Anticipating a Year of Continued Membership Growth and Institutional Strength

It is truly my honor to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 year. I anticipate a year of unprecedented accomplishments with the continued membership growth and with institutional strength in ACBSP being of the highest importance. I look forward to working together with my fellow members of the Board of Directors, the ACBSP Boards of Commissioners, Accreditation Governance Board, ACBSP President/CEO Jeffrey Alderman, and the entire ACBSP team during the upcoming year. Continue reading Anticipating a Year of Continued Membership Growth and Institutional Strength

A New Way to Tackle Student Loan Debt: Innovative or Predatory?

It’s no secret that student loan debt in 2019 is at the highest point ever in the history of higher education. The most recent student loan debt statistics show just how serious the student loan debt crisis has now become. According to a recent article in Forbes, there are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. alone. Further, student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category, behind only mortgage debt, with borrowers on average owing more than $30,000 when they leave school; whether they graduate or not. Continue reading A New Way to Tackle Student Loan Debt: Innovative or Predatory?

Student Teacher

During a recent lecturing opportunity, I was thinking about my work with the Kansas Legislature and how it fits with the broader principles of leadership. A former work colleague, Dr. Jonathan Fisk, asked me to speak to his MPA class at Auburn University. His focus was ethics and leadership in the public sector. These are concepts I think about often, but I had not previously had a reason to put my thoughts into text. It was a welcome exercise to spend time on the subject, and I thought I would share my thoughts for our readership. Continue reading Student Teacher

ACBSP Board Issues an Innovation Challenge to Faculty and Students: What Can We Do To Enhance the ACBSP Brand Worldwide?

The ACBSP Board of Directors, led by Board Chair Dr. Alejandro Cheyne, has identifed a challenge that ACBSP member faculty and their students are invited to solve. The Challenge: What Can We Do To Enhance the ACBSP Brand Worldwide? The Solution: That’s where we need your innovative ideas. Guidelines: Submit a video (5 minutes in length or less) with your proposal to Melinda Dorning, ACBSP … Continue reading ACBSP Board Issues an Innovation Challenge to Faculty and Students: What Can We Do To Enhance the ACBSP Brand Worldwide?

Students from ACBSP Member Campuses Invited to Attend 3-Day Startup in Bogotá this February

Universidad del Rosario to Award 10 Scholarships The School of Business at Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia, invites students from around the world to attend a 3-Day Startup! this February 20-22, 2019. The idea of 3-Day Startup is simple: Start a technology company over the course of three days. The 3-Day Startup is an international academic program that teaches entrepreneurial skills through a model … Continue reading Students from ACBSP Member Campuses Invited to Attend 3-Day Startup in Bogotá this February

From Academia to Industry ­— Combating Negative Career Effects

Excerpted from the ACBSP Conference 2017 proceedings. Safe spaces. Trigger warnings. Micro-aggressions. Today’s American student may not be viewed as resilient as their predecessor. According to the article Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges, by Dr. Peter Gray, declining student resilience is a “serious problem” for today’s universities. What past generation students would call the bumps of everyday life, today’s students call a … Continue reading From Academia to Industry ­— Combating Negative Career Effects

The Practical Side of Standard One

STANDARD #1.  Leadership Administrators and the faculty must personally lead and be involved in creating and sustaining values, business program directions, performance expectations, student focus, and a leadership system that promotes performance excellence.  These values and expectations must be integrated into the business program’s leadership system; and the business programs must continuously learn, improve, and address societal responsibilities and community involvement. When one reads the … Continue reading The Practical Side of Standard One