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Sept. 19 , 2003
Vol. 28, No. 3

State health rates jump again
Open enrollment starts next month
Collage Concert to ring in Open House festivities
Party on the prairie
Convocation highlights achievements, focuses on future
Provost emphasizes tuition enhancement programs
Survey results help tailor proposal
Coke awards Native American scholarships
American Pride

Professors hit the road for Faculty Speakers Bureau
July employees honored
‘Big Brother’ gives time, money to United Way
Brown v. Board program debuts

Governor to present leadership lecture

AIDS crisis discussed in minicourse

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Provost emphasizes tuition enhancement programs

David Shulenburger, KU provost and executive vice chancellor, highlighted KU goals and the role of tuition enhancement in achieving them during convocation.

Shulenburger said KU had used tuition enhancement to fund what is being called “Premier Learning Communities” at KU.

Tuition enhancement money so far has been earmarked for:

• $4.8 million annually for new lab equipment and computers across campus

• a classroom for library instruction for freshmen and

• additional faculty positions to keep classroom size down
• support for the Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center, HawkLink, Multicultural Scholars Program, and Career Counseling and Planning Service

• support for Thematic Learning Communities

• increased opportunities for undergraduate research and international experiences

• support for further development of student oral and written skills

• salary support to recruit high-quality graduate teaching assistants

• unclassified staff salary increases

• merit-based faculty salary increases

“KU’s reputation is enhanced by student and faculty achievements and a growing list of national rankings,” Shulenburger said. “The university aspires to be one of the best public universities in the nation.”

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