North Carolina State University
2011-2012 Graduating Senior Survey: Department of Parks, Recreation
and Tourism Management


The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management is very interested in your opinions, and believes that as a graduating senior you can provide it with useful information to help evaluate and improve its program. We appreciate you taking the time to answer these questions.

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1. As you think back over the coursework you have had in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, how satisfied are you with the education you have gained overall in this program?

How frequently did you speak with your faculty advisor outside of the classroom environment about each of the following topics? More than once per semester At least once per semester At least once per academic year Only once or twice since I've been here Not at all
2. Required academic planning (registration, drop/add, etc.)
3. Advice/discussion of academic matters (study habits, grades, etc.)
4. Career advising (choosing a career, planning a major, etc.)
5. Personal discussion or advice (roommates, finances, etc.)

6. Did you start out at NC State as a PRT, SMT, or PGM major, or did you transfer in?

7. What was the most important factor to you in deciding to major in PRT, SMT, or PGM?

Our department has several educational goals and expectations for our undergraduate students. Please indicate the extent to which you feel you have attained each goal. A Great Deal A Moderate Amount A Fair Amount A Little Not at All
8. Expertise in writing papers
9. Ability to function effectively as a member of a team
10. Ability to speak effectively in formal and informal situations
11. Skills to plan, organize, and direct recreation/sport programs
12. Skills to plan and manage parks and recreation facilities
13. Ability to analyze and interpret survey results
14. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems
15. Understand professional and ethical responsibilities
16. Familiarity with various theories of recreation, play, and leisure
17. Ability to engage in life long learning
18. Skills to assume leadership roles in your community

Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree
19. My program included enough classroom presentations for me to gain good oral presentation skills.
20. My program included enough written assignments and feedback for me to gain good report-writing skills.
21. My program provided adequate knowledge of contemporary issues.
22. My program included enough assignments that involved the use of technology for me to gain good computer and technical skills.
23. My internship/co-op provided me with an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experiences in my area of interest.
24. Based on the quality of teaching and the education I received in my program, I would recommend it to a friend.

25. If you were beginning over, would you still choose to major in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Sport Management, or Professional Golf Management?

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