Global Accreditation Conference

Learn about the 2020 Business Accreditation Standards

Global Accreditation Conference

September 22–25, 2020

Global Accreditation Conference Agenda

Sessions will be recorded and made available on the AACSB Exchange to all GAC 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.

Pre-registration for networking community meetings is strongly recommended in order to receive instructions to access the virtual meeting in advance. You will register via the individual meeting links below once they are available.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

05:30 a.m.–05:45 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Virtual Platform Exploration

Before the program gets started, we encourage to take a bit of time to get oriented and explore the features of our virtual conference platform, HopIn.

05:45 a.m.–06:45 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Online Learning Affinity Group Meeting

Faculty, Administrators, and Learning Technologists from any member institution

Speaker(s):
  • Lucian Tipi, Head of Teaching and Learning Enhancement, Sheffield Hallam University

Responsible Management Affinity Group Meeting

Management educators committed to advancing sustainability, corporate responsibility, social entrepreneurship and innovation, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Speaker(s):
  • Manuela Brusoni, Director, Quality, Accreditation and Benchmarking, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Università Bocconi
  • Cathy DuBois, Associate Dean, Graduate & Online Programs, Kent State University
  • Angelica Orfino, , SDA Bocconi School of Management, Università Bocconi
  • Maria Errico, Data Analyst, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Università Bocconi

07:00 a.m.–07:50 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

DataDirect Session - FUNDAMENTALS

AACSB's DataDirect is widely recognized as the world's primary source for business school education data. Are you new to DataDirect or maybe need a refresher on how to utilize the Benchmarking Tools? This session is for you! Join us to learn about the power of the DataDirect Tool and how you can easily obtain benchmarking for your strategic planning needs.

Speaker(s):
  • Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis, AACSB International
  • Joshua D. Barillas, Manager, Data Analysis, AACSB International

myAccreditation Session

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

Speaker(s):
  • Maria Baltar, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International
  • Amy Roberts, Manager, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International

08:00 a.m.–08:50 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

DataDirect Session - EXPERIENCED

By popular demand we have created this new session for DataDirect users who want to learn more about the advanced data tools available in DataDirect. While it is not required, we recommend that you “bring” your laptop and follow along as we share the many ways you can extract business school benchmarking data from DataDirect.

Speaker(s):
  • R. Colin Nelson, Senior Manager, Business Education Research and Data Services, AACSB International
  • Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis, AACSB International

09:00 a.m.–09:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Associate Deans Affinity Group Meeting

Associate deans or assistant deans with faculty appointments from AACSB-accredited institutions and member institutions with approved accreditation eligibility applications


Latin America & Caribbean Regional Network Meeting

The Latin America and Caribbean Regional Network will welcome AACSB CEO Caryn Beck-Dudley. Also on the agenda are discussions on the results of the recently celebrated Webinar Series and agenda for future events, including the development of new strategies for research projects in the region, collaborations between regional schools and strategies to enhance student and faculty mobility in Latin American schools. The group will also analyze strategies to improve the use of the AACSB LATAM Regional Network as a communication tool and set forth plans for leadership succession.

Speaker(s):
  • MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN, Dean CETYS, CETYS University
  • Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO, AACSB International
  • Sara Isabel I. Marin Zapata, Acreditaciones Internacionales, Universidad EAFIT

New Deans Learning Community Affinity Group Meeting

Academic deans serving in their first three years as a full-time dean

Speaker(s):
  • Shanan G. Gibson, Dean, David B. O'Maley College of Business, Daytona Beach Campus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Paul H. Schwager, Dean & W. Howard Rooks Distinguished Professor, East Carolina University
  • Dennis Barden, , Radford University

10:00 a.m.–10:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Metropolitan Business Schools Affinity Group Meeting

Representatives from member institutions located in or near the urban center of a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) with a population of at least 250,000

Speaker(s):
  • Simon Sheather, Dean, University of Kentucky
  • Karen Sedatole, Interim Dean, Emory University
  • Alex Sevilla, Associate Dean and Director, Heavener School of Business, University of Florida
  • Raghu Tadepalli, Dean, Elon University

Women Administrators In Management Education Affinity Group Meeting

Women administrators, including deans, associate deans, assistant deans, program directors, center directors, and academic department chairs

