1 April 2004 Queen's School of Business Advisory Board Charter Queen's School of Business Mission & Vision Mission: To develop outstanding leaders with a global perspective and create new knowledge that advances business and society Vision: To be one of the world s most innovative and influential business schools A) Purpose of the Advisory Board The Advisory Board s purpose is to provide Queen's School of Business with a competitive advantage, by helping it interact with the business community in a variety of ways to help achieve the School s mission. The Board s role is to: 1. Act as a sounding board for the Dean as a group and individually as requested by the Dean. 2. Offer the Dean and the School an outside perspective on issues affecting business that may have education or research implications or opportunities. 3. Provide assistance and advice as requested on School strategy, specific aspects of the strategy execution, and any operational issues where the Dean feels he or she could benefit from an outside perspective. 4. Be ambassadors for the School: with the broader Queen's University community; Queen's School of Business alumni; and other external associations and organizations. 5. Aid the School where possible in recruiting students into credit programs (Commerce, MBA and Executive MBA) and non-credit executive programs, as well as in placing students upon graduation. 6. Assist the School with its financial development needs, implemented via a committee of interested members. B) Overall Structure The Advisory Board should have 35 to 40 members. Meetings will be led by a Chair, who is appointed by the Dean. Board meetings will be held twice per year, with dates set at the start of each year. It is intended that one meeting per year will be held in Kingston. An annual social dinner will be held in June for current, retired and incoming Board members.
2 Two standing committees will be struck: a Nominating Committee and a Fundraising Committee. A limited number of additional committees will be created as needed, to work on specific areas of interest with respect to the Board s mandate e.g. alumni relations, job placement, School image and branding. C) Board Composition and Term of Board Members The term of members is 3 years, with the possibility of renewal. The Board will have a diversified and committed membership, including a representation of different industries and functions. Particular effort will focus on selecting senior executives who have a strong interest in the life and mission of the School. A representation of members from outside Canada is desirable as well, to align with the School s strategic direction. Queen's alumni will comprise at least 50% of the Board, reflecting the important role alumni have as key stakeholders in the School s success. Non-alumni Board members are vital to integrating different perspectives into the dynamic of the Board. While attendance at Board meetings is strongly encouraged, videoconference technology will be made available to allow members to participate if they cannot be present physically. D) To Maximize the Value of Each Member s Time and Contribution The intent is to create a Board that is engaged and involved and which provides a competitive edge for Queen s School of Business one that will build on Queen s pride and passion. The schedule of full Board meetings will be provided at the start of each year. Background reading materials, agendas, timetables and a clear focus will be provided in advance of all meetings. A survey will be conducted periodically to determine the best time for meetings, including preferred day of the week, time, meeting length, etc. Efforts will be made to align Advisory Board meetings with Queen's Business Club events or other Queen's gatherings. Attendance at these additional events would be voluntary, the intent being to make time spent at Board meetings even more valuable for members by expanding their contact with Queen's. E) Membership Responsibilities Key to the success of the Advisory Board is the active participation of each member in some facet of life at Queen's School of Business. Recognizing that individual members have unique circumstances, which may change over time, there are a variety of ways that members may make an important contribution. While participation in the Advisory Board is voluntary, members are encouraged to attend meetings of the Board, as well as actively engage in activities that benefit the School and complement the experience and interests of the member. Appendix A contains a list of possible activities.
3 F) Role of Board Chair A Board Chair will be appointed by the Dean. The Chair and Dean will develop the agenda for meetings. The Chair will run each meeting. The Chair should be able to devote some time to the affairs of the School, including working with the Dean. The Chair will be supportive of the key priorities of the School. The Chair could speak to the level of involvement of particular members if required. Committees will report into the Chair, who will keep groups on track with their mandate. The Chair can act as a sounding board for members of the Board on issues or opportunities to bring to the attention of the Dean The term for the Chair is two years, with the possibility of renewal. G) Advisory Board Committees The Dean will appoint a Chair of the Nomination Committee. The committee will have 2-3 volunteers from the Board. They will meet approximately twice per year (by is acceptable). A slate of proposed new members will be recommended by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Board as a whole (can be through e- mail). The Dean will appoint a Chair of the Fundraising Committee. The committee s mandate is to provide the Dean with advice designed to help the School achieve its fundraising objectives. The committee will allow meaningful participation and involvement by those individuals who have the resources, knowledge, and personal relationships to help the School. Additional committees will be created as needed, with a specific mandate and timeframe of existence. If a committee s timeframe expires, its mandate will be reviewed by the Board and a new timeframe established if required. Board members will volunteer to join a committee. The intent is that Board members with different areas of expertise will be able to focus on the areas of their choice. Queen's School of Business Queen's University Goodes Hall, 143 Union St Kingston, Ontario, CANADA K7L 3N6 Ph: Web: business.queensu.ca
