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Syllabus

Standardized Syllabus

Catering Conferences & Meetings

HSP 205 OA

 3 credits

                                           

Instructor

Amanda DiPierro

Phone

(570) 647-7336

Office

By Appointment

E-mail

Amanda.dipierro@falcons.lackawanna.edu

Office Hours

By Appointment

 

 

 

Text

Catering Management, Fourth Edition (Scanlon)

 

 

Description

This introduction to planning and executing special events and food functions emphasizes marketing, budgeting, organization, hiring and training, food production and presentation. Students will learn how to apply standards of quality and service to complement the venue; coordinate food and beverages; select décor, themes and entertainment; communicate with media; and negotiate contracts with an understanding of the legal parameters involved with both on premise and off premise events. (3 credits)

 

Objectives

  • To define planned event vocabulary, standard operating procedures, and methods of costing and billing specific to this sector of the industry.
  • To emerge with knowledge of the catering and event planning sector of the hospitality industry.
  • To use the fundamentals necessary to plan and execute successful events and meetings.

 

Requirements

 

  • Students are required to participate in the online discussions in a meaningful way, to move the discussion forward by contributing in a positive in professional manner.
  • Students will be administered Chapter Summary Quizzes as well as a Final Exam
  • Students will be required to complete an original catering project. Work will span the entire semester and final submission will count as the final project for the course

 

 

Evaluation

  • Homework                                 20%
  • Discussion Questions/Participation                 20%
  • Exam                                 20%
  • Project/Paper                                 20%
  • Quiz/Test                                                 20%

 

Online Course Attendance Policy

Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online courses as well.

 

Attendance is defined by participating in an academic activity within the online classroom, which includes posting replies in a graded discussion forum or submitting a written assignment. Replies not related to the aforementioned activities will not count for attendance purposes.

 

# of Days Required for Discussion in an Online Course

Maximum # of Weeks Allowed without Discussion 

 

Twice on any four days in a week (8 total)

 

0

 

  • You are required to engage in discussion at least TWICE on FOUR days throughout the week for a total of EIGHT replies in all, minimum.
  • You should respond to the initial DQs posted AND respond to your classmates.
  • Responses MUST be substantive. See the document titled Good Discussions in your Handouts and Links.
  • Responses that do not move the conversation forward by providing information to which others can respond and build upon will NOT be counted toward your weekly score.
  • Students who miss one week of discussion will be DROPPED from the course.
  • Students who do not log on to the course within the drop/add period for the course will be DROPPED from the course.

 

Online Course Discussion Policy

In order to understand, remember, and benefit from what we learn in class, discussion and interaction are critical. Responses such as, “I like what you said.” “I agree.” Or “Good thinking.” are NOT acceptable. Also, you should NOT simply repeat what someone else has already said.

You MUST reply no less than 8 times per week – twice on any four days.

Good Discussions in Handouts and Links will help you, but you should also use this rubric to gain all possible points for your contributions and, more importantly, to get the most out of our class discussion!

Online Classroom Discussion and Interaction Rubric

X points per week for a total of X points

 

 

What Should I Do?

Points Available

Did I do This?

Where?

Points Earned

Answer both Discussion Questions directly demonstrating a clear understanding of the material, support your response with research or reading, and promote conversation (2 replies)

 

 

 

 

Respond to at least two classmates’ posts (2 replies)

 

 

 

 

Continue both conversations with at least one additional reply to each peer (2 replies)

 

 

 

 

Respond to at least one of the teacher’s secondary questions, conversing with a classmate who responds to the same question (2 replies)

 

 

 

 

Be sure all responses are detailed and clear and are posted twice on four separate days.

 

 

 

 

Be sure that all responses relate to the course reading and notes, your own everyday life, or to both

 

 

 

 

Provides the class with a response that is non-generic and inspiring – meaning that they learn from what you have contributed and can continue the conversation

 

 

 

 

Use proper grammar, spelling, and netiquette

 

 

 

 

TOTAL POINTS for EACH WEEKLY DISCUSSION:

 

 

 

 

Withdrawal Policy

A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.

To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student stops attending a course for which he/she is registered after the published census date (end of drop/add) without having officially withdrawn from the course, the student will be assigned an AW (penalty-grade failure) for the class. No exceptions will be made.

Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.

 

Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.

 

Instructor Policies

I require tolerance, courtesy and respect for others in all interactions between students and instructors in this online class.

 

Grading

 

Letter Grade

Numeric Range

Quality Points

A

96 – 100

4.0

A-

90 – 95

3.67

B+

87 – 89

3.33

B

83 – 86

3.0

B-

80 – 82

2.67

C+

77 – 79

2.33

C

73 – 76

2.0

C-

70 – 72

1.67

D+

67 – 69

1.33

D

60 – 66

1.0

F

0 – 59

0

 

Due Dates and Late Penalties

                I will not accept any late assignments. There will be no extra credit.

 

Academic Integrity

Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated. Sanctions will include an automatic F for plagiarism, but the severity or frequency of the violation may result in dismissal from the College as well. Please see the Student Handbook for a complete explanation.

