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Accreditation Alerts

When important changes are made to the Accreditation Criteria or the Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual (APPM) an Accreditation Alert is sent to our constituents to make them aware.

Accreditation Criteria, Policy and Procedure Changes for the 2017-2018 Review Cycle

Effective beginning with 2017-18 reviews

Changes applicable to the Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual

On October 29, 2016, the ABET Board of Delegates approved a revised Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual for implementation in the 2017 – 18 accreditation cycle. With the implementation of ABET’s new governance structure, the Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual required revision to reflect the division of policies, processes, and procedures between the ABET Board of Directors and the ABET Board of Delegates. Please note there are significant changes in the organization of the new document from last year’s version. APPM changes are applicable to all commissions

Proposed Revisions applicable to the Applied Science Accreditation Commission.

The Board of Delegates approved the release of proposed ASAC Criteria for Master’s Level for Construction Management and Similarly Named Programs for review and public comment through June 15, 2017.

Proposed Revisions applicable to the Computing Accreditation Commission.

The Board of Delegates approved the release of proposed revisions to Criteria for Accrediting Computing Programs 3 and 5 and the Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology Program Criteria which are now released for public comment through June 15, 2017.

Criteria Changes and Proposed Revisions applicable to the Engineering Accreditation Commission.

The General Criteria for Master’s level and Integrated Baccalaureate Master’s Level Engineering Programs now includes the statement: Programs must have published program educational objectives and student outcomes.

The Board of Delegates approved the release of revised proposed revisions to EAC Criteria 3 and 5 which are now released for public comment through June 15, 2017.

There are no changes or proposed revisions to the Engineering Technology Accreditation Criteria.

 

Accreditation Criteria, Policy and Procedure Changes for the 2014-2015 Review Cycle and Forward

  • Effective beginning with 2014-15 reviews
  • On October 26, 2013 the ABET Board of Directors approved on second reading the following modification to the 2014-15 Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual Section II.A.6. and II.A.7.Public Release of Accreditation Information by the Institution/Program.
  • APPM changes are applicable to all commissions

 

Accreditation Criteria, Policy and Procedure Changes for the 2013-2014 Review Cycle and Forward

  • Effective beginning with 2013-14 reviews
  • Applicable to all commissions

 

Accreditation Criteria, Policy and Procedure Changes for the 2012-2013 / 2013-2014 Review Cycles and Forward

  • Effective beginning with 2012-2013 reviews
  • Note in particular the changes to General Criterion 2 Program Educational Objectives and Criterion 4 Continuous Improvement
  • Applicable to all commissions

 

Accreditation Criteria, Policy and Procedure Changes for the 2012-2013 Review Cycle and Forward

  • Effective beginning with 2012-2013 reviews
  • APPM changes are applicable to all commissions
  • Criteria changes are applicable to the Applied Science, Engineering, and Engineering Technology Commissions

 

Accreditation Criteria, Policy and Procedure Changes for the 2011-2012 Review Cycle and Forward

  • Effective beginning with 2011-2012 reviews
  • Applicable to all commissions

 

Changes to the Accreditation Criteria – General Criterion 2: Program Educational Objectives

  • Effective beginning with 2011-2012 reviews
  • Note in particular changes to General Criterion 2: Program Educational Objectives
  • Applicable to all commissions

 

Changes to the EAC Accreditation Criteria – General Criterion 3 Student Outcomes

  • Effective beginning with 2011-2012 reviews
  • Note in particular changes to General Criterion 3: Students Outcomes
  • Applicable to the Engineering Accreditation Commission