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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

April 17, 2012

Hoffmann honored with 2012 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award

Allison Hoffmann

Allison Hoffmann

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has announced Allison Hoffmann, instructor in the Department of Marketing and Management, has received the 2012 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award for the Midwestern Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP Region 5).

Hoffmann will be honored, along with other regional recipients, at the 2012 ACBSP Annual Conference, June 15-18 in Baltimore, Md. She will receive a medallion and a $100 check. Two International Teaching Excellence Award recipients will be announced at a special Salute to Regions luncheon, one from a baccalaureate/graduate degree-granting institution and one from an associate degree-granting institution.

As a regional recipient, Hoffmann is now a candidate for the 2012 ACBSP International Teaching Excellence Award, to be announced in June.

“Allison is very student-focused and students are able to immediately make a connection with her both in the classroom and outside,” said Dr. Chi Lo Lim, chair of the Department of Marketing and Management. “Allison’s devotion in helping her students is well known on campus as she always goes above and beyond the call of duty. She exemplifies a passionate and professional teacher determined to help her students learn.”

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 has more than 1,051 member campuses in 50 countries and 10 regions. The award is supported in all regions by a financial contribution from the University of Indianapolis – Athens Campus, in Athens, Greece. For more information, visit

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