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Cal Poly Pomona

P&R Responses for recommendation 9

Recommendation 9
Department Accounting
Consensus Opinion 10 out of 10 faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation Moving departments to the CBA has serious implications for our discipline-based accreditation (AACSB). For example, at least 90% of the faculty must be academically or professionally qualified (AQ / PQ), with at least 50% of the faculty being AQ. Most faculty members become AQ in Cal Poly Pomona’s CBA by publishing two refereed journal articles within a five-year period—a standard we are nowhere near meeting, even with the present CBA faculty. With our AACSB visit coming up within two years, adding new faculty to the college may further dilute those ratios. Additionally, by coming under the umbrella of the CBA, new students will be subject to the CBA core courses, requiring drastic changes in their current curriculum. Further, the rationale for adding these departments to the CBA is unclear—perhaps even flawed. Ultimately, every discipline in the university touches business in some way—the same can be said of many other disciplines as well. Finally, adding new faculty to the CBA will strain our yet-to-be-constructed new building, which Dean Klock has already said will not accommodate the current CBA faculty.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation 9
Department Accounting
Consensus Opinion 10 out of 10 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation Moving departments to the CBA has serious implications for our discipline-based accreditation (AACSB). For example, at least 90% of the faculty must be academically or professionally qualified (AQ / PQ), with at least 50% of the faculty being AQ. Most faculty members become AQ in Cal Poly Pomona’s CBA by publishing two refereed journal articles within a five-year period—a standard we are nowhere near meeting, even with the present CBA faculty. With our AACSB visit coming up within two years, adding new faculty to the college may further dilute those ratios. Additionally, by coming under the umbrella of the CBA, new students will be subject to the CBA core courses, requiring drastic changes in their current curriculum. Further, the rationale for adding these departments to the CBA is unclear—perhaps even flawed. Ultimately, every discipline in the university touches business in some way—the same can be said of many other disciplines as well. Finally, adding new faculty to the CBA will strain our yet-to-be-constructed new building, which Dean Klock has already said will not accommodate the current CBA faculty.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation 9
Department Finance, Real Estate, and Law
Consensus Opinion 7 out of 14 faculty/staff : With modifications
Consensus Explanation The majority consensus in the FRL department is to reject this recommendation with modifications outlined below:
1. More information to be provided regarding the status of the Economics program after moving into the College of Business Administration. The question is whether the Economics program would be a stand-alone program or would be combined with an existing CBA program.
2. Clarification of sources of funding to support the program and its faculty. In particular, the source of additional funds required to ensure that the Economics faculty are AQ or PQ as defined by the AACSB accreditation standards.
Minority Opinion 7 out of 14 faculty/staff : With modifications
Minority Explanation The minority group in the FRL department supports the recommendation with the following modifications:
1. The Economics program is bifurcated into business economics and social economics, and the business economics portion be moved into the College of Business Administration.
2. The decision has to be made in advance about whether or not to split the Economics faculty. If a selected number of Economics faculty are invited to join the College of Business Administration, then the authority making the selection should be identified. In addition, the selection criteria should be clearly outlined.

Recommendation 9
Department Management and Human Resources
Consensus Opinion 9 out of 13 faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation The faculty of the Management and Human Resources (MHR) department are concerned that moving the Economics into the College of Business Administration (CBA) will result in difficulties maintaining Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. This is due to the addition of faculty who do not meet the AACSB standards of academically qualified (AQ) or professionally qualified (PQ).

In order to maintain AACSB accreditation, CBA faculty must be either AQ or PQ. Faculty who are AQ must have published in at least two peer-reviewed journals within the accreditation period. Faculty who are PQ must have relevant academic preparation and professional experience. Our accreditation is subject to review in 2008-09, and it is critical that our faculty meet AACSB standards.

The benefits of moving the Economics into the CBA are not clearly evident.


Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation 9
Department Music
Consensus Opinion 8 out of 8 faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation The Music Department opposes the recommendation to move Economics to the College of Business Administration. It is the Music Departments view that Economics is a multi-faceted social science that traditionally fits best in the ?liberal arts. The study of economics incorporates political science, sociology, psychology and history, as well as the study of business practices. We believe that Cal Poly students are best served by keeping Economics in CLASS, rather than moving it to the College of Business Administration.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation 9
Department Student Affairs Administration
Consensus Opinion 3 out of 3 faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation We think that Graphics Arts is an Art program and doesn't belong under the umbrella of business. Graphics Arts students could be required to take some business courses as part of their major but the majority of their profession is the creative side. A BFA in Graphics Arts is more valuable than a BA and would also be more valuable in the field of Graphics Arts than a Business degree. Would we still be able to offer a BFA if we split Arts up into several departments?
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation 9
Department University Development
Consensus Opinion 12 out of 12 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation As long is there is a strong strategic plan to invest in, market and grow this program to maximize on external funding opportunities.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : With modifications
Minority Explanation

Recommendation 9
Department University Housing Services
Consensus Opinion 21 out of 21 faculty/staff : With modifications
Consensus Explanation The department agrees the proposed move of Economics to the college of Business, as it is a pre-requisite for all Business majors. The suggested modification is to include the idea that Economics is a science, and the perspective in the classes should remain, or at a minimum, retain that perspective, if Economics is moved. Economics should not have a sole business perspective.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation 9
Department Urban and Regional Planning
Consensus Opinion 9 out of 9 faculty/staff : With modifications
Consensus Explanation Moving Economics to the College of Business would dilute important coursework in environmental, resource, land use, and transportation economics. URP relies on these courses as support courses and electives in the graduate and undergraduate program.

Should individual members of the Economics department have a stronger interest in environmental, land use, or transportation economics than business economics, they would be valuable additions to the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, allowing the department to strengthen its environmental planning curriculum.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

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