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ACBSP to Participate in Bay Area Community College Consortium Entrepreneurship Marketplace Meeting

Friday, March 8, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melinda Dorning




Melinda Dorning

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ACBSP to Participate in Bay Area Community College Consortium

Entrepreneurship Marketplace Meeting


Text Box:  OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (March 8, 2013) Douglas Viehland, Executive Director of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), will join Dean Donald Carlson and Professor Linda Whitten from Skyline College in presenting a session on entrepreneurship during the Bay Area Community College Consortium Entrepreneurship Marketplace Meeting, March 8, on the campus of Chabot College.


The meeting will focus on the entrepreneurship offerings of both Skyline College and Cañada College, and will explore ways in which community colleges can infuse virtual enterprise into existing courses and programs. Viehland will explain the value of accreditation and the work ACBSP is doing to promote entrepreneurship offerings at all levels of business degree programs. 


"ACBSP is the only accrediting body recognized by CHEA, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, for accreditation of business programs at community colleges. We are pleased to support the Bay Area Community College Consortium by participating in this meeting,” said Viehland. "We recognize the contributions by our accredited member, Skyline College, in sharing their experiences and innovations in bringing entrepreneurship to the forefront of their business curriculum.”   



ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,260 member campuses, 177 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 586 have achieved accreditation and more than 592 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 10,000.



The Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC) is comprised of 26 colleges and 10 Economic and Workforce Development Initiatives in Regions 3 (Bay) and 4 (Interior Bay).  Funded by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998, the BACCC supports activities and projects that meet the four objectives of the Act:

  • Improving the Academic skills of vocational and technical education students;
  • Strengthening connections between secondary and postsecondary education;
  • Preparing individuals for occupations in demand that pay family-supporting wages; and
  • Investing in effective, high quality programs.

The Entrepreneurship Marketplace Meeting is co-convened by the Bay Area Community College Corsortium and the Cabrillo and Napa Valley College Business & Entrepreneurship Centers.



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