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Office of the President: Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

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July 14, 2005: Minutes of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees met on Thursday, July 14, 2005, in the Jefferson Room, Grawemeyer Hall, with members present and absent as follows:

Present:
Mr. William Brammell, Jr., Vice Chair, Presiding
Mr. Bill Forman
Prof. Bill Pierce
Ms. Jessica Loving

Absent:
Judge Angela McCormick Bisig
Mr. Tommie Burns

Other Trustees Present:
Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr.
Mr. Kevin Cogan
Ms. Donna Tinsley Denny
Mr. Steve Poe
Mr. J. Chester Porter
Ms. Sandy Metts Snowden
Mr. Bill Stone
Ms. Elizabeth Worland

From the University:
Dr. James R. Ramsey, President
Dr. Shirley Willihnganz, Executive Vice President and Provost
Ms. Angela D. Koshewa, University Counsel
Dr. Larry Cook, Executive Vice President & Chancellor for HSC
Mr. Larry Owsley, Vice President for Business Affairs
Dr. Nancy C. Martin, Senior Vice President for Research
Mr. Ronald L. Moore, Vice President for Information & Technology
Mr. Michael J. Curtin, Vice President for Finance
Dr. Denise Gifford, Vice President for Student Affairs
Mr. Dan Hall, Vice President for External Affairs
Dr. David Howarth, Associate University Provost
Dr. Charles Ziegler, Chair, Political Science Department
Dr. Robert Keynton, Associate Professor, Bioengineering Department
Mrs. Terri Rutledge, Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs
Mr. Jimmy Ford, Executive Director, Alumni Association
Ms. Carolyn Cochran, Assistant to the Provost
Mr. John Drees, Interim Associate VP for University Advancement
Mrs. Kathleen M. Smith, Assistant Secretary
Ms. Debbie Dougherty, Board Liaison

I. Call to Order

Having determined a quorum present, Vice Chair Brammell called the meeting to order at 2 p.m.

Approval of Minutes, March 23, 2005

Prof. Pierce made a motion, which Mr. Forman seconded, to approve the minutes of March 23, 2005. The motion passed unanimously.

II. Action Items: Approval of Institute for Democracy and Development

Provost Willihnganz introduced Dr. Charles Ziegler, Chairman of the Political Science Department. Dr. Ziegler reported the College of Arts and Sciences recommends the creation of an Institute for Democracy and Development. The Institute will 1) create a research entity in the Department of Political Science to explore issues of democracy and development in an urban/metropolitan and global context; and 2) provide a central venue for fostering, nurturing and developing specific investigations based on faculty expertise on issues such as civil rights and liberties, urban issues, civil society, diplomacy and international conflict resolution, security, and foreign policy. It will also assist faculty in securing major external funding for research in the social sciences and will foster collaborative research among political science faculty as well as other faculty across the university and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Internal reallocation and grant support will fund the Institute. Ms. Loving made a motion, which Mr. Forman seconded, to approve the

President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the creation of an Institute for Democracy and Development with a Director assigned by and reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The motion passed unanimously.

III. Action Item. Approval of Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineering in Bioengineering.

Provost Willihnganz introduced Professor Robert Keynton, Associate Professor of the Bioengineering Department in the Speed School of Engineering. Dr. Keynton reported the J.B. Speed School of Engineering faculty recommend the creation of an integrated Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Master of Engineering (MEng.) in Bioengineering program. It will address the local and national need for highly qualified bioengineers in the biotechnology and medical device industries. The five year program’s design promotes the educational and research missions of the University without duplicating existing programs either at the University of Louisville or other state supported universities. A major aim of the program will be to attain advanced level ABET-accreditation for the Master of Engineering Degree in Bioengineering, making this program the only one of its kind in the United States.

The program will feature both a mandatory co-op experience and a masters-level research project. Students completing the first four years will obtain a solid, holistic engineering foundation in bioengineering. At the end of the fifth year, students will have completed advanced level, in-depth courses in their bioengineering field of specialization and will receive the Master of Engineering degree. Upon completion of the degree program, students will have accrued approximately 169 credit hours. Prof. Pierce made a motion, which Mr. Forman seconded, to approve the

President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the creation of an integrated Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Master of Engineering (MEng.) in Bioengineering.

The motion passed unanimously.

IV. Adjournment

Ms. Loving made a motion, which Prof. Pierce seconded, to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

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