1. NAU Construction Management Program Objectives

The purpose of this 5 minute survey is to evaluate the educational objectives of the Northern Arizona University program in Construction Management.

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* 1. My association with the Construction Management discipline and/or the NAU Construction Management Program is as (check all that apply):

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* 2. If you are a graduate of the NAU CM program, in what year did you graduate?

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* 3. How many people are employed by your company / organization?

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* 4. How many NAU Graduates have been or are currently employed by your company / organization?

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* 5. What is your principle market? (check all that apply)

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* 6. In order to gauge the effectiveness of our program, we would like you to answer some specifc questions regarding the professional readiness of our students.

For questions 6-16, please read each question and provide the most appropriate answer.

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Our Graduates can communicate effectively with others on the phone, in writing and in person.

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* 7. Please provide the most appropriate answer. Please add additional comments in the comment box below the questions.

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Our Graduates understand how labor, material,and equipment are used to assemble construction projects.

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* 8. Please provide the most appropriate answer. Please add additional comments in the comment box below the questions.

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Our Graduates can read blueprints and construction documents, and understand construction specifications.

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* 9. Please provide the most appropriate answer. Please add additional comments in the comment box below the questions.

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Our Graduates have an understanding of basic engineering principles including structures, mechanical and electrical systems, and soils.

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* 10. Please provide the most appropriate answer. Please add additional comments in the comment box below the questions.

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Our Graduates have an understanding of project management principles including construction contracts, project organization, employment law, and government regulations.

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* 11. Please provide the most appropriate answer. Please add additional comments in the comment box below the questions.

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Our Graduates have an understanding of bidding and estimating practices and they can read plans and specifications, perform take-offs, and develop cost summaries.

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* 12. Please provide the most appropriate answer. Please add additional comments in the comment box below the questions.

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Our Graduates have an understanding of basic surveying concepts and they can use a surveying equipment to create site surveys and layout construction projects

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* 13. Please provide the most appropriate answer. Please add additional comments in the comment box below the questions.

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Our Graduates have an understanding of construction costs, budgeting and cost control.

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* 14. Please provide the most appropriate answer. Please add additional comments in the comment box below the questions.

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Our Graduates understand the sequence of construction operations and they can develop plans and produce schedules that help meet project objectives.

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* 15. Please provide the most appropriate answer. Please add additional comments in the comment box below the questions.

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Our Graduates have an understanding of construction safety and risk management.

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* 16. Please provide the most appropriate answer. Please add additional comments in the comment box below the questions.

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Our Graduates have an understanding of management concepts. They can set objectives and use the tools resources and time to meet them. They can use budgets, make forecasts, keep records and evaluate performance.

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* 17. From your perspective as an employer, DAC member, or alumnus, to what extent have NAU CM graduates demonstrated these skills in their careers?

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Graduates show strength in problem solving, communications and teamwork.
Graduates understand information technology and they can use computers to solve problems and increase efficienty.
Graduates show a positive additude and integrate quickly into the workplace

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* 18. Please rate each of the following specific attributes or skills as they apply to recent NAU Construction Management graduates.

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Prepared for leadership roles
Professional skills
Strength in problem solving
Strength in communicating
Strength in working on teams
Embrace the value of lifelong learning

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* 19. Any additional comments on the skills of NAU Construction Management graduates have or are missing?

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