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ERIC Number: EJ1163489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
An Outcome-Based Assessment Process for Accrediting Computing Programmes
Harmanani, Haidar M.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v42 n6 p844-859 2017
The calls for accountability in higher education have made outcome-based assessment a key accreditation component. Accreditation remains a well-regarded seal of approval on college quality, and requires the programme to set clear, appropriate, and measurable goals and courses to attain them. Furthermore, programmes must demonstrate that responsibilities associated with the goals are being carried out. Assessment leaders face various challenges including "process design and implementation," "faculty buy-in," and "resources availability." This paper presents an outcome-based assessment approach that facilitates faculty participation while simplifying the assessment and reporting processes through effective and meaningful "visualisation." The proposed approach has been implemented and used for the successful ABET accreditation of a computer science programme, and can be easily adapted to any higher education programme.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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