The Recreation and Tourism Management program emphasizes learning and leadership in a wide variety of environmental contexts. Students gain a broad understanding of leisure and recreation in our society while developing strong managerial skills. Our program prepares students for careers ranging from park interpreters to recreation resource managers, camp directors, municipal recreation directors, nature-based tourism providers, fitness center directors, and many more. Students take our program at UMM because they love the hands-on nature of the coursework, the fieldwork, the small class size, and the internships that gain them quality work experience by the time they graduate. Our students become very involved in campus and community stewardship and programming through many service projects over the course of their studies. These projects, such as the Washington County Special Olympics and the Machias Haunted Forest, allow the students to learn by experiencing while benefiting the local community.

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 develop an understanding of current and changing techniques and processes used by workers within the broad range of professional positions and organizations housed in the industry.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    REM 219 Introduction to Tourism Final Exam The exam was created by the program faculty to assess the breadth of content pertinent to a tourism context. The test requires students to demonstrate their comprehension of concepts including tourism marketing, impacts, and strategies for sustainable tourism development.
  • Result:
    Standard met: 85% of students scored 70% or higher. Our standard was that at least 70% of students score 70% or higher.
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 demonstrate knowledge of concepts and skills necessary for the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive recreational programs tailored to a great variety of individual and group needs.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    REM 201 Rose M Gaffney Project Final Report One faculty member developed this assignment to assess students’ abilities to select appropriate activities, strategies, and techniques in programming for diverse groups. The assignment and rubric were implemented in 2013.
  • Result:
    Standard met: 71% of students scored 70% or higher. Note: Some students did not complete the assignment. Of those who completed the assignment, 100% scored 70% or higher. Our standard was that at least 70% of students score 70% 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 understand and develop techniques that enable the implementation of appropriate operational and strategic management practices.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    REM 321 Recreation Administration & Supervision Final Exam The exam was created by the program faculty to assess the breadth of content pertinent to this learning objective. The test requires students to demonstrate their abilities to apply concepts.
  • Result:
    Standard met: 77.8% of students scored 70% or higher. Our standard was that at least 70% of students score 70% or higher.

The Recreation and Tourism Management program emphasizes learning and leadership in a wide variety of environmental contexts. Students gain a broad understanding of leisure and recreation in our society while developing strong managerial skills. Our program prepares students for careers ranging from park interpreters to recreation resource managers, camp directors, municipal recreation directors, nature-based tourism providers, fitness center directors, and many more. Students take our program at UMM because they love the hands-on nature of the coursework, the fieldwork, the small class size, and the internships that gain them quality work experience by the time they graduate. Our students become very involved in campus and community stewardship and programming through many service projects over the course of their studies. These projects, such as the Washington County Special Olympics and the Machias Haunted Forest, allow the students to learn by experiencing while benefiting the local community.

The Recreation and Tourism Management program emphasizes learning and leadership in a wide variety of environmental contexts. Students gain a broad understanding of leisure and recreation in our society while developing strong managerial skills. Our program prepares students for careers ranging from park interpreters to recreation resource managers, camp directors, municipal recreation directors, nature-based tourism providers, fitness center directors, and many more. Students take our program at UMM because they love the hands-on nature of the coursework, the fieldwork, the small class size, and the internships that gain them quality work experience by the time they graduate. Our students become very involved in campus and community stewardship and programming through many service projects over the course of their studies. These projects, such as the Washington County Special Olympics and the Machias Haunted Forest, allow the students to learn by experiencing while benefiting the local community.

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.