4 Appendix A Queen's School of Business Advisory Board Membership Responsibilities Active participation enhances a member s experience on the Advisory Board and is vital to the School s ongoing success. Members are encouraged to engage in activities that match their abilities and interests, and the School s needs. Examples include: Opportunities Speakers Team projects Student Recruitment Internships Employment Executive education Corporate research and consulting Corporate sponsorship Event partnering Corporate and personal philanthropy Professorships and Chairs Scholarships Other Contribution Identifying and helping to secure high profile speakers for classes, major events, etc. Providing organization access for student projects and/or case development Referring students for Commerce, MBA, Executive MBA, Accelerated MBA and/or executive education programs Identifying organizations with summer internships for Commerce students Identifying organizations with employment opportunities; hiring graduates; participating in activities that build students job search skills Providing entrée to organizations for custom or open enrolment programs Engaging faculty and resources for specific corporate research and/or consulting projects, outside the realm of executive education programs Identifying and facilitating opportunities for corporate sponsorship, such as lecture series, student events, etc. Hosting events for alumni and/or student functions, etc. Facilitating corporate or personal support for teaching, research and the School s programs Facilitating funding for faculty positions to attract and retain world class faculty Facilitating financial support for scholarships to attract the highest quality students from around the world Other creative means of contributing to the School s success are encouraged
5 Quinnipiac University School of Business Advisory Board By-laws (March 8, 2007) Article I Name and Purpose A. The organization shall be known as the School of Business Advisory Board at Quinnipiac University. B. The purpose of the School of Business Advisory Board (the Advisory Board ) is to help the School of Business (the School ), including its dean, department heads, faculty members and students, fulfill the mission of the School. In fulfilling this role, the objectives of the Advisory Board will be: 1. To provide advice and counsel to the Dean and the faculty in achieving their strategic vision to achieve academic excellence, accreditation and national prominence. 2. To serve as advocates for the School of Business with various internal and external constituent groups. 3. To be active participants in activities of the School of Business that are important to the School fulfilling its mission of teaching, service and research. 4. To otherwise assist the School in fulfilling its mission of teaching, service and research. 5. To assist the School in acquiring the financial resources and external support essential to its development to be a leading school of business. Advisory Board Members roles do not extend to policy; their opinions on programs will be considered and valued. The Members are excluded from deliberations on School personnel and all other communications protected by traditions of academic freedom. C. Typical contributions of Members of the Advisory Board will include: 1. Engaging in dialogue regarding important strategic issues. 2. Making an annual leadership gift to the School of Business Fund and helping secure financial contributions for both annual support and endowments. 3. Assisting in development of the School s academic programs via graduate assistantships, internships/career hires and the promotion of continuing education programs. 4. Assisting the School in image promotion, market branding and public relations. 5. Supporting intellectual partnerships and faculty research projects. 6. Assisting the School in networking within key industry sectors. 7. Participating in School activities. 1
6 Encouraging alumni involvement and awareness of the School and the University. 9. Assisting the Dean as requested. Article II Membership A. The Advisory Board shall be comprised of not less than nine and no more than thirty alumni and friends drawn from the senior leadership in business, government and non-profit institutions and having a strong interest in the advancement of business education at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the university. The membership shall be diverse in terms of gender/ethnic background, alumni status, geographic location, functional specialization and size/industry of employer. B. Membership on the Advisory Board may be extended by the Dean to those individuals who agree to support the objectives of the Board and to actively participate in Board functions. Invitations to join the Advisory Board or to be appointed for a second three-year term will be extended by the Dean of the School of Business, after considering input, if any, of the Chair of the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board believes it would be desirable to have, at all times, one Advisory Board Member, who is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Quinnipiac University. Such Member would serve as a liaison between the Advisory Board, the Dean and the Board of Trustees of the University. The term of such Member may be set by the Dean to align such term with the Member s term on the University s Board of Trustees. C. Terms of the Advisory Board will be staggered such that approximately one third of the Board s Membership has their term expire each June 30th. To accomplish this, there shall be three classes of Members (Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3). The initial term of Class 1 Members will expire on June 30, 2008, the initial term of Class 2 Members will expire on June 30, 2009 and the initial term of Class 3 Members will expire on June 30, Succeeding terms of Class 1, 2 and 3 members will expire in intervals of three years after the previous term. For example, terms for Class 1 Members will expire on June 30 of 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017 and so on. When initially appointed to the Advisory Board, the Dean will appoint each Member to a membership Class. In designating the Class for a new Member, the Dean shall consider the then current size of each Class with the goal of evenly distributing Members between the three term Classes. The Member will serve the remaining one, two or three years in the term of his/her initial appointment and then may be reappointed by the Dean for up to two consecutive three-year terms. D. The Dean, with the approval of the Executive Committee, may request the resignation of any Member of the Advisory Board including a Member who (i) has been absent from three (3) consecutive meetings of the Board, or (ii) has not 2
