The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has re-accredited BGSU's business and accounting programs.  ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌
Thursday, February 14, 2019  
College of Business reaccredited | Teaching and Learning Summit March 1

BGSU College of Business receives extension of accreditation from AACSB

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has extended the accreditation of the business and accounting programs at the College of Business at Bowling Green State University. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools and the largest business education network advancing students, educators and business worldwide.

AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by fewer than 5 percent of the world's business schools, according to AACSB, placing the college among a very exclusive group. Further, only 187 institutions in the world hold additional AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs, a distinction held by the top 1 percent of business programs in the world.

“AACSB accreditation is a significant achievement recognizing academic excellence and a commitment of continuous improvement,” said Dean Ray Braun. “A business degree from the BGSU College of Business is a sound investment and this accreditation reaffirms the value for our students and alumni.”


Natasha Jankowski
Teaching and Learning Summit
Improving teaching and assessment topics of annual event

A nationally known leader in learning outcomes assessment will give the keynote address at this year’s Center for Faculty Excellence Teaching and Learning Summit March 1. BGSU faculty and students are invited to attend the daylong event and hear Dr. Natasha Jankowski speak on “Reframing Academic Quality: Sharing Our Stories of Intentional Design” at the 12:15 p.m. luncheon in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

A research assistant professor in education policy, organization, and leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Jankowski is the director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and co-author with her NILOA colleagues of the book “Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education,” as well as co-author of “Degrees That Matter: Moving Higher Education to a Learning Systems Paradigm.”

According to Jankowski, NILOA has been “documenting the movement toward authentic assessment, led by empowered faculty who are intentionally designing curricular and co-curricular experiences built from well-aligned assignments. Within such an integrated approach to examining demonstrations of student learning, how can we support, integrate, and inform our practice to help our students achieve desired learning outcomes? In addition, how do we effectively communicate our integrated approach to the various stakeholders that are interested in our quality and effectiveness? Pulling from national research and with various examples from the field, this keynote will explore evidence-based storytelling and reconceptualizing quality conversations, and ways to meaningfully engage in quality conversations moving forward.”

Registration for the luncheon is due by 5 p.m. Feb. 22.
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The summit also includes open forums on “Re-Imagining Our Teaching” from 10:30 a.m. to noon and repeated from 2:30-4 p.m. in 308 Union. The forums will continue and expand upon sessions that were held for BGSU faculty across the institution this year to share teaching experiences, cultivate ideas and collaborate on and envision strategies on re-thinking teaching at BGSU.

Attendees with disabilities should indicate the special services, assistance or appropriate modifications needed to fully participate by contacting BGSU Accessibility Services by phone at 2-8495 or by email at prior to the event.

Irene Farr, 87, died Feb. 10 in Bowling Green. She worked at Jerome Library, retiring in 1993.

Susan Rahl-Huether, 73, died Feb. 10 in Bowling Green. She worked at the University for more than 25 years as a public safety dispatcher and parking and traffic services officer.

Autism in pictures
Photographer to speak, show work done with son

Tim Archibald, a self-proclaimed “photo nerd,” has a story to tell about the work he does in collaboration with his son, Elijah, who is on the autism spectrum. The work, which includes photos that are about a relationship with him, his son and “the shared stuff,” is collected in an award-winning book called “Echolilia.”

Archibald will speak at BGSU as a guest of the School of Art’s photography division at 5 p.m. Feb. 18 in 204 Fine Arts Center. He hopes to attract a range of people from across campus and the community to generate questions and discussions based on his lecture, which is free and open to the public.

He also will present a workshop to students in the community projects in photography class, and work with students’ concepts and approaches to working with individuals from Wood Lane with developmental disabilities.

In conjunction with Archibald’s talk, seven of his photographs will be displayed in the School of Art’s lobby cases. The photos are on loan from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s “Echolilia” 11-photograph collection.

Attendees with disabilities should indicate the special services, assistance or appropriate modifications needed to fully participate by contacting BGSU Accessibility Services by phone at 2-8495 or by email at prior to the event.

Social work conference to examine children and families in rural communities

“Children and Families in Rural Communities” is the theme of the 2019 Bowling Green State University Social Work Conference. Hosted by the College of Health and Human Services social work program, the event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. March 1 at Wood County Job and Family Services, 1928 E. Gypsy Lane Road in Bowling Green.

BGSU’s Peggy Adams, social work program director, and Matt Molnar, social work instructor, originated the conference and looked to BGSU students for help. Molnar’s students aided in developing the theme, the topic areas, recruiting speakers, finding the venue, and creating marketing materials for the conference.

All discussions are open to the public and will be beneficial for anyone interested in supporting children and families. Social workers can earn continuing education credits toward license renewal by attending.

The conference will consist of four panel sessions led by local professionals with expertise in the topic areas.