The Handbook of College Athletics and Recreation Administration

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  • Book
  • 432 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for The Handbook of College Athletics and Recreation Administration

"The Handbook of College Athletics and Recreation Administration provides insiders′ in–depth and firsthand perspectives on issues in the contemporary professional administration of intercollegiate athletics and recreation, as well as practical solutions to these issues. It is a must–read for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in college athletics and campus recreation administration." Ming Li, professor and chair, Department of Sports Administration, College of Business, Ohio University

"The Handbook of College Athletics and Recreation Administration is a useful text for undergraduate students preparing for sport management careers within postsecondary institutions. This book effectively blends historical perspectives, theoretical foundations, and practical illustrations in a relevant format that addresses key issues in intercollegiate sports and campus recreation. Of particular value is the focus on people and importance of building relationships based on integrity, trust, and mutual respect." Tom Collins, associate professor of sport management, chair of Sport Studies and Physical Education, Chowan University

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Figures and Tables xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

The Authors xix


1 College Athletics: Continuity and Change Over Four Centuries 3John R. Thelin

2 An Overview of Fitness and Recreation in Collegiate Settings 21Donald L. Rockey, Jr. and Robert J. Barcelona

3 Theoretical Foundations 44Mary F. Howard–Hamilton and Joy Gaston Gayles

4 Ethics and Professionalism in College Athletics and Recreation 66Michael L. Buckner

5 Legal Issues in Intercollegiate Sports and Recreation 83Barbara Osborne

6 Title IX 107Valerie M. Bonnette

7 Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation 127B. David Ridpath and Robertha Abney

Part One Case Studies 153


8 Managing, Leading, and Supervising Student Employees and Staff 159Colleen A. McGlone and Stephen Rey

9 Financial Management and Budgeting 175Timothy D. DeSchriver and Edgar N. Johnson

10 Planning and Managing Facilities 196James E. Greenwell

11 Managing Events 212Heather J. Lawrence

12 Managing Friends and Raising Funds 232David F. Wolf

13 Managing Marketing and Public Relations 246Scott Branvold

14 Managing Political Environments and Relationships 266Jeremy Stringer and Bill Hogan

15 Managing Assessment and Evaluation 287George S. McClellan

Part Two Case Studies 299


16 A CEO s Perspective of Athletics and Recreation 303Michael A. Wartell

17 Dimensions of Diversity 321C. Keith Harrison, Scott Bukstein, and Walter Brock

18 Health and Wellness Issues 336David A. Shor, John H. Dunkle, and Carrie A. Jaworski

19 Professional Development and Advancement 355Chris King and David P. Synowka

20 Summing Up and Looking Ahead 367George S. McClellan, Donald L. Rockey, Jr., and Chris King

Appendix: Resources for Leadership, Management, and Supervision of Staff and Volunteers 377

Name Index 379

Subject Index 383

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George S. McClellan is the vice chancellor for student affairs at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Chris King is the director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Texas–Pan American.

Donald L. Rockey, Jr. is associate professor in the Recreation and Sport Management Program at Coastal Carolina University.

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