Fifth Year Maintenance Report for AACSB Accounting Accreditation
2008
Texas Christian University
M. J. Neeley School of Business
Department of Accounting

Please direct any inquiries to:
Professor Robert L. Vigeland
Professor and Chair
Department of Accounting
M. J. Neeley School of Business
Texas Christian University
Box 298530
Fort Worth, TX 76129
b.vigeland@tcu.edu

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
The Department of Accounting
    Overview
    Enrollment trends
    Table 1 - Number of TCU Accounting Majors by Year
    Table 2 - Number of TCU Accounting Degrees Awarded by Year
    Student demographics
    Table 3 - TCU Accounting Student Ethnic Diversity
    Table 4 - TCU Accounting Student Diversity by Year
    Table 5 - TCU Accounting, Neeley School, and University Student Diversity
    Table 6 - MAc Admission Data
    Table 7 - MAc Placement Data
    Situational analysis: strengths, challenges, opportunities, and threats
    Strategic focus
Curriculum
    BBA Accounting major curriculum
    MAc curriculum
Assessment of Learning
    Assessment for the BBA Accounting major
    Assessment for the MAc Program
    Assessment Results
Faculty
    Recruitment
    Promotion and tenure
    Annual performance evaluation of full-time faculty
    Qualifications
    Table 8 - Faculty Gender and Ethnicity
    Table 9 - Summary of Faculty Qualification, Intellectual Contributions and Professional Responsibilities
    Table 10 - Department of Accounting Faculty Qualifications
    Table 11 - Detailed Justification for Academic or Professional Qualifications
    Table 12a - Calculations Relative to Deployment of Qualified Faculty, Fall 2007
    Table 12b - Calculations Relative to Deployment of Qualified Faculty, Spring 2008
Mission
    Statement
    Elaboration
    Process
Financial resources
    Salaries
    Table 13 - Summary of Accounting Department Faculty Salaries
    Travel
    Endowment
    Master of Accounting Program
Appendix I - Annual Reports to AACSB
    2003-2004
    2004-2005
    2005-2006
    2006-2007
    2007-2008
Appendix II - Department of Accounting intellectual contributions, 2003-2008
Appendix III - Pass Rates on CPA Examination - Major Texas Universities, 2004-2007
Appendix IV - Fundamental Learning Objectives by Course
Appendix V - A Proposal for Fulfilling the Writing Emphasis Requirement of the Core Curriculum, submitted by the Department of Accounting, M. J. Neeley School of Business, June 2008
Appendix VI - Accounting Department Advisory Group Membership