Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub

    Description

    Offered the opportunity to write about whatever topic moves me, I decided my millennial issue is to examine the place of leisure studies in higher education. Having recently left the academy after putting in 15 years at three different universities (most recently, the University of Illinois), affords me certain liberty to explore my thoughts on the future of the field of leisure studies. Within each of my former institutions, I found myself struggling, along with my colleagues, to articulate a vision of leisure studies suited to that institution and the place of leisure studies within it. The challenge that consistently plagued us was trying to adapt our program to what I found to be very rigid, narrow, and antiquated accreditation standards while simultaneously strengthening our position on campus at a time when administrators were looking for programs to eliminate without harming the overall university.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to rmrspubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Williams, Daniel R. 2000. Anatomy of the academy: Dissecting the past, resecting the future. Journal of Leisure Research. 32(1): 180-185.

    Keywords

    leisure studies, higher education, accreditation, academic program development

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/29422