In accord with earlier recommendations of the Academic Senate and the President's Commission on the Future of Humboldt State College, as well as the recommendation of the College Curriculum Committee, Dr. Richard Day was assigned a part-time position as Director of the Innovative Cluster Program for 1970-71. The current version of the Governor's proposed budget, if adopted by the Legislature, will provide some additional administrative time which can appropriately be used to increase to a fulltime administrative position the assignment for the work of coordinating instructional innovation. Although both the Senate and the President's Commission recommended the useof a faculty position to stimulate and guide such innovation, it is my view that administrative funds would be best used to carryout the spirit of these recommendations given the duties which must be performedand the restrictive conditions which have affected the instructional faculty budget.
I am now inviting any faculty who may be interested in serving on a half-time basis as coordinator of instruction innovative programs for 1971-72 to indicate such interest to me together with a brief statement of the basis of their interest. Although we will not know until the State budget is adopted what the funding basis for such half-time assignment will be, I anticipate that some means of interim support can be developed for work which will necessarily begin at the end of the spring quarter. For this reason, I need to hear from those faculty interested in such an assignment no later than June 2, 1971.