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Recreation, Parks, and Tourism

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism (formerly Recreation and Leisure Studies) at San Francisco State University was established in 1946 and accredited in 1990 offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees (no concentrations). Vision: A world where leisure permeates all facets of life. Mission: To advance and advocate for the recreation, parks, and tourism field through transformative education, scholarship, and service. Philosophy: We believe in engineering experiences that engage, empower, and educate

  • Outcome 1:
    Explain the history, philosophy, and science of recreation, parks, and tourism.
  • Outcome 1 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
    Pre/Post Test Signature Assignment - Philosophy Statement and Justification
  • Outcome 1 Result:
    9 questions related to student learning outcomes (e.g., Identify 3 significant events/milestones [in and outside western civilization] and explain how they shaped the RPT field) Pretest # of responses = 48 range = 2-7 mean = 3.22 Posttest # of responses = 45 range = 2-9 mean = 5.22
  • Outcome 2:
    Create a program for a diverse population in varied settings using design, implementation, and evaluation components.
  • Outcome 2 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
    Pre/Post Test Signature Assignment - Program Plan
  • Outcome 2 Result:
    12 questions related to student learning outcomes (e.g., Explain the process of conducting a needs and asset assessment and analysis) Pretest # of responses = 28 range = 1-7 mean = 4.06 Posttest # of responses = 26 range = 6-11 mean = 8.78
  • Outcome 3:
    Explain organizational structures, and apply financial and human capital principles and practices from an operational and strategic management perspective
  • Outcome 3 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
    Pre/Post Test Signature Assignment - Organization and Budget Analysis
  • Outcome 3 Result:
    10 questions related to student learning outcomes (e.g., Differentiate between a philosophy, mission, and vision statement) Pretest # of responses = 28 range = 1-6 mean = 3.46 Posttest # of responses = 24 range = 6-10 mean = 8.80
    COAPRT Standard 2.05.05:  STD_20505
    COAPRT Standard 3.06:  STD_306
    COAPRT Standard 3.07:  STD_307