Global Accreditation Conference

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Global Accreditation Conference

September 27–30, 2021

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.

*To accommodate a global audience, these sessions will be repeated or rebroadcast.

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Monday, September 27, 2021

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

Responsible Management Education Affinity Group Meeting

Reporting for responsible management Impact. Renewing the PRME RME strategy and SIP Reporting logic-Achievements, Challenges and Aspirations: This session provides inspiration on how PRME aims to help signatory schools account for business school impact on society. The audience is given an overview of PRME's new strategic focus and accompanying SIP Reporting logic (Sharing Information on Progress): a framework for business schools to account for their activities and impact on society. You will get an overview of some of the key achievements of the SIP Report as well as be engaged in key discussion of PRME's current ongoing work to develop narratives and indicators for responsible management and sustainable development, that will assist business schools in accounting for past action as well as future aspirations. A strong emphasis on the PRME SIP Report logic is given to support schools on their institutional learning journey to progress action and to globally share knowledge as well as to assist business schools in their accreditation work to for example AACSB's recent quest for social impact.

Speaker(s):
  • Mathias Falkenstein, Professor of Practice in Higher Ed Management, Luiss Business School, and Managing Director, XOLAS GmbH
  • Mette Morsing, Head, PRME Secretariat
  • Wilfred F. Mijnhardt, Policy Director RSM, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Women Administrators in Management Education Affinity Group Meeting

Finding Your Joy – The Power of Self Care: Get happier by exploring the new science of positive psychology. In this experiential session, writer Jennifer King Lindley will lead you through a series of exercises based on the latest research designed to help you discover your purpose, learn to savor life's small pleasure, and revise the story you tell yourself.

Speaker(s):
  • Jennifer King Lindley, Health and Wellness Writer,
  • Christy H. Weer, Dean, Salisbury University
  • Michele V. Gee, Interim Dean, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • Joy T. Smith, Dean, Elizabeth City State University

11:00 a.m.–04:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

12:00 p.m.–12:55 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Associate Deans Affinity Group Meeting

Pandemic and Business Education: Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future: In this session, our panelists will discuss what they have learned in the past year-and-a-half providing business education in an environment drastically changed by the pandemic. Our panelists will also discuss their plans for the future as we move to different stages of the pandemic in various parts of the world. Join our interactive session to gain insights into the challenges and opportunities facing our institutions in this new era.

Speaker(s):
  • Devrim Yaman, Associate Dean, Western Michigan University
  • Gabriela Alvarado, Associate Director, Research and Academic Processes, IPADE Business School
  • Suhnaz Yilmaz Ozbagci, Dean of CASE & Director of GSB, Koc University
  • Sharon Lydon, Associate Dean and Executive Director, MBA Program, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick

01:00 p.m.–01:55 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Latin America & Caribbean Regional Network Meeting

Approaches to societal impact and networking: In this session we will discuss engagement and societal impact and how some Latin American Universities have approached this relevant topic. Moreover, we will launch a new Latin American networking series for AACSB members that want to closely connect with peers in the region, talk about high quality, and share best practices.

Speaker(s):
  • Sara Isabel I. Marin Zapata, Líder de acreditaciones internacionales, Universidad EAFIT
  • Valeria Bustamante, Cooridnadora Mejoramiento Continuo, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali
  • Monica Lopez Sieben, Dean CETYS Graduate School of Business, CETYS University
  • Rosa Amelia González, Professor, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA)

New Deans Affinity Group Meeting

Adapting to the 2020 Standards: In this session we will cover the principles-based and outcomes-oriented philosophy of the 2020 accreditation standards and examples of where/how this is applied. We will also discuss the key changes from 2013 - 2020.

Speaker(s):
  • Austin Cheney, Dean, Eastern Illinois University
  • Mark S. Rosenbaum, Dean, Saint Xavier University
  • Suzanne Mintz, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Strategy and Policy, AACSB International
  • Rachel Dixon-Zudar, Manager, Accreditation Services, AACSB International

02:00 p.m.–02:55 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Diversity & Inclusion Affinity Group Meeting

Creating a Conducive Academic Culture that Supports the Growth and Success of Diverse Faculty and Students: This presentation will focus on creating an inclusive environment for diverse faculty and students. In particular, we will explore the role of mentorship, advising, professional development, and education. We will consider practical ways to support diverse faculty and students, heavily focusing on recruitment, retention, and pathways to leadership. Lastly, we will discuss models for change to develop a more progressive, diversified campus.

