ASA Committee Minutes -- Jan. 13, 2005 -- Board of Trustees -- University of Louisville
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, January 13, 2005, in the Jefferson Room, Grawemeyer Hall, with members present and absent as follows:
Mr. Ryan McKinley, Vice Chair, Presiding
Mr. Mike Livingston, Chair
Ms. Marie Abrams
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Dr. James R. Ramsey, President
I. Call to Order
Having determined a quorum present, Vice Chair McKinley called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.
Approval of Minutes, May 13, 2004
Judge Bisig made a motion, which Prof. Pierce seconded, to approve the minutes of May 13, 2004. The motion passed unanimously.
II. President’s Report
Recognition of the Football Team
President Ramsey recognized the football team’s accomplishment in winning the Liberty Bowl and ranking 6 th in the country, the highest the University of Louisville football team has ever ranked. He introduced the football team and coaching staff. Coaches Nord and Paul Petrino thanked President Ramsey and the Board for inviting them to the meeting today and reiterated their pride in representing the University of Louisville at the Liberty Bowl. The Board recognized the football team and coaching staff with a round of applause. President Ramsey noted the banners around campus recognizing the football team’s accomplishment.
Recognition of the Marching Band
President Ramsey recognized the marching band for their outstanding performances, including representing the University at the Governor’s inaugural parade, the 2004 Derby parade and Derby festival. In honor of their significant accomplishments, President Ramsey recommended the following resolution of appreciation. Judge Bisig made a motion, which Mr. Forman seconded, to approve the
Recognition of UofL Marching Band
February 10, 2005
WHEREAS, the Marching Band representing the University of Louisville, has distinguished the band program as a national premier program;
WHEREAS, the talented musical ambassadors represent a cross-section of the student population at the University of Louisville with student musicians drawn from nearly every academic unit:
WHEREAS, the Marching Band has established a tradition of excellence in performance at University athletic events and many other venues;
WHEREAS, under the leadership of Professors Byrne and Speck, the Band has performed spectacularly in seven consecutive bowl appearances; and on campus for the Presidential Inauguration, the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, as well as in Frankfort for the Governor’s Inaugural Parade;
WHEREAS, the student musicians have accompanied renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, participated in an MTV production of the Mint Jubilee, and performed at half-time for the nationally-televised Cincinnati Bengals and the Indianapolis Colts; and
WHEREAS, the Marching Band’s selection as “band of choice” for the Kentucky Derby distinguishes its excellence from all others;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville expresses its sincere admiration and deep appreciation to the student musicians of UofL’s Marching Band and their professors Dr. Greg Byrne and Dr. Frederick Speck for their commitment to the band program; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution, appropriately signed be presented to each member of the Marching Band and their musical and academic advisors, Drs. Byrne and Speck.
The motion passed unanimously. The band performed for the Board. The Board expressed its appreciation to the Band with a round of applause.
III. Action Item: Approval of Certificate Programs in
Latin American Studies
Provost Willihnganz reported t he faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences recommends the creation of a Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies. The program, which will be housed in the Graduate School, is interdisciplinary involving multiple departments within the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Willihnganz asked Dr. Rhonda Buchanan to speak more about this program. Dr. Buchanan said students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to examine Latin American societies from the perspective of history, social structure, economic and political structures, literature, art, and culture.
Dr. Buchanan explained the 2000 Census reported Hispanics represent the fastest growing segment of the population in the United States. Businesses and organizations have begun to address the needs of the Hispanic community in this country, while some businesses have expanded operations to Latin American countries. The certificate program will support the University’s objectives in the area of cultural diversity and will help to serve the needs of the metropolitan area. The University projects students in international business, education, health professions, justice administration, law, social service administration as well as political science, modern languages, journalism and the creative arts will be interested in this program. The fifteen hour program may be completed as a ‘stand alone’ program or in conjunction with other graduate programs. Judge Bisig made a motion, which Mr. Forman seconded, to approve the
President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the creation of a Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies.
The motion passed unanimously.
Health Professions Education
Provost Willihnganz reported t he faculty of the College of Education and Human Development in collaboration with the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health and Information Sciences recommend the creation of a Health Professions Education Certificate. She introduced Dr. Margaret Pentecost of the College of Education and Human Development. Dr. Pentecost explained the program will provide health professional faculty, residents, and graduate students from Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health and Information Sciences with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed as educators in academic careers. The curriculum focused on theories of adult learning, effective teaching, evaluation of programs and student learning, and research. Core competencies include curriculum design, research design and writing, adult learning and diversity, and assessment and evaluation of learning. The curriculum consists of a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 23 semester hours. Students will be required to meet the standards of general admission to the Graduate School. There are no other programs of this type in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In response to Ms. Abrams’ inquiry, Dr. Pentecost reported students who earn this certificate could use courses toward a master’s or doctoral degree. Mr. Forman made a motion, which Judge Bisig seconded, to approve the
President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the creation of a Health Professions Education Certificate.
