Pearl Brewer, Ph.D.
MW 11:00- 1:30: Stop by or by appointment
Friday 11:30 – 2:20
Room: BEH 240 Hospitality Technology Lab
This course is a survey of computer applications and issues important
the hospitality and tourism industries. The hardware discussed will
both general purpose and industry specific devices. Software will
systems from a variety of hospitality segments. Additionally,
technology issues of interest and importance to the industry will be
1. To gain a broad
understanding of how
information systems are used in the hospitality industry.
includes but is not limited to property management systems, point of
and restaurant management systems, and gaming systems.
2. To discuss the past and
present use of
technologies in the hospitality industry, and to integrate current
to explore how technology will impact the industry in the future.
3. To provide exposure to
and software and analyze the impact of these technologies on guest
and the bottom line.
4. To research and analyze
issues, and evaluate how these issues will impact the industry.
• Timely completion of
• Clearly stated
assignments with reasonable
• Statement of course
notification of changes
• Equitable, impartial, and
• Availability and
accessibility for concerned
Active partipation in class
events is manditory
to pass this course. Attendance is required everyday, but since
know that some things may come up that cannot be helped, one miss is
However, attendance each day is not enough. Active participation
is necessary, such as contribuing to the discussion, being part of
presentation that your teamp gives, and making a major contribution to
the writing of the final paper.
and Hotel Administration Standards and Policies:
1. Academic Integrity:
demands a high level of scholarly behavior and academic honesty on the
part of students, faculty, staff and administrators. No form of
dishonesty is acceptable. Academic dishonesty includes any act
violates the academic processes of the University. These acts
but are not limited to, cheating on an examination, stealing
questions, substituting one person for another at an examination,
data, destroying, tampering with or stealing a computer program or
plagiarism, copying all or part of a project, signing another student's
name to an attendance sheet or violating the integrity of any
to which points are assigned. The student who allows his/her work
to be copied will be subject to the same penalty. If a student in
a particular course is deemed by the instructor to be guilty of
dishonesty, the student may be assigned a failing grade for the
segment of the course, or a failing grade for the entire course.
In all cases, the instructor is responsible for recording the
and reporting them to the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs of the
for further action.
Anyone caught being
including cheating, falsification, fabrication, multiple submission,
abuse of academic materials, complicity, or misconduct in research will
automatically fail the course.
Please pay particular
attention to the definition
of plagiarism: Attached is an article that discribes plagiarism.
2. Academic Accommodations
Students: If you have a documented disability that may require
you will need to contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) for
in your academic accommodations. The Disability Resource Center
located in the Reynolds Student Services complex, room 137. The
phone number is 895-0866 or TDD 895-0652.
3. Diversity Statement: It
and will continue to be the policy of the University of Nevada, Las
to be an equal opportunity institution. All decisions of
and employment are based on objective standards that will further the
of equal opportunity.
The university is committed
to assuring that
all programs and activities are readily accessible to all eligible
without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin,
gender, age, disability, Vietnam-Era and/or disabled veteran status,
protected class under relevant state and federal laws, and, in
with the University policy, sexual orientation.
4. Copyright and Fair Use
The University requires all members of the University Community to
themselves and to follow copyright and fair use requirements. You
are individually and solely responsible for violations of copyright and
fair use laws. The University will neither protect nor defend you
nor assume any responsibility for employee or student violations and
use laws. Violations of copyright laws could subject you to
and state civil penalties and criminal liability as well as
action under University policies. To help familiarize yourself
copyright and fair use policies, the University encourages you to visit
its copyright web page at
5. Attendance: The
attendance at all class meetings. Punctuality will be observed
the professor has the right not to seat students who come in
If you are absent due to a University sanctioned event, it is your
to bring proof of attendance to me no less than one week prior to the
6. Policy on Religious
As a general rule, a student missing a class or laboratory assignment
of observance of a religious holiday shall have the opportunity to make
up missed work. Students must notify me of anticipated absences
the last day of registration, to be assured of this opportunity.
7. UNLV Writing Center:
welcome to use the Center free of charge. Consultants can assist
students at all stages of the writing process, from generating ideas to
developing and polishing later drafts. Students may make
appointments by calling the Center at 895-3908, or by dropping by FDH
1. Exams: A mid-term
and final examination
will be given over the concepts and issues discussed in the
Exams are essay. Each exam is valued at 100 points.
2. Presentations: A
team of two students
will explore a hospitality technology related issue. Each team
make a presentation to the class.
student will evaluate each team presentation.
4. Discussion: Class
discussion is manditory. I expect every student to participate
several times each class period.
5. Term Paper: Each
student will write a paper on the topic or technology issue. The paper
valued at 200 points
Attendance is mandatory.
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