Global Accreditation Conference

Learn about the 2020 Business Accreditation Standards

Global Accreditation Conference

Early registration ends September 1!

Global Accreditation Conference

September 22–25, 2020

Global Accreditation Conference Agenda

Sessions will be recorded and made available on The AACSB Exchange to all GAC attendees. To accommodate multiple time zones, some live sessions will be repeated. Conference sessions are subject to change. Please check back regularly for the latest schedule.

Pre-Registration for networking community meetings is strongly recommended in order to receive instructions to access the virtual meeting in advance. You will register via the individual meeting links below once they are available.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

05:45 a.m.–06:45 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

05:45 p.m.–06:45 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Online Learning Affinity Group Meeting

Faculty, Administrators, and Learning Technologists from any member institution


Responsible Management Affinity Group Meeting

Management educators committed to advancing sustainability, corporate responsibility, social entrepreneurship and innovation, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

07:00 a.m.–07:50 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

01:00 p.m.–01:50 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

07:00 p.m.–07:50 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

DataDirect Session - FUNDAMENTALS

AACSB's DataDirect is widely recognized as the world's primary source for business school education data. Are you new to DataDirect or maybe need a refresher on how to utilize the Benchmarking Tools? This session is for you! Join us to learn about the power of the DataDirect Tool and how you can easily obtain benchmarking for your strategic planning needs.

Speakers:
  • Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis, AACSB International
  • Joshua D. Barillas, Manager, Data Analysis, AACSB International

Membership and Quality Assurance Information Session

Join this session to learn how you can optimally engage in the AACSB Business Education Alliance and what is new and available to you. Staff will also provide an introduction to the AACSB accreditation process.

Speakers:
  • Jane Lawler, Senior Manager, Accreditation Services, AACSB International
  • Lauren Maradei, Manager, Membership, AACSB International

myAccreditation Session

Learn more about how myAccreditation will streamline accreditation reporting for schools, mentors, team members, and operating committee members.

Speakers:
  • Maria Baltar, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International
  • Amy Roberts, Manager, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International

08:00 a.m.–08:50 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

02:00 p.m.–02:50 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

08:00 p.m.–08:50 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

DataDirect Session - EXPERIENCED

By popular demand we have created this new session for DataDirect users who want to learn more about the advanced data tools available in DataDirect. While it is not required, we recommend that you “bring” your laptop and follow along as we share the many ways you can extract business school benchmarking data from DataDirect.

Speakers:
  • R. Colin Nelson, Senior Manager, Business Education Research and Data Services, AACSB International
  • Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis, AACSB International

09:00 a.m.–09:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

03:00 p.m.–03:55 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

09:00 p.m.–09:55 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Associate Deans Affinity Group Meeting

Associate deans or assistant deans with faculty appointments from AACSB-accredited institutions and member institutions with approved accreditation eligibility applications


Latin America & Caribbean Regional Network Meeting

Representatives from AACSB member institutions located throughout Latin America.


New Deans Learning Community Affinity Group Meeting

Academic deans serving in their first three years as a full-time dean

10:00 a.m.–10:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

04:00 p.m.–04:55 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

10:00 p.m.–10:55 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Metropolitan Business Schools Affinity Group Meeting

Representatives from member institutions located in or near the urban center of a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) with a population of at least 250,000


Women Administrators In Management Education Affinity Group Meeting

Women administrators, including deans, associate deans, assistant deans, program directors, center directors, and academic department chairs

11:00 a.m.–11:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

05:00 p.m.–05:55 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

11:00 p.m.–11:55 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Group Meeting

AACSB Members with interest and responsibilities in advocating for diversity and inclusion in academia and schools of business around the world


Small Schools Network Affinity Group Meeting

Representatives from schools with typically 35 or fewer full-time faculty members

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

07:45 a.m.–08:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

01:45 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

07:45 p.m.–08:00 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Virtual Platform Exploration

Before the program gets started, we encourage to take a bit of time to get oriented and explore the features of our virtual conference platform, HopIn.

07:45 a.m.–08:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

01:45 p.m.–02:00 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

07:45 p.m.–08:00 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

08:00 a.m.–08:15 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

02:00 p.m.–02:15 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

08:00 p.m.–08:15 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Conference Welcome

Join us for a welcome message from Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO of AACSB International.

