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									                               Annual Report

                                Department of

Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering

                       Academic Year 2010-2011




                                   Susan E. Anagnost
                             Chair and Associate Professor

                                     July 20, 2011




                             The mission of the Department of
Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering is to promote the use of sustainable
 construction practices and renewable materials through teaching, research and outreach.

                          http://www.esf.edu/scme/
TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Introduction ....................................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Highlights of the year 2010-2011: ................................................................................................................................. 4
       Faculty and Staff in the Department of Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering: ............................... 5
    1. Teaching ........................................................................................................................................................................ 6
       a. Workload summary by faculty member (provided by OIR) ...................................................................................... 6
          Summary of Teaching Workload 2010-11 ................................................................................................................ 6
          Teaching Workload as provided by OIR ................................................................................................................... 7
       Other Teaching Activities:........................................................................................................................................... 11
       Professional Development activities to support teaching and curriculum development.............................................. 13
       Faculty Advising 2010-2011 ....................................................................................................................................... 14
       Other Advising Activities ............................................................................................................................................ 14
       b. Curriculum changes for the academic year 2010-11 ................................................................................................ 15
       c. Listing of awards and recognitions .......................................................................................................................... 16
    2. Research ...................................................................................................................................................................... 17
       a. Summary of publications/presentations (numbers by faculty and type) .................................................................. 17
          Citation Analyses (prepared by James Williamson for SCME) .............................................................................. 17
          Publications (refereed) ............................................................................................................................................. 18
          Publications (non-refereed) ..................................................................................................................................... 19
          Research Presentations/Posters ................................................................................................................................ 19
       b. Summary of grant activity (provided by ORP) ....................................................................................................... 20
          Sponsored program New Award and Award Funding Changes for fiscal year 2010-2011 (data provided by ORP*)
          ................................................................................................................................................................................. 20
          Proposal Submission Activity Fiscal Year 2010-2011 (data from ORP) ................................................................ 21
          Proposal Activity Summary by PI/Co PI; 12-Month Period ending 4/30/11 (data from ORP) ............................... 23
          Other Active Sponsored Research Projects ............................................................................................................. 24
       c. Listing of research awards and recognitions ........................................................................................................... 24
    3. Outreach and Service ................................................................................................................................................... 25
       a. Enumeration of Outreach Activities ........................................................................................................................ 25
       b. Summary of Grant Panel Service (by agency) ......................................................................................................... 28
       c. Summary of Editorial Board Service (by journal) ................................................................................................... 28
       d. Enumeration of Other Significant Service Activities .............................................................................................. 29
       e. Memberships in Professional Organizations ............................................................................................................ 29
       f. Listing of awards and recognitions .......................................................................................................................... 30
    4. Service-Learning ......................................................................................................................................................... 31
       a. Courses with service learning component ............................................................................................................... 31
       b. Brief description of the service activity completed in each course .......................................................................... 31
       c. Estimated instructor input (hours per week/ semester) for each course ................................................................... 31
    5. Graduate Students ........................................................................................................................................................ 32
       a. Number of students by degree objective (provided by OIGS) ................................................................................. 32
       b. Funding of graduate students (number by funding source by degree objective). ..................................................... 33
       c. Courses having TA support (list courses with enrollment) ...................................................................................... 34
    6. Governance Structure ................................................................................................................................................. 35
       a. List components and assigned tasks/responsibilities ............................................................................................... 35
       b. Enumeration of governance service to the department: ........................................................................................... 38
       c. Governance Service to the College .......................................................................................................................... 42
    7. Student Learning Outcomes Assessment ..................................................................................................................... 44
       a. Data collected ........................................................................................................................................................... 44
       b. Results and Conclusions .......................................................................................................................................... 44
       c. Actions taken in response to assessment results ....................................................................................................... 46
       d. Modifications of assessment plans ........................................................................................................................... 47
    8. Progress on Objectives for 2010-2011 ........................................................................................................................ 48
       a. Department specific initiatives and their relationship to College strategic plan ...................................................... 48
          Teaching and Curriculum Development Initiatives ................................................................................................. 48
          Professional Development Initiatives: ..................................................................................................................... 48
          Research Initiatives ................................................................................................................................................. 48
          Outreach Initiatives ................................................................................................................................................. 49
          Professional Society Initiatives: .............................................................................................................................. 49
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        Economic Development Initiatives: ........................................................................................................................ 49
     b. Update of Departmental Strategic Plan ................................................................................................................... 49
        Faculty progress reports........................................................................................................................................... 49
  9. Performance Programs ................................................................................................................................................ 50
Appendix 1 Senior Exit Survey ........................................................................................................................................... 51
Appendix 2. 2011 Progress Report on the SCME Strategic Plan ....................................................................................... 61
  SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................................................... 62
  CMWPE Strategic Plan Updates as of July 2011 ....................................................................................................... 63
     Measurements of our Progress .................................................................................................................................... 74
     Milestones to measure our success .............................................................................................................................. 74
Appendix 3*. Faculty specific retrospectives: summary of significant activities and accomplishments for 2010-11........ 80

*Appendix three is not included in the “public” document and is only included in copies that are sent to the President,
Provost, and SCME department faculty and staff.




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Introduction


Highlights of the year 2010-2011:

    •   Implementation of the revised Construction Management curriculum began with the freshman
        class of 2014 (entering fall 2010) and the transfer students that enrolled in January 2011.

    •   The department is in the process of a self study for SUNY to be completed 2010-11. The
        internal review was completed December 2011 and was sent to the Associate Provost. It is
        expected that the external review and final document will be completed during the fall
        2011semester.

    •   A selected group of Construction Management seniors and juniors participated in the AGC
        Regional (Division 1) Student Competition with faculty advisor Ken Tiss. The competition
        was held in November 2010 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

    •   Professor Robert B. Hanna retired effective December 23, 2010 after 33 years of service to
        the college. Dr. Hanna was Professor in Wood Products Engineering and Director of the N.C.
        Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies.

    •   Susan Anagnost was appointed Director of the N.C. Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies

    •   Robert P. Smith was appointed Assistant Director of the N.C. Brown Center for Ultrastructure
        Studies

    •   Paul Crovella received Continuing Appointment as Instructor.

    •   Jennifer Smith and Mark Driscoll received two grants from the New York State Energy
        Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA): “UV/EB Technology Center”
        ($989,984) and “Radiation-Cured Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites” ($75,000)

    •   Our department Secretary, Judy Barton, was the 2010 recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s
        Award for Excellence in Classified Service

    •   Outreach Activities:
        o Kiln Drying Workshop, January 2011; William Smith
        o Construction Career Day, October 2010, Syracuse, NY; Ken Tiss served on the planning
           committee for the fourth year. The department also participated with a booth attended by
           Susan Anagnost and William Smith
        o Green Building Conference, March 2011; Robert Meyer, Paul Crovella and Judy Barton;
           SCME/ESF booth at the Green Building Conference; Susan Anagnost and Paul Crovella
        o The 21st Annual Balsa Bridge Competition was held April 8, 2011. Ten high school and
           middle school teams participated. The activity was sponsored by the Student Construction
           Association, with assistance from William Kelleher and faculty advisor Rafaat Hussein
        o Participation in the Careers in Construction Day for high school students at Tompkins
           Cortland Community College; May 19 2011, Susan Anagnost

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Faculty and Staff in the Department of Sustainable Construction Management
and Engineering:

Susan E. Anagnost, PhD                Chair and Associate Professor     Continuing Appointment
Paul Crovella, M Eng, PE              Instructor                        Continuing Appointment as of
                                                                        May 2011
Robert B. Hanna, PhD                  Professor/Professor Emeritus as   Continuing Appointment
                                      of December 2010
George H. Kyanka, PhD                 Professor                         Continuing Appointment
Rafaat Morsi-Hussein, PhD             Associate Professor               Continuing Appointment
Robert W. Meyer, PhD                  Professor                         Continuing Appointment
Jennifer L. Smith, PhD, PE            Assistant Professor               Tenure-track term appointment
William B. Smith, PhD                 Professor                         Continuing Appointment
Kenneth J. Tiss, MS, AIC,CPC          Instructor                        Continuing Appointment



In addition to our nine faculty positions, four Visiting Instructors were hired to teach required and
elective courses in our curriculum.

    Visiting Instructor   Fall 2010                 Spring 2011
    Leonard Woods                                   Timber Design (req.)
    Sheila Weed                                     Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (req.)
    Kevin Stack                                     Sustainable Innovations in Residential Construction
    Ronald Kenyon         NYS Building Codes


Professional Support Staff:

William L. Kelleher, MS, Instructional Support Specialist, SCME; and Laboratory Supervisor, Wood
Products Engineering Lab

Robert P. Smith, MS, Assistant Director and Instructional Support Specialist, N. C. Brown Center for
Ultrastructure Studies


Department Secretary: Judy Barton




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1. Teaching


a. Workload summary by faculty member (provided by OIR)
Summary of Teaching Workload 2010-11

                          RESEARCH     RESEARCH       Problem /   Problem /      CLASS      CLASS     TOTAL
Instructor Name                                        Seminar     Seminar
                          Undergrad.    Grad.        Undergrad.    Grad.       Undergrad.   Grad.
Full time Faculty
ANAGNOST, SUSAN                   0             18            0            0          41        34        93
CROVELLA,PAUL                     0              8            0            1         209        38       256
HANNA, ROBERT B.                  0              0            0            0           3        52        55
HUSSEIN, RAFAAT                   0              0            1            0         345        11       357
KYANKA, GEORGE H.                 3              4           78            0          30         0       115
MEYER, ROBERT W.                  0             10            0            1         172         0       183
SMITH, JENNIFER L.                0              0            0            0         267        30       297
SMITH, WILLIAM                    3              5            0            0         117         0       125
TISS, KENNETH                     2             18           14            6         324        48       412
Total full time faculty           8             63           93            8        1508       213      1893
per faculty                       1              7           10            1         168        24       210

Visiting Instructors
KENYON, RONALD                    0             0             0            0          45          0       45
STACK, KEVIN                      0             0             0            0          24          9       33
WEED, SHEILA                      0             0             0            0          57          3       60
WOODS, LEONARD                    0             0             0            0          78          3       81
Total Visiting                    0             0             0            0         204         15      219
per visiting faculty                                                                  51       3.75       55

Total All                         8             63           93            8        1712       228      2112
per all faculty                   1              5            7            1         132        18       162




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Teaching Workload as provided by OIR

                                                                               Sum 10   Fall 10   Spr 11                     RES     RES     P/S   P/S   CLS   CLS
                                                                                                                             CH      CH      CH    CH    CH    CH

Prefix   Course   Sect   Typ   Title                            Instructor     U   G    U    G    U       G   Cr Hr    %     U       G       U     G     U     G
                                                                                                                      Resp

CME      132      01           Orientation Seminar:CM&WPE       ANAGNOST, S.   0   0    20    0       0   0   1.0     100%       0    0       0     0     20    0
CME      376      01           Decay of Wood Products           ANAGNOST, S.   0   0     0    0       6   0   3.0     100%       0    0       0     0     18    0
CME      685      01           Trans Electron Microscopy        ANAGNOST, S.   0   0     0    0       0   4   5.0     100%       0    0       0     0      0   20
CME      796      02           Electron Microscopy              ANAGNOST, S.   0   0     0    0       0   5   2.2*    100%       0    0       0     0      0   11
CME      798      01           Resrch/Sustain Cons Mgt&Wd Sci   ANAGNOST, S.   0   0     0    0       0   1   0.0                0    8       0     0      0    0
CME      999      01           Doctoral Thesis Research         ANAGNOST, S.   0   0     0    0       0   1   0.0                0    1       0     0      0    0
ERE      796      08           Wood Anatomy Research            ANAGNOST, S.   0   0     0    1       0   0   3.0*    100%       0    0       0     0      0    3
ERE      798      32           Resrch/Wood Prod Engr            ANAGNOST, S.   0   0     0    1       0   0   0.0                0    8       0     0      0    0
ERE      999      32           Doctoral Thesis Research         ANAGNOST, S.   0   0     0    1       0   0   0.0                0    1       0     0      0    0
WPE      487      01     L     Wood Chemistry and Physics       ANAGNOST, S.   0   0     3    0       0   0   3.0     33%        0    0       0     0      3    0
                               Totals for ANAGNOST,                                                                              0   18       0     0     41   34
                               SUSAN

CME      306      01     L     Engr Materials/Sustainble Cons   CROVELLA, P.   0   0     0    0    3      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0      9    0
CME      405      01           Bldg Info Modelng/Cons Mgt       CROVELLA, P.   0   0     0    0   10      1   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     30    3
CME      496      01           Building Information Modeling    CROVELLA, P.   0   0     0    0    3      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0      9    0
CME      596      01           Envrn Perform Measures/Bldgs     CROVELLA, P.   0   0     0    0    1      4   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0      3   12
CME      596      04           Bldg Info Modeling/Cons Mgt      CROVELLA, P.   0   0     0    0    0      2   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0      0    6
CME      596      05     L     Engr Materials/Sustainble Cons   CROVELLA, P.   0   0     0    0    0      1   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0      0    3
CME      898      02           Prof Experience/Synthesis        CROVELLA, P.   0   0     0    0    0      1   0.0                0       0    0     1      0    0
CME      899      02           Masters Thesis Research          CROVELLA, P.   0   0     0    0    0      1   0.0                0       4    0     0      0    0
ERE      496      10           Seminar in Deconstruction        CROVELLA, P.   0   0    10    0    0      0   1.0     100%       0       0    0     0     10    0
ERE      596      01           Sustainable Energy Sys/Bldgs     CROVELLA, P.   0   0     0    3    0      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0      0    9
ERE      596      19           Seminar in Deconstruction        CROVELLA, P.   0   0     1    3    0      0   1.0     100%       0       0    0     0      1    3
ERE      796      04           Construction Mgt Intern          CROVELLA, P.   0   0     0    2    0      0   1.0*    100%       0       0    0     0      0    2
ERE      798      25           Resrch/Wood Prod Engr            CROVELLA, P.   0   0     0    1    0      0   0.0                0       3    0     0      0    0
ERE      899      25           Masters Thesis Research          CROVELLA, P.   0   0     0    1    0      0   0.0                0       1    0     0      0    0
WPE      304      01           Envrn Perform Measures/Bldgs     CROVELLA, P.   0   0     0    0    9      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     27    0
WPE      305      01           Sustainable Energy Sys/Bldgs     CROVELLA, P.   0   0     6    0    0      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     18    0
WPE      342      01           Light Construction               CROVELLA, P.   0   0    34    0    0      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0    102    0
                               Totals for CROVELLA,PAUL                                                                          0       8    0     1    209   38
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                                                                              Sum 10   Fall 10     Spr 11                     RES     RES     P/S   P/S   CLS     CLS
                                                                                                                              CH      CH      CH    CH    CH      CH
Prefix   Course   Sect   Typ   Title                            Instructor    U   G    U       G   U       G   Cr Hr    %     U       G       U     G     U       G
                                                                                                                       Resp

ERE      785      01     L     Scan Electron Microscopy         HANNA, R.     0   0        0   7       0   0   5.0     100%       0       0    0     0        0   35
ERE      796      06           Electron Microscopy              HANNA, R.     0   0        0   8       0   0   2.1*    100%       0       0    0     0        0   17
WPE      487      01     L     Wood Chemistry and Physics       HANNA, R.     0   0        3   0       0   0   3.0      33%       0       0    0     0        3    0
                               Totals for HANNA, ROBERT                                                                           0       0    0     0        3   52
                               B.

CME      226      01     L     Statics&Mechanics of Materials   HUSSEIN, R.   0   0     0      0    3      0   4.0     100%       0       0    0     0     12      0
ERE      223      01           Statics And Dynamics             HUSSEIN, R.   3   0    38      1    0      0   4.0     100%       0       0    0     0    164      4
ERE      362      01           Mechanics Of Materials           HUSSEIN, R.   2   0     5      0    0      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     21      0
GNE      172      01           Statics And Dynamics             HUSSEIN, R.   0   0     0      0    4      1   4.0     100%       0       0    0     0     16      4
GNE      273      01           Mechanics of Materials           HUSSEIN, R.   0   0     0      0   44      1   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0    132      3
WPE      303      04           Sustainable Cons Mgt Internshp   HUSSEIN, R.   0   0     1      0    0      0   0.0                0       0    1     0      0      0
                               Totals for HUSSEIN, RAFAAT                                                                         0       0    1     0    345     11

WPE      330      01           Build Codes/Zoning Pract         KENYON, R.    0   0    15      0       0   0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     45         0
                               Totals for KENYON, RONALD                                                                          0       0    0     0     45         0

CME      497      01           Senior Seminar                   KYANKA, G.    0   0     0      0       3   0   0.0                0       0    9     0      0         0
CME      999      05           Doctoral Thesis Research         KYANKA, G.    0   0     0      0       0   2   0.0                0       2    0     0      0         0
ERE      221      01           Engr Mechanics - Statics         KYANKA, G.    0   0    10      0       0   0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     30         0
ERE      999      29           Doctoral Thesis Research         KYANKA, G.    0   0     0      2       0   0   0.0                0       2    0     0      0         0
WPE      303      01           Sustainable Cons Mgt Internshp   KYANKA, G.    0   0     3      0       0   0   0.0                0       0    9     0      0         0
WPE      497      01           Senior Seminar                   KYANKA, G.    0   0    20      0       0   0   0.0                0       0   60     0      0         0
WPE      498      02           Research Or Design Prob          KYANKA, G.    0   0     1      0       0   0   0.0                3       0    0     0      0         0
                               Totals for KYANKA, GEORGE                                                                          3       4   78     0     30         0
                               H.

CME      296      01           Sustainable Living               MEYER, R.     0   0        0   0   13      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     39         0
CME      899      06           Masters Thesis Research          MEYER, R.     0   0        0   0    0      1   0.0                0       1    0     0      0         0
CME      999      06           Doctoral Thesis Research         MEYER, R.     0   0        0   0    0      2   0.0                0       2    0     0      0         0
ERE      798      30           Resrch/Wood Prod Engr            MEYER, R.     0   0        0   1    0      0   0.0                0       3    0     0      0         0
ERE      898      30           Prof Exp/Synthesis Eng           MEYER, R.     0   0        0   1    0      0   0.0                0       0    0     1      0         0
ERE      899      30           Masters Thesis Research          MEYER, R.     0   0        0   1    0      0   0.0                0       1    0     0      0         0

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ERE      999      30           Doctoral Thesis Research         MEYER, R.    0   0        0   3       0   0   0.0                0       3    0     0        0       0
                                                                             Sum 10   Fall 10     Spr 11                     RES     RES     P/S   P/S   CLS     CLS
                                                                                                                             CH      CH      CH    CH    CH      CH
Prefix   Course   Sect   Typ   Title                            Instructor   U   G    U       G   U       G   Cr Hr     %    U       G       U     G     U       G
                                                                                                                      Resp
WPE      202      01           Intro/Prof Communications        MEYER, R.    0   0    11      0       0   0   3.0     100%       0    0       0     0     33         0
WPE      387      01           Renewable Mat/Sustainable Cons   MEYER, R.    0   0    32      0       0   0   3.0     100%       0    0       0     0     96         0
WPE      388      01     L     Wood And Fiber Ident Lab         MEYER, R.    0   0     2      0       0   0   2.0     100%       0    0       0     0      4         0
                               Totals for MEYER, ROBERT                                                                          0   10       0     1    172         0
                               W.

CME      215      01           Sustainable Construction         SMITH, J.    0   0     0      0   31      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     93      0
CME      455      01           Construct Contracts/Specs        SMITH, J.    0   0     0      0   30      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     90      0
CME      658      01           Construct Contracts/Specs        SMITH, J.    0   0     0      0    0      4   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0      0     12
ERE      496      08           Site Investigations&Solutions    SMITH, J.    0   0     4      0    0      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     12      0
ERE      535      01           Cost Engineering                 SMITH, J.    0   0     0      4    0      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0      0     12
ERE      596      18           Site Investigations&Solutions    SMITH, J.    0   0     0      2    0      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0      0      6
WPE      335      01           Cost Engineering                 SMITH, J.    0   0    24      0    0      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     72      0
                               Totals for SMITH, JENNIFER                                                                        0       0    0     0    267     30
                               L.

