Special Pricing Offers
Register now and save 225 USD for the Asia Pacific Accreditation Conference (June 5–7), the Continuous Improvement Review Seminar (June 8), and the Societal Impact Seminar (June 9) taking place in Sydney, Australia. The bundle price is 2,160 USD. No transfers or substitutions allowed.
Register now and save 150 USD for the Asia Pacific Accreditation Conference (June 5–7) and the Continuous Improvement Review Seminar (June 8) taking place in Sydney, Australia. The bundle price is 1,540 USD. No transfers or substitutions allowed.
Register now and save 150 USD for the Continuous Improvement Review Seminar (June 8), and the Societal Impact Seminar (June 9) taking place in Sydney, Australia. The bundle price is 1,340 USD. No transfers or substitutions allowed.
The seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m.
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. 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.
AACSB recommends that you attend this seminar two years before a scheduled visit.
- 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
Stephanie Bryant, AACSB International
Dr. Stephanie M. Bryant is the Executive Vice President and Global Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB International. She served as Dean of the College of Business at Missouri State University for 6-1/2 years and was previously the Director of the University of South Florida School of Accountancy. She received her Ph.D. and B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University and is a Louisiana CPA (inactive). Dr. Bryant specializes in accounting information systems, and previously worked for KPMG Peat Marwick. Dr. Bryant has co-authored two accounting textbooks, and over 30 academic articles and has won nine teaching awards. She served as the 2005-2006 national President of the American Accounting Association Information Systems Section. She also served as the 2006-2009 International President of Beta Alpha Psi.
Geoff Perry, AACSB International
Geoff Perry is executive vice president overseeing global membership. With senior management experience in the university sector, having served as business school dean, pro vice chancellor, and deputy vice chancellor at Auckland University of Technology—a 28,000 student, research-intensive university—he has strong strategic, financial, and people management capabilities. He has mentored, advised, and evaluated many higher education business schools across the Asia Pacific region and North America. Recently he co-chaired the Business Accreditation Task Force, which was mandated by AACSB’s board of directors to work with the association’s community to develop the 2020 business accreditation standards. Perry has a significant portfolio of peer-reviewed journal articles, commissioned reports, and presentations. He has academic and private sector experience and has worked, consulted, and researched in his home country of New Zealand as well as more broadly in the Asia Pacific region. Perry holds degrees in the arts and the humanities and has a PhD in economics with a focus on labor and international economics.
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].