Configure AACSB Data
This article explains how to set up each system with the right configuration to populate data into AACSB tables in Faculty Activity Reporting (FAR, Faculty180).
How does AACSB reporting work?
Interfolio will now help run reports. The following actions will need to be completed.
- Enter data into the system.
- Verify that data.
- Then contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have reports run and delivered.
For a more detailed rundown on preparing for running reports check out our article on how to set up Interfolio to support AACSB reporting.
Please note that the current solutions for reporting are temporary, short-term solutions. The ability to run reports will soon be offered to users.
How to prepare for reporting?
- Check configuration and data. Being able to populate the data into the AACSB tables means setting up the system with the right configuration from the beginning.
- Use standard sections to capture Degrees, Teaching, and Intellectual Contributions
- Degrees section on the Profile form
- Teaching section and Scholarly Activities and Creative Productions on the Activity Form
- Ensure standard AACSB Activity Classifications are set to show in the right sections to faculty: As faculty members report their activities, they will select which is the appropriate category. Ensure AACSB Faculty Classifications are active.
- Create/review the Input Classifications form for AACSB
- Update Activity Classifications to show in the right sections to faculty: As faculty members report their activities, they will select which is the appropriate category.
- Set up the course/program groupings: Users need to have course groupings in order to populate table 15.2 correctly. This is an AACSB requirement.
- Determine the plan for populating data.
- Use standard sections to capture Degrees, Teaching, and Intellectual Contributions
- Once the system is configured appropriately, determine the plan for data population.
- An administrator will load teaching data via the Courses Taught base data file.
- An administrator will load most AACSB Faculty Classifications via the Faculty Classification base data file.
- An administrator will update other AACSB Faculty Classification via Input Faculty Classifications on the Administration page.
Alternative approach: Push a Faculty Classification form with AACSB to Faculty for them to fill out
- Faculty member will populate intellectual contribution data and AACSB Activity Classifications via manual entry in the Scholarly Activities and Creative Production section. Faculty can use an existing integration or upload a Bibtex/Ris file.
Alternative approach: If the scholarship data is available, talk to your Project Manager or Account Manager about having that data loaded for faculty. There may be a charge.
What are the active sections, Activity Classifications and Faculty Classifications that would be listed in the system to populate the AACSB reports?
|Sections for 2020 Standards|
|Section Name:||Table 3.1||Table 3.2||Table 8.1|
|Sections for 2017 Standards|
|Section Name:||Table 2.1||Table 2.2||Table 15.1||Table 15.2|
|Faculty Classifications for Report Year 2020|
|Faculty Classification Title:||Table 3.1||Table 3.2||Table 8.1|
|AACSB: Basis for Qualification||✓||N/A||N/A|
|AACSB: Faculty Qualification Group||✓||✓||N/A|
|AACSB: Faculty Sufficiency||✓||✓||N/A|
|AACSB: Percent Time Devoted to Mission||✓||N/A||N/A|
|AACSB: Professional Responsibilities||✓||N/A||N/A|
|AACSB: Faculty FTE||N/A||N/A||✓|
|Faculty Classifications for Report Year 2017|
|Faculty Classification Title:||Table 2.1||Table 2.2||Table 15.1||Table 15.2|
|AACSB: Basis for Qualification||N/A||N/A||✓||N/A|
|AACSB: Faculty Qualification Group||N/A||N/A||✓||✓|
|AACSB: Faculty Sufficiency||N/A||N/A||✓||✓|
|AACSB: Percent Time Devoted to Mission||N/A||N/A||✓||N/A|
|AACSB: Professional Responsibilities||N/A||N/A||✓||N/A|
|AACSB: Faculty FTE||✓||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Activity Classifications for Report Year 2020|
|Activity Classification Title:||Table 3.1||Table 3.2||Table 8.1|
|AACSB: Competitive Research Award||N/A||N/A||✓|
|AACSB: Scholarly Type||N/A||N/A||✓|
|AACSB: Intellectual Contributions Review Type***||N/A||N/A||✓|
|Activity Classifications for Report Year 2017|
|Activity Classification Title:||Table 2.1||Table 2.2||Table 15.1||Table 15.2|
