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The Recreation and Leisure Studies Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). The Council on Accredtiation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) accredits baccalaureate programs in parks, recreation, tourism, sport management, event management, therapeutic recreation, and leisure studies offered at regionally accredited institutions within the United States and its territories, and at nationally accredited institutions in Canada and Mexico.
Important Information Regarding Degree Mills
Please watch this important video regarding degree and accreditation mills. According to CHEA, "Degree mills and accreditation mills mislead and harm. In the United States, degrees and certificates from mills may not be acknowledged by other institutions when students seek to transfer or go to graduate school. Employers may not acknowledge degrees and certificates from degree mills when providing tuition assistance for continuing education. "Accreditation" from an accreditation mill can mislead students and the public about the quality of an institution. In the presence of degree mills and accreditation mills, students may spend a good deal of money and receive neither an education nor a useable credential." Read more on CHEA's website.
Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement
Faculty in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies will meet in late August/early September and late January/early February to review learning outcome assessments from the previous semester. Faculty are responsible for reporting results on performance measures associated with classes they teach and complete a closing the loop form. Faculty will present the results of performance measures and a general discussion considering course and program improvements to be made based on assessment results and other available data will occur at these meetings. The performance results and plans for continuous program improvement will be combined by the department assessment coordinator into a document made available to all faculty. The results and program improvements will also be shared with the Dean for the School of Education, Health, & Human Services by the Department Chair.
It is expected that tests or assignments used in these assessment processes are to be used solely for the purpose of measuring student learning outcomes. Results are not to be used for instructor performance evaluations or other unrelated or tangentially related purposes. Further, in order to be in compliance with the Family Education Right to Privacy Act, no scores or data will be reported that could be linked with a specific individual student.