1 Cover/Signature Page Full Template Institution Submitting Request: Utah Valley University Proposed Title: Certificate of Completion in Construction Management School or Division or Location: College of Technology & Computing Department(s) or Area(s) Location: Construction Technologies Department Recommended Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code 1 : Proposed Beginning Date: 08/01/2014 Institutional Board of Trustees Approval Date: Pending Proposal Type (check all that apply): Regents Agenda Items R401-4 and R401-5 Approval by Committee of the Whole SECTION ITEM NO Certificate of Completion Fast Tracked Certificate Chief Academic Officer (or Designee) Signature: I certify that all required institutional approvals have been obtained prior to submitting this request to the Office of the Commissioner. Signature Date: MM/DD/YEAR Printed Name: Ian Wilson 1 CIP codes must be recommended by the submitting institution. For CIP code classifications, please see
2 Executive Summary Utah Valley University Certificate of Completion in Construction Management August 30, 2013 Program Description The Certificate of Completion in Construction Management is designed to provide students with the basic theory and practical training to enter the construction field as an assistant superintendent or crew foreman. The certificate program also serves as a stepping-stone towards the AAS and BS Degrees in Construction Management for students who wish to further their education in Construction Management. The program provides courses in construction materials and methods as well as safety, building codes, and surveying. The program provides training in heavy civil and commercial construction as well as residential trades. Role and Mission Fit UVU has its roots in technology and the trades. The institution s current mission continues to include these roots, and one of its primary goals is to provide successful programs in these areas. The Certificate of Completion provides an opportunity for students to gain applied training in the construction craft as well as theoretical training in construction principles. The extensive applied experiences and service learning opportunities, combined with site visits and guest lecturers, enhance the Communities of Engaged Learning, which is at the heart of the mission of UVU. Faculty Number of faculty with Doctoral degrees Tenure 3* Contract Adjunct Number of faculty with Master s degrees Tenure 2** Contract Adjunct 2 Number of faculty with Bachelor s degrees Tenure 1 Contract Adjunct 1 *Please note: One full-time tenure track faculty has earned a Ph.D. Another is an active doctoral candidate (ABD) and expected to fulfill all requirements for graduation by the end of August, A third will be completing doctoral course work December 2013 and then considered ABD. **Two other faculty have completed master degrees beneficial to construction education. Market Demand The U.S. Department of Labor conducted a study that indicates that employment of construction managers is projected to increase by 77,000 jobs (16 %) during the decade, faster than the average for all other occupations. The increasing complexity of construction projects will also boost demand for specialized management-level personnel within the construction industry. This proposed degree program will help mitigate concerns, especially from the heavy civil construction sector, over a critical shortage of skilled construction managers at a time when UDOT is investing billions of dollars in infrastructure upgrades from including that of I-15 and the new commuter rail developments. According to a report released in December 2008, Utah currently leads the nation in terms of the amount of funding allocated for heavy civil projects for the next 15 years. As further evidence of this need, the Clyde Companies have recently donated one million dollars to assist in the funding requirements to initiate this program.
3 Current market conditions on the surface reflect a lack of demand for trained construction personnel. Nevertheless, as veteran construction workers increasingly retire and the market stabilizes, shortages are projected. Student Demand Student interest and support for the new Bachelors Degree in Construction Management has been very strong. The AAS in Construction Management that began Fall 2008 had 40 students enrolled. Enrollment for Fall 2012 has reached 210 students. The Certificate of Completion in Construction Management would serve as an educational goal for students who desire concentrated training in construction and have not decided on earning the AAS or BS degrees in Construction Management. The certificate would also serve as a milestone for students who wish to leave and return in the future to complete the AAS or BS degrees in Construction Management. Statement of Financial Support Appropriated Fund. Special Legislative Appropriation Grants and Contracts Special Fees. Differential Tuition (must be approved by the Regents).. Other (please describe) Similar Programs Already Offered in the USHE The College of Eastern Utah and Snow College have certificates in construction as well as associate degrees. Students graduating from these colleges could finish an AAS or BS Degree at Utah Valley University in either Technology Management or Construction Management if they choose to further their educational goals. Southern Utah University offers a certificate as well as AAS and BS degrees in Construction Management. Salt Lake Community College offers an AS and AAS degree in Building Construction. Weber State University offers both AAS and BS degrees in Construction Management Technology.
