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Resolved, That the members of this Convocation shall embrace, 1. The members of the Board of Regents.

2. All instructors in Colleges, Normal Schools, Academies and higher departments of public schools that are subject to the visitation of the Regents, and (by amendment of 1868) the trustees of all such institutions.

3. The president, first vice-president, and the recording and corresponding secretaries of the New York State Teachers' Association.

Resolved, That the Chancellor and Secretary of the Board of Regents shall act severally as the presiding officer and permanent secretary of the Convocation.

Resolved, That the meeting of the Convocation shall be held an nually, in the city of Albany, on the first Tuesday in August [see amendment], at 10 o'clock, A. M., unless otherwise appointed by the Board of Regents. [Amended, in 1873, as to the time of meeting, by making it the first Tuesday after the Fourth of July, except when the Fourth occurs on Monday, in which case it shall be the second Tuesday thereafter.]

Resolved, That at each annual Convocation the Chancellor shall announce the appointment, by the Regents, of an executive committee of seven members, who shall meet during the recess of the Convocation, at such time and place as the Regents may direct, with authority to transact business connected with its general object.

At the fourth anniversary, held August 6th, 7th and 8th, 1867, it was

Resolved, That the Regents be requested to invite the attendance of representatives of Colleges of other States at future anniversaries of the Convocation.

At the fifth anniversary, held August 4th, 5th and 6th, 1868, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:

Resolved, That there be appointed by the Chancellor, at cach annual meeting, a committee of necrology, to consist of three persons. Resolved, That it shall be the duty of each member of the Convocation to notify the chairman of the committee of necrology of the decease of members occurring in their immediate neighborhood or circle of acquaintance, as an assistance to the preparation of their report.

Resolved, That the Secretary publish, with the report of each year's proceedings, the original resolutions of 1863, as they are or may be from time to time amended, together with the two foregoing, as a means of better informing the members of the Convocation in regard to its nature and the purposes of its organization.

On the 11th of April, 1879, the Regents passed the following ordinance relative to the University Convocation.

The Regents of the University of the State of New York declare and ordain as follows:

SECTION 1. The University Convocation hitherto existing is hereby constituted and established as the Convocation of the University of the State of New York, and shall continue to be called and known by the style of "The University Convocation." It shall consist of such members of the Board of Regents of the University and such instructors, officers and trustees of the several Colleges, Academies and other seminaries subject to the visitation of the Regents and constituent members of the University, as shall at the time being attend. The purpose of the Convocation shall be to secure an interchange of opinions on the subject of education and of literature, science and art, and to advance their standard in this State; to harmonize the workings of the State system of education; and, by essays, treatises, discussions and resolutions, on subjects connected with literature, science and art and with the credit, interest and welfare of the University and the institutions composing it, to recommend to such institutions and to the Regents, for their consideration, such action as may be expedient and lawful.

§ 2. The Convocation shall meet in the city of Albany, at the Capitol, on the first Tuesday after the Fourth of July, except when the Fourth occurs on Monday, in which case it shall be the second Tuesday thereafter, or at such other time and place as may be directed by the Regents. A quorum shall consist of those present at any actual sitting of the Convocation. The Board of Regents shall always be in session during the meeting of the Convocation, with such recesses of the Regents and of the Convocation as may be expedient. The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor and the Secretaries of the Regents shall be the presiding officers and Secretaries of the Convocation, with power to substitute others to perform their duties respectively, pro tempore, not longer than one day.

3. At the time of the Convocation shall be held the annual Cominencement of the University, and such degrees as may be ordered by the Regents shall be then publicly announced and conferred by the Chancellor, except when the Regents shall otherwise provide.

The Convocation thus began has been since annually assembled at the State Capitol, the Chancellor being uniformly the presiding officer, and the Secretary of the Board of Regents their Secretary. The meeting of 1884 was made one of unusual interest from its being held on the centennial year of the first establishment of a Board of Regents, which gave a proper opportunity for reviewing the principal educational events of the century, as they had passed under the notice of the Board, or had been enacted under its impulse. These proceedings are given elsewhere in connection with this publi


The following catalogue of papers published in the annual reports of the Convocation of the State of New York University prove convenient in referring to these proceedings.


[In 1864, the paging of the Convocation proceedings was separate from that of the Regents' Report. This practice was continued in the separate edition for several years; but in the following Index the paging refers (after 1864) to the proceedings as found in the full Annual Reports. The years are those in which the Reports were printed, and one year after the year in which the papers were read. The Index does not include references to the proceedings in 1884.]

Abstract of Reports on Decimal Systems of Weights and Measures. By Rodney G. Kimball, A. M., Professor of Mathematics in the State Normal School, 1866, p. 119.

Academic Diplomas, 1855, p. 120.

Academic Education in the State of New York One Hundred Years Ago. By Noah T. Clarke, Ph. D., 1885, p. 57.

Academic Examinations, Report on, 1871, p. 546, 1884, p. 291. Academic Institutions. (See State Aid to.)

Academies and Secondary Education. By A. C. Hill, Principal of Cook Academy, 1884, p. 58.

Academic Libraries. By Professor J. II. Gilmore of the University of Rochester, 1884, p. 86.

Academics and their Work. By James M. Sprague. Principal of the New Berlin Academy, 1873, p. 517.

Academies. By Joseph Alden, LL. D., of New York State Normal
School, 1870, p. 517.

