Full Schedule

Sessions

April 20, 2017

10:00am-10:50am

Naguib Attia and Edward Calusinski

New Collar Jobs and The Implications for Technical Education

Building and Mentoring for Institutional and Program Leadership
Session Description
As fields such as data science, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and mobile applications emerge, industry struggles to find qualified workers to fill critical positions. During this session, we will discuss what factors are driving these trends and what implications they bring to STEM programs worldwide.

10:00am-10:50am

Edward Coyle

The VIP Program: Leadership Opportunities for Faculty in Multidisciplinary Research and Education

Building and Mentoring for Institutional and Program Leadership
Session Description
Undergraduates who join Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) teams earn academic credit for their participation in design/discovery projects that are embedded in faculty research efforts. Each team is: large – 10 to 20 undergraduates each semester; vertically integrated – including sophomores through graduate students; long-term – each undergraduate may participate for three years, with new students replacing those who graduate; and multidisciplinary – drawing students from all disciplines, especially STEM disciplines. The continuity, technical depth and disciplinary breadth of these teams enable the completion of projects of significant benefit to faculty research. The result is the creation of a deeper, broader university community via collaborations that benefit everyone on campus. This interactive session will highlight how VIP enables cross campus alliances and benefits faculty research programs and then the session will be opened for an audience exchange on cultivating faculty leadership skills.

10:00am-10:50am

Víctor Hugo Del Valle-Muñoz, Alma Rojas-Rodriguez, Brenda Retana-Blanco

Low Cost Design, Build and Test Experiences in Engineering

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
Courses where students design, build and test (DBT) a device can be expensive, time-consuming and require hiring specific faculty. This session will walk you through a methodology for developing a low-cost DBT experience and making it a key element of your overall assessment plan. Presenters from the Chemical Engineering Program at the Universidad Anahuac Mexico Campus Norte will use their assessment plan as a case study — discussing basic definitions, observations and guidelines for low cost DBT experiences.

10:00am-10:50am

Cary Laxer, Jeff Keaton, Hamid Fonooni and John Sammarco

Virtual Accreditation Visits: Can They Be Effective with Volunteer Teams?

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
The increasing popularity of innovative course delivery methods and advances in video communication coupled with high cost and safety concerns for global travel make virtual visits an obvious alternative. To that effect, our review teams have already conducted two program reviews with virtual components. During this session, ABET accreditation leadership will open a dialogue to identify issues associated with virtual visits and determine solutions for producing a viable virtual program review. Bring your input to the conversation and help ABET Experts develop a comprehensive protocol that meets the needs of our programs.

10:00am-10:50am

Allen Parrish, Paul Tortora

Cybersecurity: A New Accreditable Academic Discipline

Citizen Tech: Technical Programs Reshaping Society
Session Description
Cybersecurity is critically important to our national infrastructure, where there is an insatiable demand for qualified technical workers. As an area of study, cybersecurity is both multi-faceted and interdisciplinary, involving the areas of computing, engineering, criminal justice, social science, business and law. This presentation will provide insight into how higher education should frame cybersecurity, and how the United States Naval Academy (USNA) is looking into its development. A panel from the USNA will discuss accreditation regarding curriculum design and assessment to support program continuous improvement.

10:00am-10:50am

Albertus Retnanto, Hamid R Parsaei

Continuous Improvement: Building and Maintaining a Highly Engaged Industry Advisory Board

Building and Mentoring for Institutional and Program Leadership
Session Description
To achieve a high placement rate for program graduates, a program must periodically revisit its curriculum and maintain a strong tie with its industry advisory board to solicit input regarding its content, making this relationship essential to advancement. This session examines best practices of engaging members of industry advisory boards to elicit feedback, input and ideas that support effective assessment, refinement of curricula and continuous improvement. Activities in this session will also highlight cross-cultural concerns and the possible pitfalls of competing priorities that may emerge from advisory boards.

10:00am-10:50am

S. Jimmy Gandhi

Innovation & Entrepreneurship – Working toward Achieving Multiple Outcomes and Student Success

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
For faculty involved in ABET accreditation, it is important to understand how various new topics of 21st century engineering can help achieve student outcomes. During this session, the presenter will focus on innovation & entrepreneurship, discussing how entrepreneurial skills can help produce engineers better suited for 2020 and beyond. To show how innovation & entrepreneurship can achieve specific student outcomes, the presenter will share a course versus student outcomes matrix. You will also look at survey data collected from students at various schools that have implemented these methods.

10:00am-10:50am

John Steadman, Grant Crawford

Using the FE Exam for Effective Outcomes Assessment in all Engineering Disciplines

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
This session highlights best practices in outcomes assessment using the recently revised NCEES Subject Matter Reports to provide participants with information about the strengths and weaknesses of students in a program. You will also get the chance to practice using these exam results in a variety of outcomes assessment activities with data from several engineering disciplines.

11:00am-11:50am

Richard K. Miller

Driving Curriculum Change: An Olin College Case-Study

Citizen Tech: Technical Programs Reshaping Society
Session Description
Integrating professional ethics and global perspective into the engineering curriculum can be a lengthy and complex process in the context of well-established curriculum components and university structures.  Learn from the experience of Richard Miller, the president and first employee of Olin College. His team’s goal was to transform the typical engineering curriculum into an education that could go beyond theory to address ethics, globalization and sustainability, preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Over the last 20 years, Olin has inspired and influenced engineering programs all over the world.

11:00am-11:50am

Richard Cai

Adaptive Learning in Program Assessment

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
Adaptive Learning (AL) is a personalized learning technology. It can customize learning based on a pre-determined knowledge state on a particular subject or topic. This assessment-driven approach not only allows students to have their own learning path with individual learning nodes or steps, but also provides various formative and summative assessments on the students’ learning performance. With the appropriate mapping between course learning outcomes and program outcomes, the program outcomes can be assessed through the assessment results of AL in selected courses. Colorado Technical University (CTU) has been using AL technology since October of 2012. Our AL approach is both assessment driven and facilitator/faculty driven. During this presentation, we will share our experience on using AL in Computer Science and IT courses to enhance students’ learning and assess the program outcomes for continuous improvement.

