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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

-5- Q. University of Kentucky Selective Admissions Policy (PR 5A) President Singletary called attention to the two-page summary of the Selective Admissions Policy approved by the University Senate on March 21, 1983. He then recommended that the Board approve the policy for implementation in Fall 1984. In the absence of Chancellor Gallaher, he called on Vice President Clapp to review the Selective Admissions Policy. Dr. Clapp summarized the policy and pointed out that its basic objective is to bring into the institution students who will achieve a 2.0 grade point average at the end of their freshman year and beyond. Mr. Brereton Jones expressed support of the policy and declared it a step in the direction the University should move while expressing a reservation about the classification of athletes in a separate category. He requested that the Board be given a report on the workings of the policy at the end of a twenty-four month period. President Singletary indicated his intent to request such a report and said that it would be shared with members of the Board. Governor Breathitt commended the faculty for "treating athletes" and the admissions policy "on top of the table." Professor Wilson indicated that the faculty is not defending the athlete but rather is defending the diversity of the pool. Mr. Geary raised two questions concerning interpretation of the policy, the first being whether the section on geographical distribution includes extra weight for non-residents of Kentucky. His second question concerned the provision for suspension of the policy in case of an emergency, and he asked whether that provision reduces the role of the Board of Trustees. It was explained that the pool arrangement, including the provision applicable to geographical distribution, applies to Kentucky residents only, and that the provision for suspension of the policy in the case of an emergency does not in any way diminish the authority of the Board to change the policy. With President Singletary so recommending, on motion made by Professor Wilson, seconded by Governor Breathitt, and unanimously carried, the Selective Admission Policy, effective Fall 1984, was approved. (See PR 5A at the end of the Minutes.) R. Interim Financial Report (FCR 1) Mr. Clay, Chairman of the Finance Committee, reported that the Committee had met on the morning of May 3 and considered six items to be presented for action, the first of which was the financial report for the nine months ending March 31, 1983. He then moved acceptance of the report. His motion, seconded by Mr. Ramsey, carried and the financial report was accepted. (See FCR 1 at the end of the Minutes.)

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