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Volume 9, Issue 7
If you are an academic, the benefits of being a program evaluator (PEV) are endless. Where else could you get exposure to different teaching methods, a first-hand look at what's going on in the labs of other institutions, and the opportunity to speak candidly with students about their educational experience?
If you work in industry, however, the appeal may not be so great. Taking time off work to fly across the country, sift through syllabi, and interview the dean might not seem like it's worth your time. But Doug Bowman, Ph.D., P.E. doesn't see it that way.
His story with engineering started with a love for technical stuff and a desire to see the world and evolved into a commitment to educate the technical professionals of tomorrow.
Register for one of our fall workshops now and relax this summer knowing that you've put yourself on the path to a smoother assessment next year.
Led by veteran faculty with vast experience leading programs through assessment and the ABET accreditation process, these workshops deliver the tools, concepts, and clarity to improve your program assessment process.
Fundamentals of Program Assessment
Mississippi State University - Saturday, September 27
Seattle, WA - Saturday, October 18
Baltimore, MD - Saturday, October 25
Advanced Program Assessment
Baltimore, MD - Saturday, October 25
Learn more about ABET's Program Assessment Workshops and register today.
If your program submitted a Request for Evaluation (RFE) in January, then you should be well on your way to finishing your Self-Study Report. Or if your program was required to submit an Interim Report after a recent review, this should also be well underway. Both reports are due to ABET headquarters by Tuesday, July 1. If you have questions about Self-Study Reports or Interim Reports, please refer to this Web page for guidance.
Jamie Rogers, Ph.D., P.E., ABET President-Elect, recently received the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Fellow Award. This award acknowledges an individual who has displayed outstanding leadership in industrial engineering through significant professional contributions to the field as well as dedication to volunteer service. A fellow is the highest distinction of IIE membership.
Dr. Rogers received the award earlier this month at the IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2014, held at the Palais des Congrés de Montréal.
ABET is proud of her continued accomplishments and congratulates her on receiving this honor.
This December, the world's largest and most influential engineering education organizations will meet in Dubai for the 2014 World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF 2014). In addition to supporting the forum as one of the event's top sponsors, ABET will proudly join the dialogue as one of the participating organizations.
The event, hosted by the American University in Dubai (which has four ABET accredited programs), takes place December 3-6 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibit Centre.
You have spent a lot of time working on these reports, make sure you are sending them to the right place.
Our address is now:
415 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Don't let your reports get lost in the mail, be sure to send all Self-Study Reports and Interim Reports to the address above and to the attention of the appropriate commission.
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