International Conference and Annual Meeting

Thank you for joining us at ICAM!
Sunday, April 26, 2020

09:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

03:00 p.m.–04:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

09:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Associate Deans Affinity Group

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit all of society like a tidal wave. In Business Schools it has shaken our core activities and processes fundamentally, whether it is admissions, transitioning to online learning and assessment, faculty management and maintaining a sense of collegiality and well-being in a world of remote working. As we start to weather the storm, we are all looking to the future and what it means around our missions on internationalisation, engaging students with the ‘real’ world and our expected plans for growth. The Affinity Group Session explores how the job of an Associate Dean has changed in a matter of weeks, how we are starting to navigate the uncertainty and reorient our activities. How has your job changed? What have you and your School done effectively? How can we continue to learn and adapt to a new reality? The session will present some short case studies of experiences (it is way too early to talk of best practice!) and provide a discussion forum for members.

Speakers:
  • Sarah Vaughan, Associate Dean, Accreditations, ICN Business School
  • Andrew Simpson, Associate Dean, External Business Advancement, The University of Sheffield

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:
  • Rachel Dixon-Zudar, Manager, Accreditation Services, AACSB International
  • Tara van der Hoorn, Director, Membership, AACSB International

09:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

03:00 p.m.–04:30 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

09:00 p.m.–10:30 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Expo Hall

The Expo Hall includes organizations who support and collaborate with faculty and administrators at business schools globally. Be sure to visit their virtual booths to learn more about them. LIVE Networking with Exhibitors Sunday- 5:00pm-7:00pm ET

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

04:00 p.m.–04:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

10:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

BREAK

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

04:30 p.m.–05:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

10:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

2: Mentors on Mentoring

All mentors in the Accreditation Volunteer Community are invited to join this interactive session to discuss issues experienced in the field, ask questions and learn from other mentors in an informal setting.

Speakers:
  • Amy Memon, Manager, AACSB International
  • Peter Lindstrom, Dean, External Relations, University of St. Gallen
  • Lawrence C. Rose, Dean, California State University, San Bernardino

Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Group
Small Schools Network Affinity Group

Building and Managing Your School’s Community Virtually: Deans of business schools constantly face the challenge of managing stakeholders’ engagements in strategic, productive, and impactful ways. This issue is exacerbated for deans of small schools with relatively fewer human and financial resources to support activities. This session will provide a space for deans of small schools to learn about and discuss approaches they may want to entertain, in an online academic work environment, as they work to keep the sense of community “vibrant” and the academic work flow “alive.” We will also conduct some sort of a group “therapy” to share how we are all navigating the complexities of adapting to the new norm. This session will start with a panel, members of which will share their success stories and innovative approaches to address this challenge. We anticipate deans of small schools will gain perspective, comfort, and also actionable ideas, as they work to manage stakeholders’ engagements in meaningful and beneficial ways.

Speakers:
  • Kristin Backhaus, Dean, State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Gregory A. Carnes, Dean, University of North Alabama
  • Jayati Ghosh, Dean,
  • Lynne D. Richardson, Dean, University of Mary Washington
  • David Sollars, Dean, Washburn University
  • Steven M. Elias, Dean, Fort Lewis College
  • Roberto Curci, Vice Provost and Dean Brennan School of Business, Dominican University

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

05:45 p.m.–06:45 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

11:45 p.m.–12:45 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Technology in Business Roundtable

Topic: What we learned from COVID-19. What we should do different going forward.

Speakers:
  • Michael J. Westrick, Director of IT, University of Washington
  • Shannon Thomas, Director of Information Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Razi Ahmad, Director, IT Infrastructure Services, New York University
  • Brad Hunt, Executive Director of Information Technology, The University of Georgia

Women Administrators in Management Education Affinity Group

Topic: Dealing with a Crisis from a Leader's Point of View In addition, WAME will present the 2020 Patricia Flynn award to Dean Caryn Beck-Dudley

Speakers:
  • Jenny Darroch, Dean, Farmer School of Business, Miami University
  • Luciana Echazu, Associate Professor, Economics. Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, University of New Hampshire
  • Isabelle J. Fagnot, Associate Dean Quality & Accreditation, KEDGE Business School
  • Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO, AACSB International
  • Rowena Ortiz-Walters, Dean, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
  • Christy H. Weer, Dean, Salisbury University
  • Devrim Yaman, Associate Dean, Western Michigan University
  • Joyce E. Russell, The Helen and William O'Toole Dean, Villanova University
  • Lynne D. Richardson, Dean, University of Mary Washington

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

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

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

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01:00 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

07:00 p.m.–08:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

01:00 a.m.–02:00 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

AACSB Accreditation Standards: Proposed Changes

We are excited to share the vision of the proposed new 2020 business accreditation standards and to give you an opportunity to ask questions.

