Summary: Accreditation & Continuous Improvement Committee Meeting
Minutes: October 18, 2006
Attendees: Eve Riskin (Chair), Martin Afromowitz (EE), Jim Borgford-Parnell (CELT), Lucien Brush (MSE), Carl
Ebeling (CSE), Rick Gustafson (PSE), Tom Horbett (BIO), Don Janssen (CEE), John Kramlich (ME), Uy-Loi Ly (AA),
ichard Storch (IND E), Eric Stuve (CHEM E), Janice Henderson (CoE).R
Absent: Brad Holt (CHEM E); Karen Kasonic (TC), Monica Duke (CSE).
Learning Outcomes and Outcome Matrices
Each of the ABET (a k) outcomes must be demonstrated. Assessment of learning outcomes/rubric should
be incorporated in the program's courses. Not all of the courses have to cover an outcome.
A sampling of students can be assessed. Sampling of every student in the program is not required.
RECENT NEWS: On October 31, Pat Daniels suggested that the College aim to sample
10%. If you wind up with all top students, then you need to go back and
sample again to get some less strong students.
How and what is assessed and sampling procedures varies among the programs. Should the College have a
uniform method/framework of assessing or an overall philosophy of assessment that is the same for all of the
During the mock visit, the ABET evaluators said some of the departments are doing too much for the matrix
The College needs to collaborate on methods and processes, so they are uniform among the individual ABET