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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.

    Table of Contents

    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

    About the Author

    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.