Speakers:
  • 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

02:00 p.m.–02:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

08:00 p.m.–08:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

02:00 a.m.–02:30 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

BREAK

02:30 p.m.–03:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

08:30 p.m.–09:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

02:30 a.m.–03:30 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

3: 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.

Speakers:
  • Colin Nelson, , AACSB International
  • Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis, AACSB International

4: myAccreditation Session

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

Speakers:
  • Maria Baltar, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International
  • Amy Roberts, Manager, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International

03:30 p.m.–04:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

09:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

03:30 a.m.–04:00 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

BREAK

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

10:00 p.m.–10:45 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

04:00 a.m.–04:45 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

GlobalMindED: Creating a Capable, Diverse Talent Pipeline During and After COVID-19

GlobalMindED is dedicated to connecting low-income and First Generation to college students to the networks of role models, mentors, internships and jobs to launch them to financial self-sufficiency and lifelong leadership. This session will explore the ways in which GlobalMindED can work with business schools to recruit, retain and graduate to promotion pathway jobs the diverse leadership corporations require and demand.

Speakers:
  • Carol J. Carter, Founder, LifeBound

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

10:45 p.m.–01:00 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

04:45 a.m.–07:00 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

BREAK

05:00 p.m.–07:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

11:00 p.m.–01:00 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

05:00 a.m.–07:00 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

LIVE Networking with Exhibitors

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

11:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

05:30 a.m.–06:30 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

CANCELLED - ICAM Sunday and Monday Receptions - Guest

Check this box to bring a guest to both the Sunday and Monday receptions. Cost is 115 USD.

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

11:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

05:30 a.m.–06:30 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

CANCELLED - ICAM Sunday Welcome Reception - Guest

Check this box to bring a guest to the Sunday Welcome Reception. Cost is 60 USD.

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

01:00 a.m.–02:00 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

07:00 a.m.–08:00 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Keynote I: Strategy in the Changing Landscape of Business Education

Strategy is the act of making an integrated set of choices that positions your organization distinctly to provide superior value to your chosen set of customers. The environment in which those choices need to be made going forward is experiencing high if not unprecedented turbulence, especially in graduate business education. Online offerings have now emerged in a major way. GMAT test taking is falling in North America. Tuition price increases are facing pushback. And on top of that, the global economy is facing the massive disruption of COVID-19. How do business school administrators need to think through strategy in these turbulent times?

Speakers:
  • Roger L. Martin, Academic Director, Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto
Monday, April 27, 2020

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

02:15 a.m.–03:15 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

08:15 a.m.–09:15 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

AACSB Accreditation Standards: Proposed Changes (REPEATED)

We are excited to share the vision of the proposed new 2020 business accreditation standards and to give you an opportunity to ask questions.

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

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

03:30 a.m.–04:30 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

09:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

3: AACSB DataDirect: Your Source for Data-Driven Decisions (REPEATED)

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.

Speakers:
  • Joshua D. Barillas, Manager, Data Analysis, AACSB International
  • Colin Nelson, , AACSB International

4: myAccreditation (REPEATED)

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

Speakers:
  • Maria Baltar, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International
  • Amy Roberts, Manager, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International

5: Enhancing Employee Engagement, Innovation and Performance by Leading Inclusively

Research shows that diverse teams operating in an inclusive culture are more innovative, engaged and far outperform their homogeneous counterparts. Inclusive leaders create a culture where differences are recognized and valued, and dissenting perspectives are encouraged. Inclusive leaders unite their employees through a shared vision and exhibit a personal commitment to making each team member feel that they are an integral part of the team's success. In this session, we will examine factors that drive employee engagement, innovation and performance. Using Deloitte’s model “The Six Signature Traits of Inclusive Leaders”, we will discuss the mindset and behaviors linked to these traits and how leaders can develop them.

