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1 EAB Accreditation Policy Council (APC) Report to the EAB Larry Hoffman, APC Vice-Chair 17 February 2007

2 APC Meeting – 16 February Summary l Actions approved l Reports by APC Members l Discussion Items l Advanced-Level Criteria – Proposed Revisions

3 Actions Approved l IEEE / ABET EAC and TAC Program Evaluators l Appointments to CEAA and CTAA l Motion on Advanced Level Criteria, (more to follow…)

4 Reports by APC Members l CEAA and CTAA Reports (written reports provided in EAB Agenda) l CGAA Report (presentation will be provided to the EAB) l EAC, TAC and CAC reports l BMES and CSAB updates

5 Discussion Items l ABET Partnership to Advance Volunteer Excellence (PAVE Project – formerly known as the ABET Participation Project) l First Degree in Engineering (EAB Agenda Item)

6 Discussion Items continued… l White Paper IEEEs Guidelines on Accreditation l Exploratory Cooperation – El Salvador, Ecuador, West Indies l Working Group on Education in China

7 Advanced Criteria Introduced by Franc Noel, CEAA Chair l Proposed Revision Advanced level programs must develop, publish, and periodically review educational objectives and program outcomes. The program must demonstrate that graduates attain through their educational and professional experience, knowledge and skills consistent with fulfillment of the basic level general criteria and program criteria appropriate to the programs educational objectives. Advanced level programs must consist of at least one academic year of study beyond the basic level. Advanced level students must have a culminating engineering experience demonstrating advanced level program knowledge.

8 Advanced Criteria continued… l Proposed Revision Advanced level programs must develop, publish, and periodically review educational objectives and program outcomes. The criteria for advanced level programs are fulfillment of the basic level general criteria, fulfillment of program criteria appropriate to the advanced level specialization area, and one academic year of study beyond the basic level. The program must demonstrate that graduates have an ability to apply advanced level knowledge in a specialized area of engineering related to the program area.

9 CEAA Recommended Comments on General Criteria for Advanced Level Programs l The IEEE opposes the proposed revision to the General Criteria for Advanced Level Programs. The IEEE supports the revision to the General Criteria for Advanced Level Programs proposed for The revision supported by IEEE is as follows:

10 CEAA Recommended Comments on General Criteria for Advanced Level Programs - Motion l Advanced level programs must develop, publish, and periodically review educational objectives and program outcomes. The program must demonstrate that graduates attain through their educational and professional experience, knowledge and skills consistent with fulfillment of the basic level general criteria and program criteria appropriate to the programs educational objectives. Advanced level programs must consist of at least one academic year of study beyond basic the basic level. Advanced level students must have a culminating engineering experience demonstrating advanced level program knowledge.


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