ABET Certificate Recognition – Beyond the Pilots

Certificates and other micro-credentials are rapidly evolving to meet learner and employer needs. These credentials provide opportunities for learners to gain up-to-date skills to stay current or to move into emerging areas. Also, many non-traditional learners are looking to these credentials as a faster and cheaper alternative to 2 or 4-year degrees. However, due to… Read more »

The Impact of ABET Accreditation in the Engineering Education of Colombia

Nowadays, 54 engineering programs are accredited in Colombia by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, compared with 6 programs back in 2008, and many are in preparation for their initial review. An increasing interest in pursuing ABET accreditation has been evidenced, mainly due to recognition of the EAC criteria as a source of quality for… 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 »

Continuous Improvement in ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) Programs: A Journey to Reaccreditation

The presentation explicates the unique strategies utilized and lessons learned in the attainment of ABET Criterion 4, Continuous Improvement (CI) process in the Engineering Technology (ET) department’s ETAC of ABET accredited programs by involving the constituents. Department faculty, led by the author, successfully implemented a 3-year schedule of assessment and evaluation of Student Outcomes (SO).… Read more »

Programs with Online Components: Program Characteristics and Evaluation Approaches

ABET has been visiting programs available entirely online for several years. The criteria remain the same whether the program delivery is online or in-person or mixed; however visits to these programs have some unique characteristics. Currently, at least 40 institutions have more than 60 programs available fully online with ABET accreditation representing all four commissions.… Read more »

Tips for Writing Good Self-Study Reports: Do’s and Don’ts

Executive committee members from each commission will discuss the various elements of Self-Study Reports (SSRs), important content areas, and frequently asked questions about the preparation and review processes for the SSRs. The discussion will also include recommendations for the SSR format and content from the lens of the reviewer.

Industry Advisory Council – Artificial Intelligence Panel Session

Artificial Intelligence technology is impacting many aspects of our lives. It is already changing education, healthcare, finance, and numerous other businesses. This panel will address three key areas: 1.) What does AI mean to industry; how are different companies currently using AI and where do they plan to go next? 2.) What are industry’s needs;… Read more »

Accreditation Program Under Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission’s (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 mathmatics do not have program criteria. An increasing number of these programs are being considered for accreditation by ANSAC. Learn about the… Read more »

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 »