Speakers:
  • Binnu Palta Hill, Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

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

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

6: Reflection at a point of inflection: Leading after COVID-19

This interactive virtual session invites participants to draw on our known, and sometimes unknown, leadership strengths to move from reactive to responsive to pro-active in the face of an unprecedented situation. Andy Grove (co-founder of Intel) spoke about an inflection point as ‘an event that changes the way we think and act’. By any definition, COVID-19 has provided such an event for organisations and institutions world-wide. In this session, participants will be presented with some initial key questions that are designed to assist the process of exploring how schools can move forward into the ‘new normal’.

Speakers:
  • Joan Baker, Leadership Consultant, QED: The Accreditation Experts
  • Jeanette Lemmergaard, Head, Department of Marketing and Management, University of Southern Denmark
  • Julie Perrin-Halot, Associate Dean and Director, Quality, Strategy and International, Grenoble Ecole de Management
  • Joanne Powell, Senior Advisor, QED: The Accreditation Experts

7: Rethinking Business Curriculum: Learning from the Trailblazers

Skills, not jobs, is the new DNA for the job market. In this session you will learn how schools can demonstrate their value in the job markets by teaching skills that matters. Matt Sigelman will present the latest data that help schools drive higher enrollment, generate more revenue, and align closer with the dynamic higher education market. Johan Roos will share how his school is redesigning the Bachelor and Master level curricula to ensure that graduates have the right technical as well as the enduring human skills and character needed to succeed.

Speakers:
  • Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School
  • Matt Sigelman, Chief Executive Officer, Burning Glass Technologies

07:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

01:00 p.m.–04:30 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

07:00 p.m.–10:30 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Expo Hall

The Expo Hall includes organizations who support and collaborate with faculty and administrators at business schools globally. Be sure to visit their virtual booths to learn more about them. LIVE Networking with Exhibitors Take the opportunity to video chat with exhibitors in real time during the following dates and times: Monday- 11:30am-1:00pm EST 17:30-19:00 CET 11:30pm-1:00am SGT

08:15 a.m.–09:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

02:15 p.m.–03:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

08:15 p.m.–09:00 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

8: Initial Accreditation Visit 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:
  • Maria Baltar, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International
  • Thomas M. Begley, Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Upcoming CIR Accreditation Visit Q&A

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.

Speakers:
  • Betty Jo Licata, Dean, Youngstown State University
  • Suzanne Mintz, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Strategy and Policy, AACSB International

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

03:15 p.m.–04:15 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

09:15 p.m.–10:15 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

Keynote I: Strategy in the Changing Landscape of Business Education (REPEAT)

Strategy is the act of making an integrated set of choices that positions your organization distinctly to provide superior value to your chosen set of customers. The environment in which those choices need to be made going forward is experiencing high if not unprecedented turbulence, especially in graduate business education. Online offerings have now emerged in a major way. GMAT test taking is falling in North America. Tuition price increases are facing pushback. And on top of that, the global economy is facing the massive disruption of COVID-19. How do business school administrators need to think through strategy in these turbulent times?

Speakers:
  • Roger L. Martin, Academic Director, Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto

10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

04:15 p.m.–04:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

10:15 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

BREAK

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

04:30 p.m.–05:30 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

10:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Singapore Standard Time

10: Strategies for Planning/Executing an Effective Virtual Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) Visit

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:
  • Robert F. Scherer, Dean, Trinity University
  • Mark P. Taylor, Dean, Washington University in St. Louis

11: Incorporating Humanities into Business Curriculum

Business has become one of the largest undergraduate majors. With this shift in demand and governments and tech companies push for STEM jobs, fewer students are majoring in liberal arts and humanities subjects. However, these subjects teach critical thinking, emotional intelligence, communication, problem solving, and other skills that are valued by society and by business professionals. Hear how some schools are incorporating liberal arts and the humanities, such as literature, philosophy, and theater, into their business curriculum to better prepare business graduates for their careers. At the same time, these programs bring more students into liberal arts and humanities.

