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The Future of Leisure Studies in Research Universities: Administrators' Perspectives
Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education
  • Daniel Dustin, University of Utah
  • Rachel Collins, University of Utah
  • Jeremy Schultz, University of Utah
  • Laurie Browne, University of Utah
  • Keri Schwab, University of Utah
  • Jeff Rose, University of Utah
  • Danielle Timmerman, University of Utah
  • Ben Altschuler, University of Utah
  • Jeremy Jostad, University of Utah
  • Callie Spencer, University of Utah
  • Jackie Newman, University of Utah
  • Kelly Bricker, University of Utah
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract
This article summarizes the content of a three-day administrative summit held at Zion Ponderosa Resort in southern Utah in late September 2010. Department chairs, heads, and deans representing 13 universities across North America offering leisure studies doctoral degrees, master's degrees, and undergraduate professional preparation degrees gathered to entertain eight multifaceted questions pertaining to their future. The questions were generated by a Delphi Process, and responses to the questions were recorded and analyzed following the summit by a team of doctoral students and professors from the University of Utah. The article concludes with a brief discussion of an administrator's responsibility in leading leisure studies departments in times of fiscal austerity, and recommending a "to-do" list to ensure the future of leisure studies in public research universities.
Citation Information
Daniel Dustin, Rachel Collins, Jeremy Schultz, Laurie Browne, et al.. "The Future of Leisure Studies in Research Universities: Administrators' Perspectives" Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education Vol. 27 Iss. 1 (2012) p. 12 - 24
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/keschwab/9/