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EAB’s University-level Activities EAB Meeting Moshe Kam and C. W. Hickman San Juan, PR EAB’s University-level Activities EAB Meeting Moshe Kam and C. W. Hickman San Juan, PR – 14 February 2009

A Quick Historical Overview § EAB divides its activities into… Pre-university, University-level, Postuniversity (continued A Quick Historical Overview § EAB divides its activities into… Pre-university, University-level, Postuniversity (continued education), and Public Education § For approximately 15 years (1990 -2004) the university-level activities were limited to… § § Accreditation in the US (through ABET) Education about accreditation outside the US § With an “ABET flavor” 2

Recent trends… EAB has… § Changed the direction of its involvement with ABET (US) Recent trends… EAB has… § Changed the direction of its involvement with ABET (US) § Increased its level of activity in non-US accreditation § § Developed on-line tools for university-level students and constituencies of the accrediting bodies Mobilized student branches for outreach to pre-university students Entered the arena of policy in accreditation, standards education, first professional degree in engineering 3

Recent trends… EAB has… § § Started working on model curricula and trends in Recent trends… EAB has… § § Started working on model curricula and trends in engineering education § Especially retention Developed assessment tools for technology programs (US) Supported the Technical English Program and plans to expand it Developed a Standards Education program for university students 4

Accreditation in EAB § Accreditation Policy Council § Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities § Accreditation in EAB § Accreditation Policy Council § Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities § Committee on Technology Accreditation Activities § Committee on Global Accreditation Activities

Activities within ABET (US Accreditation) IEEE (through its predecessors) has worked within ABET (ECPD) Activities within ABET (US Accreditation) IEEE (through its predecessors) has worked within ABET (ECPD) since 1932

Who coordinates IEEE’s ABET activities? § Coordinated by EAB: § Engineering and Engineering Technology Who coordinates IEEE’s ABET activities? § Coordinated by EAB: § Engineering and Engineering Technology accreditation (through ABET) § Electrical and Computer Engineering and Engineering Technology and a few other sub-disciplines § § Including Systems Engineering Coordinated by the IEEE Computer Society § Computer Science, Information Technology (through CSAB) 7

What is missing in our ABET portfolio? § § IEEE involvement in accreditation of What is missing in our ABET portfolio? § § IEEE involvement in accreditation of programs in Biomedical Engineering An on-going issue that requires action 8

ABET support: key statistics § § § IEEE is responsible for approximately 750 programs ABET support: key statistics § § § IEEE is responsible for approximately 750 programs exclusively IEEE Responsible for additional 300 programs with ACM and AIS Next largest association is ASME § § with 450 programs Approximately 350 active IEEE volunteers are involved 9

ABET Support: Finances § IEEE pays directly to ABET about $300, 000/year § § ABET Support: Finances § IEEE pays directly to ABET about $300, 000/year § § Payments to ABET continue to grow § § § ASME pays about $200, 000 Some relief was observed after the financial model was ‘tweaked’ The number of programs in Computer Science and IT is growing EAB and the Computer Society spend additional $500 K-700 K on US accreditation 10

IEEE and ABET IEEE and ABET

Selected Topics of Discussion, Change, and Potential Action § ABET’s governance § ABET’s financial Selected Topics of Discussion, Change, and Potential Action § ABET’s governance § ABET’s financial model and long-term prospects § International Accreditation § Travel Policy § “Criteria 2 and 3” and assessment § Systems Engineering § Accreditation at the BS and MS levels simultaneously § Accreditation of programs that use non-traditional delivery 12

Accreditation Outside the United States Committee on Global Accreditation Activities Accreditation Outside the United States Committee on Global Accreditation Activities

CGAA: Mission and Scope § § To identify and meet the accreditation needs of CGAA: Mission and Scope § § To identify and meet the accreditation needs of the profession, by assisting in the establishment, operation, development and implementation of accrediting bodies and accreditation procedures in engineering, computing and technology (ECT) worldwide. To coordinate transnational accreditation activities on behalf of the IEEE, including assistance to existing accrediting bodies, development of new accrediting bodies, and education about ECT accreditation. 14

Key themes § § Local accrediting bodies Organization and operation by local IEEE volunteers Key themes § § Local accrediting bodies Organization and operation by local IEEE volunteers § § And volunteers of other engineering/computing association Minimal use of accreditation bodies from outside the local region 15

