CoB Program Goals/ Classroom Policies

Lucas College and Graduate School of Business Program Goals
(Not All Program Learning Goals are Covered in Every Course)

Goal One: Business Knowledge

Understand basic business principles and demonstrate discipline-specific competencies as applied to local and global environments.

Goal Two: Communication

Communicate ideas clearly, logically, and persuasively in oral and written format, using technology appropriately.

Goal Three: Ethical Awareness

Recognize, analyze, and articulate solutions to ethical issues that arise in business.

Goal Four: Leadership, Teams and Diversity

Comprehend the challenges and opportunities of leading and working in diverse teams and environments.

Goal Five: Critical Thinking

Comprehend, analyze, and critically evaluate complex and unstructured qualitative and quantitative business problems, using appropriate tools and technology.

Goal Six: Innovation

Recognize, analyze, and articulate strategies for promoting creativity and innovation.

Classroom Policies and Procedures

To ensure that every student, current and future, who takes courses in the Boccardo Business Center has the opportunity to experience an environment that is safe, attractive, and otherwise conducive to learning, the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business at San José State has established the following policies:


Eating and drinking (except water) are prohibited in the Boccardo Business Center. Students with food will be asked to leave the building. Students who disrupt the course by eating and do not leave the building will be referred to the Judicial Affairs Officer of the University.

Cell Phones:

Students will turn their cell phones off or put them on vibrate mode while in class. They will not answer their phones in class. Students whose phones disrupt the course and do not stop when requested by the instructor will be referred to the Judicial Affairs Officer of the University.

Computer Use:

In the classroom, faculty allow students to use computers only for class-related activities. These include activities such as taking notes on the lecture underway, following the lecture on Web-based PowerPoint slides that the instructor has posted, and finding Web sites to which the instructor directs students at the time of the lecture. Students who use their computers for other activities or who abuse the equipment in any way, at a minimum, will be asked to leave the class and will lose participation points for the day, and, at a maximum, will be referred to the Judicial Affairs Officer of the University for disrupting the course. (Such referral can lead to suspension from the University.) Students are urged to report to their instructors computer use that they regard as inappropriate (i.e., used for activities that are not class related).

Academic Honesty:

Faculty will make every reasonable effort to foster honest academic conduct in their courses. They will secure examinations and their answers so that students cannot have prior access to them and proctor examinations to prevent students from copying or exchanging information. They will be on the alert for plagiarism. Faculty will provide additional information, ideally on the green sheet, about other unacceptable procedures in class work and examinations. Students who are caught cheating will be reported to the Judicial Affairs Officer of the University, as prescribed by Academic Senate Policy S04-12.