Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology: Construction Management Technology

Results of Assessment

2004-2005 (submitted 02/07/06)

The Parson Construction Management Technology (CMT) program went through Accreditation in Spring 2004. The accrediting body, American Council for Construction Education found three deficiencies in the Weber State program and elected to keep the program in candidate status. The CMT program has addressed the deficiencies and has submitted a request for full candidate status subject to review at the ACCE board meeting in February 2006. Improvements to the program include the addition of two full time faculty, the construction of a new concrete laboratory, review of the existing curriculum for compliance with the ACCE criteria and the collection and analysis of data on student performance and success using both direct and indirect measures. Online exit surveys were continued from the previous reporting period. Survey-style interview were conducted online at the students convenience and were given during the final semester as part of the Senior Project – Part 2 class, CMT 4620. The CMT program has instituted a comprehensive exam for the Senior Project – Part 1 class and grades are assigned based upon the student’s performance.

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 American Institute of Constructors, Associate Constructor exam/certification
  • 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:

- Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) Exam (CMT 2220)

- Spring 2001 - 68% passed

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

- Spring 2002 - 32 % passed

- Fall 2002 – Data unavailable for how many took the exam

- Spring 2003 – Data unavailable for how many took the exam

- Fall 2003 – Data unavailable for how many took the exam

- Spring 2004 – Data unavailable for how many took the exam

- Fall 2004 – Data unavailable for how many took the exam

- Spring 2005 – Data unavailable for how many took the exam

- Fall 2005 - Data unavailable for how many took the exam

Continue to modify curriculum as necessary to preserve acceptable pass-rate on national examination. This course will require a major rework due to major changes in the CSI Standard
Apply basic technical concepts to the solution of construction problems involving geotechnics, structures, construction scheduling, management, and construction safety Occupational Safety and Health Administration Certifications (CMT 4550)

American Concrete Institute (ACI) Field Technician Grade I Certification (CMT 2330)

90% receive a 30 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. We did not administer this exam in 2004-2005 because of lab facilities and need of a certified examiner.

Improve Lab facilities and send faculty for examiner certification
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)

- AIC AS (CMT 4610)

- ACI (CMT 2330)

American Institute of Constructors (AIC) Associate Construction (AS) National Certification Exam

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

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

-Fall 02 CMT students received a score of 76.5% national average was 71.3%

-Spring 03 CMT students received a score of 77.8% national average was 74.4%

-Fall 03 CMT students received a score of 76.5% national average was 73.4%

- Spring 04 CMT students received an average score of 73.0%, national average was 68.7% with a top CMT score of 261 and a top national score of 269

-Fall 04 CMT students received an average score of 67.5%, national average was 72.8% with a top CMT score of 237 and a top national score of 273

- Spring 05 CMT students received an average score of 73.0%, national average was 68.7% with a top CMT score of 269 and a top national score of 270

-Fall 05 CMT students received an average score of 78.8% with a top CMT score of 275

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. We did not administer this exam in 2004-2005 because of lab facilities and need of a certified examiner.

Continue to modify curriculum as necessary to preserve acceptable pass-rate on national examination. Provide additional review opportunities.

Improve Lab facilities and send faculty for examiner certification

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.

Provide various opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge of the cirriculumn

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

Post-graduation salary surveys indicate students average to above average salaries for starting positions in Utah

Continue to utilize Employer surveys; actively seek additional feedback through Advisory Committee and post-graduation surveys
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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