Guide to Operating Proceduresand PoliciesVersion: March, 2014

ContentsIntroduction 2College Mission Statement and Guiding Principles . 3Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies Organizational Charts . 4Harmon College Governance and Standing Committees . 7Harmon College Personnel Policies and ProceduresHarmon College Statement on Promotion and Tenure 9Evaluation of Faculty . 10Guidelines for Market Pay Eligibility . 12Summer Teaching Eligibility and Support 13Summer Research Support Program . 14School of Business Administration InformationSchool of Business Administration (SoBA) Mission Statement . 16SoBA Tenets . 16SoBA Governance and Standing Committees 17SoBA Strategic Planning Process Overview . 19SoBA Strategic Planning Process Chart . 20SoBA Guidelines for Determination of Faculty Classifications . 21SoBA Guidelines for Participating and Supporting Faculty . 27Overview of SoBA Assurance of Learning Process . 28AppendicesAppendix A: Harmon College Promotion and Tenure Guidelines . 30Appendix B: Faculty Annual Report and Development Plan Templates . 42Appendix C: Standard Faculty Evaluation Form 51Appendix D: Summer Teaching Request Form . 54Appendix E: Summer Research Support Stipend Application . 561

Harmon College of Business and Professional StudiesIntroduction to the Faculty GuideThe following pages provide an overview of the Harmon College of Business and ProfessionalStudies and include policies and procedures that, in part, govern college operations andpersonnel. Ultimate authority for governance resides with the University of Central MissouriBoard of Governors. University-wide policies and procedures are located on university webpages for the Board of Governors Policy Manual, the University Policy Office, Office of theProvost, and the UCM Faculty Guide.The policies and procedures listed herein are not intended to conflict with university policiesand guidelines. If such conflict is deemed to exist, university policies take precedent. Incircumstances where no governing policy or guideline exists, professional judgment is applied.2

Harmon College of Business and Professional StudiesMission StatementWe are a student-centered and professional community committed to continuousinnovation and excellence in education, research and service.-Approved May 4, 2012Faculty Guiding Principles Students are our first priority Facilitating student learning is the most important thing we do Scholarship makes us better educators Service is our profession Doing the right thing is the right thing.-Affirmed May 4, 20123

Harmon College of Business andProfessional StudiesDean, Associate DeanSmall Business andTechnologyDevelopment CenterHarmon CollegeAcademic AdvisingCenterSchool of BusinessAdministration4Department ofEconomics, Financeand MarketingSchool of ProfessionalStudiesHarmon CollegeEnrollment ServicesCoordinatorBusiness ComputingCenterDept. of CommunicationDisorders and SocialWorkSchool of Accountancyand ComputerInformation SystemsDepartment ofManagementDepartment of CriminalJusticeDepartment of MilitaryScience and Leadership(Army ROTC)Center for BusinessInternshipsCenter for EconomicEducationDepartment of AviationMissouri Safety Center

Harmon College of Business andProfessional StudiesSchool of Business AdministrationCenter for BusinessInternships andEconomic EducationMaster of BusinessAdministration DegreeProgramDepartment ofEconomics, Finance andMarketingDepartment ofManagementUndergraduate Program inAccountingUndergraduate Programs inEconomicsUndergraduate Program inManagementUndergraduate Program inComputer InformationSystemsUndergraduate Program inFinanceUndergraduate Programs inHotel and Restaurant Admin.and Hospitality MgtBusiness LawUndergraduate Program inMarketingUndergraduate Program inEntrepreneurship and SocialEnterprise5School of Accountancyand ComputerInformation SystemsMaster of Arts inAccountancyMaster of Science in CIS andInformation TechnologyBusiness Communication

