HRIM280 Cooperative Education - Hospitality and Tourism Management

Department of Business Studies: Hospitality and Tourism Management

I. Course Number and Title
HRIM280 Cooperative Education - Hospitality and Tourism Management
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
Permission of the Department of Business Studies. Students must meet Program of Study Criteria
V. Other Pertinent Information
Along with classroom requirements, HRIM students are also expected to complete an off campus on-the-job Cooperative Education. This experience occurs while working within some facet of the Hospitality Industry during a Spring or Fall term (when qualified to do so.) This is a supervised program of 200 hours of actual work experience. The student will be required to submit an evaluation of the students' work, along with a comprehensive project, workbook, and portfolio.
VI. Catalog Course Description
On the job experience and observation in a field directly related to the student's academic preparation and career objectives. Periodic meetings between College Coordinator and student are held to review actual experience and observation in the light of theory and skills learned academically.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To gain meaningful industry experience from on-the-job experience and be better for the obligations and opportunities he/she will have in the Hospitality Industry during an academic semester.
    2. Be better qualified for immediate job opportunities.
    3. Have tested interest in the hospitality field.
    4. Have had the chance to observe and record the job duties of fellow workers as well as been evaluated on their own job purpose.
    5. To have successfully completed 200 hours of work experience in the Hospitality field.
    6. To have completed periodic meetings between college coordinator and been reviewed in actual experience and through observations in the light of theory and skills learned academically.
    7. To observe incidents of concerns and report on them with recommendation. Can be oral and/or written reports.
    8. To develop skill in Human Relations situations relating to the business for which the student is employed.
    9. To have completed a comprehensive term paper/workbook, an "introspective" questionnaire, resume' work and case studies; which will entail research, personal interviews, students own opinions, recommendations, evaluations and conclusions.
    10. Complete a minimum of three (3) each semester meetings.
    11. Demonstrate a clear understanding of terminology used on-the-job as it relates to their Cooperative Education.
    12. Use time, materials, references, and resources effectively.
    13. Demonstrate a respect for, and a knowledge of, the use of materials, equipment, services and products used at the Cooperative Education site.
    14. Exhibit attributes of general employability including initiative, promptness, dependability, courtesy, and cooperation, cleanliness, safety, working effectively with others, maintaining regular attendance, and a sense of responsibility for activities and their outcomes.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Complete overview of Cooperative Education requirements. Orientation and description of packette information, procedures, requirements and all documentation.
    2. The Introspective Approach - 9 question essays.
    3. Self Evaluative Questionnaire - 17 question essays
    4. Case Study Analysis - Required Text - essay resolutions
      1. Ethics
      2. Strategic Planning
      3. Structure and Policies
      4. Problem Solving and Decision Making
      5. Communication
      6. Group Process
      7. Diversity
      8. Harassment
      9. Staffing and promotion
      10. Training
      11. Reward Systems
    5. The Resume' and Cover letter
    6. On-The-Job Evaluative Documentation & 200 hours completion.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course outline for required textbook. Departmentally selected. Handouts and instructional material when appropriate.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Individual and or group meetings, seminars (minimum of three) are required. Correspondence is on-going throughout the semester to present project updates and discuss on-the-job progress. The remaining time will be used by the student to complete all required documentation at which point a de-brief is held at the conclusion of the term (final evaluations and grading).

Evaluation of student is derived from on-the-job performance, the quality and quantity of contribution at the seminars/meetings and the quality of the periodic assignments. The College supervisor (Coordinator) will develop, implement, and gather the evaluative instruments relating to specific competencies and performance attained as viewed by the immediate on-the-job supervisor of the student.

Review/Approval Date -3/99