AACSB is the international accrediting association that represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools. Only 29 percent of universities with business colleges in the United States meet the standards set by AACSB International. Kent State’s College of Business Administration has the distinction to hold dual accreditation for business and accounting, an honor that only select programs have.
Most WAME committee members are deans, and DuBois was one of two associate deans to be appointed. “I am really excited to be part of this steering committee,” she said.
DuBois has also been part of the Associate Deans affinity group steering committee for about a year. Her responsibilities include planning pre-conference workshops and organizing networking dinners for affinity group members at AACSB conferences. Last fall she generated the topic of the workshop session and served as one of the presenters. “When you can shape what is presented, that is great fun,” she said. “You share your expertise, and you have an opportunity to provide development for people who come to these conferences.”
DuBois said she also enjoys the networking opportunities inherent in steering committee participation. “It is very useful when you are putting together systems within your own college and you have people to call up and ask, ‘How do you do this at your institution?
A Kent State faculty and staff member since 1992, DuBois’ discipline is Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. Her research has focused on a variety of gender-related workplace issues, as well as training and performance management. In 2008, she re-focused her research on sustainability and has become an expert in the transformational role of the Human Resource Management function in embedding sustainability within organizations, with a focus on motivating sustainability-
DuBois said she highly values professional involvement. In addition to her AACSB steering committee work, she serves on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Editorial Board, as an AASHE Advisory Council, as a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Technical Advisor, and on the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change (BECC) program committee.
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