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Campus Recreational Sports

Campus Recreational Sports

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    Management of campus recreational sport facilities has expanded in both scope and complexity in the 21st century. Today’s state-of-the-art recreation and sport facilities offer high-end amenities for students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community. Managing these diverse and complicated programs and facilities requires knowledge of operations, client services, and industry standards. Campus Recreational Sports: Managing Employees, Programs, Facilities, and Services addresses the unique skill set and knowledge base required of today’s campus recreation and sport facility manager.

    This reference offers current and aspiring professionals a comprehensive and practical discussion of campus recreation management. Chapters covering foundational topics of budgeting, marketing, assessment, risk management, and management of personnel, facilities, and services are complemented by current topics in technology, programming, and community building.

    Developed by the NIRSA, Campus Recreational Sports offers the latest industry guidelines and best practices based on the knowledge, expertise, and experience of leading campus recreation professionals across the nation. Both current and future professionals can rely on Campus Recreational Sports for guidance in the management of indoor and outdoor recreation and sport facilities.

    Audience

    Reference for campus recreation professionals. Text for NIRSA and recreation professors for use in courses discussing recreation and sport facility management in general and campus recreation and sport facility management.

    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments

    Chapter 1. Evolution of Campus Recreational Sports: Adapting to the Age of Accountability
    Doug Franklin
    Defining Campus Recreational Sports in a Changing World
    Learning and the Age of Accountability
    Evolution in Campus Recreational Sports: Adaptation in a Changing World
    Organizational Fit and Location
    Issues and Trends
    Summary
    References
    Glossary

    Chapter 2. A Career in Campus Recreational Sports
    Sarah E. Hardin
    Growth of the Profession
    Campus Recreational Sports as a Career
    Professional Preparation
    Educational Credentials
    Opportunities to Attain Professional Skills
    Lifelong Learning: Professional Development Opportunities
    Principles of the Profession
    Summary
    References
    Glossary

    Chapter 3. Relationships in Campus Recreation: Professional, Institutional, and Community
    Doug Franklin
    Interpersonal Relationships
    Intradepartmental Relationships
    Interdepartmental and Intra-Institutional Relationships
    Community Relationships
    Professional Relationships
    Summary
    References
    Glossary

    Chapter 4. Budgeting and Internal Controls
    Maureen McGonagle
    What Is a Budget?
    Budget Development
    Budget Submission and Approval
    Budget Management
    Internal Controls
    Summary
    Glossary

    Chapter 5. Marketing
    Evelyn Kwan Green, Aaron Hill, and Bradley Hunt
    Program Promotion
    Marketing Plan
    Sponsorship Solicitation
    E-Marketing
    Branding
    Summary
    Resources
    References
    Glossary

    Chapter 6. Assessment in Campus Recreational Sports
    Jacqueline R. Hamilton
    Defining Terms
    History of Assessment
    Contemporary Issues in Assessment
    Standards of Comparison
    Types and Areas of Assessment
    Methodology and Research Design
    Dissemination of Information
    Justification
    Assessment Resources
    Summary
    References
    Glossary

    Chapter 7. Risk Management
    Jeff Sessine
    Principles of Risk Management
    Managing Risk
    Training
    Response
    Environment
    Equipment
    Documentation
    Summary
    References
    Glossary

    Chapter 8. Technology for the Recreation Practitioner
    Robert L. Frye and José H. Gonzalez
    Making the Right Selection
    New Technology in Facility Management
    New Technology in Sports and Fitness Equipment
    Using Marketing Technology
    Using Technology in Staff Development
    Summary
    Glossary
    References

    Chapter 9. Personnel
    Stephen Kampf
    Types of Recreation Employees
    Hiring
    Employee Training
    Evaluation
    Motivation
    Certification
    Summary
    Glossary
    References

    Chapter 10. Program Planning Using a Student Learning Approach
    Julia Wallace Carr
    Step 1: Determine Priorities
    Step 2: Develop Outcomes
    Step 3: Develop Initiatives and Interventions
    Step 4: Develop Measureable Outcomes
    Step 5: Conduct Initiatives and Interventions
    Steps 6 and 7: Conduct Assessment and Evaluation and Then Revise, Maintain, or Terminate
    Summary
    Glossary
    References

    Chapter 11. Facilities
    Gordon M. Nesbitt
    Facility Types
    Standards and Guidelines
    Scheduling
    Staffing
    Maintenance
    Summary
    References
    Glossary

    Chapter 12. Services
    William F. Canning and Jennifer R. de-Vries
    Membership
    Equipment Checkout and Rentals
    Child Care and Babysitting
    Food Service
    Athletic Training
    Massage
    Summary
    Glossary

    Chapter 13. Special Events
    Gordon M. Nesbitt
    Feasibility Study
    Financial Planning
    Staffing Plans
    Rules and Officials Plans
    Risk, Emergency, and Crisis Plans
    Registration Plans
    Scheduling Facilities
    Equipment, Uniforms, and Supplies
    Awards
    Food Service Plans
    Transportation Plans
    Housing Plans
    Promotion Plans
    Communication Plans
    Event Evaluation Plan
    Summary
    References
    Glossary

    Index
    About NIRSA
    About the Contributors

    About the Editor

    NIRSA is the premier association of leaders in collegiate recreation who transform lives and facilitate the development of healthy communities worldwide. By providing opportunities for learning and growth, supporting and sharing meaningful research, and fostering networking among our member community, NIRSA is a leader in higher education and champion for the advancement of recreation, sport, and wellness. Since its foundation in 1950, NIRSA membership has grown to comprise nearly 4,000 dedicated professionals, students, and associates, serving an estimated 7.7 million students. Supported by the National Center team, based in Corvallis, Oregon, NIRSA is governed by volunteer leaders from across North America.