International Conference and Annual Meeting

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Networking Community Meetings

AACSB Networking Community virtual meetings in conjunction with AACSB's 2020 International Conference and Annual Meeting(ICAM) are available to ICAM registrants and all AACSB members. 

Pre-registration for networking community meetings is strongly recommended in order to receive instructions to access the virtual meeting in advance. Please register via the individual meeting links below. Please check back for updates.


Sunday, April 26th

Associate Deans Affinity Group Meeting

9:00am – 10:00am EDT

Join the Associate Deans Affinity Group for a pre-conference learning opportunity. The Associate Deans Affinity Group includes associate deans or assistant deans with faculty appointments from AACSB-accredited organizations and member organizations with approved accreditation eligibility applications.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit all of society like a tidal wave. InBusiness 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.

Sarah Vaughan, Associate Dean Accreditations, ICN Business School France

Andrew Simpson, Associate Dean International, Alumni and Accreditation, Sheffield University Management School UK

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Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Group Meeting

10:30am – 11:30am EDT

Join the Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Group for a pre-conference learning opportunity. The Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Group includes AACSB Members with interest and responsibilities in advocating for diversity and inclusion in academia and schools of business around the world.

Diversity and Inclusion in Academia: Awareness, Appreciation and Best Practices

The purpose of this virtual panel session is to support Diversity and Inclusion in Business Schools by discussing some of the questions and issues that may impact awareness, appreciation and best practices needed to accelerate a cultural shift in academia.

Panelists:

     Wanda M. Costen, Dean & Professor, School of Business, MacEwan University

     Donna Maria Blancero, Provost & VP of Academic Affairs, Bentley University

     Anthony C. Hood, Director of Civic Innovation, Office of the President , University of Alabama at Birmingham

     Oscar Holmes IV, Director of Access & Outreach for Business Education, Rutgers School of Business-Camden

Moderator:

     Matrecia S. L. James, Dean, School of Business, St. Bonaventure University

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Small Schools Network Affinity Group Meeting

 10:30am – 11:30am EDT

Join the Small Schools Network (SSNet) Affinity Group for a pre-conference learning opportunity. The SSNet Affinity Group includes representatives from schools with typically 35 or fewer full-time faculty members.

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.

Session Moderators:

Roberto Curci, Dean, Brennan School of Business, Dominican University

Steven Elias, Dean, School of Business Administration, Fort Lewis College

Session Panelists:

Kristin Backhaus, Dean SUNY New Paltz

Greg Carnes, Dean, University of North Alabama

Jayati Ghosh, Dean, Widener University

Lynne Richardson, Dean, University of Mary Washington

David Sollars, Dean, Washburn University

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Women Administrators in Management Education Affinity Group Meeting

 11:45am –12:45pm EDT

Join the Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME) Affinity Group for a pre-conference learning opportunity. Members of the WAME Affinity Group consist of women administrators, including deans, associate deans, assistant deans, program directors, center directors, and academic department chairs.

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.

Hosts:

     Jenny Darroch, Dean, Drucker School of Management

     Rowena Ortiz-Walters, Dean, SUNY Plattsburgh

    Christy Weer, Dean, Salisbury University

     Joyce Russell, Dean, Villanova University

     Lynn Richardson, Dean, University of Mary Washington

Special Guest

     Caryn Beck-Dudley, Dean, Santa Clara University

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Technology in Business Schools Roundtable Virtual Community Meeting

 11:45am –12:45pm EDT

Join the Technology in Business Schools Roundtable (TBsR) Virtual Community for a pre-conference learning opportunity. Members of the TBsR Virtual Community consist of technology administrators at business schools.

Putting Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plans into Action: Lesson for IT in Covidian Times

Panel:

     Razi Ahmad, Director, IT Infrastructure ServicesStern School of Business, New York University

 

     Brad Hunt, Executive Director, Information TechnologyTerry College of Business, University of Georgia

 

     Sean McNeil, Director, Learning Spaces and Instructional MediaFoster School of Business, University of Washington

 

     Don Krueger, Systems Advisory Consultant, Office of the CIOThe Ohio State University

 

     Shannon Thomas, Director of Information TechnologyScheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Moderator:

 

     Mick Westrick, Associate Dean, IT ServicesFoster School of Business, University of Washington

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Tuesday, April 28th

MBA for Working Professionals Affinity Group Meeting

 1:30pm – 2:30pm EDT

Join the MBA for Working Professionals Affinity Group for a post-conference learning opportunity. The MBA for Working Professionals Affinity Group includes representatives from AACSB-accredited member organizations with working professional MBA program enrollment of significant size (generally, 35%+ of total MBA enrollment).

Revitalizing Your MBA Curriculum for the Digital Age

Jon B. Kaplan, Assistant Dean for the MBA and Specialty Masters Programs, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine

Jon Masciana, Executive Director, Fully Employed MBA Program, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine  

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Metropolitan Business Schools Affinity Group Meeting

 1:30pm – 2:30pm EDT

Join the Metropolitan Business Schools Affinity Group for a post-conference networking and learning opportunity. The Metropolitan Business Schools Affinity Group includes representatives from member organizations located in or near the urban center of a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) with a population of at least 250,000.

Attend 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.

Jim B. Fatzinger, Ed.D, MBA, DBA Candidate(ABD), Tenure-Track Faculty, College of Business and Technology 

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Online Learning Affinity Group Meeting

 3:00pm – 4:00pm EDT

Join the Online Learning Affinity Group for a post-conference learning opportunity. The Online Learning Affinity Group includes faculty, administrators, and learning technologists from any member organization with interest and responsibilities in online learning.

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.

Tawnya Means, Assistant Dean and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center, College of Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

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