11:00am-11:50am

Thomas Hall

Proposed Changes in ETAC Criteria

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
This session will cover changes to program criteria for ETAC programs and provide a forum for discussion of potential changes to Criterion 3 (Student Outcomes) and Criterion 5 (Faculty), in the ETAC general criteria. The discussion will also take a look at evaluation of Criterion 2. Bring your insights and feedback to the conversation.

11:00am-11:50am

Megan Howie, Dianna Vass

Five Tips for Faculty To Help with Closing Leadership Gifts

Building and Mentoring for Institutional and Program Leadership
Session Description
During this interactive session, we will discuss the five most important tips in order to take an active and effective role in securing leadership gifts. Learn a better structure for identifying institutional prospects as a team and creating environments where donors are encouraged to act with generosity. You will learn how to focus efforts on fulfilling donors’ needs and strengthening a series of relationships rather than abruptly describing an urgent need for lab equipment repair to a “caught off guard” alumni.  Bring your best practices and strategies to this session.

11:00am-11:50am

Alok K Verma

Institutionalizing a Continuous Improvement Plan in an Engineering Technology Department

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
A successful continuous improvement plan that is institutionalized is self-driven and does not require external stimuli. This session will introduce you to a model for institutionalizing your continuous improvement plan using faculty training, course assessment reports and spreadsheets and by making assessment a factor in the faculty evaluation process. You will be able to take this model and replicate by using the tools and best practices shared in this presentation.

11:00am-11:50am

Lawrence Whitman

A New College Industry Advisory Board: Lessons Learned

Building and Mentoring for Institutional and Program Leadership
Session Description
Co-led by the college dean and the industry chair, this session will describe the formation and progression of an industry advisory board. Presenters will address topics such as membership in the board, by-laws, meeting outline, meeting frequency as well as lessons learned. This session will offer a general overview of advisory boards, including a specific college’s implementation with details of operations, lessons learned and future plans. This presentation will conclude with additional best practices and an opportunity for you to give your input.

11:00am-11:50am

Heather MacCleoud

Global Learning in STEM: Strategies and Best Practices

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
When our students graduate, they will be tasked with solving global problems such as population growth, resource sustainability, environmental and public health and cybersecurity. As programs prepare students to tackle these challenges, they need resources to support students in developing cultural and global awareness and understanding how their actions impact both local and global communities. This session will address ways that successful programs have aligned high-impact cultural and global learning experiences with academic coursework; including curriculum integration, assessment and articulation of learning outcomes.

11:00am-11:50am

Janice Zdankus, Lou Ann Lyon, Edward Calusinski

The Badge and Certificate Movement: Opportunity or Threat?

Building and Mentoring for Institutional and Program Leadership
Session Description
In today’s economy many question the value of a college education. This debate has prompted different stakeholders to explore alternatives such as the creation and funding of shorter, less expensive badge and certificate programs. In this session, representatives of two global companies will explore the workforce gap in fields such as manufacturing and computing, while considering strategic and competitive implications for both ABET and higher education institutions.

1:30pm-1:55pm

Jenny Amos

First Time at Symposium

Citizen Tech: Technical Programs Reshaping Society
Session Description
Find out what’s going on at #ABET17 Symposium and network with other first-timers at the “First Time at Symposium” Session. During this fast-paced session, learn more about our Discussion Dens, find out about sessions you cannot miss and how to make the best use of your time with us. Stop by for a chance to meet and ask questions of staff members, workshop leaders and ABET Experts who will help provide guidance for navigating your first ABET Symposium.

1:30pm-1:55pm

Nuno Silva and Eileen Webb

Applying ABET requirements in a European University

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
Learn why a Portuguese institution chose to pursue ABET accreditation and how they managed to align their programs (three-year baccalaureate and two additional years for a master's) with the ABET Criteria. Master's programs with ABET accreditation are uncommon in Europe due to institutional, program and system-specific reasons and constraints, which are often initially perceived as hard to cope with. This session aims to unveil approaches to overcome some of those constraints.

1:30pm-1:55pm

Patsy Brackin, Jeffrey Keaton

Repackaging Student Outcomes for Modern Global Engineering Practice

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
Current Student Outcomes remain unchanged since the shift to outcomes-based education in the late 1990s, yet new demands for engineers continue to emerge. In this session, we will go over the process that led to the proposed Student Outcomes for engineering programs. As a participant, you will compare the current Student Outcomes with the proposed changes.

1:30pm-1:55pm

Nayef Abu-Ageel

Advancing Climate Change Awareness in Local Communities Through Engineering Curriculum

Citizen Tech: Technical Programs Reshaping Society
Session Description
During this session, the presenter will describe a funded program that integrates climate change into engineering curricula and utilizes climate change projects as a vehicle to engage college students with local communities. First-year students were introduced to climate change material through an introductory engineering course. The program then involved undergraduate engineering students from multiple disciplines in a competition for the development of hands-on activities, mobile applications and renewable energy innovations related to climate change. The presenter will share experiences in designing and implementing a program that enabled college students to improve their understanding of the impact of engineering solutions on the environment and society.

1:30pm-1:55pm

Issam Damaj

A Unified Assessment Approach using Capstone Design Projects

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
A capstone design project (CDP) is an extensive piece of work that requires creative activity and thinking. It provides a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate their abilities, skills, and experiences that are attained throughout a bachelor of engineering program. During this session, presenters will introduce a unified assessment framework for capstone courses, which allows for sound evaluations of student performance and project qualities, in addition to assessing student outcomes. It is supported by a two-year case study of the computer engineering program (CPEP) at the American University of Kuwait. This work was published in IEEE EDUCON 2015 and received the Best Paper Award, and the Self-Study Report was used as an example at the 2016 ABET Symposium.

