Division of Liberal Education/Engineering & Society (LEES)
This division provides a vital forum for those concerned with integrating the humanities and social sciences into engineering education. The division is dedicated to helping engineers to develop an ability to communicate effectively, appreciate their professional and ethical responsibilities, and understand the interaction of engineering activities with politics, society, and culture. The division sponsors sessions and maintains a website and welcomes both engineers and non-engineers as members.
Update 06-25-15, LEES Response to ABET Proposed Changes
Many of us learned last week that ABET is considering changes to student outcomes and curriculum (Criteria 3 and 5). Information about the proposed changes can be found at this link: http://www.abet.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/EAC-Proposed-Revisions-to-Criteria-3-and-5.pdf.
ABET has invited comments before July 1 through a web survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Revisions2015, and as we understand the process, ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) will review the proposal shortly after the web survey is closed.
Our Division convened an Ad Hoc Committee, which has written the letter below, endorsed by LEES leadership. We ask that everyone in our division consider offering your own individual comments at the web survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Revisions2015. ABET needs to hear that these changes will impact what we do. Please feel free to concur with/endorse the letter, use it as a basis for your comments, expand upon it, offer particular points, etc. as you see fit.
Anything you could send by way of input (again, directly to ABET) would be much appreciated!
Atsushi Akera, LEES Past Chair and Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee