Accession Number : ADA087507


Title :   A Comparison of the Usefulness of the Facilities Management Program in the Graduate School of Systems and Logistics and Similar Programs in Civilian Institutions as Perceived by Former Students


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Johns, Grantland W ; Ray, Philip M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a087507.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 106


Abstract : This research involved an analysis of the usefulness of the Facilities Management Program in the Graduate School of Systems and Logistics and similar programs in civilian institutions. The major objective as to evaluate the advantages of a graduate degree in Facilities Management (FM) from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) versus similar programs in civilian institutions (CI) based on the perceptions of former graduates of these programs. A survey questionnaire was constructed and mailed to active duty Civil Engineering officers who had completed one of these programs. Of the 83 FM graduates and 50 CI graduates who were sent this questionnaire, a total of 96 were returned (72.2 percent). A thorough analysis of the collected data was made utilizing various computer programs. The general conclusions reached consisted of the following: there is a need for graduate management education in the Air Force for Civil Engineers; CI programs are providing an equivalent education in the context of course content and their programs are useful; the current FM program is current and relevant, however, it does need to be changed slightly to meet the demand of today's civil engineering manager.


Descriptors :   *CIVIL ENGINEERING , *MANAGEMENT TRAINING , EDUCATION , LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , COMPARISON , TEACHING METHODS , THESES , AIR FORCE TRAINING , UNIVERSITIES , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , QUESTIONNAIRES , ACCEPTABILITY , GRADUATES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE