Continuous Improvement Review Seminar (Americas)

Learn how to undergo a successful continuous improvement review visit through group interactions, breakout sessions, and targeted discussions.
March 7​ – 8​
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Each day 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time 

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Suzanne Mintz, AACSB International

Suzanne Mintz serves as vice president of accreditation at AACSB International. In her role she has responsibility for the performance of AACSB’s global accreditation team and leads the development and implementation of strategic and operational accreditation initiatives in support of the AACSB mission. She is responsible for overseeing strategic partnerships with other accreditation bodies, and oversees the management of AACSB’s volunteer network globally, including training, engagement and recognition strategies for AACSB’s volunteers. Prior to joining AACSB, Mintz worked in corporate training and development in the financial services industry, 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 and is a certified Project Management Professional.

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.


Gain actionable insights in two, 3.5-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 Learning Portal and Zoom. You will have access to the event for 90 days from the seminar date.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact [email protected].


Member: 795 USD

Non-member: 945 USD

Team Pricing: Bring your team to this offering of the Continuous Improvement Review Seminar

  • Bring 4 members of your team and pay 3,040 USD
  • Bring 5 members of your team and pay 3,800 USD

To process registration for package pricing please contact [email protected] with the names of your colleagues. Our registration team will process the registrations and send you an invoice. 

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