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2008

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Utilizing Field-Based Instruction As An Effective Teaching Strategy, Joy M. Kozar, Sara B. Marcketti Jun 2008

Utilizing Field-Based Instruction As An Effective Teaching Strategy, Joy M. Kozar, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of field-based instruction on student learning outcomes. Researchers in the past have noted the importance of engaging students on a deeper level through the use of active course designs. To investigate the outcomes of active learning, two field assignments created for two separate undergraduate courses at different four-year institutions were implemented. The intended outcome of both assignments was to broaden and expand students' learning experiences and knowledge. As a result, the authors found that in both settings, the field experiences proved to be worthwhile, enriching students' understanding of the subject ...


A Class In Research, Culture And Entrepreneurship, Sara B. Marcketti, Sara J. Kadolph Jan 2008

A Class In Research, Culture And Entrepreneurship, Sara B. Marcketti, Sara J. Kadolph

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

This paper presents specific course strategies used during an independent study course that exposed students to qualitative research methods, cultural perspectives of an Amish quilting community, and the entrepreneurship strategy of niche marketing. Students enrolled in the course were involved in content creation; they discussed readings, role-played interviewing strategies, designed research projects, conducted research, and presented the results. Suggestions for developing effective independent study courses for other programs are presented.


Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney Jan 2008

Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Elegance, an upscale specialty retailer with sales over $4 billion, has 30-plus stores nationwide. Store values include providing distinctive merchandise and superior service to customers. The company focuses on the luxury retail market, selling brands including Armani, St. John, Zegna, Ellen Tracy, and Kate Spade. Women's apparel accounts for 35 percent of sales. Elegance is also known for strong vendor relationships, often working closely with vendors to develop products that will be desirable to its client.


Counterfeiting: Education Influences Ethical Decision Making, Joy M. Kozar, Sara Marcketti Jan 2008

Counterfeiting: Education Influences Ethical Decision Making, Joy M. Kozar, Sara Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The purpose of this article is to address the relationship between the purchase of counterfeit apparel goods by college students and their knowledge and concern of counterfeiting. Additionally, students' beliefs regarding the legality of manufacturing, distributing, and purchasing counterfeit goods are examined. This topic is important because family and consumer sciences (FCS) educators continue to focus on ethics as a fundamental component of the goals and objectives in curricula as a means of developing ethically-minded students.