Students in portfolio management class (FINC 333) presented their investment research report in front of the Board of the SUNY Oneonta College Foundation on April 17,2014. Students provided both qualitative and quantitative analysis and made investment recommendations. Students are:

Aldana Angelica

Coleman Michael

DeMarco Cristina

Malik Naraiman

Rehm Trevor

Christopher Rollo

Ariel Rosero

Daniel Worden

Hua Zhong, Associate Professor of Management in the School of Economics & Business presented a research paper at the Middle West Decision Sciences Institute (MWDSI) 2014 Annual Conference held in Chicago, IL from April 11-13, 2014. His paper, titled “On the Integrated Production and Distribution Problem with Vessel Assignment and Time Window”, studies a problem that coordinates the purchase, inventory, and distribution of a manufacture to minimize the total logistic cost. A heuristic approach is proposed to solve this problem within a reasonable time. Both gap analysis on a simplified problem and empirical study on the original problem are performed to investigate the solution quality of the heuristic approach.

Four students from the School of Economics and Business were included in this year’s class of Chi Alpha Sigma, a national honor society recognizing student athletes. Inductees must have achieved junior or senior standing with at least a 3.4 GPA while completing at least two years as a varsity athlete in an NCAA intercollegiate sport. Congratulations to these four student athletes!

Mariel Doyle, Business Economics and Mathematics (Cross Country and Track & Field)

Matthew Knapp, Business Economics (Lacrosse)

Marlaena LeMaitre, Business Economics (Cross Country and Track & Field)

Sarah Longto, Business Economics (Basketball)

Only the best business students in the world, and the professionals who earned the distinction of “the Best in Business” during their academic careers, can claim membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. The SUNY Oneonta Chapter congratulates the 24 students who have earned and accepted invitations in fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. They join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. Students ranking in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business are eligible for this invitation.

Beta Gamma Sigma lifetime membership is truly an international honor. With the expansion of accreditation by AACSB International, membership is no longer limited to those who have studied in the U.S. or Canada. Beta Gamma Sigma has installed collegiate chapters and inducted students on six continents. The most outstanding students are eligible for the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master’s program at a school accredited by AACSB International.

The following students will be inducted into the SUNY Oneonta chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm in the Otsego Grille of Morris Conference Center:

Daniel Adler, Business Economics Major

Angelica Aldana, Music and Business Economics Major

Jordana Alhante, Business Economics Major

Anthony Carlson, Business Economics Major

Philip Chieco, Business Economics Major

Ryan Dragunat, Professional Accounting Major

Julia Fremante, Business Economics Major

Matthew Knapp, Business Economics Major

Rachel Kowalski, Psychology and Business Economics Major

Brandon List, Professional Accounting Major

Daniel Lounsbury, Professional Accounting Major

Charlene Nelson, Professional Accounting Major

John Perruna, Business Economics Major

Natalia Poljak, Professional Accounting Major

Lindsay Rose, Business Economics Major

Michelle Rosenberg, Professional Accounting Major

Bryan Schlesier, Professional Accounting Major

Daniel Snyder, Business Economics Major

David Stanton, Business Economics Major

Adam Szelkowski, Business Economics Major

Katherine Tighe, Business Economics Major

Kelly Van Deusen, Business Economics Major

Marena Vigilante, Professional Accounting Major

Jennifer Volpe, Business Economics Major and Sociology


Congratulations, Students!


