Outcomes Assessment across Multiple Accreditation Agencies
- Jon M. Duff (Arizona Sate University)
The identification, evaluation, and validation of educational outcomes are integral parts of program review and accreditation in technology. Multiple agencies require outcomes assessment as part of their reviews: State legislatures, Boards of Trustees and Regents, institutional accreditations, and discipline-specific accreditations all require some form of this activity. Additionally, programs in technology, engineering technology, and engineering may be organized within the same college or department, often sharing laboratories, courses, and instructors. The diverse requirements of these various agencies for outcomes assessment must be blended in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness. A flexible methodology for outcomes assessment can be developed that, with minor modification, satisfies the requirements of these multiple agencies.
Keywords: accreditation|administration|curriculum|higher education|NAIT|research
How to Cite:
Duff, J. M., (2004) “Outcomes Assessment across Multiple Accreditation Agencies”, Journal of Industrial Technology 20(4).