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How to Transform an Institution to Fully Accept and Embrace Accreditation

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How to Transform an Institution to Fully Accept and Embrace Accreditation

  1. 1. How to transform an institution to fully accept and embrace accreditation Jean Marc Rejaud Associate Professor Baker School of Business and Technology Fashion Institute of Technology @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016
  2. 2. Baker School of Business and Technology at FIT • 1944 - FIT opens with 100 students for the Fashion industry • 1951 – SUNY member • 1963 – FIT has 4000 students • 2003 - FIT School of Business and Technology is created • 2006 – Renamed Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology • 2016 – Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology • 4600 students (57% of all FIT students) • 300+ FT and PT Faculty • 13 programs @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016
  3. 3. Baker School of Business and Technology – The Context @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Baker School Enrolments # of students Baker School Enrolments
  4. 4. Accreditation Idea Genesis @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 2012 B&T School Strategic Review – Curricular Process Recommendations: • Accelerate and streamline curricular process • Expanding course formats • New courses testing process • Strategic Plans alignment • Obtain Accreditation from ACBSP
  5. 5. Baker School of Business and Technology, Accreditation and Faculty? @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 Why accreditation? All is fine. I really do not have the time. Hey…I know how to teach. Who are those ACBSP people anyway?
  6. 6. Baker School of Business and Technology, Accreditation and Faculty? @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016
  7. 7. Several “Buy-In” Issues To Manage @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 •Quality Management Need recognition •Value recognition •Resources allocation feasibility •Credibility
  8. 8. 3 Core Principles @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 •Inherent value of Quality Management •“L’appétit vient en mangeant” Rabelais 1534 •The more people engaged, the faster…the better
  9. 9. 2 Core Approaches @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 •Pull •Push
  10. 10. Which means… @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 Need Recognition Value Recognition Feasibility Credibility Pull Faculty and staff involvement Faculty and staff involvement Strict Project Management Faculty-Owned project Strong leadership support Strict Project Management Push New key management processes New key management processes Multi-levels communications Multi-levels communications
  11. 11. PULL Strategies @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016
  12. 12. Project “Credibility” Through Faculty-owned and led approach @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 Jean Marc Rejaud Associate Professor Advertising and Marketing Communications Robert Reid Assistant Professor Fashion Business Management
  13. 13. Project “Credibility” Through Strong Leadership Support @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 Steven Frumkin Dean Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology Giacomo (Jack) Oliva Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Fashion Institute of Technology
  14. 14. Project “Credibility” and “Feasibility” Through Best Practices-Based Project Management @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 • One committee per standard • One steering committee with accreditation co-chairs and stdt committee chairs • One advisory committee with upper management • Bi-weekly meetings for steering committee
  15. 15. Project “Need And Value Recognition” Through A Deep Faculty And Staff Involvement @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016
  16. 16. PUSH Strategies @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016
  17. 17. Project “Value Recognition” Through Aggressive Upgrade Of Key Methods and Processes @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016
  18. 18. Project “Value Recognition” Through Aggressive Upgrade Of Key Methods and Processes @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016
  19. 19. Project “Credibility” Through Multi Levels Communication @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 • ACBSP Mentor visits
  20. 20. Project “Credibility” Through Multi Levels Communication @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 • B&T School Lunches
  21. 21. Project “Credibility” Through Multi Levels Communication @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 • Celebration eventsWine, Cheese, and ACBSP Accreditation Soirée All B&T Faculty are encouraged to join a gathering for wine, cheese, socializing with your colleagues, and updates on the status of our ACBSP Accreditation process. March 8, 2016 5:00– 6:30pm 8th floor of Dubinsky Come learn about how the underlying principles of the ACBSP accreditation process has benefited your colleagues thus far, and how this initiative will benefit students, faculty, and our school as we move forward. Bring your curiosity and questions! After an overview and status update, we will circulate and address Q&A as you mingle with colleagues. The Dean, Assistant Dean, and ACBSP Chairs and Accreditation Committee Members will be available and eager to answer your questions. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, March 3 at http://goo.gl/forms/dvAL0fLEUt
  22. 22. Project “Credibility” Through Multi Levels Communication @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 • Newsletter and emails
  23. 23. So…Baker School of Business and Technology, Accreditation and Faculty? @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016
  24. 24. Key Take-Aways @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016 • Quality Management just makes sense! • Surround your self with a core team of change agents • Deep and constant faculty and staff involvement is mandatory • Be flexible…very flexible • Don’t just Pull …You have to have the courage to Push sometimes • Do not allow criticism on the lack of proper project management…Have a best-in-class project management • Do not let the Nay Sayers have the last word …because they can not.
  25. 25. Thank You @ACBSPAccredited #ACBSP2016

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