University of Northern Iowa
School of Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services
Division of Leisure, Youth and Human Services
Student Outcomes Assessment
Ed.D. in Leisure, Youth and Human Services
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The Division of Leisure Youth and Human Services use these major
procedures for measuring outcomes of its Ed.D. students.
Student outcomes are measured at the course level through written products and
class presentations geared to the objectives of each course.
The Graduate College monitors the ongoing GPA of each graduate student and
notifies each student and the division if it falls below a 3.0.
Student outcomes are measured by external products such as grant proposals,
articles, and professional presentations.
Student outcomes are also measured by a post evaluation of skills and
knowledge gained using a questionnaire. See below.
To demonstrate the ability to apply and synthesize knowledge and skills
developed during the program of study, each Ed.D. student is required to
complete a comprehensive exam or alternative to the written exam using articles
and professional presentations.
To demonstrate the ability to apply and synthesize knowledge and skills
developed during the program of study, each Ed.D. student is required to write a
dissertation. The process involves prospectus writing and presentation to the five
member dissertation committee, successful defense of the proposal and final
dissertation.
Assessments and Checklist for the Doctoral Degree in LYHS
A. PROGRAM CHECKLIST AND SEQUENCE OF ACTIVITIES
1. The Student
____ Receives admission letter and assignment of academic advisor
____ Reviews doctoral study handbook
____ Consults with ISA Coordinator and academic advisor
____ Plans program of study with advisor (GF-1) and submits online for approval
____ Completes provisions of admission, if appropriate
____ Pursues program of study and residency requirement
____ Identifies potential doctoral committee and dissertation chair
2. In conjunction with the dissertation chair
____ Files recommended doctoral committee with Graduate College
____ Receives committee appointment letter from Graduate College Dean
____ Completes a prospectus of dissertation, presents prospectus to dissertation
committee, and receives preliminary approval of proposed dissertation research topic
and methods from doctoral committee
____ Applies for comprehensive examination (100% of coursework completed). The
following are options for the comprehensive examination:
examination over intensive study area, or
A one week take home written exam, or
Two refereed journal articles, or a major grant proposal, or refereed professional
presentations, or books, or a combination of the above.
____ Student completes the dissertation proposal and in a public presentation of the
dissertation proposal defends the proposal
____ Student completes the dissertation and makes a public presentation of the
dissertation proposal
duals attending the presentation
possible/needed corrections of dissertation
____ Student completes the exit graduate survey (see below)
____ Schedules preview meeting with Graduate College
____ Applies for graduation
____ Receives registrar record analysis (deficiencies)
____ Graduates
B. Analysis – Interpretation and Reporting Results
1. The entire doctoral intensive study area faculty in the LYHS ISA reviews candidate
application materials prior to admissions to the program. Written confirmation from
each faculty member indicates acceptance, no acceptance and willingness of a faculty
member to advise the student.
st submit a university official application
professor who can speak to the prospect of doing doctoral level work
ch capability are determined
00 GPA on all previous graduate work taken
es 80% of course work, begins process of writing
dissertation prospectus for presentation and approval to the dissertation
committee.
2. The doctoral ISA Coordinator, working with the dissertation chair and committee
develops the Comprehensive Doctoral Examination
questions. ISA Coordinator and Dissertation Chair administer exam and
coordinate review of responses.
Doctoral faculty, ISA coordinator and dissertation chair review documentation
of the materials submitted in the case of the alternative to the traditional written
exam. These may be refereed journal articles, major grant proposals, refereed
professional presentations, books, or a combination of the above. The ISA
Coordinator and Dissertation Chair review the materials as submitted and
determine a pass/fail. Materials are open for review in by all faculty.
3. The work of the dissertation committee
within
the College of Education and one member appointed by the Graduate College).
on a formal and professional collaborative basis. When differences exist among
committee members the chair intervenes and mediates the dispute to the
acceptance of all committee members.
dissertation is by committee decision and filed with the Graduate College.
