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New Required Accreditation Language

Most people don't read the proposed changes to the ABET criteria, especially not those in the APPM (Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual.) Recently approved changes mean that you will need to update your public information about your accredited programs to comply with the new requirements before your next evaluation. The new language is "accredited by the (Applied and Natural Sciences/Computing/Engineering/Engineering Technology) Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the commission's General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Criteria Name." If there is no program criteria, modify the ending of the statement to "under the General Criteria only." If it is under more than one commission like programs named Computer Science and Engineering then information for all of the commissions. For those who suffer from insomnia, or who just want to see the official rule, take a look at pages 68 and 69 of the APPM at These changes were just approved at the November Board of Delegates meeting.

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