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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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- 2 - 3. TV INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM DEVELOPED HERE UTILIZED NATIONALLY A televised instructional program developed at the University currently is being leased by nine other educational institutions in the U.S., and negotiations are underway for its use by two foreign agencies. Dr. Paul Owen, director of media services, said the program, SPSS Computer System, is produced in the UKTV studios in cooperation with the Computer Center staff and Dr. Michael A. Baer, assistant professor of political science. It originally was designed to ac- quaint students with utilization procedures of the Statistical Pack- age for the Social Scientists. The program is distributed by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. Dr. Owen said negotiations are underway for use of the tapes by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy, and the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. 4. DEVELOPMENT,, RESEARCH AGENCIES PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships made available to outstanding graduating high school seniors by the UK Research Foundation and the Office of Development, valued at $32,500, recently attracted 32 students to the campus to compete as finalists, earning that berth after earlier competition with about twice that number. All of the students ranked in the 99th percentile nationally and scored a 30 or better, based on a 36-point grading system, on the American College Test. Dr. D. R. Reedy, acting dean of undergraduate studies, said all students in the initial competition were national merit semi-finalists and finalists. He said the program was begun by the University to "attract Kentucky's finest students in the hope that their education in a Kentucky institution will encourage them to remain in the Common- wealth following their graduation." 5. TUTORS IN THREE COLLEGES HELP BOOST SCHOLASTIC LEVEL The use of tutors in a new program in three Medical Center col- leges has been credited with bringing up the grade level of those students who took part in the program. Called Learning Services, and funded by the three colleges and the Federal government, the program employs graduate students to work with students in the Colleges of Pharmacy, Allied Health Professions, and Nursing. Phoebe K. Helm, the director, said, "Students who come to us are in serious need of help and our tutors have done their job well." She said no student tutored five hours or more in a subject has made a failing grade.