Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2018-24
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: November 27, 2017
Date of Second Reading: January 29, 2018
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Public Service and Community Solutions –School of Community Resources and Development- for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Tourism and Recreation Management
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The BS in Tourism and Recreation Management is an integrated degree that includes a core providing the foundation for management of leisure enterprises. The core is enhanced by emphasis areas that direct students toward one of four specializations: tourism, recreation, events or sports. The program draws upon the existing on-ground programs and course work in the four emphasis areas, and structures it to be appropriate for the online environment. There are currently a small number of online degrees offered by other institutions, with one or two of the emphasis areas we will offer, but no programs include all four.