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Graduate Exit Survey of Knowledge and Abilities
University of Northern Iowa
School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services
Division of Leisure, Youth, and Human Services
Graduate Program Exit Survey
We need your help! The Division of Leisure, Youth and Human Services collects data on student
outcomes when our students graduate. As such, we have designed this 10-minute survey to assess your
perceptions of your educational experiences while enrolled in graduate courses in the Division of
Leisure, Youth, and Human Services. By agreeing to complete this questionnaire, you are giving your
consent. Do not put your name on this survey. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this
survey, please feel free to contact Dr. Sam Lankford at [email protected] or 273-6840.
Please indicate your perceptions about the knowledge and abilities you gained during your graduate
studies in the Division of Leisure, Youth, and Human Services at the University of Northern Iowa by
circling the appropriate number.
Part I: Knowledge Base
Using the following scale, please circle the number that best represents your understanding of the
following concepts.
1 = No Understanding
2 = I have gained a little understanding
3 = I have gained an average understanding
4 = I have gained an above average understanding
5 = I have gained an exceptional understanding
1. I have an understanding of the historical origins of
Leisure, Youth and Human Services.
1 2 3 4 5
2. I have an understanding of why people participate in
Leisure and Recreation.
1 2 3 4 5
3. I understand contemporary issues that impact
the Leisure, Youth and Human Services
1 2 3 4 5
4. I understand how societal norms impact participation
in LYHS .
1 2 3 4 5
5. I understand what the major professional organizations
are in the LYHS.
1 2 3 4 5
6. I understand how ethics impact my responsibilities as a
LYHS professional.
1 2 3 4 5
7. I understand how important it is to maintain professional
competence.
1 2 3 4 5
8. I understand how various leadership styles influence the
operations of a LYHS agency.
1 2 3 4 5
9. I understand the basic concepts of legal liability in the delivery
of LYHS programs and services.
1 2 3 4 5
10. I understand how group behavior affects the delivery of
LYHS programs and services.
1 2 3 4 5
11. I understand how diversity affects the delivery of LYHS
programs and services.
1 2 3 4 5
12. I understand barriers to recreation and leisure participation.
1 2 3 4 5
13. I understand various programming formats.
1 2 3 4 5
14. I understand the elements of promotion of LYHS programs
and services.
15. I understand marketing tools and techniques
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
16. I understand the legal foundations and responsibilities
of LYHS agencies.
1 2 3 4 5
17. I understand the importance of policy in LYHS agencies.
1 2 3 4 5
18. I understand the psychological significance of LYHS.
1 2 3 4 5
19. I understand the role of evaluation and research
in LYHS agencies.
1 2 3 4 5
20. I understand what it means to be a LYHS professional.
1 2 3 4 5
PART II: Abilities
Please use the following scale to rate the abilities that you perceive you have gained as a result of
your graduate education.
1 = no gain
2 = little gain
3 = average gain
4 = above average gain
5 = exceptional gain
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The ability to work with diverse groups
The ability to articulate the importance of the LYHS professions
The ability to use critical thinking skills.
The ability to plan and implement LYHS programs
The ability to use assessment techniques.
The ability to formulate a budget
The ability to lead programs and services
The ability to manage LYHS programs and services
The ability to promote LYHS programs and services
The ability to communicate effectively
The ability to understand research in LYHS
The ability to write professional reports and evaluations
The ability to use professional computer software programs
The ability to speak before professional groups.
The ability to work effectively with others
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16. The ability to create a risk management plan
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The ability to make decisions
The ability to organize a work schedule
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The abilities needed to be a competent professional
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Demographic Information
Gender:
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Male
____ Female
Age: ____ Years Old
Ethnicity:
____ African American
____ Asian American
____ Mexican American
____ Caucasian American
____ American Indian
____ Other (please explain)
What was the academic area of your undergraduate degree? ____________________________
If you have an MA, what was the academic area? ___________________________
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