Speaker(s):
  • Lynne D. Richardson, Dean, University of Mary Washington
  • Christy H. Weer, Dean, Salisbury University
  • Lucy Leske, Education Practice Managing Partner, Witt/Kieffer

11:00 a.m.–11:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Group Meeting

AACSB Members with interest and responsibilities in advocating for diversity and inclusion in academia and schools of business around the world

Speaker(s):
  • Donna Maria Blancero, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, Bentley University
  • Linda S. Oubre, President, Whittier College
  • Jeanne Arnold, Chief Diversity Officer, Gettysburg College
  • Jaye G. Smith, Assistant Provost of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Citadel

Small Schools Network Affinity Group Meeting

Representatives from schools with typically 35 or fewer full-time faculty members

Speaker(s):
  • Roberto Curci, Dean, Dominican University
  • Hari K. Rajagopalan, Dean School of Business, Francis Marion University
  • Kristin Backhaus, Dean, School of Business, State University of New York at New Paltz
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

07:45 a.m.–08:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Virtual Platform Exploration

Before the program gets started, we encourage to take a bit of time to get oriented and explore the features of our virtual conference platform, HopIn.

07:45 a.m.–08:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

Be sure to check out the Exhibitor Showcase where you can view videos, access resources, and utilize the 1:1 chat function to meet with exhibitors!

08:00 a.m.–08:15 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Conference Welcome

Join us for a welcome message from Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO of AACSB International.

Speaker(s):
  • Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO, AACSB International

08:15 a.m.–09:15 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

(A1) Faculty Development & Qualifications

This session will focus on the need for aligning criteria for qualifications and ensuring engagement with mission, programs, and impact. Speakers will offer an overview of both the 15-1 table (2013 standards) and the 3-1 table (2020 standards) and discuss the transition between the tables. It will also address faculty management strategies based on the experience of two experienced deans. This session will be repeated on Thursday, September 24 at 8:15 a.m. EDT

Speaker(s):
  • Susan E. Lehrman, Dean, Rowan University
  • Irineu G. Gianesi, Dean of Academic Affairs, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa

(A2) Engagement and Societal Impact: The Vision and Practicality of Standard 9

Are you wondering what to do with the 2020 Standard 9? Join us! This interactive session will explore an array of pursuits this new standard will inspire. You will be delighted to learn that your business school is likely already well down this road, motivated by AACSB’s emphasis on Engagement which began with the 2013 Standards. We will explore the significance of the vision behind this standard and peruse what schools are doing at different points along the journey of integrating Business as a Force for Good in their teaching, research and service.

Speaker(s):
  • Cathy DuBois, Associate Dean, Graduate & Online Programs, Kent State University
  • Anupama Gupta, Head- Accreditation, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research

(A3) Scope & Partnerships under the 2020 Business Accreditation Standards

What partnerships are in-scope for accreditation? What are the implications of partnerships for accreditation? What are good practices to manage in-scope partnerships and achieve standards alignment? How are schools getting creative with managing partnerships? Hear from experienced speakers to learn more about scope and partnerships as they are explained in the 2020 standards.

Speaker(s):
  • Adam W. Thomas, Head, AACSB Accreditation, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • Keryn Chalmers, Dean, Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology

09:20 a.m.–09:35 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

(A1) Follow up: Let’s Talk About Faculty – Resources in DataDirect (location in Exhibitor Showcase)

What information about faculty can you find in Data Direct? Join us for a brief and focused overview of available resources and data including ethnicity data, budget to faculty FTE trends, faculty qualifications as well as a step-by-step to pull existing quick reports on faculty.

Speaker(s):
  • Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis, AACSB International

09:40 a.m.–09:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

(A3) Follow up: Selecting and Finding Your School Peers in DataDirect (location in Exhibitor Showcase)

Join us for a brief and focused overview of how to use DataDirect to help you identify your peer and aspirant schools.

Speaker(s):
  • Joshua D. Barillas, Manager, Data Analysis, AACSB International

10:00 a.m.–10:20 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Exhibitor Session: Capsim Management Simulations - Transcending Education with Microsimulations

Educators need the right tools to engage and meaningfully develop students in any learning environment. Join our demo showcasing CapsimInbox, a microsimulation platform that lets instructors assess the critical skills employers seek by bringing authentic workplace situations to life in a familiar email environment.

