General Information 

Professor Information

Instructor Profile Picture

Instructor

Nathan Dodge

E-mail

ndodge@fiu.edu

phone

(305) 919-4127

Office Hours

By Appointment

Course Description and Purpose

A comprehensive survey of engineering, maintenance and efficiency controls in hotels, restaurants and institutions. The course discusses and emphasizes the importance of Sustainability and Resource Conservation in Operations Facilities Engineering Management. This course provides hospitality managers and students with the information they need to know to manage the physical plant of a hotel or restaurant and work effectively with the engineering and maintenance department. The course also prepares managers for responsible, educated, effective and efficient management of the physical plant demands; especially in the areas of energy, water and waste as related to their impact on the environment and facilities management.

Course Objectives

Global Learning Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to explain the impact on the natural resources of a community by a hotel/resort property and how ‘green’ management practices can contribute to the overall sustainability of the area.
  2. Students will be able to identify the necessary steps required to measure the carbon footprint of a hotel/resort facility and discuss how the lodging industry impacts the sustainability of the South-Florida region, the United States and global climate change. 
  3. Students will be able to identify climate change impacts on a local and international level and discuss how impacts could have been mitigated on local and national levels


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Explain the goals and objectives of Hotel Engineering Management.
  2. Identify theoretical aspects of utility systems, energy conservation, mechanical equipment, building systems.
  3. Describe the organization and management of a maintenance department and types of maintenance.
    Identify the two primary categories of facility operating costs, the components of each category, and various factors that affect those costs.
  4. Identify resource conservation methods for water, energy and waste management as related to hotel and restaurant operations and the financial value of these efforts to the business.
  5. Describe the basics of HVAC, Electrical, Water and Sewer, Refrigeration and Illumination systems.
  6. Discuss basic statistics to help make decision regarding energy conservation", ”maintenance optimization”, "bench-marking", "profitability", “capital project evaluation”, “life cycle costing” "time-value-of-money"
  7. Describe the process of Lodging Facility Planning and Design including Hospitality Building Structure, Finishes and Site. 
  8. Explain the impact of green management operational activity savings in facilities management on the bottom line.

Important Information

Policies

Please review the FIU's Policies webpage. The policies webpage contains essential information regarding guidelines relevant to all courses at FIU, as well as additional information about acceptable netiquette for online courses. For additional information, please visit FIU's Policy and Procedure Library.

 As a member of the FIU community you are expected to be knowledgeable about the behavioral expectations set forth in the FIU Student Conduct and Honor Code.

Technical Requirements and Skills

One of the greatest barriers to taking an online course is a lack of basic computer literacy. By computer literacy, we mean being able to manage and organize computer files efficiently and learning to use your computer's operating system and software quickly and easily. Keep in mind that this is not a computer literacy course, but students enrolled in online courses are expected to have moderate proficiency using a computer. Please go to the What's Required webpage to find out more information on this subject.

Privacy Policy Statements for Partners and Vendors

Please visit our Technical Requirements webpage for additional information.

Accessibility and Accommodation

The Disability Resource Center collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and community members to create diverse learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable. The DRC provides FIU students with disabilities the necessary support to successfully complete their education and participate in activities available to all students. If you have a diagnosed disability and plan to utilize academic accommodations, please contact the Center at 305-348-3532 or visit them at the Graham Center GC 190.

For additional assistance please contact FIU's Disability Resource Center.

Web Accessibility Statements for Partners and Vendors 

Please visit our ADA Compliance webpage for additional information about accessibility involving the tools used in this course.

