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Donald T Baker
CM 498
Seattle Campus

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Class description


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 so I will have a mailing distribution for all students in the class

Recommended preparation

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

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Donald T Baker
Date: 08/02/2005