetings of student groups in non-resi dence buildings must be scheduled and cleared through the Public Relations Office. All campus meetings open to persons other than members of the college community must have a college-related purpose and a sponsor from the college community No scheduled meeting which includes non-college persons may be held in any residence room with out prior notification to and permission from the Dean of Students. Student Jobs Employment of students in on-campus jobs is coordinated through the Financial Aid Officer. Off-campus jobs may be accepted by students only with the permission of the Dean of Students. 24


Pets Pets are not allowed in student rooms without prior permission from the Dean of Students. Dogs and cats are not allowed under any conditions Leaving College Untimely withdrawal from college may cause problems later for students wishing to re-enroll or to attend other institutions. The student should consult a division chairman or the Dean of Stu dents for complete information on resigning from college or for leaves of absence Forum Area Students who desire to display non-college literature may do so with the permission of the SEC in the area of Hamilton Center designated for that purpose. It should be recognized that the College retains the prerogative of removing such literature during special events. Room Occupancy Each student, at the beginning of the year, signs a Room Understanding form, by which he accepts the and becomes responsible for its condition. At the same time the student agrees to Conditions of Occupancy which inc l ude the following: 1. Students and parents agree to be respon sible for damages to the room and furni shings. 2. Cooking in the rooms or on the balconies or 25


terraces of rooms is not allowed. 3. Food kept in a room must be in tightly enclosed containers. 4. Painting of walls and ceilings is not allowed. 5. Nails, picture hangers, and similar items may be used only with the permission of the Phy cial Plant Office. No tacks or tape may be used on the walls. 6. The metal covers in the air conditioning system are not to be removed in an attempt to make adjustments. 7. Outside devices such as aerials, antennae, flagpoles, signs, clothes lines, etc. are not to be installed. 8. Firearms, firecrackers, and explosives are not allowed in rooms or in the residence court area. 9. Motor vehicles and bicycles are not to be taken into the courtyards. 10. The following appliances are allowed: electric blankets, heating pads, irons, hair dryers, coffee makers, television sets, radios, record rna chines, tape recorders, electric razors, electric toothbrushes, electric clocks, slide projectors, movie projectors, camera equipment, immersion heaters (if kept in bathroom), and small counter-top refrigerators (if registered and inspected by the Physical Plant Office before installation). 26


General In/ormation: Student Activities Almost all student activities are generated by students even though faculty and staff can and do give assistance, when requested. The student newspaper, THE CATALYST, wholly independent of the college, is published weekly during the aca demic year and annually recuits new staff mem bers from the incoming class. The students have published literary magazines from time to time, and a yearbook. They have tutored culturally handicapped children, have organized some drama activities, and regularly sponsored Friday night forums featuring guest speakers or entertainers. There is a program of classic films on Sunday evenings. There are numerous off-campus activities stu dents may enjoy. They include participation in the New College Fine Arts Institute, dedicated largely to contemporary painting; the New Col lege Summer Music Festival, devoted primarily to chamber music performance; the Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra, and two local community theatre groups Sarasota and Bradenton offer a variety of concerts, plays, major and minor league baseball, lectures, opera, ballet, and gym nastic exhibitions. Trips are scheduled when possible and as in-27


terest indicates, for events at colleges and universi ties in the Tampa Bay area. Four of these mstitutions are within a 50-mile radius. Social Student social life is organized by the students, with the assistance of various members of the faculty and staff. The Social Committee of the student government is normally charged with arranging college-wide social events, and the student government allocates a certain portion of the student activities fee for the support of these func tions. Past activities have included dances, hay rides, beach parties, folk dancing, off-campus trips for special events, pool parties and picnics. Students help determine the character of social life by their organizational abilities, wishes and participation. They are assisted by the Recreation Coordinator in the Dean of Students office. Athletics Students are encouraged to exercise their bodies as well as their minds, but there are no require ments for athletic activity Adjacent to the residence courts are two all weather tennis courts and a 25-meter swimming pool; free play has been arranged at a local golf course for student golfers; the college has several sailboats and a power boat for water-skiing; there is good fishing in the bay and the gulf ; there are opportunities for wrestling, weight-lifting, and 28


basketball. Students also may take ballet training, with professional instruction at a modest cost. In all athletic activities, the emphasis is on informal, intramural, and individual participation. There is relatively little intercollegiate "varsity" competition, but the college has been represented, informally, in college-level sports, league teams and community competition. Meals Three meals are served daily in the college dining hall, with the exception of Sunday, when service is limited to mid-morning brunch and the evening meal. Meal hours are set by the food service manager in consultation with the SEC. A printed weekly menu is posted on the student bulletin board. Telephone A student may arrange through the Buildings and Grounds office for a private phone in his room, after first presenting an authorization signed by a parent and guaranteeing payment of toll and service charges. Billing is directly to the parent. Linen Fresh linen, including sheets, pillowcase, and towels, is made available to students each Thursday from noon until 5 p.m. Students may ex-29


