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AEER accreditation of educational programs: quality assurance aims and requirements

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2016 ASEE International Forum


New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 25, 2016

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June 25, 2016

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June 25, 2016

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Concurrent Paper Tracks Session I Accredidation

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Kseniya K Tolkacheva Tomsk Polytechnic University, Association for Engineering Education of Russia

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Member of the Association for Engineering Education of Russia responsible for AEER international cooperation activities. PhD in Pedagogical Sciences, graduate degree in “Mathematical Methods in Economics”. Also holds a Management degree. Her research focus is in Quality Assurance, active learning and international academic mobility. Has experience in coordinating several TEMPUS projects as well as organizing joint international partnerships in educational and research areas, including national and international projects, organizing conferences, seminars, workshops and training courses.

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Yury P Pokholkov Tomsk polytechnic university, Association for Engineering Education of Russia

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Sergey B. Mogilnickiy Tomsk Polytechnic University

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Maria Yurievna Chervach Tomsk Polytechnic University


Jose Carlos Quadrado Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto Orcid 16x16

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José Carlos Quadrado is a full professor with tenure of the Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL) and is currently under external management assignment in Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), Portugal. He is currently the immediate past-President of ISEL and the Vice-President of ISEP.
He has a BSc in Energy and Power Systems, a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering, Automation and Industrial Electronics from ISEL, a MSc and a Doctor degree in Electrical Engineering and Computers from Lisbon Technical University. He also holds the Habilitation degree (Aggregation) in Electrical Engineering from Beira Interior University.

Holds the position of immediate past-President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) and the position of past president of the Ibero-American Engineering Education Association (ASIBEI). Currently he is a President-Elect of the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI) and a member of the board of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI). He is also a past-Vice President of SEFI.
He leads the Portuguese Observatory on European and Latin-American University management strategy best practices (TELESCOPI Portugal) and is the past-President of the Portuguese association of engineering rectors and deans (APDI2E).

He was a member of the general assembly of the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE), and has been actively supporting the development of accreditation agencies in Central Asia and Latin America.
Being a member and senior member of several engineering societies and engineering education societies in several continents, he is also a visiting professor in many universities around the world and board member of several technological societies.

He holds over 100 international publications (including journals and chapters of books), several patents and some international technical prizes and scholarships, and also held the position of editor and editor-in-chief in some journals. Up to now he has also developed several international engineering projects in the fields of renewable energy, fuel cells, electrical vehicles, intelligent control and engineering education.

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The article addresses problems of quality assurance in higher engineering education, analyses best international practices in the field, as well as the ways to solve outlined problems. The article indicates that professional accreditation of educational programs is considered as one of the key tools for quality assurance and assessment. Main aims and objectives of professional accreditation, as well as benefits for graduates of accredited programs in building their professional engineering career are described. Best practices and results of professional accreditation of educational programs in the field of engineering and technology conducted by the Association for Engineering Education of Russia (AEER) are presented in this paper.

Tolkacheva, K. K., & Pokholkov, Y. P., & Mogilnickiy, S. B., & Chervach, M. Y., & Quadrado, J. C. (2016, June), AEER accreditation of educational programs: quality assurance aims and requirements Paper presented at 2016 ASEE International Forum, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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