Innovative Curriculum Conference

March 8–11, 2021 | Virtual Conference

Agenda

All conference sessions and times are subject to change – check back regularly for the latest schedule. All sessions will be recorded and available to attendees after the conference. Times are reflected in Eastern Standard Time.

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Monday, March 8, 2021

08:45 a.m.–09:40 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Technology in Business Schools Roundtable Affinity Group Meeting
Women Administrators In Management Education Affinity Group Meeting

08:45 a.m.–03:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

09:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Responsible Management Education Affinity Group Meeting

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Online Learning Affinity Group Meeting

11:00 a.m.–11:10 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Virtual Platform Exploration

Before the program begins, we welcome you to take a moment to introduce yourself and become familiar with our easy-to-use conference platform, Hopin.

11:00 a.m.–03:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Assessment & Curriculum Office Hours

Assessment and Curriculum Office Hours are exclusively for early bird registrants who have signed up prior to the event. Office Hours are 30 minute, one-one meetings that allow a space for attendees to meet and talk through challenges specific to their institution with an Assessment or Curriculum subject matter expert. Attendees should come to office hours with specific questions in mind.

11:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Welcome from CEO

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

Speaker(s):
  • Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO, AACSB International

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Keynote I

12:30 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

LIVE Exhibitor Networking

01:00 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

(A1) Preparing Business Students for the App EconomyTrack: Curriculum

The app economy is at the intersection of several mega trends, from big data and machine learning to augmented reality, which are transforming businesses and enabling new experiences - especially so in the wake of Covid-19. This session will feature two AACSB member schools, Coastal Carolina University and San Francisco State University, both of which have incorporated curriculum and resources made available by Apple as part of its “Develop in Swift” program. The faculty will discuss how an appreciation of app design and development, and the technologies of the future, will empower students to pursue a range of career pathways.

Speaker(s):
  • Andrew Currah, Education Leadership Executive, Apple, Inc.
  • Jake Hansen, Market Segment Executive, Apple, Inc.
  • Leigh Jin, Professor of Information Systems, San Francisco State University
  • Cara Scheuer, Assistant Professor, Management and Decision Sciences, Coastal Carolina University

(A2) Rubric Builder: Streamlining Data Collection and the Assessment ProcessTrack: Assessment

This session will share interactive tools that will help you build customized, interconnecting, curricular-wide rubrics from a program-level trait bank to streamline assessment efforts and consistently measure competency-based aspects of your undergraduate and graduate programs.

Speaker(s):
  • Matthew Kunkle, Senior Associate Director, Temple University
  • Chittibabu Govindarajulu, Associate Dean, Metropolitan State University of Denver

02:00 p.m.–02:20 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Speed Networking Spotlight

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 p.m.–03:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Tri-Sector Innovation and Global Consulting: Creating Impact for Organizations & Students

This session will share examples of tri-sector innovated and its associated concepts, processes, and tools. Speakers will present an approach to course design, structure and content, as well as exploring solutions to the challenges faced when recruiting companies, managing expectations, and ensuring engagement for maximum impact.

Speaker(s):
  • Jens Molbak, Founder and CEO, New Impact
  • David DuBois, Adjunct Faculty, Kent State University
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Student Collaboration in Curricular Improvement

Join us for this interactive session where we evaluate how to both collaborate with students and develop their skills as they support direct and indirect assessment processes. The session will begin with a general overview of how diverse institutions have scaffolded student development and the AOL process simultaneously by working with student groups, assessing soft skills, gathering stakeholder feedback, and analyzing student learning outcomes data. We will quickly move into interactive discussions where individuals and groups will tackle a number of questions, including:  How can business schools develop students professionally while seamlessly engaging them in the AoL process? ; How can students help their peers improve their career readiness skills through the AoL assessment process?; How do we involve student voices in the process of evaluating teaching effectiveness and curricular improvements?

Speaker(s):
  • Alexis Li, Project Manager, Office of Transformational Learning, University of Maryland

10:30 a.m.–03:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Assessment & Curriculum Office Hours

Assessment and Curriculum Office Hours are exclusively for early bird registrants who have signed up prior to the event. Office Hours are 30 minute, one-one meetings that allow a space for attendees to meet and talk through challenges specific to their institution with an Assessment or Curriculum subject matter expert. Attendees should come to office hours with specific questions in mind.

10:30 a.m.–03:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Ideas that Inspire: Facilitated Networking

Facilitated social breakout ‘rooms’ will each kick off with an example of best practices, and how these efforts became a springboard to bigger things. Join us to hear a practical story that made impact, followed by casual discussion via video.

