News and Updates

News and updates from the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Budget Update - November 2011

To deal with our FY 12 academic affairs 2.2 million budget reduction, academic affairs has permanently reduced faculty and staff lines through retirement and/or phased retirements, suspended some searches, and reallocated general fund support to non-general fund accounts.  Some faculty and staff lines on phased retirement will receive one-time “bridge” money to fund lines through FY 13.  However, these solutions are not strategic and soon we will begin to systematically review academic programs to assure strategic reallocation of resources. 

Faculty Highlights


Business ethics research.   Journal of Business Ethics, the premier journal in the field, has selected Professor Mohammed Rawwas' article on the ethical beliefs of elderly consumers as a/classic/.  It is one of the 33 most cited articles ever published in this prestigious journal.