WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
BOARD OF REGENTS
January 18, 1995
I. Chairperson Ferrell called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. in the Kansas Room of the
Memorial Room. Present were: Mr. Ferrell, Mr. Felker, Mrs. Hines, Mr. Maag, Mrs. Porter and
It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for a period not to exceed ten
minutes for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter related to non-elected personnel of
the University and to reconvene at the conclusion thereof in the Kansas Room of the Memorial
Union. Motion passed. At 7:09 p.m. the Board recessed to Executive Session in the Kansas
Room of the Memorial Union.
At 7:11 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session of the Kansas Room of the Memorial
III. Approval of Minutes
It was moved and seconded to approve the Minutes of the November 29, 1995 meeting as
circulated. Motion passed unanimously.
IV. New Business
A. FY 1995-96 Budget
This item was withdrawn by the Chairperson.
B. Honorary Degrees
It was moved and seconded to award honorary degrees of the University at its 1995
Commencement to Dr. Douglas W. Wilmore and to Joan Finney. Motion passed
C. 1996 Insurance Policy Purchases
It was moved and seconded to ratify the actions taken in the awards of the 1996
insurance policy purchases. Motion passed unanimously.
D. Academic Calendars, Fall 1995-Summer 1998
Item was presented for information only.
1. Change in Academic Probation, Suspension & Reinstatement Policy
Item was presented for information only.
2. Departmental Credit by Examination Grade Policy, and
4. Credit by Exam Tuition Charge Increase
It was moved and seconded to approve the proposed credit by examination policy,
replacing the existing credit by examination and evaluation policy found in the
University's catalog; and, to increase the fee for tuition charge for credit by exam to
one-third of the current resident undergraduate per credit hour tuition rounded to the
nearest dollar. Motion passed unanimously.
3. American Assn. of Museums Code of Ethics
It was moved and seconded to approve the American Association of Museum Code of
Ethics for the Mulvane Art Museum. Motion passed unanimously.
5. Grade Appeal Procedure
This item was presented to the Board for information.
6. Law School Financing Plan
It was moved and seconded to revise the present Washburn University Law School
Financing Plan as recommended by the ad hoc committee studying the Law School
Financing Plan and also by the Budget Committee. In the discussion following the
motion of the proposed plan, President Thompson noted that the plan is constitutes
guidelines or a road map only for the allocation of funding for Washburn University
School of Law which may or may not be fully implemented for any given year
depending on the circumstances. Further, details within the plan are subject to change
through the budget process. Motion passed unanimously.
As amended by the action of the Board and in accordance with the recommendations
of the ad hoc committee and Budget Committee, the plan will provide that Washburn
Law faculty salaries shall be competitive with those at the University of Kansas School
of Law; further, salaries of full professors at the Law School while not necessarily
equal to current ABA national median, to be competitive should not fall more than one
year behind the ABA/AALS median salary for full professors; and, that the current
formula allocating state aid to the University for the Law School be based in the future
solely on the proportion of resident credit hours taught at the Law School in proportion
to the total resident credit hours at the University.
F. Application of George E. Ramskill Bequest
It was moved and seconded to distribute gifts from the George E. Ramskill estate as
follows: $50,000 be added to the George E. Ramskill Law Scholarship fund and the
remainder of $75,000 be used as follows: $25,000 to establish a George E. Ramskill
Fund for Scholarships; $25,000 to establish a George E. Ramskill endowment fund for
Business, Industry and Government Faculty Fellowships; and, $25,000 to establish a
George E. Ramskill fund challenge grant for the Washburn University Planetarium
Equipment Replacement Fund. Motion passed unanimously.
* It was moved and seconded to approve the appointment of Michael A. Rettig as Associate
Professor in the Department of Education on tenure track at an annual basic salary of
*Item added at the meeting with the consent of the Board.
G. Recommendation for Posthumous Degree
It was moved and seconded to award posthumously an Associate of Arts degree, with a
major in Legal Assistant, to Delores Johnson. Motion passed unanimously.
H. Financial Reports
1. Washburn Endowment Quarterly Financial Analysis, and
2. Quarterly Endowment Fund Report
Vice President for University Advancement, Darvin Hawley, presented the items to the
Board for information.
3. Depository Security Transactions, 4. Public Fund Investments, 5. Liquidated Claims
Approval--October, 1994, 6. Liquidated Claims--November, 1994, and 7. Liquidated
It was moved and seconded to approve the items as set forth in the agenda items.
Motion passed unanimously.
8. Presentation of the Strategic Financial Indicators FY 1982-94
Vice President for Administration and Treasurer, Mr. Mosiman, presented the Strategic
Financial Indicators for the years 1982 through 1994 for information.
9. FY 1994 KTWU Audit and CPB Annual Report
It was moved and seconded to acknowledge receipt of the CPB Annual Report and the
FY 1994 KTWU Audit report. Motion passed.
1. It was moved and seconded that the Board approve a statement expressing interest in
participating in an investigation for the establishment of a private accreditation body as
requested by the American Council on Education. Motion passed unanimously.
2. It was moved and seconded to delegate to the Board Chair and the administration the authority
to come to contract terms with representatives of the Topeka Public Schools concerning a
new relationship between the University and the Topeka Public Schools and its Kaw Area
Technical School for the award of the Associate of Applied Science Degree to Kaw and
University students. Motion passed unanimously.
The meeting of the Board of Regents adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Kenneth P. Hackler
Secretary, Board of Regents