Learning Outcomes

Coker Announces New Master's Program

EDUCATIONAL GOALS AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES FOR THE DEGREE

The Coker College Athletic Administration Master of Science program will graduate students who can demonstrate the necessary content knowledge, critical thinking skills, communication proficiencies, research methods, and professional growth to allow them to become an effective athletic administrator. The student learning outcomes for this program are as follows:

LEARNING OUTCOME 1

  • Content Knowledge: Students will demonstrate content knowledge specific to the field of sport management including: current issues in college athletic administration, sport communication, college coaching and athletic recruiting, NCAA compliance, fundraising in college athletics, sport law in college athletics, sport business management, and sport marketing. Additionally, students will be able to demonstrate a conceptual view of the administration of college athletic programs, recognize the scientific foundations of the concepts in the area, and comprehend the interdisciplinary nature of the study of sport administration.
    • Primary Assessment Measure: Written Comprehensive Examination
    • Secondary Assessment Measure: Oral Comprehensive Examination
    • Criteria for Success: Graduates will score an average of 80/100 on the written exam

LEARNING OUTCOME 2

  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to analyze problems, devise solutions, develop plans of action, and evaluate their performance. Specifically, students will be able to explore problems and context by analyzing them into key elements, meanings and relationships; develop solutions by incorporating knowledge and value-based judgment; cultivate arguments for action; and improve their performance based on critiques.
    • Assessment Measure: Portfolio item assessed with Critical Thinking Rubric

LEARNING OUTCOME 3

  • Communication: Students will be able to communicate effectively as required by a college athletic administrator, operate well in a team, and convey ideas effectively in written and oral assignments.
  • Written Communication:
    • Assessment Measure: Portfolio item assessed with Written Communication Rubric
    • Oral Communication: Assessment Measure: Oral Comprehensive Examination
    • Teamwork: Assessment Measure: Portfolio item assessed with Teamwork Rubric

LEARNING OUTCOME 4

  • Research: Students will be able to demonstrate accepted techniques of research and effectively explain data in written and oral communications. They will be able to make effective use of technology to increase their knowledge in the disciple.
    • Assessment Measure: Portfolio item assessed with Inquiry and Analysis Rubric

LEARNING OUTCOME 5

  • Professional Growth: Students will be life-long learners who demonstrate the professional and ethical responsibilities of a college athletic administrator and seek opportunities to grow professionally.
  • Professional Development:
    • Primary Assessment Measure: Personal statement of philosophy
    • Secondary Assessment Measure: Alumni or Exit survey
    • Tertiary Assessment Measure: Internship evaluations
    Ethics:
    • Primary Assessment Measure: Portfolio item assessed with Ethical Reasoning Rubric

Course outcomes will be determined by each course instructor and will be approved by the Graduate Program Coordinator. The program’s yearly assessment report will be reviewed the College Assessment Team annually. A multifaceted approach will be used to measure achievement of program outcomes. At the completion of the program, the Graduate Advisory Committee will ascertain if each student has achieved the program outcomes. The committee will make this determination based on a student portfolio of work, the student’s grades in each course (a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required), results from a comprehensive written and oral exam, and internship evaluations when applicable. The student portfolio will contain the following items:

  1. At least five papers or projects and associated rubrics (graded). They must submit projects designed to measure each of the following student learning outcomes: critical thinking, written communication, teamwork, research, and ethics as outlined in Table 6 as well as on the course syllabus.
  2. Personal statement of philosophy and career goals.

 
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