Several students from the School of Economics and Business participated in the 2014 SRCA Day, which took place on March 26 in Hunt Union. Full summaries of all student projects as well as information on the keynote speaker, Chuck Bogosta ’80, can be found in the official program:

Angelica Aldana
The Effects of Immigration on Wages from 2000 to 2010
Faculty Sponsor: Philip Sirianni (Economics, Finance & Accounting) 

Angelica Aldana, Michael Coleman, Christopher Rollo, Ariel Rosero
A Home-made Fund of Funds
Faculty Sponsor: Qun Wu (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Cristina De Marco
Biodiversity and Tourism
Faculty Sponsor: Philip Sirianni (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Mariel Doyle
Pigouvian Taxes with Interacting Pollutants
Faculty Sponsor: Philip Sirianni (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Chelsea Ghent
Do ESG Characteristics Affect a Firm’s Performance?
Faculty Sponsor: Dona Siregar (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Marlaena LeMaitre
The Impact of Asymmetric Information on IPO Underpricing
Faculty Sponsor: Dona Siregar (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Ariel Rosero
Spending Rules and Endowment Value
Faculty Sponsor: Dona Siregar (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Daniel Worden, Naraiman Malik, Trevor Rehm
College Fund Portfolio Analysis
Faculty Sponsor: Qun Wu (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

The  Engineering, Business, and Computing (EBC) Division Speaker Series in Penn State Berks feature visiting experts who conduct research on a variety of topics. On March 21, 2014, the EBC Division Speaker Series will feature Dr. Izabella Lokshina, Chair and Professor of MIS and Dr. Jing Yang, Assistant Professor of MIS from School of Economics and Business at SUNY Oneonta.

Dr. Lokshina will lecture on “Algorithms for accelerated rare event simulation with Markov chain modeling in communication networks”. According to Dr. Lokshina, two efficient rare event simulation algorithms, based on the importance sampling and cross-entropy methods, are developed and applied to accelerate the overflow probability simulation with Markov chains in wireless communication networks. Recommended approach is appropriate and particularly efficient being used for reliability and performance evaluation in wireless communication networks, while more reliable networks must be described by rarer events.

Dr. Yang will talk about “Reading the voice in seller reviews: an analysis on the trust feeling revealed in reviews”. Her presentation specifically analyzes the trust feeling embedded in seller reviews and its impacts on customers’ perceived uncertainty and perceived risks in online transactions, based on the findings in a text mining over 500 reviews collected from  She concludes that seller reviews can be fairly explained by the trust feeling exposed in their content and the three antecedents of trust (benevolence, competence and integrity) have a significant impact on perceived seller opportunism and uncertainty in online transactions.

ONEONTA, New York — Jack Abramoff, the former lobbyist, businessman and movie producer who was indicted on charges of fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion after an extensive corruption investigation, will give a talk on ethics and current events and host a public Q&A session at SUNY Oneonta on March 24. “You Don’t Know JACK: The Man Who Bought Washington” will be held at the Hunt Union from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event is free for SUNY Oneonta students and $2 to the general public.

Abramoff, who served four years in federal prison after pleading guilty, will discuss the importance of ethics in government, as well as personal ethics as they relate to his own experiences, and how they can relate to students and professionals today. He will describe the pitfalls he didn’t see, what he didn’t do, how he came to the point of making only bad choices and how he came to realize his mistakes and work through them.

“It is not often that such a public figure makes the unfortunate conversion from Washington powerhouse to national punching bag,” said Dr. Lisa Flynn of Binghamton, professor of governmental ethics and accounting at the recently AACSB-accredited SUNY Oneonta School of Economics and Business. “Any reasonably intelligent person — and Jack Abramoff is more than reasonably intelligent — who has traveled that route must have insights to share with the rest of us about how we can avoid making similar mistakes.”

The event will conclude Abramoff’s short visit to Oneonta, where he will be engaging in several classroom lectures, and meeting with SUNY Oneonta administration and faculty. Project Director Joseph Diamond, of Brooklyn, explained: “our goal is to increase awareness of systemic ethical issues and provide instructors a platform for fostering meaningful discussions in the classroom.” During the visit, Abramoff will be speaking to students from the School of Economics and Business and the School of Social Sciences about the ethical dilemmas posed by the intersection of government and business.

Diamond added: “Abramoff’s message has never been more relevant than today, and we are privileged to offer Oneonta this opportunity.”

