SRA 301 Planning and Evaluation in SRA

SRA 301 IS Sec 1, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

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Instructor name:
Dr. KoFan Lee

Instructor Information:
Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. degree in Leisure Behavior from Indiana University Bloomington.He joine the University of Mississippi since 2014. He is interested in understanding the antecedents, the experience, and the outcomes of self-initiated and structured leisure experiences.  

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the Email Your Instructor link in the Lessons or Content page. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line. You can expect a response within 72 hours, although it may be longer on weekends. Many instructors reply within 24 hours.

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

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826

Course Description

Principles of assessment, planning, and evaluation of park and recreation management, resources, areas, and facilities.

Textbook Information:

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

Course Objectives:

Students will be able to develop a foundational knowledge of evidence-based research and evaluation by understanding the research and evaluation process, methods, data analysis, output interpretation, and the role of research and evaluation in decision making (COAPRT 7.02).

The student will:

  1. Understand the procedures and techniques for the assessment of Leisure, Park, and Recreation needs(COPART 7.02).
  2. Understand the principles and procedures for the development of outcome and impact associated goals and objectives of Park and Recreation programs and services (D.06)
  3. Understand and develop the ability to analyze and evaluate programs, services, events, and resources in Leisure, Park, and Recreation programs (D.14).
  4. Be introduced to the purpose, fundamental procedures and interpretation, and application of research and evaluation methodology related to leisure services. (A.03; D.14).
  5. Be provided with practical examples of completed research so that the student may develop data reporting skills (B.07a; C.17; D.07; D.14).
  6. Learn the principles and procedures for evaluating services and assessing and evaluating resources, areas, and facilities, and associated impacts. (C.17)
  7. Develop the ability to formulate, plan for implementation, and assess the extent to which goals and objectives for the leisure service and groups and individuals within the service have been met. (D.06)
  8. Gain practical experience through field research and evaluation. (D.07; D.08)

Course Outline:

This course consists of 15 instructional modules (or lessons).

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

Lesson Reading Assignments Due for Grades Suggested Pacing Guide
(if you want to complete the course in a traditional semester)
Start Here *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 Course Introduction/Resources Discussion board Week 1
1 Overview of the course; Basics of Evaluation in SRA (1.1) Journal 
Week 1
2 & 3 Basics of Evaluation in SRA (1.2-1.4) Quiz 1 Week 2 & Week 3
4 Types and Timing of Evaluation (1.6-1.8)  Quiz 2 Week 4
5 Evaluation Models (1.5)  Logic Model Choice Journal, Quiz 3 Week 5
6 Logic Model Work Week Logic Model Week 6
7 Study Design and Data (2.1 to 2.3) Park Score Journal, ACTI Due Week 7
MIDPOINT OF COURSE You are encouraged to reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information. All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course The exact date the semester students are encouraged to reach the midpoint is specified in their registration information.
8 Sampling (2.4)  Quiz 4 Week 8
9 Survey Development and Administration (2.5 to 2.8) Community Recreation Journal Week 9
10 Experimental Design (2.13) Quiz 5 Week 10
11 Interviews, Observations, Unobtrusive Methods (2.9, 2.11, 2.12)   Week 11
12 Mixed Methods (2.15) and Levels of Data (3.1 to 3.2) Quiz 6 Week 12
13 Basics of Data Analysis (3.3 to 3.7)   Week 13
14 Data Interpretation (Unit 4) Quiz 7 Week 14
Final Exam Be sure all work has been submitted and graded prior to taking this exam. Final Exam
To be submitted
to finalize credit
Week 15


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

Each lesson submitted will be read and given a numerical grade. If you make below a 60 on 5 lessons you will fail the course.
As for your Final exam, you will be graded using a letter scale of A, B, C, D, F.

The grading format is as follows:
Quizzes - 120 pts 
Journals - 20 pts 
Logic Model - 20 pts 
ACTI - 20 pts 
Final Exam - 40 pts 
Total Points - 220 pts 


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.