Analyze the internal and external environmental factors affecting facility management and sport facilities

Facility Design Challenge: Project Description and Scoring Guide

 

Overview

The final project for this course is the creation of a facility design enhancement plan. Based on the knowledge obtained in this course and previous coursework, you identify a venue which you feel has the most potential for an enhancement/makeover. This enhancement could include new bleachers, a press box, artificial turf, landscaping, painting, parking lot, and so on.

In Modules One through Four, you must visit four venues. When visiting these venues (either in person or virtually), consider the following:

 

  • Where is the venue located? Is it easily accessible? How is the parking situation?
  • What are the good design points? What are the poor design points?
  • How was the facility funded?
  • What did you learn from this “field trip”?
  • If you could change something, what would it be? Why?

Once you have selected a venue, you will then be responsible for developing a plan on what improvements you would recommend in an attempt to gain approval/community support for the project. The improvements and the budget for the improvements must be realistic for the venue (no JumboTron for the local YMCA).

Given the fact that, in the real world, a presentation would be made to board members, the community, and other shareholders in order for the enhancements to be implemented, a presentation must be created and accompanied by a paper for supporting information. Make sure to include topics discussed throughout this course.

Objectives

To successfully complete this project, you will be expected to apply what you have learned in this course and should include several of the following course and module objectives:

  • Demonstrate a working understanding of sport facilities management including crowd, concession, and alcohol management
  • Assess physical aspects of a sport facility including parking, playing surface, and other facility components
  • Examine sources for facility financing
  • Analyze the internal and external environmental factors affecting facility management and sport facilities
  • Formulate solutions to issues facing facility managers and sport facilities today and in the future
  • Understand how best legal and ethical practices will impact facility managers and sport facilities
  • Analyze risk management within a facility

Main Elements of Final Product

  1. What is the facility that you have selected for enhancement? Why did you select this facility?
  2. What are the enhancements/renovations that you would make to this facility?
  3. What justification can you make to support these enhancements? Does the community/region need such an enhancement? What are the benefits to the community?
  4. How will this be funded?
  5. What is the timeline for these enhancements?
  6. Will the enhancements limit the use of the facility during construction? What is the plan if this facility is used as a shelter?

 

Format

  • Format of PowerPoint presentation (Milestone 1): 10 to 15 slides, with voiceover
  • Format of written report (Milestone 2): 8 to 10 pages

 

Deliverable Milestones

Milestone Deliverable Due in Module Grading Metric
1 PowerPoint Presentation with Voiceover Seven Presentation Rubric
2 Written Report Eight Project Rubric

 

Presentations

In a professional career, one may be called upon to conduct research and deliver findings in professional settings.  No matter how extensive the research or accurate the conclusions, a weak presentation can undermine an argument.  A presentation is a tool to assist in making an argument. When creating presentations, students develop skills in researching an issue, synthesizing the information, organizing data logically, and presenting findings in an effective manner.

 

 

 

 

Presentation Rubric

Requirements of submission:  When applicable, discipline-appropriate citations must be used.

 

Critical Elements Exemplary Proficient Emerging Needs Improvement Value
Comprehensive presentation

(25 pts)

Meets the requirements for Proficient, and the theme demonstrates a nuanced understanding of the material

(23-25)

Addresses all aspects of the prompt/assignment and presents a theme that ties the various components together

 

(20-22)

Addresses all aspects of the prompt/assignment

 

 

 

(18-19)

Does not address all aspects of the prompt/assignment

 

 

 

(0-17)

25
Narration [speaker notes or audio]

(20 pts)

Serves as the primary vehicle for content delivery with no redundancies; mechanics and style ensure clarity

(18-20)

Serves as the primary vehicle for content delivery with no redundancies; mechanics and style promote clarity

(16-17)

Builds upon visual components with few redundancies; mechanics and style make narration intelligible

(14-15)

Contains multiple redundancies between visual and oral presentation OR several mechanical errors

 

(0-13)

20
Sensory appeal and media use (20 pts) Grabs audience’s attention and never lets go; at least four different types of media are used in multiple ways to appeal to different sensory learning styles

(18-20)

Grabs audience’s attention and almost never lets go; at least three different types of media are used in multiple ways to appeal to different sensory learning styles

(16-17)

Grabs audience’s attention and rarely lets go; at least two different types of media are used to appeal to different sensory learning styles

 

(14-15)

Does not continually work to maintain audience’s attention OR does not use at least two different types of media

 

 

 

(0-13)

20
Presentation skills

(20 pts)

Applies all of the principles of an effective presentation listed below and specifically tailors the presentation to the intended environment(s) and audience(s)

(18-20)

Applies all of the principles of an effective presentation listed below and can easily be adapted to environment(s) and audience(s)

 

(16-17)

Applies nearly all of the principles of an effective presentation listed below and can be adapted to environment(s) or audience(s) with some modifications

(14-15)

Does not apply several of the principles of an effective presentation OR is not suitable for the intended environment(s)

 

 

(0-13)

