The Accreditation & Standards Committee of ELD serves two functions: to enhance and strengthen the library’s role in achieving the programmatic outcomes of engineering programs, and to develop standards or benchmarks for library services and collections.
The duties of the Accreditation & Standards committee shall include:
- supporting and informing the role of libraries in achieving the programmatic outcomes of engineering/technology programs and curricula
- supporting and informing the role and activities of libraries in the accreditation process
- raising awareness of the library resources, facilities, and information training that support engineering programs’ success in meeting ABET criteria, particularly with groups such as the ASEE Accreditation Activities Committee (ASEE/AAC), the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), and the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) of Engineers Canada.
- strengthening the language related to specific information competencies within ABET criteria
- developing standards/benchmarks/frameworks that can be used to measure the strength of engineering libraries and serve as foundation for building the role of libraries within engineering/technology programs and curricula (eg., ELD’s Information Competency Standards for Engineers)
- Chair: Julie Arendt, 2018-2020, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Members: Alison Henry, Bernadette Ewen, Jane Stephens, Jay Bhatt, Jay McAllister, Julie Arendt (chair), Margaret Phillips, Matthew Frankel, Patricia Watkins, Tom Volkening, Valerie Tucci, and Zac Painter
- Information Competency Standards for Engineering (PDF Version)
- Guides to ABET For Engineering Librarians
- Input and Participation of Engineering Libraries to the ABET Accreditation Process (Young, S., & Popescu, A., 2010)
- Findings of the ABET Accreditation Visit Survey (ASEE-ELD Accreditation & Standards Committee, 2017)
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