AACSB Update, by Robert Reid - Southern Business Administration

Report
AACSB Update
SBAA Summer Meeting 2014
Robert Reid
EVP & Chief Accreditation Officer
Topics
• Membership and accreditation
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Profile
Accreditation pillars
Training and seminars
What we've learned
Accreditation Management System (AMS)
• AACSB 2020 committee
• Amsterdam office
• CEO search
Reach of AACSB International
AACSB-accredited
members present
AACSB members
present
No AACSB
members present
Distribution of schools as of June 2, 2014.
The AACSB Network
• 1,369 member business schools in 89 countries and
territories
• 711 accredited schools in 47 countries and territories (less
than 5% of the estimated number of schools offering
business degrees worldwide)
• 180 accounting-accredited programs in 7 countries and
territories
• 50 corporate/foundation/non-profit members
The World of Management
Education
Estimated
Schools Offering
Business
Programs
AACSB
Members
AACSBAccredited
In
Accreditation
Process
Africa
19
3
3
846
Eastern, South-Eastern, and
Southern Asia
233
52
70
7,896
Central and Western Asia
64
12
13
606
Europe
240
80
53
2,467
Latin America and the
Caribbean
79
18
10
2,147
Northern America
694
528
37
1,730
Oceania
40
18
7
98
1,369
711
193
15,790
Region
Global
Source: AACSB data and analysis as of
6/2/2014.
Engagement - Innovation – Impact
• Executive summary of most significant
strategies and outcomes in the past five years
related to engagement, innovation and impact
• Review Accreditation Standards Appendix for
suggested areas of potential Impact, p. 47-50
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Engagement
Schools are expected to:
• Achieve both academic and professional
engagement by students and faculty
• Identify desired characteristics of
engagement, aligned with the school’s
mission
• Maintain an appropriate balance of
academic and professional engagement
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Engagement Focus
• Mission contextual and must focus on
ensuring students, faculty and other
stakeholders participant in the life of the
business school
• Linked to Eligibility Criterion B, Standards 1,
2, 5, 9, 10, 13, and 15
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Engagement Possibilities
• Strategic decisions about deployment of
professionally engaged faculty (IP & PA)
• Faculty & student engagement with business
community
• Faculty & student engagement with broader
academic community
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Innovation
Schools are expected to:
• Pursue continuous improvement
• Be entrepreneurial and experiment
• Innovate
– Innovations include both the potential for success
and risk of failure
– Innovations should be well-developed and aligned
with mission/strategy
• Report most significant activities and results
• Mission contextual innovation is the focus
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Innovation Focus
The mission of the business school is the
context:
• Innovation is focused on stakeholders and not unique
from other business schools
• Focus on most recent 5-year period
• Linked to mission & strategic plan development and
implementation (Standard 1)
• The question is: “What is new for us?”
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Innovation Possibilities
• Adding on-line or distance delivered courses
and/or degrees
• New areas of programming
• Distinctive service/outreach projects
• Distinctive collaborative activities with
business, non-profits, government, or other
institutions
• New student engagement activities
• New research initiatives
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Impact
School’s are expected to:
• Focus on outcomes that have impact
• Produce intellectual contributions that
have a positive impact on theory,
teaching and practice
• Demonstrate that the business school is
“making a difference” in business and
society
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Types of Impact
Standards Appendix
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Mission alignment impact
Intellectual contributions impact
Academic impact
Teaching & instructional impact
Academic program impact
Practice & community impact
Executive education impact
Research center impact
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Impact Focus
Through mission execution, how is the business school
making a difference?
• Success/impact of graduates/students
• Research outcomes
• Community and business related outcomes
• Can be localized to stakeholders
• Linked to Standards 1, 2, 8, 9, and 15
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Impact Possibilities
• Translation of research outcomes into consulting,
executive education/continuing education
programming, practice oriented ICs
• Participation in policy development
• Success of graduates
• Impact on professional practice
• Impact on academic societies
• Journal quality & citations
• Successful educational materials
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Accreditation – Transition
• Seminars updated and offered globally
– Business Accreditation and Accounting
Accreditation Seminars
• Volunteer training
– 400+ volunteers trained in 17 workshops
held in Asia, Europe, North America
– Evaluations 3.9/4 point scale
– Webinar for early Peer Review Teams
– Additional training planned for 2014-15
2013 Accreditation Standards
What we’ve learned from schools:
– Positive feedback about PRT preparation
– Accreditation staff resources receive positive
feedback
– Demonstrating engagement and impact is
evolving
– Suggestions for revision to PRT report and Fifth
Year Report Guidelines
2013 Accreditation Standards
What we’ve learned from Peer Review
Teams:
– Schools criteria and documentation for Std
15 Faculty Engagement and Qualification
were well done
– Engagement documentation is immature
– Need to modify the PRT report to better
align with the Fifth Year Report
Accreditation Management System
• Current accreditation process
• Accreditation web based portal
– Schools
– Mentors
– Peer Review Team members
– Accreditation Committees
• Timeline
• Beta testing & rollout
2020 Committee
Charge
“Recommend strategies and structures to
significantly increase AACSB’s achievement
of its global mission, providing for superior
membership advantage as well as quality
improvement and quality assurance services,
with particular focus on emerging
economies.”
2020 Committee
Methodology
– Committee meetings and discussion
– Emerging economies research
– Outreach & engagement with business
schools in emerging economies
2020 Committee
Timetable
– January 2014: Board of Directors launched
the committee
– September 2014: Interim report to AACSB
board
– Fall 2014: Global engagement and
feedback
– January 2015: Final report to AACSB
board
AACSB Office in Amsterdam
• April 2014: Board of Directors approval
• Service area – Europe, Middle East and
Africa
• Timeline
• Recruiting
– Senior Vice President
– Initial staff
AACSB CEO Search
• Process
– Search Committee
– Search Firm
– Input from members
Sample Member Feedback Sessions
Northeast Business Deans Association Annual
Meeting
Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of
Business Administration Annual Meeting
September 13, 2013
October 22, 2013
Western Association of Collegiate Schools of
Business Annual Meeting
Council of Texas Deans Annual Meeting
October 28, 2103
October 8, 2013
Middle American Business Deans Association
Annual Meeting
Southern Business Administration Association
Annual Meeting
November 12, 2013
October 14, 2013
AACSB Deans Conference
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Business Deans Conference
February 2-4, 2014
October 13-15, 2013
AACSB Accounting Accreditation Seminar
AACSB Europe Annual Conference
October 19, 2013
AACSB Middle East and Africa Annual
Conference
October 21, 2013
February 8, 2014
CEO Search
• Timetable
• Feedback
– To provide additional input regarding the CEO
recruitment effort or to express interest as a
candidate, please contact Kim M. Morrisson or
Betty Hasler at [email protected]
Questions and Discussion

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