Harmon College of Business andProfessional StudiesSchool of Professional Studies6Department ofAviationDepartment ofCommunicationDisorders and SocialWorkDepartment ofCriminal JusticeDepartment ofMilitary Science andLeadershipMissouri SafetyCenterUndergraduate Programin Professional PilotUndergraduate Programin Social WorkUndergraduate Programin Criminal JusticeMinor in Military ScienceDivision ofTransportation SafetyUndergraduate Programin Aviation ManagementUndergraduate Programin Speech LanguagePathologyGraduate Program inCriminal JusticeArmy ROTC ProgramInstitute for Public Safetyand Central MissouriPolice AcademyUndergraduate Programin Aviation MaintenanceManagement (2 2)Graduate Program inSpeech LanguagePathologyInstitute of Justice andInternational StudiesGraduate Program inAviation SafetyWelch-Schmidt Centerfor CommunicationDisordersMax B. Swisher SkyhavenAirportUndergraduate Programin Crisis and DisasterManagementInstitute for RuralEmergency Management

Harmon College of Business and Professional StudiesGovernance and Standing CommitteesLeadership TeamServes as the primary administrative team for all functions within the Harmon College and leadgroup in college-wide strategic planning.Membership: Dean; Associate Dean; Assistant Dean of Aviation; Chair of Accountancy andComputer Information Systems; Chair of Communication Disorders and Social Work; Chair ofCriminal Justice; Chair of Economics, Finance and Marketing; Chair of Management; Chair ofMilitary Science and Leadership; Director of Missouri Safety Center; Director of Small Businessand Technology Development Center.Terms of Service: Indefinite based on position.Curriculum CommitteeServes as a review and recommending body for all curriculum proposals originating in collegebased programs. This committee is prescribed as one component of the university’s curriculumapproval process, and considers items such as course revision proposals, new course proposals,revisions in existing program-level curriculum, and new program proposals. All proposals arerecommended from the department-based curriculum process and department chair. Thiscommittee recommends approval or disapproval of proposals to the college dean.Membership: One faculty member from each of the college’s six standing academicdepartments which house degree granting programs.Terms of Service: Two years. No term limits.Special Provisions: A representative from this committee must also serve on the FacultySenate University Curriculum Committee. Committee is comprised of faculty only.Promotion and TenureServes as a review and recommending body for all faculty applications for tenure and/orpromotion. This committee is prescribed as one component of the university’s promotion andtenure process, and evaluates candidates’ dossiers according to department, college anduniversity established guidelines. This committee also reviews and recommends to the dean,7

department chairs and faculty updates to the Harmon College of Business and ProfessionalStudies Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.Membership: One faculty member from each of the college’s six standing academicdepartments housing degree programs and a dean’s designee (traditionally the Associate Dean).Terms of Service: Faculty members, 3 years; Dean’s designee, indefinite. No term limits.Special Provisions: With the exception of the dean’s designee, committee is comprised offaculty only.Student Technology FeeReviews requests from departments and makes recommendations to the dean for allocationsfrom the college’s student technology fee fund. Operating guidelines are established by thecommittee under the provisions set forth in the university’s policy governing use of studenttechnology fee funds.Membership: One faculty member from each of the college’s seven academic departmentsand the manager of the Business Computing Center (BCC) (non-voting).Terms of Service: Faculty members, 2 years; BCC manager, indefinite.Special Provisions: Basic operations are governed by university policy. The college’sadministrative assistant notifies the committee chair of allocations from the university andmaintains the student technology fee budget.8

Harmon College of Business and Professional StudiesStatement on Promotion and Tenure GuidelinesGuidelines for promotion and tenure for the Harmon College of Business and ProfessionalStudies were originally developed by a work group of faculty representing each of the sixtenure-granting departments in the newly formed college during the 2011-12 academic year.These guidelines were approved by majority faculty vote in September, 2012, with thefollowing implementation timeline stipulated: For faculty with start dates on or after January 1, 2012, the new guidelines applyimmediately. Until March 1, 2015, for a faculty member hired prior to January 1, 2012 and who isapplying for tenure and/or promotion, that faculty member may elect to apply underthe new college guidelines or those of the college under which the faculty member wasoriginally hired. The specific promotion and tenure guidelines come from prior policiesfor the Harmon College of Business Administration, College of Health and HumanServices, and College of Science and Technology. The new college guidelines apply to all Harmon College faculty as of March 1, 2015regardless of hire date or college structure at time of hire.Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies Promotion and Tenure Guidelines appearin Appendix A of this document.9