1:30pm-1:55pm

Monica Gray

Educating Citizen Tech: Mindset & Minorities

Citizen Tech: Technical Programs Reshaping Society
Session Description
Successful engineers are not only technically savvy but possess grit, resilience, self-confidence and, more importantly, a growth mindset. A growth mindset believes that  intelligence and ability result from repeated bouts of hard work and that failure is a necessary part of the process. A fixed mindset, on the other hand, sees setbacks as a confirmation that one is born without the acumen to be successful. This session explores the fixed/growth mindset framework and its implications for educating the next generation of technical citizens by increasing diversity in engineering programs and professions.

1:30pm-1:55pm

Daina Briedis, Gloria Rogers and James Warnock

The “L” in IDEAL: Leadership (for IDEAL Scholars only)

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
Welcome all IDEAL Scholars!  Come to an informal IDEAL Scholar gathering and reunion to share your experience and learn from others about how the IDEAL experience has promoted the development and implementation of sound program assessment processes. You will have the opportunity to suggest how IDEAL workshops can be improved.

2:05pm-2:55pm

Ted Imes, Shawn Purvis

How to Institutionalize a Corporate Partnership – Sharing Stories for your Institution, Unit and Department using a Cybersecurity Case Study

Building and Mentoring for Institutional and Program Leadership
Session Description
The Northrop Grumman Foundation helped launch the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) program in 2012. ACES is the nation’s first honors program in cybersecurity and was started to address a critical national strategic need. Presenters will give an executive overview of how the program began and then describe how the program attracted National Security Agency (NSA) support in 2016.  This session will illustrate how a long-term view of a corporate partnership can sustain a student program and welcome new collaborators along the path of student success, retention and early career launching.

2:05pm-2:55pm

Scott Danielson

Effective and Efficient Assessment and Evaluation Training for Program Leaders

Building and Mentoring for Institutional and Program Leadership
Session Description
This session will help bridge the gap between what ABET teaches about assessment and evaluation and what program leaders may know about recommended approaches to them. Such a gap can inhibit a program's fielding effective and efficient assessment and evaluation of student outcomes-based direct evidence. The goal of this interactive session is to enhance program leadership's understanding of sustainable student outcome assessment via direct evidence gathered by using performance indicators and performance targets.  In addition, the presenter will demonstrate a straightforward mechanism for appropriately summarizing assessment data and the evaluation of those data.

2:05pm-2:55pm

Muhammad A Malik, Hamza A Ghulman

Sustainable Outcomes Assessment and Evaluation Practices for Quality Assurance

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
It is challenging for engineering faculty to assess the two very important student outcomes of "ability to communicate effectively" and "ability to function productively in a teamwork environment". During this session, presenters will demonstrate how to embed the assessment of these outcomes into courses at different levels in a sustainable manner. You will engage in creative activities to help devise your own innovative assignments and activities. The presenters will also highlight different strategies for the assessment and evaluation of these outcomes.

2:05pm-2:55pm

Yvette Pearson Weatherton, Liv Haselbach

Role of Engineering Education toward Attaining UN Sustainable Development Goals

Citizen Tech: Technical Programs Reshaping Society
Session Description
This session is designed to provide a framework for starting to think about our roles as engineering educators in training future engineers to work collaboratively with scientists, policy makers, and communities toward solving problems related to all three pillars of sustainability – people, planet, and profit.  Through this interactive session, we will engage the audience in activities and discussions that will help draw connections between engineering education and practice and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including those that have strong societal foci and are atypical for engineers to consider (e.g. those related to poverty, hunger, equity, etc.).  We will pose questions to help participants think about how and where the SDGs might be integrated into their curricula and opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations with non-engineering faculty members in doing so.  The session is intended for faculty members in all engineering disciplines.

2:05pm-2:55pm

Allen Jones

Strategies and Best Practices for a Well-Prepared Self-Study Report

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
During the 2014—2015 academic year, the presenter wrote the Self-Study Report (SSR) for the Civil Engineering Program at South Dakota State University. The resulting ABET EAC review led to highly productive on-site visit and the SSR was used as an example during the 2016 ABET Symposium. There are many components of an ABET accreditation cycle that can lead to success - assessment, evaluation, continuous improvement. In this session, the presenter will walk you through applying strategies and best practices for bringing all the components together in a well-prepared and well-written SSR document.

2:05pm-2:55pm

Jenny Amos

Case Study: Creating a Curriculum and Assessment Plan for a New Program

Building and Mentoring for Institutional and Program Leadership
Session Description
The design process for a new curriculum must address the needs of each part of the system: institutional or program support structures, faculty training and development, and student learning outcomes. All too often assessment plans are an afterthought and only added on after implementation of the curriculum. This disconnect between content, pedagogy and assessment leads to curricula without a clear focus and students confused about how to meet the goals of the program.  The presenter will use a case study of a new program and outline an approach to developing an effective and sustainable assessment process when designed alongside the curriculum. The session is designed for curricular change and development of faculty in a program.

2:05pm-2:55pm

Susan Conry, Art Price

Demonstrating Compliance with Criterion 4

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
Intended primarily for faculty and administrators of programs planning for an ABET accreditation review, the focus of this session will be on the evaluation of a program relative to Criterion 4, Continuous Improvement. Expectations of Program Evaluators (PEVs) for demonstrating compliance with various aspects of Criterion 4 will be discussed and demonstrated. You are encouraged to participate in the discussion and ask questions. You will learn how to demonstrate and document a continuous improvement process in order to satisfy Criterion 4 and how to present evidence of a good continuous improvement process effectively to PEVs.

2:05pm-2:55pm

Michael Creed and George List

Building and Managing Effective Industry Advisory Councils

Building and Mentoring for Institutional and Program Leadership
Session Description
Industry advisory councils can serve a range of important purposes but often struggle to engage their members on the issues of most strategic importance to the program.  During this interactive session, you will be encouraged to identify specific items of interest—such as setting a mission and focus, membership policies, setting agendas, determining the frequency of meetings, staffing and tactics for engaging council members in the ABET accreditation process. Come ready with your questions, success stories and problem statements.

3:25 pm-4:40pm

Chris Levey, Cedric Walker

Makerspaces: Understanding Promise and Measuring Reality

Citizen Tech: Technical Programs Reshaping Society
Session Description
Makerspaces have become a popular feature of many undergraduate programs. They provide students with applied learning opportunities, promote cross-disciplinary collaboration and realistically prototype products and services with potential commercial applications. During this session, two faculty leaders of makerspace programs highlight the operating basics and examine the assessment approaches schools can use to determine whether this methodology is achieving the learning goals its advocates espouse.

