Web-based course information system supporting accreditation

Vidhya Sampath Kumaran, Timothy Lindquist

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Abstract

An outcome-based assessment process has become a critical aspect of accreditation and program evolution in many universities. Transitioning to outcome-based processes pushes universities to document, coordinate, and maintain additional information. While these processes can improve course and program offerings, the added burden of managing the process and maintaining additional documentation stresses resources in most departments. This paper discusses a web-based database driven software system called Course Information System supporting Accreditation (CISA) developed for the Division of Computing Studies at Arizona State University to facilitate accreditation process by maintaining course and program objective/outcome information together with relationships among this descriptive information. Web pages provide public and password-protected user interfaces for viewing and maintaining course information, program information and the relationships among this information. The paper does not presume specific measures, but it does suggest an approach that works well with typical academic roles and responsibilities. The paper also describes the software design of our system, together with the technologies used in its implementation, in a manner supporting others who wish to adopt the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2007Oct 13 2007

Other

Other37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period10/10/0710/13/07

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Accreditation
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Computer systems

Keywords

  • Accreditation
  • CISA
  • Course information system
  • Outcome-based assessment
  • Program evolution
  • Web-based application

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Kumaran, V. S., & Lindquist, T. (2007). Web-based course information system supporting accreditation. In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE [4418140] https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2007.4418140

Web-based course information system supporting accreditation. / Kumaran, Vidhya Sampath; Lindquist, Timothy.

Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2007. 4418140.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kumaran, VS & Lindquist, T 2007, Web-based course information system supporting accreditation. in Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE., 4418140, 37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE, Milwaukee, WI, United States, 10/10/07. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2007.4418140
Kumaran VS, Lindquist T. Web-based course information system supporting accreditation. In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2007. 4418140 https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2007.4418140
Kumaran, Vidhya Sampath ; Lindquist, Timothy. / Web-based course information system supporting accreditation. Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2007.
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