PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Engineering Education for Global Practice in the 21st Century
Accreditation and Assessment

April 9-14, 2000
Il Ciocco Hotel and Conference Center
Castelvecchio Pascoli (near Barga), Italy

Conference Co-Chairs:
Carl J. McHargue
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Stanley I. Proctor
Proctor Consulting Services

United Engineering Foundation
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5902
Phone: 1-212-591-7836 Fax: 1-212-591-7441
E-mail: engfnd@aol.com - WWW: engfnd.org

Sunday, 9 April 2000

17:00 - 19:00 Registration

19:00 - 21:00 Dinner

21:00 - 22:00 Reception

Monday, 10 April 2000

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

08:30 - 08:50 Opening and Welcome
I. Accreditation and Assessment

08:50 - 09:00 Introduction to Accreditation and Assessment
R. Jones, Chair and Discussion Leader

09:00 - 11:30 The Case for Quality Assurance in Engineering Education

09:00 - 09:30 Industrial Expectations of Engineering Education
K. Hernaut
Siemens AG, Germany

09:30 - 10:00 A View from the University
A. Van Cauwenberghe
University of Ghent, Belgium

10:00 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:00 Professional/Chartered Engineers' View
J.K. Fidler
University of York, UK

11:00 - 11:30 Discussion

11:30 - 12:00 noon Quality Assurance and Quality Assessment in Engineering Education
J. Sparkes
UK

12:00 - 12:30 Engineering Education for Leadership
S.C. Wirasinghe
National Committee of Deans of Applied Science and Engineering
Canada

12:30 - 12:45 Discussion

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:45 Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

16:45 - 17:00 Afternoon Coffee

17:00 - 17:45 Parallel Workshop Sessions

  1. Issues and Concerns in Developing Mutual Recognition Agreements
    Stan Procter. Workshop Leader
  2. Issues and Concerns in Developing an Accreditation System
    George Peterson, ABET, Workshop Leader
II. Established Accreditation Activities

17:45 - 18:30 Accreditation in Canada - Present and Future Directions
W. Hughes
Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board

18:30 - 19:15 Accreditation in the UK
tba

19:15 - 20:00 Development of an Accreditation System for Mexico
F. Ocampo Canabal
Consejo de Acreditacion de la Ensenanza de la Ingenieria A.C.
(CACEI), Mexico

20:00 - 21:30 Dinner

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Tuesday, 11 April 2000

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

III. Outcomes-Based Accreditation in the United States
Chair and Discussion Leader: Robert Watson, USA

08:30 - 10:30 Drivers for Change in the United States (30 minutes)
Eleanor Baum
The Cooper Union, USA

What Is EC2000? (60 minutes)
Eleanor Baum
The Cooper Union, USA
Discussion (30 minutes)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45 Opportunities and Dangers of Outcomes Assessment
G. Rogers
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA

11:45 - 12:45 Parallel Workshop Sessions

  1. A Continuous Improvement Process in an Educational Environment
    Leader: Carl McHargue
  2. Assessment Techniques and Metrics
    Leader: Gloria Rogers
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:45 Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

16:45 - 17:00 Afternoon Coffee

Assessment Methodology

17:00 - 17:30 The Fundamentals of Engineering Examination
tba
NCEE

17:30 - 18:00 Obtaining Reliable Feedback
D. Dyer
Auburn University, USA

18:00 - 18:30 Evaluation of Engineering Programs
M. Parker
University of South Alabama

IV. Issues in Developing an Accreditation System - I
Chair and Discussion Leader: J. Levy, UK

18:30 - 19:30 Accreditation in Europe and Italy: SEFI's Activities within the SOCRATES Program
C. Borri* and G. Augusti
*Deputy Rector, University of Firenze; University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

19:30 - 19:45 Discussion

20:00 - 21:30 Dinner

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Wednesday, 12 April 2000

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

IV. Issues in Developing an Accreditation System - II
Chair and Discussion Leader: J. Levy, UK

08:30 - 09:15 Issues and Concerns of Accreditation in the "Autonomous" University
Rafael Serrano Sarmiento
Consejo Nacional de Acreditation, Colombia

09:15 - 10:00 Experience in Introducing Accreditation in Portugal
A. Salgado Dos Barros
Ordem dos Engenheiros, Portugal

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:15 Introduction of Accreditation in Germany
J. Lange
HRK, Germany

11:15 -11:45 Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Engineering
Education in Developing Countries
S. Bordia
Papua New Guinea

11:45 - 12:00 Discussion

12:15 Optional Excursion to Lucca
(Boxed lunches on bus)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch (for those not on excursion)

14:00 - 17:15 Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

17:15 - 17:30 Afternoon Coffee

17:30 - 18:15 Issues in Education at National Government Funded
Institutions
Amr Abdel Hamid
American University, Cairo, Egypt

18:15 - 18:45 Development of an Accreditation System in Turkey
E. Ekinci
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

18:45 - 19:30 Issues in the Introduction of Accreditation in Japan
I. Ohnaka
Osaka University, Japan

19:30 - 19:45 Discussion

20:00 - 21:45 Dinner

21:45 - 22:45 Social Hour

Thursday, 13 April 2000

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

Multinational Activities and Issues
Chair and Discussion Leader: Eleanor Baum

08:30 - 09:30 Cross-Border Acceptance of Engineering Educational Credentials

  1. Experience in Europe (30 minutes)
    K. Hernaut
    Siemens AG, Germany
  2. ABET Credentials Service (30 minutes)
    E. Adan
    ABET, USA
09:30 - 10:15 The FEANI Process for Selecting "Approved Institutions"
G. Wolf, President
Swiss Technical Association

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:30 Developing an Quality Assessment System and The European Quality Network
T. Vroeijenstijn
VSNU, The Netherlands

11:30 - 12:15 Development of an International System of Course Accreditation
J.A. Whitwell
UK Engineering Council

12:15 - 12:45 The GE4 Program
L.A. Gerhardt
RPI, USA

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:45 Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

16:45 - 17:00 Afternoon Coffee

17:00 - 17:45 Activities of Commision des Titres d'Ingenieur
J. Casonova
France

17:45 - 18:30 The Federation of Engineering Institutions in Southeast
Asia and Pacific
E.J. Whitehead
Australia

18:30 - 19:15 Activities in China
tba

19:15 - 19:45 Open for discussion of issues arising during conference

20:15 Conference Banquet

Friday, 14 April 2000

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

08:30 - 09:30 Reports from workshop/breakout sessions
William Hughes, Moderator
CEAB

09:30 -10:15 The Challenges of Implementing Changes
Axel Meisen, President
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

10:15 - 11:15 Panel: Where do we go now? How can we help each other?

11:15 - 12:00 Summary and Closing
Conference Chairs
UEF Representative

12:00 Conference Adjournment

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 Bus leaves for Pisa train station and airport

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