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 »

The XPrize and Interdisciplinary Engineering

Bob Jones University created the class Eng 350 Global Challenges in the fall of 2021 for the purpose of bringing together interdisciplinary teams of students to work on global problems like climate change. The Fall 2021 class consisted of engineering students, business students and science students. They successfully entered Elon Musk’s XPrize Carbon Removal challenge… Read more »

Using Data and Visualization in Assessment

Many programs working to design and implement assessment processes view their work as focused largely on system mechanics including defining learning outcomes, designing or identifying measures, creating and implementing data collection plans and conducting analyses. However, this functional focus on system mechanics may become problematic because it does not include sufficient consideration of how data… Read more »

Promoting Gender Diversity and Retention in Engineering

The need for diversity in engineering is more than just about equity and fairness; it is also about recognizing the value of diverse thoughts and how they can spur creative and innovative solutions for a complex and ever-changing world. This is also the motivation for ABET student outcome 5: “an ability to function effectively on… Read more »

Human Centered Engineering for a Sustainable World

Addressing key challenges facing the world demands practitioners in the emerging domain of Human Centered Engineering (HCE). This interdisciplinary and inclusive field of study spans human-centered design, engineering design, art and design, social sciences and business principles. It is concerned with interactive, iterative and creative problem solving and/or product and system development by building empathy… Read more »

Establishing Effective Periodic Review of Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs), what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation, are the cornerstone of student outcomes-based education. As program faculty, we spend multiple years equipping our students with the skills, knowledge and abilities based on these established PEOs. In this session, we will discuss practical ways to identify key… Read more »

Supplemental Materials for Site Visits

This presentation will provide guidance on supplemental materials for programs preparing for an upcoming accreditation visit, whether virtual or in-person. We will review the scope of materials a program needs to provide evidence to show compliance with the relevant criteria as well as options for organizing and providing materials. Our presentation focuses on those aspects… Read more »

The Role of Professional Societies in Promoting DEI

The role of professional societies in promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has become increasingly important in building a more resilient world. Professional societies have the potential to be influential change agents and can play a significant role in advancing DEI across different industries and sectors. The panelists will share their experiences and insights on… Read more »

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… Read more »

Online and Hybrid Programs: Program Characteristics and Evaluation Approaches

ABET has been visiting entirely online programs for several years. The Criteria remain the same whether the program is online or in-person; however, 100% of the online program visits have some unique characteristics. Currently, 27 institutions have a total of 37 such programs with ABET accreditation representing all four commissions. The panel members will discuss… Read more »