|Becoming a Program Evaluator|
Please Note: CSAB will not be accepting new Software Engineering evaluators in 2015-16 due to limited needs in this area at this time. CSAB continues to encourage and accept new Information Systems, Information Technology, and Computer Science evaluators in 2015-16.
Program Evaluators Make Quality Happen!
Program evaluators are the heart and soul of quality assurance and the heart and soul of CSAB. These volunteers don't shuffle papers–they visit campuses around the country and the world to help improve computing education. They tour labs, talk to faculty, meet students and alumni, and work closely with their fellow evaluators and team leader along the way. If this sounds interesting, keep reading!
Who Are the Evaluators?
Evaluators are professionals in their fields. They might be computer scientists, information analysts, IT specialists, or software engineers. They are professors, executives, administrators, managers, and technical experts. They work in research institutions, private consulting, Fortune 500 companies, government services, and state colleges. They are a diverse group, but they all have one thing in common: They care about computing education. Learn more about where our volunteers come from.
How Do I Get Involved?
First, make sure you understand the qualifications:
If Your Application Is Approved
If your application is approved, you will be asked to complete online evaluator training pre-work, 1.5-day face-to-face training, and a 2-hour webinar. When the training has been completed successfully, you are ready for your first campus visit!
How to Apply
If you are comfortable with the qualifications, it's time time to apply. Just visit http://abet.org/apply-to-become-pev/ to get started.
Applications must be completed by December 31. CSAB reviews applications annually in January and February. Applicants should expect a notification by mid-March.
Still not sure? Then visit http://abet.org/volunteer-to-become-a-program-evaluator/ to learn more about this important role and the many great reasons to volunteer.
If you would like to talk to a human being about this opportunity, just call CSAB's Executive Director at (410) 339-5456.