President’s Cabinet Meeting
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
9:00 a.m.
 
 
MINUTES
 
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Jerryl Briggs, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett for Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean John O. Chikwem and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  
 
MINUTES
 
August 4, 2009 Cabinet minutes were approved.
 
 
PRESIDENT
 
·        Pennsylvania legislators have not yet come to an agreement on a 2009-2010 budget.  Cabinet discussed the impact of this on the University.
 
·        The following Lincoln University policies were approved: 
a)     Code of Conduct Enforcement
b)     Fireworks Prohibition
c)      Equal Employment Opportunity, Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action
d)     Workplace Violence Prevention and Weapons
e)     Employment and Hiring.
 
·         Marketing/Recruitment/Retention – The following five areas of focus were discussed:
a)     Aggressive recruitment of high academic achieving high school juniors and seniors
b)     Follow up with students in (a) above who apply and are accepted to Lincoln University
c)      Requirements of students with low GPA and SAT scores who are accepted to Lincoln University
d)     Preparation of students to enter the world of work or graduate school
e)     Building alumni relations
     
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
Grade Change Policy – A comprehensive policy governing student grade changes is to be put in place for the fall ’09 semester.  The policy will define the allowable timeframe in which grade changes must be accomplished.

Writing proficiency fee – Dean Willis suggested that the $130 writing proficiency fee for the portfolio should be added to the list of student fees.  President Nelson asked that she work with Dr. Brevett to see if there is any way to do this.

FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Vice President Merlin advised attendees of the federal law effective 2010, mandating that required course books be placed on the university’s website. This matter will be brought before the faculty at the Faculty Conference.
 
The new student residence hall committee held its initial meeting.  Over 50 organizations have indicated their interest in this project.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Admission Statistics (as of August 12, 2009):
 
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2009………………………….      7910
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2008………………………….      6136
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2009 with 900+ SAT………....        849
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2009……………………………..       2419
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2008……………………………..       2136
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2009 with 900+ SAT………….....         677
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2009…………………………………....        717
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2008…………………………………….        651
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2009 by students with 900+ SAT.............        131
 
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2009………………………………….         503
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2008………………………………….         516
 
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2009……………………………………..         325
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2008……………………………………..         321
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Cabinet will not convene the week of August 17-21 due to Freshman Orientation activities.
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:30 p.m.
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