(309g) Using E-Portfolio’s to Assess ABET Outcomes and Student Learning

Authors: 
Carter, T., Northeastern University
Willey, R. J., Northeastern University
Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.1 Evidence of meeting these outcomes can take many forms. In this presentation, we discuss the use of E-Portfolios – Portfolios that contain work completed by students throughout their academic careers placed on a digital platform. We have been working with a group of about 62 students (Class of 2019) to form their own portfolios. The students tie their work to the ABET a through k criteria by placing examples of their work into pre-defined folders labelled as such. We’ll share our “learning curve” experiences with the optimism that this is one sustainable way to consider demonstrating student outcomes during an ABET visit. Another benefit is the involving of students directly into understanding how their learning experiences tie together to complete their preparation as a chemical engineer.

[1] ABET, http://www.abet.org/