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The 2016-17 ABET Accreditation process preparation is underway! For an effective review package that will help achieve another six-year accreditation, please keep these activities and deadlines in mind.
These are the outcomes in which ABET assesses our programs.
See the ABET EAC webpage (Criterion 3) for more detailed definitions.
We need Curriculum Vitae from every tenure-track faculty member and adjunct instructor who teach our courses.
Faculty Curriculum Vitae must be formatted according to ABET requirements. Two pages maximum in Times New Roman font, 12 point.
Upload a Word document of your CV to the JHBox file that has been requested in a separate e-mail. We have resources to edit CVs to the required ABET format. Do not send a .pdf file or any other uneditable document.
Outcomes assessments affect ALL courses on which outcomes assessments are measured. Needed are:
Submit your course syllabi to the designated JHBox when notified. Send your questions to Mike Bernard at email@example.com.
Please use the Whiting School Course Syllabus template:
Faculty are strongly encouraged to use this template when preparing the syllabus for their courses.
First, there is certain key information that students ought to be provided at the start of the semester. This template will ensure that they have that information. For example, many faculty may be unaware that we should be providing information about disability services on our syllabi; this template gives you wording to fulfill that. Further, a clear statement on ethics will help to avoid problems. Different faculty members have different expectations on how students collaborate; laying out those expectations clearly is important.
Second, nationally – and at Johns Hopkins -there is a growing emphasis on student learning outcomes. Students should be given (and regulators expect us to provide) information about the objectives of your course and the expectations of what they will learn.
Third, a consistent format across the school not only is helpful to students, but will be valuable during accreditation (for ABET and for Middle States). We’ve set up this template to be sure that the information accreditors want to see is present and easy to find.
DO I HAVE TO FOLLOW THIS FORMAT EXACTLY?
No. Indeed some departments will prepare a variation on the template because their ABET Outcomes are different (as in Computer Science) or arranged differently.
There may be parts of this that simply do not apply to your course. For example, an advanced graduate research course might require rather different information and various pieces of this document might not apply.
I ALREADY HAVE MY OWN TEMPLATE. CAN I USE THAT?
Yes, but if you can change to this format it would be helpful for the sake of consistency and accreditation. Be sure your version includes the important information as laid out here.
OK. WHAT DO I DO?
Copy the template file you prefer (Word, HTML, or LaTeX) and edit these:
Mike will collect textbooks that will be used for display during the ABET Accreditation visit in Fall 2017. This includes all courses assessed in 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Course Samples will be collected for courses being assessed.
ABET requires course samples for all assignments, quizzes, exams, reports, homework relevant to Partial Score Assessments and other work for your courses this semester. Collect three in each of the categories. This will mean you have a total of nine samples: three high, three medium, and three low. These samples must be collected from you or your Teaching Assistants.
We must obtain a copy of the assignment itself for each assignment.
ABOUT “HOMEWORK RELEVANT TO PARTIAL SCORE ASSESSMENTS”
Note that we will need homework samples only for required courses and not electives. We need course samples only for the homework that is related to your course’s Partial Score Assessments. You can submit samples for all homework if that’s easier but that’s not required.
It is vital that instructors provide partial score assessments for every semester that describes the concepts and work samples used to achieve competency in our students in each of the outcome criteria. The department must describe these for specific criteria on the tabs below.
NOTE: Effective Spring 2016, the department has decided to focus only on core courses. Partial Score Assessments will no longer be needed for electives.
If you have concerns about the criteria assigned to your courses, please contact Mike to discuss them.