Associate Professor, Tennessee Technological University
Dr. Sally J. Pardue is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Tech University, teaching courses in dynamics, measurements, machine design and vibrations. Her technical research includes vibration diagnostics for material properties and structural health monitoring and modeling of fluid-structure interactions. Topics she explores in engineering education research include development and assessment of students’ competencies. Dr. Pardue served for nine years as Director of the Oakley STEM Center; the transdisciplinary work of that Center has shaped her perspectives with respect to program development, assessment, evaluation and improvement.
The ABET commissions have each fashioned their own criteria specific to their member societies. Still, all ABET commissions have the same fundamental goal: define a framework around which programs can be assessed, evaluated and continuously improved. Many institutions have programs under more than one commission, and these programs often struggle to interact and share knowledge […]