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 Get Students EXCITED About Volunteering!
Teaching

How To Get Students EXCITED About Volunteering!

As a the head of the hospitality management program at my college, I get contacted by various community organizations, profit and non-profit, looking for students to volunteer for a number of things ranging for being ushers at a major international event like the Breeders Cup World Championships to being Food Safety Advisors at the International […]

How To Prepare For A Teaching Demonstration At A Job Interview
Teaching

How To Prepare For A Teaching Demonstration At A Job Interview

This is the third in a series of articles to help you prepare for the teaching job interview. In the last two articles, I discussed how you can prepare for the Writing Assignment At Teaching Job Interview and how to Prepare For A Teaching Interview. In this article, I’ll share four things to help you […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Avoid Group Work Complaints: 4 Tips To Follow!
Teaching

How To Avoid Group Work Complaints: 4 Tips To Follow!

Ever wonder why so many students hate group work? If you were like most students in college, the thought of group work was something you did not look forward to either.  Why?  Well, there are a number of reasons. Being in a group meant: making concessions and giving up control of a portion of a project […]

Managing Group Projects: 8 Things You Should Do!
Teaching

Managing Group Projects: 8 Things You Should Do!

So you’ve assigned your first group project and thoroughly explained the requirements to your students and you now want to make sure that your students are productive and efficient. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to facilitate the interaction and progress of each group. 1. Raise The Bar Before assigning the […]

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, […]

10 Ways to Increase Student Engagement Online
Teaching

10 Ways to Increase Student Engagement Online

One of the challenges that faculty teaching online (or hybrid) courses face is designing their courses so that there’s frequent and active engagement between the student and faculty and also between the students themselves. Why? Because as a faculty, you are required to be able to afford the same level of engagement online that you […]

3 Ways To Avoid College Student Problems Before They Occur
Teaching

3 Ways To Avoid College Student Problems Before They Occur

There are numerous articles on the internet that address this issue, and some are better than others. The tips I am about to share with you are strategies that have worked for me, and I hope they’ll work for you as well. I’ve found that most student-related-problems fall into two broad categories: 1) behavioral problems […]

How To Plan Your First Course: 5 Tips For New Faculty
Teaching

How To Plan Your First Course: 5 Tips For New Faculty

Planning a course for a brand new faculty can be an overwhelming experience. It can be especially overwhelming if this is your first time going through the process. And even more so if you have not had the opportunity to participate in a TA program and be mentored by seasoned faculty. But, there’s no reason […]