Schedule

Plan Out Your Conference Experience.

This tentative schedule is designed to give you an idea of how the Conference will be laid out. As part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations, we’re making some adjustments to the typical ebb and flow. Be aware that we are still finalizing the schedule and this may change at any time!

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Day 1
07 Jun 2018

Standards and Criteria Interactive Workshop (Day 1)

Update – Apr. 12: This Workshop is now sold out. You may place yourself on the waiting list in case spots open up. Contact Diana Hallerud (dianahallerud@acbsp.org) to be place...
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Diana Hallerud
Diana Hallerud

Taller Interactivo sobre Normas y Criterios de los Estándares de Acreditación (Dia 1)

Pre-Conference Workshop. Este taller está diseñado para las escuelas afiliadas a ACBSP en las etapas de candidatura, preparación para la reafirmación de la acreditación, o aquellas que son nuevas en...
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Wilfredo Giraldo
Wilfredo Giraldo
Day 2
08 Jun 2018

Start date

First Official Day of Conference.

Registration and Check-In

Desk is closed 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM for lunch.

Standards and Criteria Interactive Workshop (Day 2)

Update – Apr. 12: This Workshop is now sold out. You may place yourself on the waiting list in case spots open up. Contact Diana Hallerud (dianahallerud@acbsp.org) to be place...
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Diana Hallerud
Diana Hallerud

Taller Interactivo sobre Normas y Criterios de los Estándares de Acreditación (Dia 2)

Pre-Conference Workshop. Este taller está diseñado para las escuelas afiliadas a ACBSP en las etapas de candidatura, preparación para la reafirmación de la acreditación, o aquellas que son nuevas en...
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Wilfredo Giraldo
Wilfredo Giraldo

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes – Basics and Best Practices

Pre-Conference Workshop. This workshop will provide a brief review of the assessment “basics” as well as provide strategies and best practices for the assessment process. It is designed for the...
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Janice Stoudemire
Janice Stoudemire

How Big Data Is Transforming Higher Education

Pre-Conference Workshop. The landscape facing institutions of higher education is complex and ever changing. In response, many schools are tapping the potential of Big Data in addressing these challenges. This...
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Matt Sosa
Matt Sosa
Mary Vaughan
Mary Vaughan
Bruce Stetar
Bruce Stetar
Shane Griffith
Shane Griffith

Exhibitor Marketplace

Closed 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Buffet Luncheon

Welcome and Keynote

Keynote Address by Dr. William F. Pickard.
William F. Pickard
William F. Pickard
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

How Technology Rewires the Brain and How Different Generations of Students Approach it

The goal of this session is for faculty to learn the surprising changes in how students think and process information and how we can best teach and engage our young...
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How to Make a Retention Quilt: A Case Study on Appalachian Resourcefulness

Presentation of new approaches and re-imagined traditional approaches designed to increase retention rates and student success, including a re-imagined business school first-year experience, courses redesigned for active learning, an environment...
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Transform Student Engagement, Success, and Retention by Teaching with Intent

Transforming student engagement includes the use of multiple teaching methods within multiple learning management systems. This new journey involves identifying strategies to prepare faculty for emerging trends in higher education...
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Synchronous Online Learning: Increasing Online Student Success with Direct Faculty Engagement in Live Sessions

To impact psychological factors that can predict student success, we conducted action research that integrated weekly one-hour live sessions in otherwise synchronous online classrooms. Results showed improvement in student learning...
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The 3RsApp: Managing and Planning University Resources

3RsApp takes a tech savvy approach to Recruitment, Retention and Re-entry.  Traditional, but separate, 3R approaches are now integrated for the touch screen undergraduate.  Key student needs, strategic planning, and...
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Record Graduate Growth Rates through Faculty Led Recruitment and Retention Strategies

Park University’s graduate programs experienced stagnant growth until the faculty took the lead in development and execution of a multipronged strategy to grow enrollment through thoughtful recruitment and retention initiatives....
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Self-study Review appointments for Associate Degree Schools and Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Schools

Appointments for business schools due for initial or reaffirmation in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 have an opportunity to meet individually with a commissioner to review their self-study.  Commissioners will...
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Outcomes Assessment using Dublin Descriptors meeting ACBSP Standard 4: Measurement and Analysis of Student Learning and Performance