CME      326      01     L     Fluid Treatment of Wood          SMITH, W.    0   0        0   0    1      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0      3         0
CME      400      01           Intro to Forest Products         SMITH, W.    0   0        0   0    6      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     18         0
CME      422      01     L     Composite Mat/Sustainable Cons   SMITH, W.    0   0        0   0   24      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     72         0
CME      498      08           Research or Design Prob          SMITH, W.    0   0        0   0    1      0   0.0                3       0    0     0      0         0
CME      899      08           Masters Thesis Research          SMITH, W.    0   0        0   0    0      1   0.0                0       1    0     0      0         0
ERE      798      31           Resrch/Wood Prod Engr            SMITH, W.    0   0        0   1    0      0   0.0                0       3    0     0      0         0
ERE      899      31           Masters Thesis Research          SMITH, W.    0   0        0   1    0      0   0.0                0       1    0     0      0         0
WPE      444      01           Materials Marketing              SMITH, W.    0   0        7   0    0      0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     21         0
WPE      487      01     L     Wood Chemistry and Physics       SMITH, W.    0   0        3   0    0      0   3.0      33%       0       0    0     0      3         0
                               Totals for SMITH, WILLIAM                                                                         3       5    0     0    117         0

CME      596      03           Sustainable Innovatns/Res Cons   STACK, K.    0   0        0   0       8   3   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     24         9
                               Totals for STACK, KEVIN                                                                           0       0    0     0     24         9




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                                                                                   Sum 10      Fall 10    Spr 11                   RES     RES     P/S   P/S   CLS   CLS
                                                                                                                                   CH      CH      CH    CH    CH    CH
Prefix   Course   Sect   Typ   Title                            Instructor         U     G    U       G   U     G   Cr Hr    %     U       G       U     G     U     G
                                                                                                                            Resp

CME      343      01           Construction Estimating          TISS, K.            0     0     0     0   33    0   3.0     100%       0    0       0     0     99    0
CME      454      01           Construction Project Mgt         TISS, K.            0     0     0     0   26    0   3.0     100%       0    0       0     0     78    0
CME      543      01           Construction Estimating          TISS, K.            0     0     0     0    0    5   3.0     100%       0    0       0     0      0   15
CME      796      05           Construction Mgt Intern          TISS, K.            0     0     0     0    0    1   3.0*    100%       0    0       0     0      0    3
CME      798      09           Resrch/Sustain Cons Mgt&Wd Sci   TISS, K.            0     0     0     0    0    1   0.0                0    3       0     0      0    0
E        898      09           Prof Experience/Synthesis        TISS, K.            0     0     0     0    0    2   0.0                0    0       0     6      0    0
CME      899      09           Masters Thesis Research          TISS, K.            0     0     0     0    0    1   0.0                0    1       0     0      0    0
ERE      531      01           Construction Safety              TISS, K.            0     0     0     3    0    0   3.0     100%       0    0       0     0      0    9
ERE      653      01           Construct Plan/Scheduling        TISS, K.            0     0     0     7    0    0   3.0     100%       0    0       0     0      0   21
ERE      798      33           Resrch/Wood Prod Engr            TISS, K.            0     0     0     2    0    0   0.0                0    6       0     0      0    0
ERE      798      34           Resrch/Wood Prod Engr            TISS, K.            0     0     0     1    0    0   0.0                0    3       0     0      0    0
ERE      899      34           Masters Thesis Research          TISS, K.            0     0     0     2    0    0   0.0                0    5       0     0      0    0
WPE      303      02           Sustainable Cons Mgt Internshp   TISS, K.            0     0     6     0    0    0   0.0                0    0      14     0      0    0
WPE      331      01           Construction Safety              TISS, K.            0     0    24     0    0    0   3.0     100%       0    0       0     0     72    0
WPE      453      01           Construct Plan/Scheduling        TISS, K.            0     0    25     0    0    0   3.0     100%       0    0       0     0     75    0
WPE      498      09           Research Or Design Prob          TISS, K.            0     0     1     0    0    0   0.0                2    0       0     0      0    0
                               Totals for TISS, KENNETH                                                                                2   18      14     6    324   48

CME      410      01           Cmptr-Aided Dsgn&Drafting        WEED, S.            0     0       0   0   19    0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     57       0
CME      610      01           Cmptr-Aided Dsgn&Drafting        WEED, S.            0     0       0   0    0    1   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0      0       3
                               Totals for WEED, SHEILA                                                                                 0       0    0     0     57       3

CME      404      01           Applied Structures               WOODS, L.           0     0       0   0   26    0   3.0     100%       0       0    0     0     78       0
CME      796      06           Special Topics/Appl Structures   WOODS, L.           0     0       0   0    0    1   3.0*    100%       0       0    0     0      0       3
                          Totals for WOODS, LEONARD                                                                                    0       0    0     0     78       3
Research Courses include the following:                         All courses ending in 498, 499, 798, 899, 999       EST400, FCH496, FTC298
Prob/Sem Courses include the following:                         All courses ending in 420, 497, 797, 898, 997       EFB495, EST495, FOR895, LSA495, WPE303




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Other Teaching Activities:

Anagnost, S.E.
Spring 2011
   • Lecture for the Kiln Drying Workshop: “Wood Microbiology, Decay, Stain and Mold”,
       SUNY-ESF January, 2011
   • Presentation/Lecture at the New England Kiln Dryer’s Association Spring Meeting, “Wood
       Decay, Stain and Mold” April 7, 2011, Oneonta, New York.

Crovella, P. L.
Summer 2010
    • Presentation for EFB 796 on Sustainable Energy Systems for Buildings
Fall 2010
    • Delivered a unit of instruction concerning sustainable construction and renewable materials
       for CME 132 Orientation Seminar: “Construction Management and Wood Products
       Engineering”
Spring 2011
    • Presented “Sustainable Energy Systems in the Built Environment” for ESC 335 Renewable
       Energy (Instructor Mike Kelleher)
    • Presented “Geothermal Heating Systems” for ESC 335 Renewable Energy (Instructor Mike
       Kelleher)

Meyer, R.W.
Spring 2011
   • Lecture on “Wood Characteristics” for the Kiln Drying Workshop: Drying Quality Lumber
       for Profit, SUNY-ESF January, 2011

Smith, J.L.
Fall 2010
    • Prepared and presented a lecture titled “Research Perspective” for CME 132 – Freshman
       Seminar on October 20, 2010

Smith, W.B.
Fall 2010
    • “Drying Stress and How to Deal with It”, invited presentation to New England Kiln Drying
       Association fall meeting, Shelburne, NH, 11/4/10
    • Dry Kiln Operator's Workshop Leader, at the New England Kiln Drying Association 2010
       Fall (11/4/09, Shelburne, NH) and 2011 Spring (4/6/11, Oneonta, NY) Meetings.
    • “Wood Products Engineering”, CME 132 Orientation, guest lecture to first year students,
       10/14/09.
Spring 2011
       Kiln Drying Workshop: Drying Quality Lumber for Profit, January 10-13, 2011 sponsored by:
       SUNY ESF, the Department of Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering, the
       NY Center for Forest Products Research and Development, the ESF Wood Utilization
       Service, and the New England Kiln Drying Association. As workshop leader, I was
       responsible for the development and overall organization of this course. I arranged guest
       speakers, handled over half of the lecture and laboratory sessions myself, and obtained lumber

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      to kiln dry. There were 15 students in the course, all from industry, and all of the instructors
      received very good and excellent reviews. ESF Continuing Education staff did an excellent
      job with brochures and mailings, registration, meals, parking, hotel, and campus coordination.
      This was the eighth consecutive year of successfully offering this workshopSpecific
      presentations made by William Smith include:
                     The Importance of Kiln Drying
                     Psychrometrics and Wood-Water Relations
                     Wood Moisture Determination
                     Moisture Meters and their Effective Use
                     Controlling the Kiln Drying Process, Kiln Samples
                     Drying Schedule Theory
                     Preparing Wood for Drying
                     Kiln Operation: Stacking, Stickering, Baffling, Air Flow
                     Kiln Operation: Sample monitoring and schedule modification
                     Developing Kiln Schedules, Mixed Species, (with Bob Pope)
                     Effective Air Drying Practices and Procedures
                     Kiln Start-Up Procedures (w/ Bob Pope)
                     Dry Kiln Operation and Maintenance, Air velocity;
                     Dehumidification Kiln Drying
                     Kiln operation - Intermediate %MC tests, shell / core
                     Equalizing; Drying Stress Development, and Conditioning
                     The Kiln Operator=s Job (w/ Bob Pope)
                     Kiln Operation: Effect of Air Velocity on Drying
                     Prevention of Drying Defects: warp, checking, splitting, honeycomb
                     Effect of Season and Log Storage on Hard Maple Color
                     Prevention of stain and discoloration, Drying White Woods
                     Statistical Process Control - Kiln, Lumber and Moisture Sampling
                     Modifying Kiln Schedules
                     Lumber Storage and Handling, Redrying Wet Wood
                     Wood Resource Issues, What Will the Future Bring

“Drying Oak and Thick Hardwood Lumber”, invited presentation to New England Kiln Drying
Association spring meeting, Oneonta, NY, 4/6/11.

Tiss, K.J.
   • Delivered a unit of instruction concerning construction management and what my role is in
        the department to the Fall 2010 CME 132 Orientation seminar.
   • Delivered a series of guest lectures in the ERFEG Capstone course as requested by Doug
        Daley. I discussed types of estimates and how to go about developing a cost projection for an
        engineering project.
   • Participated in selecting this year’s winner of the ESF Foundation Award for Exceptional
        Achievement in Teaching.




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Professional Development activities to support teaching and curriculum
development

Crovella, Paul
   • Attended three-day Mechanical Electrical Boot Camp training session for college instructors
      of mechanical systems courses. April 4-6, Omaha, NE
   • Attended two-day Associated Schools of Construction annual conference, April 7-8, Omaha,
      NE
   • Attended three-day DECON ’11 conference, May 16-18, New Haven, CT
   • Attended Upstate Green Building Conference, March 24-25, Syracuse, NY
   • Attended Porous Pavements Workshop, March 17, Syracuse, NY
   • Attended Electrical Code Update workshop on January 27, Hamilton, NY
   • Attended CNY Engineering Expo, November 15, Syracuse, NY
   • Attended one day Building Science workshop presented by BPCA, October 6, Syracuse, NY
   • Attended Syracuse Center of Excellence Symposium, September 27-28, Syracuse, NY
   • Attended ACI evening meeting for presentation on concrete testing by Ken Hover February
      16, Syracuse, NY

Hussein, Rafaat
  • Completed over 27 credits for professional development.
  • Attended over 14 professional meetings

Smith, Jennifer
  • Hardy L. Shirley Faculty Mentoring Colloquium, “Collaborations in Research, Teaching and
       Outreach: Opportunities, Challenges and New Paradigms,” 1/12/11
  • Professor John R. Dorgan, Chemical Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines,
       Golden, CO, “Hierarchically Structured Ecobionanocomposites,” 4/8/11
  • Attended WISE faculty luncheon with Dr. Catherine Badgley, Research Scientist, University
       of Michigan, 4/26/11

Tiss, Kenneth
   • Attended OSHA 502 course at Rochester Institute of Technology for maintaining the OSHA
       outreach training capabilities for the department.
   • Attended class on One Note at Syracuse University




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Faculty Advising 2010-2011


                                      No.              No. Graduate Advisees and
                                 Undergraduate                Committees
                                   Advisees
                                 Fall   Spring      Major Professor    Steering
                                                                      Committee*
                                                     Fall   Spring
          Anagnost               11        11         1       1            2
          Crovella               15        13         2       3            4
          Hanna                                                            2
          Hussein                 1                                        2
          Kyanka                 17        13         2          2         1
          Meyer                   1         1         6          5         1
          Smith, J.              10        12                    1        10
          Smith, W.               5         5         1          1         2
          Tiss                   18        20         7          9         1
          TOTAL                  78        75        19         22
       *Not as Major Professor



                                   Chair of thesis defense or
                                  candidacy exam committee
          Anagnost
          Crovella                              2
          Hanna
          Hussein                               1
          Kyanka
          Meyer                                 1
          Smith, J.                             1
          Smith, W.                             2
          Tiss                                  2

Other Advising Activities

Anagnost, Susan
  • Prepared the Advising Manual for Students in the Bachelor of Science Program in
     Construction Management. Copies were given to the new students, and the manual is posted
     on the department website. The manual was updated prior to each registration period to
     reflect COI approval of curriculum changes
  • Sent (email) advising notices and other curriculum information to all SCME students prior to
     registration.

Crovella, Paul
   • Advisor for Green Construction Group – assisted with group founding, affiliation with NAHB
      and AGC, field trips, guest speakers, and community service project.
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Smith, Jennifer
  • Steering Committee member for Nicholas Ahlbin – Masters of Architecture candidate at
       Syracuse University, “EMERGENC(e/y): Resilient Urban Housing Strategies for Hazardous
       Zones of the United States”
  • Steering Committee member for Christopher Kim – Masters of Civil and Environmental
       Engineering candidate at Syracuse University, “Water Uptake of Natural Fibers,” – directed
       Mr. Kim’s laboratory work for his project. The work was conducted in the SCME lab.
  • Tiffany Monaco – Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering candidate at Syracuse
       University, Committee Chair

Smith, William
  • Invited External Examiner, Wenhua Liu, Ph.D. Université of Laval, Quebec City, Modeling
       Color Changes in Wood During Conventional Drying,
  • Participated as a panelist on Graduate Student Association professional development program
       on “Preparing for your Thesis Defense”, 3/30/11.

b. Curriculum changes for the academic year 2010-11

     1. New course approvals:
            a. CME 480 Fundamentals of Microscopy            Anagnost
            b. CME 680 Fundamentals of Microscopy            Anagnost
            c. CME 488 Professional Construction Project Management Presentation Seminar Tiss
            d. CME 532 Mechanical and Electrical Equipment          Crovella
            e. CME 565 Sustainable Innovations in Residential Construction         Stack
            f. CME 643 Estimating for Construction in a Green Global Economy Tiss
            g. CME 663 Managing a Construction Project through Construction Planning and
                 Scheduling      Tiss
            h. CME 664 Urban Project Management              Tiss
     2. A proposal was submitted for a graduate program in Sustainable Construction Management
        and Wood Science (SCMWS). The three engineering departments at ESF are submitting
        proposals for three separate graduate programs, and to replace the graduate program in
        Environmental and Resource Engineering. The proposal was approved by the Committee on
        Instruction and has been submitted for State Education approval. The proposal for the
        graduate program in Sustainable Construction Management and Wood Science will include
        three Options and several new areas of study. The three Options are Construction
        Management, Sustainable Construction, and Wood Science.
     3. The MPS programs were restructured to clarify course requirements; it is now possible to
        complete the MPS in Construction Management in one calendar year.
     4. For all options in the graduate program in SCMWS entry requirements and degree
        requirements were rewritten and restructured for the college catalog. The changes should
        facilitate advising.
     5. The minor in Sustainable Construction was revised. The name was changed from Sustainable
        Construction Management to Sustainable Construction. The list of courses was updated to
        include the new courses CME 304 Environmental Performance Measures for Building, CME
        305 Sustainable Energy Systems for Buildings, CME 306 Engineering Materials for
        Sustainable Construction, and CME 405 Building Information Modeling for Construction
        Management. The minor was sent to COI for ESF and SU approval. The revisions to the
        minor were approved by COI.
     6. Specific curriculum changes to the CM program approved spring 2011:
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             a. APM 104 Pre Calculus was added as a required course in the fall semester freshman
                 year. Students who have already taken Pre calculus take an elective.
             b. On the freshman plan sheet, APM 105 was moved to the spring semester freshman
                 year; APM 106 was moved to the fall semester sophomore year.
             c. The department approved changes to the General Education requirements. These were
                 approved by COI spring 2011.
             d. CME 304 was moved to lower division.
             e. CME 132 is now required for all students (freshman and transfer students)
     7. A plan was developed to phase in the new Construction Management curriculum. Freshman
         enrolling in fall 2011 (class of 2014) started on the new curriculum. Beginning in the spring
         semester 2011 all transfer students are enrolled in the new curriculum.
     8. All SCME course descriptions were updated with the new prefix, CME, and sent to COI. The
         majority (thirty) did not have any changes other than prefix changes. Thirty-two courses
         needed to update their course description to the new format with learning objectives. These
         were completed and sent to COI for approval. All were approved.
     9. The list of courses to be dropped from the college catalog was be submitted to COI fall 2010.
     10. The department and college web pages, college catalog pages and promotional materials were
         updated to the new department name and curriculum.
     11. The department is investigating changes to the courses in wood products engineering
         concentration. As the WPE major phases out by fall 2012, new courses should be developed
         to better align the course content with programmatic needs in construction management,
         forest and natural resources management, paper science, and other programs at ESF.
     12. The department continues to investigate a second major in building science, building
         materials and engineering, or construction engineering.


c. Listing of awards and recognitions

Paul Crovella
Awarded a scholarship from the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation to
attend the three-day Mechanical Boot Camp for Educators, April 4-6, Omaha, Nebraska




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2. Research
a. Summary of publications/presentations (numbers by faculty and type)


 Author              Journal       Books         Book        Journal Presentations              Poster
                      articles                 chapters      articles                        Presentations
                    (refereed)                                (Non-
                                                            refereed)

 Anagnost, S.E.     1                                       1             2
 Crovella, P.       1                                                     3
 Hanna, R.B.        1
 Kyanka, G.H.       1
 Meyer, R.W.                                                              1
 Smith, J.L.        3                                       1             2




Citation Analyses (prepared by James Williamson for SCME)

 SCME Citation Report for 2011 covering 2001 - 2010 from Scopus

                                           Number of citations
 SCME - June 7, 2011
                                                   2006-        2001-           h-
                                        2010
 Faculty Member                                    2010         2010          index*
 Anagnost, Susan E.                       18        84           160             5
 Crovella, Paul L.                         0         0            0
 Hanna, Robert B.                          8        42           69             4
 Kyanka, George H.                         1         4           12             1
 Meyer, Robert W.                          7        25           35             3
 Morsi-Hussein, Rafaat                     0         3           10             1
 Smith, Jennifer L.                        1        12           14             1
 Smith, William B.                         4        23           38             4

*The h index is based on the highest number of papers included that have had at least the same number of
citations. The h index was developed by J.E. Hirsch. Hirsch defines the h index as follows:
"A scientist has index h if h of his/her Np papers have at least h citations each, and the other (Np - h) papers
have no more than h citations each."




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Publications (refereed)

Anagnost, Susan E.
     Rosenbaum, P. F., Crawford, J. A., Anagnost, S. E., Wang, C. J. K., Hunt, A., Anbar, R. D.,
     et al.(2010). Indoor airborne fungi and wheeze in the first year of life among a cohort of
     infants at risk for asthma. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology,
     20(6), 503-515.

Crovella, Paul
      Crovella, P. L. and G. H. Kyanka. 2011. Use of vibration techniques to determine the
      rotational stiffness of timber joints. Proceedings of the Structural Health Assessment for
      Timber Structures Conference, May 2011. Lisbon, Portugal. 12pp.

Hanna, Robert
     Kwon, O., & Hanna, R. 2010. The enhanced digital image correlation technique for feature
     tracking during drying of wood. Strain, 46(6), 566-580.

Kyanka, G.H.
     Crovella, P. L. and G. H. Kyanka. 2011. Use of vibration techniques to determine the
     rotational stiffness of timber joints. Proceedings of the Structural Health Assessment for
     Timber Structures Conference, May 2011. Lisbon, Portugal. 12pp.

Smith, Jennifer L.
       Smith, J.L., Bhatia, S.K., and Sprague, C.J. 2010. “Comparison of Geosynthetic Rolled
       Erosion Control Product (RECP) Properties between Laboratories,” Scour and Erosion, Ed.
       by S.E. Burns, S.K. Bhatia, C.M. Avila, and B.E. Hunt, Proceedings of the Fifth International
       Conference on Scour and Erosion, Geotechnical Special Publication No 210, American
       Society of Civil Engineers, 212-221.

       Bhatia, S.K., G. Venkatappa Rao, and Smith, J.L. 2010. “International Practices and
       Guidance: Natural-Fiber Rolled Erosion Control Products,” Scour and Erosion, Edited by
       S.E. Burns, S.K. Bhatia, C.M. Avila, and B.E. Hunt, Proceedings of the Fifth International
       Conference on Scour and Erosion, Geotechnical Special Publication No 210, American
       Society of Civil Engineers, 231-240.

       Khachan, M.M., Smith, J.L., Grzelak, M.D., and Bhatia, S.K. 2010. “Evaluation of the
       Retention of Slurry Sediments Using Woven Geotextiles,” International Conference on
       Geosynthetics 2010, May 23-27, 2010, Brazil.

       Smith, J.L. and Pullen, S. 2011. “Use of Rolled Erosion Control Products from Minimizing
       Soil Erosion after Wildfires,” ASCE GeoCongress 2012, March 25-29, 2012, abstract
       submitted.

William B. Smith
      Smith, W.B. and D.P. Kamdem. An In-Service Quality Assessment of Micronized Copper
      and Other Treated Wood Posts, submitted to the Forest Products Journal.


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Publications (non-refereed)

Anagnost, S.E.
     Anagnost, Susan E. and Gloria Oporto. 2010. Women in the Wood Science and Technology
     Profession. Proceedings, 2010 Annual Convention of the Society of Wood Science and
     Technology, Geneva, Switzerland, October 11-15, 2010.

Smith, Jennifer L.
       Smith, J.L. and Bhatia, S.K. 2010. “Minimizing Soil Erosion with Geosynthetic Rolled
       Erosion Control Products,” Geo-Strata, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE),
       July/August 2010, 50-53.


Research Presentations/Posters

Anagnost, Susan E.
     Anagnost, Susan E. and Gloria Oporto. 2010. Women in the Wood Science and Technology
     Profession. Society of Wood Science and Technology 2010 Annual Convention, Geneva,
     Switzerland, October 11-15, 2010.

       Anagnost, Susan E. 2011. “Wood Microbiology: Decay, Stain and Mold”. Invited
       presentation at the 2011 Spring Meeting of the New England Kiln Drying Association,
       Oneonta, New York, April 7, 2011.

Crovella, Paul
      A Comparison of Techniques for Measuring Commercial Building Airtightness, Crovella,
      Paul, 8 pages. –Presented at IAQVEC 2010 August, 2010

       Nature vs. Nurture – Defining the Characteristics of Deconstruction Lumber - Presented at
       Upstate Green Building Conference March, 2011

       Right-sizing Community Deconstruction Development – Co-presented at DECON 11 May,
       2011

Meyer, Robert W.
      Randrianarisoa, Bernard and R.W. Meyer. Carbonization of wood to produce templates for
      composite materials. Forest Products Society Annual Meeting, Madison, WI, June 2010.

