President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
9:00 a.m.
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Dean Thelma Ross, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dr. Debbie Bullock, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Ms. Jody C. Brunner.
October 14, 2009, Cabinet minutes were approved.
·         November Board of Trustees Meeting.  President Nelson reminded Cabinet members to provide committee reports by 11.09.09 as outlined in his Memorandum of 10.02.09.
·         H1N1 Flu Virus.  There are no confirmed cases of H1N1 at Lincoln University.  President Nelson thanked Student Affairs and Physical Plant personnel for facilitating the installation of hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the campus.  Dean Ross will inquire on installations at the Graduate Center.
·         WebAdvisor.  Students can now access their grades, GPA, class schedule, and print transcripts online.  The University’s goal is to use WebAdvisor for Fall 2010 registration. Basic instructions on how to use the application are posted on Lincoln’s website.
·         Academic Curriculum. Cabinet members continued an in depth dialogue regarding the University’s Summer Bridge Program and academic curriculum.
·         The 14th Annual Science Fair and Undergraduate Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 23.  32 students will be participating in the competition. President Nelson asked Dr. Chikwem to arrange for Ms. Gabb and Mass Communication students to cover the event.  President Nelson also requested the posters to be displayed at the November Board of Trustees meeting in the ICC.
·         School of Humanities. Dean Willis reported that students studying at The Barnes Foundation are doing well.  Professor Chapp is organizing Lincoln’s Christmas program to take place in the newly constructed ICC.
·         Vice President Hill summarized their aggressive fundraising efforts, the promotion of University events and highlighting faculty, staff and student accomplishments, especially the Student Honors Convocation.  The Division of Development and External Relations will work more closely with the Division of Academic Affairs to develop a career services portfolio.
·         Human Resources Information Sessions. The Department of Human Resources is sponsoring information sessions to each University department, distributing employee handbooks, and discussing various Human Resources management policies.
·         Sensitivity Training. Jonathan Segal will be providing mandatory sensitive training for supervisory personnel on November 6.
·         WebAdvisor will also provide paperless paycheck stubs to University personnel.
·         Standardized Reporting Definitions. The University needs to standardize reporting definitions especially FTE’s and BE’s.  President Nelson asked Vice President Hill to work with Institutional Research to publicize all institutional definitions so that the administration can adopt them as policy.
·         Student Aid. President Nelson asked Dean Ross to provide a report on special scholarships for The Centers of Excellence and the University’s process in assisting students with financial aid and our commitment to utilizing the Learning Resource Center.
·         Fall Enrollment Statistics (as of 10.19.09): Undergraduate 2027; Graduate 611; Total Fall Enrollment: 2638.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.
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