Academic Misconduct Statement

Florida International University is a community dedicated to generating and imparting knowledge through excellent teaching and research, the rigorous and respectful exchange of ideas, and community service. All students should respect the right of others to have an equitable opportunity to learn and honestly demonstrate the quality of their learning. Therefore, all students are expected to adhere to a standard of academic conduct, which demonstrates respect for themselves, their fellow students, and the educational mission of the University. All students are deemed by the University to understand that if they are found responsible for academic misconduct, they will be subject to the Academic Misconduct procedures and sanctions, as outlined in the Student Conduct and Honor Code. Academic Misconduct includes:

Cheating

  • The unauthorized use of any materials, information, study aids or assistance from another person on any academic assignment or exercise, unless explicitly authorized by the course Instructor; 
  • Assisting another student in the unauthorized use of any materials, information, study aids, unless explicitly authorized by the Instructor; and 
  • Having a substitute complete any academic assignment or completing an academic assignment for someone else, either paid or unpaid; and

Plagiarism

  • The deliberate use and appropriation of another are work without any indication of the source and the representation of such work as the Student's own.
  • Assisting another student in the deliberate use and appropriation of another’s work without any indication of the source and the representation of such work as the student’s own. 

Learn more about the academic integrity policies and procedures as well as student resources that can help you prepare for a successful semester.

Panthers Care & Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

If you are looking for help for yourself or a fellow classmate, Panthers Care encourages you to express any concerns you may come across as it relates to any personal behavior concerns or worries you have, for the classmate’s well-being or yours; you are encouraged to share your concerns with FIU’s Panthers Care website.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free and confidential help for anxiety, depression, stress, and other concerns that life brings. Professional counselors are available for same-day appointments. Don’t wait to call (305) 348-2277 to set up a time to talk or visit the online self-help portal.

Inclusivity Statement

This course will serve to embrace the diversity and inclusivity found within Florida International University. We appreciate and respect diversity, equality, equity, cooperativeness, community, and sustainability within our online courses. We are committed to the ongoing education of our students and their participation within the course regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, geographical location, religion, and disability. We strive in encouraging collaboration by preparing our students to value the differences in others. At the core of our intentions is the encouragement of acceptance and appreciation of differences within our student population and community.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Proctored Exam Policy

Please note that the information contained in this section applies only if your course requires a proctored exam.

Through a careful examination of this syllabus, it is the student’s responsibility to determine whether this online course requires proctored exams. Please visit our Student Proctored Exam Instructions. webpage for important information concerning proctored exams, proctoring centers, and important forms.

Textbook and Course Materials

Textbook Title (Required)
title : 

Textbook Title (Required)

authors : 

David M Stipanuk 

publisher : 

Educational Institute of the American Hotel Motel Association

publish date : 

2015

isbn 10 : 

Textbook ISBN-10: 0866124764 

isbn 13 : 

 ISBN-13: 978-0-86612-476-8 

Students will also engage with multiple and diverse perspectives found on the websites of major hospitality companies that describe the sustainable business practices in which they engage. Websites links will be provided in course modules.


Expectations of This Course

This is a Hybrid course, which means some of the course work will be conducted online. Expectations for performance in Hybrid course are the same for a traditional course. In fact, Hybrid courses require a degree of self-motivation, self-discipline, and technology skills which can make these courses more demanding for some students.

Students are expected to:

  • review the getting started page located in the course modules;
  • introduce yourself to the class during the first week by posting a self-introduction in the appropriate discussion;
  • take the practice quiz to ensure that your computer is compatible with the learning management system, Canvas;
  • interact online with instructor and peers;
  • review and follow the course calendar and weekly outlines;
  • log in to the course 3 times per week;
  • respond to discussions by the due date specified. No late work will be accepted; 
  • respond to emails within 2 days; 
  • submit assignments by the corresponding deadline

The instructor will:

  • log in to the course 3 week;
  • respond to discussion postings within 2 days of the deadline
  • respond to emails within 24 hours
  • grade assignments within 2 days of the assignment deadline.

Course Detail

Course Communication

Communication in this course will take place via the Canvas Inbox. Check out the Canvas Conversations Tutorial or Canvas Guide to learn how to communicate with your instructor and peers using Announcements, Discussions, and the Inbox. I will respond to all correspondences within 24 hours.

