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Web Based Course Outcome Assessment Experience In Computer Engineering Technology

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition


Honolulu, Hawaii

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June 24, 2007

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June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007



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Multimedia and Distance Learning

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Engineering Technology

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12.1598.1 - 12.1598.12

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Veeramuthu Rajaravivarma Central Connecticut State University

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Dr. V. Rajaravivarma is currently with the Computer Electronics and Graphics Technology department at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. He is a Professor and Program Coordinator of Computer Engineer Technology. He is Vice-Chair and past Treasurer of the IEEE-Connecticut Section. Previously, he was with Tennessee State University, Morehead State University, and North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Rajaravivarma received a B.E. in Electronics & Communication Engineering from University of Madras,India, earned an Electrical Engineering M.A.Sc. from University of Windsor,Canada, and completed a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. E-mail:

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Peter Baumann Central Connecticut State University

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Dr. Baumann is an Associate Professor of Engineering at CCSU. His industrial experience spans 20 years. He is Past Chairman of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee B7 and is Chairman of his local ASM International materials chapter. Dr. Baumann received a B.S. in Metallurgy at Penn State, earned an M.S. from MIT Mechanical Engineering, and completed a Ph.D. in Materials Science at Polytechnic University. E-mail:

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Web-Based Course Outcome Assessment Experience in Computer Engineering Technology


In November 2004 an innovative undergraduate Computer Engineering Technology program based on TAC of ABET program assessment criteria was granted licensure by the State Department of Higher Education. The University has considerable experience with accreditation and associated assessment activities, most recently reporting on an “In- common Methodology for Objective- and Outcome-based Programs Assessment” (Lema, L.F., Baumann, P.F., and Prusak, Z., ASEE 2005 Annual Conference) across three engineering technology programs. This study reports an assessment component within the Computer Engineering Technology program in accordance with ABET accreditation criteria. The implementation process was conducted in an undergraduate course in the program. The initial phase involves identification of course goals, and based on these goals, the measurable learning outcomes are formulated. Using web-based methodology and course management tools such as WebCT or Vista, the learning outcomes are measured in the form of pre- and post-course survey data from students. Data can be imported to data management tools such as Excel for analysis and evaluation. This study uses computer programs as tools to facilitate data collection and data analysis, making the data intensive portion of the assessment and evaluation process an easier endeavor. Applicability towards the assessment efforts of other engineering technology programs is also addressed.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology

The mission of the computer engineering technology program is to provide graduates with the academic and practical knowledge that is widely accepted in the field of computer engineering technology. This is done by encouraging students to incorporate hardware and software computer systems in solving science, engineering, technology, and manufacturing problems.

The computer engineering technology degree program offers students a balanced foundation and a wide choice of career paths. This program will also be a solid and a very marketable program of professional training to fit in many of the high paid, high demand positions such as system administrators, network administrators, system designers, quality control engineers, and software developers. Graduates can also find positions as information technologists, lab technicians, system maintenance personnel, system testers,

Proceedings of the 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2007, American Society for Engineering Education

Rajaravivarma, V., & Baumann, P. (2007, June), Web Based Course Outcome Assessment Experience In Computer Engineering Technology Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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