|About CSAB, Inc.|
CSAB serves as a participating body of ABET with three members on the ABET Board of Delegates. CSAB is the lead society within ABET for accreditation of degree programs in computer science, information systems, software engineering, information technology, and cybersecurity, and is a co-lead society for systems engineering, and is a cooperating society for computer engineering, biological engineering, and information engineering technology. In its lead society capacity, CSAB has responsibility for the development of accreditation criteria and for the selection, training, and assignment of program evaluators.
Accreditation decisions are made by the accreditation commissions of ABET. Within ABET, the Computing Accreditation Commission is responsible for the accreditation of programs in computer science, information systems, and information technology, while the Engineering Accreditation Commission is responsible for the accreditation of programs in software engineering.
CSAB is governed by its Board of Directors whose members are appointed by the member societies, the two largest technical, educational, and scientific societies in computer and computer-related fields: The Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. (ACM) and the IEEE-Computer Society (IEEE-CS). These organizations jointly established CSAB in 1985.
CSAB's Committees are responsible for strategic planning and assessment; criteria development; selection, training, and assignment of program evaluators; quality assurance of volunteers; awards and recognition; constituency relations; and nominations and appointments to CSAB and ABET offices.
The CSAB Constitution and Rules of Procedure govern the organization's operations.