major in Journalism - General Editorial to Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science with a major in Journalism, effective in the spring 2008 semester.
The proposed change is more appropriate as a descriptor of Journalism majors in this field of study. The proposal has the approval of the Undergraduate Council, Senate Council, and University Senate, along with the provost. Ms. Tobin moved approval of AACR 2. Mr. Dawson seconded her motion, and it carried without dissent. (See AACR 2 at the end of the Minutes.)
K. Change in Name of a Degree - College of Education (AACR 3)
Ms. Tobin said that AACR 3 is a change in the name of a degree in the College of Education. It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve a change in the name of the Doctor of Education degree with a major in Special Education to a Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Special Education, effective in the spring 2008 semester.
The background for this name change is that there is a need to strengthen the research requirements within the Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling doctoral program and to reflect the program's emphasis on research. The proposal is designed to improve the abilities of doctoral program graduates to apply scientifically rigorous research designs. It aligns with UK's new Strategic Plan and the emphases placed on increasing the number of doctorates awarded and increasing research productivity among graduate students.
The proposal has the approval of the Graduate Council, Senate Council, the University Senate, and the provost. Ms. Tobin moved approval of AACR 3. Ms. Patterson seconded the motion, and it carried without dissent. (See AACR 3 at the end of the Minutes.)
Ms. Tobin concluded her report by saying that the committee was honored to have Bob Wiseman, vice president for facilities management, give an update on the facilities and talk about how to do a lot on a very small budget. The committee appreciated his presentation.
L. Finance Committee Report
Mr. Branscum, chair of the Finance Committee, reported that the committee had a lengthy meeting and had 15 action items to report to the Board. Since approximately 90 percent of the full Board attended the committee meeting, he said that he would summarize the committee's report.
Although FCRs 1, 2, 3, and 4 were consent items, he noted that they include gifts and pledges totaling $12 million and said he would like to highlight FCRs 3 and 4.
The university has received a $5 million pledge from the Sarah Scaife Foundation of Pittsburgh in FCR 3. Richard Scaife and the Sarah Scaife Foundation Board are funding an auditorium in the new Albert B. Chandler Hospital to be named the Karpf Auditorium at the appropriate time in the future. He congratulated Dr. Karpf, and Dr. Karpf received a round of applause.