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Developing an Application to Manage and View ABET Course Material

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Conference

2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

TAC/ABET Related Outcome Based Assessment Methods and Models

Tagged Division

Engineering Technology

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

22.453.1 - 22.453.7

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https://peer.asee.org/17734

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25

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Scott J. Schneider University of Dayton

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Scott J. Schneider is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at the University of Dayton. Schneider has extensive industrial experience in the areas of software development, embedded real-time system design, and automotive technologies. He also performs research in the areas of computer and software engineering pedagogy.

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Abstract

Developing an Application to Manage and View ABET Course MaterialElectronic storage of student assignments for use during an ABET accreditation visit isbecoming more prevalent. This paper introduces a pair of computer applications for managingand viewing student material stored in an electronic catalog. The system was developed to assistABET Program Evaluators (PEVs) during their review of course materials, as well as, tofacilitate the audited institution’s assemblage and maintenance of the submitted materials. Allstudent course materials were scanned or originally submitted in electronic form and namedaccording to a defined naming convention. This naming convention specifies the assignment’sassociated course, term, and chronological submission order for cataloging within a database.An ABET catalog creator application was developed to enter each assignment into a masterdatabase along with key assignment attributes that can assist the PEVs in searching for particularsupporting material. An ABET catalog viewer application was also developed that allows thePEVs to retrieve and view the assignment files. The PEVs are able to search for courses andtheir associated assignments according to academic program and/or program and ABEToutcomes supported. Comments and survey results from the faculty, staff, and PEVs workingwith these applications are also presented within this paper. Finally, lessons learned and futurefeatures of the developed application will be presented.

Schneider, S. J. (2011, June), Developing an Application to Manage and View ABET Course Material Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/17734

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