2009 Members Name Section Region Role Moshe Kam Philadelphia 2 Chair Enrique Alvarez Peru 2009 Members Name Section Region Role Moshe Kam Philadelphia 2 Chair Enrique Alvarez Peru 9 Member Ernesto Cuadros. Vargas Chandrabhan Sharma Peru 9 Member Trinidad and Tobago 9 Member Eric Tappert Lehigh Valley 2 APC Chair Xiaoxun Zhu Xi’an 10 Member 16

Where do we operate now? § § China: “Working Group on Education in China” Where do we operate now? § § China: “Working Group on Education in China” and cooperation with CAST Peru: ICACIT Uruguay: terminology and program structure issues The Caribbean: new accrediting body for programs taught in English (CACET) 17

CHINA 18 CHINA 18

International Accreditation: China § In 2006 we established an accreditation working group in China International Accreditation: China § In 2006 we established an accreditation working group in China § § Face-to-face meeting in November 2006 2007 Activities § A major workshop on engineering accreditation in cooperation with CAST § § A translation of ABET accreditation materials into Chinese was completed by EAB Meetings with decision makers in various ministries 19

2007 Workshop (Beijing) § 40 attendees § Most are program evaluators in training § 2007 Workshop (Beijing) § 40 attendees § Most are program evaluators in training § § § IEEE: Bruce Eisenstein, Michael Lightner, Moshe Kam Engineers Ireland: Don Mc. Cloy Meetings at the Ministries of Personnel, Construction and Education 20

Ministry of Education Beijing 2007 21 Ministry of Education Beijing 2007 21

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Beijing 2007 Bruce Eisenstein speaks Note the Engineers Ireland Logo 23 Beijing 2007 Bruce Eisenstein speaks Note the Engineers Ireland Logo 23

2008 Activities § An accreditation workshop with CAST and the PRC Ministry of Education 2008 Activities § An accreditation workshop with CAST and the PRC Ministry of Education § § 240 attendees § § Beijing, 22 March 2008 All fields of engineering A 4 -hour event narrated by Mike Lightner and Moshe Kam 24

Key observations from the 2008 workshop § § Attendees wanted to know how the Key observations from the 2008 workshop § § Attendees wanted to know how the ABET system works …but also what elements are difficult, expensive, time consuming § § Concern about the volume of work associated with ABET-style accreditation visits Desire to examine models that are not purely outcome based 25

Post-workshop requests § CAST requested that we help Chinese program evaluators observe ABET visits Post-workshop requests § CAST requested that we help Chinese program evaluators observe ABET visits in 2008 § § We coordinated the effort with ABET Visits took place during Fall 2008 26

2009 Status § China is getting ready to apply to become a provisional member 2009 Status § China is getting ready to apply to become a provisional member of "Washington Accord“ § Target is June 2009 § Pending issues: § § § Several internal organizational issues Role of "Center for Engineering Education" formed in Tsinghua University. Issues related to Taiwan 27

"International Engineering Education Conference" on 21 -22 October 2009 § § § § § Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society of Automotive Engineers of China Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering China Electro-technical Society China Instruments and Control Society Chinese Institute of Electronics China Computer Federation China Highway & Transportation Society Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection 28

"International Engineering Education Conference" on 21 -22 October 2009 § Invited speakers are at a high level § § § including ministers and presidents Representatives from 12 Washington Accord members and 5 provisory members A round table seminar and a “Beijing Statement” § IEEE expressed interest in sending delegates to attend and give a keynote address 29

PERU URUGUAY 30 PERU URUGUAY 30

International Accreditation: Peru § IEEE has been providing on-going assistance to the Peruvian accrediting International Accreditation: Peru § IEEE has been providing on-going assistance to the Peruvian accrediting body ICACIT § § In December 2006 we have provided the first non-US EAB training for program evaluators in Peru § § § ICACIT was formed in the early 2000 s Instructional material developed Mario Gonzalez prepared and delivered We provided a complete translation of ABET materials into Spanish § We are also maintaining a website for ICACIT 31

Training session for Peruvian program evaluators, December 2006 Lima, December 2006 32 Training session for Peruvian program evaluators, December 2006 Lima, December 2006 32

Activities in Peru in 2007 § § First Draft of the governance documents and Activities in Peru in 2007 § § First Draft of the governance documents and structure of ICACIT A second training workshop for program evaluators in Arequipa § § Mario Gonzalez prepared and delivered Planning with the leadership of ICACIT toward the first independent visit 33

