The Benchmark Recreation Service Assessment
The main audience in the assessment were students. During the benchmarking I was subjected to different experience where some positively impacted my life and some negatively. During the study I had an opportunity of interacting with different people more especially the students who played a very important in gathering valid information that I was required to present. It was difficulty time during the assessment because it needed efforts, time as well as experience in doing an online survey(Portwood et al. p.45). However, I obtained an invaluable knowledge on recreation centres, its importance, and its usage, how often people used it, the most appropriate place people learn about it and how to make curriculum for the upcoming event the recreation centre. I did my assessment under the mentorship of Paula Lenhardt who I highly appreciate for the good work that she did by spending countless hours in compiling data, running reports and putting together the final product. I also appreciate working with a focused team that had highly motivated people as well as greatly kowdgeagable with information technology skills, methods of analyzing data, interpretation and presentation of the results. In addition I highly appreciate the response from the students that enabled us to gather relevant information during the assessment (Portwood et al. p.45) .
The Benchmark Recreation Service Assessment was done in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsvillie. The main objectives of the Benchmark Recreation Service Assessment was to find out if our programs, services or facilities influenced students to attend SIUE or continuing healthy lifestyle pursuits after they leave SIUE. Various questions were utilised in in doing this assessment the question included; finding the gender, the reaction centre influence to the institution, staff knowledgeable, satisfaction, locker rooms cleanness, fitness room cleanness, recreation facilities, equipment quality, students expectations, students recommendations, Students participation, ethnicity, ,race , sexual orientation, residential place, previous institution, level of academics, current status, working hours, studying hours, the cumulative GPA ad other personal information. As the assessing team, we received relevant information for these questions that aided us to collect appropriate data. I was excited to discover the various places that different people learnt about recreation centres.
I was responsible of analysing the responses which was an interesting activity although it required much of my time. This made me to gain an experience I different ways of analysing data. The assessment contributed greatly to my ability of carrying out any other assessment independently in future (Portwood et al. p.45). The role of my advisor was to give a strong background in data collection and data analysis helping me in selecting relevant statistics methods that solved the question at hand.
The data was collected by use of online questionnaires. The question were directly posted to the students, institution staff and other relevant personnel who responded by filling the questions that we posted online. The data we collected was presented in different graphs. The graphs were used in comparing the responses that were very important in aiding us to meet our objectives (Portwood et al. p.45). This assisted us was to find out if our programs, services or facilities influenced students to attend SIUE or continuing healthy lifestyle pursuits after they leave SIUE. The collected data was utilised in coming up with programs, appropriate facilities, and services that are very essential for students in the institution. Overall, the data collected enabled us to compare very favorable to peer and national recreation departments. This is a reflected the hard-work, time, effort as well as expertise we invested in the overall success of the students I the institution. The data and results validate our efforts and continue to tell the story of the great things happening in Campus Recreation every day.
Portwood, Shirley, et al. MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY APRIL 5, 2017. 2017.