Bachelors Degree Program Assessment Plans
The Department of Construction Management's academic quality plan for its bachelors
degree program consists of the components described below. Quality plan is implemented
through outcomes assessment and the frequency of evaluation is described by the Assessment Table. Based on the results of the outcomes an improvement plan is generated annually.
A. Undergraduate Degree Program Learning Outcomes Assessment
Each year Assessment plans for the bachelors degree program are developed. During
the year the various outcomes are monitored and data collected on each measure. At
the end of the assessment year, actual performance relative to each measure is determined
and compared to the planned target. A comprehensive analysis is conducted and a formal
Annual Report is developed.
B. Course Level Outcome Assessment
Based on program learning outcomes, faculty develops the course learning outcomes.
Faculty will be able to assess the students’ level of achievement of the program level
outcome through the achievement of course level outcomes. The level of achievement
of learning outcomes is tied to assignments or quizzes or exams or project. At the
beginning of the semester faculty sets the target level of achievement and collects
the required data during the semester. At the end of the semester faculty assess the
results of each course outcome. These results are compared with stated targets and
based on the results each faculty proposes an action plan for the following semester.
C. Undergraduate Capstone Project Evaluation
Each undergraduate capstone project is evaluated by construction industry professionals
and faculty using department’s standard format. The results of these evaluations are
summarized and used by the department chair in the assessment of program level outcomes
and to identify the areas of improvements to be incorporated in relevant courses/syllabi.
D. Undergraduate Student Course Evaluations
The university requires that the student course evaluations be conducted using a standard
format at the end of every semester. The evaluations are completed by the students
and results made available to the respective faculty. In addition, the department
chair has access to them and is utilized in annual faculty evaluations.
E. Undergraduate Student Exit Interviews
During the month prior to graduation, all undergraduate degree students meet with
the department chair to participate in an exit interview utilizing a standard department
survey format The results of these interviews are summarized and used by the department
chair in the assessment of the faculty, staff, curriculum, facilities and services
utilized by the department.
F. Undergraduate Degree Program Three Year Out Alumni Survey
Three years following graduation all undergraduate alumni are sent a standard department
survey format and asked to complete and return it. The results of these surveys are
summarized and used by the department chair in the assessment of the faculty, staff,
curriculum, facilities and services utilized by the department.
G. Undergraduate Degree Three Year Out Alumni Employer Survey
Three years following graduation all undergraduate alumni are also sent a standard
department format and asked to give to their employer to complete and return to the
department. The results of these surveys are summarized and used by the department
chair in the assessment of the curriculum utilized by the department.
H. Faculty Feedback
Faculty shares their opinion and suggestions to improve quality of CM program during
monthly faculty meetings.
I. Industry Advisory Board Feedback
CM industry advisory board provides feedback at regular advisory board meetings. This
feedback assists in modifying the course(s) content or revises the curriculum if needed.
This feedback also helps in developing the required skill set in students to cater
the industry needs.