Opening Keynote

The 2021 ABET Symposium opening keynote session will feature Dr. Kimia Ghobadi, a John C. Malone Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She is the associate director at the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) and a member at the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare.… Read more »

Ask Me Anything: Assessment Discussion Den

In our Ask Me Anything (#AMA): Assessment Discussion Den, attendees are invited to ask any and all assessment-related questions and our experts will answer them. Each Discussion Den brings ABET thought leaders together with Symposium attendees for an informal and enlightening discussion on a specific topic. These are organic conversations. There is no agenda or… Read more »

Ask Me Anything: International Accreditation Discussion Den

In our Ask Me Anything (#AMA): International Accreditation Discussion Den, attendees are invited to ask any and all international accreditation-related questions and our experts will answer them. Join ABET Chief Accreditation Officer Joe Sussman, Senior Director of Accreditation Operations Jane Emmet and Manager of International Accreditation Sherri Hersh to discuss the topics that are most… Read more »

Accrediting Natural Science and Mathematics Programs Under ANSAC General Criteria

ABET accreditation has long been the global standard for programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. Recently programs in disciplines outside of these four main areas have shown interest in becoming accredited. This presentation will explore accrediting natural science and mathematics programs under ANSAC General Criteria and the value accreditation brings to these… Read more »

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

Considering ABET accreditation for the first time? You can’t 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… Read more »

EAC Progress Report on Criterion 3/Criterion 5 Transition

The changes in Criterion 3/Criterion 5 are now in effect. This presentation discusses the C3/C5 background, the range of implementations seen during the 2020-21 accreditation cycle and approaches that programs took to demonstrate compliance.

Building Online and Hybrid Degree Programs – Models That Work

Nearly a generation of academic commentators has 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… Read more »

Building on the New ABET Outcomes to Recharge Your Assessment Processes

ABET-accredited programs are well into the transition to the new ABET outcomes. In this context, this presentation will address how to fix common mistakes made in compliance with ABET criteria as regards continuous improvement and will offer suggestions on gentle renovations that can be made to provide meaningful information about student learning. Use of social… Read more »

Sharing the PEV Perspective

This talk is designed for a prospective PEV who is interested in having as much information as possible on what the job really entails. The speaker has also received feedback that it is useful for representatives of institutions who have never gone through an ABET visit before, as it describes the visit process in detail.… Read more »

Understanding the Use of Rubrics in Program Assessment

The use of rubrics is common in program assessment. However, not all rubrics are equal in clarity and usefulness. This session will explore ways to develop and use rubrics that will engage faculty in efficient ways and drive meaningful improvement. Topics to be explored are types of rubrics, scoring variations and faculty engagement. Examples of… Read more »