ERIC Number: EJ1072479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Negotiating the COAPRT Learning Outcomes Transition Using Quality Management Tools: A Case Study of the COAPRT Beta Test Site
Ellis, Gary D.
Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, v29 n1 2014
This paper is a case study. It tells the story of the process that the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions beta test site created its learning outcomes assessment program. A planning process was used that has evolved from quality management philosophy and practice: DMADV. Use of DMADV required precise definition of the problem, measurement of stakeholder needs, analysis of design options, design of the program, and verification of the programs efficiency and effectiveness. The resulting program was the basis for successful reaccreditation and it has met and exceeded expectations of the institution and the regional accrediting body.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Outcome Measures, Accreditation (Institutions), Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Educational Practices, Quality Assurance, Educational Philosophy, Definitions, Needs Assessment, Stakeholders, Design Preferences, Program Design, Efficiency, Audits (Verification), Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Criteria, Parks, Recreation, Tourism, Behavioral Objectives, Higher Education, Outdoor Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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