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Accreditation Improvement Program updates


March 2020

Data Management System

Preparation is well under way for the 2020 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey, and we are continuing to work with Engineering Deans Canada to incorporate improvements based on the feedback we received after the last survey cycle. Please note: if you have not yet sent us the contact information for people who will be entering data for the survey, this is your final call. Please email us the contact information at accreditation@engineerscanada.ca.


March 2020

Given the significant impact of COVID-19 on the regular functioning of HEIs, Our main priority is to respond to and collaborate with HEIs to the fullest of our ability. With urgent steps being taken by all levels of government, we fully recognize that institutions are often being asked to adjust their operations at unprecedented speed. To provide more information on steps we’re taking, the CEAB has made two statements:


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:


February 2020

Data Management System

It is time to start planning for the 2020 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey (which captures data from 2019). Like last year, we will be using our new data management system, Tandem, to collect data from participating institutions. We heard from institutions that the timelines we used in 2019 were preferred over previous years and therefore, below you will find the preliminary milestones for the 2020 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded survey:


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.


January 2020

Data Management System

In the coming weeks, deans will receive an email asking for contact information for all individual users who will be accessing Tandem to complete the 2020 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey (which collects 2019 data).  By providing this critical contact information, you will ensure that the right individuals at your institution receive all further information about the survey (i.e. updates, information, survey-opening date, etc.) in a timely manner.


January 2020

Communication

In January we made two new reports available to accreditation stakeholders:


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.

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