Policies and Procedures

Board and Organizational Policies Related to Accreditation

The appeals procedure process is used when there are violations of established AACSB procedures or when an appealed decision is arbitrary and capricious and is in substantial disregard of material facts.

>Refer to pages 15-17 in Policy Governance Manual

This policy addresses actual, potential, and perceived conflicts of interest relative to the responsibilities of all persons acting on behalf of AACSB, including, but not limited to, members of the AACSB board of directors, accreditation policy or operating committees (Committee on Accreditation Policy, Accounting Accreditation Committee, Continuous Improvement Review Committee, and Initial Accreditation Committee), peer review team members, accreditation appeal panelists, AACSB staff members, and independent contractors engaged by AACSB.

Refer to pages 10-12 in Policy Governance Manual

AACSB is committed to maintaining an association that incorporates sound values and a high standard of ethics throughout its business practices. AACSB encourages employees, volunteers, and other parties to report good faith concerns regarding suspected violations of the law or improper conduct on the part of the organization, its staff, or volunteers. Appropriate subjects to raise under this policy would include financial improprieties, ethical violations, or operating practices contrary to AACSB policy.

> Refer to page 14 in Policy Governance Manual

Accreditation Policies and Procedures

Details the expectations of institutions after achieving AACSB Accreditation.

> Accreditation Institution’s Responsibilities

Details the variety of outcomes and corresponding actions resulting from committee (IAC, CIRC, AAC) meeting outcomes.

> Accreditation Processes, Actions, and Time Frames Procedure

AACSB is committed to sustaining quality and continuous improvement of collegiate education for business administration and accounting. AACSB will receive and review complaints filed by third parties (e.g., students, faculty members) who claim conduct by the member school contrary to AACSB accreditation standards, policies, or procedures.

> Complaint Policy

AACSB volunteers, including peer review team members, mentors, and committee members, are provided with access to accreditation reports for the schools they work with. This policy serves to address the ownership of such reports and documents filed with AACSB by schools seeking initial or maintenance of accreditation. Additionally, this policy addresses the status of official correspondence from AACSB relative to accreditation matters.

> Confidentiality Policy

Substantive changes that affect mission and supporting strategic directions along with subsequent effects on programs, participants, and/or resources are of vital interest to AACSB, given the potential to impact quality and alignment with AACSB standards.

> Substantive Change Policy

This policy outlines acceptable practices for travel expenses of accreditation volunteers.

> Travel and Reimbursable Expenses Policy

AACSB attempts to achieve a range of outcomes in deploying volunteers, including enhancement of the volunteer base to expand overall numbers, development of strong regional pools of volunteers, development of a volunteer base that provides mission fit with multiple types of schools, enhancement of the international composition of teams, and assurance of quality consistency.

> Volunteer Deployment and Selection Policy

Defines individuals who are eligible to volunteer as a mentor, peer review team member, and committee member.

> Volunteer Eligibility Policy

This document outlines the withdrawal and re-entry processes for both business and accounting accreditation.

> Withdrawal and Re-entry Into the Accreditation Process