Accreditation Information

 

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What is Accreditation? Accreditation ensures that academic and professional programs achieve and maintain a level of performance, integrity, and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and public they serve.

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Is the Applied Engineering Program Accredited?

The Applied Engineering, Applied Engineering and Technology Management, BS, Computer Engineering Technology BS, and Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS are all Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) accredited. Senior Applied Engineering students in ATMAE accredited programs are given the opportunity to take the ATMAE CTM exam. The Applied Engineering, Foundry Technology, BS is Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF).


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What Is The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)?

"ATMAE is an exciting, professional association with more than 1,000 innovative members who share technology, management and applied engineering ideas, research, and applications that positively impact the future.

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Is the Aerospace Engineering Program Accredited?

As one of the newest programs, Aerospace Engineering will seek accreditation upon meeting the minimum requirements for length of operation.


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Is the Aeronautics Program Accredited?

Yes, it is. Not only at the institutional level through Kent State University’s accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association, but also at the specialized level by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) . Each Aeronautics BS degree is accredited separately. At this time, all four Aeronautics BS degrees are accredited by AABI.


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What is the Aviation Accreditation Board International?

The Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) is a nonprofit 501 © (3) organization that meets twice a year and sets standards for aviation programs taught in colleges and universities in the United States and around the world.

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    How do we assess whether or not we’re doing a good job?

    1. At the Aeronautics program level (serving all five areas of concentration), faculty and staff have defined a mission statement that ties in and reflects the mission statements not only of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering but also of the University itself.

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    The results from the 2015, 2014 and 2013 senior exit surveys and the Alumni 2015 survey pertaining to general outcomes are shown here:

    Survey Results 2015-PDF         Qualities of Aeronautics Program Survey 2015-PDF     Alumni Survey 2015-PDF   

    Survey Results 2014-PDF        Survey Results 2013-PDF

    For example, as a result of the January 2015 Quality of Aeronautics Program Summary:

    1. The Aeronautics Program is developing its first short-term study abroad opportunity. This 3 credit hour course in International Aeronautics Operations is expected to run for the first time during the spring 2016 Intercessional Period and will include 1-2 weeks in Europe visiting place such as the Bretigny Euro Control Research Facility, the Reims Air Traffic Control Tower and Airport Tour and the European Business School located in Frankfurt, Germany. Subsequent yearly offerings hope to rotate the destination to the South American and Asian markets.
    2. In accordance with the University’s undergraduate research initiatives, the Aeronautics Department continues to encourage faculty to pair with and mentor undergraduate students for participation in the recently established Undergraduate Research Symposium. Additionally, it strives to notify students of prospective research opportunities with various faculty members.