4 Program Description Full Template Utah Valley University Certificate of Completion in Construction Management August 30, 2013 Section I: The Request Utah Valley University requests approval to offer a Certificate of Completion in Construction Management effective Fall Section II: Program Description Complete Program Description The Certificate of Completion in Construction Management is designed to provide students with the basic theory and practical training to enter the construction field as an assistant superintendent or crew foreman. The certificate program also serves as a stepping-stone towards the AAS and BS Degrees in Construction Management for students who wish to further their education in Construction Management. The program provides courses in construction materials and methods as well as safety, building codes, and surveying. The program provides training in heavy civil and commercial construction as well as residential trades. Purpose of Degree The Certificate of Completion in Construction Management is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn basic construction management principles. The certificate also provides students with hands on experiences in a broad-based exposure to construction applications. The program will serve as a pathway for all Construction Management students to ensure they are taking foundational construction courses. When they have completed these courses, students will have a broad based exposure that will prepare them to enter the construction field as foremen, supervisors, superintendents, assistant superintendents, etc. Students who choose to further their education in construction will have a clearly defined pathway to continue with defined advanced core construction courses, as well as, elective courses that are most beneficial to the sector of construction the student intends to pursue. Institutional Readiness This certificate will be administered by an existing department, Construction Technologies, with faculty, an academic counselor, a department chair, a program coordinator, and administrative assistant in place. As such, the addition of the proposed Certificate of Completion in Construction Management will not require any additional administrative structures. No additional budget funding will be required to support the new degree to cover full-time and adjunct instructors and operational expenses. Successful AAS and BS Degree programs in Construction Management have been functioning since The certificate will utilize the same faculty, existing courses, and facilities.
5 Departmental Faculty Faculty Category Faculty Headcount Prior to Program Implementation Faculty Additions to Support Program Faculty Headcount at Full Program Implementation With Doctoral Degrees (Including MFA and other terminal degrees, as specified by the institution) Full-time Tenured Full-time Non-Tenured 2 2 Part-time Tenured Part-time Non-Tenured With Master s Degrees Full-time Tenured 1 1 Full-time Non-Tenured 1 1 Part-time Tenured Part-time Non-Tenured 1 1 With Bachelor s Degrees Full-time Tenured 3 3 Full-time Non-Tenured Part-time Tenured Part-time Non-Tenured 1 1 Other Full-time Tenured 1 1 Full-time Non-Tenured Part-time Tenured Part-time Non-Tenured 2 2 Total Headcount Faculty Full-time Tenured 5 5 Full-time Non-Tenured 3 3 Part-time Tenured 0 0 Part-time Non-Tenured 4 4 Total Department Faculty FTE (As reported in the most recent A-1/S- 11 Institutional Cost Study for prior to program implementation and using the A-1/S-11 Cost Study Definition for the projected at full program implementation. ) 7.8 X 7.8 Staff No new staff positions are expected during the first five years of this degree. Library and Information Resources Courses in this degree will require minimal additional library support. This support is currently available. In addition, the new Digital Learning Center handles the needs of a growing student population at UVU in the best, state-of-the-art way.
