November 1, 2011
Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President for
Fiscal Affairs Howard E. Merlin, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean
John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Diane M. Brown
of the October 26, 2011 Cabinet Meeting were approved.
Assessment – Dean Chikwem gave an overview
of the assessment of student learning presentations made by faculty in the
division of Natural Science and Mathematics.
He stated that the activity was very helpful in assessing the progress
and status of the faculty in student learning assessment and that the mid-term
presentations will be implemented as a permanent component of the assessment
process in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics.
President Hill indicated he will implement the same schedule for student
learning assessment review by faculty in the Mass Communications and Visual
Thomas indicated that faculty in the schools of Humanities and Behavioral and
Social Sciences have been asked to be prepared to make the same type of
presentations at the end of the semester, rather than at mid-term.
Placement – The
Cabinet discussed criteria for placement of freshman students into
developmental courses. Items discussed
included a student’s right to waiver (out of developmental courses) under
certain circumstances, and the use of SAT scores as measurement criteria.
to Board of Trustees
– Trustee Kimberly A. Lloyd has been reappointed as a Commonwealth Trustee of
Lincoln University for a term expiring August 31, 2015.
FOR FISCAL AFFAIRS
has been approached with an offer to purchase a house/property adjacent to University
property. However, for various reasons, the
offer will not be pursued.
President Merlin is working with the Development staff on donor statements for
“Financial Clearance” letter drafted to students will be revised to indicate
that students not achieving financial clearance will not be permitted to enroll
or return to campus for the 2012 spring semester unless financial clearance has
been achieved. They will not, however,
be required to vacate their residence hall rooms prior to the end of the
being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.
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