ERIC Number: ED452046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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Designing, Developing, and Implementing an Outcomes-Based Assessment Program for Engineering Education.
Lohmann, Jack R.
Throughout the United States, state legislative bodies, university governing boards, and regional and professional accreditation organizations are increasingly requiring universities and colleges to demonstrate that they have appropriate self-regulating processes is place to achieve their stated missions and goals. Central to these processes in that they be based on outcomes assessment and be focused on continuous improvement. This paper presents an overview of Georgia Tech's experiences in designing and developing outcomes-based assessment programs for all its undergraduate and graduate programs with an emphasis on those experiences within the College of Engineering. It also presents the current effort to implement the programs within a continuous improvement process that is intended to be sustainable and broadly responsive to the needs of multiple external constituents. It concludes with seven suggestions for those embarking on developing outcomes-based assessment programs. (Contains 10 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Engineering Education, Evaluation, Higher Education, Outcome Based Education, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://www.inee.org/events/icee1999/proceedings/papers/244/ 244.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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