Speakers:
  • Eric Litton, Assistant Professor, Business, Coker College
  • Leonard Waverman, Dean, McMaster University

12: Looking Ahead: Faculty Qualifications and Development in the Proposed 2020 Business Standards

Business education is in a period of significant change, including faculty staffing and development models. In developing the proposed 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 session, members of the Business Accreditation Task Force will highlight key changes proposed in the 2020 standards on faculty, the rationale for these proposed changes, and examples from their own schools on effective faculty development strategies.

Speakers:
  • Irineu G. Gianesi, Dean, Academic Affairs, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
  • Susan E. Lehrman, Dean, Rowan University

Industry Session: ETS— Assessing Behavioral Strengths for Business Schools

The importance of soft skills and behavioral strengths for success in business school is on the rise. This session will define behavioral strengths and review evidence for their value as expressed by employers in studies correlating them with business school outcomes; review various methods for measuring behavioral strengths; and discuss recent empirical research which shows that soft skills assessments administered during admissions add substantially to the prediction of outcomes ranging from grades to leadership activities.

Speakers:
  • Patrick Kyllonen, Distinguished Presidential Appointee, Educational Testing Service

11:30 a.m.–01:00 p.m.
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05:30 p.m.–07:00 p.m.
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11:30 p.m.–01:00 a.m.
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LIVE Networking with Exhibitors

11:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

05:40 p.m.–06:00 p.m.
Central European Summer Time

11:40 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
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Expo Demo Session: BusinessCAS— Separating Fact from Fiction in GME Admissions

Do you really know your industry? Test your knowledge during this EXPO Demo Session. Robert Ruiz, managing director of BusinessCAS™, will facilitate an interactive, “true-or-false” quiz that will cover all topics graduate management education (GME) — international admissions, gender diversity, standardized testing and new forms of competition, to name a few. Participate to gain insights into today’s trends, debunk myths — and establish common ground with your fellow GME leaders.

Speakers:
  • Robert Ruiz, Vice President, Strategic Enrollment, Liaison International

01:00 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
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07:00 p.m.–08:00 p.m.
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01:00 a.m.–02:00 a.m.
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13: Companies are Obsessed with Lifelong Learning, so Where Do Business Schools Fit In?

Many companies view lifelong learning as a bulwark against employee turnover and looming disruption by more-nimble competitors. Companies believe that if employees continually expand their own human capital, they will be happier, more productive, more innovative, and more likely to stay. This mindset creates a ripe environment for business schools to step in and shape how business is done in the 21st century. So what, exactly, are companies looking for, and how can business schools respond? We will ask for your perspectives and share our own.

Speakers:
  • Mike Malefakis, CEO & Associate Vice Dean, University of Pennsylvania
  • Molly Nagler, Chief Learning Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.

14: Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Business School

Diversity and inclusion have become an imperative for business schools and corporations alike. This session will focus on ways to build a diversity strategy that is congruent with your overall business objectives; and successful ways of implementing the strategy so that inclusion and diversity become a part of the fabric of the school. A diverse and inclusive institution has members (students, faculty and staff) who share inclusion and diversity as a value and it as demonstrated by the established cultural norms and behaviors. We will also discuss the implication for strategy based on the geographical setting of the institution.

Speakers:
  • Andrew Jack, Education Editor, The Financial Times
  • Binnu Palta Hill, Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ian O. Williamson, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Commerce, Victoria University of Wellington

Industry Session: ETS— Effectively Closing the Assurance of Learning (AoL) Loop

The ETS® Major Field Tests (MFTs) are comprehensive undergraduate and MBA outcomes assessments designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students within their major. Join in the discussion and learn from an ETS MFT Senior Assessment Strategist and your colleagues about the science behind the MFT assessments, the data and reporting they provide, and the best practices in effectively using the MFTs to close your AoL loop.

Speakers:
  • Abdulbaset Abdulla, Senior Assessment Strategist, Educational Testing Service
  • Joe F. Alexander, Associate Dean, Belmont University

02:00 p.m.–03:00 p.m.
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08:00 p.m.–09:00 p.m.
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02:00 a.m.–03:00 a.m.
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Sponsored by Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University

02:10 p.m.–02:30 p.m.
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08:10 p.m.–08:30 p.m.
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02:10 a.m.–02:30 a.m.
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Expo Demo Session: Qualtrics— Experience Management Outside of the Classroom

Managing the experience of your stakeholders - students, alumni, faculty, and staff - is now more important than ever. Learn how student feedback united with faculty feedback can help you proactively improve your programs, attract and retain effective staff, and build a trusted brand.