6 Admission Requirements Admission requirements for the new degree will be the same as those required to enter UVU. Students who complete the Certificate of Completion may then matriculate into the two-year AAS degree upon completing course pre-requisites (if necessary) and defining construction sector preference for elective courses to be taken. Student Advisement The Construction Technologies Department currently has a full-time advisor residing in the Advising Center for the School of Technology & Computing. It is expected that this same advisor will be able to handle advising duties for this new degree. Justification for Graduation Standards and Number of Credits This is a one-year certificate program requiring 30 credits, which is within the credit range for one-year certificate programs as defined by the Board of Regents. External Review and Accreditation No paid external consultants were used on developing this certificate program; however numerous industry and academic professionals in construction management were contacted in person, or by survey, to provide input and advice about the curriculum and operation of this new degree. This certificate program was designed following the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) accreditation standards. The Construction Management program is currently engaged with other institutions in defining an ABET accreditation program for the BS in Construction Management. The proposed Certificate of Completion in Construction Management is designed to satisfy an accreditation pathway to an accredited BS in Construction Management should the student care to advance his/her education. Data Category Data for Proposed Program Number of Graduates in Proposed Program Total # of Declared Majors in Proposed Program Current Prior to New Program Implementation Departmental Data For All Programs Within the Department Projected Projected Projected Projected Projected Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 X X Total Department Faculty FTE (as reported in Faculty table above)
7 Total Department Student FTE (Based on Fall Third Week) Student FTE per Faculty FTE (ratio of Total Department Faculty FTE and Total Department Student FTE above) Program accreditationrequired ratio of Student FTE/Faculty FTE, if applicable: N/A Expansion of Existing Program This new certificate builds a foundation for UVU s current AAS and BS Degrees in Construction Management. The program will focus on the management tools and techniques utilized in all sectors of construction including heavy civil, commercial, industrial, and residential construction. Students who intend to pursue the AAS and/or BS Degree(s) in Construction Management will then complete core construction courses and be assisted by the academic counselor in defining elective courses most applicable to the sector of construction the student intends to pursue. The combination of the certificate and degrees will provide students with better educational options for their desired careers. Section III: Need Program Need Employment of construction managers is expected to grow 17 % from 2010 to 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A substantial number of construction managers are expected to retire over the next decade according to BLS. This will result in additional job opportunities. The trend in construction management is to seek individuals with construction experience and a BS degree in Construction Management. The certificate will prepare students to enter or reenter the workforce in lower level management roles such as foremen, assistant superintendents, and superintendents. Students who choose to advance their construction education will be able to do so with no credit loss. The certificate will also prepare students to make decisions as to which sector of construction they tend to pursue. Students who choose to further their education will have a better defined elective path to prepare them for the sector of construction they intend to pursue.
8 Individuals with construction trades experience, who were laid off, injured, or pursuing entry-level positions in management, are able to get a basic foundation in construction management principles to reenter the workforce within one year (two semesters). This is most important for students with sponsoring organizations such as the Department of Workforce Services. Labor Market Demand This program will help mitigate concerns over a critical shortage of skilled commercial and heavy highway construction workers at a time when the state is planning to invest billions of dollars in infrastructure upgrades including that of I-15 and the new commuter rail development. CAMPUS Construction Management reports the average age of construction managers is years old and nearing retirement. As such, developing construction management at UVU has taken on new significance for many construction employers. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections, construction industry, and output projects to 2020 are very strong. The BLS indicates the construction industry is projected to experience one of the largest increases in real output, with the measure expected to rise by $368.7 billion, to reach almost $1.2 trillion in This increase contrasts sharply with that seen in the period, in which real output in construction fell from $1.2 trillion to $814.7 billion. Student Demand The current strength of the Construction Management Program at UVU is a good indication of student demand for management skills, in addition to technical skills. This program has grown an average of ten percent per year for the past five years. 98% of two-year construction management students surveyed at UVU indicated that they have a high level of interest in a BS degree in construction management. The new Certificate of Completion in Construction Management will benefit students with a foundation imperative to job seekers in lower-level management positions in construction management. Students who have limited time, access, funds, or a desire to continue beyond the certificate program will learn the imperative foundation required in construction. Students who intend to pursue the AAS and BS in Construction Management will have the appropriate foundation to select their sector interests and define a pathway towards continued advancement. Similar Programs Both BYU and Weber State have existing Construction Management BS Degrees. Weber State also has an AAS in Construction Management. Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is the only institution with certificates in construction. However, the certificates at SLCC lean towards residential carpentry, applied construction trades, and training in green construction applications. The proposed certificate program is the only one-year certificate in the state designed as a foundational pathway to prepare students with a curriculum that allows interested students to further their education towards an AAS and BS in Construction Management with no loss or duplication of credits towards advancement in the degree pathway at UVU.
