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Outcome Based Education And Assessment

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date

June 18, 2006

Start Date

June 18, 2006

End Date

June 21, 2006

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Assessment & TC2K Methods

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Engineering Technology

Page Count

17

Page Numbers

11.978.1 - 11.978.17

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https://peer.asee.org/1021

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Omer Farook Purdue University-Calumet

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OMER FAROOK is a member of the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department at Purdue University Calumet. Professor Farook received the Diploma of Licentiate in Mechanical Engineering and BSME in 1970 and 1972 respectively. He further received BSEE and MSEE in 1978 and 1983 respectively from Illinois Institute of Technology. Professor Farook’s current interests are in the areas of Embedded System Design, Hardware–Software Interfacing, Digital Communication, Networking, Distributed Systems, C++ and Java Languages. He is a member of ASEE and senior member of IEEE.

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Chandra Sekhar Purdue University-Calumet

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CHANDRA R. SEKHAR is a member of the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calumet. Professor Sekhar earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Madras (India), a Diploma in Instrumentation from Madras Institute of Technology and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania. Professor Sekhar’s primary teaching and research focus is in the areas of Biomedical and Process Control Instrumentation and Clinical Engineering.

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Jai Agrawal Purdue University-Calumet

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JAI AGRAWAL is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology. He received his PH.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois, Chicago, in 1991, M.S. and B.S. also in Electrical Engineering from I.I.T. Kanpur, India in 1970 and 1968 respectively. Professor Agrawal has worked recently for two years in optical networking industry in the Silicon Valley in California. Professor Agrawal is the Founder Advisor to Agni Networks Inc., San Jose, California. His expertise includes optical networking at Physical and Data link layers, optical and WDM interface, SONET and Gigabit Ethernet and analog electronic systems. He is the author of a Textbook in Power Electronics, published by Prentice-Hall. His professional career is equally divided in academia and industry. He has authored several research papers in IEEE journals and conferences.

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Essaid Bouktache Purdue University-Calumet

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ESSAID BOUKTACHE is a member of the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department at Purdue University Calumet. Dr. Bouktache received his MS and Ph. D in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University in 1980 and 1985, respectively. His research and teaching interests include Digital Signal Processing, Computer Networks, and Digital Communications. Professor Bouktache has been with Purdue since 1992 and is a member of IEEE and ASEE. He has several publications to his credit.

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Ashfaq Ahmed Purdue University-Calumet

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ASHFAQ AHMED is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department at Purdue University Calumet. Professor Ahmed received his Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Karachi in 1973 and Master of Applied Science degree in 1978 from University of Waterloo. He is the author of a Textbook in Power Electronics, published by Prentice-Hall. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Indiana. He is senior member of IEEE. Professor Ahmed’s current interests are in the areas of Embedded System Design, C++ and Networking.

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Mohammad Zahraee Purdue University-Calumet

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MOHAMMAD A. ZAHRAEE, Professor and Head of the Department of Manufacturing Engineering Technologies and Supervision, received his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois. He is a
registered P.E. in Indiana. He has served as the National Chair of the MET Dept. Heads Committee of ASME, on the ASME Board on Engineering Education and is a member of the ASME Council on Education. He served as an evaluator for TAC (Technology Accreditation Committee) from 1992 through 1997. Dr. ZAHRAEE is a member of the Technology Accreditation Commission since 1998, and is currently serving as a member of the Executive Committee of TAC/ABET.

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OUTCOME BASED EDUCATION AND ASSESSMENT

ABSTRACT

The paper expounds actual implementation of TAC-ABET mandated Outcome Based Assessment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calumet. The paper presents the Continuous Improvement Plan that has been implemented for the last three years and has resulted in a successful TC2K TAC_ABET visit in the year 2005.

The paper examines the origin of Outcome Based Education as a philosophy and its implementation in the curriculum. It elaborates and discusses the TAC-ABET model of Outcome Based Assessment. Define all its components such as Constituencies of the Program, Program Educational Objectives, and Program Outcomes with examples that have been implemented. It defines the twelve assessment tools that were employed to assess the Program Educational Objectives and Program Outcomes. Paper provides a road map and serves as a pointer to the ECET Department’s Continuous Improvement Plan. The paper presents the details of the protocols that were utilized and adhered to in the implementation.

I. Introduction

The Electrical Engineering Technology program of the ECET Department has an ongoing assessment and continuous improvement plan in place since 1995. The plan has gone through an evolutionary path and was refined during this time frame. The department has embraced the general philosophy of Outcome Based Education. In its current form it is designed to encompass all aspects of Outcome Based Assessment conforming to TAC/ABET’s model[1, 2].

The current Program assessment Methodology that ensures the Program’s Continuous Improvement is depicted in Figure 1. The process ties together the different Constituencies that define the department’s Program Education Objectives (PEOs) along with the Program Outcomes (Pos). The Pos are further mapped in terms of Course Learning Objectives (CLOs).

Farook, O., & Sekhar, C., & Agrawal, J., & Bouktache, E., & Ahmed, A., & Zahraee, M. (2006, June), Outcome Based Education And Assessment Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. https://peer.asee.org/1021

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