becoming a program evaluator

Becoming an IISE ABET Program Evaluator

IISE is tasked by ABET with providing program evaluators of industrial engineering, engineering management, and industrial engineering technology programs. Matching PEVs to evaluations is managed by the IISE Accreditation Advisory Committee Executive Council (AAC-EC) each cycle. Each year the AAC-EC seeks to add excellent new PEVs to the roster of potential evaluators. Only a small number of new PEVs are added each cycle, dependent on evaluation demand and PEV retention.  Below are minimum qualifications for prospective IISE PEVs in both the EAC and ETAC.

IISE provides PEVs for the following programs:

  • Industrial Engineering, of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
  • Engineering Management, of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
  • Industrial Engineering Technology, of the Engineering Technology Commission (ETAC)

What are the IISE Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) program evaluator qualifications?

To be considered as an EAC PEV candidate you must:

  1. Maintain an active senior IISE membership status at the senior member level or above, with preference given to participating members ( in a local chapter, divisions and/or conferences)
  2. Have a minimum of ten years of professional experience in industrial engineering, systems engineering, and/or engineering management and/or closely related field, with preference given to those with recent experience both in academia and industry and/or government
  3. Have a formal education with minimum of a master's degree and/or recognized distinction in industrial engineering, systems engineering, and/or engineering management and/or closely related field
  4. If from academia, be associated with an EAC of ABET accredited engineering program or have had substantial involvement with such a program; If from industry or government, have substantial working experience with graduates from EAC of ABET engineering programs
  5. Have current familiarity and an interest in higher education in industrial engineering, systems engineering, and/or engineering management or a closely related field 
  6. Have substantial experience in any of the disciplines assigned to IISE, with preference given to those with demonstrated interested in engineering education as evidenced by sponsorship of engineering design projects, mentoring of undergraduate students, membership on an academic advisory board, etc.
  7. Have analytical ability, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and personal maturity commensurate with the program evaluator competencies
  8. Be sensitive to the needs and potentialities of women and minorities with respect to engineering higher education and the associated professions
  9. Have a stated willingness and ability to accept a three-year appointment as an evaluator, serve on at least one campus visit each year, and conduct visits and all associated activities in accordance with the requirements established by the ABET Commissions

What are the IISE Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) program evaluator qualifications?

To be considered as an ETAC PEV candidate you must:

  1. Maintain an active senior IISE membership status at the senior member level or above
  2. Have a minimum of ten years of professional experience in industrial engineering, systems engineering, engineering management and/or closely related field, with preference given to those with recent experience both in academia and industry and/or government
  3. If from academia, have a formal education with a master's degree (bachelor's degree for ETAC applicants from industry or government) and/or recognized distinction in engineering, engineering technology, or closely related field degree
  4. If from academia, be associated with an ETAC of ABET-accredited engineering technology program or have had substantial involvement with such a program; If from industry or government, have substantial working experience with graduates from engineering technology programs
  5. Have current familiarity and an interest in higher education in industrial engineering, systems engineering, engineering management, or a closely related field
  6. Have substantial experience in any of the disciplines assigned to IISE
  7. Have analytical ability, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and personal maturity commensurate with the requirements of an evaluator’s assignments
  8. Be sensitive to the needs and potentialities of women and minorities with respect to engineering higher education and the associated professions
  9. Have a stated willingness and ability to accept a five-year appointment as an evaluator, serve on at least one campus visit each year, and conduct visits and all associated activities in accordance with the requirements established by the ABET Commissions
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