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1 Great Lakes Council of Business Schools and Programs Regional Conference October 6 – 7, Dr. Reginald J. Gardner Campus College Chair – School of Business Columbus, Ohio Campus

2  Less than 25% of College Students:  Are between the age of 18 & 24  Reside on a college campus  Receive financial support from parents  University of Phoenix Community (Since 1976)  500,000 alumni already graduated  400,000 currently enrolled students  135,000 School of Business (Graduate and Undergraduate Programs) 2

3  Provide access to higher education opportunities  Enable learners to develop knowledge and skills  Achieve personal, professional goals  Improve productivity in their respective organizations  Offer leadership and service to their communities  Develop communication, critical thinking, and collaboration competencies among the student body  Bridge the gap between theory and practice via faculty practitioners  Assess student learning and use of assessment data 3

4  Communication channels, credibility, validity of sources  Corporate beliefs and values, ethical decision-making  Entrepreneurship, identification of stakeholders  Benchmarking analysis, SWOT analysis  Technology, globalization, workplace diversity  Business adaptation to changing markets, strategy and tactics 4

5  Active Learning – “Own” Your Education  Learner involvement - Participate in class activities  Self Assessments – Understand learning style and personality traits  Academic expectations (weekly)  Reading assignments;  Classroom discussion questions  Written paper; Oral Presentations  Faculty assessments – formative and summative evaluations and feedback 5

6  Collaboration  Learning Exchange  Facilitator Instruction – business professional in their field of expertise; focus is on practical application of theory in the workplace  Classmate Interaction – students share their experiences and observations on the weekly business topics  Learning Teams  In-class team assignments  Team projects – Written Papers and Oral Presentations 6

7  Application and Relevance  Experiential Learning  Discussion of business theories and concepts  Examples of real-world business scenarios  Real-Life Utilization  Alignment of academic theory and business world execution  Development and demonstration of critical thinking skills 7

8  Implications for the Future  Correlation Between World Financial Crisis and Business Schools?  Can financial crises and illegal corporate behavior be blamed on academia  Can certified, accredited business schools provide sound executable solutions to existing financial crises and illegal corporate behavior  School of Business Curriculum – should Ethics classes be included?  If no, WHY NOT?  If yes, whose ethical beliefs should be taught? 8

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10 University of Phoenix (2009) – 2010 Faculty Handbook.


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