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Alliant International University
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Alliant International University
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego
California
92131  United States
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858 635-4551 (Phone)
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  Bacc/Grad Degree
  Independent Non-Profit
  https://www.alliant.edu/asm/programs-degrees/
  Yes
  A2 - Conditionally Accredited
  2018
  4 Years
  Dr. Rachna Kumar
  Dean - School of Management & Leadership
  Dr. Saba Senses-Ozyurt
  Program Director & Assistant Professor
  Basis for the accreditatin decision.Criterion 1.1CSML faculty meetings, attended by all core faculty and the academic program support staff, are scheduled twice a month with agenda items involving updates on school, programs and university wide initiatives, program curricula, course or learning related issues, and adjunct support issues. This is an effective systematic approach that is well deployed.Categories: Approach, DeploymentVerified: This Strength was verified on site.Institution CommentThere is no Institution Comment.Commissioner None/OFIThe Faculty Workload Form and Faculty Annual Report Form identify expectations clearly and review the fulfillment of expectations. This can foster excellence and make data collection easier.Opportunities for Improvement (OFI) (4)Criterion 3.3CSML has an opportunity to document clearly how the feedback it receives from stakeholder groups is assessed, incorporated, and addressed. Documentation could provide accountability for them to address any concerns raised by stakeholders. For example, the advisory board minutes do not include specific action items or discussions. The business unit has an opportunity to document that constituent groups feedback is received and acted upon. Verified: This OFI was verified on site.Institution CommentAgreed. CSML will document the feedback from stakeholders, particularly the Advisory Board.The minutes will include action items and decisions so that follow-up items implemented as a result of the action items can be documented. For example, the Executive-in-Residence program, which is an Advisory Board mentorship program, collaborative events with professional associations such as ASEI (Association of Engineers), and CSML inclusion in corporate community events such as with Qualcomm or Wells Fargo can be then documented as activities generated through Advisory Board stakeholders.Commissioner NoteAlthough many listening and learning opportunities are reviewed, there is no evidence noted of review results for the Advisory Board, SGA, Student Clubs, I-Merit and Alliant HELP. Documenting the review can help identify strengths and opportunities for improvement. Criterion 4.1BSBA has 12 credit hours of concentration in 5 areas. The MBA has 9 concentrations and the DBA has 3 specializations. Specific student learning outcomes should be listed for each of these concentrations and specializations. Early stages of obtaining comparative information are evident.CSML has collected results two times for most of its assessments, but should collect and analyze results from 3-5 assessments in order to determine data trends. Categories: Deployment, ResultsVerified: This OFI was verified on site.Institution CommentAgreed. Please see our response to OFI in Standard 4 and updated assessment data points which applies here as well.Commissioner Note (Included on Executive Summary)The learning objectives, outcomes, internal and external learning outcomes assessment for all programs by concentration, formative and summative learning outcome assessment information, and data gathered and analyzed have not been segregated by program. BSBA has concentrations in 5 areas. The MBA has 9 concentrations and the DBA has 3 specializations. Reviewing data by program will identify opportunities for improvement.Criterion 4.2Summative measures of assessments were performed by only one faculty member rather than all faculty members who teach the capstone course. This approach does not account for inter-rater reliability. Also for the BSBA program, students are given the option to either take the capstone course or internship. The students who chose the internship over capstone are not currently included in the summative assessment results. Categories: ResultsVerified: This OFI was verified on site.Institution Comment1) Agreed, this is an area for improvement. CSML is aware of this shortcoming and is in the process of improving its assessment process. Starting Spring 2019, all summative course assignments will be assessed by two faculty members to ensure consistency of assessment. We will also engage faculty in discussion and training sessions devoted to rater reliability on the summative rubrics to ensure that faculty inter-rater reliability is high.2) We would like to clarify that the BSBA program has an internship and a capstone course that are both required. Students do not choose between the two courses but take both and the summative learning outcome per assessment plan is assessed in the capstone course only. The summative option occurs in the MBA and MSDA programs and CSML agrees and is working to capture the data from both options.Commissioner NoteSome outcomes have no data and some less than three data points. Some examples are Organizational Effectiveness for MSDA which has zero points, several PhD LDR measures have only one data point. DBA Knowledge of Culminating Program Learning Experience has only two data points. In addition, several measures are based on scores rather than a comparative measure or rubric.These include BSBA, MBA, MS Data Analytics and DBA. Criterion 6.1.2Random sampling of 2018 graduates from the BSBA program revealed lack of completion of the CPC courses. Among courses