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California State University, Long Beach

Construction Engineering Management (CECEM)

BSCEM Program Assessment Tools

The program assessment are conducted at three levels to assure that the program educational objectives/goals (Level I), the program learning outcomes (Level II), and the course learning objectives/outcomes (Level III) are achieved. The assessment results will be used to continuously improve the quality of the BSCEM curriculum by updating and/or revising course syllabi/contents as well as instructional methods. The assessment tools for each level are presented below.

Level I - Educational Objectives/Program Goals

At this level, the assessment process can draw on information from the following:

  1. Advisory & Development Council Reports
  2. Job offers/Internship (Placement/Awards)
  3. Student Organizations Activities

Level II - Program Outcomes

The program outcomes can be measured by the following assessment instruments:

  1. Graduating senior surveys: All graduating CEM senior students are asked to complete a formal survey on education criteria.
  2. Employer surveys: Employer surveys are designed to collect feedback on each outcome of the CEM program. Surveys are to be sent to the construction companies where CEM graduates have been employed for the past three years.
  3. CEM alumni surveys: Alumni surveys are sent to graduates who have been employed for the past three years.
  4. Assessment rubrics: Rubrics were developed for assessment of the Program Outcomes (A through H). Instructors of CEM courses are required to use these rubrics for their course evaluation with respect to the Program Outcomes that apply to their courses.

Level III - Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes - Course Level

The assessment mechanisms at this level include the following:

  1. Course evaluations using questionnaires/rubrics: These evaluations provide feedback on areas needing improvement for courses as well as instructional techniques.
  2. Homework/Tests/Quizzes/Lab Reports: the scores of these student works demonstrate the level of achievement of students with respect to learning objectives/outcomes.


Official Program Information

*Note: although every effort is made to keep this Web site up to date, you should also consult the printed catalog for official information and program requirements, which may vary depending on the year you enter(ed) the program.

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