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Program Mission, Goals & Objectives

 

Program Mission

The mission of the Department of Construction Management is to educate and develop construction professionals with a global perspective through a rigorous, relevant, and accredited degree program offered by faculty devoted to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, service projects, community involvement and ethical standards. Students will experience an active working relationship with local industry and develop a global perspective through cooperative efforts and exchange programs with international universities and colleges in the framework of a culture of ethics, which are vital in the development of successful construction professionals and provides distinct characteristics for our graduate's pursuit of career development and professional opportunities.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Oral and Written Communication: communicate effectively, conduct oral presentations, write succinctly and generate professional reports.
  2. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: Understand and solve construction problems. Demonstrate the ability to think and reason logically to make sound economic decisions.
  3. Ethical Standards: Know and uphold ethical standards of the field.
  4. Entry into Industry: Be prepared for successful entry into the construction industry.

Degree Program Objectives

  1. Continuing education and entrepreneurship: Achieve prominent positions in the industry, continue education in related post-grad degrees and latest software technology trends, or successfully maintain entrepreneur endeavors.
  2. Community service: Maintain active involvement in the surrounding community and UNF Alumni affairs. 
  3. Ethical professional conduct: Consistently demonstrate high ethical standards. 
  4. Safety commitment: Consistently make safety as a prime importance factor in work decisions. 
  5. Career advancement: Continually seek quality improvement. 

Degree Program Objectives

 Program Learning Outcomes  Continuing Education and Entrepreneurship Community Service Ethical Professional Conduct Safety Commitment  Career Advancement 
Oral and Written Communication X X     X
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking  X X     X
Ethical Standards      X    
Entry into Industry       X X


Program Learning Outcomes

Measures

Performance Criteria

Oral and Written Communication

Employers of the CM student Interns evaluate the job performance of the students per their oral and written communication skills on a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being the highest).

Employers will rate UNF CM students as having effective oral and written communication skills. 80% of the Students will have a grade equal to or above a 7 out of 10.

Graduating seniors are asked to rate their learning with respect to oral and written communication skills in a graduating senior survey.

Students will evaluate the program and their learning positively.

Student presentation skills and paper writing are measured by instructor and industry guests grades on a scale from A to F and recorded in oral and written communication rubrics.

Students will evaluate the program and their learning positively.

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Employers of the CM student Interns evaluate the job performance of the students per problem solving and critical thinking skills on a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being the highest).

Employers will rate UNF CM students as having effective problem solving and critical thinking skills. 80% of the Students will have a grade equal to or above a 7 out of 10.

Graduating seniors are asked to rate their learning with respect to problem solving skills in a graduating senior survey.

Students will evaluate the program and their learning positively.

Students are taking the courses and are assessed by instructor and industry guests through exams, quizzes, homework, and projects. Students are also strongly encouraged to take the Florida General Contractors Exam.

80% of the Students will have a grade equal to or above 3.5/5

Ethical Standards

Employers of the CM student Interns evaluate the job performance of the students per their knowledge and application of ethical standards on a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being highest).

Employers will rate UNF CM students as having ethical standards related to the construction industry. 100% of the students will have a grade equal to or above a 9 out of 10.

Graduating seniors are asked to rate their learning with respect to ethical standards in a graduating senior survey.

Students rate the program and their learning of ethical standards as high.

Entry into Industry

Employers of the CM student Interns evaluate the students' readiness to enter the construction industry on a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being the highest).

Employers will rate UNF CM students as being ready to enter the construction industry. 80% of the Students will have a grade equal to or above a 7 out of 10.

Graduating seniors are asked to rate their readiness to enter the construction industry in a graduating senior survey.

Students will evaluate their readiness to enter the construction industry positively.

BCM students are strongly encouraged to take the Florida General Contractor's exam.

