January 10, 2006
Dickey Hall Auditorium
I. REPORT FROM
THE PRESIDENT . . . . . . . . Dr. Ivory V. Nelson:
States will require help, work, and participation. Self-study is documenting that
which we say is being accomplished. The Middle States' visit will occur in 2007-2008.
Also, the core curriculum must be finished by March or April.
Major and minor descriptions are to be done by April.
to come up with a plan for post-tenure review by April.
awards will be given out at the May graduation.
groundbreaking will begin on the new International Cultural Center and a new Science
Building. Renovation of Ware Center, University Hall, and the Student Union Building
will also start this year. The International Cultural Center will include an art
museum, an auditorium seating at least 1,000 people, and will be on Baltimore
Pike facing Ashmun, thus, creating a visual focal point for the Lincoln University
campus. The new Science Building will be adjacent to and will compliment the new
dormitory. We are in the planning stages of a $20-$25 million upgrade of The Urban
Center. The planned Lincoln University Plaza, a renovated Urban Center, will insure
that the university has a showcase in downtown Philadelphia.
A. The minutes from
the December 6, 2005 meeting were approved.
A. Update from the Committee on Establishing the Board
of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Award Criteria . . . .Professor Ali Barimani
and Dr. Patricia Joseph.
Dr. Joseph referred to revisions
in the criteria that were made since the proposal was last presented. A handout
with the revisions was given to attendees at the meeting. Dr. Herring moved that
the revisions be accepted in principle and that the full faculty vote on them
at the February meeting. The motion was seconded and approved by the faculty.
Concerns that were discussed by the faculty with regard to the Distinguished Faculty
Awards included concerns that the criteria of publishing "textbooks" was too narrow
and would exclude credit for the publishing of other academic books and that relying
too much on student evaluations unfairly disadvantaged those who teach in "hard
areas" such as the natural sciences and mathematics.
Dr. Thomas announced the School of Social Sciences and Behavioral
Studies was sponsoring a lecture by Professor Susan Pevar as a part of the Brown
Bag Lecture Series. The lecture occurred on January 25, 2006 in Dickey Hall Auditorium
Also, it was announced that an Open Forum on "The
Dos and Don'ts of Campus Life" was to occur the same day in the same place from
4:00 to 6:00 PM
Dr. Nelson adjourned the meeting at 4:48 PM.
Donald J. Bradt Faculty Secretary