President's Cabinet Meeting

November 6, 2000

Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Mr. Samuel W. Pressley, Ms. Diane M. Brown

NCAA Division III Membership Requirements - Effective August 1, 2001, NCAA Division III member institutions must sponsor at least three teams sports for each gender. Lincoln will develop a female soccer program to meet this requirement.

Lincoln University Athletics - The University is looking into additional options for insurance coverage for student athletes. The NCAA will be contacted to determine what types of insurance policies they provide and if their coverage is an option for Lincoln. Interim Vice President SubbaRao will check with Coach Jones on the filming requirements for athletic events to determine whether the University's Instructional Media Center (IMC) can meet the filming requirements.

Teacher Preparation Programs - The U.S. Department of Education requires all institutions with a teacher preparation program enrolling students who receive financial assistance under the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 to submit an annual report. Dr. Judith A.W. Thomas and Dr. Saligrama C. SubbaRao have been asked to begin preparing Lincoln's report, which is due April 7, 2001.

Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation - From a review of information in Lincoln's Interim Report, the Commonwealth of PA, Department of Education has "determined that Lincoln University has responded satisfactorily to the guidelines set down by the Bureau and should therefore be granted continued program approval…. This status will remain in effect until such time as the Bureau requests that Lincoln prepare a new self-study and undergo a Major Review following the adoption of new state standards and guidelines presently being developed."

Living-Learning Center hot water issue - Lincoln is exploring whether this problem possibly stems from a design problem in the building.

Independent film proposal - The Office of Marketing and Communications has been contacted by a student/filmmaker who is interested in shooting his thesis film on Lincoln's campus between December 4th and December 18th. Mr. Pressley has been asked to make certain all business matters are properly handled and to work with the appropriate offices on campus to coordinate the use of the areas needed for filming. The Cabinet also suggested that students and faculty should be involved as much as possible in this project.

Academic Affairs Interim Vice President SubbaRao reported that the faculty would be taking a "strike vote" on November 7th and 8th.

Other items on the agenda were for information purposes only.
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President


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