80% of the Students will have a grade equal to or above 3.5/5

Oral and Written Communication

Communicate effectively, conduct oral presentations, write succinctly and generate professional reports. The following lists the measures of this program learning outcomes:

  • Measure 1: Indirect assessment. Employers of the CM student Interns evaluate the job performance of the students per their oral and written communication skills on a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being the highest).
  • Measure 2: Indirect assessment. Graduating seniors are asked to rate their learning with respect to oral and written communication skills in a graduating senior survey.
  • Measure 3: Direct assessment. Student presentation skills and paper writing are measured by instructor and industry guests grades on a scale from A to F and recorded in oral and written communication rubrics. The related courses to this measure include:

BCN1005C- Introduction to Construction Management

BCN4587C - Green Construct and Sustain

BCN4709 - Construction Proj Mgmt Cap

BCN4730 - Construction Safety

BCN4775 - International Construction

BCN4900 - Directed Individual Study

BCN4944 - Construction Management Intern

BCN4956 - Study Abroad Const Management

 

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Understand and solve construction problems. Demonstrate the ability to think and reason logically to make sound economic decisions. The following lists the measures of this program learning outcomes:

 

Measure 1: Indirect assessment. Employers of the CM student Interns evaluate the job performance of the students per problem solving and critical thinking skills on a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being the highest).

 

Measure 2: Indirect assessment. Graduating seniors are asked to rate their learning with respect to problem solving skills in a graduating senior survey.

 

Measure 3: Direct assessment. Students are taking the courses and are assessed by instructor and industry guests through exams, quizzes, homework, and projects. Students are also strongly encouraged to take the Florida General Contractors Exam. The related courses to this measure include:

BCN1210C - Construction Materials

BCN2280 - Surveying: Construction Layout

BCN2405 - Introduction to Structures

BCN3223 - Soils and Foundations

BCN3611C - Construction Cost Estimating

BCN4431 - Structural Systems

BCN4612 - Advanced Construction Estimating

BCN4709 - Construction Proj Mgt Cap

BCN4720 - Constr Project Plan/Scheduling

BCN4759 - Const Fin and Cost Cont

 

Ethical Standards

Know and uphold ethical standards of the field. The following lists the measures of this program learning outcomes:

  • Measure 1: Indirect assessment. Employers of the CM student Interns evaluate the job performance of the students per their knowledge and application of ethical standards on a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being highest).
  • Measure 2: Direct assessment. Students are taking the courses and are assessed by instructor and industry guests through course journal, paper, and presentation. Students are also strongly encouraged to take the Florida General Contractors Exam. The related courses to this measure include:

BCN1005C- Introduction to Construction Management

BCN3224 - Construction Techniques

BCN3762 - Building Const Design and Code

BCN4708 - Construction Documents / Contracts

BCN4709 - Construction Proj Mgt Cap

BCN4730 - Construction Safety

BCN4759 - Const Fin and Cost Cont

BCN4775 - International Construction

BCN4944 - Construction Management Intern

 

Entry into Industry

Be prepared for successful entry into the construction industry. The following lists the measures of this program learning outcomes:

  • Measure 1: Indirect assessment. Employers of the CM student Interns evaluate the students' readiness to enter the construction industry on a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being the highest).
  • Measure 2: Indirect assessment. Graduating seniors are asked to rate their readiness to enter the construction industry in a graduating senior survey.
  • Measure 3: Direct assessment. Students are taking the courses and are assessed by instructor and industry guests through exams, quizzes, homework, and projects. Students are also strongly encouraged to take the Florida General Contractors Exam. The related courses to this measure include:

BCN1210C - Construction Materials

BCN1251 - Construction Drawing

BCN2280 - Surveying: Construction Layout

BCN2405 - Introduction to Structures

BCN3223 - Soils and Foundations

BCN3224 - Construction Techniques

BCN3611C - Construction Cost Estimating

BCN3762 - Building Const Design and Code

BCN4431 - Structural Systems

BCN4587 - Green Construct and Sustain

BCN4591C - Mech and Elec Sys

BCN4612 - Advanced Construction Estimating

BCN4708 - Construction Documents/Contracts

BCN4709 - Construction Proj Mgt Cap

BCN4720 - Constr Project Plan / Scheduling

BCN4730 - Construction Safety

BCN4751C - Housing and Land Development

BCN4753 - Construction Admin / Economics

BCN4759 - Const Fin and Cost Cont

BCN4775 - International Construction

BCN4900 - Directed Individual Study

BCN4944 - Construction Management Intern

BCN4956 - Study Abroad Const Management