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Faculty Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, September 6, 2005
Dickey Hall Auditorium
Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D., President, Presiding
Dr. Nelson convened the meeting 4:06 PM.
- Report From The Student Government Association . . . Ms. Erica Campbell, SGA President: Ms. Campbell introduced the rest of the executive branch which consists of Mr. Christopher Davis, Vice- President of Internal Affairs and Operations, Mr. Roosevelt Velez, Jr., Vice-President of External Affairs, Clifton Thomas, Executive Treasurer, Christopher Davis, Executive Secretary, Quentin Hairston, President Pro-Tem, as well as Dr. Walton, the SGA faculty advisor. Ms. Campbell also outlined the SGA’s response to Katrina.
- Report from the President . . . . . . . . .Dr. Ivory V. Nelson: Dr. Nelson noted that Lincoln University was offering tuition free education relief to 75 students from Xavier, Dillard and Southern University of New Orleans who were displaced by Katrina. Dr. Nelson also said that preliminary numbers showed that Lincoln University has 688 new freshmen which will be the largest freshmen class ever at Lincoln University.
- Impact of Hurricane Katrina—The Lincoln University Response. . . . Dr. Alvin Amos asked that the Lincoln University community offer help to those suffering from Hurricane Katrina in the form of prayer and material help.
- Action Items. . . . . .Dr. Grant D. Venerable, II, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Approval of the minutes from the April 26, 2005 meeting: pending the following corrections: Under Roman numeral one, “This year students must have completed all financial obligations” should be: This year students must complete all financial obligations. “Development courses” should be: Developmental courses. “Cheney” should be Cheyney. “[T]here students” should be: their students. Under Roman numeral two, “Lincoln student” should be: Lincoln students.
- Recommendations from the Nominations Committee . . . ..Dr. Willie Williams announced the following changes in committee membership: Dr. JoanneDeBoy replaced Dr. Oliver on the Graduate Studies Committee, Dr. Kwame replaced Mr. Seaver on the Honorary Degree Committee, Dr. Hoogeveen replaced Dr. Sekoni on the Writing Committee.
- Resolution on Undergraduate Curriculum . . . . . The faculty voted 38 to 33 to restructure the curriculum as outlined in Proposal 1, which includes a Common Core of 40 to 42 credit hours, a Major Emphasis of up to 48 credit hours, Optional Minor, Minor Emphasis, or Certifications/Program Requirements of 15 to 24 hours, Foreign Language or Computer Science of 6 to 8 credit hours, Academic Enrichment of 3 to 6 credit hours, and Free Electives of 6 to 12 credit hours.
- Announcements . . . Dr. Willis announced that Lincoln University would commemorate Constitution Day with a public forum “The U. S. Constitution and Citizenship After September 11th: Issues, Answers and Challenges” on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 in Dickey Hall Auditorium, 4:00-6:00 PM.
- Dr. Bradt announced that the 2005-2006 Brown Bag Lecture Series would be presenting Dr. Marianne Russo who will give a lecture entitled “Hinsonville, A Community at the Crossroads: The Story of a Nineteenth-Century African-American Village” on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 12:00 noon in Dickey Hall Auditorium.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:13 PM
Donald J. Bradt
Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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