Speaker(s):
  • Matt Shell, Market Development Manager, Capsim Management Simulations, Inc.®

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

LIVE Interactive Exhibitor Networking

Visit our virtual exhibitor showcase to chat live with exhibitors as they showcase innovative solutions and the latest products and services in business education. These industry experts can help you solve problems, reach your goals, and discover groundbreaking ideas to bring back to your institution.

10:20 a.m.–01:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

DESIGN YOUR TIME

This is your time! Rest and relax, or take advantage of networking opportunities:

EMEA and AMERICAS Accreditation Manager Office Hours (by appointment only): One-on-one, private appointments with AACSB Accreditation Managers. These individual meetings will provide an informal environment to gain in-depth insights and solutions to specific issues or questions related to the accreditation standards or the accreditation process. Open exclusively to conference registrants and by appointment only on a first come-first serve basis. Check here for a list of the Accreditation Managers.

1:1 Meeting Rooms – in addition to direct messaging, you can set up private one-on-one calls with audio and video with fellow conference attendees.

01:30 p.m.–02:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Keynote I: Vitality in the Workforce

Learn cutting edge insights on Vitality to build health, wellbeing and happiness in the workforce. Drawing from the fields of neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, occupational health, medicine, and positive psychology, we will present a research-based model on the science of vitality. This session will focus on evidence-based strategies to enhance personal and professional vitality to build sustainable wellbeing, performance, and learning. Join us for an interactive session and walk away with best practices to optimize stress, while energizing learning, leadership, and innovation. This session will be repeated on Thursday, September 24 at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

Sponsored by Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Speaker(s):
  • Nick van Dam, Chief Learning Officer, Chief IE Center for Learning Innovation, IE Business School
  • Noémie Le Pertel, Academic Director, IE School of Human Science and Technology, IE Business School

02:35 p.m.–02:45 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Chair Yoga

Take a break! Join us for gentle breathing and stretching exercises that can be done right at your desk. During a time when so many of us are seated in front of our computers for long periods of time, incorporate these adapted yoga poses and stretches for a much-needed pause and stress reducer. Accessible to all levels and ages; no equipment or change of clothes needed!

02:45 p.m.–03:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Program Benchmarking: How DataDirect Connects to MyAccreditation (location in Exhibitor Showcase)

What happens to program information AACSB-accredited schools submit to DataDirect via the annual Business School Questionnaire (BSQ)? Stop by for a brief and focused learning session about how program information connects to myAccreditation.

Speaker(s):
  • Brenda Knebel, Manager, Data Solutions, AACSB International
  • R. Colin Nelson, Senior Manager, Business Education Research and Data Services, AACSB International

03:00 p.m.–03:45 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

BREAKOUTS: Small Group Discussions

Join facilitated, small group discussions on your topic of interest. Topics include: Standard 9 and Societal Impact, Table 3-1: Faculty Development & Qualifications, Continuous Improvement Review Visits: Best Practices, iSER Preparation and Best Practices, AoL and Delivery, and Scope & Partnerships under the 2020 Standards.

03:30 p.m.–03:55 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Speed Networking Spotlight

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

03:30 p.m.–07:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

DESIGN YOUR TIME

This is your time! Rest and relax or take advantage of networking opportunities:

1:1 Meeting Rooms –  in addition to direct messaging, you can set up private one-on-one calls with audio and video with fellow conference attendees.

06:30 p.m.–06:55 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Speed Networking Spotlight

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

07:00 p.m.–08:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Driving your Mission in an Era of New Technology

This session will feature “Mission Driven” examples of institutions tying work back to mission. Speakers will discuss strategies to effectively make good choices and stick to mission in a time of tight budgets and uncertainty. Join us for examples of applying the standards to one’s mission, and vice versa.

Speaker(s):
  • Chandra Subramaniam, Dean, California State University, Northridge
  • Hongtao Tan, Deputy Dean, School of Accounting, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Thursday, September 24, 2020

02:00 a.m.–04:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

AP Accreditation Manager Office Hours (by appointment only)

One-on-one, private appointment with AACSB Accreditation Managers. These individual meetings will provide an informal environment to gain in-depth insights and solutions to specific issues or questions related to the accreditation standards or the accreditation process. Open exclusively to conference registrants and by appointment only on a first come-first serve basis. Check here for a list of the Accreditation Managers.