Speaker(s):
  • Matrecia S. James, Dean, St. Bonaventure University
  • Latoya Pierce, Interim Dean School of Education and Associate Professor of Counselor Education, St. Bonaventure University
  • Anthony C. Nelson, Dean, North Carolina Central University

Small Schools Network Meeting

Join us for an insightful hour with Dr. Mary Marcy, President Emerita of Dominican University and author of The Small College Imperative. Dr. Marcy’s research led her to create a framework that identifies five types of colleges: traditional, integrative, distinctive, expansion, and distributed. While Marcy’s research focuses on the overall sustainability of small colleges and universities, her framework for understanding “the rich array of options and institutional types” is immediately and convincingly applicable to schools of business within small colleges and universities. She has great insights to share with us!

Speaker(s):
  • Mary Marcy, President Emerita, Dominican University
  • Astrid Sheil, Dean, Shenandoah University

03:00 p.m.–03:55 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Online Learning Meeting

Challenges of opening up education campuses in Autumn 2021 and how online can support activity- The Online Learning Affinity Group aims to be a highly participative forum for sharing ideas and expertise on various issues and topics in online and blended learning. In this session, we will host a facilitated discussion on the topics of academic delivery and student support challenges in Autumn 2021. The session will include breakout discussions, with the following topic choices: Breakout 1) Academic delivery challenges: This session will explore the role of the campus based, hybrid and online academic delivery Breakout 2) Student support challenges: This session will explore the role of the campus based, hybrid and online student support

Speaker(s):
  • Tawnya S. Means, Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Chief Learning Officer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Lucian Tipi, Head of Teaching and Learning Enhancement, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Ali Blankinship, Director of Instructional Affairs, Center for Online Learning, College of William and Mary
  • Greer Jason-DiBartolo, Associate Dean for Academic Administration, Fordham University
  • Ginger Killian, Associate Professor, Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College

08:00 p.m.–08:15 p.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
  • Jikyeong Kang, President, Dean and MVP Professor, Marketing, Asian Institute of Management

08:20 p.m.–09:20 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Initial & Continuous Improvement Review Accreditation Visit Q&A*

If you have an Initial Accreditation or Continuous Improvement Review visit coming up, this session is for you! We invite you to bring questions related to the 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 in both the virtual and in-person settings. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Liyan Chen, Senior Manager, Accreditation and Member Services, AACSB International
  • Geoff Perry, EVP and Chief Officer Asia Pacific, AACSB International
  • Ross James, Dean (Academic Governance), University of Canterbury

09:20 p.m.–10:20 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Designing and Delivering High-Quality Competency-Based Education Programs*

In this session presenters will highlight the features of competency-based education programs, compare the programs to traditional programs, and discuss the benefits of competency-based education for nontraditional students. The presenters will also discuss institutional strategies to help comply with accreditation requirements and how these strategies compare with those for the traditional programs. Live Q&A with some presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Dirk Baldwin, Retired, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • Morris Mthombeni, Interim Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria

10:30 p.m.–11:25 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Young Schools Network Virtual Community Meeting

Optimizing a Successful Accreditation Journey of a Young School:In this session, presenters will demonstrate 1) How to prepare to embark on the AACSB accreditation journey, and 2) How a young school's mission consistency and crafting of strategic direction for the accreditation process can be synergized. During the live Q&A, presenters will answer questions on various topics suggested by the audience for further discussion (e.g., accreditation issues/challenges young schools faced during the time of Covid-19, preparations for the Peer Review Team visit).

Speaker(s):
  • Victoria Kim, Associate Professor, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
  • Amer Qasim, University professor, Al Ain university
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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

Membership and Quality Assurance Information Session

If you have questions about membership, the accreditation process, or how to become a volunteer, this session is for you! AACSB staff will take you through the AACSB Accreditation process and will highlight new member initiatives and events. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Rachel Dixon-Zudar, Manager, Accreditation Services, AACSB International
  • Becky Gann, VP Global Membership & Strategic Relationships, AACSB International

08:45 a.m.–04:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

09:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Leveraging National Accreditation to Align with AACSB Accreditation

In this session, presenters will demonstrate how work undertaken for national and regional accreditation requirements can be leveraged for AACSB accreditation. The presentation will focus on curriculum planning and assessment processes that demonstrate an efficient approach to combining the requirements of regional accreditation with AACSB. Speakers will discuss how the principles-based approach to the 2020 AACSB Business Accreditation Standards can be implemented in practice as well as some of challenges schools might face with AoL and staff sufficiency. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Anthony Devine, Director of Accreditation, Northumbria University
  • Mark M. Higgins, Professor of Accounting, Saint Louis University
  • Rihab Khalifa, Professor, United Arab Emirates University

