The Stillman School of Business has earned the 2008 Council for Higher Education
Accreditation (CHEA) Award for Institutional Progress in Student
The Stillman School is one of three award winners and the only business
school to be recognized.
The School was selected on the basis of several criteria including
providing evidence of successful institutional outcomes and
demonstrating continuous improvement to these outcomes. In addition,
the School demonstrated good use of current technology in the methods
and tools to track outcomes, strong faculty support, institutional
leadership and approaches to outcomes that can be replicated at other
“This award confirms the exceptional work done at the Stillman School
in our undergraduate assessment processes, and comes about from the
combined efforts of the faculty and our alumni assessors,” noted Karen
Boroff, dean of the Stillman School.
The assessment is a key component of undergraduate education at the
Stillman School and is based on the students’ professional development
in the areas of 1) change management, 2) critical thinking, 3)
communications, 4) teamwork and 5) technology. Participating in the
assessment process during either their sophomore or senior year,
students' skills in these areas are developed through the core courses
of the undergraduate curriculum.
The process enables the faculty to monitor the overall effectiveness of
the undergraduate program and to continuously improve and update the
The formal presentation of the award will be at the CHEA Annual
Conference in Washington, DC on January 28.
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