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    Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Quality Assurance (QA) Report

    for Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Programs

    Current as of August 2014

    Overview (O) 1. Complete all information requested. Submit your report as an attachment to reports@acbsp.org on or before February 15th or September 15th. This report should be limited to maximum of 50 pages. The average length of most good reports is 30 pages. To help reduce the page numbers you can remove the ACBSP examples used in this report template to help you complete the report. O 2. Institution Name: University of Saint Francis (IL) Date: September 15, 2014 Address: 500 Wilcox St., Joliet, IL 60435 O 3. Year Accredited/Reaffirmed: 2007 /N/A This Report Covers Years: 2012 - 2014 O 4. List All Accredited Programs (as they appear in your catalog): Note: Listing new programs here does not confer accreditation. New degree programs, majors or emphases must be in effect for at least two years and have graduates and follow the guidance in the process book before accreditation will be granted BBA (Bachelors of Business Administration) - Accounting BBA – Finance BBA – Management BBA – Marketing BS (Bachelors of Science) – Business Administration MBA (Masters of Business Administration) MSM (Masters of Science) - Management

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    O 5. List all programs that are in your business unit that are not accredited by ACBSP and how you distinguish accurately to the public between programs that have achieved accredited status and those that have not. BS – Computer Science. This is a program that was in a different college within the university and now has been folded into the School of Business within the College of Business & Health Administration. Any public information put forth by the college will clearly identify only the programs that are accredited. In the future we are planning on having this program also ACBSP accredited. The following four programs have been instituted in the past two years, but have not had any graduates yet. They are not currently accredited, but will be asked to be accredited once the requirements for accreditation are met. Any public information put forth by the college will clearly identify only the programs that are accredited. BBA – International Business BBA – Health Care Management BBA – Entrepreneurship BBA – Transportation and Logistics O 6. List all campuses that a student can earn a business degree from your institution: Only at our main campus in Joliet, IL. Although students may take certain transportation and logistics classes at our Saint Bonaventure Center. O 7. Person completing report Name: David Gordon Phone: 815-740-3698 E-mail address: dgordon@stfrancis.edu ACBSP Champion name: David Gordon - ACBSP Co-Champion name: Anthony Zordan O 8. Conditions or Notes to be Addressed: You do not need to address Opportunity for Improvement (OFI). Please explain and provide the necessary documentation/evidence for addressing each condition or note since your last report.

    Are you requesting the Board of Commissioners to remove notes or conditions (if the justification for removal is lengthy consider attaching an appendix to QA report): We do not have any pending notes or conditions.

    O 9. The business unit must routinely provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement. Describe how you routinely provide reliable information to the public on your performance, including student achievement.

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    We have a link to our most recent Quality Assurance Report on the college website which is available to the public at:

    https://www.stfrancis.edu/academics/college-of-business-health-administration/school-of-business/ Standard #1 Leadership

    Organization a. List any organizational or administrative personnel changes within the business unit since your last report.

    Dr. Shannon Brown joined the faculty as a full time visiting instructor in August of 2013. Dr. Brown teaches undergraduate and graduate management courses. She replaced Mr. Stan Klatka left the university. Dr. Brown has since been promoted to an assistant professor position within the college. Mr. Joseph Ferrallo joined the faculty as a full time visiting instructor in August of 2013 and is now a full time instructor. He replaced Dr. James Haefner who retired from the university. Dr. Margaret Neumann was added as a full time visiting professor starting in August of 2013. Dr. Neumann teaches information technology classes as well as management courses. In August 2014 Dr. Deborah Mullen joined the faculty as visiting professor in health administration. Dr. Sudipta Roy was added as an adjunct faculty member in August of 2013. She teaches finance and economics courses for the college. Mr. Brian Thompson was also added as an adjunct faculty member in January of 2013. He teaches finance and economics courses for the college.

    b. List all new sites where students can earn an accredited business degree (international campus, off-campus or on campus,

    on-line) that have been added since your last report? In August 2014 the University opened the St. Bonaventure Center in downtown Joliet about 1 mile from the main campus. Some Transportation & Logistics classes are being offered at this site.

    Standard #2 Strategic Planning (this standard not typically addressed in the QA report) This is used as a place holder to allow all the other standards to be addressed in the QA report and keep the numbering system consistent with self-studies and QA reports.

    https://www.stfrancis.edu/academics/college-of-business-health-administration/school-of-business/

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    Standard #3 Student and Stakeholder Focus Complete the following table. Provide three or four examples, reporting what you consider to be the most important data. It is not necessary to provide results for every process. Standard 3 - Student and Stakeholder-Focused Results

    Student- and Stakeholder- Focused Results

    Student- and stakeholder-focused results examine how well your organization satisfies students and stakeholders key needs and expectations. Performance measures may include: satisfaction and dissatisfaction of current and past students and key stakeholders, perceived value, loyalty, persistence, or other aspects of relationship building, end of course surveys, alumni surveys, Internship feedback, etc. Measurement instrument or processes may include end of course surveys, alumni surveys, Internship feedback, etc. Each academic unit must demonstrate linkages to business practitioners and organizations, which are current and significant, including an advisory board. Periodic surveys should be made of graduates, transfer institutions, and/or employers of graduates to obtain data on the success of business programs in preparing students to compete successfully for entry-level positions.

    Analysis of Results

    Performance Measure Measurable goal What is your goal?

    What is your measurement instrument or process? (Indicate length of cycle)

    Current Results

    What are

    your current results?

    Analysis of Results What did you learn from the results?

    Action Taken or Improvement made What did you improve or what is your next step?

    Insert Graphs or Tables of Resulting Trends

    (3-5 data points preferred)

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    Survey results should show at least 80% of MBA students agreeing or strongly agreeing that their critical and analytical skills improved while in the program.

    Annual alumni survey (Survey included in Appendix A)

    Four years of positive trend data exceeding goal in all years

    The results indicate that the MBA program is successful at improving the analytical and critical thinking skills of students. The trend is positive.

    Instructors will continue to be encouraged by administration to develop classes in a manner that helps students improve their critical and analytical skills.

    Survey results should show at least 80% of MBA students agreeing or strongly agreeing that their MBA program met their education expectations.

    Annual alumni survey (Survey included in Appendix A)

    Four years of relatively consistent data. Most years above the stated goal. Only one year was below the stated goal.

    The college does seem to be meeting goals for education expectatio ns.

    Instructors will continue to be encouraged by administration to develop classes in a manner that meet the education expectations of students.

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    Survey results should show at least 80% of MBA students agreeing or strongly agreeing that their MBA program led to an improvement in their written communication and research skills.

    Annual alumni survey (Survey included in Appendix A)

    Four years of relatively consistent data. All years above the stated goal.

    The college does seem to be meeting goals for written communic ation and research ski