12:00 p.m.–12:20 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Exhibitor Session

12:20 p.m.–12:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Speed Networking Spotlight

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.

01:00 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Keynote II: 2020 Business Accreditation Standards: Exploring Assessment and Curriculum Changes

This session will focus on some of the new areas of the 2020 business accreditation standards as they relate to curriculum, assessment and impact. Join us to learn more about how others are improving their assurance of learning processes, implementing inclusive pedagogy, and focusing on the new Standard 9 (Societal Impact).

Speaker(s):
  • Nancy A. Bagranoff, University Professor, University of Richmond
  • Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International

02:00 p.m.–02:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

1: Competency-Based Business Programs: Considerations for AACSB Accreditation

This session will highlight the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Flexible Option Business Administration degree, the first competency-based Business degree program with AACSB accreditation. Presenters will cover the features of CBE programs, compare the programs to traditional programs, and discuss the benefits of CBE for nontraditional students. Presenters will also discuss institutional strategies to help comply with accreditation requirements and how these strategies compare with those for the traditional programs.

Speaker(s):
  • Dirk Baldwin, Dean, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • Suresh B. Chalasani, Associate Dean & Professor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

2: Incorporating Responsible Business and Competency Maps into the Curriculum

Social responsibility has become increasingly important over the years and is an expectation of companies. Presenters will share their Responsible Business Curriculum Map, created to prepare students to be more mindful about Corporate Social Responsibility. They will also share the development of their Competency Map, which focuses on the skills students should have by the time they graduate to be more employable. Presenters will share the reasons for their curriculum changes, how they successfully implemented these changes into their online MBA program, and how they plan to for undergraduate programs.

Speaker(s):
  • Marylou Shockley, Chair, Business, California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Christina Zhang, Assistant Professor, Finance, California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Shyam Kamath, Dean, California State University, Monterey Bay

02:30 p.m.–02:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Social Time: Spinphony

The dazzling female electric string quartet, Spinphony, is breaking down barriers between classical, rock, and pop music, mixing and mashing catchy melodies into their own unique arrangements. Whether you are a fan of Bach, ACDC, Journey, or Mozart, join us to enjoy these virtuosic ladies who will have you toe-tapping to some of the greatest melodies of all time.

02:45 p.m.–03:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

(B1) Experiential co-curricular programs

This session will share examples of how business schools are establishing cross-campus partnerships to build and deliver experiential co-curricular programs.

Speaker(s):
  • Jordan Howell, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership, Rowan University
  • Jennifer L. Maden, Assistantant Dean of Graduate Studies, Rowan University

(B2) Why aren’t our Students Improving? Common Factors Hindering Student Improvement

In this session, participants will review and discuss ten common factors that undermine the effectiveness of the assessment process and complete a self-evaluation to identify implementable solutions to enhance system effectiveness. Participants will leave with an action plan to identify immediately actionable strategies to improve their processes.

Speaker(s):
  • Karen A. Tarnoff, Associate Dean, Assurance of Learning and International Programs, East Tennessee State University
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

PANEL: Turning Disruptions into Experiential Learning

This session will be a dynamic, interactive panel to address how business schools can approach different virtual experiential learning initiatives and the role that these virtual experiences are playing now and will keep playing in the future.

Speaker(s):
  • Giselle Ramos, Experiential Learning Director, Austral Education Group LLC
  • Tasneem Motala, Sr. Lecturer, Operations Management, University of Stellenbosch Business School
  • Peder Greves, Associate Professor in International Business, University of Reading
  • Ellen Marie McPhillip, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs, University of Miami

11:00 a.m.–02:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Assessment & Curriculum Office Hours

Assessment and Curriculum Office Hours are exclusively for early bird registrants who have signed up prior to the event. Office Hours are 30 minute, one-one meetings that allow a space for attendees to meet and talk through challenges specific to their institution with an Assessment or Curriculum subject matter expert. Attendees should come to office hours with specific questions in mind.

11:00 a.m.–04:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

12:00 p.m.–12:15 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Wellness Break: Luminous Spaces- Desk Edition

This short presentation offers ideas to create a workspace that inspires you. Maureen Calamia explores her groundbreaking method using feng shui and biophilic design to achieve greater harmony in our lives. Tapping into the wisdom of the five elements, Maureen will guide us to create a more luminous office space - key for productivity in today’s environment.

