Event Title

T3-C: A Plan to Assess All the Proposed ABET Outcomes Using Only Three Courses

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Bill France C

Start Date

5-3-2018 3:45 PM

Description

With ABET’s Engineering Area Delegation voting in October 2017 to approve new versions of student outcomes to replace the ubiquitous a-k with which universities have struggled for years, many are concerned about what changes would mean and how the new versions could be assessed. As the new criteria are now official, programs have already begun to wrestle with dilemmas such as “what does ‘communicate effectively with a range of audiences’ mean?” and “how do we measure ‘engineering judgement’?” This paper discusses the new outcomes and other changes to the EAC criteria, and describes the assessments, some planned and some ongoing, which are being used to assess all outcomes in a program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. This paper can serve as a reference for those wishing to address the new criteria, and can be used to start discussions on the critical topic of ABET assessment.

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Mar 5th, 3:45 PM

T3-C: A Plan to Assess All the Proposed ABET Outcomes Using Only Three Courses

Bill France C

With ABET’s Engineering Area Delegation voting in October 2017 to approve new versions of student outcomes to replace the ubiquitous a-k with which universities have struggled for years, many are concerned about what changes would mean and how the new versions could be assessed. As the new criteria are now official, programs have already begun to wrestle with dilemmas such as “what does ‘communicate effectively with a range of audiences’ mean?” and “how do we measure ‘engineering judgement’?” This paper discusses the new outcomes and other changes to the EAC criteria, and describes the assessments, some planned and some ongoing, which are being used to assess all outcomes in a program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. This paper can serve as a reference for those wishing to address the new criteria, and can be used to start discussions on the critical topic of ABET assessment.