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On-Campus Bowling Centers Community of Practice
Phys. Ed. Bowling Class fees?
Checking in to see if anyone out there has Phys. Ed. classes that utilize their bowling centers? What is your fee for each member of the class? Length of classes? I am looking into raising my fees from $25 per student to $40 per studentand didn't know if that would be reasonable. Any information would be helpful!
Because this is a new program and we want it to succeed, we only charge $15 per person. The class meets once a week for 3 hours. Last semester we only had 5 signed up, however, this semester we have 8 so far. This fee is given directly to the bowling alley - it is not part of the "official" lab fee due to the
convoluted way our University Business Office works, but it ensures that we get something from this class. We work the same way with our Billiards class as well, only we charge $20 per student for that class. We will most likely begin charging $20 for the Bowling Class in the fall as well.
Associate Director of Operation
UAF Wood Center
We have a lab fee of $40 which each student is automatically charged once they register for the class. That lab fee comes directly to us and we can change the lab fee as we deem necessary without speaking with the Kinesiology Department. We also charge a $20 rental shoe fee for any students who do not have their own bowling shoes. The bowling classes meet twice a week for 2 hours in a 7 week term.
Program Coordinator, TerpZone
University of Maryland
When I got to FSU in 2005 we were receiving $28 per student for a twice a week, 50 minute, full semester class. We raised the rate to the current $36 in 2006. We do not provide instruction, only the facility.
Prior to 2005 at the University of Kansas we provided the facility and the instruction for $65 per person.
Florida State University
We offer 14 sections of bowling through the School of HPER. Each section can accommodate 36 students. All but three meet 2 days a week for 50 min over 16 weeks. One section is a 2nd 8 weeks section that meets 4 days per week for 50 min. The other two are Friday sections that meet one day a week for 1hr and a half over 16 weeks.
HPER provides instructors and we get a $75/head lab fee, which includes shoes. Also, it is my responsibility to recruit and train qualified bowling instructors and teach six sections a year. HPER then pays the IMU an additional $5700 to offset the cost of my salary.
We also offer 10 sections of billiards classes through the School of HPER. Each section can accommodate 20 students. All but two meet 2 days a week for 50 min over 16 weeks. The other two are Friday sections that meet one day a week for 1hr and a half over 16 weeks. HPER provides instructors and we get a $50/head lab fee. Students get one credit hour.
We have to petition the BOT if we want to raise the fee, which is a pretty intensive process.
I have attached my bowling syllabus if you're interested. keep in mind that HPER has a very stringent attendance policy for all physical activity classes, which is why the syllabus is so long.
Forgot my contact info:
Wichita State University
Rhatigan Student Center
We have 3 sections of bowling each semester offered through the Dept. of Kinesiology and they provide the instructors (grad students). All meet on M&W. One section runs the entire semester meeting 50 minutes each time. The other 2 sections are 1/2 semester (8 weeks) and run consecutively. They meet for 1 hr. 20 min.
The bowling charge for each section is $49 and the students pay us directly. In addition, we charge $10/$15 for shoe rental for the 1/2 semester/full semester sections, respectively. (Some students have their own shoes.)
I've looked at the number of games bowled and they are still getting a very good deal on their bowling. If I raise the rates, I need to contact the Dept. of Kinesiology so they can adjust what is published. I do not need any other approval.
University of IL (Urbana-Champaign)
At Purdue we have 10 sections of PE Bowling class with a maximum of 30 students per section (3 per lane; 10 lanes). We charge a lab fee of $100.00 per student that is assessed through the university bursar and then transferred to us. The class is technically offered through the Department of Health and Kinesiology and the instructor is considered a continuing lecturer through them with an academic year appointment and full benefits. His salary is paid through us however as another transfer from us to HK and is offset by the $100 fee paid by each student. This fee also includes 3-4 games per week and shoe rental for 16 weeks. The class has been extremely popular as it fills up with 300 students each semester and was even voted as the best class to take last year in the annual student reader awards conducted by our student newspaper.
Unfortunately, we have been unsuccessful at getting a billiards class.
Recreation Facilities Manager
Purdue Memorial Union