Preparing for Your Accreditation Visit from a Volunteer Perspective

Accreditation visits have nearly always posed challenges related to organization, communication with a school’s PRT and Chair and arranging a schedule that ensures appropriate interaction with all relevant stakeholder groups. More recently, visits have taken on somewhat different characteristics, as so many of these have been virtual rather than on-ground. This brings more challenges, including those associated with appropriate technologies. At this session, join a candid discussion with experienced AACSB peer review team members about best practices observed through both on-ground and virtual accreditation visits, as well as recommendations to enable your school to plan for and follow through with a successful visit. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Susan McTiernan, Dean, Roger Williams University
  • Joseph M. Phillips, Dean, Seattle University

10:45 a.m.–10:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Speed Networking

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.

11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Conference Welcome*

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

Speaker(s):
  • Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO, AACSB International
  • Jikyeong Kang, President, Dean and MVP Professor, Marketing, Asian Institute of Management

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Keynote I: The Impact of Microcredentials and Upskilling in Higher Education*

In this session presenters will share their various perspectives on the importance of microcredentials and the competitive role they play within higher education. Presenters will discuss what makes a valuable microcredential course or program, who they’re being designed for, and why institutions should invest in a pathway that allows more flexibility for students. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Sponsored by Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Speaker(s):
  • Arshad Saiyed, Associate Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Digital Learning, Northeastern University
  • Peter van der Hijden, Independent Higher Education Strategy Advisor,
  • Susan Fournier, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Boston University
  • Leah Houde, Chief Learning Officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

12:20 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Courageous Conversations: Are Business Degrees Needed in the Future?

Meet and greet your colleagues on video for a provocative conversation around the impact of microcredentials and the future of business education. Share your thoughts on if business school degrees will be needed to land competitive jobs in the industry.

Speaker(s):
  • Timothy S. Mescon, EVP EMEA, AACSB International
  • Corey Snow, Director - Education Cloud Industry Solutions - International, Salesforce

12:50 p.m.–01:10 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

LIVE Networking with Exhibitors

Visit our exhibitor showcase to chat live with our conference exhibitors. These peers can help you solve problems, reach your goals, and discover new ideas to bring back to your institution.

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

Aligning Microcredentials with Accreditation Expectations*

This session will provide a more in-depth look at the various options of microcredentials and stackable degrees. Presenters will share steps on how to successfully implement and align microcredentials with AACSB accreditation expectations and requirements based on successes at their own institutions. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session. This session will provide a more in-depth look at the various options of microcredentials and stackable degrees. Presenters will share steps on how to successfully implement and align microcredentials with AACSB accreditation expectations and requirements based on successes at their own institutions. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Suzanne Mintz, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Strategy and Policy, AACSB International
  • Jeffrey Brown, Dean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MaryAnne M. Hyland, Interim Dean, Adelphi University

Designing and Delivering High-Quality Competency-Based Education Programs*

In this session presenters will highlight the features of competency-based education programs, compare the programs to traditional programs, and discuss the benefits of competency-based education for nontraditional students. The presenters will also discuss institutional strategies to help comply with accreditation requirements and how these strategies compare with those for the traditional programs. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Dirk Baldwin, Retired, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • Morris Mthombeni, Interim Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria

02:10 p.m.–02:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Dataiku - A Discussion on the Evolving Field of Data Science

Industry Session

At Dataiku we want to help people everywhere grow their data analysis and predictive modeling skills. Join me, Christopher Peter Markis, Data Science Team Lead at Dataiku for an interactive Q/A discussion on the evolving field of Data Science and what Dataiku has to help meet the needs of today’s Data Scientists and Educators.

