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International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education Accreditation

 The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) is a specialized accrediting body for business and business-related degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in colleges and universities. The purpose of the IACBE is to promote and recognize excellence in business education.

World Headquarters

PO Box 3960
Olathe, KS 66063
USA

913-631-3009 · voice
913-631-9154 · fax
iacbe@iacbe.org

with offices in: Paris, France . Mangilao, Guam . San Juan, Puerto Rico

IACBE Annual Report Overview

About the Report

As a service to its members, IACBE has collaborated with LiveText to make the electronic submission of your Annual Report possible. To complete the report, simply go through the document sections consecutively (by working down the table of contents on the right) and complete each section individually.

Reference the IACBE Annual Report User Guide attached in this section for assistance with navigating, modifying, and submitting your Annual Report document.

If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to contact Philip Tallman at iacbe@livetext.com. Phil is more than happy to assist you with completing your Annual Report.

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2009

General Information

Institutional Information

Accreditation Information

Please indicate the accreditation status of your academic business unit (mark one).

X Accredited
  Candidate for Accreditation

Please indicate the year in which your next regional accreditation site visit is scheduled: (Not applicable for non-US Based schools.)

Commissioners' Notes

Commissioners' Notes - Directions

If you have received an accreditation letter from the IACBE Board of Commissioners with “notes” that identified areas needing corrective action, please list the item and/or the expectation number for each note in the sections below. Indicate what corrective action has been taken and plans for future corrective action.

Space is provided for responding to up to four notes from the Board of Commissioners. If you have additional notes, choose "Manage Sections", check the checkbox of the section you'd like to copy, and click "Copy." You can then rename and/or reorder the copied sections as necessary.

Outcomes Assessment

Assessment Plan Submission

Has your Outcomes Assessment plan been submitted to the IACBE?

x Yes
  No. The plan will be submitted to IACBE on: yyyy/mm/dd

Is the original or revised outcomes assessment plan you submitted to the IACBE still current or have you made changes?

x

The outcomes plan we submitted is still current.

 

Changes have been made and the revised plan is attached.

  We have made changes and the revised plan will be sent to the IACBE by: yyy/mm/dd

 

Program- Level Intended Outcomes Matrix

Your outcomes assessment plan needs to include two or more direct and two or more indirect measures of student learning. These measures are most often used at the program level.

Examples of both direct and indirect student learning measures are shown in the sample section below. Use the following section to create and insert your own direct and indirect student learning measures when completing this matrix. The examples provided in the mock-up are commonly used assessment measures, but there are other choices as noted in the IACBE monograph Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education, pages 8-9 and page 38.

On the bottom of the Program-Level Intended Outcomes Matrix a space is provided to show changes and improvements you plan to make as a result of your assessment activity.

Sample of Completed Program-Level Intended Outcomes Matrix

Identify Each Intended Outcome

Identify the Assessment Activity

 Assessment Results
Intended Outcome Was:

 

 

 

Realized

Not Realized

 Direct Measures:

 

 

 

1. All business majors will score at least 70% on the comprehensive examination.

 Comprehensive Exam

 X

 

2. All business major seniors will score a minimum of 80% of their capstone projects.

 Capstone Project

 X

 

 

 

 

 

Indirect Measures:

 

 

 

1.90% of graduating seniors will perceive a high level of satisfaction from their learning experience.

Student Satisfaction Survey

 X

 

2.80% of third year alumni will perceive that they were well equipped for employment in the business sector.

  Alumni Survey

 

 

 

 

 

 * Explanation of course of action for intended outcomes not realized:

 

 

 

A:  Only 70% of those graduates from three years ago (70% of respondents) felt well equipped. Forty percent of respondents felt they needed a stronger foundation in finance; twenty percent felt they needed a stronger foundation in marketing. After reviewing the curriculum and CPC coverage, we are supplementing FIN 301 with more current information on financial analysis. A course in marketing research is being added to provide more breadth in marketing.   

Note: If you are using different direct and indirect measures for different degree programs, please replicate this form, using one form for each program that has different measures. If different programs use the same measures, only one copy of this form is needed. Choose "Manage Sections", check the checkbox of the section you'd like to copy, and click "Copy." You can then rename and/or reorder the copied sections as necessary.

(Date) Program- Level Intended Outcomes Matrix for (School Name)

Insert your own direct and indirect student learning measures in the matrix provided below.

On the bottom of the Program-Level Intended Outcomes Matrix a space is provided to show changes and improvements you plan to make as a result of your assessment activity.

Identify Each Intended Outcome

Identify the Assessment Activity

 Assessment Results
Intended Outcome Was:

 

 

 

Realized

Not Realized *

 Direct Measures:

abcdef 

 

 

1. All business majors (undergraduate and MBA) will score at least 70% on the comprehensive exam 

 ETS Exam

 x(1)

2. All business major seniors(undergraduate and MBA) will score a minimum of 70% on their capstone project 

Capstone project 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Indirect Measures:

 

 

 

1. Average score on survey exceeds 3.2

 Business Alumni Survey (Graduate and Undergraduate)

X(2)

 

2. Average score on survey exceeds 3.2

Business Student Satisfaction Survey (Graduate and Undergraduate) 

 X(3)

 

 

 

 

*Explanation of course of action for intended outcomes not realized:

1. ETS scores were unusually low.  As a result, several actions have been taken including changing procedures and timing of administering exam, providing extra-credit incentives for performance on exam, and reviewing exam content.  Additional actions are planned if results do not improve.
2. MBA survey results were within target.  Undergraduate survey was not administered (Outside of control of Business Unit)  Action is being taken to ensure that all surveys are administered next year.
3. MBA Survey results were within acceptable range.  Undergraduate focus group was substituted for undergraduate survey with acceptable results. 

Note: If you are using different direct and indirect measures for different degree programs, please replicate this form, using one form for each program that has different measures. If different programs use the same measures, only one copy of this form is needed. Choose "Manage Sections", check the checkbox of the section you'd like to copy, and click "Copy." You can then rename and/or reorder the copied sections as necessary.

Programmatic Information

Changes in Business and Business-Related Degree Programs For 2008-2009

Identify any significant changes that have taken place in your business and business-related degree programs during the reporting periods (2008-2009)

Programmatic Information 2008-2009 Yes No

1. Did you terminate any degree programs during the reporting year?

  x

If yes, please identify terminated programs:

   

2. Were changes made in any of your business majors, concentration, or emphasis?

  x

If yes, please identify the changes by adding an additional page to this document:

   

3. Were any new degree programs in business established during the academic year?

   x

If yes, please identify the new degree programs:

   

4. Was the approval of your regional accrediting body required for any of these programs?

  x

If yes, please attach a copy of the material you sent to your regional accrediting body to obtain the approval.  Please also submit a copy of your regional accrediting body's response.

   

 

Administrative Change Information 2008-2009

Identify any administrative changes that directly affect your academic business unit.

Such changes would include;

  • Your business unit's primary representative to IACBE,
  • Your designated alternate to IACBE,
  • Your institution's president and academic vice president, and
  • The head of your business unit (if different from the primary representative to the IACBE). Save & Finish

If the incumbent in any of these administrative positions has changed, include the new incumbent's name, his or her title, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address.

 Position

Name

Title

Telephone

Fax   

E-mail    

Business unit's primary representative to IACBE

Bradley Smith

Dean, School of Business and Social Sciences

(574) 257-3363

 

smithb@bethelcollege.edu

Comments, Suggestions and Surveys

Comments

Please use this section to briefly comment on the other issues pertaining to your academic business unit you would like to share with the IACBE.