A delegation of Groupe ISCAE composed of three directors* and five faculty** has attended the AACSB Assurance of Learning Seminar I, on 25-26 April 2019. The event was hosted by Cadi Ayad University, Marrakech and facilitated by Chris Wert***, Ecole de Management Léonard De Vinci (EMLV).
Assurance of Learning (AoL) is an ongoing and valuable process with continuous improvement at its core. This seminar gave the confidence and the necessary tools to move forward in order to create an effective AoL process.
Focusing on Standard 8: Curricula Management and Assurance of Learning of the AACSB Accreditation Standards, the seminar facilitator went through the entire AoL process step by step which helped gain a clear understanding of assessment, learning goals, learning objectives, data collection, rubrics, and so forth. The seminar also provided a variety of regional resources and examples based on where it is offered.
Using this information, it was an opportunity for Groupe ISCAE delegation to practice what learned with other peers to further develop a working knowledge of how to create the best AoL process for the B. school.
*Ms Nadia El Bouaamri, Mr Tarik El Malki, Mr Amine Issami
**Ms Saida Berrada, Ms Fatim-Zahra Benmoussa, Mr Younes Lahrichi, Mr Mohamed Sabar, Mr Amine Zenjari
*** Chris is the Dean for Accreditation and Quality at both the management and engineering schools at the Leonard de Vinci University Pole in Paris. Formerly he was Dean for Accreditation and International Strategy at ISC Paris and Telecom Ecole de Management ; both institutions obtained AACSB accreditation during his tenure. Chris has long been involved in accreditation, primarily with AACSB where he currently mentors several European and Middle Eastern schools. He has done several workshops and presentations for AACSB and was a former co-president of the AACSB European Affinity Group. Prior to his involvement with AACSB, he was a peer reviewer for the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) where he also sat on the Board of Directors. Chris has consulted with many schools throughout Europe on Assurance of Learning and accreditation/quality in general. Chris Wert has both French and American nationalities, a doctorate in law from Suffolk University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts and an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Boston University.