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

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Latest Update: June 28, 2016
Primary Contact: Proctor Reid
  • Alan Cramb
    President, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Wayne Bergstrom
    Principal Engineer, Bechtel Infrastructure and Power Corporation; 2015-2016 ABET President-Elect
  • Mary Boyce
    Dean of Engineering and Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University
  • Norman Fortenberry
    Executive Director, American Society for Engineering Education
  • Karan Watson
    Provost and Executive Vice President, Texas A&M University

An ad hoc committee will support an effort to engage the engineering education and broader engineering community in a constructive dialogue on the proposed ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) changes to Criteria 3 and 5. As part of this effort, the NAE will be hosting a public forum and assisting with a Town Hall at the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference. The Forum will bring together representatives from the diverse communities of engineering (including representatives from many of the 35 engineering societies that belong to ABET; employers of BS engineers; industry representatives and faculty and administrators of undergraduate engineering programs) impacted by and involved with the Criteria changes.  A brief summary report will be released following the Forum.


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Final Report

Forum on Proposed Revisions to ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission General Criteria on Student Outcomes and Curriculum

RELEASE DATE: June 24, 2016


ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredits programs in engineering, engineering technology, applied science, and computing at colleges and universities around ...

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National Science Foundation