This is a collection of important documents relevant to Prof. Laughlin's KAIST presidency.
|ptcmr -||Presidential Transition Committee Management
This document is a secret KAIST committee result transferring all important financial power from the President to the Vice President. It was given to Prof. Laughlin by KAIST Auditor Yeo In-cheol on 9 Nov 04. A second copy was provided by Dean of Planning and Budget Park Oh-ok on 9 Dec 04. Auditor Yeo declared this document to be "not secret", hence not a confidential KAIST document.
|ppm -||Presidential Power Memorandum
This document as an unsigned secret KAIST memorandum transferring all important financial power from the President to the Vice President. It was shown to Prof. Laughlin by Dean of Planning and Budget Park Oh-ok on 9 Nov 04 but not given to him in print until 9 Dec 04. It was declared by Auditor Yeo In-cheol to be "not secret", hence not a confidential KAIST document.
|roptfb -||Request to Open the Parent Trust Fund
This document is a formal complaint by the KAIST Undergraduate Student Council about the Parent Trust Fund and a petition signed by several hundred students demanding open accounting. It documents intentional obfuscation by KAIST and non-compliance with a Korean Freedom of Information Act inquiry into accounting practices and potential illegality (money laundering) the Fund. The students make the key point that KAIST compels them to pay into this fund yet is forbidden by law from charging undergraduate tuition. The document was given to Prof. Laughlin by Undergraduate Student Council President Kim Hae-min on 29 Nov 04. It is a public document seen by many students, and is thus not a confidential KAIST document.
|rkpab -||Report on KAIST Parents Association and its Budget
This document is a transparent accounting of the KAIST Parent Trust Fund budget. It shows that the fund is about KRW 7 billion ($ 7 million) and that half of it is used for supplemental compensation for faculty and staff. This fact was not known to the Undergradute Student Council because the KAIST's budget communications with them explained the relevant budget items inadequately. It also shows lax spending oversight. This document was given to Prof. Laughlin by Parent Trust Fund Manager Lee Jae-myun on 27 Oct 04. It is not a confidential document of KAIST because it is not a KAIST document at all. It is a document of the Parent Trust, an organization separate from KAIST, that gives KAIST money openly and charitably.
|terman -||Survey Report on the Establishment of the Korea
Advanced Institute of Science
This document is the "Terman Report," the blueprint for creating Kaist written in 1970 by a committee of Americans headed by Stanford's Fred Terman. It was given to Prof. Laughlin by the Kaist Public Relations Department on 13 Jan 06. The original is available in the Fred Terman papers archive at Stanford.