ExDM Standards

The learning outcomes, performance measures, quality assessment measures, and performance standards are detailed below for the experience design and management program.

Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: 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 two needed with one 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 the 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 to verify it provides 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 percent or better.
Final Exam Questions #29–50, 71–73: Average score for all items of 82 percent or better.
Professional Membership Assignment: Average assignment grade of 85 percent or better.

Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: 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 two needed with one 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 the quality of measure established?
Budget Prioritization Assignment: Assignment developed and used previously in this class by Dr. Stacy 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 with another instructor who practices law and is familiar with risk management designs and plans.
Performance Levels Budget Prioritization Assignment: Average assignment score of 80 percent or better.
Case Studies: Average case scores will be 85 percent or better.
Risk Management Project: Overall average project score will be 85 percent or better.

Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: 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 two needed with one 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 the quality of measure established?
Exam Items: Each item was peer-reviewed by a colleague professor and student teaching assistants. Each exam item was also reviewed using ExamStat Item Analysis System.
Quizzes: Quiz questions were based on content from reading assignments.
Performance Levels Exam Items: Average score for all items of 82 percent or better.
Quizzes: Average quiz grade of 85 percent or better.

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 two needed with one 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 the quality of measure established?
Exam Items: Revisions were made to the 2012 exams and 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 on student and TA feedback.
Performance Levels Exam Items: Average score of 85 percent or better.
Experience Visionary Assignment: Average assignment score of 85 percent or better.
Experience Consulting Report: Average assignment score of 85 percent or better.

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 two needed with one 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 the quality of measure established?
Five Key Principles to Successful Venue Management and Venue Analysis: Academic peers assessed content validity of the Five 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 two items specific to content will be 85 percent or better.
Case Studies: Average case scores will be 85 percent or better.
Business Plan: Average assignment scores from content areas will be 85 percent or better.

Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate, through a comprehensive internship of no less than four hundred clock hours and no fewer than ten 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 two needed with one being direct.
RECM 496R Internship Portfolio
RECM 496R Weekly Log
RECM 496R Supervisor Evaluations
RECM 496R Capstone Project
7.04.02
Quality Assessment Measures
How was content and criterion validity of measure established, or how was the 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 percent or better.
Weekly Log: Average score will be 100 percent or better.
Supervisor Evaluations: The average score on supervisor ratings will be 4 out of 5.
Capstone Project: Average score will be 85 percent or better.