|AACSB: Book Type||✓||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|AACSB: Competitive Research Award||✓||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|AACSB: Scholarly Type||✓||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|AACSB: Professional Practice Standards or Public Policy||✓||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|AACSB: Intellectual Contributions Review Type***||✓||N/A||N/A||N/A|
For former digital measures users, when mapping the Activity Classification for AACSM Intellectual Contributions Review Type, Digital Measures has. afield labeled Was this peer reviewed/referred? with Yes or No options. Business school administrators (Dean/Associate Dean) will need to determine which value in FAR to map this to, either Blind, Peer Reviewed, or Non-blind, Peer Reviewed. In this case, please follow the following rules:
- Map Digital Measures “Was this peer-reviewed/referred?” = Yes to FAR “Intellectual Contributions: Review Type” = “Non-blind, Peer Reviewed” or “Blind, Peer Reviewed.”
Our recommendation is to map: Peer Reviewed = Non-blind peer review.
- Map Digital Measures “Was this peer-reviewed/referred” = No/Blank to FAR “Intellectual Contributions: Review Type” = “Not Reviewed.”
What data needs to be maintained and by whom for each of the reports to build properly?
Teaching (15.1 / 3.1, 15.2 / 3.2)
- One academic year of teaching data
- Typically EXCLUDES summer term
Faculty Qualifications (15.2 / 3.2)
- One year of qualifications
Scholarship (2.1 / 8.1, 2-2)
- Five years of scholarship
Institutional responsibilities - capturing AACSB data: Faculty Classifications
Setting faculty classifications will be the responsibility of whomever is managing these reports - typically someone in the business school/college.
- Institutions can bulk upload AACSB-specific Faculty Classifications.
- Institutions can rely on Faculty to self-report on these classifications by making sure there is a Faculty Classification Input form created. Check out our article on how to create and input form for faculty classifications for more information
- Once the input form is created, the faculty input workflow will have to be initiated. Check out our article on how to Initiate Faculty Input Workflow for more information.
- Administrators can enter AACSB Faculty Classification manually by following this navigation: Administration > Administration > Input Faculty Classifications > Input Classifications. from here administrators will see a form that will allow them to enter Faculty Classifications for a single faculty member or multiple faculty members manually.
Note that the ACs and FCs in standard configuration have been labeled specifically for AACSB and should not be changed by the institution's POC.
Institutional responsibilities - capturing AACSB data: Activity Classifications
Activity Classifications are typically captured via an initiated activity input period or standard faculty activity input.
AACSB Activity Classifications can be set so that only business faculty see these items when entering activities.
Program and Course Groupings Requirement
Institutions will need to have course groupings in order to populate tables 15.1 and 15.2 correctly. This is a requirement of AACSB. The Program/Course Groupings feature allows institutions to create programs (or course groupings) that can be reported as related items. For example, an institution can designate an MBA program, designate which courses are related to that particular MBA program, and then create reports isolating MBA courses and the related faculty members. For more information on creating course groupings see: How to Customize Program/Course Groupings.
How to get data in the system?
|Teaching||Courses Taught base data|
|Faculty Qualifications||Faculty Classification base data upload AND manual data entry|
|Program Course Groupings||Manual entry|
How to start using AACSB reporting?
As mentioned above, the most important thing is to get specific data into the system. Data on faculty members and their career activities are needed. This includes:
- Courses Taught
- Faculty Qualifications
AACSB also needs to know:
- Rank: to count how many faculty of each rank at a school
- Degrees for Scholarship: record of where faculty attended school
- Peer review status for scholarship: to determine rigor of scholarship