Webinar series: AACSB 2020 Business Accreditation Standards – What you need to know!

Using their combined expertise and knowledge, QED and RimaOne are partnering to provide a series of three webinars, covering the new AACSB 2020 Business Accreditation Standards. Whether you’re preparing for initial accreditation, or for a continuous improvement review, these webinars will provide a practical insight into the new standards.

The webinars will last 45 mins to an hour (including time for Q&A) and will provide an overview of some of the key changes arising, together with practical examples and advice of how schools should or can prepare. Registration is free and participants will be encouraged to submit questions in advance.

All webinars will start at 1pm Central European Time.

Please click on the grey info boxes below to see details and to register for free.

AACSB 2020 Business Accreditation Standards:
What do the changes mean for you?
(recorded on 15 Oct. 2020)
Guest speaker: Frank Bostyn (Dean UAEU & Board Member AACSB)

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About the webinar

AACSB’s 2020 Business Accreditation Standards were approved in Summer 2020. Our first webinar is focused on providing an overview of the changes (both in terms of the standards and the related processes). Key topics include:

  • Summary of new standards & comparison with 2013 standards
  • What stays the same? What has changed?
  • Process changes overview – including transition arrangements
  • Scoping (including collaborative provision)

Guest speaker

Frank Bostyn is Dean of the college of Business & Economics at the UAE University and an elected Member of the Board of Director of AACSB. He has extensive experience in academic leadership at different levels and in different national and regulatory environments. Frank is used to complex organisational settings, general management responsibility, and strategic leadership.
He has a proven track record of leading change and strategic reorientations in academic institutions in three countries with three different working languages, and multicultural environments. Frank has broad experience and involvement in international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) resulting in an extensive international network.

Technical Expert

Joanne Powell is a senior advisor with Quality Education Development (QED), a long-established advisory company that supports business schools with continuous improvement, international accreditation and leadership development. Joanne has extensive experience in education, training and assessment. Prior to joining QED, she worked as an educator, a chartered accountant and as Head of Assessment for Chartered Accountants Ireland. Her leadership philosophy focuses on deepening awareness of each individual’s core leadership characteristics and values to raise overall effectiveness and impact. She is an expert in international Business School accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS and EFMD Accredited) – working with teams in international business schools across Europe, Asia and the Americas to support them in achieving their accreditation objectives.

Moderator

Benjamin Stévenin is a data management expert with more than 10 years of experience in higher education. He is the CEO of RimaOne, a software solutions provider for the finance and higher education sector. Benjamin is the co-creator of ACADEM, a data management solution to assist business schools with the management of their faculties, research and accreditation processes; ACADEM has so far been adopted by more than 150 institutions globally, many of them holding multiple international accreditations. He speaks regularly at international conferences and has co-developed training programs related to smart data and quality management with one of the leading international accreditation bodies. Benjamin is the co-creator of ACADEM, Benjamin has more than 10 years of experience in higher education and the work with his clients regularly includes strategic issues related to quality management.


AACSB 2020 Business Accreditation Standards:
Faculty Qualifications and Sufficiency (Standard 3)
(22 Oct. 2020, 1pm CEST)
Guest speaker: Sarah Vaughan (Associate Dean Accreditations, ICN Business School, France)

About the webinar

The second webinar in the series focuses on Standard 3 (Faculty and Professional Staff Resources) with particular emphasis on Faculty Qualification and Tables 3.1 and 3.2 (previously 15.1 and 15.2). Key discussion points include:

  • 2013 vs 2020: What stays the same? What has changed?
  • Key points to consider when transitioning to Tables 3.1 and 3.2 (old tables 15.1 and 15.2)
  • The focus on ‘discipline’ rather than ‘department’ or ‘subject group’ within the 2020 Accreditation Standards.

By registering to this webinar, you agree with the Rimaone and the QED terms and general conditions as well as communication within the legal framework of its activities.

About the speaker

Sarah Vaughan is Associate Dean Accreditations at ICN Business School, France. She has almost thirty years’ experience at senior management level across portfolios of programme design, faculty, internationalisation and strategy and has lead initial and maintenance accreditation processes for national and international bodies (AACSB, EFMD). Sarah currently is an AACSB mentor for schools in Europe, Middle East and Canada and is a peer-reviewer for French and European accreditation bodies. She has been on the leadership of AACSB Associate Deans Affinity group since 2014. Vaughan is a graduate of the University of Leicester (UK) and holds a master’s degree from the University of Poitiers (France).

