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2017 ACBSP Access Accreditation Workshop

Are you preparing for ACBSP initial or reaffirmation of accreditation and need assistance with the information needed or where to begin? ACBSP invites you to attend a new workshop that gives you full access to the ACBSP accreditation process.

This intensive three-day seminar, held in Kansas City, MO, will cover the standards and criteria in detail with presentations by ACBSP accreditation staff and ACBSP members with business programs accredited by ACBSP who have developed best practices for each standard. Schools interested in pursuing candidacy, in candidacy, or seeking reaffirmation of accreditation will also be provided with in-class time to a specific criterion within each standard using the online reporting portal.

Topics To Be Covered

  • Review of Accreditation Standards & Criteria 1-6
  • Review of the Accreditation Process
  • Evolution of the Standards & Criteria
  • Demo and Tour of the Online Reporting Portal
  • Best Practices for each Standard
  • Hands-on Examples and Exercises for each Standard

Who Should Attend?

  • Faculty members for schools interested in pursuing candidacy for ACBSP accreditation
  • ACBSP Members in candidacy
  • ACBSP Members seeking reaffirmation of accreditation

Registration Details

The second Access Accreditation Workshop will be held April 6-8, 2017 in Kansas City, MO. The Hyatt Place Kansas City Airport will serve as our hotel and workshop venue. Registration is open.

Registration is $400 per attendee and covers the following:

  • Lunches (April 6 and 7)
  • Continental Breakfasts (April 7 and 8)
  • Refreshment Breaks
  • Electronic/printed copies of materials

Attendees are required to bring their own laptops, netbooks, or tablets for exercises. ACBSP will not provide mobile devices for attendee usage. Complimentary WiFi will be available on the meeting floor.

Seating for this workshop is limited to 30 people, so register today!


Hotel & Accommodations

Located only 5.5 miles south of Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and 13 miles north of downtown Kansas City, the Hyatt Place Kansas City Airport provides guests easy access to local sporting events, amusement and water parks, concerts, casinos, fine dining and superior shopping. Our Kansas City Airport hotel offers complimentary shuttle service within 3-miles, which includes transportation to the MCI Airport, Tiffany Greens Country Club, Tiffany Hills Park, KCI Expo Center, National Weather Service, Harley Davidson Factory Plant, and Zona Rosa, an outdoor shopping and dining area and much more!

ACBSP has secured a special hotel group rate of $117/king or $112/double, per night, plus tax. Complimentary WiFi Internet access in the guestrooms is provided. The room block is limited and all reservations should be made as soon as possible.

Hyatt Place Kansas City Airport
7600 NW 97th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64153



The Hyatt Place offers complimentary shuttle service to/from Kansas City International Airport (MCI), from 4:30 AM to midnight each day. Contact the hotel to arrange pick-up upon arriving in Kansas City.

  • Complimentary shuttle service to/from MCI and within 3 mile radius to shopping, restaurants, etc.
  • All major car rental companies are available at MCI.
  • Free parking.
  • Taxi services are available.
  • Uber offers pick-up/drop-off at MCI.

Preliminary Schedule

This schedule may change at anytime. Updates will be made as needed. A final schedule will be provided on-site.

Day 1 - April 6
10:00 AM5:00 PMRegistration
11:00 AM12:00 PM"Grab-n-go" Lunch (no formal lunch hour)
12:00 PM5:00 PMIntroductions and review through Standard Two
12:15 PM12:30 PMReview of the accreditation process
12:30 PM12:45 PMEvolution of ACBSP Standards and Criteria
12:45 PM1:15 PMDemo and tour of the online reporting portal
1:15 PM1:30 PMOverview - What should be included and why?
Overview Exercise - identify three business program strengths and three organizational challenges
1:45 PM2:00 PMStandard One - Review and Discussion of the requirements
2:00 PM2:30 PMRefreshment Break
2:30 PM3:15 PMStandard One - Best Practice presentation for Standard One
3:15 PM3:45 PMWriting exercise - Identify your processes for Criterion 1.1
4:00 PM5:00 PMStandard Two - Review and discussion of the requirements
Best Practice presentation for Standard Two
  Dinner on your own
Day 2 - April 7
7:00 AM8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00 AM5:00 PMStandards Two, Three, Four and Five
8:00 AM8:15 AMReview of Day One
8:15 AM8:45 AMWriting exercise - Identify your processes for Criterion 2.1
8:45 AM10:00 AMStandard Three - Review and discussion of the requirements
Best Practice presentation for Standard Three
10:00 AM10:30 AMNetworking and Refreshment Break
10:30 AM11:00 AMWriting exercise - Identify your processes for Criterion 3.1 & 3.2
11:00 AM12:00 PMStandard Four - Review and discussion of the requirements
Student learning outcomes - definition and examples
Types of Assessments and examples
Identify two student learning outcomes for one of your business programs
12:00 PM1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM1:45 PMBest Practice presentation for Standard Four
1:45 PM2:30 PMWriting exercise - Identify assessments and results used to measure the student learning outcomes identified.
2:30 PM3:00 PMRefreshment Break
3:00 PM5:00 PMStandard Five - Review and discussion of the requirements
Best Practice presentation for Standard Five
  Dinner on your own
HOMEWORK: Writing exercise – Criterion 5.3 and Criterion 5.8 – provide information in Figure 5.2 and Figure 5.6 using a sample of five faculty.
Day 3 - April 8
8:00 AM11:00 AMStandards Five and Six
7:00 AM8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00 AM8:30 AMDiscussion of writing exercise for Criterion 5.3 and Criterion 5.8
8:30 AM9:00 AMStandard Six - Review and discussion of the requirements
9:00 AM9:15 AMRefreshment break
9:15 AM10:00 AMBest Practice presentation for Standard Six
10:00 AM10:30 AMWriting Exercise - Criterion 6.1.5 - provide information in Figure 6.5 for one of your business programs and use one course syllabus for course within that program to determine CPC coverage
10:30 AM11:00 AMWrap up - Questions/Final Discussion
Distribute certificates of completion

Questions & Concerns

If you have questions or need assistance on anything, contact ACBSP at 913-339-9356.

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