Assessment and Impact Conference

Value beyond process design

March 17–19, 2019 | Charleston, South Carolina, USA


We're excited to share that the highly-demanded Assessment and Impact Office Hours will be back this year! This is your opportunity to sit down one-on-one with an experienced facilitator for insight or recommendations as you discuss specific challenges related to assessment, assurance of learning, or impact at your institution. The signup will be shared with conference registrations and appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

As the higher education landscape becomes more challenging to navigate, business schools struggle to demonstrate excellence and stand out among peer institutions. Consequently, the business education industry has placed a renewed emphasis on accountability and impact in assessment. To respond to this development, we must reinforce that assessment and impact are even more important, making them a driving force throughout our institutions. What does assessment look like at its best? 

The Assessment and Impact Conference goes beyond assessment mechanics to focus on effective continuous improvement. This is your opportunity to network with experienced accreditation volunteers and get a glimpse at what peer institutions are doing to push the envelope and improve pedagogy and curriculum. Join us to explore current trends and global best practices, strategies that will integrate administrative efforts across the college, and solutions for the complex and nuanced challenges of assurance of learning (AoL). 

Whether your institution has recently begun the assessment process, is measuring impact, or is looking to take your AoL systems to the next level, this conference offers ample opportunities to gather new knowledge and insight to put a streamlined assessment system and strong impact framework into place.

Featured Session

Plenary II: Driving Improvement Using Standardized Tests

Business schools are universally known to utilize standardized tests to measure objectives. The challenge schools often face, however, is effectively using the results of the test to close the loop. Speakers Kathleen A. Krentler of San Diego State University and Karen Ann Tarnoff of East Tennessee University, will discuss these challenges and help you visualize how, when utilized correctly, these standardized tests can improve student learning.

Check out what Charleston, South Carolina has to offer!


Who Should Attend

Faculty, department chairs, associate deans, deans, and those involved with faculty development, in charge of an institution's assurance of learning programs, new to assessment, experienced in assessment, and working on obtaining or extending AACSB Accreditation at their school.

“Valuable experience to share and learn from global institutions how to manage AoL.”

Diane Rushton, Sheffield Business School, UK

McRae C. Banks
Margaret & Harrell Hill Distinguished Professor and Dean, Bryan School of Business and Economics,
The University of North Carolina Greensboro

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