Packback Questions

Participation is a requirement for this course, and the Packback Questions platform will be used for online discussion about class topics. Packback Questions is an online community where you can be fearlessly curious and ask open-ended questions to build on top of what we are covering in class and relate topics to real-world applications. 

Packback Requirements:

Your participation on Packback will count toward 10% of your overall course grade.


There will be a Weekly Sunday at 11:59PM EST deadline for submissions. In order to receive full credit, you should submit the following per each deadline period:



  • 1 open-ended Question every week with a minimum Curiosity Score of 60, worth 10pts of each assignment grade
  • 2 Responses every week with a minimum Curiosity Score of 60, worth 20pts of each assignment grade



  • Half credit will be provided for questions and responses that do not meet the minimum curiosity score.



How to Register on Packback:

 

Note: Only access Packback through [INSERT LMS NAME] in order to ensure your grades sync properly

  1. Click the Packback assignment link within [INSERT LMS NAME] to access the community
  2. Follow the instructions on your screen to finish your registration.
  3. In order for your grade to be visible in [INSERT LMS NAME], make sure to click each Packback assignment link as you post your Packback submissions.


Packback may require a paid subscription. Refer to www.packback.co/product/pricing for more information.


How to Get Help from the Packback Team: 

If you have any questions or concerns about Packback throughout the semester, please read their FAQ at help.packback.co. If you need more help, contact their customer support team directly at help@packback.co. 


For a brief introduction to Packback Questions and why we are using it in class, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV7QmikrD68

LinkedIn Learning

  • Student will complete LinkedIn Learning Certificates weekly. These certificates will enhance the learning, and help to increase your LinkedIn profile.
  • Weekly LinkedIn Learning Certificates will range from Excel Certificates, to Ethics, to Strategic decisions.
  • Each LinkedIn Learning Certificate will be added to your activities, and Industry Knowledge
  1. Grading:
    The grading criteria is based on completion and addition to your LinkedIn Profile
  2. Deadlines:
    Students must complete these assignments by Sunday by 11:59PM the week they are due.
  3. Time Commitment
    • Weekly assignments should take no longer than 1 hour to complete. Some weeks will take 30 minutes, others will take 1 hour 30 minutes.

Keep in mind that your discussion forum postings will likely be seen by other members of the course. Care should be taken when determining what to post.

Grading 

Course RequirementsWeight
Online Quizzes25%
Tests (midterms)25%
LinkedIn Learning20%
Homework15%
Packback Questions15%
Total100%

Grade Distribution

LetterRange %LetterRange %LetterRange %
A93 or aboveB83-86C70-76
A-90-92B-80-82D60-69
B+87-89C+77-79F59 or less

Course Calendar

DateClass TopicsAssignments/Activities

January 10-16

In Class


Course Introduction

Chapter 1

The Role, Cost, and Management of Hospitality Facilities


1.Power Point 1

2. Research article Hospitality Facilities Management

3. Quiz #1

January 10-16

Online


Chapter 2

Hospitality Facilities Management Tools, Techniques, and Trends

1. Discussion #1

2. Quiz #2


January 17--23

In Class



Chapter 3 

Waste Management Environmental and Sustainability Management

  1. HW#1
  2. Power Point Chapter 3
  3. Class Discussion 
  4. Quiz #3 (This assignment will serve as an assessment of your Global Awareness (or Global Perspective, Global Engagement).

January 17--23

Online


Read Chapter 4

Safety and Security System

1. HW#1 Due by 23rd

2. Online Discussion #2 (This assignment will serve as an assessment of your Global Awareness (or Global Perspective, Global Engagement).

3. Quiz # 4

January 24 --30

In Class

Chapter 5-Water and Wastewater

Test #1 in Canvas

1. HW #2 Water and Wastewater System

Quiz #5

Class Discussion

January 24 --30

Online


Chapter 6 Electrical System

Power Point Chapter 6

Online Discussion #3 (This assignment will serve as an assessment of your Global Awareness (or Global Perspective, Global Engagement).

