Assessment and Impact Conference

Value beyond process design

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

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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.

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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.

 

Check out what Charleston, South Carolina has to offer!

 

Examples of Impact Within Institutions Like Yours!

Career Development through Gameful Learning | The University of Michigan-Dearborn, College of Business

The University of Michigan has launched a learning philosophy called Gameful. Students start with a zero and then work their way up to the final grade. Students have taken a liking to the learning philosophy because they enjoy being in control of their grade, causing majority of students to exceed the minimum requirements for an A. The University of Michigan-Dearborn/College of Business expects students who fully participate to receive a viable career offer upon graduation.

 

LBS Young Talent Programme (YTP) | Lagos Business School (Nigeria)

Participants in the Young Talent Program (YTP) work in small groups to present an innovative way to solve a real-life challenge that “impacts the life of the common man, in a sustainable way.” After presentations have concluded, the ideas that are most worthwhile and practical are implemented. The YTP program also provides a way to create an improved African faculty. Participants in the Management Scholars Academy (MSA) are enrolled in PhD programs in Europe. Once the program concludes, educators return to Africa with relevant knowledge and are able to implement greater social, economic, and human development ideas.

 

Enhancing Approaches to Leadership Education and Development | Ithaca College, School of Business

One activity within a required leadership course aims for undergraduate students to foster ideas for initiatives that will create a substantial impact. Different groups of students have come up with ideas like “Professions Week”­ and “Sustainability Week”. These now annual events help to bridge the gaps between students, alumni, businesses, and the local community. One of the notable recent successes occurred when a team of students collaborated with the PTA of a local elementary school in a disadvantaged area to host a school supply drive. Due to the overwhelming success, this elementary school is now the “adopted” local elementary school. The students that put on the drive have credited the experience with offering life- and career-changing experiences

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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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For more information, contact Kaye Lee, Associate Conferences at kaye.lee@aacsb.edu.