The presentation will highlight the use of Dublin Descriptors in the Outcomes Assessment Plan of Maastricht School of Management, and its use in the Quality Assurance process. Presenters: Katalin Kovacs...
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Faculty Engagement – A Key to Standard Four Success

In our School’s multi-campus environment, faculty engagement is vital to accreditation success.  This session will overview some of the ways we engage faculty in meeting the requirements of Standard Four.  ...
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3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dessert Break in the Exhibitor Marketplace

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Recipes for Recruitment and Retention

Learn recipes from the ECU SSB faculty and student team to recruit and retain high-quality business students. The SSB team reaches and retains students beyond the traditional ECU service area...
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Spinning the World Backwards: Implementing Electronic Texts and Open Source Material in Higher Education

This presentation seeks to increase academic quality, enrollment, and retention by improving convenience, text cost to active duty military and dependent education. It aims to increase Park’s competitiveness in programs...
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Beyond the Formula: Critical Thinking in Finance Curriculum

Employers expect new hires to exhibit critical thinking for effective decision-making.  Faculty struggle to help students move from facts and formula to integrative thinking.  This session explores the use of...
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Forum Quality or Quantity: What is Driving Student Engagement Online?

This study focused on the relationship between forum quality and student engagement, focusing on level of course, week of forum, length of forum description, forum prompt quality score, and forum...
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Innovative Retention: Developing Faculty for Student Success

Facilitators for this informative and interactive session seek to explore how administrators can develop faculty who implement best practices for recruitment and retention into their work every day. Presenters: Jonna...
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Standards One – Leadership and Standard Two – Strategic Planning

Associate Degree Board commissioners will take you on a tour of Leadership and Strategic Planning standard and criterion requirements with time allowed for questions from the audience. Presenters: Carol Ricke...
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Conceptual and Empirical Validity of Baldrige Excellence Model for Business Schools

Performance improvement models have great potential to elevate the quality of business education. Compiled Board-of-Commissioners data is investigated as the determination of quality, has moved beyond the peer-to-peer model, to...
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Explanation of the accreditation process and using the online reporting portal to complete the self-study

Are you new to the ACBSP accreditation process?  Do you need tips and suggestions for using the online reporting portal to complete your preliminary questionnaire and self-study?  Join ACBSP accreditation...
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ACBSP Public Information Reporting requirements

Confused about the public information requirements for CHEA and ACBSP?   Clear up any confusion by listening to the associate degree commissioners to learn what reporting is required and see best...
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Mentor Appointments

If you are a school in candidacy and would like to meet with your mentor, this room is available during this time on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Regional Council Meetings

Each Region meets separately.
7:30 pm

Dinner on Your Own

New & Aspiring Deans Networking Dinner

This dinner is for those interested in learning pathways to becoming a dean and those new to the position, however attendance is open to anyone, including veterans who can share...
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Day 3
09 Jun 2018

Breakfast & General Session

Presentation of Impact Award / ACBSP4Change / Chair’s Award. Jonas Haertle, Head of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) — a UN-supported initiative — will also be speaking about the...
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Jonas Haertle
Jonas Haertle

Registration and Check-In

Desk is closed 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM for lunch.

Exhibitor Marketplace

Closed 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM for lunch.
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Classroom Role Models: The Effects of Professor Gender on Non-Traditional Student Success and Retention

Five years of registrar data shows that instructor role models and peer groups significantly affect student persistence in the major and classroom performance.  This is particularly true of female students...
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Toward a Pencil-Wiggling Pedagogy: Practical and Effective Classroom Techniques for Improving Student Learning Outcomes

This presentation will be an interactive activity where effective teaching techniques will be demonstrated to better engage students in the learning process. Techniques will include Critical Reading and Critical Writing...
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Updated Standards for Associate and Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Programs

Join the Chief Accreditation Officer and members of the board of commissioners for an update regarding the ACBSP Standards to be available in 2019. Presenters: Steve Parscale, Freda Hartman, Gary...
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The Impact of Systematic Processes: Their Role in ACBSP Accreditation

