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Wednesday, April 22 or Saturday, April 25

Advanced Program Assessment Workshop - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA

During the Advanced Program Assessment workshop, participants work in small groups to develop an assessment and evaluation framework using sample scenarios and simulations.

Wednesday, April 22 or Saturday, April 25

Fundamentals of Program Assessment Workshop - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA

This one-day workshop is for those who are new to program assessment. Location: Atlanta, GA.

April 23 - 24, 2015

2015 ABET Symposium - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA

The ABET Symposium is the premier event in quality assurance and innovations in technical education worldwide. It brings together hundreds of leaders in academe, industry, and government, while promoting peer-to-peer and expert interaction around continuous quality improvement and ABET accreditation.

The 2015 ABET Symposium will be held Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24, in Atlanta, Georgia. The program will consist of presentations from invited speakers and those selected through an open call for abstracts.

April 23, 2015

Sustainable Assessment Processes Via Centralized Efforts

Centralized efforts at the college-level can create more sustainable processes, improve assessment practices used for ABET reviews, reduce faculty workload, and promote the sharing of best practices. Session participants learn to: • Select and design assessment processes appropriate for centralization. • Identify means to leverage institution data sources for program improvement. • Design assessment processes that can yield improvements for multiple programs. • Define a Self-Study Report template based in ABET's template in a way that is specific to their campus and beneficial to multiple programs.

April 23, 2015

Demonstrating Compliance with Criterion 4: Assessment and Evaluation

Intended primarily for faculty and administrators of programs planning for an ABET accreditation review, this session focuses on program evaluation relative to Criterion 4: Continuous Improvement. The objective is to help programs understand better how to demonstrate and document a continuous improvement process to satisfy Criterion 4, and how to present evidence of a good continuous improvement process effectively to Program Evaluators. Expectations for demonstrating compliance with various aspects of Criterion 4 are discussed and demonstrated. Audience participation and questions are encouraged.

April 23, 2015

We Are Interested in Seeking ABET Accreditation... Are We Ready?

The session is an introduction for programs and institutions that are new to accreditation and a refresher for those with limited ongoing exposure to accreditation criteria, policies, and procedures. It helps participants understand how to prepare for the initial program accreditation. Using examples drawn from actual visits, the presenter familiarizes participants with: - Where to find the needed information - How the ABET accreditation process works - How to apply for accreditation - Why they create the Self-Study Report - What to expect during the on-site visit - What a due-process response entails - When to expect the final decision"

April 23, 2015

Conducting a Review of an Online/Hybrid Program: Guidelines for Team Chairs and Program Evaluators

A panel with representatives of the four ABET Accreditation Commissions provides guidelines to assist programs in preparing for a review and suggestions to assist the review team in preparing better for a review. Panelists come from institutions with online/hybrid programs or from ABET teams who have reviewed online/hybrid programs.

April 23, 2015

Industry Advisory Boards — Creating Value and Excellence

Industry Advisory Boards can serve a variety of valuable purposes beyond giving advice. This session explores linking council structure to strategy, explores the particular role of advisory boards in supporting the ABET accreditation process, and leaves plenty of time for participant questions, success stories, and problem statements.

April 23, 2015

Toward Improving the Assessment Process Experience

In this session, presenters share their experiences and lessons learned during the ABET accreditation process for the computer science program in the College of Computer and Information Systems at the Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The presentation focuses on developing an ongoing, sustainable assessment and evaluation process and discusses current practices during the assessment process stage. Participants work together on a mock assessing exercise that uses the three developed assessment stages so they can gain practical experience using the assessment process.

April 23, 2015

Evaluating Rubric-Based Data with Performance Heuristics

"When assessing student outcomes, it is helpful to have a concise, standardized approach for objectively appraising the data. This session presents a methodology successfully used as part of a sustainable evaluation process: the application of heuristics on rubric-based data reported in the form of performance vectors. Participants leave this presentation knowing how a more informative yet both sustainable and streamlined approach to student outcomes assessment can be readily implemented through the systematic use of rubrics, vectors, and heuristics. Session participants are expected to have background knowledge of basic assessment practices, including rubric use, and of assessment terminology."

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