Associate Degree Forum



Community and Technical Colleges are undergoing massive transformation. Budgets are shrinking, vacant full-time faculty positions are being replaced with adjunct faculty, and existing faculty are expected to do more with less in an environment that is becoming more competitive.

Associate degree schools must re-tool to meet the new realities of this changing landscape. How do you rise above the competition? What sets you apart in the eyes of prospective students? What innovative solutions are you offering to prepare your students for continuing their education or starting a career?

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) invites you to attend an event that seeks to answer these questions. The ACBSP Associate Degree Forum will be held Friday, March 23 at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, TX.

You’ll learn about programmatic business accreditation through ACBSP and how achieving this accreditation helps you:

  • Secure articulation agreements with four-year schools
  • Assess the quality of your curriculum
  • Validate the effectiveness of your teaching methods
  • Measure your student learning outcomes
  • Connect with a community of associate degree schools that share your challenges and find solutions through shared best practices

Texas is home to more than 20 associate degree campuses in membership with ACBSP, in candidacy for accreditation of their business programs, or with business programs already accredited by ACBSP.


The Associate Degree Forum is an all-day event (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) taking place at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, Texas. A designated room block has been obtained for those who wish to stay. The room rate for this block is $136/night. Please click the link below to reserve your room. Cutoff for our block is March 1.

Reserve Your Hotel Room Now

Situated near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel offers travelers to the area convenience, style and substance. It begins with a stress-free arrival via our complimentary airport shuttle, which runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Settle into our well-designed, modern accommodations and benefit from an array of excellent amenities. Hotel features include several all-day dining options, a Sheraton Fitness Center, a seasonal outdoor pool and a Link@Sheraton business and networking center.

For transportation, those flying into DFW, the Sheraton has a shuttle that will pick up attendees and take you to the hotel. For those arriving via Love Field, there is a DART rail that will take you to DFW via the green or orange line where you can then get the shuttle to the hotel. The cost for that is $2.50

Exterior | Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel   


 Lobby View | Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel

  • When

  • Friday, March 23, 2018
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel
    4440 W John Carpenter Fwy
    Irving, Texas 75063

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