ERIC Number: EJ1024310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
The University of Utah's Integrated Core: A Case Study from a "Commuter Campus"
Paisley, Karen; Spencer, Callie; Wells, Mary Sarah; Schwab, Keri
Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, v28 n1 p54-63 2013
This paper describes the Integrated Core (IC), the University of Utah's version of integrated curricula. We begin with a rationale for the IC, providing a background on the unique student demographics, and University-wide requirements that propelled our design. Our IC focuses specifically on active living, sustainability, and social justice as target outcomes of parks, recreation, and tourism services and experiences. This rationale is followed by an outline of both the structure and implementation of the IC, including a discussion of sample assignments (incorporating both experiential learning and community engagement). Following a discussion of feedback after two years of delivering the IC, relaying benefits as well as challenges, we end with suggestions for future improvements.
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Case Studies, Commuter Colleges, Social Justice, Sustainability, Parks, Recreation, Tourism, Curriculum Implementation, Experiential Learning, Assignments, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Mentors, Teaching Assistants, Community Involvement, Educational Objectives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Utah