Assessment of Learning Outcomes Plan

Faculty in Recreation Management will meet twice each year to review learning outcome assessments from the previous semester. Coordinators of Experience Industry Management and Therapeutic Recreation in concert with the Department Chair will schedule an extended meeting time and place in June and February of each year. Faculty will be responsible to gather and report results for performance measures associated with classes they teach. In the Learning Outcomes Assessment meetings, faculty will present the results of performance measures and a general discussion will consider course and program improvements to be made based on assessment results and other available data. The performance results and plans for continuous program improvement will then be combined by program coordinators and finalized into an assessment of learning outcomes document made available to all faculty. The results and program improvements will also be added to the University learning outcomes wiki by the department chair.

It is expected that tests used in these assessment processes are to be used solely for the purpose of measuring student learning outcomes. Results are not to be used for instructor performance evaluations or other unrelated or tangentially related purposes. Further, in order to be in compliance with the Family Education Right to Privacy Act, no scores or data will be reported that could be linked with a specific individual student.

The learning outcomes, performance measures, quality assessment measures, and performance standards are detailed below for each department program.

Experience Industry Management

Standard 7.01A

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;

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.01.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 300 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
RECM 430 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 300 Professional Exploration Assignment
RECM 300 Final Exam Questions # 29-50, 71-73
RECM 430 Professional Membership Assignment
7.01.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
Professional Exploration Assignment: Assignment and rubric reviewed by faculty colleagues and student teaching assistants.
Final Exam Questions # 29-50, 71-73: Each item was peer reviewed by colleague professor and student teaching assistants. Each exam item was also reviewed using ExamStat Item Analysis System.
Professional Membership Assignment: Academic peers reviewed the assignment for content validity and it does provide students the opportunity to learn about the scope of the profession by understanding the mission and role of relevant professional organizations.
Performance Levels Professional Exploration Assignment: Average score for content aspects of this assignment of 85%.
Final Exam Questions # 29-50, 71-73: Average score for all items of 82%.
Professional Membership Assignment: Average assignment grade of 85% or better.

Standard 7.01B

Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: b) techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in these industries;

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.01.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 404 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
RECM 405 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
RECM 486 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 404 Budget Prioritization Assignment
RECM 405 Case Studies
RECM 486 Risk Management Project
7.01.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
Budget Prioritization Assignment: Assignment developed and used previously in this class by Dr. Taniguchi.
Case Studies: Two new cases were adopted from the Harvard Business Cases as recommended by John Savage, Regional Account Manager.
Risk Management Project: Reviewed assignment requirements w/another instructor who practices law and is familiar w/risk mgt designs and plans.
Performance Levels Budget Prioritization Assignment: Average assignment score of 80%.
Case Studies: Average case scores will be 85% or better.
Risk Management Project: Overall average Risk Management Project will be 85%.

Standard 7.01C

Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: c) the foundation of the profession in history, science and philosophy.

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.01.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 300 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
RECM 404 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 300 Exam Items
RECM 404 Quizzes
7.01.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
Exam Items: Each item was peer reviewed by colleague professor and student teaching assistants. Each exam item was also reviewed using ExamStat Item Analysis System.
Quizzes: Quiz questions were based upon content from the reading.
Performance Levels Exam Items: Average score for all items of 82%.
Quizzes: Average quiz grade of 85%.

Standard 7.02

Students graduating from the Program shall demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate service that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.02.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 420 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 420 Exam Items
RECM 420 Experience Visionary Assignment
RECM 420 Experience Consulting Report
7.02.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
Exam Items: Revisions were made to the 2012 exams and the new questions were also reviewed by the TA. Old items that performed poorly based upon item analysis data were tossed or revised
Experience Visionary Assignment: Assignment was developed during the 2012 fall semester and was further revised based upon student and TA feedback.
Experience Consulting Report: Assignment was developed during the 2012 fall semester and was further revised based upon student and TA feedback.
Performance Levels Exam Items: Average score of 85%.
Experience Visionary Assignment: Average assignment score of 85%.
Experience Consulting Report: Average assignment score of 85%.

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.

