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2020 ABET Symposium

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

Nashville, Tennessee

Thursday, April 2, 2020

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Fundamentals of Program Assessment or IDEAL*

*Advanced Program Assessment is a good refresher course for IDEAL Scholars who completed IDEAL before 2015.

Workshop Description

ABET will be holding its Advanced Program Assessment workshop at the 2020 ABET Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee. Registering for the conference is not required to attend the workshop, but a discount will be given for attending both.

If you have already attended an ABET Fundamentals of Assessment Workshop and are confident in your assessment knowledge, but looking for a highly focused, hands-on group session to hone and refine your current process, this is your next step.

Developing sustainable assessment processes that lead to quality improvement of educational programs is an iterative process. Most experts would agree that the first few cycles of an assessment process lead to more improvements in the actual assessment processes than they do in improvements of student learning. This workshop is designed to help you take a critical look at your current assessment processes and take them to the next level of quality. Time is spent on critiquing processes and developing ways to ensure consistency in the assessment of student learning across multiple faculty evaluators. In this workshop, you build on the principles taught in ABET Fundamentals to develop more efficient and effective processes.

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 leave the workshop with the ability to apply what you learned to improve your own assessment program.

The Workshop Prepares You to:

  • Create a sustainable assessment process.
  • Assure consistency in multi-faculty evaluations.
  • Identify ways to improve your current assessment processes.

Here is a Brief Outline of the Day:

  • Introduction
  • Evaluate Program Educational Objectives
  • Critique Performance Indicators
  • Calibrate Scoring Rubrics
  • Review Importance of Curriculum Mapping (Who, What, When)
  • Maximize the Evaluation Process
  • Survey Development
  • Critique an Assessment Plan
  • Determine Meaningful Performance Targets


$595.00 per person, $545.00 per person when paired with Symposium registration.

Price includes lunch and all materials.


Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37203

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Hotel Details

The ABET Symposium will have a dedicated room block at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Take advantage of our discounted rate when you book your stay through this link.