Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
AACSB Accreditation consists of 3 major components
- Strategic planning
- Faculty Qualifications and Sufficiency
- Assurance of Learning
All three components must be planned, executed, clearly documented and presented to the review committee when the time comes. This task requires team work, collegiality and good management. No one can accomplish this task alone. The process is lengthy and tedious, which requires lots of patience and effort. The task is challenging, but achievable.
The positive result comes from the effort of each and every individual faculty, staff and student. I believe with the long Accreditation history of CBA and the support of CBA members, the college will get re-accreditation with or without me in 2014.
However, I feel that my job should be more than just for AACSB. My goal is to develop an environment in which AACSB accreditation is embedded in our classrooms, in our research activities and in our daily operations. It should not be a burden but an achievement to enjoy on a daily basis. My ultimate goal is to develop an environment where AACSB accreditation comes naturally and unconsciously.
The followings are a few things that I would like to do in the near future.
- Provide motivation, incentives to improve our research outcome so AQ percentage is no longer the concern of our accreditation.
- Propose participating faculty guidelines.
- Generate financial resources to support accreditation activities.
- Provide a mechanism that allows supporting faculty to participate and become more active in non-teaching activities.
- Make assessment methodology and tools available for all instructors to improve their teaching and learning experiences.
- Update our curricula to be more effective and current.
We will start the AACSB document preparation now and this report should be ready for delivery at any given time when requested.
Thanks for the opportunity to share my thoughts with you and I look forward to working with all of you to achieve our goals.
— Dr. Robert Chi, Associate Dean for Accreditation