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COB Faculty Resources



María Méndez Faculty Management Department (MGMT) Photographed beside writing on a chalkboard to describe #WhyITeach on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer)

The College of Business (COB) Resource Center is a hub for faculty resources, and gives access to important and commonly used COB documents. At this site, you will find that the College provides instructors access to a variety of software and databases to enrich your courses and research. You will also find resources here that are important to your professional life and employment as a faculty member. These resources are only available to COB instructors. To access, please sign in to the Chico State Portal. Access Blackboard Learn. Under ‘My Organizations’ you will find the COB Business Resource Center which give you access to the following materials and more.


  • COB Policy Manual - Includes a variety of information related to the procedural and policy operations of the college, including academic integrity, office hours, curriculum management policy and procedures.
  • Department Policy Manuals - Department policy and procedures including information on RTP.
  • Faculty Qualifications (FQ) Policy - All faculty should be familiar with the FQ policy. As an AACSB accredited university, the COB needs to meet certain FQ ratios.  
  • Activity Insight Information - Information how to access the site and input information. Faculty are expected to keep their Activity Insight data current.
  • COB Instructor Blog (Direct access available.) - An incredibly useful and entertaining site to help new and established instructors prosper. Whether you are a new instructor or a seasoned veteran you will likely find information here that will help you do a better job in the classroom. For new instructors, this is an essential must-visit site. 
  • New Instructor Resources
  • Proctorio - Online proctoring software. Required for all online core courses, strongly recommended for all course that have online exams.
  • CATME - Instructions how to access and use CATME (teamwork software - great for doing on-line team peer evaluations).
  • Question Pro - Instructions how to access QuestionPro (online survey software).
  • Respondus – Learn how to create and post exams on BBlearn.
  • Cabell's - Access to Cabell's directory of journals – A good way to find publication outlets and get a sense for the quality of the journal.
  • Wharton WRDS Database - Registration and access information to WRDS, including how to access Compustat and CRSP.
  • AACSB Accreditation Information - Summary of Standards, AACSB Standards, Assurance of Learning (AoL) AACSB White Paper.
  • Assurance of Learning (AoL) - Here you will find an overview of our AoL process and reports tied to our AoL efforts. This area includes the COB student learning outcomes (SLOs), an alignment matrix (shows where the SLOs are woven into the core courses), syllabus template (strongly recommended for core courses), rubrics, and a variety of BADM, BSIS, and MBA assessment reports.
  • Undergraduate Core Curriculum (UCC) - The primary responsibility of the UCC is to review and evaluate changes to the BADM and BSIS core program and courses. Any minor or major changes that influence the core curriculum need to be reviewed and approved by the UCC. Here you will find the UCC mandate, minutes, the common core syllabus template, and a variety of reports.
  • Student assistant request form
  • Core syllabus template