Offered Thursday, July 20 of 2017

The LACCEI 2017 International Multi-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. Zenaida Otero Gephardt
Assoc. Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rowan University,
Rowan University, USA


This introductory 2 hours workshop on Thursday July 20, 2017 is Module A of the LACCEI Par Amigo in Accreditation Initiative. Presented by Dr. Zenaida Otero Gephardt. 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 2017 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 - Assessment as the heart of the self-evaluation processes of the education of engineers. (In Spanish)

Dr. Amparo Camacho Díaz
Vice President of Accreditation, LACCEI and
Academic Director of the Engineering College
Universidad del Norte, CO


This advanced 3 hr. workshop on Thursday July 20, 2017 is part of the LACCEI Par Amigo in Accreditation Initiative. Presented by Universidad del Norte (UNINORTE), facilitated by Amparo Camacho Díaz.


Who should attend


Module Non LACCEI-Member Cost LIAISON LACCEI-Member
A $75.00 USD FREE
B $75.00 USD FREE
A and B $100.00 USD FREE

* Workshop documentation is available in English and Spanish.
* Priority given to LACCEI Memeber Institutions, assignment of seating is given by earliest paid registrations.


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