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Competency-based Outcomes Assessment for Agricultural Engineering Programs
International Journal of Engineering Education
  • Thomas J. Brumm, Iowa State University
  • Steven K. Mickelson, Iowa State University
  • Brian L. Steward, Iowa State University
  • Amy L. Kaleita, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Abstract
The ABET 2000 criteria have provided the impetus for the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at Iowa State University to re-structure the assessment of its undergraduate agricultural engineering program. We linked ABET student outcomes to validated work-place competencies with key actions that are measurable in academic and experiential education environments. Two tools are being used to assess competencies: an on-line assessment system and electronic portfolios developed by each student as a requirement for graduation. This paper discusses the overall philosophy of our assessment program, how the assessment tools are being implemented, and the implications for change in the curriculum.
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This article is from International Journal of Engineering Education, 22, no. 6 (2006): 1163–1172. Used by permission.

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TEMPUS Publications
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en
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Citation Information
Thomas J. Brumm, Steven K. Mickelson, Brian L. Steward and Amy L. Kaleita. "Competency-based Outcomes Assessment for Agricultural Engineering Programs" International Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 22 Iss. 6 (2006) p. 1163 - 1172
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amy_kaleita/1/