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M.U.M. to host IACBE Business Education Conference Friday

Sep 24, 2013

Maharishi University of Management will host the North Central Regional Conference of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education at 11:15 a.m. Friday in the Festival Hall of the Argiro Student Center.

Conference host, Professor Scott R. Herriott, Ph.D., and co-chair of the Department of Business Administration at Maharishi University of Management says, “Business deans and department chairs greatly value the time they can spend with each other talking about common issues and challenges. A regional meeting like this, which is accessible, short, and inexpensive, is the perfect way for those at smaller colleges and universities to keep up with best practices in business education.”

Keynote speaker Paul Ventura of Marylhurst University will lead the Business Educators Conference with a workshop/free webinar on “Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Sustainable Business.”

Ventura is chair of the Marylhurst MBA in Sustainable Business program. He teaches courses in strategic leadership, modeling and decision making, and principles of sustainability in both the on-campus and online green MBA programs. He also oversees the capstone project that all students complete at the end of their MBA coursework.

Herriott says, “Marylhurst University is a leader in education about sustainable business. Paul Ventura’s workshop on assessment will be especially valuable for any professor or department chair who wants to advance their academic programs in sustainable business.”

While a variety of instruments exist for assessing and norming student learning in conventional MBA programs, there is no widely used tool for assessing the special knowledge and competencies acquired by students in programs with a focus on sustainable business practices. This workshop is intended to start a dialogue on what direct learning outcomes can and should be measured and how that measurement can take place. A case study on the process used in the MBA in Sustainable Business at Marylhurst University will be shared, followed by participant discussion of sustainability learning outcomes and their assessment.

The webinar is part of the regional meeting of the business accrediting body of IACBE. The seminar will be live-streamed from M.U.M. Online participants in the workshop will be able to share comments by online chat and will be able to call in to a miked phone in the conference meeting room.

There is no fee for the webinar, but registration is requested. To register, go to http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e87arnn89ac87c53.

Members attending the event come from eight states: Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado. Several other business deans/chairs from around Iowa have also been invited to attend as nonmember guests.

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