Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Paul Ventura Gives Keynote at Educators Conference

Paul Ventura gave a keynote presentation on Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Sustainable Business at the North Central Regional IACBE Business Educators Conference in September 2013.

The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education is the leading outcomes-based professional accrediting organization for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities. Members from eight states — Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado — attended the regional conference. Ventura's presentation was simultaneously webcast live to IACBE members across the United States.

"Marylhurst University is a leader in education about sustainable business," said Scott R. Herriott, Ph.D., conference host and co-chair of the Department of Business Administration at Maharishi University of Management. "Paul Ventura's workshop on assessment will be especially valuable for any professor or department chair who wants to advance their academic programs in sustainable business."

While a variety of instruments exist for assessing and norming student learning in conventional MBA programs, there is no widely-used tool for assessing the special knowledge and competencies acquired by students in programs with a focus on sustainable business practices. Ventura's workshop started a dialogue on what direct learning outcomes can and should be measured, and how that measurement can take place. The presentation featured a case study on the process used in the MBA in Sustainable Business at Marylhurst University.

Paul Ventura is chair of the Department of Sustainable Business at Marylhurst University. He teaches strategic leadership, modeling and decision making, and principles of sustainability in the on-campus and online green MBA programs, and he oversees the capstone project for all sustainable business students.

Related News

See All News

Laura Beer Receives WRAMTA Award

Dr. Laura Beer was recognized by her peers with the 2015 Professional Practice Award from the Western Region American Association of Music Therapy.

Ger Killeen Featured in The Oregonian

Ger Killeen, culture & media faculty, was interviewed by The Oregonian in February 2015 talking about his passions: poetry, Ireland and the natural world.

Calendar

See All Events

March 27, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Pacific Northwest Region AARSBL Conference

Annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Region of the Academy of American Religion, Society of Biblical Literature and the American Schools of Orie...

READ MORE

March 29, 2015

Music in the Woods: Portland Opera Studio Artists

Portland Opera studio artists will share their impressive vocal talents. Features Soprano Katrina Galka, Tenor Ian Jose Ramirez and Baritone Alexan...

READ MORE

April 10, 2015

Christina Rusnak, composer

Composer Christina Rusnak will present her work, in a 90-minute program. At 3:30, Christina will talk with music students from Marylhurst Universi...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University