Donald T Baker
INTRODUCTION and EXPECTATIONS
The course provides a broad overview and introduction to facility management. It includes practical applications and opportunities for you to build your own resource guide for Facility Management tailored to your needs and interests. This course will also introduce you to facility management budgeting processes. A main theme of Facility Management and of this course is problem solving. In this course, you will be gathering, editing, filtering and organizing lots of information. The goal is to identify what delivers the best value in a particular situation. This is consistent with the interactive nature of the profession of Facility Management. I encourage your questions and exploration of topics that support your personal development of understanding and capability.
We will be utilizing on-line discussion boards for all of our lessons and assignments. I encourage your participation and interaction to help you gain the most from the course. There are discussion boards for each lesson and assignment plus. Also for our benefit, there are discussion boards for contemporary issues, expectations and general course content.
Please remember to post the majority of your questions to the discussion boards. This allows the entire class to benefit from the answers and exchanges that develop.
I look forward to working together through this course to discover what Facility Management can be for you.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Presentation of questions on the discussion boards followed by interactive responses students and instructor. Team assignment and peer review is final course assignment Please send your email addresses to FLC1CM498@comcast.net so I will have a mailing distribution for all students in the class
Read textbooks and supplemental literature. Do personal investigations in area of interest or application and share with findings or questions with the class
Class assignments and grading
One to two page written summary responses
See description in course syllabus