7 financially supported the School at the annual minimum recommended level as determined annually by the Advisory Board. E. The Dean, after considering input, if any, of the Advisory Board Chair, may also appoint up to six Student Members to participate in Board and/or committee meetings for a one year term. Student Membership will be limited to students in good academic standing. F. The Dean and Director of Development and Alumni Affairs shall serve as standing members of the School of Business Advisory Board. Article III Privilege of Membership Members will be invited as special guests to attend conferences, colloquia, lectures, and ceremonies of the School. Their support and involvement will be recognized and noted, with appreciation, in appropriate publications of the school. Members may, at the discretion of the Dean and the Board Chair, receive written briefings prior to each meeting, including updates on programs and people in the School. Members views will be considered by the Dean and in his discussions with faculty, administration and alumni regarding the goals and strategic plans of the school and securing the necessary resources for their implementation. Article IV Organization and Governance A. The governing body of the Advisory Board will be its Executive Committee under the leadership of the Advisory Board Chair. The Executive Committee will be composed of the Chair, Vice Chair and one or more Board Members selected by the Dean, after consultation with the Chair of the Advisory Board. Among the responsibilities of the Executive Committee are: 1. To work with the Dean to determine strategic issues for the Board s consideration. 2. To provide oversight and direction to the Board s operations. 3. To establish and provide leadership to committees and project teams. B. The presiding officer of the Advisory Board shall be the Chair. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair will serve as the presiding officer. The Chair and Vice Chair shall each be appointed by the Dean and serve for a one-year term, renewable for up to two additional years. In the spring of each year, the Board Committee responsible for membership will submit a slate of candidates to the Executive Committee for review and approval for submission to the Dean. Pursuant to Article II, the Dean shall make the final decision regarding the selection of Members to serve on the Advisory Board. 3
8 C. In addition to the Executive Committee, each year the Chair of the School of Business Advisory Board, in consultation with the Dean, shall establish additional committees, task forces, project groups, etc., as deemed appropriate (for purposes of these by-laws referred to as committees ). Members of each committee may include individuals who are not Board Members, as long as at least one member of each committee is a Board Member. A Board member on each committee will serve as the committee chair and the liaison between the committee and the Advisory Board. Membership of some committees may be comprised solely of Board Members. The number of members of each committee shall be determined by the Board Chair, in consultation with the Dean. As of the date of these By-laws, the following Committees have been established by the Chair: 1. Membership and Philanthropy Committee 2. Public Relations Committee 3. Student Development Committee 4. New York City Advisory Committee It is expected that additional committees will be established in the future. In addition, the committees listed above may be changed, modified, or eliminated in the future without amending these By-laws. D. The Board Chair, in consultation with the Dean, will appoint Committee Chairs and members of each committee. Staff support will be provided by the School and Quinnipiac University to each committee and to the Advisory Board. Article V Meetings A. The Advisory Board shall meet at least twice a year in the fall and spring. Other meetings may be called by the Chair as deemed necessary. Typically the Board will meet from 7:30 a.m. 10:00am. (Members may also be asked to participate in University or School events prior to or after the Board meeting which may be social in nature.) B. In addition to attendance at Board meetings, each Committee established by the Board will meet at least one time annually and report to the Board regarding activities. Additional meetings may be scheduled as considered necessary by the Committee Chair. Only in rare or unusual circumstances should a Committee plan on meeting more than four times in an annual period. In such circumstances, the Committee Chair should obtain the approval of the Board Chair prior to scheduling more than four meetings in an annual period. 4
9 C. In addition to attendance at Board meetings, the Advisory Board Executive Committee will meet twice a year. The Dean may call the Executive Committee together as needed throughout the year. D. The cost for traveling to meetings of the Advisory Board shall be the responsibility of the Advisory Board member. The School of Business shall provide for all meals and refreshments associated with the Advisory Board meeting. 5
10 QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADVISORY BOARD Four meetings a year per by-laws, held in Mancheski Seminar Room. Each member sits on a committee and each committee meets at least once, maximum four times a year per by-laws. Name Advisory Board Chair Business Title Employer -Finance Advisory Committee Chair: Business Title Employer -MBA Advisory Committee Chair: Business Title Employer -NYC Advisory Committee Chair: Business Title Employer Membership: See enclosed. By-laws: See enclosed. Purpose of Advisory Board: See Article I, Section B of by-laws. Board Projects and achievements to present include developed and produced the Career Roadmap; provide the initiative and funding to establish the School of Business Endowed Scholarship; highlight and increase the size of the Student Managed Portfolio; launch a presence and ongoing effort in NYC; provide feedback on Strategic Plans & Initiatives; support the Business Leader Hall of Fame; member sponsored event for the past four years; pilot student mentorship; provide networking opportunities for Career Services and Students for internships and employment; and provide a source for guest speakers.
