President’s Cabinet Meeting
September 27, 2011
9:00 A.M.
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Howard E. Merlin, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Diane M. Brown
Minutes of the September 20, 2011 Cabinet Meeting were accepted as presented.
Academic initiatives resulting from the strategic focus on assessment of student learning and teaching were discussed.  An example of a common syllabus was distributed and reviewed.
Lincoln University Constitution Day – A summary of “Constitution Day 2011: A Public Forum on the U.S. Constitution and Citizenship,” held September 16th on the campus was distributed.
Grim Hall and the Library – Certificates of occupancy have been received for these two facilities.  However, moving day for both buildings is pending elevator inspection and keys (Grim Hall) and cleaning and keys (Library).
The Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a public hearing on the impact of FY 2011-12 Appropriations Act and other topics in the International Cultural Center on the campus, October 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM.  A panel of faculty, students and staff will testify before the Committee.  Faculty, students and staff are encouraged to attend this public forum.
HBCU Ranking – Lincoln University has been ranked#24 in the ranking of HBCUs recently published by US News.  This is up from #27 in the last ranking.

VP Merlin reported the FY12 enrollment figures (headcount) as of 09/27/11:
                   Undergraduate students                            1,751
                   Graduate students                                       495
                             Total                                                2,246
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:45 a.m.

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