3:25pm-4:40pm

Doug Bowman and Winston Erevelles

We Are Interested in Seeking ABET Accreditation: Are We Ready?

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
Considering ABET accreditation for the first time? You cannot miss this session. You will gain a firm understanding of the foundational processes and procedures of the ABET accreditation process, what is needed to prepare for the initial accreditation of a program and where to turn for further information. We will go over the entire process of ABET accreditation — from how to apply, to the purpose of the Self-Study Report and what to expect during the on-site visit. You will also understand what a due process response entails and when to expect the final decision.

3:25pm-4:40pm

Rajendra Raj, Allen Parrish and Jean R.S. Blair

Open Forum on Draft Computing Accreditation Program Criteria for Cybersecurity

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
This session will review the proposed Cybersecurity Criteria and then turn to the audience for feedback and insights. You will join a small group to further discuss a particular topic area from the Criteria. As a result of this session, suggested modifications and changes will be considered for incorporation into the Cybersecurity Criteria.

3:25pm-4:40pm

Daina Briedis

Closing the Loop: Best Practices in Assessment from the Trenches

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
Not many faculty members are trained as assessment experts. Often the responsibility of keeping the improvement process “continuous” is rotated among individuals with little or no benefit of institutional memory. This can result in implementation or perpetuation of poor practices with few results that really improve teaching and learning.  This session will address these issues and challenge the audience to think of ways to avoid these pitfalls.

3:25pm-4:40pm

Wajid Hussain

Specific or Generic Performance Indicators to Measure ABET SOs

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
This workshop presents specific examples related to developing specific or generic performance indicators and their rubrics for the comprehensive measurement of various ABET student outcomes. Participants will have time to develop specific or generic performance indicators of their own that implement scientific constructive alignment targeting teaching, learning strategies and assessments.

3:25pm-4:40pm

Robert D Soule, Randal Keller, Neil Hutzler

Accreditation Under Applied Science Accreditation Commission General Criteria

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
As ABET moves into new terrain with accredited programs in natural science areas, such as chemistry and applied physics, ASAC has devised protocols for handling requests from programs applying under new disciplines that do not have approved program criteria. The goal of this session is to explain this process and help you prepare if you are pursuing accreditation for a program in the natural sciences. Presenters will also explain the process of seeking out and assigning program evaluators for these new programs and other considerations that fall outside of the usual ABET process.

3:25pm-4:40pm

Jeffrey Fergus, Patsy Brackin

Statement Writing Session

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
This session will be a tutorial on writing shortcoming statements. Participants will break into small groups to work with scenarios and prepare written statements that will be discussed with the larger group. The session is primarily for program evaluators, but understanding how shortcomings are determined could be useful for understanding how your program will be measured during accreditation review.

3:25pm-4:40pm

Christopher Davey

The Role of Systems Engineering in Advanced Automotive Mobility Solutions

Citizen Tech: Technical Programs Reshaping Society
Session Description
This session considers our role as engineering educators to train future engineers to work collaboratively with scientists, policymakers and communities toward solving problems related to all three pillars of sustainability — people, planet and profit.  Through this interactive session, the presenter will engage the audience in activities and discussions that will help draw connections between engineering education and practice and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including those that have strong societal foci and are atypical for engineers to consider.

April 21, 2017

8:00am-8:50am

Emily Allen

The Value of Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering: Recommendations of the ABET Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Citizen Tech: Technical Programs Reshaping Society
Session Description
The recommendations of the ABET Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity and Inclusion will be presented and opened for discussion. Participants will be asked to comment on desired next steps for institutions or for ABET, and to share other broad initiatives on diversity and inclusion that are underway across ABET-accredited programs.

8:00am-8:50am

Susan Conry, Art Price

Demonstrating Compliance with Criterion 4

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
Intended primarily for faculty and administrators of programs planning for an ABET accreditation review, the focus of this session will be on the evaluation of a program relative to Criterion 4, Continuous Improvement. Presenters will discuss and demonstrate expectations of Program Evaluators (PEVs) for showing compliance with various aspects of Criterion 4. You are encouraged to participate in the discussion and ask questions. You will learn how to demonstrate and document a continuous improvement process in order to satisfy Criterion 4, and how to present evidence of a good continuous improvement process effectively to PEVs.

8:00am-8:50am

Renetta Garrison Tull

A More Worldly Graduate: How to Engage Your Students Globally

Citizen Tech: Technical Programs Reshaping Society
Session Description
The ABET Criteria ask us to produce graduates who can take global factors into consideration when they design technology solutions for society. But how can graduates handle international contexts if they have never been exposed to any? During this session, you will learn different approaches to get your students involved in some degree of international engagement. From performing research related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to traveling abroad to work on design projects that solve real-world problems in Ecuador, Costa Rica and Korea, the presenter will walk you through various projects that have given her students a more worldly perspective.

8:00am-8:50am

M. Dayne Aldridge

Updates and Open Forum on EAC Criteria

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
Join ABET Leadership for a discussion on topics surrounding the EAC criteria. Led by a panel of EAC commissioners and adjunct accreditation directors, this session will be an open forum for you to share your thoughts, experiences and questions regarding the EAC criteria and proposed revisions.

8:00am-8:50am

Charles Hickman, Winston Erevelles, Frank Hart

How to Become a PEV

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
Each year, more than 2,000 faculty and academic administrators, industry professionals and government officials serve as ABET Program Evaluators (PEVs), making initial accreditation recommendations and working together to ensure quality in technical education worldwide. This session will provide you with information on how to become an ABET Program Evaluator (PEV). You will learn more about the nature of the work, discuss ABET's need for new PEVs, their "life-cycle"; and what's in it for you. Presenters will also go over threshold requirements for service, selection process and training requirements.

