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RECR 450:

Recreation Internship

Current Copy of the RECR 450 Syllabus
Internship sites used by previous students
Pre-Practicum and Internship Notebook

Course Description: Internship programs provide supervised career-related experience in a leisure service organization. Student must complete a minimum of 400 agency hours in a setting that demonstrates planning, leadership, administrative, and supervisory skills. Students should consult Pre-Practicum and Internship Guideline Book and follow specific procedures.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students in this course will be assessed on their ability to:
    • Synthesize knowledge and experience from the recreation/sport professional.Interact with a full time recreation/sport professional.
    • Ability to practice and apply theories learned in the classroom to real life situations.
    • Correctly evaluate his/her performance in this practical setting.
    • Continue his/her professional education under the guidance of the agency and college supervisor.
    • Continue to expand and develop his/her human relation skills and leadership techniques.
    • Gain a greater understanding of the duties and responsibilities of full time recreation/sport professionals.
    • Better identify the strengths they have acquired and the weaknesses which they need to improve through further education and/or experience.
    • Understand the procedures of seeking employment.
    • Observe and to understand the working relationships between employees at all levels within an organization.

Professional Standards addressed in RECR 450: COAPRT (NRPA)

A) 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.

  • Indirect Measure - RECR 450: Philosophy of Recreation & Leisure: Student understanding of the philosophy of Recreation and Leisure will be analyzed through the exit survey during the Internship

Name of Assessment Scoring Guide Assessment/
Experience in Course
Program Learning Outcome Student Performance Criteria Standards Met
Philosophy of Recreation & Leisure
Learning Outcome: Direct Measure

Exit Interview: Philosophy

1 Students 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 (Shepherd University)
*Critical Thinking
*Creative Thinking
*Oral Communication
*Written Communication
*Experiential Learning

-Grading/Assessment Rubric or see: Pre Practicum and Internship Guideline Book
-Rubric used to report assessment data (Outcomes) to SU
-Results of learning outcome (assessment data) for understanding of Philosophy

7.01:04 CPI REVISION (June, 2014):

Due to lack of previous enforcement it was determined that the current measure was not sufficient.  Philosophy Statement is now required of all graduating seniors, added to the Senior Exit Survey (line #24) and assessed using the Senior Rubric (A).

 

 

B) 7.03: (Management/ Administration) Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.

  • Direct Measure - RECR 450: Students in this course will be assessed on their understanding of programming and management through the mid & final Internship

Name of Assessment Scoring Guide Assessment/
Experience in Course
Program Learning Outcome Student Performance Criteria Standards Met
Internship Evaluation: Programming and Management Skills
Learning Outcome:
Direct Measure

Programming and Management Skills

5 Students must perform at or above the "Accomplished" level in order to be considered "Proficient" in their understanding of general leisure/recreation concepts. COAPRT 7.03
LEAP (Shepherd University)
*Critical Thinking
*Creative Thinking
*Oral Communication
*Written Communication
*Experiential Learning
*Problem Solving

-Grading/Assessment Rubric or see: Pre Practicum and Internship Guideline Book
-Rubric used to report assessment data (Outcomes) to SU
-Results of learning outcome (assessment data) for understanding of Prog & Mgmt.

7.03:04 CPI REVISION (June, 2014):

Due to past results, recommendations, and revisions to the Assessment Plan it was determined that the terminology in the mid & final Employer Evaluation did not adequately measure programming and meanagement skills. Therefore, revisions were made for increased alignment to the concepts involved in programming and management.

 

C) 7.03: (Management/ Administration) Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.

  • Indirect Measure RECR 450: Students in this course will be assessed on their understanding of their leadership skills through the mid & final

Name of Assessment Scoring Guide Assessment/
Experience in Course
Program Learning Outcome Student Performance Criteria Standards Met
Internship Evaluation Leadership Skills
Learning Outcome: Indirect Measure

Leadership Skills

6 Students must perform at or above the "Accomplished" level in order to be considered "Proficient" in their understanding of general leisure/recreation concepts. COAPRT 7.03
LEAP (Shepherd University)
*Oral Communication
*Written Communication
*Problem Solving

-Grading/Assessment Rubric or see: Pre Practicum and Internship Guideline Book
-Rubric used to report assessment data (Outcomes) to SU
-Results of learning outcome (assessment data) for understanding of Leadership Skills

CPI REVISION (June, 2014):

Due to past results and recommendations it was determined that the Leadership Skills Evaluation was not an adequate measure for management and administration. Therefore, it was eliminated as a measure

 

 

D) 7.04 (Internship)Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate, through a comprehensive internship of not less than 400 clock hours, the ability to use diverse, structured ways of thinking to solve problems related to different facets of professional practice, engage in advocacy, and stimulate innovation.

  • Direct Measure RECR 450: Students in this course will be assessed on their professionalism and proficiency in programming and management through the Special/Capstone

Name of Assessment Scoring Guide Assessment/
Experience in Course
Program Learning Outcome Student Performance Criteria Standards Met
Special Capstone Project
Learning Outcome Direct Measure

Capstone Project: Professionalism and proficiency in programming and management

7 Students must perform at or above the "Accomplished" level in order to be considered "Proficient" in their understanding of general leisure/recreation concepts. COAPRT 7.04
LEAP (Shepherd University)
*Critical Thinking
*Oral Communication
*Written Communication
*Experiential Learning
*Problem Solving

-Grading/Assessment Rubric or see: Pre Practicum and Internship Guideline Book
-Rubric used to report assessment data (Outcomes) to SU
-Results of learning outcome (assessment data) for Capstone Project

7.04:04: CPI REVISIONS (June, 2014)

Due to past results, recommendations, and revisions to the Assessment Plan it was determined that Capstone Project in itself was not adequate to measure professionalism and proficiency in programming and management. Needed was an evaluation instrument that would measure student learning associated with the Capstone Project.

 

E) 7.04: (Management/ Administration) Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.

  • Indirect Measure RECR 450: Students in this course will be assessed on their professionalism and proficiency in programming and management through the Exit Interview

Name of Assessment Scoring Guide Assessment/
Experience in Course
Program Learning Outcome Student Performance Criteria Standards Met
Exit Interview: Professionalism and Proficiency in Programming and Management
Learning Outcome: Indirect Measure

Exit Interview regarding understanding of Programming and Management

7 Students must perform at or above the "Accomplished" level in order to be considered "Proficient" in their understanding of general leisure/recreation concepts. COAPRT 7.04
LEAP (Shepherd University)
*Oral Communication
*Experiential Learning
*Problem Solving

-Grading/Assessment Rubric or see: Pre Practicum and Internship Guideline Book
-Rubric used to report assessment data (Outcomes) to SU
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Results of learning outcome (assessment data) for proficiency in Prog. & Mgmt.

7.04:04: CPI REVISIONS (June, 2014)

Due to past results, recommendations, and revisions to the Assessment Plan it was determined that Senior Exit Survey needed a change properly measure student learning of mangement shown during their Internship. Therefore, a change has been implemented to compare data from the intern and the site supervisor regarding their evaluation of management skills.

 













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