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Resort & Hospitality Management (B.S.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Illustrate proficiencies and skills relevant to the operational areas of Resort and Hospitality Management.

Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the college and program levels through papers, exams, case studies, projects and activities in required courses, such as:

  • Students will successfully complete a senior project. Faculty evaluate content knowledge in the field of Resort and Hospitality Management in required RHM major and concentration courses.
  • Students will successfully complete a minimum of 1000 division approved internship hours in the resort, hospitality, recreation, or tourism industry in which they are externally evaluated on their industry competency and skills.
  • Students successfully complete class simulation exercises and other assignments that demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize and evaluate their real-world required work experience as contrasted with textbook theory in required RHM major & concentration courses.
Communication Skills
  1. Graduates will be able to apply effective communication skills.

Communication skills are assessed through papers, projects and presentations in required RHM courses.

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate information and make decisions using critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  2. Apply ethical reasoning and professional judgment.

Critical thinking skills are assessed by projects in RHM major and concentration courses.

Updated August 2014