President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
9:00 a.m.
 
 
MINUTES
 
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet meeting minutes of April 5, 2011 were accepted.
 
 
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
  
Mr. Thompson provided the following update:
 
         Grimm and the Library are on schedule.
         Back up light towers are on site.
         Project 1101-28 (Emergency Generation): Phase III of this project is in design. We are waiting for Regional approval.
         Project 1101-32 (Vail Hall):
a)      Phase II Lincoln Hall is underway. HVAC units are being installed.
b) The Lincoln Hall project is 68% complete.
         Projects 1101-39 (Grimm) 1101-43 (Wright) and 1101-44 (Library): 
Grimm Hall: The project is 44% complete.
Wright Hall: The project is about 68% complete.
Library: The project is 70% complete.
         Projects 1101-45 (Landscape) and 1101-46 (Athletics): The stadium building is underway and the STP parking lot (sewage treatment parking) is scheduled to be complete by the
end of March. The road crossing on Baltimore Pike is slated to begin next week.  The project is reported to be at 9% for 1101- 45 & 9% for 1101- 46.
         Project 1101-47 (Wellness Center): The project is 40% complete.
         Project 1101-48 (John Miller Dickey Hall Renovation): The Professional has signed the contract agreement.
Mr. Thompson reported that he has met with residence life staff regarding the list of proposed capital projects for fiscal year 2011-12, as well as repairs needed in the residence halls.  They are now working on a preferred list of projects to address over the summer months.
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
         Assessment Activities – The plan of action for the period April 26-29 was discussed.  This item will be included on the agenda for the April 26, 2011 Faculty meeting.  Department monitoring reports will be developed during this period with a goal of have the reports completed by May 6.  The Deans were asked to provide names of in-house writers and reviewers of the reports.  The Assessment Director is also to be involved during this period.
 
The Writing Proficiency Program has been added to the list of programs for which an assessment plan must be developed.  The number of programs now totals 38.
 
         Required Reading Texts – Cabinet discussed the list of 40 required reading texts that has been assembled by the faculty.  Dean Willis stressed that prior to the finalization of the list, discussions need to take place to ascertain the purpose of the list.  The list should be re-evaluated based on the outcome of the discussion.  The matter will be taken up by the Deans.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
     
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.
 
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