Academies, Legislative Grants and Franchises to, 1873, p. 681.
Academies. (See Co-Relation of Academies, etc.)
Academies. (See Literary Exercises in ———.)
Academies. (See Normal Departments in·
Academies. (See Normal Instruction in), 1869, p. 732.



Academies. (See Value the, and Means of Literary Culture.)
Academies. (See Whole Work, the, of
Academy (the) in its relation to the work of Common Schools. By
Principal John W. O'Brien, A. B., of the Griffith Institute, Spring-
ville, 1875, p. 711.

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Accent, the value of, in Greek Verse. By Professor Isaac Flagg, Ph. D., of Cornell University, 1879, p. 549.

Achilles, Carolin P. (See Teachers, Text-books, and the Encouragements of, etc.)

Address by Chancellor Pierson, 1882, p. 291; 1883, p. 285; 1885, p. 1,133.

Address of Erastus C. Benedict, LL. D., Chancellor of the University, on his first taking the chair of the University Convocation at the Capitol, July 9, 1878, 1879, p. 493.

Address by Hon. George W. Clinton, 1864, p. 52.

Address by President E. N. Potter, of Union College, 1881, p.


Admission to College. (See Importance of a Better Preparation, etc.)

Admission to College.
Admission to College.
Admission to College.

(See Requirements for Admission, etc.)
(See Requisites of Admission, etc.)
(See Studies, on the, Proper to be Pursued,

Aesthetic Culture in the Troy Female Seminary. By Mrs. John H. Willard, Principal of the Troy Female Seminary, 1870, p.


Agnosticism. (See Modern Agnosticism.)

Agricultural Education. By John Stanton Gould, Professor of Mechanics applied to Agriculture in Cornell University, 1873, p.


Aid to Academic Institutions. (See State Aid, etc.)

Alden, Joseph. (See Academies, Lectures and Text-books.)
Algebra, Arithmetic, and; Recent Discoveries in.
Nexsen of New York, 1881, p. 518.

By H. M.

Algebra. (See Arithmetical Preparation Necessary to Commence, etc.)

Allen, Jonathan. (See Scientific Institute for Teachers.)
Allen, Thomas. (By President Potter.) 1883, p. 465.
American College (The). By Hon. Charles E. Fitch. (Regent.)
1885, p. 41.

American Educators in India. By Rev. Royal G. Wilder, A. M., of Kolapoor, India, 1878, p. 418.

Ames, Bernice D., 1877, p. 743.

Analysis, Logical. (See System and Method of.)

Analysis. (See Relation of the Art of Analysis, to, etc.)
Ancient and Modern Estimates of the Physical Sciences.

By Prof.

William D. Wilson, D. D., LL. D., L. H. D., of Cornell University, 1879, p. 499.

Anderson, John J. Notice of Stephen G. Taylor by, 1885, p.

Anderson, Martin B. (See Dewey, Chester, Sketch of Life of.) Anderson, Martin B. Remarks at Conference of Presidents of Colleges, 1884, 1885, p. 154, 163, 171. Remarks on Public School System, 1885, p. 151. (See Raymond, John H., Notice of.) Anderson, Martin B. (See Volunteerism in Higher Education.) Andrews, Charles T. Notice of John A. Gillett by, 1885, p. 271.

Andrews, N. Lloyd. (See Character in the Teacher.)

Andrews, Trustee Loring. By Professor Benjamin M. Martin,

D. D., L. H. D., 1876, p. 659.

Annals of Public Education in the State of New York. By Daniel J. Pratt, A. M., Assistant Secretary of Regents, 1869, p. 830. Annals of Public Education in the State of New York. By Daniel J. Pratt, A. M., Assistant Secretary of Regents. Second Period. Public Education in the Colony of New York. Part I. From the Capitulation by the Dutch to the First Legislative Act for Founding a College, 1664-1746, 1870, p. 617.

Annals of Public Education in the State of New York (continued). By Daniel J. Pratt, A. M., Assistant Secretary of Regents. (Legislative Grants to Academics) 1873, p. 681.

Annals of Public Education in the State of New York (continued). By Daniel J. Pratt, A. M., Assistant Secretary of Regents, 1874, p. 715.

Annals of Public Education in the State of New York (continued). By Daniel J. Pratt, A. M., Ph. D., Assistant Secretary of Regents, 1876, p. 671.

Annals of Public Education in the State of New York (resumed) By Daniel J. Pratt, A. M., Ph. D., Assistant Secretary of Regents, 1883, p. 437.

Apparatus Suitable for Teaching Physical and Natural Sciences in Academies. By Prof. Le Roy C. Cooley, of Vassar College, 1884, p. 204.

Formerly in Use, 1884, p. 100.

Anthon, Charles, LL. D. (See Discourse Commemorative of ——.) Anthony, Brother. Remarks at Conference of College Presidents, 1881, 1885, p. 176. (See College Discipline.)

Anthropological Principles and Methods of Education. By Joseph R. Buchanan, M. D., Professor (elect) in the Eclectic Medical College, New York city, 1874, p. 677.

Apparatus. (See School Apparatus.)

Arithmetic and Algebra, Recent Discoveries in. By Mr. H. M.

Nexsen, of New York, 1881, p. 518.

Arithmetical Preparation Necessary to Commence the Study of Algebra. By James H. Hoose, A. M., late Professor of Mathematics in Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, 1867, p. 621.

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