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AACSB Overview

Announcing important changes in how AACSB reporting in Faculty Activity Reporting (FAR, Faculty180) works at Interfolio. Interfolio will now help run AACSB reports. The article below explains these changes in more detail along with a video introducing the updated reporting process.

 

What is AACSB and AACSB accreditation?

  • AACSB or Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is an international accrediting body for business schools.
  • AACSB Accreditation is the largest and most widely recognized business accreditation in the world.
  • AACSB accreditation must be renewed every 5 years.
  • The standards for AACSB accreditation are changed and updated regularly

More information on AACSB accreditation can be found on their website.

Check out the AACSB Website and the AACSB FAQs.

 
 

How does FAR assist institutions in providing the required information to gain/maintain accredited status?

FAR, in conjunction with our business intelligence tools, can be used to gather data and populate the necessary tables for AACSB. Faculty and administration can enter teaching, scholarly activities and other data about faculty that will be used to populate AACSB tables according to AACSB requirements.  

 

What AACSB tables does Interfolio FAR support?

FAR and Interfolio help support the creation of the 2013 tables 2.1, 2.2, 15.1, and 15.2 and 2020 tables 3.1, 3.2, and 8.1.

2013 Standards*
 
2020 Standard
 
2.1: Intellectual Contributions Part A: Five Year Summary on Intellectual Contributions 8.1: Intellectual Contributions Part A: Summary of Intellectual Contributions Over the Most Recently Completed Accreditation Cycle
2.2: Five-Year Summary of Peer and Editorial- Reviewed Journals and Number of Publications in Each n/a
15.1: Faculty Sufficiency and Qualifications Summary For Most Recently Completed Normal Academic Year 3.1: Faculty Sufficiency and Qualifications Summary for Most Recently Completed Regular Academic Year, by Discipline
15.2: Deployment Of Faculty By Qualification Status In Support Of Degree Programs For The Most Recently Completed Normal Academic Year 3.2: Deployment of Faculty by Qualification Status in Support of Degree Programs for the Most Recently Completed Regular Academic Year

Interfolio supports the 2017 updates to the 2013 standards

 
 

What has changed with the AACSB 2020 standards in Interfolio?

The AACSB 2020 standards changed in a variety of ways including:

  • Data is no longer reported at the faculty's unit but at the discipline level
  • Removal of table 2.2 from required documentation (which journals faculty are publishing in)
  • Scholarship reports are at the overall discipline contribution rather than individual faculty member

With the development of the tables to support the 2020 standards, Interfolio took the opportunity to move over to our business intelligence reporting tool. The tables for 2013 and 2020 are no longer native in product. In addition to supporting the creation of the tables, the new reports contain additional insight and display options and provide fuller, more robust data.

 

How does AACSB reporting work now?

Interfolio will now help run reports. The following actions will need to be completed.

  1. Enter data into the system.
  2. Verify that data.
  3. Then contact help@interfolio.com 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. Users will soon be offered the ability to run reports themselves.

 
 

How are AACSB reports requested?

To request reports please submit a request to help@interfolio.com  asking that a help ticket for the report be created. This request should include:

  • The date range of the reports needed and the time frame desired to be reported on.
  • The units and/or disciplines of faculty to be included in reports
  • Which teaching programs are desired. By default, all programs and course groupings are included.
  • Which teaching metrics are desired. Tables related to teaching can be pulled using enrollment, student credit hours, credit hours, teaching load, or course sections.
  • The Scholarship status. By default the following statuses are included:
    • Accepted
    • In-press
    • Completed
 

How are the tables for AACSB 2017 and 2020 built?

The following explains how tables for AACSB 2017 and AACSB 2020 are built from Activity Classifications and Faculty Classifications.

  • Table 2.1 (Summary of Intellectual Contributions): Activity Classifications entered by or on behalf of faculty will populate Table 2.1. That information is drawn from the scholarship section of F180 and Faculty Classification for AACSB FTE.
  • Table 2.2 (Summary of Peer Reviewed Journals and Number of Publications): Activity Classifications entered by or on behalf of faculty will populate Table 2.2. That information is also drawn from the scholarship section, and based on the Activity Classification = Intellectual Contribution Review Type.
  • Table 15.1 (Faculty Sufficiency and Qualifications): Faculty Classifications for Faculty Sufficiency, Normal Professional Responsibilities and Percent of Time Devoted to Mission for Each Faculty Qualification Group. Date of First Appointment to the School which is populated from the 'ear Started field in the faculty classification file and Highest Degree, Year Earned, which is populated from the Degree section on the Profile Form.
  • Table 15.2 (Deployment of Participating and Supporting Faculty By Qualification Status In Support Of Degree Programs): Faculty Classification for Faculty Sufficiency and Course/Program Grouping.
  • Table 3.1 (Faculty Sufficiency and Qualifications): Faculty Classifications for Faculty Sufficiency, Normal Professional Responsibilities and Percent of Time Devoted to Mission for Each Faculty Qualification Group. Date of First Appointment to the School which is populated from the Year Started field in the faculty classification file and Highest Degree, Year Earned, which is populated from the Degree section on the Profile Form. Teaching data is pulled from the Courses Taught section
  • Table 3.2 (Deployment of Participating and Supporting Faculty By Qualification Status In Support Of Degree Programs): The Faculty Classification for Faculty Sufficiency and Course/Program Groupings with metric numbers from the Courses Taught of those Courses.
  • Table 8.1 (Summary of Intellectual Contributions): Activity Classifications entered by or on behalf of faculty will populate Table 8.1. That information is drawn from the scholarship section of F180 based on the Activity Classification = Intellectual Contribution Review Type and AACSB Scholarly Type with Faculty Classification for FTE.