Estell Presents at Symposium
Dr. John K. Estell, professor of computer science and computer engineering and chair of the ECCS department, was an invited presenter at the 2010 ABET Symposium held April 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
His talk, titled “A Heuristic Approach to Assessing Program Outcomes Using Performance Vectors,” presented a methodology for systematically transforming the data collected from direct classroom assessment activities into succinct vectors that categorize aggregate student performance, which is then used as the basis for program outcomes assessment.
Formerly known as the Best Assessment Processes Symposium, the 2010 ABET symposium featured more than 70 concurrent sessions in four educational tracks: assessment, preparing for the accreditation self-study, planning for accreditation visits and program evaluator updates. Invitations to present at the symposium are based on participant evaluation reviews from previous symposia presentations. The 2010 symposium marked the seventh consecutive year that Estell has appeared as an invited presenter.