Kevin Hill, an associate professor of management at Tusculum University, recently was honored at a business conference for a presentation about adjusting curriculum to align with workplace needs.

Hill, who joined Tusculum’s College of Business faculty in August, received the Best of Regions award during a Region 3 conference of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs held at Pigeon Forge. He was recognized for his presentation “Modifying Curriculum to Meet Student Demand for Coursework That Mirrors the Workplace.”

The impetus for his presentation was the conference’s theme, “Teaching in a Student-Centered World.” At the university where he previously taught, Hill built a program that provided students with skills for the workplace. He said students’ desire for workplace preparedness in the curriculum has steadily increased in the last 10 years.

“Business professors need to research what is currently happening in our fields and create assignments to prepare students for the modern workplace,” Hill said. “These assignments can add skills to students’ resumes and provide them with additional supporting documentation they can submit to potential employers.”

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