Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 22

Volume 22 Number 4, Pages 355-366

Winter 2011


An Approach to Meeting AACSB Assurance of Learning Standards in an IS Core Course


Alan N. Attaway
Satish Chandra
Brian L. Dos Santos
Matt E. Thatcher
Andrew L. Wright

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292, USA

Abstract: AACSB accreditation is a much sought designation by business schools in the United States, and increasingly, around the world. Beginning in 2003, AACSB changed its focus on the business curriculum from an assessment of inputs to an assessment of outputs. This change has greatly increased the demands on faculty because programs must now demonstrate learning outcomes, not just what students are taught. The purpose of this paper is to present an efficient and effective method to assess learning outcomes in an IS core (required) course in the undergraduate program, by seeing how an accredited mid-western state university developed and implemented a course to meet the new AACSB requirements. We describe the process used to assess learning outcomes and how the results of the assessment are used to improve learning outcomes. We also describe how the IS course assessment ties in to learning assessment of the undergraduate program as a whole.

Keywords: AACSB, Accreditation, Course evaluation, Evaluation assessment, Foundation course, Learning goals & outcomes

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Recommended Citation: Attaway, A. N., Chandra, S., Dos Santos, B. L., Thatcher, M. E., & Wright, A. L. (2011). An Approach to Meeting AACSB Assurance of Learning Standards in an IS Core Course. Journal of Information Systems Education, 22(4), pp. 355-366.