02:30 a.m.–04:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

Don’t forget to check out the Exhibitor Showcase where you can view videos, access resources, and utilize the 1:1 chat function to meet with exhibitors!

04:00 a.m.–04:45 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

BREAKOUTS: Small Group Discussions

Join facilitated, small group discussions on your topic of interest. Topics include: AoL and Delivery, Table 3-1: Faculty Development & Qualifications, Continuous Improvement Review Visits: Best Practices, iSER Preparation and Best Practices.

04:45 a.m.–07:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

DESIGN YOUR TIME

This is your time! Rest and relax, or take advantage of networking opportunities:

AP Accreditation Manager Office Hours (by appointment only): One-on-one, private appointment with AACSB Accreditation Managers. These individual meetings will provide an informal environment to gain in-depth insights and solutions to specific issues or questions related to the accreditation standards or the accreditation process. Open exclusively to conference registrants and by appointment only on a first come-first serve basis. Check here for a list of the Accreditation Managers.

1:1 Meeting Rooms – in addition to direct messaging, you can set up private one-on-one calls with audio and video with fellow conference attendees.

06:30 a.m.–06:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Speed Networking Spotlight

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

07:00 a.m.–07:10 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Chair Yoga

Take a break! Join us for gentle breathing and stretching exercises that can be done right at your desk. During a time when so many of us are seated in front of our computers for long periods of time, incorporate these adapted yoga poses and stretches for a much-needed pause and stress reducer. Accessible to all levels and ages; no equipment or change of clothes needed!

07:15 a.m.–08:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Continuous Improvement Review Accreditation Visit Q&A Session

If you have an upcoming CIR visit in the next two years, this session is for you! We invite you to bring questions related to the continuous improvement review, and we will discuss the psychology of a visit, managing a visit, and what to do when the unexpected happens. Whether your visit is onsite or virtual, we will discuss how to ensure it is a successful one.

Speaker(s):
  • Betty Jo Licata, Dean, Youngstown State University
  • Faye W. Gilbert, Dean, University of Maine

Initial Accreditation Visit Q&A Session

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 how to prepare for a visit, how to manage a visit, and what to do when the unexpected happens.

Speaker(s):
  • Thomas M. Begley, Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Nitham M. Hindi, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, Qatar University

08:15 a.m.–09:15 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

(B1) Faculty Development & Qualifications (REPEATED)

This session will focus on the need for aligning criteria for qualifications and ensuring engagement with mission, programs, and impact. Speakers will offer an overview of both the 15-1 table (2013 standards) and the 3-1 table (2020 standards) and discuss the transition between the tables. It will also address faculty management strategies based on the experience of two experienced deans.

Speaker(s):
  • Irineu G. Gianesi, Dean of Academic Affairs, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
  • Susan E. Lehrman, Dean, Rowan University

(B2) Strategies for an Effective Virtual Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) Visit

In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, AACSB instructed schools with CIR Visits in 2020-2021 to plan for a virtual visit. 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 peer review team members who have recently conducted CIR visits in a virtual format. Presenters will share planning and visit execution strategies that will lead to a well-coordinated and smooth visit.

Speaker(s):
  • David J. Urban, Dean, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Markus Rudolf, Dean, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management

(B3) AoL and Delivery

Speakers will explore the difference between 2013 and the 2020 standards and offer examples and guidance for effectively closing the loop with indirect measures. This session will include examples of both direct and indirect AoL measures and programs. This session will be repeated on Friday, September 25 at 7:00 a.m. EDT.

Speaker(s):
  • Marion Debruyne, Dean, Vlerick Business School
  • Nancy A. Bagranoff, University Professor, University of Richmond

(B4) Strategic Planning in a Renewed Light

This session will provide details on how to develop impactful strategic plans. The session will cover methodologies from setting a shared vision, to the development of the plan, through revisions. The presentation is centered around numerous practical examples and illustrations. Seasoned strategic planners will learn new and impactful perspectives on this process, and newbies will enjoy learning a structured approach resulting in agile, yet rigorous and impactful strategic plans. The speakers will share practical advice at the college level as well as the university level.

