In dual and joint degree programs, should faculty of partner institution/business schools meet AACSB expectations for qualifications such as the faculty of the home institution under review?
Eligibility Criteria D (Scope of Accreditation), Standards 17 (Undergraduate Educational Level) and 20 (Master's Educational Level) address joint or partnership programs. If the school under review grants a degree as part of a joint or partnership program, then it assumes responsibility for the quality of the degree program including the parts delivered by partner institutions. Documentation of how the program aligns with mission, the quality of students admitted by all parties is consistent with the expectations of the school under review, student services are appropriate for all students, sufficient and qualified faculty are deployed in support of the program by all partners (AQ/PQ expectations are met for faculty from partner institutions that teach in the program), and the Assurance of Learning Standards are met for the entire program including the parts delivered by partners. Such programs must be supported by strong quality controls that result from well-developed partnership agreements.
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