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Construction Management

Program Assessment: The SIMPLE Plan


The Office of Grants, Research and Institutional Effectiveness develops and implements The SIMPLE Plan — a tool for assessing and increasing institutional effectiveness. The Construction Management Department’s activities are studied as a part of The SIMPLE Plan.

The results and benefits of The SIMPLE Plan at the unit and department level include, but are not limited to, the following:

Quality Improvement Plan

In addition to The SIMPLE Plan, the construction unit follows an internal quality plan focusing on curriculum and student learning. The plan consists of four broad action areas and its implementation is continuous. The four action areas are:

Graduate Surveys

The department conducts a graduate survey every two years. The most recent survey was conducted in fall 2011. The survey poses two questions for each of 42 program outcomes:

  1. How important is the skill in your job?
  2. Did we prepare you at the level necessary to meet job requirements?

The survey helps ensure that faculty and student efforts are well aligned with industry needs and expectations. It also helps to ensure that our graduates are well prepared in areas that are valued by industry. The survey tracks starting salaries and benefits.

The department tracks graduation rates, employment rates, and staring salaries through Career Bridge, a site maintained by the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. Details can be found under Student Achievement.