Associate Deans Conference

November 8-10, 2020

Associate Deans Conference Agenda

Sessions will be recorded and made available on The AACSB Exchange to all conference attendees. To accommodate multiple time zones, some live sessions will be repeated. Conference sessions are subject to change. Please check back regularly for the latest schedule.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

08:00 a.m.–01:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Membership and Quality Assurance Information Session
Monday, November 9, 2020

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

Keynote 1

09:05 a.m.–09:50 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Keynote I Follow up Discussion

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Break and Speed Networking

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

(A1) Innovative Strategies for Success in the Classroom

Explore how colleagues are implementing innovative and engaging strategies and techniques in the physical and virtual classroom.

(A2) Adapting Strategic Planning to Address the Future of Higher Education

Presenters will discuss implications of strategically planning and managing resources, as well as share how to gain university and college-wide support for the school’s mission

(A3) Social Impact and Engagement

How are you engaging students, staff, faculty, and impacting local communities? Explore the challenges and opportunities.

11:35 a.m.–12:35 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

(B1) Role of the Associate Dean in Ensuring Student Success

Explore best practices in retention, well being, and student success.

(B2) Budgeting through Uncertainty

How is your institution coming up with creative measures to balance budgets and do more with less?

(B3) Preparing for an Upcoming Virtual CIR Visit

In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, AACSB has offered 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. Presenters will share planning and visit execution strategies that will lead to a well-coordinated and smooth virtual visit.

12:35 p.m.–01:35 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time


01:35 p.m.–01:55 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Speed Networking

02:00 p.m.–03:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

AACSB Business Accreditation Standards: Changes and Transition

In this interactive session, presenters will answer any questions related to the accreditation standards changes and explain the transition to the 2020 Standards and deadlines.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

08:00 a.m.–09:00 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Keynote II

09:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

(C1) Collaborations: STEM and Business Education

This session explores collaborations between STEM programs and business education to prepare students for jobs of the future.

(C2) What Comes Next? 10 Disruptions Business Schools Must Navigate After the Pandemic

Panelists will discuss changes to graduate education brought about by the current pandemic and illuminate how these disruptions are laying the foundation for how GME programs will operate three, five or even twenty years into the future. Attendees will direct the conversation by voting on which predictions they see as inevitable for the future of business schools. Our panel of GME enrollment experts will then explore how such changes will come to pass and share strategies for adapting in the wake of COVID-19. Attendees will learn strategies for evolving in ways that allow their institutions to control their destiny throughout this period of rapid and intense transformation.

(C3) Faculty Qualifications

This session will highlight key changes proposed in the 2020 standards on faculty, the rationale for these proposed changes, and examples on effective faculty development strategies.

10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Break and Speed Networking

Speed Networking: Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know fellow conference attendees! Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired randomly with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.

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

(D1) Alternative Models of Higher Education

Higher education is criticized as being slow to change. However, the pandemic required abrupt changes. Explore some of the best practices and lessons learned for new strategies on delivery, collaborations, faculty models and more and how does this impact future models of higher education?

(D2) Exploring AoL

Explore the changes to AoL in the proposed 2020 standards and learn what this looks like for your institution and assessing your students’ learning outcomes.

11:50 a.m.–12:35 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

(E1) DataDirect
(E2) myAccreditation