Despite what many claim, just because there is teaching does not mean there is learning. Clear and convincing evidence supports changing the instructional paradigm to a learner-centered classroom. Flipping a class shifts the delivery, often through technologically presented lectures, to free class time for student participation in a plethora of learning activities, such as think-pair-share and discussions, leading to student perceptions of greater learning and more enjoyment. In an action research approach with one class, 72% of juniors and seniors in an undergraduate sport finance and economics class reported out-of-class lectures often positively impacted their learning, and the remaining 28% responded these lectures did sometimes. End-of-course evaluations and surveys were overwhelmingly positive about class engagement, interaction, and enjoyment.
Angela Lumpkin and Rebecca M. Achen
Velina B. Brackebusch
-class reflexive activities through different avenues such as the athletic department and the sport nonprofit organization. Reflexive Work The concept of reflecting comes from the experiential learning process. Experiential learning is defined as “both a philosophy and methodology in which educators purposefully
Peter Han, Mark Dodds, Tara Mahoney, Kristi Schoepfer and Justin Lovich
Social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, have become extremely popular; they serve as tools to connect individuals in a public forum. However, collegiate student-athletes use social media to send messages that may reflect poorly on their educational institutions. For example, student-athletes have posted profanity, obscene messages, compromising photographs, and even threatened the President of the United States while using social media. These messages create negative publicity for the college since athletics and student-athletes are a visible aspect of the institution. As such, inappropriate social media use has become a major concern with college athletic departments. Because the NCAA requires member institutions to adequately and consistently monitor social networking activity, colleges have responded to the actions by disciplining student-athletes that use social media negatively to voice their opinions; in some cases, this punishment has been as severe as actually dismissing the student-athlete from his or her team. But, how does this action impact the public relations of the athletic department? Further, does it subject the college to possible legal action?
Robin Hardin, James Bemiller and Joshua Pate
Experiential learning is a critical component to a college education in the area of sport management as students must enter the workforce with hands-on industry experience. One experiential learning tool is a cocurricular club that offers volunteer work experience for sport management majors. The University of Tennessee’s Partners in Sports is an example of a sport management cocurricular club that prepares students for working in the sport industry through volunteer experiences. The purpose of this study was to provide a governance and organizational framework of a student-operated sport management cocurricular club and explore how it fits into the Foster Five-Step Experiential Learning Model (Foster & Dollar, 2010). This study examines the governance, student involvement, leadership, opportunities, financials, and yearly activities of Partners in Sports and offers practical applications for each area. The exploration revealed that a cocurricular club fits on the Volunteer Exploration step of the Foster Five-Step Experiential Learning Model as it introduces students to the sport industry by offering experiential learning opportunities. Providing a cocurricular club allows sport management programs to maximize initial industry exposure to students.
person interaction? What constitutes a classroom? These areas of confusion were confirmed by Patrick, Howell, and Wischusen ( 2016 ); where faculty, when asked to self-identify active learning practices, were hesitant to label activities based on a stated uncertainty of accurate labeling. The research
Jason W. Lee, Ryan K. Zapalac, Elizabeth A. Gregg and Courtney Godfrey
department. Amelia started meeting with her supervisors in campus recreation and student affairs, as well as with the representatives in the intercollegiate athletic department, campus activities, and even the sport management program. She intended to explore ways to use the rivalry to promote interest in
Ceyda Mumcu and Kimberly Mahoney
scene. There is both vibrant nightlife and numerous family activities in the area. The city is home to a minor league baseball team and an NBA team, as well as a number of colleges and universities in the area. The city has a history of hosting successful events, both large and small, and city officials
Ceyda Mumcu and Gil Fried
lifetime values, generate leads via look-alike models, predict retention of existing fans, and measure performance of marketing activities. Insights derived from data analyses allow sport teams to engage with fans effectively by sending the right message to the right person at the right time via the right
Individual Development, Secretary, Treasurer, six Directors, and the Past-President. The Board is elected by its members each year to lead the organization in its many activities. In addition to the Board, each event held by the Jaycees has a Chair and a co-Chair; the person who will likely take over the
Evie Oregon, Lauren McCoy, Lacee’ Carmon-Johnson and Angel Brown-Reveles
once again break into small groups or a take-home assignment could be used to discuss the implications of this court case on intercollegiate athletics. Lumpkin et al. ( 2015 ) recommends adding small group discussions along with exploratory writing activities to engage students. A writing reflection