Summary: Accreditation & Continuous Improvement Committee Meeting Minutes: February 23, 2011
Attendees: Eve Riskin (Chair), Jim Borgford-Parnell (CELT), Linda Boyle (ISE), Dana Dabiri (AA),
Joe Garbini (ME), Brad Holt (CHEM E), Tom Horbett (BIOEN), Kerrie Kephart (HCDE), Tim Larson
(CEE), Janice Henderson (CoE).
Lower cost ways to meet ABET outcomes
With more budget cuts coming, we should think about how to cut class costs or reduce the work.
Example: Assess one course - a course that all students take. Assessment has to be a sampling of a real
population. All students have to have experienced it (everyone has had the same experience).
Dual-Level accreditation in engineering
ABET now offers accreditation of programs at both the baccalaureate and masters degree levels.
Language for a reminder about the ABET questions on the back of course evaluation forms
Bioengineering is concerned about the low response rate to the ABET questions on the back of the course
evaluation forms. Instructional Assessment System (IAS) staff suggested the College supply the language
to include on a reminder/flyer about the ABET questions on the back of the course evaluations.
Do we want to keep using the ABET questions? The questions are not a direct measure of student
outcomes. Only a few capstone courses cover all of the ABET questions. Ask your department if they are
using the ABET questions.
To follow-up on whether or not we should keep the ABET questions on the back of the course evaluation
forms, IAS responded to the following questions. This item will be discussed again at the Spring meeting.
1. How much do the Form X Educational Outcomes course evaluation forms cost?