Category: AACSB

1, 3, 5, 7: Laser Focus Spurs Accelerated AACSB Launches

With the difficulties of manually collecting, calculating and reporting on faculty activity data in support of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, many business schools decide to implement faculty activity reporting software. But given the lengthy accreditation and reporting cycle, it’s easy to let that initial urgency fade, which can delay time to value of the software and turn the next AACSB reporting deadline into another fire drill. Fortunately, by setting deadlines and prioritizing a single-focus project, implementing faculty activity reporting for AACSB accreditation can actually be a remarkably streamlined process. In gathering client insight and feedback from countless AACSB implementations, Digital Measures’ Onboarding Team began using a strategy that positions business schools to implement AACSB reporting in as little as 12 weeks. We call it the “1, 3, 5, 7 Mindset,” and it requires a laser focus, strong project team and a commitment to meeting deadlines. Here’s how an accelerated AACSB implementation works. Continue reading “1, 3, 5, 7: Laser Focus Spurs Accelerated AACSB Launches”

Day of Me Event Highlights FAR Benefits for Faculty, with Indiana State University

The way Kelly Wilkinson, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Indiana State University’s Scott College of Business, sees it, the value of faculty activity reporting (FAR) software to faculty is the ability to tell their stories in different ways. And she employed an innovative strategy to encourage faculty to input their data so they can output it for a variety of uses, from biennial reviews and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) reporting to customizing CVs for a variety of purposes. Here, Wilkinson shares an overview of the Day of Me event held in May and highlights FAR benefits for faculty, expected and unexpected, that came out of the event. Continue reading “Day of Me Event Highlights FAR Benefits for Faculty, with Indiana State University”

Client Customizations Inspire AACSB Reporting Innovations

Complex faculty activity reporting (FAR) challenges require smart customizations to your FAR solution. Customization is part of the Activity Insight promise because it’s critical to achieving success for your university’s particular data collection and reporting requirements. It’s also an opportunity for Digital Measures to identify common needs and create best of breed reporting to meet them. That’s how we developed our suite of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation reports for Activity Insight, including the newest addition, the AACSB Required Fields Audit Report. Continue reading “Client Customizations Inspire AACSB Reporting Innovations”

New Activity Insight Report Eases AACSB Accreditation

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) holds business schools to high reporting standards, which is why more than half of all AACSB-accredited schools of business use Activity Insight. Now, our new Required Fields Audit Report makes AACSB reporting even easier by surfacing missing faculty data so they can be updated and included. This ensures that tables 2-1, 15-1 and 15-2 reflect all of your faculty’s applicable qualifications and accomplishments. Continue reading “New Activity Insight Report Eases AACSB Accreditation”

Getting Down to Business with AACSB, with Johns Hopkins University & California State University, Los Angeles

At our recent User Group, two universities shared their experience using Activity Insight to streamline the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation process. This session was presented by Frederick San Mateo, Senior Business Analyst at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and Erin Doolittle, Special Projects Manager at the College of Business & Economics in California State University, Los Angeles. Continue reading “Getting Down to Business with AACSB, with Johns Hopkins University & California State University, Los Angeles”

How Western Washington University is Preparing for AACSB Accreditation

A faculty activity reporting solution can not only transform the way you leverage your faculty’s activities and accomplishments; it can also play a pivotal role in the accreditation process. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is instrumental for business schools to attract the best students and faculty—but the process can be long, complicated and demanding of faculty and staff. Continue reading “How Western Washington University is Preparing for AACSB Accreditation”

Congratulations to Our Clients Who Were Recognized as AACSB Influential Leaders

Last week, we attended the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Annual Accreditation Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Part of the agenda at the conference was the “Influential Leaders Recognition” in which AACSB shared some of the success stories of business school faculty and graduates from around the world. Continue reading “Congratulations to Our Clients Who Were Recognized as AACSB Influential Leaders”

4 Challenges to AACSB Accreditation and Their Solutions

You’re ready to embark on an AACSB accreditation initiative. Whether you’re going up for preliminary accreditation or are in the midst of your Continuous Improvement Review, chances are you have a lot of faculty activity data to gather, collate and assemble. Continue reading “4 Challenges to AACSB Accreditation and Their Solutions”

How Manchester Metropolitan Achieved AACSB Accreditation

A faculty activity reporting solution can play a pivotal role in helping universities capture and prove their faculty accomplishments during an accreditation process. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is instrumental for business schools to attract the best students and faculty—but the process is lengthy, complex and resource intensive. When it came time for their initial review, Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met) leveraged Activity Insight to collect and demonstrate faculty’s activities in support of AACSB accreditation. During a recent virtual roundtable discussion with some of its peers in Western Europe, Manchester Met shared the ins and outs of their experience. Continue reading “How Manchester Metropolitan Achieved AACSB Accreditation”