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Academic Engagement Of Hospitality Students, Donald G. Schoffstall, Susan W. Arendt, Eric A. Brown Jul 2013

Academic Engagement Of Hospitality Students, Donald G. Schoffstall, Susan W. Arendt, Eric A. Brown

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Student academic engagement has been researched over the years, drawing limited conclusions and suggestions for improvement. In this study, researchers utilized National Survey for Student Engagement data from a large Midwestern university to examine the academic engagement of hospitality management students and compared their engagement to business students. It was found that 50% of the participating hospitality students spent 11 h or more each week preparing for classes. For both groups, finances were reported as the biggest obstacle to academic progress. The research study provides an examination of hospitality students’ academic engagement. Suggestions are presented for hospitality educators.


Using Sweatshop History To Meet Social Justice Requirements Of The Undergraduate Curriculum, Ashley Ratute, Sara B. Marcketti Oct 2010

Using Sweatshop History To Meet Social Justice Requirements Of The Undergraduate Curriculum, Ashley Ratute, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The purpose of this research was to provide examples of undergraduate textiles and clothing lesson plans that incorporate social justice into the course curriculum.


How To Increase Response Rates When Surveying Hospitality Managers For Curriculum-Related Research: Lessons From Past Studies And Interviews With Lodging Professionals, Swathi Ravichandran, Susan W. Arendt Jan 2008

How To Increase Response Rates When Surveying Hospitality Managers For Curriculum-Related Research: Lessons From Past Studies And Interviews With Lodging Professionals, Swathi Ravichandran, Susan W. Arendt

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Continuous industry input is needed to keep hospitality management curricula current, relevant, and applicable. However, barriers including low response rates are reported when surveying hospitality professionals about competencies and skills essential for success. In response, this study sought to identify successful strategies used by researchers when surveying hospitality managers through mail surveys. Interviews conducted with lodging managers indicated potential strategies for increasing response rates when using online surveys. These strategies are currently absent in the literature. Interview results are presented.