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Volume 8, Issue 11
Robert A. Herrick, P.E., CIH, BCEE, received the Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award, ABET’s highest honor, at the ABET Annual Awards Banquet this past month. Herrick has dedicated over 30 years of service to ABET; to learn more about him, see this press release. Also, longtime volunteers Barbara Price, Ph.D., and Carol A. Richardson were inducted as the 2013 ABET Fellows. Read this press release to see their award citations and more.
ABET has honored the National Engineers Week Foundation with its prestigious Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity. This organization was recognized for its many annual events and programs that encourage underrepresented populations, especially women and girls, to get involved in engineering. To learn more about the foundation’s activities, see this press release.
At the fall meeting of the ABET Board of Directors, 2013-14 ABET President Monte L. Phillips, Ph.D., P.E., and the Executive Committee members took the oaths of office for their new positions. In addition, 10 new directors – including a representative from ABET's newest society, the Construction Management Association of America, and a new Public Director – took their seats for the first time. The complete 2013-14 Board of Directors roster is available here.
During the 2012-13 accreditation cycle, ABET reviewed 826 programs at 323 institutions worldwide; 125 of these programs achieved accreditation for the first time. That brings the total number of ABET-accredited programs to 3,367 at 684 institutions in 24 countries. The entire list of programs that currently hold ABET accreditation is available on the Accredited Program Search page.
ABET is known for accrediting applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology programs. But did you know that, if you have an applied engineering program, it can also be accredited by ABET?
As with any program under the four commissions, an applied engineering program achieves ABET accreditation when it complies with the criteria, policies, and procedures upon which an ABET review is based.
The ABET accreditation review process typically takes 18 months to complete, so start with a formal request for an ABET review now! If other programs in your institution have ABET accreditation, don’t wait! Submit your Request for Evaluation (RFE) for the 2014-15 cycle by January 31, 2014.
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If you haven't applied for IDEAL yet, you better hurry up. After all, two-thirds of the spaces for the January 6-9 session in Tampa, FL, have already been claimed! The Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment Leadership (IDEAL) focuses on the skills and knowledge you will need to be an effective assessment leader and to manage the change process in your program or college. Apply now or risk missing out on this unique professional development opportunity!
Ladewig, Ph.D., is not an engineer, a computer scientist, or a technologist. In fact, she has never worked or taught in any of the technical disciplines. Yet for the past 12 years, she has dedicated her time and efforts toward improving the quality of technical education as an ABET volunteer.
Want to get more involved in the accreditation process and play a crucial role in improving academic programs? If you answered "yes," apply to become an ABET volunteer! As a Program Evaluator or "PEV," you will review academic programs to see if they meet the accreditation criteria. Some of the responsibilities include reviewing an institution’s Self-Study Report, visiting campuses, and preparing draft reports. Most ABET Member Societies have application deadlines coming up by the end of the calendar year, so submit your application soon.
For more information on the position’s responsibilities and the application itself, visit: http://www.abet.org/volunteer-to-become-a-program-evaluator/.
By now, you should have marked your calendars for the 2014 ABET Symposium, taking place April 3-4 in Pittsburgh, PA. Early registration for this premier event for assessment and accreditation processes will open next month, so stay tuned for details!
We Are Moving!
ABET headquarters is relocating to a new building in Baltimore City. In preparation for the move, our servers will go down on Thursday, December 5, at 5 p.m. Eastern time. ABET staff will not have access to e-mail or telephone, and both the AMS System and the ABET website will be out of service. You may experience difficulty reaching us until Tuesday, December 10, when all services should be restored. We appreciate your patience and understanding.