The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) announced that Patricia Abels, D.B.A., CPA, assistant professor of business at The University of Findlay, has received the 2012 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award for the Great Lakes Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP Region 4). As a regional recipient, Abels will be a candidate for the 2012 ACBSP International Teaching Excellence Award, to be announced in June.
The ACBSP recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom. Abels will be honored, along with other regional recipients, at the 2012 ACBSP Annual Conference June 15-18 in Baltimore, Md., www.acbsp.org. She will receive a medallion and a $100 check. Two International Teaching Excellence Award recipients will be announced at a special Salute to Regions luncheon, one from both a baccalaureate/graduate and an associate degree-granting institution.
“Dr. Abels continues to demonstrate excellence in teaching and dedication to students by making sure the students understand the course materials. The results her students achieve are the evidence of her success that she values most,” said Paul Sears, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business.
The Associate Degree Commission of ACBSP 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 degree level. ACBSP is the only specialized accrediting body for business schools that presents an award recognizing excellence in teaching, open by application to the entire membership.
“It is more important than ever for business programs to produce graduates who are ready to enter the global marketplace,” said Douglas Viehland, ACBSP executive director. “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.”
ACBSP has more than 1,051 member campuses in 50 countries and 10 regions.