Hosted by the College Republicans and Pi Sigma Alpha honor society, Abramoff’s visit will be funded by donations from across SUNY Oneonta, and area businesses. Operations Director Ian Kenyon, of Cooperstown, explained: “we’ve witnessed a groundswell of support for this evening, and it will be one of those events that elevates Oneonta on the map.”

“You Don’t Know JACK” is sponsored by the SUNY Oneonta Fund for Student Development and Campus Enrichment, the Student Association Activities Council, the Resident Student Organization, College Republicans, Pi Sigma Alpha and various academic departments and student organizations.

Tickets are available beginning March 1 at or in the Hunt Union at SUNY Oneonta.

For more information, contact: Margaret Monaco, SUNY Oneonta School of Economics and Business, (607) 436-3458.

Barbara J. Durkin, Assistant Professor of Management, published a research article “Lifelong Professional Education for Lawyers:  A Collaborative Model,” in the peer-reviewed The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, 19(2), 126-132 (2014).  Her paper suggests a new collaborative model among law schools, law firms, public interest groups, continuing education providers, and regulatory agencies.  Its function would be to provide long-term sustainable development of legal talent through standardized training of lawyers and by a system of tracking legal expertise.    Dr. Durkin’s primary areas of specialization are human resources and talent management, especially in the multi-billion dollar legal services industry.

SUNY Oneonta School of Economics and Business Journal Quality Lists


The Dean of the School of Economics and Business (SEB) has requested the SEB Committee on Teaching and Research to develop a list of journals to assist in the evaluation of its faculty productivity. In turn, the committee has requested the departments in SEB, the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting (EFA), and the Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems (MMI) to develop lists of journal quality. The departments have assembled this information which follows this page.


The committee has allowed both departments to develop their own methods to evaluate journal article quality. Rather than impose its own methods of assessment, the committee recognizes any such list requires some faculty member acceptance. In addition, the committee recognizes any initial lists are subject to revision by EFA and MMI as SEB develops its internal procedures.  Over time, any revisions may be subject to later revision.


The departments have developed their initial lists by teaching areas. Law is included in the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting. For future reference, the following sources may be of use to SEB, this committee, and EFA and MMI:


Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting


At present, EFA has not finalized its lists of journals, but continues to rely on an evaluative method based upon a combination of journal subject, type of review, journal quality, number of co-authors, quality of publication, and importance of publication, etc.


Department of Marketing, Management and Information Systems


MMI has provided lists of journals. In three-year cycles, MMI will review and update (e.g., add/remove titles and conferences, as well as adjust their rankings) lists of journals in groups by discipline. An area of interest for further consideration is if and when faculty publish across disciplines. For now, MMI will allow each faculty member to make his or her own case for his or her productivity.


Discussed by Teaching and Research Committee, March 12, 2014.


Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting


The EFA faculty are not in favor of compiling a ranked list of the journals in which EFA faculty would be expected to publish.  There are two reasons.  The first is that there are well over a 1000 journals in which EFA faculty might publish.  Winnowing this list down to a manageable level would be a time consuming process.  The second reason is that the acceptance rates of journal change over time.  Therefore, any list would be out-of-date as soon as it posted.  Keeping the list current would be a tedious, never-ending chore.

The EFA faculty would prefer to specify genial principles about the quality of the journals in which we would expect to publish.  Our target would be acceptance rates in the 25-30 percent range.  Acceptance rates below 50 percent would be acceptable.  Publication in a journal whose acceptance rate is below 20 percent would exceed our expectations.  In their research statements, faculty members would be asked to provide the acceptance rates of the journals in which their papers appeared.  Ideally, these acceptance rates should the acceptances rates in the years in which the articles appeared.


The EFA faculty would prefer to specify genial principles about the impact factors of the journals in which we would expect to publish.  Our target would be an impact factor in the .4 to .5 range.  Impact factors above .1 would be acceptable.  Publication in a journal whose impact factor is above .8 would exceed our expectations.  In their research statements, faculty members would be asked to provide the impact factors of the journals in which their papers appeared.  Ideally, these factors should the impact factors in the years in which the articles appeared.


