The 22 faculty members in the Construction Management major, part of the College of Continuing & Professional Studies, offer its 100+ enrolled students their expertise in such fields as construction engineering, facility management, and architecture. Students and faculty in this department bring a variety of levels of applied experience to their studies, and among the typical written genres are proposals, argumentation, professional contracts, design specifications, and business communications.
In implementing its Writing Plan, Construction Management sought and received Campus Writing Board approval for its first WI course, CMgt 4041 Specifications & Technical Writing for Construction Professionals. The program is also collaborating with an instructional designer to create a Student Writing Style Guide in interactive web modules, addressing various professional genres taught in the program. Links to the completed guide will be provided in a future update. Finally, an article describing the program's WEC work has been published:
Wagner, H., Hilger, A.P., and Flash, P. (2014) 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, 10(2).