Title

The Industry Experience Gap: Hospitality Faculty Perceptions of the Importance of Faculty Industry Experience

Keywords

hospitality, faculty, industry experience, theory-practice gap

Abstract

It is estimated almost half of the current hospitality educators in the United States will be retiring within the next 10 years. In their place, the junior faculty who remain, as well as new hires, will have substantially less industry experience than their predecessors. This research sought to determine the perceptions of both hospitality students and faculty regarding the importance of faculty industry experience. The findings of this study are valuable to administrators who wish to maintain rigor within their academic programs and thus may serve as a benchmark for future hiring purposes.

Publication Date

9-17-2013

Original Citation

Phelan, K. V., Mejia, C., & Hertzman, J. (2013). The industry experience gap: Hospitality Faculty Perceptions of the Importance of Faculty Industry Experience. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 25(3), 123-130.

Number of Pages

123-130

Document Type

Paper

Language

English

Source Title

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education

Volume

25

Issue

3

College

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Location

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10963758.2013.826950

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