CAC: Accreditation Anti-Patterns: Common Review Challenges

An anti-pattern is a common response to a recurring problem that is usually ineffective and risks being counter productive. This talk focusses on commonly seen anti-patterns based on the presenters’ experience as PEVs, team chairs and editors. While it does not provide a comprehensive list of things that could go wrong, it does offer advice… Read more »

Faculty Engagement in the Assessment Process

Sustainable program assessment and continuous quality improvement is a human process. Faculty are critical for success as they define student outcomes, assess student learning, evaluate data, design and implement changes, and assess impact. Unfortunately, many programs struggle to maintain sustainable assessment processes because faculty are not involved consistently or systematically. This is hardly surprising as… Read more »

Using a Human-Centered Engineering Design Framework to Connect ABET Outcomes to Learning Objectives and Performance Indicators in Engineering Courses

Anecdotally, engineering faculty often find it challenging to connect ABET outcomes to learning objectives or performance indicators in engineering courses. To support engineering faculty, we developed an evidence-based human-centered engineering design (HCED) framework that connects ABET outcomes to engineering design activities and human-centered design mindsets and processes. Faculty members can use the framework to evaluate… Read more »

Boiled Frog or Adapt? Tackling Changes in Higher Education

Society’s expectations of higher education are undergoing rapid and profound change. Increasingly, the value of a college education is being challenged. Prospective students are looking at alternatives to a four-year degree, including such options as boot camps and certificates. Employers are also looking at these alternatives as ways to maintain a workforce with up-to-date, job-relevant… Read more »

New to Leading Program Assessment? Here is My Journey

Starting as an assessment leader can seem like a daunting task. You may not have all the answers for your program’s unique needs or know where your journey will lead. This talk showcases the speaker’s perspective of leading program assessment of multiple programs on two campuses from 2014 to present. During this time, she created… Read more »

Peace Engineering: Actionable Knowledge

Peace Engineering is the application of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) principles, sustainable practices, cultural sensitivity and innovation to promote and support peace, and its profile is rising among institutions around the world. Peace Engineering’s mission is to actively cultivate a culture of peace, and this mission requires that peace engineers be well-rounded… 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 through efficient methods and drive meaningful improvements. Topics to be explored are types of rubrics, scoring variations and faculty engagement. This presentation… Read more »