[Donna Van Dusen, Ph.d., Assistant Dean & Professor, School of Management] The School of Management at Regis University, in addition to our accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, has begun the accreditation process with the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
We have chosen to pursue this accreditation because it aligns with our focus on:
- Continuous improvement in order to better achieve student learning outcomes, and
- Our model of adult education, which entails the blending of academic theory and practice, and the design and delivery of courses by both academically qualified and professionally qualified faculty.
The Core Values of IACBE Accreditation:
- Collegiality – A culture of collaboration and cooperation in advancing academic quality in business education
- Developmental Philosophy – An emphasis on continuous improvement and a shared journey towards excellence in business education
- Responsiveness – An unwavering focus on service to our members
Our goal is to obtain candidacy by fall of 2012. Upon achieving candidacy, we will begin the self-study, which will take approximately two years.
Donna Van Dusen, Ph.d., Assistant Dean & Professor, School of Management
A graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Donna Van Dusen, Ph.D., is an experienced educator, mediator, executive coach, and corporate trainer. Her area of expertise is human communication with specialization in organizational and interpersonal communication, and qualitative methods (ethnography and discourse analysis). During her esteemed career, she held the position as a corporate trainer and curriculum developer for Communication Research Associates where she conducted workshops on team effectiveness, interpersonal communication, gender and diversity, and conflict resolution with clients from organizations such as Merrill Lynch, Shared Medical Systems (SMS), and the Franklin Mint. “Education often is viewed as the transfer of information from professor to student; however, the root meaning of educate is ‘to draw out.’ Just as important is how that knowledge creates meaning and leads to the development of the individual.”