Workshops

Pre- and Post-Symposium Workshops

Wednesday, April 19 and Saturday, April 22

Take advantage of our pre- and post-Symposium offerings and maximize your learning experience! Led by our highly experienced professional development facilitators, these workshops deliver the essential tools and guidance you need to implement a successful assessment process.

Pre-Symposium assessment workshops will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and post-Symposium assessment workshops will be held Saturday, April 22, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Self-study development workshops will be held Wednesday, April 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

All workshops require separate registrations and additional fees. Register for a workshop in addition to the Symposium, and you’ll receive $50 off your registration for each workshop you add.

Fundamentals of Program Assessment Workshop

The Fundamentals of Program Assessment Workshop is an in-person workshop designed with a focus on small group interaction and individual assignments to introduce the context for program assessment, examine assessment processes, develop measurable outcomes and apply data collection and reporting methods. The exercises and examples are from associate’s, bachelor’s and/or tech-focused programs. These can be applied to other program types and/or timeframes.

This workshop will allow you to work in teams and ask questions of experienced facilitators.

The workshop prepares you to:

  • Identify key elements of a functional assessment process.
  • Clarify the similarities and differences between course and program assessment.
  • Make student outcomes measurable with the development of performance indicators.
  • Understand the methods to assess student outcomes.
  • Develop rubrics as one method to score student performance in achieving student outcomes.
  • Identify the pros and cons of various data collection methods.
  • Decipher and report results.

Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
OR
Saturday, April 22, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Special Pre-Symposium Rates:
$700
if you register October 26-November 8, 2022
$750 if you register November 9, 2022-January 31, 2023
$800
if you register February 1-April 18, 2023

Advanced Program Assessment Workshop

Prerequisites

  • Fundamentals of Program Assessment Workshop
    or
  • Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment Leadership (IDEAL)

If you have already attended an ABET Fundamentals of Assessment Workshop and are confident in your assessment knowledge, but looking for a highly focused, hands-on group session to hone and refine your current process, this is your next step.

Developing sustainable assessment processes that lead to quality improvement of educational programs is an iterative process. Most experts would agree that the first few cycles of an assessment process lead to more improvements in the actual assessment processes than they do in improvements of student learning. This workshop is designed to help you take a critical look at your current assessment processes and take them to the next level of quality. Time is spent on critiquing processes and developing ways to ensure consistency in the assessment of student learning across multiple faculty evaluators. In this workshop, you build on the principles taught in ABET Fundamentals to develop more efficient and effective processes.

During the Advanced Program Assessment workshop, you work in a small group to critique performance indicators, undergo rubric calibration training, critique assessment processes, and engage in exercises centered on data visualization and evaluation. You leave the workshop with the ability to apply what you learned to improve your own assessment program.

The workshop prepares you to:

  • Create a sustainable assessment process.
  • Assure consistency in multi-faculty evaluations.
  • Identify ways to improve your current assessment processes.

Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
OR
Saturday, April 22, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Special Pre-Symposium Rates:
$700
if you register October 26-November 8, 2022
$750 if you register November 9, 2022-January 31, 2023
$800
if you register February 1-April 18, 2023

Self-Study Development Workshops

In this interactive seminar, individuals receive a step-by-step look at the accreditation process according to the most recent accreditation criteria and the Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual (APPM). Sessions include a thorough look at each criterion, and an inside view at what the review teams look for during their visit.

Through group activities, senior ABET volunteer leadership will lead participants through the stages of developing a clear, concise, and targeted Self-Study report. Priority registration is for those attendees anticipating an accreditation review in the 2023-24 review cycle.

Participation in this accreditation workshop is limited to two people per institution. We will only honor the first two registrations from each institution.

Tables will be grouped by commission and you will not be able to switch tables if you register incorrectly. There will not be a waitlist and we will not accept walk-ins on the day of the workshop. Registration will be first come, first served.

Wednesday, April 19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Special Pre-Symposium Rates:
$700
if you register October 26-November 8, 2022
$750 if you register November 9, 2022-January 31, 2023
$800
if you register February 1-April 18, 2023