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Student Learning Outcomes

Academic Year: [2011-12; 2010-11; 2009-10]

Year 2011-12

Student Learning Outcome 1: Ability to compose a written report free of errors in punctuation and grammar.

Measures: This outcome will be measured using written reports in both CONS 324 and CONS 430.

Criteria: 80% of students will produce a technical report which contains fewer than 5 errors in punctuation and grammar.

Academic Year Results and Analysis
2011-12: N/A (current cycle)

Student Learning Outcome 2: Ability to compose a basic estimate.

Measures: Students will perform a complete quantity takeoff using a set of construction documents in the Estimates I course.

Criteria: 75% of the students will score 70% or better on the quantity takeoff assessment.

Academic Year Results and Analysis
2011-12: N/A (current cycle)

Student Learning Outcome 3: Ability to compose a basic project schedule.

Measures: Students will perform network calculations and produce a presentation quality construction schedule in the Project Controls course.

Criteria: 75% of the students will score 70% or better on the calculations and schedule assessment.

Academic Year Results and Analysis
2011-12: N/A (current cycle)

Explanation of Changes Made

Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made Related to Student Learning Outcomes
2011-12: N/A (current cycle)

Year 2010-11

Student Learning Outcome 1: Ability to organize a technical report according to a given set of instructions.

Measures: This outcome will be measured using written reports in both CONS 324 and CONS 430.

Criteria: 80% of students will produce a technical report which follows all given instructions.

Academic Year Results and Analysis
2010-11: 42 out of 48 students (87%) demonstrated the ability to organize a technical report according to a given set of instructions.

Student Learning Outcome 2: Ability to develop a technical presentation.

Measures: This outcome will be measured using written reports in both CONS 324 and CONS 430.

Criteria: 80% of students will develop a technical presentation which effectively communicates their ideas.

Academic Year Results and Analysis
2010-11: 39 out of 48 students (81%) demonstrated the ability to develop a technical presentation which effectively communicated their ideas.

Student Learning Outcome 3: Ability to compose a written report free of errors in punctuation and grammar.

Measures: This outcome will be measured using written reports in both CONS 324 and CONS 430.

Criteria: 80% of students will produce a technical report which contains fewer than 5 errors in punctuation and grammar.

Academic Year Results and Analysis
2010-11: 25 out of 48 students (52%) demonstrated the ability to produce a technical report with fewer than 5 errors in punctuation and grammar.

Explanation of Changes Made

Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made: 2010-11
Because of the results for outcome 3, an increased emphasis on computer checking and having someone else proof read technical reports before they are submitted will be applied in courses which require technical reports.

Outcomes 1 and 2, on which students have performed above expectations, will be replaced in next year’s plan with outcomes which focus on the skills required to create estimates and project schedules.

Year 2009-10

Student Learning Outcome 1: Ability to compose a written report free of errors in punctuation and grammar.

Measures: This outcome will be measured using written reports in both CONS 324 and CONS 430.

Criteria: 75% of students will produce a technical report which contains fewer than 5 errors in punctuation and grammar.

Academic Year Results and Analysis
2009-10: 83% met the target of having 5 or fewer mistakes. 40% had error free reports.

Student Learning Outcome 2: Ability to organize a technical report according to a given set of instructions.

Measures: This outcome will be measured using written reports in both CONS 324 and CONS 430.

Criteria: 80% of students will produce a technical report which follows all given instructions.

Academic Year Results and Analysis
2009-10: Only 45% of the reports followed all instructions.

Student Learning Outcome 3: Ability to develop a technical presentation.

Measures: This outcome will be measured using written reports in both CONS 324 and CONS 430.

Criteria: 80% of students will develop a technical presentation which effectively communicates their ideas.

Academic Year Results and Analysis
2009-10: Only 55% of the presentations met all requirements. Presenting the material in the time frame required was the predominant mistake.

Explanation of Changes Made

Academic Year Explanation of Changes Made: 2009-10
After analyzing the 2008 - 2009 cycle, it was determined that the goal for students producing error free reports was not being met. An increased emphasis on checking work for spelling, grammar, etc. produced a better result in student written work in this 09-10 cycle as represented by the success rate shown for outcome 1.

To improve results on outcomes 2 and 3 in the coming year, an increased emphasis following specific instructions for written reports and more emphasis on developing oral reports which can be delivered in the required time frame will be implemented in courses requiring written reports and oral presentations.

 

 


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