ERIC Number: EJ1047697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Assessment at AACSB Schools: A Survey of Deans
Wheeling, Barbara M.; Miller, Donald S.; Slocombe, Thomas E.
Journal of Education for Business, v90 n1 p44-49 2015
The purpose of this research was to document the extent to which Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-accredited business schools have implemented strategies to improve students' ability to achieve program learning objectives. Assessment of academic programs is increasingly important at AACSB schools. Compliance with changing accreditation requirements and continuous improvement necessitated revision of assessment methods and modification of programs. Deans at 91 AACSB schools participated in this research. Communication skills were the most-assessed competency. Mandating increased coverage of specific skills or topics across the curriculum was the most frequent change made as a result of assessment. Further studies will be needed to track this dynamic activity.
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Improvement Programs, Academic Ability, Behavioral Objectives, Accreditation (Institutions), Business Administration Education, Deans, School Surveys, Communication Skills, Minimum Competency Testing, Student Improvement, Questionnaires, Evaluation Needs, Skill Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Higher Education, Administrator Attitudes, Program Evaluation, College Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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