8:00am-8:50am

Gloria J Rogers

Heart of the ABET Process is “Learning”

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
Often, students are only an afterthought in the accreditation process. When you lose sight of student learning, the process is easily reduced to a checklist of things to comply with as opposed to an amazing opportunity to engage students and faculty in meaningful conversations designed to create a vibrant academic experience. This session will discuss the foundational principles of student learning and demonstrate how they should be reflected in the program processes. The presenter will also review how student learning should be seen as central to all eight of the ABET General Criteria.

8:00am-8:50am

Rafic (Ray) Bachnak

How to Prepare for Accreditation of a New Engineering Program

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
A clear understanding of ABET accreditation policies and procedures will greatly improve your program’s ability to manage processes in preparation for the self-study report and the campus visit. This session will review ABET accreditation policies and procedures and provide details regarding the basic requirements that need to be fulfilled to ensure a successful on-site visit. The presenter will go over policies and procedures, from the perspective of an institution preparing for accreditation of a new engineering program.

8:00am-8:50am

Mark Archambault

Program Assessment and Evaluation: A Working Example

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
Common questions that program faculty and administrators often struggle with include: how do I assess a particular outcome?; if student work is collected, how much is needed?; how do I evaluate the data?; does this have to be done every year (or term)? Whether you are seeking ABET accreditation for the first time or looking to strengthen existing processes, this session aims to help answer these questions and spark ideas of what can work for your programs through the presentation and open discussion.

11:00am-12:15pm

Jeffrey L. Ray

ABET Accreditation Process Improvements – an ABET Academic Advisory Council Participation and Listening Session

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
Are you aware that ABET has an Academic Advisory Council (AAC)?  Did you know the AAC represents all four ABET commissions?  Provosts, deans, and chairs from a variety of institutions across the U.S. populate the AAC.  It is one of three councils (with the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) and the Global Council (GC)) that provide recommendations to the ABET Board of Directors on issues of importance, particularly to the academic community.  This session will provide you an opportunity to learn more about the AAC’s work, and allow you to provide meaningful input how ABET can improve its processes – from preparation of display materials to the campus visit.  We invite you to learn more about the AAC, review its current initiatives, and provide your feedback on how ABET can improve.

11:00am-12:15pm

Darrell Velegol

10 Steps Toward a Sustainable and Valuable ABET Process

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
Find out how a program went from collecting extensive evaluation data to embedding an efficient culture of assessment in their department. During this session, the presenter will share his road map to success. Bring your questions for discussion.

11:00am-12:15pm

Doug Bowman and Winston Erevelles

We Are Interested in Seeking ABET Accreditation: Are We Ready?

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
Considering ABET accreditation for the first time? You cannot miss this session, where you will gain a firm understanding of the foundational processes and procedures of the ABET accreditation process. You will learn what a program needs to prepare for the initial accreditation and where to turn for further information. During the session, we will go over the entire process of ABET accreditation—from how to apply, to the purpose of the Self-Study Report and what to expect during the on-site visit. You will also understand what a due process response entails and when to expect the final decision.

11:00am-12:15pm

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Robotics Engineering

Showcase Innovation Award Winner

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
In this session, you will learn more about the winner of the inaugural ABET Innovation Award: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the first ABET-accredited undergraduate Robotics Engineering program in the United States. This program incorporates an innovative, project-based curriculum that integrates computer science, engineering and entrepreneurship. It is also producing large numbers of successful graduates, while serving as a model for Robotics Engineering programs at other institutions. Michael Gennert, the Director of WPI's Robotics Engineering Program, will be sharing these insights.

11:00am-12:15pm

Bill Wepfer

Hiring and Evaluating New Faculty

Building and Mentoring for Institutional and Program Leadership
Session Description
Competition for new faculty talent is intense. The faculty you need may also be recruited by bigger and wealthier institutions. So if you are the underdog in this competition, what tricks and tips can you use to present yourself and capture the interest of these candidates? Find out the benefits of hiring talented faculty and helping them to put down roots, mentoring them to become career team members at your institution. Discover ways that your campus can be the perfect place for active STEM educators and researchers of the future.

11:00am-12:15pm

Stephen J Sutton, Eileen Arnold, Heidi Ann Hahn, Clifford Whitcomb

Benefits of Integrating Systems Engineering Concepts into University Curricula

Citizen Tech: Technical Programs Reshaping Society
Session Description
As the practice of engineering becomes more interdisciplinary, it becomes increasingly important that engineers from all disciplines have an educational background in systems engineering concepts. Following a brief description of the system life-cycle processes and SE competency frameworks, industry experts on this panel will express their hopes and expectations regarding the proficiency of non-SE graduates with respect to SE competencies, with emphasis on which competencies are of particular importance to them and why. The panel also includes an academic who has experience with aligning curricula with a competency framework.

11:00am-12:15pm

John Estell, Rajendra Raj, Allen Parrish and Art Price

Open Forum on Proposed Changes to ABET Computing Accreditation Criteria

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
This session will focus on explaining the proposed changes to CAC Criteria 3 and 5, along with the rationale behind those revisions. You will join a breakout group based on your interest in a specific topic relating to the criteria changes. The insights gathered from these groups will become part of the yearlong review and comment process for these proposed changes.

11:00am-12:15pm

Barbara Price and Steve Phillips

Building Online and Hybrid Degree Programs—Models That Work

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
Nearly a generation of academic commentators have touted the growth of online programs as a means of enhancing learning productivity, lowering instructional costs and expanding student access. Yet a variety of real and perceived barriers have slowed the successful introduction of these programs—particularly in an all online format—to technical education. This session highlights the successful launch of a series of online undergraduate engineering programs at one institution, and it considers instructional features and methodologies used, faculty support requirements, forecasting student demand and the economic model that supports such ventures. A major element of the session will address ABET accreditation requirements and methods employed by several different institutions to demonstrate learning outcomes.

1:30pm-2:20pm

Bill Wepfer

How to Foster Your Faculty’s Professional and Leadership Development Abilities

Building and Mentoring for Institutional and Program Leadership
Session Description
Faculty will gravitate toward the recognition and rewards of their discipline. However, many young faculty members fail to have a good understanding of the review and reward system of an institution until it is too late. This session will review resources and incentives at the department, school or institutional level that can be used to lead early career faculty to institutional success and retention. In this session, a vibrant discussion will help you evaluate department and school performance system and help you identify and develop faculty for institutional leadership roles.

