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Defining the outcomes: a framework for EC-2000

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Besterfield-Sacre, Mary ; Dept. of Ind. Eng., Pittsburgh Univ., PA, USA ; Shuman, L.J. ; Wolfe, H. ; Atman, C.J.
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The “new” Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology criteria, EC-2000, has caused engineering educators to focus on 11 intentionally undefined outcomes as a necessary step in the accreditation process. As part of a large study sponsored by the National Science Foundation, a framework, based on Bloom's taxonomy, has been developed for better specifying these outcomes. Using this framework, each outcome has been expanded into a set of attributes that can then be used by engineering faculty in adapting the outcomes to their own program. Also discussed are two ways in which this characterization of outcomes can be used as part of an assessment and feedback process. These outcome definitions are considered to be in a dynamic state; i.e., they will continue to be modified and updated as more is learned about their specificity and use

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Education, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

May 2000

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