The University of Idaho, will be prepare you to enter a career designed to encourage healthy active lifestyles. As a graduate, you will have the opportunity for increased personal and professional quality of life and be prepared for a wide array of recreation, park and tourism positions. Alumni find leadership and management jobs in the recreation field such as being a commercial recreation outfitter and guide, special events coordinator, fitness club or sports facility manager, or a director of recreation for a campus, city or summer camp.

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:
    7.01 (a) - students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the nature and scope of the profession for recreation management. [Foundations] 7.01 (b) - students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge of techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in recreation settings. [Foundations] 7.01 (c) - Students will demonstrate the entry-level knowledge of the foundation of the profession in history, science and philosophy.
  • Measure Type:
    Indirect
  • Assessment Method:
    7.01(a) - Direct REC 104 Speaker Papers – 80% receive a C or better on papers Indirect RPU Focus Group 2015-2017 7.01a – No established levels for qualitative data. 7.01a REC Student Survey 2016 and 2017 – a 4.0 or higher (of 5). 7.01(b) - Direct Measures REC 485 Trend or Issue Presentation - 80% receive a B or better on presentation Indirect Measures RPU Focus Group 2015-2017 7.01b REC Student Survey 2016 & 2017 – 4.0 or higher (of 5). 7.01(c) - Direct Measures REC 260 Papers – 80% of students receive 12 of 15 points (B) or higher on all 15 Papers Indirect Measures RPU Focus Group 2015-2017 7.01c REC Student Survey 2016 & 2017 – 4.0 or higher (of 5).
  • Result:
    7.01(a) - Results REC 104 Speaker Papers – 62% received a C or better on papers REC 104 Decisions: Of the submitted assignments the students averaged an 89% on their papers, but the assignment only received a 70% submission rate. When factoring the missing assignments, the average grade dropped to a 62%. This confirms the instructor’s suspicion that the papers were not weighted heavily enough, but the instructor and students still maintain the importance of the assignment to gain a comprehensive understanding of the employment opportunities within the field. As such, the speaker reflections will be maintained, but the required length of the papers should be doubled and the points total should be raised to 15 points rather than the initial 5 points they were initially worth. 7.01a REC Students agree or strongly agree (M = 4.4) they have or are developing entry-level knowledge of the nature and scope of the profession for recreation management. 7.01(b) - Results REC 485 Trend or Issue Presentation – N/A; course was not taught this academic year RPU Focus Group Results indicate students appreciated the hands-on experience provided by REC 424. Students also highlighted the importance and benefits of attending a recreation conference. 7.01b REC Student Survey Results. Results indicate that students agree or strongly agree (M = 4.6) they have or are developing entry-level knowledge of techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in recreation settings. 7.01(c) - Results REC 260 Paper – 75.8% received a grade of B or higher on the papers. Decision: REC 260 Decisions: Performance levels were slightly under expectations (-4.2%). The instructor has high expectations for student performance, and provides information about the papers in class and on the Bblearn course website. No curriculum changes are scheduled at this time. RPU Focus Group Results indicate students enjoyed REC 260 and felt that the class is supportive of this learning outcome. REC Student Survey Results indicate that students agree or strongly agree (M = 4.3) they have or are developing the entry-level knowledge of the foundation of the profession in history, science and philosophy.
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:
    7.02 (a) - Students will demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate a recreation program or service experience for clientele that embraces personal and/or cultural diversity. [Programming] 7.02 (b) - Students graduating from the program will demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply ways to facilitate recreational programs or service experiences with diverse clientele and cultures. [Programming]
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    7.02 (a) Direct Measures-REC 240 Program Plan Justification Sheet Assignment – 80% receive a C or higher Indirect Measures- RPU Focus Group 2015-2018 7.02a REC Student Survey 2016 & 2017 – 4.0 or higher (of 5). 7.02 (b) Direct Measure-REC 395 Invite, Include, Involve! (Assignment 2) – 80% of students receive 16 of 20 points (80% - B) or higher Indirect Measures RPU Focus Group 2015-2018 7.02b REC Student Survey 2016 & 2017 – 4.0 or higher (of 5).
  • Result:
    7.02 (a) - Results Academic Year 2016-2017 7.02 (a) - Results REC 240 Program Plan Justification Sheet Assignment – 100% receive a C or higher RPU Focus Group results indicate that students agreed that REC 240 is helpful and supportive of the learning outcome. The practical experiences are particularly helpful. 7.02a REC Student Survey Results. Results indicate students on average agree or strongly agree (M = 4.4) are graduating (or on track to graduate) with the ability to design, implement and evaluate a recreation program or service experience for clientele that embraces personal and/or cultural diversity. 7.02 (b) - Results Academic Year 2017-2018 7.02 (b) – Results Direct measure 7.02b - REC 395 direct measure results. REC 395 Invite, Include, Involve! (Assignment 2) – Not taught RPU Focus Group results indicate that students felt REC 395 help them obtain a better understanding of the diversity issue and how to facilitate and design programs and services with diverse clientele and cultures. Students also mentioned REC 240 and REC 424 are supportive of the learning outcome. 7.02b REC Student Survey Results. Results indicate students on average agree or strongly agree (M = 4.5) are graduating (or on track to graduate) from the program shall demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply ways to facilitate recreational programs or service experiences with diverse clientele and cultures.
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:
    7.03 Students graduating from the program will demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply entry-level concepts, principles and procedures of operations and strategic administration to professional practice settings. [Management/Administration]
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Direct Measures REC 280 – 100% made a B or Higher REC 280 Practicum Student “Wrapping it Up” Assignment (Self-Reflection) – 80% receive a B or higher REC 490 Final Project – 100% receive a B or better Indirect Measures RPU Focus Group 2015-2018 7.03 REC Student Survey 2016 & 2017 – 4.0 or higher (of 5).
  • Result:
    Direct Measures REC 280 Decisions: Performance levels were met, no changes needed at this time. REC 490 Decisions: Performance levels were met, no changes needed at this time. Indirect Measures RPU Focus Group results indicate REC 280 and REC 498 are helpful for achieving this outcome 7.03 REC Student Survey Results. Students graduating from the program agree or strongly agree (M = 4.6) that they have entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.

The University of Idaho, will be prepare you to enter a career designed to encourage healthy active lifestyles. As a graduate, you will have the opportunity for increased personal and professional quality of life and be prepared for a wide array of recreation, park and tourism positions. Alumni find leadership and management jobs in the recreation field such as being a commercial recreation outfitter and guide, special events coordinator, fitness club or sports facility manager, or a director of recreation for a campus, city or summer camp.

The University of Idaho, will be prepare you to enter a career designed to encourage healthy active lifestyles. As a graduate, you will have the opportunity for increased personal and professional quality of life and be prepared for a wide array of recreation, park and tourism positions. Alumni find leadership and management jobs in the recreation field such as being a commercial recreation outfitter and guide, special events coordinator, fitness club or sports facility manager, or a director of recreation for a campus, city or summer camp.

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.