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Communication and consultation

Improving our stakeholder communication and consultation process will ensure that the accreditation and Enrolment and Degrees Awarded systems are transparent and receptive to the input. Stakeholders will experience:

  • Improved opportunities for engagement and feedback
  • Improved understanding of the rationale of specific improvements
  • Ongoing awareness of activities and changes to Accreditation and the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey 

News on communication and consultation


June 2020

Communication

At their June 6 and 7, 2020 meeting, the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) approved the Accountability in Accreditation Evaluation Strategy for implementation starting this month. Through this strategy, the CEAB will assess the effectiveness, trustworthiness, transparency, and efficiency of the accreditation process.  In 2019, you may have responded to a survey or participated in an interview seeking your perspectives on how to assess the accreditation system.


June 2020

Communication

The Accreditation Board (CEAB) met virtually on June 6 and 7, 2020 to make accreditation decisions for 51 programs at 13 institutions. At the meeting, the CEAB also received presentations from the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES) and Engineering Deans Canada (EDC), as well as an update from the Policies and Procedures Committee. Subsequent to the meeting, the CEAB also approved the Accountability in Accreditation Evaluation Strategy for implementation starting in June. The next meeting of the Accreditation Board will be held on September 19 and 20, 2020.


June 2020

Communication

Earlier this month, we released a statement announcing that the CEAB has decided, with the approval of the Engineers Canada Board of Directors, to: Defer the 2020/2021 accreditation visit cycle for one year, and Grant a one-time, one-year accreditation cycle extensions to all programs who received a favorable accreditation decision before June 5, 2020. You can read that announcement on our website.


February 2020

Communication

On February 8, the Accreditation Board met in Ottawa for a one-day meeting, where they covered a number of key items:


January 2020

Communication

In early January, revised versions of the 2018 resource reports were sent to all participating HEIs, in response to a calculation error we noted in the previous version. We are thankful to HEIs for their patience in this matter and will continue to improve processes to avoid similar disruptions in the future.