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ACBSP’s Quality Standards for Accreditation — Subject of Session at MidAIR’s Annual Conference

Friday, November 8, 2013   (0 Comments)
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ACBSP’s Quality Standards for Accreditation are the Subject of a Session at MidAIR’s 33rd Annual Conference — The POWER of Storytelling: Shedding LIGHT on Data


Steve Parscale, ACBSP Director of Accreditation, will deliver a presentation titled ‘Total Quality Management and Accreditation: Engaging Stakeholders in the Story of Success’ at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Mid-America Association for Institutional Research (MidAIR).

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OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (November 7, 2013) The MidAIR Annual Conference will take place Friday, Nov. 8, at the Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, Mo. Parscale’s plenary session will begin at 9 a.m. in the Phillips Room. 


"Despite using a ‘total quality management’ process in accreditation activities for identifying ways in which processes and practices are planned, performed, and measured in the dynamic environment of higher education, many business schools fail the first time they seek accreditation,” Parscale explains. "This encourages the school to reframe the processes to engage faculty, staff, administrators, students, and other stakeholders in a synergistic process of information sharing that enhances the ability to think and act strategically. Those who have gone through this engagement and sharing process received accreditation, and share that the processes are much improved as a result,” he says.


About Steve Parscale

Steve has been the Director of Accreditation for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) since 2004. Steve was the Director of Quality for Lee Aerospace, Inc., and was appointed by the United States Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology as Examiner on the Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He is past president of the Kansas Center for Performance Excellence (KCPE) and served as a judge for the Kansas Award for Excellence. Steve is a Certified Quality Manager through the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Steve was the Superintendent of the Manpower and Quality office of the United States Air Force and was Superintendent of Airfield Management and Air Traffic Control. He retired from the United States Air Force after 28 years of active duty. Steve is pursuing a Ph.D. in Management from Northcentral University, and holds an MS in Management and a BS in HR Management from Friends University. Steve’s Bio




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 1,227 member campuses, 186 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 800 have achieved accreditation and more than 345 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 10,000. FAQs



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