Programming Recreation and Tourism Services Spring 2008 ? RTM 303 (Monday & Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. ? 10:45 a.m. in CLCC 199) Dr. Ching-hua Ho Office: FAB S122 Phone: 602-543-6675 Fax: 602-543-6612 E-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:Ching-hua.Ho@asu.edu" Ching-hua.Ho@asu.edu Office Hours Monday & Wednesday 2 ? 3 p.m. or By appointment Course Focus: The ability to design, implement and promote successful leisure programs and experiences is one of the primary building blocks of the profession. Coupled with leadership expertise, the ability to program opens many doors toward the provision of meaningful and satisfying leisure experiences for participants, clients, or guests. Individuals charged with this responsibility must be well versed in programming theory and program planning concepts, including formats, resource attainment, and implementation. In addition, programmers must be knowledgeable of perceived constraints to participation across the lifespan and stages of the leisure experience. Finally, the ability to develop and implement marketing strategies for programs and services is another essential tool for the professional. This course will assist the student in developing effective programming skills appropriate for use in recreation/tourism settings. Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing the course, you will be able to: understand the importance of leisure with respect to personal growth, development and self-expression throughout the lifespan, and how to provide assistance in helping others achieve such a lifestyle; understand the procedures and techniques for conducting a needs assessment; demonstrate knowledge of the need for making leisure experiences available for all populations; demonstrate knowledge of the role and content of leisure programs and services; understand the procedure for planning, promoting, and conducting leisure programs in a variety of settings; be familiar with human resource management, including hiring procedures; understand the need for and use of a wide variety of resources to facilitate participation requirements and abilities; analyze programs, services, and resources in relation to participant involvement. Text/Resources: Recreation Programming, Designing Leisure Experiences (J. Robert Rossman and Barbara Elwood Schlatter, 2007, 5th edition). Course Style: Theoretical and practical concepts of activity and experience programming will be presented through lectures, readings, discussions and in-class activities. The emphasis of class instruction is on applying theoretical principles through experiential learning. You will have the opportunity to plan, promote, conduct and evaluate programs in class settings. Class participation is necessary to fulfill the course requirements. Course Requirements Participation: You are expected to take an active role in class. This means quality participation, not simply showing up and making a comment now and then. Exams: There will be two exams during the semester based on the information discussed in class. Each exam will be worth 100 points. Out-of-Class Program: Individually or in groups of two or three, assist a professional with the planning and leading of a program in the community. The program may be any type of recreation or tourism program, but must be cleared with the instructor by February 6. The programs and written assignment must be completed and turned in no later than March 19, though sooner is better than later given the end-of-the-semester crunch. More details will be provided. In-Class Program: You will work in groups of five to plan, promote, conduct, and evaluate one of the following programs to take place during class time: Sports Clinic; Outdoor Games; Indoor Games; Tour; Themed Workshop; Outdoor/Environmental Education Program; Arts/Crafts Program; Social Event. Additional details will be provided. Design due February 25. Plan due March 24. Final Project ? Programmer for a Week: Students working in pairs or groups of 3 will assume the role of an agency or organization programmer and develop a one week (7 days) program schedule and plan. Additional details will be provided mid-semester. The final product will be due on April 30 by 5:00 p.m. (we do not have class this day). Assignments must turn in on time to avoid a late penalty. Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the dates listed on the syllabus and the assignment sheets. The first week an assignment is late, 10% of the total grade for the assignment will be deducted, 20% will be deducted the second week. No assignment will be accepted more than two weeks after the due date or the end of the semester for the last assignment unless extreme circumstances can be documented. All assignments must be typed. You will be required to turn in a hard copy of the assignment. Grading: Points First exam: 100 Second exam: 100 Out of class program: 150 In class program: 300 Programmer for a week: 250 Attendance/Participation: 100 TOTAL: 1000 The University catalog describes letter grades as: A: Excellent C: Average E: Failure B: Good D: Passing My interpretation of grades is as follows: A: Excellent/superior performance, extraordinary effort obvious, very well written, have gone the "extra mile". B: Good/above average, strong effort obvious, well written, have completed minimum requirements in a conscientious manner. C: Average, have done what is minimally required but no more, unevenly written, weak. D: Passing, but work has major flaws, little effort obvious, poorly written, some required elements missing, sub-standard work. E: Failure, very poor quality, many required elements missing, unacceptable work. If you have a concern regarding a grade on any assignment or test, make your case in writing and submit it to me. Address the point on which we disagree and justify your reasoning for a different grade. I will consider your statement and make a decision based on my judgment of your justification. No grades will be given to students over the phone or by e-mail. Course Policies Attendance: Two absences are permitted without penalty. Additional absences will result in the lowering of your final grade 10 points per