Assessment at HASS

HASS fosters the attainment of critical assessment goals. Specifically, we assist accredited programs in meeting the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) requirements as described below. Over half of ABET's Criterion are non-technical professional skills. LAIS helps meets non-technical skills as much, if not more than most courses in students' majors. Only four criteria are strictly technical – the rest intersect with LAIS courses significantly.

Technical Criteria:

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. Ability to design/conduct experiments, as well as to analyze & interpret data.
  3. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  4. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

All Other Criteria (Bold indicates a potential intersection with LAIS curriculum):

  1. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  2. Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  3. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively.
  5. A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  6. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  7. Knowledge of contemporary issues.


Where will a Mines graduate obtain such attributes?

LAIS plays a significant role. Our Division's goals are dedicated to continuous improvement in how we assess our core courses and cross-curricular initiatives. LAIS Assessment Goals are designed to help CSM students develop the ability and value to engage in life-long learning by providing students with the broad education necessary to:

  • understand the impact of engineering solutions in contemporary, global, international, societal, and ethical contexts;
  • understand the role of Humanities and Social Sciences in identifying, formulating, and solving engineering problems;
  • prepare people to live and work in a complex, dynamic world;
  • understand the meaning and implications of "Stewardship of the Earth”;
  • communicate effectively in written and oral forms.



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