Continuous Improvement Review (Americas)
Each day 1:00 – 4:30 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
Barron Harvey, Howard University
Barron Harvey was appointed Associate Provost for Academic Innovation and Strategic Initiates, Office of the Provost, Howard University, effective July 1, 2020. His portfolio includes, New Academic Program Approval Review, Online Programs and Strategy, and Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Projects and Programs. Harvey was awarded the title of Dean Emeritus by the Board of Trustees of Howard University, September 2020 and previously served as KPMG Endowed Professor of Accounting and Dean of the Howard University School of Business. He served as head of the School of Business for 26 years. In fall 2007, Harvey became the first endowed professor in the School of Business when he was named Frank Ross/KPMG Endowed Professor in Accounting. He has twice been named “Educator of the Year” by the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. (NABA). During his academic career he has held numerous other administrative positions at the University, including Director of Graduate Programs, Departmental Chairperson, and Interim Dean. Additionally, he held other faculty appointments at the University of Nebraska, University of Miami and Georgetown University. As chairperson of the Department of Accounting, Harvey spearheaded the accreditation of the School’s accounting program. This was a significant achievement giving the Howard University School of Business the distinction of being the first AACSB accredited accounting program in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. Under his leadership the School of Business was able to obtain AACSB International accreditation reaffirmation of all its programs, including separate reaffirmation of the Accounting program, four (4) times.
Lauren Maradei, AACSB International
Lauren Maradei serves as accreditation manager at AACSB International, managing a portfolio of business schools throughout North America. Previously Lauren served a manager, membership for AACSB. Prior to joining AACSB Lauren held positions in higher education at The University of Tampa and the University of South Florida with focuses on outreach, engagement and project management. She holds an MS in Marketing from the University of 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.
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