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ASA Committee Minutes -- July 10, 2003 -- Board of Trustees -- University of Louisville

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

In Open Session

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees met on Thursday, October 9, 2003 in the Jefferson Room of Grawemeyer Hall with members present and absent as follows:

Present: Mr. Milton M. Livingston, Chair
Mr. Michael Sticklen
Ms. Angela McCormick Bisig
Ms. Virginia C. Brown
Prof. David Ensign
Ms. Jessica S. Loving
Ms. Sandra Metts Snowden
Other Trustees Attending: Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr.
Mr. Tommie Burns
Ms. Linda Wallbaum Cauble
Mr. Kevin Cogan
Ms. Donna Tinsley Denny
Mr. Nathaniel Green
Mr. Grant Helman
Mr. William Mulloy, Sr.
Mr. J. Chester Porter
Ms. Elizabeth Worland
From the University: Dr. James Ramsey, President
Dr. Shirley Willihnganz, Acting Executive Vice President and Provost
Dr. Joel Kaplan, Executive Vice President and HSC Chancellor
Ms. Angela D. Koshewa, University Counsel
Dr. Nancy Martin, Senior Vice President for Research
Mr. Joseph S. Beyel, Vice President for University Advancement
Dr. Denise Gifford, Vice President for Student Affairs
Mr. Daniel Hall, Vice President for External Affairs
Mr. Ronald L. Moore, Vice President for Information Technology
Mr. Michael J. Curtin, Vice President for Finance
Dr. Alan Attaway, Acting Dean, College of Business & Public Affairs
Mr. Mitchell Payne, Associate Vice President for Business Affairs
Mr. David F. Barker, Director, Audit Services
Dr. Linda Shapiro, Associate Provost
Dr. Mary Korfhage, Asst. Director, Institutional Research
Ms. Terri Rutledge, Associate Vice President for Business Affairs
Ms. Rae Goldsmith, Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Ms. Cheri Jones, Associate Director, Audit Services
Ms. Susan I. Howarth, Asst. Director, Budget and Planning
Mr. John Drees, Director of Public Information
Ms. Kathleen M. Smith, Assistant Secretary
Ms. Debbie Dougherty, Board Liaison, President’s Office3

I. Call to Order

Having determined a quorum present, Chairman Livingston called the meeting to order at 1:45 p.m.

Approval of Minutes, July 10, 2003

Ms. Brown made a motion, which Ms. Snowden seconded, to approve the minutes of July 10, 2003. The motion passed unanimously.

II. Information Items: Update on Academic Planning

Dr. Willihnganz provided a Powerpoint presentation on academic planning initiatives (copy attached). She presented the following:

Reviewing Our Strategic Focus

House Bill One: Creates a Public Agenda for Higher Education
“Enhance Economic Opportunity and Quality of Life for All Kentuckians”

UofL Mission

1998: “We shall strive to become a preeminent metropolitan research university, nationally recognized for our success in advancing the intellectual, social, and economic development of our community and its citizens”

UofL Game Plan

Challenge for Excellence – 1998-2008
Quality undergraduate programs – attracting and retaining the best and brightest
Graduate/professional programs of national stature
Strong commitment to research quality
A defining commitment to the community and Commonwealth

UofL Scorecard

Needed a way to articulate and quantify our goals and measure progress toward them
Need for a management summary of system-wide and unit-specific objectives
UofL “Scorecard” developed in 1999

Outlines five core institutional themes:
Educational Experience
Research, Creative and Scholarly Activities
Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, and Communication
Partnerships and Collaboration
Institutional Effectiveness

These were articulated from a number of key initiatives
House Bill One
CPE Action Agenda
EEO/Diversity Audits
Interface with community and Commonwealth
Bucks for Brains
Various Internal Documents

In looking at the Challenge for Excellence Scorecard (1998-2008), Dr. Willihnganz noted that quality undergraduate programs attract excellent students, are fundamental to graduate/professional programs of national stature; strengthen the University’s commitment to quality research; and define our commitment to the community and Commonwealth. The “Scorecard,” developed in 1999, measures progress toward Challenge goals. Dr. Willihnganz observed the University is half-way through the targeted decade and has evaluated its progress.

She noted the average ACT score for entering freshmen was up; nearly 50% of the freshmen class was honors eligible; the high school GPA for freshmen was 3.36; and scholarship awards had increased.

With respect to graduate/professional enrollment, Dr. Willihnganz stated that although the Scorecard goal was 92, in 2003 the University graduated 89. Its goal for 2008 is 125 .

Dr. Willihnganz observed that initiatives to improve graduation and retention rates are ahead of projections, e.g., faculty engagement with students, expansion of the Library’s Center for Teaching and Learning, which Dr. Gale Rhodes will coordinate, and restructuring the career center and academic advising. Dr. Willihnganz said the University was forming three new committees 1) a council of undergraduate deans to discuss collaborative improvements in educating students; 2) a committee combining Faculty Senate representatives and faculty at large to discuss ways faculty can improve instruction; and 3) a general education committee. In response to Judge Bisig’s inquiry, Dr. Willihnganz said the University derived its goals from many sources, including its 18 benchmark institutions. Chairman Livingston thanked Dr. Willihnganz for a thorough and informative presentation.

III. Action Item: Approval of the Creation of a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship

Dr. Willihnganz reported the faculty of the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) recommends the creation of a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship. The program will supply trained scholars to address the shortage of qualified faculty with a Ph.D. who can teach entrepreneurship. Dr. Willihnganz introduced Dr. Alan Attaway, Acting Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration. Dr. Attaway reported the University will become one of only seven doctoral-granting institutions for entrepreneurship in the world, three of which are located in the United States. In 2001, the United States Association of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship designated the University of Louisville as a model MBA program. In addition, Success magazine ranks the University of Louisville as one of the thirteen best places to study entrepreneurship.

He further reported that during the decade of the 90s, there was a notable increase in the status and number of entrepreneurship programs in schools of business and management. Recent reports indicated that this is a significant new era of entrepreneurship in the United States, including Kentucky. In 1996, there were 819,477 new businesses created, the highest ever in our history. Even more significant is that all new job creation has, until recently, come from new, growing companies. Research shows that in 1997, nearly 40% of all employees worked at least part of the time at home. By 2000, this statistic had risen to 50%. Interest in entrepreneurship reflects an emerging economic environment created by a confluence of changes in the corporate world, new technologies and emerging world markets. Prof. Ensign made a motion, which Judge Bisig seconded, to approve the

President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the creation of a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship.

The motion passed unanimously.

IV. Other Business

There was no other business.

V. Adjournment

Ms. Loving made a motion, which Mr. Sticklen seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 2:30 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.

 

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