Speaker(s):
  • Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, President, Copenhagen Business School
  • Erik Rolland, Dean, California State Polytechnic University Pomona

09:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Keynote I: Vitality in the Workforce (REPEATED)

Learn cutting edge insights on Vitality to build health, wellbeing and happiness in the workforce. Drawing from the fields of neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, occupational health, medicine, and positive psychology, we will present a research-based model on the science of vitality. This session will focus on evidence-based strategies to enhance personal and professional vitality to build sustainable wellbeing, performance, and learning. Join us for an interactive session and walk away with best practices to optimize stress, while energizing learning, leadership, and innovation.

Speaker(s):
  • Nick van Dam, Chief Learning Officer, Chief IE Center for Learning Innovation, IE Business School
  • Noémie Le Pertel, Academic Director, IE School of Human Science and Technology, IE Business School

10:35 a.m.–10:50 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Creating Luminous Spaces: Desk Edition

This short presentation offers ideas to create a workspace that inspires you. Maureen Calamia explores her groundbreaking method using feng shui and biophilic design to achieve greater harmony in our lives. Tapping into the wisdom of the five elements, Maureen will guide us to create a more luminous office space - key for productivity in today’s environment.

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

LIVE Interactive Exhibitor Networking

Visit our virtual exhibitor showcase to chat live with exhibitors as they showcase innovative solutions and the latest products and services in business education. These industry experts can help you solve problems, reach your goals, and discover groundbreaking ideas to bring back to your institution.

12:00 p.m.–02:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

DESIGN YOUR TIME

This is your time! Rest and relax, or take advantage of networking opportunities:

EMEA and AMERICAS Accreditation Manager Office Hours (by appointment only): One-on-one, private appointment with AACSB Accreditation Managers. These individual meetings will provide an informal environment to gain in-depth insights and solutions to specific issues or questions related to the accreditation standards or the accreditation process. Open exclusively to conference registrants and by appointment only on a first come-first serve basis. Check here for a list of the Accreditation Managers.

1:1 Meeting Rooms – in addition to direct messaging, you can set up private one-on-one calls with audio and video with fellow conference attendees.

01:45 p.m.–02:10 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Speed Networking Spotlight

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

02:15 p.m.–03:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

(C1) Internal Cross Disciplinary Collaborations

Many of us spend time considering improvements to our external partnerships, but what about internal alliances? This session will share strategies to enhance collaboration across programs to improve overall quality.

Speaker(s):
  • Lucia Tajoli, Accreditation Deputy Director, Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Politecnico Milano
  • Markus K. Granlund, Dean, University of Turku

(C2) Accounting Accreditation: Trends and Best Practices

This session will explore the trends and implications that have surfaced from the 2018 Accounting Accreditation Standards. Presenters will explore best practices and answers to questions such as: What do practitioners add to the visit and how to manage their expectations? What areas cause most of the issues? What happens once the team report is submitted to the AAC?

Speaker(s):
  • Mohammad Nurunnabi, Chair of Dept. of Accounting, Prince Sultan University
  • Shawn Mauldin, Director, Mississippi State University

(C3) iSER Preparation: Positioning Your School for Success

What does it take to develop a successful initial self-evaluation report (iSER)? This session will guide participants through the process, focusing on the expectations of the 2020 standards. The presenters, experienced Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) members, will outline the major components of the iSER and share tips for smoothly navigating both iSER preparation and the initial accreditation process. This session will be repeated on Friday, September 25 at 7:00 a.m. EDT.

Speaker(s):
  • Joyce A. Strawser, Dean, Seton Hall University
  • John T. Delaney, Dean, American University

03:30 p.m.–04:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Social Hour with the History of the World through Spirits

While you may have your drink of choice, do you know the history of the liquid in the glass? The fascinating history of spirits is a comprehensive history of the world. Fermentation (the conversion of sugars to alcohol) has been traced back to 7000 BC, and Distillation (for our purposes: the extraction of alcohol from a mash by heating) was first written about in the Middle East during the 9th century. And the rest is history! Join us for a 20-minute story exploring how politics, necessity, and etiquette practices over the centuries have shaped what and how we drink today. To conclude, we will have a toast making a classic sour with your spirit of choice, followed by networking and casual conversation with colleagues.

Ingredients showcased: 2-3 limes or lemons, 1/4 cup of sugar or honey, 2 ounces of a spirit of your choice, ice, a shaker or sealable jar, hot water.

