Matters of Academic Unit Governance and Related Procedures

This document is the approved Handbook of the Department of Finance at Kent State University. It, in combination with the University Policy Register (UPR), the Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) for both tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty members, and the College of Business Administration Handbook (CBH), specifies the policies by which the Department is governed. For purposes of this document, the term “Faculty” (as written with a capital ‘F’) shall have the same meaning as defined in the tenure-track CBA.  Alterations, additions, and deletions may be made by the Department subject to the guidelines of the UPR and both CBAs and with the approval of the Dean of the College of Business Administration.  In all matters, the University Policy Register and the Collective Bargaining Agreements take precedence over this Handbook.

The goals of the Department of Finance are:
A.    to provide excellence in instruction in both undergraduate and graduate programs;

B.    to engage in research and scholarship that contributes to the understanding of theory and practice in all appropriate disciplines;

C.    to enhance the local, national, and international visibility of the Department, College, and University through participation in professional activities and service, internal and external to the University; and

D.    to interact and cooperate with businesses, governments, and nonprofit agencies for mutual benefit through the exchange of knowledge and expertise.