Keeping pace with change is critical for success in the 21st century. CBBS graduates must be prepared with more than just access to the latest technology and course content. They need courses that fully develop their leadership, decision-making and critical-thinking skills. They also need an academic foundation to make effective and ethical decisions in their chosen profession.
We want our students to have a top-20 college experience and graduate to pursue outstanding careers. To accomplish this, we have designed the entire CBBS experience to increase our students’ success in highly competitive job markets. This goal is partially supported by a CBBS Major and Course fee that funds infrastructure and program enhancements that benefit all CBBS majors, as well as non-majors in upper-level CBBS courses.
These enhancements include additional faculty to ensure more sections of upper-level CBBS courses and smaller class sizes. The ability to offer more sections allows us to guarantee that CBBS majors get all the required CBBS courses they need for a timely graduation while maintaining the high quality of these courses. More sections also mean non-CBBS majors are able to take part in the highly demanded CBBS classes.
We also offer and encourage our majors to participate in several unique leadership and professional development opportunities such as Creative Inquiry, I LEAD! leadership certification program and Horizons professional development programs, all which help students transition from learners to leaders. As one of the largest and most competitive colleges at the University, we proudly support our students as they invest in themselves and their future.
In 2012-13, $500,000 from the CBBS fee was set aside to fund student programs within the college. These funds were disbursed as follows:
At the beginning of the fall semester, CBBS departments fill out a funds proposal form. The Fee Committee, which is composed of two CBBS faculty members and two CBBS students, determines how funds will be distributed based upon the proposals submitted by the departments. All four committee members must agree unanimously with the purpose of the project, the student benefit from the project, and the associated project cost. Once determined, the Fee Committee notifies the departments and provides the funding for the approved projects.
The funding approved for the year must be utilized within the year; in other words, the students who pay the fee benefit directly from the project funding.
If you have additional questions about the projects enabled by the fee, please contact one of the Fee Committee faculty representatives: