Standard 8 White Paper

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March 2019
Accreditation Standard 8 (2013 Business Standards): Curricula Management and Assurance of Learning

Standard 8 White Paper


Please note that, this white paper is a complement to 2013 Business Standard 8: Curricula Management and Assurance of Learning. For similar guidance related to 2020 Business Standard 5: Assurance of Learning, please see the Interpretive Guidance. If you have additional questions about 2013 Business Standard 8 or 2020 Business Standard 5, please contact your school’s staff liaison or email us at [email protected].

AACSB’s white paper on Standard 8: Curricula Management and Assurance of Learning is designed to assist schools, peer review teams, mentors, committees, and other key stakeholder groups in applying Standard 8 across different contexts. Consistent with the spirit and intent of Standard 8, this paper offers careful analysis of the standard and the essential elements of a well-designed assurance of learning system. This paper provides important—and necessary—clarification on one of the most widely discussed topics within the AACSB standards.



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