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RTM Mission and Programmatic Goals

Program Goals and Objectives in RTM
 
Core Knowledge in the Recreation & Tourism Field (1) recognize & describe psychological and social factors in leisure behavior
(2) recognize and describe economic factors in leisure behavior  
(3) apply fundamental principles of tort and liability law common to tourism & leisure fields
(4)  identify fundamental federal and state laws that effect the operations of parks, resorts, hotels & other facilities
(5) identify current best professional practice in various operational areas such as planning, maintenance, risk management and promotion
 
Assessed in RTM 100, 222, 224, 226, 239
Professional Skills in the Recreation & Tourism Field (1) demonstrate the ability to provide information orally in presentations, briefings & instructional sessions
(2) demonstrate the ability to write in a professional manner appropriate for memoranda, briefing reports or planning documents
(3) demonstrate the ability to use computers and technology at a level appropriate for an entry level manager in the tourism industry including the ability to use spreadsheets and graphics programs
(4) generate examples of plans, programs and budgets at a level appropriate for entry level managers in the tourism field
(5) collect, compare and evaluate information from a variety of sources
(6) design reports and develop recommendations based on information collection
(7) demonstrate the ability to conduct simple data collection activities such as surveys or focus groups
(8) demonstrate the ability to accommodate and plan for people with special needs and requirements
Assessed in RTM 226,239,315,430, and Internship Evaluation
Development of Values, Ethics and Attitudes for Recreation & Tourism (1) demonstrate tolerance for and appreciation of people from different social, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds
(2) demonstrate a commitment to provide quality service to people in a safe and professional manner
(3) develop a set of career goals early in each student’s academic career
(4) recognize and support a commitment to continuing education and the pursuit of new behaviors and experience
Assessed in RTM 100,222, 226, 328, 430 and Internship Evaluation
 
Goal #1: Professional Knowledge
 
Criteria  
OBJECTIVE Below expectations Meets expectations Exceeds expectations  
Recognize & describe psychological and social factors in leisure behavior Inclusion of Social  & Psychological factors in assignments is limited or missing Inclusion of social & psychological factors is moderate in depth Use of social & psychological factors demonstrates a clear understanding and appreciation  
Apply fundamental principles of tort and liability law common to tourism & leisure fields Risk management & liability issues are not addressed in appropriate depth or are missing Risk management and liability issues are addressed accurately but without detail Risk management and liability issues are addressed accurately and in specific detail  
Demonstrate current best professional in various operational areas such as planning, maintenance, risk management and promotion
 
Materials & communications show little or no use of professional terminology or concepts Materials & communications  use professional terminology or concepts in a manner consistent with the assignment or task Materials & communications reflect a high klevel of comfort and familiarity with professional terminology and concepts  
         

 
Goal #2:  Professional Skills
 
  Criteria  
OBJECTIVE Below expectations Meets expectations Exceeds expectations  
Demonstrate the ability to provide information orally in presentations, briefings & instructional sessions
 
 
Oral presentations are hurried, unnecessarily brief, difficult to hear, offer little audience interaction Oral presentations reflect clear speaking , appropriate use of time , audience interaction Oral presentation is clear, well paced, factual, uses aids and offers high levels of interaction  
Demonstrate the ability to write in a professional manner appropriate for memoranda, briefing reports or planning documents
 
Writing style is not consistent with professional documents and/or no understanding of appropriate terminology.  Concepts expressed in a vague or imprecise manner. Writing style is consistent with professional documents and substantial understanding of appropriate terminology. Provides detailed examples. Writng style is exemplary of its kind and shows full understanding of the appropriate format & terminology.  Provides examples and applications of concepts.  
Generate examples of plans, programs and budgets at a level appropriate for entry level managers in the tourism field
 
Style absent or mixed, not reflective of technical writing. Fails to use terminology properly in multiple instances. Writing style is usually professional.  Critical components not fully developed. Uses appropriate professional terminology in most instances. All critical components well developed and consistent with current professional models and writing.  Documents consistently use professional terminology appropriately.  
Demonstrate the ability to use computers and technology at a level appropriate for an entry level manager in the tourism industry including the ability to use spreadsheets and graphics programs
 
  Demonstrates ability to use many of the basic computer technologies with a limited understanding of all of their features and capabilities. Demonstrates ability to use appropriate technology to organize and manage data without error, using its multiple
features and capabilities
 
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GOAL #3: Personal, Cultural & Global Awareness
 
  Criteria  
Objectives Below Expectations Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations  
Demonstrate tolerance for and appreciation of people from different social, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds
 
 
 
Neither formal nor informal communications reflect recognition of social & cultural differences among clients or coworkers
 
 Some aspect of formal or informal communication reflect recognition of social & cultural differences among clients or coworker
 
Social & cultural differences among clients and coworkers have been thoroughly considered.  Provides clear & detailed examples.
 
Demonstrate a commitment to provide quality service to people in a safe and professional manner
 
 
 
Fails to recognize or utilize many aspects of current best professional practice
 
Materials & communications reflect most aspects of current best professional practice
 
Materials and communications show a mature and nuanced knowledge of current best practices. May include ideas for implementation.
 
Develop a set of career goals early in each student’s academic career
 
 
Describes few or no professional benchmarks
 
Materials and communications show a basic understanding of academic and professional benchmarks
 
Materials and communications show a thoughtful and studied understanding of common professional benchmarks.  Investigated various positions and job requirements.
 
Recognize and support a commitment to continuing education and the pursuit of new behaviors and experience  
Rarely or never attends training & education opportunities on campus or in the community
 
Commonly attends training & education opportunities on campus or in the community
 
Frequently attends training & education opportunities on campus or in the community