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The State Of Engineering Program Accreditation And Quality Assurance In India

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2008 Annual Conference & Exposition


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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June 22, 2008

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June 22, 2008

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June 25, 2008



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Engineering Accreditation Around the World

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13.1266.1 - 13.1266.9



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Krishna Vedula University of Massachusetts-Lowell

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Maria M. Larrondo Petrie Florida Atlantic University

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1. INTRODUCTION The Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE) is an organization created by leading engineering educators in the US and in India, with the goal of improving the preparedness of the large number of faculty in engineering colleges in India and in the US to address the needs of the global economy. The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the Indian Society for Technical Education are primary partners. The Action Plan, developed at two Forums, one in Mysore in June 2007 and the second in Washington DC in August 2007, recommended the creation of Regional Indo US Engineering Faculty Institutes with four thrust areas: Curriculum Development, Pedagogy and Delivery; Research and Development; Quality and Accreditation and Innovation and Entrepreneurship, with strong Industry partnership.

These Regional Indo-US Faculty Institutes will foster collaborative networks and exchanges through course offerings for engineering faculty. The resulting networks are expected to lead to mutual benefits to India and to the US, including global experiences for faculty and students, collaborative research, development and entrepreneurship in technologies of global relevance, as well as access for US and Indian universities and companies to more and better prepared engineering graduates.

An Indo US Engineering Faculty Leadership Institute is planned for the summer of 2008 in order to prepare engineering faculty who will lead the creation of these Regional Institutes. Scaling up of the program will be achieved by the “Facilitate the Trainer” approach. Experienced faculty from various regions will be selected to attend the Indo US Engineering Faculty Leadership Institute conducted by US and Indian faculty experts. One week workshops will be offered on specific subjects in close consultation with industry. These workshops will focus on effective methods for teaching the specific subjects and on providing links and access to resources for that purpose. The workshops will be designed to ensure the creation of sustainable communities of practice and collaboration among participants. The workshops will include strategies for mentoring of the selected faculty at their home institutions. They will be encouraged and facilitated to be trainers and will be assisted in offering one-week courses to groups of faculty from engineering colleges at workshops in their regions during the following year as part of their Regional Institutes. They will also be encouraged to conduct workshops to motivate good students in the colleges to enter the teaching profession. In addition, they will be supported in setting up research programs in their colleges, and pursue doctorate degrees (if not already possessing one). A critical part of the program will be the assessment of the outcomes from these in order to guide further development of the programmes. Although the major emphasis in the first year is on computer science and engineering, information technology, telecommunications and electrical engineering, IUCEE plans to cover all disciplines of engineering in subsequent years.


Schedule for “2008 Indo-US Engineering Faculty Leadership Institute” (Location: Global Education Center, Infosys Technologies Ltd., Mysore, India)

Topic Lead Presenters, Affiliation Dates 1 Effective Teaching; Cooperative Learning; Rich Felder and Rebecca Brent, N. Carolina State University May 26 to 28 Effective Faculty Development, Outcomes based education; Quality and Accreditation 2 Preparation for India’s membership in Washington Accord Ashok Saxena, University of Arkansas May 29 to 30 3 Curriculum Innovation and Quality Assurance: Jorge Velez-Arocho and Rosa Buxeda, Univ of Puerto Rico; June 2 to 6 a Roadmap for Excellence Lueny Morell, Hewlett Packard & Building Industry Academia Partnerships 4 Strategies for Effective Course Design and Delivery Veena Kumar, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey June 9 to 13 5 Selected Topics in Computer Engineering Joseph Tront, Virginia Tech University (Parallel 6 Computer Networks James Kurose, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Workshops) 7 Wireless Communications P.R. Kumar, University of Illinois Urbana Champagne 8 Signal Processing Sidney Burrus, Rice University June 30 to July 4 9 Algorithms, Tutored Video Instruction Richard Anderson, University of Washington (Parallel 10 Software Engineering Leon Osterweil and Lori Clarke, Univ of Massachusetts Workshops) 11 Computer Security and Modern Compilation Jack Davidson, University of Virginia 12 Principles of Effective Teaching and Learning P.V. Krishnan, GIW Industries, USA 13 VLSI Design Andrew Mason, Michigan State University July 7 to 11 14 Engineering Design Projects in Service to Community William Oakes, Purdue University (Parallel 15 Project Management; Data Base Design; Security Vijay Kanabar, Boston University Workshops) 16 Electric Energy and Power S.S. Venkata, University of Washington 17A Academic Systems and Processes M.P. Ravindra, Infosys Technologies Ltd July 7 to 8 17B Engineering Education for Building Knowledge Economies Andreas Blom, World Bank, July 9 to 10 Focus on Governance Bruno Laporte, Kurt Larsen, Anuja Utz, World Bank Inst (invited only) 18 Academic Leadership M.P. Ravindra, Infosys Technologies Ltd July 11 19 Hands-on Engineering using Labview Dhanabal Solaikutty, National Instruments July 14 to 18 20 Project Based Learning, Sustainable Product Design Alice Agogino, University of California, Berkeley (Parallel 21 Product Life Management using CAD Xavier Fouger, Dassault Systemes Workshops) 22 Developing Leadership Skills Zacharias Cherian, Agilent Technologies, India July 17 to 18 23 Engineering Drawing using CAD George Abraham, Autodesk July 14 to 18


Vedula, K., & Larrondo Petrie, M. M. (2008, June), The State Of Engineering Program Accreditation And Quality Assurance In India Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 10.18260/1-2--4291

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