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.03.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 420 Syllabus
RECM 430 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
RECM 405 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 430 Five Key Principles to Successful Venue Management
RECM 430 Venue Analysis
RECM 405 Case Studies
RECM 405 Business Plan
7.03.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
Five Key Principles to Successful Venue Management and Venue Analysis: Academic peers assessed content validity of the 5 Key Principles of Management paper and the Venue Analysis assignments. The leadership paper does indicate students recognized key management/leadership skills. The venue analysis assignment demonstrates students recognize venue management through the lens of experience staging, a key procedure for the experience industry profession
Case Studies: Two new cases were adopted from the Harvard Business Cases as recommended by John Savage, Regional Account Manager.
Business Plan: This assignment has been reviewed by faculty across campus in a Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop to assess assignment face and criterion validity. Narrative descriptions were enhanced and revised using this feedback.
Performance Levels Five Key Principles to Successful Venue Management and Venue Analysis: The average grade on the 2 items specific to content will be 85%.
Case Studies: Average case scores will be 85% or better.
Business Plan: Average assignment scores from content areas will be 85% or better.

Standard 7.04

Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate, through a comprehensive internship of not less than 400 clock hours and no fewer than 10 weeks, the potential to succeed as professionals at supervisory or higher levels in park, recreation, tourism, or related organizations.

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.04.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 496R Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM496R Internship Portfolio
RECM 496R Weekly Log
RECM496R Supervisor Evaluations
RECM496R Capstone Project
7.04.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
Portfolio: This assignment has been reviewed and revised by academic peers for several years. Specific assignments within the portfolio will continue to undergo revisions.
Weekly Log: Measures the amount of time students spend in the internship
Supervisor Evaluations: Midterm and final evaluations contain items of importance for practitioners supervising student interns
Capstone Project: Rubric and content validity of the capstone project has been reviewed and revised by academic peers
Performance Levels Portfolio: The average score for the portfolio will be 85% or better.
Weekly Log: Average score will be 100%.
Supervisor Evaluations: The average score on supervisor ratings will be 4 out of 5.
Capstone Project: Average score will be 85% or better.

Therapeutic Recreation

Standard 7.01

Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the nature and scope of the therapeutic recreation.

Standard 7.01 A
Professional Practice

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.01.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 470 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
RECM 472 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 470 Final Project
RECM 472 Evidence Based Assignment
7.01.02
Quality Assessment Measures

Evidence of content & criterion validity
RECM 470 Final Project: Academic peer review: Faculty reviewed item and grading rubrics
RECM 472 Evidence based Assignment: Academic peer review, Initial review 2/8/2013. Additional review 1/10/14, reviewed assignment and grading rubrics.
Performance Levels RECM 470 Final Project: Final Project class ave. 94% 21/22 scored over 80%
RECM 472 Evidence Based Assignment: Average score for content aspects of this assignment of 85%.

Standard 7.01B
Processes and Techniques

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.01.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 470 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
RECM 471 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
RECM 473 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 470 Final Project
RECM 471 Group Project
RECM 473 Written plan of operations
7.01.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
Academic Peer Review: Review 1/10/14, reviewed assignments and grading rubrics.
Performance Levels RECM 470 Final Project Final Project 80% or higher
RECM 471 Group Project Group: program plan 80% or higher on group project
RECM 473 Written plan of operations Written Plan of Operations 80% or higher

Standard 7.01C
The foundation of the profession in history, science, theoretical and philosophy

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.01.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 300 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
RECM 470 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 300 Exam Items
RECM 470 Exam I
7.01.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
RECM 300 Exam Items: See EIM outcome measures reports
RECM 470 Academic peer review. Initial review 2/8/2013. Review 1/10/14, reviewed items and grading rubrics.
Performance Levels RECM 300: Average score for all items of 80%.
RECM 470: 80% or higher

Standard 7.02

Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement, document, and evaluate therapeutic recreation services that facilitate targeted outcomes, and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.

