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AACSB Assurance of Learning Standards: An Interpretation

This paper was written based on the revised AACSB Accreditation Standards that were adopted in 2003. With the recent positive vote on the 2013 Accreditation Standards which emphasize innovation, impact, and engagement, much of the original assurance of learning concepts and expectations remain in place, with some key differences which are highlighted within this paper.

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AQ/PQ Status: Establishing Criteria for Attainment and Maintenance of Faculty Qualifications—An Interpretation of AACSB Standards

This document provides guidance consistent with the spirit and intent of AACSB Accreditation Standards as revised through July 1, 2009 relative to Standard 10 dealing with earning and maintaining academic or professional qualifications. It is based on an assessment of the spirit and intent of the standards, experiences of peer review teams, feedback from accreditation committees, and significant discussions at AACSB conferences, seminars, and other related events. Another purpose of the paper is to clarify the relationship between Standard 2 (Intellectual Contributions) and Standard 10 (Faculty Qualifications) based on historical development of the accreditation standards.

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Deploying Academically Qualified Faculty: An Interpretation of AACSB Standards

This document provides guidance consistent with the spirit and intent of AACSB Accreditation Standards on the use and deployment of “academically qualified” (AQ) faculty. It is based on experiences of peer review teams, feedback from accreditation committees, and significant discussions at AACSB conferences and seminars. This document should not be viewed as a change to the standards, but it is intended to facilitate additional dialogue on the deployment of AQ faculty consistent with the spirit and intent of the standards as adopted in 2003.

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Deploying Professionally Qualified Faculty: An Interpretation of AACSB Standards

This document provides guidance consistent with the spirit and intent of AACSB Accreditation Standards on the use and deployment of professionally qualified (PQ) faculty. It is based on experiences of peer review teams and significant discussion by all AACSB Accreditation Committees. This document should not be viewed as a change to the standards but as a document to facilitate additional dialogue on the deployment of PQ faculty.

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Quality Issues in Distance Learning

This document provides guidance consistent with the spirit and intent of AACSB Accreditation Standards on the use and deployment of professionally qualified (PQ) faculty. It is based on experiences of peer review teams and significant discussion by all AACSB Accreditation Committees. This document should not be viewed as a change to the standards but as a document to facilitate additional dialogue on the deployment of PQ faculty.

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