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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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- 4 - teaching. He reported that each of these matters were touched upon in the Plan in a very substantive way. He indicated that he is concerned about what both present and former Board members think about the institution. F. Faculty Workload Policy Statement (PR 3B) President Wethington stated that PR 3B is a recommendation that the University System Faculty Workload Policy Statement be approved by the Board. He said, in his opinion, a good institution for management purposes and for communicating with its publics ought to have such a statement that reflects the workload of faculty. He reported that he had appointed a faculty committee last year to assist him in developing a workload policy statement. He asked Professor Karl Raitz, chairperson of the committee, to review the process that led to the policy statement. Professor Raitz reported that the charge to the committee was to articulate a general workload policy for the University System that could be used as a management tool within the educational units to better allocate time and resources to achieve the University mission as stated in the mission statement as the state's primary land grant and research institution. He said that ten committee members were appointed from across the campus and explained the committee's process: - Review materials supplied to the Committee which included materials gathered from other universities. - Recognize the diversity of the University campus as it is constituted within the three areas of teaching, research and service. - Schedule forums/focus groups to discuss in some detail any other issues embedded in the workload policy that could be articulated by those individuals. He reported that the Committee took the information and distilled it into a policy. After summarizing some of the major points in the policy, he asked for questions. Mr. Sturgill said that this is the first time that he has seen a detailed policy of this kind. He commented that the committee had done a very worthwhile deed in pinpointing the teaching, research and service of the University. He moved approval of PR 3B. His motion was seconded by Mr. Shoop and passed. (See PR 3B at the end of the Minutes.) President Wethington commended Professor Raitz, his committee, the faculty leadership in the University, and the University Senate Council, who reviewed the report once it came to him from the committee, for their good work. This policy now clarifies for the public the faculty role in the University System. It