Data management plan for the grant, "Increasing students access to educational and experiential learning opportunities in agritourism." The project aims to develop an online course on agritourism within the sustainability framework, to be offered by the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) at the University of North Texas (UNT).
This article investigates how the structural mix of USA regional economies affects their volatility of economic growth using four exogenous sectors: Federal Government, construction, manufacturing, and tourism. Results suggest that a larger share of Federal Government employment in an economy reduces the variability of overall employment growth, while a larger share of construction activity elevates it. Results also show that recently manufacturing has not contributed as much to such variability, and that a larger tourism presence increases it. The increasing integration of technology in tourism offers significant opportunities for a network approach and innovation in regional development.
September 13, 2020
Min, Jihye Ellie; Agrusa, Jerome; Lema, Joseph & Lee, Harold
Article examining the degree of macroeconomic recovery of the Nepal tourism industry after a natural disaster using the autoregressive integrated moving average model (ARIMA). The study investigated the case of Nepal’s earthquakes in 2015 and examined the impact of the earthquakes on tourism inflows and GDP using time series data from 1990 to 2018.
Article examining college students’ perceptions of health among foods with no fat relative to foods with different types of fats (unsaturated and saturated). Findings suggest that college students lack knowledge regarding the vital role played by the type and amount of fats within a healthy diet.
July 9, 2020
Landry, Matthew J.; Olvany, Jasmine M.; Mueller, Megan P.; Chen, Tiffany; Ikeda, Dana; Sinclair, Danielle et al.
This poster describes an exercise in an undergraduate nutrition class that meets Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) social responsibility objectives and is assessed using a rubric adapted from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) VALUES rubrics. It was presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior 51st Annual Conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from July 21-24, 2018.
This is an unpublished manuscript that delves into the use of Signature Assignments (SAs) which are real-world applications that embed curriculum learning objectives in routine classwork and facilitate assessment of outcomes across classes and disciplines. SAs tied to key learning objectives demonstrate student growth and reveal areas where instructional improvement might be needed. Additionally, SAs tied to curriculum objectives contribute to program and university understanding of teaching strategies that promote student success.
This article examines how residents’ natural resource dependency and other social, economic, and access-related variables predict conservation participation.Overall, key findings suggest that conservation participation at Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project (GCAP)—a newly designated mountainous protected area in Nepal— needs to be improved with multiple outreach activities, especially to resource-dependent households.
Poster presented at the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior Conference. This poster describes an exercise in training students in scientific writing to compose their own food rules, and share these rules through the UNT Digital Library
Infographic on a study of food choice and waste in Texas middle school cafeterias. During winter/spring 2011 researchers at the University of North Texas (UNT) documented school meal choices in a district that participated in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This infographic describes the methods and results of the study.