History and Overview of the School of Engineering
Headquartered in McAuliffe Hall, the School of Engineering has laboratory and instructional facilities in this building as well as in the Rudolph F. Bannow Science Center. Among these resources are several computer laboratories and network and Internet services completely dedicated to the instructional purposes of the School. In addition, the School of Engineering operates a separate network linking all its classrooms and laboratories.
The School continuously measures the outcomes of its educational enterprise through the Assessment and Continuous Quality Improvement Process (ACQIP), a three-year cycle of quality management. This process includes identifying the constituencies and stakeholders of the engineering programs, determining which learning goals and program objectives are compatible with the needs of those constituencies, crafting curriculum content, and developing resources to satisfy student learning and development in accord with those needs. ACQIP leads to two concrete results: It assesses the degree to which student learning goals are achieved, and it identifies opportunities for improving program design and implementation.
The School of Engineering maintains an appropriate balance of faculty in each discipline within the School, and strives to create an environment conducive to faculty development and consistent with achieving excellence in pedagogy and professional advancement. The School also maintains a close working relationship with industry, through its Advisory Board, to better understand its needs, and draws from its network of practitioners in the engineering disciplines for assistance in program development and assessment.