AACSB Societal Impact Accreditation

AACSB Societal Impact Accreditation and  Higher Education (College and University)

Compassion? You might have it, but are you cultivating it and measuring it? We are, in universities, colleges, and businesses. AACSB has recently identified Compassion as a Societal Impact Competency, now it's time to meet students interests and values at the accredition level, for the betterment of social, personal and economic wellbeing. Are you noticing the gap in your evidence of Student Learning Outcomes? Institutional Learning Outcomes? AACSB, EQUIS and the AMBA all require evidence for accreditation. Use data from valid measures that predicts behavior, not subjective, committee driven filler. Developing the social and interpersonal skills that are required for workforce-ready graduates is at the heart of Brightsity’s work in higher education. We measure what we teach, psychometrically, using the same tools selecting managers, leaders, human resources and recruiters use to hire, as well as the tools psychologists use to establish well-being. Brightsity courses are easy to manage independently. Features such as automatic matching, waitlists, constant feedback, and prevention of problem participants are embedded in the program.

Social Impact, Research and Evidence Based Statistically Significant Changes in Students

Our courses have been validated in undergraduate, graduate and university supported programs (academic courses, student leadership, and alumni engagement) and have:

Statistically significantly diminished their:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Stress
  3. Depression
  4. Racist and Sexist proclivities

While statistically significantly increasing their:

  1. Leadership Capacity
  2. Service Orientation
  3. Emotional Intelligence
  4. Creativity
  5. Teamwork Capacity

And many other job-related competencies.

[caption id="attachment_570" align="alignnone" width="319"]AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA Accreditation The Data you need for Accreditation and your Students need for Employment[/caption] Stop for a minute and consider that universities, colleges and institutions of higher education do NOT measure the impact of their efforts on their products, the learner (student).

What does this mean for universities going through an accreditation?

[caption id="attachment_569" align="alignnone" width="300"]AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA Accreditation More Support for your Accreditation and Marketing Teams[/caption] It means that they can not only provide their students with an appreciation of how much they’ve changed over the course of a semester using the competencies that are purportedly being trained and taught, but they can also use this incredibly granular data for the purposes of accreditation. It also gives faculty the opportunity to collect did it for the purposes of their own research and publication. Students can provide job ready competencies to recruiters.

Go Deeper with Sentiment Analyses

[caption id="attachment_3427" align="alignnone" width="300"]AACSB Sentiment Analyses Go Deeper with Sentiment Analyses[/caption]

Sentiment analyses gives faculty and administrators access to qualitative data as well - critical to facilitate a deeper understanding of participant experience, and more data for accreditation, marketing as well as differentiation  and faculty research.

We offer competency and interpersonal skills development tailored to all of the challenges facing higher education. Our approach helps administrators, faculty, and students develop their skills, support research, accredit their programs and market their capacity.

We’ll help you:

  • Administer and execute your program.
  • Onboard faculty and students.
  • Promote a civic culture where learning is applied, measured and used.
  • Promote a civic culture where learning is applied, measured and used.
  • Build collaborative relationships across your school, district, and community.
  • Provide data for accreditation and faculty research.