PRESIDENT’S CABINET
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
9:00 a.m.
 
 
MINUTES
 
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson; Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill; Fiscal Vice President Howard E. Merlin; Dean John O. Chikwem; Dean Judith A.W. Thomas; Ms. Jody C. Brunner.
 
MINUTES
 
The August 16, 2011, Cabinet minutes were approved as presented.
 
PRESIDENT
 
2011 Faculty Conference
 
President Nelson provided a synopsis of the Faculty Conference held August 18-19, 2011, that prompted a directive regarding four specific assessment concerns with definite timetables for completion.  The four areas of concern are (1) all changes to academic assessment reports must be submitted by September 12, 2011; (2) all updates to the University’s assessment web site and departmental web pages must be completed by November 1, 2011; (3) the process of updating the University’s catalog by January 1, 2012; and (4) University facts and data requirements.
 
2011-12 Operating Budget
 
President Nelson, Executive Vice President Hill, and Vice President Howard Merlin will meet at the conclusion of Cabinet to discuss final preparations of the 2011-12 operating budget.
 
President Nelson stressed the need to closely monitor University spending now and throughout the fiscal year.
 
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES & BEHAVIORAL STUDIES
 
Dean Thomas will explore additional testing options to measure freshman reading levels (i.e., Applegate v. Accuplacer, Compass, etc.)
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.
 
 

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