Continuous Improvement Plans from Scratch

A key to a quality educational program is a clear, concise, and systematic continuous improvement plan. However, sometimes it’s not clear where to start or how to use the information once the plan is implemented. In this session, attendees will receive pointers on how to start, structure, and implement a continuous improvement plan. Learning Objectives… 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 »

Using Evaluation to Improve Learning – From Data to Wisdom

A sound evaluation process is critical to produce findings and recommendations for the improvement of student learning. Evaluation is where all the assessment processes come together for review and recommendations for improvements. This session will demonstrate the elements of an effective evaluation process that involves faculty and leads to the improvement of student learning, assessment… Read more »

A Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Approach to Assigning and Assessing Writing

This presentation details our institution’s experiences assessing engineering students’ writing skills to achieve ABET Student Learning Outcome 3. Historically, the engineering department faced several challenges in improving student writing, including constraints on time, resources and personnel. Additionally, students often relied on unethical methods of researching and writing their assignments, including unauthorized AI usage. To resolve… Read more »

Designing an Efficient Assessment Process to Meet Multiple Accreditors’ Standards

Driven by need to comply with multiple accreditors’ standards, schools often proliferate complicated inefficient assessment processes by addressing each accreditor’s requirements separately rather than developing a focused efficient measurement process that centers on core program learning objectives. This challenge arises because responsibility for disciplinary and institutional accreditations resides at different levels in the organization. It… Read more »

Accelerating the Development of Program Assessment Processes with AI

This presentation demonstrates the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in developing assessment processes for academic programs. AI offers the potential to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of assessment processes. Through this session, we will discuss the practical applications of AI, including analysis, real- the development of performance indicators and scoring rubrics. Additionally, we will discuss… Read more »

Providing Culmination of Knowledge Through the Senior Project and Assessment of Student Achievement

The Industrial and Systems Engineering students complete a senior project to demonstrate the application of the program knowledge obtained in their curriculum. For all projects, the students should understand complexity of the problem, have systematic structural understanding of the designed solution and apply the engineering design process to address constraints on design, economics, ergonomics and… Read more »

Organizing Effective Display Materials for ABET Criterion 4: Continuous Improvement

ABET Criterion 4 focuses on continuous improvement and serves to guide educational institutions toward greater efficacy and quality. This session seeks to empower educators, administrators and evaluators to navigate Criterion 4 with a focus on developing effective display materials that support the assessment and evaluation processes and drive meaningful change. We will first explore the… Read more »