Speakers:
  • Omar Garriott, Global Industry Leader, Education, Qualtrics Labs, Inc.

03:00 p.m.–04:00 p.m.
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09:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
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03:00 a.m.–04:00 a.m.
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15: A Practical Guide to the Digital Transformation of Business Schools

Advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of things, blockchain and allied technologies fuel the digital transformation reshaping business across the globe. Yet, business schools lag behind in implementing these innovations in their curricula and their operations. In this session, we will provide participants a clear understanding of the coming changes in the business world, identify key best practices and case studies, and share a one-page practical resource sheet that you can take away to implement important changes in your school.

Speakers:
  • Richard Klein, Associate Dean and Professor, Florida International University
  • Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Dean and Professor, University of Washington Bothell
  • Joanne Li, Dean, Florida International University

16: Leading Excellence in AoL: Stakeholder Engagement, Infrastructure Develop., & Capacity Building

This session provides an opportunity for participants to hear of approaches to transforming teaching and learning governance and practice while developing a sense of ownership over the AoL process. Exemplar practices including tools and processes to improve AoL system and access to resources used by exemplar faculty will be shared with participants. The session will also highlight the changes proposed in the 2020 Standards on AoL, including the role of indirect measures.

Speakers:
  • Venkata Yanamandram, Associate Professor and Director, Assurance of Learning, University of Wollongong
  • Rihab Khalifa, Vice Dean, United Arab Emirates University

04:00 p.m.–04:30 p.m.
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10:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
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04:00 a.m.–04:30 a.m.
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04:30 p.m.–05:30 p.m.
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10:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
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04:30 a.m.–05:30 a.m.
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1: Membership and Quality Assurance Information Session (REPEATED)

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:
  • Rachel Dixon-Zudar, Manager, Accreditation Services, AACSB International
  • Tara van der Hoorn, Director, Membership, AACSB International

3: AACSB DataDirect: Your Source for Data-Driven Decisions (REPEATED)

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.

Speakers:
  • Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis, AACSB International
  • Joshua D. Barillas, Manager, Data Analysis, AACSB International

4: myAccreditation Session (REPEATED)

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

Speakers:
  • Maria Baltar, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International
  • Amy Roberts, Manager, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International

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

11:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

05:30 a.m.–06:30 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

CANCELLED - ICAM Monday Evening Reception - Guest

Check this box to bring a guest to the Monday Evening Reception. Cost is 60 USD.

05:30 p.m.–07:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

11:30 p.m.–01:00 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

05:30 a.m.–07:00 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

BREAK

07:00 p.m.–08:00 p.m.
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01:00 a.m.–02:00 a.m.
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07:00 a.m.–08:00 a.m.
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AACSB Town Hall

Officers and leadership of AACSB international will address the membership on numerous topics including the process for approving the proposed 2020 Business Accreditation Standards, the current environment of the business school, the state of the organization and impact of COVID-19, as well as a look forward for AACSB and business education.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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

02:15 a.m.–03:15 a.m.
Central European Summer Time

08:15 a.m.–09:15 a.m.
Singapore Standard Time

10: Strategies for Planning/Executing an Effective Virtual Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) Visit

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:
  • Robert F. Scherer, Dean, Trinity University
  • Mark P. Taylor, Dean, Washington University in St. Louis

11: Incorporating Humanities into Business Curriculum (REPEATED)

Business has become one of the largest undergraduate majors. With this shift in demand and governments and tech companies push for STEM jobs, fewer students are majoring in liberal arts and humanities subjects. However, these subjects teach critical thinking, emotional intelligence, communication, problem solving, and other skills that are valued by society and by business professionals. Hear how some schools are incorporating liberal arts and the humanities, such as literature, philosophy, and theater, into their business curriculum to better prepare business graduates for their careers. At the same time, these programs bring more students into liberal arts and humanities.

