President’s Cabinet Meeting
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
Minutes of the October 11, 2011 Cabinet Meeting were accepted with revision.
Board Officers’ Charge to the Executive Committee – President Nelson discussed the following document with the Cabinet.
Board Officers’ Charge to the Executive Committee
Organizational Priorities
         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
         University 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.
         Program 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 meeting.)
         Student 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.
         Student 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 and auditing.
Board Priorities
         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 2015.
Lincoln University Praxis Data and Teacher Certification Report – Cabinet discussed the October 12, 2011 report submitted by Dr. Joanne DeBoy. 
Assessment Web Page – The University’s Assessment Web Page went live on October 18th and is expected to be fully functioning by October 24th.
HBCU Network Proposal – Executive Vice President Hill was asked to follow up with Joseph C. Brown ’74 concerning his request for support of his proposed HBCU Network.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:45 a.m.

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