11 Welcome Name,Chair QuinnipiacUniversity SchoolofBusinessAdvisoryBoardMeeting Theme Connecting...withStudents October2,2009 8:00to10:00am MancheskiExecutiveSeminarRoom AGENDA IntroductionofNewMember,StudentRepresentatives,andSchoolofBusiness EndowedScholarshipAwardRecipient Name SchoolofBusinessKeyPrioritiesfor09.10AcademicYear MattO Connor,Dean StateoftheAdvisoryBoard Name Discussion:ConnectingStudentActivitieswithAdvisoryBoard,Alumni,and BusinessCommunity Name,FinanceAdvisoryCommitteeChair Name,NYCAdvisoryCommitteeChair LaunchingtheMentorshipProgramEvelynTaylorandJillFerrall Events o November6 th FinancialLeadershipForum FromtheClassroomtothe Workplace MountCarmelCampus o November12 th NYCAlumniReception PennClub o December15 th 5:30pmStudentManagedPortfolioPresentation, Mancheski o January17 th 7pmAdvBdReception,QUvsStCloudHockeyGame, UniversityClub,TDBanknorthSportsCenter o o MarchNYCAlumniReception April24 th 8 th AnnualBusinessLeaderHallofFame,NewHavenLawn Club FutureBoardmeetingdates o December3 rd (Thursday) 8:00to10:00AM o January15 th (Friday) 8:00to10:00AM o May13 th (Thursday) 8:00to10:00AM
12 Quinnipiac University THE BOARD TYPES Fortune500Executives;VPorDirectorLevel(notmidlevel) Accesstofinancialsupport&grants,alongwithvisibility Entrepreneurs ThoughtLeaders Verylatestthinkingonwiderangeoftopicssuchasbusinessauthorsorleading journalists SeniorMembers Peopledeeplyversedintheinstitution shistorytohelpavoidrepeatingmistakes madeinthepast Provocateurs Peoplewhobringfreshthinkingandchallengesacredcows,oftenyoungertypes) AlliancePartners Bschoolgradsoradministratorsfromotherprestigiousuniversitieswhoaren t competitivewithqubutarewillingtosharetheirlearningtohelpussucceed SmallandMidMarketEntrepreneurs Luminaries Famouspeople MidMarketEmployers MajorLocalRecruiters Jobopportunitiesforgraduatesandapulseofcurrentmarkettrends
13 QuinnipiacUniversity SchoolofBusinessAdvisoryBoard CommitteePlanningfor09.10AcademicYear I. NewYorkCityAdvisoryCommittee A.ProgramsinNYC Goal:ToconductthreeprogramsinNYCforthe09.010yearwhicharetightlyrun,with demonstratedregularity/consistency,andareinacentrallocation(pennclub).alleventswill beundertheaegisofthenycadvisorycommittee. 1.OctoberAlumniReceptionTargetaudienceisyoungalumni(notlimitedto)for involvementandnetworking.thedatewillbecoordinatedwithfinance/econclubfallnyctrip sothatstudentscannetworkwithalumnipresent.suggestedlocation:pennclub 2.FebruaryCareerTalkintheCityTargetaudienceisstudentsofallmajorsseeking employmentinthenycmetroareaandalumniinvolvementaspresenters/connectors. Offeredlocation:YMCARetirementFundoffices. 3.MarchAlumniEventwithSpecialGuestspeakerTargetaudienceisestablished alumni(graduatedmorethan10yearsago).suggestedlocation:pennclub B.Committeemeetingsandmembership Goal:Toincreasecoremembershipfromcurrentfivetoagroupoftencommittedmembers. Paststudentrepresentativesmaycontinuetostayonthecommitteetobuildcontinuityanda coreofdevotedyoungalumni(successionplanning.) 1.Plantomeetthreetimesinadditiontotheplannedeventsforplanningpurposeswith thefirstmeetingtotakeplaceinaugust(perhapsatdeloittewithbillplattinattendanceto thankmembersandtobeapprisedofcommitteeactivity),secondmeetingearlyjanuary,and thirdmeetinginlatespring. 2.PlantodistributeAdvisoryBoardmeetingdatestokeymemberssothat representationofthenycadvisorycommitteeatboardmeetingsisfrequent. II. GraduateAdvisoryCommittee A.ExternalObjective Goal:Tofacilitatetenvisitsduringthe09.10schoolyearwithareabusinessestodevelop jobs/internshipsforgraduatestudents. 1.Brainstormandidentifyalistoftargetindividuals/organizations. 2.Developobjectivesforthemeetings.
14 DeterminewaysfortheSchoolofBusinessadministrationtomaintainrelationships. B.ToinvolveBoardmembers,alumniandbusinessleaderswithoncampusactivitiesfor Graduatestudents. Goal: III. FinanceAdvisoryCommittee A.IncreasebusinessleaderinvolvementtosupportoftheprogramofFinanceandstudent managedportfolio. Goal:Toincreasethesizeofcommitteetoapproximatelyeightmembers. 1.ApproachalumniworkinginfinancerelatedfieldwhocurrentlysupporttheSchoolof Businesswithopportunitytojoincommittee,butnottheAdvisoryBoard,similartotheNYC AdvisoryCommittee. 2.Approachbusinessleadersforwhothecommitteerepresentsawaytobeinvolvedwiththe fullboardcommitmentandthoseforwhothecommitteeisasteptowardsjoiningtheadvisory board. 3.Includemember(s)ofthe(tobeformed)StudentManagedPortfolioInvestmentAdvisors. B.StudentManagedPortfolio Goal:Toincreasethevalueandbrandawarenessofthestudentmanagedportfolio. 1.Developalongtermstrategicplanforgrowthoftheportfoliowhichwillbenefitstudent educationthroughmorefinancelearningopportunitiesandsecuretheuniversitybygrowing theendowment. 2.Begintomarketthestudentmanagedportfoliotointeresteddonors(investors)through highlightingtheoptiontogivetothefundwithspecialfocusonfinancealumniandparentsof financemajors. C.SupporttheestablishmentoftheInvestmentAdvisoryCouncilfortheStudentManaged Portfolio. 1.Includeamemberonthecommittee(SeeIII,A,3.)andassistasneeded.
