Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 24, 2001
June 24, 2001
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Industrial Engineering Program Management in the ABET 2000 Environment
David W. Elizandro, Jessica O. Matson Tennessee Technological University
The ABET 2000 Criteria have had a major effect on the approach to Industrial Engineering Program Management. Integral components of programs that are necessary to satisfy ABET 2000 Criteria include formulating goals and objectives; developing and working a strategic plan to accomplish stated goals and objectives; and assessing the effectiveness of the plan and related activities to accomplish the goals and objectives. Demonstrating that program constituents have participated in the process is also an important part of the effort.
This paper presents an approach to program management that utilizes an Industrial Advisory Board as a cornerstone to support strategic planning and assessment activities that satisfy ABET 2000 Criteria.
The 2000-01 academic year is the last year that engineering programs may elect to apply for accreditation using ABET’s Conventional Criteria for program accreditation. ABET 2000 Criteria, which have been an alternative to the Conventional Criteria for several years, will become the sole ABET accreditation criteria. The Conventional Criteria are more of a prescription for program accreditation than are the 2000 Criteria, which permit greater program flexibility because of the focus on a systematic approach to engineering program management.
ABET 2000 Criteria allow much more flexibility in the curriculum. For example, qualitative factors are more important than assigned credit hours to a particular subject area. The curriculum emphasis in the 2000 Criteria is on coverage of basic information rather than specific courses. Instructional delivery methods and alternatives for evaluating learning are also different. ABET 2000 Criteria require a provision to evaluate learning and ensure that educational objectives are satisfied. The curriculum must be considered an ABET curriculum and satisfy the industrial engineering Program Criteria. Specifically, to satisfy ABET 2000 Criteria an engineering program must have the following:
½ Published program educational objectives that are consistent with mission and ABET
½ Process to determine and periodically evaluate educational objectives.
½ Objectives based on needs of constituencies.
½ Curriculum and processes to ensure achievement of objectives.
½ Evaluation procedure to determine achievement of objectives. Results used to improve effectiveness of the program.
Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright 2001, American Society for Engineering Education
Elizandro, D. W., & Matson, J. (2001, June), Industrial Engineering Program Management In The Abet 2000 Environment Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/9374
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