Saturday, January 29 Classes Transitioned to Remote
Due to the predicted snowstorm moving through our area beginning late Friday evening through Saturday and the potential for very hazardous driving conditions, all in-person classes on Saturday, January 29, will transition to being held online or remotely.
Additional information on the virtual format for each class will be provided directly by your individual instructor.
Faculty have been asked to prepare for Online or Remote sessions in the event of in-person meeting cancellations. These options will be determined by the Faculty member and all questions should be directed to the Faculty teaching each course section. Faculty also have been asked to be very understanding and accommodating of the individual situations of their students who may have difficulty managing these alternative online or remote class meetings on short notice.
The COVID-19 Booster clinic scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Sunday, and will now start at 10 a.m. All appointment times have been advanced by one hour (9 a.m. Saturday appointments are now 10 a.m. Sunday, etc.).
Campus services for residential students will be operating on modified schedules tomorrow. Separate messages will be sent from the Peterson Library, the Beckerman Recreation Center, and Dining Services regarding their operational status. Schedule modifications can also be found on myCharger. Residential students should be prepared to move their vehicles when instructed to do so, to facilitate snow clearing operations.
Please note that only those employees, as previously determined by their respective department leaders, should report to campus unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. All other employees should continue to fulfill the requirements of their role remotely.
Students who live in the community and have vehicles must follow the local snow parking orders or their vehicles will be ticketed and towed. West Haven has issued a snow emergency prohibiting on-street parking from 8 p.m. Friday evening through 8 a.m. Sunday. Please visit the City of West Haven website for more information.
University of New Haven Hospitality Professor Discusses Sustainable Tourism and Travel
Jan Jones, a hospitality and tourism expert, recently spoke with a global digital marketing company about the tourism industry, as well as the importance of "voluntourism" – a combination of volunteering and travel.
March 12, 2019
By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications
Jan Jones, an instructor in the University of New Haven’s Hospitality and Tourism Department, has traveled around the world, conducting research and presenting her work on sustainable tourism development and management. One of her focus areas is "voluntourism," an increasingly popular form of international travel that combines volunteering and tourism.
While the term may be new, Jones recently told the digital marketing agency ProfileTree in a video interview that volunteering and tourism have been linked for centuries. And, she says, it is an important part of the tourism industry.
"It's the idea that not everyone wants to go and stay in an all-inclusive resort," said Jones. "They want to get immersed in a culture. Volunteering is one way that you can do that."
Jones, who grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, became fascinated with tourism while visiting Cuba. Her work has enabled her to work with small business owners in Jamaica, and she has collaborated on a project in Jordan that explored the impact of using voluntourism as a national tourism strategy.
"What I love about the University of New Haven is that I feel they want us to be innovative and try new things."Jan Louise Jones, Ph.D.
"I loved working in Jordan because usually sociologists aren't brought in until there are problems," said Jones, who has a Ph.D. in recreation and leisure management. "The company we worked with recognized that there's a need to ask about cultural impact before starting this type of industry."
Jones, who has been conducting research for the past 20 years and has served on international scientific committees, has explored the interests of tourists and travelers, as well as the role of culture in tourism.
A former adjunct faculty, Jones is now in her first year as a full-time faculty member at the University of New Haven, where she discusses sustainable tourism with her students.
"What I love about the University of New Haven is that I feel they want us to be innovative and try new things," Jones said. "That's the kind of teacher I am."