Advanced Program Assessment

April 6, 2024
  • Intermediate / Advanced
  • 1 Day
  • Tampa, FL
Workshop Dates
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST
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About this Workshop


  • Fundamentals of Program Assessment Workshop
  • Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment Leadership (IDEAL)

If you have already attended an ABET Fundamentals of Assessment Workshop and are confident in your assessment knowledge, but looking for a highly focused, hands-on group session to hone and refine your current process, this is your next step.

Developing sustainable assessment processes that lead to quality improvement of educational programs is an iterative process. Most experts would agree that the first few cycles of an assessment process lead to more improvements in the actual assessment processes than they do in improvements of student learning. This workshop is designed to help you take a critical look at your current assessment processes and take them to the next level of quality. Time is spent on critiquing processes and developing ways to ensure consistency in the assessment of student learning across multiple faculty evaluators. In this workshop, you build on the principles taught in ABET Fundamentals to develop more efficient and effective processes.

During the Advanced Program Assessment workshop, you work in a small group to critique performance indicators, undergo rubric calibration training, critique assessment processes, and engage in exercises centered on data visualization and evaluation. You leave the workshop with the ability to apply what you learned to improve your own assessment program.

The workshop prepares you to:

  • Create a sustainable assessment process.
  • Assure consistency in multi-faculty evaluations.
  • Identify ways to improve your current assessment processes.

Workshop Details

This one-day, in-person workshop takes place April 6, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST.

Tampa Marriott Water Street
505 Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602

Please review our COVID-19 policy and waiver.

ABET has secured a discounted guest room rate of $250 for your stay during this event. Reservations can be made by clicking here.

Special Pre-Symposium Rates:
$725 if you register October 23-December 22, 2023
$800 if you register December 23, 2023-March 28, 2024


Workshop Facilitators

Daina M. Briedis, Ph.D.

Daina M. Briedis, Ph.D., is currently an Adjunct Director of Professional Offerings at ABET. She also serves as Assistant Dean for Student Advancement and Program Assessment in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University and is a faculty member and ABET Coordinator in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.

Over the past 32 years, Daina has served ABET as a program evaluator for AIChE, a team chair and member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), the first chair of the EAC Training and Materials Development Committee and an Executive Committee member of the EAC. She was a program evaluator on one of the very first “EC2000” visits and subsequently chaired several new criteria visits.

Briedis has been an AIChE Representative Director on the ABET Board of Directors and has been involved in the design teams for the new program evaluator and train-the-trainers training materials. She is a lead facilitator for the program evaluator training sessions. She also consults in the area of accreditation and assessment and evaluation and serves on the Board of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). She was elected a Fellow of ABET in 2007, a Fellow of the AIChE in 2011 and a Fellow of ASEE in 2015. She is an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.


Kevin Huggins, Ph.D.

Kevin Huggins, Ph.D., is a Professor of Computer and Data Science at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.  Prior to being a professor at Harrisburg, he was a faculty member of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the United States Military Academy. There, Kevin worked as the Director Research for Network Science Center as well as Director of the Information Technology Program. Dr. Huggins also served as commissioner for the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET and is currently a Senior IDEAL Scholar.

In addition to his bachelor’s degree from West Point, Kevin also holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and MINES ParisTech in France, respectively.


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