ICL2018 25-28 September 2018, Kos Island, Greece

ICL2018 25-28 September 2018, Kos Island, Greece

Quality Assurance in Technical Education: An introduction to ABET Accreditation
Michael K. J. Milligan

Learn more about the role of quality assurance in technical education – goals, objectives, and the processes involved. ABET, the US-based accreditor for engineering, computing and applied & natural science programs will provide an overview. Topics such as: 1) who is ABET? 2)the general philosophy behind the institutional and programmatic accreditation model; 3) what is the value of getting your programs accredited? 4) what is the global perspective of accreditation? 5) what’s the impact on the institution? 6) how does continuous improvement fit into the process? 7) what is outcomes-based education & assessment?

In addition, a more detailed discussion will focus on the details of getting individual programs accredited, and will include such topics as: the basic concepts of ABET accreditation, requirements, general and programmatic criteria, program educational objectives, student outcomes, continuous improvement, assessment & evaluation, development of the self-study report, construct of the ABET visit team, and accreditation actions.

Workshop Facilitator

Photo of Michael K.J. MilliganMichael K. J. Milligan is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in the STEM disciplines. In this role, Milligan is responsible for all aspects of ABET global operations and reports directly to the Board of Directors. Under his leadership, the organization has increased its geographical reach and diversity, now representing 35 member societies and over 3,700 accredited programs in 30 countries.

Prior to joining ABET, Milligan held various positions in government and academia, including 24 years in the U.S. Air Force. He served as associate professor and deputy department head in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and later worked at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

He earned his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, his MS from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and his BS from Michigan State University. Milligan also holds an MBA from Western New England College and is a Certified Association Executive. He is a senior member of IEEE, a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor societies and a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Maryland.

Important Dates

28 Mar 2018Submission of
- structured abstracts (full, short paper) for the main conference
- Special Session Proposals
20 Apr 2018- Notification of acceptance for abstracts for the main conference
- Special sessions notification and announcment
04 Jun 2018Submission of complete papers for all submission types (plus trailer for GinEE Award)
22 Jun 2018Notification of Acceptance
30 Jun 2018Submission of Late Papers
07 Jul 2018Notification of Acceptance of Late Papers
20 Jul 2018Author Registration Deadline
20 Jul 2018Camera-ready due
25 Sep 2018Conference Opening


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