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ABET is Coming! Getting Faculty Involved
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations
  • Thomas J. Brumm, Iowa State University
  • Steven K. Mickelson, Iowa State University
  • Brian L. Steward, Iowa State University
  • Amy L. Kaleita, Iowa State University
  • Carl J. Bern, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Conference
American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition
Publication Date
6-1-2005
Geolocation
(45.5234515, -122.6762071)
Abstract
Faculty participation in outcomes assessment is critical to a successful ABET review, yet many faculty view assessment as merely an additional time-consuming task piled on top of the many things they already have to do. Enthusiasm for outcomes assessment can be in short supply. The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) Department at Iowa State has its ABET review in 2006. We have been working for the past two years to engage our faculty in outcomes assessment, with a fair degree of success. This paper discusses the activities we’ve used to help fellow faculty members become active participants in learning and outcomes assessment, and how we’ve addressed impediments to their involvement. We’ll discuss the ABE Learning Circle, faculty workshops, curriculum development, and one-on-one assistance provided to faculty to integrate outcomes assessment into the courses they teach. While faculty participation in the process can always be improved, we believe we are well on our way to successful preparation for our 2006 ABET review.
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This proceeding is from Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition.

Copyright Owner
American Society for Engineering Education
Language
en
Citation Information
Thomas J. Brumm, Steven K. Mickelson, Brian L. Steward, Amy L. Kaleita, et al.. "ABET is Coming! Getting Faculty Involved" Portland, OR(2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amy_kaleita/5/