In ACBSP accreditation standards, attention to systematic processes is emphasized and part of continuous quality improvement.    A common understanding of systematic processes, their use and role in successful self-studies and...
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Standard Three – Student, Stakeholder and Market Focus

What are the requirements for reporting student and stakeholder satisfaction?  What are some ways your business programs can address whether or not stakeholder needs are being met? Presenters: Germain Pichop,...
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Scholarship: Diversity and Inclusion in Latin America and The Caribbean

This session will address approaches and experiences related to developing scholarship in Diversity and Inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. Presenter: Carlos Tasso Elra de Aquino, Argosy University

Mentor Appointments

If you are a school in candidacy and would like to meet with your mentor, this room is available during this time on a first-come, first-serve basis.
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

The Big R – 5 Key Strategies for Improving Student Retention

This discussion-based presentation provides practical strategies for increasing retention in business programs. Strategies discussed will include: implementing an advising/retention specialist, individualized faculty-led group advising, college-based and faculty-driven student engagement activities...
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Using Excel to Display Assessment Data in Tables, Charts, and Graphs

Dr. Gary Mrozinski and Dr. Germain Pichop will cover dos and don’ts of graphing, guidelines for collecting, analyzing, & reporting assessment results, and a step-by-step demonstration of creating charts from...
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A window into how Quality Assurance Reports are reviewed during a board meeting

Have you ever wondered how commissioners review quality assurance reports?  Attend this session to learn how commissioners work in teams and what they look for so you can be better...
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Standards One – Leadership and Standard Two – Strategic Planning

Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board commissioners will take you on a tour of Leadership and Strategic Planning standard and criterion requirements with time allowed for questions from the audience. Presenters: Freda Hartman, Phil...
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Use of the Online Reporting Portal for completing the QA Report for schools in Mongolia (Translation Provided)

This session is specifically designed for accredited Mongolian schools who are completing the QA report using the online reporting portal.  Using a translator, we will review the requirements and how...
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11:00 am - 11:30 am

Break in Exhibitor Marketplace

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Students’ Retention – Strategies that Work in the College Settings.

This session is to outline some of the reasons why retention is low in many colleges and universities and discuss some practical retention strategies that work especially in institutions located...
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Fostering Greatness

The presenter will provide guidelines for providing direct and indirect methods to model, mentor, teach and produce Greatness in future entrepreneurs and leaders. Attendees will learn how to inspire students...
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Creating and Submitting Biannual Reports Using the ACBSP Software, CampusLab

The session will give practical tips on the use of the online reporting portal for documenting and archiving accreditation documentation. Special attention will also be given to the required spreadsheets....
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Accreditation 101: Processes after accreditation such as Adding new programs to your accreditation, QA report, removal of notes and conditions

Accreditation Staff and members of the Board of Commissioners will review accreditation processes that occur after business programs are accredited such as adding new programs, reporting and requesting removal of...
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Standard Four – Measurement, Analysis, & Knowledge Managemen

Associate Degree Board of Commissioners will explain the standard and criteria requirements for reporting your student learning outcomes and assessment process. Presenters: Michelle Byrd and Gary Mrozinski

From Regional to Programmatic Accreditation in Three Short Years

Learn how a University went from national accreditation to regional accreditation and achieved ACBSP accreditation of its programs in less than three years.  The importance of proper assessment of learning...
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Self-study Review appointments for Associate Degree and Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Schools

Appointments for business schools due for initial or reaffirmation in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 have an opportunity to meet individually with a commissioner to review their self-study.  Commissioners will...
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12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Networking Lunch Buffet

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Strategies for Student Success

More than ever before, faculty members and department chairs are responsible for recruitment, retention, and re-entry.  Students nowadays are nontraditional and are managing family, employment, and education at the same...
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Motivation, online learning obstacles, and student retention: A segment-level approach

This presentation examines how business students based on demographics, behavioral and perceptual variables report obstacles to online learning.  The result suggests instructional strategies to minimize the effect of the obstacles...
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Using the Annual Learning Assessment with Learning Goal Alignment to Move from Good to Great!

The “Essence of Good to Great in the Classroom” presents continuous improvement concepts originated by Jim Collins which enhance teaching techniques, leading to specific measurement processes and alignment of learning...
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Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society

More information soon.

