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 Some historical documents are also available to illustrate the foundation on which today's accreditation efforts are based.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

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.

Engineering Education Accreditation: A Look at Communication and Language

Author
J. Harrison and R. Vanbaelen

Engineering education accreditation bodies that advocate on international and national scales provide formal recognition programs that meet or exceed certain criteria. These bodies and their memberships are summarized for the purposes of understanding their function, scale and interrelatedness.

Date
Publication
2015 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference
Publisher
IEEE

Books

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

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

Conferences

IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference

The Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is a major international conference focusing on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing education. The theme for 2021 is Envisioning Convergence in Engineering Education. Creating a convergence in engineering education and workforce development is currently the frontier of engineering educators’ agenda, albeit a challenging and long-term agenda.

Sponsor
IEEE Education Society
Date
-
Location
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA and virtually

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
-

Historical Documents

A History of the International Engineering Alliance and its Constituent Agreements: Toward Global Engineering Education and Professional Competence Standards

Information and insight on the early days of the Washington Accord. 

Publisher
International Engineering Alliance

A Brief History of Engineering Education in the United States

Author
L. P. Grayson

A history of engineering education in the United States is described, beginning with General Washington's general order in 1778 calling for the establishment of a school of engineering and concluding with a discussion of the general trends in engineering education as of 1980. 

Date
Publisher
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
ISBN/DOI
10.1109/TAES.1980.308907

Publications

Inside Higher Ed

Online source for news, opinion and commentary articles, features, columns, blogs, and job postings for all of higher education, offers some articles on accreditation.

Inside Accreditation

Publication of news and commentary from the U.S. Council for Higher Education Accreditation.