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									                         Telecommunications Engineering
                         The University of Texas at Dallas


 Fall 2006 Industrial Advisory Board Meeting
 for Accreditation Board for Engineering and
                 Technology
                    (ABET)

                 S. Venkatesan
                Pete Bernardin
        UTD Telecommunications Program
               October 28, 2006

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                                       Goal of Today’s Meeting:
                                   Report on the ABET Progress

    Proposed 2006 TE Program Educational Objectives
    Some Examples where TE Program has formally measured
     program assessment
    Provide documentation and some evidence that TE Program is
     “Closing the Loop” on the assessment processes
    Show that the TE program has had regular program evaluations
     and demonstrate that appropriate corrections have been made
     to improve the program
    Demonstrate that TE program has published its objectives and
     Mission Statement
     http://www.ecs.utdallas.edu/welcome/eemission.html

    Present the proposed Non-Tenure Track Faculty Development
     Plan and your plan to addresses “level of scholarship” and
     “participation in professional societies” issues
    TE’s plan for Program’s Senior Design Course that will provide
     the culminating design experience that ABET requires



The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                                     TE Mission and Program Educational
                                                             Objectives

                                                   2005 Mission and PEOs
The focus of the Telecommunications Engineering degrees is to provide excellent education in
modern communications networks and systems. Our graduates are uniquely qualified to apply
traditional engineering design and problem solving skills in modern telecommunications.


          Goals (Program Educational Objectives)
       –      Build a foundation for successful, long lived, engineering careers
       –      Perform, review and assess sophisticated engineering design
       –      Further the necessities of innovation, functionality, safety, and economy in
              engineering
       –      Critical thinking, decision making and communicating effectively
       –      Ability to contribute to engineering teams
       –      Place engineering design and decision making in a market and societal context


    Additional Aims of the Telecommunications Engineering program are to grow and maintain
    an outstanding faculty that remains motivated and empowered and to maintain excellent
    facilities, including teaching laboratories, computing facilities and classrooms.


     The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                                   TE Mission and Program Educational
                                                           Objectives

                                Proposed 2006 Mission an PEOs
The mission of the Telecommunications Engineering BS degree program is to provide education
in modern communications networks and systems. The TE BS program provides graduates that
have achieved a senior level command of a variety of subfields of telecommunication
engineering at the systems level. These graduates are key contributors to a variety of
telecommunications fields such as data communications, network architecture, wireless, optical
networking, and next generation networks.

          Goals (Program Educational Objectives) More Measurable than 2005
       –      Graduates will be able to apply knowledge of mathematics and engineering to solve
              a variety of telecommunications problems ( =Criterion a)
       –      Graduates will be able to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze
              and interpret data (=Criterion b)
       –      Graduates will be able to design a system, component, or process to meet desired
              needs (=Criterion c)
       –      Graduates will be able to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
              (=Criterion e)




   The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                            UTD’s Student Satisfaction Survey Data




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http://uot.windowssharepointservices.com/TeacherEvaluations.aspx
                                                                      In-Class Assessments By Faculty
          Assessment of TE3307 (DISCRETE MATHEMATICS)
        Instructor: C.P.Bernardin             Section: 001           Semester: Fall 2005

        Use this form to assess the student's performance in the course, based on all or selected
        sets of examinations, homework, or projects assigned for this course.

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being exceptional and 1 being poor, rate the student's:
                                                                                                                       ABET           Material             Criteria
                                      Class learning objectives                                                Rating objective        Used                  Used
    1   Understand and use logic, sets, functions                                                                3.67   a,b,k   HW1&2, Exam1             5=A,   [3,4=B], 2=C, 1=D
    2   Know basic algorithmic techniques and recurrences & Numerical Methods                                    3.75 a,b,e,k HW3, Exam1                 5=A,   [3,4=B], 2=C, 1=D
    3   Understand and use Random numbers                                                                        3.94   a,e,k   HW4, Exam1, Project      5=A,   [3,4=B], 2=C, 1=D
    4   Understand and use concept of Central Limit Theorem                                                      3.94   a,e,k   HW4,Exam1, Project       5=A,   [3,4=B], 2=C, 1=D

    5 Ability to design Linear Congruential Uniform Random Number Generators                                       4.27    a,b,e,k   HW5, Exam1          5=A, [3,4=B], 2=C, 1=D
    6 Understand Euclid's GCD/LCM algorithm                                                                        4.09    a,b,c,k   HW5, Final          5=A, [3,4=B], 2=C, 1=D
    7 Understand and use basic probability and statistical functions in MS Excel                                   4.42    a,b,e,k   Project             5=A, [3,4=B], 2=C, 1=D

    8 Know basic sorting algorithms: selection, insertion, shell, heapsort,                                        3.66    a,b,e,k   HW3                 5=A, [3,4=B], 2=C, 1=D
      mergesort, quicksort, indirect sorting
    9 Know and be able to apply solutions of linear systems of equations,                                          3.54    a,b,e,k   HW6, Final          5=A, [3,4=B], 2=C, 1=D
      and the related concepts of determinant, rank, row echelon form, etc.