Harmon College of Business and Professional StudiesEvaluation of FacultyFaculty have a broad set of responsibilities including continual pursuit of high quality instruction,engagement of students in the learning process, achievement in scholarship and/orprofessional-based activities, personal professional development, maintenance of collegialrelationships, fulfillment of university obligations, and participation in service within theuniversity and profession. It is the goal of the administration of the Harmon College to providesufficient support, resources and guidance for all faculty to be successful across the spectrum ofresponsibilities.To ensure high standards and to promote reflection for continual improvement, the universityand college require regular, standardized evaluations for each faculty member. Facultyemployment, evaluation, and retention policies and procedures are prescribed by universitypolicy and are detailed in the UCM Faculty Guide. Additional and/or clarifying procedures areoutlined below.General Procedures for All Full-time FacultyEach year, all full-time faculty must complete an annual report using the university or collegeprescribed format. The purpose of this report is to detail activities completed by the facultymember during the current academic year. Simultaneous to the annual report, all faculty mustcomplete a development plan to detail planned activities in the coming and future academicyears. The annual report and development plan are shared with the department chair (orappropriate department/program administrator, hereafter referred to as “chair”), are discussedduring an individualized meeting with the chair no later than the end of spring semester, andremain housed in the departmental office. Copies of the annual report and development plantemplates are in Appendix B.During the individualized annual planning meeting, if the faculty member is in his/her third yearof service or beyond, the chair will provide to the faculty member an evaluation using theuniversity or college-prescribed standard evaluation form. With the exception of faculty in thefirst or second year of service, these evaluations are kept within the department. Based oninformation in the evaluation, which includes data from students’ evaluations of instruction andother forms of input, the chair may request the faculty member modify his/her developmentplan. A copy of the standard faculty evaluation form is in Appendix C. For circumstances inwhich a chair has significant concerns regarding a faculty member’s performance, the chair mayshare this information and the basis for the concern with the dean.In the event a faculty member’s performance is deemed to not be meeting expectations in anyor all categories as set forth in university, college and/or department guidelines, the chair maycreate an improvement plan, to be approved by the dean, for the faculty member to follow.10

The plan may be presented informally for less serious concerns or as a formal, writtendocument for more serious concerns. The improvement plan will specify perceived deficiencies,will state required outcomes and timelines, and will be discussed with the faculty member. Thegoal of the improvement plan is the provide confirm areas of concern, list mechanisms tofacilitate improvement, and clearly indicate expected outcomes. College and universityadministration desire all faculty to achieve success.For probationary tenure-track faculty, or for faculty in non-tenure-track positions, failure toachieve outcomes specified in the improvement plan may result in non-reappointment. Foralready tenured faculty members, failure to achieve outcomes specified in the improvementplan may lead to further action as outlined in the university’s Dismissal for Cause policy.Procedures for First and Second Year Full-time FacultyFull-time faculty members in the first or second year of service are required to complete anannual report and development plan as described above. However, the standard evaluationfollows procedures and timelines as set by UCM policy. For faculty in the first or second year ofservice, the standard evaluation requires a recommendation from the chair on whether thefaculty member will be offered a new contract. First and second year faculty evaluations arerouted to the dean for concurrence or objection and then forwarded to the university provost.Faculty members with start dates falling in January – August are considered in the first year ofservice until the end of the first full academic year of service, which concludes in the year afterthe calendar year of hire.Procedures for Part-time FacultyAt the conclusion of each semester, chairs evaluate all pertinent information related to theinstructional performance of part-time faculty members. Based on this information and classcoverage needs within the department, the chair determines whether to offer futureinstructional opportunities to the part-time faculty member. Final approval for the hiring of apart-time faculty member resides with the provost.11

