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Image 9 of 1998 - Board of Regents Meeting Minutes.

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— . .1¤;~;» _ _ 9. annexation, into the City of Murray, of the Murray State University Complex known as the West Farm consisting of 281 acres, more or less, located on College Farm Road. Dr. Rudolph seconded and discussion followed. _ Dr. Alexander indicated that the annexation would not be of any benefit to the city, but would be to the University because of water, fire and police protection. Upon call for the vote, the motion carried. ‘ » I (See Attachment #6) D. Development/Investments - Mr. Lovett. No report. E. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action - Mrs. Burr. Reaffirmation of the Affirmative Action Policy and Plan For the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Committee, Mrs. Burr moved that the Board of Regents, upon the recommendation of the President of the University, reaffirm its commitment to the Murray Sate l University Affirmative Action Policy and plan by approving the attached Resolution and Policy Statement. Mr. Lovett seconded and the motion carried. » (See Attachments #7 and #8) Council on Postsecondary Education Egual Opportunity Committee Report President Alexander stated that the University received a good report by the Council on Postsecondary Education by Sherron Jackson, who was the staff member in charge, Chuck Whitehead, the CPE Board member who is chairman of this group, and Wendell Thomas, the lay person on the committee. Mr. Thomas had been to Murray State some years ago and he complimented the university extensively and vigorously about our efforts in this regard and our expansion of equal opportunity. For the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Committee, Mrs. Burr moved that the Board of Regents accept the Report of the Committee on Equal Opportunities. Mrs. Dial seconded and the motion carried. (See Attachment #9) F. Faculty/Staff Affairs - Mr. Lanier. Mr. Lanier stated that the Faculty/Staff Affairs Committee had a very interesting meeting and the agenda largely related to reports from various and sundry people about efforts to establish some communication channels and activities within the campus. Dr. Alexander and the faculty, the deans, and the heads of the departments recently established a series of informal meetings to facilitate conversation and to discuss matters of interest to the faculty. Dr. Brockway reported on brown bag lunches hosted by the President with faculty. Dr. Sandi Flynn of the College of Education spoke about what was going on and they both were very positive about the appraisals T of the resulting benefits. Dr. Flynn spoke of a College of Science Focus Group which initially was attended by sixteen; later when ` Dr. Alexander attended in response to invitation, there were some 42 members present and apparently those interchanges went well. The Focus Groups are going to continue in that joint effort between the President, faculty, deans, and department heads to remain in constant and informal communication to deal with current issues. The Committee had a report from the Faculty Senate through Dr. Ann Landini and Dr. Bill Call. They spoke about frequent areas of comments with regard to communication, academic spending, quality of academic programs, and shared governance. Interim Provost Brockway responded to these at some length, in detail, and was careful in undertaking to respond at the moment to those matters and talking in ways that the administration is eager to cooperate in dealing with those.

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