About Computing Accreditation
Accreditation is a voluntary process through which a degree program is deemed to have met certain standards. CSAB coordinates the volunteers who evaluate programs, while ABET issues the accreditations. There are currently more than 550 accredited computing programs, more than 75 of which are outside the U.S., and that number continues to grow.
The Accreditation Criteria
The accreditation criteria, along with a policy and procedure guide and other important documents, can be found at http://www.abet.org/accreditation-criteria-policies-documents/. (Note: Software Engineering accreditation criteria is located within the Engineering Accreditation Commission, not the Computing Accreditation Commission.) The criteria is developed by computing professionals who volunteer through CSAB and ABET.
ABET provides a clear step-by-step guide to the accreditation process on its website.
Consultations and Mock Visits
Please email us with your specific needs, and we will assist you in finding experienced PEVs and team chairs to help.
Please see our Workshops section for updated Computing Accreditation Workshop information.
Become a Program Evaluator
There is no better way to learn about assessment and ABET accreditation than to become a program evaluator yourself.
Computing Accreditation Workshops
At CSAB’s Computing Accreditation Workshop, CS, IS, IT, Cybersecurity, and general computing faculty and administrators learn the ins and outs of preparing for a Computing Accreditation Commission/ABET visit, including
- the purpose and content of the self-study,
- the benefit of an ABET readiness review,
- best practices in display materials,
- understanding the criteria and terminology,
- and visit logistics.
The workshop is led and facilitated by experienced CAC/ABET visit team chairs and CSAB leaders.
This is the only comprehensive accreditation learning opportunity of its kind for computing degree programs.
Fee: Just $150, including continental breakfast, lunch, and materials.
Due to COVID-19, CSAB has cancelled the remainder of workshops planned for 2020. 2021 workshops TBA.
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