LSUS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2002-2007 ANNUAL REPORTS

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					                    LSUS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
                           2002-2007 ANNUAL REPORTS

At the end of each academic year the College of Business Administration files a plan for the
coming year and an assessment of the plans for the current year with the Office of Academic
Affairs. These plans and assessment results, which are prepared for the college, the MBA
program, and each department and outreach area, are submitted in rubric form to comply with
the format required by the University for SACS. Plans are based on five-year annual strategic
plans. (See the Strategic Planning Process in the Maintenance Report.)

The college also submits a list of accomplishments for the college, each department and each
outreach area to the Office of Academic Affairs. These accomplishments are tied back to the
goals of the college.

Other reports submitted annually include summaries of faculty development expenditures and
endowed professorship and chair activities and budgets. For a number of years the University
has provided either $500 or $1,000 for each full-time faculty member to use for faculty
development. These funds are managed at the college level, and annual reporting is made to the
Office of Academic Affairs. Endowed professorship and chair reports are submitted by each
professorship and chairholder through their respective colleges to the Offices of Academic
Affairs and Development. These documents are not included in this report but are available in
the CBA dean’s office.

The CBA planning and assessment rubrics which are submitted to the Office of Academic
Affairs each year are very detailed, so only a summarization is included in the annual reports.
The five-year goals and objectives are included with this report for reference.

Detailed reports are available electronically and are posted on the CBA web site:
www.lsus.edu/ba under “About the College.” They will also be available through the SEDONA
database system: www.sedonaweb.com.




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                           LSUS College of Business Administration
                                 2002-2003 Annual Report

The CBA had a very productive year with an excellent leadership team including Doug Bible
and Jere Hatcher as Department Chairs. Outreach activities increased under the leadership of
Susan Beal, Peggy Connor, and Harvey Rubin. The regional Department of Commerce Export
Assistance Center, managed by Pat Holt, was also active in the community.

•   The Student Advisory Council also continued to be very active and was involved in
    scheduling and retention activities. (Goal 1)

•   Faculty and student participation in student organizations was outstanding. Nine faculty
    members were active in one or more of the following student clubs and organizations:
    Accounting Students Association, Student Finance Association, American Marketing
    Association, SHRM, Rotaract, MBA Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, SIE, Phi Kappa Phi,
    and ODK. (Goal 1)

•   The CBA continued with successful Internship and University 200 programs. In Spring
    2003, there were 53 students enrolled in these programs. In Fall 2002, there were 54 students
    enrolled, and in Summer 2002, there were 14 enrolled. The upper-level internship program
    had five students in Summer 2002, eight students in Fall 2002, and nine students in the spring
    2003. (Goal 1)

•   One student participated in the Executive Mentor program in the spring semester. The
    Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Shreveport, served as a mentor. (Goal 1)

•   A faculty member organized a spring visit by students and a faculty member from the
    University of Applied Sciences in Lüneburg, Germany to the LSUS campus. Twenty students
    traveled to Shreveport for two weeks of lectures by LSUS faculty and tours of area sites.
    (Goal 1)

•   All CBA full-time faculty and 80 percent of adjunct faculty utilized a course management
    system (Blackboard) in their classes, posting grades, assignments, and other materials and
    utilizing email and chat rooms for class discussions. (Goals 1, 2)

•   A trip to Germany for LSUS students was made in May 2003. Students making the trip
    registered for academic credit in a three-hour course. While in Germany they attended two
    weeks of lectures in English by German faculty teaching at Fachhochsuchule
    Nordostniedersachsen (University of Applied Science). Only three LSUS students attended
    this year, but number was depressed by the occurrence of the war in Iraq and by the SARS
    scare. (Goal 2)

•   The CBA secured significant funding for technology enhancements. Funding from Student
    Tech Fees were used to install and/or upgrade “Smart Classrooms” and to hire student lab
    workers. Funds from a Board of Regents (BORSF) grant for over $95,000 were obtained to
    upgrade computer labs. (Goal 2)


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•   Enrollment in the MBA program increased. There were 59 new PMBA/MBA students in
    2002-2003. Having a full-time MBA Manager enabled the college to concentrate more on
    the MBA program. (Goal 2)

•   The CBA continued to review, revise and streamline the curricula. Eight courses were
    eliminated, two courses were added (Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development and
    Fraud Accounting) and one major curriculum change was made (math and statistics). Three
    prerequisite changes and a number of minor catalog description changes were also made.
    (Goal 2)

•   The college continued an extensive assessment process. The CBA continued to administer
    satisfaction surveys to graduating undergraduates and MBA students and continued to
    administer the ETS Major Field Exam in Business to graduating undergraduates. The CBA
    Graduate Studies Committee redesigned the MBA student survey. Results from the student
    surveys continued to be very positive for the college. (Goals 2, 3)

•   Due primarily to retirements, seven new faculty member began, replacing approximately 25
    percent of the faculty. Five faculty members started in Fall 2002 and two began in Spring
    2003. New hires were in accounting (3), economics (1), management (2), and marketing (1).
    Being able to hire seven new faculty members at one time enabled the college to shape its
    direction for years to come. All new hires had strong records of teaching and research, and
    they complimented each others strengths, bringing added synergy to the college. (Goal 4)

•   Four CBA faculty members received awards for outstanding teaching by the Student
    Government Association. (Goal 4)

•   CBA faculty continued to have a strong research record. Faculty published 35 articles in
    refereed journals and six articles in other journals. Five books, chapters in books and
    monographs were also published, and thirty-four papers were presented at academic
    meetings. Five journal articles were co-authored with CBA students. (Goal 4)

•   The college revised and expanded the CBA Faculty Development Handbook in Fall 2002.
    (Goal 4).

