New degrees approved at UK, NKU
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2016) — The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) awarded the University of Kentucky, Murray State University and Morehead State University $400,854 in federal funds to support four projects aimed at improving P-12 educator quality.
- University of Kentucky: Energy Is Elementary: Physical Science, Social Studies, Mathematics and Language Arts — $110,000.
- University of Kentucky: Supporting Student Transitions to Algebra II — $110,000
- Murray State University: Developing Critical Thinking Skills Using Science and Engineering Practices — $110,000.
- Morehead State University: MSU’s 21st Century STEM Camp — $70,854.
In other business:
- Approved a master of science in finance at UK and a master of legal studies in U.S. law at Northern Kentucky University.
- Re-elected Glenn Denton as Council chair and Joe Graviss as vice chair to serve one-year terms through Jan. 31, 2017.
- Denton appointed Pam Miller, Marcia Ridings and Donna Moore to serve on the council’s executive committee. The executive committee reviews all agency budget and personnel matters, and evaluates the president.
- Denton appointed members Bruce Ayers, Donna Moore, Marcia Ridings, Mark Guilfoyle, Robert Staat and Elizabeth Ruwe to the tuition development work group. The group reviews the tuition-setting process used in the prior year, develops a tuition-setting timeline, and makes recommendations regarding tuition and mandatory fee ceilings for the 2016-18 academic years.