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ABET Outcome Assessment and Improvement through the Capstone Design Course in an Industrial Engineering Curriculum
American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition
  • Leslie Potter, Iowa State University
  • Shantha Esther Daniel, Iowa State University
  • Devna F. Popejoy-Sheriff, Iowa State University
  • Kyung J. Min, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
6-1-2006
Conference Title
American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition
Conference Date
June 2006
Geolocation
(41.8781136, -87.62979819999998)
Abstract
In this paper, for the capstone design course, we first show how we demonstrate that our IE majors attain the ABET outcome items (c) and (h) where (c) is an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability and (h) is the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. To achieve this, we utilize rubrics that are primarily filled out by the instructors and surveys that are filled out by graduating seniors, Year 1 alumni, and Year 3 alumni. Each rubric is for the assessment of one outcome item, and consists of three subcriteria. Each of these assessment efforts is independent of the other efforts, and the results from each effort are crosschecked with the results from the other efforts. Based on the outcome assessment, we show how we improve the outcome items in the capstone design course by guiding students to consider diverse sets of perspectives and consequences without teaching additional discipline or technique. Finally, we will discuss the lessons learned and challenges experienced, and comment on future endeavors.
Comments

This proceeding is from American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition (2006): 12 pp. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
American Society for Engineering Education
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Leslie Potter, Shantha Esther Daniel, Devna F. Popejoy-Sheriff and Kyung J. Min. "ABET Outcome Assessment and Improvement through the Capstone Design Course in an Industrial Engineering Curriculum" Chicago, IllinoisAmerican Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition (2006) p. 1 - 12
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/leslie_potter/2/