Annual Accreditation Conference

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Affinity Group Meetings

The following Affinity Groups will meet in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Accreditation Conference.  Please check back often for updates.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited for Affinity Group activities.  Pre-registration is required (separate from conference registration) to guarantee your participation.  Registration is free unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Associate Deans Affinity Group Meeting
12:00pm - 2:00pm

An Unconference on the Geopolitical Plight of Associate Deans

The associate dean role cannot be insulated from unfolding geopolitical events given how these events continue to impact faculty, students, and the curriculum. Applying the principles of an unconference format – that is, creating space for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, and creativity – this session focuses on the challenges currently faced by associate deans in this turbulent geopolitical season. While the session agenda is developed organically, discussion will link global reference points with localized action, especially with respect to how these actions address impact, engagement and innovation. 


Small Schools Network Affinity Group Meeting
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Strategic Recruitment in the Small School Environment

Recruiting students at every level is a constant challenge for smaller schools. External forces such as changing demographic profiles, student and parent preferences, and intense competition from institutions with larger marketing budgets put pressure on small schools to find creative ways to recruitment, often with limited resources. In this session, participants will be invited to share recruitment strategies of all shapes and sizes…from unique tuition models to innovative programs to the role of social media and everything in between. Participants will leave with new recruiting ideas and better ways to communicate the value of high-quality business education from smaller institutions.