This year at SAMIBC2020 we are pleased to announce another of our presenters, Hank Johnson from the New England Institute of Technology. Hank will be presenting, 75 Years of Management Education – What Does the Future Hold?

Presentation Abstract: Since the first Society for Advancement of Management conference in 1945 the landscape of higher education has shifted dramatically. State and federal support for higher education has declined as a share of overall institutional revenue since 1987, and recent studies indicate that state funding in 2017 for public two- and four-year colleges was nearly $9 billion below its 2008 level, after adjusting for inflation (Mitchel, Leachman, & Masterson, 2017). Can effective instruction take place in light of these changes?
Current accreditation trends are shifting focus from inputs and process-based approaches to outcomes-based approaches favored by the U.S. Department of Education (Prus & Strein, 2011). With research indicating that 70% of new jobs in the next decade will require a college degree (Ordonez, 2014), postsecondary institutions will continue to see more students from economically and demographically diverse backgrounds. With a more diverse student body, the need for learner-centered instruction will increase (Mitchel, Leachman, & Masterson, 2017).
This session will utilize an historical, interpretive study to highlight changes in management education through Weimer’s (2002) seminal work Learner-Centered Teaching. An interview with Weimer, which captured an oral history of this paradigm and her expectations for online course experiences, will be utilized as a primary data source. Analysis of supporting materials will include extensive documentary, archival, and contextual materials related to online education, specifically for graduate-level management courses.
This presentation may offer faculty development professionals and deans new information to determine evaluative guidelines regarding effective teaching, specifically in online management courses. Additionally, institutions may benefit from increased retention and persistence from students who are more engaged with online course content. Most importantly, this study may increase the use of learner-centered practices among faculty which may lead to improved

Join us in Nashville, Tennessee to see this great paper and many more March 19 – 21, 2020. For registration information visit