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The Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) oversees the acceptance of eligibility applications, approves the initial Self-Evaluation Report (iSER), guides institutions in the implementation of the plans and oversees processes for initial business accreditation. The ultimate responsibility of the Committee is to ensure consistency of Accreditation Standards application and equity of recommendations across teams and across programs reviewed.
IAC is composed of between thirty-two and forty members, half of who serve on each of the IAC's two operating subcommittees (IAC-Y and IAC-Z). The two subcommittees are headed by a single IAC Chair with Vice Chairs appointed to each subcommittee. The subcommittees are responsible for dealing with the accreditation caseload.
Committee member assignments reflect the schools served by the Committee and consider geographical area, type of institution, and experience with accreditation. Committee members are appointed by the Vice Chair-Chair Elect (who shall preside as Board Chair during the year for which the appointments are made). Committee members may be current or former business school administrators, faculty members and corporate executives. The IAC Chair and Vice Chairs are business school administrators from AACSB accredited Organizations. Normally, committee members serve staggered three-year terms, up to a maximum of two terms. Normally, the IAC chair and vice chairs serve two consecutive one-year terms, and must be reappointed to these roles on an annual basis.
Thomas Begley, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Nitham Hindi, Qatar University
Barry Burgan, Bond University
Jacob Chacko, Abu Dhabi University
John Delaney, American University
Elsa del Castillo Mory, Universidad del Pacífico
Maling Ebrahimpour, The University of Rhode Island
Frank Ghannadian, The University of Tampa
Alice Guilhon, SKEMA Business School
Ross James, University of Canterbury
Moez Limayem, University of South Florida
Rudy Martens, Universiteit Antwerpen
Matthew O'Connor, Quinnipiac University
Mostafa Sarhan, Savannah State University
Robert Scherer, Trinity University
Joyce Strawser, Seton Hall University
Kwei Tang, National Chengchi University
Steef van de Velde, Rotterdam School of Management
Robina Xavier, Queensland University of Technology
Maria Baltar (firstname.lastname@example.org)