One of the first purse strings managers tighten in a down-turning economy like the one we’re facing now is in human resources. Yet, Assistant Professor of Management Tom Norman suggests that’s the wrong approach. He’s not lobbying for some vapid morale booster like a ho-hum company picnic. Instead, the new CSUDH professor who worked in HR for Sun Microsystems and who is doing his dissertation on the outsourcing of the HR function at companies like Best Buy, suggests that human capital needs to be treated like every other kind of capital a company handles on its financials. The key, he says, is developing metrics to quantifiably measure human performance. Full story
CBAPP and Campus NewsBudget Forum Galvanizes Support to Fight $386 Million in Proposed Budget Cuts
Nearly 400 members of the CSU Dominguez Hills campus community came together at a budget forum held on March 3. Informational budget forums took place at all 23 CSU campuses during the month of March, with CSU Dominguez Hills kicking off the campaign. The forums were held to inform the public about the devastating effects that $386.1 million in state budget reductions will have on the CSU. CSUDH President Mildred García said the reduction would directly impact student access in the form of limits on enrollment, larger class sizes, less student support, and potentially higher student fees. System-wide, the CSU estimates that the proposed reduction will reduce access by 10,000 students. Full story Online M.B.A. Program Makes Most Affordable List
CSUDH’s online M.B.A. was recently ranked eighth on Geteducated.com’s “Top 40 Best Buys,” a list of the top 40 most affordable accredited online programs in the country. The online M.B.A. program has also been recognized by the likes of The Wall Street Journal for it value. View Geteducated.com’s full rankings.
In Memoriam: Chiou-Hsiung “Bear” Chang
Chiou-Hsiung “Bear” Chang, a CBAPP professor of accounting for 25 years, passed away last month after a long illness. Chang joined the accounting program in the fall of 1983 after previously serving as a faculty member at CSU Long Beach. He also served as an associate professor at Florida Technological University in Orlando, Florida and as an assistant professor of accounting at the University of Illinois, Chicago. At CSUDH, he helped build the accounting program at CSUDH and provided leadership to the department throughout his tenure and served as chair from fall 1998 until fall 2006. In lieu of donations or flowers, the Chang family asks that gifts can instead be made to the Chiou-Hsiung “Bear” Chang Endowed Scholarship c/o Office of Development CSU Dominguez Hills 1000 E. Victoria Street Carson, CA 90747 (any questions should be directed to Greg Saks at 310-243-3787).
NewsmakersHamoud Salhi, assistant professor of political science, presented “Sunni and Shi’ia: What’s the Problem and Why it Matters” at The Center for Religious Inquiry in Los Angeles last month. he discussed the historical roots and current situation of Sunni-Shia relations in the Muslim world. Invited by Rabbi Stephen Julius Stein, Salhi detailed to the primarily Jewish audience how the two sects’ beliefs first diverged before delving into the current divide between the sects in the Muslim world. Despite their tenuous relationship abroad, Salhi said he has seen little evidence of a divide among the American Muslims.
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