Speakers:
  • Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO, AACSB International

08:15 a.m.–09:15 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

02:15 p.m.–03:15 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

08:15 p.m.–09:15 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

(A1) Faculty Development & Qualifications

This session will focus on the need for aligning criteria for qualifications and ensuring engagement with mission, programs, and impact. Speakers will offer an overview of both the 15-1 table (2013 standards) and the 3-1 table (2020 standards) and discuss the transition between the tables. It will also address faculty management strategies based on the experience of two experienced deans.

Speakers:
  • Susan E. Lehrman, Dean, Rowan University
  • Irineu G. Gianesi, Dean, Academic Affairs, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa

(A2) Strategies for an Effective Virtual Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) Visit

In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, AACSB instructed schools with CIR Visits in 2020-2021 to plan for a virtual visit. If you fall into this category and are wondering how you can facilitate a smooth and productive virtual visit, this session is for you. Hear from peer review team members who have recently conducted CIR visits in a virtual format. Presenters will share planning and visit execution strategies that will lead to a well-coordinated and smooth visit.

Speakers:
  • David J. Urban, Dean, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Markus Rudolf, Dean, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management

(A3) Scope & Partnerships under the 2020 Business Accreditation Standards

What partnerships are in-scope for accreditation? What are the implications of partnerships for accreditation? What are good practices to manage in-scope partnerships and achieve standards alignment? How are schools getting creative with managing partnerships? Hear from experienced speakers to learn more about scope and partnerships as they are explained in the 2020 standards.

Speakers:
  • Adam W. Thomas, Head, AACSB Accreditation, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • Keryn Chalmers, Dean, Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology

(A4) Engagement and Societal Impact: The Vision and Practicality of Standard 9

Are you wondering what to do with the 2020 Standard 9? Join us! This interactive session will explore an array of pursuits this new standard will inspire. You will be delighted to learn that your business school is likely already well down this road, motivated by AACSB’s emphasis on Engagement which began with the 2013 Standards. We will explore the significance of the vision behind this standard and peruse what schools are doing at different points along the journey of integrating Business as a Force for Good in their teaching, research and service.

Speakers:
  • Cathy DuBois, Associate Dean, Administration, Kent State University
  • Anupama Gupta, Head - Accreditation & ADMAP, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research

09:20 a.m.–09:35 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

03:20 p.m.–03:35 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

09:20 p.m.–09:35 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

(A1) Follow up: Let’s Talk About Faculty – Resources in DataDirect

What information about faculty can you find in Data Direct? Join us for a brief and focused overview of available resources and data including ethnicity data, budget to faculty FTE trends, faculty qualifications as well as a step-by-step to pull existing quick reports on faculty.

Speakers:
  • Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis, AACSB International

09:40 a.m.–09:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

03:40 p.m.–03:55 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

09:40 p.m.–09:55 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

(A3) Follow up: Selecting and Finding Your School Peers in DataDirect

Join us for a brief and focused overview of how to use DataDirect to help you identify your peer and aspirant schools.

Speakers:
  • Joshua D. Barillas, Manager, Data Analysis, AACSB International

09:55 a.m.–01:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

03:55 p.m.–07:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

09:55 p.m.–01:30 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

DESIGN YOUR TIME

This is your time! Rest and relax, or take advantage of networking opportunities:

EXHIBITOR SESSION 1 – 10:00am – 10:20am ET

EMEA and AMERICAS Accreditation Manager Office Hours (by appointment only): One-on-one, private appointments with AACSB Accreditation Managers. These individual meetings will provide an informal environment to gain in-depth insights and solutions to specific issues or questions related to the accreditation standards or the accreditation process. Open exclusively to conference registrants and by appointment only on a first come-first serve basis. Check here for a list of the Accreditation Managers.

Speed Networking: Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know fellow conference attendees! Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.

1:1 Meeting Rooms – in addition to direct messaging, you can set up private one-on-one calls with audio and video with fellow conference attendees.

01:30 p.m.–02:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

07:30 p.m.–08:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

01:30 a.m.–02:30 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Keynote I: Vitality in the Workforce

Learn cutting edge insights on Vitality to build health, wellbeing and happiness in the workforce. Drawing from the fields of neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, occupational health, medicine, and positive psychology, we will present a research-based model on the science of vitality. This session will focus on evidence-based strategies to enhance personal and professional vitality to build sustainable wellbeing, performance, and learning. Join us for an interactive session and walk away with best practices to optimize stress, while energizing learning, leadership, and innovation.

