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IACBE Summer Accreditation Institute

IACBE Summer Accreditation Institute

The IACBE Summer Accreditation Institute offers sessions in various aspects of excellence in business education, and provides significant opportunities for professional development.

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2017 Summer Accreditation Institute
International Accreditation Council for Business Education
Lenexa • Kansas • USA

Workshop Descriptions

The following workshops will be offered at this year’s Summer Accreditation Institute:

Wednesday • July 12

Preparing an Effective Self-Study
workshopsAttendance at a self-study workshop is a requirement prior to the preparation of a self-study for first-time accreditation. Each of the IACBE’s Accreditation Principles are introduced and the ways in which to document compliance with them in the self-study are explained. In addition, the key points in preparing a complete and accurate self-study document are identified, and common pitfalls to avoid are pointed out. The logistics involved with preparing for an efficient site visit are also covered.

Thursday • July 13

Developing a Comprehensive Outcomes Assessment Plan
workshopsAttendance at an assessment workshop is a requirement prior to (i) the submission of an application for candidacy status and (ii) the preparation of a self-study for reaffirmation of accreditation. This workshop focuses on how to design a comprehensive outcomes assessment plan that meets IACBE expectations for assessing student learning in your business programs and the operational effectiveness of your academic business unit. The workshop discusses the definition and purposes of outcomes assessment; describes the key points to keep in mind when preparing an assessment plan; identifies measurement instruments that can be used to assess both intended student learning outcomes and intended operational outcomes; and explains the use of outcomes assessment in measuring and advancing academic quality in your business programs. In addition, the IACBE’s new assessment plan template and a comprehensive example of a completed plan will be presented.

Friday • July 14

Site-Visit Team Peer Reviewer Training
workshopsA successful accreditation review process depends on a careful, thorough, and objective site visit conducted by a team of well-trained peer reviewers. As the IACBE grows both domestically and worldwide, a corps of competent, knowledgeable site-visit evaluators becomes increasingly essential. Workshop participants will learn how to evaluate self-studies effectively and how to conduct productive and efficient site visits. At the end of the day, you will have completed the requirements necessary to be assigned to a site-visit team.
Summer Accreditation Institute

The sessions are conducted by the staff members of the IACBE and are intended for both current and prospective members of the Assembly. The institute provides significant opportunities for professional development, networking, and the sharing of best practices in business education. Prospective members will find the IACBE Summer Accreditation Institute especially beneficial in learning more about the organization and its approach to quality assurance in business education.

IACBE Summer Institute

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