Smith, Jennifer L.

       “Comparison of Geosynthetic Rolled Erosion Control Product (RECP) Properties between
       Laboratories,” Fifth International Conference on Scour and Erosion, American Society of
       Civil Engineers, November 9, 2010.

       “Rolled Erosion Control Products,” Farms, Folks, and Funding: Cultivating Stewardship
       Through Research and Practice Workshop, co-sponsored by the Syracuse University
       Environmental Finance Center, NY Farm Viability Institute, and the Finger Lakes – Lake
       Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance, Canandaigua, NY, April 13, 2011.
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b. Summary of grant activity (provided by ORP)

Sponsored program New Award and Award Funding Changes for fiscal year 2010-2011 (data provided by ORP*)

                                                                                                                           Credited     Total         Credited
                        PI /                                    Primary         Primary           Project      Project     Share        Expenditure   Expenditure   IC:DC
 Name                   CoPI   Title                            Sponsor Type    Sponsor Name      Start Date   End Date    Percentage   Amount        Amount        Ratio


                               Green Buildings and Practices:
                               LEED Accredited Professional                     Multiple
 Anagnost, Dr. Susan    C      Core Principles                  Nonfederal      Sponsors           8/25/2009   6/27/2010      33.30%        747.79        249.26    NA
                               Sustainable Innovations in the                   Syracuse
 Anagnost, Dr. Susan    C      Built Environment                Nonfederal      University          7/1/2008   6/30/2010      20.00%       2,483.59       496.72     0.00%
                               Pneumococcal Polysaccharide
                               Capsule Examination Using
                               Transmission Electron                            Wyeth
 Hanna, Dr. Robert B    C      Microscopy                       Nonfederal      Pharmaceuticals    8/13/2009   2/13/2010      33.30%       1,500.00          500    21.95%
                               8th Annual Green Building                        Multiple
 Meyer, Dr. Robert W    C      Conference                       Nonfederal      Sponsors           8/19/2009   8/19/2010      25.00%       4,650.48      1,162.62        NA
                               9th Annual New York State                        Multiple
 Meyer, Dr. Robert W    C      Green Building Conference        Nonfederal      Sponsors            6/1/2010   8/19/2011      20.00%     10,262.31       2,052.46   22.00%
                                                                                Multiple
 Smith, Dr. William B   C      Kiln Drying Workshop             Nonfederal      Sponsors          10/28/2009   7/28/2010      25.00%        628.11        157.03         NA
                                                                                Multiple
 Smith, Dr. William B   C      Kiln Drying Workshop             Nonfederal      Sponsors          11/22/2010   6/30/2011      33.30%       3,806.67      1,268.89   49.82%
                               Pneumococcal Polysaccharide
                               Capsule Examination Using
                               Transmission Electron                            Wyeth
 Smith, Mr. Robert P    P      Microscopy                       Nonfederal      Pharmaceuticals    8/13/2009   2/13/2010      66.70%       1,500.00      1,000.00   21.95%


 Subtotal - Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering Credited--Number: 3.23                                                  Amount          6886.98 76.40%

*Data include only those awards that incurred expenditures during the period May1, 2010- April 30, 2011.




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Proposal Submission Activity Fiscal Year 2010-2011 (data from ORP)


                                                                                                                   Credited
                     PI /                                                                Requested    Requested    Share        Total           Credited                IC:DC
Name                 CoPI   Title                            Sponsor Name                Start Date   End Date     Percentage   Request         Amount        Status*   Ratio


                            SUNY ESF Gateway Combined        New York State Energy
                            Heat and Power System            Research and
Crovella, Paul       C                                       Development Authority         4/1/2011    3/31/2013     16.67%      $963,955.00    $160,659.17     P       22.00%
                            A Novel Computational Model      US Environmental
                            and Application Software for     Protection Agency
                            Diagnosing and Predicting
                            Livestock Hazardous Wastes
                            and Pollution - Prevention and
                            Control Approach for
                            Sustainability

Hussein, Rafaat      P                                                                    8/15/2011    8/14/2012     66.67%        $9,828.00      $6,552.00     P       26.00%
                            Electron Beam and X-ray          New York State Energy
Meyer, Robert               Cured Carbon Skeleton            Research and
W.                   P      Composites                       Development Authority         9/1/2010    8/31/2011     66.67%       $74,818.00     $49,878.67     P       31.00%
                            Wood-Based Carbon Skeleton       US Department of
                            Composites                       Agriculture-Cooperative
                                                             State Research Education
                                                             & Extension
                                                             Service/McIntire-Stennis
Meyer, Robert
                                                             Program
W.                   P                                                                    8/15/2011    9/30/2013     50.00%       $53,235.00     $26,617.50     R        0.00%
                            Bio-Based Mulches for the        US Department of
                            Sustainable Management of        Agriculture-Cooperative
                            Forests                          State Research Education
                                                             & Extension
                                                             Service/McIntire-Stennis
                                                             Program
Smith, Jennifer L.   P                                                                    8/15/2011    9/30/2013     50.00%       $53,723.00     $26,861.50     R        0.00%
                            Valorization of Lignin, Lignin   USDA - National Institute
                            Degradation Products, and        of Food and Agriculture
                            Extractives within a
                            Biorefinery Based on Hot
                            Water Extraction of
                            Northeastern Hardwood
                            Biomass
Smith, Jennifer L.   C                                                                     1/1/2011   12/31/2015     25.00%     $1,000,000.00   $250,000.00     P       28.21%

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                          UV / EB Technology Center     New York State Energy
                                                        Research and
Smith, Jennifer L.   C                                  Development Authority       9/1/2010   8/31/2011   33.33%   $472,487.00   $157,495.67   A   31.00%
                          Collaborative Research:       National Science
                          Geotextile Tubes for the      Foundation
Smith, Jennifer L.   C    Sustainable Dewatering                                    5/1/2011   4/30/2014   33.33%   $170,103.00    $56,701.00   P   45.86%
                          Novel Green Adhesives from    US Department of
                          the ESF Biorefinery           Agriculture-Cooperative
                                                        State Research Education
                                                        & Extension
                                                        Service/McIntire-Stennis
                                                        Program
Smith, Jennifer L.   C                                                             8/15/2011   9/30/2013   25.00%    $54,497.00    $13,624.25   R    0.00%
                          Wood-Based Carbon Skeleton    US Department of
                          Composites                    Agriculture-Cooperative
                                                        State Research Education
                                                        & Extension
                                                        Service/McIntire-Stennis
                                                        Program
Smith, Jennifer L.   C                                                             8/15/2011   9/30/2013   25.00%    $53,235.00    $13,308.75   R    0.00%
                          New York Forest Community     US Small Business
                          Economic Assistance Program   Administration
Smith, William B.    C                                                              9/1/2010   8/31/2011   33.33%    $99,508.00    $33,169.33   A   17.41%


Subtotal - Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering Credited--Number: 4.25 -Amount: $794,868 24.64%
*Awarded(A) Pending (P) Rejected (R)




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Proposal Activity Summary by PI/Co PI; 12-Month Period ending 4/30/11 (data from ORP)


12 Month Period: May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

                      Credited     Credited     Credited Credited   IC:DC     Number        Number     Number       Amount     Amount    Amount
Name                  Number       Amount       Direct   Indirect   Ratio     Awarded       Pending    Rejected     Awarded    Pending   Rejected

Crovella, Paul              0.17    160,659     131,688    28,971    22.00%      -              0.17      -            -       160,659      -
Hussein, Rafaat M.          0.67      6,552       5,200     1,352    26.00%      -              0.67      -            -         6,552      -
Meyer, Robert W.            1.17     76,496      64,693    11,803    18.20%      -              0.67          0.5      -        49,879     26,618
Smith, Jennifer L.          1.92    517,991     407,893   110,098    27.00%          0.33       0.58            1    157,496   306,701     53,795
Smith, William B.           0.33     33,169      28,251     4,919    17.40%          0.33      -          -           33,169      -         -




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Other Active Sponsored Research Projects
For the period June 2010-May 2011. (Information provided in faculty annual reports):

Anagnost , S.
     Abrams, Neal and S.E. Anagnost. Biomass Blueprints: Constructing Photocatalysts from
     Cellulosic Templates, Seed Grant, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry,
     3/1/2010 to 6/30/2011. $7,577.00

Crovella, Paul
      Carr, Don and P. Crovella. Sustainable Modular Building System. Sustainable Enterprise
      Partnership, $5000, May 2010-November 2010.

       Crovella, P. Gateway Video Project. Syracuse Center of Excellence, $2000, ongoing.

Smith, Jennifer
       Smith, J.L., and Driscoll, M., “Radiation-Cured Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites,” New
       York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Ultraviolet Light and
       Electron Beam Process Innovation and Market Transformation, PON 1641, 3/10/10, $75,000,
       funded.

Smith, William B.
       Smith, W.B. Determination of Clear Wood Strength of Wood from Broken Southern Pine
       Utility Poles, Wood Products Engineering Laboratory research project # WPEL-WBS-10-
       06A, for National Grid, $7,500, 5/1/10 – 9/30/10, Jacob Romer, Student Assistant (hourly).

       Smith, W.B. Determination of Bending Strength and Stiffness of Southern Pine Treated with
       a Wood Preservative, Wood Products Engineering Laboratory research project # WPEL –
       WBS-11-03A, for Osmose, $9,800, 4/1/11 – 8/31/11, Jacob Romer, Student Assistant
       (hourly).


c. Listing of research awards and recognitions




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3. Outreach and Service
a. Enumeration of Outreach Activities

Susan Anagnost
   • President of the Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) July 2010-June 2011;
      attended or participated by conference call in board meetings, July 2010, December 2010,
      March 2011 (Gulfport, MS) and June 2011(Portland OR). Responsibilities included preparing
      agenda and running the business meetings, assembling the special charges for each committee
      and updating the Committee Handbook, preparing correspondence when needed, attending
      the Agenda 2020 meetings (formerly AF&PA Agenda 2020) as the representative from
      SWST, presiding over the annual business meetings at the 2011 annual convention.
   • CO-Chair of the SWST Annual Meeting / United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
      Timber Committee Meeting October 11-14, 2010, held at the United Nations, Geneva,
      Switzerland. Solicited abstracts for four days and six sessions of presentations; assigned
      session co-chairs; addressed the convention at the Opening Session, the joint Annual Market
      Review session, the Chairs’ Reception, and the SWST Business meeting.
   • Attended the SWST Annual Convention in Portland Oregon, June 23, 2011. As President of
      the Society, Anagnost was in charge of the Annual Business meeting on June 23rd and the
      Board of Director’s meeting on June 24th.
   • Anagnost will serve as Past President of SWST from July 1 2011 to June 30 2012.
      Responsibilities include the soliciting nominations from the Past Presidents Council for
      Fellows, Distinguished Service Award, and overseeing the balloting for the Marra Award.
   • CORRIM Board of Directors. Attended the CORRIM Board of Directors meeting on June 22
      in Portland, Oregon.
   • Member of the NYS Toxic Mold Task Force, reviewed the final report to the NYS State
      Legislature for NYSDOH
   • Construction Career Day at the NYS State Fairgrounds, October, 2010
   • Careers in Construction Day at Tompkins Cortland Community College, May 23, 2011
   • Coordinated the submission of a YouthBuild Program grant proposal with OCM BOCES.
      The proposal was not funded.
   • Invited presentation at the New England Kiln Drying Association Spring meeting, April 7,
      2011, Oneonta, N.Y.
   • Wood identification for industrial clients
   • Associate Editor of International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal

Paul Crovella
   • Session moderator for presented papers at ASC annual convention
   • Filmed an interview for Gateway Video Project.
   • Phone conference to collaborate for New Ventures partnership grant
   • Met with members of East Syracuse-Minoa administration and ESF Outreach to discuss
      opportunities for closer linkage.
   • Provided strength testing for two timber joint types for New Energy Works as part of class
      work for CME 304
   • Met with Mike Brisbin of Syron Windows to receive product donations (approximately $700)
      and discuss research opportunities
   • Presented a unit on “solar design with a sundial” for SUNY-ESF “Take your kids to work
      day”
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     •   Career Connections – presentations on opportunities in sustainable construction management
         for CNY job seekers. (9/23/10 and 3/30/11) sponsored by CNYWorks
     •   Ashley McGraw Architects – presentation on class deconstruction study (3/4/11)
     •   Radio interview with Jim Reith on class deconstruction study (Jan 27)
     •   Provided BPI curriculum tutoring and study materials for Hope 4 Us Housing through an E-
         nitiative grant for Syracuse CoE and CNY Works.

Robert Hanna
   • As Director of the N. C. Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies, provided research support
      to Syracuse University, Upstate Medical University and Le Moyne College

Rafaat Hussein
    • The AISC regional conference, invited speaker on nondestructive technologies for sustainable
      construction
    • Member of the planning committee for 2011 Construction Career Day; member as of
      February 2011
    • Professional Engineer in US, Canada, and Egypt

William Kelleher
   • Balsa Bridge Competition for High School Students. Sponsored by our Student Construction
      Association, this activity relies heavily on William Kelleher in setting up and running the tests
      on the Balsa Bridges. The 22st Annual Balsa Bridge Competition involved teams from 10
      area high schools and middle schools.
   • ESF Open House Wood Products Engineering Testing Lab demonstrations for prospective
      students

George Kyanka
   • Responded to phone inquiries from individuals or industry

Robert Meyer
   • Guided planning for Ninth Annual Green Building Conference held March 2011.
   • Biweekly planning is underway for the Tenth Annual Green Building 2012 Conference; the
      2012 conference will comprise two full days of presentation instead of one; intent is to
      increase attendance significantly
   • Identified wood species for various clients; answered numerous inquiries regarding properties
      and uses of wood
   • As Director of the Tropical Timber Information Center, responded to inquiries and requests
      for information; tropical wood identification
   • Lecture at Kiln Drying Workshop, January 2011

Jennifer L. Smith
   • Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) mentor, Syracuse University
   • Participated in several meetings in attempts to establish an ESF-certification program with the
       Southside Innovation Center (SSIC)
   • American Society of Engineering Educators Panelist, Joint Panel Session between the
       International Division and the Women in Engineering Division (WIED), “Enhancing the
       Quality of Life throughout the World: Sustainable and Appropriate Technology Projects for
       the World’s Women,” Vancouver, Canada, June 27, 2011.

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Robert P. Smith
   • Provided tours of the microscopy facilities in the Center for Ultrastructure Studies

William B. Smith
   • As Director of the SUNY ESF Wood Utilization Service, and a member of the Department of
      Sustainable Construction Management & Engineering, I regularly provide extensive service to
      the public and the wood manufacturing, processing and using industries.
   • Executive Secretary of the New England Kiln Drying Association (NEKDA). Responsible for
      the planning and organization of spring and fall meetings, writing and publication of
      newsletters and annual membership directory, membership mailings, maintaining website,
      and general correspondence and organizational management.
           o Participated in the 2010 Fall, November 3-4, Shelburne, NH meeting
           o Participated in the 2011 Spring, April 6-7, Oneonta, NY, meeting
   • Society of Wood Science and Technology
           o participated in 2010 Annual Meeting, October 9-16, Geneva, Switzerland
   • Hardwood Leaders Forum
           o invited participant; December 6-7, 2010, Charlotte, NC
   • American Wood-Protection Association, AWPA Committee S-2 representative to serve as
      liaison on a joint study by Mississippi State University and the US Forest Service to develop
      the wood protection section of a nationwide core curriculum on forest products.
   • American Wood Protection Association Technical Committee(s); active member contributing
      to development and maintenance of standards through meetings and correspondence
           o participated in 2010 Technical Committee Meetings, September May 19-20,
              Providence, RI
           o participated in the 2011 Annual Meeting, May 15-17, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
   • Regularly interact with and participate in meetings of the Empire State Forest Products
      Association.
   • Industrial and commercial: Osmose, Gutchess Lumber, National Grid, Hartwick College,
      Universal Forest Products, Marcal Paper, NSTAR, Qwest, REMC Indiana.

Kenneth J. Tiss
     Conducted OSHA 10 Hour outreach course for the Lafayette High School Youth Construction
      Initiative Program
     I am a founding board member of the Central New York Construction Career Days and was
      very active in putting together this event and representing the college. Attended Construction
      Career Days meetings and the Construction Career Day event itself
     Presentation on scheduling and the monitoring and updating of schedules to Henderson
      Johnson (a local construction company) for their annual meeting
     I am maintaining my Certified Professional Constructor certification.
    • Administered two Certified Constructor Examinations, one in the fall and one in the spring on
      behalf of the Certified Professional Constructor Commission.
    • Worked with our Research Office, Paul Crovella and Dr. Anagnost on a proposal for the
      Youth Build Grant. This involved Onondaga BOCES, Onondaga Central School and
      Lafayette Central School. I attended a meeting of potential participants at the Town of
      Onondaga Town Hall. We submitted our participation plan. The grant was not awarded to
      this group. A downstate group received it instead.
    • I have coordinated the selection of Project Managers for the SU/ESF Habitat for Humanity
      project for the upcoming academic year. This has been coordinated with the student
      leadership, our department and Doug Morrison, the ESF faculty representative to the student
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       chapter. Agreement was signed by me continuing our relationship relative to SU and Habitat.
     • Board of Directors for the Central New York Chapter of the American Institute of Concrete
     • ASC Region 1 member and a department representative in the Associated Schools of
       Construction.
     • Karaline Carr-discussed green construction concepts/techniques/builders with her for her new
       house.

b. Summary of Grant Panel Service (by agency)

Paul Crovella
   • Technical Review Committee member for NYSERDA Green Residential Building Program
      Technician RFQ

Kenneth Tiss
   • Reviewed a McIntyre Stennis proposal for SUNY ESF Committee on Research



c. Summary of Editorial Board Service (by journal)

Susan E. Anagnost
    • Associate Editor, International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal, served as Associate
      Editor for one manuscript, June 2011
    • International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal, Reviewer for 1 manuscript, July 2010
    • Forest Products Journal, Reviewer for 1 manuscript, May 2011
    • Environment International, Reviewer for 1 manuscript, March 2011

Paul Crovella
     • Reviewer for Associated Schools of Construction Conference and Journal:
          o The Evolution of Laboratory Component of a Climate Control Course in a
              Construction Management Program
          o Duration Analysis with Job Cameras
Rafaat Hussein
    • Reviewer for Associated Schools of Construction:
         o Teaching BIM in a Study Abroad Class with Chinese & American University
             Students,
         o Establishing a Construction Outreach Program,
         o Establishing New Graduate Competencies: Ensuring that Construction Management
             Curriculums are
         o Delivering “Job-Ready” Employees
         o Assessment of Teaching Delivery Methods for a Jobsite Management Undergraduate
             Course
         o Using Embodied Carbon Dioxide as a Design Tool - A Case Study, ICE

Robert W. Meyer
   • Maderas Ciencia y Technologia, Reviewer for 1 manuscript


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Kenneth J. Tiss
   • Associated Schools of Construction Conference Proceedings for the 46th International
      Conference. I reviewed three submissions for this conference.
   • Reviewed papers for the Associated Schools of Construction annual International Conference:
         o Construction Management Students Preference Regarding Employer Organizational
             Culture
         o Development of an Integrated Project Based Course: A Jobsite Management Class
             Case Study
   • Reviewed a paper for the Associated Schools of Construction International Journal:
      Retaining Women Students in Construction Engineering Undergraduate Program by
      Balancing Integration and Identity in Student Communities.
   • Reviewed a book outline entitled “Professional Ethics for the Construction Manager” for
      Taylor and Francis.

d. Enumeration of Other Significant Service Activities
[see section 3a.]


e. Memberships in Professional Organizations

Susan Anagnost
   • Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), President, July1, 2010 – June 30, 2011
   • International Association of Wood Anatomists (IAWA), Associate Editor
   • CORRIM, Board of Directors
   • International Research Group on Wood Protection (IRG)
   • Forest Products Society (FPS)
Paul Crovella
   • Timber Framers Guild of North America
   • Society of Building Science Educators
   • Greening USA
   • Upstate Chapter of the US Green Building Council
Robert W. Meyer
   • Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST)
   • Forest Products Society
   • International Association of Wood Anatomists
   • Upstate Chapter of USGBC
Robert B. Hanna
   • Fellow, International Academy of Wood Science
   • Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST)
George Kyanka
   • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
   • American Society of Civil Engineers
   • Society of Automotive Engineers
   • Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST)
   • Forest Products Society
   • ASTM- 3 committees
   • ANSI- 3 committees


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Jennifer L. Smith
   • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
   • ASCE Geo-Institute Technical Committee on Geotechnics of Soil Erosion
   • North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS)
   • International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)
   • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
   • International Erosion Control Association (IECA)
William B. Smith
   • New England Kiln Drying Association; member and Executive Secretary
   • Society of Wood Science and Technology
   • Hardwood Leaders Forum
   • Forest Products Society
   • American Wood Protection Association
   • Lake Erie and Ontario Sawyers and Filers Association
   • National Hardwood Lumber Association, Research Member
   • International Research Group on Wood Protection
Kenneth J. Tiss
   • Central New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute – Board of Directors
   • Founding board member of the Central New York Construction Career Days
   • Syracuse Builders Exchange
   • American Institute of Constructors, member
          o Administered two Certified Constructor Examinations-one in the fall and one in the
              spring on behalf of the AIC Certified Professional Constructor Commission.
   • Associated General Contractors of New York State (formally the General Building
       Contractors of New York State) -- Associate member
   • New York State Engineering Technology Association
   • American Society for Engineering Education
   • American Institute of Concrete National.
   • Associated Schools of Construction -- Region 1 member and the department representative

f. Listing of awards and recognitions

Susan E. Anagnost
   • UUP Professional Development Award ($660) to attend The Society of Wood Science and
      Technology Annual Convention June 2011
   • Certificate of Appreciation, from the UNECE Timber Committee, for Appreciation to the
      President of the Society of Wood Science and Technology for holding a joint session with the
      UNECE Timber Committee in October 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.
   • Plaque given during the SWST Annual Business Meeting in appreciation for “Dedicated
      Service as President”

Jennifer L. Smith
   • Awarded an ESF Faculty Travel Grant to participate in the 5th International Conference on
       Scour and Erosion, San Francisco, CA, November 7-10, 2010, $700




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4. Service-Learning


a. Courses with service learning component

CME 487 Senior Seminar

CME 331 Construction Safety


b. Brief description of the service activity completed in each course

CME 487 Senior Seminar. The students conducted some interviews and the ESF snow control budget
was reviewed. The interviews and project were conducted by three students for a total of twenty
hours.