9 Collaboration with and Impact on Other USHE Institutions Discussions with both BYU and Weber State faculty have been held regarding the AAS and BS degrees in Construction Management at UVU. Both of these institutions were eager to provide input about their programs and construction management ideas. Faculty at UVU have also held discussions with SLCC regarding better alignment of courses for students who intend to matriculate to the AAS and BS degrees in Construction Management. The proposed Certificate of Completion is an example of a program that fully matriculates into the AAS and BS degrees in Construction Management at UVU. The cooperation by these schools is a good indication that they recognize the need for more construction managers, foremen, and superintendents than they are currently producing. Benefits UVU and USHE both benefit when the students they educate improve their lives and become dedicated alumni. In addition, the prompt response in implementing this certificate program sends a strong message to the community that UVU and USHE are responsive to the needs of businesses in the region and will not let the traditional academic bureaucracy delay or postpone action on their requests and needs. This will strengthen the image of the institution and allow UVU to fulfill its mission of collaboration, inclusiveness, and engagement. Graduates from this certificate program will be in a position to support the successful implementation of commercial, residential, and future rail, highway, and other civil construction projects currently planned by the state. Consistency with Institutional Mission UVU has its roots in technology and the trades. The institution s current mission continues to include these roots, and one of its primary goals is to provide successful programs in these areas. This degree provides the opportunity for students to enter the construction field as lower level managers. Students interested may remain in the area, continue their education, and improve their lives and the local economy. Section IV: Program and Student Assessment Program Assessment The primary goals of the program are to provide an avenue for individuals interested in construction management to pursue a college education. At the completion of the certificate program, students will have the opportunity to find employment as a construction job-site supervisor or to continue their education towards an AAS and BS degree in Construction Management. UVU intends to track each student in the program to assess their academic and career advancement. UVU will measure the following: Number of students that: Dropped before completing the Certificate of Completion and reasons why. Completed the certificate and found or did not find employment. Continued on to work on an AAS and/or BS Degree in Construction Management. Dropped before completing an AAS and/or BS Degree and reasons why. Completed an AAS and/or BS degree and found or did not find employment. Expected Standards of Performance Students will have a solid understanding of construction science in heavy civil, commercial, and residential construction areas including the following:
10 Surveying Construction Tools and Equipment Construction Codes and Standards Construction Graphics and Models Construction Materials and Methods Construction Systems Construction Quality and Safety Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of construction management principles and practices in the following areas: Construction Blueprint Reading Construction Processes Construction Costs and Quantity Surveys Construction Operations and Safety Construction Management Principles Students will have a foundational understanding of the following basic business practices: Business Communications Business Computer Proficiency Students will have a strong foundation in mathematics and science: Algebra Students will demonstrate verbal and written communication skills. These high-level competencies were developed by existing Construction Management faculty after reviewing ACCE accreditation requirements and existing construction management academic programs. Construction Science and Construction Management skills will be assessed through a major project in the Construction Jobsite Management class during the final class. Business, math, and science competencies will be assessed by successful completion of the courses or through a competency exam. Verbal and written communication skills will be assessed as part of student reports and presentations at the end of the term project mentioned above. Finally, overall program knowledge and supervisory skills will be assessed as part of the Cooperative Work Experience/Internship class requirement at the end of the program.
