Advanced Program Assessment

February 28, 2023
  • Intermediate / Advanced
  • 1 Day
  • Dubai, UAE
Workshop Dates
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM GST
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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 February 28, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Gulf Standard Time. It is being held in conjunction with the MENA Region Engineering Educators (MENAREE) Conference.

Dusit Thani Hotel
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Reservations can be made by clicking here.

Please review our COVID-19 policy and waiver.


$745 for workshop only attendees ($600 for each additional attendee registered at the same time)
$600 for MENAREE Conference attendees (Must show proof of conference registration)


Workshop Facilitators

James Warnock, Ph.D.

James Warnock, Ph.D., received his bachelor’s in biological sciences from the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Warnock earned his master’s in biochemical engineering as well as his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK.
During his doctoral studies, he spent two months as a research fellow in the Department of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at Kobe University, Japan. James relocated to Atlanta, GA, in 2003 and spent two years as a post-doctoral research fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology with a joint appointment between the School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering.
James is currently the Founding Chair and a Professor in the School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Georgia. He is actively involved in engineering education research and has earned international attention for his work on using problem-based learning to enable students to develop their professional skills. In 2011, he was invited to present work at the Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium, hosted by the National Academy of Engineering. Before coming to Athens, James served as a professor and associate dean for academic affairs at Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering. In this role, he was responsible for coordinating the assessment activities of 11 engineering/computer science programs within eight departments.
In July 2011, he was invited to become the first Adjunct Director for Professional Development at ABET. He has consequently been involved in the planning, preparation and facilitation of numerous ABET workshops, including the one-day Program Assessment Workshops and IDEAL. He is an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.

Alaa K. Ashmawy, Ph.D.

Alaa K. Ashmawy, Ph.D. is an engineering professor and researcher, a licensed engineering consultant and a global leader in higher education management. He currently serves as President, Daraya University, Egypt. He has over 30 years of professional experience in the U.S., Egypt and the UAE in higher education and engineering consulting. He was elected the 2020-2022 President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC). He also serves as Special Advisor to ABET’s CEO, supporting the global engineering accrediting agency with its operations in the Middle East and North Africa.
From 2006 to 2020, Ashmawy was Dean of the School of Engineering at the American University in Dubai (AUD), where he also served as Professor of Civil Engineering. He currently holds a research professorship at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and previously held teaching and research faculty positions at the University of South Florida and Georgia Tech, as well as visiting appointments in Mexico and Egypt. He is the recipient of the 2020 IEOM Society International’s Distinguished Educator Award and the 2019 IEEE Education Society’s EDUCON Meritorious Service Award. His research in environmental geotechnics and micromechanics of granular materials has been published in leading journals and earned over 1000 citations.
Ashmawy served as Program Evaluator for ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission and as Congress Ambassador for the Dubai Convention Bureau. He is a member of numerous professional and civic organizations including ASEE, IEEE, ASCE, Sigma Xi and the American Business Council of Dubai. He earned his Ph.D. and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Purdue University and his bachelor’s degree with Honors and Distinction from Alexandria University.

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