Assurance of Learning Seminar I (AP/EMEA)

Join a cohort of your peers in three live lessons facilitated by globally recognized Assurance of Learning experts.
August 15​ – 17​
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Assurance of Learning Seminar I (AP/EMEA)
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This virtual seminar will take place each day 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CET | 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. SST

We're excited to discuss the 2020 Business Accreditation Standards! Register now to learn what the new standards will mean for your business school.

Join a cohort of your peers in three live lessons facilitated by globally recognized Assurance of Learning experts. Build skills and network in interactive, workshop-style lessons focused on creating a customized AoL process for your school. Build and refine your competency goals (learning goals), learning objectives, and rubrics through group interactions, breakout sessions, and spaced learning in a virtual environment.

Focusing on Standard 5: Assurance of Learning of the 2020 AACSB Accreditation Standards, the seminar will cover the entire AoL process step–by–step to help you gain a clear understanding of assessment, competency goals (learning goals), learning objectives, data collection, and rubrics. The seminar will also provide a variety of regional resources and examples for customized learning. Using this information, you will have an opportunity to practice what you have learned with your peers in order to further develop a working knowledge of how to create the best AoL process for your school.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a working knowledge of the steps in the AoL process
  • Recognize the AoL expectations based on the 2020 AACSB Accreditation Standards
  • Understand the fundamentals of competency goals (learning goals) and learning objectives as well as designing effective rubrics
  • Understand the relevance of Table 5.1 in regard to initial accreditation and continuous improvement reviews
  • Recognize the role of indirect measures


Anthony Devine, Northumbria University

Anthony is an academic in the Accounting and Financial Management department. His area of teaching is financial accounting and corporate governance. He is currently Director of Accreditation within the Business School. Anthony’s PhD is in Family Business and Governance. His research interests include governance, values, education, innovation, entrepreneurship and accounting. He is currently involved with a number of professional organisations including the Family Firm Institute as a GEN faculty member, AACSB as a global trainer for Assurance of Learning, he is on the board of New Writing North.

Venkata Yanamandram, University of Wollongong

Venkat Yanamandram is an associate professor of marketing at the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong, Australia. He has sustained excellence in teaching, building on a university teaching and learning award. His leadership at the unit, program, and strategic levels are intrinsically related and continued professional development all coalesce to enhance student learning. As the director of assurance of learning, Yanamandram developed, steered, and embedded the assurance of learning process for assessment of student achievement of competencies in all of the business degree programs, both onshore and offshore. He has demonstrated active and positive contributions in university-level committees; fulfilled governance roles at the school and discipline levels; and influenced, facilitated, and often led change in the governance of collaborative activities in the school and/or wider community.

Who Should Attend

Faculty, department chairs, deans, and those working on obtaining or maintaining accreditation at their school. Individuals who are new to assurance of learning, who have recently joined an AoL committee, who are implementing an AoL plan, or who need to be familiarized with the general terminology and implementation.

"I was incredibly impressed with the virtual format. The producer was helpful, the transitions were very well done, and the facilitators did an excellent job of encouraging collaboration and using the tools available to them." —2020 Assurance of Learning Seminar I Attendee


Gain actionable insights in three, three-hour live lessons with a cohort of your peers and facilitators. Pre-and post-work will allow you to maximize your time in the classroom. This course will be delivered via AACSB's Brightspace learning platform and Zoom. You will have access to the materials and recordings for 90 days from seminar date.

AoL Knowledge Quiz

Should you attend the Assurance of Learning Seminar I or the Assurance of Learning Seminar II? Think of the two seminars as level one and level two respectively. Test your knowledge with the AoL Background Knowledge Test.

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Pricing (USD)
Member Pricing 1st and 2nd
By August 1
On or after August 2
Member Pricing 3rd and subsequent
By August 1
On or after August 2
Non-Member Pricing
By August 1
On or after August 2