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The Institution, formerly the Marine Biological Station of San Diego, located at La Jolla, is mainly supported by gifts from Miss E. B. Scripps and Mr. E. W. Scripps, but recently the State of California has become a contributor to its current expenditures.
The Institution is now an integral part of the University; but, owing to its remoteness from Berkeley, the Regents of the University have entrusted the internal affairs of the Institution to the Local Board so far as they may under the law and in keeping with the general policy and best interests of the University. That the Local Board may be representative of the scientific policy of the Institution all permanent resident members of the research staff are made eligible to membership in it.
The material developments that have been in progress during the last year and are now nearly completed will be a long step toward realizing the plan of making the Institution accessible to visiting investigators and graduate students. Thirteen cottages have been erected on the grounds, which will meet the residential needs of both officers of the Institution and visitors for some years to come. The transportation problem has been partially solved by an automobile owned by the Institution which makes a few regular trips and an indefinite number of special trips to and from the village of La Jolla each day and carries passengers for a small fee.
A residence having been now provided for the director's family, the entire laboratory building is devoted to its proper uses. This doubles the space available for investigators and provides additional room for library purposes. The museum and aquarium collections which until recently remained in the old laboratory building at La Jolla have been removed to their new home and are permanently placed.
A retaining wall for the sea cliff immediately in front of the building is now finished and in connection with it the salt water pumping system is installed. Although in the absence of the pier called for by the full plans for the marine work, the aquarial system now put in operation is relatively limited in scope and usefulness, it nevertheless largely increases the present working facilities, and will, it is anticipated, serve the highly useful purpose of answering a number of difficult questions touching the larger and completer system which the future is expected to provide.
Extensive additions are now being made to the library and the books and pamphlets are being properly catalogued and arranged, so that in a few months this branch of the Institution will be on a measurably satisfactory working basis.
For the present fiscal year there has been provided one research fellowship, the holder of which is a candidate for the doctor's degree in the University, and it is hoped this may be the beginning of a method of contributing to the training of investigators that shall be advantageous to both students and Institution.
SUMMER SESSION, 1914
June 22 to August 1
Session of 1914.
The fifteenth annual summer session of the University of California will begin Monday, June 22, 1914, and will continue until Saturday, August 1, the session covering six weeks.
The University of California held its first regular Summer Session in 1900, though summer courses in several departments had been given during the years 1891-99. The total enrollment in 1913, not including the Summer School of Surveying, was 2461. Of this number, 813 were men and 1648 women; 2111 came from California and the remainder from thirty-five other states and seven foreign countries. Over 1300 were teachers.
Purpose of the Session.
The courses in the summer session are designed to meet the needs of the following persons:
1. Teachers who wish to strengthen their grasp of their own subject by a general survey, to carry on advanced studies in it, or to gain a broader outlook by the pursuit of other branches of study.
It is a significant fact that in previous sessions more than half of the students have been teachers and school officers. For this reason the University has planned the majority of the courses primarily to meet the needs of teachers.
2. School superintendents, supervisors, and other officers. Supervisors of music, manual training, domestic science, agricultural education, and drawing will find work especially suited to their needs.
3. Directors of gymnasiums and teachers of physical education and playground work. The University campus offers unusual opportunities for playground demonstration, and special emphasis will continue to be placed upon this important phase of education.
4. Graduate students to whom the advantages of smaller classes, the freer use of the facilities of libraries, laboratories and museums, and the more direct intimate and personal contact with the professors in charge, are peculiarly possible during the summer session.
5. Undergraduate students who wish to use the vacation to take up studies for which they are unable to find room in their regular programmes, to shorten their courses, or to make up deficiencies.
6. Properly recommended high school graduates who are about to enter upon regular university courses in the ensuing fall sessions and who desire to complete matriculation requirements or to broaden their preparation for university work. To meet their needs courses are offered in Mathematics, German, French, Spanish, Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical and Free-hand Drawing, and Stenography and Typewriting.
7. Adults qualified to pursue with profit any course given, whether or not they are engaged in teaching or study.
The tuition fee will be fifteen dollars ($15) regardless of the number of courses taken. Laboratory fees will be charged in courses in Anatomy, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Household Economics, Manual Arts, Physics, Public Health, and Zoology. The fees in each case are stated in the description of the course.
Persons desiring to attend courses or occasional lectures without examination or formal credit may secure for this purpose an auditor's ticket upon payment of the regular fee ($15). Such tickets are obtainable by mail. Address the Recorder of the Faculties of the University of California, Berkeley, California.
All fees must be paid in advance, at the opening of the Summer Session, at the office of the Comptroller, in California Hall. No deduction will be made from fees in cases of late registration. After the first week no rebate will be allowed for early withdrawal.
Credit toward a university degree will be given only to attendants who are qualified to do systematic university work, and is in every case subject to the requirement that the student shall at some time qualify in the University as a regular matriculant, either by passing the entrance examinations or otherwise. In the absence of formal entrance require. ments, the instructor in charge of a given course in the Summer Session is the judge of the qualifications of candidates for credit.
In general, credit will be given at the rate of one unit for fifteen exercises. A course of five recitations or lectures weekly during six weeks