Recreation Administration Core Program

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 Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the scope of the profession, and its professional organizations that is the focus of the program, along with professional practices of that profession. 7.01.02 "7.01.02 Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the relevant historical, theoretical, scientific, and philosophical foundations of the profession(s) for which the program prepares students."
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    RA 55: exam #1 (questions 1-29); RA55: 65% of students achieve score of 70% or higher on relevant questions on the RA 55 exam "RA179: 93% of students achieve score of 70% or higher on the RA 179 conference paper "RA: 179 conference attendance and paper" "RA179: 93% of students achieve score of 70% or higher on the RA 179 conference paper Indirect 70% or more of respondents indicate the learning outcomes was achieved" 7.01.02 "RA 55 exam #2 (questions 30-50);" "Direct: RA 101 reading quizzes (17 questions) Indirect 2 intern focus group questions, 3 Alumni Survey questions "
  • Result:
    Data were collected on the RA 55: RA 55 final exam Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. 76% of the students met the 70% threshold. RA179: 98% of students (49/50) attended a professional conference and wrote a reflection paper. 7.01.02 "RA 55 exam: 65% of students achieve score of 70% or higher on relevant questions on the RA 55 exam" RA 55 exam: 100% Students met the 70% threshold in both fall and spring. "Direct RA 101 reading quizzes: __% of students achieve score of 70% or higher on relevant questions on the quizzes Indirect Intern Focus Group: Positive themes from focus group for the questions related to this standard; Alumni Survey: 70% or more of respondents indicates the learning outcome was achieved for the items related to this standard" RA 101 quizzes: Student scores revealed that the 70% threshold was met on 3 of the 5 quizzes.
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:
    (7.02.01) Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to conduct needs assessments and design recreation and related experiences clearly reflecting application of knowledge from relevant facets of contemporary professional practice, science, and philosophy.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    "Direct RA 77s Program Plan; RA 184/187 Intern Focus Group (1 question)" "77s program implementation" "RA 133 Facility Plan"
  • Result:
    "Direct RA 77s program plan: 100% of students achieve score of 70% or higher on program plan. Indirect Intern focus group: Positive themes from focus group;" RA 77s program plan: All Students scored 70% or higher, with an average score of 90%. RA 133 facility plan: 97% of students achieved a score of 70% or higher (32 out of 33 students completed the project in the course) "RA 77s program implementation: All students scored 80% or higher. 100% of the students met the threshold. For Spring 2018, 100% met the threshold"
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:
    7.03.01Students graduating from the program shall be able to recognize basic facts, concepts, principles, and procedures of management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism, and/or related professions.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    "Direct RA 179 exams (in progress) Indirect Intern focus group(1 question); intern supervisor survey (8 questions)" "Direct RA 179 exams 86% of students achieve score of 70% or higher on relevant questions of the RA 179 exam Indirect Intern Focus group positive themes in question related to this outcome; Intern supervisor survey:Supervisors will rate their intern at 80% or higher on each item related to this standard." RA 135 marketing plan - "RA 135 95% of students achieve score of 70% or higher on marketing plan"
  • Result:
    "RA 179 exams: 84% Students met the 70% threshold in both fall and spring. Indirect Alumni Survey was implemented" RA 135 Marketing plan- 95% of students (19 out of 20) completed the project for an average of 86.5%, meeting the threshold

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.