Speaker(s):
  • Christopher Peter Makris, Data Science Team Lead, Dataiku

02:30 p.m.–02:55 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

DataDirect Demo: Selecting and Finding Your School Peers in DataDirect

Join us for an overview of how to use DataDirect to help you identify your peer and aspirant schools. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • R. Colin Nelson, Senior Manager of Data Analysis, AACSB International

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

Defining and Delivering Your Business School’s Thought Leadership Agenda*

This session will explore new approaches to defining thought leadership in a business school setting, as well as divergent paths to developing and implementing a school’s thought leadership goals. One presenter will share his research on the drivers of impactful thought leadership, and provide a broad, evidence-based approach to developing a successful thought leadership program. Building on the experiences at her own and other institutions, the second presenter will share practical, step-by-step processes for business schools to uncover mission linked areas of faculty research passion, formalize those areas into thought leadership hubs, and integrate those hubs into the school's structure. The audience will be encouraged to share vignettes on their experiences in the thought leadership space. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Susan E. Lehrman, Dean, Rowan University
  • Will Harvey, Associate Dean (Global), University of Exeter

08:00 p.m.–09:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

REBROADCAST: Keynote I: The Impact of Microcredentials and Upskilling in Higher Education*

In this session presenters will share their various perspectives on the importance of microcredentials and the competitive role they play in higher education. Presenters will discuss what makes a valuable microcredential course or program, who they’re being designed for, and why institutions should invest in a pathway that allows more flexibility for students. Live Q&A with presenters will be not be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Arshad Saiyed, Associate Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Digital Learning, Northeastern University
  • Peter van der Hijden, Independent Higher Education Strategy Advisor,
  • Leah Houde, Chief Learning Officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Susan Fournier, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Boston University

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

REBROADCAST: Aligning Microcredentials with Accreditation Expectations*

This session will provide a more in depth look at the various options of microcredentials and stackable degrees. Presenters will share steps on how to successfully implement and align microcredentials with AACSB accreditation expectations and requirements. Live Q&A with presenters will not be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Suzanne Mintz, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Strategy and Policy, AACSB International
  • Jeffrey Brown, Dean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MaryAnne M. Hyland, Interim Dean, Adelphi University

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

REBROADCAST: Defining and Delivering Your Business School’s Thought Leadership Agenda*

This session will explore new approaches to defining thought leadership in a business school setting, as well as divergent paths to developing and implementing a school’s thought leadership goals. One presenter will share his research on the drivers of impactful thought leadership, and provide a broad, evidence-based approach to developing a successful thought leadership program. Building on the experiences at her own and other institutions, the second presenter will share practical, step-by-step processes for business schools to uncover mission linked areas of faculty research passion, formalize those areas into thought leadership hubs, and integrate those hubs into the school's structure. The audience will be encouraged to share vignettes on their experiences in the thought leadership space. Live Q&A with presenters will not be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Susan E. Lehrman, Dean, Rowan University
  • Will Harvey, Associate Dean (Global), University of Exeter
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

09:30 a.m.–09:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

DataDirect Demo: Exploring Global Enrollment Trends in Business Education

Join us for an in-depth look at global enrollment trends for business school programs over the last five years where we will explore degree-level trends for various demographics such as gender and international student mobility. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • R. Colin Nelson, Senior Manager of Data Analysis, AACSB International

09:30 a.m.–03:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

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

Continuous Improvement Review Accreditation Visit Q&A

If you have an upcoming Continuous Improvement Review visit, this session is for you! Presenters will share planning and visit execution strategies that will lead to a well-coordinated and smooth visit. The session will highlight differences of an in-person and virtual visit. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Suzanne Mintz, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Strategy and Policy, AACSB International
  • Faye W. Gilbert, Executive Dean and Professor of Marketing, Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business, University of Maine

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 how to prepare for a visit, how to manage a visit, and what to do when the unexpected happens. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Maria Baltar, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International
  • Nitham M. Hindi, Professor of Accounting, Qatar University

10:45 a.m.–11:05 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Capsim - Bring Immersive, Real-World Learning to Your Curriculum With Inbox Microsimulations

Industry Session

Discover how business schools are reimagining the curriculum by using inbox microsimulations to immerse students in real-world experiences and objectively assess critical career skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication.

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

11:10 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Ensuring Societal Impact Efforts Align with Your Mission and Strategic Plan*

This session aims to discuss how schools can successfully embed examples of societal impact in their accreditation process while aligning to the 2020 Business Accreditation Standards. Presenters will share experiences for how to ensure efforts align with the overall mission and strategic plan of their school, combining perspectives and needs of the main constituencies of society, the public sector, companies, and citizens, and encompassing the SDGs' framework as well, which can shed a stronger light on management education role and responsibility. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Manuela Brusoni, Director of Accreditation, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Università Bocconi
  • Sanjeev Khagram, Director General and Dean, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University

