C. President Eli Capilouto — How Retreat is Designed to Achieve End -goals
President Capilouto thanked everyone and reiterated that there is a method to the agenda
process. He said the goal for Saturday is to listen and interpret data. He asked the Board to think
independently and give their objective views. The goal on Sunday is to give advice, direction,
and talk about the challenge. The issue of a flagship university would be discussed as well as
renewing and rebuilding the core ofthe campus. He reviewed the agenda for the retreat and then
asked Provost Subbaswamy to talk about the Strategic Plan and Top 20 Business Plan.
D. Provost Kumble Subbaswamy — Progress to Date
Provost Subbaswamy gave a PowerPoint presentation about both plans. He provided
infonnation on what it means to be a Top 20 institution and the idea ofthe Business Plan. The
Top 20 plan shows where the University began, where it is currently, and its goals for the future.
He reviewed various measures in attaining Top 20 status and talked about the gaps between UK
and the Top 20m. He also discussed the University’s trends vs. projections in the Top 20
Business Plan. The conclusion of his presentation follows:
¤ There has been good progress made in undergraduate recruitment and retention, but
the gap with Top 20 is growing.
¤ There has been much progress in diversity.
¤ Faculty salaries relative to Top 20 benchmarks have fallen slightly.
¤ Enrollment growth is behind the Top 20 Business Plan projections.
¤ Despite improvement, research expenditures from Federal sources trail Business Plan
growth and Top 20 peers.
¤ There is a vast and growing gap between projected and actual state funding.
Throughout Provost Subbaswamy’s presentation, the Board engaged in discussions
seeking answers to questions about some ofthe goals and clarification on some of the
E. President Eli Capilouto — Perspective on the University Current Status
President Capilouto thanked the University staff and Mr. Messina for their good work in
assisting with the Board retreat. He began his PowerPoint by presenting five questions:
l. What are the 2lSt Century implications for UK’s status as a flagship and land-
2. What does the Top 20 quest signify for the University today?