Minutes

President's Cabinet Meeting

August 7, 2000


Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Vice President William B. Bynum, Mr. Tracey Hunter Hayes, Ms. Veronica Cohen, Ms. Rosalie Facey-Jones, Ms. Diane M. Brown

Ms. Facey-Jones reported on the University's findings relating to a review of salaried/exempt positions. It has been determined that, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act, only one position currently classified as exempt/salaried must be reclassified as hourly. This action will be taken immediately.

Financial Aid Services (FAS) - FAS has recommended various levels of assistance for dealing with the University's financial aid issues. The University has budgeted $150,000 in the 2000-2001 operations budget for this purpose.

PHEAA Study on time-to-degree factors - Lincoln University has been asked to participate in a study of those factors that affect time-to-degree for students seeking a bachelor's degree at PA four-year colleges and universities. The study will include a review of course catalogs, time schedules, and transcripts of graduates, as well as surveys of Spring 2000 graduates, potential 2001 graduates, senior administrators and faculty.

Dr. Thomas Dickey is currently working to update the University's catalog. He will be asked to have a draft available for the purpose of the study.

One Lincoln University Admissions Office - All functions relating to undergraduate and graduate admissions have been officially moved under one office. The office is working on accomplishing the goals outlined by President Nelson.

2000 Total Scholarship Awards - New Students - The University has offered a total of $602,959 in scholarship dollars to potential incoming freshmen. A total of $319,639 has been accepted to date.

Environmental Alliance Bi-monthly Report (7-15-7/31/2000) - Environmental Alliance reported the following:
COMPLETED ACTIVITIES:
The Radiological Protection Report was submitted to PADEP on July 24, 2000, 14 days ahead of schedule.

SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES:
Waste Management Area - report preparation
Storage Tank - report preparation
Radiation Protection - L.U. fully complied with the order. No further activity.
Air Quality - No scheduled activity. Awaiting PADEP permit processing

VICE PRESIDENTS ACTION/REPORTS
Fiscal Affairs
Vice President McCusker and Mr. Colin McGowan have talked to the inspector regarding the L&I orders for Ware Center, Student Union Building, Langston Hughes Memorial Library and the Gym. All repairs must be completed by the end of this week.

Vice President McCusker indicated that an improved communication process is being developed to track the status of their requests submitted to the Physical Plant.

A taping of the Fire Safety peer-to-peer presentation by Lincoln students has been scheduled for August 15, 2000.

Academic Affairs
Vice President SubbaRao distributed a draft "Procedure for the Selection of Department Chair" to the Cabinet. The procedure will become effective for the Fall 2000.

A report on the International Conference scheduled for March 21-24, 2000 was shared with the Cabinet.

President Nelson expressed his desire to see greater student involvement. He also expressed his concern that the budget presented in the report showed expenses that are greater than the anticipated revenues. He would like to see a balanced budget that reflects more emphasis on student participation.

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Admissions Statistics - Data as of August 4, 2000
# of undergraduate applications for Fall 2000 ------------------------------3138
# of undergraduate applications for Fall 1999-------------------------------2836
# admitted for Fall 2000----------------------------------------------------1296
# admitted for Fall 1999----------------------------------------------------1445
# deposits paid for Fall 2000-------------------------------------------------344
# deposits paid for Fall 1999-------------------------------------------------448
# of Graduate applications for Fall 2000--------------------------------------356
# of Graduates admitted for Fall 2000----------------------------------------218

Ms. Cohen informed the Cabinet that due to the shut-down of Lucy Laney Hall, Residence Life is looking at the possibility of converting a former male residence hall to a female residence hall for the coming year. Final enrollment figures will determine whether this will be done.

Other items on the agenda were for information purposes only.
 

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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