ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education
SIGITE

Accreditation

SIGITE is highly involved in IT accreditation activities. It’s members serve as program evaluators and the members sit on the accreditation boards.

A significant amount of the SIGITE membership is comprised from the faculty of accredited IT programs. IT programs are accredited by ABET and CSAB.

Apply to become an evaluator
If your organization is interested in going through an accreditation process or you would like to become an IT Program Evaluator, this opportunity might be of interest to you

Accredited IT Programs

As of February 2017, universities with accredited IT programs include:

  • Abilene Christian University, TX, United States
  • Brigham Young University, UT, United States
  • Capella University, MN, United States
  • Drexel University, PA, United States
  • East Tennessee State University, TN, United States
  • Excelsior College, NY, United States
  • George Mason University, VA, United States
  • Georgia Southern University, GA, United States
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, IL, United States
  • Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • Kennesaw State University, GA, United States
  • Middle Georgia State University, GA, United States
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ, United States
  • Oakland University, MI, United States
  • Purdue University at West Lafayette, IN, United States
  • Purdue University Calumet, IN, United States
  • Slippery Rock University, PA, United States
  • Southeastern Louisiana University, LA, United States
  • The University of Kansas, KS, United States
  • The University of Toledo, OH, United States
  • United States Military Academy, NY, United States
  • United States Naval Academy, MD, United States
  • University of Central Florida, FL, United States
  • University of Cincinnati, OH, United States
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO, United States
  • University of New Hampshire, NH, United States
  • University of North Florida, FL, United States
  • University of North Texas, TX, United States
  • University of South Alabama, AL, United States
  • University of South Carolina, SC, United States
  • Utah Valley University, UT, United States
  • Walden University, MN, United States
  • Winston-Salem State University, MN, United States

ABET, Inc., is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years. Criteria for IT program ABET accreditation can be downloaded here. Accreditation activities for IT are conducted by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

CSAB is the lead society within ABET for accreditation of programs in computer science, information systems, software engineering, and information technology, and is a cooperating society for accreditation of computer engineering, biological engineering, and information engineering technology. In this capacity, CSAB has a responsibility for the development of accreditation criteria and for the selection and training of program evaluators. Persons interested in becoming program evaluators can fill out an application. Faculty with the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and IT professionals within industry are encouraged to apply.

SIGITE has created a summary of accreditation criteria and can be found Accreditation_Summary.

The full criteria for ABET accreditation of information technology programs can be found here. Programs need to meet requirements specified in both the Accreditation Policies and Procedures Manual and the Criteria for Accrediting Computing Programs documents.

Network

The SIGITE Conference for IT Education is a great place to network with those deeply involved with IT accreditation.

There are often papers presented and workshops held on accreditation at the conference.