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					                             Pittsburg State University


       Unit Level Strategic Planning and Effectiveness Document


Department:
Department of Accounting


Mission:
The mission of the Department of Accounting is to support the Gladys A. Kelce
College of Business and Pittsburg State University by providing the BBA with a
major in accounting and with minors in accounting, internal auditing, fraud
examination, and by providing the MBA with a concentration in accounting. The
primary emphasis is on the undergraduate programs.

The Department is responsive to the needs of our stakeholders in developing
programs which reflect the broader role of accounting in society. These
programs provide the foundation for the successful pursuit of professional
certifications.

The Department provides high quality educational opportunities primarily to
students from Southeast Kansas and the adjacent regions, as well as to students
from other countries.

The Department is committed to teaching, publishing intellectual contributions,
and serving its key stakeholders. Application of knowledge is emphasized in
each of these three areas. The teaching of students is of primary importance.


Vision Statement:

The PSU Department of Accounting will strive to achieve national recognition for
providing a high-quality accounting education.




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Goal 1: Attract and retain quality students.
 #             Strategies (Action Items)              Performance Measures for Strategies
  1   Promote careers, especially in emerging        New career opportunities identified and
      areas, in the accounting profession.           promotional strategies implemented.
  2   Host or participate in                         Number of events.
      promotional/recruiting events.
  4   Meet with prospective students                 Number of meetings of faculty with
      interested in Accounting during their on-      prospective students.
      campus visits.
  5   Maintain an up-to-date web site focused        Web site updated at least semi-
      primarily, but not exclusively, on             annually.
      attracting prospective students to our
      programs.
  6   Provide scholarships to high-quality,          Number and dollar amount of
      incoming students and high-performing          scholarships awarded.
      returning students.
  7   Update and distribute promotional              Promotional brochure updated and
      brochure.                                      distributed. Note: distribution to include
                                                     Admissions department, high school
                                                     seniors, high school counselors,
                                                     community college freshmen, and
                                                     community college advisors.
 10   Promote success of our graduates.              Methods used to promote graduate
                                                     successes.
 11   Provide a tutor lab with current               Tutor lab provided; technology updates;
      technology.                                    other lab improvements.
 12   Recognize outstanding seniors.                 Ways outstanding seniors recognized.
 13   Provide graduate assistantships.               Number of graduate assistantships
                                                     provided.
 14   Maintain professional appearance of
      office.                                        Improvements in appearance of office.
 15   Maintain an annualized student to faculty      Calculation of total headcount in
      ratio of 30:1 or lower.                        courses for the year divided by faculty
                                                     for the year.

Evaluation of goal attainment (to be analyzed at WF opening faculty meeting and WF advisory board
meeting):
  1 % of action items accomplished
  2 # new freshmen
  3 # new transfer students
  4 % retained
  5 Average GPA of Freshmen
  6 Average GPA of Sophomores
  7 Average GPA of Juniors
  8 Average GPA of Seniors
  9 Average ACT of Freshmen




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Changes for next fiscal year based on above evaluation (determined at WF opening faculty meeting and
WF advisory board meeting):




Goal 2: Develop our students into competent accounting professionals.
 #           Strategies (Action Items)
                                                     Performance Measures for Strategies
 1   Evaluate adequacy of curriculum in             Curriculum meets professional
     meeting the contemporary needs of the          certification guidelines; curriculum
     accounting profession.                         evaluated at least annually by
                                                    department curriculum committee;
                                                    curriculum evaluated at least annually
                                                    by advisory board.
 2   Maintain an internship program to              Number of internships.
     include a designated faculty member
     serving as coordinator as part of faculty
     load.
 3   Maintain active student organizations.         Activities and accomplishments of
                                                    student organizations.
 4   Maintain an active Volunteer Income Tax        Statistics of work of VITA team.
     Assistance (VITA) program.
 5   Coordinate certification information           Number of information sessions and
     sessions and study groups.                     study sessions held.
 6   Utilize current technology in accounting       Technology incorporated and upgraded.
     courses.
 7   Assess success of students in completion       Assessment results.
     of learning objectives.

 8   Upgrade departmental and accounting lab        Compare age of hardware to planned
     hardware on a three-year replacement           replacement.
     cycle.