•   AACSB BSQ and Salary Survey reports were submitted electronically by the dean’s office.
    (Goal 4)

•   The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) held two regional conferences, the
    Economic Outlook Conference and the Real Estate Trends Conference. The CBER
    continued to have the only database in the region tracking the local economy. Data from this
    database is requested from all over the area as well as from around the nation. (Goal 5)

•   The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) had 200 active clients from four parishes
    and saw 335 clients between September 2002 and June 2003. The Center held 34 seminars
    and workshops and gave counseling assistance that resulted in expansion of three existing


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    businesses and the start up of three others, creating over 25 new jobs and retaining over a
    dozen jobs. (Goal 5)

•   The Louisiana Consortium of Insurance and Financial Services (LCISF) taught 12 insurance
    pre-licensing classes for a total of 384 hours. Classes were offered in Shreveport and over
    compressed video to other areas in the State. The LCISF also taught a continuing education
    Life/Health and Property/Casualty class, two Certified Financial Planner (CFP) courses, two
    Certified Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) courses and made presentations to
    investment clubs. (Goal 5)

•   The business advisory board, the Board of Visitors, continued to be very active, with
    quarterly meetings and participation by board members in curriculum and strategic planning
    and in the mentoring programs. Five new members were elected for 2003-2006. (Goal 6)

•   CBA faculty members were active in the professional community and on academic editorial
    review boards. Nineteen editorial positions were held. (Goal 6)




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                           LSUS College of Business Administration
                                 2003-2004 Annual Report

The CBA had a very productive year with an excellent leadership team including Doug Bible
and Lisa Burke as Department Chairs. Outreach activities increased under the leadership of
Susan Beal, Peggy Connor, and Harvey Rubin. The regional Department of Commerce Export
Assistance Center, managed by Pat Holt, was also active in the community.

•   The CBA continued an expanding Internship program. Twenty-two internship applications
    were processed for Summer 2004; twenty-three applications were processed In Spring 2004,
    and 16 students were placed in jobs or with an executive mentor. Feedback from employers
    and students was very positive. (Goal 1)

•   The CBA also continued with a successful University Work Services program. Fifty-two
    students were enrolled in Fall 2003, thirty-seven were enrolled in Spring 2004, and 18 were
    enrolled in Summer 2004. Feedback from employers was very positive. (Goal 1)

•   The CBA continued with an active Student Advisory Council, which was involved in
    scheduling and retention activities. The council met five times during the year. (Goal 1)

•   The SHRM (Human Resource Management) club was awarded national recognition for their
    contributions and activities from the national professional SHRM organization, specifically a
    National Merit Award. SHRM also won LSUS' Internal Service Award of the Year. (Goal 1)

•   The AMA (Marketing) club received two national awards at the International AMA
    conference. (Goal 1)

•   A spring visit by 22 students and a faculty member from the University of Applied Science
    (Fachhochschule Nordostniedersachsen) in Lüneburg, Germany to the LSUS campus was
    held for the second year. The students traveled to Shreveport to be involved in two weeks of
    lectures by LSUS faculty and tours of area sites. (Goal 1)

•   CBA faculty continued to use Blackboard technology for all classes; one faculty member
    completed extensive training on the use of Blackboard for offering courses online. (Goals
    1,2)

•   The CBA secured funding for six of eight proposals for use of Student Tech Fees to install
    and/or upgrade “Smart Classrooms,” to hire student lab workers, and to purchase software.
    (Goal 2)

•   Activity in student organizations continued in the college. Ten faculty members were active
    in one or more of the following student clubs and organizations: Accounting Students
    Association, Student Finance Association, American Marketing Association, SHRM,
    Rotaract, MBA Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, SIE, Phi Kappa Phi, and ODK. The
    student organizations were active in the community. (Goals 1, 6)


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•   The CBA continued to maintain a web site with new items, faculty and alumni spotlights and
    scholarship information. (Goals 1,6)

•    A database was initiated to track recent HR concentration graduates and their job placement
    in the region. To date, at least 11 students have been placed in the last 2.5 years in regional
    HR jobs, ranging from HR director to Trainer to Recruiter. (Goals 1,6)

•   The second annual trip to Germany was organized for LSUS students during a 3-week period
    in May-June, 2004, with seven students attending. While in Germany they attended two
    weeks of lectures in English by German faculty teaching at the University of Applied
    Science. (Goal 2)

•   The first MBA course was offered online in Spring 2004. Two undergraduate courses were
    also offered online. (Goal 2)

•   A new statistics course, ISDS 265, was fully implemented into the curriculum. (Goal 2)

•   Annual case competitions for undergraduate and MBA capstone strategy courses were
    organized. (Goal 2)

•   An extensive assessment process was continued. The CBA continued to administer
    satisfaction surveys to graduating undergraduates and MBA students and administer the ETS
    Major Field Exam in Business to graduating undergraduates. The college also began
    administering the ETS Major Field Exam to MBA students in December. (Goals 2, 3)

•   Faculty completed a five-year strategic plan for the college, incorporating student learning
    outcome assessment into the plan. One-year plans for the college and each department and
    outreach area were completed. End-of-year reports for plan assessment for the college and
    each department and outreach area were submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs. (Goals
    2,3)

•   An Assurance of Learning (AoL) Committee was formed, with representatives from each
    area appointed. The charge of the committee was to initiate the development of goals and
    objectives to assess student learning as per the AACSB standards revised in 2003.

