Effectiveness measurement of a training program developed for supervising discipline engineers

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dc.contributor Midkiff, K. Clark
dc.contributor Richardson, James A.
dc.contributor.advisor Back, W. Edward
dc.contributor.author Morriss, Robert Chadwick
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T22:20:46Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T22:20:46Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000065
dc.identifier.other Morriss_alatus_0004M_10127
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/572
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This research investigates a methodology to effectively assess the development of supervising discipline engineers' management skills resulting from a structured, in-class, development program. Civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, industrial, instrumentation and controls, and process disciplines must work together when designing large engineered projects. In order to stay competitive, engineering firms must find a way to rapidly, but effectively, train their engineers to become qualified leaders in their discipline. They must accelerate the learning of management skills that are necessary in today's industry. A structured, efficient method of training must be developed to provide design professionals with the necessary information without sacrificing day-to-day productivity. In order to determine if the skills development was successful, however, it is necessary to measure the effectiveness of the program. The first aspect of this research focused on developing a delivery method for a supervising discipline engineer skills development program. An efficient means by which to measure the effectiveness of the program was then addressed. Finally, the resulting data gathered from the program evaluation was analyzed in order to determine whether or not the program was successful in meeting the course objectives. The results of the data analysis revealed that the skills development program had significantly improved the engineering management skills of the participating supervising discipline engineers.
dc.format.extent 125 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Engineering, General
dc.title Effectiveness measurement of a training program developed for supervising discipline engineers
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
etdms.degree.discipline Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.S.


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