ABET Headquarters, Baltimore, MD
October 11-12, 2019
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Workshop Description

This new and interactive forum offers a facilitated experience for program teams to analyze and improve their current assessment and evaluation processes. Over the course of two days, participants will work together on a series of activities that include short “best practice” presentations, peer evaluation of program assessment plans, and self-evaluation of team materials.

Unlike other ABET workshops, CIAF gives attendees the opportunity to bring their own assessment materials* to be reviewed. Each team will have the opportunity to receive peer feedback on their current processes and plans for improvement while experienced facilitators provide guidance throughout the program. At the end of the Forum, participants will leave with individual program team action plans for continuous improvement.

This hands-on forum emphasizes program teamwork and participation, therefore we cannot accept individual registrations. For maximum effect, teams should have three members but no more than five and must register together. Individual registrations will not be accepted. Registration is limited so form your team and register early.

To maximize the experience, we recommend that at least one team member has attended the Fundamentals of Assessment Workshop or the Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment (IDEAL).

See the daily agenda here.

*We ask that you bring three copies of your Criterion 2, 3 and 4 materials from the ABET Self-Study Report to be reviewed (drafts are acceptable). If members of your team are from different programs, we will consider only one program Self-Study per team.


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$700 per person. Price includes lunch and all materials.
Minimum of three registrations required.
The 3rd and 4th registrants get 50% off.


Hotel Details

Hotel Indigo Baltimore
24 W. Franklin Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

$155/night, includes breakfast.

Booking instructions:

  1. Follow this link, which will direct you to the Hotel Indigo Baltimore website.
  2. Select book online in the top right corner.
  3. Enter your booking dates (the discounted rate is available for October 10-12).
  4. Continue through the reservation process and use a credit card to guarantee.
  5. Guests can also call 410-625-6200, ask for reservations, and reference the ABET CIAF Workshop or group booking code FAI.