Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology: Construction Management Technology

Results of Assessment

2001-2002 (submitted 10/18/02)

The Parson Construction Management Technology program went through a major curriculum change in Spring 2001 which required the CMT program assessment plan to be re-evaluated. Several steps have been completed (i.e., development of the mission statement, identification of the fifteen learning objectives or outcomes of the major, construction of the curriculum grid with respect to these objectives, and development of an exit interview as the first measure of student learning outcomes). The CMT program has now started the final phase of assessment which is to collect and analyze assessment data. Improvements to the program will be reviewed each year based upon the outcomes assessment data. The CMT program will collect and analyze data to track student performance and success using both direct and indirect measures. Online exit surveys were initiated Fall semester 2002 and the data collected will be compiled and presented. The survey-style interview was developed so it could be taken online at the students convenience and is given during the final semester as part of the Senior project class, CMT 4620.

Student Outcomes Assessed: (2001- present)

Demonstrate effective technical communication skills, both written and oral.

  • utilize modern instruments methods and techniques to implement construction contracts documents and codes.
  • apply basic technical concepts to the solution of construction problems involving geotechnics, structures, construction scheduling, management, and construction safety.
  • perform standard analysis and design in at least one recognized technical specialty within construction management technology that is appropriate to the goals of the program.
  • demonstrate mastery of knowledge gained in the major.
  • function as a member of a project team.
  • be successfully employed in construction related fields.
  • be satisfied with their education.

Method Used to Gather Data:

Direct measures include:
  • National exams/certifications
  • Senior project
  • Student critiques
  • Course evaluations
Indirect measures include:
  • Employer survey
  • Student exit survey
  • Job placement and/or graduate school acceptance

Data Used for Assessment:

  • Test results from national exams/certifications
  • Senior project
  • Course exams
  • Professional input
  • Student exit survey
  • Employer survey

Outcome

Assessment Method

Outcome Results

Plan

demonstrate effective technical communication skills, both written and oral.

Capstone/senior project (CMT 4610/4620)

Faculty are generally satisfied with student technical communication skills

Continue to mentor and help students develop appropriate professional technical communication skills.

utilize modern instruments methods and techniques to implement construction contracts documents and codes

Scores on national certification exams:

- CSI CDT(CMT 2220)

- Spring 2001 - 68% passed

- Fall 2001 - 5 students passed. Data unavailable for how many took the exam

- Spring 2002 - 32 % passed

Continue to modify curriculum as necessary to preserve acceptable pass-rate on national examination.

apply basic technical concepts to the solution of construction problems involving geotechnics, structures, construction scheduling, management, and construction safety

OSHA Certifications (CMT 4550)



ACI Level I Certification (CMT 2330)

90% receive a 40 hour OSHA certification

In 2001 only 67% of students passed the ACI exam, since 4/2001 75% of all students that of taken the ACI certification have passed

Continue to modify curriculum as necessary to preserve acceptable pass-rate on national examination.

perform standard analysis and design in at least one recognized technical specialty within construction management technology that is appropriate to the goals of the program

Scores on national certification exams:

- CSI CDT(CMT 2220)

- CPC (CMT 4890)

- ACI (CMT 2330)

CPC national exam

- Fall 01 CMT students received a score of 79.7% national average was 72.7%

- Sprg 02 CMT students received a score of 77.5% national average was 72.2%

ACI certification exam

- In 2001 only 67% of students passed the ACI exam, since 4/2001 75% of all students that of taken the ACI certification have passed

Continue to modify curriculum as necessary to preserve acceptable pass-rate on national examination.

demonstrate mastery of knowledge gained in the major.

Capstone/senior project (CMT 4610/4620)

Scores on national certification exams:

- CSI CDT(CMT 2220)

- CPC (CMT 4890)

- ACI (CMT 2330)

Faculty are generally satisfied with student projects

(See results above)

Continue to modify curriculum as necessary to preserve acceptable pass-rate on national examination.

function as a member of a project team.

Capstone/senior project (CMT 4610/4620)

Faculty are generally satisfied with student projects

Continue to mentor and help students develop appropriate professional management skills.

be successfully employed in construction related fields

Employer survey (CMT 4890)

Student survey (CMT 4890)

Industry mentors are generally satisfied with student performance.

Students are generally very satisfied with practicum experience which gives them hands-on experience

Continue to utilize Employer surveys; actively seek additional feedback through Advisory Committee.

be satisfied with their education

Student exit surveys (CMT 4620)

Students are generally satisfied with program.

Re-evaluate course content from student feedback.

Continue to match graduate numbers with available jobs.


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