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Accredinator Updates – Sept 2021

By | Accredinator, Resource

The Accredinator – Summary of Updates to Sept 2021

H2 Software has launched the following updates to Accredinator.

Activity Updating and Reporting
  • Tables have been updated to reflect any changes made in the updates to AACSB, EQUIS and EFMD Accredited (formerly EPAS) standards and guidance.
  • Additional AACSB Faculty Classification details are now embedded into faculty profiles – so that users can see exactly how each faculty member’s activities contribute towards classification (in line with each School’s faculty classification policy).
  • An ‘Activity Survey‘ has been added: Using this, the Accreditation Team can download each faculty member’s listed activities. The template lists existing activities and provides space for faculty members to add new activities.  The updated survey can then be re-imported back into The Accredinator.  This means that the Accreditation Team does not have to re-key the activity information: it is automatically incorporated from the updated Activity Survey.
  • For AACSB, the activity import (as mentioned above) will automatically update the faculty qualification status where relevant.
  • The new ‘Hub’ section of the software (see ‘Additional Reporting’ below) facilitates reporting of activities  – filtered by date range, activity type etc.
External Parties (Industry links etc)
  • The software now includes the ability to add “External Parties” (such as collaborative partners, industry partners etc) and to link activities (such as publications, faculty engagement etc) to these parties.
  • It is also possible to tag exchange partners (Student exchange partners).
  • Summary reports can be generated – filtered by date, external party and country/region.
  • A map of partners can be printed – providing a useful visual of partner locations around the world (filtered by student exchange or industry partners)
Additional Reporting
  • The Accredinator now contains a central hub – to facilitate useful reports that are non-accreditation specific (e.g. list of faculty in post; list of activities by type etc);
  • It is now possible to print CVs and fact sheets for faculty members (based on the information held within Accredinator). CVs are organised into A-Z folders – so they can be copied into the virtual base room by a single click!
  • Additional functionality is being added to make reporting more accessible for other accreditations (such as Athena Swan; Prime etc)

The Accredinator is a software application that helps business schools with accreditation requirements for AACSB, AMBA and EFMD.  You can learn more about The Accredinator (including booking a free demo) here.

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Accredinator Update – Google Scholar Integration

By | Accredinator, Resource

The Accredinator – Integration with Google Scholar

One of the frequent questions that arises in Accredinator Demo Sessions is whether the software integrates with Google Scholar.  The answer – we’re delighted to say – is yes!

 

The Accredinator offers a seamless integration with Google Scholar.

Schools can import any faculty publications from Google Scholar through the easy-to-use interface.  The short video included provides a quick tour of this accessible integration feature.

This is particularly useful where:

  • schools have trouble accessing faculty publications from the central institutional repository; or
  • faculty records are incomplete at Institution level (but available through Google Scholar)

 

The Accredinator is a software application that helps business schools with accreditation requirements for AACSB, AMBA and EFMD.  You can learn more about The Accredinator (including booking a free demo) here.

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QED forms partnership for The Accredinator software application

By | News, Resource

QED is delighted to announce a new partnership with H2 Software and The Accredinator

The Accredinator is a software application that helps business schools with accreditation requirements for AACSB, AMBA and EFMD.  The software was developed by H2 Software. The application enables Business Schools to manage one underlying database with an easy-to-use interface that produces the required accreditation tables for faculty and publications. You can learn more about The Accredinator (including booking a free demo) here.

The team at QED is delighted to work with Professor Hans van der Heijden (University of Sussex, UK and H2 Software) on this valuable addition to our portfolio of accreditation services.

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WEBINAR 3/3: AACSB 2020 Business Accreditation Standards

By | Webinars

What do you need to know?

An overview of Standard 5- Assurance of Learning

The third (and final) webinar in our series (Oct 2020) focuses on Standard 5 in the 2020 AACSB Business Accreditation Standards.

What are the areas that Schools should watch out for?

Join Join Joanne Powell (QED), Venkata Yanamandram (University of Wollongong, Australia), Sara Isabel Marin-Zapata (EAFIT, Columbia) and Ben Stévenin (RimaOne).).

Watch the webinar here

Accreditation Fees & Costs – Oct 2020

By | Resource

Accreditation Costs

There are several facets to the costs of accreditation:
  1. Payments made to the relevant accreditation bodies and comprise a mix of membership fees, accreditation fees and other expenses etc.  These are relatively fixed and easy to estimate (see link below).
  2. Staffing and advisory costs to support accreditation.  These are harder to estimate, and depend on several factors.  Will there be an accreditation team with sufficient time and experience to manage the full accreditation process? Are there additional faculty allowances given to accreditation?  Will the School require some external input, to support the internal resources?
  3. Investment Costs:  These vary hugely from school to school and naturally depend on each School’s strategic priorities.  Of course, strategic investment costs are not always linked to accreditation: Some strategic decisions will be made regardless of accreditation plans.  Others may only be made as a consequence of accreditation.

QED has listed the costs and fees associated with each of the accreditation bodies (#1 above).  These can be viewed here.

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QED Leadership Lens – Ep 2 – Retaining and Increasing Agility in Innovation

By | QED Leadership Lens, Resource

QED’s Leadership Lens

In Episode 2 of QED’s Leadership Lens, we reflect on the theme ‘Retaining and Increasing Agility in Innovation‘ with: Joanne Powell (QED), Jeanette Lemmergaard (Southern University of Denmark), Joan Baker (Leadership Consultant)  and Julie Perrin-Halot (Grenoble Ecole de Management).

QED launched its Leadership Portfolio in 2019.  Part of its remit is its mission to explore practical leadership themes with senior management teams in the higher education sector (not just Business Schools) – through a mix of workshops, training events, coaching and seminars. QED’s Leadership Lens is a series of short (20-30 minute) conversations about some key leadership topics that resonate with our experiences in the sector.

If you would like to discuss your organisation’s leadership needs with QED, please contact us to arrange a free, no-obligations initial consultation.

QED Leadership Lens – Ep 1 – Perfection slows you down

By | QED Leadership Lens, Resource

QED’s Leadership Lens

QED launched its Leadership Portfolio in 2019.  Part of its remit is its mission to explore practical leadership themes with senior management teams in the higher education sector – through a mix of workshops, training events, coaching and seminars.

QED’s Leadership Lens is a series of short (20-30 minute) conversations about some of the key leadership topics.  In Episode 1, join Jeanette Lemmergaard (Southern University of Denmark), Joan Baker (Leadership Consultant), Joanne Powell (QED) and Julie Perrin-Halot (Grenoble Ecole de Management) for some thoughtful consideration of the theme ‘Perfection slows you down‘.

If you would like to discuss your organisation’s leadership needs with QED, please contact us to arrange a free, no-obligations initial consultation.