Standard 7.02 A
Assessment

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.02a.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 471 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 471 Assessment Paper
RECM 471 Final Exam
7.02a.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
RECM 471 Assessment Paper Academic peer review. Initial review 2/8/2013. Review 1/10/14, reviewed assignments and grading rubrics.
RECM 471 Final Exam Academic peer review. Initial review 2/8/2013. Review 1/10/14, reviewed items and test questions.
Performance Levels RECM 471 Assessment Paper 80% or higher on paper
RECM 471 Final Exam 80% or higher on Test

Standard 7.02 B
Program Planning

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.02b.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 471 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
RECM 472 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 471 Individualized Program Plan
RECM 472 Goals and Objectives Assignment
7.02b.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
RECM 471 Individualized Program Plan Academic peer review. Initial review 2/8/2013. Review 1/10/14, reviewed assignments and grading rubrics.
RECM 472 Goals and Objectives Assignment Academic peer review. Initial review 2/8/2013. Review 1/10/14, reviewed assignments and grading rubrics.
Performance Levels RECM 471 Individualized Program Plan 80% or higher
RECM 472 Goals and Objectives Assignment 80% or higher

Standard 7.02 C
Implementation and Facilitation

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.02c.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 472 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 472 Activity Analysis and Modification Portion of Evidence Based Case History
RECM 472 Facilitation Techniques Presentation
7.02c.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
RECM 472 Activity Analysis and Modification Portion of Evidence Base Case History. Initial review 2/8/2013. Review 1/10/14, reviewed assignments and grading rubrics.
RECM 472 Facilitation Techniques Presentation. Review 1/10/14, reviewed assignments and grading rubrics.
Performance Levels RECM 472 Activity Analysis and Modification: Portion of Evidence Base Case History 80% or higher
RECM 472 Facilitation Techniques Presentation: 80% or higher

Standard 7.02 D
Documentation

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.02d.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 473 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 473 Final project
RECM 473 Exam 1
7.02d.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
RECM 473 Final project: Academic peer review. Initial review 2/8/2013. Review 1/10/14, reviewed assignments and grading rubrics.
RECM 473 Exam 1: Academic peer review. Initial review 2/8/2013. Review 1/10/14, reviewed items.
Performance Levels RECM 473 Final project final project WPO 80% or higher
RECM 473 Exam 1: Exam 1 80% or higher

Standard 7.02 E
Evaluation

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.02e.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 471 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
RECM 473 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 471 Final Exam
RECM 473 Written Plan of Operations
7.02e.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
RECM 473 Final project: Academic peer review. Initial review 2/8/2013. Review 1/10/14, reviewed assignments and grading rubrics.
RECM 473 Written Plan of Operations: Academic peer review. Initial review 2/8/2013. Review 1/10/14, reviewed assignments and grading rubrics.
Performance Levels RECM 471 Final Exam: 80% or higher RECM 473 Written Plan of Operations: 80% or higher

Standard 7.03

Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about facts, concepts, principles, and procedures of management/administration in therapeutic recreation.

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.03.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 472 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
RECM 473 Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 472 EBP Case Study
RECM 473 Written Plan of Operations
7.03.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
RECM 472 Academic peer review. Initial review 2/8/2013. Review 1/10/14, reviewed assignments and grading rubrics.
RECM 473 Academic peer review. Initial review 2/8/2013. Review 1/10/14, reviewed assignments and grading rubrics.
Performance Levels RECM 472 EBP Case Study: 80% or higher
RECM 473: Written Plan of Operations 80% or higher

Standard 7.04

Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate, through a comprehensive internship of not less than 560 clock hours and no fewer than 14 weeks, the potential to succeed as professionals at supervisory or higher levels in therapeutic recreation or related professions.

Accreditation Standard Evidences of Meeting Standards
7.04.01
Learning Opportunity
RECM 496R Syllabus, Assignment Prompts
Performance Measures
Items used to measure the outcomes. At least 2 needed w/ 1 being direct.
RECM 496 Completed IRAMS Internship Application
pass/fail
7.04.02
Quality Assessment Measures

How was content and criterion validity of measure established? Or how was quality of measure established?
RECM 496: Academic peer review. Initial review 2/8/2013. Review 1/10/14, reviewed assignments and grading rubrics.
Performance Levels RECM 496: Supervisor Evaluation, Case Study, pass/fail