ACBSP Comes to Salt Lake City with Conferences on Sustainability and Business Accreditation
Friday, June 14, 2013
Posted by: Melinda Dorning
to Salt Lake City Next Week with Conferences Focused on Sustainability and
Specialized Business Accreditation
host two conferences next week:
Conference — June 21-22 — at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.
• 2013 ACBSP
Annual Conference, with a focus on Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
in the Classroom, — June 21-24 — at the Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown.
PARK, KS, USA (June 14, 2013) The Accreditation Council for Business Schools
and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org, will host
two conferences next week in Salt Lake City. More than 725 individuals are
registered to attend, including business faculty, deans, chairs, provosts and
chancellors from 339 colleges and universities in 19 countries. Government
officials will also be in attendance.
are some highlights:
Academic Accountability: Solutions to
Your Higher Education Challenges
and place: Friday, June 21 — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Salon 3 — Hilton
ACBSP along with regional
accreditors, CHEA, state regulators, and the U.S. Department of Education
require accountability in higher education. Olin Oedekoven, President & CEO
of Peregrine Academic Services, will outline tools and services that help
business faculty address assessment, accountability, and benchmarking
Denise Naugib, VP of Sustainability
& Supplier Diversity, Global Operations Services at
and place: Friday, June 21 — 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Salons A-F — Marriott
In her keynote, Naugib will
describe the role of a chief sustainability officer within a major global
Faculty Perceptions of the Importance of
CSR and Sustainability in Business
and place: Friday, June 21 — 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Salons G-H — Marriott
Alissa Oelfke, Viterbo
University, will describe a study that examines the ecological world view as
well as the attitude toward social responsibility of business faculty who are
currently teaching in undergraduate management programs of study at both public
and private colleges and universities in the U.S.
A Business Ethics Framework: The
Foundation of CSR
and place: Saturday, June 22 — 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. — Deer Valley — Marriott
Dewayne Thompson, Lee University,
says: "While the professor may not be able to measure student ethicality, the
professor can teach a framework to determine whether the student considers an
ethical decision making process to apply ethical theory. Theory within itself
is insufficient; therefore, the framework considers the interaction of world
views, economic structures, and legal issues.”
Jonas Haertle, Head of the Principles
for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Secretariat in the United Nations
Global Compact Office
and place: Saturday, June 22 — 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Salons A-F — Marriott
mission of the PRME initiative is to inspire and champion responsible
management education, research and thought leadership globally. Haertle will
outline the work of PRME and describe the Six Principles.
Lenoir-Rhyne University MBA Student
and place: Sunday, June 23 — 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. — Deer Valley — Marriott
Oliver Worth & Adam Coffey, MBA students at the Charles M.
Snipes School of Business at Lenoir-Rhyne will describe
the work of their team in assessing the oil commodity industry and the
Corporate Sustainability of Intertek.
is recognized by the Council for
Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for
business education. ACBSP currently has 1,171 member campuses, 183 of which are
located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 603 have achieved accreditation
and more than 200 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on
these campuses now exceed 9,900.