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Minutes -- Feb. 25, 2002 -- Board of Trustees -- University of Louisville

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Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees
of the University of Louisville

In Open Session
The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville met on Monday, February 25, 2002 in the Ballroom of the University Club at 12:20 p.m. with members present and absent as follows:

Present: Ms. Jessica Loving, Chair
Mrs. Marie K. Abrams
Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr.
Mr. Carlton Brown
Ms. Linda Wallbaum Cauble
Mr. Kevin D. Cogan
Dr. Richard C. Feldhoff
Mr. Owsley B. Frazier
Mr. Nathaniel E. Green
Mr. Grant M. Helman
Mr. William P. Mulloy, Sr.
Mr. Darryl T. Owens
Mr. J. Chester Porter
Mrs. Joyce Hagen Schifano
Mrs. Annette Schnatter
Ms. Melissa Long Shuter
Mrs. Sandra Metts Snowden
Mrs. Elizabeth H. Worland
Absent: Mr. Milton M. Livingston
Mrs. Mary A. Yarmuth
From the University:
University: Dr. John W. Shumaker, President
Mr. Joseph S. Beyel, Vice President for Development and Alumni
Dr. Carol Garrison, Provost
Dr. Denise D. Gifford, Vice President for Student Affairs
Mr. Daniel Hall, Vice President for University Relations
Dr. Joel A. Kaplan, Vice President for Health Affairs
Dr. Nancy C. Martin, Vice President for Research
Dr. Ronald L. Moore, Vice President for Information Technology
Mr. Larry L. Owsley, Vice President for Finance & Administration
Dr. Gene Gilchrist, Vice President for New Ventures
Dr. Dave Howarth, Associate University Provost
Dr. Gale Rhodes, Director, Div. of Distant & Continuing Education
Mr. David F. Barker, Director of Internal Audit
Mr. Michael J. Curtin, Director, Planning and Budget
Ms. Angela Koshewa, University Counsel
Ms. Trisha Wolf, Board Liaison, President's Office
Mr. Glen Bossmeyer, University Counsel
Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer, Vice Provost for Diversity & Equal     Opportunity
Ms. Cheri Jones, Audit Services
Ms. Susan I. Howarth, Assistant Director, Planning & Budget
Ms. Carolyn Cochran, Office of the Provost
Dr. John Welsh, Office of the Provost
Ms. Susan Wilhelm, Office of the Controller
Ms. Jenny Sawyer, Director of Admissions
Ms. Trisha Wolf, Board Liaison, President's Office
Ms. Debbie Dougherty, Board Liaison, President's Office
Ms. Rae Goldsmith, Associate V. P. for Communications & Marketing
Mrs. Kathleen M. Smith, Assistant Secretary, Board of Trustees
Others Present:
Ms. Carolyn Gatz
Mr. Steve Williams
Mr. Ed Wardle, President, UofL Alumni Association
Ms. Brenda Hart, UofL Alumni Association
Mr. Morris Borowitz, UofL Alumni Association
Mr. Russell Sanders, UofL Alumni Association
Mr. Bob Benson, UofL Alumni Association
Ms. Olga Peers, UofL Alumni Association
Mr. John Huber, UofL Alumni Association
Ms. Carolee Allen, UofL Alumni Association
Ms. Kelly Watson, Student
Mr. Shaun Daniels, Student, Common Ground
Mr. J. P. Davis, SOAR
Ms. Shannon Jeffries, VP, RSA
Ms. Elaine Whelan
Mr. Richard Blevin
Ms. Connie Lewis
Ms. L. Sue Fowell
Mr. Steven P. Bryant
Mr. Rick Clover
Mr. Steve Kerrick
Ms. Cecilia Hagan
Mr. Tom Hyatt, WAVE TV News
Ms. April Schrenger, WAVE TV News
Mr. Fred Hatcher
Mr. Daniel Glidewell

I. CALL TO ORDER

Having determined a quorum present, Chair Loving called the meeting to order at 12:20 p.m. Chair Loving invited Ms. Cauble and Mr. Green to introduce members of the UofL Alumni Association.

Several Past Presidents of the UofL Alumni Association as well as current UofL students spoke in support of Dr. Shumaker's accomplishments while at UofL and urged him to remain as President.

II. EXECUTIVE SESSION

Ms. Abrams made a motion, which Ms. Cauble seconded to go into executive session to discuss a possible litigation matter and a personnel matter. The motion passed.

III. OPEN SESSION

Chair Loving reported that a possible litigation matter and a personnel matter were discussed in executive session. Because of the hour the Board agreed to table all information items until the next meeting.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

Chair Loving read the roll call of consent agenda items.

