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This review of parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies programs within the State University System (SUS) of Florida examined the quality of curricula, characteristics of students and faculty, nature and adequacy of facilities and resources, responses to previous program review recommendations, and program progress. Six programs at four universities prepared self-studies, following Board of Regents (BOR) guidelines. BOR staff and consultants reviewed the self-studies and additional system-level data before making site visits at which they reviewed documents and conducted interviews with the president and/or provost, other central administrators, the college dean, department chairs, faculty, students, alumni, and others. This report includes field-wide observations regarding the disciplines, a systemwide report, systemwide recommendations, and reports for each program at each university, noting institutional recommendations. Results indicate that the status of Florida's programs is appropriate. The programs are strong, and the curricula are solid, but the programs need additional financial support. Four appendixes list: (1) program review consultants; (2) program review coordinators; (3) inventory of SUS degree programs in the field; and (4) a curriculum vitae for the lead consultant. (SM)

Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Educational Quality, Exercise Physiology, Financial Support, Higher Education, Leisure Time, Movement Education, Parks, Physical Fitness, Professional Education, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Recreation, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Universities, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Therapeutic Recreation, Tourism

Author: State Univ. System of Florida, Tallahassee. Board of Regents.



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