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ASA Committee Minutes -- March 11, 2002 -- Board of Trustees -- University of Louisville

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The Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees met on Monday, March 11, 2002, at 12: 20 p.m. in the Ballroom, University Club, Belknap Campus, with members present and absent as follows:

Present: Mr. Milton M. Livingston, Chair, Presiding
Mr. Carlton J. Brown, Vice Chair
Ms. Marie Abrams
Mr. Richard C. Feldhoff
Ms. Annette Schnatter
Ms. Sandra Metts Snowden
Ms. Mary Yarmuth
Trustees Present: Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr.
Ms. Linda Wallbaum Cauble
Mr. Kevin D. Cogan
Mr. Owsley Brown Frazier
Mr. Nathaniel E. Green
Mr. Grant M. Helman
Ms. Jessica S. Loving
Mr. Darryl T. Owens
Ms. Joyce Hagen Schifano
Ms. Melissa Long Shuter
Ms. Elizabeth H. Worland
From the University:
Dr. John W. Shumaker, President
Dr. Carol Z. Garrison, Provost
Ms. Angela Koshewa, Acting University Counsel
Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer, Vice Provost for Diversity and Equal     Opportunity
Dr. Joel Kaplan, Vice President for Health Affairs
Mr. Joseph Beyel, Vice President for Alumni and Development
Mr. Daniel Hall, Vice President for University Relations
Dr. Denise Gifford, Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Eugene Gilchrist, Vice President for Special Ventures
Dr. Nancy Martin, Vice President for Research
Mr. Larry Owsley, Vice President for Finance and     Administration
Mr. Michael J. Curtin, Director, Planning and Budget
Dr. David Howarth, Associate University Provost
Ms. Rae Goldsmith, Associate V.P. for Communications &     Marketing
Mr. John Drees, Assistant Director, News and Public     Information
Dr. Richard Clover, Chairman, Family and Community     Medicine
Dr. Paul McKinney, School of Medicine
Dr. David Faulds, School of Business and Public     Administration
Ms. Kathleen McDaniel Smith, Assistant Secretary, Board of     Trustees
Ms. Debbie Dougherty, Board Liaison, President's Office
Ms. Trisha Wolf, Board Liaison, President's Office

I. Call to Order

Having determined a quorum present, Chair Livingston called the meeting to order at 12:20 p.m.

  • Approval of Minutes

    Dr. Feldhoff made a motion, seconded by Ms. Schnatter, to approve the minutes of the meeting held January 24, 2002. The motion passed.

II. Action Item: Approval of the Creation of the Center for Military Recruitment Studies

Provost Garrison introduced Dr. Robert L. Taylor, Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration. Dean Taylor informed the committee that Prof. David Faulds has worked with the US Army Recruitment Command at Fort Knox on this project for the past three years. The formation of the Center for Military Recruitment Studies, funded with federal funds appropriated for military recruitment, will initially respond to the research needs of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command and other military services. Dean Taylor hopes the University can expand this project to create a national recruitment center for all branches of the service.

Ms. Abrams made a motion, seconded by Ms. Snowden, to approve

The President's recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the creation of the Center for Military Recruitment Studies with a Director assigned by and reporting to the Dean, College of Business and Public Administration.

The motion passed.

III. Action Item: Approval of the Creation of the Institute for Public Health Research

Dr. Kaplan invited Drs. Rick Clover and Paul McKinney to discuss the Creation of the Institute for Public Health Research. Dr. McKinney reported that the primary mission of the Institute is to support high quality research and innovative educational programs designed to make the residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky the healthiest in the nation. Institute affiliated programs in urban studies, health law and policy as well as environmental health, science, law and policy are targeted areas for investment in the Challenge for Excellence. The institute will contribute to the objectives of the Challenge by supporting nationally ranked research and graduate programs, assisting with the recruiting and mentoring of doctoral students in areas of high demand, securing sponsored funding for research, and achieving recognition for linking community needs with institute resources. Funding will come primarily through state and federal grant support, internal reallocation and School of Medicine resources.

Dr. Feldhoff made a motion, which Ms. Snowden seconded, to approve

The President's recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the creation of the Institute for Public Heath Research with a Director assigned by and reporting to the Dean, School of Medicine.

The motion passed.

IV. Information Item: Diversity Report

  • CPE/EEO Performance

    President Shumaker informed the board that the University of Louisville, for the second consecutive year, has achieved all of the diversity goals established for it by the Council on Postsecondary Education. UofL is the only state university to accomplish this record. The Board praised the President and his administrative team for this effort.

  • Report from Vice Provost for Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Mordean Taylor-Archer

    Dr. Taylor-Archer reported that when coming to the University in August she had a vision of building an inclusive campus community where everyone could feel a sense of belonging and could develop to his/her full potential. The word diversity is inclusive of all that make up the human puzzle. The OCR mandate on Kentucky places special emphasis on African Americans. Dr. Talyor-Archer set goals to increase the number of African American faculty, and to retain and promote African American faculty, staff, and administrators. She also wants to improve the graduate and retention rates of African American students as well as to prepare them for graduate and professional education. Another important goal is to build bridges between the students and the community at large. Dr. Taylor-Archer has begun building her relationship with external African American constituency groups.

    Dr. Taylor-Archer updated the Board on events since the TKE incident. The President held an all day diversity retreat in January where he required the attendance of all Vice Presidents, Deans, and members of CODRE. She took the lead in developing an interim discriminatory harassment policy that will be finalized and implemented by Fall of 2002. CODRE has appointed a Crisis Response Team designed to respond rapidly to incidents. With perceived racial overtones the University has appointed a task force to update and to expand the University wide diversity plan. Dr. Taylor-Archer and Blaine Hudson will co?chair the task force. In an effort to improve relations between African American Students and the Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Vice President for Student Affairs will appoint a student advisory board for DPS and activate it by April 2002. The Office of Minority Affairs will become the Office of Multicultural Academic Enrichment Programs and will focus on retention and graduation rates for students of color. The office will work in conjunction with the REACH Program. The Multicultural Center's new emphasis will be to work with Multicultural Student Organizations and to foster leadership development among these students. The Center will coordinate diversity programs and sponsor activities that promote greater understanding in an effort to build community support. Preliminary plans are under consideration for a new facility for the Multicultural Center.

V. Other Businessz

President Shumaker informed the Board that Dr. Nancy Martin will receive the 2002 University of Kentucky Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement. He also reported the he and University of Kentucky President Lee Todd testified in Frankfort to support the 3rd round of Bucks for Brains.

VI. Adjournment

There being no other business, Chair Livingston adjourned the meeting at 1:00 p.m.

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