SRA 200 Park and Recreation Program Leadership

SRA 200 IS Sec 1, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

David Waddell

Instructor name:
David Waddell

David has taught at Ole Miss for seven years following a twenty-five year career leading recreation programs for churches and retirement communities.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
iStudy
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu

Course Description

Planning and leadership techniques for conducting organized park and recreation programs for all age groups.

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

Course Objectives
To provide the student and pre-professional with a strong foundation in the understanding and application of leadership processes in leisure service management and delivery. The student will:

  1. Be able to identify the benefits and significance of recreation/leisure in society. (COAPRT 7.01b)
  2. Develop an understanding of organizational leadership theories, styles, and techniques. (COAPRT 7.01c)
  3. Develop the ability to organize and conduct recreation and leisure programs and services. (COAPRT 7.01b)
  4. Develop and improve the student’s ability to communicate with others through a variety of channels. (COAPRT 7.01b)
  5. Learn the role of recreation and about the agencies that provide opportunities for leisure and recreation in the community. (COAPRT 7.01a)
  6. Acquire a basic understanding of human psycho-social factors and their relationship to the effective leadership of groups and individuals. (COAPRT 7.01c)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. The student will find comfort in a leadership role of a group of peers.
  2. The student will successfully plan and facilitate recreational activities in individual, partnership, and group roles.
  3. The student will correctly define leadership and be able to explain its nuances and contexts.
  4. The student will apply his or her knowledge of leadership in various roles outside the classroom, including volunteer and observer roles in parks and recreation organizations, programs, and events.
  5. The student will plan a quality recreation program and compile a list of activities to use as references after course completion.
  6. The student will gain a greater understanding of him or herself as an individual and leader of others in organized park and recreation programs.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 19 instructional modules (or lessons) and 3 proctored examinations.

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

LESSON

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing guide to complete the course in a semester

Syllabus

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.* NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

Week 1

 0

Introduction to the course and explanation of the activity assignments

Introduce Yourself! discussion board

Week 1

1

Chapter 12 in Jordan: Leadership in Leisure Services

Written assignment, Quiz

Week 1

2

Chapter 1 in Jordan: Leadership in Leisure Services

Written assignment, Journal, Quiz

Week 2

3

Chapter 2 in Jordan: Leadership in Leisure Services

Written assignment, Quiz

Week 2

4

Chapter 1 in Maxwell: Developing the Leader within You

Journal, Quiz

Week 3

5

Chapters 2 and 9 in Maxwell: Developing the Leader within You

Journal, Quiz

Week 3

6

Chapter 8 in Maxwell: Developing the Leader within You

Written assignment, Quiz

Week 4

7

Chapter 3 in Maxwell: Developing the Leader within You

Journal, Quiz
Activity File due!

Week 4

Course Exam 1

Proctored exam covering lessons 1-7.
NOTE: all lesson work must be submitted before you apply for this exam.

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 5

8

Powerpoint

Written assignment

Week 6

9

Chapter 3 in Jordan: Leadership in Leisure Services

Written assignment, Quiz

Week 7

10

Chapters 4-6 in Jordan: Leadership in Leisure Services

Written assignment, Quiz

Week 7

11

Chapter 4 in Maxwell: Developing the Leader within You

Written assignment, Quiz

Week 8

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the lesson has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course

The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.

12

Chapter 7 in Maxwell: Developing the Leader within You

Journal, Quiz

 Week 9

13

Chapter 6 in Maxwell: Developing the Leader within You

Journal, Quiz
Activity Outline Due!

Week 10 

Course Exam 2

Proctored exam covering lessons 8-13.
NOTE: all lesson work must be submitted before you apply for this exam.

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 11 

14

Chapter 13 in Jordan: Leadership in Leisure Services
Chapter 10 in Maxwell: Developing the Leader within You 

Journal, Quiz

Week 12 

15

Chapter 5 in Maxwell: Developing the Leader within You
Chapters 7 and 8 in Jordan: Leadership in Leisure Services

Written assignment, Quiz

Week 12 

16

Chapter 11 in Jordan: Leadership in Leisure Services

Written assignment, Quiz

Week 13 

17

Chapter 9 in Jordan: Leadership in Leisure Services

Written assignment, Quiz

Week 14 

18

Chapter 10 in Jordan: Leadership in Leisure Services

Written assignment, Quiz

Week 14 

19

Powerpoint

Activity Leadership Due!

 Week 15

Final Exam

Weighted comprehensive: focuses on lesson 14-19 but has questions covering all lessons.
NOTE: all lesson work must be submitted AND GRADED before you apply for this exam.

To be scheduled
and completed
to finalize credit

Week 16 

Grading:

Grading Scale:
90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
60-69 = D
59 or less = F

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.