20
Organization

(15 pts)

Slides are organized in a way that is logical and that complement the central theme(s), transitions are well-paced to create a natural and engaging flow

(14-15)

Slides are organized in a way that is logical and transitions are paced so that the material is easily accessible

 

 

(12-13)

Slides are organized in a way that is mostly logical and transitions are paced so that the material can be understood with focus and effort

 

(11)

Slides are organized in a way that is illogical OR transitions are paced so that the material cannot be understood

 

 

(0-10)

15
Comments: Earned Total: 100

Principles of an Effective Presentation (referenced in the rubric under Critical Element “Presentation skills”):

  • You may utilize a product such as Microsoft’s PowerPoint, Adobe Captivate, Prezi , or Google Slides to create your presentations.
  • There are various template designs that you can find on the web for your presentation. However, first consider your presentation from the perspective of your audience prior to selecting a specific style.  Distracting backgrounds, large blocks of text, all uppercase fonts, elaborate font styles, grammatical errors and misspellings are distracting.  Be consistent with the style of text, bullets, and sub-points in order to support a powerful presentation that allows your content to be the focus.
  • Each slide should include your key point(s). Do not place large blocks of text on the visual. Your presentation is not a means of presenting a short paper.  In an actual presentation you would not ‘read’ from your slides but rather use them as prompts.
  • Any notes or narration you would use in delivering this presentation to a group should be listed in the ‘notes’ section of the slide.
  • References should be listed at the bottom of the slide in slightly smaller text.
  • Use clip art, AutoShapes, pictures, charts, tables, and diagrams to enhance but not overwhelm your content.
  • Be mindful of the intended audience and seek to assess the presentation’s effectiveness by gauging audience comprehension (when possible).

 

Below are some links that offer helpful tips and examples for developing your presentations:

 

Making PowerPoint Slides

Beyond Bullet Points: The Better Way to Use PowerPoint

Really Bad PowerPoint and How to Avoid it

Types of Presentation Media: (referenced in the rubric under Critical Element “Sensory appeal and media use”)

 

  • Text
  • Charts/graphs
  • Photos
  • Clipart
  • Video
  • Audio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Links
  • Word Clouds
  • Infographics
  • Flowcharts
  • Interactive component
  • Animation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Maps
  • Transitions
  • Graphic organizer
  • Screenshots
  • Storyboards
  • Illustrations


Project Rubric

Requirements of submission:  Written components of projects must follow these formatting guidelines when applicable: double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and discipline-appropriate citations.

Critical Elements Exemplary Proficient Needs Improvement Not Evident Value
Milestone submission and incorporation of feedback

 

Meets Emerging requirements and addresses all instructor feedback through incorporation or clarifying questions/dialogue with instructor

(9-10)

Meets Emerging requirements and incorporates some of the instructor’s feedback throughout the progression of the project

 

(8)

Student completes and submits all milestones by the due date

 

 

 

(7)

Student submits incomplete milestones or does not submit by the due date

 

 

(0-6)

10
Comprehensive final product

 

Addresses all of the main elements of the final product directly and includes additional elements that logically enrich and extend

(14-15)

Addresses all of the main elements of the final product listed above directly

 

(12-13)

Addresses all of the main elements of the final product listed above either directly or indirectly

 

(11)

Does not address all of the main elements of the project listed above

 

(0-10)

15
Context

 

Establishes a context that speaks to all relevant course objectives

 

(14-15)

Establishes a context that speaks to several specific course objectives

(12-13)

Establishes a context that speaks to at least one specific course objective

(11)

Establishes a context that does not address at least one course objective

(0-10)

15
Incorporation of scholarly resources

 

Incorporates at least six properly cited scholarly resources that reflect depth and breadth of research

(14-15)

Incorporates at least four properly cited scholarly resources that reflect depth of research

 

(12-13)

Incorporates at least two properly cited scholarly resources

 

 

(11)

Does not incorporate at least two properly cited scholarly resources

 

(0-10)

15
Application of course concepts

 

Applies at least four course concepts in authentic ways

 

(14-15)

Illustrates at least four course concepts with specific examples

 

(12-13)

Describes at least three course concepts with accurate details

 

(11)

Does not describe at least two course concepts with accurate details

(0-10)

15
Evidence of higher order thinking

 

Evaluates or synthesizes multiple course concepts in a way that demonstrates creative thinking

 

(18-20)

Logically and accurately analyzes or evaluates multiple course concepts

 

(16-17)

Logically and accurately analyzes or evaluates at least one course concept

 

(14-15)

Does not logically and accurately analyze or evaluate at least one course concept

(0-13)

20
Mechanics

 

No errors related to organization, grammar, and style

 

 

(9-10)

Errors of grammar, organization, and style are marginal and rarely interrupt the flow

 

(8)

Errors of grammar, organization, and style are limited enough that the paper is still able to be understood

(7)

Errors of grammar, organization, and style make the paper difficult to understand

(0-6)

10
Comments: Earned Total: 100

 

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