Engaging the Engineering Community in a Constructive Dialogue Regarding ABET Criteria Changes

Forum on Proposed Revisions to ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission General Criteria on Student Outcomes and Curriculum (Criteria 3 AND 5)

Due to the weather conditions the forum will start at 11:00 AM. Please join us in person or via the webcast.

February 16, 2016
11:00 AM – 11:10 AM
Welcome and Introductions
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Alan Cramb, President, Illinois Institute of Technology; NAE Forum Planning Committee Chair
11:10 AM – 11:50 AM
Summary of ABET-EAC Proposed Revisions to General Criteria 3 and 5 and the Revision Process
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Patricia D. Brackin, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Chair of the Engineering Accreditation Commission, ABET
Joe Sussman, Chief Accreditation and Information Officer, ABET
11:50 AM – 12:45 PM
Panel 1: Perspectives from Academia
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Moderator: Karan Watson, Provost and Executive Vice President, Texas A&M University, NAE Forum Planning Committee Member
Panelist: Gerald D. Holder, US Steel Dean of Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Panelist: Diane T. Rover, University Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University
Panelist: Sheri Sheppard, Associate Vice Provost of Graduate Education and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Curriculum, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Panelist: Mickey Wilhelm, Professor, Industrial Engineering; Dean Emeritus, JB Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville
12:45 PM – 01:10 PM
Open Discussion: Perspectives from Academia
01:10 PM – 01:20 PM
Break to Retrieve Box Lunch
01:20 PM – 02:20 PM
Panel 2: Perspectives from the Profession
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Moderator: Wayne Bergstrom, Principal Engineer, Bechtel Infrastructure and Power Corporation; 2015-2016 President-Elect, ABET; NAE Forum Planning Committee Member
Panelist: Dianne Chong, Vice President, Research and Technology (ret.), The Boeing Company
Panelist: Frank Flores, Vice President, Engineering, for University and STEM Relations, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Panelist: C. Diane Matt, Executive Director, Women in Engineering ProActive Network
Panelist: Stuart G. Walesh, P.E.,, Independent Consultant
Panelist: David Whitman, Past President, NCEES, H.T. Person Professorship of Engineering Education, University of Wyoming
02:20 PM – 02:45 PM
Open Discussion: Perspectives from the Profession
02:45 PM – 03:00 PM
Break
03:00 PM – 03:55 PM
Panel 3: Summarizing the Pros and Cons of the Proposed Criteria Changes
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Moderator: Mary Boyce, Dean of Engineering and Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University; NAE Forum Planning Committee Member
Panelist: Phillip Borrowman, P.E., Senior Vice President (ret.), Hanson Professional Services, Inc., Past President, ABET (2010–2011)
Panelist: Patricia D. Daniels, Professor Emerita, Seattle University, Affiliate Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
Panelist: Donna Riley, Professor, Department of Engineering Education, Virginia Tech
Panelist: COL Barry L. Shoop, Professor and Head, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, West Point, President, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
03:55 PM – 04:20 PM
Open Discussion: Summarizing the Pros and Cons of the Proposed Criteria Changes
04:20 PM – 04:45 PM
General Discussion
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Moderator: Norman Fortenberry, Executive Director, American Society for Engineering Education, NAE Forum Planning Committee Member
04:40 PM – 05:00 PM
Recap and Next Steps
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Alan Cramb, President, Illinois Institute of Technology; NAE Forum Planning Committee Chair
05:00 PM
Adjourn