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Assessing Program Objectives For Tc2 K

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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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The Nuts & Bolts of TC2K

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9.225.1 - 9.225.11



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Randy Winzer

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Session 1149

Assessing Program Objectives for TC2K

Randy Winzer

Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, Kansas


This paper outlines the policy, procedure and management adjustments of an Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) program implemented in order to measure early career program objectives for TAC of ABET TC2K accreditation. This program participated in TAC of ABET’s pilot study for outcomes-based assessment (TC2K) and was reaccredited in 2001. These changes included developing a set of policies supporting outcomes-based management of the EET program, strengthening constituent input including the industrial advisory committee and implementing appropriate management changes. This paper will detail those items as well as note the difficulties and unsuccessful strategies encountered by the program.

I. Introduction

This paper is an account of the changes that a small EET program completed in an attempt to measure early career program objectives for TAC of ABET TC2K accreditation. A discussion of these changes will include the philosophy of the faculty, some of the supporting policies and procedures as well as program management changes that were made. The goal is to offer colleagues in similar programs some concrete examples of how to implement the required documentation for TC2K purposes. This account should be of use to the Engineering Technology community because our program was one of two electronics programs that participated in the 2001 pilot studies conducted by TAC of ABET in its conversion to TC2K.

II. Pittsburg State University’s EET Program

Pittsburg State University is a small institution in the state of Kansas’ Regents system. With an enrollment of about 6,000 students, the university has colleges of liberal arts, education, Proceedings of the 2004 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Winzer, R. (2004, June), Assessing Program Objectives For Tc2 K Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13104

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