The Department of Recreation Management and Policy (RMP) is concerned with professional preparation in recreation and event management at the University of New Hampshire. At the foundation of the philosophy of the Department of Recreation Management and Policy is the basic assumption that formal professional education is a prerequisite to quality professional practice. It is the department’s philosophy that undergraduate education in recreation and leisure should encompass a broad-based liberal education and an opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge and skills.

COAPRT Standard 7.01. - Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: a) the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related professions and their associated industries; b) techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in these industries; and c) the foundation of the profession in history, science and philosophy.
  • Outcome:
    Students shall understand the roles and relationships of diverse leisure systems, as well as professionalism in the discipline.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    The primary direct measure for this outcome will be scores on a recreation industry paper/rich media project in RMP 490. Approximately 80% of students will score 85% or better.
  • Result:
    The results of this measure indicate our target of having more than 80% of students scoring above 85% in the assigned content areas on the rubric has been met. Approximately 100% of the RMP 490 students scored 85% or above on the recreation industry analysis/rich media project.
COAPRT Standard 7.02. - Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
  • Outcome:
    Students should understand the primary and secondary dimensions of diversity and the ways in which they are represented in recreation services program design.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    The primary direct measures that are being used to assess this outcome are the Midterm and Final exam questions that are completed in RMP 557. These exams focus on primary and secondary dimensions of diversity as covered in the RMP 557 course. The outcome states that 70% of students will receive a 75% or better on the assigned content areas on the rubric.
  • Result:
    The results of this measure indicate our target of having more than 70% of students scoring above 75% on the midterm and final exams. Approximately 85% of students scored 75% or better on the midterm and final exams in RMP 557.
COAPRT Standard 7.03. - Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions..
  • Outcome:
    Students shall develop a comprehensive marketing or promotional plan for a leisure agency.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    The primary direct measure that is being used to assess this outcome is the marketing plan from RMP 559. The outcomes states that 80% of students will score above 85% in the assigned content areas on the rubric.
  • Result:
    The results of this measure indicated that we have exceeded our target of having more than 80% of students scoring above 85% in the assigned content areas on the marketing plan rubric. Approximately 87% of the RMP 559 students scored 85% or above on the marketing plan.

Demonstration of Compliance:

COAPRT Standard 2.05.05   Demonstration
The program annually posts 7.0 series aggregated data and additional evidence reflecting program academic quality and student achievement on their program and/or departmental website. Such information shall be consistent with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requirements.

COAPRT Standard 3.06   Demonstration
The program has a practice of informing the public about the harm of degree mills and accreditation mills.

COAPRT Standard 3.07   Demonstration
The program has a practice of informing the public about their COAPRT accredited programs.