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ERIC Number: EJ962853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1055-3096
An Approach to Meeting AACSB Assurance of Learning Standards in an IS Core Course
Attaway, Alan N.; Chandra, Satish; Dos Santos, Brian L.; Thatcher, Matt E.; Wright, Andrew L.
Journal of Information Systems Education, v22 n4 p355-366 Win 2011
AACSB accreditation is a much sought designation by business schools in the United States, and increasingly, around the world. Beginning in 2003, AACSB changed its focus on the business curriculum from an assessment of inputs to an assessment of outputs. This change has greatly increased the demands on faculty because programs must now demonstrate learning outcomes, not just what students are taught. The purpose of this paper is to present an efficient and effective method to assess learning outcomes in an IS core (required) course in the undergraduate program, by seeing how an accredited mid-western state university developed and implemented a course to meet the new AACSB requirements. We describe the process used to assess learning outcomes and how the results of the assessment are used to improve learning outcomes. We also describe how the IS course assessment ties in to learning assessment of the undergraduate program as a whole. (Contains 2 figures, 2 tables and 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States