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

engineer working with server cablesAn Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) program evaluator (PEV) must:

  • maintain an active IEEE membership status at the member level, or above;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • have substantial experience in any of the disciplines assigned to IEEE (computer, electrical/electronic(s), electromechanical, information and telecommunications engineering technology);
  • 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 and governed through the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB).
 
 

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

An Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) program evaluator (PEV) must:

  • maintain an active IEEE membership status at the senior member level or above. PEV applicants may apply for senior membership during the application process but will not be approved as a PEV or sent to training until their Senior membership approval is finalized;
  • have a minimum of ten years of professional experience in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and/or closely related field, with preference given to those with recent experience both in academia and industry and/or government;
  • have a formal education with a master's degree and/or recognized distinction in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or closely related field;
  • 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 engineering programs;
  • have analytical ability, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and personal maturity commensurate with the requirements of an evaluator’s assignments;
  • be sensitive to the needs and potentialities of women and minorities with respect to engineering education and the associated professions;
  • have current familiarity with an interest in education in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a closely related field in the United States;
  • have substantial experience in any of the disciplines assigned to IEEE;
  • 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 and governed through the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB).
 
 

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