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Participating/Supporting Standard

Participating faculty members actively engage in activities of the College of Business Administration that go beyond their direct teaching responsibilities. Participating faculty members are considered to be long-term   faculty, whether or not their appointment is full time or part time. Supporting faculty members do not participate in the operational life of the school beyond the direct performance of teaching responsibilities. Their responsibilities are normally limited exclusively to teaching and appointment is ad hoc.

CBA has defined seven areas of responsibilities outside of teaching:

  • Serving on committees,
  • Participating in governance issues,
  • Serving as academic advisors or tutors,
  • Advising student organizations or working with business community boards,
  • Participating in curriculum development and/or learning assessment,
  • Serving as coordinators of core courses, and
  • Engaging in other significant intellectual or operational activities. 

The AACSB standard specifies that participating faculty deliver at least 75% of annual teaching at the college level (measured in student credit hours), while the same standard is at least 60% at each department, degree program, and location level.