Relevancy: The Fifth ‘R’ of Resilience in Cybersecurity Curricula

Relevant cybersecurity curricula is a critical component of cybersecurity resilience. ‘Relevant’ cybersecurity curriculum a) is pedagogically and technically correct b) provides learning experiences directly applicable to the learners’ interests, aspirations, and cultural experiences, c) uses real-world problems and contexts, and d) is resilient against rapidly advancing threats (i.e., up-to-date). While much attention has been paid… Read more »

Designing Questionnaires to Maximize Validity and Increase Response Rates

Developing a questionnaire to collect information from students, alumni, employers, internship supervisors and/or other constituents can be a daunting task. This session will provide principles and processes for the development of an effective questionnaire to gather needed data and improve response rates. It will also provide tips on survey design and development. Other topics included… Read more »

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 »