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evaluation
procedures. Be there
In Indianapolis, youth camps
are happening without the use
of park employees and at no
cost to the park.
one's needs. Be clear about your vision
while being accepting of what
the faculty needs. Consider starting
small, perhaps with a half-day event
or a one-day camp. Don't try to
do too much the first time. Create
a program that can be repeated, as
this will require less time planning
and organizing in the future.
Implementation
Now that you have a goal it is time
to plan the details. Decide exactly
what you expect the class to deliver
for you. Then, with the assistance
of the faculty member, create
well-defined roles for yourself,
students and faculty. Write these
down and provide copies to all of
your staff members. Be open to allowing
the students to be involved
in creating the objectives and strategies
to meet the goal. Next, outline
what you need to provide to
the class, so that they can reach
the goal. This may be equipment,
policies,
procedures,
marketing
materials, access to facilities or
background checks. Agree upon
deadlines for the completion of
planning tasks and devise a plan
with the faculty member for what
will happen if deadlines are missed
or required tasks are not completed.
Additionally, find out what the
faculty member needs from you or
ask what you might expect from
the faculty member. For example,
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will they be present during the implementation
phase of the project?
Also, establish communication expectations
early in this process. For
example, how should you contact
the faculty member if there is a
problem or concern? Will you provide
your email address or phone
number to the students and allow
them to ask questions directly to
you or do you prefer all questions
to come weekly from the instructor?
How quickly can or will you
respond to students' questions and
requests? How quickly do you expect
the faculty to respond to you?
Make sure you are an active participant
with the faculty member
in all phases of the process: goal
setting, planning, decision making,
marketing and implementing.
Remember that if you say yes to
a project, you will need to devote
some of your time to the faculty,
class and students. While this program
may not require money from
your budget,
time. Plan to attend a class session
when the faculty introduces
the project to the students. Offer to
host this class session in your park,
at the site of implementation, and
be present to hear what the faculty
member tells the students. Be prepared
to answer questions about
your
park,
stakeholders,
facilities,
existing programs, marketing
procedures, general
policies and
during the event or program, but
let the students be in charge. Allow
them to lead, even if things don't
go exactly as planned. Remember,
these students are learning. Allow
them to come up with their own
solutions or even do things differently
than how you might do them,
while helping them stay within the
parameters set by the park, township
or city government. Know that
mistakes will be made, so identify
your bottom-line expectation before
the start of the project and adjust
your expectations accordingly.
it will require your
Evaluation
Once the program is over, evaluate
it and the performance of the
students. Sit down with your staff
and generate quality feedback,
noting both positive and critical
aspects along with suggestions for
improvement. Share your feedback
with the faculty member first. Allow
the faculty to help you decide
the best pieces of feedback to share
with the students. Then attend a
post-event class session to provide
your perspective directly to the students.
Meet with the faculty after
the feedback session is over to decide
on a plan for the next semester
or year. Is this something that you
both are willing to do again? If so,
record the changes and improvements
that need to be made for the
next time and create a new timeline
for planning and implementation.
Indianapolis Case Study
For the past four years, University
of Indianapolis (UIndy) students
have been hosting fall and spring
break camps for Garfield Park and
Bethel Park. These are week-long
day camps for youth in the area.
University students market, plan
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