Although our mandatory co-op program is more than 85 years old, this is the first year that we applied for accreditation of the co-op program through the American Council for Cooperative Education (ACCE).
Our program was benchmarked against the best co-operative engineering education programs in the country, and was assessed to have no issues! We are accredited through August 2019.
The ACCE looks at 5 standards to assess the strength of a co-op program – I have listed them below. Of all the accomplishments our office has had this year, this is the one that we are most proud of and happy to share.
Have a great holiday break and we’ll be back in the new year, with another eager group of students looking for their first co-op and 240 students starting their first co-op!
STANDARD ONE: Mission and Goals
STANDARD TWO: Institutional Relationships
STANDARD THREE: Employers
STANDARD FOUR: Student Learning Environment
STANDARD FIVE: Student Learning Outcomes and Program Effectiveness