The “A” Word Redux

In the fall of 2012, I posted on a topic that strikes fear in the hearts of engineering educators--ABET, Inc.  At that time, one year ago, my campus was preparing for the site visit of ABET evaluators, a three day examination of our labs, faculty, students, facilities, and student work products.  The result of the visit would determine, to a large … [Read more...]

Enrollment Management and Institutional Research in Kyoto, Japan

So, what do EM and IR have to do with Kyoto, Japan, one of the most iconic and historic of all Japanese cities?  At first glance, not much, but Kyoto is the site this weekend (February 22-23, 2013) for the 3rd Study Session on EM and IR, sponsored by Professor Shinji Fukushima of the Office of Enrollment Management at Yamagata University.  I was … [Read more...]

At Shibaura Institute of Technology

On Friday, I gave the first of two talks at Shibaura Institute of Technology, entitled "Institutional Research and Educational Assessment at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology:  Creating a Culture of Evidence."  Faculty and staff involved in SIT's Global Initiative were there, along with faculty involved with SIT's new electronic portfolio project … [Read more...]

The “A” Word

My blogging has been severely curtailed in the past several weeks because of the imminent arrival of program evaluators from the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.  Yes, every six years (or more frequently if you aren't doing your job properly), engineering and computer science programs undergo … [Read more...]

RosEvaluation Conference 2013 – Call for Proposals

Educators are searching for tools that can help them assess and evaluate their students' achievement of defined learning outcomes in fields as diverse as engineering, business, health professions, math, science and technology (to name a few). These assessments and evaluations are part of a national trend toward transparency and accountability … [Read more...]