CMGT Participates in Annual STEM Day

STEM Day 2014


Roughly 300 high school students took over the College of Technology & Computer Science campus recently to explore concepts in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). This annual event allows students to participate in hands-onactivities related to the field and learn about careers they can begin with ECU. Several CM professors helped with the Construction Management portion, putting on presentations in BIM, materials, steel rigging/mobilization and crane operation. 



Assessment Information

2009-2010 Outcomes Assessment Report

Short & Long Term Objectives
The following are nine objectives of the Department of Construction Management in coordination with the university’s goals. Each objective was developed by department personnel and will be tracked as detailed by the nine parameters listed. The prioritization of these objectives will depend upon resource allocations.  

Objective 1: Plan and implement an on campus based Master of Construction Management degree, in conjunction with our current on-line MCM degree program.

Objective 2: Develop additional Undergraduate concentrations to address specializations with sectors of the construction industry to expand student placement and to create specific program attributes that distinguishes ECU as a leader in Construction Management education. In addition to the current commercial emphasis, concentrations envisioned include: Residential (Available Fall 2011), Infrastructure / Heavy Construction (expected to be available for faculty review in Fall 2011), Mechanical/Electrical, Sustainable Construction, and Building Information Modeling.

Objective 3: Develop the Construction Research and Field Teaching (CRAFT) Laboratory located on the ECU North campus. The CRAFT laboratory will stimulate and sustain economic development in Eastern North Carolina by providing facilities, instruction, a platform for workforce development, job training, small business construction management modules, minority contractor workshops, high school summer construction leadership academies, construction career days, and a construction research/field laboratory for testing and developing sustainability centers. Funding will come from industry and funding endowments.

Objective 4: Develop on-line (synchronous / asynchronous) Distance Learning Professional Development opportunities, such as Certificate Programs for construction and related industries.

Objective 5: Enhance existing undergraduate classes through the incorporation of on-line Distance Learning class sections for the goal of establishing an on-line Undergraduate degree opportunity for nontraditional students; i.e.: employed construction personnel interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Objective 6: Since diversity is a central value at East Carolina University, and the university seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration, we will develop strategies to increase the diverse level of student population in our program.

Objective 7: Enhance existing Global education initiatives to include more defined student/faculty exchange programs. This will include potential training programs for industry partners in the global community.

Objective 8: Enhance existing Career/Employment Initiatives for work experiences, internships, and cooperative programs under the direction of the departmental Coordinator for Career Development (CCD).

Objective 9: Expand the Center of Applied Construction for Elementary and Secondary Education (CACESE) and provide nationwide learning units for K-12 classrooms through long-term grant funding and endowments from industry and sponsors.

Assessment Plan
As the University prepares for its Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation visit in 2013, a university-wide effort directed at program assessment was undertaken. Participation in this effort was required of all programs. With the aid of external consultants, the university rigorously developed a comprehensive assessment program. As a result, the Department of Construction Management developed its assessment plan containing seven learning outcome goals:

  • Goal 1: Graduates will be able to communicate orally and in writing
  • Goal 2: Graduates will possess knowledge of human behavior as it relates to the constructor.
  • Goal 3: Graduates will have the ability to apply the principles of mathematics, statistics, and computer science.
  • Goal 4: Graduates will have the ability to integrate the fundamentals of the free enterprise system, accounting, finance, business regulations, contract law, labor law, and marketing.
  • Goal 5: Graduates will have the ability to interact with design, engineering, and construction professionals.
  • Goal 6: Graduates will have the ability to manage personnel, materials, equipment, cost, and time in both office and field activities.
  • Goal 7: Graduates will have the understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

Construction Management Assessment Information

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