Arequipa, December 2007 34 Arequipa, December 2007 34

Arequipa, December 2007 35 Arequipa, December 2007 35

Planned Activities in 2008 § Accreditation manuals § Engineering, Technology, Computing § Appointment of Planned Activities in 2008 § Accreditation manuals § Engineering, Technology, Computing § Appointment of 20 Program Evaluators § Staffing of the accreditation committees § The first series of independent accreditation visits by ICACIT should take place in 2009 36

Actual Activities in 2008 § § ICACIT and ABET have entered into an agreement Actual Activities in 2008 § § ICACIT and ABET have entered into an agreement that involves joint visits and prolonged parallel accreditation of Programs in Peru by both bodies IEEE has withdrawn for the time being from any further activities in Peru § With the exception of structure/terminology issues (to be discussed later) 37

Visit to Uruguay (November 2008) § § The IEEE Uruguay Section was visited in Visit to Uruguay (November 2008) § § The IEEE Uruguay Section was visited in 2008 to determine needed services from EAB In the course of the visit, several perennial issues were raised: § § Structure, length and content of engineering programs in South America Terminology of program names and descriptors 38

Planned Activities in 2009: Develop 2010 Engineering/CS summit § § § Framework for a Planned Activities in 2009: Develop 2010 Engineering/CS summit § § § Framework for a 2010 workshop on Engineering and Computer Science programs in South America: Structure Organization curricular content Titles Potential for new accreditation alliances 39

Workshop in 2010 Q 2 § § § § A combination of…. invited talks Workshop in 2010 Q 2 § § § § A combination of…. invited talks existing program reviews tutorials on programs in Europe, the US and Asia position papers and policy proposals Action item for follow-up 40

THE CARIBBEAN 41 THE CARIBBEAN 41

Caribbean Accreditation Council for Engineering and Technology Caribbean Accreditation Council for Engineering and Technology

Scope § English speaking Caribbean § An effort requiring 3 -6 years § § Scope § English speaking Caribbean § An effort requiring 3 -6 years § § and the consent and participation of all major constituencies A collaboration of… § § § Academic institutions and the faculty Industry, especially employers of engineers and technologists Governmental bodies and regulators 43

Desired Final Outcome § § A fully functional stable accrediting body operating wherever there Desired Final Outcome § § A fully functional stable accrediting body operating wherever there is a higher education institute in the Caribbean Membership of the accrediting body in the Washington Accord 44

Activities so far § Preliminary review of goals and desired outcomes § § Meeting Activities so far § Preliminary review of goals and desired outcomes § § Meeting of representatives from Englishspeaking programs in the Caribbean § § September 2007, Trinidad Stakeholder meeting § § April 2007, UWI, Trinidad 7 -8 April 2008, Puerto Rico Meeting with CARICOM § October 2008, Guyana 45

CACET’s Founding Meeting (1) § § § On 7 -8 April 2008, San Juan CACET’s Founding Meeting (1) § § § On 7 -8 April 2008, San Juan PR Hosted by IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Name of the accrediting agency Caribbean Accreditation Council for Engineering and Technology (CACET) 46

CACET’s Founding Meeting (2) § § § Twenty seven (27) leaders of governmental accrediting CACET’s Founding Meeting (2) § § § Twenty seven (27) leaders of governmental accrediting agencies, licensing bodies, universities, and professional associations Representing seven (7) English-speaking countries in the Caribbean A joint declaration establishing the Council as part of CARICOM. IEEE was represented by Moshe Kam, Chandrabhan Sharma, and Pedro Ray 47

Meeting with CARICOM § Meeting with CARICOM in October 2008 (Guyana) § § Agreement Meeting with CARICOM § Meeting with CARICOM in October 2008 (Guyana) § § Agreement in principle to accept CACET as a recognized accrediting body for the Caribbean § § PM of Guyana and Secretary General of CARICOM For the time being CACET is managed from the UWI Additional organizational activities and meetings in 2009 § § Preparation of CACET’s accreditation manual and procedures PEV training in Q 4 2009 48

OTHER PLANNED ACTIVITIES 49 OTHER PLANNED ACTIVITIES 49

Additional Action Items § § Cooperation with IFEES Meeting planned with EUR-ACE and leaders Additional Action Items § § Cooperation with IFEES Meeting planned with EUR-ACE and leaders of the Efta initiative in the Caribbean Exploration of 2010 accreditation workshop in Region 8 (Budapest) Exploration of needs in Vietnam and in Swaziland Malawi 50