15 CONSTITUTION ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS RADFORD UNIVERSITY The mission of the Advisory Council is to provide advice, guidance, and support for the continuing development of high quality business programs at Radford University. ARTICLE I (Name) This organization shall be known as the Advisory Council for the College of Business and Economics (aka, the COBE Council). ARTICLE II (Membership) Section 1. The Council shall have a maximum of sixty voting members. Individuals shall be nominated by a majority of the Executive Committee and elected by a majority vote of the Advisory Council members attending any regular meeting. Section 2. Members may be appointed to renewable three-year terms with new appointments becoming effective at the next meeting of the Council and renewed appointments each year, effective July 1. Section 3. Expectations of membership on the Council include but are not limited to a request for attendance at four of the six Council meetings within a three-year term; contributions of time, money, or in-kind service to the college; service on a committee of the Council; and, the recognition that Council members represent the college to the larger community. Section 4. The ex-officio members of the Council shall consist of the following: The President; the Provost; the Vice President for University Advancement; the Dean, Associate Dean, Department Chairs, MBA Director and Council Coordinator. Section 5. An emeritus status of membership shall be a non-voting membership used to recognize individuals retiring from regular membership on the Advisory Council who have provided distinguished service. Individuals shall be nominated by a majority vote of the Executive Committee and by a majority vote of the Advisory Council members attending any regular meeting. Emeritus members are permanent members of the Advisory Council. Section 6. An honorary status of membership shall be a non-voting membership used to recognize individuals who have provided distinguished service to the College of Business and Economics and to encourage involvement by key constituent groups. Individuals shall be nominated by a majority of the Executive Committee and elected by a majority vote of the Advisory Council members. Honorary members are permanent members of the Advisory Council. 1
16 ARTICLE III (Purpose) Section 1. The general purpose of the Council shall be to provide advice, guidance, and support for the continuing development of high quality business programs at Radford University. The Council s role is advisory to the Dean and faculty in promoting leadership in business. Section 2. It is anticipated that the Council will assist in promoting the professional image of and good relations for the College of Business and Economics with the larger business community. More specifically, the Council shall assist the College by: a. Providing advice and counsel to the Dean and faculty on all pertinent matters that affect the college, internal as well as external, to best relate the college and its programs to the changing needs of the business community. b. Supplementing the existing career counseling and placement services to increase the availability of job opportunities to undergraduate and graduate business majors, including communication between business people and students to acquaint students with challenges and opportunities. c. Providing the faculty opportunities for meaningful business engagements, short-term employment in responsible positions, and other relationships and programs with the business community, including providing research support for faculty members by assisting in gaining access to or by creating databases and, if appropriate, providing research grants. d. Sharing the special insight and expertise of business executives through classroom presentation or other meeting situations, executive-in-residence programs, executive to student counseling and faculty consultation. e. Assisting the College in acquiring the resources necessary to continue its development as a leader in the education of business majors by taking an active role in private fund-raising activities. ARTICLE IV (Officers) Section I. The Chair and the Vice Chair of the Council shall be elected by the membership upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee. These officers may not serve more than two consecutive one year terms. Section 2. The Chair shall preside over all meetings of the Council, shall have and exercise general control and supervision over the affairs of the Council, shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Council are carried into effect, shall be a member of all committees of the Council with voting privileges, and shall perform other duties and exercise other powers as may be assigned to him or her by the Council. The Chair shall chair meetings of the Council and Executive Committee and work with the Dean in formulating the agenda. Section 3. The Vice Chair shall serve in absence of the Chair. 2
17 Section 4. The Dean of the College of Business and Economics shall appoint the Council Coordinator. Section 5. The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chair of the Advisory Council, the Vice Chair of the Advisory Council, the chairs of each of the working committees as well as the Dean of The College of Business and Economics. The Executive Committee shall be authorized to act on behalf of the Council as necessary. A simple majority of the Executive Committee shall have the authority to act for the whole Council on all matters not in conflict with the Constitution or bylaws. ARTICLE V (Meetings) Section 1. Recognizing that individual members of the Advisory Council will be contacted throughout their term for advice on specific issues, the Council will only meet formally in the spring and fall of each year on dates established by the Chair in consultation with the Dean. Committees, as defined by the Executive Committee, will meet during part of the general meetings and on other dates as appropriate. The format of meetings will generally be open and informal to maximize discussion. Section 2. For the Council as a whole and for Executive Committee, a quorum shall consist of those members present at any called meeting. All called meetings shall be announced at least two weeks in advance. ARTICLE VI (Amendments) Amendments may be added at regular meetings of the Council upon approval by two-thirds of the members present provided the members have been sent a copy of the amendment prior to the meeting. ARTICLE VII (By-Laws) By-laws may be adopted by a majority vote of the members present at any Council meeting. The By-laws must be consistent with this Constitution. Amended March 16, 2009 Ratified.. 3
18 By Laws of the Executive Advisory Board for the School of Management Regis University Article I - Name The name shall be the Executive Advisory Board for the School of Management in the College for Professional Studies. Article II - Purpose The Executive Advisory Board is designed to bring different perspectives to the School and to inform the community of the varied academic and professional activities of the School. The committee, through the Dean of the School, communicates its activities to the Academic Dean of the College for Professional Studies. Members of the Board, as advocates for the School, are asked to assist in creating a climate favorable to voluntary support for the School, the College and the University through cultivation efforts A primary purpose of the Board is to strengthen ties between the School and its constituents. Board members are asked to assist with the review of policies and programs of the School within the framework of development initiatives set by the Dean of the School. In addition, members are encouraged to assist with the process of raising funds and to contribute in a manner appropriate to each to support the activities of the School. The Board offers counsel to the Dean for more effective implementation of the development objectives of the School. Article III Membership The Dean of the School approves the members of the Board in consultation with the Academic Dean. The membership will be no fewer than twelve and no more than twenty. Members will serve for a term of three years, renewable once by the recommendation of the Dean upon the suggestion of the membership sub-committee. Factors which may be considered for term renewal are attendance at meetings, financial support of the School and/or the University, geographical composition of the committee, service on the committee and/or sub-committees and service to the School or College. The Dean, upon the suggestion of the membership subcommittee, may offer emeritus membership status to certain members of the Board whose service has been exemplary. Members will be selected from among alumni(ae), parents, friends, foundation officers, leaders in the community, governmental officials, corporate and business leaders. The School Dean will serve as the ex-officio Chair. Regular members of the Board, however, may not be full-time faculty, other administrators, students or staff of Regis University.
