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Accreditation Improvement Program updates


July 2019

General

In August, we will bid a fond farewell to Lynn Villeneuve, Accreditation Manager. After more than twenty years at Engineers Canada, Lynn has taken an exciting new position as Deputy Director, National Committee on Accreditation at the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. Lynn has done a tremendous amount to champion the AIP, and her openness to process improvements has been instrumental in the program’s success. Following Lynn’s departure, the program’s deployment will continue under the supervision of Stephanie Price, Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs.


July 2019

Communication

Individuals involved with accredited engineering education programs can anticipate an upcoming check-in survey on the current perception and progress of the Accreditation Improvement Program. This will be similar to the survey AIP stakeholders received in December 2018 and will provide us with an understanding of overall program effectiveness and user satisfaction.


July 2019

General

July marked the end of data collection, and respondents were given two weeks to review and refine their entries for the 2019 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey. In the coming weeks, Engineers Canada will compile the results and begin work on the reports. Throughout the process, we responded to all inquiries. The majority of questions stemmed from survey content questions, and several suggestions have been moved into our continual improvement process. 


June 2019

Communication

Engineers Canada was proud to be a Partner Innovator Sponsor of this year’s Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference. Luigi Benedicenti, CEAB Chair delivered welcome remarks for the conference, emphasizing the role of accreditation in innovation.


June 2019

Continual Improvement

Before the end of 2019, the CEAB will be holding consultations on several key areas: engineering design, the role of the general visitor in accreditation visits, and criteria 3.4: Curriculum content and quality. During the summer, Engineers Canada will be reaching out to stakeholder groups to invite them to participate in these consultations. We will be sharing more information in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please contact us at accreditation@engineerscanada.ca


June 2019

The CEAB held its annual accreditation decision meeting this month in Ottawa. This year, decisions were made on the accreditation status of over 70 programs at 14 institutions. Institutions that underwent visits in the 2018-2019 cycle will receive official decision letters by the end of month.


June 2019

Data Management System

The Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey closed on June 21, 2019, marking a successful introduction of our new data management system, Tandem. Thank you to those institutions who provided data this year. The survey continues to be a critical tool for understanding the trends and composition of engineering education in Canada. If you have any feedback on your experience providing data through the survey, please get in touch with us at accreditation@engineerscanada.ca.


May 2019

Data Management System

With the launch of Tandem to collect data for the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey, we’ve made several changes to survey processes and tools, as well as the content itself. We’ve compiled a list to help users better understand what’s changing and staying the same:


May 2019

Data Management System

May 13, 2019 marked the launch of this year’s Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey, which was particularly exciting because it also marked the first deployment of our new data management system, Tandem. To prepare for this, we’ve delivered five training sessions (two French, three English), which were attended by 78 registrants.


April 2019

Data Management System

Our warmest welcome goes out to M. Alain Garnier, Vice-dean Academics at the University of Laval, who joined our System Advisory Committee this month. Thank you to Marc Landry, who is stepping down for an opportunity to travel abroad. Safe travels, Marc!

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