June 12, 2006
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Baldwin City, Kan. — The business programs at Baker University’s College of Arts and Sciences have received re-affirmation of accreditation from the
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.
Baker’s initial accreditation was in 1994. The Department underwent a self-study review in 2004-2005 and hosted a visiting team of evaluators in March 2006. The official re-affirmation ceremony will be at the ACBSP’s annual meeting June 18 in Chicago.
Accreditation is an ongoing process that adheres to the continuous improvement model adopted by the ACBSP, said Kevin McCarthy, chair of Baker’s business and economics department. The model also puts stakeholder needs as the central focus for those improvements.
“The model requires a faculty commitment beyond planning, data collection, report preparation and a site visit,” McCarthy said. “We really have to embrace those standards, and our faculty has to live them out.”