CSU Recreation Courses Assessment Data

COAPRT 7.00 Series is the criteria used to measure student learning outcomes for core courses. Each of Chicago State University recreation program courses have specific learning outcomes designed to meet specific objectives. Below you will find the matrix for how courses are assessed to determine if students are learning specific outcomes, evidence of the learning and decisions made by faculty highlighting adjustments to be made for future offerings in an effort to meet COAPRT accreditation standards.

Below you will find how faculty define Performance Levels for the purpose of assessing student learning. Performance ratings are based on faculty evaluation of written, oral, and practical application of recreation skills and is based on activities in and outside the classroom.

"Target" is mastery or above average evaluation in regard to student course work throughout the semester and is the performance measure that is most desirable by successful completion of course objectives as indicated by syllabus.
"Acceptable" refers to an average performance with potential to improve through increased practice and application of academic knowledge.
"Unacceptable" refers to below average performance and indicate student failed to achieve the desired learning outcomes.

Below you will find COAPRT criteria for providing evidence of assessment:

  • 2.05 The academic unit shall maintain an up-to-date assessment plan for the learning outcomes in Section 7.0, and if applicable, the 8.0 series standards.
    • 2.05.05 The program annually posts 7.0 series aggregated data and additional evidence reflecting program academic quality and student achievement on their program and/or departmental website. Such information shall be consistent with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requirements.
    • Suggested Additional Evidence of Compliance: COAPRT 7.0 series template; institutional program assessment report; aggregated results from alumni, intern supervisors, student exit surveys; aggregated results from professional certification examinations; job placement rates; graduate school acceptance rates; program retention, graduation rates or other related university data reflecting program quality.

Outcome Measure 7.01: Students will demonstrate the ability to create a philosophy statement to reflect their personal outlook of the profession.

  • Result: 53% of the students received a rating of Acceptable, 40% of the students received a rating of Target and 7% of the students received a rating of Unacceptable in creating a philosophy statement that reflected their outlook on the profession. (Spring 2013 data)

Outcome Measure 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to design, implement and evaluate programs for individuals of diverse backgrounds.

  • Result: 59% of the students received a rating of Acceptable, 29% of students received a rating of Target and 12% of the students received a rating of Unacceptable in designing, implementing and evaluating programs for individuals of diverse backgrounds. (Fall 2013 data)

Outcome Measure 7.03: Students shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge about facility operations and administration of park services.

  • Result: 20% of the students received a rating of Acceptable, 50% received a rating of Target and 30% received a rating of Unacceptable in demonstrating entry-level knowledge of operations and administration of park services (Fall 2011 data)

Outcome Measure 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.

  • Results: 80% of the students received a rating of Target, 20% received a rating of Acceptable demonstrating each student has the potential to succeed in the profession at and above the supervisory level in the field of leisure studies.