ABET

2016 ABET Symposium Workshops

Supplement your experience with a workshop before or after the main event. You can add these workshops to your registration until March 28.

Register for the Symposium or add a workshop to your current registration >

Pre-Symposium

Fundamentals of Program Assessment

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 >

Self-Study Report Development Workshop

In this interactive seminar, you will get a step-by-step look at the accreditation process according to the most recent Accreditation Criteria and Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual (APPM). Sessions include a thorough look at each criterion, and an inside perspective on what the review teams look for during their visit.

In these group activities, senior ABET leadership will lead you through the stages of developing a clear, concise, and targeted Self-Study Report. Participation in this accreditation workshop is limited to two persons per institution. Participants anticipating an accreditation review in the 2017-18 review cycle will have priority registering for this session.

Post-Symposium

CSAB Computing Accreditation Workshop

At CSAB’s accreditation workshop for computing (CS, IS, IT, and general computing) faculty and administrators, you will learn the ins and outs of preparing for a Computing Accreditation Commission visit, including:

  • the purpose and content of the Self-Study Report,
  • the benefit of an ABET readiness review,
  • best practices in display materials,
  • interpretation of the criteria and terminology,
  • and visit-scheduling logistics.

The workshop is led and facilitated by experienced CAC/ABET visit team chairs.

Fee: $105, including continental breakfast, lunch, and materials.

Register through CSAB >

Fundamentals of Program Assessment

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 >

Advanced Program Assessment

During the Advanced Program Assessment workshop, you work in a small group to critique performance indicators, undergo rubric calibration training, critique assessment processes, and engage in exercises centered on data visualization and evaluation. You will leave the workshop with the ability to apply what you learned to improve your own assessment program. More >

3- Hour Workshops (9 am)

Creating a Culture of Assessment
Tammie Cumming, New York City College of Technology

Program assessment requires and consumes a great deal of energy. Consequently, there is a high risk that assessment efforts will stall if the appropriate framework is not in place. A strong framework helps faculty to see the practice as a worthwhile effort (data is being used to make objective decisions) to be taken seriously by the institution, and likely to be productive with improvements in student knowledge and skills.

In this workshop, you will work with a small team to identify potential barriers and promoters of a sustainable assessment process. You will also learn to develop an assessment and evaluation framework using sample scenarios and simulations. Go back to campus with principles that you can apply directly to your program and create your own culture of assessment.

Using Project Management to Create Your Self-Study and Prepare for the Visit
Jim Conrad, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

The ABET evaluation visit is one of your department’s most important activities. Make the most of the limited time between submitting the Self-Study Report and the review visit to fully document your department’s commitment to undergraduate education. By using established project management principles such as planning, risk assessment, communications, and reporting, you can accurately represent your program beyond what you included in your Self-Study.

This session will highlight the steps you can take to prepare for the visit, including developing a project plan for preparing the display room and materials. It will also describe how to engage your faculty in materials preparation

3- Hour Workshops (2 pm – 5pm)

Assessing Student Professional Competencies
Jenny Amos, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Much attention has been recently focused on educating the T-shaped engineer; someone who has both deep technical knowledge as well as broad professional skills so they can apply their knowledge across a breadth of situations. Countless programs around the world aim to foster broad professional skills in students through curricular, co-curricular, and community-based learning experiences. Despite the strong emphasis, there is a constant struggle to measure the change that happens as a result of these activities.

Beginning with anticipated outcomes in mind, you will explore tools, methods and means to capture information that demonstrates the value of these community-based, high impact practices for student professional competencies.

Using Project Management to Create Your Self-Study and Prepare for the Visit
Jim Conrad, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

The ABET evaluation visit is one of your department’s most important activities. Make the most of the limited time between submitting the Self-Study Report and the review visit to fully document your department’s commitment to undergraduate education. By using established project management principles such as planning, risk assessment, communications, and reporting, you can accurately represent your program beyond what you included in your Self-Study.

This session will highlight the steps you can take to prepare for the visit, including developing a project plan for preparing the display room and materials. It will also describe how to engage your faculty in materials preparation