October 20, 2011
Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President for
Fiscal Affairs Howard E. Merlin, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean
John O. Chikwem, Diane M. Brown
of the October 11, 2011 Cabinet Meeting were accepted with revision.
Charge to the Executive Committee
– President Nelson discussed the following document with the Cabinet.
Board Officers’ Charge to the Executive Committee
Assessment: Ensure that academic programs and
courses have graduate school standards
reflective of the University’s Core Values that are already adopted by the University Faculty
Accreditation: Provide an operational
road-map to submit the Lincoln University Periodic Review Report on all of the
fourteen MSCHE Accreditation Standards in 2013.
Additionally, develop an operationally road-map to assure a smooth
re-accreditation process in 2018.
Accreditation: Identify a minimum of
seven (7) programs that will be targeted to achieve Program Accreditation and
develop a plan to aggressively secure the accreditation for the specific
program in the next three (3) to four (4) years. (NOTE:
Cabinet identified Nursing, Psychology and Chemistry during its Oct. 20th
Enrollment: Continue to change the
mix of incoming Fall Freshman with SAT scores of 900 and above to 50% in Fall
of 2012 and 67% for Fall 2014.
Academic and Professional Development: Increase
and maintain organized and accountable programs that will provide tutoring,
counseling, internships and mentoring opportunities with the goal of raising
the academic performance level of students.
Finances: Manage the University’s fiscal resources
at a high level of fiscal accountability including but not limited to
installing technology systems that will facilitate timely closing, , endowment
reconciliation and reporting , federal and student grant accounting, e-commerce
Raise a minimum of $400,000 in Board
contributions (give and get)
Require all new Trustees to commit to 1) a
contribution of $10,000 per year (give and get), 20 a willingness to introduce
their network of friends and associates to Lincoln University for soliciting of
support, and 3) a willingness to assist in recruiting high-achieving students
Provide leadership and work with the Alumni to
raise $1.0 million annually.
Council for the
Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE and TEAC consolidation) – The report submitted by Dr.
Joanne DeBoy, Chair, Education Department, on the status in the process to
achieve accreditation, was reviewed. The
Tentative Time Line for the first NCATE visit estimates an initial visit in
University Praxis Data and Teacher Certification Report – Cabinet discussed the
October 12, 2011 report submitted by Dr. Joanne DeBoy.
Page – The
University’s Assessment Web Page went live on October 18th and is
expected to be fully functioning by October 24th.
Executive Vice President Hill was asked to follow up with Joseph C. Brown ’74
concerning his request for support of his proposed HBCU Network.
being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:45 a.m.
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