30, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- A
University of Kentucky task force charged with establishing
measures by which the University can be judged as
it makes it climb to top 20 national status issued
its report today. The Task Force was appointed by
UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. soon after he became
UK's 11th president.
force was co-chaired by Phyllis Nash, associate vice
president for academic and student affairs for the
UK Chandler Medical Center, and Michael T. Nietzel,
listed six major measures the university will employ
in regularly assessing progress toward achieving recognition
as one of the nation's top 20 premier public research
universities, co-chair Nash told UK Board of Trustees
members in presenting the task force report today.
said UK should be judged by the following criteria:
-- A comprehensive
array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional
programs, many with national prominence.
and graduating outstanding students capable of making
significant contributions to their professions and
-- A distinguished
faculty whose research, service, scholarship, and
teaching are exemplary.
discovery, dissemination, and application of new and
of thought, culture, gender, and ethnicity that creates
communities of learning and appreciation at the University
to the health and educational, social, economic and
cultural well being of the citizens of the Commonwealth.
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