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U. Academic Affairs Committee Report
Professor Betts, Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee,
reported that the Committee had met and heard reports from
representatives from the College of Medicine, the College of Business
and Economics, and the Office of international Affairs. He stated
that he was delighted to report that the University has cause for
celebration for having 1,086 students from other countries on campus.
This number has doubled since 1981. He reported that an International
Learning Center is being initiated in Jewell Hall and will open in the
fall of 1991. A new course in cross-cultural affairs will be
introduced and taught by Professor William Adams of the Anthropology
Department for residents in that program.
Professor Betts reported that 180 University of Kentucky
students are now studying abroad at various institutions. Exchange
programs are being initiated with a number of countries for both
students and faculty. He cited several existing programs and said the
most interesting aspect is the students from the Soviet Union will be
coming to this country very soon.
He felt it was worthwhile to mention that the programs need
more money for scholarships. The scholarships are one way in which
the University can become a global institution in the Twenty-first
Century. He expressed hopes that the programs will continue to expand
and invited the Trustees to consult with the various groups working
hard on the international programs, particularly Professor Angene
Wilson and Dean Richard Furst.
V. Meeting Adjourned
There being no further business to come before the Board, the
Chairman declared the meeting officially adjourned at 1:34 p.m.
Edythe Jones Hayes
Board of Trustees
(PR's 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 5A, 8A, and 8B; FCR's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
and 7 which follow are official parts of the Minutes of the meeting.)