3 Things Hospitality Employers Look For in Job Applicants
Hospitality Management

3 Things Hospitality Employers Look For in Job Applicants

Regardless of which position you plan on applying for in the hospitality, there are 3 basic characteristics that all employers look for in a job applicant. In fact, they’re not just basic characteristic, they are fundamental qualities. Almost every single quality an employer is looking for in a new job applicant can be categorized under […]

How To Prevent Online Cheating
Teaching

How To Prevent Online Cheating

One of the issues that you may have to deal with when teaching an online class is attempting to prevent students from cheating on quizzes and exams. While complete prevention cannot be guaranteed, there are things you can do to mitigate students from cheating online. A colleague of mine contacted me for advice because he […]

Writing Assignment At A Teaching Job Interview
Professional Development | Teaching

Writing Assignment At A Teaching Job Interview

In a previous article titled Preparing For A Teaching Interview, I discussed six things you can do to prepare for an interview. However, the interview itself is only one aspect of the hiring process at many colleges and universities. Hiring committees for a full-time teaching position often require candidates to also complete a written assignment […]

Preparing For A Teaching Interview
Professional Development | Teaching

Preparing For A Teaching Interview

So you’ve decided to teach! You’ve turned in your application, some secret group mulled over your application, CV, reference letters and decided to invite you for an interview. Congratulations! You are one step closer to becoming a professor, but don’t begin celebrating just yet. You still have some homework, lots of preparation, and a hiring […]

How To Teach Outside of Traditional Academia
Professional Development | Teaching

How To Teach Outside of Traditional Academia

I’d like to dedicate this particular post to a former student of mine, Tracey Anderson, who left a comment with a question on episode 10 of the FacultyWorkshop Podcast. The title of that episode was “Setting The Bar: How High Should Your Expectations Be?” Tracey is currently finishing up her masters degree in Leadership and Management, and is planning […]

Top 5 Higher Education Job Sites
Teaching

Top 5 Higher Education Job Sites

Whether you are looking for your first faculty position or a different one, a job search is a full-time job in itself if done correctly. Opportunities within academia have to be actively pursued on a daily basis. Why? The answer is simple. Supply and demand! Universities are awarding more graduate degrees than the market can […]

Setting The Bar: How High Should Your Student Expectations Be?
Teaching

Setting The Bar: How High Should Your Student Expectations Be?

I was blessed and fortunate enough to have attended an exclusive small private college in Switzerland on a full-academic scholarship. Most of the students who attended came from privileged backgrounds.  Many were high-performing students, which was probably a good thing because this college was no walk in the park. This was one of the top five Hotel Management […]

5 Time Management Tips
Teaching

5 Time Management Tips

I have yet to come across a college or university that requires all students to take a course in time management before they graduate.  It’s mind boggling! We in the United States require our students to take a whole bunch of General Education (GE) courses that they’ll rarely, if ever, use after they graduate, but we […]

Disciplinary Action: Keeping It Professional!
Teaching

Disciplinary Action: Keeping It Professional!

Every now and then you’ll find yourself in a position where you’ll need to address unacceptable behavior on the part of one of your students. Some of these behaviors include: cheating, plagiarism, sleeping in class, lying, being disrespectful, disruptive, or abusive. Whichever the case may be, it is always disappointing when students engage in these types of behaviors, and at times, […]

Why I Chose To Teach
Teaching

Why I Chose To Teach

I spent most of my earlier professional career in the hospitality industry, and I am often asked why I decided to switch careers and teach.  The short answer is passion for training! I began entertaining the thought of teaching when I first entered college.  I didn’t just wake up one day and decide to become […]