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Schwab, Keri; Moseley, Bryan; Dustin, Daniel – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
In this article, we discuss the limitations of grades as a measure of student learning. We also consider more robust measures that may be preferable to grades alone for assessing college students' academic achievement. We begin with a brief history of grades, followed by a discussion of the pros and cons of educators' widespread reliance on grades…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Grading, Grades (Scholastic), College Students
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Schwab, Keri; Hendricks, William W.; Dustin, Daniel L.; Murphy, James F. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to assess faculty perceptions of tenure in parks, recreation, and tourism. To answer our research questions, we designed a 26-item survey and posted it on The Academy of Leisure Sciences listserv (ALSnet). We received 149 usable responses to the survey and grouped the results into the categories of: earning tenure,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Parks, Recreation
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Schwab, Keri; Greenwood, Brian; Dustin, Daniel – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
In this article, we turn the tripartite responsibility of teaching, scholarship, and service inside out. Rather than considering service to be a poor stepchild to scholarship and teaching, we reason that service as engaged scholarship should be the centerpiece of academic life, especially in an applied discipline like parks, recreation, and…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Tourism, Parks, Recreation
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Paisley, Karen; Spencer, Callie; Wells, Mary Sarah; Schwab, Keri – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 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…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Case Studies, Commuter Colleges, Social Justice
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Dustin, Daniel; Collins, Rachel; Schultz, Jeremy; Browne, Laurie; Schwab, Keri; Rose, Jeff; Timmerman, Danielle; Altschuler, Ben; Jostad, Jeremy; Spencer, Callie; Newman, Jackie; Bricker, Kelly – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
This article summarizes the content of a three-day administrative summit held at Zion Ponderosa Resort in southern Utah in late September 2010. Department chairs, heads, and deans representing 13 universities across North America offering leisure studies doctoral degrees, master's degrees, and undergraduate professional preparation degrees…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Leisure Education, Research Universities, Doctoral Degrees
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Dustin, Daniel; Browne, Laurie; Bricker, Kelly; Schwab, Keri – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2011
This article stems from a conversation among academic leaders of graduate-oriented departments of parks, recreation, and tourism across North America who participated in an administrator summit at Zion Ponderosa Resort in southern Utah September 23-26, 2010. The University of Utah's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism hosted the summit,…
Descriptors: Leisure Education, Research Universities, Tourism, Recreation