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2018 ACBSP Access Accreditation Workshops

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 our workshop that gives you full access to the ACBSP accreditation process.

This intensive three-day seminar, 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 review a specific criterion within each standard using the online reporting portal.

In 2018, we are offering this workshop 3 times in 3 different locations. Read on for more information.

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

Sponsored By:

Peregrine Academics

Registration Details

The Access Accreditation Workshop will be held on the following dates and locations:

  • Jan. 10-12, 2018 - Maastricht, Netherlands.
    Hosted by Maastricht School of Manangement.
  • Feb. 8-10, 2018 - Nashville, Tennessee.
    Hosted by Lipscomb University.
  • March 8-10, 2018 - Trenton, New Jersey.
    Hosted by Thomas Edison State University.

The registration fee is $600 (USD) per attendee. This includes:

  • Lunches on 2 days
  • Continental Breakfasts on 2 days
  • 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 each workshop is limited to 40 people. Payment must be made at the time of registration or you will not be registered.

Hotel room with bed, armoire, and lamp

Hotel & Accommodations

March Workshop - Trenton, New Jersey

SpringHill Suites Philadelphia Langhorne. Group rate: $109 per night, single/double, plus taxes.


Attendees are responsible for their own transportation, including to/from airport, hotel, and workshop venue, unless otherwise specified.


The closest international passenger airports are Brussels Airport (BRU) in Belgium and Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) in Germany. Maastricht is roughly inbetween both, with train service to Maastricht from either city running about 2 hours each way. Visit for train schedules and tickets.


Attendees should fly into Nashville International Airport (BNA). The airport is approximately 13mi from Lipscomb University. Public transportation options are also available.


The closest airport is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Pennsylvania. Trenton, New Jersey is approximately 45mi to the northeast.

Preliminary Schedule

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

Day 1
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
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
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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