Publications and Conferences

Resources for Further Exploration of Accreditation

Accreditation.org has gathered key periodicals, articles, books and materials to help provide context for the growth of accreditation.  We also provide lists of conferences and other events related to the process of accreditation globally. Some historical documents are also available to illustrate the foundation on which today's accreditation efforts are based.

Articles

Outcome-based (Engineering) Education (OBE): International Accreditation Practices

Author
Qadir, J., & Shafi, A., & Al-Fuqaha, A., & Taha, A. M., & Yau, K. A., & Ponciano, J., & Hussain, S., & Imran, M. A., & Sheikh Muhammad, S., & Rais, R. N. B., & Rashid, M., & Tan, B. L.

Outcome-based education (OBE) is a paradigm in which instructional and assessment/ evaluation are explicitly designed for ensuring the attainment and mastery of predefined learning outcomes. OBE is now the underlying paradigm followed by global accreditation efforts such as the Washington Accord (ratified in 1989). The shift to OBE is so pronounced that some education experts identify the shift to outcome-based education and accreditation as one of the top 5 major changes of the last 100 years.

Date
Publication
2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access
Publisher
ASEE

International Accreditation for Engineering Programs: Mission, Learning Objectives and Outcomes

Author
A. Samer Ezeldin

The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is adopting specific criteria for accrediting engineering programs. It is the responsibility of the institution seeking accreditation of an engineering program to demonstrate clearly that the program meets the following criteria: Students, Program Educational Objectives, Program Outcomes and Assessment, Professional Component, Faculty, Facilities, Institutional Support and Financial Resources, and Program Criteria.

Date
Publication
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd.

Books

Exemplars of Assessment in Higher Education: Diverse Approaches to Addressing Accreditation Standards

Author
Jane Marie Souza (Editor), Tara A. Rose (Editor)

Colleges and universities struggle to understand precisely what is being asked for by accreditors, and this book answers that question by sharing examples of success reported by schools specifically recommended by accreditors. This compendium gathers examples of assessment practice in twenty-four higher education institutions: twenty-three in the U.S. and one in Australia.

Date
Publisher
Stylus Publishing
ISBN/DOI
978-1642672497

Accreditation on the Edge: Challenging Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Author
Susan D. Phillips (Editor), Kevin Kinser (Editor)

Accreditation is essential to colleges and universities. Without it, they are unable to participate in federal student aid programs or confer legitimate degrees. In Accreditation on the Edge, Susan D.

Date
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN/DOI
978-1421425443

Conferences

IEEE TALE - An International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education

IEEE TALE is the IEEE Education Society’s flagship Asia-Pacific conference series, catering to researchers and practitioners with an interest in engineering, technology, and integrated STEM education as well as those interested in the innovative use of digital technologies for learning, teaching, and assessment in any discipline. The conference target audience is diverse and includes those working in the higher education, vocational education and training (VET), K-12, corporate, government, and healthcare sectors.

Sponsor
IEEE Education Society
Date
-
Location
Hong Kong and Online (Hybrid)

IFEES World Engineering Education Forum

A gathering of stakeholders and leaders in engineering education, with representatives from institutions, industry, nonprofits, and governments coming together to promote pedagogy and impact engineering education on a global scale. 

Sponsor
International Federation of Engineering Education Societies
Date
-
Location
Cape Town, South Africa

Historical Documents

A Brief History Of Electrical Engineering Education

Author
F.E. Terman

Electrical engineering curricula made their first appearance in the U.S. in the early 1880's as options in physics that aimed to prepare students to enter the new and rapidly growing electrical manufacturing industry. As this industry developed, so did electrical engineering education, and within a decade made a place for itself as an equal among the older engineering departments. The curricula that evolved followed the needs of the industry, and before World War I were concentrated largely on the properties of dc and ac circuits and equipment and associated systems of power distribution.

Date
Publication
Proceedings of the IEEE ( Volume: 64, Issue: 9, Sept. 1976)
Publisher
IEEE
ISBN/DOI
10.1109/PROC.1976.10333

Report of the Investigation of Engineering 1923-1929

In 1923 a development committee was appointed by the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education to answer the question "What can the Society do in a comprehensive way to develop, broaden and enrich engineering education?" The result was the development of a comprehensive survey to look at the engineering education, directed by W.E. Wickenden.  One hundred and fifty college participated along with several national engineering societies and the US Bureau of Education.

Date
Publisher
Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education

Publications

Science and Engineering Ethics

Science and Engineering Ethics is an international multidisciplinary journal dedicated to exploring ethical issues associated with science and engineering, covering professional education, research and practice as well as the effects of technological innovations and research findings on society.

Publisher
Springer

Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education

Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education publishes papers, reports and research on all aspects of assessment and evaluation within higher education.

Publisher
Society for Research into Higher Education