PRESIDENT'S REPORT TO THE TRUSTEES
April 2, 1974
1. FIRST SATELLITE COURSES TO BEGIN JULY 2
The first telecast to Appalachia via the June-launched communi-
cations satellite will be July 2, when 1,200 elementary teachers at
15 locations are to be instructed in the teaching of reading.
The project, underwritten by a $1 million grant from the Appa-
lachian Regional Commission, involves the University in the key
role of developing high quality television courses and seminars to
be telecast via the satellite to ten of the 13 Appalachian states.
The televised courses are graduate level and focus on the in-
service needs of teachers of reading and career education.
The initial viewing of the programs will be at various colleges,
junior colleges and high schools in Maryland, West Virginia, New
York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia and North Carolina.
During the eight-week course session, the teachers occasionally
will meet in Lexington, to discuss the subject matter. They will be
tested after each telecast, and at the end of the course. The pro-
grams were prepared at the University.
2. LIBRARY MAKING CHANGES TO ACCOMMODATE INCREASED STUDENT USE
Paul Willis, director of libraries, says a major renovation at
the old King Library building is expected to get underway soon.
Among changes are a facility on the third floor for the visually
handicapped, larger quarters for the map department, an expanded
Honors Program Room, a reserve room outside the exit in order to
provide extended hours service, copy machines in the vending area,
a public lounge added to the basement, new faculty carrels and a
typing room, and an expended government publications stack area.
There will be more smoking rooms, and conference/study rooms.
Most vacated areas of the old building, available because of the re-
cent addition, are being designed for student use, Mr. Willis said.