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3-4-201. The curriculum is the means by which the objectives of a college are achieved. Hence, each college applying for accreditation shall show that it offers such courses that directly relate to its specific purposes. This includes an adequate program of general education, basic business education, and professional and advanced business courses. The organization of the curriculum shall be such as will best serve the students and is to be determined by each college for itself.

3-4-202. Of the total credits required for the baccalaureate degree, a minimum of 40 percent shall be in business or economic subjects, and at least 40 percent in general education. General education subjects are considered to be those other than business and economics, provided that economic principles, economic history, and economic geography may be included in either category. For purposes of accreditation, the term general education is defined to describe those courses covering the major areas of knowledge other than business courses. The framework of the general education program shall embrace work in all or most of the following fields: communication arts, fine and practical arts, languages, literature, mathematics, psychology, and social science. The college also may elect to make offerings from the following fields: biological science, health education, humanities, recreation, religion, and physical science. A list of suggested course titles that would be acceptable is available from the Commission.

3-4-203. The professional business program should be organized in terms of majors. As a foundation for training in business, instruction shall be offered in accounting, business law, business organization and management, economics, finance, industrial management, industrial relations, marketing, personnel management, or statistics. Preferably, instruction in the introductory courses in each of the foregoing fields should be required for all candidates for the baccalaureate degree. The requirements for majors in secretarial administration and teacher education may vary somewhat from this standard.

3-4-204. The curricula shall approximate, quantitatively and qualitatively, the standards in effect in recognized collegiate institutions

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offering baccalaureate degrees in business. Due allowance shall be made for meeting regional or other special objectives. Instructional procedures, texts, and materials shall be suited to the purposes, curricula, and standards of collegiate instruction.

3-4-205. Enrollment in the upper division courses must be sufficient to support regularly scheduled classes and laboratory work to insure high standards of instruction.



In evaluating the administration, emphasis will be placed upon the manner in which functions are performed. Attention shall be given to such matters as the board of control, the overall administrative system, the administration of academic matters, student personnel services, the financial administration, and supervision of the plant and equipment.


3-4-401. A college shall have an adequate and competent faculty working under conditions that encourage the best efforts of each individual. The size of the faculty roster shall be appropriate to total student enrollment as well as the number of students enrolled in lower division compared to upper division enrollees. The student-teacher ratio shall be appropriate for the level of college work offered. The number of full-time and full-time equivalent faculty members having teaching as their primary interest shall be appropriate to the size and objectives of the college, and shall be representative of the principal areas of instruction.

3-4-402. In judging competence of the faculty, consideration shall be given to the academic preparation and business experience of each teacher. At any time, no teacher should be assigned to teach in more than three fields of instruction, and preferably in not more than two fields.

Normally, teaching loads shall not be greater than 16 standard semester hours per week, or equivalent, including evening classes. Consideration shall be given to the number of clock hours of instruction and the number of different preparations required.


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3-4-403. At least one-half of the faculty teaching second-year classes shall have master's degrees, LL.B., J.D., C.P.A., or other approved professional equivalents. Normally, there shall be no teachers of upper division courses without standard master's degrees or the equivalent, and a reasonable number shall have doctoral or other terminal degrees. An earned doctorate in economics or business administration from an accredited institution is considered terminal for all business courses; for business law, an LL.B. or J.D. from an accredited institution is considered a terminal degree; for accounting, a master's degree in economics or business in addition to the C.P.A. certificate is considered a terminal degree.

3-4-404. Teachers shall be appointed by official action of the board of control upon recommendation of the designated administrative officer. Notices of appointment shall be in writing and shall contain all the conditions of employment including the length of the appointment. Such notices, when accepted in writing by the staff member, constitute the contract between the individual and the college. Preferably, appointments should be made for a term of one to three years, renewable for stated periods, if fulfillment of teaching and other duties is satisfactory.

3-4-405. The college should evidence a record of a stable faculty roster particularly for those teachers conducting classes in the upper division courses. The college is encouraged to induce stability in their faculty roster with adequate salaries, fringe benefits, and

tenure status.

3-4-500-THE LIBRARY AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS. The functions of the library shall be determined by the educational program of the college. It shall provide the study and reading facilities necessary to make the educational program effective, and there shall be evidence that such facilities are appropriately used. In judging the library, consideration shall be given to the use of library materials by both students and faculty, including methods used to encourage its use by students. The library shall be under the direction and supervision of a professionally trained librarian with a staff adequate to provide full-time supervision of the library. An adequate annual budgetary allowance shall be provided for the

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purchase of books, periodicals and other materials, and for salaries of librarians and assistants. A library for senior colleges of business shall contain up-to-date volumes appropriate to the size of the institution and the breadth of its offerings, as well as magazines and essential professional periodicals.


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