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Course : Managing Program Events and Facilities

Course Number
KNES 3813
Section Number
Spring 2022
Bridwell Hall, 321
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time

This course provides undergraduate Sport Education students with a knowledge base of the environment in which they may work. Satisfactory completion of the course will document that students have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Identify/understand pertinent areas of the history and future of sport facility management.
  2. Review and/or develop human resource materials used within the recreation/sport management industry.
  3. Identify key elements within a selected sport facility or venue design.
  4. Gain basic knowledge of finance and marketing of a sport/recreation facility.
  5. Develop a marketing/promotion piece appropriate to a select facility or event.
  6. Complete a risk assessment within a recreation or sport facility/venue.

All students must have internet access and be able to: send and receive e-mail, create, send and receive Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher or PowerPoint documents; use Google documents, sites & slides, use Desire 2 Learn portal through MSUTexas portal, download/use Flip Grid and ZOOM Meeting platform for class assignments/meetings & presentations, post to discussion boards, appropriately use internet links and websites such as Google Docs, Sites, Slides, YouTube, etc.

Taking an online class requires you to have access to a computer (with Internet access) to complete and upload your assignments. It is your responsibility to have (or have access to) a working computer in this class. Assignments and tests are due by the due date, and personal computer technical difficulties will not be considered a reason for the instructor to allow students extra time to submit assignments, tests, or discussion postings. Computers are available on campus in various areas of the buildings as well as the Academic Success Center. Your computer being down is not an excuse for missing a deadline!! There are many places to access your class! Our online classes can be accessed from any computer in the world which is connected to the internet. Contact your instructor immediately upon having computer trouble If you have technical difficulties in the course, there is also a student helpdesk available to you. The college cannot work directly on student computers due to both liability and resource limitations however they are able to help you get connected to our online services. For help, log into D2L.

Students are required to use their MSUTexas email address for all correspondence during this course. Check that your MSUTexas email address is the one listed in your Blackboard Personal Information. Using your MSUTexas address ensures your privacy. If you have a different email account, you can forward your MSUTexas email to that account, but I will only send and respond to emails within the D2L portal or from an MSUTexas address. Please make sure to include your name in any email that you send. You are required to check your MSUTexas email a minimum of two (2) days per week.

All written work must be typed and submitted through D2L unless otherwise stated by the instructor. All work should be done in Times New Roman or Aerial 11 or 12 point font on a Word Document. APA 7th edition formatting applies to all written work submitted and deductions will be taken for incorrect spelling, grammar, citations, and references. See each individual assignment for more detail. If assignments are submitted as a pdf, notes, google, etc. will not be graded until submitted in the correct format and receive the 5 point/day deduction for being late.

Students are required to participate in the online discussions by posting to the Discussion Board. Each student will be required to make a minimum of two (2) posts for each topic that will be engaging and bring about appropriate online conversation. Discussions will focus on chapters from Fried (2021) and supplemental material provided by the instructor. Each student will read the designated material or chapter, and be prepared to thoroughly discuss it each week on the discussion board. See Discussion Board Rubric for specific grading criteria.

There will be two (2) quizzes related to chapter readings and presentation slides. If applicable information from select video presentations will be announced when included. Each quiz will be worth 15 points and will be timed. Quiz #1 will over information gained from Part 2 (chapters 5-8) and is due Sunday, April 3rd  by 11:50 PM. Quiz #2 will be over Part 4 (chapters 17-20) and due Friday, April 28th by 11:50 PM

Students are expected to attend all meetings of the face-to-face classes in which they are enrolled and are highly encouraged to attend all virtual meetings for distance learning courses. Videos from the distance learning course meetings will be posted for students' review. Instructor’s records will stand as evidence of absences. A student with excessive absences may be dropped from a course by the instructor. Any individual faculty member or college has the authority to establish an attendance policy, providing the policy is in accordance with the General University Policies.

All assignments will be due by the deadline set on the day that they are due. If without prior approval (minimum of 48 hours), an assignment is turned in late, a deduction of 5 points per day will be enforced. Any instructor-approved late assignments turned in more than 5 days late will not be accepted or graded. Any assignment not pre-approved by the instructor to be submitted late will not be accepted or graded.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

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The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MSUTexas e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and 2) earned 60 hours. Students may meet this requirement in one of three ways: by passing the Writing Proficiency Exam, passing two Writing Intensive Courses (only one can be in the core), or passing English 2113. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

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