11 Section V: Finance Department Budget Departmental Data Current Departmental Budget - Prior to New Program Implementation Three-Year Budget Projection Departmental Budget Year 1 Year 2 Addition to Budget Total Budget Addition to Budget Total Budget Addition to Budget Funding Sources The program and faculty requirements are already in place within the College of Technology and Computing. When the time comes to need additional faculty and staff, hourly funds, and operating expenses, a formal request will be submitted through UVU s Planning, Budgeting, and Accountability process. Total Budget Personnel Expense Salaries & Wages $264,083 $0 $264,083 $0 $264,083 $0 $264,083 Benefits $122,038 $0 $122,038 $0 $122,038 $0 $122,038 Total Personnel Expense $386,121 $0 $386,121 $0 $386,121 $0 $386,121 Non-personnel Expense Travel $2,500 $0 $2,500 $0 $2,500 $0 $2,500 Capital Library Current Expense $7,500 $0 $7,500 $0 $7,500 $0 $7,500 Total Non-personnel Expense $10,000 $0 $10,000 $0 $10,000 $0 $10,000 Total Expense (Personnel + Current) Departmental Funding $396,121 $0 Year 1 $396,121 $0 Year 2 $396,121 $0 Year 3 $396,121 Appropriated Fund $396,121 $0 $396,121 $0 $396,121 $0 $396,121 Other: Special Legislative Appropriation Grants and Contracts Special Fees/Differential Tuition Total Revenue $396,121 $0 $396,121 $0 $396,121 $0 $396,121 Difference Revenue - Expense $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 Departmental Instructional Cost/Student Credit Hour* (as reported in institutional Cost Study for current and using the same Cost Study Definition for projected ) $144 $144 $144 $144 In addition, the donation from the Clyde Companies includes a new computer lab, construction laboratory equipment, and associated software. Ongoing recruiting efforts and hands-on construction experiences are Year 3
12 currently funded through the College of Technology and Computing for the existing AAS and BS degree programs currently taught at UVU. Reallocation No reallocation is needed for the proposed Certificate of Completion in Construction Management. Impact on Existing Budgets There may be a need for additional sections, or better enrolled sections, in Accounting, Art, and Engineering Graphics and Design. These additions may increase their adjunct faculty expenses, but their budgets can currently absorb this cost. Section VI: Program Curriculum All Program Courses Course Prefix and Number Title Credit Hours Required Courses CMGT 1010 Introduction to Construction Management 3.0 CMGT 1020 Construction Materials and Methods I 3.0 CMGT 1150 Construction Safety 2.0 CMGT 1190 or Concrete and Framing Lab 3.0 CMGT 281R CMGT 1220 or CMGT 281R Internship (1cr) (Max of 3 cr. toward graduation) Finishing Lab Internship (1cr) (Max of 3 cr. toward graduation) CMGT 2010 Construction Materials and Methods II 3.0 CMGT 399R Student Professional Organization(.5) 1.0 DGM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency 3.0 EGDT 1400 Surveying 3.0 EGDT 1600 or MATH 1030 or MATH 1040 or MATH 1050 Elective Courses BIT 1010 or BIT 1020 or EGDT 2400 Technical Math Algebra Quantitative Reasoning Introduction to Statistics College Algebra (4.0 credits) Sub-Total 27 Building Codes (Recommended for students interested in commercial construction) Residential Codes (Recommended for students interested in residential construction) Surveying Applications (Recommended for students interested in heavy civil/highway construction) 3.0 Sub-Total Completion of a minimum of 30 semester credits 2 Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above 3 No grade lower than a C- 4 Residency hours -- minimum of 10 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
13 Course Prefix and Number Title Credit Hours Total Number of Credits 30 Program Schedule Fall of First Year (Course Prefix and Number) Course Title Credit Hours CMGT 1010 Introduction to Construction Management 3.0 CMGT 1020 Construction Materials and Methods I 3.0 CMGT 1150 Construction Safety 2.0 CMGT 1190 Concrete and Framing Lab 3.0 CMGT 399R Student Professional Organization 0.5 EGDT 1600 Technical Math Algebra 3.0 Semester total: 14.5 Spring of First Year (Course Prefix and Number) Course Title Credit Hours CMGT 1220 Finishing Lab 3.0 CMGT 2010 Construction Materials and Methods II 3.0 CMGT 399R Student Professional Organization 0.5 DGM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency 3.0 EGDT 1400 Surveying 3.0 BIT 1010 Building Codes 3.0 Semester total: 15.5 Section VII: Faculty The Construction Management faculty is made up of one Ph.D. candidate in civil engineering, with an extensive background in heavy civil and heavy highway construction; two faculty (one Ph.D. and the other enrolled in a Ph.D. program) have primarily, residential construction management and development experience; one faculty has completed an MBA and has a background in industrial and residential project management; one faculty has an MA degree and a background as an certified inspector in heavy civil, industrial, commercial, and residential projects; and one faculty has a BS degree with strong applied construction experience in the residential and commercial sectors. As new faculty are hired, an emphasis on experience in heavy civil or heavy commercial construction management will be a priority.