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Continual improvement

Refining the process for continual improvement will ensure that the accreditation system stays responsive to the evolving needs of Canada’s engineering profession. This work will systematize tools currently in use and create a baseline for the measure of future improvements to accreditation and the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey. Stakeholders will benefit from:

  • A more accessible, transparent, and reliable feedback process
  • More proactive processes for identifying, prioritizing, and responding to feedback
  • Improved communication when changes occur

News on continual improvement

November 2018

In November, the 2018 accreditation visit cycle got into full swing, with numerous team visits to HEIs across Canada. Now that the visits are complete, accreditation teams will finalize their reports of the on-site visits.  Once those reports are complete, they will go through a thorough review by Accreditation Board executive members to ensure that findings are consistent with the criteria, contain logical evidence-conclusion relationships and are based on evidence.  The review will also seek to ensure that all criteria have been properly evaluated.  Once those reviews are complete the secretariat will send the reports to the deans, many of which will begin receiving the reports in the new year. As always, deans will have the opportunity to respond to reports and correct any errors in fact.

September 2018

On September 15, 2018, the Accreditation Board (CEAB) hosted two workshops: “Toward a greater focus on Graduate Attribute/Continual Improvement process” and “The Definition and Interpretation of “Engineering Design” in the CEAB context.”

August 2018

On September 15, 2018 the Accreditation Board will participate in two workshops. The workshops are open to all current members of the Accreditation Board, past members of the Accreditation Board who will chair a 2018/2019 visit, and HEI representatives who have an interest in the topics.

April 2018

This spring, our engineering education colleagues across Canada will be hosting a number of regional meetings to discuss the Graduate Attribute Continual Improvement process (GACIP).

March 2018

In March, we began developing a comprehensive overview of the accreditation workflow.

For more information

For more information contact Lynn Villeneuve, Manager, Accreditation at