Fundamentals of Program Assessment

April 3, 2024
  • Beginner
  • 1 Day
  • Tampa, FL
Workshop Dates
Apr
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2024
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST
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About this Workshop

The Fundamentals of Program Assessment Workshop is an in-person workshop designed with a focus on small group interaction and individual assignments to introduce the context for program assessment, examine assessment processes, develop measurable outcomes and apply data collection and reporting methods. The exercises and examples are from associate’s, bachelor’s and/or tech-focused programs. These can be applied to other program types and/or timeframes.

This workshop will allow you to work in teams and ask questions of experienced facilitators.

This workshop prepares you to:

  • Identify key elements of a functional assessment process.
  • Clarify the similarities and differences between course and program assessment.
  • Make student outcomes measurable with the development of performance indicators.
  • Understand the methods to assess student outcomes.
  • Develop rubrics as one method to score student performance in achieving student outcomes.
  • Identify the pros and cons of various data collection methods.
  • Decipher and report results.

Workshop Details

WHEN
This one-day, in-person workshop takes place April 3, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST.

WORKSHOP LOCATION & ACCOMODATIONS
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.

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

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Workshop Facilitators

Jennifer “Jenny” Amos, Ph.D.

Jenny Amos is a Teaching Professor in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is a AIMBE Fellow, BMES Fellow, ABET Commissioner and Executive Committee Member for EAC, two-time Fulbright Specialist in engineering education (France and Brazil) and has won multiple awards and recognitions for her teaching and scholarship of teaching. Outside of BME, she has also worked to revolutionize the future of graduate medical education serving as a founding member of the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, a first-of-its-kind engineering driven college of medicine. Amos was a PI of the Illinois NSF RED (Revolutionizing Engineering & Computer Science Departments) research team leading efforts to innovate assessment practices for engineering toward producing more holistic engineers. Amos has a decade’s worth of experience leading curriculum reform implementing robust assessment strategies at multiple institutions.

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Owens Walker, Ph.D.

Owens Walker is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy. He has served as both the Assessment Chair and the Associate Chair for his department which includes 48 faculty and over 130 students. He successfully led the initial ABET accreditation of the computer engineering program and the reaccreditation of the electrical engineering program in 2012. He also served on the Executive Steering Committee for the Naval Academy’s successful university-wide 2016 Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaccreditation. Owens is a retired Naval Aviator and Navy Captain with more than 30 years of naval service spanning the North Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, the Persian Gulf, and the Western Pacific.
Owens received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1987 and both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California in 1995 and 2009, respectively.  He has been instrumental in the development of networking and cyber security course offerings at the United States Naval Academy and his current research work includes wireless networking, wireless security, computer security, and light-based communications. Owens is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of Eta Kappa Nu, and an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.

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Karen Tarnoff, Ph.D.

Dr. Karen J. Tarnoff is the Associate Dean for Assurance of Learning, Assessment and International Programs for the College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University. In this capacity, she coordinates the assessment of student learning outcomes across seven diverse departments (Accountancy; Economics and Finance; Management and Marketing; Computing; Military Science; Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying; and Digital Media) and multiple accrediting bodies (SACS, AACSB, ABET, NASAD, CIDA). Tarnoff is a facilitator for the AACSB and has authored materials for its Assurance of Learning I and II Seminars. She has published and given presentations on assessment-related topics and has helped many schools develop, implement and refine their assessment systems.

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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.

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