Texas A&M University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Karan Watson will keynote this year's ABET Symposium, April 20-21 in St. Louis. Dr. Watson will discuss how innovative classroom experiences are vital for assessment best practices and how programs can use continuous improvement practices to provide the best education for students. Also, the National Science Foundation's Maura Borrego will elaborate about funding opportunities for undergraduate engineering education. Register now to experience these and 60 other informative sessions at the ABET Symposium!
Even if you missed the early-bird registration pricing for the 2012 ABET Symposium, you may be able to lock in on other great discounts!
Participants who sign up for both the Symposium and Thursday's Program Assessment Workshop at the same time will pay $820, a $100 savings.
Current ABET Board Members wishing to attend the Symposium receive complimentary registration and should contact Vincent Fields for details.
ABET has reserved 30 complimentary spaces for current commissioners at both Thursday's Program Assessment Workshop and the ABET Symposium. E-mail Beth Mundy for more information.
2011-12 ABET Program Evaluators get $100 off their Symposium registration and should contact Chuck Hickman to sign up.
ABET is offering eight affordable, three-hour Pre-Symposium Workshops on Thursday, April 19, right before the two-day Symposium in St. Louis. There will be morning and afternoon sessions, each focusing on topics such as creating a culture of assessment, developing a sustainable assessment plan, and using project management to prepare for an ABET On-Site Review. Each Pre-Symposium Workshops is only $80, so register for the sessions of your choice today!
Broaden your understanding of the continuous quality improvement of student learning! ABET's Program Assessment Workshop will teach participants about designing assessment processes, developing measurable learning outcomes, and applying data collection methods. Sign up for the April 19 session in St. Louis today! Also, don't forget teams of three or more participants from the same institution can get a discount, with the first team member paying the full $395 registration fee and each additional team member paying only $295!
If you can't make the Program Assessment Workshop in St. Louis, don't fret! Two more sessions are coming up soon! The first takes place on Thursday, April 26, at the American Society of Engineering Education-North-East Section Conference in Lowell, MA. This workshop is right around the corner, so sign up today! The second will take place on Sunday, June 10, prior to the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, in San Antonio. Spaces are limited, so register now to reserve your spot!
Do you know a person or work with a program that accomplishes great things related to the STEM fields? Current and former ABET volunteers are invited to nominate their colleagues for the Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award and the Fellow of ABET Award. The Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity is open to individuals, educational units, and organizations, and self-nominations are encouraged. The deadline to submit all nominations is Thursday, May 31. Learn more about how to nominate a colleague or program for ABET awards here.
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Smith College was the first women's college to have an ABET-accredited program. Its engineering science program has been accredited since 2003.