The PEV Competency Model was developed with input from veteran program evaluators, team chairs, and ABET leadership. The competencies include characteristics, behaviors, and attitudes that are highly regarded in the workplace as well. You will be evaluated on how you demonstrate these core competencies during the training process and during your service as an ABET program evaluator.
The PEV Competencies are:
- Technically Current
- Effective at Communicating
- Interpersonally Skilled
The ABET PEV Competency Model serves several purposes:
- It informs PEVs and PEV candidates of expectations of program evaluators.
- It serves as a tool for assessing candidates against the competencies.
- It serves as a focus for training PEV candidates.
- It provides standards for performance appraisal and enables continuous improvement feedback for PEVs and member societies.
The PEV Competency Model has raised the bar for PEV performance and improved the consistency of team evaluations. It is important program evaluators, team chairs, member societies, and program administrators and faculty be familiar with the PEV Competency Model and understand the expectations for each competency.
- Demonstrates required technical credentials for the position.
- Engages in life-long learning and current in the field.
- Demonstrates current knowledge of ABET General and Program Criteria and ABET policies and procedures.
Effective at Communicating
- Writes clearly and succinctly.
- Presents concise oral briefings and easily conducts interviews.
- Professional appearance.
- Committed to contributing and adding value.
- High integrity and ethical standards.
- Follows ABET Code of Conduct.
- Friendly and sets others at ease.
- Listens and places input into context.
- Open-minded and avoids personal bias.
- Forthright – does not hold back what needs to be said.
- Adept at pointing out strengths and shortcomings in non-confrontational manner.
- Readily accepts input from team members.
- Works with team members to reach consensus.
- Values team success over personal success.
- Adheres to meeting deadlines.
- Focuses on critical issues and avoids minutia.
- Displays take-charge initiative.
- Takes responsibility and works under minimum supervision.
Summarizing, a program evaluator should:
- Be knowledgeable about current standards in his/her field and ABET Criteria and policies and procedures.
- Have strong oral and written communication skills.
- Be professional in appearance and actions.
- Listen well, be open-minded and fair, and communicate clearly with the team.
- Be a team player.
- Do his/her part in completing required documents in a timely, complete manner.
As you prepare for your visit, keep these competencies in mind and allow them to guide you in your preparation.
Please take a moment and review the Program Evaluator Competency Model. This document contains more details on the application of the competencies and desired proficiencies during a campus visit.
Also Note: There is also a Team Chair Competency Model, which is used to select, train, and evaluate Team Chairs.