College of Business Assurance of Learning Improvement


AACSB Reports on "Business Schools on an Innovation Mission"

Business Schools on an Innovation Mission
Executive Summary
University Talking Points
Business Community Talking Points

AACSB Frameworks for Business Schools

Business School Conceptual Framework
Applying the Conceptual Framework

Interesting Reads from BizEd Magazine (published by AACSB)

Assessment Investment - Carol DeMoranville shares Bryant University's five-part strategy for successfully instituting assurance of learning programs (begins on page 24 of this file).
Testing, 1... 2... - Indiana University's Subir Bandyopadhyay and Anna Rominger show how combining standardized and conceptual tests helps measure student learning (begins on page 34 of this file).
Passport to Success - Elliot Grossman describes a closely mapped career development plan that prepares Xavier University students for life after graduation.
Measures of Success - With assurance of learning standards in full force, business educators evaluate how well their assessment plans are working -- and where those plans should lead next.
Teaching Outside the Box - Four business professors find new ways to engage students and innovate in the classroom.
How Much Have We Learned? - Trudy W. Banta explores how well schools are measuring student learning.
The Learning Curve - Peter Ewell discusses recent strides in assessing learning outcomes in higher education and explores what still needs to be done.
Classroom Magic - Four innovative and award-winning teachers cast a spell that transforms their students and their classrooms.

The Faculty Role in Assessment
- Professors and policy makers see progress, but impediments, too, in getting instructors to see measuring learning as in their own interests, Doug Lederman writes in this Inside Higher Ed article.
More Than You Think, Less Than We Need - Findings from a national study (conducted by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment) show that gathering information about what undergraduates learn during their studies is commonplace in most U.S. college and universities. (full report here)
As Easy As Apple Pie! - Don't miss this entertaining "baker's guide" to assessment plan development (from Georgia Tech University).

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