Evaluation of goal attainment (to be analyzed at WF opening faculty meeting and WF advisory board
meeting):
  1 % of action items accomplished
     # successful certifications reported by our
  2 students and alumni
  3 Employer survey results
  4 MFAT results
  5 SPTE results
  6 Curriculum assessment results
  7 Employer evaluations of interns


Changes for next fiscal year based on above evaluation (determined at WF opening faculty meeting and
WF advisory board meeting):



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Goal 3: Assist graduates with career placement.
 #           Strategies (Action Items)
                                                     Performance Measures for Strategies
 1   Hold a student organization meeting            Annual meeting held
     focused on the job search process.
 2   Include information regarding Career           Percent of syllabi with Career Service
     Services resources on syllabi.                 information
 3   Offer students opportunity for assistance      Services offered
     with resume preparation, mock
     interviews, career fair and interview
     process.
 4   Monitor initial placement of graduates.        Placement statistics
 5   Host Department of Accounting Career           Meet the Firms held
     Fair, aka, Meet the Firms.
 6   Monitor satisfaction of recruiters of our      Surveys of recruiters
     graduates.
 7   Send department newsletter to current          Number newsletters sent to company
     recruiters and potential recruiters.           recruiters



Evaluation of goal attainment (to be analyzed at WF opening faculty meeting and WF advisory board
meeting):
  1 % of action items accomplished
  2 Placement statistics

Changes for next fiscal year based on above evaluation (determined at WF opening faculty meeting and
WF advisory board meeting):




Goal 4: Maintain and enhance mutually-beneficial relationships with alumni
and other stakeholders.
 #           Strategies (Action Items)
                                                     Performance Measures for Strategies
 1   Publish an annual newsletter for               Annual newsletter published.
     distribution to alumni, employers, board
     of directors, students, and other
     stakeholders.
 2   Integrate alumni and other stakeholders        Number of campus presentations by
     in on-campus activities.                       alumni and other stakeholders.




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 3   Take student organizations to                 Number of professional meetings and
     professional meetings and to tour             employer visits; number of students
     employer facilities.                          participating.
 4   Faculty participate in PSU phonathon.         Number of faculty participating.
 5   Maintain a department advisory board.         Two advisory board meetings held per
                                                   year.

Evaluation of goal attainment (to be analyzed at WF opening faculty meeting and WF advisory board
meeting):
  1 % of action items accomplished
  2 Funds raised for department
  3 Feedback from alumni and stakeholders


Changes for next fiscal year based on above evaluation (determined at WF opening faculty meeting and
WF advisory board meeting):




Goal 5: Recruit qualified faculty and maintain qualifications of existing
faculty.
 #           Strategies (Action Items)
                                                     Performance Measures for Strategies
 1   Provide financial support for faculty to      Funding provided for faculty to attend
     upgrade instructional techniques and          conferences, workshops, and seminars
     industry knowledge.                           related to instructional techniques and
                                                   industry developments. Funding
                                                   provided for membership in industry
                                                   organizations and to attend professional
                                                   meetings. Funding provided for industry
                                                   literature.
 2   Provide financial support for faculty to      Funding provided for research.
     improve scholarly efforts.
 3   Incorporate research requirement in           Percent of faculty meeting required
     annual review process.                        research requirements. Number of
                                                   faculty publishing manuscripts in peer-
                                                   reviewed journals. Number of faculty
                                                   presenting papers at academic or
                                                   professional meetings. Number of
                                                   monographs or textbooks published.
                                                   Departmental portfolio of intellectual
                                                   contributions.




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 4   Incorporate service requirement in annual    Percent of faculty meeting required
     review process.                              service requirements. Record of faculty
                                                  service contributions as faculty advisors
                                                  to student organizations, student
                                                  advisement, service on university
                                                  committees, task forces, and other
                                                  university, community and professional
                                                  endeavors.
 5   Prepare 5-year faculty staffing plan to      Preparation of staffing plan with
     reflect retirements, recruitment plans,      projected ratios.
     and maintenance of AACSB ratios.
 6   Provide funding for faculty members to
     pursue (additional) professional             Number and percentage of faculty with
     qualifications.                              professional qualifications.

Evaluation of goal attainment (to be analyzed at WF opening faculty meeting and WF advisory board
meeting):
  1 % of action items accomplished
     Professional recognitions and
  2 accomplishments of faculty
     Percent of faculty attaining meritorious or
  3 exemplary performance

Changes for next fiscal year based on above evaluation (determined at WF opening faculty meeting and
WF advisory board meeting):




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