Summary: Accreditation & Continuous Improvement Committee Meeting
Minutes: February 7, 2006
Attendees: Eve Riskin (Chair), Jim Borgford-Parnell (CELT), Lucien Brush (MSE), Monica Duke (CSE), Brad Holt
(CHEM E), Tom Horbett (BIO), Don Janssen (CEE), Karen Kasonic (TC), John Kramlich (ME), Uy-Loi Ly (AA),
Eric Stuve (CHEM E), Ming-Ting Sun (EE), Janice Henderson (CoE)
Absent: Carl Ebeling (CSE), Rick Gustafson (PSE), Richard Storch (IND E),
Guests: Joanna Loss (OEA) and Rich Christie (EE)
Set of rules regarding IAS forms for engineering
The committee gave Joanna Loss (OEA) an update on use of the ABET questions on the IAS forms for engineering
departments. All of the departments use the ABET questions for 100- thru 400-level courses. IAS forms for TAs
should include the ABET questions when the TA is the instructor. Only ChemE gets the ABET questions on Form H.
There is room for 12 questions on the back of the IAS form. Eleven of the spaces are used for the ABET questions. If
a department wants to include additional questions that would require more pages, there would be additional costs. The
State pays for up to 100 forms for each instructor.
Joanna said the College's respondent rate is less than the average 70-80%. Methods need to be developed to make the
students fill out the back of the form to increase the respondent rate.
ACTION Email the students to remind them to answer the questions on the back of the
form. Include an explanation of ABET at the end of the email.
Report from Eve Riskin on her visit with Pat Daniels
The "ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs" (form E1 12/19/05), that was handed out at the January