Approval of Minutes:

  • Minutes from Board meeting, 11/26/01
  • Minutes from Special Executive Committee, 12/20/01
  • Minutes from Executive Committee, 1/28/02
  • Technical Adjustments to Previous Minutes
    • November, 2000
    • September, 2000

Ms. Abrams made a motion, which Mr. Green seconded, to approve the consent agenda items. The motion passed.

V. REPORT FROM COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Academic and Student Affairs Committee
Dr. Feldhoff reported that the Academic and Student Affairs Committee met on January 24, 2002 at the University Club. At the meeting Dean Terry Singer presented a proposal to create a Post-Masters Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. The certificate program would offer practicing social workers an opportunity for advanced study and supervised practice in the field of marriage and family therapy. The proposal was unique in its focus on post-masters instruction. The Committee supported the Dean's recommendations.

On behalf of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, Dr. Feldhoff made a motion, which Ms. Abrams seconded, to approve the

President's recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the creation of a Post-Masters Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy.

The motion passed.

Personnel Committee
Ms. Cauble reported that the Personnel Committee met on January 15, 2002 at the University Club. At this meeting, the Committee received background information about new faculty appointments from Dr. John Williams, Dean of the School of Dentistry, Ms. Hannelore Rader, University Librarian, and Dr. Laura Schweitzer, Associate Vice President for Health Affairs. Provost Garrison also provided an overview of the proposed personnel actions, as well as the administrator appointment.

On behalf of the Personnel Committee, Ms. Cauble made a motion, which Mr. Green seconded, to approve the

President's recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the monthly personnel recommendations.

The motion passed.

Ms. Cauble then reported that the Committee also received a report from Provost Garrison regarding the five-year review of Hannelore Rader as University Librarian. Dr. Garrison shared with the Committee a summary of the comments and praise regarding Ms. Rader's tenure at UofL. The Committee offered its complete admiration for Ms. Rader's performance and supported her continuation for another five-year term.

On behalf of the Personnel Committee, Ms Cauble made a motion, which Mr. Green seconded, to approve the President's recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the continuation of Hannelore Rader as University Librarian (at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees) and Professor, University Libraries Faculty, for a term beginning January 6, 2002 to January 5, 2007.

The motion passed.

Finance Committee
Ms. Schifano reported that the Finance Committee met on January 25, 2002 at the University Club. At the meeting the committee received background information about renovation of the Graduate Administrative Office and Strickler Hall. The Graduate Administrative Office project will allow these offices to be consolidated into one area. This will afford the opportunity to provide more efficient service to the growing graduate student population. The Strickler Hall renovation will allow the media department to relocate within the same building. The REACH program will utilize the vacated space.

On behalf of the Finance Committee, Ms. Schifano made a motion, which Ms. Abrams seconded, to approve the

President's recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the following renovation projects using plant funds:

Project Estimated cost Fund Source

  1. Renovation-Graduate $387,425 Plant Funds
    Administrative Office
  2. Renovation-Strickler $173,035 Plant Funds
    Hall for REACH Program

The motion passed.

VI. ACTION ITEM: TUITION INCREASES FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES

Provost Garrison reported that in November 2000, the Board of Trustees approved a differential tuition rate for three online master's programs developed through the University's partnership with Ft. Knox. The Board's action was based on discussions with the Army's distance learning personnel and staff of the Kentucky Virtual University, which revealed that the University needed to adjust its tuition structure to ensure the success of these programs.

As a result of the Board's action, all resident and nonresident students in these programs are now assessed at a rate of 125% of resident per credit hour tuition. The rationale for the differential tuition rate for distance education courses is two-fold: first, a lower rate for nonresident students is necessary to insure that our distance education programs are competitive; second, a rate that is 25% higher than the rate for traditional, on-campus courses for resident students enables the programs to be self-supporting, and also enables the University to recover increased costs in technology, faculty support, and library services.

The University's efforts in distance education are expanding. The university will receive additional funding for FY 2003 that will permit the development of five to seven new online programs. In addition, faculty and departments are developing other online courses outside of the partnership with Ft. Knox. As the University's activities in distance education expand, there is a need to extend the differential tuition rate to all distance education courses and programs.

Mr. Owens made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Porter, to approve the President's and Provost's recommendation that the Board of Trustees assess a tuition rate of 125% of resident rates per credit hour for all students who enroll in distance education courses or programs effective May 1, 2002.

The motion passed.

VII. OTHER BUSINESS

Chair Loving recognized that Mr. Junior Bridgeman will be inducted into the Kentuckiana Business Hall of Fame at a dinner sponsored by Junior Achievement. The Board is very proud of Mr. Bridgeman and all he does to represent the University of Louisville.

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

Ms. Abrams made a motion, which Mr. Owens seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 2:35 p.m. The motion passed.

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