•   The CBA applied for an Economic Development Grant to fund an Entrepreneurship program.
    (Goals 2,5)

•   The CBA conducted the first annual Alumni Fund Drive. Faculty members and
    administrators wrote notes on the letters of alumni they knew. The drive raised
    approximately $3,000, with most donations designated for scholarships or unrestricted.
    (Goals 2,4,6)




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•   The CBA has Board of Regents matching funds of $40,000 each approved for three
    professorships: Bell South, Joe and Abby Averett, and Jerry Boughten Bank One
    professorships. (Goal 4)

•   CBA faculty continued a strong teaching record. The majority of full-time and adjunct
    faculty received above average SIR II teaching scores relative to national statistics. (Goal 4)

•   Two faculty members received awards for outstanding teaching by the Student Government
    Association. (Goal 4)

•   Faculty continued a strong research record. Thirty articles were published in refereed
    journals. Four books, chapters in books and monographs were published, and thirty-three
    papers were presented at academic meetings. (Goal 4)

•   The CBA sponsored an international conference, ISSWOV, to be held in New Orleans in
    August. (Goal 4)

•   Faculty completed faculty MBO statements, performance reports and evaluations.
    Evaluations were made by the department chairs for all full-time faculty members. (Goal 4)

•   A CBA faculty member received the Southwest DSI Outstanding Educator Award and the
    Ben Bauman Award for Excellence, bringing international acclaim to LSUS. Other faculty
    members also received awards, including the LSUS Advisor of the Year by the campus
    Student Organizations and the LSUS Outstanding Faculty Performance Award for Research.
    (Goal 4)

•   Two faculty members received a research grant to study the impact fees and property values.
    (Goal 4)

•   AACSB BSQ and Salary Survey reports were submitted electronically by the dean’s office.
    (Goal 4)

•   The CBER increased the number of companies in the Directory of Minority and Women
    Business Owners who do business in NWLA and added other publications. (Goal 5)

•   The CBER offered a conference on Census data and received 20 publications and 15 CDs
    from the Census Bureau. (Goal 5)

•   Attendance at both the Economic Outlook Conference attendance and the Real Estate Trends
    Conference was the highest to date. (Goal 5)

•   Funding from City of Shreveport, Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, and Bossier
    Economic Development Foundation was continued. (Goal 5)

•   The CBER secured new short-term contracts from local, regional, state, and out-of-state
    clients. All contracts were completed to the satisfaction of the client. (Goal 5)


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•   The SBDC served 108 clients in the first quarter, 117 clients in the second quarter, 121
    clients in the third quarter and 85 clients in the fourth quarter. Counseling goals were met.
    The Center held 11 training seminars with 338 attendees in the first quarter, nineteen
    seminars with 568 attendees in the second quarter, seventeen seminars with 402 attendees in
    the third quarter, and 16 seminars with 254 attendees in the fourth quarter. Goals were
    exceeded with an overall 96% satisfaction rate from attendees. (Goal 5)

•   The 2004 LCISF Financial Independence for Life seminar included 45 students, an almost 50
    percent increase from the 2003 seminar. The LCISF received $10,500 in funding from State
    Farm and $1,000 from the Society of Financial Service Professionals for the Independence
    for Life program. (Goal 5)

•   The LCISF presented an Introduction to Financial Planning to Military personnel at BAFB
    and a “Planning Your Estate” seminar to the public. It also presented a Certified Financial
    Planner session and expanded pre-licensing programs. (Goal 5)

•   The Oscar Cloyd Real Estate professorship activities were reported in the local news and on
    campus and four quarterly reports were completed. (Goals 5,6)

•   The CBA brought in a number of community leaders as guest speakers to CBA classes and
    student organization meetings. (Goal 6)

•   CBA faculty increased its service in the community. Eight faculty members served on
    community advisory boards, and six faculty members were involved in one or more
    academic or professional organizations. Faculty also served on 15 academic editorial review
    boards. Faculty were involved in twenty-two different community organizations. (Goal 6)

•   The CBA continued with a very active Board of Visitors, with quarterly meetings and
    participation by board members in curriculum and strategic planning and in the mentoring
    programs. Three new members were elected three new members for 2004-2007. (Goal 6)




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                           LSUS College of Business Administration
                                 2004-2005 Annual Report

The CBA had a very productive year with an excellent leadership team including Dr. Bible and
Dr. Burke as Department Chairs, Dr. Hatcher as Internship Director and Ms. Wood as MBA
Manager. The CBA continued outreach activities under the leadership of Ms. Beal, Ms. Connor,
and Dr. Rubin. The regional Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, managed by
Holt, was also active in the community.

•   The CBA hired a tutor for ISDS 265, Business Statistics, in Fall 2004. (Goal 1)

•   The Student Advisory Council, representing each undergraduate major and the MBA
    program, was actively involved in scheduling and retention activities. The council received
    five new members and met six times during the year. (Goal 1)

•   The number of internships doubled since 2002-2003, with 22 in 2003 and 44 in 2005.
    Feedback was very positive. (Goal 1)

•   The University Work Services program continued to be successful. Eighty- nine students
    were enrolled in UNIV200 in 2004-2005. Feedback from students and employers was very
    positive. (Goal 1)

•   Based on the department database of HRM concentration graduates, at least 16 students have
    been placed in the last 3.5 years in regional HR jobs. (Goal 1)

•   A Spring 2005 visit by 20 students and a faculty member from University of Lüneberg,
    Germany to the LSUS campus was organized.. The students traveled to Shreveport to be
    involved in one week of lectures by LSUS faculty and tours of area sites. (Goal 1)

•   All CBA full-time faculty and 80 percent of adjuncts utilized Blackboard to post grades and
    assignments and communicate with students. The CBA maintained individual Blackboard
    classes for all business students, for faculty and staff, for each major and the MBA program,
    and for each department. The CBA also published curriculum sheets for each major on the
    web and posted a spreadsheet of courses offered each semester for undergraduate and MBA
    students. (Goals 1,2)