CME 331 Construction Safety
This class provides safety instruction to volunteers for Habitat for Humanity SU/ESF student chapter
in years when they have an active construction project during the fall semester. They did not have
the opportunity this year.



c. Estimated instructor input (hours per week/ semester) for each course

CME 487 Senior Seminar:
Instructor input was about four hours per week for four weeks during the semester.

CME 331 Construction Safety




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5. Graduate Students
a. Number of students by degree objective (provided by OIGS)
In fall 2010 there were 19 graduate students enrolled; spring 2011 there were 22 graduate students
enrolled (6 MPS, 10 MS and 6 PhD)
                                                                    Expected Graduation
        Student Name           Degree Program    Major Professor           Date
 Arthur, Bradford              MPS              TISS                     May 2012
 Ayers, Gary                   MPS              TISS                     May 2013
 Deuell, Alexander             MPS              CROVELLA                 May 2011
 Dourdas, Kris L.              MPS              TISS                     May 2013
 Emmons, Shawn P.              MPS              TISS                     May 2012
 Freund, Michael D.            MPS              MEYER                    Dec 2010
 Rann, Michael                 MPS              TISS                     Dec 2011
 Almafrachi, Adnan             MS               CROVELLA                 May 2013
 Brown, James                  MS               CROVELLA                 Dec 2011
 Guiles, Jason P.              MS               SMITH, W.                May 2011
 Paolini, Christopher R.       MS               TISS                     Dec 2012
 Stack, Kevin P.               MS               MEYER                    May 2012
 Swarts, Ryan R.               MS               SMITH, J.                May 2013
 Thibault, Allison Jane        MS               TISS                     May 2013
 Wheeler, Joel                 MS               TISS                     May 2012
 Woods, Sean                   MS               TISS                     May 2012
 Viskupic, Eric                MS               MEYER                    May 2012
 Bi, Yunyun                    PHD              MEYER                    May 2014
 Crovella, Paul L              PHD              KYANKA                   Dec 2011
 Gates, Scott Lewis            PHD              MEYER / TISS             May 2012
 Kim, Hwa Sung                 PHD              ANAGNOST                 Dec 2011
 Randrianarisoa, Bernard       PHD              MEYER                    Dec 2011
 Tiss, Kenneth J               PHD              KYANKA                   Dec 2011
 2010-2011 degree recipients
 Deuell, Alexander             MPS              CROVELLA                  May 2011
 Emmons, Shawn P.              MPS              TISS                      May 2012
 Freund, Michael D.            MPS              MEYER                     Dec 2010
 Guiles, Jason P.              MS               SMITH, W.                 May 2011


Graduate Applications for Spring 2011:
Number of Applicants                   5
No. rejected                           1
No. accepted/enrolled                  4

Graduate Applications for Fall 2011:
Number of Applicants                   12
No. rejected                           2
In process/ withdrew / incomplete      3
No. accepted/withdrew                  6
No. accepted/enrolled                  1



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Graduate student practicum projects, theses and dissertations:

Deuell, Alexander, MPS Construction Management, May 2011, Major Professor Paul Crovella
MPS Practicum: Construction Managers at the Design Table: Qualifying the Impacts, April 2011

Emmons, Shawn, MPS Construction Management, May 2011, Major Professor, Kenneth Tiss
MPS Practicum: Part 1: Logistics on a Construction Site: The Syracuse Veterans Administration
Hospital Spinal Trauma Center Addition; Part 2: The Front End: What You Do Not Know can Hurt
You

Freund, Michael, MPS Construction Management, December 2010, Major Professor Robert Meyer
MPS Practicum: LEED Certification in Historic Preservation, December 2010

Guiles, Jason, MS Wood Products Engineering, May, 2011, Major Professor William B. Smith
M.S. Thesis: Exploration of a Differential Edging Practice for Hardwood Sawmills with Integrated
Dimension Mills, MS Thesis defense, February, 2011


b. Funding of graduate students (number by funding source by degree
objective).

Four State GA positions were shared among 5 graduate students. In addition, one student was hired
for 10 hours per week in the fall semester using the temporary service allocation provided in the
department’s State OTPS account.
                             Degree
Student Name                 Program       Major Professor   Funding Source
Kim, Hwa Sung                PHD           ANAGNOST          Graduate Assistantship (full)
Bi, Yunyun                   PHD           MEYER             Graduate Assistantship (full)
Wheeler, Joel                MS            TISS              Graduate Assistantship (half)
Woods, Sean                  MS            TISS              Graduate Assistantship (Fall-half; Spring-full)
Thibault, Allison Jane       MS            TISS              Graduate Assistantship (half-spring)
Randrianarisoa, Bernard      PHD           MEYER             Temporary service (Fall 2010)
Crovella, Paul L             PHD           KYANKA            no support
Tiss, Kenneth J              PHD           KYANKA            no support
Gates, Scott Lewis           PHD           MEYER             no support
Almafrachi, Adnan            MS            CROVELLA          no support
Brown, James                 MS            CROVELLA          no support
Guiles, Jason                MS            SMITH, W.         no support
Paolini, Christopher         MS            TISS              no support
Stack, Kevin                 MS            MEYER             no support
Swarts, Ryan                 MS            TISS              no support
Viskupic, Eric               MS            MEYER             no support
Arthur, Bradford             MPS           TISS              no support
Ayers, Gary                  MPS           TISS              no support
Deuell, Alexander            MPS           CROVELLA          no support
Dourdas, Kris                MPS           TISS              no support
Emmons, Shawn                MPS           TISS              no support
Freund, Michael              MPS           MEYER             no support
Rann, Michael                MPS           TISS              no support


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c. Courses having TA support (list courses with enrollment)

 Courses with GA support                      Instructor Graduate Assistant                      Enrollment
 Fall semester 2010
 CME 453 Construction Planning/Scheduling     Tiss        Wheeler, Joel (50%)                        25
 Research                                     Smith, J.   Pullen, Scott (50%)
 CME 785 Scanning Electron Microscopy         Hanna       Hwa-Sung Kim (100%)                        8
 CME342 Light Construction                    Crovella    Woods, Sean (50%)                          34
 ERE 221 Statics                              Kyanka      Randrianarisoa, Bernard(tempservice        10
 CME 202 Intro Prof Communications            Meyer       Bi, Yunyun (50%)                           11
 CME387 Renewable Materials                   Meyer       Bi, Yunyun (50%)                           32
 CME 330 Building Codes                       Kenyon      Randrianarisoa, Bernard(tempservice)       15
 Calculus tutoring                                        Randrianarisoa, Bernard (temp serv)
 Spring semester 2011
 CME 226 Mechanics of Materials*              Hussein     Bi, Yunyun (50%)                           4
 CME 404 Applied Structures                   Woods       Woods, Sean (50%)                          27
 CME 306 Engineering Materials                Crovella    Woods, Sean (25%)
                                                          Bi, Yunyun (25%)                           3
 CME 685 Transmission Electron Microscopy     Anagnost    Hwa-Sung Kim (50%)                         4
 CME 376 Decay of Wood Products /CME770       Anagnost    Hwa-Sung Kim (50%)                         6
 GA                                           Tiss        Wheeler, Joel (50%)
 CME343 Constr. Estimating / CME 454 Proj M   Tiss        Thibault, Allison (50%)                  33/26
 CME455 Contracts & Specs                     Smith, J.   Pullen, Scott (50%)                        30
 CME 422 Composite Materials                  Smith, W    Bi, Yunyun (25%)                           24
 CME405 BIM                                   Crovella    Woods, Sean (50%)                          12
*Additional GA support from ERE for GNE 362




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6. Governance Structure
a. List components and assigned tasks/responsibilities

Department Chair: Susan Anagnost
Administrative Task List: The department chair is responsible for seeing that these tasks are
accomplished on behalf of the department, often with department faculty/staff input and with
assistance from the faculty.
    • Instruction-plan/modify/evolve curricula; develop schedule of courses and teaching
        assignments annually, assess learning outcomes, assess course effectiveness, undergraduate
        review of program (self study/accreditation), review/provide resources for instruction
        (appoint undergraduate curriculum coordinator to assist with some of these tasks)
    • Graduate Applications and Admissions (typically assigned to the Graduate Coordinator)
    • Allocate graduate assistantships
    • Student Awards
    • Facilities utilization
    • Undergraduate recruitment/work with Admissions
    • Annual planning and budgeting
    • Long term planning
    • Hire faculty and staff
    • Annual Reporting and benchmarking
    • Participation in Faculty Governance and other college activities; governance committee
        assignments
    • Department Centers and Institutes
    • Development
    • Alumni relationships
    • Performance programs and evaluations
    • Graduation Activities
    • Administrative aspects of advising; prepare schedules for new students, assign advisors,
        petitions, certify graduates, prepare advising handbook,
    • Advisory Board
    • Develop and maintain department operational policies
    • Department promotion and tenure policies and standards
    • Mentoring
    • Webpages and other publicity for the department
    • Lecture series
    • Purchasing
    • Travel authorizations
Construction Management Curriculum Coordinator: Paul Crovella, June 2010 -
    Duties of the curriculum coordinator:
    1. responsible for reviewing curriculum and proposing changes to the SCME faculty
    2. verifying student status (with the faculty chair)
    3. developing and updating advising handbooks for both faculty and students
    4. work with the chair and faculty on undergraduate recruitment
    5. work with Admissions to review new applications, transfer credits and articulation
        agreements.
    6. Assists the chair with assessment
    7. meet with visiting students and represent the department at campus Open Houses (along with
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        other department faculty)
     8. Attend and participate in departmental orientation activities and advising

Graduate Curriculum Coordinator: William B. Smith, June 2010-
   Duties of the Graduate Program Coordinator in CMWPE:
   1. Monitor the progress of applications and submits decisions to the SCMWS graduate program
      so that they are completed in a timely manner and under the deadlines prescribed by the
      graduate office. This includes bringing graduate applications to department meetings for
      approval and submit decisions on graduate applications to the graduate office
   2. Monitor the progress of current graduate students and work with their major professors to see
      that all graduation requirements are met.
   3. Serve on the Graduate Council led by the Dean of the Graduate School
   4. Serve as a member of the Division of Engineering curriculum committee. The ERE
      curriculum committee consists of the three department chairs, and the three graduate
      coordinators for SCME, PBE and ERE.
   5. Respond to inquiries regarding admission to the graduate program
   6. Prepare with the department chair, target enrollments for each semester, at the request of the
      Dean of Instruction and the Provost.
   7. Coordinate the graduate seminar course, CME 797 Seminar; prepare a syllabus, coordinate
      speakers
   8. Prepare in consultation with the department chair and faculty, a graduate recruitment plan. A
      committee may be formed to prepare and implement the plan.
   9. Work with the SCME faculty, (committee), and department chair to implement the graduate
      recruitment plan.

Accreditation:
The Wood Products Engineering Program is accredited by the Society of Wood Science and
Technology, 2000-2013. The SWST Accreditation Committee was notified of the changes to the
Wood Products Engineering Program and approved continuation of our accreditation status as long as
the program is offered for our current WPE students, although the College is no longer accepting new
students into the program. Our goal is to seek approval of the WPE concentration in Construction
Management program to renew our accreditation in 2013.

Institutes and Centers in CMWPE

        N.C. Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies http://www.esf.edu/scme/ncb.htm
               Director Dr. Robert B. Hanna (Dr. S. Anagnost appointed Director in January 2011)
               Director as of January 1, 2011, Dr. Susan E. Anagnost (formerly Assistant Director)
               Assistant Director and Instructional Support Specialist, Robert P. Smith (appointed
               Asst. Director in January 2011)
        Renewable Resources Institute
               Director Dr. George H. Kyanka
        Tropical Timber Information Center http://www.esf.edu/scme/ttic.htm
               Director Dr. Robert W. Meyer
        Wood Utilization Service http://www.esf.edu/scme/wus/
               Director Dr. William B. Smith
        Wood Products Engineering Laboratory (WPEL)
               The Wood Products Engineering Laboratory (WPEL) is accredited by the

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          International Accreditation Service. William B. Smith, with assistance from William
          Kelleher, developed manuals, procedures and submitted a proposal to the International
          Accreditation Service in order to achieve accreditation status. Accreditation was
          granted February, 2008. Following a review in April, 2009 accreditation was
          extended for two years.

CMWPE Advisory Board

          Ronald Kenyon         Syracuse City School District
          Jake McKenna          Parsons-McKenna Construction
          Vince Nicotra         QPK Design
          James Ruddock         Onondaga Community College
          Kevin Stack           Northeast Natural Homes
          Glen Stahl            Rochester Lumber Company
          Richard Ziobro        Osmose
          Russ Howe             Trus-Joist (Weyerhaeuser)




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b. Enumeration of governance service to the department:

Susan E. Anagnost
     Prepared the Self-Study document following Guidelines provided by Valerie Luzadis,
      Associate Provost. The first part of the process, information gathering, was completed in
      November, 2010. The internal review (self evaluation) was completed in January 2011. The
      external review will follow during the 2011 fall semester.
     Prepared the Annual Planning and Budgeting documents as requested by Provost Bongarten
      in March 2011. To help with this new process a form was developed for faculty to submit
      requests for each upcoming year which will be due each March.
     Submitted proposed curriculum changes and additions to COI for approval
     Updated the SCME Policies and Procedures Manual, October 2010 and April 2011
     Updated the SCME (formerly CMWPE) Outcomes Assessment Program to reflect the
      department name change and changes in our undergraduate programs from two programs to
      one, Construction Management.
     Updated the actual expenses for the 2010-2011department budget with a mid-year review in
      January and monthly updates through July 2011, and reported on the status of the budget to
      the department faculty
     Reviewed Middle States Documents regarding issues related to the SCME department
     Advised students (own advisees plus other students when advisors were unavailable)
     Met or communicated with prospective students
     Prepared, administered and analyzed the Senior Exit Survey, Spring 2011,as part of the
      department’s outcomes assessment program
     Analyzed the data from the results (students scores) of the Certified Constructor Examination
      for the outcomes assessment program
     Prepared the Advising Manual for Students in the Bachelor of Science Program in
      Construction Management. Copies were given to the new students, and the manual is posted
      on the department website. The manual was updated prior to registration to reflect COI
      approval of curriculum changes
     Sent (email) advising notices and other curriculum information to all SCME students prior to
      registration.
     Laboratory Manager for the Wood Products Engineering Lab (WPEL)
     Organized the SCME department meetings
     Prepared and submitted the annual accreditation report to the Society of Wood Science and
      Technology
     Prepared and submitted curriculum changes to COI including list of courses to drop, course
      changes (24), course prefix changes (32), new course proposals (CME 480/460), changes to
      the graduate program, curriculum changes, changes to the general education requirements (see
      section 1b, page 15).
     Prepared the Department Annual Report
     Prepared the draft of the SCME Department Promotions and Tenure Standards and
      Procedures. The draft was sent to the Provost and to the department for their review in June
      2011
     Solicited annual reports from the center directors (TTIC, Wood Utilization Service, NC
      Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies)
     Director, N.C. Brown Center of Ultrastructure Studies
           Budget and planning, annual report
           Instruction

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             Travel to electron microscope companies to view their products to assist with planning
              for upgrading the microscopes

Paul Crovella
     • Served as curriculum coordinator for the construction management program including
          o updating transfer agreements
          o Meeting with department chairs and faculty at HVCC and OCC to discuss
              opportunities for transfer students.
          o Department representative for Transfer Days (March 11,26) and Accepted Student
              receptions (Feb 21, March 5, April 26,29)
          o Investigating accreditation of CM program by ACCE
     • Department representative for Committee on Instruction
     • Department representative to Urban Studies Minor Committee

Robert Hanna
      Director N.C. Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies through Dec. 2010.

Rafaat Hussein
     Coordinate and faculty advisor for the Balsa Bridge Competition
     Representative on the Construction Career Day planning committee, beginning February 2011


George Kyanka
     Served on the department Promotion and Tenure Committee
     Served on the college P&T committee and as liaison to the department


Robert W. Meyer
     Served on the department Promotion and Tenure Committee
     Director, Tropical Timber Information Center


Jennifer L. Smith
     Participated in the fall orientation meeting with new transfer students, 8/28/10
     Co-Director, Institute for Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing, approved May 2011.


William B .Smith
   • Graduate Coordinator for SCME
   • Chair, SCME Promotion and Tenure Committee
          o Dr. J. Smith reviewed for reappointment
          o Mr. Paul Crovella reviewed for tenure.
   • Continued development of manuals, procedures and other management activity as Quality
      Manager of the Wood Products Engineering Laboratory to maintain our International
      Accreditation Service (IAS) laboratory accreditation. The WPEL is accredited by the IAS as
      Testing Laboratory TL-317 www.iasonline.org.
   • Actively participated in SCME developmental fund raising program. Worked with
      development office and make contact with industrial donors
   • Regularly participate in, and make presentation at, ESF and SCME Open House and other
      programs with admissions office for high school and transfer students when asked by faculty
      chair. Conduct laboratory tours and demonstrations. Regularly meet with potential students
      and parents, and other College visitors. Attend College Fall Barbecue and other student

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         activities.
     •   I provided several letters of support and references for undergraduate and graduate students
         and alumni for scholarships and full-time professional, summer job and internship
         employment.
     •   I regularly provided opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, through both
         financial and other arrangements, to attend and participate at professional meetings. Last year
         this included the New England Kiln Drying Association Fall meetings.

Kenneth Tiss
   • I am responsible for the SCME computing facility and work closely with our administrative
       computing people to ensure problems are solved in timely fashion
           o Renewed RemRate software used in Kevin Stack’s course
           o Contacted the Help Desk and resolved issues with BIM and DOE software
           o Made arrangements for the disposal of a number of old monitors with Debbie Snyder
           o Dealt with several issues regarding the teaching station in Room 154 Baker
               Laboratory
           o REM Rate Software license renewed.
   •I am responsible for our team in the Associated Schools of Construction Region 1 Construction
       Management competition. This involves selecting the team, overseeing the fundraising
       performed by the team, preparing the team, traveling to and participating in the competition
       and all of its events and then returning and closing out the event by holding a review session.
   • I conduct review sessions for our students taking the Associate Constructor examination.
       This year I held eight sessions in February and March of 2011 in which a total student count
       for the sessions was eighty. Dealt with reserving rooms for the Associate Constructor
       examination for the year. Worked with CCC and Judy regarding the Associate Constructor
       examination. Administered the Associate Constructor examination for our students.
   • Organized student volunteer guides for Construction Career Days in October. Worked on
       securing volunteers for the Construction Career Days event. Worked the Construction Career
       Days event.
   • Been working with a number of individuals and departments relative to an education program
       for the South Side Incubation Center. Still a work in progress. SSIC-continued working on
       various proposals. None have been successful to date. Wrote and sent a letter of support for
       SSIC grant effort. Worked on SSIC proposal once again. This was presented to SSIC and it
       seemed to ultimately die as the year progressed. We asked what modules they wanted first,
       second, third, etc. and they never got back to us.
   • Placed our departments vote regarding the ASC board members for the upcoming term.
   • Updated my course descriptions to the new college format per the request of OI&GS. Updated
       course descriptions and sent to Dr. Anagnost per COI.
   • Ginny Yerdon and Suzanne Williams-interfaced with regarding Habitat for Humanity and the
       SU early program.
   • Met with Liz Mix regarding service learning on campus and off campus.
   • Contacted the ESF head librarian about the International Journal of Construction subscription.
       He will continue subscription for now.
   • Dealt with several Habitat for Humanity issues resulting in positive outcomes.
   • Attended Ground Breaking/Blessing for the upcoming Habitat for Humanity SU/ESF house.
   • Provided mentoring to Dr. Jennifer Smith regarding student advising throughout the academic
       year.
   • Began preparations to take a team to the ASC Region 1 Construction Management

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         competition.
     •   Reviewed proposed P&T documents received from the Provost.
     •   Lunch meeting with Chris Gray, Pat Griffen, Aaron Jackson and Paul Crovella to discuss
         ways to involve the department in the Gateway Building project. Field trips are a definite
         possibility.
     •   Spoke with Dr. Sam Clemence about new SU Civil program in construction engineering,
         passed along to Dr. Anagnost.
     •   Discussed a potential project at the Thousand Islands Biological Station involving our CM
         students-nothing appears to have come of it as of the end of the spring semester.
     •   Met with Dr. Anagnost regarding FERPA issue that was raised and I presented how I have
         been dealing with this since the beginning of the semester. Grades are no longer posted on
         returned papers, just the points being deducted. Grades are placed in Blackboard which only
         the student and I have access to.
     •   Took pictures of the Balsa Bridge competition.
     •   Rick Romeo offered a note of thanks for my efforts regarding his application for the level of
         Fellow in the American Institute of Constructors.
     •   Took video and pictures of the Gateway Building.
     •   Met with alum Andrew Glauser to discuss the state of the department and the program at his
         request. He offered his time to talk to my courses in the future.
     •   Dealt with the SU Institutional Review Board. A complaint was made against me concerning
         my data collection in the Construction Safety course. I met with the Chair of the IRB and the
         administrative assistant and the complaint was successfully resolved. There was no problem
         and my data collection process was reviewed and was proper under past and current Federal
         guidelines.
     •   Associate Constructor review session’s conducted-8 sessions held with an average of 8.6
         students attending. A total of 69 students attended. A persons count, not an individual count.
     •   Developed four new courses and received approvals from the department and the college:
         CME 488, CME 643, CME 663 and CME 664
     •   Alum Gary Redlon contacted me to let me know that he completed his MBA at Pace
         University and thanked me for all of my assistance while here at ESF and for the support
         letter to Pace.
     •   Drafted and sent a letter of support on behalf of the South Side Innovation Center for their
         grant application to NYSERDA.
     •   Developed a letter of recommendation for Mr. Richard Romeo regarding his nomination for
         Fellow in the American Institute of Constructors.
     •   Provided a reference for alum Aaron Churchill. Also discussed the completion of his degree.
     •   Reviewed MS project for SU Civil Engineering student Lalith Kode.
     •   Participated in the candidacy examination for Amsula Birhan, a SU Civil PhD candidate.
     •   Met with alum, Michael Hatchwell, regarding career options.