19 Emeritus status is granted to regular members of the Board who have successfully completed their term(s) of service as described previously. Ex-officio members of the Board include the School Dean, one faculty member and the Associate Dean for Learning Assurance. Emeritus and ex-officio members are invited to all regular Visiting Committee functions, but do not have voting privileges. Article IV Officers The Executive Committee of the Board shall be: Chairperson appointed by School Dean Vice Chairperson presides over the meeting in the Chairperson s absence Secretary School Administrative Liaison The Dean will make all appointments with input from the Membership Subcommittee. Terms are effective immediately following the annual spring meeting. Terms will be staggered, one third to retire each year with terms of membership beginning April 1, 2010 and March 31, Article V Meetings. The Board shall meet twice a year, preferably in the months of November and April. Special meetings may be called by the School Dean or at the request of the Academic Dean. Formal reports will be due from the Board after each meeting. Final reports of the meetings will be submitted by the Secretary to the School Dean for distribution to the Academic Dean of the College for Professional Studies. Copies of the meeting will be sent to the Board members and to anyone else authorized by the Dean. Meeting requirements for membership will be once a year. Article VI Subcommittees The Board shall accomplish its work primarily through one or more subcommittees, which shall include: Membership Selection Public Relations/Marketing Development Special Events Others as deemed advisable from time to time. The Dean with the approval of the executive committee shall select the leadership of the Board s sub-committees. Members of a committee may self-select for service on subcommittees or may be requested for service by the Dean and/or Sub-committee leader.
20 Through these sub-committees, the Board can engage in a variety of forms of visitations which can include, but are not limited to campus visits, alumni meetings, discussions with faculty and administrators. The Board is encouraged to make suggestions to the CPS Academic Dean through the School Dean, as part of their report, as to how the School might develop the resources to meet its needs. Article VII Amendments Amendments to these by-laws may be made by a majority of vote of the members of the Board, at any meeting, provided notice of the proposed amendments have been given at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting date. No amendment shall become effective, however, without approval of the School Dean. Executive Advisory Board Member Job Description To serve as an ambassador for the School. To serve as an advocate for the principles, programs and practices of the School. To serve as an advisor for the direction of development efforts for the School. To provide influence for financial support for the School.
21 RegisUniversity SchoolofManagement ExecutiveAdvisoryBoard WelcometotheRegisUniversitySchoolofManagementExecutiveAdvisorBoardluncheon.Iammost gratefulthatyouareconsideringtheopportunitytoserveasamemberoftheboardandlookforwardto yourcouncilandguidance.thepurposeoftoday sluncheonistolearnmoreabouttheschoolof Management,therolesandresponsibilitiesoftheBoardandtoconfirmourmutualcommitment. BusinessSchools,inpartnershipwiththebusinesscommunity,createthepipelineoftalentessentialfor strongorganizationperformanceandtoenhanceourcompetitiveedgeintheglobalcommunity. TheSchoolofManagementintendstobethepreferredproviderofapplied,marketrelevanteducation forbusinessleaders.ourgoalistoachievelocal,nationalandinternationalrecognition.wewishto growbothourreputationandourenrollment,leveragingtheignationreputationforqualityandrigor. Wehavemanychallengesaheadaswedevelopstrategiestobestserveourstudents,ourgraduates,our faculty,andourbusinesspartners.tomeetthesechallenges,weneedastrong,active,engagedand credibleexecutiveadvisoryboard. TheprimarypurposeoftheBoardistostrengthentiesbetweentheSchoolandallofourconstituents andtopromoteandsupporttheschoolandourprograms,provideadvicetothedeanonissuesand challengesthatarise.theboardwillbeactivelyengagedinactivitiesthathelptheschoolexpandour networkofalumniandsupporters;assistinraisingfundsandworkonspecialinitiativesasappropriate. MembersoftheBoardwillbringusclosertothecommunitiesweserveandhelpusbemoreresponsive totheneedsofbusiness. AsBoardmembersofaprestigiousbusinessschoolyouwillhaveanopportunitytonetworkwithother highlevelexecutivesincommunityandtosignificantlyinfluencetheeducationoffuturebusiness leaders. HeinzG.Buschang,PhD SchoolofManagement RegisUniversity
22 SchoolofManagement GuidingDocuments VisionandMission:Basedoncarefulreviewofeconomictrends,ourcompetitiveenvironmentand internalassessment,wehavecommittedtothefollowingvisionandmissionfortheschool: Vision:TheSchoolofManagementwillbethepreferredproviderofapplied,marketrelevant educationforadultlearners,nationallyrecognizedforpreparingcompetentleaderstobeinfluential intheglobalcommunity.inspiredbytheignationrigorforeducation,wewillbeknownforour qualityandinnovativeapproachestolearning. WewillachieveourVisionsby Developinganddeliveringexemplary,marketrelevantprogramsgroundedinJesuitvalues. Developinganorganizationalstructure,consistentwithourbusinessmodel,thatensures faculty,curricular,andserviceexcellence. Distinguishingourprogramsthroughinnovativedeliverymodesandtechnologies. Establishingandnurturinginternalandexternalpartnershipsthatenrichtheeducational experience. Mission:TheSchoolofManagementisacommunityofstudents,staffandfaculty.Wedevelopand prepareouradultlearnerstolead guidedbyethicalconsiderationsandsoundbusinesspractices inavarietyoforganizations.ourgraduateshavetheskillsneededtocommunicateeffectively, solveproblemsefficiently,andcontributeactivelyindynamicworkenvironments.inthejesuit tradition,weprovidevaluebyaskingthequestion, Howoughtwetolive? Wethenapplythese answerstoimprovinglifeandworkinourcommunities. GuidingValues: 1. PursuitofExcellence:InspiredbytheJesuittradition,wearecommittedtoexcellenceinallwedo andexpectitofthosewithwhomweworkandserve. 