Optimization of Resources for Innovative Initiatives*

Learn from schools that have used innovative approaches to find new resources and better utilize their existing resources during challenging times, thus persevering during the Covid-19 pandemic. Presenters will share not only how they’ve successfully managed their physical, virtual, and financial resources during the pandemic, but how they are planning for the changing future. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Hannah-Louise Holmes, Head of Department Accounting, Finance and Banking, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • P K. Biswas, Dean Special Projects, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

12:10 p.m.–12:25 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Wellness Is Wealth: Chair Yoga Break with Nancy Zagbayou

Take a break and relax with wellness expert Nancy Zagbayou. Mental wellbeing at work is a proven way to reduce burnout and increase productivity and job satisfaction. Nancy is a McGill Law School graduate and an advocate for racial justice & mental health. In her former life, Nancy worked as a financial analyst for Goldman Sachs on Wall Street after graduating from North Carolina State University's business school with a degree in economics.

12:25 p.m.–01:25 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

2020 Standards Promote Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Programs*

This session will share how the 2020 Business Accreditation Standards encourage more partnerships among campuses and institutions. Presenters will share examples and best practices from collaborative and interdisciplinary programs at their institutions. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Tommaso Agasisti, Associate Dean, International Relations and Quality, Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Politecnico Milano
  • Joseph A. DiAngelo, Dean, Saint Joseph's University
  • Vana M. Zervanos, Associate Dean, Saint Joseph's University

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Reality, Strategies, and Myths

This session highlights the importance of diversity and inclusion in faculty, students, and academic instruction. We review the needs for diversity both in universities and in the workplace, the current reality, and the roadblocks that hamper further progress. We will discuss strategies aimed at increasing diversity by de-biasing recruiting, building an inclusive environment that promotes belonging, adapting the curriculum to promote inclusive pedagogy, and working together to build a pipeline of talented diverse scholars. We will finally review the myths around diversity, and the active role we can all take to dismantle them. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Pietro Veronesi, Deputy Dean of Faculty, The University of Chicago
  • Francisca Beer, Professor of Finance and Director of Jack H. Brown College Office of Academic Equity, California State University, San Bernardino

01:25 p.m.–01:55 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Coffee Chat: Societal Impact Efforts in Your Accreditation Process

Meet and greet your colleagues on video and continue the discussion around aligning societal impact efforts with the accreditation process. Share and listen to best practices from your peers.

01:55 p.m.–02:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Live Networking with Exhibitors

Visit our exhibitor showcase to chat live with our conference exhibitors. These peers can help you solve problems, reach your goals, and discover new ideas to bring back to your institution.

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

Transforming Your Data Experience

This session will be the official launch of our school profile sheet product. This session will include a demo of the new School Profile Sheet available to all schools. Attendees will learn the capabilities of product users, including 1) being able to compare their own school with peers whether or not the school is up for a visit; 2) any school for which they are on the peer review team compared with that school’s peers. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International
  • Ginger Ausloos, Director, Data Services, AACSB International

03:15 p.m.–03:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Break Time! Cocktails with Kittie

We’ll learn from Kittie, an expert mixologist, how to become the master of your own home bar including bar tools (and substitutions!), key skills and a bit of mixology history as we then move on to how to master a Classic Paloma (with and without alcohol). Be sure you have the ingredients prior so you can follow along during this live demonstration! Ingredients showcased: grapefruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup, tequila, sparkling water.

08:00 p.m.–09:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

REBROADCAST: Optimization of Resources for Innovative Initiatives*

Learn from schools that have used innovative approaches to find new resources and better utilize their existing resources during challenging times, thus persevering during the Covid-19 pandemic. Presenters will share not only how they’ve successfully managed their physical, virtual, and financial resources during the pandemic, but how they are planning for the changing future. Live Q&A with presenters will not be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Hannah-Louise Holmes, Head of Department Accounting, Finance and Banking, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • P K. Biswas, Dean Special Projects, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

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

REBROADCAST: Ensuring Societal Impact Efforts Align with Your Mission and Strategic Plan*

This session aims to discuss how schools can successfully embed examples of societal impact in their accreditation process while aligning to the 2020 Business Accreditation Standards. Presenters will share best practices for how to ensure efforts align with the overall mission and strategic plan of the business school. Live Q&A with presenters will not be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Manuela Brusoni, Director of Accreditation, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Università Bocconi
  • Sanjeev Khagram, Director General and Dean, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University
Thursday, September 30, 2021

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

REBROADCAST: Wellness Is Wealth: Chair Yoga Break with Nancy Zagbayou*

Take a break and relax with wellness expert Nancy Zagbayou. Mental wellbeing at work is a proven way to reduce burnout and increase productivity and job satisfaction. Nancy is a McGill Law School graduate and an advocate for racial justice & mental health. In her former life, Nancy worked as a financial analyst for Goldman Sachs on Wall Street after graduating from North Carolina State University's business school with a degree in economics.

