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Accreditation Improvement Program updates


November 2019

Communication

In keeping with the direction of the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, earlier this year the CEAB struck an Accountability Committee to work towards the creation of a documented, annual performance measurement process of the accreditation system. Just as the CEAB accreditation process serves to ensure that Canadian engineering degree programs review and continually improve their ability to academically prepare graduates, a structured evaluation framework will help ensure that the CEAB continually improves the accreditation system itself.


November 2019

Communication

We’re pleased to announce that Mya Warken has been named as our new Manager, Accreditation and CEAB Secretary. Mya was previously the Accreditation Program Specialist, a position that she held since joining Engineers Canada in 2017. Mya can be reached by email at mya.warken@engineerscanada.ca or by telephone at 1-877-408-9273 ext. 206.


November 2019

Communication

In November we contacted deans indicating that there had been an error in this year’s Resource Report calculations. To correct this, we are updating the 2018 Resources Reports and HEIs will receive a new copy before the end of the year. The Canadian Engineering for Tomorrow Report also relies on these numbers and its publication may be delayed until Jan 2020.


November 2019

Communication

Engineers Canada is hosting a bi-annual CEAB update webinar on Thursday, November 28, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern. The webinar will be facilitated by Bob Dony, FEC, P.Eng., Vice-Chair of the CEAB. The objective of this webinar is to provide all interested individuals with an update on recent and upcoming CEAB activities. The material covered in the presentation will be identical to the content covered by CEAB representatives during the NCDEAS meeting on November 8th.


November 2019

Communication

On November 6-8, 2019 we participated in the fall meeting of the the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science (NCDEAS). End-user feedback on the 2019 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey was summarized at a high level and a plan forward on how to respond to the feedback for the next survey cycle was discussed. An update on recent accreditation matters was also provided to the group.


October 2019

Communication

Because of enhancements available through the Tandem system, this year’s institution-specific resource reports that we prepare for deans will look slightly different than in the past. One key improvement will be the inclusion of information in a bilingual format. On a related note, we’re also in the process of evaluating the timing for the next Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey data collection cycle.


October 2019

Communication

This month the CEAB’s Policies and Procedures (P&P) Committee met with the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science’s Dean’s Liaison Committee (DLC). The group discussed future improvement and ongoing concerns of the DLC. The meetings of these groups are integral to maintaining open lines of communication between the CEAB and the NCDEAS and for fostering collaboration in addressing feedback from NCDEAS members on the accreditation criteria, procedures, and policies.


October 2019

Data Management System, Communication

This summer we sent out a feedback survey to gauge the experience users had using Tandem to complete the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey. The survey went to the more than 60 people at 42 HEIs who used Tandem this year, with 33 responding. In general, responses to the system were positive. We also gained valuable feedback on what we can do to improve things going forward.


September 2019

Communication

The CEAB met in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, on September 14, 2019. The agenda included the election of a new vice-chair, whose term begins July 1, 2020. Members also discussed upcoming visiting team chair assignments and approved visiting team documentation and tools for the 2019-2020 visit cycle. Finally, the group watched presentations from stakeholder groups, including the NCDEAS, the CFES, the CEQB. Also included was a special presentation on diversity and inclusion.


September 2019

Data Management System

Our annual resource reports are on target for delivery to HEIs in the fall. These reports comprise one of the major outputs from the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey, providing institutions with a useful overview of programs in their region and nationally, which helps them with planning and resource allocation.

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