2. Scholarship:Wecontinuallystrivetoattainaregionalandnationalreputationforexcellenceby Providingstudentswithopportunitiestoexcelinrigorousacademicbusinessprograms. Tailoringcontentandlearningformatstotheneedsofourstudentsandthebusiness community. Educatingthewholepersonthroughexposuretopotentiallylifetransformingvaluesand experiences. 3. Integrity:Wedemonstratethehigheststandardsofethicsinallofourinteractions.Westriveto maintainfairnessinourinteractionswithallstudents,employees,andthecommunity. 4. Community:Wecreateopportunitiesofmutualbenefitwithbusiness,governmental,and educationalorganizationsandarecommittedtofosteringlifelongrelationshipsinourlearning community.
23 Executive Advisory Board School of Management Purpose TobringtheSoMclosertothe communitiesweserve Toconnectthebusiness communitywithstudentsand faculty Helpusbemoreresponsiveto theneedsofthebusiness. School of Management Membership 25to30activeboardmembers Membersservea3yearterm, renewableoncebythe recommendationofthedean School of Management
24 Advantages Closeaffiliationwithaprestigious BusinessSchool Opportunitytonetworkwithhighlevel executivesinthecommunity Tosignificantlyinfluencetheeducation offuturelocalandglobalbusiness leaders Groomfutureemployees School of Management Roles & Responsibilities ToserveasanambassadorfortheSchool Toserveasanadvocatefortheprinciples,programsand practicesoftheschool Toserveasanadvisorforthedirectionofdevelopment effortsfortheschool ToprovideinfluenceforfinancialsupportfortheSchool Engageinactivitiesthathelpexpandthenetworkof alumniandsupporters Participateontaskforcesasappropriate Attendatleast1meetingannually School of Management
25 5/21/ Advisory Board Charter Mission The mission of the Advisory Board of the School of Management (SOM) is to advise, promote, and actively support the SOM in achieving its mission of becoming a premier teaching institution in Southern New England that contributes meaningfully to the learning communities of the college and the region. Purpose and Objectives The purpose of the Advisory Board of the School of Management (SOM) at Rhode Island College is to enable effective partnership between the business community and the SOM in order to insure that: 1. Our curriculum reflects the current and future needs of the business community so that our graduates become significant contributors, 2. Our students are exposed in meaningful ways to businesses in the appropriate balance between theory and practice by providing appropriate mentoring, internship opportunities, and job placement opportunities, 3. Our faculty remains academically and professionally current in their fields through meaningful interactions with businesses such as research projects, consulting, and other activities that contribute to the competitiveness, growth, and overall success of the business community, 4. Our school increases its image and resources to facilitate continuous improvement processes. Responsibilities The Advisory Board has two major areas of responsibility, to provide business advice and expertise regarding the educational activities of the SOM programs, and to provide assistance in developing and strengthening the SOM's relationship with the external community. Educational Activities Advise and counsel the dean, faculty, and staff on curricula, programs, and other initiatives Examples: review of courses and programs; guidance on future issues affecting the SOM; contribute to the development of a continuing education program Aid in evaluating strategic plans, measuring performance, and assessing learning outcomes Examples: consult in accreditation activities, especially those externally related; contribute to outcomes assessment, especially relating to employer perceptions of graduates' performance Share expertise with students and faculty Examples: become involved with student organizations; provide internships, mentoring, and training opportunities; give lectures to classes and presentations to learning communities; provide guidance/feedback on student business plans and other deliverables External Relationship Activities Promote and advocate the SOM and college Examples: help the SOM develop contacts, working relationships, and networking opportunities; be an ambassador for the SOM and college; interact with SOM alumni; aid in recruiting potential SOM students Facilitate business linkages for students and faculty Examples: sponsor events and activities that bring the business world to students and campus communities; expand opportunities for student employment; aid in providing opportunities for faculty research, consulting, and professional development Develop funding opportunities
