Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Dickey Hall Auditorium
Dr. Nelson convened the meeting at 4:12 PM.
I. REPORT FROM THE PRESIDENT . . . . . . . .Dr. Ivory Nelson
the weather is nice on Sunday, May 02, 2004, commencement exercises will be held
at the track. Seven thousand people can be seated at the track. On the other hand,
bad weather would force the commencement exercises to be held in the gymnasium,
which can only hold 3,000 people. This would force the university to limit the
number of guests graduating students can invite. So, we are hoping for good weather.
During the summer, we will be breaking ground on the new residence hall.
The bonds for the new residence hall have been rated A3 by Moody's, which is investment
grade and is as good a rating as bond issues by such HBCUs as Howard University.
The new residence hall will cost around $21 million and will be built in two phases:
two hundred spaces will be built by September 2005 and 200 more spaces by September
We will switch over to our new phone system by May 20, 2004. We already
have a new electrical system. We are waiting for approval to name the architects
for the renovation of the Ware Center and the renovation of University Hall. As
soon as the Commonwealth's new capital budget is approved, we will have authority
to build our new International Cultural Center. Dr. Louden asked whether individuals
could buy the bonds that Lincoln was issuing. Dr. Nelson said that as soon as
the bonds come out he would make the information known. Dr. Prigg asked if the
$125,000 that is to be spent on repairs to the President's House could be delineated
in further detail. Dr. Nelson responded that the outside of the house is badly
in need of repair. Dr. Nelson added that the house is historic, dating back to
II. ACTION ITEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Grant Venerable,
A. Approval of Minutes from the April 6, 2004. The faculty
voted to approve the minutes.
B. 2004 Graduate List . . . . . . . Mr. James
Simington, Registrar: The faculty voted to approve the 2004 list of graduate and
to give Mr. Simington the authority to add or delete names as needed as final
grades became available.
C. Recommendation from the Educational Policies
Committee . . . Dr. Venerable: 1.) BIO 100-The faculty voted to postpone further
consideration of BIO100 and have the Educational Policies Committee consider this
course and all other 100 courses. Dr. Dade also volunteered to do research on
expectations, goal setting, and educational outcomes. 2.) Honors Curriculum Proposal-The
recommendation for adopting the Honors curriculum proposal with 2004-2005 as the
implementation planning year and 2005-2006 as the first year of operations was
passed by the faculty. 3.) The faculty also approved BIO306 Environmental Toxicology.
D. Recommendations from the Nominations Committee . . .Dr. Dade Dr. Marie
Nigro's nomination to the Nominations Committee was approved by the faculty.
Dr. Venerable asked each faculty member to consider
what knowledge and skills each Lincoln graduate should possess as a way of setting
the stage for a fuller discussion of the core curriculum proposal.
Dr. Flint announced that faculty should be in Rm. 110
at 1:00 for Lincoln's 145th Commencement on May 2, 2004. Dr. Flint also said that
there were still slots available for anyone wanting to go to the Barnes Foundation
on Thursday, April 29, 2004. Dr. Poe announced that he would tell faculty members
details regarding faculty development grants after the meeting.
was adjourned at 12:15 PM.
Donald J. Bradt