President's Cabinet Meeting

March 27, 2000

Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Richard C. Winchester, Vice President McCusker, Vice President Fairbanks, Vice President Hence, Mr. Sam Pressley, Ms. Rosalie Facey-Jones, Ms. Diane M. Brown

Office of Human Resources - Ms. Facey-Jones presented to the Cabinet a draft employee performance evaluation form to be used in evaluating job performance and determining the amount of pay raises for administrative employees. The form will be revised pursuant to suggestions made by the Cabinet and resubmitted to the Cabinet. This new form calls for weighted scale evaluations and will be implemented next year.

The Cabinet approved policies on "Use of Information and Communication Technologies," and "Internet Monitoring."

University Web Site - Mr. Pressley indicated that the contract with Nazca Design calls for them to design the site, create navigational flow, and license the site for Lincoln. He expects that it will be 5-7 months before the new site is on-line. Mr. Pressley was asked to send out a communication regarding the Web site to the campus.

Union Fire Company No. 1 - Lincoln is working with the Fire Company to ensure our fire and emergency preparedness. The University has an emergency action plan that will be reviewed in conjunction with the discussions and recommendations of fire company personnel. The fire company is concerned about whether the University has in place sanctions for those students who do not follow safety procedures. EP&SL will continue to emphasize to students, the importance of following safety procedures.

Financing Strategies - A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. has offered to provide a preliminary analysis on a range of financing strategies that will benefit the University. This service will be provided pro bono. The company will also provide several case studies on the privatization of dormitory facilities for the University's review.

Enrollment Planning and Student Life - President Nelson inquired about the possibility of reinstating co-ed dorms at Lincoln. He suggested that Lucy-Laney could possibly be renovated and brought back on line as a co-ed Honors dorm. EP&SL will look at possibility & feasibility of moving toward this goal. Vice President Hence was asked to look into the possibility of offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in the alleged theft of personal items from dorms during the Christmas break.

Admissions Statistics - Data as of March 24, 2000
# of undergraduate applications for Fall 2000 ------------------------------2273
# of undergraduate applications for Fall 1999-------------------------------2096
# admitted for Fall 2000-----------------------------------------------------576
# admitted for Fall 1999-----------------------------------------------------673
# deposits paid for Fall 2000--------------------------------------------------7
# deposits paid for Fall 1999-------------------------------------------------37
# of graduate applications for Fall 2000--------------------------------------27

Fiscal Affairs - Vice President McCusker reported that he had worked out an agreement with students to reimburse them for items damaged in the flood. The students will be asked to sign "general release" and "direction to pay" forms as part of the agreement. Vice President McCusker also reported that initial budget requests for 2000-2001 were up $6.0 million over 1999-2000. The Cabinet will meet on Thursday, March 30, 2000 to discuss this issue.

Personnel from the Pennsylvania Dept. of L& I* were recently on campus and padlocked the fuel and gas tanks until they are brought in compliance with regulations. Vice President McCusker indicated that the necessary changes are minor items and the tanks should be brought in compliance within a couple of weeks.

Other items on the agenda were for information purposes only.

*Correction made May 4, 2000

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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