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Engaging Faculty in Continuous Improvement: The Context of an ABET Accreditation Process

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Faculty Development Lessons Learned Poster Session

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Faculty Development Constituency Committee

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9

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https://peer.asee.org/30397

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33

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Angélica Burbano Universidad Icesi

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Angelica Burbano C.,holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas. She holds a MSOM from Universidad Icesi and a BS in industrial engineering from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana both in Cali, Colombia. She is a Fulbright Scholar 2007 and a fellow AOTS, Japan 2000.
Angelica has previous experience (five years) in the food manufacturing industry (experience related to inventory management and production planning and control, also information systems such as ERP). During her studies in the United States she worked a research assistant at the Center for Innovation on Healthcare Logistics CIHL, her work for CIHL focused on assessing the impact of GS1 standards adoption in the healthcare supply chain. Her research interests are related to the modeling of technology adoption and in particular HIT. She also works in the adaptation of existing manufacturing and logistics models and structures to the healthcare supply chain with a specific focus on medical supplies.
She is part of the IE Department at Universidad Icesi since 1998. She has over ten years experience as a teacher and served as Director of the Undergraduate Program in Industrial Engineering (2003-2007), Director of the graduate program in Industrial Engineering ( August 2012 – August 2014), and she is currently the IE Department Head.

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Gonzalo V. Ulloa Universidad Icesi

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Dean of the School of Engineering Universidad Icesi
Professor at Universidad Icesi in ITC Department - Universidad Icesi.
Professor at Universidad Del Valle in Eléctrical Engineering Dept.
Ph.D. of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Lausanne) - EPFL
Electrical Engineer Universidad Del Valle

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Juliana Jaramillo JJO Universidad Icesi

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Industrial Ingineer. Interes in curriculum, evaluation and assessment.

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Norha M. Villegas Universidad Icesi Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-2872-3916

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Director of the Software Systems Engineering Bachelor Program at Universidad Icesi, Cali, Colombia, an Associate Member at the Faculty of Graduate Studies at University of Victoria, in Canada, and an IEEE Senior Member. My research interests include engineering education, context-management, cyber physical systemst, context-aware analytics, self-adaptive and self-managing systems, and runtime software evolution. I conducted my PhD at University of Victoria, between September 2009 and February 2013. In November 2011 I received the IBM Canada CAS Research Project of the Year 2011 for the application of context-awareness and self-adaptation to the improvement of on-line shopping systems. Over the last nine years I have co-authored an important number of scientific papers on software engineering, co-chaired several international workshops and conferences, and served in an important number of program committees for international conferences such as the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) and the International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME). I am the leader of the continuous improvement and accreditation processes for the Software Systems Engineering program of Universidad Icesi.

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Lina M. Quintero Universidad Icesi

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Alvaro Pachon Icesi University

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Abstract

Lessons learned. In this paper we present the lessons learned while implementing three strategies to promote faculty engagement in continuous improvement. These strategies were devised within the continuous improvement process that was established in the School of Engineering at Universidad Icesi. In this paper we will refer to full-time faculty members from two academic departments which serve three undergraduate programs, all of which were accredited by ABET ( Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) in 2017. At the beginning of the 2018 academic year, faculty members were asked about their perceptions of the devised strategies; their perceptions are presented as a new ABET assessment cycle is beginning. The contribution of this paper is twofold. First, it discusses the strategies designed by the School of Engineering at Universidad Icesi to effectively engage faculty members in the implementation of a sustainable and continuous improvement process. Second, it presents early results obtained from the implementation of these strategies, including the perceptions of faculty members about these changes.

Burbano, A., & Ulloa, G. V., & Jaramillo, J., & Villegas, N. M., & Quintero, L. M., & Pachon, A. (2018, June), Engaging Faculty in Continuous Improvement: The Context of an ABET Accreditation Process Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30397

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