November 18, 2008
Vail Hall Board Room
Ivory V. Nelson, Vice
Grant D. Venerable, Vice President William
Vice President Michael B. Hill, Mr. Steve
for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith
Thomas and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Vice
President Howard E. Merlin and Dean John Chikwem were present for a
portion of the meeting.
Cabinet minutes of November 11,
2008 were approved.
Board of Trustees Meting - President Nelson began the
with a discussion of the Lincoln University Board of Trustees meeting
previous Saturday, November 15, 2008.
Landscaping & Athletic Fields Projects – President
Mr. John Thompson attended
meeting of the Lower Oxford Townships Supervisors held on Monday
November 17, 2008 at which the architects for Lincoln’s landscaping & athletics
capital projects presented their plans.
The plans were approved by the Board of Supervisors. The bids for the project are expected to be
issued in May 2009; construction should begin in September 2009; and
of the projects is projected for December 2010.
President Nelson shared sketch
designs of the projects as well as sketches of the new campus
directional and campus
signage to be put in place.
Online registration – All agreed that at this point,
encompassing online registration and advising would not be an optimal
experience for our students. It was
agreed, however, that students would benefit from the ability to view
transcripts and schedules online. The
Information Technology department was asked to implement this
that it is available to our students as soon as possible.
Mr. Carol indicated that this could be
accomplished by mid-spring.
Economic impact on colleges & universities –
regarding the impact of the current economic downturn on financial aid,
institutional management decisions, and student choices were
discussed as they relate to Lincoln.
Christmas program will be held in the
Mary Dod Brown Chapel, December 3, 2008 @ 7PM.
WHYY was on campus Monday, November
17, to film
for their “Arts in Motion” segment to be aired in March or April of
2009. The crew recorded our visual arts
included the marching band.
that provide internship or teaching
opportunities for our students are in place with Saint Jose, Fox Chase,
School and the University of Penn.
The updated Student Learning
Outcomes (SLO’s) assessment template was distributed. Our faculty have
begun utilizing the forms.
TV Studios – The project had to be rebid due to
requirements, which stipulate that quotes over $25,000 must be
the prevailing wage scale.
DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
Those present agreed that university
events at which academic regalia is required will be distinguished as
“convocations.” Events not requiring
academic attire will be distinguished
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
The registration module for
spring will be extended through December 5 to accommodate students
pay down their balances.
There being no further business, President
Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.
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