AACSB and Standard 8: Separating Fact From Fiction

May 2, 2019 | Online | 2:00 p.m. EDT/8:00 p.m. CET/2:00 a.m. SGT


Lori_HollenbeckLori Hollenbeck, St. John Fisher College, School of Business

Lori Hollenbeck is the assistant dean for administration of the St. John Fisher College School of Business, a position she has held since October 2010. Hollenbeck supports the B.S. and MBA programs and is responsible for assurance of learning, supports faculty development, and accreditation activities. She served as past-chair for the College's Educational Assessment Leadership Team, has presented assessment topics at the Assessment Institute: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and consults with institutions of higher education on matters of assessment. Hollenbeck also serves as a facilitator and trainer for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) having co-authored materials for its Applied Assurance of Learning Seminar and is a volunteer mentor for institutions in the initial accreditation process.
Prior to St. John Fisher College, Hollenbeck was the assistant dean at Alfred University’s College of Business. While there, she served as the director of the college’s MBA program and was responsible for promoting corporate and academic partnerships for the Cisco Networking Academy Program Training Center in New York and New England. Partners included over 50 high schools, junior colleges, and universities in the northeast. Her teaching experience includes several years as a trainer in the academy program, three years as an adjunct professor at Alfred University, and two years as a tutor for Empire State College. Hollenbeck received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from Alfred University.


Joyce A. StrawserJoyce A. Strawser, Seton Hall University

Joyce A. Strawser is Dean of the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University, a position she has held since March 2012.  Strawser joined the faculty of Seton Hall University in 1995 and has taught courses in many of the subfields of accounting, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a faculty member, Strawser earned awards for her excellence in teaching and service to students. Prior to her appointment as dean, Strawser served as the Stillman School’s Associate Dean of Undergraduate and MBA Curricula.  In this role, Strawser provided oversight for all matters related to undergraduate and MBA curriculum development as well as all aspects of the School’s undergraduate and MBA assessment processes.  Strawser has provided advice and counsel to business schools seeking to develop learning outcomes assessment programs and has made several conference presentations on business program outcomes assessment.  She is currently a member of the AACSB’s Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) and Business Accreditation Task Force (BATF) and previously served on the AACSB Continuous Improvement Review Committee (CIRC) and Business Accreditation Policy Committee (BAPC).


Maria BaltarMaria Baltar, AACSB International

Maria Baltar is Senior Director, accreditation services at AACSB International, She oversees a portfolio of over 100 schools internationally. Maria works closely with our global volunteer network, serves as the staff liaison to the Initial and Accounting Accreditation Committees, in addition to being the accreditation representative to schools in Latin America and the Caribbean. Maria’s career spans over 20 years and includes management experience in the hospitality and wholesale IT distribution industries. Maria has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of South Florida and an MBA from the University of Tampa.