absence (for example, final grade of 900 (points) becomes 890, 830 becomes 820, etc.). These are to cover emergencies and other things that will possibly occur, such as illness. Each student is responsible for material and announcements made in class even if you are absent. Classroom Protocol: The sound on your cell phones and pagers should be turned off. We will spend most of our class time in group discussion and activities. A small portion of some classes may also include traditional lecture. Please be prepared to listen and to participate appropriately. Incompletes: Incompletes will only be given in cases of extreme medical or personal circumstances. Please approach me about the possibility of an incomplete as soon as problems begin to arise. Incompletes are rarely given and only if the student has completed 80 percent of the course requirements and not missed more than five classes during the semester. Disability Accommodations for Students: Students who feel they may need a disability accommodation(s) in class must provide documentation from the Disability Resource Center (DRC; UCB 130) to the class instructor verifying the need for an accommodation and the type of accommodation that is appropriate. Students who wish accommodations for a disability should contact DRC as early as possible (i.e. before the beginning of the semester) to assure appropriate accommodations can be provided. Harassment Prohibited: ASU policy prohibits harassment on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, Vietnam era veteran status and other protected veteran status. Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action, including termination of employees or expulsion of students. Contact Student Life (UCB 221) if you feel another student is harassing you based on any of the factors above; contact EO/AA (480-965-5057) if you feel an ASU employee is harassing you based on any of the factors above. Academic Integrity: Students should familiarize themselves with the Academic Integrity Policy as outlined in the most recent ASU Student Handbook. This policy details those behaviors considered to be violations of academic integrity (e.g., cheating, plagiarism) and provides guidelines as to the imposition of various sanctions, including a reduction in grade, suspension, and expulsion. Class Expectations and Diversity: It is important that we all work together to establish a positive classroom environment that is conducive for learning. I expect students to be willing to listen to other points of view and be respectful of alternative viewpoints. I expect that students will show respect for any speakers who are taking time from their work schedules to speak to the class and while other students are taking part in class discussion. Obviously, during class, I expect your attention to be on the class proceedings. This includes not reading other material during class such as newspapers or magazines. Canceling Class: If class must be canceled for any reason, I will contact you via e-mail as early as possible or I will try to get someone to post a sign on the class door. If you arrive at class and no sign is posted and you have not been contacted by me, please wait 15 minutes ? if I do not arrive, assume class is canceled. Programming Recreation and Tourism Services Tentative Course Calendar The following is not intended to be all-inclusive; but rather, a brief outline of the due dates and activities that will occur during the semester. It may (and probably will) be changed, at which time I will hand out a revised schedule. The dates may vary due to how our class discussions proceed since we may spend more than one day on a particular topic. Not all topics may be covered because of this. The dates for exams and when the assignments are due will not change. Date Topic/Reading Assignment Jan 14 Introduction to the course: Review syllabus, discuss goals. Jan 16 Ch 1 ? Definitions; Understanding leisure?s contribution to quality of life Jan 21 Martin Luther King Holiday ? no class Jan 23 Ch 2 ? Clawson?s Experience Continuum; Constraints to participation Jan 28 Ch 4 ? Benefits of leisure; Benefits based approach (BBP) Jan 30 Ch 9 ? Needs assessment; Meeting the needs of diverse populations Feb 4 Ch 6, 7, 8 ? Missions, goals, objectives Feb 6 Ch 3, 10, 11 ? Program formats; Program design Feb 11 Guest Speaker Feb 13 Ch 13 ? Program plans; Scheduling Feb 18 1st Exam Feb 20 Ch 14 ? Promotion Feb 25 Ch 15 ? Registration; Risk management Feb 27 Ch 17, 18 ? Financial aspects of programming Mar 3 Ch 19 ? Financial aspects of programming (cont.) Mar 5 Field Trip or Video Mar 10 Spring Break ? no class Mar 12 Spring Break ? no class Mar 17 Guest Speaker: Dale Larsen, City of Phoenix Loaned Executive, ASU West Mar 19 Ch 16 ? Staffing and supervision Mar 24 Ch 20, 21, 22 ? Program evaluation Mar 26 2nd Exam Mar 31 Project work session Apr 2 In-class program: Outdoor games Apr 7 In-class program: Indoor games Apr 9 In-class program: Sports clinic Apr 14 In-class program: Outdoor/environmental education Apr 16 In-class program: Arts/crafts Apr 21 In-class program: Tour Apr 23 In-class program: Themed workshop Apr 28 In-class program: Social event STUDENT STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING STUDENT SYLLABUS AGREEMENT Spring 2008 RTM 303 Date: ____________________ I ________________________________________________ have read the course (Print first and last name) syllabus and the course schedule and understand the course content and assignments as outlined in the syllabus. I acknowledge that I am ultimately responsible for how well I do or do not do in this course. The expectations are clear. With the instructor?s guidance, I am responsible for my own learning experience while enrolled in this course. ____________________________ Signature Phone: ____________________ E-mail if other than ASU _______________________ Number of credit hours you are taking this semester _________ Number of hours you are working this semester ________ Other responsibilities you have outside of class: THIS FORM MUST BE SIGNED AND RETURNED TO THE INSTRUCTOR TO ASSURE YOUR ENROLLMENT IN THIS COURSE. PAGE 1 Spring 2008
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