1:30pm-2:20pm

Fortune Mhlanga

Winds of Change: On Systemic Continuous Improvement of a CS Program

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
This session will identify opportunity areas for the growth of computer science programs at small liberal arts institutions. The presenter will focus especially on those programs having difficulty with effectively managing change, attracting and retaining top students and faculty and struggling to provide a relevant and appealing curriculum, while maintaining an appropriate level of rigor. We will consider the growth and establishment of the College of Computing and Technology at Lipscomb University as a case study.

1:30pm-2:20pm

Keith Mulbery

Student Awareness, Faculty Participation and Self-Study Preparation — Lessons Learned

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
Learn strategies to build student awareness and understanding of the importance of accreditation and outcomes assessment through course syllabi, wall posters and regular class discussions. These strategies will help you obtain "buy-in" from colleagues and students, which is important to successfully perform outcomes assessment, prepare a Self-Study and become accredited. Presenters will discuss methods to develop a culture within faculty to understand the importance of accreditation and participate in the assessment process.

1:30pm-2:20pm

Issam Damaj, Ashraf Zaher

A Unified Assessment Framework with Successful Application in ABET Accreditation

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
During this session, presenters will showcase a unified framework to evaluate student performance and accurately assess student outcomes at the program level. The proposed framework identifies a set of courses to be assessed using direct tools that will enable measurements of attainment scores at the course learning outcomes (CLOs), performance indicators (PIs) and student outcomes (SOs) levels. This will create a paradigm for unified assessment. The computer engineering program at the American University of Kuwait was successfully accredited using this framework.

1:30pm-2:20pm

Patsy Brackin, Diane Rover

EAC Proposed Changes to C3 and C5

Accreditation-Telling Your Story
Session Description
During this session, the chair and co-chair of the EAC Criteria Committee will present the latest changes to EAC Criteria 3 and 5, going over the content of the revisions and drawing comparisons to the current criteria. Join the discussion to give your feedback on the proposed changes and discuss ways that the new criteria might be implemented.

1:30pm-2:20pm

Christopher LeBlanc, Sean Tavares

Student feedback as part of the Continuous Improvement Plan

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
One of the most challenging issues in the implementation of a continuous improvement plan is clearly defining the data sources that will be used. This session will show that, when done properly, student feedback can be a powerful catalyst for change. For the past 10 years, the University of New Hampshire Engineering Technology has administered an exit interview questionnaire averaging a 75 percent response rate. The results shared in this case study demonstrate that student feedback can be useful and effective in a continuous improvement plan.

1:30pm-2:20pm

Karen Ann Tarnoff, Dennis Depew, Tony Pittarese

Achieving Adequate Return on Your Investment in Assessment

Best Practices in Program Assessment
Session Description
Despite significant investment of resources in building and implementing assessment processes, schools often feel their systems do not deliver adequate return on their investments. To better understand this issue, participants in this session will evaluate the resources invested in their systems and diagnose the symptoms of inadequate ROI. Discussion will focus on identifying the factors impeding ROI and their causes. During the session, participants will develop an action plan targeting barriers to ROI in their systems to enhance future returns and maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their assessment process.

1:30pm - 2:20pm

Charles Hickman, Winston Erevelles, Frank Hart

How to Become a PEV

Accreditation
Session Description
Each year, more than 2,000 faculty and academic administrators, industry professionals and government officials serve as ABET Program Evaluators (PEVs), making initial accreditation recommendations and working together to ensure quality in technical education worldwide. This session will provide you with information on how to become an ABET Program Evaluator (PEV). You will learn more about the nature of the work, discuss ABET's need for new PEVs, their "life-cycle"; and what's in it for you. Presenters will also go over threshold requirements for service, selection process and training requirements.

2:50pm - 4:30pm

EAC Commission Leadership

EAC Commission Town Hall

Accreditation Policies, Procedures, and Personnel
Session Description
To wrap up the 2017 ABET Symposium, leadership from each of our Accreditation Commissions will hold an interactive town hall session. After a brief presentation, commission leadership and Adjunct Director(s) will open the floor for accreditation questions and discussions. This is your opportunity to pose accreditation questions directly to accreditation leadership.

2:50pm - 4:30pm

CAC Commission Leadership

CAC Commission Town Hall

Accreditation Policies, Procedures, and Personnel
Session Description
To wrap up the 2017 ABET Symposium, leadership from each of our Accreditation Commissions will hold an interactive town hall session. After a brief presentation, commission leadership and Adjunct Director(s) will open the floor for accreditation questions and discussions. This is your opportunity to pose accreditation questions directly to accreditation leadership

2:50pm - 4:30pm

ETAC Commission Leadership

ETAC Commission Town Hall

Accreditation Policies, Procedures, and Personnel
Session Description
To wrap up the 2017 ABET Symposium, leadership from each of our Accreditation Commissions will hold an interactive town hall session. After a brief presentation, commission leadership and Adjunct Director(s) will open the floor for accreditation questions and discussions. This is your opportunity to pose accreditation questions directly to accreditation leadership.

2:50pm - 4:30pm

ASAC Commission Leadership

ASAC Commission Town Hall

Accreditation Policies, Procedures, and Personnel
Session Description
To wrap up the 2017 ABET Symposium, leadership from each of our Accreditation Commissions will hold an interactive town hall session. After a brief presentation, commission leadership and Adjunct Director(s) will open the floor for accreditation questions and discussions. This is your opportunity to pose accreditation questions directly to accreditation leadership.

