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Academic Quality Management

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Student Learning and Research

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9.136.1 - 9.136.8



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Essaid Bouktache

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Chandra Sekhar

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Jai Agrawal

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Omer Farook

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Session: 2147

Academic Quality Management

C. R. Sekhar, O. Farook and Jai. P. Agrawal, E.Bouktache Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Purdue University Calumet


This Paper describes the implementation and outcome results of an Academic Quality Management (AQM) program and one of the tools used in three of the courses taught in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN. A number of papers have been presented at the ASEE and other professional society meetings on the subject of academic quality under various titles such as TQM, CQI, and TQI etc. Continuous improvement is the buzz word that is used by ABET. We will describe a process that has worked for us to improve the learning and retention of knowledge by the students.

I. Introduction

Classroom assessment techniques are widely used to measure students’ acquired knowledge. These techniques include assigning home work problems, quizzes, tests, term papers and others. Minute papers, Muddiest point, one sentence summary and what is the principle techniques are well described in literature[1]. At the macro level assessment activities include: 1) Student learning as evaluated by test scores, grades, project presentations etc. 2) Curriculum and course objectives evaluated by an external body such as an Industrial Advisory Committee, and 3) The quality of the graduates judged by the placement data and employer survey. Continuous improvement to the curriculum is implemented using graduate exit survey, employer feed back survey and alumni survey. Number of articles has appeared in the past ASEE conferences and assessment related meetings on continuous improvement, most of them implemented at the macro level, this paper address the issue at the micro level.

Technology criteria 2000 (TC2K)[2] requires that TAC/ABET accredited institutions implement Programs that will address educational objectives based on the mission of the institution, a process to measure the outcome of the established objectives and a continuous improvement program that will enable the graduate to achieve their educational objectives. Schools are developing volumes of document addressing the above requirements along with statistical data to show continuous improvement in their programs, indeed a time consuming process for the faculty!!

Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society for engineering Education

Bouktache, E., & Sekhar, C., & Agrawal, J., & Farook, O. (2004, June), Academic Quality Management Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--12977

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