Beginning in Fall 2019, programs undergoing review by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET are being evaluated based on recently revised criteria. ABET is never prescriptive about how programs choose to meet the requirements; its review process is designed to assure programs meet quality standards set forth in the EAC criteria and the Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual, known as the APPM. The changes to EAC General Criteria create a number of opportunities to modify our traditional approaches to educating future engineers so they are not only aware of the need to practice engineering in an inclusive manner but are also equipped to do so.
This session will highlight ABET EAC criteria changes that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion along with strategies for addressing them in ways that support the attainment of EAC Criterion 3 Student Outcomes. Connections will be made to various engineering codes of ethics (e.g., NSPE, ASCE, IEEE, AIChE) as appropriate.
Yvette Pearson, PhD, PE, FASCE