In the Spotlight: Aug. 29, 2014

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  • Allen Z. Reich, Galen R. Collins and John R. H. Cauvin of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, presented a paper at the recent International Council for Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Educators Conference in San Diego. Titled “Is the Road to Effective Assessment of Learning Outcomes Paved with Good Intentions?” the paper addresses the responsibilities of hospitality programs to implement an effective assessment of learning outcomes process. The responsibilities they focused on included the promise of educational excellence in hospitality programs’ values and mission statements, fulfilling the requirements of accreditation and the importance of transparency and accountability.
  • OTProgram2Northern Arizona University’s Occupational Therapy doctoral program welcomed its first cohort of students for the 2014-15 academic year. The inaugural class of 24 students join NAU physician assistant and physical therapy graduate programs at the modern Health Sciences Education Building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.
  • Nathalie Dart, project support at NAU’s Family Violence Institute, co-authored an article published in Skyline, The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal. Titled “Undergraduate Students’ Motivations for Attending Collegiate Sporting Events,” Dart and colleagues examine the extent to which athletics play a role in the cultural and social life of students at NAU. The research was conducted under the mentorship of James I. Bowie, senior lecturer in sociology.