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 Some historical documents are also available to illustrate the foundation on which today's accreditation efforts are based.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

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
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

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
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

The annual IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) rotates among central locations in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. The conference provides a forum for academic, research and industrial collaboration on global engineering education. EDUCON is the flagship conference of the IEEE Education Society.

Sponsor
IEEE Education Society
Date
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Location
Salmiya, Kuwait

The ABET Symposium is the organization's flagship event for accreditation, assessment and the global exchange of best practices in STEM education. The conference brings together experts from academia, industry and government to discuss today's accreditation challenges. Sessions are intended to cover foundational topics such as accreditation and assessment, as well as new strategies and emerging trends in STEM higher education.  Recent criteria changes will be discussed along with site visit preparation.  

Sponsor
ABET
Date
April 2023 (dates TBD)
Location
Nashville, TN, USA

Historical Documents

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

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 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 publishes papers, reports and research on all aspects of assessment and evaluation within higher education.

Publisher
Society for Research into Higher Education