frequently not completed were business law, economics, operations management, and managerial accounting. This prevents accurate assessment of the CPC. A process needs to be implemented to make sure all BSBA students complete the CPC requirements.Categories: ResultsVerified: This OFI was verified on site.Institution CommentCSML BSBA students are comprised of two groups: 1) Domestic or international students who complete their full 4-year degree at CSML. These students complete all lower level general education and upper level BSBA courses at CSML and attain all CPCs as detailed in the self-study Fig. 6.5. As such these students will have all core courses and CPCs completed and confirmed in their transcripts and degree audits.2) Students who matriculate into CSML’s BSBA program having completed courses at another institution such as a community college or an international partner school:2a) From a domestic partner institution such as a community college with whom CSML has an articulation agreement: Per these articulation agreement, students can transfer in some of the general education or pre-requisite courses into their degree program at Alliant. The total number of units transferred in remain less than 60. Any applicable course per the articulation agreement is transferred in and will be reflected in the student's transcript. This allows us to see all core courses and CPCs completed and confirmed in their transcripts and degree audits.2b) From an international partner school with whom CSML has an articulation agreement: Per these articulation agreements, we accept the courses completed at the partner school and the student is eligible to receive a degree from Alliant after completing at least 10 courses (30 units) in CSML’s BSBA program. For each partner school, we complete a pre-evaluation where the program director and faculty in CSML assess the equivalency of the courses that students complete at their host institution to the courses offered at the CSML BSBA program utilizing partner institution’s accreditation status, course descriptions and syllabi. This ensures that all transfer students coming to CSML’s BSBA program have completed appropriate courses where they would have achieved required CPCs matching CSML’s BSBA curriculum course sequencing at the point the student enters our BSBA program. However, the courses taken at the home institution do not show up in the student's Alliant transcript. As such a review of the transcript will not show the courses and may appear the CPCs have not been achieved. 2c) From an undergraduate accredited institution without an articulation agreement with Alliant: We accept and transfer in courses completed at other institutions and the student is eligible to receive a degree from Alliant after completing at least 10 courses (30 units) in CSML’s BSBA program. We undergo a process similar to the group in (2b) above. We evaluate the courses sought to be transferred in where the program director and faculty in CSML assess the equivalency of the courses that students seek to transfer in to the courses offered at the CSML BSBA program utilizing partner institution’s accreditation status, course descriptions and syllabi.This ensures that all transfer students coming to CSML’s BSBA program have completed appropriate courses where they would have achieved required CPCs which match CSML’s BSBA curriculum course sequencing at the point the student enters our BSBA program. However, the courses taken at international partner institutions with whom we have articulation agreements do not show up in the student's Alliant transcript. As such a review of the transcript will not show the courses and it may appear that the CPCs have not been achieved. (Except please note, courses taken at community Colleges do show up in the transcript.)We will work to ensure as well as record BSBA students' achievement of CPCs by Fall 2019. 1) CSML will use the Peregrine Comprehensive Exit exam administered in the Capstone course as an external summative assessment measure. An analysis of results will also allow us to determine any necessary modifications to our curriculum and course delivery. In addition, faculty will work to identify a senior year course where Peregrine leveling courses can be integrated, and where students will be required to show competency. The senior year of our BSBA academic schedule is the time frame we expect all students to have achieved competencies in all CPC areas.2) For international students who are matriculating into CSML from an international partner school The registrar's will record the specific courses that satisfy the CSML BSBA required courses. This process will be similar to the transfer evaluation process that we use for domestic students matriculating from community colleges. As such, in the degree audits we will be able to see all courses taken at Alliant or transferred in from the previous institution as they relate to the specific CPCs. Commissioner Note (Included on Executive Summary)The Site Visit team noted "Random sampling of 2018 graduates from the BSBA program revealed lack of completion of the CPC courses. Among courses frequently not completed were business law, economics, operations management, and managerial accounting. This prevents accurate assessment of the CPC. A process needs to be implemented to make sure all BSBA students complete the CPC requirements." In addition "During randomly selected audited transcripts, it was noted that often times students completed the capstone course prior to completing other CPC requirements. The capstone course is an integrative course designed to utilize learned skills from previously taken CPC courses and should therefore be taken at the end of the CPC sequence."If the CPC are not completed as required, it is not possible to determine if students are competent in the skills represented by the CPC.