Friday, September 25, 2020

05:30 a.m.–06:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Social Hour with Spinphony

Bring your beverage of choice and enjoy a 15-minute concert, followed by networking and casual conversation with colleagues. The dazzling female electric string quartet, Spinphony, is breaking down barriers between classical, rock, and pop music, mixing and mashing catchy melodies into their own unique arrangements. Whether you are a fan of Bach, ACDC, Journey, or Mozart, these virtuosic ladies will have you toe-tapping to some of the greatest melodies of all time.

05:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

Don’t forget to check out the Exhibitor Showcase where you can view videos, access resources, and utilize the 1:1 chat function to meet with exhibitors!

06:30 a.m.–07:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

DESIGN YOUR TIME

This is your time! Rest and relax, or take advantage of networking opportunities:

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

1:1 Meeting Rooms – in addition to direct messaging, you can set up private one-on-one calls with audio and video with fellow conference attendees.

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

(D1) Data Management: Processes Now and into the Future

This session will feature best data management practices from two schools with different needs: a flexible model for a smaller institution with one location and a sustainability model for a larger institution with multiple locations. Processes that foster and drive a supportive culture around data management in each school are provided. As a school evolves, opportunities for data quality improvements through a proactive and inclusive approach across an institution that go beyond accreditation needs are provided.

Speaker(s):
  • Carol Dowse, Data Improvement Projects Manager, Curtin University
  • Kriengkrai Tankoonsombut, Assistant Dean, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, College of Management, Mahidol University

(D2) AoL and Delivery (REPEATED)

Speakers will explore the difference between 2013 and the 2020 standards and offer examples and guidance for effectively closing the loop with indirect measures. This session will include examples of both direct and indirect AoL measures and programs.

Speaker(s):
  • Marion Debruyne, Dean, Vlerick Business School
  • Nancy A. Bagranoff, University Professor, University of Richmond

(D3) Experiences of Working with Online Faculty, Online Students and an Online PRV

This session examines the online experience from a number of perspectives. We will present a case study of faculty recruitment and engagement at the University of Liverpool Management School where online programmes are delivered in partnership with an external organisation and how the process of accreditation helped to change practice and significantly influence quality. We will also present a case study from Keio Business School who, in the wake of the COVID-19 situation took the option of Peer Review Visit in a virtual format this past February. We will discuss how to better prepare online PRV to make it fruitful both for the team and the school. We will also explore how a school can utilize recent situation movement toward online education for better engaging in higher management education, including a case discussion method. In reality, the mission-based day-to-day operation and its improvement is nothing but most valuable.

Speaker(s):
  • Hirokazu Kono, Former Dean, Professor of Operations Management, Keio University
  • Lisa Anderson, AD Postgraduate, University of Liverpool Management School

(D4) iSER Preparation: Positioning Your School for Success (REPEATED)

What does it take to develop a successful initial self-evaluation report (iSER)? This session will guide participants through the process, focusing on the expectations of the 2020 standards. The presenters, experienced Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) members, will outline the major components of the iSER and share tips for smoothly navigating both iSER preparation and the initial accreditation process.

Speaker(s):
  • Joyce A. Strawser, Dean, Seton Hall University
  • John T. Delaney, Dean, American University

08:15 a.m.–09:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Keynote II: The Art of Principles-Based Standards

AACSB members have heard a lot about the move from input oriented, rules based standards to standards that are more principles-based and outcomes focused. What does this really mean? Hear from the individuals who wrote the standards to learn about what this move to principles based standard really means. Learn implementation strategies for the 2020 accreditation standards and key takeaways that can be applied to your school. There will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A.

Speaker(s):
  • Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International
  • Geoff Perry, EVP and Chief Officer, Asia Pacific, AACSB International
  • Nancy A. Bagranoff, University Professor, University of Richmond

09:40 a.m.–11:40 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Interactive Session on Standard 3

This session will focus specifically on the faculty qualifications component of Standard 3 and offer guidance to attendees on how to effectively complete Table 3-1 by discipline. The session will be lively and highly interactive.

Speaker(s):
  • Suzanne Mintz, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Strategy and Policy, AACSB International
  • Ihsan Zakri, Manager, Accreditation Services, AACSB International
  • Marine Condette, Manager, Accreditation Services, AACSB International
  • Maria Baltar, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International
  • Jane Lawler, Senior Manager, Accreditation Services, AACSB International
  • Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International