Assessment and Impact Conference

Early Registration Cut-Off Date: March 5, 2016

As the higher education landscape becomes more challenging to navigate, business schools struggle to demonstrate excellence and stand out among peer institutions. Consequently, the management education industry has placed a renewed emphasis on accountability and innovation in assessment. To respond to this development, we must reinforce that assessment is ever more important and make it a driving force throughout our institutions.

As one of AACSB's most diverse and informative events, the Assessment Conference: Driving Accountability and Innovation is your opportunity to explore current trends and global best practices, network with peers and experienced accreditation volunteers, and get a glimpse at what peer institutions are doing to stay current in assessment and assurance of learning (AoL).

This year’s conference offers a framework to measure, assess, and analyze your institution’s quality assurance efforts, while also presenting effective solutions, expert insight, and thought-provoking discussions to implement change at your b-school.

Whether your institution has recently begun the assessment process or is looking to take your AoL systems to the next level, this conference offers ample opportunities to gather new knowledge and insight to put a strong assessment system in place.

Featured Plenary Speaker

Peggy L. Maki, Higher Education Consultant


Peggy L. Maki is a higher education consultant, specializing in assisting undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities, higher education boards, higher education organizations, and disciplinary organizations integrate assessment of student learning into educational practices, processes and structures.

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Who Should Attend

Faculty, department chairs, associate deans, deans, those involved with faculty development, in charge of an institution's assurance of learning programs, new to assessment, experienced in assessment, and those working on obtaining or extending AACSB Accreditation at their school.

Conference Chair

Robert T. Sumichrast
Dean and Richard E. Sorensen Chair, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Pamplin College of Business

Connect With Us

Use #Assessment to share your feedback, thoughts, and photos about the conference. Follow @AACSBevents and @AACSB for the latest news and updates.

For more information on the conference, contact Rachel Dixon-Zudar, Associate, Conferences at


Networking with my colleagues at the AACSB conference provides great value and an ongoing learning experience long after the conference is over! I also feel more connected to the AACSB organization and return to my institution as a champion of assurance of learning!

—Karen Daniel, Accreditation Coordinator, Vanderbilt University

This is the most useful conference I've attended. I always leave with new ideas and tools that will help me and my college improve our Assurance of Learning program.

—Susie Cox, McNeese State University

I found this conference to be full of useful information to take us forward to the next level. There was something for everyone, no matter what level they are currently at.

—Professor Vicky Mabin, ADTL, Victoria Business School, Wellington, New Zealand