President’s Cabinet Meeting
March 20, 2007
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean John O. Chikwem and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attending for portion of meeting: Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett
 
Minutes
 
Cabinet minutes of March 13, 2007 were approved.
 
Academic Affairs Briefing
 
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Dean Chikwem reported that the Science Conference held at Lincoln University over the weekend went well.  Attendance was down somewhat due to the weather, but it was well attended and our students were well prepared.
 
Currently, five Lincoln University students from the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics have received acceptances to Medical School.  In addition, 10 students have been accepted to Graduate Schools.
 
School of Humanities and Graduate Studies
Dean Willis reported that the Humanities Awards Program held last week was a success.  Dr. Willis also informed the Cabinet that Lincoln University student Lamont Aidoo has been accepted to Brown University program of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, with full scholarship for 4 years. 
 
The process to secure equipment for the studio has begun and the IT Department is involved in this process.
 
The Graduate Awards Ceremony has been scheduled for Saturday, April 28th on the campus.
 
School of Social Sciences and Behavioral Studies
Vice President Venerable provided the following briefing in the absence of Dean Thomas.
-       Faculty are working on completing the Title II Report on students’ PRAXIS I and II performance
-       The Education Chair expects the official response to the recently submitted PDE Report by the first week in April.
-       Recent School meetings have refocused attention on implementing the School’s Retention Plan
-       Villanova University and Lincoln University continue to partner in the Pre-Law program although its duration has been reduced by Villanova to four weeks from six.
-       A Penn tobacco research grant involving Lincoln will fund two more student research fellows, affording them the chance to do graduate study.
-       More faculty are writing funding proposals with Drexel and Temple in recent promising proposals.
-       First-Year Experience sections are being carefully watched to get exact prediction for fall 2007 (expected to increase compared to 2006).
 
Lincoln University/Barnes Foundation Collaborative Program
 
The Lincoln University/Barnes Foundation collaborative program in the arts was announced to the public at a press conference held at the Lincoln University Graduate Center in Philadelphia on Monday, March 19, 2007. The four-year program will provide Lincoln students with a bachelor-of-arts-degree program and is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2007.  The program is expected to enroll 15 to 20 students, who will be instructed in museum communication, museum education, professional studio and museum and collections studies by both the Barnes’ and university staffs.  The press conference was covered by both television and radio media sources.
 
Title III and PDE Update
 
Dr. Brevett provided the following updates:
 
Title III
The University’s Title III Proposal is due April 21, 2007.
 
PDE Grant
·        All 250 computers have been received on the campus
·        Desks and tables have been installed – installation of computers will follow
·        Physical Plant is constructing a base for the new electronic sign to be placed along Baltimore Pike.  The sign is scheduled to be in place by Commencement.
·        An RFP is being drafted for the “wireless enhancement” project
·        Grants have been made to students in amounts up to $4,000 to assist with tuition and fees.  The grants were designated to students with a GPA of 2.5 – 2.99, who would not normally be eligible for assistance from the University.
 
Development and External Relations
 
The Student Awards Convocation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 2007 @ 11:00 AM, and will be followed by a reception for all attendees.
 
Fiscal Affairs
 
Vice President Merlin presented the revised Termination Policy & Procedure for Cabinet approval.  President Nelson asked Ms. Brown to review the policy language before final Cabinet approval.
 
The policy and authorization form for “Donation of Assets to Outside Organizations/Individuals” was approved.
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
Vice President Bynum presented a draft policy regarding on-campus residential requirements for all University scholarship recipients.  The policy requires all student recipients of 21st Century, Presidential, University or International Scholars scholarships to reside on campus in order to receive or maintain their scholarships.  Other academic requirements and semester limits are also attached to the scholarships.  He reminded Cabinet that the on-campus residency had been agreed upon previously, but that a written policy had not been submitted for Cabinet approval.  The Cabinet discussed the proposed policy and whether or not to extend the residential requirement for students who receive GPA merit scholarships or any other type of scholarship aid from Lincoln.  The Cabinet tabled the discussion until their April 3, 2007 meeting.
 
The enrollment BE (billing equivalent) for the 2007-2008 academic year has been established at 1,780 for undergraduate and 470 for graduate students.  This will require an undergraduate headcount of 1,875 students and a graduate headcount between 550 and 560.
 
Vice President Bynum presented his plan for the reorganization of personnel due to the impending reduction in hours and responsibilities of the current Director of Upward Bound and Office of Minority Male Health.  His reorganization plan will promote the current Assistant Director of the Upward Bound Program to Director of the Program as well as promote the current Assistant Director of the Office of Minority Male Health to Director of that office.  President Nelson approved the non-posting of these positions as sufficient justification was presented to support the proposed reorganization. 
 

Admission Statistics for fall 2007 (as of March 16, 2007)
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..    4198
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2006………………………..    3845
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………    1172
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………………    1107
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007………………………………….      36
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2006………………………………….      46
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007……………………………....       130
# Graduate applications received for fall 2006……………………………….      122
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………..……………          3
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………..……………        23
   
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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