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Volume 9, Issue 7

July 2014

Spotlight: Doug Bowman, Ph.D., P.E.

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.

This Fall, Take a Day to Learn About Program Assessment

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.

AAC Chair Steve Cramer Appointed University of Wisconsin-Madison Vice Provost

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.

ABET President-Elect Jamie Rogers Named IIE Fellow

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.

World Engineering Education Forum 2014

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.

Sending Self-Study Reports and Interim Reports? Our Address has Changed

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.

Speaker's Kit Slides Now Available

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 their requests.

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