Competency-based Outcomes Assessment for Agricultural Engineering Programs

Date
2006-01-01
Authors
Brumm, Thomas
Kaleita, Amy
Steward, Brian
Brumm, Thomas
Mickelson, Steven
Steward, Brian
Kaleita, Amy
Mickelson, Steven
Major Professor
Advisor
Committee Member
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Altmetrics
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Journal Issue
Series
Department
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Abstract

The ABET 2000 criteria have provided the impetus for the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at Iowa State University to re-structure the assessment of its undergraduate agricultural engineering program. We linked ABET student outcomes to validated work-place competencies with key actions that are measurable in academic and experiential education environments. Two tools are being used to assess competencies: an on-line assessment system and electronic portfolios developed by each student as a requirement for graduation. This paper discusses the overall philosophy of our assessment program, how the assessment tools are being implemented, and the implications for change in the curriculum.

Comments

This article is from International Journal of Engineering Education, 22, no. 6 (2006): 1163–1172. Used by permission.

Description
Keywords
Citation
DOI
Source
Collections