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The Board of Trustees

Lincoln University, PA
 

RESOLUTION 196
November 20, 2004


READING EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT                                                                        RES196_112004
PRIOR TO GRADUATING FROM LINCOLN UNIVERSITY

WHEREAS, Demonstrating a proficiency in reading is a major determinant in the success of any individual in a global society; and

WHEREAS, The ability to read and comprehend is a basic building block for life, leisure, and employment; and

WHEREAS, The University needs to pay particular attention to developing reading skills, and implement a program that encourages and enhances reading skills; and

WHEREAS, At least one-third of all entering college freshmen require additional skill development in either reading, writing or mathematics; and

WHEREAS, Reading comprehension is every faculty member’s responsibility; and

WHEREAS, Lincoln University should develop a list of required reading texts for all students that reflects the liberal arts, sciences-based core curriculum; and

WHEREAS, It is in the best interest of graduating students from Lincoln University to demonstrate proficiency in reading before graduation; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Lincoln University faculty will develop a list of required reading texts for all students that reflects the liberal arts, sciences-based core curriculum; and further

RESOLVED, That prior to an undergraduate graduating from Lincoln University, the undergraduate student must demonstrate proficiency in reading by earning a pass grade on a reading examination taken within a specified time, under controlled conditions.  This examination will be created, monitored, and established by Lincoln University professionals in reading and be a requirement for graduation; and further

RESOLVED, That the reading examination will be implemented for the incoming class of Fall 2005 with the administering of the first examination no later than April 30, 2007.


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