Why Become a Program Evaluator?
Make a Difference
As one of our Experts, you serve your profession by contributing your professional experience, judgment and time. You have a direct impact on the quality of technical education in your field.
Academic programs are evaluated against a set of criteria, developed by the applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology professions. These criteria outline the requirements for student support, quality and appropriateness of faculty and facilities, relevance of curriculum, continuous quality improvement processes, and other key program areas. Volunteering as an ABET Expert makes you an essential contributor to this process.
Program evaluator training strengthens your expertise to determine if programs in your field are meeting the criteria for preparing graduates to enter their professions. In addition, program evaluator training may provide Professional Development Hours (PDHs) toward licensure and certification.
Our training for prospective program evaluators is designed to simulate the actual ABET program review process. Successful completion of the Program Evaluator Candidate Training is the first step in becoming an ABET program evaluator, and all program evaluator candidates are assigned a mentor from their member society, who will provide support and feedback throughout the candidate training process.
Expand Your Network
A key benefit of serving with ABET is the opportunity to build and reinforce a professional network that extends beyond the typical boundaries of your sector, discipline, industry, or geography.
The professionals who carry out our accreditation have diverse backgrounds and experiences. They come from colleges and universities; government agencies at the federal, state and local level; and hundreds of companies in the United States and around the world.
In our commitment to formally recognize your invaluable expertise in program evaluation on behalf of ABET, we are thrilled to offer microcredentials for Program Evaluators, Team Chairs and Commissioners. Once earned, ABET will issue digital badges each fall through Credly.com. This formal recognition of your professional knowledge, skills, and experience will not only be a source of pride but also serve as a boost to your career and your passion for higher education. If you have questions about the microcredentials for program evaluators, team chairs or commissioners, please contact email@example.com.
Below is a partial list of government and industry organizations that supply our Experts and hire graduates of ABET-accredited programs: