June 18, 2006
June 18, 2006
June 21, 2006
11.978.1 - 11.978.17
OUTCOME BASED EDUCATION AND ASSESSMENT
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.
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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