The university offers a $250 per credit hour tuition rate for military, a discount of about $80 per credit hour. The $250 rate matches the standard reimbursement rate paid by the Department of Defense for college courses. It will be effective in spring 2012 for undergraduate and graduate courses.
Also at the meeting, the trustees approved:
- a Center for Mental Health Disparities, under the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. The center will develop and support research projects, training, community outreach and service to address mental health disparities and increase resiliency among historically under-served families in the community (ethnic and cultural minorities as well as low socioeconomic status and distressed neighborhoods). L. Kevin Chapman will be director.
- a PhD program in justice administration. It will be the only one in Kentucky and will offer a part-time option to allow full-time employees in the justice field to work toward a degree.
- authorizing its Executive Committee to act on approval of the Grawemeyer Awards, designations and namings and routine personnel matters.
- an honorary doctorate degree for Karel Husa, world-renowned composer and winner of the 1993 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. Husa has won many prizes, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Pulitzer Prize.
- capital construction projects, including a new roof for the University Club and improvements in and outside the College of Business, worth $1.225 million. Private donations are funding the COB work.