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c. Governance Service to the College

     Susan Anagnost
        Department Chair for SCME
        Director, N.C. Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies as of Jan. 1, 2011
        Academic Council
        Member of the Dean’s Graduate Council
        Representative from SUNY ESF on the Board of Directors of CORRIM (Consortium for
         Research on Renewable Industrial Materials)
        President, Society of Wood Science and Technology, 2010-2011
        Member of the NYS Toxic Mold Task Force
        Participant in the Center for Applied Microbiology; submitted annual report to Dr. Nakas
        Submitted NYSTAR annual report to ORP


     Paul Crovella
      • Department representative for Committee on Instruction
      • Chair for COI Subcommittee on Instructional Quality including various presentations to
         faculty on progress of electronic course survey implementation
      • Department representative for COI Subcommittee on Academic Standards
      • Department representative for COI Subcommittee on General Education
      • Department representative to Urban Studies Minor committee
      • Served on college committee to develop “Renewable Energy” major and developed two
         course proposals for the degree
      • Served on “green team” for Academic Research Building programming including green
         building charette.
      • Member of Upstate Green Building Conference committee
      • Filmed one “Going Green” segment for Office of Communications

     Robert B. Hanna
       Director, N.C. Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies through December 2010


     Rafaat Hussein
       ESF Personal Safety Committee, Chair.
       ESF Work Violence Committee, member.
       Environmental Systems & Risk Management group, member.
       Participation in various campus communications such as:
            o Communication on Middle States re-accreditation.
            o Communication on Development of ESF courses.

     George Kyanka
       Member, ESF Promotion and Tenure Committee
       Represented ESF at the NYS Technology Association (NYSETA) meeting


     Robert W. Meyer
       Director, Tropical Timber Information Center
       Accepted appointment to be Sergeant-at-Arms for Faculty Governance




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     Jennifer Smith
        Member of the ESF Committee on Research (COR)
        Participated in the Faculty Governance Retreat at the College Residence, 8/27/10
        Served on an Academic Integrity meeting to hear and vote on two cases on 5/9/11


     William B. Smith
       Chair, Committee on Outreach and Public Service
       SUNY ESF Wood Utilization Service, Director.


     Kenneth J. Tiss
     • Chaired the Academic Integrity committee and administered the process for two hearing
        concerning an allegation of academic dishonesty. Results were transmitted as per the
        established process.
     • Conducted two academic honesty hearings for the College. This involved assembling the
        review committee, conduct the hearings and develop and transmit the final reports of the
        outcomes.
     • Comments to SS Shannon and C. Sedgewick regarding Academic Honesty policy.
     • Met with Kevin Reynolds to discuss the Academic Honesty policy and process.
     • Met with Bruce Bongarten to discuss the Academic Honesty policy and process.




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7. Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
a. Data collected
There are six assessment tools available for the B.S. program in Construction Management.
   1. Associate Constructor Examination, Part 1 of the Certified Professional Constructor (CPC)
       process
   2. Assessment of Student Competency to assess how material is delivered in coursework based
       on the percentage of students with passing grade for each learning outcome
   3. Portfolio of Student Accomplishments developed based on the CM list of outcomes and
       produced by the student during the two- or four- year period that the student is enrolled
   4. Capstone course, Construction Project Management
   5. Exit Survey for graduating seniors
   6. Survey of Recent Alumni

For the academic year 2010-2011 data were collected with two of the six assessment tools, Associate
Constructor Examination, Part 1, and the Senior Exit Survey.

b. Results and Conclusions
     1. Associate Constructor Examination
        The Associate Constructor Examination was given in March 2011 to graduating seniors.
        Results were provided by the AIC-Associate Constructor Commission for our candidates and
        for national candidates. A copy of these results is on file in the SCME department office.

                    Overall results 2011                   ESF          National
                    Number of Candidates Tested             19             1259
                    Number of Candidates Passed             13              768
                    Number of Candidates Failed              6              491



          100%
           90%
           80%
           70%
           60%
           50%                                                                Percent Passing ESF

           40%                                                                Percent Passing National

           30%
           20%
           10%
            0%
                     2008          2009           2010           2011




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     The pass rate was 68% compared to the national pass rate of 61%. This is the first time since
     the exam was given at ESF that the local results exceeded the national average.
     The exam assessed competencies in ten areas of instruction. Nationally there were three
     categories of weakness, Communication Skills, Engineering Concepts, and Bidding and
     Estimating. Locally at ESF there was only one area of weakness based on the school average
     (compared to five areas of weakness last year): Communication Skills. Based on individual
     categories, there were two categories of weakness at ESF, communication skills and
     management concepts.

     Results for individual students indicated areas of weakness as follows: Four students
     performed very well in all categories, and with no areas of weakness. Students with passing
     scores (13 of 19) exhibited weaknesses in 0 to 3 categories, while students with failing scores
     (6 of 19) exhibited weaknesses in 5 to 10 categories.

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           Topic                               Area of weakness (# of students)
                                               2011 2010 2009 2008
                                               N=19 N=28 N=17 N=26

           Communication Skills                 11   13    11    14
           Engineering Concepts                 8    13     4    11
           Management Concepts                  6    9      2    10
           Materials, Methods, and Plan Reading 5    10     6    8
           Bidding and Estimating               5    18     9    12
           Budgeting, Costs, and Cost Control   6    12     4    15
           Planning, Scheduling and Control     8    19    12    16
           Construction Safety                  5    8      3    8
           Surveying and Project Layout         1    6      3    8
           Project Administration               7    16     2    13
     _______________________________________________________________________


     Our Outcomes Assessment Plan used the following targets to measure success for both the
     overall scores and the scores for each topic area:
             Exceeding expectations        > 80% pass rate
             Meeting expectations          > 70% pass rate
             Approaching expectations      > 60% pass rate
             Not meeting expectations      < 60% pass rate
     For the overall scores, the CM program is at the <68% pass rate, or Approaching
     Expectations. This is improved from last year’s pass rate of less than 60%.

     For individual categories of competency, the results are:
            Exceeding expectations; >80% pass rate:
            Meeting Expectations; >70% and <80% pass rate:
                    Engineering Concepts
                    Construction Safety
                    Materials, Methods, and Plan reading
                    Bidding and Estimating

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                      Budgeting, Costs, and Cost Control
                      Surveying and Project Layout
                      Planning, Scheduling, and Control
                      Project Administration
                Approaching Expectations; > 60% and <70% pass rate:
                      Management Concepts (69.2%)
                      Communication Skills (64.4%)
                Not Meeting Expectations; <60% pass rate:

This indicates that expectations are being met for eight of the ten categories. This is a significant
improvement over last year in that six categories moved from <60% or <70% to >70 %, or Meeting
Expectations.


2. The results of the Senior Exit Survey for graduating seniors

     The results are shown in Appendix 1. In summary, the survey indicated that students had
     favorable view of our curriculum, advising, facilities and ESF. In response to specific questions
     about courses, there were a variety of responses that seemed to reflect different perspectives.
     Some of the changes that the students suggested are already being implemented in the new
     curriculum, but these students were not aware of that.

     Suggested courses to add to the curriculum included building methods and equipment, building
     science, business management, business ethics, law; and BIM (building information modeling),
     and more courses in estimating. Many students feel that the internship should be mandatory and
     that it was an essential part of their education. Although many of our courses are viewed
     favorable, there were some negative comments about our current courses. There were several
     negative comments about the professional communications course, that they already know the
     material and it isn’t necessary. One suggestion was to replace it with a course on technical
     writing. There were concerns about the quality of the engineering courses; statics and mechanics,
     that they need improvement. There was a concern that the renewable materials course and
     composite products were too similar. Students consistently feel that Calculus II should be
     dropped.

     Many students had negative comments about the general educations courses, that they were
     repetitive of courses from high school and that they did not relate to construction management.
     They felt that the professors use examples that are too focused on specific majors on campus to
     the exclusion of construction management, and that the course content should be more general or
     more inclusive and include examples that relate to all majors on campus.

c. Actions taken in response to assessment results

     1. Actions taken in response to the results of the Associate Constructor Examination

     The department has required the Construction Management students to take the ACE for the past
     four years. Efforts will be made to continue to provide review and study sessions for the students
     to prepare them for the exam. The areas of weakness continue to be an indication of issues with
     instructional quality during the academic year 2007-08 when we employed a temporary lecturer

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     to teach several courses. Results have improved, but we will continue to monitor each category.

     2. Actions taken in response to the Senior Exit Survey

     In response to the Senior Exit Survey their comments will be taken into consideration as we
     continue to make improvements to our curriculum. While we have a new curriculum, these
     students are still in the old curriculum and many of their comments have already been addressed
     in the new curriculum. They are not aware that these changes are going to be made.

            a. Suggested courses to drop or modify, Calc II and professional communications.
               Actions taken in response: We will continue to discuss these issues at department
               meetings. One factor that may influence our decision is whether we pursue ACCE
               accreditation.
            b. Suggested courses to add to the curriculum included construction methods and
               equipment and business management, and more courses on construction estimating.
               Actions taken in response: We will consider these changes. There is an accounting
               course offered at ESF this fall.
            c. There were several negative comments about the engineering courses; that they need
               improvement. Actions taken in response: We need to improve instruction in
               engineering, and provide tutoring.
            d. Many students felt that they would prefer to have more labs in the courses, and that the
               current labs were repetitive across several courses, and covered similar content.
               Actions taken in response: In our new curriculum we continue to restructure the labs
               to cover all topics but without unnecessary repetition.
            e. Many students felt that the internship should be mandatory and that it was an essential
               part of their education. Actions taken in response: We will continue to work with
               our Advisory Board to assist us in developing industry contacts for internships, so that
               enough opportunities can be available for all of our students. We can’t make the
               internship a mandatory course until we can guarantee internship opportunities for all
               students.


d. Modifications of assessment plans

Action items for modifying our assessment plans for both majors:

     1. The comments from each faculty as to how to address poor performance and modify courses
        for improvement needs to be expanded; it would be helpful if all faculty provide specific
        suggestions to improve the means of delivering the course material for the learning objectives.
        We should look to make modifications to our learning objectives as our curriculum changes.
        This process needs to be updated to our new curriculum and new learning outcomes.

     2. The Capstone course needs a separate form for evaluation.

     3. Student Portfolio is in progress and needs further development.




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8. Progress on Objectives for 2010-2011

a. Department specific initiatives and their relationship to College strategic
plan

Teaching and Curriculum Development Initiatives:
      Initiative: New curriculum in sustainable construction and renewable materials
      Initiative: Curriculum Review of Construction Management in reaction to comments
      provided by industry, advisory board, and student reviews from the senior exit survey and
      alumni
      Initiative: Curriculum Review of Wood Products Engineering in reaction to comments
      provided by industry, advisory board, and student reviews from the senior exit survey, alumni,
      and in reaction to continued low enrollment
      Initiative: Two successful faculty searches will further support the development of
      curriculum as well as research in the areas of sustainable construction

       Progress 2010-11:
       o The department continues to investigate a second major in building science or building
          materials.

       o The department is investigating changes to the courses in wood products engineering
         concentration. As the WPE major phases out by fall 2012, new courses should be
         developed to better align the course content with programmatic needs in construction
         management, forest and natural resources management, paper science, and other programs
         at ESF.

Professional Development Initiatives:
       Initiative: Professional development of faculty in areas of sustainable construction.
       Specifically, attendance at conferences, short courses and workshops that support coursework
       and curriculum development

       Progress 2010-11:
       o Our faculty attended many short courses and workshops to support coursework and
          curriculum development (see page 13).

Research Initiatives
      Initiatives: Grant Proposals; Accreditation of the Wood Engineering Lab by the International
      Accreditation Service

       Progress 2010-11:
       o Successful grant proposals to support sustainable materials research (Smith, J. and M.
          Driscoll).
       o Participation by our faculty (co-director Jennifer Smith) in the new Institute of Sustainable
          Materials and Manufacturing comprising the UV/EB Technology Center and the Center
          for Sustainable Adhesives, Sealants, and Coatings.
       o We have maintained accreditation of the WPEL by IAS.

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Outreach Initiatives
      Initiative: Green Building Conference
      Initiative: Kiln Drying Workshop
      Initiative: Speaker Series in Sustainable Construction and Renewable Materials

       Progress 2010-11:
       We continue to offer these outreach programs.


Professional Society Initiatives:
       Initiative: Participation in the National Research Needs Assessment Workshop for wood
       products research and utilization
       Initiative: SUNY-ESF and CMWPE Membership and participation in CORRIM

       Progress 2010-11:
       There is considerable involvement by our faculty in professional societies, SWST, CORRIM,
       ASC, ASCE, ACI, NEKDA, and others.

Economic Development Initiatives:
     Initiative: Participation in local community programs to provide information and training for
     careers in construction
     Initiative: Programs to support the wood products industry in New York State

       Progress 2010-11:

       Germain, R. and W. B. Smith. The New York Forest Community Economic Assistance
       Program, $100,000 U.S. Small Business Administration
       Faculty participation in Career Connections community event; Paul Crovella gave a
       presentation on careers in construction.
       Faculty met with representatives from South Side Innovation Center to discuss ways to
       provide instruction (workshops) in Construction Management for people in the Syracuse area.


b. Update of Departmental Strategic Plan

The 2011 Progress Report of the first four years of our five-year strategic plan is in Appendix 2.
This progress report utilizes two sections from the original CMWPE Strategic Plan to illustrate our
progress towards the goals developed during our visioning process and described in our five year
plan. The first section is the Plan for Action that lists seven steps we are taking to achieve our goals.
Although these were intended as initial steps, we are indicating our continued progress with these
steps. The second section is Section 5.4, the Milestones to Measure our Success. Here we provide
metrics as of July 2011. You will note in Section 5.4 that amendments have been made to some of
our initial goals.

Faculty progress reports
In addition to the departmental progress report, each faculty member was asked to provide one
paragraph on each of the following: What have you done this past year, for the students,
department/college, and self professionally? This is included in Appendix 3.
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9. Performance Programs
Current performance programs for professional employees:

Mr. William Kelleher, Instructional Support Specialist; Lab Supervisor, WPEL
- Current as of June 2011

Mr. Robert P. Smith, Instructional Support Specialist and Assistant Director, N.C. Brown Center for
Ultrastructure Studies
- Current as of June 2011




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Appendix 1 Senior Exit Survey

         2011 Senior Exit Survey Results and Discussion April 19, 2011
The survey was administered on April 19, 2011 during the Construction Project Management class. Seventeen
students participated in the survey and discussion with Provost Bongarten and Dr. Anagnost. This document
provides both oral and written responses to the Senior Exit Survey for May 2011 graduates.

The responses are in two parts, the written responses (Part 1) and a summary of the discussion with the Chair
and Provost. A summary of the survey results and our actions taken in response to student comments are
included in the SCME Annual Report assessment report.

Part 1. Written responses (pages 1-11)

1. How do you rate the quality of education at ESF?
2       Excellent
11      Very good
4       Good
0       Fair
0       Poor
Please comment on any specific courses:

2. How do you rate the overall quality of teaching in the SCME curriculum?
1        Excellent
7        Very good
8        Good
2        Fair
0        Poor
Please comment on any specific courses:
Half of the courses were excellent; half were fair
WPE 202 get rid off
Composite materials needs work
Some teachers I feel don’t put much into their classes
Statics- needs work

3. Do you feel that the courses in SCME are preparing you well for a career?
11      Yes
6       Somewhat
0       Not at all
Comment:
Could answer better after I get a job and see what’s required

4. What course or courses would you add to the program requirements for the Construction Management
major?

        Course that focuses on all types of construction (Industrial, commercial, heavy highway, etc).
        Paving related course; equipment related course
        Construction methods/equipment; BIM; construction technology courses
        Construction systems course
        Externship
        Construction methods; business finance
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        Add a hands-on course in the field on actual project
        People management course to handle people aspect of management
        Business administration; accounting
        Professional communication (written, verbal, online; staffing & employee management); add different
         tracks: Commercial, residential, GC, CM
        Something hands-on; more field trips
        Electrical & mechanical; one-credit review course for AC exam
        Job shadow maybe; internship
        No comment
        Blueprint reading course; structural steel course; mandatory MEP course
        Accounting; hands-on construction class; MEP
        No comment

5. What course(s) would you drop from the Construction Management major?
     None
     Calc II; Art History
     Mechanics & Statics (or get new teachers that can teach)
     Calc II; Communications; Senior Seminar
     WPE 202 – put into another class
     Calc II; Senior Seminar
     Calc II; Western Civilization
     Composite Materials and Sustainable Construction Materials should be combined
     Cost Engineering
     Geotech – too much in depth - we are not engineers
     Statics/Mechanics
     Art & writing requirements
     Calc II
     Western Civilization
     CME 387 & Composite Materials
     Wood ID; Composite Materials
     Wood Properties (387); Mechanics of Materials

6. What course was the most valuable?
     Estimating - crucial information
     Scheduling – tons of real world knowledge
     Scheduling & Estimating
     Wood ID – it gave an understanding of wood that was missing
     Prof. Tiss’s classes – I get the most out of them; they are though demanding
     Construction Planning and Scheduling
     Project Management – takes all other courses and summarizes them
     Contracts & Specs – being able to read and understand what is to be done is essential
     Project Management – tied everything together
     Estimating – part of every job
     Safety, Planning & Scheduling; Construction Project Management
     Contracts & Specs – gave the best legal understanding of the flow of the construction process
     Sustainable Residential Construction (Stack)
     Project Management – it ties everything together and applies it to real life situations
     Construction Project Management – practical management skills
     Estimating – taught me a lot about construction
     Kevin Stack’s course
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7. What course was the least valuable and why?
     Safety – lack of interest
     Art History – does not apply and is a waste of time; and Calc II
     Communications – poorly structured course (already know Office)
     Communications because it was too simple, we were taught little – we already know it
     Composites, Statics & Communications – all too easy and didn’t learn a lot
     Calculus II and Senior Seminar
     Senior Seminar – I didn’t learn much
     CME 387 – content was too specific, unnecessary and too close to Composite Materials
     Statics – teacher just rolls through solutions – no learning
     Contracts & Specs (visiting lecturer several years ago)
     Estimating [had a bad professor (visiting lecturer several years ago)]
     Wood Products – no guidance on what we would be tested on; Senior Seminar – no good structure
     Western Civilization – could have benefited more from a construction-oriented course
     CME 387 – little relevance to CM
     Wood ID provided least knowledge about construction
     Wood Properties – not going to be a scientist

8. What core component of construction management would you like to see enhanced in the program?
     Sustainability
     Bidding a project
     Building methods & the trades
     Bring literature into courses; many “required” textbooks were never read – they were not used
     A more comprehensive Estimating and Planning & Scheduling class; maybe put in a 2-year sequence
     Estimating
     Dealing with people – management aspect
     Field work; observance
     Actual construction means and methods
     Reading plans
     Construction Estimating
     Scheduling & BIM
     Day-to-day operations – actual working project
     All

9. Which of the following topics would you like to see more content in the curriculum?

3       Engineering
9       Management
8       Green/sustainable construction
7       Design
8       Building materials
11      Building methods
7       Building science

Other:
Hands on building
Methods of industrial construction
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10. All students are required to take the Constructor Qualification Exam, Part 1 (Associate Constructor exam)
which is the first step to becoming a Certified Professional Constructor. How do you rate the value of taking
this exam?
4        Very highly
7        Highly
2        Somewhat
3        Little value
1        No value

11. Do you feel your coursework in construction management at ESF prepared you well for the Associate
Constructor exam? If not, please comment on which topics you felt you were not sufficiently prepared.
15        Yes
2         No
Comment:
Plan reading
Building methods
Hadn’t completed the scheduling course prior to the exam
Many definitions on the exam were new to me
I felt like the study guide for the exam should be analyzed – have the course work resemble it. The exam
should be more prevalent earlier in career

 12. How do you rate the quality of the SCME elective courses?
3       Excellent
8       Very good
4       Good
1       Fair
1       Poor
Please comment on any specific courses:
Building performance course was excellent
BIM and Building Codes are stellar courses-excellent
ERE 519 was excellent course that will provide me with value in the future
Need to encourage minors; Whitman connection is extremely valuable

13. How do you rate the quality of the general education courses?
2       Excellent
3       Very good
6       Good
2       Fair
4       Poor
Please comment on any specific courses
Took all same courses in High School and were more in depth
CLL 290 was a joke
Art History? Really
Too much emphasis on the environment – students should be well rounded
Don’t like the crowded atmosphere; some teachers not very good
It’s good to have background in other courses but there should be more variety
More freedom in selecting courses if a student has specific interests
Very tough; maybe too demanding for “101” courses
Dr. Beal’s Global Environment was my favorite

14. How would you rate the facilities (classrooms, access to computers and software) in the SCME program?
10     Excellent
6      Very good
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1       Good
        Fair
        Poor
Please comment
Coming from LA, the SCME department has a lot better access, resources and facilities
SCME computer lab is in a nice location; very convenient
Computers too slow for BIM

15. Considering that it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of coursework requirements and the
registration process, how do you rate the quality of your advisor in the advising process?
3        Excellent
8        Very good
1        Good
3        Fair
2        Poor

16. Please comment on any difficulties that you encountered during advising and registration
None (2)
Getting a hold of advisor
Registrar was not always helpful
Finding the correct classes to take
Advisor was a great guy, but knew little about the program and what I should take when, he allowed me to
take some classes I wasn’t ready for.
I could not email him or contact him EVER; I like him but not as an advisor, also he gave me bad advising
suggestions
Took an AP course in High school that should have counted for W Civ; took W Civ when I didn’t need to.

