Academic Quality Improvement Plan

 

Vision Statement, Mission, and Objectives

AQI Plan - page 1

 

Program Level Assessment

AQI Plan - Program Level Assessment

 

Curriculum Level Measures

AQI Plan - Curriculum Level Measures

 

Faculty Measures

AQI Plan - Faculty Measures

 

DIRECT ASSESSMENT MEASURES

  • The method for evaluating the ACCE 20 Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's) is through course quizzes, tests, homework assignments, and group projects. This data is collected annually, and the full assessment is done every 3 years.  See Academic Quality Improvement Plan matrix for more specific details
  • The method for evaluating the Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) is through mandatory Student Evaluations of Teaching (SET), performed by students at the end of each semester. Additionally by mapping the Course Learning Outcomes (CLO's) to the ACCE Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's) on the course syllabi, the faculty have data from the SLO's that can be directed linked to specific CLO's.
  • Full-time and part-time faculty may voluntarily perform course reflections at the end of each semester, in an effort to take note on what areas can be improved upon within the course delivery.
  • The implementation plan lists Program strategies, tactics, metrics where applicable, responsible parties, required resources, a schedule, and a brief status report. Faculty, the industry advisory committee, interested students, and accreditation teams will periodically review the plan.
  • Assessment Tools of Learning Outcomes under consideration:
    • Proficiency exams at the beginning of the semester in each class to determine the extent of students’ entry level knowledge
    • Surveys of students’ personal commitments (work, family, and social commitments)
    • Traditional assessment tools such as examinations, term papers and assignment reviews in each class – closing the loop on assessment with these tools through reporting results and taking action for improvement in the classroom
    • Critiques of students’ work, e.g. written project proposals and oral presentations, by industry personnel
    • American Institute of Constructor’s Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) exam
    • Survey of employers of graduates
    • Faculty Peer Reviews
    • Faculty Course Reflections

 

INDIRECT ASSESSMENT MEASURES

  • The 20 ACCE Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's) are evaluated through responses from graduating seniors in an online Google Docs exit survey.
  • At the program level, outcomes assessment is conducted in discussions with various Program constituents including the Department Chair, faculty, students, and industry personnel
    • These discussions occur by telephone, in student counseling sessions, at faculty meetings, and at professional association functions.
    • The last major curriculum changes were instituted for the 2014-2016 University catalogue derived from numerous faculty discussions, and in response to a State Legislative mandated reduction in units from 138 to 123.
    • The curriculum changes being discussed for the 2018/19 Academic year are a result of faculty discussions at summer retreats, and several industry meetings to determine current trends in the construction industry are being taught in the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Alumni surveys for graduates 3 and 6 years beyond graduation. The standard CM Alumni survey form is being developed by faculty, with a goal to launch surveys in spring 2019.
    • A 2006 CM graduate has established a CM chapter of the CSUS Alumni Association charged with updating the contact information of the Alumni and an industry committee was formed to provide fundraising events with involvement of the CM Alumni. Since the fall 2010, CM Alumni fundraising events have taken place each year with a growing demand of participation and success (CM Alumni Clay Shoot).
    • The data collected from the Alumni surveys, along with regular input from the industry advisory board, will be used by faculty in the constantly evolving development of the CM curriculum to assess the Program Educational Objectives and Program Learning Outcomes
  • Student Successes at Regional and National Student Competitions, 62 awards since 2003.
  • Employment of Students and Graduates
    • Local and national employers continue to recruit our students for internships and to hire them for full-time career positions.
  • New Articles of Graduate Achievements
    • CM Alumni receives distinguished alumni award in September 2018, article here
    • 2009 CM Grads, Tracy Young and Ryan Sutton-Gee developed construction software and were showcased in the following articles,
    • Completion of Construction Projects with CSUS CM Grads in positions of authority
      • The past 16 of 17 projects on campus were completed by Alumni of the CM Program, and three current projects under construction (academic year 2018-19) with Science II, The WELL Renovation, and The University Union Renovation.
      • Alumni Projects of significance
        • The Golden 1 Center, Sacramento Kings Basketball Arena - Sacramento, CA
        • Sheraton Grande - Sacramento, CA
        • PERS Headquarters Office – Sacramento, CA
        • CalSTRS Headquarters Office – West Sacramento, CA
        • Sacramento International Airport Terminal A – Sacramento, CA
        • Transbay Terminal Project (under construction) – San Francisco, CA
        • F. 49ers Stadium (under construction) – San Jose, CA
      • Alumni Mentoring Students
        • Guest Lecturers
        • Part-time Faculty
        • Coaches for Student Competitions