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Assessment Tools

Course-Embedded Assessment

Student work in designated courses is collected and assessed in relation to the program learning outcomes, not just for the course grade. Products include exams, research reports, projects, papers, and so on. The assessment is conducted at specific points (e.g., introductory course and upper-level course) in the program.

Time Frame: Continuous

Course Evaluations/Student Evaluation of Faculty

At the end of each semester, students are asked to evaluate each of their classes. The university makes these evaluations, plus their respective results, available on-line. See University Online Course Evaluations

Time Frame: End of each semester

Student Exit Interviews

The Director of the School of Construction Management individually meets with each graduating senior to discuss their experiences while at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Each individual is asked to provide written and oral comments on both the positive and the negative aspects of the department, the director, and each faculty member, as well as, give suggestions for improvements.

Time Frame: End of each semester

Alumni Surveys

The perspective that students have on their education may change significantly after time away from school. Additionally, alumni can provide the program with an insight into current practice. Alumni surveys are used to obtain this input from alumni of the program.

Time Frame: Periodically

Industry Advisory Council Input

During both the Fall and Spring semesters, the Industry Advisory Council provides insight into the current needs of the industry. Also at these meetings, the IAC meets with current construction management students. Thus, this input serves to keep the curriculum relevant to the industry.

Time Frame: Fall and Spring IAC meetings

Employer Input

Employers hire students who possess certain knowledge and skills. Employers are surveyed both formally and informally. These assessments may range from basic information as hiring data to detailed surveys of the characteristics the employers perceive in program graduates.

Time Frame: Continuous

Faculty Self-Evaluations

At the beginning of the Fall semester, each faculty member defines a set of goals for the current year. At the end of the Spring semester, the faculty member compiles a self-evaluation based on this set of goals.

Time Frame: End of Spring semester

Faculty Evaluation of Director

At the end of the Spring semester, each faculty member is evaluated by the director. The faculty evaluation includes self-evaluation, student evaluation, and administrative evaluation.

Time Frame: End of Spring semester

Dean Evaluation of Director

At the end of the Spring semester, the director is evaluated by the dean. The director evaluation includes self-evaluation, student evaluation, and administrative evaluation..

Time Frame: End of Spring semester

ACCE Academic Requirement

On a continuous basis, the director and faculty monitor the School of Construction Management program in those areas relating to the requirements of the accrediting body, the American Council for Construction Education.

Time Frame: Continuous

 

 


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