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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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Legget, Jane A.; Losekoot, Erwin; Neill, Lindsay; Wood, Yvonne – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
This paper considers what is known and extends the knowledge about the value of using posters in tertiary student assessment. It carries out a literature review before considering academic staff and student feedback on poster presentations, highlighting the rationale for using them, challenges in implementing posters as a form of assessment, and…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Tourism, Business Administration Education, Student Evaluation
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Pierce, David; Wanless, Elizabeth; Johnson, James – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
This paper assessed the outcomes of a field experience assignment (FEA) in an introductory sport management course designed as a realistic major preview. Student learning outcomes assessed were commitment to the major, intent to pursue the major, expectation of a career in sports, and perceived preparation for a career in sports. A…
Descriptors: Athletics, Business Administration Education, Introductory Courses, Field Experience Programs
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Blazey, Michael A. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) adopted recognition standards in 2006 requiring regional and professional accreditors such as the Council on Accreditation of Park, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT) to adopt standards and practices advancing academic quality, demonstrating accountability, and encouraging…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Standards, Parks, Recreation
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Olsen, Heather M.; Burk, Brooke – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
Leadership skill development has been identified as an important element of future leisure service professionals academic preparation. Thus, the purpose of this paper was to utilize in-depth course reflection and service-learning to assess whether undergraduate students enrolled in a leadership course were meeting the leadership objectives set…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training, Skill Development, Leisure Education
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Szolosi, Andrew – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
Recreation administrators have had to evolve their approach to managing areas and facilities as both financial and environmental resources have become more limited. One way that administrators have attempted to meet such challenges is through strategies that are more environmentally sustainable. The following article addresses the importance of…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Conservation (Environment), Energy Conservation, Lighting
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Dustin, Dan; Murphy, James; McDonald, Cary; Wright, Brett; Harper, Jack; Lamke, Gene – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
We apply lessons from "Moneyball," Michael Lewis's (2003) best-selling account of the Oakland Athletics's use of "sabermetrics" to find undervalued baseball players to help build a cost-effective team to the context of recreation, park, and leisure studies. Specifically, we coin and apply the term…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Cost Effectiveness, Recreation, Parks
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Dustin, Dan; McDonald, Cary; Harper, Jack; Lamke, Gene; Murphy, James – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
This article is intended to provoke thought and discussion about what it takes to be a department chair and what it feels like to be a department chair. To accomplish our purpose, we draw an analogy between test pilots and department chairs based on Tom Wolfe's "The Right Stuff" (1979). We reason that test pilots and department…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Department Heads, College Administration, Novels
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Easter, Beth A.; Evans, Beverly – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
Group projects have long been an important element of higher education classes. Class projects involve additional cooperation and coordination among students. Student perceptions are an important factor in evaluating the effectiveness of projects. This exploratory study used a 39-item questionnaire to examine undergraduate student perceptions of…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Cooperative Learning, College Students, Questionnaires
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Fuchs, Steven J.; Cannella, Lee grace; Pisano, Susan – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
In fall 2010, St. Joseph's College initiated a partnership between the college, Northport VA Medical Center, and Long Island State Veterans Home that provides a therapeutic platform for the integration of the three communities through sustainable and mutually beneficial curricular and co-curricular service and experiential learning programs. In…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Experiential Learning, Therapeutic Recreation, College Students
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LaPan, Chantell; Hodge, Camilla; Peroff, Deidre; Henderson, Karla A. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
The number of women in higher education is growing. Yet, challenges exist for female faculty in the academy. The purpose of this study is to examine the strategies used by female faculty in parks, recreation, sport, tourism,and leisure programs as they negotiate their careers in higher education. Data were collected using an online survey that was…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Women Faculty, Career Development
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Pavelka, Joe – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
An important subject in teaching tourism is how destinations change but because of the temporal component of change, that is not always easy to do in the classroom. "Plog in Public" is a teaching activity that takes the student out of the classroom to observe and explore the ways tourists drive destination change. The activity is based…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning Activities, Tourism, Travel
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Anderson, Denise M. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
The integration of one's curriculum is an approach to education that ignores subject-matter lines of delineation, thus allowing faculty to bring together the separate pieces of a curriculum into a coherent whole that facilitates meaningful associations across subject matter. Before taking on the challenge of curriculum integration, faculty…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Core Curriculum, Higher Education
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Dunn, Merrily S.; Dean, Laura A. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
This article briefly outlines the history of living-learning communities (LLC) in colleges and universities. It details conceptualization, design, implementation and assessment of such programs. Model recreation and leisure LLC are highlighted and discussed.
Descriptors: College Students, Integrated Curriculum, College Housing, Leisure Time
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Powell, Gwynn M. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
This mini-article outlines a continuum of collaboration for faculty within a department of the same discipline. The goal of illustrating this continuum is showcase different stages of collaboration so that faculty members can assess where they are as a collective and consider steps to collaborate more. The separate points along a continuum of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Cooperation, Curriculum Development, College Curriculum
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