26 5/21/ Examples: assist the SOM in attracting funding support from corporations, foundations, and individuals; facilitate grant writing and acquisition; aid in establishing corporate education partnerships; help establish company-sponsored scholarships Composition and Service Membership Composition Board membership will consist of a diverse group of members engaged in prominent positions in the private, not-for-profit, and government sectors. The Dean of the SOM will serve as an ex-officio member of the Board, and other administrators, particularly SOM department chairs, and interested faculty members are welcome as guest members. Chairperson The Dean shall appoint the inaugural Chairperson of the Board. Future Chairpersons will be recommended by the Dean and the current chairperson and approved by a simple majority of the Board for a term of two years and may be reappointed. Members The Chairperson of the Board, in consultation with the Dean, will be responsible for the nomination and appointment of new Board members for a term of two years. Members may be reappointed by a simple majority of the Board. Any Advisory Board member may resign at any time with verbal or written notice to the Chairperson. Replacements for resignees or others not fulfilling their term will be appointed by the Chairperson in consultation with the Dean. If an Advisory Board member has not fulfilled his/her obligations in accordance with the responsibilities outlined in this document, he/she may be rotated off the Board. Service Meetings Meetings will normally be held twice a year, typically once during each academic semester in Alger Hall on the Rhode Island College campus. Meetings will be announced by the Chair of the Board at least three weeks in advance, an agenda distributed prior to the meeting, and minutes recorded at the meeting. If, prior to a Board meeting, at least half the Board members have indicated that they are not available to attend, the Chair in consultation with the Dean may elect to cancel the meeting in a timely fashion and set an alternative date. Other meetings or special events may be called as deemed necessary or desirable by the Advisory Board. Committees The Board will normally have three standing committees: Curriculum, Student and Faculty Development, and Funding and External Relations. The Chair may, on occasion, also appoint ad-hoc committees as needed. Each Board member will typically serve on one committee, which normally would meet twice a year outside of scheduled Board meetings, with additional communication by phone and electronic methods. The Curriculum Committee will advise the SOM on programs and courses especially relevant to the needs of industry. This will entail the regular review of programs and courses with the goal of providing guidance and recommendations to the SOM for curriculum enhancements. Also, mechanisms for the assessment by employers of student learning should be considered. Recommendations for continuing education programs and courses may also be addressed. The Student and Faculty Development Committee will develop recommendations and opportunities for student and faculty interaction with businesses. For student development, the committee may consider lectures and other classroom activities by Board members and others, interactions with student organizations, internship and professional training opportunities, means to mentor students, career events, information, employment opportunities, and other activities of benefit to students. For faculty development, the committee may consider means of assisting in creating opportunities for faculty members in applied research projects, consulting projects and other professional contributions, learning programs, and enhancing the integration of the classroom with business environments.
27 5/21/ The Funding and External Relations Committee will develop recommendations and opportunities for promoting the SOM s image, networking, and funding. The committee may consider means to increase image such as attraction of speakers and participants for SOM events, networking, inclusion of students/faculty in company activities, identification of media contacts and opportunities, etc. Identifying and recommending external sources of funding include generating new income sources, leveraging existing SOM assets, providing assistance in grant application, identifying corporate training and education opportunities, identifying corporate sponsorship (scholarships, events, etc.) opportunities, etc. Amendment of the Charter Suggestions for changes to the Charter should be communicated to the Board Chair and the Dean, who may then bring suggestions to a Board meeting. The charter may then be amended by a majority vote of the Board. Page last updated: Jan. 12, 2009
28 /28/03 University of Richmond The Robins School of Business Executive Advisory Council Mission and Role The Executive Advisory Council (EAC) of The E. Claiborne Robins School of Business (RSB) is a proactive organization dedicated to helping make the RSB a top choice school for undergraduate business education among students and employers by the year 2010, while continuing to strengthen the Graduate Business School and Management Institute programs. To achieve this mission, the EAC will actively participate in the following three areas, including but not limited to (in priority of importance): 1. Actively assist in Robins School of Business with outreach activities: a. Act as Ambassadors at Large for the RSB. b. Help the RSB develop contacts, working relationships, and networking opportunities: Emphasis in greater Richmond area. Targeted non Richmond contacts. Targeted business sectors. c. Develop the Business Partnership Program to provide business leaders educational enrichment, and networking opportunities. d. Assist the Dean of the RSB in developing other outreach programs per the Deans direction. e. Provide introductions and cultivate prospects for the Office of Advancement. f. Use the Management Institute as a means to develop yourselves and your employees and to introduce people to the RSB and the University of Richmond.