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Tc2 K Accreditation: An Eet Success Story

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Conference

2003 Annual Conference

Location

Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

Start Date

June 22, 2003

End Date

June 25, 2003

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Quality & Accreditation: Outcome Assessment

Page Count

11

Page Numbers

8.1053.1 - 8.1053.11

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https://peer.asee.org/12137

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Steve Hefley

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James Lookadoo

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Randy Winzer

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Session 3560

TC2K Accreditation: An EET Success Story

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

Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, Kansas

Abstract

This paper outlines the philosophic, policy, and management adjustments 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 included developing a set of policies supporting outcomes-based management of the EET program, along with appropriate goals and objectives. This paper will detail those items as well as note 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 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. Currently, thirteen additional programs will be evaluated using this outcomes-based assessment (OA). In the 2003-2004 cycle, programs may request OA on a volunteer basis. Starting in 2004, all programs will be evaluated using OA standards.

II. Prolog to the TC2K Conversion Proceedings of the 2003 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education

Hefley, S., & Lookadoo, J., & Winzer, R. (2003, June), Tc2 K Accreditation: An Eet Success Story Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. https://peer.asee.org/12137

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