The ACBSP (Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs) awarded reaffirmation of accreditation for the Falls School of Business without any qualifications, conditions, or notes. It is rare for a business school to receive such a clean-bill-of-health. The report provided a strong endorsement of the quality educational processes in place within the Falls School of Business. Almost all Indiana business graduate schools advertise having some kind of accreditation. However, not all accreditations are the same. Some accreditations are general university accreditations and some are business specific accreditations. Anderson University and the Falls School of Business have both.
"We could not be more pleased with the results of the report" comments Dr. Truitt. Truitt attributes the positive report to the strength and commitment of the faculty and staff at the Falls School of Business. The next accreditation visit is scheduled for 2013.
In addition to the general university accreditation, ACBSP is a recognized leader in mission-based accreditation for business schools which provide excellence in the education of business professionals. Some selected comments from the visiting team's report are as follows:
"Faculty clearly understand goals and participate effectively in governance. The former Dean (Dr. Ken Armstrong) has done an excellent job of leading and his successor, Dr. Terry Truitt, is off to a great start. Dr. Truitt is well respected by his colleagues and has their confidence."
"A comprehensive plan is in place. It has been well implemented and appropriately revised. It will be extended further into the future as part of the regular planning process under the leadership of the new dean."
STUDENT AND STAKEHOLDER FOCUS
"This is a particular strength of the FSB. The have excellent process for identifying and focusing on meeting the needs of their students and stakeholders. There appears to be a culture of assessment at the FSB. Many faculty are involved and engaged."
"The team was impressed with the professionalism and team work exhibited by the administration, faculty and staff of the Falls School of Business at Anderson University."
Anderson University is a four-year, private, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,600 undergraduates and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, nursing and theology.