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1 Educational Activities Mark J. T. Smith, Purdue University ECEDHA President June 21, 2008 EAB Meeting, Denver, Colorado Gerald Kane, The University of Tulsa ECEDHA Vice President Reporting for

2 ECEDHA Leadership l President : Gerry Kane (Tulsa) l Vice President: Issa Batarseh (Central Florida) l Secretary - Treasurer: Ed Schlesinger (Carnegie Mellon) l Past Presidents: Jon Bredeson (Texas Tech/Oklahoma) and Mark Smith (Purdue) l Members at Large: Gary May (Georgia Tech) and Steve Horan (New Mexico State) l Canadian Representative: Jonathan Rose (Toronto) l IEC Representative: Wayne Bennett (Clemson) l Executive Director: John Janowiak (IEC)

3 ECEDHA 2008 Meeting San Diego, California ECE 2020: Fresh Image, Fresh Ideas l Outside speakers: l Alex Osadzinski (Venture Partner, Trinity Ventures) : Funding Innovation l Todd Walker (Innovation Advocate, Hewlett-Packard) and Cormac Conroy (Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm): Industrial Support for Innovative Learning Methodology l Khaled Ben Letaief (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China) and Robert Ayan (Chief Strategist, El Hassan Science City, Jordan and Managing Partner, Cambridge Advisors): International Perspectives on ECE Education and Academic Research l Armando Valim (National Instruments): Industrial Partnerships in Recruitment and Retention

4 ECEDHA 2008 Meeting, San Diego, California ECE 2020: Fresh Image, Fresh Ideas (continued) l Recruitment and Retention Leah Jamieson (IEEE) and Sarah Rajala (ASEE): Professional Society Efforts on Recruitment and Retention of ECE Students l ABET l Best Practices for ABET: Participants submitted presentations about their departmental initiatives for ABET assessment for review and discussion by attendees with a summary session l Open Forum: See response to questions to respond to this group. l Annual Sessions l Presentations by ECEDHA Members l Large School / Small School Breakout Session l Industrial partnerships in Recruitment and Retention Plenary l Curricula to Encourage Innovation Plenary l Open Forum, ABET Workshop, New Chairs Workshop, networking opportunities

5 2008 Globalization Workshop Second Annual Workshop, February 2008 See report submitted by Mark Smith ECEDHA 2008 Annual Meeting, March 2008 :NSF/ECEDHA Globalization Workshop Revisited Facilitator: Ken Jenkins (Pennsylvania State) Panelists: Ken Connor (Rensselaer), Hussein Mousavinezhad (Idaho State), Keith Teague (Oklahoma State), Steve Phillips (Arizona State), Thad Welch (Boise State) Invited Participants: Khaled Ben Letaief (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) and Robert Ayab, ( Jordan, Cambridge Advisors) Presentations available on ECEDHA website

6 ECEDHA and IEEE CEAA Questions from April 2008 EAB Meeting 1.Does ABET criterion 2 provide useful information for you to modify and improve your program? NO (~60%) 2.Do ABET-specified outcomes enable you to determine whether your program is accomplishing its goals? NO (~60%) 3.In the absence of a ABET requirement, would your programs continue outcomes-based assessment? Overwhelmingly NO (70-75% NO) ECEDHA was requested to provide feedback to IEEE CEAA from its open forum.

7 ECEDHA 2008 Meeting Open Forum ABET Comments 1.The definition of evaluation is being construed to mean that unless changes are made that no evaluation has been performed. 2.Criterion 3 is being interpreted that outcomes a-k must be included verbatim as the program outcomes even when an institutions unique outcomes can be mapped to a-k. 3.Presentation of data about student performance without evaluation of that data is deemed sufficient to meet the requirement of Criterion 3. 4.Criterion 4 does not appear to require programs to evaluate the effect of changes, just to make changes. ECEDHA concerns to convey to ABET during revision process.

8 Current Initiatives of ECEDHA Board of Directors l Plan for twenty-fifth annual meeting New Orleans, March 2009 l Garner corporate support for ECEDHA and its programs l Continue globalization outreach


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