CBA Faculty Sufficiency

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:

  1. Serving on committees,
  2. Participating in governance issues,
  3. Serving as academic advisors or tutors,
  4. Advising student organizations or working with business community boards,
  5. Participating in curriculum development and/or learning assessment,
  6. Serving as coordinators of core courses, and
  7. 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.

According to AACSB standards:

"The school maintains a faculty sufficient to provide stability and ongoing quality improvement for the instructional programs offered. the deployment of faculty resources reflects the mission and programs. Students in all programs, disciplines, and locations have the opportunity to receive instruction from appropriately qualified faculty".

Participating Faculty are those faculty who participate in the life of the College beyond direct teaching involvement. Participatory Faculty must demonstrate a substantial involvement within College of Business Administration during each academic year.

Sample Participating Events could be but not limited to: