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March | April 2010
Passport to Success
Students at Xavier University’s Williams College of Business follow a closely mapped career development plan that builds from activity to activity and year to year.
Testing, 1 ... 2 ...
By using two approaches to testing—a standardized test and a homegrown core concept test—business schools can draw a more complete picture of student learning.
Putting Learning to the Test
Frequent testing leads to assurance of learning—but only if the tests are done right.
A five-point strategy helps schools overcome faculty resistance to assurance of learning programs and encourages professors to invest in the assessment process.
Making Sense of Assessment
Banking on Customers
Barbara Desoer has helped shepherd Bank of America’s Home Loans division through the collapse of the housing market. She knows that giving customers what they want is the only sure road to economic recovery.
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Soft Skills Matter: In Business School and Beyond
Measuring soft skills in a standardized way provides business schools with vital information to drive success for businesses and future business leaders.
Bringing Social Impact and Sustainability Goals Into the Curriculum
As young people challenge accepted business practices and take leadership into their own hands, business schools are beginning to adapt to shifting student expectations.
Digital Transformation: Mind the Gap
How can business schools prepare future leaders for digital transformation? By teaching them to develop a mindset that encourages critical thinking about change and technology.