17. Did the coursework in SCME help you to think critically on your own?
9       The coursework provided many opportunities to think critically on my own
8       The coursework provided some opportunities to think critically on my own
        The coursework provided few opportunities to think critically on my own
        The coursework provided no opportunities to think critically on my own

18. Did the course work in SCME provide the opportunity to improve your communication skills, including
technical writing, speaking, and other forms of communication?
6       The coursework provided many opportunities to improve communication skills
10      The coursework provided some opportunities to improve communication skills
1       The coursework provided few opportunities to improve communication skills
0       The coursework provided no opportunities to improve communication skills

19. How well do you feel the SCME program prepared you for prepared you for a career in construction
management or wood products engineering?
8      I feel very well prepared to enter a career in CM or WPE
9      I feel somewhat prepared to enter a career in CM or WPE
       I do not feel at all prepared to enter a career in CM or WPE
Comment - because of prior experience

20. How do you value the general education courses as part of your educational experience?
3      The general education courses were essential to my educational experience
3      I value highly the general education courses
4      I value somewhat the general education courses
4      I place little value on the general education courses
3      I find no value in the general education courses
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Most were a waste of time; I would rather have taken more SCME electives
Content never related to CM degree; can’t relate to what professors are saying

21. If you took an internship in SCME, how well did you value the internship experiences?
6        The internship experience was an essential part of my education in SCME
2        I valued highly the internship experience
1        I valued somewhat the internship experience
0        I found little value in the internship experience
0        I found no value in the internship experience
8        I did not take an internship
Please comment on the internship experience
Helped prepare for the AC exam
Showed me overall construction process

22. How well do you rate your knowledge and skills in the following categories of construction management?

                                              Very Highly       Highly        Average     Fair          Poor
     Construction manager                          3               10            4
     construction estimator                        2                9            4               2
     blueprint reader                              5                5            4               2          1
     communication skills                          6                7            4
     team player                                  10                6            1
     construction safety                           3               11            4
     knowledge of construction                     3                6            7                          1
      contracts and specifications
     professional ethics                            6               9             2

23. How well do you rate your knowledge and skills in the following areas related to sustainable construction and
renewable materials?
                                                        Very        Highly      Average      Fair        Poor
                                                        highly
  Understanding of the principles of                       8             8            1
  sustainability
  Understanding of green rating systems                     6             9           2
  Understanding of how to apply concepts of                 6            10           1
  sustainability to your field
  Understanding energy systems in buildings                 5            9            3
  and impact of energy use on the environment
  Understanding of the impact of wood                       3            9            5
  utilization on the environment, compared to
  other construction materials

24. Are learning about the environmental aspects of construction management a concern to you?
10      They are essential to me
4       They are very much a concern to me
3       They are somewhat of a concern to me
        They are of no concern to me

25. The SCME department recently began offering courses in sustainable construction, energy systems in
buildings, green rating systems and building materials. Are these courses of interest to you?
13      Very interested
4       Somewhat interested
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        Not at all interested

26. How would you best describe the SCME classroom learning atmosphere? Select as many answers as are
appropriate.
14      Instructors welcome input from students
1       Instructors do not welcome input from students
13      Instructors act in a professional manner
1       Instructors sometimes act in an unprofessional manner
12      Instructors treat students fairly
0       Instructors treat students unfairly
1       Other (please specify): One instructor is very hard on students; others are A++
Comments:
Instructors seem lazy and are just wasting time, both of ours
Forced regurgitation
One professor does not truly value thoughts from students
One professor is the only one who knows what they are doing

27. During class time was there disruption by other students that interfered with instruction?
0       Often
4       Sometimes
8       Rarely
5       Never

28. Did you experience any uncomfortable situations in the classroom?
0       Yes, often.
2       Yes, sometimes
3       Yes, rarely
12      No, never

29. If you answered yes to the previous question, what was the cause of the uncomfortable situation in the
classroom? Select as many answers as are appropriate.
2        Other students in the class being disrespectful to the instructor
2        Other students in the class being disrespectful to fellow students
3        The instructor’s comments
3        The instructor’s attitude
Other (please specify): Encountered many situations where I was unable to hear the instructor

30. How do you rate participation in student groups such as the Student Construction Association, the Forest
Products Society?
3      I highly valued my participation in these student activities
4      I found some value in my participation in these student activities
7      I found little or no value in these student activities


31. How do you value your participation in the community service programs that ESF offers?
0      It was essential to my educational experience at ESF
4      I value highly my participation in community service at ESF
5      I value somewhat my participation in community service at ESF
0      I place little value on my participation in community service at ESF
6      It added no value whatsoever to my educational experience at ESF

32. What are your plans after your graduate from ESF? Please check as many responses as applicable to your
situation.
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8       I have obtained employment in my field of study at ESF
0       I have obtained employment outside my field of study at ESF
6       I am interviewing for jobs
3       I am planning to attend graduate school
1       I am planning to take time off
10      I am planning to work in New York State
1       I am planning to work outside of New York

Please comment on your plans after graduation, such as employer, location, type of job, graduate school, other
Project Engineer, Hayner-Hoyt Corporation, Syracuse, NY 13210
Hike Appalachian Trail for 5 months or so then look for a job
The Coker Corporation (315-443-8545)
U. S. Dept. VA; general engineering; Syracuse VA Medical Center
Grad School at U. of Florida or F.I.U.
December graduate
First step to gain employment in CM firm, start off @ entry level position to learn the ropes of the industry.
Also plan on achieving green associate.
MBA later – now working at Martin Zombek Construction Service LLC

33. Was this survey of any value to you?
7       Yes
9       Somewhat
1       No
please comment on the value of this survey

34. If you had an opportunity to add a question to this survey what would it be, and why?

Need to add leadership courses to the curriculum
Awareness of ASC Region I Competition – it was a great learning experience. Should be advertised to
students earlier in their careers
What position do you plan to be in your career?
What professor could use some improvement? How? (Because some professors could use constructive
criticism)
Some classes need work; all teachers are nice, just not great teachers – just good people
How class w/problems could potentially change to make them better
Questions regarding actual professors
More sustainability in core classes
Too much busy work
More hands on experience in building, management, etc.




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Part 2. Summary of Discussion with the Chair and Provost

     1. Reponses to questions regarding courses and curriculum:

Appreciate the lucrative nature of the degree
Engineering Materials is a good, hands-on course
Level of interest in course is tied to amount of hand on work or field trips
Green/sustainability in courses increases the level of interest in the course

Need more understanding of the trades and what they do
Writing courses are not helpful-need technical writing; help with technical papers
Should be mandatory to go to seminars and hear speakers either on campus or at conferences

Senior Spring semester coursework is too much

Electives require more work than some of the core courses (BIM, Eng materials)-is this level of work
appropriate?

Need more integration of sustainability in the core courses such as Estimating and Contracts and Specs (such
as in BIM)
Need more field examples in every course
Regarding the AC exam- needs more preparation, perhaps a 1 credit course

Why use books, why purchase books when they aren’t used. Required textbooks weren’t used at all in several
classes.

Mechanics, Applied Structures and Composites—all do similar labs-why test solid lumber in composites lab?

Plan Interpretation and Quantity Take-off – this elective helped a lot; should be part of curriculum

Accounting and Entrepreneurship were very helpful courses
Mech/Elec/Plumbing should be required
Codes course should be required

Need more lower division courses in CM

Have too much wood content in the curriculum with the two classes, Renewable Materials and Composites

Half the instructors are good at teaching, half are not.
Content of some course okay, but not taught well

Need appropriate level of challenge: In one course, the way exams were given there was no way to get an A
because the students never knew what to study or what to expect on exams. In other courses the material was
hard but the grading was easy

Some classes there was too much busywork
Some classes there was too much work all at once at the end

There was a good mixture of students in the classes, from other majors and from SU

Were courses preparing them for a career?- sort of but not enough; still need to learn from experience; need at
least one field trip; one student said they are working now and feel prepared; could always do more public
speaking
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Internship or Externship should be required
One semester work in the field on a job site-Suggestion of a 15 credit co-op-(a full semester co-op) could fit in
if other courses were dropped
Co-op model of a full semester-might add one semester to the program but would be worth it.
To have internships or co-ops would require employers to agree to this

One student was told by a professor that they couldn’t help them find an internship
Local companies should want to participate


     2. Other Comments
        Should start a campus-wide Sustainability Club
        Should keep club relationships with SU

        Advising –some advisors were poor

        Other students on campus bad talk CM students
        They feel they are different from the rest of the campus

        Gen Ed courses- content based on biology, fish, or wildlife; why not use examples from construction
        management?
        Gen Ed courses should not be major specific
        Also true of other courses- statistics, principles of management, economics, global




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Appendix 2. 2011 Progress Report on the SCME Strategic Plan


         Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering
     July 2011 Progress Report on the SCME (CMWPE) Strategic Plan




         The Department of Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering

                                       July 2011




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SUMMARY
This progress report uses two sections from the SCME (formerly CMWPE) Strategic Plan (February
2007) to illustrate our progress towards the goals developed during our visioning process and
described in our five year plan. The first section is the Plan for Action that lists seven steps we are
taking to achieve our goals. Although these were intended as initial steps, we are indicating our
continued progress with these steps. The second section is Section 5.4, the Milestones to Measure
our Success. Here we provide metrics as of July 2011.

Significant curriculum changes were made to the Construction Management major. Six new courses
were added to the requirements, four in the area of sustainable construction: Plan Interpretation and
Quantity Takeoff, Sustainable Construction, Environmental Performance Measures, Sustainable
Energy Systems in Buildings, Engineering Materials for Sustainable Construction and Building
Information Modeling for Construction Managers. Course content for existing courses was updated
to the new focus of the curriculum on sustainable construction and renewable materials: Applied
Structures (formerly Timber Design); Renewable Materials for Sustainable Construction (Wood
Structure and Properties). These changes were made in response a variety of groups; student surveys,
alumni, the college administration, advisory board, and employers of our students.

To assist our students and faculty advisors an Advising Manual for Undergraduates in Construction
Management was prepared in June 2010 and was posted on our webpage and sent by email to
students and faculty prior to registration in mid August, November and April. The manual was
updated as needed for each registration period.

A proposal was submitted to COI to separate the graduate program in ERE in to three separate
programs corresponding to the three departments, CMWPE, ERFEG and PBE. State approval is
pending. The proposed new program in Sustainable Construction Management and Wood Science
has three options: Construction Management, Sustainable Construction, and Wood Science. We have
revised the description of our graduate program to better define the entry requirements and the course
requirements. The MPS in Construction Management was restructured and new courses added, to
facilitate completion of the degree in one calendar year.

We were successful at obtaining funding for cross-departmental research, and we continue our plan to
upgrading our research labs with the purchase of new equipment.

Our metrics indicate progress in most areas.
    Academic metrics indicate improvements in academic quality, and enrollment remains steady.
    Analysis of the number of undergraduate applications, number accepted and number enrolled
      shows significant increase in the number of applications to five times that of 2005, an increase
      of 21 to 98 applications. There were 87 applications for fall 2011 .
    Graduate enrollment has increased slightly with four new students in January 2011
    Research productivity has shown improvement. Faculty were successful at obtaining grants
      especially in the area of sustainable materials.
    Our Outreach offerings continue, and many of our faculty our engaged in professional
      organization activities.




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CMWPE Strategic Plan                                            Updates as of July 2011
Update for December 2006 in black ink
Update for September 2007 in blue ink
Update for December 2007 in purple ink.
Update June 2008 red ink
Update May 2009 green ink
Update July 2010
Update July 2011
Excerpt from the CMWPE Strategic Plan, February 2007:
A Plan for Action
There is significant work to be accomplished to achieve the vision that we have set out. As we go into further detail our
future steps will become clearer. Our plan to achieve our vision is described in a series of bold steps listed in the
following section and in greater detail in Appendix 1. The steps we are taking necessitate certain resources that are
described at the end of this section. Milestones of our progress are included to assist us in staying on track achieving
success.

A summary of the steps we are taking:
                  Bold Step 1. Develop and implement a more integrated way for the department to work
                  together more effectively by February 2007

                  Bold Step 2. Develop an approved staffing plan by September 2007 for the next five
                  departmental faculty positions for the years 2006-2011, and have two positions filled by
                  September 2007

                  Bold Step 3. Initiate two collaborative cross-departmental service courses and two cross
                  departmental research initiatives by November 2007

                  Bold Step 4. Update current programs for the catalog by January 2007; be ready to launch new
                  program concentration areas for the catalog by January 2008, with support of the CMWPE
                  Advisory Board.

                  Bold Step 5. Develop a consistent marketing plan that increases program visibility and links
                  with the finalized new program by January 2008

                  Bold Step 6. Increase Research productivity by developing and submitting a green residential
                  construction proposal by 5/07 and by producing 6 faculty research proposals during 2007[-08].

                  Bold Step 7. Provide two new outreach offerings jointly with professional organizations (1
                  WPE and 1 CM by fall ’07)


Our immediate action plans to accomplish our bold steps
         For each bold step we developed charts that included primary objectives, secondary objectives, tasks
         and subtasks, success factors, challenges and the team and resources needed to accomplish each task.
         The full text from these charts is listed in Appendix 1. A summary of action items, particularly those
         that have been accomplished or initiated are described in the following section:




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Bold Step 1. Develop and implement a more integrated way for the department to work together more
effectively by February 2007

      CMWPE Operational Organization, Policies and Procedures Handbook
                       draft has been distributed for approval by the CMWPE faculty in spring of 2007
                       The handbook was updated spring 2007
                       The handbook was updated June 2008 to include lab policies
                       The handbook was updated with new lab policies August 2008
                       Graduate Recruitment plan and Graduate Coordinator duties were added to the
                        handbook in fall 2008
                       The handbook was updated spring 2009 to include Graduate Application Review
                        Procedures
                       The undergraduate recruitment committee and Plan were added to the handbook

               July 2010- The Handbook was updated June 2010 with changes to our department
                name, curriculum/program structure, and new curriculum and graduate program
                coordinators.
               July 2011-the SCME handbook was updated with the new Advising Handbook (prepared by
                SCME Chair). The new department promotion and tenure policies are in preparation.


      Advising Handbooks-Drafts have been prepared for a CMWPE faculty advising handbook and
       a CMWPE student handbook. We will continue to write the handbooks, with documents to
       be completed by August 2007.
The documents are still in preparation; portions will be distributed prior to advising week. Advising procedures
were sent to the students and faculty prior to advising and registration weeks.
 Updated advising procedures and advising/registration announcements were sent to the faculty in November
2008. A method for monitoring accessory instruction courses at SU was developed and implemented for
registration in November for spring 2009. Documents are provided to advisors each semester during the
registration period. These need to be compiled into an Advising Handbook for Advisors and Students

July 2010. Advising Manual for Undergraduates in Construction Management was prepared in June
2010 by Susan Anagnost. It will be sent by email to students and faculty in mid-August for use during
orientation and registration this fall. It will be posted on our webpage.
July 2011- The Advising Handbook has been updated three times, prior to registration and once at the end of
the year after curriculum changes were approved by COI. Web posting was also updated. The Advising
Handbook was prepared and updated by the Chair.


      Student Surveys
                       Freshmen survey-September 2006
                       General survey-March 2007
                       Exit survey for seniors- April
                       Freshman survey-September 2007
                       Exit Survey for seniors and follow up discussion with the Provost April 2008; part of
                        our Outcomes Assessment Program
                       Freshman Survey Fall 2008
                       Exit Survey for seniors –April 2009
                       July 2010- The Senior Exit Survey and discussion was held April 29 2010. The
                        results are in the annual report.
                       July 2011 The Senior Exit Survey and discussion with the Chair and Provost
                        was held April 19 2011. The results are in the annual report.

An on-line survey was administered to CMWPE freshmen and fall transfer students in September 2006.
Question topics included how they found out about our programs, why they choose CMWPE, what were their
views on sustainable construction and renewable materials, and if they would like to see those topics in our
curriculum. A follow-up discussion with the freshmen was held as part of WPE 132 Freshman Orientation
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Seminar. A follow up discussion was held October 10 in WPE 132.

Dec. 5 2007: Much of the discussion focused on providing a supportive climate for students
Student feedback—
1. Visiting Instructors—student feedback and end of course evaluations are currently the only means for
assessing visiting instructors. In the future we should sit on classes and review their teaching.
2. George Kyanka discussed the comments of the freshmen during the last class of WPE 132. They don’t like
the fact that there are no CMWPE courses during the freshman year (other than WPE 132). We discussed
providing a 1-credit seminar course or a 3 credit Professional Communication course during the spring
semester.
3. George Kyanka also mentioned that several freshmen only took 12 credits this fall; failed to register for an
elective and are now behind. Next fall we should make sure that they register for an elective and bring their
total to 15 (or 16).
4. Several freshman and transfer students could not get into APM 153. Sue Anagnost will discuss this with the
instructor. Since this is a required course, we need to insure that our students can get in the class. There is
also the possibility that we could change the requirement for this course. This needs to be discussed further at
the curriculum committee level. There was a discussion about the appropriateness of APM 153 for our
students. This needs further discussion.
Seniors April 2008 - A separate document is attached on the senior exit survey of April 2008 and student
discussion with Provost Bongarten.
Freshman – Fall 2008 - The survey was administered
Seniors - April 2009 the results will be used for outcomes assessment and our curriculum review process. The
results are available in a separate document.
July 2010- The Senior Exit Survey and discussion was held April 29 2010. The results are in the annual
report. The results are part of our Outcomes Assessment Program.
July 2011- The Senior Exit Survey and discussion with the Chair and Provost was held April 19 2011.
The results are in the annual report. The results are part of our Outcomes Assessment Program.


Bold Step 2. Develop an approved staffing plan by September 2007 for the next five departmental faculty
positions for the years 2006-2011, and have two positions filled by September 2007

      A staffing plan for 2006-2011 that will define five faculty positions and fill two by September 2007.
       This plan is described in detail in Appendix 2.
We are currently searching for two positions:
Assistant/Associate Professor in Sustainable construction
Assistant/Associate Professor in Construction Management to replace Dr. Kim
Our future searches will include replacements for retiring faculty members to cover engineering, microscopy
and building materials

Update Dec 5 2007:
    • Dr. Jennifer Smith will start February 1 2008
                                                                th
    • The search committee for an Instructor will meet Dec. 12
    • A search will be initiated soon for a replacement for Bob Hanna who is retiring September 12 2008.
Update June 2008:
    • Dr. Jennifer Smith started February 1 2008
    • Paul Crovella was hired as an Instructor and will begin August 14, 2008
Update May 2009:
        The department recognizes the need for additional faculty in critical area such as composite products,
but no further action was taken

July 2010
No update

July 2011 - The request was submitted to the administration to replace Dr. Robert Hanna. Instead, Dr.
Susan Anagnost was named Director and Robert P. Smith was named Assistant Director.

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Bold Step 3. Initiate two collaborative cross-departmental service courses and two cross departmental research
initiatives by November 2007

      Inter- and Intradepartmental collaboration of coursework offerings
      Two pre-proposals were submitted to Dr. Ringler; Renewable Wood Products and
        Sustainable Residential Construction for Urban Revitalization.
A seed grant that involves collaboration within our department and with other departments will be submitted
October 1 Sustainable Residential Construction for Urban Revitalization. This is on hold until we hire new
faculty.

Update Dec 5 2007:
   • Our existing service courses with ERFEG and PBE were discussed. The three department chairs
       (Anagnost, Scott and Hassett) have discussed setting up a meeting to try to make our undergraduate
       courses that have some overlap, more efficient in the way they are taught. There is no immediate plan
       for this, but it may develop in the next year or so.
   • Should we develop an undergraduate microscopy course that could serve the entire campus?
   • Suggestion that we contact David Newman from FNRM to see if we can offer courses for their
       students.
   • If we develop a freshman-level Professional Communications or Professional
   • Applications course, could this be a service course?

