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Accreditation Improvement Program updates


August 2020

Continual Improvement

We’ve now begun analysis of the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded data as part of our regular verification process. All participating institutions will receive a verification report containing data based on their submissions. This provides institutions with the opportunity to verify the data is correct and make any necessary changes.


August 2020

Continual Improvement

This month, a feedback survey was sent to all Tandem users who completed this year’s Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey. This survey is an important tool that helps us continually improve the Tandem system, as well as the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey itself. If you did not receive the feedback survey and would like to provide your feedback, please email accreditation@engineerscanada.ca.


July 2020

Data Management System

This year’s Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey data entry period has closed, and we want to offer a big thank you to everyone who participated. The data will now be aggregated and analyzed by Engineers Canada and subsequently be used to create the 2019 Canadian Engineering for Tomorrow report.


July 2020

Continual Improvement

In May, on the CEAB’s recommendation, the Engineers Canada Board approved a motion to change Criterion 3.4.6 to reduce the minimum required accreditation units (AUs) in a program from 1,950 to 1,850. The CEAB had also approved a motion to change Appendix 7, Interpretive statement on Accreditation Unit Categories, to account for the 100 AU reduction.


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

Data Management System

All institutions have now received access to the 2020 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey in Tandem. Data entry is open until July 14, 2020. If you need assistance in completing the survey, our team is ready to help. Please email us at accreditation@engineerscanada.ca.


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.


June 2020

Data Management System

On May 20, we launched the 2020 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey (EDAS). The EDAS is an annual survey of Canada's undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs that helps us assess trends in enrolment and degrees awarded over a five-year period. The results highlight enrolment trends by discipline and institution, as well as the number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees awarded each year. The survey will remain open until July 14 and institutions will use Tandem, Engineers Canada’s data management system, to enter their data.


April 2020

Data Management System

Following last year’s delivery of the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded survey using Tandem, Engineers Canada collected feedback from users and the Engineering Deans Canada (EDC), wit the goal of making the survey as clear as possible for end users. Additionally, we have consulted with the EDC on an ongoing basis regarding potential improvements we could make to the survey. We’ve now implemented several changes around survey content and instructions and have made the full list available.

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