   10 Ability to apply basic number theory and understand Sieve of Eratosthenes                                    4.78    a,b,e,k   HW5, In-Class Lab   5=A, [3,4=B], 2=C, 1=D

                                                                                     Mean ABET Score               4.00

        a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering                                       http://assess.utdallas.edu/ee_abet_forms/index.html
        b. An ability to design and construct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
        e. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
        k. An abilitiy to use the techniques, skills,and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice




            The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                                  First Senior Design Presentation to IAB

                             Senior Design Presentation Day, Monday, May 1 , 2006
                                                       in
                                             TI Conference Room
Projects      Supervisor                          Project Title                     Group No.    Presentation
                                                                                                    Time
    1        Marco Tacca        VoIP management and operation and TCP/IP                 I      9:00 AM
                                     analysis
    2        Marco Tacca        VoIP management and operation and TCP/IP                II      9:20 AM
                                     analysis
    3       Andy Blanchard      Antenna measurement and Design                           I      9:40 AM
    4       Farokh Bastani      Context-Aware Tele-Presence Anywhere                     I      10:00 AM
                                     Conferencing (CATPAC) System
    5       Farokh Bastani      Context-Aware Tele-Presence Anywhere                    II      10:20 AM
                                     Conferencing (CATPAC) System
    6        Andrew Cilia       Autonomous Robotic Cat                                   I      10:40 AM
    7        Andrew Cilia       Wireless keyless entry system                            I      11:00 AM
    8        Andrew Cilia       Autonomous Underwater robot                              I      11:20 AM
    9        Andrew Cilia       Autonomous Underwater robot                             II      11:40 AM
   10        Andrew Cilia       Autonomous Underwater robot                             III     12:00 PM
   11      Muhammad Kalam       Design and Configuration of a SONET ring from            I      12:20 PM
                                     a linear setup
   12      Muhammad Kalam       Design and Configuration of a 3-node Optical             I      12:40 PM
                                     Network with Gigabit Switch Router
The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                                   TE Senior Design Course
                                         Improvement Plan


   Senior Design Proposals for Fall 2006 – A list of all
    proposals have been collected and evaluated
   Senior Design Presentation Day – A suitable day
    during the second half of November will be chosen
    and announced.
   Industrial Advisory Board Meetings held in October
   Posting of Senior Design Activities on the Web page
    – Department heads would initiate this process.
   Please read your handouts on Senior Design
    Courses (note: last 2 pages which are for IAB Course
    Evaluation)



The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                               Non-Tenure Track Faculty Development
                                                               Plan
          Non Tenure Track
         Development Process
                                                        Goals
                                                        The goal of this policy is to further the Erik Jonsson
                                                        School of Engineering and Computer Science’s
                                                        goals in education and dissemination of knowledge
      Performance evaluation for past year (n-1) plus
             development plan for next year
                                                        through the following:
                                                        •     Fostering the development and continuance of
                                                          excellence among the faculty.
                                                        •     Aiding the administration of the Jonsson School
                                                                and University in understanding the motivation
                                                                strengths, accomplishments, goals, and plans o
                                                                individual faculty members.
                     Implement Plan                     •     Furtherance of communication and understandin
                                                                between the faculty and the Jonsson School an
                                                                University administrations.
                                                        •     See Handout


                                                              Include
         Performance evaluation for year (n) plus          evaluation of
          development plan for next year (n+1)            development for
                                                             past year

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                                                                      Closing the Quality Loop
                                                                                    with ABET

                     Provide students, faculty, facilities, and
                  resources that are consistent with Objectives


                                                                                          Develop
                                                                  Develop
  Determine,                                                                           and Document
                                  Develop                       Educational
Update, Publish                                                                         Processes to
                                  Program                    Program, including
  Objectives                                                                              Produce
                                                                 Curriculum
                                                                                         Outcomes




                                                                               Program
  PEO’s:                                           Determine
                                                                                                      Determine How
                                                   Outcomes                   Outcomes:               Outcomes will
Long-Term                                       Needed to Achieve
                                                   Objectives                 Short-Term               be Assessed
  Goals
                                                                                Goals
                                                       Assess Outcomes
                                 Graduation
                                                                                           Establish Goals
                                                            Deliver educational             for Outcomes
   Evaluate                                                 program, including             that will lead to
Achievement of                                                   curriculum                Achievement of
                                  Demonstrate
  Objectives                     Achievement of                                               Objectives
                                   Outcomes