Update May 2009:
         The course “Introduction to Professional Communications” was developed by Bob Meyer spring
          2008; it was submitted to COI for approval as a new course to replace APM 153 as the computer
          programming requirement for CM and WPE. It was also submitted to Gen Ed for approval as a
          Gen Ed course in basic communications.
         FNRM has changed their requirements for the Forest Resources Management program and is
          now requiring one technical elective from wood technology/science. The elective is chosen from
          WPE 387, WPE 404, WPE 444 and WPE 400
         Jennifer Smith was Co-PI on a research proposal with Biljana Bujanovic in the Paper Science
          department to study lignin-based adhesives for composite materials
         The CMWPE department is participating in a cross-departmental proposal to NSF-CCLI program
          to provide support for international students to improve language skills

Update July 2010:
Ten cross-departmental research proposals were submitted (see Annual Report).
Three were successful:
Abrams, Neal and S.E. Anagnost. Biomass Blueprints: Constructing Photocatalysts from Cellulosic
Templates, Seed Grant, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 3/1/2010 to 6/30/2011.
$7,577.00

Smith, J.L., and Driscoll, M., “Radiation-Cured Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites,” New York State
Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Ultraviolet Light and Electron Beam
Process Innovation and Market Transformation, PON 1641, $75,000.

Germain, R. and W.B. Smith. The New York Forest Community Economic Assistance Program –
“Circuit Rider” proposal, $100,000 Appropriations for SUNY ESF from Congressman McHugh and
others through Dr. M.O. Fellows and Dr. C.B. Murphy; Dr. W.B. Smith provided support letters from
industry, background information and program details. The funding obtained was reduced from the
originally requested $500,000. The project is from September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011. The project
is being administered and carried out and by Dr. W.B. Smith and Dr. Rene Germain (FNRM) as co-
Principle Investigators.

July 2011- Successful Proposals-
       Smith, J.L., and Driscoll, M., “Radiation-Cured Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites,” New York State
       Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Ultraviolet Light and Electron Beam
       Process Innovation and Market Transformation, PON 1641, 3/10/10, $75,000, funded.
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       Driscoll, M.S., and Smith, J.L., “UV/EB Technology Center,” New York State Energy Research and
       Development Authority (NYSERDA), 6/28/10, $989,984, funded

Bold Step 4. Update current programs for the catalog by January 2007; be ready to launch new program
concentration areas for the catalog by January 2008, with support of the CMWPE Advisory Board.
       Curriculum updates and Catalog revisions
                    By February/March 2007
                   CM and WPE curriculum committees have met and are proceeding to submit changes to
                   COI in February 2007.
                    Spring and Fall 2007
                      We will continue to develop the sustainable residential construction concentration for
                   submission to COI by February 2008, for the program to begin Fall 2008. Curriculum
                   updates and catalog changes were approved by COI, April 2007. New proposals to be
                   submitted fall 2007 and spring 2008 include:
                    New concentration area in Sustainable Construction and Renewable Materials for
                      CMWPE students (see new catalog description) passed by COI November 2007;
                      Approved 2007-08; 2008-09: three new courses developed,: Sustainable
                      Construction, Environmental Performance Measures; Energy in Buildings; BIM course
                      (1 credit) will be offered spring 2010; By February 2010 existing experimental courses
                      (496, 596) will be submitted to COI for approval as courses in our curriculum
                    New minor in sustainable construction Very likely that COI will approve Dec. 10 2007;
                      Approved 2007-08
                    Possible new minor in renewable materials next year depending on new faculty
                    Possible certificate program in Sustainable Construction and Renewable Materials
                      possibly for COI action in 2008-but will probably require evening classes which could
                      be problematic. This needs to be investigated.
                    WPE 444 Materials Marketing was approved as an elective for the three minors in
                      business management
                    WPE 202 Introduction to Professional Communications was approved by the ESF
                      faculty as a new course. It is a required course for both programs.
                    Both curriculum committees have met and are reviewing their curriculum. A combined
                      meeting of the two committees will be held on May 12, 2009
                    The WPE curriculum committee sent out a survey April 30, 2009 to employers (actual
                      or potential) of WPE graduates to ask their opinion of our current program and what
                      changes they would suggest for improving employment opportunities for our students.
                    The department should investigate the market for certificate programs, specifically the
                      needs in the local community

July 2010. Our undergraduate programs were changed significantly this past year. The WPE program
is no longer accepting new students and will continue until our current WPE students graduate. The
WPE courses were developed into a concentration area for CM students. This was submitted and
approved by COI and the ESF faculty.
Requirements for the Construction Management program were changed to include six new courses
four in the area of sustainable construction:
                Plan Interpretation and Quantity Takeoff
                Sustainable Construction
                Environmental Performance Measures
                Sustainable Energy Systems in Buildings
                Engineering Materials for Sustainable Construction
                Building Information Modeling for Construction Managers
Course changes:
                Applied Structures (formerly Timber Design)
                Renewable Materials for Sustainable Construction (Wood Structure and Properties)
These changes were made in response a variety of groups; student surveys, alumni, the college
administration, advisory board, and employers of our students.

July 2011-Curriculum was modified, graduate program revised, general education policy was changed.
See annual report page –15
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      Graduate Program curriculum revisions
                       Graduate MPS degree in Green Construction-proposal is under development-on hold
                       Change ERE section of catalog to reflect MS topic areas of Sustainable Construction
                        and Renewable Materials .-in progress, still in progress spring 2009
                       Spring 2009- ERE has voted to change the name of the ERE program to EAS-
                        Engineering an Applied Science. This will be brought for campus-wide approval in
                        2009-2010
                       Other actions within ERE are proposed; such as changing course prefixes to be
                        department specific.
                       Susan Anagnost attended the SUNY Workshop on the Professional Science Master’s
                        program on March 26. SUNY-ESF is one of 13 SUNY campuses that have received
                        funding from the Sloan Foundation to develop PSM programs. Susan Anagnost and
                        Ken Tiss are on ESF’s PSM program committee which will be working to develop
                        PSM programs at ESF.
                       The department should address the need to update the “areas of study” in the
                        CMWPE option of the graduate program

July 2010 The graduate program in ERE, that encompassed three departments, CMWPE, ERFEG and
PBE, is being divided into three separate programs by department, pending state approval. Once
approved, the new program in Sustainable Construction Management and Wood Science will have
three options: Construction Management, Sustainable Construction, and Wood Science.

July 2011-the new descriptions for the three options were submitted for the 2011-12 ESF catalog. The
department changed the entry requirements and the degree requirements. The MPS program in Construction
Management was modified to facilitate completion on one year. Three new course were developed by
Instructor Ken Tiss for the MPS program in Construction Management to facilitate the one-year MPS


      Advisory Board
       Twelve persons were contacted to request their participation on the CMWPE Advisory Board. We
       plan to meet with them two times per year with the first meeting in the spring of 2007.
The composition of our Advisory Board is:

Richard Ahearn          Ahearn Holtzman
Dr. Samuel Clemence     Syracuse University, Civil Engineering
Ronald Kenyon           Syracuse City School District
Kevin King              ESFPA
Jake McKenna            Parsons-McKenna Construction
Vince Nicotra           QPK Design
James Ruddock           Onondaga Community College
Kevin Stack             Northeast Natural Homes
Glen Stahl              Rochester Lumber Company
Richard Ziobro          Osmose
Russ Howe               Trus-Joist (Weyerhauser)

We are seeking a replacement for Chris Miller.
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Our last meeting was held June 14 (minutes attached), and our next meeting is planned for early December.
Meetings were held December 12, 2007 and June 4, 2008
A meeting was held January 23, 2009 and the next meeting is May 20 2009

July 2010
Three members of our Advisory Board resigned.
The composition of our Advisory Board is:

Ronald Kenyon           Syracuse City School District
Jake McKenna            Parsons-McKenna Construction
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Vince Nicotra           QPK Design
James Ruddock           Onondaga Community College
Kevin Stack             Northeast Natural Homes
Glen Stahl              Rochester Lumber Company
Richard Ziobro          Osmose
Russ Howe               Trus-Joist (Weyerhauser)

July 2011no update

 Bold Step 5. Develop a consistent marketing plan that increases program visibility and links with the finalized
new program by January 2008

      Recruiting- We have initiated the development of a plan for recruiting by meeting with Dr.
       Robert French and Susan Sanford.
Undergraduate Recruiting plans:
Plans generated at Admissions in Service and subsequent department meetings (attached)
Undergraduate recruitment plan has been developed and recruiting will be the priority for the upcoming year.
The recruitment committee, Susan Anagnost, Ken Tiss and Bill Smith met in August 2008 to review the
recruitment plan and make plans for recruiting for the year 2008-2009. Each member of the committee was to
visit schools this year. S. Anagnost communicated with Orange CCC and Monroe CC but was unable to find
dates agreeable to both. Ken Tiss visited Erie CC in March 2009.
The undergraduate recruitment plan and graduate recruitment plan were added to the CMWPE Policy and
Procedures Handbook.
Ken Tiss and Beth Minard plan to visit Monroe CC and OCC in August 2009

The CMWPE Advisory Board is concerned that college wide admissions policies may be affecting enrollment
in CMWPE; that as a small department, college-wide cutbacks on the number of students they will accept
students affect CMWPE to a greater extent than larger departments. (However, more recent data indicate that
the number of applicants and percent accepts is really not much different from prior years.)
Graduate Recruitment plan:
Each department at ESF was asked to develop a Graduate Recruitment Plan. The CMWPE Graduate
Recruitment Plan was developed in the Fall of 2008


July 2010 Paul Crovella and Susan Anagnost will work with Beth Minard fall 2010 to update
articulation agreements to our new curriculum; and Admissions will work to develop new, curriculum
specific articulation agreements with several of our major transfer schools.
July 2011 The articulation agreements were updated. Paul Crovella visited several transfer schools to
explain our new curriculum. He will continue these visits 2011-2012


      Website development
We have requested from Dr. French that our department be given a priority when the departmental web-pages
are updated this year.
Dr. French has agreed to this.
Department web pages have been updated
Web-pages continue to be updated. Paul Crovella is coordinating efforts for the department. All faculty
members that would like to update their web pages can install Adobe Contribute on their computers to assist
with their personal web page development. Paul is developing a webpage for the Sustainable Construction
and Renewable Materials concentration, with photos and video clips of students, class projects and field trips.

July 2010 The website was update to include recent changes, the new department name, the program
changes (no longer accepting WPE students, and the new courses and curriculum. We are working to
add web pages on the Sustainable Construction, the WPEL lab and department activities.




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July 2011 The Chair updated the webpages to reflect programmatic changes and changes in
personnel. The N.C. Brown Center webpage was revised to include rates for services and more
extensive description of services and facilities. The WPEL webpage was created.

      SWST accreditation-submit program changes for approval by SWST. The changes will be submitted in the
        Annual Report requested by SWST each February.
The curriculum changes approved in the spring 2007 will be submitted to SWST February 2008. Curriculum
changes were submitted to SWST February 2009. The CMWPE Annual Report to SWST was approved by
the SWST Accreditation Committee

July 2010 The SWST accreditation committee was notified of the changes to the WPE program, and
accreditation of the WPE program will continue as long as we have students enrolled in WPE. We will
pursue accreditation of our new program with the WPE concentration in 2013.
July 2011 no change

      ACCE accreditation- CM will continue to pursue ACCE accreditation.
The possibility of pursuing ACCE accreditation is on hold pending curriculum review
July 2010 no update
July 2011- The undergraduate curriculum coordinator initiated discussion on ACCE accreditation in spring
2011. These discussions will continue 2011-12.

      Join CORRIM (The Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials)
A request was made to the SUNY-ESF Administration to join CORRIM
This was approved by President Murphy and Provost Bongarten in October 2007
We are now a member of CORRIM. Susan Anagnost and Bill Smith attended the CORRIM board meeting in
June 2008. Bruce Lippke, president of CORRIM, spoke at ESF as part of the CMWPE Speaker Series. He
met with President Murphy and Provost Bruce Bongarten.
Susan Anagnost and Bill Smith attended the CORRIM meeting in June 2008 in St. Louis MO. The CORRIM
meeting was held in conjunction with the Forest Products Society and SWST annual meetings.
Susan Anagnost was selected for the nominating committee to select a new president for CORRIM, select vice
presidents and determine the structure of the CORRIM executive board (May 2009).

July 2010 Robert Meyer attended the CORRIM Board meeting in June 2010 in Madison WI.
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Bold Step 6. Increase Research productivity by developing and submitting a green residential construction
proposal by 5/07 and by producing 6 faculty research proposals during 2007[-08].

        Wood Engineering Lab Certification.
The pending approval of the proposal for certification of the laboratory will provide testing services for
industrial clients, certified testing for research and will help to market our capabilities.
The WPEL was designated as an accredited laboratory by the IAS, February 2008
A design for a webpage on the WPEL is in progress.
April 2009- Visit by IAS for the one year review. The recommendation was to renew IAS accreditation for a
period of two years. Lab policies were developed in the summer of 2008 and approved in the fall of 2009.
The policies were updated in April 2009 in response to a request from IAS for clarification of the management
procedures for lab projects.
Contract projects support lab maintenance, equipment purchases, and accreditation
July 2011 Accreditation was maintained. The next review will occur in 2011-2012.


        Research Grant Proposals. Research proposals will be submitted by faculty members with a goal of 6
         proposals submitted during 2007.
        Two pre-proposals were submitted December 1 2006 to Dr. Neil Ringler, Dean of Research:
                o      -“Use of Non-Traditional Sources of Wood for Sustainable Building Materials and
                        Furniture, and Green Construction Applications” and
                o      -“Sustainable Residential Construction for Urban Revitalization”
        Two pre-proposals were submitted by Robert Meyer with co-PIs Scott and Lai of PBE
                o      -“New Analytical and Imaging Technologies for Lignocellulosic Material Degradation, for
                        Multiplexed Screening for Plant Phenotypes."
                o      -"New Analytical and Imaging Technologies for Lignocellulosic Material Degradation, for
                        Multiplexed Screening for Plant Phenotypes “
        One proposal was submitted by Susan Anagnost December 2006 to COEES for the CARTI program,
         “Membrane-based DNA technique to simultaneously detect opportunistic, pathogenic and wood-decay
         fungi in buildings” by Susan Anagnost, Shuang Zhou and C.J.K. Wang. Funding was received for one
         year May 2007-Arpil 30 2008; Andrew Newhouse was hired as a technician. The grant was extended
         to April 30 2009. A manuscript is in preparation.
        Bill Smith submitted a proposal in February 2007 to WERC.
        A proposal “Application and Demonstration of Macroarray Analytical Techniques for the Detection of
         Fungal Bioaerososl in Buildings”was submitted by Environmental Services Laboratory July 2007, with
         S.E. Anagnost as Co-PI under subcontract. The proposal was funded for the full amount for the period
         January 2008-December 2008. This proposal was funded. The grant was extended to April 30 2009.
        ESF Seed grants and Travel grants to be submitted October 1, 2008
              o Ken Tiss-travel grant-February 2008
              o Jennifer Smith was awarded a Travel Grant fall 2008
              o Susan Anagnost was awarded a travel grant in fall 2008
              o Jennifer Smith submitted a seed grant January 2009
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        McIntire-Stennis pre-proposals to be submitted by October 5 - two were submitted from CMWPE but
         requests were not received to submit a full proposal.
        Robert Meyer submitted a proposal to support the research of Jason Guiles, November 2007
        We should investigate the possibility for earmark funding in the area of sustainable construction and
         renewable materials
        Susan Anagnost and Bill Smith attended the National Research Needs Assessment workshop in St.
         Louis MO, June 25, 2008. SWST and ASCE are joining forces to develop a white paper for
         legislators, to promote the need for wood utilization research. Susan Anagnost submitted the section
         on Building Systems for inclusion in the NRNA document, April 2009. The final document is being
         prepared by the SWST Research Initiatives committee, with the development of white papers to follow.
        Jennifer Smith submitted a proposal with Paper Science faculty
        Jennifer Smith submitted a Seed Grant
        Paul Crovella submitted a letter of inquiry to NAHB’s HELP grant program
        Paul Crovella and Susan Anagnost submitted a proposal to NYSERDA

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        Robert Hanna and Rob Smith submitted two proposals, one to McIntire-Stennis, the other to NSRC.
        Ken Tiss, Scott Shannon are co-PIs on a proposal to the State Dept. of Agriculture and markets for
         green improvements to buildings at the State Fair. The grant is COW2Food-Sustainable Distributed
         Agriculture. Amount: NYSERDA $72,622, ESF/Co Funding $75,461; Total $148,083. Jennifer Smith
         and Paul Crovella are also working on the project. The proposal was funded
        Ken Tiss is a Co-PI with Dave Johnson, Stuart Dimont and Emmanuel Carter on a proposal submitted
         to NYSERDA.
        Ken Tiss received a grant from AGC for educational equipment.
        Bill Smith contributed to the College’s effort to obtain a federal appropriation for the New York Forest
         Community Economic Assistance Program. The request has been brought to the US House of
         Representatives and is now in the US Senate
        The college-wide proposal to the Sloan Foundation to develop a Professional Science masters
         program was submitted and approved. Susan Anagnost and Ken Tiss are co-PIs along with 5-6
         others at ESF.


July 2010 Ten proposals were submitted (see annual report); three were funded:
Abrams, Neal and S.E. Anagnost. Biomass Blueprints: Constructing Photocatalysts from Cellulosic
Templates, Seed Grant, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 3/1/2010 to 6/30/2011.
$7,577.00

Smith, J.L., and Driscoll, M., “Radiation-Cured Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites,” New York State
Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Ultraviolet Light and Electron Beam
Process Innovation and Market Transformation, PON 1641, $75,000.

Germain, R. and W.B. Smith. The New York Forest Community Economic Assistance Program –
“Circuit Rider” proposal, $100,000 Appropriations for SUNY ESF from Congressman McHugh and
others through Dr. M.O. Fellows and Dr. C.B. Murphy; Dr. W.B. Smith provided support letters from
industry, background information and program details. The funding obtained was reduced from the
originally requested $500,000. The project is from September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011. The project
is being administered and carried out and by Dr. W.B. Smith and Dr. Rene Germain (FNRM) as co-
Principle Investigators.

July 2011
       Eleven research proposals were submitted and two were funded; four are pending:
       Smith, J.L. –seven submissions; two funded:
       Smith, J.L., and Driscoll, M., “Radiation-Cured Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites,” New York State
       Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Ultraviolet Light and Electron Beam
       Process Innovation and Market Transformation, PON 1641, 3/10/10, $75,000, funded.
       Driscoll, M.S., and Smith, J.L., “UV/EB Technology Center,” New York State Energy Research and
       Development Authority (NYSERDA), 6/28/10, $989,984, funded
       Meyer, R.W. two submissions, both unsuccessful
       Hussein, R.-One submission, pending
       Crovella One submission, pending

    Research Facilities
        The department is reviewing its facilities and developing plans for purchasing equipment and receiving
         donations for equipment to support new areas of research and to upgrade outdated equipment

July 2010
     Purchased a Carver press for the Composite Materials lab
     Plan to rehabilitate the old Carver Press in the Composite Materials lab
     The department is reviewing lab use for instruction and research, with a goal of providing
       facilities equipped for lab instruction for our new curriculum, and to support our research
       programs.

July 2011
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Bold Step 7. Provide two new outreach offerings jointly with professional organizations (1 WPE and 1 CM
by fall ’07)

      Conferences and Workshops
                       Kiln-drying Workshop, January 9-12 2008
                       Green Building Conference March 27-28 2008
                       Conversations in the Disciplines: Sustainable Construction: A Perspective to the year
                        2013, March 7 2008
                       Kiln Drying Workshop January 5-8, 2009
                       Green Building Conference March 19-20, 2009
        July 2010
                       Kiln Drying Workshop January 2010
                       Green Building Conference March 2010
        July 2011
                       Kiln Drying Workshop January 2011
                       Green Building Conference March 2011


      Speaker Series
                    one speaker-spring 2007
                    one speaker fall 2008
We are planning to a Speaker Series in Sustainable Construction and Renewable Materials. Bruce Lippke,
President of CORRIM; and Wayne Trusty, President of Athena, have agreed to speak. The W. A. Côté
Lecture Series will co-sponsor an additional speaker. We are contacting others.
The speaker series for spring 2008 has been planned. It includes talks by James Bowyer on January 24,
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Wayne Trusty on February 7 and Bruce Lippke on April 17. The Cote lecture series is on hold and may be
changed from a lecture series to a different function to allow the funds to be sustainable.
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Jim Bowyer’s visit-we should plan his itinerary for January 24 . Bob Meyer would like him to attend his Rating
Systems class at 8:00 am.
We should announce the speaker series via emails to the ESF campus, our Advisory Board, local Alumni, and
professional groups such as:
NRLA, ESFPA, Northern Logger, Emerging Green Builders, attendees of Green Bldg. Conf., Home builders
Assoc., GBC, USGBC (Tracy Hall), Diane Brandli
The Speaker Series on Sustainable Construction and Renewable Materials in 2007-08 was very successful.
The Speaker Series for 2008-09 included:
        Peter Moonen, December 3, 2008
        Eileen Clinton, March 5, 2009
        Bruce Brownell, April 17, 2009
Potential speakers for 2009-2010: Names suggested at the Advisory Board meeting in January were Matt
Klucznik, Kevin and Josh Stack, Jake McKenna

July 2010 September 2009- Matt Klucznik
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Measurements of our Progress

Section 5.4 from our Strategic Plan (p. 30) was developed to track our progress on achieving the goals set forth
in our strategic plan. The original document included the headings and solid bulleted items shown below. The
results we have achieved as of July 2010 are so indicated and shown in bold italics. In cases where
amendments were made to our original goals they are delineated in brackets.