Plenary Sessions

April 20, 2017

8:00am-9:30am

Ronald Daniels, Michael Cryor, Darryll Pines and Joe Palca

Higher Education’s Role in Transforming Communities

Session Description
Higher education institutions have always been catalysts for generating breakthroughs that serve the macro needs and interests of society as a whole. But how do universities impact their communities on the local level? How do they affect positive change and involve those around them? Ron Daniels, President of Johns Hopkins University, will describe his institution’s numerous local outreach initiatives including its partnership with OneBaltimore. Michael Cryor, Chair of OneBaltimore, will explain how his organization is bringing together key stakeholders who are committed to changing the lives of ordinary Baltimore residents. They will be joined by Darryl Pines, Dean of Engineering at the University of Maryland, who leads the policy, strategy and community outreach efforts for the Clark School of Engineering. Using the DC/Baltimore Metro Area as a case study, our panelists will offer three distinct perspectives as we explore how universities can partner with traditionally under-served populations to build stronger, more resilient communities.

April 21, 2017

9:00am-10:30am

Ian Waitz, Janice Perlman, Michelle Rudnicki, Michael Milligan and Joe Palca

Great Minds, Greater Impact

Session Description
Envisioning life in the mega-cities of the future means going beyond self-driving cars and 5G in tech hubs like San Francisco and Berlin. The main challenge will be developing and implementing cutting-edge technology with a global perspective in mind. This is the only way we, as a society, will be able to provide people in Sao Paulo, Lagos and even Baltimore with the basic rights to clean air, sustainable energy, internet access and reliable transportation, ensuring all individuals have a decent standard of living so they can fully contribute to their communities and thrive in their cities.
During Great Minds, Greater Impact, five thought leaders whose backgrounds include research, urban development, technology and higher education will take the stage to explore what it takes to produce graduates who can do more than make cities futuristic. They will discuss how the education our students are receiving today will shape them to become not only successful professionals but more engaged citizens and, more importantly, better human beings.

Pre Symposium Workshops

April 19, 2017

12:30pm-5:00pm

P-TECH and Johns Hopkins University LSCR

Tours during the Symposium

Session Description

During this year’s Symposium, you’ll have the opportunity to see innovation in Baltimore firsthand. Either by visiting a unique initiative that addresses post-secondary degree completion and career readiness or by touring and learning more about a center for robotics research at one of the world’s top research universities.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 19, sign up to visit either the Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR) from 2:00pm-5:00pm or the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Program at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School from 12:30pm-3:30pm. The cost to attend is $25, transportation included. Space is limited — please RSVP by April 15.

Option 1: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School P-TECH Program, 12:30-pm-3:30pm on Wednesday, April 19 (Max. 30 participants)

In an effort to combat the shortage of workers needed for middle-skill jobs, IBM started the first P-TECH Program in Brooklyn, New York in 2011. IBM, Johns Hopkins University, Kaiser Permanente, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore City Community College and the State of Maryland partnered to bring this program to Baltimore City Schools during the fall of 2016. Graduates of the program will learn important soft skills and receive a no-cost associate’s degree within six years, making careers in health and technology more accessible to students of low-socioeconomic backgrounds. During the visit, you will have the chance to tour the school facilities and meet with the program’s leadership, parents and students.

Option 2: Johns Hopkins University LCSR, 2:00pm-5:00pm on Wednesday, April 19 (Max. 80 participants)

The Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR) was founded by the Whiting School of Engineering as the principal locus for robotics research at one of the world’s premier research universities. Located on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the LCSR is one of the largest and most technologically advanced robotics centers in the world. It comprises personnel from across all of Johns Hopkins University, and it fosters targeted research programs and collaboration with universities, corporations and other research organizations worldwide. During the visit, you will hear from research staff and faculty and participate in an open house style session.

 

8:30am - 4:30pm

Jenny Amos, Owens Walker

Fundamentals of Program Assessment

Session Description
This one-day workshop is for those who are new to program assessment. The interactive sessions focus on designing program educational objectives, making student outcomes measurable, creating rubrics, and analyzing assessment data. More > Focusing primarily on ABET Criterion 2: Program Educational Objectives, Criterion 3: Student Outcomes, and Criterion 4: Continuous Improvement, you will leave this workshop prepared to:
  • Identify key elements of a functional assessment process.
  • Clarify the similarities and differences between course and program assessment.
  • Make student outcomes measurable with the development of performance indicators.
  • Understand the methods and measures to assess student outcomes.
  • Develop rubrics to assist in evaluating student performance in achieving student outcomes.
  • Understand the pros and cons of various data collection methods.
  • Review an example of reporting your results.

8:30am - 4:30pm

Gloria J Rogers

Advanced Program Assessment

Session Description
If you have already attended an ABET Fundamentals of Assessment Workshop and are confident in your assessment knowledge, but looking for a highly focused, hands-on group session to hone and refine your current process, this is your next step. During the Advanced Program Assessment workshop, you work in a small group to critique performance indicators, undergo rubric calibration training, critique assessment processes, and engage in exercises centered on data visualization and evaluation. You leave the workshop with the ability to apply what you learned to improve your own assessment program. You will leave the workshop prepared to:
  • Create a sustainable assessment process.
  • Assure consistency in multi-faculty evaluations.
  • Identify ways to improve your current assessment processes

9:00am - 5:00pm

TBA

Self-Study Report Development Workshop

Session Description
In this workshop, our Adjunct Accreditation Directors will walk you through every step of preparing your program's Self-Study Report. This document is the foundation of your accreditation review, so make sure it is the best representation of your program's total learning experience. During the course you will:
  • Go through the Self-Study Questionnaire step-by-step, taking a thorough look at each of the ABET Accreditation Criteria
  • Work with a small group led by the Adjunct Accreditation Director or a senior commissioner from your specific accreditation commission (ASAC, CAC, EAC, ETAC)
  • Systematically go through every stage of developing a clear, concise, and targeted Self-Study Report
Participation in this accreditation workshop is limited to two persons per institution. The content will be ideal for programs beginning a Self-Study Report for the 2018-2019 review cycle.

1:00pm - 4:00pm

ASAC Institutional Representatives Day

Session Description
The Institutional Representative Day is a workshop that will allow representatives to gain insight into the accreditation process including pre-visit preparation, on-site visit, and post-visit activities.

