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Action Plan

Made at end of assessment cycle.

Action plan years: [2011-12; 2010-11; 2009-10]

Year 2011-12

Goal 1: Recruit, develop and maintain quality faculty who can prepare students for productive careers
Aligns with the University's Goal 1: "Enhance the culture of faculty excellence."

Outcomes and objectives:
1.1: Recruit for faculty vacancies as necessary in the national market.
1.2: Continue to use endowed chair and professorships to promote faculty development.
1.3: Conduct annual performance planning and evaluations of faculty

2011-12 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
N/A (current cycle)

Goal 2: Recruit and retain students who are capable of productive careers
Aligns with the University's Goal 4: "Enhance student growth and success."

Outcomes and objectives:
2.1: Increase awareness of the opportunities in construction management
2.2: Implement a plan for student placement opportunity

2011-12 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
N/A (current cycle); see Student Learning Outcomes for 2011-12.

Goal 3: Deliver a high quality academic program which will prepare students for productive careers.
Aligns with the University's Goal 3: "Enhance the academic learning environment."

Outcomes and objectives:
3.1: Continue ACCE accreditation
3.2: Continue assurance of learning plans for student learning goals

2011-12 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
N/A (current cycle)

Goal 4: Increase resources to achieve the programs goals and fulfill its mission
Aligns with the University's Goal 6: "Strengthen relationships with ULM constituencies."

Outcomes and objectives:
4.1: Work with Industry to increase resources

2011-12 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
N/A (current cycle)

Goal 5: Maintain student involvement with the construction industry
Aligns with the University's Goal 6: "Strengthen relationships with ULM constituencies."

Outcomes and objectives:
5.1: Have students begin interaction with the construction industry during early years in the program
5.2: Students will meet alumni who are professionals in the industry
5.3: Have students participate in industry sponsored events.

2011-12 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
N/A (current cycle)

Year 2010-11

Goal 1: Recruit, develop and maintain quality faculty who can prepare students for productive careers
Aligns with the University's Goal 1: "Enhance the culture of faculty excellence."

Outcomes and objectives:
1.1: Recruit for faculty vacancies as necessary in the national market.
1.2: Continue to use endowed chair and professorships to promote faculty development.
1.3: Conduct annual performance planning and evaluations of faculty

2010-11 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
The objectives of this goal are being met. No change is necessary.

Goal 2: Recruit and retain students who are capable of productive careers
Aligns with the University's Goal 4: "Enhance student growth and success."

Outcomes and objectives:
2.1: Increase awareness of the opportunities in construction management
2.2: Implement a plan for student placement opportunity

2010-11 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
Objective 1 is being met. No change is necessary. Objective 2 is not being met. The placement rate for graduates has slowed to around 70%. The construction market continues to be weak. Plans to involve more alumni with students are underway. This may help integrate more students into the market earlier while they are still in school.

Goal 3: Deliver a high quality academic program which will prepare students for productive careers.
Aligns with the University's Goal 3: "Enhance the academic learning environment."

Outcomes and objectives:
3.1: Continue ACCE accreditation
3.2: Continue assurance of learning plans for student learning goals

2010-11 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
Objective #1 is being met. Efforts to eliminate ACCE concerns will continue.

For Objective #2, see Student Learning Outcomes for 2010-11.

Goal 4: Increase resources to achieve the programs goals and fulfill its mission
Aligns with the University's Goal 6: "Strengthen relationships with ULM constituencies."

Outcomes and objectives:
4.1: Work with Industry to increase resources

2010-11 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
Objective #1 is being met. The Industry Advisory Council now has a mandatory dues structure which should raise $8,000 - $9,000 per year. Contributions from industry and alumni provided another $20,000 - $25,000.

Goal 5: Maintain student involvement with the construction industry
Aligns with the University's Goal 6: "Strengthen relationships with ULM constituencies."

Outcomes and objectives:
5.1: Have students begin interaction with the construction industry during early years in the program
5.2: Students will meet alumni who are professionals in the industry
5.3: Have students participate in industry sponsored events.

2010-11 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
Objective #1 is not being met. Due to the reduction in on-campus recruiting visits opportunities for students to attend formal presentations was limited. Alumni, led by members of the Industry Advisory Council, have agreed to particpate in more on-campus student events and to help with a mentoring program.

Objective #2 is being met. However, continuing efforts will be made to increase the number of students meeting with the Industry Advisory Council IAC). Additionally, members of the IAC will help organize this year's student banquet.

Objective #3 is being met. No change is needed.

Year 2009-10

Goal 1: Recruit, develop and maintain quality faculty who can prepare students for productive careers
Aligns with the University's Goal 1: "Enhance the culture of faculty excellence."

Outcomes and objectives:
1.1: Recruit for faculty vacancies as necessary in the national market.
1.2: Continue to use endowed chair and professorships to promote faculty development.
1.3: Conduct annual performance planning and evaluations of faculty

2009-10 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
This goal is being met. No changes are necessary.

Goal 2: Recruit and retain students who are capable of productive careers
Aligns with the University's Goal 4: "Enhance student growth and success."

Outcomes and objectives:
2.1: Increase awareness of the opportunities in construction management
2.2: Implement a plan for student placement opportunity

2009-10 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
The recruiting video has been completed and disseminated.

Goal 3: Deliver a high quality academic program which will prepare students for productive careers.
Aligns with the University's Goal 3: "Enhance the academic learning environment."

Outcomes and objectives:
3.1: Continue ACCE accreditation
3.2: Continue assurance of learning plans for student learning goals

2009-10 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
The ACCE visiting team cited several concerns in the visiting team report. Those concerns will be addressed by the faculty during the _____ re-accreditation period (not shown as it would indicate program's term or period of accreditation.)

Also see Student Learning Outcomes for 2009-10.

Goal 4: Increase resources to achieve the programs goals and fulfill its mission
Aligns with the University's Goal 6: "Strengthen relationships with ULM constituencies."

Outcomes and objectives:
4.1: Work with Industry to increase resources

2009-10 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
Several existing members resigned their appointments and new members were added.

Goal 5: Maintain student involvement with the construction industry
Aligns with the University's Goal 6: "Strengthen relationships with ULM constituencies."

Outcomes and objectives:
5.1: Have students begin interaction with the construction industry during early years in the program
5.2: Students will meet alumni who are professionals in the industry
5.3: Have students participate in industry sponsored events.

2009-10 Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made
Students are attending the company information sessions and IAC meetings, competing in regional competitions, and attending the national AGC Convention. Encouragement to attend these events should continue.

 

 


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