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Assessment year: 2015

Degree: BSCM Construction Management

 

Student Learning Outcome #1:

Create written communications.

Measure(s):

"Create written communications" section of the American Institute of Constructors Associate Constructor Certification (Level 1) exam

Target(s):

ULM students will score at or above the national average student score

Results:

AIC exam scores: Fall 2015 - ULM average was 9 percentage points below national average Spring 2016 - ULM average was 3 percentage points below national average

Explanation of changes to be made based on these results:

This was the first certification exam administration; incoming administration and faculty are in the process of updating the program curriculum to align with required AIC student learning outcomes (which are aligned, in turn, with the exam portions). As the revised curriculum is implemented, student scores on the exam portions are expected to improve. Additionally, direct, course-embedded assessment measures will be implemented beginning with the 2016-17 academic year as follows for this student learning outcome:

4030 Construction Safety: research paper on an assigned safety plan topic 4040 Construction Contracts: resume and cover letter

Improvements are in progress.

 

Student Learning Outcome #2:

Create a construction project safety plan.

Measure(s):

"Create a Construction safety plan" section of the American Institute of Constructors Associate Constructor Certification (Level 1) exam

Target(s):

ULM students will score at or above the national average student score

Results:

AIC exam scores: Fall 2015 - ULM average was 5 percentage points below national average Spring 2016 - ULM average was 2 percentage points below national average

Explanation of changes to be made based on these results:

This was the first certification exam administration; incoming administration and faculty are in the process of updating the program curriculum to align with required AIC student learning outcomes (which are aligned, in turn, with the exam portions). As the revised curriculum is implemented, student scores on the exam portions are expected to improve. Additionally, direct, course-embedded assessment measures will be implemented beginning with the 2016-17 academic year as follows for this student learning outcome:

4030 Construction Safety: construction safety plan assignment 4045/4046 Digital Site Management/Lab: site plan to ensure safety of workers

Improvements are in progress.

 

Student Learning Outcome #3:

Create construction project schedules.

Measure(s):

"Create construction project schedules" section of the American Institute of Constructors Associate Constructor Certification (Level 1) exam

Target(s):

ULM students will score at or above the national average student score

Results:

AIC exam scores: Fall 2015 - ULM average was 10 percentage points below national average Spring 2016 - ULM average was 10 percentage points below national average

Explanation of changes to be made based on these results:

This was the first certification exam administration; incoming administration and faculty are in the process of updating the program curriculum to align with required AIC student learning outcomes (which are aligned, in turn, with the exam portions). As the revised curriculum is implemented, student scores on the exam portions are expected to improve. Additionally, direct, course-embedded assessment measures will be implemented beginning with the 2016-17 academic year as follows for this student learning outcome:

4005/4006 Construction Scheduling/ Lab: Complete construction project schedule including activities along with material, labor and cost resources allocated using a construction scheduling software program

Improvements are in progress.

 

Student Learning Outcome #4:

Apply construction management skills as a team member.

Measure(s):

"Apply construction management skills as a team member" section of the American Institute of Constructors Associate Constructor Certification (Level 1) exam

Target(s):

ULM students will score at or above the national average student score

Results:

AIC exam scores: Fall 2015 - ULM average was 5 percentage points below national average Spring 2016 - ULM average was 5 percentage points below national average

Explanation of changes to be made based on these results:

This was the first certification exam administration; incoming administration and faculty are in the process of updating the program curriculum to align with required AIC student learning outcomes (which are aligned, in turn, with the exam portions). As the revised curriculum is implemented, student scores on the exam portions are expected to improve. Additionally, direct, course-embedded assessment measures will be implemented beginning with the 2016-17 academic year as follows for this student learning outcome:

4030 Construction Safety: safety research topic group presentation

Improvements are in progress.


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