Professional Core - The Recreation and Park Management Program (housed in the Department of Community and Therapeutic) at the UNC Greensboro, was initially accredited in October of 1981. The program currently serves 210 enrolled undergraduate students who specialize in Community Recreation and Event Planning or Therapeutic Recreation.

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 will be able to explain the mission, markets served, revenue sources, and types of programs and facilities offered by the various sectors of the leisure service delivery system
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Measure 1: Leisure Service System Project (CTR 111). The purpose of the project is to demonstrate students' knowledge about the various segments of the leisure service delivery system. For each of the segments (public, nonprofit, commercial/for profit, campus, therapeutic, and military), students must identify the mission; primary and other markets served; primary and other funding sources; programs, activities, and events offered; facilities or areas provided; and examples used to market the agency. an established grading rubric is used to assess the projects.
  • Result:
    Target 1: 80% of students will achieve a 70% or higher on the assignment Fall 2018 (N=61); 84% (n=43) achieved or exceeded the target. No changes recommended Spring 2019 (N=26); 81% (n=21) achieved or exceeded the target. No changes recommended
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 will be able to demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate culturally relevant recreation programs/events.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Measure 2: Comprehensive Program Planning Project in CTR 213 - Students complete a semester long comprehensive program planning project that includes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a recreation program within the local community. Students demonstrate the ability to connect agency mission and needs of diverse individuals served to the program developed. The students develop a logic model, Gantt chart, and program plan (e.g., program goals and objectives, supplies and equipment, staffing and volunteer needs, risk management plan, environmental considerations, and budget). Students must also describe the program promotion and evaluation protocols used. Also included in the project grade are a final reflection, peer evaluation, evaluation by the agency representative, and completion of required service-learning hours. An established grading rubric is used in the assessment of the project.
  • Result:
    Target: 70% of students will achieve 80% or higher on the assignment. Fall 2018: (N=15); 87% (n=13) achieved or exceeded 80% or higher. Spring 2019: (N=55); 85.5% (n=47) achieved or exceeded 80% or higher.
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 will be able to demonstrate entry-level awareness of operations and strategic administration of community and government recreation and parks programs.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Measure 1: Setting Goals Assignment - Students are given the following writing prompt: It is important to understand how to set realistic goals for an agency, and one way to do this is to see how the agency responds when something unexpected happens to them. Using a recent newsworthy article from your field of interest, determine how the agency should react to improve their offerings, respond to a crisis, or reach new markets.
  • Result:
    Target: 70% of students will achieve 80% or higher on the assignment. Fall 2018: (N=51); 78% (n=40) achieved or exceeded 80% or higher. Spring 2019: (N=27); 89% (n=24) achieved or exceeded 80% or higher.

Therapeutic Recreation

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 will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the philosophical foundation of Therapeutic Recreation as well as be able to articulate their own philosophy of the field.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Measure 1: Students write a paper about what they believe to be true about RT/TR. It is evaluated using a rubric that requires a clear statement of beliefs and supporting examples.
  • Result:
    Target: 70% of students will achieve an 80% or higher on the assignment Fall 2019 (N=46): 59% (n= 27) of students achieved 80% or higher. This is a significant departure from previous years. Despite additional preparation for this assignment, this and additional philosophy assignments showed low averages this particular semester. Plan to move to more detailed quantitative rubric next year.
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 will be able to demonstrate the ability to assess, design, implement, and evaluate therapeutic recreation programs and services for diverse client populations
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Measure 1: Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) Case Study in CTR 332. This is a semester long comprehensive final project. This assignment requires the student to demonstrate proficiency in developing individualized treatment plans, writing goals and objectives, conducting literature searches for evidenced based interventions, developing feasible interventions based on relevant literature, and developing a group protocol appropriate for the client's needs. An established rubric is used in the assessment of this assignment.
  • Result:
    Target: 70% of students will achieve an 80% or higher on the assignment Fall 2018 (N=40): 95% (n= 38) of students achieved 80% or higher on this assignment Spring 2019 (N=32): 81% (n= 26) of students achieved 80% or higher on this assignment
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 graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about management, marketing, and finance of therapeutic recreation services.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    All CTR students, including TR program students, are required to take a departmental level management course as well as a budget and finance course. Considering this, specific knowledge about these issues in TR specifically is taught in CTR 433. Evaluation of this knowledge was collected through quizzes focused on specific areas of the TR administrative processes. Each student in CTR 433 completed a quiz on finance and reimbursement as well as one of marketing and promotion in therapeutic recreation. The material from these quizzes was taken from current readings as well as lecture specific to the topics within the therapeutic recreation field.
  • Result:
    Quiz: Finance and Reimbursement in therapeutic recreation (10 questions) Target: 70% of students will achieve an 75% or higher on this assignment Fall 2019 (N=46): 85% (n= 39) of students achieved 75% or higher on this assignment Quiz: Marketing and Promotion in therapeutic recreation (8 questions) Target: 70% of students will achieve an 75% or higher on this assignment Fall 2019 (N=46): 74% (n= 34) of students achieved 75% or higher on this assignment Quiz: Standards and Regulations in therapeutic recreation (10 questions) Target: 70% of students will achieve an 75% or higher on this assignment Fall 2019 (N=46): 96% (n= 44) of students achieved 75% or higher on this assignment

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.