Late Fall 2020
This has been an academic year like no other. The global pandemic has impacted students, faculty, staff, and our community in unexpected ways. Teaching hybrid and online has been part of our solution at SDSU and, thankfully, we have been able to maintain a semblance of normalcy in the classroom and labs. The hard work by the faculty and staff to adapt course materials, change lab layouts, and learn how to use new technologies as been a yeoman's effort. Our students deserve credit for their resilience and innovation in the face of change and many new challenges. We all will come out of this situation stronger, wiser, and more entrepreneurial.
Our online A.S. in Construction Technology continues to grow enrollments and we have implemented continuous improvement practices in course content, academic advising methods, and outcomes assessment. We had our first start-to-finish AS-CT graduate in spring 2020 and will have more this semester. So rewarding to know the program is well-received and producing new talent for the workplace.
The Master of Engineering professional degree program has evolved over the past year based on feedback from employers, faculty, and alumni. As a result, we are now admitting students with engineering technology and applied sciences undergraduate degrees. This has provided an avenue for persons with extensive applied engineering experience to earn a professional graduate degree with an engineering management focus. Placement and career advancement data indicate we are on the right path.
A big thank you to our alumni, friends, and stakeholders for contributing during the One Day For State campaign in September as well as your ongoing support via scholarships, service on our advisory council, and the many other ways you help. This support makes it possible for us to deliver the programs, applied research, and industry outreach that make the Construction and Operations Management department a very special place to work, learn, and engage.
Keep in touch!
Teresa J. Keys Hall
Professor & Department Head