June 19, 2021

236: How to Partner with Industry - with Dr. Michael Cheng, Dean of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Florida International University

236: How to Partner with Industry - with Dr. Michael Cheng, Dean of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Florida International University

Welcome back to America’s leading higher education podcast! In this episode of The EdUp Experience, sponsored by The EvoLLLution, we welcome Dr. Michael Cheng, Dean of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.  

Listen in as Liz and special guest cohost, Danielle Shelton, host of Tips & Tricks, which is part of our EdUp Experience Podcast Network, talk with Michael about how he uses intentionally to connect and work with industry so his students can optimize their learning outcomes. 

Under Cheng’s tenure, the four-year graduation rate for Chaplin students has increased 14 percentage points. Wages for Chaplin graduates also increased during that time, while the average estimated cost of student attendance decreased from $13,000 to $8,000. In the past two years, Cheng also brought innovative and experiential classes called PODS (Program on Demand) to the school and increased alumni engagement globally. 

Cheng also has elevated the Chaplin School's reputations and rankings. The Chaplin School is now ranked one of the top 50 Hospitality & Tourism Management programs in the QS World Rankings 2019. It is also ranked No. 1 for its Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and has maintained a No. 1 ranking for its online programs.

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