Speakers:
  • Eric Litton, Assistant Professor, Business, Coker College
  • Leonard Waverman, Dean, McMaster University

14: Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Business School (REPEATED)

Diversity and inclusion have become an imperative for business schools and corporations alike. This session will focus on ways to build a diversity strategy that is congruent with your overall business objectives; and successful ways of implementing the strategy so that inclusion and diversity become a part of the fabric of the school. A diverse and inclusive institution has members (students, faculty and staff) who share inclusion and diversity as a value and it as demonstrated by the established cultural norms and behaviors. We will also discuss the implication for strategy based on the geographical setting of the institution.

Speakers:
  • Andrew Jack, Education Editor, The Financial Times
  • Binnu Palta Hill, Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ian O. Williamson, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Commerce, Victoria University of Wellington

09:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
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03:30 a.m.–04:30 a.m.
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09:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
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12:Looking Ahead: Faculty Qualifications & Development in the Proposed 2020 Business Standards (REP)

Business education is in a period of significant change, including faculty staffing and development models. In developing the proposed 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 session, members of the Business Accreditation Task Force will highlight key changes proposed in the 2020 standards on faculty, the rationale for these proposed changes, and examples from their own schools on effective faculty development strategies.

Speakers:
  • Irineu G. Gianesi, Dean, Academic Affairs, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
  • Susan E. Lehrman, Dean, Rowan University

13: Companies are Obsessed with Lifelong Learning, so Where Do Business Schools Fit In? (REPEATED)

Many companies view lifelong learning as a bulwark against employee turnover and looming disruption by more-nimble competitors. Companies believe that if employees continually expand their own human capital, they will be happier, more productive, more innovative, and more likely to stay. This mindset creates a ripe environment for business schools to step in and shape how business is done in the 21st century. So what, exactly, are companies looking for, and how can business schools respond? We will ask for your perspectives and share our own.

Speakers:
  • Mike Malefakis, CEO & Associate Vice Dean, University of Pennsylvania
  • Molly Nagler, Chief Learning Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.

16: Leading Excellence in AoL: Stakeholder Engagement, Infrastructure Develop., & Capacity Building

This session provides an opportunity for participants to hear of approaches to transforming teaching and learning governance and practice while developing a sense of ownership over the AoL process. Exemplar practices including tools and processes to improve AoL system and access to resources used by exemplar faculty will be shared with participants. The session will also highlight the changes proposed in the 2020 Standards on AoL, including the role of indirect measures.

Speakers:
  • Rihab Khalifa, Vice Dean, United Arab Emirates University
  • Venkata Yanamandram, Associate Professor and Director, Assurance of Learning, University of Wollongong

07:00 a.m.–08:00 a.m.
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01:00 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
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07:00 p.m.–08:00 p.m.
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AACSB Town Hall (REPEATED)

Officers and leadership of AACSB international will address the membership on numerous topics including the process for approving the proposed 2020 Business Accreditation Standards, the current environment of the business school, the state of the organization and impact of COVID-19, as well as a look forward for AACSB and business education.

07:00 a.m.–09:00 p.m.
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01:00 p.m.–03:00 a.m.
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07:00 p.m.–09:00 a.m.
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Expo Hall

The Expo Hall includes organizations who support and collaborate with faculty and administrators at business schools globally. Be sure to visit their virtual booths to learn more about them. LIVE Networking with Exhibitors Take the opportunity to video chat with exhibitors in real time during the following dates and times: Tuesday- 12:00pm-1:30pm EST 18:00-19:30 CET 12:00am-1:30am SGT

08:15 a.m.–09:15 a.m.
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02:15 p.m.–03:15 p.m.
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08:15 p.m.–09:15 p.m.
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Keynote II: Leading Digitally: Foster Human Engagement at Work

We collaborate faster and more often than ever before. We feel like we’re connected – but are we really? In person, we rely on body language and tone to grasp the real meaning, but digitally we lose subtext and nuance. Whether your team works on separate floors, buildings or even countries, they need to connect differently in order to collaborate. These new misunderstandings are happening every day. They are reducing your employee engagement, morale, and team performance each time. In this keynote, you will learn how to master Digital Body Language, the new cues and signals of trust, and collaboration in a digital workplace.