If any article has three or more co-authors, we would expect candidates to explain their contribution to the article in their research statement.



Rank Abbreviated Journal Title
(linked to journal information)
JCR Data
Total Cites Impact
1 ACAD MANAGE REV 16810 7.895 11.578 1.200
2 J MANAGE 8294 6.704 7.754 0.842
3 ACAD MANAGE J 18591 5.906 10.031 0.550
4 INT ENTREP MANAG J 430 5.053 0.192
5 J APPL PSYCHOL 21544 4.758 7.313 0.548
6 MIS QUART 7277 4.659 7.474 0.705
7 J OPER MANAG 4825 4.400 7.130 0.351
8 ADMIN SCI QUART 11743 4.182 7.693 0.375
9 ACAD MANAG ANN 487 4.103 7.030 1.364
10 ASIA PAC J MANAG 1080 4.099 0.481
11 ORGAN RES METHODS 2274 3.926 4.888 0.607
12 J MANAGE STUD 5000 3.799 4.744 1.127
13 MANAGE DECIS 2347 3.787 2.467 0.173
14 PERS PSYCHOL 4387 3.702 6.045 0.174
15 LONG RANGE PLANN 1413 3.667 2.885 0.529
16 J ORGAN BEHAV 5433 3.626 4.226 0.516
17 J INF TECHNOL 1165 3.532 3.801 1.263
18 STRATEGIC MANAGE J 16677 3.367 6.393 0.397
19 ORGAN SCI 9893 3.351 5.506 1.052
20 INT J MANAG REV 915 3.333 4.981 0.250

Management Science and Operations Research Journal Ranking
No. Title Quality Level Country
1 Operations Research Q1 United States
2 Omega Q1 Netherlands
3 Computers and Operations Research Q1 United Kingdom
4 Transportation Science Q1 United States
5 Management Science Q1 United States
6 European Journal of Operational Research Q1 Netherlands
7 Production and Operations Management Q1 United States
8 Transportation Research, Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review Q1 United Kingdom
9 INFORMS Journal on Computing Q1 United States
10 Operations-Research-Spektrum Q1 Germany
11 Journal of Scheduling Q1 United States
12 IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers) Q1 United Kingdom
13 Journal of the Operational Research Society Q1 United Kingdom
14 International Journal of Production Research Q2 United Kingdom
15 Naval Research Logistics Q2 United States
16 Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications Q2 United States
17 Annals of Operations Research Q2 Netherlands
18 Journal of Global Optimization Q2 Netherlands
19 Operations Research Letters Q2 Netherlands
20 Optimal Control Applications and Methods Q2 United Kingdom
21 Production Planning and Control Q2 United Kingdom
22 Optimization Q2 United Kingdom
23 International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics Q3 United Kingdom
24 Queueing Systems Q3 Netherlands
25 Central European Journal of Operations Research Q3 Germany
26 International Journal of Operational Research Q3 United Kingdom
27 Mathematical Methods of Operations Research Q3 Germany
28 International Transactions in Operational Research Q3 Denmark
29 Optimization and Engineering Q3 Netherlands
30 International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications Q3 United Kingdom
31 International Journal of Services and Operations Management Q3 United Kingdom
32 International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management Q3 United Kingdom
33 Advances in Operations Research Q4 United States
34 International Journal of Enterprise Network Management Q4 United Kingdom
35 International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics Q4 United Kingdom
36 Operations Research/ Computer Science Interfaces Series Q4 United States
37 International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management Q4 United States
38 International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems Q4 United States
39 International Journal of Management & Information Systems Q4 United States