Quiz #6

January 31st--February 6

In Class


Chapter 7 Heating, ventilating and Air Conditioning

Read Chapter 7/Power Points Chapter 7

HW# 3

Quiz #7

January 31st--February 6

In Class

Online


Chapter 8 Lighting

Read Chapter 8: Lighting Systems

HW# 4--Lighting Cost and Consumption

Online Discussion #4 (This assignment will serve as an assessment of your Global Awareness (or Global Perspective, Global Engagement).


Quiz #8

February 7--13

In Class


Chapter 9 Laundry System  

Read Chapter 9: Laundry Systems

Power Points Chapter 9

 Laundry Reuse and Water Fixture Problem HW#5

Quiz #9

February 7--13

Online


Test 2 in Canvas

February 14--20

In Class

Chapter 10 Buildings Structures, Finishes and Site

Power Point Chapter 10

Quiz #10

February 14--20

Online

Chapter 11-Facility/Lodging Planning and Design

Chapter 11 Power Point

Quiz #11

Discussion #5

February 21--26

In Class

Chapter 12-Renovation and Capital Projects

Chapter 12 Power Point

Quiz #12

Discussion #6

February 21--26

Online

Final Exam in Canvas
Final Exam
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Assignments

22.22% of Total
Due Sep 25 2022 at 11:59 pm | 94 pts
Due Nov 06 2022 at 11:59 pm | 100 pts
Due Dec 04 2022 at 11:59 pm | 5 pts
22.22% of Total
Due Dec 03 2022 at 11:59 pm | 100 pts
15.55% of Total
Due Oct 23 2022 at 11:59 pm | 14 pts
Due Oct 23 2022 at 11:59 pm | 14 pts
Due Oct 23 2022 at 11:59 pm | 14 pts
Due Nov 13 2022 at 11:59 pm | 14 pts
Due Sep 18 2022 at 11:59 pm | 14 pts
26.67% of Total
Due Aug 28 2022 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Sep 04 2022 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Sep 11 2022 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Sep 25 2022 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Oct 02 2022 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Oct 09 2022 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Oct 16 2022 at 11:59 pm | 7 pts
Due Oct 30 2022 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Nov 06 2022 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Nov 20 2022 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
Due Nov 27 2022 at 11:59 pm | 7 pts
Due Dec 04 2022 at 11:59 pm | 10 pts
13.34% of Total
Due Aug 28 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Sep 04 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Sep 11 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Sep 25 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Oct 02 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Oct 09 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Oct 16 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Oct 30 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Nov 06 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Nov 20 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Nov 27 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Dec 04 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Aug 28 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Sep 04 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Sep 11 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Sep 25 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Sep 25 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Oct 02 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Oct 09 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Oct 16 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Oct 30 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Nov 06 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Nov 20 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Nov 27 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts
Due Dec 04 2022 at 11:59 pm | 1.5 pts

Zoom Video Conference 

Zoom is a video conference tool that you can use to interact with your professor and fellow students by sharing screens, chatting, broadcasting live video/audio, and taking part in other interactive online activities. We will be utilizing this tool to conduct [insert meeting purpose here].

Zoom Meetings will be held on the following dates/time:

  • Meeting 1: Date/Start Time – End Time
  • Meeting 2: Date/Start Time – End Time
  • Meeting 3: Date/Start Time – End Time

Zoom meetings can be accessed via the Zoom link in the course navigation menu. Once you click on the Zoom link, it will route you to join the meeting for the respective class session. You will also be able to view upcoming meetings, previous meetings that you have already joined, and meeting recordings. Before joining an actual class session:

If you encounter any technical difficulties, please contact the FIU Canvas Help Team. Please ensure you contact support immediately upon the issue occurring.

Course Calendar

Modules

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