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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

4 .report on FBI Investigation on Campus President Singletary reported that the University had released a class roll to the FBI which had caused concern on the campus as expressed in a reso- lution adopted by the University Senate on November 16, 1970 and a statement from the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors. Copies of the resolution and the AAUP statement were read and are included at the end of the Minutes. In answer to the initial concern expressed by both students and faculty, President Singletary said he had issued a statement that in the future only the President, or his designated representative, would have the authority to release class rolls. It is possible that the Board of Trustees may be requested to assist in seeking modification of the existing statutes so that they may cease to con- stitute a threat to academic freedom at the time of the next legislative session. In the meantime, the University of Kentucky will abide by the law but an effort will be made to provide reasonable security about normally confidential records to the extent possible under the law. Steve Bright commended President Singletary's statement and agreed that there was great concern on the part of the students relative to the confidentiality of their records. K. Progress Report on Internal Budget Preparations for 1971-72 President Singletary said that the University is currently preparing the operating budget for the second year of the biennium. The recent Carnegie Report on the financial status of institutions of higher education listed three categories of institutions: (1) those in real financial trouble; (2) those heading for trouble; and (3) those not headed for trouble. The University of Kentucky probably falls within group 2 for there isn't enough money to do those things we want to do and are doing. The 1971-72 budget is barely a continuation budget and it will be possible to hire very few new people to care for the increased enrollment expected, He closed by saying that this was merely a progress report and that the budget would not be presented to the Board for action until April or May. L. Interim Financial Report (FCR 1) Mr. Hillenmeyer said the Finance Committee recommended that the interim financial report be accepted and so moved. His motion was seconded by Mr. Milner, and without dissent the financial report covering the period ending October 31, 1970 was accepted and ordered to record. (See FCR I at the end of the Minutes. )