AP and EMEA Accreditation Conference

22-23 June 2020 | Online

AP and EMEA Accreditation Conference Agenda

Conference sessions are subject to change.
Session will be recorded and available to all attendees after the conference.

Monday, June 22, 2020

12:00 a.m.–01:45 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

06:00 a.m.–07:45 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

12:00 p.m.–01:45 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Various Affinity Group Meetings for AP region- details coming soon

02:00 a.m.–02:50 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

08:00 a.m.–08:50 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

02:00 p.m.–02:50 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

My Accreditation Session

Learn more about how myAccreditation will streamline accreditation reporting for schools, mentors, team members, and operating committee members.

Speakers:
  • Liyan Chen, Manager, Accreditation Services, AACSB International
  • Ihsan Zakri, Manager, Accreditation Services, AACSB International

03:00 a.m.–03:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

09:00 a.m.–09:30 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

03:00 p.m.–03:30 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Welcome

Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President and CEO, AACSB International

03:45 a.m.–04:45 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

09:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

03:45 p.m.–04:45 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Leading After COVID-19

In this session, participants will be presented with best practices to assist the process of exploring how schools can move forward into the ‘new normal’.

Speakers:
  • Joanne Powell, Senior Advisor, QED: The Accreditation Experts
  • Shqipe Gerguri - Rashiti, Dean , American University of the Middle East
  • Jamil P. Francisco, Associate Dean, Asian Institute of Management

04:45 a.m.–05:15 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

04:45 p.m.–05:15 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Break

05:15 a.m.–06:15 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

05:15 p.m.–06:15 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Initial Accreditation Q&A

If you have an upcoming Initial Accreditation visit in the next two years, this session is for you! We invite you to bring questions related to the initial accreditation process, and we will discuss the psychology of a visit, managing a visit, and what to do when the unexpected happens.

Speakers:
  • Amy Memon, Manager, Accreditation Services, AACSB International
  • Nitham M. Hindi, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, Qatar University
  • Simon Potts, Accreditation Manager, University of South Australia

Virtual CIR Visit & Q&A

In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, AACSB has offered CIR schools with upcoming visits the option to conduct their visit virtually. If you fall into this category and are wondering how you can facilitate a smooth and productive virtual visit, this session is for you. Hear from a school that recently conducted their CIR visit in a virtual format, as well as a member of their peer review team. Presenters will share planning and visit execution strategies that will lead to a well-coordinated and smooth visit.

Speakers:
  • Ihsan Zakri, Manager, Accreditation Services, AACSB International

06:30 a.m.–07:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

12:30 p.m.–01:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

06:30 p.m.–07:30 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Membership and Quality Assurance Information Session

Join this session to learn how you can optimally engage in the AACSB Business Education Alliance and what is new and available to you. Staff will also provide an introduction to the AACSB accreditation process.

Speakers:
  • Tara van der Hoorn, Director, Membership, AACSB International

07:30 a.m.–08:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

01:30 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

07:30 p.m.–08:00 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Break

08:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

02:00 p.m.–04:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

08:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Various Affinity Group Meetings for EMEA region- details coming soon
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

10:45 p.m.–11:45 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

04:45 a.m.–05:45 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

2020 AACSB Business Accreditation Standards: Overview and Changes – AP region

This session will give you an opportunity to learn about the 2020 Accreditation Standards, and ask questions specific to AP region.

Speakers:
  • Geoff Perry, EVP and Chief AP Officer, AACSB International

12:00 a.m.–01:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

06:00 a.m.–07:00 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

12:00 p.m.–01:00 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Standard 9: Engagement and Societal Impact – AP region

Presenters will explore the new standard 9 – what are the expectations and things you need to know, as well as best practices specific to schools in Asia Pacific.

Speakers:
  • Eko Suwardi, Dean, Universitas Gadjah Mada

01:15 a.m.–02:15 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

07:15 a.m.–08:15 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

01:15 p.m.–02:15 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Assessing the AoL: Perspectives and Tools for Asia Pacific region

This session explores methods and tools for assessing AoL system and discusses potential opportunities associated with the engagement of different stakeholders in the assessment process. Hear about the differences between the 2013 and 2020 Standards, as well as best practices specific to schools in Asia Pacific.

Speakers:
  • Venkata Yanamandram, Director, Assurance of Learning, University of Wollongong
  • Renee B. Kim, Professor of International Business, Hanyang University & Director of KISE, School of Business, Hanyang University

02:15 a.m.–02:45 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

08:15 a.m.–08:45 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

02:15 p.m.–02:45 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Break

02:45 a.m.–03:45 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

08:45 a.m.–09:45 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

02:45 p.m.–03:45 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

AACSB DataDirect: Your Source for Data-Driven Decisions

AACSB's DataDirect is widely recognized as the world's primary source for business school education data. Join us to learn more about new features and learn more strategies to benchmark your school's trends against your peers.

03:50 a.m.–05:50 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

09:50 a.m.–11:50 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

03:50 p.m.–05:50 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Standard 3: Faculty Qualifications and Development

Business education is in a period of significant change, including faculty staffing and development models. In developing the 2020 Business Accreditation Standards, the Business Accreditation Task Force has strived to develop standards that address these shifts by allowing greater flexibility in faculty qualifications and deployment without sacrificing rigor. In this interactive session, attendees will learn about the key changes in the 2020 standards on faculty, the rationale for these changes, and examples from their own schools on effective faculty development strategies.

Speakers:
  • Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International

06:00 a.m.–07:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

12:00 p.m.–01:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

06:00 p.m.–07:00 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Scope, Partnerships and Their Implications on Accreditation

What to consider when determining whether to pursue institutional or academic unit of accreditation? What kind of implications do partnerships have on accreditation? (2020 Standards)

Speakers:
  • Stephanie J. Morgan, Professor of Practice in Management, University of Kent
  • Keryn Chalmers, Dean, Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Timothy S. Mescon, Executive Vice President and Chief Officer for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, AACSB International

07:00 a.m.–07:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

01:00 p.m.–01:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

07:00 p.m.–07:30 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Break

07:30 a.m.–08:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

01:30 p.m.–02:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

07:30 p.m.–08:30 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

2020 AACSB Business Accreditation Standards: Overview and Changes – EMEA region

This session will give you an opportunity to learn about the 2020 Accreditation Standards, and ask questions specific to EMEA region.

Speakers:
  • Timothy S. Mescon, Executive Vice President and Chief Officer for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, AACSB International

08:45 a.m.–09:45 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

02:45 p.m.–03:45 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

08:45 p.m.–09:45 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Standard 9: Engagement and Societal Impact – EMEA region

Presenters will explore the new standard 9 – what are the expectations and things you need to know, as well as best practices specific to schools in EMEA region.

Speakers:
  • Ayesha Abdullah, Executive Dean, Higher Colleges of Technology
  • Marina Dabić, Professor, Head of AACSB's accreditation, coordinator for all FEB's accreditation, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

04:00 p.m.–05:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

10:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Assessing the AoL: Perspectives and Tools for EMEA region

This session explores methods and tools for assessing AoL system and discusses potential opportunities associated with the engagement of different stakeholders in the assessment process. Hear about the differences between the 2013 and 2020 Standards, as well as best practices specific to schools in EMEA region.

Speakers:
  • Ahmed M. Abdel-Meguid, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration, The American University in Cairo
  • Tom Laughton, Functional Education Service Manager: Accreditation, University of Leeds