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Outcomes-based computing accreditation: program assessment.
Faculty Publications
  • Gayle Yaverbaum
  • Doris Lidtke
  • Han Reichgelt
  • Stu Zweben
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Han Reichgelt

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2007
Date Issued
January 2007
Date Available
July 2014
Disciplines
ISBN
1-59593-361-1
Abstract
The Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET evaluates programs utilizing outcomes-based assessment methods. To better support the outcome-based accreditation concept, the proposed new computing accreditation criteria do not include detailed curriculum standards. Instead, they expect programs to clearly define program outcomes and objectives, establish an assessment process to determine the extent to which these outcomes and objectives are achieved by graduates, and use the data thus collected to improve the program. The quality improvement processes used in higher education thus reflect the quality improvement processes that have proven useful in other industries. During this session we will discuss the assessment process with the objective of helping programs develop and carry out an assessment plan with ease.
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Citation only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in SIGCSE '07 Proceedings of the 38th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education, Covington, KY, February 2007. (pp. 281-282). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/1227504.1227410. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.
Language
en_US
Publisher
Association for Computing Machinery
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Yaverbaum, G., Lidtke, D., Reichgelt, H. & Zweben. S. (2007). Outcomes-based computing accreditation: program assessment. SIGCSE '07 Proceedings of the 38th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education, Covington, KY, February 2007. (pp. 281-282). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/1227504.1227410