Concurrent Sessions IV

Friday | January 28 | 2011 | 1:45 pm - 3:15 PM

Arts-Based Learning in Management Education
Arts-based learning describes how management educators are using the arts as a pedagogical means to shape the individual development of managers and leaders.  This session will explore why arts-based learning has emerged in management education, particularly as a means to enhance creative and innovative thinking.  Session leaders will share the strengths and limitations of arts-based learning and highlight leading practices within graduate management education.

Debbie Berechman, Executive Director, MBA Program, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ted Buswick, Executive-in-Residence for Leadership and the Arts, Graduate School of Management, Clark University
Nick Nissley, Dean of Business, Cincinnati State University and former Executive Director for Leadership Development Programs, Banff Centre

Emerging Technologies and Today’s Students
If electronic books, mobile technology, and cloud computing are irrelevant to you, they soon won’t be. According to the 2011 Horizon Report, these three technologies will have a significant impact on teaching and learning in higher education over the next five years.  In this session, Veronica Diaz, of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, will provide an overview of this report and provide insights into student technology preferences and the use of technologies in their academic lives.

Veronica Diaz, Associate Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, EDUCAUSE

Globalization: The New Frontier
In this era of globalization, have you ever wondered how to make your program or institution more international? How to attract more international students? How to offer a more global academic experience? Exchange programs were a good start, but with today’s increasing global competition, this may no longer be enough to stay ahead. In this session you will explore different globalization models and ideas, their benefits and threats, and what these may mean to your school.

Ivan Bofarull, Director of International Reputation, ESADE Business School
Peggy Bishop Lane, deputy Vice Dean, MBA Program Academic Affairs, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Stephanie Villemagne, Director, MBA Programme Management, INSEAD, Singapore
Beth Walker, Associate Dean, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

(Re)defining MBA Program Quality: Beyond Rankings and Reputation
(repeat from Thursday at 2:15 pm)
Media rankings are extremely popular and have a substantial impact on business school stakeholders, influencing recruiter behavior, alumni donations, placement, and applicant quality. However, significant research now shows that rankings are primarily indicators of reputation, largely ignoring other meaningful factors associated with educational quality.  Given the high-stakes associated with graduate management education, many educators argue that it is time to create an improved rating system based on the essential criteria that constitute academic quality.  Join GMAC MERI grant recipients Robert Rubin and Erich Dierdorff as they review and discuss their comprehensive study conducted with the goal of establishing the foundational criteria for academic quality in graduate management education. 

Erich Dierdorff, Assistant Professor of Management, The Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University
Robert Rubin, Associate Professor of Management, The Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University