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Recreation and Parks Management Program

The Department of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management at California State University, Chico is one of the oldest programs of this kind in the United States, and is the 5th largest major at the University. We offer 5 option areas: Community & Commercial Recreation, and Tourism, Event Management, Parks and Natural Resource Management, Recreation Therapy, and Resort and Lodging Management. We have an average of 300 majors each year, each of whom serve a full time internship as a part of their graduation requirements. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2012, which indicates a long tradition of engaging students in relevant curricula, taught predominately by tenured professors, that prepares students to make valuable contributions in the fields related to recreation.

6 Year Graduation Rate: 90%
  • Outcome 1:
    After completing the DRHPM Core Curriculum, students will be able to: -Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of the profession along with professional practices of that profession. -Demonstrate knowledge of the a) historical, b) scientific, and c) philosophical foundations of these professions. -Demonstrate the ability to apply techniques and processes relevant to the profession.
  • Outcome 1 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
    See #17
  • Outcome 1 Result:
    RHPM 200-01: Spring ’18 N =59 Interview: 95.2% > 70% Quizzes Ch.3,5-10: 65.3% > 70% Quizzes Ch.1-4, 12 77.1% > 70% RHPM 200-01: Fall ’18 N =33 Interview: 90.9% > 70% Quizzes Ch.3,5-10: 60.6% > 70% Quizzes Ch.1-4, 12: 66.7% > 70% RHPM 200-02: Fall’18 N =41 Interview: 97.6% > 70% Quizzes Ch.3,5-10: 51.2% > 70% Quizzes Ch.1- 4, 12:67.3%>70% RHPM 200-01:Spring ’18 N =59 Interview: 95.2% > 70% Quizzes Ch.3,5-10:65.3% > 70% Quizzes Ch.1-4,12 77.1% > 70% RHPM 200-01: Fall ’18 N =33 Interview: 90.9% > 70% Quizzes Ch.3,5-10:60.6% > 70% Quizzes Ch.1-4,12:66.7% > 70% RHPM 200-02: Fall’18 N =41 Interview:97.6% > 70% Quizzes Ch.3,5-10:51.2% > 70% Quizzes Ch.1-4,12:67.3% > 70% Spring’18 N =5799% > 70% Fall’18 N =5099% > 70% Spring ’18 N =3188% > 70% Fall ’18 N =38 83% > 70% Class Section 1:Spring’18 N =33 88% > 70% Class Section 2:Spring ’18 N =31 90% > 70% Class Section 1:Fall ’18 N =33 90% > 70% Class Section 2: Fall ’18 N =41 91% > 70% Spring ‘18 N=53 97% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Fall‘18 N=42 86% said “Probably or Definitely Will Spring ‘18 N=53 97% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Fall‘18 N=42 95% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Class Section 1:Fall ’17 N =35 Interview:88.6% > 70% Quizzes Ch.3,5-10:45.7% > 70% Quizzes Ch.1-4,12: 68.6% > 70% Class Section 2:Fall ’17 N =35 Interview: 94.3% > 70% Quizzes Ch.3,5-10:48.6% > 70% Quizzes Ch.1-4,12: 74.3% > 70% Class Section 1:Spring ’18 N =59 Interview:95.2% > 70% Quizzes Ch.3,5-10:65.3% > 70% Quizzes Ch.1-4,12 77.1% > 70% Class Section 1:Fall ’18 N =33 Interview:90.9% > 70% Quizzes Ch.3,5-10:60.6% > 70% Quizzes Ch.1-4,12: 66.7% > 70% Class Section 2:Fall’18 N =41 Interview:97.6% > 70% Quizzes Ch.3,5-10:51.2% > 70% Quizzes Ch.1-4,12: 67.3% > 70% Fall ‘17 N =52 82% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Spring ‘18 N=53 80% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Fall‘18 N=43 67.5% said “Probably or Definitely Will”
  • Outcome 2:
    After completing the DRHPM Core Curriculum, students will be able to: -Demonstrate the ability to design and implement recreation and related experiences. - Demonstrate the ability to facilitate experiences for diverse clientele, settings, cultures, and contexts - Demonstrate the ability to evaluate service offerings, using evaluation data to improve the quality of offerings.
