Executive Committee. ln general, the Executive Committee exercises oversight of the
financial and business interests of the University and possesses the same powers as the
Board of Trustees during the periods between meetings of the full Board of Trustees.
Meetings may be held as necessary at the call of the Chair. The Secretary of the Board of
Trustees is the ex zyficio Secretary of the Executive Committee. The President shall
attend all meetings.
The Executive Committee is required to submit to the Board of Trustees at each meeting,
for the latter’s consideration and approval, a complete record of the proceedings of the
Executive Committee. The authority of the Board of Trustees to am end the action of the
Executive Committee does not extend to the rejection of any valid or authenticated
expenditure of money by the Executive Committee (KRS 164.190). The Executive
Committee shall serve as a hearing panel in the event of a faculty member, staff
employee, or student appeal coming to the Board of Trustees.
The Executive Committee shall serve as the performance review committee for the
President, setting and reviewing goals each fiscal year. The Executive Committee shall
involve the entire Board of Trustees in this evaluation and shall also solicit input from the
executive committees or executive councils of the University Senate, Staff Senate, and
Student Government Association.
(b) Academic Affairs Committee
(i) The Academic Affairs Committee reviews recommendations on policy matters
pertaining to the academic mission of the University in instruction, research, and
public service as well as to policy matters concerning academic freedom, tenure,
and shared governance.
(ii) The Committee reviews academic program proposals from the President to
ensure that a) the academic programs are consistent with the University’s mission,
b) resources are available to achieve academic priorities as set forth in the
strategic plan, c) academic programs are appropriate for its student needs, and d)
the University has a system in place for assessing the effectiveness of its
(iii) The Committee reviews new program proposals and changes in the academic
units or in the academic organization to ensure these proposals or changes will
effectively carry out the academic mission.
(iv) The Committee reviews the list of candidates for academic degrees approved
by the faculty of the University through the University Senate for submission to
the Board of Trustees.
(v) The Committee provides needed information to the Board of Trustees.