The School of Business & Technology conference committee is proud to announce the first annual GLOBAL CONFERENCE; a real and virtual “global commons” for educators, practitioners, researchers, administrators, faculty developers, and graduate students in recognizing excellence in business education worldwide.
In a time of crisis, people's behaviors and perspectives change irrevocably. As we begin to emerge from a worldwide economic down-turn, it will be critical to understand what the new norms are and - most important - how to adapt to managing in the new world as practitioners, educators and researchers. This conference will provide practitioners, educators and researchers with an opportunity to examine and present ideas and the new teaching and learning issues that are resulting from this complex business climate in a real and virtual 'global commons'.
Ethics & Sustainability by Stuart D. Yoak, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Professional Ethics. John M. Olin School of Business, and Executive Director, Center for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Washington University in St. Louis
Professor Yoak has been a Lecturer in Professional Ethics at Washington University for over 20 years. He teaches two courses each year in the MBA program at Olin: "Ethical Issues in Managerial Decision Making" and "Sustainable Business Practices.” He also leads an interdisciplinary graduate seminar in medical ethics at the School of Medicine, and co-teaches Engineering Practice and Professional Values in the School of Engineering.
The conference will consist of presentations from faculty, practitioners, staff, administrators, faculty developers, and graduate students in all disciplines of business, management and technology related to the conference theme.
James Staley, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Webster University.
Dr. Staley is responsible for all academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including providing support for the academic deans and the five Schools and Colleges. Additionally, Dr. Staley oversees the operations of the extended campus network and manages the diverse services of academic support units, including Emerson Library and the Academic Resource Center. He joined Webster University in 1980 as a professor in the Department of Music, where he taught music history, literature and humanities courses. Dr. Staley completed his bachelor’s degree at St. Ambrose College, his master’s degree at the University of Michigan and his doctorate in historical musicology at the Catholic University of America. Dr. Staley has been a freelance musician in the St. Louis metropolitan area, and is a well-known lecturer on topics of early music. He has published performance editions of early instrumental music and has given numerous recitals and concerts throughout his career. Dr. Staley has presented workshops for the College Board on programs for adult learners, and has lectured on quality assurance initiatives in higher education. He has worked extensively in higher education, especially with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC/NCA), North Central Association.
All presentations will have an online community engagement component to extend the reach and conversation of the conference to the worldwide community of Webster University faculty and beyond. Select conference sessions will be recorded and made available online. Conference proceedings will also be published online using an open discussion model after the conference.
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We look forward to seeing you in St. Louis in April, 2010.
Benjamin Ola. Akande, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business and Technology
Convened by: School of Business & Technology Global Academic Conference Committee with support from the Faculty Development Center/Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Webster University. St. Louis, MO. USA
Dates: April 16 + 17, 2010
Location: St. Louis, MO. USA