One more like you might want to peruse: Google Moderator (http://moderator





Perhaps COB might consider establishing a blog site or wiki site to capture comments and suggestions:


Below is web-available copy of the draft circulated last month. This is on my server space but could be posted elsewhere (and is not publicly linked).




Chancellor’s presentation to the Board of Trustees (Oct. 16, 2008)

[Regional Development; Millennium Initiative; UNC Tomorrow; QEP; Boyer Model; Stewards of Place]


On Campus

COB Mission and Vision Statements


WCU COB Peer Institutions (as determined by Dean's Advisory Committee, 2006)


WCU Vision and Mission Statements (approved by BOT June 2006, see pp. 2-3)

These will be posted on a more accessible site soon.

Strategic Plan is dated; Mission and Vision statements are under review.


WCU Strategic Plan (2008, pending; see above for approved Mission / Vision)


WCU Millennial Initiative


WCU Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)


Boyer Model of Scholarship (WCU presentation to AACU, April 2009)

(WCU website to be established)

Boyer Model, email from Provost and Chancellor, Nov. 5, 2008


Off Campus


AACSB Knowledge Services (comparative benchmark data available by password to all member institutions)


UNC Tomorrow

Phase One Responses (by campus) [WCU, May 2008]


Stewards of Place (2002, AASCU on Engagement; PDF document)




Appalachian State Walker School of Business


UNC Asheville




(Related to this process in that faculty have a structured opportunity to describe engagement/service activity outside the classroom)

Digital Measures (Email from Provost Carter, 4-1-2009)


Digital Measures, Log-in information (Email from Chris Pratt, 4-1-2009)




Engagement and Service Learning

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

2008 Community Engagement Classification (Including WCU)


WCU Center for Service Learning


Sustainability (This concern likely will be of greater importance to government and business with each passing year)

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

[Links to strategic planning examples incorporating sustainability considerations; PDF document]

Additional sustainability links


Distance Learning

AACSB on Quality Issues in Distance Learning [PDF document]

Quality Matters (Inter-Institutional Quality Assurance in Online Learning)

[GA is considering adopting]


COB Peer Institutions (2006)


Ethics (Can it not be argued that the world is in the middle of a financial meltdown due to a lack of these--particularly in B-School grads?)




From: Gary Jones
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 7:14 PM
To: John Bardo; Kyle Carter
Cc: Ronald A. Johnson; Christopher Pratt
Subject: Colleges of Business; public concerns making the news
Importance: Low

Dear Chancellor Bardo and Provost Carter:


Thank you for visiting the with COB faculty last week and listening to informal reports regarding the progress and contributions of the College of Business.


Beyond the various subject-specific successes that faculty and students have enjoyed, it was encouraging to hear reminders of the importance of communication skills and, as importantly, to hear references made to the concepts of ethics and student character.


Western and the WCU COB are not alone in voicing concerns about the character of our professional school graduates. An article in Saturday’s New York Times (“Is It Time to Retrain B-Schools?”) mentions ‘ethics’ several times and refers to principles for responsible Management education – a theme in business education that has also been visited recently by the Chronicle of Higher Education [“What Business Students Should Know”].


And nearly half the pages in last week’s Chronicle Review [3/13/09] were devoted to questions of character and social perspective—as opposed to, for example, a focus on the maximization of individual wealth (“America’s Shame,” “Dangerously Addictive,” and “Helping Students Find a Sense of Purpose.”)  [See ]


Thank you again for taking the time to visit COB faculty last week, for listening to some faculty achievements and concerns, and for sharing some of your own.




-          Gary Jones


 “Is It Time to Retrain B-Schools?”


Published: March 14, 2009


What Business Students Should Know

[and “M.B.A.’s May Need More ‘Soft Skills’”]


Compare with comments under Paul Krugman’s public query of a year ago: