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Volume 9, Issue 1
New language that would increase federal oversight of accreditation could find its way into the Higher Education Act this year. This is what Tom Harkin, Chair of the Senate education committee, revealed at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation's (CHEA) annual meeting in Washington, DC, last week.
Learn the basics of quality
assurance at ABET's Fundamentals of Program Assessment
Coming to Houston and San Diego on February 15, these workshops will introduce
program assessment newcomers to the essential concepts needed to carry out an
effective program assessment.
You will learn to:
- Develop measurable performance
- Simplify curriculum mapping
- Develop scoring rubrics to assist
in evaluating learning outcomes
Registration closes soon, so register today to ensure you make it to one of
our highly interactive workshops.
On Wednesday, April 2, we will be offering our guests the
opportunity to visit the campuses of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie
Mellon University for a special Pre-Symposium event. The private tour will
include University of Pittsburgh's historic Cathedral of Learning and a reception on the Grand Staircase of the Carnegie Museum of Art.
For a $25 fee, this will be an option when you
register for the Symposium. If you have already registered for the Symposium,
you can add this event to your
registration here. Space is limited, sosign up today!
Your applied engineering program could be ABET-accredited. If your program undergoes an ABET review and is found to comply with ABET's criteria, policies, and procedures just like any other ABET-accredited program, it will receive ABET accreditation.
The ABET accreditation review process typically takes 18 months to complete. Start considering the process today to make sure your program is ready to begin the process next year.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABET has a booth at the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGSCE)Conference in Atlanta, March 5-8. If you are attending the event, stop by booth #700. Whether you are curious about ABET accreditation or just looking for the opportunity to speak with someone from ABET in person, this is your chance.
Get the maximum out of
your trip to Pittsburgh! Post-Symposium Workshops allow participants
to explore in-depth topics that the Symposium itself may not touch.
These sessions are scheduled for Saturday, April 5:
- EXCEL - A Tool for Assessment (9
a.m. to 12 p.m.)
- Flipping - A "New"
Approach for Increasing Active Learning in the Classroom (9 a.m. to 12
- Meeting ABET Outcomes in the
Curriculum with Community-Driven Design (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- Fundamentals of Program Assessment (9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.) - Also open to non-Symposium participants.
- Developing and Implementing a
Sustainable Assessment Plan (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
In addition, ABET is holding
two daylong Program Assessment Workshops that are open to all on Sunday, April
Reserve your seat for these
in-demand events, and lock in on the best registration rates! Sign up today!
ABET events aren't only great ways to educate yourself on the tenets of program assessment or interact with assessment peers from around the country and the globe. You can also receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending many of our events. Check out our PDH information page to see how many hours you could accrue at the next ABET event.
Want to teach your colleagues
more about ABET? How about making a presentation at an upcoming meeting? ABET
has developed PowerPoint slides explaining ABET's mission and structure, the
ABET accreditation process, the value of accreditation, ABET's global
activities, and everything a potential program evaluator needs to know.
Volunteers who wish to use slides about any of these topics may contact the ABET Communications Department with
The deadline for Request for
Evaluations has passed, but if you need to submit for your program's
re-accreditation you still have time. Don't procrastinate. Go to our RFE page and follow the link to your
institution's pre-filled RFE form to make sure your re-accreditation stays on
If you need assistance, please contact Beth Mundy, Assistant to the Managing
Director, Accreditation, at email@example.com.