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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Top 10+ Tips for Writing Good Self-Study Reports

This presentation is designed for representatives from ABET accredited programs or those interested in seeking initial ABET accreditation. In either case, the session will help programs proactively prepare for future accreditation reviews by providing guidance on writing effective self-study reports (SSRs). A program’s SSR is a critical document in achieving a successful accreditation evaluation, but… Read more »

ANSAC: Accreditation Program Under ANSAC General Criteria

Many programs under the applied sciences have ANSAC approved program criteria including but not limited to: Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Surveying, Facilities Management and Construction Management, while other programs under the natural sciences and mathematics do not have program criteria. An increasing number of these programs are being considered for accreditation by ANSAC. Learn about the… Read more »

We Are Interested in Seeking ABET Accreditation: Are We Ready?

Considering ABET accreditation for the first time? You can’t miss this session! You will gain a firm understanding of the foundational processes and procedures of the ABET accreditation process, what is needed to prepare for the initial accreditation of a program and where to turn for additional information. We will go over the entire process… Read more »

EAC: Tips for Meeting the EAC ABET Criteria

This session will discuss commonly identified shortcomings and how to avoid them when seeking ABET accreditation for an EAC program. In addition, common criteria terminology will be defined and explained to better understand requirements. The presentation will also discuss statistics on shortcoming findings.

Creating Computing Assignments to Support Diverse Populations

Although computing curriculum contains primarily technical content, faculty can teach impressionable young minds to value diversity. It can be integrated into the curriculum by creating a diverse backdrop for programming problems and assignments. In 2010, five faculty members at Slippery Rock University (SRU) participated in a Frederick Douglas Collaborative Grant to create a sample set… Read more »