Current convention course offerings at the top 25 ranked hospitality nanagement undergraduate programs: an analysis of objectives, instructional delivery, and assessment nethods

Phelan, Kelly Virginia, Kavanaugh, Raphael R., Mills, Juline E. and Jang, SooCheong (Shawn) (2009) Current convention course offerings at the top 25 ranked hospitality nanagement undergraduate programs: an analysis of objectives, instructional delivery, and assessment nethods. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 9 1-2: 37-62. doi:10.1080/15313220903042038


Author Phelan, Kelly Virginia
Kavanaugh, Raphael R.
Mills, Juline E.
Jang, SooCheong (Shawn)
Title Current convention course offerings at the top 25 ranked hospitality nanagement undergraduate programs: an analysis of objectives, instructional delivery, and assessment nethods
Journal name Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1531-3220
1531-3239
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15313220903042038
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 9
Issue 1-2
Start page 37
End page 62
Total pages 26
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract In an effort to keep abreast of convention industry demands for a more qualified workforce, some hospitality and tourism undergraduate programs have implemented courses to prepare students for employment in the business. However, limited information exists regarding the content and quality of these programs and whether they are designed to adequately meet the needs of the industry. This current study evaluates the convention course offerings at the top 25 ranked hospitality and tourism undergraduate schools (Brizek & Khan, 2002). Course objectives, assessment and teaching methods, topics of instruction, and textbooks were analyzed using nonparametric statistics and CATPAC software to determine the similarities and differences among the various course offerings. Results revealed statistically significant differences among courses characterized as General MICE (Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions, Events) Industry, Convention and Meeting Planning, and Event Management. Limitations and suggestions for future research in convention education are provided
Keyword MICE education
Convention management
Event management
Curriculum assessment
Bloom's Taxonomy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Published online: 16 Sep 2009

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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