  • Outcome 2 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
    See # 21
  • Outcome 2 Result:
    Fall ’17 N =59 Quizzes:76% > 70% Group Program: 91% > 70% Spring ’18 N =52 Quizzes:80% > 70% Group Program: 97% > 70% Fall ’18 N = 48 Quizzes: 87% > 70% Group Program:100% > 70% Fall ‘17 N =52 95% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Spring ‘18 N=53 98% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Fall‘18 N=41 93% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Fall ’17 N =59 Quizzes:76% > 70% Group Program:91% > 70% Spring ’18 N =52 Quizzes: 80% > 70% Group Program:97% > 70%Fall ’18 N =48 Quizzes:87% > 70% Group Program:100% > 70% Fall ‘17 N =52 95% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Spring ‘18 N=53 98% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Fall‘18 N=42 93% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Fall ’17 N =53 90% > 70% Spring ’18 N =67 91% > 70% Fall ’18 N =31 77% > 70% Fall ’17 N =60 No notes Presentation:92% > 70% Quizzes:91% > 70% Final Exam:88% > 70% Spring ’18 N =56 No notes Presentation:100% > 70% Quizzes:80% > 70% Final Exam: 91% > 70% Fall ’18 N =44 No notes Presentation: 96% > 70% Study Guides:92% > 70% Final Exam:91% > 70% Fall ‘17 N =52 96% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Spring ‘18 N=53 96% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Fall‘18 N=42 93% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Fall ‘17 N =52 96% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Spring ‘18 N=53 96% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Fall‘18 N=42 90.5% said “Probably or Definitely Will”
  • Outcome 3:
    After completing the DRHPM Core Curriculum, students will be able to: -Demonstrate knowledge of management/administration history and ethics. -Demonstrate knowledge of managing personnel. -Demonstrate knowledge of in marketing -Apply basic concepts and techniques related to budget and financial documents. - Apply basic concepts and techniques related to strategic planning
  • Outcome 3 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
    See # 25
  • Outcome 3 Result:
    Class Section 1:Fall ’17 N =23 No notes Presentation:100% > 70% Quizzes:69% > 70% Final Exam:76% > 70% Class Section 2:Fall ’17 N =26 Case Study:96.% > 70% Quizzes:96% > 70 Class Section 1:Spring ’18 N =41 No notes Presentation:100% > 70% Quizzes:95% > 70% Final Exam:80% > 70% Class Section 1:Fall ’18 N =22 No notes Presentation:100% > 70% Quizzes:90% > 70% Final Exam:96% > 70% Class Section 2:Fall ’18 N =30 Case Study:100% > 70% Quizzes:87% > 70% Fall ’17 N =60 Personal Leadership:62% > 70% Leader Research:77% > 70%Spring ’18 N =56 Personal Leadership:85% > 70% Leader Research :81% > 70% Fall ’18 N =40 Personal Leadership:84% > 70% Leader Research:42% > 70% Class Section 1:Fall ’17 N =23 No notes Presentation:100% > 70% Quizzes:69% > 70% Final Exam:76% > 70% Class Section 2:Fall ’17 N =26 Case Study:96.% > 70% Quizzes:96% > 70 Class Section 1:Spring ’18 N =41 No notes Presentation:100% > 70% Quizzes:95% > 70% Final Exam:80% > 70% Class Section 1:Fall ’18 N =22 No notes Presentation:100% > 70% Quizzes:90% > 70% Final Exam:96% > 70% Class Section 2:Fall ’18 N =30 Case Study:100% > 70% Quizzes:87% > 70% Fall ‘17 N =76 88% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Spring ‘18 N=73 96% said “Probably or Definitely Will”Fall‘18 N=42 90.5% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Fall ‘17 N =76 89% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Spring ‘18 N=73 98% said “Probably or Definitely Will”Fall‘18 N=42 95% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Fall ‘17 N =76 97% said “Probably or Definitely Will” Spring ‘18 N=73 99% said “Probably or Definitely Will ”Fall‘18 N=41 93% said “Probably or Definitely Will”
    COAPRT Standard 2.05.05:  N/A
    COAPRT Standard 3.06:  N/A
    COAPRT Standard 3.07:  N/A