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Jeffrey Fergus

Jeffrey Fergus

Associate Dean and Professor of Materials Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Jeffrey Fergus is associate dean for program assessment and graduate studies and professor of materials engineering in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University. He received a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Fergus has served ABET as a Program Evaluator (PEV), Team Chair and is currently Chair-Elect of the Engineering Accreditation Commission. He is involved in various aspects of preparing volunteers for accreditation activities including serving as a PEV Mentor and Facilitator for PEV Face-to-Face Training.

The Development of Effective Program Educational Objectives

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Prior to 2013, Criterion 2 required that programs demonstrate graduate attainment of program educational objectives (PEOs). This requirement constrained the development of PEOs and led to the use of statements that did not effectively support the purpose of PEOs, which is to communicate distinguishing characteristics of the program to the community (e.g. prospective students, employers […]

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Top 10 Tips for Writing Good Self-Study Reports

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A program’s self-study report (SSR) provides the accreditation team chair and evaluator their first impression of the program they are reviewing as well as critical information for the review. Thus, a clear and complete SSR helps ensure a successful review process. To provide a favorable picture of your program, information must be aligned with the […]

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