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Last updated: 1/16/2020
Florida State College at Jacksonville
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3939 Roosevelt Boulevard, Rm. D133
Florida
32205   [ Map ]
904 381-3662 (Fax)
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About This Member
  Assoc. & Bacc/Grad Degree
  Local
  Yes
  A2 - Conditionally Accredited
  2019
  1993
  2013
  4 Years
  Annette W. Barrineau
  Dean of Business
  Ms. Sandra P. Beck
  Faculty
  No
  Conditions of Accreditation Concord University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1931. Both the institution and the Department of Business (DOB) missions are clearly stated and available for public access on the website. The institution and the business unit have maintained a well organized website from which the public can access a variety of information including online catalog, academic policies and procedures, faculty qualification, tuition, fees, learning assurance, etc. Categories: Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Standard 1: Leadership The approach to addressing the oversight and improvement of the business program and accreditation obligations are systematic, well deployed, and aligned with the organizational mission. It is evident that the Concord University President, Provost, Program Chair, and other functional leadership recognize the value of the business programs in their community and are committed to the long-term success of the business unit and its programs and students. The Business Administration degree program with five related emphases appropriately resides within the Department of Business and Recreation and Tourism Management within the College of Professional Studies. A dedicated and experienced Program Chair, Dr. Susan Robinett, has oversight responsibility for development, execution, and improvement of the business unit and its program(s) and processes. Furthermore, Dr. Robinett has been recognized by her peers in multiple other administrative offices (e.g., enrollment/admission, student affairs, academic support) for her organized, proactive, and collaborative approach to advancing the goals as they relate to the business unit, its programs, and, most importantly, student success. The business unit is to be commended on the diverse collection of initiatives in place designed to positively impact their community, which may be evidenced by faculty engagement in Business Symposium Series, civic organization memberships, service learning opportunities, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, local high school visits, and volunteerism and consulting engagements. Categories: Approach, Deployment Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Standard 2: Strategic Planning A formal process for strategic planning formulation and deployment is emerging in the business unit under the strong leadership of the Chair. The business unit has a Strategic Planning Committee and involves faculty and staff in the process. The business unit has strategic action plans that address both short-term and long-term objectives and has established some general performance measures for tracking progress relative to strategic action plans. The team acknowledges receiving an updated version of the action plans which expands the original plan by adding more specific measures and projected timelines. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Standard 3: Student and Stakeholder Focus The process to attract and retain new students is well developed with no significant gaps as evidenced by the orientation process, recruiting efforts at local high schools, community workshops, and an Academic Success Center to support student retention. The business unit has a systematic approach for seeking information, pursuing common purposes, and receiving complaints from students and stakeholders as evidenced by information contained in the Faculty and Student Handbooks, Business Symposium student comments, faculty interaction with students, and student survey results. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Standard 4: Measurement and Analysis of Student Learning and Performance The business unit has a systematic approach for analyzing comparative data using the ETS Major Field Tests as an external comprehensive means for evaluating undergraduate outcomes assessments and the Capsim CompXM exams for internal comparative analysis of learning outcomes. Categories: Approach, Deployment Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Standard 5: Faculty and Staff Focus The business unit has demonstrated that the composition of the full-time and part-time faculty (in terms of their practical experience and academic credentials) matches the program objectives and serves its student body. The institution has a system in place for faculty (full-time and adjunct) recruitment, training, development, mentoring, and evaluation for both onsite and online delivery systems. The faculty evaluation process is well established at the institution and the business unit as stated in the university faculty handbook and the business unit faculty evaluation form. The composition of the faculty has sufficient academic credentials and business or professional experience to ensure appropriate emphasis on both business theory and practice to meet program objectives. During the self-study year, over 56% of the total credit hours were taught by academically qualified faculty members, and over 91% of the total credit hours were taught by academically and/or professionally qualified faculty members. Its adjunct faculty are mostly business and industry leaders and have brought valuable managerial and real world experiences to the classroom, which has enriched the overall education for students. Categories: Approach, Deployment Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Standard 6: Educational and Business Process Management The business unit appears to have a systematic approach to continuous improvement of their academic program(s) as evidenced by the department's rolling 5-year Program Review process and Figure 6.1, which summarizes curricular enhancements completed between 2016-2018. Additionally, the curricular review process takes into consideration assessment of student learning data and feedback from key stakeholder groups (students, faculty, alumni, employers). The business unit meets or exceeds targets for Core Professional Component (CPC) coverage within the business administration core curriculum, as evidenced in DOB's CPC table (Standard 6 - CR 6.1.3. - Figure 6.5) and the abbreviated syllabi. Overall, a number of systematic and well-deployed approaches are in place to support educational business process management at Concord University. Examples of effective processes include, but are not limited to, the department’s approach to program review and improvement of their academic programs, degree program delivery, academic support services, and traditional business operation functions (e.g., recruitment, financial services, admissions, financial aid, career services, information technology and support, alumni, and student affairs). Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results, Improvements Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Criterion 6.2.1 The Department of Business provides an exceptional complement of traditional and non-traditional educational support resources designed to support success among its predominantly at-risk student population. Some of its traditional educational support services include, but are not limited to, dedicated classrooms (8), UNIV100, tutoring services, an Academic Services Center, counseling services, academic advisement, a growing one-stop career services center, classroom technology, 24/7 technology support, computer labs, and a physical and digital library (includes business subscriptions/resources). Additional non-traditional resources include, but are not limited to, the child care, specialized labs (GIS), and the TRIO program for first generation, low-income, and students with disabilities. Categories: Approach, Deployment, Results, Improvements Verified: This Strength was verified on site. Institution Comment There is no Institution Comment. Commissioner Comment There is no Commissioner note or condition.Criterion 6.3.5 Through the University's traditional and non-traditional data-driven approaches to retaining students, retention of business students appears to be slightly stronger than the institutional average (see Standard 6 - CR 6.3.5 Retention_&_Graduation). Examples of their retention strategies include the appointment of a dedicated Director of Retention, availability of Department of Business Scholarships, the UNIV100 requirement, Academic Success Center, volunteer food pantry, "Smarthinking", adoption of Complete College America, counseling services, early advisement, incoming student survey (to inform advisement), and the Parents Club. It should be noted that the Business Department receives strong support in this area from many of the ancillary administrative offices and their leadership including, but not limited to, the Office of Student Affairs, Registrar's Office, and Alumni Office.