Continuous Improvement Review Seminar (Americas) LIMITED SPACE
Limited Space Available
Each day 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Join a cohort of peers in virtual learning facilitated by globally recognized Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) experts. Build skills and network in an interactive event focused on understanding the CIR process, documentation, and application, including tables. Learn how to undergo a successful continuous improvement review visit through group interactions, breakout sessions, and targeted discussions.
Designed for accredited schools, the Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) Seminar will prepare your administrators for the CIR process from the first year of the cycle to the CIR visit. AACSB recommends that you attend this seminar two years before a scheduled visit.
Engage in interactive discussions on the foundation of accreditation and review the philosophy of the principles-based 2020 accreditation standards with your peers, giving particular focus to changes in the standards. Explore the CIR philosophy and each component of the CIR report from the lens of your school, and examine how your school’s strategies and outcomes relate to engagement, innovation, and impact.
Learn about the expectations of the key accreditation committees and the peer review team to better understand their purpose and how they fit into your CIR process.
Build your peer network while developing the best strategy for your school’s upcoming continuous improvement review.
- Develop a deeper understanding of the philosophy behind the CIR process
- Learn to prepare a CIR application and CIR report, including tables
- Explore the elements of a successful CIR process
- Review the CIR timeline
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of the applicant, team member, and committee
- Learn possible recommendation outcomes, such as extension of accreditation and a CIR2
Deborah Crown, Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College
Deborah F. Crown is the Dean of the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, recognized nationally and internationally for its MBA programs and ranked #1 as a leadership development educator by Leadership Excellence magazine. For the 20th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rollins among the top two regional universities in the South and first in Florida in its annual rankings of Best Colleges. Formerly, she was the Dean of the College of Business at Hawai'i Pacific University, the largest private University in Hawai'i, where she led the development and implementation of the college's strategic plan; increased net revenue, scholarship funds, and retention and graduation rates; and spearheaded the transition to a comprehensive, student-centered facility. Her previous experience includes serving the Silicon Valley market as Assoc. Dean and Endowed Professor at SJSU, where she reorganized a portfolio of graduate programs that integrated business, engineering, and science. She also served as Director of Grad. Programs and Faculty Director of the Entrepreneurial Group in the College of Bus. & the School for Leadership & PA at OU. She also spent 13 years at the University of Alabama where she was the Miles-Rose Professor of Leadership and Ph.D. Coordinator for Management. Her work has been featured in national press publications such as the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC National News, New York Times, USA Weekend, and Entrepreneur, as well as academic journals and books. She is also the recipient of a number of national awards for her research, as well as university and college awards for her teaching, mentoring, and service. Her primary research interests include organizational issues that encompass ethics, sustained performance, high performance teams, and leadership. She received her Ph.D. from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, and a Master’s of Science from the University of Colorado, Denver.
Suzanne Mintz, AACSB International
Suzanne Mintz serves as Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Strategy and Policy at AACSB International. In addition to managing a portfolio of business schools worldwide, she is responsible for co-leading the daily management of the Accreditation Services department. She oversees the management of AACSB’s volunteer network globally, including training, engagement and recognition strategies for AACSB’s volunteers. She assists in leading strategic initiatives in the Accreditation Services department and liaises with the Business Accreditation and Accounting Accreditation Policy Committees. Prior to joining AACSB, Mintz spent approximately 10 years in corporate training and development for a financial services firm, responsible for overseeing the implementation of sales and management development programs. She holds an MBA in finance and management from the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Who Should Attend
Accredited members, newly accredited members, members whose CIR visit is coming up in the next two to three years, and CIR team members.
For more information, please contact [email protected].