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Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 2007 Annual Seminar Accounting Programs Leadership Group Federation of Schools of Accountancy February 11, 2007 Marriott San Diego Mission Valley San Diego, California.

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association of collegiate business schools and programs acbsp
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

2007 Annual Seminar

Accounting Programs Leadership Group

Federation of Schools of Accountancy

February 11, 2007

Marriott San Diego Mission Valley

San Diego, California

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Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Steve Parscale

Director of Accreditation

913-339-9356

sparscale@acbsp.org

www.acbsp.org

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Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Mr. Douglas Viehland, CAE

Executive Director

Association of Collegiate

Business Schools and Programs

7007 College Boulevard Suite 420

Overland Park, Kansas 66211

phone: 913-339-9356

dviehland@acbsp.org

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Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

ACBSP is….

“…a specialized business accrediting association whose members confer Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s Degrees.”

what is accreditation
What is Accreditation?

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Accreditation is a collegial process based on self and peer assessment for public accountability and improvement of academic quality.

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Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

“…external validation provided by specialized accreditation has great importance to the public in assuring that minimum educational outcome standards appropriate for the specialty have been met.”

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

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Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Our Statements

VISION: The global leader enhancing the quality of business schools and programs focused on teaching excellence.

MISSION: ACBSP develops, promotes, and recognizes best practices that contribute to continuous improvement of business education and accredits qualified business programs.

history
History

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • ACBSP established in 1989 in Kansas City.
  • Focus on teaching excellence and all degree levels.
  • International accreditation from beginning.
  • August 1992 recognized by the Dept. of Education.
  • January 2001 was recognized by Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Change in philosophy, membership, and staff structure in 2003 to reflect new way of doing things.
membership overview
Membership Overview

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Currently 532 educational members and 12 corporate members. This includes over 5,400 individual members.
  • Educational members include 308 accredited, 155 candidates, and 69 members without accredited status.
  • Currently 168 associate degree institutions, 342 baccalaureate degree institutions and 22 offer and are accredited in both.
  • Members outside the United States total 47 in 20 countries.
benefits of accreditation
Benefits of Accreditation

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Institution
  • Support of regional accreditation  Student Recruitment
  • Academic Program
  • Donor Support  Credibility to Businesses  Self-Study Process
  • Increased Institutional Support  Funding from State and Federal
  • Students
  • Transfer of Credits  Eligibility for Tuition Reimbursement
  • Faculty
  • Professional Development  Source of Pride
accreditation standards
Accreditation Standards

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Separate boards and standards for associate and baccalaureate/graduate degree programs.
  • Shift away from prescriptive process to continuous improvement process.
  • Focus upon excellence in teaching and student learning outcomes (evidence-based).
  • Focus upon the mission of the institution.
  • Based on Baldrige National Quality Program and its Criteria for Performance Excellence.
accreditation process
Accreditation Process

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Cost is about $12,000.
  • Timetable can be 18 – 24 months or up to 5 years.
  • A preliminary questionnaire is followed by a self-study followed by a site visit followed by feedback.
  • Ten year accreditation granted.
  • A Process that Supports Your Success
    • Use of process for regional accreditation.
    • A Mentor and Commissioner is provided to assist.
    • Copies of self-studies can be provided.
    • Private community of all schools in candidacy.
support of teaching excellence
Support of Teaching Excellence

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Standards and criteria focus on teaching excellence.
  • Wal-mart Teaching Excellence Award for faculty.
  • Three affiliated honor societies for students.
  • Individual faculty membership at each institution.
  • Business Education Week sent each Friday.
  • Annual and regional conferences offer educational tracks with suggested practices.
  • Global Business Connections for faculty and student exchanges.
acbsp gateway
ACBSP Gateway

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Membership Directory with institutional and individual member profiles.
  • Professional Opportunity listings.
  • 2004-2006 Conference presentations available for download.
  • Eight regional councils have home pages.
  • Complete information about accreditation.
  • ACBSP Gateway is www.acbsp.org
trends in business accrediting associations
Trends in Business Accrediting Associations

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Focus on member services in addition to accreditation.
  • Global outreach.
  • Membership is growing.
  • Executives are association managers rather than from academia.
background
Background

A Review of ACBSP Specialized Accreditation in Accounting

  • Part of desire to offer new products and services to meet unmet needs.
  • Provide external validation of quality of accounting program as outlined earlier.
  • Offer benefits of accreditation outlined earlier.
  • One motivation is desire by NASBA to link state board decisions to accreditation agencies.
  • Currently offered by AACSB.
timetable
Timetable

A Review of ACBSP Specialized Accreditation in Accounting

  • Standards adopted by baccalaureate/graduate degree membership in June 2006.
  • Criteria to implement standards drafted during fall and presented to Board in November.
  • Currently being shared for review and comment by various parties.
  • Proposed to be implemented by June 2007 but that date may be later in 2007 or in 2008.
accreditation of accounting
Accreditation of Accounting

A Review of ACBSP Specialized Accreditation in Accounting

  • Only baccalaureate/graduate degree programs, not associate degree programs.
  • Requires business accreditation and is linked.
  • Does not propose creation of separate board or site visit, but is integrated with current processes.
  • Proposed cost for concurrent with business accreditation would be about $3,400 for fees, mentor, and expenses of one site team member. About $7,000 if not concurrent.
issues for discussion
Issues for Discussion

A Review of ACBSP Specialized Accreditation in Accounting

  • Content of the Common Professional Component.
  • How the CPC for business ethics is met…with a standalone course or integrated course and related issue of who teaches the courses.
  • Accounting representation on ACBSP Board of Commissioners and site team visits.
2007 annual conference
2007 Annual Conference

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Orlando on June 29-July 2 with focus on “Connecting Business with B-Schools”
  • Educational tracks on the theme, teaching excellence, student chapters, and the accreditation process.
  • Cynthia Cooper is speaker at Opening Luncheon.
  • Proposal for creation of business related degree program accreditation.
resources in print
Resources in Print

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • “Discover ACBSP: The Quality Standard for Business Education Around the World”
  • 2007 Annual Conference “Save the Date” brochure.
  • “Connecting Business with B-schools” Open Letter to ACBSP Members
  • “Connecting Business with B-schools” Open Letter to the Business Community
resources on acbsp gateway
Resources on ACBSP Gateway

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • Link to download the print resources…

http://www.acbsp.org/

  • Link for Value of Accreditation…

http://www.acbsp.org/index.php?mo=st&op=ld&sid=s1_027join&stpg=8

  • Link for Global Business Connections…

http://www.acbsp.org/index.php?mo=cm&op=ld&fid=4

  • Link to Membership Information…
  • http://www.acbsp.org/
  • Link to Accreditation Information on Cost, Process, Standards and Criteria, Candidacy…
  • http://www.acbsp.org/index.php?module=sthtml&op=load&sid=s1_020acc
resources available upon request
Resources Available Upon Request

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

  • This APLG/FSA PowerPoint Presentation
  • ACBSP Standards And Criteria For Demonstrat-ing Excellence In Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Accounting Programs—DRAFT January 4
  • Process for Obtaining Accounting Accreditation –DRAFT November 11.
  • February 16 issue of Business Education Week.
questions and discussion thank you for being here
Questions and DiscussionThank You for Being Here!

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)