Fundamentals of Program Assessment

February 27, 2023
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  • 1 Day
  • Dubai, UAE
Workshop Dates
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM GST
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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

This one-day, in-person workshop takes place February 27, 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

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.

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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