As business schools face pressures to demonstrate the value of faculty research in addressing societal problems, Kent State saw an opportunity. Digital Measures by Watermark is a powerful tool in collecting, analyzing and reporting faculty’s contributions to further insights on research issues related to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Brandon Shields is the Assessment and Accreditation Analyst at Kent State’s College of Business Administration. Brandon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Akron and a Master of Business Administration degree from Kent State University. While earning an MBA, Brandon studied at Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Rennes where he focused on international business topics.

Brandon has been leveraging the Digital Measures platform to meet the accreditation needs of his institution for three years, including his College’s most recent and successful AACSB visit. He was certified as an Advanced User in 2018. Brandon’s involvement in the North American Chapter of PRME and in the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, has led to innovations in reporting the alignment between faculty research and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Brandon has talked about the benefit of this alignment at presentations for AASHE (The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) and Digital Measures by Watermark.

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