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When is the deadline to provide a submission for the 2019 Innovations That Inspire?

The submission period has ended. All submissions were to be completed by December 7, 2018.

My school is not accredited by AACSB. Can we still submit an Innovation?

Yes! The Innovations That Inspire challenge is open to all educational members of AACSB’s Business Education Alliance.

Do I use my AACSB login credentials for “myAACSB” to access the submission form and/or create an account?

No, “myAACSB” login credentials will not work in this instance. The submission portal is a platform that is separate from other AACSB systems. Submitters must create a login and password by clicking the “My Account” tab at the top of the portal screen. Users who have previously created an account for the 2018 Innovations That Inspire or 2018 or 2019 Influential Leaders challenges may use the same account. 

What are the questions for each of the submission categories?

The following questions are asked of each submission (each answer must be 250 words or less):

  • Please provide a description of the motivation behind considering or implementing the innovation. 
  • Please provide a description of the innovation itself, including any applicable areas such as timeframe, structure, objectives, process, activities, etc.  
  • Please provide a description of the impact the innovation has made, and/or anticipated future impact.  

Additionally, each submission should be tagged with any relevant categories (provided within the form) and may also include up to three reference links. 

How do I submit multiple innovations?

The system requires individual entries per submitted innovation. Please complete your first submission, “Save and Finalize” the entry, then return back to the nominations screen to submit additional entries.

Can more than one person provide a submission for an institution?

No. Please coordinate across all divisions of the business school or institution. Multiple individuals or divisions across the institution may collaborate on selecting and/or providing content for Innovation submissions. Please identify one person to be the “submitter” on behalf of the school. If multiple persons have provided submissions and/or submissions number more than two (2) per institution, it could result in disqualification from the recognition process.  

How many innovations will be selected from each school?

For the spotlight that will occur at ICAM 2019, only one (1) innovation will be selected from a submitting school. The others will remain within the full collection of innovations within the Innovations That Inspire search in DataDirect Quick Reports.

Once I start the nomination form, will I be able to save it and return to it at a later time?

Yes! The online platform enables you to save your work and return at a later time. Your submission is not considered complete until you click the ‘Save and Finalize’ button. All entries were to be completed AND submitted by midnight EST on December 7, 2018. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

How will AACSB use the information I provide about our Innovation?

Each completed submission will be available in DataDirect Quick Reports. A select number of innovations will also be highlighted during ICAM 2019; content will be used by AACSB in future marketing and communications efforts across multiple channels, including print, web, and social media. Selected institutions will be encouraged to share and promote their innovation via social media and other channels, using appropriate AACSB tags. 

What is the value of submitting innovations in the case our submission is not formally recognized?

All submissions, both recognized and those not recognized, will be stored in and accessible through the DataDirect Quick Reports to allow for viewing, searching, and benchmarking across all submitted innovations, including those from previous years.