Tuesday, August 30, 2011
9:00 a.m.
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson; Fiscal Vice President Howard E. Merlin; Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett for Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill; Dean John O. Chikwem; Dean Judith A.W. Thomas; Ms. Diane M. Brown.
The August 23, 2011, Cabinet minutes were approved as presented.
Monitoring Report
President Nelson reiterated his request for updates on the progress of each department regarding additional information needed from them in order to complete the Monitoring Report.  The information is required by September 12th.  This topic will be included on the September 6, 2011 Faculty Meeting agenda.
2011-12 Operating Budget
President Nelson provided an overview of actions taken in order to reach a balanced 2011-2012 Operating Budget.  He explained that budget cuts have been made only to “unrestricted” budget lines.  None of the “restricted” (i.e. grants) budgets have been reduced.
2012-2013 Commonwealth Budget Request
Lincoln University’s Operating Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 is due in Harrisburg at the Department of Education by September 23, 2011.  In addition to the usual information provided, the Department of Education has requested that the President address specific questions in the President’s Statement that accompanies the budget request.  Areas of interest include the institutions efforts to limit increases in tuition and fees, recruitment, retention and graduation of minority students, as well as recruitment and retention of minority faculty, and efforts and results achieved in specific areas of teaching and learning in the classroom.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 10:30 a.m.

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