ASSESSING AND EVALUATING THE STUDENT OUTCOMES IN LINE WITH CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROCESS - A CASE STUDY IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM


Yangin-Gomec C., Zengin G. E. , Kaynak B., Tanik A. G. , Tas D. O.

12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), Valencia, İspanya, 5 - 07 Mart 2018, ss.99-106 identifier

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  • Basıldığı Şehir: Valencia
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İspanya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.99-106

Özet

This paper presents the Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) through assessing and evaluating the level of attainment of the student outcomes (SOs) which were implemented for better Assessment and Evaluation (A&E) of the learning outcomes adopted from those set by ABET EAC (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Engineering Accreditation Commission) in Program Criteria for environmental and similarly named engineering programs as of 2009. CIP comprises of taking remedial actions/decisions, generating recommendations for change in case needed, and implementing recommendations obtained from the results of the SOs A&E process in Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Program (EEUP) of Istanbul Technical University (ITU). Within this scope, the strategic plan structured and implemented by the ITU EEUP for assessment of the level of attainment of SOs is conducted using direct (i.e., course portfolios, specific exam questions, laboratory reports and term paper assignments/presentations, homework assignments, internally developed outcome-based assessment exams, graduate design project presentations), and indirect (i.e., senior exit survey and internship surveys) assessment tools. Moreover, faculty survey, advisory board meetings, student portfolios, and student activities are also used as the additional assessment tools which proved to be more comprehensive and informative for providing details on what is actually assessed, how it is assessed, and how it is graded.