Sponsored by Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Speakers:
  • Nick van Dam, Chief Learning Officer, Chief IE Center for Learning Innovation, Member of the University Board of D, IE Business School
  • Noémie Le Pertel, Academic Director, IE School of Human Science and Technology, IE Business School

02:45 p.m.–03:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

08:45 p.m.–09:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

02:45 a.m.–03:00 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Program Benchmarking; How Does DataDirect Connect to MyAccreditation

What happens to program information AACSB-accredited schools submit to DataDirect via the annual Business School Questionnaire (BSQ)? Stop by for a brief and focused learning session about how program information connects to myAccreditation.

Speakers:
  • Brenda Knebel, Manager, Data Solutions, AACSB International
  • R. Colin Nelson, Senior Manager, Business Education Research and Data Services, AACSB International

03:00 p.m.–03:45 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

09:00 p.m.–09:45 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

03:00 a.m.–03:45 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

BREAKOUTS: Small Group Discussions

Join facilitated, small group discussions on your topic of interest. More details coming soon!

03:30 p.m.–07:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

09:30 p.m.–01:00 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

03:30 a.m.–07:00 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

DESIGN YOUR TIME

This is your time! Rest and relax or take advantage of networking opportunities:

Exhibitor Session 2 3:35pm – 3:55pm ET

Speed Networking:Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know fellow conference attendees! Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.

1:1 Meeting Rooms – in addition to direct messaging, you can set up private one-on-one calls with audio and video with fellow conference attendees.

07:00 p.m.–08:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

01:00 a.m.–02:00 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

07:00 a.m.–08:00 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Mission Driven

This session will feature “Mission Driven” examples of institutions tying work back to mission. Speakers will discuss strategies to effectively make good choices and stick to mission in a time of tight budgets and uncertainty. Join us for examples of applying the standards to one’s mission, and vice versa.

Speakers:
  • Chandra Subramaniam, Dean, California State University, Northridge
  • Hongtao Tan, Deputy Dean, School of Accounting, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Thursday, September 24, 2020

02:00 a.m.–04:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

08:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

02:00 p.m.–04:00 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

AP Accreditation Manager Office Hours (by appointment only)

One-on-one, private appointment with AACSB Accreditation Managers. These individual meetings will provide an informal environment to gain in-depth insights and solutions to specific issues or questions related to the accreditation standards or the accreditation process. Open exclusively to conference registrants and by appointment only on a first come-first serve basis. Check here for a list of the Accreditation Managers.


Speed Networking Spotlight

Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know fellow conference attendees! Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.

02:30 a.m.–04:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

08:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

02:30 p.m.–04:30 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

04:00 a.m.–04:45 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

04:00 p.m.–04:45 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

BREAKOUTS: Small Group Discussions

Join facilitated, small group discussions on your topic of interest. More details coming soon!

04:45 a.m.–07:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

10:45 a.m.–01:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

04:45 p.m.–07:00 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

DESIGN YOUR TIME

This is your time! Rest and relax, or take advantage of networking opportunities:

AP Accreditation Manager Office Hours (by appointment only): One-on-one, private appointment with AACSB Accreditation Managers. These individual meetings will provide an informal environment to gain in-depth insights and solutions to specific issues or questions related to the accreditation standards or the accreditation process. Open exclusively to conference registrants and by appointment only on a first come-first serve basis. Check here for a list of the Accreditation Managers.

Speed Networking: Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know fellow conference attendees! Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.

1:1 Meeting Rooms – in addition to direct messaging, you can set up private one-on-one calls with audio and video with fellow conference attendees.

07:15 a.m.–08:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

01:15 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

07:15 p.m.–08:00 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Continuous Improvement Review Accreditation Visit Q&A Session

If you have an upcoming CIR visit in the next two years, this session is for you! We invite you to bring questions related to the continuous improvement review, and we will discuss the psychology of a visit, managing a visit, and what to do when the unexpected happens. Whether your visit is onsite or virtual, we will discuss how to ensure it is a successful one.

Speakers:
  • Betty Jo Licata, Dean, Youngstown State University
  • Faye W. Gilbert, Dean, University of Maine

Initial Accreditation Visit Q&A Session

If you have an upcoming Initial Accreditation visit in the next two years, this session is for you! We invite you to bring questions related to the initial accreditation process, and we will discuss the psychology of a visit, managing a visit, and what to do when the unexpected happens.