•   The CBA continued to be involved in student organizations. Ten faculty members were
    active in one or more student organizations. Organizations were active in the community,
    serving at the S/B Rescue Mission, providing Christmas gifts to children at Gingerbread
    House, and providing items to troops in Iraq among other activities. (Goals 1, 6)

•   The CBA maintained a college web site with current news items, faculty, student and alumni
    spotlights and scholarship information. (Goals 1, 6)

•   The graduate accounting course was offered 50 percent online. (Goal 2)



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•   The CBA was awarded three BORSF grants totaling $160,000. Grants were written for a
    portable wireless classroom, computer lab upgrades, and online internships. The CBA was
    also awarded $20,000 from Student Tech Fees to install and/or upgrade “Smart Classrooms,”
    to hire student lab workers, and to purchase software. (Goal 2)

•   Twenty-seven CBA scholarships were awarded. (Goal 2)

•   Two faculty members visited classes at BPCC to promote CBA programs. (Goal 2)

•   A new course, Small Business Advertising was approved to be offered in Summer 2005.
    (Goal 2)

•   Two faculty members coordinated a trip to Mexico for eight students in Fall 2004. (Goal 2)

•   The CBER printed brochures for accounting, finance, management and marketing majors and
    distributed them at recruiting events. The Management and Marketing department obtained
    funding for CBA advertising on a local radio station. (Goal 2)

•   The CBA continued to offer multiple online courses in management, marketing and
    computer applications to enhance flexibility of course offerings for students. (Goal 2)

•   Two faculty members recruited in BPCC management classes in the spring. Another also
    organized an on-site informational visit for CCTC students. (Goal 2)

•   Plans for 2005-2006 were completed and 2004-2005 assessment results were reported for the
    college and for each department and outreach area. (Goals 2,3)

•   The annual case competitions for undergraduate and MBA capstone strategy courses were
    organized. Faculty and external stakeholders attended, and one firm used the case as a
    recruiting opportunity. (Goals 2,6)

•   Sixteen faculty participated in evaluating capstone graduate and/or undergraduate group
    presentations. (Goal 3)

•   CBA faculty continued an extensive assessment process. The CBA continued to administer
    student satisfaction surveys and ETS MFAT tests. The CBA developed undergraduate
    Assurance of Learning (AoL) goals, objectives and assessment measures and developed
    graduate AoL goals. (Goal 3)

•   CBA faculty continued a strong teaching record. The majority of faculty received above
    average SIR II teaching scores relative to national statistics. Four faculty members were
    among the top 20 outstanding teachers recognized by the Student Government Association.
    (Goal 4)

•   Four CBA faculty members were awarded professorships: Joe and Abby Averett
    Professorship for outstanding teaching and research, the BellSouth Professorship for


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    outstanding research; the Bank One Professorship for outstanding teaching; and the India
    Studies Professorship. (Goal 4)

•   Three CBA faculty members received LSUS Foundation awards for Teaching, Research and
    Service, and two received CBA awards for Support and Exemplary Accomplishments.
    (Goal 4)

•   All full-time faculty completed MBO statements and FPRs; chairs completed faculty
    evaluations and discussed evaluations with faculty members. (Goal 4)

•   An ISDS150 instructor, earned Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in Word, Word
    Expert, PowerPoint, and Excel, assuring her professional qualification to teach Computer
    Applications. (Goal 4)

•   Three faculty members were voted by students as among the top 20 professors at LSUS.
    (Goal 4)

•   CBA faculty remained academically qualified. The Management and Marketing department
    produced 29 journal publications, four book chapters, one book, and 32 presentations and
    proceedings. The Economics and Finance department had five refereed publications for the
    year along with eight presentations at academic meetings. Six publications, two proceedings
    and four presentations were reported for the year in the Accounting/Business Law
    Department. (Goal 4)

•   AACSB BSQ and Salary Survey reports were submitted electronically by the dean’s office.
    (Goal 4)

•   The CBER captured all newly constructed commercial rental properties for the Commercial
    Real Estate Rental Market Report. It added Hoovers Online, the Dodge Report, and
    Louisiana Commercial Real Estate Database to subscription data sources and added
    household income to census profiles and increased census publications. Census profile
    publications for seven parishes were added. (Goal 5)

•   Attendance at the 2005 Economic Outlook Conference was up from 2004. (Goal 5)

•   A $200,000 contract was signed with the LA Department of Economic Development for one
    year. Other short-term contracts were secured from for-profit and non-profit companies in
    the area. Data and data analyses were provided as contracted. (Goal 5)

•   The SBDC served 97 clients in the first quarter, 86 clients in the second quarter, 88 clients in
    the third quarter and 64 clients in the fourth quarter. Counseling goals were met. The Center
    held 21 training seminars with 680 attendees in the first quarter, 23 seminars with 620
    attendees in the second quarter, 18 seminars with 332 attendees in the third quarter, and 11
    seminars with 208 attendees in the fourth quarter. Workshops had an overall 95 percent
    satisfaction rate from attendees. (Goal 5)



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•   The LCISF presents several different seminars. The 2004 Financial Independence for Life
    seminar included 30 students. Two tax and estate planning seminars reached over 50 people.
    Financial planning seminars were conducted at BAFB with 25 military personnel attending.
    A publication of the Free Enterprise Program was printed in the NBES Journal, and an
    LCIFS catalog marketed programs for the Financial Planning Institute. (Goal 5)

•   The LCISF continued to offer pre-licensing courses across the State, with attendance
    continuing to grow. The LCISF also received $1,000 in funding from the Society of
    Financial Service Professionals for the Independence for Life program. A Certified Financial
    Planner session, consisting of five courses, was presented. (Goal 5)

•   The Export Assistance Center continued to be housed in the CBER area and was an excellent
    CBA resource. (Goal 5)

