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CBA | School of Construction Management
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Assessment year: 2016

 

Department Name: School of Construction

 

VISION: ULM’s School of Construction Management seeks ever-increasing excellence in construction management education by offering a student-centered learning environment that produces high quality graduates.

MISSION: The mission of the School of Construction Management is to prepare students from North Louisiana and beyond for productive careers in the construction industry through specialized coursework and interaction with the construction industry.

Alignment with University Mission:

The School of Construction Management's mission aligns with the University's mission in its desire to prepare students to "compete, succeed, ans contribute in an ever-changing" society.

 

 

 

Goal #1: Recruit, develop, and maintain quality faculty who can prepare students for productive careers.

 

 

Outcome/Objective #1.1: Maintain adequate faculty levels.

 

Measure(s): Student Credit Hours per Full Time Faculty Equivalent

 

Target(s): Maintain at prior three year average +/- 15%

 

Timeframe for Evaluation: Annually in fall

 

Responsible Persons: Ed Brayton

 

ULM Strategic Long-term Objective and/or Guiding Principle:

2.b. Academic Infrastructure: Design a supportive infrastructure for our faculty

Commitment: We commit to the success of our university and our students

 

 

Outcome/Objective #1.2: Maintain faculty quality.

 

Measure(s): Faculty evaluations completed by program chair

 

Target(s): All faculty will be denoted as at least meeting expectations on all sections of the evaluation instrument

 

Timeframe for Evaluation: Annually in spring

 

Responsible Persons: Ed Brayton

 

ULM Strategic Long-term Objective and/or Guiding Principle:

2.b. Academic Infrastructure: Design a supportive infrastructure for our faculty

Commitment: We commit to the success of our university and our students

 

 

 

Goal #2: Recruit, retain, and graduate students who are capable of productive careers.

 

 

Outcome/Objective #2.1: Increase enrollment through effective recruitment methods.

 

Measure(s): Fall enrollment for incoming freshmen

 

Target(s): 5% or better Increase over prior three-year average

 

Timeframe for Evaluation: Annually in fall

 

Responsible Persons: Ed Brayton

 

ULM Strategic Long-term Objective and/or Guiding Principle:

2.c. Targeted Student Population: Implement a marketing and recruitment plan to approach and maintain program capacity levels

 

 

Outcome/Objective #2.2: Retain students.

 

Measure(s): 1st to 2nd fall and 1st to 3rd fall retention rates for majors in the program

 

Target(s): Maintain at prior three-year average +/- 15%

 

Timeframe for Evaluation: Annually in fall

 

Responsible Persons: Ed Brayton

 

ULM Strategic Long-term Objective and/or Guiding Principle:

3.a. Student/Academic Support Services: Improve advising, enrollment management processes, and student advocacy

 

 

Outcome/Objective #2.3: Produce competent graduates.

 

Measure(s): Completers data for majors, Constructor Exam pass rate

 

Target(s): Maintain at prior three-year average +/- 15%, Pass rate will equal or better national average

 

Timeframe for Evaluation: Annually in fall

 

Responsible Persons: Ed Brayton

 

ULM Strategic Long-term Objective and/or Guiding Principle:

2.d. Pedagogical Strategies: Implement student-centered, hands-on and minds-on pedagogical strategies

3.b. Critical Skills Needed by Students: Identify skill sets for academic success and workforce success

 

 

Outcome/Objective #2.4: Provide ample student placement opportunities.

 

Measure(s): ULM Career Connections Internship Report

 

Target(s): Maintain or increase # of internships over prior year

 

Timeframe for Evaluation: Annually in fall

 

Responsible Persons: Ed Brayton

 

ULM Strategic Long-term Objective and/or Guiding Principle:

Commitment: We commit to the success of our university and our students

 

 

 

Goal #3: Deliver a high quality academic program, which will prepare students for productive careers.

 

 

Outcome/Objective #3.1: Maintain continuous improvement efforts through student learning outcomes assessment.

 

Measure(s): Learning outcomes assessment documentation

 

Target(s): Clear evidence of analysis and use of assessment results to make program improvements, which show quantitative increases in learning over time

 

Timeframe for Evaluation: Annually in fall

 

Responsible Persons: Ed Brayton

 

ULM Strategic Long-term Objective and/or Guiding Principle:

Accountability: We acknowledge and assume responsibility for our actions, decisions, and results

Achievement: We get positive results

 

 

Outcome/Objective #3.2: Maintain assurance of program quality through continued ACCE accreditation.

 

Measure(s): Documentation from ACCE

 

Target(s): Maintain good standing

 

Responsible Persons: Ed Brayton

 

ULM Strategic Long-term Objective and/or Guiding Principle:

Accountability: We acknowledge and assume responsibility for our actions, decisions, and results

Achievement: We get positive results

 

 

 

Goal #4: Increase resources to achieve the programs' goals and fulfill its mission.

 

 

Outcome/Objective #4.1: Increase Industry Advisory Council Building Fund.

 

Measure(s): IAC annual report

 

Target(s): 50% increase over prior year for the next three years; target will be re-evaluated at that time

 

Timeframe for Evaluation: Annually

 

Responsible Persons: Ed Brayton

 

ULM Strategic Long-term Objective and/or Guiding Principle:

3.c. Long-term Relationship: Improve university communication over the range from prospect to alumnus and improve alumni commitment to the university

Collaboration: We seek partnerships that benefit our university

 

 

Outcome/Objective #4.2: Maintain current financial resources available through endowed professorships.

 

Measure(s): Program fiscal documentation

 

Target(s): Maintain or increase from prior year

 

Timeframe for Evaluation: Annually

 

Responsible Persons: Ed Brayton

 

ULM Strategic Long-term Objective and/or Guiding Principle:

Efficiency: We pledge responsible stewardship of available resources

Collaboration: We seek partnerships that benefit our university


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