Speakers:
  • Thomas M. Begley, Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Nitham M. Hindi, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, Qatar University

08:15 a.m.–09:15 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

02:15 p.m.–03:15 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

08:15 p.m.–09:15 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

(B1) Faculty Development & Qualifications (REPEATED)

This session will focus on the need for aligning criteria for qualifications and ensuring engagement with mission, programs, and impact. Speakers will offer an overview of both the 15-1 table (2013 standards) and the 3-1 table (2020 standards) and discuss the transition between the tables. It will also address faculty management strategies based on the experience of two experienced deans.

Speakers:
  • Irineu G. Gianesi, Dean, Academic Affairs, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
  • Susan E. Lehrman, Dean, Rowan University

(B2) Strategies for an Effective Virtual Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) Visit (REPEATED)

In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, AACSB instructed schools with CIR Visits in 2020-2021 to plan for a virtual visit. If you fall into this category and are wondering how you can facilitate a smooth and productive virtual visit, this session is for you. Hear from peer review team members who have recently conducted CIR visits in a virtual format. Presenters will share planning and visit execution strategies that will lead to a well-coordinated and smooth visit.

Speakers:
  • David J. Urban, Dean, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Markus Rudolf, Dean, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management

(B3) AoL and Delivery

Speakers will explore the difference between 2013 and the 2020 standards and offer examples and guidance for effectively closing the loop with indirect measures. This session will include examples of both direct and indirect AoL measures and programs.

Speakers:
  • Marion Debruyne, Dean, Vlerick Business School
  • Nancy A. Bagranoff, University Professor, University of Richmond

(B4) Risk Analysis and Strategic Planning

This session will discuss risk analysis and improving identification of opportunities. Speakers will share practical advice to proactively anticipate risks, mitigate expected problems, and plan strategically so you and your team are prepared.

Speakers:
  • Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, President, Copenhagen Business School
  • Erik Rolland, Dean, California State Polytechnic University Pomona

09:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

03:30 p.m.–04:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

09:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Keynote I: Vitality in the Workforce (REPEATED)

Learn cutting edge insights on Vitality to build health, wellbeing and happiness in the workforce. Drawing from the fields of neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, occupational health, medicine, and positive psychology, we will present a research-based model on the science of vitality. This session will focus on evidence-based strategies to enhance personal and professional vitality to build sustainable wellbeing, performance, and learning. Join us for an interactive session and walk away with best practices to optimize stress, while energizing learning, leadership, and innovation.

Speakers:
  • Nick van Dam, Chief Learning Officer, Chief IE Center for Learning Innovation, Member of the University Board of D, IE Business School
  • Noémie Le Pertel, Academic Director, IE School of Human Science and Technology, IE Business School

10:50 a.m.–11:10 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

04:50 p.m.–05:10 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

10:50 p.m.–11:10 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

EXHIBITOR SESSION 3

11:45 a.m.–01:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

05:45 p.m.–07:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

11:45 p.m.–01:00 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

LIVE Interactive Exhibitor Networking

Visit our virtual exhibitor showcase to chat live with exhibitors as they showcase innovative solutions and the latest products and services in business education. These industry experts can help you solve problems, reach your goals, and discover groundbreaking ideas to bring back to your institution.

01:00 p.m.–02:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

07:00 p.m.–08:15 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

01:00 a.m.–02:15 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

DESIGN YOUR TIME

This is your time! Rest and relax, or take advantage of networking opportunities:

EMEA and AMERICAS Accreditation Manager Office Hours (by appointment only): One-on-one, private appointment with AACSB Accreditation Managers. These individual meetings will provide an informal environment to gain in-depth insights and solutions to specific issues or questions related to the accreditation standards or the accreditation process. Open exclusively to conference registrants and by appointment only on a first come-first serve basis. Check here for a list of the Accreditation Managers.

Speed Networking: Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know fellow conference attendees! Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.

1:1 Meeting Rooms – in addition to direct messaging, you can set up private one-on-one calls with audio and video with fellow conference attendees.

02:15 p.m.–03:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

08:15 p.m.–09:15 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

02:15 a.m.–03:15 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

(C1) Internal Cross Disciplinary Collaborations

Many of us spend time considering improvements to our external partnerships, but what about internal alliances? This session will share strategies to enhance collaboration across programs to improve overall quality.