The motion passed unanimously.
IV. President’s Report, Continued
President Ramsey said last year the University presented preliminary ideas about developing Unity Place into a community park for students. The areas discussed were Greek Row and consisted of land adjacent to Triangle Park across from the Speed Museum. Dr. Ramsey asked Vice President Gifford to update the committee. Vice President Gifford noted the project began approximately four years ago to provide appropriate meeting space and additional campus housing for students. The University hoped to break ground in Spring 2005 and open in Fall 2006. Mr. McKinley noted fundraising efforts by two groups which have allowed them to move out of existing houses and into the new suites. In response to Prof. Pierce’s inquiry concerning the impact on parking, Vice President Owsley reported that current parking available on the 4th Street side is underutilized. He noted there may be a few staff parking spaces displaced; however, the shuttle system has become more important as the University continues to build out campus. Lease agreements will provide that tenants for the suites and houses will have a specific number of parking spaces.
Diversity and Openness on Campus
President Ramsey reported the University had achieved all of its eight CPE diversity goals. The Council on Postsecondary Education will announce this information soon.
President Ramsey recognized Vice President Jurich for his leadership as athletic director. The Cardinal sports teams have had unprecedented success athletically and academically. President Ramsey proposed the adoption of the following resolution in appreciation of Vice President Jurich’s commitment and dedication to Cardinal Athletics and to the University of Louisville. Prof. Pierce made a motion, which Judge Bisig seconded, to approve the
RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION TO
THOMAS M. JURICH
WHEREAS, Tom Jurich has served the University of Louisville with distinction as Athletic Director since 1997;
WHEREAS, his leadership is extraordinary and he has earned the deep respect and admiration of all Cardinal Fans who know him;
WHEREAS, he was singularly instrumental in achieving admission for the University into the Big East Conference, and as such, in gaining the opportunity for Cardinal Football to participate in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS);
WHEREAS, his insight, instinct, and skill have crafted a vision for Cardinal Athletics that has promoted UofL’s 21 sports programs to national visibility.
WHEREAS, through his support, Cardinal Football tied a school record for wins in the 2004 season with an 11-1 mark and achieved the highest ranking in university history at 6 th in the nation according to the Associated Press and 7 th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll;
WHEREAS, Cardinal Football captured the 2004 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Championship with a thrilling 44-40 victory over 10 th-ranked Boise State during the second highest rated game on ESPN of the season;
WHEREAS, ten members of the Cardinal Football team earned All-Conference USA accolades, quarterback Stefan LeFors was named the CUSA Co-offensive Player of the Year and quarterback Brian Brohm was named League Freshman of the year;
WHEREAS, with Tom’s unwavering encouragement and direction, Cardinal Volleyball reached the NCAA Sweet Sixteen and posted a mark of 30-3 going undefeated in Conference USA at 13-0 and sweeping the Conference USA Tournament for the team’s fourth tournament crown;
WHEREAS, his vision for field hockey matured this season when the team captured their second consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship and earned an NCAA play-in game bid;
WHEREAS, Tom’s greatest leadership has resulted in the outstanding academic record of the student-athletes in the University’s intercollegiate athletic programs: in the Fall of 2004, 225 student-athletes had a 3.0 gpa or higher for the semester; this record is nearly 50% of all the student-athletes in Cardinal Athletics; UofL recorded 13 teams with 3.0 or higher gpa last year; and had 29 student-athletes with a 3.75 cumulative gpa for CUSA sports—the highest in the University’s history;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville hereby expresses its deep appreciation to Mr. Tom Jurich for his extraordinary leadership, his outstanding performance, his devoted service to Cardinal Athletics, and his continuing loyalty to the University of Louisville; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board recognize Tom as the best Athletic Director in the nation and a Cardinal AD for many years to come; and
BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution appropriately signed, be presented to Mr. and Mrs. Jurich with our deepest and continuing appreciation.
The motion passed unanimously. Vice President Jurich thanked President Ramsey and the Committee. He recognized the Athletic Department staff for their dedication.
Judge Bisig made a motion, which Prof. Pierce seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 2:00 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.