The purpose of the Student Advisory Board shall be to act as a liaison between the students and the School, faculty and administrators in order to create a better learning environment within the Thomas School of Business. In that capacity, the Student Advisory Board will meet monthly with the Dean of the School and with the Assistant Dean as necessary.
The Board shall assist the College of Business by accomplishing the following objectives:
- Develop systems to help the College strengthen its sense of community, and create better relationships with each faculty and staff in hopes of being able to better address the issues and concerns of students
- Assist in developing a positive image for the College and promoting good relations between the faculty, administration, business community, and students at the College.
- Provide advice and counsel to the Dean on all pertinent matters affecting the College, internal as well as external, so as best to relate the College and its programs to the changing needs of the student body.
- Establish and maintain a system to inform students of new and existing educational opportunities
- Assist in keeping the College of Business and its programs closely attuned to the needs of current and future UNCP students, specifically those Pursing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Assist in ensuring the programs and activities of the College of Business are of high quality.
The Dean’s Student Advisory Board shall normally consist of a minimum of ten (10) members with a maximum number of twenty (20) currently enrolled students. There shall be at least one member from each undergraduate major offered by the College of Business. All decisions regarding membership shall be determined by a majority vote of the active members of the Dean’s Student Advisory Board.
Qualifications and Term of Membership
- Declared major in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 for students joining the Dean’s Student Advisory Board.
-If an applicant does not meet the GPA requirement, they may submit a 1 – 2 page paper explaining why their GPA is low and they feel this factor should not prevent them from being a board member. Additionally, applicants must have a plan to bring their GPA up to the 2.5 minimum qualification by the end of the semester.
3. An applicant will receive special consideration if they have a nomination from a faculty or staff member.
The Board shall revisit the GPA requirement during the last meeting of each academic year. The term begins as soon as selected and ends upon graduation, or resignation.
Duties of the Dean's Student Advisory Board
- Become knowledgeable about the College of Business, its functions, procedures, curriculum, management, and accreditation.
- Promote the image of the College of Business on campus and in the community.
- Attend regular, special, and committee meetings, and events of the Board.
- Communication – The DSAB shall keep the College informed on current and emerging educational and research needs of various constituencies and shall provide the College feedback on how well it is meeting those needs through its curricula, programs, and other offerings.
- Planning – The DSAB shall provide feedback on the College’s missions, goals, and strategic plan.
- Awareness – DSAB members shall serve as ambassadors, actively promoting the College and its programs.
- Programs – The DSAB shall provide advice and feedback to the Dean of the College on the perceived effectiveness of its academic programs and identify opportunities to include practical experience in the undergraduate and graduate curricula.
- Participation in the Business Speaker Series – DSAB members shall attend the College’s Business Speakers Series and/or give presentations to student organizations and classes.
- Special Events - The board will host events in order to promote the School of Business.