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Dustin, Daniel; Harper, Jack; Lamke, Gene; Murphy, James; McDonald, Cary; Wright, Brett – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
In this article, we discuss the role of administrators in contributing toward a more perfect academic world through differentiated workloads. We begin by envisioning what a perfect academic world might look like and then describe ways in which the academic world professors inhabit falls short of that ideal. We then explain how differentiated…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Faculty Workload, College Faculty, Barriers
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Wooten, Marian H. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
This learning activity, "Feeding Your Family for a Year," teaches students about how the shift from nomadic, hunter-gatherer societies to agrarian societies led to inequities in resources, which in turn allowed a leisure class to develop (Cordes & Ibrahim, 2003). The activity demonstrates how an unequal distribution of resources,…
Descriptors: Social Class, Leisure Time, Social Change, Resources
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Pitas, Nicholas; Hickerson, Benjamin; Murray, Alison; Newton, Jennifer – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
This article applies the repositioning framework developed for recreation and leisure service providers (Crompton, 2000, 2009) to recreation and leisure studies as an academic field. To ensure the viability of recreation and leisure studies, internal stakeholders must raise the standing of the field among several key external stakeholder groups:…
Descriptors: Recreation, Leisure Time, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study
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Harmon, Justin – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
In the last decade, some in the field of leisure studies have embraced the experience economy/industry model introduced by Pine and Gilmore (2011) in the late 1990s. While tenets of the experience industry can be found earlier in leisure studies, especially in regards to programing and event management, the idea that experiences should be…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Experience, Industry, Economics
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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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Irwin, Lori A.; Otteman, Timothy W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
Recreation researchers and theorists have long discussed the benefits of "place-based" learning in the context of natural settings in regards to adventure, environmental, and sustainable outdoor recreation education, but how do educators create the opportunity for learning in other nontraditional disciplines? Recreation and event…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Recreation, Leisure Time
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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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Lundberg, Neil R. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
This article provides a response to the article "Leisure Studies is for Experience, Not Industry," by Harmon (2018). In responding to Harmon's critique, I address two important issues; both could be expanded into full-length articles but are treated only briefly in this response. First, it is critical to clearly understand and…
Descriptors: Design, Leisure Time, Parks, Recreation
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Knee, Eric; Thomas Means, W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
A signature pedagogy for the recreation field is proposed through a review of the field's scholarship on teaching and learning. A signature pedagogy is identified as the, "defining characteristics that, when explicated, reveal the deepest beliefs and practices of professional apprenticeship." (Gurung, Chick, Haynie, 2009, p. xv). A…
Descriptors: Recreation, Educational Practices, Active Learning, Praxis
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Barnes, Martha – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
The recreation sector is continually challenged to make good decisions related to program delivery, facility development, and resource allocation. Planning is a tool that can set in motion better decision making. For many recreation professionals, some aspect of planning, whether that be developing, implementing, or evaluating a plan, fall within…
Descriptors: Student Role, Neighborhoods, Parks, Service Learning