Using the FE Exam for Effective Outcomes Assessment

This session highlights best practices in outcomes assessment using the NCEES Subject Matter Reports to provide participants with information about the strengths and weaknesses of students in a program. The presentation will specifically focus on using the FE results as one tool in assessing the ABET student outcomes. Attend and learn more about how the… Read more »

Towards a Data-Driven Employer-Academia Partnership for Continual Computing Curricular Change

There is a widening gap between employer-perceived needs for workplace-readiness and academic preparation of computing graduates. To close the gap, many major computing employers — including Amazon, Google, and Microsoft — have entered the education space to offer certificates that are touted to substitute for traditional undergraduate degrees. Simply put, universities are missing the mark,… Read more »

Update on ETAC General and Program Criteria Revisions

ETAC accreditation criteria, both the general criteria and program criteria, have seen significant change in the last few years. Since the ETAC and its Criteria Committee continually try to improve its criteria or adjust them to changing needs of society, such change is not unexpected. After a quick review of changes that took effect in… Read more »

New Directions in Computing: Transformation of Knowledge-Based to Competency-Based Curricula

For decades, the ACM and IEEE Computer Society have issued curricular guidelines for computing disciplines that include CAC-accredited programs such as computer science, cybersecurity, data science, information systems, and information technology. These guidelines were primarily knowledge-based, i.e., what graduates in these disciplines need to know and know how to do. Computing Curricula 2020 (CC2020), however,… Read more »