Developing Measurable Objectives and Outcomes for Educational Programs and Courses Workshop

(What will participants be able to do at the end of the workshop?)

  • Set program objectives and outcomes
  • Set course objectives and outcomes
  • Tie outcomes to assessment methods and make appropriate assessment choices
  • Utilize strategies and actions for reaching the chosen outcomes along with associated terminology

Participant Background
(What should participants be able to do prior to the workshop
in order to profit from the workshop?)

  • Be experienced in constructing course syllabi
  • Familiarity with ABET EC 2000, Criterion II.2 and II.3 is desirable but not necessary


  • Program objectives and outcomes, course objectives and outcomes, assessment strategies


  • This session will be a hands-on, small-group, interactive workshop. Workshop leaders will provide program and course objective templates and support materials, including a glossary of terms.


Workshop Leaders

Dr. Susan Haag is the Director of Assessment for the College of Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ, where she does assessment studies related to the Foundation Coalition and to ABET EC 2000.

Dr. D. L. Evans is the Director of the Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (CRESMET) at Arizona State University. CRESMET conducts research and development on K-20 education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.


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