CPE and KSU Board of Regents met in joint session to discuss the Comprehensive Assessment of KSU
Release Date: April 25, 2003
Contact: Sue Patrick, Council on Postsecondary Education
Phone: (502) 573-1555
Contact: Jacqueline Bingham, KSU
Phone: (502) 597-6897
(Frankfort, Ky) The Council on Postsecondary Education and the Kentucky State University Board of Regents met in joint session today to discuss the Comprehensive Assessment of Kentucky State University.
In December 2002, the two boards commissioned the Assessment from the consulting firm of Baker and Hostetler, LLP. The Assessment analyzes various aspects of Kentucky State University including its institutional mission, academic programs, administrative structure, and budget and operations. The Assessment also provides recommendations for improvement of the institution.
The boards met for nearly two hours, discussing the report and the next steps toward implementation of the recommendations. The boards directed their presidents – Thomas D. Layzell of the Council and William Turner of Kentucky State – to meet and develop an implementation plan for the Assessment’s recommendation and a timeline for completion. The boards also directed a joint Assessment Oversight Committee to monitor implementation.
According to Norma Adams, chair of the Council, “Kentucky's postsecondary reform will not succeed unless all of our institutions are full and active partners. Reform depends on Kentucky State's ability to fulfill its unique role in our system. We did not want an assessment of the past. Instead, we wanted a study that would help all of us focus on the future of Kentucky State and help us build on its strengths. This study does that. And I am sure the members of both boards will dedicate ourselves to working together, using this document as a plan of action. And we promise that action begins today and will move swiftly.”