Research in Engineering and Aviation

Performance Criteria – The Missing Link in Assessment Chain for Continuous Program Improvement

Jaunary 2011

Author(s): Karunamoorthy, S.

49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2011-363, January 4-7, 2011, Orlando, FL.

Abstract

Assessment of an academic program continues to remain as a challenge for most of the engineering as well as technology programs.  A successful assessment process depends on effective data collection for evaluation and continuous improvement. The weakness in this process is generally identified as performance criteria for each one of the harmonized student outcomes.  An emphasis is given to address this issue with possible solutions to minimize the weakness and improve the continuous quality improvement process for successful accreditation. 

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