Accession Number:

ADA123042

Title:

A Measurement of AFIT Contracting and Acquisition Management Program Usefulness as Perceived by Graduates and Their Supervisors.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

172.0

Abstract:

This research measured the usefulness of the AFIT School of Systems and Logistics Contracting and Acquisition Management CAM graduate education program. Graduates and supervisors in the contractingmanufacturing career field provided feedback on the usefulness of an AFIT CAM education in postgraduate assignments. The target population was active duty Air Force militarycivilian graduates of the AFIT CAM program and their immediate supervisors. Surveys were mailed to 105 AFIT CAM graduates, classes 1974B through 1981, and 78 supervisors. Survey response rates for graduates and supervisors were 73.3 percent and 52.6 percent, respectively. Questionnaires consisted of three parts Demographics, Perceptions, and Open-Ended Questions. A demographic profile of AFIT CAM graduate respondents was presented in a series of nineteen numerical tables. Graduatesupervisor perceptions of AFIC CAM program usefulness were analyzed by means of nonparametric statistical tests and curriculum rankings. Responses to Open-Ended Questions revealed potential curriculum topics necessitating increaseddecreased emphasis in future AFIT CAM course offerings.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE