Reprinted from 26th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, November 6, 1996, pages 584-587.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author William Durgin was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The WPl PLAN, adopted by the WPl faculty in 1970, strongly anticipates current thinking about student outcomes assessments by structuring degree requirements that mandate that students demonstrate their ability to perform professional functions embodied in ABET Criteria 2000, especially Criteria 3 and 4. The WPI faculty has also practiced both student and self evaluations of these outcomes through respectively grades and peer review (both departmental and campus-wide) of student performance.