Harmon College of Business and Professional StudiesGuidelines for Market Pay EligibilityMarket pay is defined by UCM’s compensation policy. Faculty in disciplines designated as“market pay” disciplines may be eligible for salary which exceeds the university’s base payrange. Actual pay is determined by using an approved salary benchmark appropriate for thediscipline and rank of the faculty member. The university provost serves as final approver ofdisciplines requesting market pay status.To qualify for market pay revisions, a faculty member in a market-pay designated disciplinemust meet and maintain program, college and university approved criteria. These criteria mayinclude scholarship productivity, teaching effectiveness and service contributions. For example,faculty in the School of Business Administration must be classified as scholarly academics,practice academics, scholarly practitioners or instructional practitioners to qualify for marketpay and/or market pay revisions. Business faculty should refer to the Maintenance of Statussection of the School of Business Administration Guidelines for Determination of FacultyQualifications for additional information.12

Harmon College of Business and Professional StudiesSummer Teaching Eligibility and SupportFaculty members may be eligible for summer teaching assignments for additionalcompensation. Compensation is governed by university policy and may vary depending oncourse enrollment. Faculty members must complete the Harmon College Summer TeachingRequest Form, distributed during mid-fall semester (and available in the appendices of thisGuide), in order to express interest in receiving a summer assignment. Summer teachingassignments are not guaranteed, and the maximum load, except in rare circumstancesapproved by the dean, shall be six hours.Determination of Eligibility and AssignmentThe assignment of summer teaching is governed by departmental procedures. Criteria appliedto determine eligibility, prioritization of course assignments, and teaching load may vary bydepartment and may include (but not be limited to) any of the following: Subject matter expertise Faculty qualifications Anticipated demand for a particular course Frequency with which a faculty member has taught in previous summer sessions Seniority Faculty member’s compliance with university policies and procedures Tenure status Documented quality of instructionSpecial ProvisionsFaculty members in the last three years of service before normal retirement may request higherpriority in assignment of summer teaching load. In order to qualify, the faculty member mustnotify the chair and dean of this request and be eligible for normal retirement under universitypolicy in the stated time frame. Such a request does not constitute actual notification ofretirement. Higher prioritization under this provision can be granted for only one three-yearperiod regardless of whether the faculty member actually retires. Higher prioritization is notguaranteed, and assignment is subject to other eligibility requirements.Per university policy and procedures, summer session must be financially self-supporting.Departments work closely with the dean to ensure course offerings and types of facultycontracts are consistent with needs of students; strategic initiatives of the program, collegeand/or university; and requirement of financial viability.13

Harmon College of Business and Professional StudiesSummer Research Support ProgramSubject to funding availability, the Harmon College provides a summer stipend to assist eligible,full-time faculty members in fulfilling their roles as scholars. The stipend is intended to supporthigh-quality scholarship in the faculty member's teaching discipline which is consistent withexpectations identified in the college’s tenure and promotion standards. The stipend may bereceived as an enhancement to the department budget in order to acquire tools for researchprojects, to fund travel, etc., or may be paid directly to the faculty member.Eligibility CriteriaTo qualify for a summer research stipend, a faculty member must satisfy all of the following.1) Be employed as a full-time faculty member in the Harmon College of Business andProfessional Studies and have served as such for at least four months prior to theapplication deadline.2) Have one or more refereed, scholarly publications (including blind peer-reviewed booksand monographs)1 in the faculty member’s professional area/discipline during the mostrecently completed calendar year, or have two or more refereed, scholarly publications(including blind peer-reviewed books and monographs)1 in the faculty member’sprofessional area/discipline during the most recently completed two calendar years.For example, if a faculty member has two qualifying publications in a given year, he/shewould be eligible for a stipend in each of the next two years.3) Have identified in the current year’s approved Faculty Development Plan one or moreresearch projects in the faculty member’s discipline which indicate potential forultimate refereed publication; presentation at a state, regional, national or internationalmeeting; or similar scholarly outcome.4) Have demonstrated intent to return to UCM for the upcoming academic year.Stipend Amount:The standard stipend is 1,000, but the amount received will depend on the nature of thefaculty member’s scholarly activities. The stipend is determined as follows:1) For prior publication(s) activity in which the applicant was sole author or whose coauthors were not employed by the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies,the standard stipend applies.2) For prior publication(s) activity in which the applicant had a single co-author withinhis/her discipline in the Harmon College, each author is eligible for a stipend of 750.For example, if two faculty members in the same discipline coauthor a publication in a14

