Dr. Kim Hogelucht, PLNU associate professor of business, was honored with the 2012 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Teaching Excellence Award for the Western Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP Region 7). The award is supported in all regions this year by a financial contribution from the University of Indianapolis’ in Athens, Greece campus. As a regional recipient, Dr. Hogelucht will be a candidate for the 2012 ACBSP International Teaching Excellence Award, to be announced in June.
Hogelucht and other regional recipients will be honored at the ACBSP Annual Conference, June 15-18 in Baltimore, Maryland. The two International Award Recipients will be named at the luncheon.
“[Hogelucht’s] classroom is about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of doing business,” said Dr. Bruce Schooling, PLNU professor of business. “It is the sort of class that students enter saying, ‘Do I have to?’ but leave saying it is the best class they have ever taken. Kim has worked very hard to develop her courses and effectively conveys the relevance of her course material to her students. Her outstanding student evaluations reflect the esteem with which students hold her teaching ability. Even a biology major identified Kim’s class as one of the most useful classes she had ever taken and state that she wanted to be just like Kim.”
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 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 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 currently has more than 1,051 member campuses in 50 countries and ten regions.