2021 Workshops

Pre-Symposium Workshops

April 12 – 13

Take advantage of our pre-Symposium offerings and maximize your digital learning experience! Led by our highly experienced Professional Development Facilitators, these half-day virtual workshops deliver the essential tools and guidance you need to implement a successful assessment process.

Pre-Symposium workshops will be held on Monday, April 12, and Tuesday, April 13. They require separate registrations and additional fees.

Self-Study Workshops will not be offered in conjunction with the 2021 ABET Symposium. Please join our mailing list to receive email updates regarding future Self-Study Workshops.

Basics of Program Assessment Planning

This workshop is designed for those who are new to program assessment and would like to gain an understanding of the assessment process or those who would like to evaluate their own program assessment plan against best practices. The three-hour workshop will highlight key elements of a successful program assessment planning process, including:

    • Defining terms
    • Developing program educational objectives
    • Defining learning outcomes
    • Choosing assessment methods and measures
    • Developing efficient processes
    • Reporting results

At the end of the workshop, participants will understand how to plan and organize their program assessment process to improve student learning. They will also be able to evaluate their own program assessment plan.

Monday, April 12 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET

Special Pre-Symposium Rate: $185

Tuesday, April 13 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET

Special Pre-Symposium Rate: $185

Program Assessment Methods and Measures

Once you have determined outcomes and performance indicators for a program, it is necessary to think about the most appropriate ways for students to demonstrate their performance. There is no one method of assessment that is better than another. Learn methods, how to implement them and measure based on activity and anticipated level of learning. This interactive two-hour workshop is most suited for those with assessment experience and will explore:

    • Foundation for choosing assessment methods
    • Most used assessment methods: their strengths and weaknesses
    • Aligning assessment methods with the level of learning anticipated
    • Distinction between assessment methods and assessment measures
    • Most used assessment measures
    • Categories of assessment methods and measures

Tuesday, April 13 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

Special Pre-Symposium Rate: $150