Goals and Objectives Archive
2012-2013The following goals and objectives can also be viewed as an Excel spreadsheet or as a PDF document. Recreation Administration Curriculum
Goal 1: To revise curriculum to address current professional development issues and trends.
|1.1) Conduct a departmental review of required recreation core courses against COARPT stamdards||Faculty review courses and discuss possible action, including (but not limited to): reduction of credit hours in some courses with the increase of credit hours in other course; addition of courses; revisions to current syllabi/course content.||December 2012||Faculty reviewed core courses against COARPT Standards & CPRP Domains and CARTE for TR (fall 2012). Changes to curriculum were identified in the area of HR.||Curriculum Committee Chair Dr. James Barkley|
|1.2) Conduct a departmental review of required therapeutic recreation core courses against COARPT and CARTE standards.||Faculty review courses and discuss possible action, including (but not limited to): reduction of credit hours in some courses with the increase of credit hours in other course; addition of courses; revisions to current syllabi/course content||August 2013||REC 4710 Therapeutic Recration Seminar was approved by CAA.||Dr. Holmes-Layman|
|1.3) Investigate the expansion/proposal of new courses (outdoor, advanced technology, online, CTRS prep, tourism, HRM)||Curriculum committee will review proposals for various concentrations||August 2013||Based upon review of newly developed (2012) CPRP domains, a deficiency of HRM was identified within the core. A new course, REC 4700 Employee and Volunteer Management,was approved by CAA. Visits with Academic Advising identified the potential need for a 1-credit intro course. A new course REC 1200 Opportunities in Recreation was approved by CAA.. New objective was developed||Curriculum Committee Chair Dr. James Barkley|
|1.4) Ongoing review of the feasibility for collaboration of course offerings with other departments on campus||Faculty continue current collaborations with FCS and KSS and remain open to other possible collaborative efforts.||Annually in October||Discussions were held with KSS department minor.||Department Facult|
|1.5) To explore Certificate program options||Meet with appropriate offices and provide information to faculty||October of 2013 (Completed)||Investigation indicated that all certificate programs must be approved by IBHE.||Department Faculty|
|1.6) To promote integrated learning experiences for students||Ensure that students engage in at least 3 agency integrated projects||Annually in June||Faculty review academic course activities and projects within the core courses during annual assessment meeting.||Assessment Committee Chair Dr. Mike Mulvaney|
|1.7) To explore the development/acquisition of additional storage space||Submit a proposal for alternative sites for storage||August of 2012 (Completed)||Storage shed/space has been purchased and is available to faculty.||Department Chair Dr. William Higelmire|
|1.8) Promote study abroad, study away and national student exchange options||Through appreciative advising faculty will Share opportunities with students regarding NSE, study abroad and study awa||Annually in August||Investigation of the potensial of collaborative study abroad opportunity with KSS to Canada.||Faculty meeting Dr. Peggy Holmes Layman Dr. Mike Mulvaney|
Recreation Administration Visibility
Goal 2: To enhance the Department of Recreation Administration's visibility and development opportunities.Faculty have completed multiplepresentations throughout the year atvarious local, state, regional, national,and international conferences and fairs.
|2.1) Continue and strengthen relationships with recreation agencies.||Faculty will explore ways to serve on recreation related professional committees.||Annually in August||Faculty continue to serve on various professional associations. Faculty determined the need to annually assign a faculty to a the IPRA Education Committee. Added new objective to address recreation agencies.||Faculty Meeting
|2.2) Maintain an up-to-date mailing and email list of Department of Recreation Administration alumni.||Work with foundation to develop an accurate email list.||Annually in August||Updated email and alumni list is developed and revised on an annual basis.||Faculty Meeting
|2.3) Assist in applying for internal and external grants.||Identify project areas and possible collaboration projects among university faculty (and community).||Annually in April||Faculty are working with departments on campus and professional agencies and communities.||Faculty Meeting
|2.4) To explore the development of a summer fitness camp.||Work with interested parties to establish a summer fitness camp.||January 2013||Due to saturation of existing sports camps, it was decided to discontinue the effort.||Dr. Barkley|
|2.5) Develop presentations, publications and other creative endeavors.||Faculty will prepare session proposals, manuscripts, report, and engage in other creative activities.||October and April||Faculty have completed multiple presentations throughout the year at various local, state, regional, national, and international conferences and fairs.||Department Faculty|
Recreation Administration Assessment
Goal 3) To revise the Department of Recreation Administration's student assessment standards and practices.
|3.1) To establish criterion measures for assessment objectives||Assessment committee will review objectives and make appropriate changes. Committee will review student portfolio process for refinement||Annually in May||Establishment of 51 learning outomces and development of portfolio elements for TR. Consider utilization of Desire 2 Learn as an online portfolio database.||Chair of Assessment Committee: Dr. Mulvaney|
|3.2) To establish mission, vision and TR objectives.||Review current TR objectives and revise and develop as needed for annual assessment report.||August 2013||TR objectives were reviewed and updated (effective fall 2012). Mission, vision and assessment report in development stages.||Dr. Holmes-Layman|
|3.3) To establish pre/post measuring tools for student assessment||Guided by new COAPRT standards, develop pre-post test(s).||August of 2014||Pre/post test measures in development stages.||Chair of Assessment Committee: Dr. Mulvaney|
Recreation Administration Promotion
Goal 4) To enhance the Department of Recreation Administration's promotion and marketing strategies.
|4.1) To investigate providing undeclared majors with promotion materials.||Meet with admissions advisors to identify promotional possibilities.||Annually in May||Met with Academic Advising Office, Academic Foundation Day, Transfer Day, Orientation Session, and discuss recruitment materials with Alumni Advisory Board.||Department Chair Dr. Higelmire|
|4.2) To promote department of recreation opportunities to undeclared majors.||Distribute promotional materials to students.||Annually in May||Collect email addresses from students attending Academic Foundation Day, send promotional materials to undeclared students.||Department Chair Dr. Higelmire|
|4.3) To provide promotional materials to internal and external entities.||Determine needs and opportunities. Responding with appropriate level of materials.||Annually in May||Materials distributed to community college advisors and counselors, advisory council, and Dean's Office for distribution at various programs. Materials shared with Central Advising Office and EIU Recruitment Staff.||Department Chair Dr. Higelmire|