Continuous Improvement Review Seminar (Atlanta) LIMITED SPACE
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Join a cohort of peers 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
Linda Hadley, Columbus State University
Dr. Linda U. Hadley is the Dean of the Turner College of Business at Columbus State University and holds the Bill Heard endowed chair in Finance. She earned a B.A. in economics from Mount Holyoke College, an M.B.A. from Columbus State University, and a Ph.D. in financial economics from Auburn University. Dr. Hadley has also completed the Management Development Program at Harvard University. Starting her career at CSU in 1992 as an assistant professor, she has been recognized for her contributions in teaching, administration and service. Dr. Hadley has been awarded the Turner College's Excellence in Teaching and Faculty Service Awards. In 2005, she was awarded Columbus State University's Distinguished Alumnus Award. She is a member of the Columbus Rotary Club and serves on the boards of Synovus-Columbus Bank and Trust, Brookstone School and AACSB International.
Suzanne Mintz, AACSB International
Suzanne Mintz serves as Vice President of Accreditation 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.
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