President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
9:00 a.m.
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Michael Byers for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.
Cabinet meeting minutes of May 3, 2011 were accepted.
         Assessment Activities – Deans Thomas and Willis reported that the writing of the Monitoring Report is going well and that all but five programs’ assessment plans have passed review or need little work to meet standards.  Work will continue in order to bring the five programs up to standard to begin assessment in the 2011 fall semester. President Nelson confirmed that the Core Curriculum is to be included in the University’s Monitoring Report to MSCHE.  
         Federal cuts to HBCU, TCU, and HIS Titles II and V accounts – President Nelson shared correspondence to/from Honorable Martha Kanter, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education in follow up to a May 10, 2011 conference call regarding the approximately $350 million budget cut from the account that funds higher education programs.  Congress indicated that $50 million of that reduction is to be taken from “Aid for Institutional Development,” the Minority Serving Institutions’ budget of which HBCUs are a part.
Vice President Merlin led the discussion of Lincoln University’s spending/budget for the ten months ending April 30, 2011.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.

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