Flipping a Capstone Class in Event Management

Project Leader: Eric Olson, Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management (pictured)
Collaborators: Lakshman Rajagopa.
Courses Impacted: EVENT 471
Annual Enrollment: 144
Estimated Completion: Spring 2015

In the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of students enrolled in EVENT 471 as an Events Management major. On a micro level, the flipped classroom of EVENT 471 means students will do the lower levels of Bloom’s revised taxonomy of gaining knowledge and comprehension before class. In class, students will focus on higher levels of learning by applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating in an events-based curriculum. On a macro level, the flipped classroom of EVENT 471 serves the departmental learning outcomes by allowing students to apply creative and scientific decision-making in various problem solving situations. Additionally, this course will continue to creative excitement for innovative teaching techniques in the department. On a university level, this course will support ISU Strategic Plan Goal #1 of being a magnet for attracting outstanding students who seek an education that prepares them to make a difference in the world and Strategic Plan Goal #3 of being internationally known for faculty, staff, and students who address the challenges of the 21st century.