Mind the gap: Aligning learning and graduate outcomes through industry partnerships

Elizabeth Roberts, Bond University

Interim status: Citation only.

Roberts, E. (2009). Mind the gap: Aligning learning and graduate outcomes through industry partnerships. Journal of hospitality and tourism management, 16(1), 130-138.

Access the Journal's homepage.

2009 HERDC submission. FoR Code: 1504

© Copyright Journal of hospitality and tourism management

Abstract

The aim of this concept article is twofold: (1) to explore the issue of quality gaps in relation to the design, delivery and value of a university-level tourism and hospitality management qualification and (2) to provide examples of how industry/academic partnership initiatives can enhance students' learning experience. Applying a services management framework, strategies for creating meaningful industry partnerships are explored using the School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia as a case study.

 

This document has been peer reviewed.