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Accreditation Documents

Resources relating to the IACBE’s accreditation process, accreditation principles, interim reporting forms, site visits, and developing and implementing an outcomes assessment plan.

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Accreditation Manuals and Documents

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Report of Outcomes Assessment Results

Public Disclosure of Student Learning Form

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Accreditation Manuals and Documents

Accreditation Process Manual

The IACBE’s Accreditation Process Manual describes the quality assurance process that is used by the IACBE in its accreditation of business programs and details the accreditation policies of the IACBE.

Accreditation Process Manual

The Accreditation Process Manual describes the quality assurance process that is used by the IACBE in its accreditation of business programs and details the accreditation policies and procedures of the IACBE.

Self-Study Manuals

The Self-Study Manual contains the IACBE’s Accreditation Principles and guidelines for preparing a self-study for accreditation.

The New Program Accreditation Manual contains the IACBE’s principles for new program accreditation and guidelines for preparing a self-study for accrediting new business programs after accreditation has been granted.

Annotated Checklist for Preparing Self-Studies

The following document contains a checklist for preparing self-studies for accreditation by the IACBE. The checklist can be used by members in order to ensure that they respond to all of the items in the Self-Study Guidelines for each of the IACBE’s Accreditation Principles and that their outcomes assessment plans meet all of the IACBE’s expectations and requirements for an effective quality management system. The checklist also identifies issues that should be given particular attention as members prepare their responses to the Self-Study Guidelines.

Self-Study Templates

The IACBE has developed templates for use by its members in preparing and submitting their self-study documents. These templates are provided below.

Templates for the Standard Accreditation of Business Programs

Templates for the Special Accreditation of Accounting Programs

Templates for New Program Accreditation

Outcomes Assessment Resources

Key Content Areas of an Outcomes Assessment Plan for Business Programs

This document outlines the required components of an outcomes assessment plan for business programs that are to be accredited by the IACBE.

Outcomes Assessment Plan Template

The IACBE has developed a template to be used by its members in preparing and submitting their outcomes assessment plans. This template is provided below.

Guidelines for Preparing an Outcomes Assessment Plan

This handbook contains guidelines and directions for preparing an outcomes assessment plan that meets the IACBE’s expectations for an effective quality management system. The handbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the required assessment plan template that the IACBE has developed.

Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives and Writing Intended Learning Outcomes Statements

This handbook contains Bloom’s 1956 original taxonomy of educational objectives in the cognitive domain, the 2001 revision of the taxonomy, sample verbs to use in writing intended student learning outcomes that are appropriate for each cognitive level of learning, and guidelines for writing clear and effective statements of intended student learning outcomes.

Checklist for Writing Intended Student Learning Outcomes Statements

This document contains a checklist for writing clear and effective statements of intended student learning outcomes for business programs.

Checklist of Expectations and Requirements for Outcomes Assessment Plans

This document contains a checklist of expectations and requirements for preparing an outcomes assessment plan that meets the IACBE’s expectations for an effective quality management system. The checklist is designed to be used in conjunction with the required assessment plan template that the IACBE has developed and with the IACBE’s handbook entitled Guidelines for Preparing an Outcomes Assessment Plan.

Rubric Component Guide

This document contains a guide that identifies the components of an evaluation rubric that can be used for assigning a grade or mark to a particular assignment or task and for program assessment.

Rubric Templates

This document contains editable templates for various types of evaluation rubrics.

Rubric Examples

The following documents contain examples of evaluation rubrics that can be used for assigning a grade or mark to various types of assignments, tasks, and projects, and also for the purpose of program-level assessment, i.e., for assessing the programmatic intended student learning outcomes in a business program.

Examples of Survey and Evaluation Forms

The following documents contain examples of survey and evaluation forms that can be used as both indirect measures of student learning and operational assessment tools.

Comprehensive Example of an Outcomes Assessment Plan

The IACBE has developed a comprehensive example of a complete outcomes assessment plan that employs its template form and meets IACBE requirements for assessing quality in the academic business unit’s programs and operations. The example can be used as a model to guide IACBE members in the preparation of their own assessment plan documents.

For a copy of the example outcomes assessment plan, please contact IACBE World Headquarters.

Key Learning Outcomes for Business Programs

This document specifies the key intended student learning outcomes, as identified by the IACBE, that are associated with those content- and skills-related areas that comprise typical programs in business. In developing their outcomes assessment plans, academic business units must ensure that the intended student learning outcomes in their business programs substantially encompass and are linked to the Key Learning Outcomes.

The Degree Qualifications Profile

The Lumina Foundation’s publication entitled The Degree Qualifications Profile presents a framework for describing the knowledge and competencies that students should be expected to acquire in order to earn a degree at various levels. The profile offers guidelines for developing degree-level-appropriate intended student learning outcomes. This qualifications framework is provided below.

Guidelines for Creating Valid and Reliable Examinations

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a handbook that provides helpful tips for creating valid and reliable examinations. This handbook is provided below.

Report of Outcomes Assessment Results

All accredited members of the IACBE must report their outcomes assessment results to the IACBE on an alternating-year basis. Members whose most recent accreditation was granted in an even year will report in even years, and members whose most recent accreditation was granted in an odd year will report in odd years.

Report of Outcomes Assessment Results Template

The following document contains the template developed by the IACBE for reporting outcomes assessment results.

Example of a Completed Report of Outcomes Assessment Results

The following document contains an example of a completed report of outcomes assessment results that can be used as a model to guide accredited members of the IACBE in the preparation of their own assessment results form.

Public Disclosure of Student Learning Form

All accredited members of the IACBE must publicly disclose information pertaining to the extent of student learning in their IACBE-accredited business programs. At a minimum, this information must be easily accessible on the academic business unit’s or the institution’s website.

Public Disclosure of Student Learning Form Template

The following document contains a template developed by the IACBE for a suggested reporting form for publicly disclosing student learning and achievement information.

Example of a Completed Public Disclosure of Student Learning Form

The following document contains an example of a completed public disclosure of student learning form that can be used as a model to guide accredited members of the IACBE in the preparation of their own disclosure documents.

Application Forms

Various application forms

Other Documents

Guidelines for Accreditation Site Visits

The IACBE’s Guidelines for Accreditation Site Visits contains information about site visit procedures for academic business units and site-visit team members.

Glossary of Terms

The Glossary of Terms contains definitions of terminology and expressions used by the IACBE throughout its accreditation materials.

IACBE Bylaws

The IACBE Bylaws contains the policies, procedures, rules, and regulations pertaining to the governance of the Assembly and its members.


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