In our commitment to formally recognize our volunteer experts’ invaluable expertise in program evaluation on behalf of ABET, we are thrilled to offer microcredentials for Commissioners.
Four accreditation commissions lead and conduct ABET accreditation activities in the areas of applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. Their members, Commissioners, are responsible for reviewing educational programs and making the final accreditation decision for each program. Additionally, each accreditation commission is responsible for the continuous review and enhancement of its criteria, policies, and procedures.
Commissioners are representatives from ABET’s member societies and must be approved by majority vote of current commission membership. A Commissioner must have substantial experience as an educator or practitioner in one or more of the disciplines represented by the commission.
Commissioners are required to have attended formal Program Evaluator Training and served as a Program Evaluator on at least three accreditation reviews. Additionally, ABET’s New Commissioner Training and the commission’s Team Chair training must be completed prior to beginning their five-year term.
Successful Commissioners exhibit the knowledge, skills, and attitudes listed in the ABET Team Chair Competency Model and are evaluated against these competencies after each assigned program evaluation.