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Perceptions of best practices for higher education administrators in times of crisis

Perceptions of best practices for higher education administrators in times of crisis The combination of remote teaching, family care-taking responsibilities, quarantine, and furloughs and layoffs for faculty and students alike has arguably put hospitality and tourism educators in a uniquely challenging space. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify best practices for higher education administrators during times of crisis, using the case of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Qualitative analysis was performed on in-depth interviews of hospitality and tourism educators working in United States institutions. Analysis of the data resulted in four themes: Flexibility, Concern, Value, and Effective Communication. Practical implications point toward offering flexible work schedules whenever possible, demonstrating concern for employees through expressed interest in well-being and commensurate measures that promote it, and emphasizing they are valued, all through open and meaningful communication measures. The findings of the study also build on our understanding of organization support theory and perceived organizational and supervisory support during times of crisis. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Teaching In Travel & Tourism Taylor & Francis

Perceptions of best practices for higher education administrators in times of crisis

Perceptions of best practices for higher education administrators in times of crisis

Abstract

The combination of remote teaching, family care-taking responsibilities, quarantine, and furloughs and layoffs for faculty and students alike has arguably put hospitality and tourism educators in a uniquely challenging space. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify best practices for higher education administrators during times of crisis, using the case of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Qualitative analysis was performed on in-depth interviews of hospitality and tourism educators...
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
1531-3239
eISSN
1531-3220
DOI
10.1080/15313220.2022.2148042
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Abstract

The combination of remote teaching, family care-taking responsibilities, quarantine, and furloughs and layoffs for faculty and students alike has arguably put hospitality and tourism educators in a uniquely challenging space. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify best practices for higher education administrators during times of crisis, using the case of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Qualitative analysis was performed on in-depth interviews of hospitality and tourism educators working in United States institutions. Analysis of the data resulted in four themes: Flexibility, Concern, Value, and Effective Communication. Practical implications point toward offering flexible work schedules whenever possible, demonstrating concern for employees through expressed interest in well-being and commensurate measures that promote it, and emphasizing they are valued, all through open and meaningful communication measures. The findings of the study also build on our understanding of organization support theory and perceived organizational and supervisory support during times of crisis.

Journal

Journal Of Teaching In Travel & TourismTaylor & Francis

Published: Nov 24, 2022

Keywords: Academic administration; crisis management; hospitality education; tourism education; organizational support

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