Speakers:
  • Erica Dhawan, Founder & CEO, Cotential, LLC

09:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
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03:30 p.m.–04:30 p.m.
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09:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
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5: Enhancing Employee Engagement, Innovation and Performance by Leading Inclusively (REPEATED)

Research shows that diverse teams operating in an inclusive culture are more innovative, engaged and far outperform their homogeneous counterparts. Inclusive leaders create a culture where differences are recognized and valued, and dissenting perspectives are encouraged. Inclusive leaders unite their employees through a shared vision and exhibit a personal commitment to making each team member feel that they are an integral part of the team's success. In this session, we will examine factors that drive employee engagement, innovation and performance. Using Deloitte’s model “The Six Signature Traits of Inclusive Leaders”, we will discuss the mindset and behaviors linked to these traits and how leaders can develop them.

Speakers:
  • Binnu Palta Hill, Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Wisconsin-Madison

6: Reflection at a Point of Inflection: Leading After COVID-19 (REPEATED)

This interactive virtual session invites participants to draw on our known, and sometimes unknown, leadership strengths to move from reactive to responsive to pro-active in the face of an unprecedented situation. Andy Grove (co-founder of Intel) spoke about an inflection point as ‘an event that changes the way we think and act’. By any definition, COVID-19 has provided such an event for organisations and institutions world-wide. In this session, participants will be presented with some initial key questions that are designed to assist the process of exploring how schools can move forward into the ‘new normal’.

Speakers:
  • Joan Baker, Leadership Consultant, QED: The Accreditation Experts
  • Joanne Powell, Senior Advisor, QED: The Accreditation Experts
  • Jeanette Lemmergaard, Head, Department of Marketing and Management, University of Southern Denmark
  • Julie Perrin-Halot, Associate Dean and Director, Quality, Strategy and International, Grenoble Ecole de Management

7: Rethinking Business Curriculum: Learning from the Trailblazers (REPEATED)

Skills, not jobs, is the new DNA for the job market. In this session you will learn how schools can demonstrate their value in the job markets by teaching skills that matters. Matt Sigelman will present the latest data that help schools drive higher enrolment, generate more revenue, and align closer with the dynamic higher education market. Johan Roos will share how his school is redesigning the Bachelor and Master level curricula to ensure that graduates have the right technical as well as the enduring human skills and character needed to succeed.

Speakers:
  • Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School
  • Matt Sigelman, Chief Executive Officer, Burning Glass Technologies

Industry Session: Studyportals— Real Time Insights During Covid-19 for Business School Recruitment

This session will cover how COVID-19 is altering student interest for international education, across different degree levels. We will evaluate the extent to which key destination countries are impacted, as well as their key source countries. Monitor in real time how these markets are recovering and have a first-hand view on ‘the new normal’. Additionally, evaluate differences between online and on-campus student interest driven by COVID-19. Attendees will learn what they can do now to ensure a healthy pipeline of international students as budgets are changing.

Speakers:
  • Margaret Cook, Senior Vice President, Studyportals
  • Laurens Vehmeijer, Analytics Consultant, Studyportals

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
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04:30 p.m.–05:00 p.m.
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10:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
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10:40 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
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04:40 p.m.–05:00 p.m.
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10:40 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
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Expo Demo Session: SAS Institute Inc.— Interactive Machine Learning in SAS Viya

This demo provides a theoretical foundation for SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning, through the SASVisual Analytics interface. The course uses and interactive approach to teach you visualization, and model building and assessment, while introducing you to a variety of machine learning techniques.Instructors in higher education will be shown how to gain free access to the Viya for Learners platform, which they can utilize in their classrooms.

Speakers:
  • Tom Grant, , SAS Institute, Inc.

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
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05:00 p.m.–06:00 p.m.
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11:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
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17: Deep Dive: Leading Digitally Session Follow UpSpeakers:
  • Erica Dhawan, Founder & CEO, Cotential, LLC

18: Coding and App Development in Business Education

Hear from schools that have developed innovating curricular programs that engage industry professionals as instructors to kickstart students’ personal and professional development and to prepare them to compete for, and succeed in, the best jobs. In this session, presenters will discuss methods for structuring and scaling a required, four-year, professional development program, and offer ideas for how to create a tailored professional development program based on your school’s needs.

