CSAB (professional organization)

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CSAB, Inc., formerly called the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board, Inc., is a non-profit professional organization in the United States, focused on the quality of education in computing disciplines. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) are the member societies of CSAB.[1][2] The Association for Information Systems (AIS) was a member society between 2002 and September 2009.[3]

CSAB itself is a member society of ABET, to support the accreditation of several computing (related) disciplines:[1][2][4]

Who is doing what:[1][2]

  • For the disciplines where CSAB is leading, it develops the accreditation criteria and it educate the so-called Program Evaluators (PEVs).
  • But the accreditation activities themselves are conducted by the appropriate ABET accreditation commission. For computing this is the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC).

History[edit]

The Computing Sciences Accreditation Board, Inc. (CSAB) was founded in 1984, with Taylor L. Booth as first president.[5][6]

Initially, CSAB had its own accreditation commission called the Computer Science Accreditation Commission (CSAC).[2] But in November 1998 CSAB and ABET agreed to integrate CSAB's accreditation activities within ABET.[7] The result is that in 2000 a reorganized CSAB became a member society of ABET[2] and that, starting with the 2001-2002 cycle, a merged and renamed CSAC operates as the fourth commission of ABET: the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC).[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "CSAB Home page". CSAB. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "2010 CAC Institutional Representatives' Day Presentation, p15-16: CSAB Inc.". ABET. July 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-15.  Presentation found on ABET Presentations.
  3. ^ "Association for Information Systems Withdraws from CSAB". CSAB. Sep 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-09-15.  News Release found on CSAB News.
  4. ^ "ABET Members". ABET. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  5. ^ "IEEE Computer Society Marks 60th Anniversary". IEEE-CS. August 7, 2007. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  6. ^ "Tribute to Taylor L. Booth". IEEE-CS. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  7. ^ "Integration of CSAB and ABET". Missouri University of Science and Technology. 2000. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  8. ^ "ABET Integration Update". Roy Levow. July 11, 2000. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  9. ^ "CSAB Fellow Will Be First Computing Professional to Serve on ABET Board Executive Committee". CSAB. April 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-08.  News Release found on CSAB News.

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