OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (May 8, 2018)
Dr. Carl Vernon Olsen, Lecturer and Head of Faculty, SBS Swiss Business School, Kloten, Zurich, Switzerland, has been named a regional recipient of the 2018 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom.
Dr. Olsen will be honored, along with other regional recipients, at the ACBSP Conference 2018, June 8-11 in Kansas City, Missouri. He will receive a crystal medallion and a $250 check. Two International Teaching Excellence Award recipients will be announced at a special Salute to Regions luncheon, one from a baccalaureate/graduate degree-granting institution and one from an associate degree-granting institution. As a regional recipient, Dr. Olsen is now a candidate for the international award.
“Carl V. Olsen has been a valued member of the SBS Swiss Business School teaching staff since 2006. With his varied academic and professional background, he brings in real-world and theoretical knowledge into each discipline in which he instructs. His classroom manner and instruction style routinely bring high marks from students during end-of-course critiques,” said Dr. Bert Wolfs, Ph.D., Academic Dean, SBS Swiss Business School, Kloten, Zurich, Switzerland.
The ACBSP Associate Degree Commission established the International Teaching Excellence Award in 1995 to recognize outstanding classroom teachers. In 2002, the Baccalaureate Degree Commission created a similar award to recognize excellence in teaching at the baccalaureate/graduate degree level. ACBSP is the only specialized body for business schools that presents an award recognizing excellence in teaching, open to application by the entire membership.
“It is more important than ever for business programs to produce graduates who are ready to enter the global marketplace,” said Jeffrey Alderman, ACBSP President and CEO. “ACBSP has a mission to develop, promote and recognize best practices that contribute to continuous improvement of business education. Recognition of teaching excellence is one way we achieve this goal,” he stated.
ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP, www.acbsp.org, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP is the only global accrediting body to accredit business, accounting, and business-related programs at all degree levels. ACBSP currently has 1,100+ member campuses in 60 countries. Of those campuses, 942 have achieved accreditation and more than 150 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 13,000. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs