Ethical Dimensions of AI: Navigating Inclusive Transformations in Education and the Future of Work

This session will focus on the unique opportunities and ethical considerations presented by artificial intelligence (AI) in reshaping education, social contacts & belonging, and the evolving landscape of future work. In alignment with ABET’s mission and the core values of Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA), the symposium seeks to explore the ethics of AI… Read more »

The Impact of AI Tools on Assessment Data

Assessment practices must now consider the impact of student use of AI. Understanding how AI tools like Chat-GPT and GitHub Copilot can solve many engineering and programming problems will allow us to design and deploy more effective assessment instruments and collect more meaningful data. This presentation will consider example instruments used by various programs, e.g.,… Read more »

Building A Sustainable Outlines Assessment Process

Six years ago we started to build a college wide automated direct measures outcomes assessment process. Each program identified which junior and senior courses would be responsible for measuring each outcome. Care was taken to limit the number of outcomes assessed by each course. Instructors were required to upload a pdf of the metric they… Read more »

Future Directions on Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC): Associates, Masters and Emerging Technologies

In this session, participants will receive an update on the future directions of the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC). Beginning with bachelor-level programs in computer science, over the years, the commission expanded to information systems, cyber security, information technology, and data science. In recent years, the CAC has added associate-level programs in Cyber Security. CAC is… Read more »

The Future of Learning: Harnessing Generative AI for Enhanced Engineering Technology Education

Engineering and engineering technology education stand at the precipice of a profound transformation driven by the integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Generative AI). The session aims to provide an overview of a study that explores the transformative future of Generative AI that has the potential to revolutionize the way students learn and prepare for careers… Read more »

Scenarios for 2033 and the Role of the Engineering Community

Engineering Change Lab – USA (ECL), is a social change lab that seeks to be a catalyst for change within the engineering community. ECL serves as a connector and convener, complementing the work of other engineering organizations. The 2023 ECL Engineering Ideas Institute featured a deep dive into the future of engineering using scenario planning.… Read more »

Let’s Chat about Chat GPT: Using AI to Enhance Engineering Education

AI can be used as an ally, rather than adversary, and as a tool to empower students. This transformative session will debunk myths surrounding AI in engineering education and showcase its power as a collaborative ally. We will illustrate this with case studies showing how generative AI, when thoughtfully integrated, enhances teaching and learning experiences.… Read more »

Introducing AI Development Tools in Software Development Courses

With the advance of artificial intelligence technologies, academics must respond appropriately. A recent study showed that 90% of software developers use AI coding development tools. As students enter the workforce, familiarity with AI tools enhances their skill sets. Integrating copilot tools, generative AI and machine learning topics in an information systems curriculum enhances the program.… Read more »

Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) Town Hall

Culminating the 2024 ABET Symposium, each of ABET’s Accreditation Commissions will have an interactive town hall session. After a brief presentation, members of the respective commission’s volunteer leadership and its Adjunct Director(s) will open the floor for accreditation questions and discussions. Symposium attendees may participate in the town hall session of their choice.