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In implementing its first two Writing Plans, Construction Management sought and received Campus Writing Board approval for its first WI course, CMgt 4041 Specifications & Technical Writing for Construction Professionals, and has since expanded their Writing Intensive offerings within the Applied Business discipline (ABUS 4013W Legal, Ethical and Risk Issues for Managers) and the Construction Management gateway course (CMgt 3000 Introduction to Construction). The program collaborated with an instructional designer from the College of Continuing Education to produce a Student Writing Style Guide in interactive web modules, addressing various professional genres taught in the program and now connected as a resource across all program coursework, and even other schools of construction management in the upper midwest. WEC materials and resources were also instrumental in achieving program accreditation, and continue to support its measurable program outcomes.
In its third plan implementation, faculty in the department continue developing a Faculty Guide to Teaching Writing in Construction Management. This shared faculty development website will serve as a repository for teaching materials on writing in genres common to construction management and as a resource for construction management professionals who serve as part-time instructors in the curriculum.Finally, Heidi Wagner, PhD, Faculty Director Peter Hilger, and Center for Writing's Director Pamela Flash collaborated on the publication “Improving writing skills of construction management undergraduates: Developing tools for empirical analysis of writing to create writing-enriched construction management curriculum,” describing the program's WEC work and results, accepted for publication in the Associated Schools of Construction peer reviewed journal:
Wagner, H., Hilger, A.P., and Flash, P. (2013) Improving writing skills of construction management undergraduates: Developing tools for empirical analysis of writing to create writing-enriched construction management curriculum. International journal of construction education and research.
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