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RECR 140:

Introduction to Leisure Studies

Current Copy of the RECR 140 Syllabus

Course Description: A study of the historical and philosophical foundation of recreation and leisure and its impact on society. Topics include recreation programs in various settings, commercial and tourism, therapeutic recreation, and career opportunities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students in this course will be assessed on their ability to:
    • Understand general concepts involved in recreation and sport services
    • Synthesize the principals, concepts, and importance of recreation and sport culminating in a presentation to the class
    • Synthesize principles related to professional in recreation and sport
    • Render an understanding the management of risk as it pertains to the health and welfare of sport participants and spectators
    • Synthesize ethical practices as it applies to recreational and sport
    • Render and Utilize an understanding of the influence of recreation and sport on various cultures and regions of the world

Professional Standards addressed in RECR 140: COAPRT (NRPA)

7.01 (Foundations) 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.

A) Pre/Post Exam

    Direct Measure: RECR 140 (Introduction Course): Pre/Post Exam to cover basic principles related to history, philosophy, and the recreation profession

Name of Assessment Scoring Guide Assessment/
Experience in Course
Program Learning Outcome Student Performance Criteria Standards Met

Pre/Post Exam

Direct Measure
Pre/Post Exam 1Students must perform at or above the "Accomplished" level in order to be considered "Proficient" in their understanding of general leisure/recreation concepts. COAPRT 7.01

LEAP:

-Creative thinking
-Oral Communication

-Written Communication
Rubric used to assess Pre/Post Exam (N/A - comparison Exam Scores)
Rubric used to report assessment data (Outcomes) to S U
Results of Learning Outcome (assessment data) for Pre/Post Exam

7.01:04 CPI REVISIONS (June, 2014)

Due to past resutls, recommendations and revisions to the Assessment Plan it was determined that revisions were needed to the Pre/Post Exam as a measurement of learning.

Pre/Post Exam: Rewritten to provide enhanced measure regarding student learning of history and philosophy.

  • Original Pre/Post Exam (See Assessment Plan)
  • Revised Pre/Post Exam (See Assessment Plan)


B) Career Analysis

     Direct Measure: RECR 140 (Introduction Course): Career Analysis: Student RECR 140 (Introduction course) Students will research job analysis’ of various recreation careers

Name of Assessment Scoring Guide Assessment/
Experience in Course
Program Learning Outcome Student Performance Criteria Standards Met
Current Issues and trends through Career Analysis
Direct Measure
Career Analysis 2Students must perform at or above the "Accomplished" level in order to be considered "Proficient" in their understanding of general leisure/recreation concepts. COAPRT 7.01

LEAP:

-Creative thinking
-Oral Communication

-Written Communication
Description of Career Analysis assignment (see syllabus above)
Rubric used to assess Career Analysis assignment
Rubric used to report assessment data (Outcomes) to S U
Result of Learning Outcome (assessment data) for Career Analysis Assignment

 

7.01:04 CPI REVISIONS (June, 2014)

Due to past resutls, recommendations and revisions to the Assessment Plan it was determined that revisions were needed to the Career Analysis as a measurement of learning.

Career Analysis: Additions to measure student learning regarding issues and trends in Recreation and Leisure Services.

Shepherd University Recreation and Sport Program Self-Study | P.O. Box 5000 | Butcher Center
Shepherdstown, West Virginia | 25443-5000 | 304-876-5000 | 800-344-5231