Learning from Experience: Reflections from New Standards Review Teams Lynne Richardson Miller College of Business Ball State University 13 July 2004 SBAA Summer Meeting
“New”Accreditation Standards • Strategic Management • Participants • Assurance of Learning
Preparation Annually • Refine strategic management plan • Prepare annual maintenance report • Participate in AACSB accreditation data collection Up to 3 years out • Accredited member submits request for review with preferred visit dates
Time Table continued Within two years of review: • Accredited member and MAC choose peer review team (PRT) • Visit date is set • Accredited member provides PRT with strategic mgmt plan, annual maintenance reports, policies and executive summary • School and PRT confer to determine any additional info needed prior to visit
PRT Visit! • The visit team generally arrives the evening of one day and departs by noon two days later. • PRT members may “split up” to cover more ground. • Before the PRT leaves, the dean and university leadership know the team’s recommendations.
Host Dean Evaluations 03-04 • Pre-visit experience 6.0 • Visit experience 6.6 • Post-visit experience 6.6 (scale is 1-7, 7 is highest)
CAO Evaluations 03-04 • Pre-visit experience 6.0 • Visit experience 6.9 • Post-visit experience 6.3 (scale is 1-7, 7 is highest)
PRT Evaluations 03-04 • Pre-visit experience 6.2 • Visit experience 6.3 • Post-visit experience 6.7 (scale is 1-7, 7 is highest)
Consultative Process • PRT is looking for BEST PRACTICES to share. • School should receive suggestions for continuous improvement.