•   CBA members met with Committee of 100 members to propose an economic development
    project. (Goal 5)

•   The Real Estate professorship activities were reported in the local news and on campus; four
    quarterly reports were completed. (Goal 5,6)

•   CBA faculty continued to serve on community advisory boards. Eight faculty members
    served on community advisory boards, and six faculty members were involved in one or
    more academic or professional organizations. Faculty also served on 15 academic editorial
    review boards. Faculty members were involved in twenty-two different community
    organizations. (Goal 6)

•   CBA faculty brought in over twelve community leaders as guest speakers to various classes
    and student organization meetings. (Goal 6)

•   The Board of Visitors was active with quarterly meetings; six members participated in
    evaluating group presentations in MADM 480 and/or MADM 760. Five new members were
    elected for 2005-2008. (Goal 6)

•   One faculty member wrote three columns for the LSUS News. (Goal 6)




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                           LSUS College of Business Administration
                                 2005-2006 Annual Report

Despite the catastrophic effect statewide of two devastating hurricanes, Katrina and Rita, the
College of Business Administration (CBA) had a productive year. With State budget cuts and a
temporary influx of displaced students from South Louisiana, the college and LSUS were able to
operate with minimal disruption, other than budget cuts for travel and a temporary hiring freeze.
Administration, instructors and students all pitched in to accommodate displaced students. The
CBA continued under the excellent leadership team, including Dr. Bible and Dr. Burke as
Department Chairs, Dr. Hatcher as Internship Director and Ms. Wood as MBA Manager. The
college continued outreach activities under the leadership of Ms. Beal, Ms. Connor, Dr. Rubin
and Ms. Holt.

•   The Student Advisory Council was actively involved in scheduling and retention activities.
    The council received three new members and met six times during the year. Council
    members and other student leaders participated in the CBA SWOT analysis as part of the
    strategic planning process. As a result, the students designed CBA t-shirts, which will be
    sold at cost to promote the college in the upcoming year. (Goal 1)

•   The internship program enrolled 37 students. The number of firms seeking interns exceeded
    the number of available students. One notable internship was with an accounting firm in
    Canada. Feedback continues to be very positive for all internships. (Goal 1)

•   The University Work Services program continued to be successful with a record of 125
    students enrolled across campus from Summer 2005 through Spring 2006. There were 91
    CBA students, nine Liberal Arts students, ten Science/Computer Science students and fifteen
    Education/Psychology students enrolled. Feedback from students and employers continues
    to be very positive, with over 94 percent of employers agreeing that the interns exhibited
    subject matter competency. (Goal 1)

•   Based on the department database of HRM concentration graduates, at least 26 students have
    been placed in the last four years in regional HR jobs. (Goal 1)

•   Thirty-five scholarships were awarded in the CBA. (Goal 1)

•   A Spring 2006 visit by 13 students and a faculty member from the University of Lüneburg,
    Germany to the LSUS campus was organized. The business law and business psychology
    students traveled to Shreveport to be involved in one week of lectures by LSUS faculty and
    tours of area businesses. (Goal 1)

•   All CBA full-time faculty and 90 percent of adjuncts utilized Blackboard to post grades and
    assignments and communicate with students. The CBA also maintained individual
    Blackboard classes for all business students, faculty and staff, each major and the MBA
    program, and each department. (Goals 1,2)




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•   The CBA continued to maintain a college web site with current news items, faculty, student
    and alumni spotlights and scholarship information. (Goals 1,2,6)

•   Through the Professorship of India Studies, $26,352 was raised to fund a Super
    Professorship. The India Studies program created ten scholarships for LSUS students. (Goals
    1,4)

•   The CBA continued to be involved in student organizations. Twelve faculty members were
    active in one or more student organizations. Organizations were active in the community,
    serving at the S/B Rescue Mission, providing Christmas gifts to children at Gingerbread
    House, and providing items to troops in Iraq, among other activities. One group adopted a
    mile of highway in the Shreveport Green Cleanup project. Beta Gamma Sigma was
    designated a “2005 Premier Chapter” for its record of student inductees. (Goals 1,6)

•   Eight students participated in the third Study Abroad Trip to Germany (Univ 299) in May
    2006. (Goal 2)

•   All CBA faculty participated in advising activities, and faculty members advised an average
    of 35 students each. All faculty also participated in Advising (QEP) Training in Fall 2005.
    (Goal 2)

•   One faculty member coordinated an LSUS campus visit with numerous students from a local
    high school to encourage them to attend LSUS. Two faculty members recruited in Spring
    2006 from the LSUS Pre-Med/Pre-Dent/Pre-Vet majors and at the Biology Club and
    Chemistry Club meetings. (Goal 2)

•   The CBA was obtained $160,000 in equipment through BoRSF grants written last year. The
    CBA wrote and received funding for BoRSF Grants to ensure that technology in the CBA
    keeps pace. One of the grants enabled the CBA to wire the Business-Education building,
    becoming the first building on campus to be totally wireless. (Goal 2)

•   The CBA was awarded over $37,000 from Student Tech Fees to upgrade a computer lab and
    “Smart Classroom,” to purchase software, and to hire student lab workers. (Goal 2)

•   Two faculty members visited classes at BPCC to promote CBA programs. (Goal 2)

•   The CBA Strategic Planning Committee participated in a semester-long SWOT analysis.
    The analysis resulted in revisions to the CBA strategic plan, developed with input from the
    entire faculty. Plans for 2006-2007 were developed and 2005-2006 assessment results were
    documented for the college and for each department and outreach area. (Goals 2,3)

•   One graduate course and several undergraduate courses were offered completely online.
    Initial training for the new web course management system, Moodle, was completed. (Goals
    2,4)




