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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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