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Assessing Both Institutional and ABET SLOs in One Platform

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2018

Conference Session

ETD Accreditation and Assessment

Tagged Division

Engineering Technology

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

9

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https://peer.asee.org/27617

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17

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Mir M. Hayder Savannah State University

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Dr. Hayder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology at savannah State University, GA. He received PhD in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University, Canada. His research interest lies in the areas of engineering education, fluid-structure interaction, flow-induced vibrations, syngas and blended fuel combustion, and flow and structural simulations.

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Mohamad A. Mustafa Savannah State University

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Mohamad Mustafa is a Professor of Civil Engineering Technology and the Chair of the Engineering Technology Department at Savannah State University (SSU). He has six years of industrial experience prior to teaching at SSU.
He received his BS, MS, and PhD in Civil Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

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Asad Yousuf Savannah State University

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Asad Yousuf is the Coordinator and Professor of Electronics Engineering Technology at Savannah State University

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Alberto G. De La Cruz Savannah State University

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Lisa Yount Savannah State University

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Abstract

Measurement of student learning outcomes is one of the key academic activities that higher educational institutes employ to ensure accountability and assess what knowledge and skills students acquire form their academic work. Such activities are also important for maintaining accreditation with recognized accreditation organizations. XXX State University, a SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accredited higher educational institute, measures six Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) each academic year. Thus, all degree awarding programs at XXX State University obligatorily assess these six ISLOs every year. In addition to measuring the six ISLOs, Engineering Technology Department faculty members at XXX State University are also required to assess the ABET a-k Student Outcomes (SOs) as a part of the accreditation requirement. Assessment of the ISLOs and ABET SOs in two different platforms are sometimes reparative, time consuming, and might be cumbersome for some faculty members. Therefore, Engineering Technology Department of XXX State University has been implementing an assessment process that utilizes only one platform to measure both the ISLOs and ABET SOs. This process has led to the development of an exemplary format of annual assessment report. The main focus of the paper is to describe how the implementation of the direct assessment takes place in one platform that serves both SACs and ABET. This paper will also highlight how the assessment culture in the department plays a big role in the continuous improvement of the programs offered.

Hayder, M. M., & Mustafa, M. A., & Yousuf, A., & De La Cruz, A. G., & Yount, L. (2017, June), Assessing Both Institutional and ABET SLOs in One Platform Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27617

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