Premier Journals
1 Journal of Marketing
2 Journal of Marketing Research
3 Journal of Consumer Research
4 Marketing Science
Top Rated Journals
Journal of Retailing
Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
Journal of Business Research
Harvard Business Review
Journal of Advertising
Journal of Advertising Research
Journal of Interactive Marketing
Management Science
Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management
Advances in Consumer Research
Journal of Public Policy and Marketing
Journal of Marketing Education
Psychology and Marketing
Sloan Management Review
Journal of Business
Journal of International Business Studies
Industrial Marketing Management
Journal of Consumer Marketing
California Management Review
Business Horizons
Journal of International Marketing
Journal of Services Marketing
International Journal of Research in Marketing
Journal of Consumer Psychology
Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice
European Journal of Marketing
Journal of Marketing Management(USA)
Journal of Health Care Management
Decision Sciences
Marketing Letters
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Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing
Journal of Global Marketing
Marketing Management
Journal of Business Ethics
Journal of Business Logistics
Marketing Education Review
AMA Educator’s Conference Proceedings
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Journal of Service Research
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Marketing Intelligence and Planning
Marketing Theory: An International Review
Public Relations Review
Quantitative Marketing and Economics
Academy of Marketing Science Review
Asian Journal of Marketing
Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics
Australasian Marketing Journal
Business Strategy Review
Consumption, Markets and Culture
Critical Perspectives on International Business
European Business Review
International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing
International Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications
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Journal of Promotion Management:  Innovations in planning and applied research
Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing
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Journal of the Association of Marketing Educators
Qualitative Market Research: An international journal
Services Marketing Quarterly
Southern Business Review


Management Information Systems

List of MIS Journals
List of Recommended Journals: A Quality List of Acceptable Journals: B Quality
Premier  Journals AI Magazine (0.73)
1 MIS Quarterly (4.66) Applied Artificial Intelligence (0.48)
2 Information Systems Research (2.68) Applied Intelligence (1.85)
3 Journal of Management Information Systems (1.87) Applied Mathematics and Computation (1.45)
4 Journal of the Association for Information Systems (2.25) Artificial Intelligence Review (1.56)
5 Management Science ( 1.86) Australian Journal of Information Systems (2.42)
Top Tier Behavior and Information Technology (0.86)
1 Decision Sciences (1.48) British Journal of Educational Technology (1.31)
2 Communications of the ACM (1.92) Computing (0.21)
3 Decision Support Systems (1.12) Journal of Education for Management Information Systems (1.90)
4 European Journal of Information Systems (1.56) Journal of Global Information Management (1.18)
5 ACM Transactions on Information Systems ( 1.97) Journal of Information & Knowledge Management (1.25)
6 Information Systems Journal (1.53) Journal of Information Science (1.24)
7 Journal of Strategic Information Systems (2.43) Journal of Information Systems (1.84)
8 Journal of Information Technology (1.60) Journal of Information Systems Education (4.8)
9 Information & Management    (1.63) Journal of Information Technology Management (1.54)
10 Communications of the AIS (1.59) Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research (0.32)
11 International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation (1.32) Expert Systems (0.78)
12 Journal of Electrical Engineering (2.97) Health Care Management Science (0.7)
13 Electronic Markets (0.43) IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering (1.90)
14 Electronic Commerce Research (1.55) Information And Software Technology (1.69)
15 Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (1.48) Information Processing & Management (1.50)
16 Artificial Intelligence. An International Journal (1.85) Information Processing Letters (0.48)
17 International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking (0.52) Information Resources Management Journal (0.25)
18 Human Computer Interaction (1.13) Information Society (0.72)
19 Expert Systems with Applications (1.85) Information Technology and People (0.77)
20 Information Systems Frontiers (0.85) International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (0.94)
Second Tier International Journal of Electronic Business Research 0.19
1 ACM Computing Surveys (3.54) International Journal of Information Management (1.53)
2 ACM Special Interest Group Publications (2.47) Journal of Computer Information Systems (0.53)
3 ACM Transactions on Database Systems  (2.08) Journal of Database Management (2.12)
4 Academy of Management Journal (5.02) Journal of Electronic Commerce (0.72)
5 Academy of Management Review (4.37) Journal of Enterprise Information Management (0.5)
6 Administrative Science Quarterly ( 2.91) Journal of Global Information Technology Management (0.37)
7 Computers and Operations Research (1.72) Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (3.8)
8 IBM Systems Journal (1.79) Journal of Quality Technology (1.57)
9 IEEE Computer (1.68) Journal of Systems and Software (1.32)
10 IEEE Software (1.62) Knowledge Based Systems (3.37)
11 IEEE Transactions on Computers (1.29) Knowledge Management (1.47)
12 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (2.59) Knowledge Engineering Review (0.59)
13 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics  (1.35) Maritime Policy & Management (0.82)
14 Information Resources Management Journal (0.25) MIS Quarterly Executive (1.74)
15 Information Systems Management (0.35)
15 Interfaces (2.89)
17 International Journal of Technology Management (0.52)
18 International Journal of Man-Machine Studies (1.42)
19 Journal of the ACM (2.37)
20 Journal of Systems Management (0.35)
21 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (1.46)
22 Networks (0.65)
23 Omega (3.02)
24 Organization Science (4.34)


The Dean of the School of Economics and Business has requested its Teaching and Research Committee to review departments’ policies in a number of areas. At the request of this committee the departments approved the following policies for the review of this committee.




The contents of the teaching portfolio are specified in the Faculty Handbook.  The elements include:


  1. Statistical results of the student evaluation of instruction instrument for the past four semesters.  The candidate should provide mean scores that can be compared with the departmental average and the college average.  Candidates may comment on the results of the evaluations.
  2. Student responses should be included.  They should be typed by a third party as originally written.
  3. Grade distribution data for the preceding three semesters (or from the date of initial appointment as necessary) should be provided.  Candidates are encouraged to comment on unusual grading patterns.
  4. Self-evaluation, which will typically include a statement of pedagogical approaches and expectations.  Ideally, the self-evaluation should show how the candidate has sought systematic feedback on teaching performance and used that feedback to improve teaching effectiveness.
  5. Course outlines, examinations and similar pedagogical materials for courses taught during the preceding three semesters (or from the date of original appointment, as necessary)
  6. Minimum of two peer evaluations, based on classroom observation and/or other experience as appropriate.




Each new faculty member hired in the SEB is assigned a mentor by his/her department chair.  The mentors help new hires navigate the institution and provide informal feedback on teaching, research and service as requested by the new hire.  We also expect that new hires can go to their department chair and their fellow faculty members for assistance.




Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting


An “unusual grading pattern” occurs in any course section in which the median grade is B+ or higher or in which the median grade is below a C.  Faculty will be required to address any unusual grading patterns in their dossiers for contract renewal, continuing appointment, or promotion.  The teaching portion of the script for the personnel hearing will be amended to include a question in which the faculty member is asked to address any unusual grading patterns (if any).


Department of Marketing, Management and Information Systems


An “unusual grading pattern” occurs in any course section in which the median/mean grade is B+ or higher or in which the median/mean grade is below a C.  Faculty will be required to address any unusual grading patterns in their dossiers for contract renewal, continuing appointment, or promotion.  The teaching portion of the script for the personnel hearing will be amended to include a question in which the faculty member is asked to address any unusual grading patterns.




EFA and MMI will create an ad hoc committee for each course with course sections taught by more than one instructor.  The membership of the committees will consist of the faculty members who teach these courses on a regular basis and the department chair.   These committees will meet periodically to review syllabi and examinations to make sure that the courses conform to the descriptions in the College Catalog and that the sections deliver an (approximately) equivalent educational experience.  When a new faculty member is hired, the members of the relevant committees should meet with the new hire to review the department’s expectations for any assigned courses.


Discussed by Teaching and Research Committee, March 12, 2014.