Educational Insights: A Hybrid Course in Risk Management and Insurance

Authors

  • James Carson,

    1. James Carson, Midyette Eminent Scholar of Risk and Insurance, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1110; phone: (850) 644-5858; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: jcarson@fsu.edu. Cassandra R. Cole is Associate Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-9283; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: ccole@fsu.edu. Kevin Gatzlaff is Assistant Professor, Department of Finance and Insurance, Miller College of Business, Ball State University; phone: (765) 285-5167; fax: (765) 285-4314; e-mail: kmgatzlaff@bsu.edu. Patrick F. Maroney is the Kathryn Magee Kip Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-8217; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: pmaroney@fsu.edu. Kathleen A. McCullough is Associate Professor, State Farm Insurance Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-8358; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: kmccullough@fsu.edu. This article was subject to double-blind peer review.
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  • Cassandra R. Cole,

    1. James Carson, Midyette Eminent Scholar of Risk and Insurance, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1110; phone: (850) 644-5858; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: jcarson@fsu.edu. Cassandra R. Cole is Associate Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-9283; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: ccole@fsu.edu. Kevin Gatzlaff is Assistant Professor, Department of Finance and Insurance, Miller College of Business, Ball State University; phone: (765) 285-5167; fax: (765) 285-4314; e-mail: kmgatzlaff@bsu.edu. Patrick F. Maroney is the Kathryn Magee Kip Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-8217; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: pmaroney@fsu.edu. Kathleen A. McCullough is Associate Professor, State Farm Insurance Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-8358; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: kmccullough@fsu.edu. This article was subject to double-blind peer review.
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  • Kevin Gatzlaff,

    1. James Carson, Midyette Eminent Scholar of Risk and Insurance, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1110; phone: (850) 644-5858; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: jcarson@fsu.edu. Cassandra R. Cole is Associate Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-9283; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: ccole@fsu.edu. Kevin Gatzlaff is Assistant Professor, Department of Finance and Insurance, Miller College of Business, Ball State University; phone: (765) 285-5167; fax: (765) 285-4314; e-mail: kmgatzlaff@bsu.edu. Patrick F. Maroney is the Kathryn Magee Kip Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-8217; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: pmaroney@fsu.edu. Kathleen A. McCullough is Associate Professor, State Farm Insurance Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-8358; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: kmccullough@fsu.edu. This article was subject to double-blind peer review.
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  • Patrick F. Maroney,

    1. James Carson, Midyette Eminent Scholar of Risk and Insurance, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1110; phone: (850) 644-5858; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: jcarson@fsu.edu. Cassandra R. Cole is Associate Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-9283; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: ccole@fsu.edu. Kevin Gatzlaff is Assistant Professor, Department of Finance and Insurance, Miller College of Business, Ball State University; phone: (765) 285-5167; fax: (765) 285-4314; e-mail: kmgatzlaff@bsu.edu. Patrick F. Maroney is the Kathryn Magee Kip Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-8217; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: pmaroney@fsu.edu. Kathleen A. McCullough is Associate Professor, State Farm Insurance Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-8358; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: kmccullough@fsu.edu. This article was subject to double-blind peer review.
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  • Kathleen A. McCullough

    1. James Carson, Midyette Eminent Scholar of Risk and Insurance, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1110; phone: (850) 644-5858; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: jcarson@fsu.edu. Cassandra R. Cole is Associate Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-9283; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: ccole@fsu.edu. Kevin Gatzlaff is Assistant Professor, Department of Finance and Insurance, Miller College of Business, Ball State University; phone: (765) 285-5167; fax: (765) 285-4314; e-mail: kmgatzlaff@bsu.edu. Patrick F. Maroney is the Kathryn Magee Kip Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-8217; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: pmaroney@fsu.edu. Kathleen A. McCullough is Associate Professor, State Farm Insurance Professor, Faculty of Risk Management/Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University; phone: (850) 644-8358; fax: (850) 644-4077; e-mail: kmccullough@fsu.edu. This article was subject to double-blind peer review.
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Abstract

Universities and colleges continue to face constraints related to classroom space and faculty time, thus increasing the need to consider options such as hybrid courses that can leverage available resources. This article discusses the benefits of a hybrid course, as well as its design and implementation at a large, public university. In addition, for universities that use the introduction to risk and insurance course as a significant course for attracting majors, we identify the benefits for students from the use of hybrid courses, such as the variety of materials and activities utilized, as well as the flexibility in scheduling. This information may be useful in marketing the course so that it will be immediately attractive to students.

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