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
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
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
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
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,
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.