The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                   Mapping Mission Statement and IAB Input
                       to PEOs and Assessing Performance


   Input from
    Industrial                                           UTD MISSION
  Constituents                                            & GOALS
      (IAB)                     PEO’s:
                              Long-Term
                                Goals


                 PEOs:Program Educational Objectives



                 Constituents assess if objectives met      if yes
                             & Documents
                                     If no
                  Constituents take corrective action
                            & Documents
The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                         Telecommunications Engineering
                         The University of Texas at Dallas


                   APPENDIX
  Introduction to the Accreditation Board for
         Engineering and Technology
                    (ABET)

             Pete Bernardin
     UTD Telecommunications Program



The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                                         Accreditation: raison d'être

In the United States, accreditation is used to ensure quality in educational
    institutions and programs. Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental
    process of peer review. It requires an educational institution or program to meet
    certain, defined standards or criteria. Accreditation is sometimes confused with
    certification. In general, institutions and programs are accredited, and individuals
    are certified.
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is a
  professional accrediting organization that accredits engineering programs, not
  institutions
Accreditation serves to notify:
 Parents and prospective students that a program has met minimum standards
 Faculty, deans and administrators of a program’s strengths and weaknesses
  and of ways to improve the program
 Employers that graduates are prepared to begin professional practice
 Taxpayers that their funds are spent well
 The public that graduates are aware of public health and safety considerations
A general requirement of most Professional Engineering (PE) licenses is graduation
   from an ABET accredited school
                            ABET website - http://www.abet.org
   The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                             Definition of Key ABET Terms

Program Educational Objectives -- statements that describe the
   expected accomplishments of graduates during the first few years after
   graduation

Program Outcomes – statements that describe what students are
   expected to know and are able to do by the time of graduation

Assessment – one or more processes that identify, collect, use and
   prepare data that can be used to evaluate achievement of program
   outcomes, educational objectives or for program improvement

Evaluation – one or more processes for interpretation of the data and
   evidence accumulated through assessment practices that a) determine
   the extent to which program outcomes or educational objectives are
   being achieved; or b) result in decisions and actions taken to improve
   the program (e.g. curriculum or methodology)




The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                                               Accreditation Criteria:
                                               Evaluator’s Check List

1. Students
   -Documented Process for Advising, Monitoring, Evaluation?
   -Policies for accepting and transferring students equitably?
2. Program Educational Objectives
   - Are they published and consistent with UTD’s Mission Statement?
   - Is there a process to determine and update PEO’s?
   - Are they based on the needs of (Industrial) Constituencies?
   - Are the results used to Improve the effectiveness of the Program?
3. Program Outcomes
   - Is there an assessment process with documented measurements?
   - Are the results used to improve the Program?
   - Does the Process demonstrate that graduates have “Criteria a-k”?
4. Professional Component
   - Major Design Experience
   - One Year of Math and Basic Science
   - One and one-half years of Engineering Topics
   - General Education Component that complements technical curricular
   content

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                                          Accreditation Criteria:
                              Evaluator’s Check List (continued)

5. Faculty
   -Sufficient Number and Competencies to Cover All Curricular Areas
   -Levels of Student-Faculty Interaction
   -Student Advising and Counseling
   -University Service Activities
   -Professional Development
   -Interaction with Practitioners and Employers
6. Facilities
   -Classrooms
   -Laboratories
   -Equipment and Tools
   -Computing and Information Infrastructure
7. Institutional Support and Financial Resources
   -Sufficient to Assure Quality and Continuity of the Program
   -Sufficient to Attract and Retain a Well-Qualified Faculty
   -Sufficient to Acquire, Maintain, and Operate Facilities and Equipment



The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                                                                      Closing the Quality Loop
                                                                                    with ABET

                     Provide students, faculty, facilities, and
                  resources that are consistent with Objectives


                                                                                          Develop
                                                                  Develop
  Determine,                                                                           and Document
                                  Develop                       Educational
Update, Publish                                                                         Processes to
                                  Program                    Program, including
  Objectives                                                                              Produce
                                                                 Curriculum
                                                                                         Outcomes