Milestones to measure our success

      We have set target metrics for 2012 to measure our success. Administrative investment in the CM &
WPE programs should facilitate us meeting these goals:

Academic metrics

Student quality
       • A majority of our students will be tier 1 and tier 2 level students
               o 2009 We have attracted tier 1 and 2 students
               o 2010:
                         Freshman SAT scores ranged from 930 to 1250; 4> than 1000
                         Transfer GPA at transfer schools ranged from 2.5 to 3.8:
                                 6 with GPA between 2.5 and 2.9
                                 7 with GPA between 3.0 and 3.4
                                 2 with GPA between 3.5 and 4.0
               o 2011:
                         Freshman SAT scores ranged from 1010 to 1350;all > than 1000
                         Transfer GPA at transfer schools ranged from 2.4 to 3.9:
                                 6 with GPA between 2.5 and 2.9
                                 9 with GPA between 3.0 and 3.4
                                 5 with GPA between 3.5 and 4.0
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       • Our program will attract freshman applying for the lower-division Honors program
               o 2009 ESF cancelled the lower division honors program.
Enrollment
       • Increase the size of our freshman class so that one-half of our students enter as freshmen and one-
           half enter as transfers
               o Fall 2008: 6 Freshman, 16 transfers
               o Spring 2009: 5 transfers
               o Fall 2009: 3 Freshman; 13 transfers
               o Spring 2010: 7 transfers
               o Fall 2010: 5 Freshman and 16 transfers
               o Spring 2011: 4 transfers
               o Fall 2011: 9 Freshman and 17 transfers
       • By 2012 there will be approximately 160 120 students in CMWPE with about 120 95 in
           Construction Management and 40 25 in Wood Products Engineering [numbers amended May 6
           2009] [Wood Products Engineering program eliminated July 2009]
               o 2009 Enrollment appears to be steady for 2009-2010 (Table 1)
               o The program is attracting a large number of applicants.
                         2008-09 The number of applicants for CMWPE was 78 plus 7 rolled over from last
                            semester/year for a total of 85 applications for fall 2009 (compared to 76 for
                            2008). Of these, the number accepted was 30, or 35%. Of these 30 accepted
                            students, 16 (53%) have enrolled as of May 13 2009.


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                                2009-10. The number of applicants for CMWPE was 85 plus 13 rolled over from
                                 last semester/year for a total of 98 applications for fall 2010 (compared to 85 for
                                 2008(Figure 1)). Of these, the number accepted was 30, or 31%. Of these 30
                                 accepted students, 21 have enrolled (70% of accepts; 21% of applicants).
                                2010-2011 There were fewer applicants but a greater number were accepted, and
                                 greater yield than last year. There were 87 applicants for fall 2011 SCME,
                                 twelve fewer than last year. Of these, the number accepted was 39, or 44%. Of
                                 these 39 accepted students, 26 have enrolled (67% of accepts; 29 % of
                                 applicants).

                     o   Many prospective students as well as current students indicate in student surveys and
                         during advising that they are interested in the concentration in Sustainable Construction
                         and Renewable Materials. We expect this new academic focus to continue to attract
                         students in greater numbers.
                     o   Possible factors that affect the yield:
                              Students apply to many schools
                              Economic factors such as the housing deposit for SU housing which is due as the
                                same time as the ESF deposit
                     o   We need to look at retention as well as enrollment; and possibly track students who leave
                         and finish later

Update July 2011:


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 100                                                              98

                                                        85                  87
     80
                                              76
                                                                                  applications
     60                                                                           # accepted
                                    53
                                                                                  # Enrolled
     40                                                                     39
                          37                  35
                                    33
                          29                            30        30
                          26                                                26
     20         20                            20                  21
                16                                      16
                10                  10
      0
          fall 2005 fall 2006 fall 2007 fall 2008 fall 2009 fall 2010 fall 2011

Fall enrollment 2005-2011



Update 2009-2010
The number of applications has increased by a factor of five over that of five years ago (fall 2005); the
number of accepted students increased slightly then has leveled off at 30; the number enrolled has increased
(two times that of 2005) but lags compared to the number of applications. It is not clear why the number of

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accepts has remained flat while the number of applicants has increased, although the total number of
applications to the college also increased.

Table 1. Undergraduate enrollment figures for SCME. Enrollment is affected by graduation, enrollment of
transfer students each semester and freshmen every fall, internal transfers into or out of the department,
students who withdraw from the program, and students who are suspended, or return after a leave or
separation, such as probation.
       TERM                    UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT
                               CM             WPE               TOTAL
       Spring 2007:            77              15                  92
       Fall 2007:              76               9                  85
       Spring 2008:            77               8                  85
       Fall 2008:              74               7                  81
       Spring 2009:            69               3                  72
       Fall 2009:              73               2                  75
       Spring 2010             82               4                  84
       Fall 2010               76              4*                 78*
       Spring 2011             73              4*                 75*
       Fall 2011               80               2                  82
*Two students were double majors in CM and WPE



     100   92
     90         85    85                       84
                            81                                   82
                                                     78
     80                                  75                75
                                   72
                                               82                80
     70    77   76    77                             76
                            74           73                73
     60                            69
     50                                                                  Total Enrollment
     40                                                                  Construction Management
     30                                                                  Wood Products Engineering
     20    15
                 9     8     7
     10                            3     2     4      4     4    2
       0




Undergraduate enrollment for the last five years by semester.




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       •   Graduate enrollment will increase in both programs to about 40 students
              o 2009 Graduate enrollment is steady with 16 students enrolled for 2008-2009 Number of
                  graduate student by degree program 2008-09:
                       MPS:           5
                       MS:            6
                       PhD:           5
              o Expected Enrollment for 2009-2010 is 16.
                       MPS:           4       (1 new; 2 graduated May 2009)
                       MS:            7       (2 new; 1 will graduate August 2009)
                       PhD:           5

               o   Expected Enrollment for 2010-2011 is about 17.
                       MPS:         3        (1 graduated May 2009)
                       MS:          9        (2 new; 1graduatedDecember 2009)
                       PhD:         6        (1 new)

               o   Actual enrollment fall 2010        18
               o   Actual enrollment spring 2011      22

               o     Expected Enrollment for 2011-2012 is about 20.
                         MPS:         4
                         MS:          7
                         PhD:         7
Fall 2009 We received 14 graduate applications; 7 were accepted, 4 of these enrolled; 5 were rejected; 2
incomplete.
2009-10 through 2010-11- We are changing our graduate program options and areas of study and will monitor
any effects on enrollment
2010-2011 We received 16 graduate applications; 11 were accepted, 4 of these enrolled; 2 were rejected;
3 incomplete.

Employment after Graduation [added May 2009]
         Placement data
             o 2007-08 ESF Placement Data from http://www.esf.edu/career/documents/Report_2008-
                 Final_.pdf
                        Of the 15 respondents, 14 were employed upon or within 3 months of graduation
                        Of 11 salary respondents, the average salary was $50,500; range $40,000 to
                          $91,500
                        One attended graduate school
             o 2008-09 ESF Placement Data (data provided Spring 2010 by Office of Student Life in the
                 2009 Graduating Student Survey)
                        Of the 22 respondents, 17 were employed upon or within 3 months of graduation
                        For the 9 salary respondents, the average salary was $43889; range $34,000 to
                          $48,000
                        Four were attending graduate school
             o 2009-10 ESF Placement Data (data provided Spring 2011 by Office of Student Life in
                 the 2009 Graduating Student Survey)
                        Of the 19 respondents, 13 were employed; 5 unemployed; one was attending
                          graduate school
                        For the 6 salary respondents, the average salary was $51,833; range $29,000 to
                          $130,000



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Faculty
          •  Ten tenure-track or tenured faculty members
                 o 2009-Two faculty members were hired in 2008 for a total of 9 faculty members in
                     CMWPE. From 2006 to 2008 we had 7 faculty members as a result of Dr. Leonard
                     Smith’s retirement and Dr. Kim’s leaving for another institution. We put in a request to
                     the ESF Administration with support from the CMWPE Advisory Board, for a 10th faculty
                     position, but no action has been taken.
          • Visiting Instructors to support key areas (amended May 6, 2009)
                 o 2009-CMWPE has 4 Visiting Instructors teaching 4 courses. Light Construction is no
                     longer taught by a Visiting Instructor but is taught by our newest faculty member, Paul
                     Crovella. We would like to resume offering one course, Mechanical Electrical and
                     Plumbing Codes taught in spring 2007. We are considering offering a course on risk
                     assessment that would require a Visiting Instructor.
                 o As we review and revise our curriculum we will need to determine whether our curriculum
                     will need additional support from Visiting Instructors
          • An Endowed Chair in CMWPE
                 o 2009-There has been no action on this item
          Accreditation
          • The Wood Products Engineering Program will continue to be accredited by the Society of Wood
             Science and Technology (SWST)
                 o Current SWST accreditation is through 2013
          • The Construction Management Program will be accredited by the American Council of
             Construction Educators (ACCE) by 2008
                 o ACCE accreditation is on hold pending curriculum review
                 o Spring 2011 we initiated discussion on whether to make changes to our curriculum that
                     would enable us to pursue ACCE accreditation

Research metrics

Funding
          A minimum of 1 grant proposal / year / faculty member (on average) will be funded
           o 2006-2007 number of proposal submissions: 6; 1 funded
           o 2007-08 number of proposal submissions: 3 submitted ; 1 funded
           o 2008-09 number of proposal submissions: 13 submitted; 3 funded; 10 not funded;
           o 2009-10 number of proposal submissions: 13 submitted; 3 funded; 7 not funded;3 pending
           o 2010-11 number of proposal submissions: 11 submitted; 2 funded; 5 not funded;4 pending
       • Annual research budgets will total $500,000 for both programs
              o 2006-07 Our annual research budget was $334,626
              o 2007-08 Our annual research budget was $313,544
              o 2008-09 TBD data pending from the Office of Research Programs in June for the Annual
                  Report
              o 2009-10 Our annual research budget was $ 157,000
              o 2010-11 total awarded was $ 662,000 (190,665 + $472,487)
Publications
       • Two peer-reviewed publications / year / faculty member (on average)
              o Data from annual reports:
                     o     2006-07 16 publications for 8 faculty              2 per faculty
                     o     2007-08 9 publications for 8 faculty               1.1 per faculty
                     o     2008-09 8 publications for 9 faculty               0.9 per faculty
                     o     2009-10 8 publications for 9 faculty               0.9 per faculty
                     o     2010-11 7 publications for 9 faculty               0.8 per faculty

Presentations at Professional Conferences [amended May 2009]
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                o   2006-07              8
                o   2007-08              8
                o   2008-09              6
                o   2009-10              2
                o   2010-11              8

Research Facilities [amended May 2009]
            Plans to equip new laboratories and to upgrade research facilities in the renovated laboratories in
             Baker lab
                o Equipment was purchased in 2008 for the machining lab to support the research and
                     teaching activities of the Wood Products Engineering Laboratory
                o Equipment was donated for the Construction Safety Lab
                o Plans are underway to purchase equipment for the Composites Research Lab and the
                     Building Materials Research Lab.
                o 2009-2010 In June 2010 the department purchased a Carver press for the Composites
                     Lab; we are investigating the rehabilitation of the larger press in the lab and will likely
                     upgrade this press. There is a proposal pending for a Center for Adhesives, Composites
                     and Coatings (Mark Driscoll and Jennifer Smith) which will likely use the Composites lab
                     for some of its research activities. Jennifer Smith has installed geotech equipment in the
                     Composites research lab; proposals are pending from the faculty to use department funds
                     for purchasing other equipment (rehab of press, field emission scanning electron
                     microscope, x-ray densitometer)
                o 2010-11 Proposals are pending to use department funds to purchase equipment (rehab of
                     press, electron microscope, x-ray densitometer). We will likely purchase a new band saw
                     for approximately $12,000 to replace the current band saw that is broken.

Outreach metrics (Outreach offerings by the department)

Technology transfer
          o Wood Utilization Service
          o Tropical Timber Information Center
          o Center for Ultrastructure Studies
          o Presentations at other outreach events

Funded Lab Projects for Industrial Groups
         o Wood Products Engineering Lab
         o Center for Ultrastructure Studies

Workshops
            o The Kiln Drying Workshop continues each year.
            o No new workshops have been offered
        Speaker series Goal: Four speakers per semester Three to four speakers per year; 1-2 per semester
         [amended May 6, 2009]
            o For the academic year 2007-08 we hosted three speakers, James Bowyer, Bruce Lippke and
                Wayne Trusty
            o For the academic year 2008-09 we hosted three speakers, Peter Moonen, Eileen Clinton, and
                Bruce Brownell
            o For the academic year 2009-10 we hosted one speaker, Matthew Klucznik, QPK Design
            o 2010-2011- the Speaker Series was not held
        Conferences
            o Conversations in the Disciplines March 2008
            o Green Building Conference 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

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Appendix 3*. Faculty specific retrospectives: summary of
significant activities and accomplishments for 2010-11
Each faculty member was asked to provide one paragraph on each of the following: What have you done this
past year, for the students, department/college, and self professionally?

Susan E. Anagnost
Students – I advised students with coursework and scheduling; I continue to solicit feedback from students and
our advisory board on our new curriculum to help us determine the best use of our program in providing our
students with marketable skills in construction management. I prepared an Advising Handbook for our
students that is available online.
Department/College- At the request of Provost Bongarten our department has completed a self study including
an internal review. I have prepared the self study document and submitted it to the Provost in January 2010.
The external review will take place in September 2011. I have revised and updated our Outcomes Assessment
program, department webpages, catalog pages, department policies document and a draft of the department
promotion and tenure policies. I am continuing with the implementation of our outcomes assessment program.
In the face of budget cuts, I sought to carefully use department budgets to insure that department activities
were maintained with the supplies and equipment needed. As an active participant, and currently President of
the Society of Wood Science and Technology, I have been involved in programs to advance the profession of
wood science and technology (SWST; Agenda 2020; National Research Needs Assessment (NRNA). I
anticipate an increase in my teaching workload has increased as I am teaching the microscopy courses offered
through the N.C. Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies. With Robert Smith the NC Brown Center will offer
a new course on microscopy techniques and their applications. I am working with Robert Smith to develop
and implement a plan to upgrade the electron microscopes in the NC Brown Center.
Self- I served as President of the Society of Wood Science and Technology July 1 2010-June 30 2011. I
attended the 2010 Annual Convention of the Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), October 11-
15, in Geneva, Switzerland where I served as general program co-chair for the meeting which was held jointly
with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Timber Committee (UNECE-TC) Annual Market
Review.

Robert W. Meyer
For the students: Developed course on Sustainable Living. The course was received well by the
students. Shall offer it again next year and prepare it for COI. In discussions with Russ Briggs, this
will be a suitable elective within the Division of Environmental Science. Course prefix will be CME.
For the department and college: Worked to re-establish the wood machining laboratory. We are only
lacking the bench tops. An unsuccessful request was made for a small capital project for the tops.
All other services have been prepared, but the lack of bench tops is preventing any further progress.
Expanding research creating carbon platforms from wood precursors for advanced composite
materials. Initial work was done with hard maple. We are extending that work to lower-density
woods. This research will be conducted in the UV-EB Technology Center in order to polymerize
resins within the carbon skeletons.

Jennifer L. Smith
What have you done this past year?
This past year, I have continued to develop and teach three courses (WPE 335/ERE 535, CME
455/658, and CME 215). These courses have allowed me to continue gaining experience in:
interacting with students; managing both small (6 students) and relatively large numbers of students
(28-34) in a classroom setting; learning techniques for helping students learn material and new
concepts; and managing the development and delivery of a course. I also developed a new course,
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ERE 496/596 Site Investigations and Solutions, which I taught for the first time in the fall of 2010.

I have continued to publish in my current research areas on soil erosion and rolled erosion control
products (2 papers and 1 magazine article) and the filtration characteristics of geotubes for
dewatering sediments (1 paper.) I am also working on two papers on rolled erosion control products
to be submitted to journals this summer. I also continue to work with graduate student Scott Pullen
on the use of rolled erosion control products for minimizing soil erosion on burned soils. We
recently submitted an abstract on this work to the ASCE GeoCongress 2012 Conference, to be held in
March of 2012.

I have been able to broaden my experience and collaborate with researchers both across the ESF
campus and external to ESF. Most notably, a proposal submitted with Dr. Mark Driscoll on the
Ultraviolet Light (UV) and Electron Beam (EB) Technology Center was funded by the New York
State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA.) This award has lead to the
establishment of the UV/EB Technology Center, of which I am co-director. The UV/EB Technology
Center, along with the Center for Sustainable Adhesives, Sealants, and Coatings, are part of the
Institute of Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing at ESF. I have also continued to work with Dr.
Sharon Moran (Environmental Studies) on water sustainability and Dr. Biljana Bujanovic (Paper and
Bioprocess Engineering) on the development of natural-adhesive composites. I have also
collaborated with researchers at Syracuse University (Dr. Shobha Bhatia) on the use of geotextile
tubes for sustainable dewatering.
What have you done for students?
I continually strive to improve lectures, methods of delivery, and course content to meet the needs of
my students. I have an open-door policy and assist students as needed. I make them aware of
opportunities, such as scholarships etc., and services available to them at ESF. I have also been
active in writing letters of recommendation for students for graduate school (Brandon Frost),
disciplinary hearings (Nicholas Allar, John Peters), and employment (Trevor Zwalen.)
What have you done for department/college?
I actively participate in department activities (department meetings, graduate capstone seminars,
orientation meetings, etc.) which have allowed me to become a more active department member. I
also attend on-campus and off-campus events, such as CSI and ACI meetings, to increase the
visibility of the department and college
What have you done for yourself professionally?
Personally, I have made strides in collaborating with other researchers on campus. I am excited to be
working with Drs. Mark Driscoll, Sharon Moran, and Biljana Bujanovic on new research initiatives
that are allowing me to diversify and strengthen my research base. I have also been able to continue
research with researchers at Syracuse University. I am also excited to have a graduate student
working with me in the lab to further my research interests in soil erosion. I believe that these efforts
will help me in the establishment of a strong research program in the future.

William B. Smith
I continue to provide advising and reference letters for students for employment, scholarships and
graduate school. I continue to facilitate student travel to professional meetings and conferences, such
as the New England Kiln Drying Association.
As our department continues with transition from CMWPE to SCM&E, I have been focusing
attention towards our theme of Sustainable Construction and Renewable Materials. In the spring
semester I took over CME 422, both lecture and laboratory, covering physical and mechanical
property characteristics of OSB, plywood, composite panels and engineered wood products. I also
worked closely with a number of these students outside of class, who had questions and interest in a
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number of various wood products related areas, including wood processing, lumber, marketing, wood
treatments, engineered wood products, and wood science. I have continued to work at bringing to our
Construction Management curriculum building material, durability and performance content. I have
continued work with FNRM faculty with regard to providing SCME Wood Products courses as
directed electives for Forest Resource Management Students. I taught CME 400, Introduction to
Forest Products. I regularly attend and contribute during SCME Department, Advisory Committee
and curriculum meetings. I continue to regularly participate in ESF and CM & WPE Aopen house@
programs, meet with alumni and other such visitors, and provide guest lectures to courses such as for
Environmental Science first year students. I serve as Chair of the College Committee on Outreach
and Public Service, American Wood Protection Association Technical Committees, and on the
SWST Accreditation Committee.

Kenneth J. Tiss
I am very concerned for my professional future at ESF. It seems that many forces are working to the
detriment of the department. I see no forward progress regarding the department and I am
considering my options. I must decide in the next year as to how to move myself forward
professionally. There is no clear direction regarding the department which is of major concern to
me. Since my expertise is rather narrow with the Construction Management context I must decide
which direction to expand into. Since I have a graduate student working with the new Coatings
Center, I am considering whether this is the area I should venture into or not. Additionally with the
completion of my PhD I will also be looking to move into expanding construction management
education as well.
I am also considering whether to seek permission from administration to develop a Construction
Engineering program with additional faculty. I would do this in conjunction with ERFEG. I have
had preliminary discussions with an ERFEG faculty member who feels there might be sufficient
interest to explore this.
Forward thinking is required to save the department and while this seems to be lacking, I feel that I
must take a few exploratory routes to see what the administration is interested in and what they would
support since there is little support or vision from within the department. In a discussion with the
President I presented the concept of a building materials degree which I had presented to the
department about four years ago now. He was very receptive to the idea and indicated that we have
time to develop it and have it in place when the economy picks up in two years or so.
It is time to revisit my five year planning and update to reflect the current issues and develop my
future plans.
Projected Activities for the Next Year
      Begin delivery of the new graduate courses that were placed into the graduate program.
      Continue to refine the new plan interpretation course.
      To better differentiate the learning concepts between the courses that I teach and other closely
      related courses so that we teach concepts once, at the right time and place in the curriculum.
Proposed research activity
      Due to my teaching load, there will not be sufficient time to perform research in the coming
      academic year.
University, professional society and public service
      To remain active in ACI and to possibly engage with the Construction Specifications Institute
      Central New York chapter.
      To begin development of a construction management educators Masters and PhD program in
      conjunction with Syracuse University and the School of Education-Instructional Design,
      Development and Evaluation.

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