An Example of an Effective Program Assessment and Evaluation Process

Program faculty and administrators often struggle over how to develop and implement effective assessment and evaluation processes that conform to the ABET criteria. Concerns of excessive time, effort and lack of participation are often raised. The purpose of this session is to present an example of an assessment and evaluation process that works for and meets the needs of the engineering and computer science programs at Florida Tech. The session is designed to give participants potentially new ideas on how to create and/or improve their own processes, and to discuss how participants might adapt it or any of its elements to their own programs and needs without being overly burdensome on faculty. Each element of the process will be discussed, and potential pitfalls that have been identified and how they were addressed will also be noted, as will how the processes are reviewed with an eye towards improvement.