given year, each faculty member would be eligible to receive 750 in funding in thefollowing year.3) For prior publication(s) activity in which the applicant had two or more co-authorswithin his/her discipline in the Harmon College, each author is eligible for a stipend of 500. For example, if three faculty members in the same discipline coauthor apublication in a given year, each faculty member would be eligible to receive 500 infunding in the following year.4) For prior publication(s) activity in which the applicant had one or more co-authorsoutside of his/her discipline but within the Harmon College, each author is eligible for astipend of 1250.2 For example, if three faculty members all in different disciplines inthe Harmon College coauthor a publication in a given year, each faculty member wouldbe eligible to receive 1250 in funding in the following year.Application Process1) Complete the Summer Research Support Program application form (available in theappendices of the Harmon College Guide).2) Submit the application form and all accompanying documents to the respectivedepartment head for review and signature no later than noon on the last official day offinals during spring semester.3) Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.4) Each coauthor must apply in order to receive a stipend.3Other ConsiderationsThe qualifying criteria and varying stipends may create complexity in determination of thestipend amount for a qualifying faculty member. For example, if a faculty member were tohave two qualifying publications, one of which is coauthored by a faculty member in his/herdiscipline and one of which is coauthored by a faculty member in a different discipline in theHarmon College, stipend amounts (2) and (4) would seemingly apply. In all cases, the dean hasdiscretion over stipend amounts awarded and will serve as the final decision maker. In no casewill a qualifying faculty member receive more than 1250 in any one year.------------------------1Dissertations and works for which the faculty member has received or anticipates payment, such as textbookscontracted through commercial publishers, do not qualify under these guidelines for either evidence towardseligibility or funding for the current year.2All qualifying scholarly activities must be related to the faculty member’s teaching discipline.3The stipend amount does not change if one or more coauthors fail to apply for funding under this program.15

School of Business AdministrationMission StatementThe faculty and staff of the School of Business Administration are committed toproviding a student-focused, applied business education that inspires learning,responsibility and professional success.-Approved March 25, 2013School of Business Administration TenetsIn supporting the Guiding Principles of the Harmon College of Business andProfessional Studies, we further affirm the following: ScholarshipOur scholarship informs our professions and the education weprovide to students. EngagementOur engagement in service to the institution, profession andcommunity is a model for students as they progress through thelearning process and become working professionals. StudentsOur students should develop and exhibit personal responsibilitiesand behaviors consistent with expectations of future businessprofessionals.-Affirmed February 17, 201416

