Fundamentals of Program Assessment – San José, Costa Rica


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Going to Costa Rica for the LACCEI Conference? You can attend a Fundamentals of Program Assessment Workshop and get the most out of your experience.

This one-day session will take place on Friday, July 22, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and will provide guidance to those new to program assessment who are interested in learning the basic principles of a continuous improvement process.  There are only 66 slots available, so apply today!

Focusing primarily on ABET Criterion 2: Program Educational Objectives, Criterion 3: Student Outcomes, and Criterion 4: Continuous Improvement, you will leave this workshop prepared 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 and measures to assess student outcomes.
  • Develop rubrics to assist in evaluating student performance in achieving student outcomes.
  • Understand the pros and cons of various data collection methods.


PDH: + 7.00

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Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose
Heredia, Costa Rica,

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Kevin Huggins, Ph.D.

Kevin Huggins, Ph.D., is Professor of Computer Science and Analytics at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. He is also a retired military officer who spent the early part of his career in military intelligence, with extensive experience in Latin America. The remainder of his career was dedicated to academia, primarily as a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the U.S. Military Academy. While there, Kevin served as the Director of Research in Network Science as well as the Director of the Information Technology Program.

Additionally, Dr. Huggins was a visiting scientist at the École de Techniques Avancées in Paris, France, where he studied parallel algorithms for multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC) architectures. His current research interest lies at the intersection of data analytics and cyber security, seeking to explore novel ways to leverage the enormous amounts of data available to make computing systems more secure.

Fluent in Spanish and French, Kevin is also interested in international engineering education. He is currently developing partnerships in Europe and Latin America to enhance and increase international engagement opportunities for students at Harrisburg University. Also, while at West Point, he led multiple initiatives to improve the cultural and linguistic abilities of engineering students.

Huggins serves as a consultant for computing curriculum development and for fostering international collaborative research efforts in technology and engineering. Over the past decade Kevin has also served as a program evaluator, team chair and commissioner for the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC).

Kevin earned his B.S. in computer science from the US Military Academy, a M.S. in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and his Ph.D. in computer science from the École des Mines de Paris. He is an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.