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•   The Board of Visitors was active with quarterly meetings; six members participated in
    evaluating capstone group presentations. Five new members were elected for three-year
    terms. The Board formed three breakout groups to address various issues related to the CBA:
    development, student recruitment and retention, and internships and placement. (Goals 2, 6)

•   CBA faculty continued an extensive assessment process. The CBA developed graduate
    Assurance of Learning (AoL) goals and objectives and collected data for the undergraduate
    AoL process. Selected AoL data were also used to support the General Education
    assessment for the university. (Goal 3)

•   All faculty actively participated in Assurance of Learning activities, either as goal leaders or
    key course participants. Fifteen faculty members participated in evaluating undergraduate or
    graduate capstone class group presentations. (Goal 3)

•   All full-time faculty completed MBO statements and FPRs; chairs completed faculty
    evaluations and discussed evaluations with faculty members. (Goal 4)

•   CBA faculty continued to meet AACSB and CBA standards for academic qualification.
    Three publications, two proceedings and two presentations were reported for the year in
    Accounting and Business Law. In Economics and Finance, three refereed publications were
    reported for the year along with six presentations at academic meetings. Management and
    Marketing department faculty produced seventeen journal publications and made twenty-four
    conference presentations. (Goal 4)

•   CBA faculty continued a strong teaching record. One faculty member received the SGA
    Outstanding Faculty Award for 2006. Five other CBA faculty members were among the
    finalists. The majority of faculty received above average SIR II teaching scores relative to
    national statistics. (Goal 4)

•   Four CBA faculty members received LSUS Foundation awards from the college for
    Teaching, Research, Service and Advising. Three additional faculty members received
    awards for CBA support. (Goal 4)

•   The CBA was well-represented on university committees. One faculty member served as
    President of the LSUS Faculty Senate. Every CBA faculty member served on at least one
    college or university committee. (Goal 4)

•   Three faculty members were promoted to full professor, one of whom was granted tenure.
    (Goal 4)

•   Three professors met with a newly formed regional accounting educators association for a
    symposium and made a presentation at the meeting. LSUS has agreed to host the meeting for
    2006. (Goal 4)




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•   Unfortunately one of the outstanding faculty contributors has resigned for a more favorable
    position in New York. We have recruited a former MBA, CPA to teach as an adjunct to
    assist us as we recruit for a new faculty member. (Goal 4)

•   One Chair, the Kilpatrick Financial Services and Insurance Chair, received $600,000 from
    the State to match $400,000 given by the donor. A current faculty member was appointed to
    fill the position. (Goal 4)

•   CBA faculty members received a number of awards and recognitions. Four departmental
    faculty members were nominated by students as a Top 20 professor at LSUS. One faculty
    member was acclaimed as a Leading Editor in the Literati Network 2006 Awards for
    Excellence. Another was awarded the 2005 HR Educator of the Year by Southwest SHRM.
    $1,000 was donated to the department and used to support research activities of tenure track
    faculty. (Goal 4)

•   AACSB BSQ and Salary Survey reports were submitted electronically by the dean’s office.
    (Goal 4)

•   With the assistance of the Board of Visitors, the CBA initiated its first development
    campaign, “Council of Excellence,” to obtain funds to aid in retaining and recruiting quality
    faculty. Brochures were printed, and over two hundred personal letters were mailed out, and
    $5500 has been received by June 1, with another $2500 pledged. (Goals 4, 6)

•   The CBER added Cross-Sell, the Dodge Report, and Louisiana Commercial Real Estate
    Database to subscription data sources. It also added economic profiles for seven parishes to
    the CBER website. Economic profiles for these seven parishes were added to the annual
    Retrospective. (Goal 5)

•   The 2006 Economic Outlook Conference drew a more diverse audience than 2005. (Goal 5)

•   A $200,000 contract was awarded from the LA Department of Economic Development for
    one year, but was cancelled due to hurricanes. New short-term contracts were secured from
    for-profit and non-profit companies in the area. Data and data analyses were provided as
    contracted. (Goal 5)

•   The SBDC counseled 168 clients by mid year, exceeding the mid year goal of 150 clients.
    The Center counseled 222 clients by the end of the third quarter, with expectations to exceed
    the annual goal of 293 clients. It met goals for number of training seminars and attendees at
    mid year, maintaining an overall satisfaction rate of 96 percent. (Goal 5)

•   The LCISF sponsored the 2005 Financial Independence for Life two week financial literacy
    seminar including twenty-five students and six teachers. The Consortium received $1,000 in
    funding from the Society of Financial Service Professionals and $3,750 from State Farm
    Insurance Company for the program. (Goal 5)




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•   Two seminars on tax and estate planning were presented by the LCISF, reaching over 50
    people. Financial planning seminars were presented to 25 military personnel at BAFB and to
    the general public. Pre-licensing courses were continued across the State via compressed
    video. (Goal 5)

•   The CBA continued discussions with Committee of 100 members concerning funding for a
    proposed economic development project. The group also met with Strategic Action
    Committee consultant concerning the project. (Goals 5,6)

•   The CBA received outstanding press with six faculty members featured in The Times during
    the year. One faculty member was invited to have a monthly column on Entrepreneurship in
    The Times, and a Student Advisory Board member was appointed to The Times Community
    Board and has written a featured piece. (Goal 6)

•   CBA faculty continued to serve on community advisory boards. Nine faculty members
    served on community advisory boards, and six were involved in one or more academic or
    professional organizations. Eight faculty members served on academic editorial review
    boards. Also, CBA faculty members were involved in six different community
    organizations. (Goal 6)

•   CBA faculty brought in community leaders as guest speakers to various classes and student
    organization meetings. Over 15 community leaders, including the mayors of Shreveport and
    Bossier City, spoke to CBA classes. (Goal 6)

•   Faculty participated in an LSUS Fall Alumni event with many accounting alumni attending.
    (Goal 6)




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                           LSUS College of Business Administration
                                 2006-2007 Annual Report

The College of Business Administration (CBA) had a very productive year with an excellent
leadership team including Dr. Bible and Dr. James as Department Chairs, Mr. Hogue as
Internship Director and Ms. Wood as MBA Manager. The college continued outreach activities
under the leadership of Ms. Beal, Mr. Cochran, and Dr. Rubin. The regional Department of
Commerce Export Assistance Center, managed by Ms. Holt, was also active in the community.
Major accomplishments are listed below and in individual reports.

