ATTENDEES: President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President
Jerryl Briggs, Vice President
Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E.
Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith
Thomas, Ms. Diane M. Brown.
Cabinet minutes of September 22,
2009, were approved.
University Policies – The “Code of Conduct Enforcement”
approved by the members of Cabinet.
Revisions that must be made to the “Human Resources Management”
“Employment and Hiring” policies were discussed.
Portfolio fee – The additional dollars needed to
support the student
portfolio fee proposed by Dean Willis will be accommodated in the
budget. Students will not be assessed an
fee for this requirement. Steps will be
taken to reimburse students who had already purchased a portfolio this
President Merlin was asked to look into how best to implement the
Recruitment and Retention
Scholarship dollars – Unused scholarship dollars will be used to
to students needing
financial assistance. The Director of
Financial Aid will handle distribution of the funds.
These dollars combined with dollars from the
President’s budget will provide approximately $290,000 in grant
students needing financial assistance over the next two semesters.
Declaration of majors - The division of Academic
Affairs was asked
to identify all students with their major.
Admissions – Deans are to work with the admissions
identify and recruit national and international students who are
receive scholarship dollars.
Academic programs – The Deans were instructed to review
programs in their schools to identify non-productive programs, update
programs and create new programs.
Summer Bridge Program – President Nelson charged the
Academic Affairs, VP Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and
Financial Aid to prepare a Summer Bridge Program description and plan
implementation. A January 2010 deadline
was established for submission of the Program description and
Art Program – Dean Willis was charged with recruiting
for the Art program for fall 2010. Plans
are to be implemented for two classes to be taught at The Barnes
each semester and to recruit two well known visiting art instructors
Business Center of Excellence – The business program is
to be revamped to reflect emphasis on entrepreneurship, finance and
accounting. We will also take steps to
accommodate a visiting professor for a year.
Science – Every effort should be made to admit 15-20
academic scholarship in the sciences. In
addition, the dean was charged with having a nursing program approved
LEAPS Program – Outside funding for the LEAPS Program
longer be available to the University.
We will look for funds to continue the tutorial aspect of the
program as these services provided critical assistance for the students.
President Nelson charged the
Deans and Vice Presidents with discussing the University’s retention,
recruitment and graduation goals with faculty and staff.
The involvement of everyone is critical to
our success in meeting the goals established in these areas.
President Nelson charged the Vice Presidents with
reviewing the monthly
overtime reports to ensure that their divisions are operating as
possible. Overtime is to be delegated
judiciously and not treated as an entitlement.
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Congratulations to Miss Lincoln,
Christen Mobley, who placed as 2nd Runner Up in the recent
Queen Pageant. This is the highest
finish for a Miss Lincoln contestant in the history of our
Discussions have been held
regarding the foot traffic at the science building.
A proposed resolution will be presented next
Student body headcount (As of 09.25.09)
There being no further
business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.
President's Information Exchange.
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