chang:e their linen during that period at the linen room, Court II-241. Draft The College's responsibility in reference to the draft status of students is to provide information about the academic progrrss of the individual student at the request of his draft board. An undergraduate deferment is normally maintained until the student gets his degree, is dismissed, or reaches the age of 24, provided he continues at the normal academic pace. If a student withdraws from the College for any reason, the College is required to notify his draft board within 30 days. Health The College maintains an infirmary in Rooms 219, 221 and 223 of Residence Court II. A reg istered nurse is on duty five days a week from 8 :30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A medical doctor visits the College twice a week at scheduled hours. If a student needs medical attention during periods other than the above mentioned hours, he should contact one of the faculty residents. A student requiring emergency treatment will normally be taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital or Manatee Memorial Hospital. For other than minor illnesses, or for diag nosis, the student may be referred by the phy sician or nurse to a local hospital, a specialist, 30


or to his own doctor. Medical costs ansmg from such referrals are the responsibility of the student. A clinical psychologist is available on campus to students for consultation, without cost, at the student's initiative. In cases where it is deemed advisable by college medical staff members or the Dean of Stu dents, students may be referred to a psychiatrist for one or two diagnostic consultations without cost to the student. Insurance For the student's protection, he is required to subscribe to the College-sponsored health in surance plan, or to submit a signed, College-furnished waiver exempting the College from respon sibility in this area. Students are requested to provide the College with information of any ex isting health insurance coverage. Library The Library, in College Hall, uses the open stack system. Browsing is encouraged. Books taken from the Library must be checked out at the circulation desk. All books should be returned as soon as the student is finished with them. Books must be returned on request by the Library. No reference books or perodicals are to be circulated outside the Library. No library books may be taken off campus The College withholds term evaluations, com-31


prehensive examination results and transcripts from students until overdue book charges are settled. Library staff members are ready to provide information about book borrowing, the reserved list, inter-library loans and other matters. An orientation program on use of the Library will be scheduled for interested students. Members of the Library staff are prepared to instruct students on library technique, to an swer any questions, to help in researching or making up bibliographies. Religion Student religious and spiritual maturation is of concern to the College. Student participation in services and activities of local churches is quite extensive and is further encouraged. Every major denomination is represented in the Sarasota-Bra denton area. Representatives of various faiths regularly visit the campus and some observe regular hours for such visits. 32


Finances The New College optional calendar plan allows the student to complete degree requirements in either three years or four years. Whichever option he chooses, the total cost will be the same, since the basic requirement for the degree is nine terms m residence, and billing is on a term basis. Term costs are as follows: Tuition Room and Board Student .Activity Fee Total $ 750 380 5 $ 1,135 Each student is required to make a $25 con tingency deposit at the time he pays the bill for his first term in college. This deposit is refunded, less deductions for assessable charges, after he graduates or otherwise withdraws from the College. In addition to the regular term charges, there is an annual $360 independent study fee. This fee, which covers faculty time and general overhead costs attributable to the independent study required of each student, is included in the billing for the first term that a student is in residence during each of his first three academic years. (Students on the four-year plan pay the fee only three times.) The independent study fee is stated separately from regular term costs to emphasize the fact that most of the substantial independent study 33


effort required of each student is carried out at times other than the student's terms in residence. The faculty's role in independent study is like wise concentrated outside the regular terms. All students are required to be in residence throughout their first year. The total billing for the first year is as follows: First term (including independent study fee)-$ 1,495 Second term 1,135 Third term 1,135 Total $ 3,765 After the first year, students on the threeyear plan will be in continuous residence, except for vacation periods, through the second and third years; students on the four-year plan will be in residence for six of the nine terms during the last three years. Individual billing will correspond to terms in residence The music instruction fee depends upon type and hours of instruction and is determined m dividually. A $50 deposit is payable near the end of the first year and reserves a room for the second year. The deposit is applicable to the first tuition payment of the second year. (In addition to the stated charges, each student will spend several hundred dollars a year for books, travel and personal expenses. These costs will vary widely according to the individual's 34


tastes and amount of travel. The mm1mum 1s probably about $500 a year.) In all cases, students will be billed for each term and must complete payment prior to the date set for the opening of classes Advance deposits, awards, and loans will be credited to the student's account on each billing, when applicable. All payment plans, including those arranged with private lenders, must conform to the above payment schedule. All scholarships (New College) and loans (National Defense Student Loans) admin istered directly by the College will be credited to the student's account at the rate of one-third of the annual total for each term in residence. Refunds Students who leave the College, either voluntarily or involuntarily, before the end of a term, may receive refunds on board only Such refunds will be computed on a pro rata basis for actual food costs from the beginning of the calendar month following the departure date through the end of the term, subject to the proportion of scholarship (if any) to college charges. 35

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