Minutes

President's Cabinet Meeting

November 1, 1999


Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Richard Winchester, Vice President Arnold Hence, Vice President Anthony Fairbanks, Vice President Edward McCusker, Ms. Diane Brown

President Nelson brought to the attention of the Cabinet a fundraising solicitation letter he had received from the Honors Program.  The purpose for doing this was to ascertain whether this effort had been coordinated through the office of Development and External Relations.  It was agreed that all fundraising efforts, whether for a program or the University in general, must be coordinated and cleared through the Development office.  A communication will be sent to the campus community regarding this requirement. (ARF & DMB to draft)

Summary Conformance Reports - President Nelson noted that there were some line items within the Division of Enrollment Planning and Student Life that would appear to be out of line and end up over budget.  Vice President Hence indicated that this was due to these programs taking place at the beginning of the school year.  He expected that very little would be charged to these accounts throughout the academic year. President Nelson indicated that any variances in budget spending in all divisions should be brought in line by the December report. Budget conformance reports will be issued on a monthly basis and should be distributed by the 15th of the following month.

Music Licensing Fees ­ President Nelson distributed a notice regarding the music licensing fees paid by colleges and universities.  Vice Presidents Winchester and McCusker indicated that they were fairly certain that Lincoln is paying these fees.  Vice President Winchester will make certain the University is in compliance.

VICE PRESIDENTS REPORTS/ACTION

Development & External Relations
Vice President Fairbanks reported that he had been in touch with the Keystone Historic Society regarding Lincolnís historic buildings.  They have recommended that we take steps to designate Lincoln as a historic district. We could then take buildings off line that we do not want to fall under this category.  Some more thought will be given to this before further action is taken.

Fiscal Affairs
Vice President McCusker raised concern over the cost of Homecoming.  It was agreed that a budget must be set for Homecoming events and that this budget must be adhered to.

Vice President McCusker was asked to look into what type of space management systems may be available.  It was agreed that there will not be any ad hoc unilateral movement of programs into vacant spaces without a full review of space availability and needs.  Vice President Winchester reiterated that space is needed for an Art Studio by January.

Academic Affairs
Vice President Winchester distributed information regarding "Tuition Remission," "1999 Fall Semester Teaching Load," and the "Faculty Profile."  Tuition Remission and Teaching Loads will be topics of discussion on the next Cabinet agenda.  The Cabinet was asked to review the Faculty Profile and report any necessary revisions to Dr. Winchester by Wednesday so the report can be finalized and distributed with the Board packet on Friday, November 5.
 
Other items on the agenda for November 1, 1999 were distributed for information purposes only.
 

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
 

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