Quality Assurance Reporting: A Tool to Certify Value and Communicate Excellence

Accreditation Staff and commissioners will provide additional details and a demonstration on the use of online reporting portal. Presenters: ACBSP Accreditation Staff, Amy Ross, and Alfred Miller

Standard 5: Faculty and Staff Focus

Get the facts from Associate Degree Board of Commissioners as they explain the requirements of Standard 5 including staffing plans, faculty qualifications, faculty development and scholarly productivity. Presenters: Germain Pichop, Derek...
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How to Write (or Revise) Effective Student Learning Outcomes

This presentation will explain how to write (or revise) relevant and measurable student learning outcomes.  By following Bloom’s Taxonomy and building on best practices, practitioners will explore how to develop...
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Self-study Review appointments –Associate Degree and Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Schools

Appointments for business schools due for initial or reaffirmation in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 have an opportunity to meet individually with a commissioner to review their self-study.  Commissioners will...
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Attraction, Retention, and Re-entry of Students

Through five specific strategies, Universidad EAN has been successful retaining students making the dropout rate more than half less than the national dropout rate. The strategies consist about a) a...
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Diego Cardona
Diego Cardona
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Re-entry Women: What University Business schools need to do to Recruit, Educate, and Retain Them

Attracting re-entry women has become big business for universities and community colleges. Re-entry women face many issues that hinder their success and determining what extra services to offer on campus...
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Teaching Teamwork Online: Practical Applications for Virtual Reality

How can we help bridge the gap between content knowledge and leading together when teaching teamwork in in-person and online classrooms? Learn practical solutions to teamwork challenges facing teachers, particularly...
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Student Recruitment, Retention, and Reward

This presentation will cover the alignment between the workplace landscape and similarities present within Higher Education and our students desire to draw connections to what they learn and how they...
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Standard Six – Process Management

Associate Degree Commissioners will explain the requirements for standard six including meeting the Professional, General Education, and Business Major Components for the curriculum criterion. Presenters: Carol Ricke and Amy Ross

Standard Three – Student and Stakeholder Satisfaction – Requirements and Best Practices

What are the requirements for reporting student and stakeholder satisfaction?  What are some ways your business programs can address whether or not stakeholder needs are being met? Presenters: Rosilda Miranda Cruz...
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Self-study Review appointments for Associate Degree and Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Schools

Appointments for business schools due for initial or reaffirmation in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 have an opportunity to meet individually with a commissioner to review their self-study.  Commissioners will...
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Upgrading Methodology

Upgrading It is an unprecedented methodology created by the ISIL Innovation and Development team that achieves, through a research process, coolhunting, benchmark and expert feedback, enhance and update the contents...
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Jose Marchena
José Marchena
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Break in Exhibitor Marketplace

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Transforming Student Success Through a Baldridge-Based Doctoral Capstone

Using illustrations of project planning tools and cases to tell the story, presenters will describe how Walden University’s academic leaders and faculty are leveraging a Baldrige-based doctoral capstone to achieve...
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All Member Meetings

All Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree schools meet separately. All Associate Degree schools meet separately.
6:30 pm

Dinner on Your Own / ACBSP Excursions

Day 4
10 Jun 2018

“Show Your ACBSP Pride” Day

Stop by the ACBSP Store for Apparel!
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Breakfast in Exhibitor Marketplace

Exhibitor Marketplace

Last day of the Exhibitor Marketplace.

Accreditation Breakfast

By invitation only.
8:00 am - 8:45 am

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Experience Your Education

Researchers and experts have demonstrated that students whom make a significant connection within the first weeks of their first semester are significantly more likely to matriculate. So, how do we...
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Recruiting, Retaining and Mentoring MBA Learners with Customized Professional Skills Development

The world of business is moving faster than its existing structures.  The program employs a career forward-looking mentoring program.   The program is designed to promote the integration and application of...
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More Than Just a Professor: a/k/a the Parent, the Counselor, the Mentor: Successful Strategies in Student Retention

The practitioner’s classrooms are filled with diverse groups of students:  international, traditional, and adult learners. The speaker will share her success and upcoming research in how she retains students through...
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Retention: Early Alerts, Data Analysis, and Action

