In the Dean’s Corner column for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the Graziadio School’s Dean Linda A. Livingstone says that more creative approaches to enlisting and developing faculty are essential if universities are going to be successful accelerating graduate level business education.
She writes, “Now and in the future, schools should be looking at how they deploy faculty across programs, the type of learning experiences professors are providing students, how academics are engaging with the business community, and how technology can be used to facilitate more effective learning.”
Dean Livingstone serves as vice chair/chair-elect of the board for the accrediting authority. In AACSB’s eNewsline publication, she advocates that business school professors are at the heart of a successful MBA education. Business schools must develop and empower instructors to provide rich experiential learning opportunities, not provide them with just content, research, and gadgets.
“Reorienting MBA programs and professors away from the traditional brick and mortar, lecture-style teaching to high quality technology-enabled, experiential learning is on a course that should be embraced and adopted,” Dean Livingstone says.