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Criterion 2: A Discussion of ABET Program Educational Objectives

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Innovations in Teaching and Research in Physics or Engineering Physics I

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Engineering Physics & Physics

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25.365.1 - 25.365.4



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Michael De Antonio New Mexico State University

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Michael DeAntonio is a College Associate Professor at New Mexico State University. He is Past Chair of the Physics Division of ASEE, and he is currently a member of the Engineering Physics ABET committee at NMSU.

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Criterion 2: A Discussion of ABET Program Educational ObjectivesDiscussion at this talk will center on the program educational objectives required by ABET.Program educational objectives are different than program outcomes. Although institutions mayuse different terminology, for purposes of Criterion 2, program educational objectives are broadstatements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparinggraduates to achieve. We will review what makes a good objective from the point-of-view of anABET reviewer and various ways to implement and measure a program objective.

De Antonio, M. (2012, June), Criterion 2: A Discussion of ABET Program Educational Objectives Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21123

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