Blue Flower

ABET Accreditation and Program Assessment Workshop
(Preparing Self Study Report for next cycle)
Chennai September 28, 2015
Delhi September 30, 2015
In Association with IEEE Education Society, India Council

The Objective of the Workshop is to familiarize the participants with basic concepts of Accreditation, Program Assessment, the requirements of ABET's accreditation Process and requirements for requesting an initial program review.

Intended audience of the workshop
(i) Leaders of Acadamic institutions who want to understand the ABET Accreditation Process
(ii) Vice-Chancellors, Directors and Deans who want to understand the requirements of ABET's accreditation Process
(iii) Head of Department, Faculty who will be involved in preparing the Self Study Report for ABET Review
(iv) Practitioners, Policy Makers and Thought leaders who want to understand the Accreditation Process to bring a quality change in Higher Education in India

About ABET

ABET is recognized as the worldwide leader in assuring quality and stimulating innovation in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology education.

ABET serves the public globally through the promotion and advancement of education in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET:
Accredits educational programs.
Promotes quality and innovation in education.
Consults and assists in the development and advancement of education worldwide.
Communicates and collaborates with its constituents and the public.
Anticipates and prepares for the changing educational environment and the future needs of its constituents.
Manages its operations and resources in an effective and fiscally responsible manner.

In 1997, following nearly a decade of development, ABET adopted Engineering Criteria 2000 (EC2000), considered at the time a revolutionary approach to accreditation criteria. EC2000 focused on outcomes (what is learned) rather than what is taught. At its core, EC2000 affirmed the importance of institutions establishing clear objectives and assessment processes to ensure that each program provides graduates with the technical and professional skills employers demand. By eliminating the inflexibility of earlier accreditation criteria, EC2000 allowed faculty to empower program innovation rather than stifling it, as well as encourage new assessment processes and subsequent program improvement. Today, the spirit of EC2000 can be found in the evaluation criteria of all our disciplines, and studies like Penn State’s Engineering Change prove those criteria are having a positive impact on ABET-accredited programs and graduates who have such essential 21st century skills as the ability to work in teams and communicate effectively. ABET continues to work globally to promote the EC2000 perspective with other accreditation boards and in other degree program areas. ABET also promotes global education and career mobility through Mutual Recognition Agreements, such as the Washington Accord, the Seoul Accord, the Sydney Accord, and the Dublin Accord.