Fundamentals of Program Assessment Workshop – Ft. Lauderdale, FL


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This one-day workshop is for those who are new to program assessment. The interactive sessions focus on designing program educational objectives, making student outcomes measurable, creating rubrics, and analyzing assessment data. More >

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.
  • Review an example of reporting your results.

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PDH: + 7.00

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Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 South Ocean Drive,
Hollywood, Florida, 33019, USA,

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James Warnock, Ph.D.

James Warnock, Ph.D., received his bachelor’s in biological sciences from the University of Wolverhampton, UK, and his master’s in biochemical engineering and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK.

During his doctoral studies, he spent two months as a research fellow in the Department of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at Kobe University, Japan. James relocated to Atlanta, GA, in 2003 and spent two years as a post-doctoral research fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology with a joint appointment between the School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering.

James is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University and a Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He is responsible for coordinating the assessment activities of 11 engineering/computer science programs within eight departments. Actively involved in engineering education research, particularly the direct assessment of the development of students’ professional skills, he was the first person in the biological engineering program to use problem-based learning in his classes. He has since conducted research on how this pedagogy can help in the formation of professional skills. In 2011, He was invited to present work at the Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium, hosted by the National Academy of Engineering. The results of that research were recently published in the European Journal of Engineering Education.

In July 2011, he was invited to become the first Adjunct Director for Professional Development at ABET. He has consequently been involved in the planning, preparation and facilitation of numerous ABET workshops, including the one-day Program Assessment Workshops and IDEAL. He is an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.

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.