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U of L Board of Trustees - Academic and Student Affairs Committee

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March 23, 2005

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville met on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, in the Jefferson Room, Grawemeyer Hall, with members present and absent as follows:

Present:
Mr. Ryan McKinley, Vice Chair, Presiding
Judge Angela McCormick Bisig
Mr. Bill Forman
Prof. Bill Pierce
Ms. Jessica Loving

Absent:
Mr. Mike Livingston, Chair
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, Acting 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 University Advancement
Dr. David Howarth, Assoc. University Provost
Dr. Patricia Cerrito, Department of Mathematics
Ms. Susan Ingram, Director, Budget
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, Director of Public Information
Mrs. Kathleen M. Smith, Assistant Secretary
Ms. Bethany Jones, Office of the 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, January 13, 2005

Prof. Pierce made a motion, which Ms. Loving seconded, to approve the minutes of January 13, 2005. The motion passed unanimously.

II. President's Report

President Ramsey introduced Dr. Susan Griffin. President Ramsey asked Dr. Griffin, professor and chair of English, who holds the Justus Bier Chair in Humanities and is the editor of the Henry James Review, to introduce Dr. Sena Naslund. Dr. Griffin reported Governor Fletcher recently appointed Dr. Naslund as Kentucky’s Poet-Laureate for 2005-07, the first UofL faculty member to hold this distinction. Dr. Griffin noted Dr. Naslund joined the ranks of writers like James Baker Hall, James Still, and Richard Taylor. Dr. Naslund received her doctorate at Birmingham-Southern College and has been a faculty member at UofL since 1973. She directed UofL’s Creative Writing program for twelve years. In 1980, she received the Distinguished Teaching Professor because of her excellence in guiding students inside the classroom and out. Dr. Naslund launched The Louisville Review , a nationally recognized literary journal in 1976 and continues as its editor. She was also a founder of the Fleur-de-lis Press, which is based in Louisville.

Dr. Naslund has also published six books: including Ice Skating at the North Pole, The Animal Way to Love, Sherlock in Love, and The Disobedience of Water . The two most recent, Ahab’s Wife and Four Spirits , have been national best-selling, critically acclaimed, and award-winning, fictions, New York Times Notable books that are both currently being adapted for the stage and have been optioned for film. Of Four Spirits , the New York Times reviewer wrote, “Vital and moving . . . Naslund consistently displays a fine feel from the nearly inaudible drama of the psyche . . . . It’s as if Virginia Woolf went down to Birmingham to cover the civil rights struggle.”

Dr. Naslund’s new project, under contract from Morrow-Harper Collins, is a novel about Marie-Antoinette, tentatively titled, Heart of a Queen . Dr. Griffin invited trustees to attend the other Creative Writing events on campus.

Dr. Naslund thanked President Ramsey and the Board for inviting her to the meeting and read excerpts from her recent book, Four Spirits , to the Committee. She gave an autographed copy to each board member.

Action Item: Approval of Certificate in Data Mining

Provost Willihnganz reported the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Speed School of Engineering recommend the creation of a Graduate Certificate in Data Mining. Dr. Willihnganz introduced Dr. Patricia Cerrito, Department of Mathematics, for further information. Dr. Cerrito explained the expansion of the use of data mining techniques will require additional employees with data mining expertise in both the public and private sectors. Students with credentials in this area will be employable within industries that routinely collect large amounts of data. It is also anticipated that area businesses and organizations will require training for current employees in data mining techniques.

Dr. Willihnganz said the program consists of 18 credit hours with required courses in computer engineering and computer science and mathematics. The Certificate can serve as a stand-alone program, as a core for a Master’s degree in Mathematics or a Master’s degree in Computer Science. Students in the Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering and Computer Sciences program and the Computer Science and Engineering doctoral program could also complete the certificate program. She noted the approval by the Faculty Senate and Graduate Council. Judge Bisig made a motion, which Ms. Loving seconded, to approve the

The President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the creation of a Graduate Certificate in Data Mining.

IV. Executive Session

Pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(f), Judge Bisig made a motion, which Mr. Forman seconded, to go into executive session to discuss an academic matter. The motion passed unanimously.

V. Open Session Reconvenes

Vice Chair McKinley reported the Committee discussed an academic matter during executive session. Judge Bisig made a motion, which Ms. Loving seconded, to approve the

President’s recommendation to rescind the master’s degree for Amanda Howe Spradlin

The motion passed unanimously.

VI. Adjournment

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


Minutes of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee University of Louisville Board of Trustees

March 23, 2005, In Executive Session

Present:
Mr. Ryan McKinley, Vice Chair, Presiding
Judge Angela McCormick Bisig
Mr. Bill Forman
Prof. Bill Pierce
Ms. Jessica Loving

Absent:
Mr. Mike Livingston, Chair
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, Acting 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 University Advancement
Dr. David Howarth, Assoc. University Provost
Ms. Carolyn Cochran, Assistant to the Provost
Mrs. Kathleen M. Smith, Assistant Secretary
Ms. Bethany Jones, Office of the President

I. Call to Order

Vice Chair McKinley called the executive session to order.

Academic Matter

Provost Willihnganz briefed the Committee concerning an academic matter.

III. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned.


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