Summary: Accreditation & Continuous Improvement Committee Meeting
Minutes: December 6, 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), Karen Kasonic (TC), John Kramlich
ME), Uy-Loi Ly (AA), Eric Stuve (CHEM E), Janice Henderson (CoE).(
Absent: Brad Holt (CHEM E), Monica Duke (CSE), Richard Storch (IND E).
Workshops by Jim Borgford-Parnell, CELT
Jim presented his workshop on "Teaching & Assessing Lifelong Learning". This workshop relates to ABET's
Criterion 3, (i) outcome `a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning'.
Overall, the ACI felt that the workshop is too theoretical. Faculty want to be given specific examples to use
and questions to ask students for demonstrating the (i) outcome. It was pointed out that providing faculty with
"off-the-shelf techniques" doesn't help faculty formulate ideas. Jim is working on improving the workshop to
reflect ACI's suggestions.
Jim emailed the slides to the ACI after the meeting. He wants ACI's feedback to make the workshop more
relevant to each academic program. Jim offered to facilitate or co-facilitate workshops to present to
department's faculty. Jim also offered to develop similar workshops (with less theory and more concrete
examples) for other ABET topics.
There wasn't enough time for Jim's other workshop, "The ABET Assessment Cycle". This workshop is just a
review of the ABET assessment cycle.