Cmty Dev & Apld Econ: Event Planning for Athletics

CDAE 195 WC1 (CRN: 13869)

2 Credit Hours

About CDAE 195 WC1

This event planning course focuses on providing students the basic knowledge and skills of event planning. Sponsorship, fundraising, marketing, promotions, licensing/branding, ticket operations, staff & risk management that support event production are areas this course will cover. Through guest speakers, readings, class discussions, and participation ina real event, students will gain a thorough understanding of the event planning process. Participants will have the opportunity to work at a home athletic event with current staff, while interacting with sponsors and donors. Students will work in teams to assist at an event, communicate with partners/sponsors, understand the logistics, problem solve foreseen concerns/situations, and evaluate the overall event. Students taking the class must be present for the event on the date agreed upon. This is a chance for participants to work as a team and build their resumes with real-life application.

Notes

Winter Session On Campus Course; Dates: Jan 2, Jan 3, Jan 6, Jan 7, Jan 8, Jan 9 and Jan 10; 9:00-1:00PM; Open to both CE and Degree students. This course may or may not fulfill degree requirements for UVM students. Please consult with your Dean's Office if you have any questions about applicability of winter session courses toward graduation requirements. Note: There is a one credit mandatory course in the spring that goes with this winter session course (CDAE 195 14539) that students must register for.

Section Description

This event planning course focuses on providing students the basic knowledge and skills of event planning. Sponsorship, fundraising, marketing, promotions, licensing/branding, ticket operations, and staff & risk management that support event production are areas this course will cover. Through guest speakers, readings, class discussions, and participation in a real event, students will gain a thorough understanding of the event planning process. Participants will have the opportunity to work at a home athletic event with current staff, while interacting with sponsors and donors. Students will work in teams to assist at an event, communicate with partners/sponsors, understand the logistics, problem solve foreseen concerns/situations, and evaluate the overall event. Students taking the class must be present for the event on the date agreed upon. This is a chance for participants to work as a team and build their resumes with real-life application.

Section Expectation

Learning Objectives: ? Students will acquire a basic knowledge of event planning, fundraising, sponsorship marketing, promotions, licensing/branding and event management. ? Students will apply and share their skills and experiences throughout the event planning process. ? To gain professional experience working together as a team while gaining communication skills and networking abilities. Course assignments: There will be pop quizzes on the readings, two written reflection assignments, one promotional plan outline, a group presentation, journal entries and a final exam. There will be an out-of-classroom activity as well.

Evaluation

? Course Assignments (presentation, reading quizzes, writing assignments): 35% ? Final journal and exam: 30% ? Participation/Attendance: 35%

Meetings

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Location

Patrick Gym 118 (View Campus Map)

Times

to on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday