Students in a graduate research methods course (PRTM 8110) and an undergraduate course (PRTM 2980) have combined their efforts to conduct a service-learning project for the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management Department (PRTM). The project involved conducting PRTM’s first ever alumni survey in its 50 -year history. The information gathered in the survey is critical because it will help understand the impacts of PRTM students’ educational experience on their careers and life. In addition, it will provide helpful information on how to improve students’ education and career preparation. The project provides an important service to the PRTM department, but it also provides both graduate and undergraduate students valuable experience in designing, conducting, and reporting survey-based research. It provides these students a chance to apply their class-based learning while also helping them understand how this learning can be adapted in a real-life context. The results of the survey have been presented to the Chair of the department and will soon be presented to the entire PRTM Faculty.
|Jeffrey Hallo||Tori Kleinbort||Wallace Gulledge|
Jeffrey Hallo, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in Clemson University’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. His research and teaching are focused on understanding, planning for, and managing visitor use in parks, forests, and other protected areas. He has authored or coauthored over 50 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, books, or book chapters on these topics. In 2011 he taught a course on visitor/tourist management at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. In 2012, Jeff received an award for Excellence in Research from Clemson University, and in 2013 he was listed as an “Up and Coming Recreation Researcher” by the National Recreation and Park Association. He was an interviewed expert for news articles appearing in The Washington Post, Delta Sky Magazine, and WalletHub, and he has appeared in two episodes of Fishing University on The Outdoor Channel. In 2016, Jeff released his first children’s book titled Rosy Ralph Visits His National Parks.
Tori Kleinbort- Ph.D. student, Parks Recreation, and Tourism Management
Wallace Gulledge - Undergraduate student, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
Clemson University Collaborations in Service-Learning is sponsored by the Clemson Service Alliance. The Service Alliance promotes the use of community service and service-learning by Clemson faculty in classes with both undergraduate and graduate students in all major disciplinary areas. The Collaborations radio webcasts are an opportunity to hear from some of our Clemson Service Alliance Faculty Fellows, their students, and their community partners about service-learning projects around the state of S.C., and to learn about the impact of these service-learning projects on the community and on student learning outcomes. In 2015-2016, we will be focusing on service –learning classes in five different disciplinary areas: Planning and Landscape Architecture, English, Languages, Teacher Education, and Nursing. Thank you for participating, and we hope that service-learning practitioners in both K-12 and higher education will find these workshops very helpful in the course development, implementation, and evaluation process. This program comes to you as a public service of Clemson University. There is no fee, and no registration is required. You may listen to the program and view the supplementary materials using only your computer. You will need to call in if you wish to speak on the live program.