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ACCE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT



 


Howdy ACCE Friends

As part of our continued communication effort, we are highlighting specific accredited programs within the ACCE system. These are randomly selected schools, professional development, and workforce programs. Hopefully, this will help the ACCE community have an even better appreciation of the efforts made for accreditation, reaccreditation, and certification.


Please note that most of the content for this Highlight is provided by the Program's website and the latest ACCE Visiting Team Report for the Program.

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Florida Gulf Coast University



Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is a big part of Southwest Florida. They are a catalyst for the area's economy and a cultural hub for the community. Their students enjoy a world-class education on a campus that is a living, learning laboratory.

 

Florida Gulf Coast University, a comprehensive institution of higher education, offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs of strategic importance to Southwest Florida and beyond. FGCU seeks academic excellence in the development of selected programs and centers of distinction in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, health professions, business, and marine and environmental sciences.

 

With restored or preserved nature making up half of our 800 acres, the FGCU campus is a living laboratory for learning, especially as it pertains to sustainability, one of our guiding principles.

  • 300 residential and migratory birds and endangered species

  • Natural trails winding through pine flatwoods, cypress swamps and other ecosystems

  • 15-acre solar energy field

  • Food Forest designed and maintained by students as a permaculture botanical garden


Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at Florida Gulf Coast University emphasizes the application of new technology, innovation and  industry proven tools and procedures.

 

Construction Management students learn the skills needed to manage, coordinate, and supervise construction projects from start to finish, including scheduling, budgeting, and managing materials and people.

 

The Stock Development Department of Construction Management has formulated the following program educational objectives, which describe the career and professional accomplishments that our B.S.C.M. degree program is preparing graduates to achieve. In support of these objectives, the faculty have also identified the following student learning outcomes, which describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.

 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching- learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.

 

Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  • Create construction management documents for effective project delivery.

  • Apply knowledge, technology and technical and management skills to manage the construction process and sustainably construct facilities and physical structures.

Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the College and Program levels through exams, laboratory assessment, design projects, teamwork assessment, and assignments. 

 

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  • Create written and oral communications appropriate to the construction discipline.

Communication skills are assessed at the University, College, and Departmental levels through oral and written presentations, exams, projects, laboratory assessment, and other assignments throughout the curriculum. 

 

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles in the construction discipline.

  • Analyze construction documents, methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects for management of construction processes.

 

Critical thinking skills are assessed at the University, College, and Departmental levels through oral and written presentations, exams, projects, laboratory assessment, and other assignments throughout the curriculum. 


Stock Development Department of Construction Management Facilities

Pictured below are a few the of the spaces that frequent Construction Management students. 

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That is all for now! More program highlights to come!!



Steve Nellis

President / CEO American Council for Construction Education Steve.Nellis@ACCE-HQ.org 972-600-8800 (o) www.acce-hq.org





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