Assessment and Impact Conference

Driving Accountability and Innovation

March 12–14, 2017 | Phoenix, Arizona, USA

More than 200 attendees from more than 150 organizations and 19 countries, ascended upon Phoenix, Arizona, USA for the 2017 Assessment and Impact Conference. In addition to exploring best practices in assessment and assurance of learning from business schools worldwide, this conference focused on understanding and measuring impact and on providing effective solutions and immediate outcomes to incorporate at your school.

Plenary Speakers


Plenary I: Disruption and the Future of Education

Salim Ismail, Founding Executive Director, Global Ambassador for Singularity University, Chairman at ExO Works

Salim Ismail describes the major breakthroughs occurring in a series of accelerating technologies, including artificial intelligence, robotics, biotech, sensors, neuroscience, and medicine. He covered the implications of these breakthroughs on society, business, and education and will describe the structural changes occurring in education. He will close by charting a future for education that governments and regions can implement.


Bob Reid


Plenary II: An Exploration of Today’s Relevant Assessment and Impact Topics

Session Presenters

  • Robert D. Reid, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International
  • Karen Ann Tarnoff, Associate Dean for Assessment and International Programs, College of Business and Technology, East Tennessee State University

This interactive panel session investigated the assessment and impact topics most relevant to you and your institution. Some of the topics that covered, based on attendees’ feedback, include closing the loop, assessing the right mix of indirect versus direct measures, expressing your institution’s impact, and much more.


Conference Journal

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2017 Assessment and Impact Conference Learning Journal

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