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ABET Report Generation

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

TAC/ABET Related Outcome Based Assessment Methods and Models

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Engineering Technology

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22.129.1 - 22.129.8



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Richard Cliver Rochester Institute of Technology (CAST)

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I am an Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. My main responsibilities are scholarship, teaching and curriculum development. I have developed significant new curriculum in both the Computer and Electrical Engineering Technology departments. Courses and Labs include: Digital System Design, Principles of Electronic Design Automation, Circuit Theory I – III, Electro-Optic Devices (new), Electronics I – III, Electronic Principles for Design I & II, Applied Microprocessors (new) and, Advanced Electronics (new).
I was the single recipient of the “2002 Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Campus Leadership” and the first in his college to receive the “Excellence in Adjunct Teaching Award” in 1998.
My scholarly activity is centered on sharing the knowledge I gain in industry, sharing my course development and successful teaching methods.
I am also a Senior Electrical Engineer at Eastman Kodak. I create new printed circuit board designs, direct technicians and find electrical solutions for Kodak products like: Kodak Approval XP Digital Laser Proofer and the Kodak LED Printer. Design experience gained at Kodak is directly applied to my teaching at RIT.

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William M. Leonard Rochester Institute of Technology

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Bill Leonard is the program chair has been on faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department at Rochester Institute of Technology since 1998 teaching many core undergraduate and graduate courses from strength of materials to machine design. He has specialized in graduate courses for concept design and critical parameter management, robust design, and product innovation and commercialization. Bill has a BSME from the College of Engineering at RIT and an M.S. at RIT. Prior to RIT, Bill had worked in industry for over 25 years from tool engineering, research and development, and advanced product development at Eastman Kodak. He has several publications and patents in the area of camera shutter technology. He has his own business, WML Associates, Inc., which develops products from an idea to the commercialization of that idea. He has specialized in the rapid prototyping of products using physical modeling systems such as CNC, rubber molding, and 3D printing machines such as Fused Deposition Modeling, Selective Laser Sintering, and wax based lay up systems. Bill has also rapid prototyped products analytically using software such as 3D parametric modeling CAD, Working Model, and closed form equations via critical parameter management.

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Elizabeth Dell Rochester Institute of Technology

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Elizabeth Dell is an Assistant Professor of Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology, the Director of Women in Technology and the Miller Endowed Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the Program Chair for Undeclared Engineering Technology. Dell received degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and Macromolecular Science & Engineering from the University of Michigan. Research interests include sustainable materials development, selection and characterization and increasing the diversity of the engineering workforce.

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Robert A. Merrill Rochester Institute of Technology

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Robert Merrill has been a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program at RIT for 39 years. He has also served as the Department Chair and Program Chair for Mechanical Engineering Technology for four and ten year respectively. His principle teaching interests are in mechanics and mechanical design. He has been a MET Program Evaluator for ABET for 10 years. Professor Merrill has also consulted with area industry for over 30 years primarily in the area of mechanical design and reliability. He earned a BSME from Clarkson and a MSME from Northeastern.

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AbstractABET, the dean’s office, departments and faculty need much of the same information indifferent formats. While some colleges generate separate forms using Word or Excel becausethat is what the faculty and staff members are familiar with, others do a more effective job ofdata management with a properly designed data base. This paper describes the Access databaseused in various engineering technology (ET) programs at Rochester Institute of Technology(RIT). This paper will help other colleges reduce the errors associated with multiple data sourcesand spend less time updating or creating new forms each time ABET or the college changes itreport format.  

Cliver, R., & Leonard, W. M., & Dell, E., & Merrill, R. A. (2011, June), ABET Report Generation Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17410

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