Assessment 1 Information
|Subject Name:||Hospitality and Tourism Management|
|Assessment Title:||Problem-solving matrix|
|Assessment Type: Length:||Individual written analysis 2 pages (no more)|
|Total Marks: Submission:||100 Online|
|Due Date:||Week 6|
Individually, you are required to create a problem-solving matrix that interprets and investigates the interrelationship of the human resource, financial, and product and markets contexts.
This individual assessment aims to develop students’ skills in analysing the structure and functions of hospitality and tourism management. This will enable students to understand the different business management issues in hospitality and tourism operational contexts.
Your first task in this assessment is to read the following hypothetical problems:
Problem 1: A tour operator’s annual financial statement shows that it ipays 15% of its marketing budget to a UK agency, while only 5% of its customers come from that market.
Problem 2: A restaurant has recently re-opened after construction works, however, their website and Google listing still show “closed for renovation”.
Problem 3: Guests checking in to a 5-star hotel often have to wait over 20 minutes due to lines at the reception desk.
Your next task is to identify the central issue in each of the problems by allocating a tick and a brief explanation in the relevant quadrant of the problem-solving matrix. You are then required to consider how each of the problems interrelates with other hospitality and tourism contexts by listing the potential implications of the identified issues in all of the remaining of quadrants. This
Your final task, on the second page, is to propose appropriate frameworks or concepts that we’ve covered in weeks 2 to 5 to address each of the contexts’ identified implications and propose a suitable solution.
In creating the problem-solving matrix on page one, you are to use the following format:
|Problem Solving Matrix||Problem 1||Problem 2||Problem 3|
|The human resource context|
|The financial context|
|The product and markets context|
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|Number of days||Penalty|
|1* – 9 days||5% per day for each calendar day late deducted from the total marks available|
|10 – 14 days||50% deducted from the total marks available.|
|After 14 days||Assignments that are submitted more than 14 calendar days after the due date will not be accepted, and the student will receive a mark of zero for the assignment(s).|
|Note||Notwithstanding the above penalty rules, assignments will also be given a mark of zero if they are submitted after assignments have been returned to students|
*Assignments submitted at any stage within the first 24 hours after the deadline will be considered to be one day late and therefore subject to the associated penalty
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HAT203 Assessment 1 Marking Rubric – Problem-solving Matrix 30%
|Marking Criteria ( /100)||F (Fail) 0-49%||P (Pass) 50-64%||C (Credit) 65-74%||D (Distinction) 75-84%||HD (High Distinction) 85-100%|
|Identification of issues /25 marks||You have incorrectly identified issues in all or most of the problems, and your explanation is vague and/or irrelevant.||You have correctly identified issues in most of the problems by providing a basic explanation.||You have correctly identified issues in most of the problems by providing a clear explanation.||You have correctly identified issues in each of the problems by providing a clear explanation.||You have correctly identified issues in each of the problems by providing a comprehensive explanation.|
|Potential implications /25 marks||You have provided an incomplete or no list of potential implications in most or none of the quadrants.||In considering the interrelationship of the issues with other contexts, you have provided an incomplete list of potential implications in all or most of the quadrants.||In considering the interrelationship of the issues with other contexts, you have provided a list of potential implications in all quadrants.||In considering the interrelationship of the issues with other contexts, you have provided a detailed list of potential implications in all quadrants.||In considering the interrelationship of the issues with other contexts, you have provided a comprehensive list of potential implications in all quadrants.|
|Theories/concepts /30 marks||You have proposed unsuitable or no frameworks or concepts from weeks 2 to 5 to address most or all of the contexts’ identified implications.||You have proposed an appropriate framework or concept that we’ve covered in weeks 2 to 5 to address some of the contexts’ identified implications.||You have proposed an appropriate framework or concept that we’ve covered in weeks 2 to 5 to address most of the contexts’ identified implications.||You have proposed an appropriate framework or concept that we’ve covered in weeks 2 to 5 to address most of the contexts’ identified implications.||You have proposed appropriate frameworks/concepts that we’ve covered in weeks 2 to 5 to address each of the contexts’ identified implications.|
|Grammar/Spelling /10 marks||Consistent errors in spelling and grammar impact the flow and readability of your analysis.||Though there are some grammar and spelling errors, these do not detract from the readability and flow of your analysis.||Mostly correct grammar and spelling with errors that do not impact the readability and flow of your analysis.||Errors in grammar and spelling are rare, enhancing the readability and flow of your analysis.||Perfect grammar and spelling throughout, with excellent readability and flow of your analysis.|
|Presentation and layout /10 marks||The format chosen for your analysis is inappropriate and/or lacks thought and consideration for the intended audience.||The format chosen for your analysis is appropriate, but further attention to detail would improve its presentation.||The format chosen for your analysis is appropriate, but minor changes would enhance its presentation.||Your analysis is professionally presented and has been submitted in the appropriate format.||Your analysis is professionally presented and suitable for the intended audience.|
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