Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

EXPO 2024: Celebration and Thank You

The 2024 EXPO represented a successful celebration of research, scholarship, creative inquiry, and community service. Over 250 student projects were presented. Of those, one student from each school was selected to give an oral presentation of their research. Nick Matthews represented the School of Business by giving both an oral presentation and poster presentation titled,…

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AACSB Continuous Improvement Report – IMPACT

This past week at the AACSB ICAM conference in Atlanta, I had the invaluable opportunity to attend several sessions dedicated to reflecting on our impact. The timing couldn’t have been more fitting as we gear up for our AACSB CIR Pre-Visit. One highlight of my year has been crafting Table 9.1 for the Pre-Visit, in…

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AACSB Continuous Improvement Review: Publication Quality

On Thursday and Friday of next week (April 18-19), the chair of our AACSB continuous improvement review (CIR) team will be on campus. In our office we have been working feverishly to get the documents together for his review. It is incredibly rewarding work, and I am humbled by the good work you do in…

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Annual Evaluation Survey: Chairs and School of Business Leaders

Be on the look-out… By early next week, our office will send annual chair surveys to faculty (instructors, tenured, and tenure-track faculty); the survey also includes an opportunity to provide additional feedback on other members of the leadership team. We will also send a survey to all members of our staff, providing an opportunity to…

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Registration Season Reveals Good Problems

We are currently a week and a half into registration season, and it’s clear that our enrollments are on the rise. Core courses are already at capacity, and upper-level courses are quickly filling up. The Student Success Center has reported a significant increase in usage compared to last year. By March 31 of this academic…

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Leadership Opportunity: EDBA Program Director

The EDBA Program received a positive vote in Senate this week, and will be presented to the College of Charleston Board of Trustees in the coming weeks. After that, the proposal will go through external steps of approval (South Carolina Commission for Higher Education; SACSCOC). We are accepting letters of interest for a Program Director….

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Recruiting Future Fulbright Scholars

Next Tuesday (April 2), the School of Business will host Dr. Sidney Woram, Associate Director of Nationally Competitive Awards for an information session with our current students to learn about Fulbright and other competitive awards. The College is strategically investing in these initiatives, as a way to strengthen the College’s reputation as an elite institution….

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A network of speakers

I love to brag about how many industry leaders you integrate with our students. In Spring 2023, we stopped counting at 160 different engagements. In Fall 2023, we reached 260, and I realized today we are still missing several programs that regularly bring speakers. It’s amazing. A couple of opportunities recently crossed my desk to…

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April 1: Textbook Submission Deadline

Don’t forget! Textbook submissions are due April 1 for Summer and Fall. Here’s an update on our submission status: Summer 2024: 65% submitted Fall 2024: 27% submitted

April 1: Textbook Submission Deadline

It is already time. Textbook adoptions are due to the bookstore by April 1st. Here are a few tips sent to us from our colleagues at the Bookstore: Make sure you are submitting for the correct term. Cougar Complete will not be offered to students in the summer, but will resume in the fall. If…

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Doing less, but doing it better

Last Friday, about 20 faculty and staff in the School of Business participated in a workshop series led by Dr. Karen Tarnoff from East Tennessee State University. The event was co-hosted by the School of Business and the Office of Assessment and Continuous Improvement (led by Dr. Gia Quesada). We all concluded there’s a lot…

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Opportunities to teach at EM Strasbourg Business School

Melissa Ochal (Director, Center for International Education, College of Charleston) received the following message, and forwarded it to us to encourage participation. Our own Dr. Rene Mueller adds that it is a great school, and 2 of our faculty members have participated and had a great experience (Dr. Jane Clary; Dr. Rhonda Mack). See full…

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Annual Evaluations

The evaluation process follows the guidelines in our College Faculty Administration Manual (section IV-n) and the College of Charleston annual merit evaluation calendar.   Early January: Faculty are notified of Annual Evaluation process deadlines and deadlines.    January 25: Deadline for eligible faculty to request rollover evaluation. Clarify with Chair if using a rollover evaluation will impact…

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School of Business Participation in Cougar Complete

I have a fun announcement in the School of Business meeting today regarding Cougar Complete. Cougar Complete is the new option for students to purchase course materials by credit hour rather than by item. At the last School of Business meeting in Fall, we discussed that for students to be able to make a cost-effective…

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Publishing Open-Access through the College of Charleston

Did you know that your article may be published open access through agreements already negotiated through the College of Charleston Addlestone Library? As long as the author is an active faculty member at CofC and the journal is published by one of the covered publishers, authors can request funding for their accepted articles to be…

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Grades are in, and that’s a wrap on Fall 2023

Our goal is 100% grade submission. I am thrilled to share that, following a final collaborative effort, an impressive 99.28% of grades were submitted across the entire campus by noon yesterday. The School of Business excelled even further, concluding with an outstanding 99.61% of grades submitted. Not perfect, but very, very good. I want to…

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PhD Project Application Open to Students

The PhD project is an initiative that encourages Black/African Americans, Latinx/Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans to pursue their PhDs in business to serve as role models and mentors for underrepresented business students. The PhD Project conference is March 21-22, 2024 in Chicago; Students can apply to attend the conference. The PhD Project covers the cost…

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2024 EXPO is scheduled for April 18

The 2024 EXPO is scheduled for April 18, 2024. If you are new to the College, or have never attended the EXPO, the purpose is to provide a space where students present their major research, creative activities, or community service projects. If you are supervising a Bachelor Essay project or similar independent work, we encourage…

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Preparation for our 2024 AACSB Re-Accreditation

Last week, I attended the AACSB Associate Dean’s Conference in Boston. It made me genuinely excited for our re-accreditation review next fall. I am not joking. Why? Standing amongst peers, I felt proud of our story to tell. We have challenges. Some things are certainly still under development. But we do great work and are…

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The Conversation

The College of Charleston is working with The Conversation and to offer resources for pitching articles. So far, The College has had 20 articles published on the site since our membership began in January, including this one written by English Professor Simon Lewis published last week. We have already doubled our stated goal of 10…

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