08:15 a.m.–02:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

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

REBROADCAST: 2020 Standards Promote Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Programs*

This session will share how the 2020 Business Accreditation Standards encourage more partnerships among campuses and institutions. Presenters will share examples and best practices from collaborative and interdisciplinary programs at their institutions. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session. Live Q&A with presenters will not be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Joseph A. DiAngelo, Dean, Saint Joseph's University
  • Vana M. Zervanos, Associate Dean, Saint Joseph's University
  • Tommaso Agasisti, Associate Dean, International Relations and Quality, Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Politecnico Milano

09:35 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

DataDirect Demo: Connecting Business School Mission and Emphasis to Action

Join us we take a look at how AACSB Business Schools’ Mission Activity Priorities correlate with faculty qualifications, as reported in the most recent BSQ Programs Module and Staff Compensation & Demographics Survey (SCDS). Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • R. Colin Nelson, Senior Manager of Data Analysis, AACSB International

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

Accelerated Path to Accounting

Join this session to learn more about AACSB’s supplemental accounting accreditation for schools interested in an elevated quality assurance system for their accounting programs. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Maria Baltar, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International
  • Frank Buckless, Dean, North Carolina State University

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
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Keynote II: Year One of the 2020 Standards: A Conversation with AACSB’s Global Chief Accreditation Officer, Dr. Stephanie Bryant

This session will discuss the newly released white paper, How AACSB Is Transforming Business School Accreditation. Dr. Stephanie Bryant will provide insight into how AACSB accreditation has evolved over the years and further discuss the four key contributions to business education made by the 2020 accreditation standards. This keynote session will also explain differentiating the 2013 and 2020 standards, faculty qualifications and the impact of Standard 9 on other standards. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International
  • Geoff Perry, EVP and Chief Officer Asia Pacific, AACSB International

12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.
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Keynote II Follow-up Discussion with Accreditation Managers

Meet with your accreditation managers on camera to discuss questions from the keynote II session.

Speaker(s):
  • Ihsan Zakri, Senior Accreditation and Member Services Manager, AACSB International
  • Marine Condette, Senior Accreditation and Member Services Manager, AACSB International
  • Amy Memon, Regional Head, AACSB International

12:30 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
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ETS - Programming Assessment: Why Reinvent the Wheel?

Industry Session

Creating, scoring, equating and updating programmatic assessments that provide fair, valid, reliable and comparable data is time consuming – and costly. Hear how longtime ETS® Major Field Test for Business user Joe Alexander lightens the load and frees up time, money and faculty resources with the ETS® Major Field Test for Business. Using a turnkey solution for programmatic assessment allows Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey College of Business to focus time and attention on other aspects of meeting AACSB’s 2020 Standards for Business Accreditation and creating the next generation of great leaders.

Speaker(s):
  • Joe F. Alexander, Associate Dean, Belmont University
  • Christine MacKrell, Regional Sales Manager, Educational Testing Service

12:50 p.m.–01:50 p.m.
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Standard 9 in practice: A Roadmap to Stimulating Responsible Leadership and Creating Impact

This session will focus on an integral approach to Standard 9: Engagement and Social Impact. Presenters will share how to translate the school’s mission and strategy into students’ competencies in order to provide responsible management education and create societal impact. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Mirjam Minderman, Policy Adviser Business and Society, TIAS School for Business and Society
  • Nacef Mouri, Associate Dean for Faculty and Accreditations, International University of Rabat

Writing the ISER under the 2020 Standards: Something Old and Something New

What does it take to develop a successful initial self-evaluation report (iSER)? This workshop session will guide participants through the writing process, with particular focus on the expectations of the 2020 standards. Presenters will outline the major components of the iSER and share tips for smoothly navigating through the process. Topics addressed will include: managing, college accreditation culture, engaging university leadership, steering committee roles, leveraging AACSB resources, power of storytelling, project management and engaging stakeholders. Live Q&A with presenters will be available in this session.

Speaker(s):
  • Tobin Porterfield, Associate Dean, Kean University
  • Frances M. Amatucci, Associate Professor, Slippery Rock University