                                                                               Program
  PEO’s:                                           Determine
                                                                                                      Determine How
                                                   Outcomes                   Outcomes:               Outcomes will
Long-Term                                       Needed to Achieve
                                                   Objectives                 Short-Term               be Assessed
  Goals
                                                                                Goals
                                                       Assess Outcomes
                                 Graduation
                                                                                           Establish Goals
                                                            Deliver educational             for Outcomes
   Evaluate                                                 program, including             that will lead to
Achievement of                                                   curriculum                Achievement of
                                  Demonstrate
  Objectives                     Achievement of                                               Objectives
                                   Outcomes


The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                      Program Educational Objectives (PEO’s)

The PEOs are statements that describe the expected
  accomplishments of graduates during the first few years
  after graduation

   Two types of PEO’s:
        1) those for all graduates
        2) those for top graduates

   The audiences for PEO statements are external constituents:
    –   Industrial Advisory Board (IAB)
    –   prospective students, employers
    –   transfer institutions
    –   student sponsors

   Programs may choose to have objective statements that would
    be much broader or longer-term indicators of program success
    than the definition used here would imply

   PEOs are long-term post graduation goals.
The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                   Mapping Mission Statement and IAB Input
                       to PEOs and Assessing Performance


   Input from
    Industrial                                           UTD MISSION
  Constituents                                            & GOALS
      (IAB)




                 PEOs:Program Educational Objectives



                 Constituents assess if objectives met      if yes
                             & Documents
                                     If no
                  Constituents take corrective action
                            & Documents
The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                                    Provide Proof PEO’s are
                                       Created and Updated

   Describe the processes used to establish and review
    the PEOs and the extent to which the program’s
    various constituencies are involved in these
    processes. Provide documentation that
    demonstrates that the processes are working.

   Describe how the program curriculum and your
    processes ensure achievement of the PEOs.

   Provide documentation that describes the ongoing
    evaluation of the level of achievement of these
    objectives, the results obtained by this periodic
    evaluation and evidence that the results are being
    used to improve the effectiveness of the program.


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                                            Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes are statements that describe what students
  are expected to know and are able to do by the time of
  graduation
   Program Outcomes relate to the skills, knowledge and
    behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the
    program
   Achievement of all of the program outcomes should indicate that
    the graduate is equipped to achieve the program educational
    objectives
   Achievement of program outcomes by each student should be
    verified before certification for graduation
   The program outcomes of ABET accredited programs must
    embrace the eleven (a) through (k) requirements
   Program Outcomes are Short-Term Pre-Graduation Goals,
    potentially measured annually



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                       ABET 11-Key Quality Criteria a-k

a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and
   engineering
b) An ability to design and construct experiments, as well as to
   analyze and interpret data
c) An ability to design a system, component or process to meet
   desired needs
d) An ability to function on interdisciplinary teams
e) An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g) An ability to communicate effectively
h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of
   engineering in a global and societal context
i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-
   long learning
j) A knowledge of contemporary issues
k) An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering
   tools necessary for engineering practice

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                             Mapping ABET Quality Criteria to
                            Program Outcomes and Assessing
                                               Performance

                                                          Curricular
11 ABET Engineering
                                                         Constituents:
   Quality Criteria
                                                         TE Governing
        (a-k)
                                                          Committee




                          Program Outcomes



                 Constituents assess if objectives met       if yes
                             & Documents
                                     If no
                  Constituents take corrective action
                            & Documents

 The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                            Provide Proof Outcomes Assessment is working


    Describe the assessment process, documented assessment results,
     evidence that results are applied to further development and improvement,
     and a demonstration of the achievement of each program outcome important
     to the mission of the institution and the objectives of the program, as
     required by Criterion 3 (= Program Outcomes)

    List the Program Outcomes that have been established based on the
     Program Educational Objectives and describe how these Program
     Outcomes relate to the Program Educational Objectives.

    Describe how the Program Outcomes chosen by the program encompass
     and relate to the outcome requirements of Criterion 3.

    Describe the processes used to produce and assess each of the program
     outcomes.

    Provide metric goals for each outcome that illustrate the level of quality of
     outcomes achievement felt necessary to produce graduates that will
     ultimately achieve the Educational Objectives following their graduation


    The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
                          Provide Proof Outcomes Assessment is working
                                                          (continued)



   Provide qualitative and quantitative data gathered on a regular basis that
    are used to assess the quality of achievement of the outcomes and your
    analysis of those assessment results.

   Describe the process by which the assessment results are applied to
    further develop and improve the program.

   Document changes that have been implemented to further develop and
    improve the program. Provide qualitative and quantitative data used to
    support these changes.

   Describe the materials, including student work and other tangible
    materials, that will be available for review during the visit to demonstrate
    achievement of the Program Outcomes and Assessment.

   The programs are encouraged to organize these materials on the basis of
    outcomes, rather than on a course-by-course basis.



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