I. Call to Order
Chairperson Dick called the meeting to order at 7:12 p.m. in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.
II. Roll Call
Present were: Mr. Blair, Mrs. DeBauge, Mr. Dick, Mr. Engel, Mr. Etzel, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Parks and Mr. Roth.
III. Approval of Minutes of February 8, 2002 and January 18, 2002 meeting as mailed
It was moved and seconded to approve the Minutes of January 18 and February 8, 2002 meetings as mailed. Motion passed unanimously.
IV. Officer Reports
A. Chair's Report
Chairperson Dick said he had no report at this time.
B. Committee Report(s)
Vice Chair Engel, chair of the Finance Committee, reported there will be no March meeting, indicating the next meeting of the Finance Committee likely will be on April 4. He said hopefully between now and that time we'll have some signals from the Legislature about the amount of funding to be provided higher education. He said that, as the budget process will be delayed this year due to the state's financial condition, it may be May or June before we're ready to present a budget to the Board.
C. President's Report
President Farley said, as noted recently in the local news media reporting on the University's Spring enrollment numbers, that Spring over Spring is very good with a head count increase of about 5%; full time students increasing approximately 7%, the largest increase since 1987; an increase in part time students, and a student credit hour increase of 6.5%, the highest in nine or ten years. He said the increase in the full time student category is reflective of the goal to increase full time enrollment at the University and commended the Admissions staff on their great success.
President Farley also reported that the retention of students from fall to spring for undergraduates was about 86% and of our first time freshmen, 88% returned. He said it is a tribute to the change in our environment and also reflective of the work of our faculty as good experiences in the classroom is what attracts and retains students. Dr. Farley indicated it appears that it is possible that the fall enrollment numbers could be very positive as well as our applications for admission are up over 20% this year as compared to last year at this time.
Dr. Farley reported that the women's basketball team, which finished second in the MIAA, begins play in the South Central Region Division II basketball tournament Thursday, March 7, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He said not only did the women's basketball team finish second in the conference, it also placed two of its players on the conference first team, Carissa Goeglein and Christal Walker, with Walker being player of the year. He said were the team to win the South Central Regional, it would advance to the final eight at Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
President Farley noted the recent appointment of Dr. JuliAnn Mazachek as the new Washburn Endowment Association president, reporting it as a very positive change, good for the University and for the Washburn Endowment Association. He noted she had done a great job as dean and that Dr. Russ Smith had been appointed as the interim dean in consultation with the faculty of the School of Business. He said Dr. Smith had been serving as the Associate Dean for the School. The School is initiating a search process for a new dean.
Dr. Farley announced that Walter Broadneck, who has a BA from Washburn University, recently has been appointed president of Clark-Atlanta University. He said it's very positive not only for Clark-Atlanta but also for Washburn University.
Dr. Farley reported that the forensics team has had great success, capturing titles in a recent state tournament with several of the students qualifying for nationals.
Finally, Dr. Farley circulated the most recent edition of the Special Projects Update and a flyer providing the web site address for the new AIS project and the schedule for modules going live.
D. Treasurer's Report
It was moved and seconded to approve 1. Change Orders - Memorial Union outlined in the agenda item. Motion passed unanimously.
As approved by the Board of Regents:
General Contract - McPherson Contractors, Inc.
1. PCO-40: Miscellaneous work to ballroom kitchen/servery wall. Net increase: $3,8893.00
2. PCO-42: Extend porcelain tile at C-Store entrance. Net increase $410.00
Net contract change: Increase: $4,293.00
No change contract completion date - February 28, 2002
It was moved and seconded to accept and approve Financial Reports: a. Depository Security Transactions - January/February, 2002; b. Liquidated Claims Approval - January 2002; c. Liquidated Claims Approval - February 2002; and to accept d. Quarterly Report for Quarter Ended December 31, 2001. Motion passed unanimously.
Vice President for Administration and Treasurer, Wanda Hill, then made a presentation providing an overview of the Quarterly Report for the quarter ending December 31, 2001.
V. New Business
A. Action Items
1. Bachelor of Health Science Degree
It was moved and seconded to approve the Bachlor of Health Science Degree with majors in Medical Imaging and Health Services Administration. Motion passed unanimously.
