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ASA Committee Minutes -- July 18, 2002 -- Board of Trustees -- University of Louisville

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MINUTES OF THE ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee met on Thursday, July 18, 2002 in the Jefferson Room of Grawemeyer Hall at 2:30 p.m. with members present and absent as follows:

Present: Mr. Milton M. Livingston, Chair
Mr. Christopher J. Marlin, Vice Chair
Dr. Richard C. Feldhoff
Ms. Martha Annette Schnatter
Ms. Sandra Metts Snowden
Absent: Ms. Marie Abrams
Ms. Mary Yarmuth
Trustees Present: Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr.
Ms. Virginia C. Brown
Mr. Tommie Burns, Jr.
Ms. Linda Wallbaum Cauble
Mr. Grant Helman
Mr. William Mulloy, Sr.
Ms. Joyce Hagen Schifano
From the University:
Dr. Carol Garrison, Acting President
Dr. Shirley Willihnganz, Acting Provost
Ms. Angela Koshewa, University Counsel
Dr. Nancy Martin, Vice President for Research
Mr. Larry Owsley, Vice President for Finance and    Administration
Mr. Dan Hall, Vice President for University Relations
Dr. James Brennan, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Ron Moore, Vice President for Information Technology
Dr. Gene Gilchrist, Vice President for New Ventures
Mr. Mike Curtin, Director, Office of Planning & Budget
Ms. Rae Goldsmith, Associate VP, News and Public    Information
Mr. John Drees, Assistant Director, News and Public    Information
Dr. David Weigman, Associate VP for Health Affairs
Dr. John Welsh, Acting Dean, College of Education and    Human Development
Dr. Dan Sessler, Assistant VP for Health Affairs
Dr. Rick Clover, Acting Dean, School of Public Health
Dr. Dave Howarth, Office of the Provost
Dr. Russell Vandenbroucke, Chair, Theatre Arts Department
Dr. William Bush, Professor, Education Center for Math &    Science Educ.
Ms. Kathleen M. Smith, Assistant Secretary
Ms. Trisha Wolf, Board Liaison
Ms. Debbie Dougherty, Board Liaison

I.Call to Order

Having determined a quorum present, Chair Livingston called the meeting to order at 2:45 p.m.

  • Approval of Minutes, May 20, 2002

Dr. Feldhoff made a motion, which Ms. Snowden seconded to approve the minutes. The motion passed.

II. Action Item: Approval of Graduate Certificate in African American Theatre

Acting Provost Willihnganz introduced Dr. James Brennan, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Dean Brennan explained the Graduate Certificate in African American Theatre is a fifteen-hour program that will provide a unique opportunity to post-baccalaureate students and students pursuing graduate degrees in liberal arts or other fields. No other institutions in the country offer a graduate level degree or certificate in African American Theatre. The African American Theatre Program is visible in the Louisville community and throughout the region, and the graduate certificate builds upon this recognition, the uniqueness of the Department, and the undergraduate minor offering in African American Theatre. The Program will also attract a larger number of African American students to graduate study at the University. He stated the Program adds a significant diversity component to other graduate degree programs offered by the University and is of particular interest to students in education, the health and recreation professions and those preparing for international careers. Internal reallocation within the Theatre Arts Department will meet resource requirements. Dean Brennan introduced Professor Russell Vandenbroucke, chair of the Theatre Arts Department, who added that completing a core of courses in African American Theatre is a requirement for all students (graduate and undergraduate). Dr. Feldhoff made a motion, which Ms. Snowden seconded, to approve the

President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the creation of a Graduate Certificate in African American Theatre.

The motion passed.

III. Action Item: Approval of the Center for Research in Mathematics & Science Teacher Development

Acting Provost Willihnganz introduced Dr. John Welsh, Acting Dean of the College of Education and Human Development. Dr. Welsh stated the purpose of the Center is to: (1) conduct research on the professional development of mathematics and science teachers, as well as their knowledge of mathematics, science, and pedagogy; (2) build exemplary models of teacher recruitment, teacher education programs, and professional development experiences through collaborative efforts among mathematicians, scientists, mathematics and science educators and classroom teachers; and (3) revise doctoral programs within Teaching and Learning in mathematics and science education to enhance their national prominence. The Center will include faculty from the College of Education and Human Development, College of Arts and Sciences and health science disciplines in addition to the Jefferson County Public Schools and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative. Dr. Welsh stated the University will finance the center through a combination of grant funds. 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 Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Teacher Development with a Director assigned by and reporting to the Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Development.

The motion passed.

IV. Action Item: Approval of the Institute of Molecular Cardiology

Acting Provost Willihnganz introduced Dr. Dan Sessler, Assistant Vice President for Health Affairs. Dr. Sessler stated the objective of the Institute of Molecular Cardiology is to promote and integrate interdisciplinary research efforts aimed at advancing our understanding of the molecular basis of cardiovascular disease. He reported that bringing together scientists with different but complementary areas of expertise, the Institute plays an important role in catalyzing collaboration and exchange of ideas which will result in synergistic new approaches. He described how the combination of different disciplines, including physiology, molecular biology, cellular biology, signaling, transgenesis, protein chemistry, biochemistry, electrophysiology, proteomics, and translational research could result in a powerful integrative strategy that will cross many departments and units within the University. In addition to providing opportunities to interact and collaborate, a separate structure will promote the transfer of tissue samples, reagents, supplies, etc., from one laboratory to another, the sharing of common large equipment, reduction of duplication, and the application of collaborative grants. Also, the inclusion of clinician-scientists alongside basic scientists will enable the rapid translation of basic knowledge to the clinical arena. Ms. Snowden made a motion, which Dr. Feldhoff seconded, to approve the

President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the creation of the Institute of Molecular Cardiology assigned by and reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine.

The motion passed.

V. Action Item: Approval of a Master of Public Health

Acting Provost Willihnganz introduced Dr. Rick Clover, Acting Dean, School of Public Health. Dr. Clover stated the faculty of the School of Public Health, supported by faculty in the School of Medicine, recommends the creation of a Master of Public Health. He reported that in January 2000, the Council on Postsecondary Education approved a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree. The MSPH is a research degree appropriate for individuals seeking a career in population-based or patient-oriented research. The approved curriculum requires 24 credit hours of didactic instruction and a six credit hour thesis or professional paper. He explained the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is a professional degree appropriate for individuals seeking a career in a local, state or national public health agency. The curriculum of the MPH includes 24 credit hours of didactic instruction and a six credit hour practicum, consisting of a professional experience of approximately 120 hours at a local or state health department or agency directly involved in the provision of public health services. He noted that since the MSPH and MPH degrees involve the same didactic coursework with the exception of the thesis/professional paper or practicum, additional courses will be limited. Ms. Snowden made a motion, which Dr. Feldhoff seconded, to approve the

The President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the creation of a Master of Public Health.

The motion passed.

VI. Other Business

Acting President Garrison distributed a recent Courier-Journal article commending Haydee Canovas, a UofL student who received her undergraduate degree at UofL and is pursuing her master’s degree in the School of Nursing. The National Association of Hispanic Nurses named Ms. Canovas as its first National Nurse of the Year award recipient. Dr. Garrison will send a letter congratulating Ms. Canovas on her achievement; the Board agreed that Dr. Garrison should invite Ms. Canovas to a future committee or Board of Trustees meeting.

VII. Adjournment

There being no further business to discuss, Ms. Snowden made a motion, which Dr. Feldhoff seconded to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 p.m. The motion passed.

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