•   The Student Advisory Council, representing each undergraduate major and the MBA
    program, was actively involved in scheduling and retention activities and addressed other
    issues across campus with positive results. The council met six times during the year. The
    students also sold CBA t-shirts at cost to promote the college. (Goal 1)

•   Approximately thirty scholarships were awarded in the CBA. (Goal 1)

•   Based on the Management and Marketing Department database of HRM concentration
    graduates, at least twenty-six students have been placed in the last 5 years in regional HR
    jobs. (Goal 1)

•   Twenty-seven students completed the Internship Program from Summer 2006 through Spring
    2007. For a second year, the number of firms seeking interns exceeded the number of
    available students. (Goal 1)

•    The University Work Services program continued to be successful with 125 students
    enrolled from Summer 2006 through Spring 2007. Of these, 99 were CBA students and 26
    were students from other colleges. (Goal 1)

•   A Spring 2006 visit by seventeen students and a faculty member from the University of
    Lüneburg, Germany to the LSUS campus was organized. The students traveled to
    Shreveport to be involved in one week of lectures by LSUS faculty and tours of area
    businesses. Faculty and staff across campus provided housing for the visitors. (Goal 1)

•   All CBA full-time faculty and 90 percent of adjuncts trained in and utilized Moodle to post
    grades and assignments and communicate with students. The CBA also maintained Moodle
    classes for all business students and faculty. (Goals 1,2,4)

•   The CBA continued to maintain a college web site with current news items, handbooks and
    manuals, and faculty and scholarship information. (Goals 1,2,6)

•   The CBA continued to be involved in student organizations. Twelve faculty members were
    active in one or more student organizations. These organizations were active in the
    community, serving at the S/B Rescue Mission, providing Christmas gifts to children at
    Gingerbread House, and providing items to troops in Iraq, among other activities. Beta



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    Gamma Sigma was designated a “2006 Exemplary Chapter” for its record of student
    inductees. (Goals 1,6)

•   One graduate course was offered 100 percent online during the summer of 2006; several
    undergraduate courses were offered online. (Goal 2)

•   The CBA received $37,386 from Student Tech Fees to upgrade computer labs and smart
    classrooms, to purchase software and to hire student lab workers. The CBA was awarded an
    additional $26,838 for computer lab and classroom upgrades, software and lab workers for
    the coming year. (Goal 2)

•   Two faculty members visited with area high school and Career Center students. (Goal 2)

•   All CBA faculty participated in advising activities, and faculty members advised an average
    of 35 students each. (Goal 2)

•   The CBA participated in hosting area high school guidance counselors on campus. The CBA
    also participated in hosting high school students in the “Up Close” events, receiving excellent
    reviews from both groups. The college also participated in hosting the first LSUS Open
    House for Non-Traditional Students and has received several applications from attendees.
    (Goal 2)

•   Two faculty members and six students participated in the fourth Study Abroad Trip to
    Germany in May 2007. (Goal 2)

•   The Management and Marketing Department offered eleven online and blended course
    options to enhance flexibility of course offerings for students. (Goal 2)

•   The CBA Strategic Planning Committee incorporated faculty suggestions, based on 2005-
    2006 SWOT analyses, into plans for 2007-2008. The CBA also documented assessment
    results for the college and for each department and outreach area. (Goals 2,3)

•   Dr. Sanjay Menon, India Studies Professor, has worked to secure $34,352 to fund a Super
    Professorship. The India Studies group has also created 10 scholarships for LSUS students.
    (Goals 2,4)

•   The Board of Visitors (BOV) was active with quarterly meetings. Five new members were
    elected for three-year terms. Very productive breakout groups continued in three areas:
    Development, Recruitment and Retention of Students, and Internships and Placement.
    (Goals 2,6)

•   All faculty members actively participated in Assurance of Learning activities, either as goal
    leaders or key course participants. The CBA collected data for graduate Assurance of
    Learning (AoL) goals and objectives and implemented undergraduate AoL processes.
    Selected AoL data were also used to support the General Education assessment for the
    university. (Goal 3)


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•   Five CBA faculty members were finalists for the SGA Outstanding Faculty award. Three
    CBA faculty members received LSUS Foundation awards from the college in Teaching,
    Research and Service. One CBER staff member received a special CBA service award. A
    CBA faculty member was awarded the prestigious LSUS Alumni Association/Marsala
    Professorship in Teaching Excellence. (Goal 4)

•   Every CBA faculty member served on at least one college or university committee; most
    faculty members served on multiple committees. (Goal 4)

•   With the assistance of the BOV, $11,000 was raised for the 2006-2007 development
    campaign, the “Council of Excellence.” $5,000 was raised by June 30 for the 2007-2008
    campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to raise funds to aid in retaining and recruiting
    quality faculty. (Goal 4)

•   All full-time faculty completed MBO statements and FPRs; chairs completed faculty
    evaluations and discussed evaluations with faculty members. (Goal 4)

