Learning and Teaching Academic Standards project
ABDC is leading the development of academic standards (AKA threshold learning outcomes) for both bachelors and coursework masters degrees for our business graduates. The project was led by Associate Professor Mark Freeman (ABDC Scholar, 2011-2014) with continuing support from the Network. The resulting standards are designed in consultation with the discipline-specific academic and practitioner communities. They provide a valuable benchmarking resource for designing degrees or evaluating intended learning outcomes, as required under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
In 2014, ABDC released the finance learning standards. Finance is the fourth discipline after economics (2014), marketing (2012) and accounting (2010) to finalise standards. Learning standards for tourism and hospitality management are due to be released in 2015.
The Network is leading a follow-on project, in collaboration with professional accounting bodies that benchmarks achieved learning from outcomes against the accounting threshold standards. Read more
ABDC Collaborative Scholar
ABDC re-appointed Associate Professor Mark Freeman as ABDC Scholar for 2014. Mark was appointed as inaugural ABDC Scholar in 2011. Enabling sharing of best practice, benchmarking, networking and quality improvement across business education were key components of the ABDC Scholar role. Mark played a key role in setting the academic standards agenda for business education.
International Visiting Scholar Program
ABDC through the Network supports an international visiting scholar program. Previous scholars who have undertaken a state-based workshop series include: Professor Larry Michaelsen (integrative business experience and team-based learning), Professor Chris Rust (assessment); Professor Margaret Price (assessment); Professor Bill Becker (educational research and academic standards), Professor Chris Bartlett (case-based learning) and Dr Jude Carroll (internationalisation and student plagiarism). Berry O'Donovan (taking a program approach to assessment and feedback). Read More.