Technical Expert

Joanne Powell is a senior advisor with Quality Education Development (QED), a long-established advisory company that supports business schools with continuous improvement, international accreditation and leadership development. Joanne has extensive experience in education, training and assessment. Prior to joining QED, she worked as an educator, a chartered accountant and as Head of Assessment for Chartered Accountants Ireland. Her leadership philosophy focuses on deepening awareness of each individual’s core leadership characteristics and values to raise overall effectiveness and impact. She is an expert in international Business School accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS and EFMD Accredited) – working with teams in international business schools across Europe, Asia and the Americas to support them in achieving their accreditation objectives.

Moderator

Benjamin Stévenin is a data management expert with more than 10 years of experience in higher education. He is the CEO of RimaOne, a software solutions provider for the finance and higher education sector. Benjamin is the co-creator of ACADEM, a data management solution to assist business schools with the management of their faculties, research and accreditation processes; ACADEM has so far been adopted by more than 150 institutions globally, many of them holding multiple international accreditations. He speaks regularly at international conferences and has co-developed training programs related to smart data and quality management with one of the leading international accreditation bodies. Benjamin is the co-creator of ACADEM, Benjamin has more than 10 years of experience in higher education and the work with his clients regularly includes strategic issues related to quality management.


AACSB 2020 Business Accreditation Standards:
Assurance of Learning
(29 Oct. 2020, 1pm CEST)
Guest Speakers: Venkata Yanamandram (Associate Professor and Director of AoL, University of Wollongong, Australia) and Sara Isabel Marin-Zapata (International Accreditations, Universidad EAFIT, Columbia)

About the webinar

Our final webinar in the series takes an overall look at Standard 5 (Assurance of Learning). In this we talk about the changes in language within the new standards, and the importance of taking time to really define the learning competencies for each programme. Key areas include:

  • 2013 vs 2020: What stays the same? What has changed?
  • Table 5.1 (“new” Assurance of Learning table)
  • Microlearning Credentials: what do I need to know?
  • Non-degree Executive Education: what’s required?
  • Latest insights into the moves by AACSB to allow leverage of work done for National/Regional Regulatory bodies.

By registering to this webinar, you agree with the Rimaone and the QED terms and general conditions as well as communication within the legal framework of its activities.

About the speakers

Venkat Yanamandram is Associate Professor of Marketing, and incoming Associate Dean (International and Accreditation) (acting) at the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong, Australia. He has sustained excellence in teaching, building on University teaching and learning awards. His extensive experience in AACSB accreditation matters and faculty international activities, intrinsically related leadership at the unit, program, and strategic levels, and continued professional development all coalesce to enhance student learning. As the Director of Assurance of Learning, Venkat developed, steered, and embedded the Assurance of Learning process for assessment of student achievement of competencies in all of the Business degree programs, both onshore and offshore. He has demonstrated active and positive contributions in University-level committees; fulfilled governance roles at the School and Discipline levels; and influenced, facilitated, and often led change in the governance of collaborative activities in the School and/or wider community.

Sara Isabel Marín-Zapata holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Universidad EAFIT, and she is currently an MBA student at the same institution. She was recognized as the best junior researcher of the city by the Mayor of Medellin, and as the best student of her cohort. She currently works at Universidad EAFIT in the International Accreditations Office and has professional experience in designing and coordinating the implementation of assurance of learning systems as well as conducting overall continuous improvement processes and implementing high-quality standards in business schools through the AACSB accreditation process. She is a co-coordinator of the AACSB Latin American and Caribbean Regional Network.

Technical Expert

Joanne Powell is a senior advisor with Quality Education Development (QED), a long-established advisory company that supports business schools with continuous improvement, international accreditation and leadership development. Joanne has extensive experience in education, training and assessment. Prior to joining QED, she worked as an educator, a chartered accountant and as Head of Assessment for Chartered Accountants Ireland. Her leadership philosophy focuses on deepening awareness of each individual’s core leadership characteristics and values to raise overall effectiveness and impact. She is an expert in international Business School accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS and EFMD Accredited) – working with teams in international business schools across Europe, Asia and the Americas to support them in achieving their accreditation objectives.

Moderator

Benjamin Stévenin is a data management expert with more than 10 years of experience in higher education. He is the CEO of RimaOne, a software solutions provider for the finance and higher education sector. Benjamin is the co-creator of ACADEM, a data management solution to assist business schools with the management of their faculties, research and accreditation processes; ACADEM has so far been adopted by more than 150 institutions globally, many of them holding multiple international accreditations. He speaks regularly at international conferences and has co-developed training programs related to smart data and quality management with one of the leading international accreditation bodies. Benjamin is the co-creator of ACADEM, Benjamin has more than 10 years of experience in higher education and the work with his clients regularly includes strategic issues related to quality management.