AACSB accreditation mentors assist schools that are pursuing accreditation by serving as a key resource in advising the school on the self-assessment process. Mentors provide clarification of the philosophy and intent of the standards and their interpretations, to guide schools in the development of the initial self-evaluation report (iSER).
A mentor can assist a school for up to two years with the development of the iSER. Once the initial report is accepted by the Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) or Accounting Accreditation Committee (AAC), the mentor continues working with the school for up to three years to assist the school with the implementation of the actions needed to align with the standards.
Deans (and similar positions) from AACSB-accredited schools are eligible to serve as a mentor. Accounting department chairs (or similar positions) from AACSB-accredited schools are eligible to mentor schools pursuing supplemental accounting accreditation.
Associate deans (and similar positions) are also eligible to mentor if they meet the following criteria:
1. Visit The Exchange Volunteer Portal and complete a volunteer profile.
2. Attend a volunteer training session or complete the online training.
3. Provide a letter of endorsement from your dean, which should detail experience with the AACSB accreditation process at your school.
To learn more about becoming a volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are resources, documents and templates mentors will need to assist schools in navigating the AACSB accreditation journey and to provide feedback to the accreditation committees.
and Getting Started
Mentor Roles and Responsibilities
Sample Mentor Introduction Letter
Country and Territory Profiles
Policies and Procedures
Accreditation Volunteer Training
The Exchange Accreditation Volunteer Community
The Exchange Volunteer Portal
Mentor Visit Documentation
Sample Mentor Visit Schedule
Sample Mentor Visit Report
Mentor iSER Review Documentation
iSER Review Template
2013 Standards Worksheet
2013 iSER Review Template
2018 Standards Worksheet
2018 iSER Review Template
Mentor iSER Update Review Documentation
iSER Update Review Template
2013 iSER Update Review Template
2018 iSER Update Review Template