Engineering Educators

Evaluability assessment is used to determine the readiness of programs for outcome evaluation. For engineering educators, obtaining meaningful outcomes for educational programs can be demanding and illusive. This workshop has critical importance for engineers as the expectation for real educational impact continues to increase.
In this workshop participants will learn the essential elements of evaluability assessment, the strengths and benefits of this approach, and how to immediately apply the strategy to important programs of interest and properly prepare them for outcome assessment. This includes programs preparing for accreditation as well as innovative educational projects funded externally. Key elements of evaluability assessment include the development of a program theory and logic model, obtaining feedback on the model from key stakeholders, and using the evaluability assessment to improve the program and make recommendations for outcome assessment. Case examples from actual engineering programs will be used to illustrate key features of evaluability assessment.