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FACULTY MEETING

Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Dickey Hall Auditorium

I. REPORT FROM THE PRESIDENT . . . . . . . . Dr. Ivory V. Nelson:

Middle 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.

We need to come up with a plan for post-tenure review by April.

Faculty awards will be given out at the May graduation.

This year 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.

II. ACTION ITEMS

A. The minutes from the December 6, 2005 meeting were approved.

III. DISCUSSION ITEM

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.

IV. ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 at 12:00.

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.

Respectfully submitted,
Donald J. Bradt Faculty Secretary


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