Post Symposium Workshops

April 22, 2017

8:00am - 5:00pm

TBA

CSAB Computing Accreditation Workshop

Session Description
At CSAB’s accreditation workshop for computing (CS, IS, IT, and general computing) faculty and administrators, you will learn the ins and outs of preparing for a Computing Accreditation Commission visit, including:
  • the purpose and content of the Self-Study Report,
  • the benefit of an ABET readiness review,
  • best practices in display materials,
  • interpretation of the criteria and terminology,
  • and visit-scheduling logistics.
The workshop is led and facilitated by experienced CAC/ABET visit team chairs. Fee: $105, including continental breakfast, lunch, and materials. Register through CSAB >

8:30am - 4:30pm

Kevin Huggins, Elaine Cooney

Fundamentals of Program Assessment

Session Description
This one-day workshop is for those who are new to program assessment. The interactive sessions focus on designing program educational objectives, making student outcomes measurable, creating rubrics, and analyzing assessment data. More > Focusing primarily on ABET Criterion 2: Program Educational Objectives, Criterion 3: Student Outcomes, and Criterion 4: Continuous Improvement, you will leave this workshop prepared to:
  • Identify key elements of a functional assessment process.
  • Clarify the similarities and differences between course and program assessment.
  • Make student outcomes measurable with the development of performance indicators.
  • Understand the methods and measures to assess student outcomes.
  • Develop rubrics to assist in evaluating student performance in achieving student outcomes.
  • Understand the pros and cons of various data col

8:30am - 4:30pm

Daina Briedis, James Warnock

Advanced Program Assessment

Session Description
If you have already attended an ABET Fundamentals of Assessment Workshop and are confident in your assessment knowledge, but looking for a highly focused, hands-on group session to hone and refine your current process, this is your next step. During the Advanced Program Assessment workshop, you work in a small group to critique performance indicators, undergo rubric calibration training, critique assessment processes, and engage in exercises centered on data visualization and evaluation. You leave the workshop with the ability to apply what you learned to improve your own assessment program. You will leave the workshop prepared to:
  • Create a sustainable assessment process.
  • Assure consistency in multi-faculty evaluations.
  • Identify ways to improve your current assessment processes.

Discussion Dens

April 20, 2017

10:00am-10:50am

Michael Milligan, Daniela Iacona, Sherri Hersh and Anna Karapetyan

ABET Global Partnerships and Accreditation – Ask Me Anything #AMA

Discussion Den
Session Description
The theme of this #AMA session is ABET's role and partnerships around the globe. ABET has accredited programs in 30 countries, but our reach is even wider. Through our memoranda of understanding and mutual recognition agreements, we can impact the education of the global technology professional. Come ask our CEO Michael Milligan and other members of our international staff your questions about ABET around the globe.

11:00am-11:50am

Emily Allen and Joe Sussman

Updates and Open Forum on Diversity & Inclusion

Discussion Den
Session Description
ABET has created an ad hoc diversity and inclusion committee, charged to review and affirm or recommend revision to ABET’s policy on diversity and inclusion; to reconsider ABET’s role in supporting diverse learner populations within the broad range of ABET-accredited programs; and to make recommendations to the ABET Councils in this regard. This session will be conducted by members of the diversity and inclusion committee to gather input from conference attendees regarding these issues.

1:30pm-2:55pm

Danielle Duran Baron

How to Maximize ABET Brand Value – Ask Me Anything #AMA

Discussion Den
Session Description
We know ABET accreditation distinguishes you from the crowd — but do your stakeholders? Come to this #AMA with our Chief Marketing Officer and members of our communications team to learn strategies on how to use your ABET accreditation to successfully promote your program. You will also have the chance to meet the winners from our#ABETconfident video contest, students who will share why ABET accreditation is important to them.

3:25pm-4:40pm

Joe Sussman, Jane Emmet

Accreditation – Ask Me Anything #AMA

Discussion Den
Session Description
Whether you’re just beginning your program’s accreditation process or you want to learn how to become a program evaluator, stop by to have all your questions answered by our Chief Accreditation Officer and our Director of Accreditation, who work with accreditation on a daily basis.

April 21, 2017

8:00am-8:50am

James Warnock

Developing ABET Confidence

Discussion Den
Session Description
Developing “ABET Confidence” is specifically designed to provide a forum of how program faculty can continuously improve Program Assessment.  Ask questions and share best practices of how you define your student outcomes; and clearly and strategically collect data to optimize the assessment process.  Join this Discussion Den to reflect where your program’s next level of improvement might be.

11:00am-12:15pm

Joe Sussman, Jane Emmet

Accreditation – Ask Me Anything #AMA

Discussion Den
Session Description
Whether you’re just beginning your program’s accreditation process or you want to learn how to become a program evaluator, stop by to have all your questions answered by our Chief Accreditation Officer and our Director of Accreditation, who work with accreditation on a daily basis.

1:30pm-2:20pm

Renetta Garrison Tull and Damon Tull

Dark Matters and Black Holes: A Discussion on Retention and Diversity in STEM

Citizen Tech: Technical Programs Reshaping Society
Session Description
Renetta Garrison Tull and Damon Tull met as incoming graduate students during a reception for the National Society of Black Engineers at Northwestern University. Both electrical engineers and graduates of Howard University and RPI respectively, they married in graduate school and later joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Throughout their careers in academic, entrepreneurial and non-profit sectors, they’ve continued to observe inequities in STEM mentoring and are passionate about championing interventions that retain underrepresented minority students and faculty in engineering. Their paper, “Dark Matters: Metaphorical Black Holes that Affect Underrepresentation in Engineering,” presented at the 2016 ASEE Conference, uses metaphors from physics such as “gravitational pull” and “event horizon” to explore reasons why talented, diverse scholars leave STEM. They also share recommendations for improving mentoring practices to help engineering departments avoid “STEM spaghettification” or annihilation of scholars’ desires for STEM careers. This Discussion Den will share some social science frameworks along with the metaphors to open conversations about ways to build orbits of success. Both Tulls are mentors for World SPEED, the Student Platform for Engineering Education Development. They have mentored students and discussed infrastructures in the U.S. and different parts of the world. In their current individual positions, their work increases recruitment and retention of diverse scholars throughout the STEM pipeline.