Hofstra And Webb Jointly Announce New Relationship

A cooperative relationship between two institutions—Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in Glen Cove, N.Y., and Hofstra University— will begin this fall, it was jointly announced by Rear Adm. Charles N. Payne, president of Webb Institute, and Dr. James M. Shuart, president of Hofstra.

Under the new arrangement, the faculty of Hofstra will teach the liberal arts courses offered in the Webb Institute curriculum.

Webb Institute, one of the most highly selective of four-year higher educational institutions in the nation, is the only college devoted solely to ship design. It offers a degree in naval architecture and marine engineering to a selective group of about 100 men and women, each of whom receives a full scholarship. Students at Webb Institute spend part of each year between semesters in marine industry employment.

"The new arrangement with Hofstra U n i v e r s i t y , " Admiral Payne said, "will enable Webb In- stitute to enrich its offerings by adding a variety of outstanding scholars to its faculty who are specialists in liberal arts fields.

Both Webb and Hofstra are devoted to quality education, and we think our new association will be mutually beneficial." The liberal arts curriculum at Webb, Admiral Payne added, has been rearranged as a result of a joint study by a group of academic administrators from Hofstra and Webb. As a result, he said, the Hofstra faculty will help implement this plan beginning this fall.

"We are pleased," said president Shuart, "that Webb Institute has asked for the teaching services of some of our faculty scholars. The kind of cooperation entailed in this association of two prominent institutions is a useful one for higher education." Founded in 1899, Webb Institute is located on a 26-acre campus in Glen Cove, N.Y., fronting on Long Island Sound, which was once the estate of Herbert L.

Pratt. Admission to the institute is on a rigorously competitive basis.

Webb and Hofstra are both accredited by the Middle States A s s o c i a t i o n of Colleges and Schools, and by the Engineers' Council for Professional Development.

Hofstra University, founded in 1935, is located in Hempstead, N.Y. Enrollment in its undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education programs totals approximately 11,- 000 students. Its main units are the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Business, New College, the School of Law, and the Division of Continuing Education.

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