ABET Workshop 

Friday, March 16
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Intended for leaders of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar program with an upcoming ABET accreditation review.  A full-day workshop specifically designed to assist programs in preparing for ABET reviews in the next three years. The ABET criteria are reviewed in detail with an emphasis on criteria that have changed or will change as well as criteria that have historically led to shortcomings.  Documents used by visit teams will be reviewed along with some elements of the training materials provided to evaluators.  The workshop includes several opportunities for the participants to share and discuss the materials that have been prepared and are being prepared for the self-study.  Each workshop facilitators is experienced in ECE program accreditation from the perspective of a department chair/head and the perspective of a program evaluator.


 Mark Law
 Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
 Director of Honors Program
 University of Florida                                                                   

Mark Law is the Director of the University of Florida Honors Program. Previously, he has been Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering (2009-14) and chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2003-09). He received his B.S. from Iowa State University in 1981, his M.S. from Stanford University in 1982, and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in 1988. His current research interests are in integrated circuit devices and reliability.

Dr. Law was named an IEEE Fellow in 1998 for his contributions to integrated circuit process modeling and simulation. He has won several national and international awards based on this work including a 1992 NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow, 1993 SRC Technical Excellence Award, the 2006 SRC Aristotle Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Advising, the 2010 IEEE EDS J.J. Ebers Award, the 2013 SIA University Research Award, and the 2013 SEMI North America award. At UF, he has been named the College of Engineering Teacher of the Year in 1996-97 and a UF Research Fellow in 1998.

He is a member of the IEEE Faculty and Department Development Committee.  He was a member of the ABET commission. He was editor-in-chief of the IEEE Journal on Technology Computer Aided Design from 1997-2002, and has served as an editor of IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing. He was the vice-president for technical activities of the IEEE Electron Device Society (EDS) from 2003-2006. He chaired the 1997 Simulation of Semiconductor Process and Devices Meeting, the 1999, 2002, and 2008 silicon front-end processing symposium of the Materials Research Society, the 2005 Ultra-Shallow Junctions workshop and chaired the 2000 International Electron Devices Meeting. He has served on technical committees for several other conferences.

Dr. Law has written over 200 papers in the area of process and device modeling and has advised 25 Ph.D. students. He has been involved in more than $20 million of funding during his career.  He is an IEEE EDS distinguished lecturer. He is a member of the Electrochemical Society, American Physical Society, Materials Research Society, and American Society for Engineering Education. 

   Stephen M. Phillips, Ph.D., P.E.
 Professor, Electrical Engineering Department
 Director, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering 
 Arizona State University      


Stephen M. Phillips currently serves as Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.  He earned the BS degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. From 1988 to 2002, he was a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University. From 1995 to 2002, he also served as director of the Center for Automation and Intelligent System Research, an industry-university-government collaborative at Case.  In 2002, he joined the faculty of Arizona State University as professor of electrical engineering and was appointed department chair in 2005. He currently leads the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering as its first director.

He has held visiting positions at the NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center and the University of Washington. He is a professional engineer registered in Ohio and has serves as a program evaluator for ABET Inc. He has served as the elected president of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association and the ABET Board of Delegates and the IEEE Educational Activities Board.  His teaching and research interests include applications and integration of control systems, microsystems  and microelectromechanical systems as well as the assessment and improvement of novel delivery methods for accredited degree programs.


Friday, March 16
7:00 am - 8:30 am                                          Registration
8:00 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am Introductions and Opening Remarks
9:00 am - 9:15 am Criteria 1: Students
9:15 am - 9:30 am Criteria 2: Program Educational Objectives
9:30 am - 10:30 am Break Out Groups
10:30 am - 10:45 am Criteria 3: Student Outcomes
10:45 am - 11:00 am Criteria 4: Continuous Improvement
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Breakout Groups
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm General Session
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Breakout Groups
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Criteria 7 Facilities, Criteria 8 Institutional Support
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Breakout Groups
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Report and Discussion
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Concluding Remarks and Discussion
6:00 pm ECEDHA Welcome Reception

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