Planned 2009 Activities Title Where When Caribbean (CACET) CACET next-steps T&T or Guyana 2 Planned 2009 Activities Title Where When Caribbean (CACET) CACET next-steps T&T or Guyana 2 Q 2009 meeting CACET draft document preparation CACET Pe. V training Eng&CS workshop Type Planning Policy development Multiple (via mail) 1 -2 Q 2009 Puerto Rico 3 rd or 4 th Training Q 2009 South America TBD 2 Q 2010 51 Planning

Planned 2009 Activities Title Where When Type Region 8 accreditation workshop Budapest 2 Q Planned 2009 Activities Title Where When Type Region 8 accreditation workshop Budapest 2 Q 2010 Planning Cooperation with IFEES Budapest St. Petersburg Oct 09 May 09 China’s Accreditation conference Beijing October Keynote 2009 Address Meetings with TBD EUR-ACE §Efta Accreditation initiative § 52 Workshops and planning meetings with accrediting bodies Informational meetings

On line tools: For university students For constituencies of accrediting bodies Try. Engineering. org On line tools: For university students For constituencies of accrediting bodies Try. Engineering. org Accreditation. org Try. Nano. org

Accreditation. org § A new IEEE portal devoted to accreditation of academic programs in Accreditation. org § A new IEEE portal devoted to accreditation of academic programs in engineering, computing and technology § Provides an overview of accreditation § Lists accrediting bodies worldwide § § § Lists all the programs they accredit Provides links and contact information Provides accrediting body search by country 54

More on the Site § Provides information on accords and mutualrecognition agreements § § More on the Site § Provides information on accords and mutualrecognition agreements § § Allows search of accredited programs § § § Including original text and interpretation Similar to “University Search” on Try. Engineering. org Provides links to articles and reviews on accreditation www. accreditation. org 55

Try. Nano. org § § Try. Nano. org is a resource for students, their Try. Nano. org § § Try. Nano. org is a resource for students, their parents, their teachers and their school counselors. Users can explore nanomaterials, and learn about different applications of nanotechnology. There also spotlights of different companies that apply nanotechnology to products and processes. http: //www. tryengineering. org/nanotest/ 56

Mobilizing University Students for Pre-University Outreach Mobilizing University Students for Pre-University Outreach

The Original Vision of TISP 58 The Original Vision of TISP 58

Increasingly the TISP instructors are younger… 59 Increasingly the TISP instructors are younger… 59

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Policy Papers Accreditation First Professional Degree in Engineering Standards Education Policy Papers Accreditation First Professional Degree in Engineering Standards Education

Accreditation – Policy Paper Accreditation – Policy Paper

IEEE Policy Paper on Accreditation Purpose § § § Guide IEEE volunteers and staff IEEE Policy Paper on Accreditation Purpose § § § Guide IEEE volunteers and staff members in their activities in the area of accreditation Inform other organizations of IEEE’s views and aims in the area of accreditation Provide a vision for the progress and development of accreditation Remind all constituencies that IEEE’s policies and aims are significantly different than current practices Policy paper was approved by the IEEE Bo. D in November 2007 63

Highlights § § Recognition of plurality of accreditation methods Vision of increasingly IT-dependent process Highlights § § Recognition of plurality of accreditation methods Vision of increasingly IT-dependent process § § Transition to continuous non-dramatic processes Rejection of overly complicated process requirement Support of local accreditation bodies and rejection of permanent reliance on foreign accrediting agencies Strong emphasis on ethics and human rights 64

The First Professional Degree in Engineering The First Professional Degree in Engineering

Background § § IEEE was requested to provide its official position on the First Background § § IEEE was requested to provide its official position on the First Professional Degree in Engineering Possible designations § A Bachelor of Science or equivalent § § § Four-year program A Master of Science or equivalent A Bachelor-plus § E. g. , B. Sc. Plus 30 semester credits 66

Adopted Policy § § § Explains that continuing education should be an integral part Adopted Policy § § § Explains that continuing education should be an integral part of the career plans of most if not all engineers Elaborates on the needs of different groups of engineers for education beyond the first degree Concludes that current practices are sufficient § e. g. , traditional 4 -year Bachelor of Science degree in the US 67

Adopted Policy (2) § § § “IEEE does not believe that a mandatory, across-the-board Adopted Policy (2) § § § “IEEE does not believe that a mandatory, across-the-board requirement for more formal education for engineers is warranted, beyond the FPD currently decreed by tradition and practice” Explains the reasons for this conclusion Makes general comments on the evolution of the ECT curriculum 68

Next… IEEE Policy on the Role of Standards in ECT Education Next… IEEE Policy on the Role of Standards in ECT Education

Development of Model Curricula And related certification and assessment tools Development of Model Curricula And related certification and assessment tools

Model Curricula § The work plan of EAB calls for development of model curricula Model Curricula § The work plan of EAB calls for development of model curricula in three areas: § § § Biometrics Systems Engineering Biomedical Engineering Significant progress in the area of Biometrics Beginning of work on Systems Engineering Not much done yet on Biomedical Engineering 71

Model Curriculum in Biometrics § Working group consisting of IEEE and non. IEEE participants Model Curriculum in Biometrics § Working group consisting of IEEE and non. IEEE participants § § § Leading experts in the field Leader: Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou Currently developing § § Body of Knowledge for an IEEE certification program Model curricula for a Major and a Minor in Biometrics Engineering 72

Increasing Student Retention Increasing Student Retention

http: //www. realworldengineering. org/ “Real World Engineering Projects” § Projects that will lead to http: //www. realworldengineering. org/ “Real World Engineering Projects” § Projects that will lead to a new resource for faculty who teach first year electrical engineering (EE), computer engineering (CE) and computer science (CS) students These projects should: § Focus students on Real World problems with solutions that benefit society § Get students excited about their own, original creative solutions § Increase student retention through personal satisfaction and accomplishment 74

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Selected Projects § Manipulating Everyday Objects With Prosthetic Hands § § Error Correction Codes Selected Projects § Manipulating Everyday Objects With Prosthetic Hands § § Error Correction Codes for Wireless Communication Systems § § Jeff Gibbons, Collins County Community College, TX, USA Solid State Lighting for the Developing World § § Sami Khorbotly, Ohio Northern University, USA Using Engineering to Save the Planet - One Ear at a Time § § Chris Macnab, the University of Calgary, Canada Loren Wyard-Scott from the University of Alberta, Canada Smarter Vehicles § Leyla Nazhandali, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA 76

Selected Projects § Audio Forensics: Solving a Crime using Digital (Audio) Signal Processing § Selected Projects § Audio Forensics: Solving a Crime using Digital (Audio) Signal Processing § § Power Electronics/System: A Look at Renewable Energy § § Taryn Bayles, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA. HCI Alternatives using the Nintendo Wii § § Jennifer Murdoch and others from the University of Victoria, Canada. Gautam Srivastava and others from the University of Victoria, Canada. Feedback Controlled Brushless DC Motor § Stephen Williams from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, US. 77

Assessment Tool for Programs in electrical, electronic, and computer engineering technology Cooperation with SME Assessment Tool for Programs in electrical, electronic, and computer engineering technology Cooperation with SME

Cooperation with SME on an assessment tool § § We have cooperated with the Cooperation with SME on an assessment tool § § We have cooperated with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in creating standardized assessment tests for electrical, electronic, and computer engineering technology students. The motivation was to make such tests the 'nationallynormed' assessment tools for technology students and programs § Project was guided by ECETDHA leaders § Paid for by IEEE § Developed, distributed and managed by SME 79

The Technical English Program The Technical English Program

Technical English Program § § § An effort to increase Technical English literacy of Technical English Program § § § An effort to increase Technical English literacy of students in countries where English is/was not taught as second language Currently operational in St. Petersburg, Russia EAB wishes to expand to other countries in Eastern Europe and to South America § Pilot will start in October 2009 81

Education about Standards A Joint EAB/SA effort Education about Standards A Joint EAB/SA effort

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Standards Education Portal http: //www. ieee. org/web/education/standards/index. html § § § § Standards Education Standards Education Portal http: //www. ieee. org/web/education/standards/index. html § § § § Standards Education Tutorials Case Illustrations Student Application Papers Standards Reference Directory Glossary Announcements Additional Resources 84

Summary § Accreditation § In the US (ABET) and in South America, the Caribbean Summary § Accreditation § In the US (ABET) and in South America, the Caribbean and China § § On-line tools: Accreditation. org, Try. Nano, Try. Engineering § § Model Curricula Policy Papers § 85 Standards Education First-year EE, CE and CS projects EET assessment tools Technical English Program Mobilizing students for TISP

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