2. Bachelor of Science with a Major in Athletic Training
It was moved and seconded to approve the Bachlor of Science with a Major in Athletic Training. Motion passed unanimously.
3. Proposed Leadership Studies Certificate
It was moved and seconded to approve the Proposed Leadership Studies Certificate. Motion passed unanimously.
4. Washburn University Student Conduct Code
It was moved and seconded to table agenda item V.A.4., Washburn University Student Conduct Code, to the April 10, 2002 meeting. Motion passed unanimously.
5. Digital Television Antenna for KTWU
It was moved and seconded to approve the award of a contract to Dielectric Communications in the amount of $180,724.00 for a digital television antenna system for KTWU. Motion passed unanimously.
B. Consent Agenda
It was moved and seconded to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion passed unanimously.
As approved by action of the Board:
1. Lee Arena Seating
approval to purchase of 425 additional blue chair back seats for Lee Arena at a cost not to exceed $70,000;
2. Report of Purchases between $25,001 and $50,000
purchases of: scalable tape library system for ITS Dept. from MSI Systems in the amount of $26,986.92; voice mail equipment for PBX, ITS Dept. from Avnet in the amount of $46,826.00; emergency telephone system for Police and Campus Safety Dept. from Dodge Electronics in the amount of $36,479.10; carpeting for Mabee Library from Floor De-Cor Center in the amount of $40,930.00; furniture for remodeled Petro Offices from BA Design, LLC in the amount of $34,388.14; chiller repair for Henderson Learning Resources Center and Petro by McElroy's in the amount of $25,140.00;
3. Revision of Posthumous Degree Policy
revision of the policy for the awarding of Posthumous Degree as set forth in the agenda item;
a. Tenure and Promotion Recommendations
award of tenure to: Gerald Bayens, Criminal Justice; Cheryl Childers, Sociology & Anthropology; Reinhild Janzen, Art; Tom Schmiedeler, Political Science; Ronald Tannehill, Criminal Justice; Sandra Tutwiler, Education; and Roy Wohl, HPEES; and, promotion to Deborah Altus to Associate Professor in Human Services; David Bainum to Professor in CIS; Mary McCoy to Professor in Biology; Rita Moore to Associate Professor in Education; Pat Mower to Associate Professor in Math & Statistics; Nancie Palmer to Professor in Social Work; Cecil Schmidt to Associate Professor in CIS; Gary Schmidt to Professor in CIS; Michelle Shipley to Assistant Professor in Allied Health; Sandra Tutwiler to Professor in Education; and Roy Wohl to Associate Professor in HPEES;
b. Faculty Personnel - Langdon
award Dr. William Langdon with the title Associate Professor Emeritus;
c. Faculty Personnel - Hsia
award Dr. Susan Hsia with the title Associate Professor Emeritus;
d. Faculty Personnel - Booth
award Dr. Terry L. Booth with the title Professor Emeritus;
e. Faculty Personnel - Halford
award Dr. Larry Halford with the title Associate Professor Emeritus;
f. Faculty Personnel - Hunter
grant an extended leave of absence to John Hunter from his position as tenured Professor of Theatre for the 2002-2003 academic year;
g. Faculty Personnel - J. Mazachek
grant an extended leave of absence to JuliAnn Mazachek from her position as tenured Associate Professor of Business through June 30, 2003; and,
h. Eminentes Universitatis
awarding the designation Eminentes Universitatis to Harold Holden, Director of Business Services.
It was moved and seconded to recess to recess to Executive Session for the purpose of discussions with the University's lawyers and to reconvene in open session in the Kansas Room at 8:50 p.m. Motion passed unanimously.
At 8:50 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union. It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for the purpose of discussions with the University's lawyers and to reconvene in open session in the Kansas Room at 9:20 p.m. Motion passed unanimously.
At 9:20 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session. It was moved and seconded to adjourn. Motion passed unanimously.
The meeting of the Board of Regents adjourned at 9:20 p.m.
Kenneth P. Hackler
Secretary, Board of Regents