Evaluating Higher Education Programs in Quality

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Aft, Larry   (2002, ASQ)   Aft Systems Inc., Roswell, GA

Quality Progress    Vol. 35    No. 10
QICID: 18442    October 2002    pp. 30-31
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Article Abstract

The mechanism is now in place to determine whether specific quality degree programs meet any standards. Specialized accreditation examines specific programs of study to determine whether graduates are prepared to enter a profession. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is a federation of professional engineering and technical societies that oversees programs in engineering related fields, including programs with the word "quality" in their names. ABET accredits about 2,300 programs at more than 500 educational institutions in the U.S., and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ASQ is now affiliated with ABET and will assist in the evaluation of quality programs. Accreditation can be granted for up to six years, or less if the program has weaknesses, after which the process must be repeated. State licensing boards and certification programs may require graduation from an ABET accredited program as a prerequisite for registration or certification for professional practice.

Keywords

Certification,Higher education,Program development,Quality audit,Accreditation,Quality council


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