Speakers:
  • Lucia Tajoli, Accreditation Deputy Director, Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Politecnico Milano
  • Markus K. Granlund, Dean, University of Turku

(C2) Accounting Accreditation: Trends and Best Practices

This session will explore the trends and implications that have surfaced from the 2018 Accounting Accreditation Standards. Presenters will explore best practices and answers to questions such as: What do practitioners add to the visit and how to manage their expectations? What areas cause most of the issues? What happens once the team report is submitted to the AAC?

Speakers:
  • Mohammad Nurunnabi, Chair of Dept. of Accounting, Prince Sultan University
  • Shawn Mauldin, Director, Mississippi State University

(C3) iSER Preparation: Positioning Your School for Success

What does it take to develop a successful initial self-evaluation report (iSER)? This session will guide participants through the process, focusing on the expectations of the 2020 standards. The presenters, experienced Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) members, will outline the major components of the iSER and share tips for smoothly navigating both iSER preparation and the initial accreditation process.

Speakers:
  • Joyce A. Strawser, Dean, Seton Hall University
  • John T. Delaney, Dean, American University

03:30 p.m.–04:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

09:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

03:30 a.m.–04:30 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Social Hour

This is an opportunity to bring your beverage of choice, visit with old friends, and have casual conversations about something we all love – food and drink! Participants will choose which group they would like to join by selecting what recipe they would like to learn to make themselves.

Friday, September 25, 2020

05:30 a.m.–06:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

05:30 p.m.–06:30 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Social Hour

This is an opportunity to bring your beverage of choice, visit with old friends, and have casual conversations about something we all love – food and drink! Participants will choose which group they would like to join by selecting what recipe they would like to learn to make themselves.

05:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

11:30 a.m.–04:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

05:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

07:00 a.m.–08:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

01:00 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

07:00 p.m.–08:00 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

(D1) Data Management: Processes Now and into the Future

This session will feature best data management practices from two schools with different needs: a flexible model for a smaller institution with one location and a sustainability model for a larger institution with multiple locations. Processes that foster and drive a supportive culture around data management in each school are provided. As a school evolves, opportunities for data quality improvements through a proactive and inclusive approach across an institution that go beyond accreditation needs are provided.

Speakers:
  • Carol Dowse, Data Improvement Projects Manager, Curtin University
  • Kriengkrai Tankoonsombut, Assistant Dean, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, College of Management, Mahidol University

(D2) AoL and Delivery (REPEATED)

Speakers will explore the difference between 2013 and the 2020 standards and offer examples and guidance for effectively closing the loop with indirect measures. This session will include examples of both direct and indirect AoL measures and programs.

Speakers:
  • Marion Debruyne, Dean, Vlerick Business School
  • Nancy A. Bagranoff, University Professor, University of Richmond

(D3) Experience on online case method and virtual PRV

In the wake of the COVID-19 situation which became serious in Japan from February 2020, Keio Business School took the option of Peer Review Visit on a virtual format this past February. This session will discuss how to better prepare online PRV to make it fruitful both for the team and the school. The session will also describe how the school can utilize recent situation movement toward online education for better engaging in higher management education including case discussion method. In reality, the mission-based day-to-day operation and its improvement is nothing but most valuable. Let’s discuss ‘virtually’ at the conference.

Speakers:
  • Hirokazu Kono, Former Dean, Professor of Operations Management, Keio University
  • Lisa Anderson, AD Postgraduate, University of Liverpool Management School

(D4) iSER Preparation: Positioning Your School for Success (REPEATED)

What does it take to develop a successful initial self-evaluation report (iSER)? This session will guide participants through the process, focusing on the expectations of the 2020 standards. The presenters, experienced Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) members, will outline the major components of the iSER and share tips for smoothly navigating both iSER preparation and the initial accreditation process.

Speakers:
  • Joyce A. Strawser, Dean, Seton Hall University
  • John T. Delaney, Dean, American University

08:15 a.m.–09:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

02:15 p.m.–03:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

08:15 p.m.–09:30 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Keynote II: An Update on the State of Reimagining Accreditation & Transition Planning

This session will give you an opportunity to learn about the 2020 Accreditation Standards and ask questions specific to your region.

Speakers:
  • Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International
  • Geoff Perry, EVP and Chief AP Officer, AACSB International
  • Nancy A. Bagranoff, University Professor, University of Richmond

09:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

03:30 p.m.–04:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

09:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Keynote II Breakouts – Standard 3

This session will focus specifically on the faculty qualifications component of Standard 3 and offer guidance to confidently complete that portion of Table 3-1. The session will be lively and highly interactive.