On-Demand Webinars

Assessment of Student Learning Introduction

Gloria Rogers, ABET Senior Adjunct Director for Professional Programs, provides a basic introduction to the principles that underlie the development of the continuous improvement process…

Program Educational Objectives

This webinar covers expectations for the development and maintenance of your Program Educational Objectives.

Student Outcomes

Jennifer “Jenny” Amos, ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar, deconstructs student outcomes for assessment and evaluation of the attainment of student learning.

Curriculum Map

Kevin Huggins, ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar, explains how utilization of the curriculum map can enhance decision making about data collection and improve student learning.

Assessment Methods

Ben Juliano, ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar, reviews assessment methods and examines different scoring methods that can be used.

Reporting Results

Owens Walker, ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar, provides examples of reporting methods that demonstrate the entire assessment process with results, actions, and trends over time.

New Outcomes: Transition as Opportunity

Daina Briedis, ABET Adjunct Director for Professional Programs, provides important insights about how to take advantage of the program’s transition from ABET’s “old” Student Outcomes…

Visiting Programs Transitioning to Criterion 3 & Criterion 5

Everything you wanted to know about the new C3 & C5 but were afraid to ask! This webinar for Team Chairs focuses on transitioning to…

Assessment Planning Tools

Self Assessment

An instrument that can be used to determine the status of a program assessment process.

Assessment Planning Matrix

Sample matrix to demonstrate the program assessment process and results.

Sample Protocol for Pilot Testing Survey Items

Example of how you can test your survey items for validity before administering the survey.

Timelines and Responsibilities

Documenting the processes involved in program assessment.

Assessment Planning Articles

Using Commercial Exams for Program Assessment

Things to consider if you are thinking of using a commercial exam for student outcomes. Many programs have successfully employed nationally normed examinations such as the Fundamentals of Engineering exam developed and administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying as an integral element of their program assessment process.

Using Course or Test Grades for Program Assessment

Use of course or test grades as evidence of learning outcomes.

Understanding the Accreditation Question

Design of the assessment process rests on the understanding of the accreditation question.

Things I Wish I Had Known

Basic principles when developing a program assessment process.

Surveys and Questionnaires

Things to consider when designing and implementing a survey or questionnaire.


Things to consider when deciding whether sampling should be used for program assessment.


Considerations when choosing to use portfolios for assessment of student learning.

Direct and Indirect Assessment Methods

Advantages and disadvantages of direct and indirect methods of assessment.

Program Assessment: The Ultimate Design Problem

Understanding how the program assessment process is similar to a technical design problem.

Objectives and Outcomes

Similarities and differences between program educational objectives and student outcomes.

Meaningful Measurement

Ensuring that the data enable faculty to identify strengths and weakness in student performance.

The Importance of Direct Measures

Direct measures of student learning and why they are important.

How Many Data are Too Many?

Considerations when deciding how many data to collect.

Does the Assessment Process Measure Up?

Evaluate your program assessment process against key principles of program assessment.

Continuous Quality Improvement and Program Assessment

Principles of continuous quality improvement as the basis of outcomes accreditation criteria.

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