The LACCEI 2015 Conference offers two accreditation workshops described below. Individuals can participate in either or both workshops and the Second Annual Forum of Latin American Accrediting Agencies. These workshops are also Modules A and B in the LACCEI Par Amigo Initiative Preparation Program. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for each workshop. Completion of both workshops will allow participants to submit their application to the Par Amigo Initiative. The Par Amigo Initiative is a LACCEI effort to enhance accreditation of engineering programs throughout Latin America. Pares amigos work with engineering programs and assist in the selection of accrediting agencies and in all aspects of the accreditation process.

Module A - The ABC's of Accreditation(in Spanish)

Dr. Mariana McPherson
Past Director of ACAAI
Associate Professor, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, USA


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This introductory 2 hr. workshop on Wednesday July 29, 2015 (11am – 1pm) is Module A of the LACCEI Par Amigo in Accreditation Initiative. Presented by Dr. Mariana McPherson, past director of ACAAI, the Central American Accrediting Agency. This workshop covers all of the basic elements of the accreditation process. It includes interactive, hands-on exercises and activities allowing participants to become familiar with the accreditation process and techniques. Assessment vehicles, self-study content, course portfolios and the responsibilities of programs and institutions will be discussed in detail. Topics include: Accreditation fundamentals, Accreditation Systems and Cultural Aspects of Accreditation, Competencies and responsibilities of Pares Amigos, Self-Study Fundamentals, Communication with Accrediting Agencies and the Evaluation Visit. Registration includes workshop, cost of materials, and certificate. Registration is done at the conference. LACCEI subsidizes the cost for all participants that are registered for LACCEI 2015 conference from LACCEI member institutions. Those that are not from a member institutions pay $75 for Module A (or $100 if taking both Module A and Module B).

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Module B - Consolidating a Culture of Assessment for Continuous Improvement with result: An International Accreditation Experience(in Spanish and English)

Dr. Amparo Camacho Díaz
Academic Director of the Engineering College
Universidad del Norte, CO
Lina Prada Angarita, MsC. Ing
Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering
Universidad del Norte, CO


Description:

This advanced 3 hr. workshop on Wednesday July 29, 2015 (2:30-6pm) is Module B of the LACCEI Par Amigo in Accreditation Initiative. Presented by Universidad del Norte (UNINORTE), facilitated by Amparo Camacho Díaz and Lina Prada Angarita, MSc. Ing., the persons in charge of the success international accreditation process of all UNINORTE´s Engineering programs, the first Colombian university to obtain international Engineering program accreditation. The topics include most important aspects of the processes of international accreditation, the role of assessment, formulating a sustainable assessment model, development of a plan (timeline, processes, activities, and tools for accreditation), the assessment process (documentation and results), assessment as the center for continuous improvement, lessons learned (accelerating the learning curve).

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