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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Engineering. 2016. Forum on Proposed Revisions to ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission General Criteria on Student Outcomes and Curriculum (Criteria 3 and 5): A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23556.
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FORUM ON PROPOSED REVISIONS TO ABET ENGINEERING ACCREDITATION
COMMISSION GENERAL CRITERIA ON STUDENT OUTCOMES AND CURRICULUM
(CRITERIA 3 AND 5): A WORKSHOP SUMMARY

Robert Pool, Rapporteur

Committee on Engaging the Engineering Community in a Constructive

Dialogue Regarding ABET Criteria Changes

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Engineering. 2016. Forum on Proposed Revisions to ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission General Criteria on Student Outcomes and Curriculum (Criteria 3 and 5): A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23556.
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Suggested citation: National Academy of Engineering. 2016. Forum on Proposed Revisions to ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission General Criteria on Student Outcomes and Curriculum (Criteria 3 and 5): A Workshop Summary. Washington: National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23556.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Engineering. 2016. Forum on Proposed Revisions to ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission General Criteria on Student Outcomes and Curriculum (Criteria 3 and 5): A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23556.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Engineering. 2016. Forum on Proposed Revisions to ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission General Criteria on Student Outcomes and Curriculum (Criteria 3 and 5): A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23556.
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Committee on Engaging the Engineering Community in a Constructive Dialogue Regarding ABET Criteria Changes

Committee Members1

Alan Cramb (NAE), Chair

President

Illinois Institute of Technology

Wayne Bergstrom

2015‐2016 President‐Elect

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

Principal Engineer

Bechtel Infrastructure and Power Corporation

Mary Boyce (NAE)

Dean of Engineering

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia University

Norman Fortenberry

Executive Director

American Society for Engineering Education

Karan Watson

Provost and Executive Vice President

Texas A&M University

National Academy of Engineering Staff

Proctor Reid

Director of the Program Office

Catherine Didion

Senior Program Officer (until January 2016)

Amelia Greer

Associate Program Officer (until April 2016)

Carl Anderson

Program Coordinator

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1 The planning committee was solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the rapporteur and the institution.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Engineering. 2016. Forum on Proposed Revisions to ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission General Criteria on Student Outcomes and Curriculum (Criteria 3 and 5): A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23556.
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Acknowledgment of Reviewers

The summary of this publication has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments to assist the NAE in making its published workshop summary as sound as possible and to ensure that the manuscript meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the project’s charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We thank the following individuals for their review of the workshop summary:

Nadine Aubry, Northeastern University

Kenneth Ball, George Mason University

Dianne Chong, The Boeing Company (ret.)

Norman Fortenberry, American Society for Engineering Education

Enrique Lavernia, University of California, Irvine

Dean Nieusma, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Karan Watson, Texas A&M University

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the views expressed in the summary, nor did they see the final draft of the summary before its release. The review of this publication was overseen by Al Romig, Executive Officer of the NAE. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this manuscript was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this publication rests entirely with the rapporteur and the National Academy of Engineering.

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On February 16, 2016, the National Academy of Engineering held a forum to discuss proposed changes to criteria used by ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) to accredit engineering programs in colleges and universities around the world. The Forum on Proposed Revisions to ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission General Criteria on Student Outcomes and Curriculum (Criteria 3 and 5) convened a variety of stakeholders in the education of engineers, including representatives of universities, industry, and professional organizations. The presenters and attendees discussed the proposed changes and related issues such as a perceived lack of communication surrounding the development of the proposed changes and the degree to which the criteria prepare engineering students for jobs after graduation. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from this forum.

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