School of Business AdministrationGovernance and Standing CommitteesStrategic Planning CommitteeServes as the primary catalyst and facilitator for strategic planning for the School of BusinessAdministration through reliance on the Harmon College strategic planning process and bymaking recommendations specific to the SoBA. This committee receives reports from theSchool’s Learning Assurance Committee and makes curriculum revision recommendations tobusiness departments, and helps provide supporting documentation to the college’s CurriculumCommittee based on analysis of assessment results. This committee also provides feedback asneeded on AACSB continuous improvement review processes and accreditation in general.Membership: Program coordinators, the department chair and one at large faculty memberfrom each of the school’s three academic departments.Terms of Service: At large faculty members, two years (no term limits); Department chairs andcoordinators, indefinite.Special Provisions: Refer to strategic planning process chart for illustration of this committee’srelation to the college’s strategic planning process and other school committees.Learning Assurance CommitteeDevelops, maintains and monitors the School of Business Administration assessment plan,coordinates with departments to generate course embedded assessment data, overseesformative and summative assessment techniques and procedures, provides written reports andanalysis of assessment data to the school’s Strategic Planning Committee, and makesrecommendations to the SoBA Strategic Planning Committee on School-level assessmentinstruments and techniques.Membership: Two faculty members from each of the school’s three academic departmentsand the college’s Associate Dean. The Associate Dean serves as chair.Terms of Service: Faculty members, three years (no term limits); Associate Dean, indefinite.AACSB Maintenance CommitteeMonitors AACSB standards, reviews progress towards achievement of standards, and assists inpreparation of documents and continuous improvement review report in advance of peerreview team visits.17

Membership: Dean-designated faculty member to serve as chair and one faculty member eachfrom the Accountancy, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management andMarketing degree programs.Terms of Service: Term begins in semester following AACSB peer review team visit and ends insemester of subsequent peer review team visit (generally 5 years).Special Provisions: Committee chair works closely with the college dean and associate dean tomonitor maintenance status. Committee chair works closely with department chairs to ensurefaculty vitae are received and stored.Student Awards and Scholarships CommitteeOversees School of Business Administration scholarships and awards allocation mechanism, anddetermines scholarship recipients.Membership: Two faculty members from each of the school’s three academic departments.Terms of Service: Two years (no term limits).Special Provisions: Scholarship applications are processed by the university Foundation.Special Events CommitteePlans the School of Business Administration annual awards reception. Determines the processfor special awards such as Most Outstanding Business Leader. Determines recipients of specialawards. Creates the script for the annual awards reception.Membership: One faculty member from each of the school’s three academic departments.Terms of Service: One year (no term limits).Special Provisions: Works closely with the college’s Administrative Assistant.18

School of Business AdministrationOverview of Strategic Planning ProcessStrategic planning at the school-level is driven by the strategic directions of the university,strategic plan of the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies, and mission of theschool through the following relationship:University of Central Missouri(President’s Strategic Leadership Team)UCM Academic Affairs Division(Provost Council and Dean’s Council)Harmon College of Business andProfessional Studies(Harmon College Leadership Team)School of BusinessAdministration MissionSchool of Business Administration(SoBA Strategic Planning Committee)The SoBA strategic planning process is highly integrated within the Harmon College’s strategicplanning process. All faculty and staff in the college participate in the development of thecollege’s plan. Thus, all faculty/staff within the SoBA participate in strategic planning at thecollege level. The SoBA Strategic Planning Committee is charged with reviewing the collegeplan and suggesting modifications and/or strategies specific to the SoBA. This review isconducted using additional information such as data/analysis from the school’s LearningAssurance Committee, new directions in accreditation standards, suggestions from the advisoryboards within SoBA, results from the SoBA Alumni Survey, and any other factors pertinent tothe SoBA.The relationship of the School of Business Administration Strategic Planning Committee toother committees and in the context of the strategic planning process is illustrated through thechart on the following page.19

School of Business Administration Strategic Planning ProcessDirectional ng documentationHarmon College ofBusiness andProfessional StudiesMissionSoBAAssessment CommitteeHarmon College of Business andProfessional Studies Strategic Plan andStrategic Planning ProcessSoBA MissionSoBA Faculty, AdvisoryBoard, and OtherConstituents20School of BusinessAdministration StrategicPlanning CommitteeHarmon CollegeCurriculum CommitteeSoBA Internship OfficeSchool of Business AdministrationAcademic Departments

School of Business Administration

Strategic planning at the school-level is driven by the strategic directions of the university, strategic plan of the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies, and mission of the school through the following relationship: The SoBA strategic planning process is highly integrated within the Harmon College's strategic planning process.