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Recreation and Parks Management Program

The Recreation and Parks Management major at Frostburg State University is housed in the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation in the College of Education. The program has three full-time faculty assigned to the Program. The discipline consists of 39 credits including an internship. In addition, the major offers four concentrations: Community Program Delivery, Adventure Sports Management, Hospitality Management and Tourism, and Sport Promotion and Communication. The Adventure Sports Management Concentration is a collaborative program with Garrett College and the Hospitality Management and Tourism Concentration is a collaborative program with Allegany College of Maryland.

6 Year Graduation Rate: 90%
  • Outcome 1:
    Program-specific learning outcomes: 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) the techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in these industries, and c) the foundation of the profession in history, science and philosophy.
  • Outcome 1 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
    A sample of assessment methods were used to assess the three outcomes identified for the Standard 7.01. For each subcategory of learning outcome (scope of the profession, techniques of professionals, and the foundations of the profession), an assessment method was used. The three methods used were: final paper for RECR 201; CPRP self-assessment; and leisure society paper.
  • Outcome 1 Result:
    Overall for the 7.01 standard, all three (100%) of the assessment indicators where above the 70% criteria. The three assessment subcategories were the nature and scope of the profession, techniques of professionals, and the foundations of the profession. Nature and scope of profession (95% of student scored above 70%) Techniques and processes (90% of student scored above 70%) Foundations (96% of student scored above 70%)
  • Outcome 2:
    Outcomes: 7.02.01 Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate the ability to design a recreation program. 7.02.02 Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate the ability to implement a recreation program. 7.02.03 Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate the ability to evaluate a recreation program. 7.02.04 Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate the ability to address cultural diversity needs in designing a recreation program.
  • Outcome 2 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
    A sample of assessment methods were used to assess the four outcomes identified for the Standard 7.02. Representing the four subcategories identified in the programming learning outcome (i.e. program design, program implementation, program evaluation, and cultural dimensions affecting programs), a sample of four assessments was used in the assessment where one factor represented each dimension of the learning outcome. The four methods used were: an individual program plan; self-assessment per competencies; research paper; CPRP self-assessment related to evaluation; and part I of individual program plan.
  • Outcome 2 Result:
    For the programming learning outcomes, all four of the assessment indicators were above the 70% criteria. The four assessment indicators were program design, program implementation, program evaluation, and cultural dimensions affecting programs. 7.02.01 Program Design (96% of student scored above 70%) 7.02.02 Program Implementation (94% of student scored above 70%) 7.02.03 Program Evaluation (100% of student scored above 70%) 7.02.04 Cultural Dimensions (89% of student scored above 70%)
  • Outcome 3:
    Outcomes: 7.03.01 Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about agency organizational structure, authority, role, and responsibility. 7.03.02 Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about planning for recreation. 7.03.03 Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about agency organization and administration. 7.03.04 Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about human resources management. 7.03.05 Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about financial management. 7.03.06 Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about facility and land use. 7.03.07 Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about public safety and risk management.
  • Outcome 3 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
    A sample of assessment methods were used to assess the seven outcomes identified for the Standard 7.03. The seven CAPRA related assessment indicators were agency, planning, administration, human resources, financial, facilities and land use, and risk management. For each subcategory of learning outcome, an assessment method was used with the exception of one learning outcome for which two assessment methods were used. The methods used were: exam for agency role; quizzes for planning concepts (master planning and site planning); budgeting assignment, grant application and staff scheduling; hiring unit; request for proposal; service learning – facility recommendations; and a risk management plan.
  • Outcome 3 Result:
    For the management learning outcomes, all seven (100%) assessment indicators were above the 70% criteria. The seven assessment indicators based on the CAPRA accreditation standards were agency, planning, administration, human resources, financial, facilities and land use, and risk management. 7.03.01 Agency (88% of student scored above 70%) 7.03.02 Planning (83% of student scored above 70%) 7.03.03 Administration (95% of student scored above 70%) 7.03.04 Human Resources (95% of student scored above 70%) 7.03.05 Financial (90% of student scored above 70%) 7.03.06 Facilities and Land Use (88% of student scored above 70%) 7.03.07 Risk Management (92% of student scored above 70%)
    COAPRT Standard 2.05.05:  N/A
    COAPRT Standard 3.06:  N/A
    COAPRT Standard 3.07:  N/A