Summary: Accreditation & Continuous Improvement Committee Meeting Minutes: October 14, 2010
Attendees: Eve Riskin (Chair), Martin Afromowitz (EE), Lucien Brush (MSE), Joe Garbini (ME), Rick
Gustafson (BSE), Brad Holt (CHEM E), Tom Horbett (BIOEN), Kerrie Kephart (HCDE), Tim Larson
(CEE), David Wetherall (CSE), Janice Henderson (CoE).
Member introductions - this was the first meeting for the 2010-11 academic year.
All of the engineering programs are now accredited to September 30, 2014. The next ABET
accreditation visit will be in the fall of 2013. Self-study reports will be due July 1, 2013.
ABET outcomes the departments would like assessed in HCDE 231
Each program can decide if they want to assess each ABET outcome more than once since
ABET doesn't specify whether or not multiple assessments are required.
Not all of the engineering programs require HCDE 231. Some of the programs are currently
doing assessments in HCDE 231.
The revised curriculum for HCDE 231 and 333, presented by the new Engineering
Communication Program (ECP) director, Kerrie Kephart, is in line with the areas that the
programs need assessed that were discussed today. The HCDE 231 and 333 curriculum will
cover ABET outcomes (d) and (f j) highlighted below.
ABET Criterion 3. Program Outcomes and Assessment (A-K)
Engineering programs must demonstrate that their graduates have:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data