On Nov. 1, 2019, the Solemnity of All Saints, the University of Dallas inaugurated its ninth and first alumnus president, Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83.+ Read More
Quality Matters (QM), a nationally recognized faculty peer review organization for online and hybrid course design, has designated three Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business courses with the Quality Matters Certification. The certification recognizes the graduate-level courses Business Analytics, Managerial Finance and Value-Based Marketing and their Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business faculty designers.
"We're proud to have our faculty recognized with the Quality Matters certification for the work they've done delivering high-quality online education to graduate business students at the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business," said the school's Dean Robert Scherer.
Business Analytics, taught by Associate Professor Blake Frank, integrates practices related to the development, analysis and protection of data in an organizational environment.
Associate Professor Dale Fodness' Value-Based Marketing applies ROI concepts and practices to marketing decisions in order to effectively determine marketing's value to an organization.
Managerial Finance, taught by Jenny Gu, assistant professor, familiarizes students with the components of risk-return analyses that managers use to maximize firm value.
QM is a not-for-profit subscription service which provides a rubric and a process that academic institutions use for quality assurance and continuous improvement of online courses. Each course is reviewed by a team of three trained, certified peer reviewers who are all experienced online faculty. The QM process is a collegial, faculty-driven, research-based peer review process based on a rubric consisting of 8 general standards and 40 specific standards that are nationally recognized as reflecting a shared understanding of quality in online and hybrid course design. The 2014 list of QM recognized courses in higher education is available here.
"Our department has two fundamental guiding principles: the study of political philosophy and the study of American founding principles," said Richard Dougherty, MA '89 PhD '93, associate professor of politics and director of the politics graduate program. It is this emphasis on American political development combined with the quality of faculty and the rigor of the University of Dallas' politics doctoral program that led the U.S. Department of Education to award UD a $250,405 grant for stipend support for politics doctoral students through its Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program.+ Read More
On Thursday, Sept. 26, several members of the university community gathered to celebrate the completion of Course II of the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program, the first component of UD's Liberal Learning for Life initiative. The course is titled "The Person: Tradition and History."+ Read More