 

The following are among the forms of dishonesty, in a classroom of any type, for which sanctions may be applied:

  • Using books, notes or other materials during an examination, unless expressly permitted;
  • Using purchased essays, term papers or preparatory research for such papers;
  • Copying others' work or engaging in unauthorized cooperation during an assignment or examination;
  • Allowing another student to copy from an examination or other assignment intended to be performed independently;
  • Borrowing from published works, whether material is taken verbatim or with minor alterations, without proper and/or sufficient acknowledgment;
  • Submitting as one’s own work originally done by someone else;
  • Submitting the same written report in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor(s) involved;
  • Stealing examinations or assignments;
  • Supplying or selling examinations or assignments;
  • Misrepresenting statements concerning work submitted;
  • Falsifying or fabricating experimental data or results;
  • Falsifying or fabricating the need for extensions on papers or make-up examinations.
  • Misrepresenting identity in an online course

 

(Please see student handbook for more information)

 

Disability Statement

Lackawanna College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution.  Students with disabilities and other needs should feel free to contact the instructor privately if there are services and adaptations which can be made to accommodate specific needs.  Students who are having difficulties with class material are strongly advised to seek assistance in the reading and writing lab.  If you feel that you have a disability that has not been formally documented, you may meet with Mrs. Christine Kiehart in the Disability Services office to discuss your options. Please note that disability services do not include exemption from participation requirements in courses considered part of the School of Distance Education, including online and hybrid courses.

 

Lackawanna College Notice of Nondiscrimination

Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State Law including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with Federal Law including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

 

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Lackawanna College is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is free from unlawful sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender based harassment. 

 

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lackawanna College will not tolerate any forms of sexual misconduct including but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence and gender-based harassment by employees, students or third parties. This includes prohibiting discrimination against pregnant and parenting students. The College also prohibits retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination or harassment or who provides information in such an investigation. This policy applies to admissions, employment, treatment and access to all programs and activities that take place either on or off the campus at Lackawanna College. 

 

Lackawanna College will fully and promptly investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct and will take action reasonably designed to resolve the complaint in an equitable manner, end a hostile environment if one has been created, prevent its recurrence, and, when appropriate, take steps to remedy its effects on individuals and the college community.

Lackawanna College complies with Title IX and all other federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Reports or inquiries regarding nondiscrimination should be made to:

Title IX Coordinator/ Executive Director of the Student Wellness Program, Marsha Pigga, Angeli Hall, Room 102, 501 Vine Street, Scranton PA, 18509 (570) 955-1466/ (570) 677-7589, piggam@lackawanna.edu.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action inquiries: Georgia Egan, Affirmative Action Officer/Director of Continuing Education, Angeli Hall, Room 300C, Vine Street, Scranton PA (570) 961-7815, EganG@lackawanna.edu or Tony Ferrese, Affirmative Action Officer/Seeley Hall Residence Director, Seeley Hall, First Floor, North Washington Avenue, Scranton PA, (570) 504-1760, FerreseT@lackawanna.edu.

Additional information regarding Title IX requirements and how to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights: Office of Civil Rights at www2.ed.gov/ocr, 800-421-3481. Philadelphia Office: Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, The Wanamaker Building,100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323 Telephone: 215-656-8541, Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov.   

 

 

 

 

Portfolio and Coursework

Lackawanna College will empower you to experience learning by inspiring your critical thinking, accessing your talents and skills, motivating you toward a career choice, and encouraging you to make a difference. In evidence of this learning, the College requires a graduation portfolio containing Career Documents, including a résumé, two letters of recommendation, and a career exploration; Core Coursework, including a research paper from College Writing; three sample papers or projects from Major Coursework; and a Lackawanna College Reflection Paper.

 

 

Course Schedule

 

Week

Topic

Course Objective Met

Related Assignment, Assessment, or Learning Activity

One

Historical Banqueting, Styles of Catering Operations

 

1,2

Journal, KWL, Discussion questions

Two

Catering Business Development, Catering Sales and Marketing Digital Support

1,2,3

Discussion questions, Journal, SWOT analysis

Three

Catering Menu Program, Food and Beverage Operational Controls

1,2,3

Discussion questions, journal, VOPP, Quiz

Four

Catering Menu Pricing and Controls, Catering Menu Design

1,2,3

Discussion questions, journal, Peer editing/review

Five

Catering Beverage Management, Quality Service and Standards Training

1,2,3

Discussion questions, journal, quiz

Six

Managing Catering Equipment

1,2,3

Discussion question, journal, KWL, Team project

Seven

Review

All

Discussion question, final project, quiz

 

 

 

 

 

Examinations

                Will be determined by the instructor.

 

Required Syllabus Supplement for Distance Education Faculty

 

Faculty in the School of Distance Education must adhere to the FALCONS model to ensure the most effective, successful experience for teaching and learning through the application of research-based best practice.

 

As such, faculty should identify the FALCONS tools that they have chosen to apply by marking the strategies used from each menu (i.e. highlighting, changing text color, etc.). Keep in mind that no less than two items per menu are required for each course.  Also, it is required that a third item is added from each menu at least once during the course.

 

Course Name: Catering, Conferencing and Meetings

 

Faculty Name:

 

Semester:

 

Menu 1

Week in which Menu 1 items are used

Menu 2

Week in which Menu 2 items are used

Menu 3

Week in which Menu 3 items are used

Instruction

Teacher/Student

 

Interaction

Student/Student

 

Assessment

Student/Content

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voice over PowerPoints

 

3

Team Project

 

6

Journaling

 

1-6

Interactive PowerPoints

 

 

Discussion Debate Teams

 

Presentations

 

 

Video Lecture or Podcast

 

 

Discussion Questions &  Interaction

1-7

Blogging

 

Simulation

 

 

Jigsaw

 

 

Essays

 

 

Case Studies

 

 

Role Playing

 

 

Quizzes

 

3,5,7

Student Generated Content

 

1-7

Peer Editing/Review

 

4

KWL

1 & 6