Summary: ACI Committee Meeting Notes
January 27, 2005
Attendees: Adam Bruckner (A&A), Cindy Atman (CELT), Lucien Brush (MSE), Carl Ebeling (CSE),
Scott Hauck (EE), Kevin Hodgson (PSE), Tom Horbett (BioE), Don Janssen (CEE), Karen Kasonic (TC),
John Kramlich (ME), Daniel Schwartz (CHEM E), Eric Stuve (CHEM E) (Chair), Cindy Bush (CoE)
· Address the outstanding VLPA & I&S policy issue from the last ABET review
· Share best practices
The ABET Review process was briefly discussed, identifying the following 4 key words in an
Program observations are largely neutral
A concern means a problem that could become worse, and lead to a weakness. Concerns must
be addressed in the next report.
A weakness can be best described as "barely crawled over the bar". An identified weakness will
mean a visit to the affected department, or an interim report.
It was also pointed out a program cannot go from fully accredited to not accredited in one step.