An Analysis to Determine the Management Training Requirements for Civil Engineering Superintendents and Foremen.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The purpose of this thesis was to determine the deficiencies in management training available to the civil engineering superintendent and foreman. The primary research objective was to identify deficient areas of management training in 17 subject areas obtained from Corrells thesis. A secondary objective was to identify where changes could be made to correct identified deficiencies. Interviews were conducted with AFIT faculty members to establish the depth of coverage, the specific subject material, and the instructional methods needed to provide this management training. The results of the interviews were consolidated into learning objectives using Blooms Taxonomy and compared with courses available to civil engineering superintendents and foremen. The learning objectives showed that the depth of coverage should be directed to the applied knowledge level. All subject areas were at least covered partially by one or more of the 26 courses reviewed however, no one course covered every subject area. It was concluded that courses directed at specific areas were able to cover the required material and objectives whereas, courses presenting a wide range of material could not cover the required objectives in their time frame. Recommendations included restructuring specific courses, realigning general courses, and informing mid-management of available training.
- Administration and Management
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