ERIC Number: ED247853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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A Plan for the Elevation of the Department of Business at Tuskegee Institute to a School of Business.
King, Jimmie, Jr.
A plan to elevate Tuskegee Institute's Department of Business to a School of Business was developed. The study population included deans of four four-year institutions that had accredited schools of business. Twenty major issues and research questions were addressed, including: (1) whether the objectives of the business unit were clearly stated in the school catalog and other literature; (2) whether the admission standards of the business unit compare favorably to those of the university or college as a whole; (3) the size of the business faculty (full-time-teaching-equivalent); and (4) the ranks held by the full-time faculty members. Differences between Tuskegee Institute's Department of Business and the four accredited schools included: size and rank of the business faculty, educational level of the faculty members, number of faculty members per category of classroom teaching hours per week, faculty academic-year contract salary, and library collections. Fifteen recommendations for the change from department to school are provided that cover such concerns as admissions policies, retention standards, faculty size, and faculty qualifications. Appended materials include the study questionnaire on business education and statistical research findings. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Administrative Organization, Admission Criteria, Business Administration Education, Change Strategies, College Planning, Comparative Analysis, Departments, Educational Background, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Organizational Change, Questionnaires, School Catalogs, School Organization, Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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