ERIC Number: ED196383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Criteria for Development of Baccalaureate Level Construction Curricula: A Resource and Planning Guide.
Young, James S.; Marchman, David
Based on criteria that were developed for the design and evaluation of undergraduate level programs in construction, a model of a four-year, 132 semester credit program is presented. Major academic requirements consist of 15-21 credit hours of each of the following: mathematics and science, communication skills, construction engineering, construction technology, construction mangement, and business administration. Nonacademic components include formation of an industry advisory committee, establishment of student organizations, career counseling processes, and faculty selection. Recommendations for a model curriculum were derived from literature surveys, analysis of existing programs, accreditation requirements, and consultations with educators and practitioners. The goal is preparation of students for entry level positions in the production side of the construction industry. Selected studies and papers on construction education completed prior to 1976 are summarized, and an overview of a study (HE 013 346) that explored perceptions of experienced constructors regarding elements of Associated General Contractors guidelines is presented. A quantitative analysis of selected curricula and a descriptive listing of professional and industrial associations that are involved in accreditation are appended. An abstract of a research study on analyzing construction curricular elements and a bibliography are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Bachelors Degrees, Career Counseling, College Curriculum, Construction Industry, Construction Management, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Curriculum Research, Degree Requirements, Educational Counseling, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Models, Organizations (Groups), Professional Associations, School Business Relationship, Teacher Selection, Undergraduate Study
University of Southern Mississippi, Southern Station, Box 5137, Hattiesburg, MS 39401.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg.