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Assuring Quality in Higher Education in a Time of Crisis Using ACBSP Accreditation Process: Two-Part

Assuring Quality in Higher Education in a Time of Crisis Using the ACBSP Accreditation Process

Two-Part Complimentary Webinar

Join us for this two-part webinar and explore how higher education institutions are reacting to offering teaching and learning online and especially providing quality provision in this time of adversity. What can ACBSP do as an accrediting body to assure that learning continues and, more importantly, how will its quality be assured?


Part One


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Part I

Key elements for successful online teaching and learning as the number of online students is growing exponentially around the world (one-hour session)

Topics include:

  • Access to Internet and laptop, notebook, etc.
  • Access to textbooks (electronic and printed, electronic databases, etc.)
  • Communication – clear expectations of students, access to faculty – phone, videoconferencing, email, discussion
  • Training for faculty and students on using the delivery platform
  • Established learning outcomes included in course curriculum regardless of delivery method – maintaining same assessment instruments whenever possible
  • Establishment of clear grading rubrics for discussion posts, assignments, group projects, etc.
  • Tips to keep students from plagiarism, cheating


  • Dr. Gary Mrozinski, Department Chair for Business, and Professor of Business & Economics, Luzerne County Community College
  • Dr. Marie Harper, Dean School of Business, American Public University System
  • Dr. Denise Smith, Associate Professor and Accounting Program Director, School of Business and Communications, Brenau University, and Chair, Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners

Part 2

What is the role of ACBSP as an accrediting body in addressing quality, working with institutions as they transition to exclusively online delivery? The panelists will address the following questions as it pertains to the ACBSP Unified Standards and any issues that arise as a result of the rapid transition from face-to-face course delivery to online delivery. (75-minute session)

Topics include:

  • What specific steps can ACBSP take to scrutinize quality as institutions that have been primarily reliant on either ground-based or blended learning are now almost exclusively online?
  • What standards can be modified or created to address quality in extensive distance learning environments?
  • Are there any practices ACBSP can develop that focus specifically on examining quality in an environment of large-scale distance delivery? Adoption of Curricula that are being adapted for online for the first time.
  • What does ACBSP need to focus on with e.g., faculty teaching online for the first time? (Standard 5)
  • Panelists will also address:
    • What types of student support and academic advising are available online for the first time? (Standard 3)
    • What other practices or policies assure quality in large-scale distance learning environments?


  • Dr. Steve Parscale, ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer


  • Dr. David Claivaz, BSL – Business School Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Dr. Tammi Cooper, Dean, School of Business, Northcentral University
  • Dr. Lucas Kavlie, Vice President, Compliance and Accreditation, Western Governors University
  • Dr. Rajesh Khajuria, Professor Emeritus, ACBSP Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners, Vadodara, India and Faculty at FTP University, Vietnam
  • Dr. Bruce Stetar, Director Academic Programs, Western Governors University, and currently serving as Chair-Elect of the ACBSP Board of Directors