A Sustainable Process in Program Improvement – ABET Accreditation


Participating in an accreditation process commits your program to a self study process that includes a thorough strategic planning exercise called "outcome-based accreditation." Accreditation assures that a program has met quality standards set by the profession and it also provides you with a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of the program. However, it takes significant effort to prepare for a program accreditation. This talk introduces some skills and knowledge in an effective program assessment process and how to engage faculty members in the assessment process. It will share the speaker's personal experience to prepare and get Southern Polytechnic State University BSIT program accredited by ABET CAC. The lesson learned and continuous improvement process could be applied to other programs as well.


Prof. Andy Ju An Wang
School of Computing and Software Engineering
Southern Polytechnic State University

Date & Time

21 Jan 2011 (Friday) 16:30



Organized by

Department of Computer and Information Science


Dr. Andy Ju An Wang is a Professor of Information Technology in the School of Computing and Software Engineering, Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU), USA. His research interests center on information security and component-based software development. He obtained his BS, MS, and Ph.D. all in computer science and has been teaching in several universities since 1982. He was teaching at The University of Macau from 1993 to 1997. In addition to being a widely published author of books and papers, he has been serving as department Chair for the Department of Information Technology at SPSU, the founding Director of the Center for Information Security Education, which has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the NSA and DSH of USA, a program evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, an Editor for the International Journal of Web Services Research, and reviewers for many journals and conferences. Dr. Wang has broad interests in information systems security, information security model and metrics, component-oriented programming, and computer science education. More information about his research and teaching is available at http://cse.spsu.edu/jwang.