•   LSUS hosted a regional accounting educators association for a symposium with schools from
    East Texas and Louisiana attending. The second annual Academic Law Day forum was
    organized by a CBA faculty member and was attended by students, faculty, and attorneys.
    Also, approximately 30 students from the Caddo Career Technical Center were hosted on
    campus. (Goal 4)

•   All faculty continued to meet AACSB and CBA standards for academic qualification. Three
    presentations and two refereed papers and one book chapter were authored by professors in
    the Accounting and Business Law department. In Economics and Finance, six refereed
    publications and eight presentations at academic meetings were reported. Management and
    Marketing faculty produced twenty-nine journal publications, one book chapter, and made
    twelve conference presentations. (Goal 4)
•   AACSB BSQ and Salary Survey reports were submitted electronically by the dean’s office.
    (Goal 4)

•   Two faculty members received tenure and promotion to associate professor. (Goal 4)

•   One faculty member was the only American scholar invited to speak at the Intuition in
    Management Practice Symposium, held in London, England. (Goal 4)

•   The CBA hired two new faculty members and a new SBDC director and obtained approval to
    fill vacancies in Management and the CBER. (Goals 4,5)

•   The CBER reported data from all ten parishes in the Northwest Louisiana region on the
    website and increased the number of companies in the Directory of Minority and Women
    Business Owners in Louisiana and Northwest Louisiana. The CBER also captured all newly
    constructed commercial rental properties for the Commercial Real Estate Rental Market
    Report and published a comprehensive Region 7 Analysis and a “Book of Lists” for the area.
    (Goal 5)


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•   The CBER put on a highly successful Economic Outlook Conference on the film industry.
    The conference was the best attended in recent years. (Goal 5)

•   The SBDC counseled 132 distinct clients, including 66 initial new clients, at mid-year. The
    Center conducted 300 client sessions, 290 hours of contact and 233 hours of preparation at
    mid-year. (The Center’s fiscal year is from October to September.) The Center met
    projected goals for the number of training events and attendees for the mid-year period,
    maintaining a 95 percent satisfaction rate. (Goal 5)

•   The LCISF made four presentations and published two articles in the proceedings of the
    NBES Conference. Financial Literacy educational material is in use by several teachers in
    Caddo and Bossier Parishes as the result of past seminars. (Goal 5)

•   Financial planning seminars were presented by the LCISF to military personnel at BAFB.
    Also, continuing education classes were sent by compressed video to various institutions in
    the State. (Goal 5)

•   Two CBA faculty members wrote regular columns for The Times. Several faculty members
    spoke to various groups in the community and two faculty members completed marketing
    projects for local businesses. (Goal 6)

•   CBA faculty continued to serve on community advisory boards. One faculty member was
    appointed to the Board of Directors of the Society of Louisiana CPAs. Nine other faculty
    members served on community advisory boards, and six faculty members were involved in
    one or more academic or professional organizations. In addition, eight faculty members
    served on academic editorial review boards, and CBA faculty members were involved in six
    different community organizations. (Goal 6)

•   CBA faculty brought in approximately twenty community leaders as guest speakers to
    various classes and student organization meetings. These community leaders included the
    mayors of Shreveport and Bossier City. (Goal 6)




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           Five-Year Strategic Plan for College of Business Administration
                             Planning Period 2004-2009

Goal 1 Provide a supportive learning environment for undergraduate and MBA students.
Objectives:
1.1     Increase personal attention to undergraduate and MBA students through personal
        accessibility and Blackboard features.
1.2     Ensure students will be exposed to work or professional opportunities.

Goal 2 Strengthen the quality of CBA programs through curriculum review and revision,
        obtaining external funding and student recruitment consistent with assurance of
        learning (AoL) goals.
Objectives:
2.1     Review and enhance undergraduate and MBA curriculum.
2.2     Continue to incorporate current technologies and innovative teaching methods where
        appropriate.
2.3     Continue to explore use of online courses.
2.4     Obtain external funding to support quality programs.
2.5     Recruit undergraduate and MBA students who meet our standards.

Goal 3 Strengthen the quality of CBA programs through assurance of student learning.
Objectives:
3.1     Review and enhance student learning assessment to ensure undergraduate students
        achieve learning consistent with AoL program goals. (Business Core)
3.2     Review and enhance student learning assessment to ensure MBA students achieve
        learning, consistent with AoL program goals and capacities. (MBA Foundation and
        Core)

Goal 4 Recruit, develop, and retain high quality faculty and instruction.
Objectives:
4.1     Recruit nationally for faculty with strong teaching, research and service qualifications as
        positions become available.
4.2     Continue to annually assess teaching, research, and service performance and provide
        feedback to all faculty.
4.3     Provide peer feedback to tenure-track faculty annually.
4.4     Ensure all faculty members are making research contributions in their respective areas
        of teaching.
4.5     Meet AACSB criteria for academically and professionally qualified faculty and
        instructors.
4.6     Expand/synchronize communication between administration and faculty through email,
        Blackboard, and the web.
4.7     Provide support for faculty development.
4.8     Revise and distribute Faculty Handbook as needed.
4.9     Increase training and support for adjunct faculty.
4.10    Continue to fund graduate assistantships to assist faculty in research.




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Goal 5 Support the economic, social, and technological development of the region.
Objectives:
5.1     Continue effective CBA outreach programs. (CBER, SBDC, LCIFS, Real Estate)
5.2     Encourage faculty involvement with CBA outreach programs as appropriate.
5.3     Maintain and encourage involvement with the community through student
        organizations.
5.4     Establish international travel program under Continuing Education.

Goal 6 Improve relations with external stakeholders.
Objectives:
6.1     Develop stronger relationships with CBA alumni.
6.2     Publish an annual report/newsletter for internal and external stakeholders.
6.3     Encourage faculty professional and/or community service locally, regionally, nationally
        and internationally.




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