President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
9:00 a.m.
 
 
MINUTES
 
 
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Provost and Senior Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Lloyd Asparagus for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean John O. Chikwem, Assistant Vice President of Academic Assessment Harold Aubrey,  Associate Provost for Student Development F. Carl Walton, and Diane M. Brown. 
 
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet meeting minutes of September 28, 2010 were approved.
 
 
PRESIDENT
 
MSCHE Small Team Visit and Follow Up – Cabinet discussed the September 24 Small Team Visit and possible strategies for moving forward in the area of assessment of student learning in order to fulfill requirements of MSCHE Standard 14.  The current plan has established December 1 as the date by which the University must make significant progress toward accomplishing MSA requirements.  Provost Venerable will lead a discussion on Standard 14 at the October 5 Faculty Meeting.  Material regarding Standard 14, to be distributed at the Faculty Meeting, was also discussed.
 
Lincoln University Enrollment data – A report on fall 2010 Enrollment by majors was distributed and discussed.  It was noted that the major codes must be reassigned in the registrar’s office in order to attain more accurate reporting.  EVP Hill will discuss this matter with the registrar to make certain the reassignment of codes for the majors is accomplished as soon as possible.
 
FY 2010 Strengthening HBCUs Grant- Lincoln University is among 96 HBCUs sharing $84.775 million in grant award funds from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen their facilities and academic programs.  Lincoln’s award amount totals $861,996.00 for the first year (10/01/2010 – 09/30/2011) of the five-year grant period.
 
Capital Projects – President Nelson provided the following table listing 2010-11 Commonwealth funded capital projects as well as those projects included in Lincoln University’s Capital Budget Authorization Request recently submitted to the Commonwealth.
 
Lincoln University Capital Projects 2010-12
(Dollars in Thousands)
 
  2010-11 2011-12
  HB No. 2291 of 2010 Authorization
Amount
Capital Budget Authorization Request Requested
Amount
 
1
Vail Hall Renovation  
$15,000
 
Athletic Facilities (Phase II)
 
$20,000
 
2
Lincoln Hall Renovation  
20,000
The Center for the Study of
Black Culture
 
25,000
 
3
Azikiwe-Nkrumah Renovation  
7,000
Classroom Building for Psychology, History & Political Science  
25,000
 
4
Cresson Hall Renovation  
20,000
Classroom Building for Mass Communications and Visual Arts  
35,000
 
5
Social Sciences Building  
40,000
 
Commuter Center
 
20,000
 
6
Amos Hall Museum  
15,000
Renovation/Expansion of Alumni House  
3,000
 
7
Physical Plant Facility  
15,000
 
Student Union Building Addition
 
10,000
 
8
FFE Social Sciences Building  
6,000
FFE/The Center for the Study of Black Culture  
4,000
 
9
FFE Amos Museum  
4,000
FFE/Psych., History, and Pol. Sci. Classroom Building  
3,000
 
10
FFE Athletic Fields  
4,000
FFE/Mass Communications, Visual Arts Classroom Building  
4,000
Total HB 2291/2010 $146,000 Total Authorization Request $149,000
 
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Policies – The final Student Financial Clearance letter was distributed.  Students who have not achieved financial clearance will be permitted to complete the 2010 fall semester and will receive credit for courses completed.  However, they will not be permitted to return for the spring 2011 semester unless financial clearance has been achieved.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.

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