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Reformatting An Eet Program For Tac Of Abet Tc2 K

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2002 Annual Conference

Location

Montreal, Canada

Publication Date

June 16, 2002

Start Date

June 16, 2002

End Date

June 19, 2002

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

ET ABET Pilot Visits Using TC2K

Page Count

10

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7.978.1 - 7.978.10

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Steve Hefley

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James Lookadoo

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Randy Winzer

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Session 1347

Reformatting an EET Program For TAC of ABET TC2K

James A. Lookadoo, Steve M. Hefley, Randy Winzer

Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, Kansas

Abstract

This paper outlines the changes of an Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) program as it prepared to participate in TAC of ABET’s pilot study for outcomes-based assessment (TC2K). These changes include philosophic, policy, and management adjustments. This paper also notes the difficulties and unsuccessful strategies encountered by the program.

I. Introduction

This paper is a narrative describing a small EET program's efforts to convert its operations to an outcomes-based philosophy. The paper's goal is to offer colleagues across the country some measure of the challenges in meeting TAC of ABET accrediting standards. We also discuss adjustments made following our last accreditation visit experience. This account should be of use to the Engineering Technology community because our program was one of two electronics programs that participated in the 2001 pilot studies conducted by TAC of ABET in its conversion to TC2K.

II. Prolog to the TC2K Conversion

Pittsburg State University is a small institution in the state of Kansas’ Regents system. With an enrollment of about 6000 students, the university has colleges of liberal arts, education, business, and technology. The EET program has an approximate enrollment of sixty-five and is one of five programs comprising the Department of Engineering Technology. The rural environment and absence of local high-tech industries present significant funding and educational challenges for our EET program. Additionally, institutional support is somewhat sparse. However, the three-person faculty is relatively autonomous, and functions as a well-knit team. Significant concerns for standards and quality are hallmarks of our program.

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Hefley, S., & Lookadoo, J., & Winzer, R. (2002, June), Reformatting An Eet Program For Tac Of Abet Tc2 K Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. https://peer.asee.org/11248

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