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Assessing Student Success

Each semester, Recreation, Parks and Tourism faculty determine student success by assessing accreditation based learning outcomes. There are four primary learning outcomes divided into 12 learning points. Each learning point is measured in at least three different classes resulting in 35 data points. The following represent the results of three data points.

Learning Outcome 1

Recreation, Parks and Tourism students will demonstrate competency in foundational knowledge associated with the profession by recalling, explaining, and recognizing:

Learning Point 1.1: Theories and philosophies that support professional practice.

  • Results: 92 percent of Recreation, Parks and Tourism students scored 70 percent or better on related test questions. Based on this result, the faculty member for this class proposes no changes to the existing assessment process for this learning point.

Learning Outcome 2

Recreation, Parks and Tourism students will demonstrate competency in program leadership by formulating and applying:

Learning Point 2.1: Program design, planning, and evaluations.

  • Results: 88 percent of Recreation, Parks and Tourism students scored 70 percent or better on a program design project. Based on this result, the faculty member for this class proposes no changes to the existing assessment process for this learning point.

Learning Outcome 3

Recreation, Parks and Tourism students will demonstrate competency in administrative and management functions by recalling, explaining and applying:

Learning Point 3.1: Basic fiscal and human resource management skills.

  • Results: 96 percent of Recreation, Parks and Tourismstudents scored 70 percent or better on related test questions and course projects. Based on this result, the faculty member for this class proposes no changes to the existing assessment process for this learning point.

Graduation Rate

Data from the past three years shows that 68 percent of all Recreation, Parks and Tourism majors graduated within a six-year period compared to the overall university average of 60 percent.

*Assessment data from Spring 2013