Administrators of hospitality programs in the US rank ordered 38 US hospitality educational institutions. The list of 38 hospitality programs was developed from ranking studies that had been recently published in academic journals by researchers and “for profit” organizations. A key distinction of this study was considering the perspectives of deans, directors, and academic program chairs hospitality programs in the US. A high degree of commonality was identified. The two key attributes that were identified as most important in ranking were experience/internships and curriculum, suggesting that the curricular and co-curricular aspects were of higher assessment value than other factors such as location, quality of facilities, program size, or numbers of faculty.
Dolasinski, Mary Jo and Roberts, Chris
"Academic Perspectives of US Hospitality Programs: A Ranking Report,"
Perspectives in Asian Leisure and Tourism: Vol. 5, Article 2.
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