Student retention is a collaborative effort between the College, Faculty, and Student Services Counselors. Grand Canyon University established an Early Alert system to support retention and improve student learning. Presenter:...
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Challenge based learning practice: Country Brand campaign development for the Embassy of Cyprus in Spain

This Challenge-based learning activity had the objective of developing a strategic positioning campaign for a country-brand: Cyprus. It was carried out in collaboration with the Embassy of Cyprus in Spain....
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Laura Juarez Postigo
Laura Reyero
Laura Reyero

Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society

More information soon.
8:45 am - 9:00 am

Visit Exhibitor Marketplace

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Lessons Learned from a Summer Business Academy

After offering a one-week, residential summer academy for high school students, this presentation will discuss lessons learned in utilizing this approach to increase interest in business as a major and...
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Motivators and Barriers That Condition Student Permanence, in a Dual Model

How is the student experience Journey through the dual model of education and what are the motivators and barriers that lead students to stay throughout the study of their professional...
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How Student Support Coordinators improve recruitment and retention

An analysis of the Impact of Student Support Coordinators on Recruitment and Retention.    The analysis indicates the improvement in student recruitment, retention and graduation rates following the addition of a...
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How Using Lecture Capture Affects Performance of Online and Face-to-Face Students in Current and Subsequent Courses

Analysis of an extensive dataset with 2,000 observations over sixteen semesters in classes that used lecture capture indicates significantly improved performance for online and face-to-face students in lower division economics...
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Standard Five with an emphasis on Faculty Qualifications

Join members of the  Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board as they explains the requirements for standard 5 with an emphasis on faculty qualifications.

One-on-One Appointments with Board of Commissioners and ACBSP staff

This session offers schools individual appointments with the opportunity to meet with commissioners to address questions or concerns specific to your institution.  ACBSP accreditation staff will also be available for...
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Emerging Career Trends – The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Tap into the latest information to assist in guiding your students into careers that are meaningful, high paying, and have massive opportunity. What college majors and technical programs have the...
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Corrine Hoisington
Corinne Hoisington
9:45 am - 10:15 am

Break in Exhibitor Marketplace

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Promoting Articulation and Transfer from Associate to Bachelor ACBSP Accredited Online Programs

This session will describe the partnership between CCBC and Peirce College that offer related online business programs. They have developed articulation crosswalks to offer CCBC graduates quality alternatives to complete...
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5 Keys to Successful Student Retention in the Online Environment

The keys to student retention in the online environment lie with five key elements. Engaging faculty, electrifying technology, innovative curriculum, just-in-time student touch and informative metrics. A combination of these...
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Teaching in an Active Learning Space

Active learning is a high impact practice and is designed to allow students to participate in the learning process.  This presentation will focus on the benefits and usage of active...
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11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

From Information to Immersion: Bringing the MBA to Life in the Recruiting Process

This session illustrates unique ways we have transformed the MBA recruiting process from one of “information” to one of “immersion,” where the prospective student is at the center of learning...
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Graduate Business Degree Preparatory Programs: A Pathway for Non-Traditional Student Success: Recruitment, Retention & Re-entry

The demand for graduate business degrees remains strong.  While traditionally prepared applicants remain in flux, increasingly non-traditionally prepared applicants are considered an important emerging applicant population. Increasingly, institutions are offering...
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The Softer Side of Assessment: A Workshop on Teaching and Assessing Key Employability Skills

If you believe there is more we can do to help students develop their professional “soft skills” (agility, empathy, conflict management), then join this workshop session as we collaboratively entertain...
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Delta Mu Delta

More information soon.

What You Need for a Successful Self-Study

This session describes the process used for a successful self-study.  It starts with a careful review of the standards, ensuring only relevant data is presented in an appropriate format for...
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One-on-One Appointments with Board of Commissioners and ACBSP staff

This session offers schools individual appointments with the opportunity to meet with commissioners to address questions or concerns specific to your institution.  ACBSP accreditation staff will also be available for...
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Salute to Regions Luncheon

Candidacy & Accreditation Photos

4:30 – 5:00 PM – Candidacy Photos; 5:00 – 6:30 PM – Accreditation Photos
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Accreditation Cocktail Reception / Gala & Celebration

Day 5
11 Jun 2018