Speakers:
  • Andrew Currah, Education Leadership Executive, Apple, Inc.
  • Haya Ajjan, Associate Professor of Management and Director of the Elon Center for Organizational Analytics, Elon University
  • Jake Hansen, Market Segment Executive, Apple, Inc.

12:00 p.m.–01:30 p.m.
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06:00 p.m.–07:30 p.m.
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12:00 a.m.–01:30 a.m.
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LIVE Networking with Exhibitors

01:30 p.m.–02:30 p.m.
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07:30 p.m.–08:30 p.m.
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01:30 a.m.–02:30 a.m.
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MBA for Working Professionals Affinity Group

Revitalizing Your MBA Curriculum for the Digital Age

Speakers:
  • Jon Kaplan, Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs, University of California, Irvine
  • Jon Masciana, Executive Director, Fully Employed MBA Program, University of California, Irvine

Metropolitan Business Schools Affinity Group

Join a listening session on the topics for the Metropolitan Business School Affinity Group's networking and engagement opportunities. During our session, we'll discuss how we can work together online and beyond. All ideas are welcome.

Speakers:
  • James Fatzinger, Tenure Track Faculty MMIB and President Kentucky Fulbright Association, Eastern Kentucky University

02:30 p.m.–03:00 p.m.
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08:30 p.m.–09:00 p.m.
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02:30 a.m.–03:00 a.m.
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02:40 p.m.–03:00 p.m.
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08:40 p.m.–09:00 p.m.
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02:40 a.m.–03:00 a.m.
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Expo Demo Session: The PhD Project—25 Years of Creating Diversity in AcademeSpeakers:
  • Blane Ruschak, President, KPMG US Foundation and PhD Project, KPMG

03:00 p.m.–04:00 p.m.
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09:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
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03:00 a.m.–04:00 a.m.
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Online Learning Community Affinity Group

The Online Learning Affinity Group aims to be a highly participative forum for sharing ideas and expertise on online and blended learning. We will host World Café-style discussion groups to share expertise on issues and challenges in online and blended learning as proposed by group members. The topics you bring will be the ones we discuss.

Speakers:
  • Tawnya S. Means, Assistant Dean and Director, Teaching and Learning Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

04:00 p.m.–08:00 p.m.
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10:00 p.m.–02:00 a.m.
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04:00 a.m.–08:00 a.m.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

08:00 p.m.–09:00 p.m.
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02:00 a.m.–03:00 a.m.
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08:00 a.m.–09:00 a.m.
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15: A Practical Guide to the Digital Transformation of Business Schools

Advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of things, blockchain and allied technologies fuel the digital transformation reshaping business across the globe. Yet, business schools lag behind in implementing these innovations in their curricula and their operations. In this session, we will provide participants a clear understanding of the coming changes in the business world, identify key best practices and case studies, and share a one-page practical resource sheet that you can take away to implement important changes in your school.

Speakers:
  • Richard Klein, Associate Dean and Professor, Florida International University
  • Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Dean and Professor, University of Washington Bothell
  • Joanne Li, Dean, Florida International University

17: Deep Dive: Leading Digitally Session Follow Up (REPEAT)

In this deep dive session, attendees will engage in a workshop experience to understand their digital communication style and what signals they are broadcasting (even if they don’t intend to!) across their teams, university siloes and all stakeholder networks. Attendees will assess their own leadership challenges working in a digital workplace and learn how to apply new norms that create high performing teams and cultures of empathy and inclusion, no matter the distance.

Speakers:
  • Erica Dhawan, Founder & CEO, Cotential, LLC

18: Coding and App Development in Business Education (REPEAT)

This session will discuss a collaboration between Apple and a cohort of business schools, which has focused on the role of coding and app development in business education - and specifically, the development of curriculum to teach undergraduate students about the technical and business aspects of the app economy. The app economy is at the intersection of several mega trends, from big data to machine learning, which are transforming business models across industries. Learn how Apple is working with business schools to prepare students for careers in this rapidly evolving space.

Speakers:
  • Jake Hansen, Market Segment Executive, Apple, Inc.
  • Haya Ajjan, Associate Professor of Management and Director of the Elon Center for Organizational Analytics, Elon University
  • Andrew Currah, Education Leadership Executive, Apple, Inc.