12:15 p.m.–01:15 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Digital Transformation

Stevens Institute, with support from PwC and AACSB International, is leading Management Curriculum for the Digital Era, or MaCuDE, a global initiative designed to reboot the traditional business education for a digital environment. This session will share their latest findings and ideas to overcome existing gaps.

01:15 p.m.–01:25 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Speed Networking Spotlight

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.

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

(C1) Designing for InclusionTrack: Curriculum

This session will explore the multi-layered, multi-faceted process of designing programs so that students can fully, confidently and authentically participate in the classroom. Speakers will share lessons learned as well as what time, careful planning, thoughtfulness, and appreciation was required for inclusive design.

Speaker(s):
  • Mark Wehde, MBA Program Associate Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • J. Goosby Smith, Provost of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Director Truth Racial Healing and Transformation Center, The Citadel

(C2) Building D&I into AssessmentsTrack: Assessment

This session will explore how others are assessing their inclusive initiatives and ensuring successful implementation of inclusive curriculum.

Speaker(s):
  • Carly Speranza, Director, Research & Assistant Professor, Management, Marymount University
  • Nakeisha Lewis, Associate Dean, Undergraduate/Accelerated Master's Programs; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Ambassador, University of St. Thomas-Minnesota

02:30 p.m.–02:50 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Exhibitor Session

03:00 p.m.–03:40 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Bonus Session - Accounting – Best Practices

This session will offer assessment and curricular insights as they pertain to Accounting programs. Participants are encouraged to come with questions and share challenges they are facing at their specific institutions.


Bonus Session - PhD Programs- Best Practices

This session will offer assessment and curricular insights as they pertain to PhD. programs. Participants are encouraged to come with questions and share challenges they are facing at their specific institutions.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

(D1) Leveraging Pandemic Experiences to Teach in a Changed WorldTrack: Curriculum

With the fundamental shift brought about by the pandemic, a lot has changed… we now know that almost anything “can” be taught in a different format, almost everyone has at least some experience teaching across multiple modalities, and many recognize that there are changes that they will make post-pandemic to improve teaching and students’ experiences. Based on John Kotter’s research, the presenters will share ideas for leveraging the recent pandemic experiences with the 8-step process for leading change to develop new ideas for curriculum and facilities, sharing good practice, ideas, and techniques to integrate strategic change in curriculum, delivery, student engagement, and faculty development within business schools.

Speaker(s):
  • Tawnya S. Means, Assistant Dean and Director, Teaching and Learning Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Sharon Lydon, Associate Dean and Executive Director, MBA Program, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick

(D2) AoL and Building Faculty Buy-In to the ProcessTrack: Assessment

Creating a culture of assessment is one of the biggest challenges institutions face for sustaining their efforts on continuous improvement and high quality. It requires commitment and continuing work with faculty, administrators, and students. This session aims to describe how going virtual provided an opportunity to create an AoL mentoring group for strengthening the AoL culture and maintaining enriching assessment discussions during the pandemic. Some of the outcomes of having an AoL mentoring group were revised rubrics, revised curriculum maps, more faculty participating in closing the loop activities, and drafting a document for guiding the assessment at the institution. All of these outcomes evidence culture creation and contribute to the knowledge creation of the assessment processes. Tools available for working online and detailed planning of the sessions with mentors may provide ideas to attendees on how to implement this kind of initiative in their institutions.

Speaker(s):
  • Sara Isabel I. Marin Zapata, Acreditaciones Internacionales, Universidad EAFIT

11:00 a.m.–01:15 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Assessment & Curriculum Office Hours

Assessment and Curriculum Office Hours are exclusively for early bird registrants who have signed up prior to the event. Office Hours are 30 minute, one-one meetings that allow a space for attendees to meet and talk through challenges specific to their institution with an Assessment or Curriculum subject matter expert. Attendees should come to office hours with specific questions in mind.

11:00 a.m.–01:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

12:00 p.m.–12:20 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

LIVE Exhibitor Networking

12:20 p.m.–12:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Wellness Break: Chair Yoga

Take a break! Join us for gentle breathing and stretching exercises that can be done right at your desk. During a time when so many of us are seated in front of our computers for long periods of time, incorporate these adapted yoga poses and stretches for a much-needed pause and stress reducer. Accessible to all levels and ages; no equipment or change of clothes needed!

12:30 p.m.–01:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Ensuring Integrity of Work

This session will offer examples of how schools are addressing the challenges associated with guaranteeing ethical work in a virtual environment.

Speaker(s):
  • Inès Blal, Executive Dean, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland