(582d) "Ways To Succeed At Assessment Of Educational Objectives From An Evaluator's Viewpoint"
AIChE Annual Meeting
2007 Annual Meeting
Curriculum and Course Assessment
Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:45pm to 2:10pm
The assessment of educational objectives in engineering programs for the purpose of satisfying ABET Criterion 2 has become progressively more difficult. ABET has over the last six years required that the objectives be more and more measurable. This means that highly generalized objectives for the program and its graduates are no longer acceptable because there is no way to measure whether they are being met. More specific educational objectives must be established that reflect what kinds of successes graduates should attain as a result of their education. Education objectives should not be aimed at operational aspects of the program such as ?excellent relations with recruiting companies? or ?service to the state and the nation?. This paper is aimed at stimulating a discussion of what measurable educational objectives can be, how to establish them and how to measure the success of the graduates in meeting them.