ASSA PROGRAM OF SESSIONS, Washington DC

 

 

 

Friday, January 3, 2003

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8:00 am

AEA

 

Outcomes Assessment in Undergraduate Economics (A2)

 

Presiding:  WILLIAM BECKER, Indiana University

 

      PAUL W. GRIMES, MEGHAN MILLEA, and THOMAS W. WOODRUFF, Mississippi State University--Grades--Who's to Blame? Student Evaluation of Teaching and Locus of Control

 

      ANGELINE M. LAVIN, University of South Dakota, and JOSEPH SANTOS, South Dakota State University--Do As I Do, Not As I Say: Assessing Outcomes When Students Think Like Economists

 

      WILLIAM BOSSHARDT, Florida Atlantic University--Student Drops and Failure in Economic Principles Courses

 

      WAYNE A. GROVE and TIM WASSERMAN, Syracuse University--The Academic Life-Cycle of Students: A Longitudinal Study of Scholastic Assessment and Learning

 

Discussants: WILLIAM BECKER, Indiana University

      MASANORI HASHIMOTO, Ohio State University

      KIM SOSIN, University of Nebraska-Omaha

      GARY FOURNIER, Florida State University

 

 

10:15 am

AEA

 

Preparing and Improving the Economics Teacher (A2)

 

Presiding:  N. GREGORY MANKIW, Harvard University

 

      WILLIAM WALSTAD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and WILLIAM BECKER, Indiana University--Teaching Preparation in Graduate Economics Programs: A Survey of Economics Departments

 

      MICHAEL SALEMI, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill--University Programs to Prepare Economics Graduate Students for Teaching

 

      RAE JEAN GOODMAN, U.S. Naval Academy,  MARK MAIER, Glendale College, and ROBERT L. MOORE, Occidental College--Regional Workshops to Improve the Teaching Skills of Economics Faculty

 

Discussants:  KIMMARIE McGOLDRICK, University of Richmond

      STEPHEN BUCKLES, Vanderbilt University

      THOMAS HUSTED, American University

 

 

 

     

2:30 pm

NCEE/NAEE

 

Student Performance and the Role of the Teacher (A2)

 

Presiding: BILL BOSSHARDT, Florida Atlantic University

 

      SHERMAN ROLLAND, Oakland University--Contributions to Value-Added in College Level Economics Performance

 

      MICHAEL K. BLOCK, University of Arizona, and WILLIAM J. BOYES, Arizona State University--Economic Literacy and Economic Understanding: Do They Go Hand in Hand?

 

      PETER R. KRESSLER and CHRISTINE A. JOHNSON, Rowan University--Innovative Teaching: What Is the Missing Link?

 

      ROBERT HARRIS, Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis--Economic Understanding Among College Students in the U.S. and China: Evidence from the Test of Economic Literacy

 

Discussants: BRIAN SCHULTZ, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

      JANE LOPUS, California State University-Hayward

      JOSE J. BAUTISTA, Xavier University

      BARRY R. CHISWICK, University of Illinois-Chicago

 

 

 

Saturday, January 4, 2003

Note: Metro subway opens at 7:00 AM

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8:00 am

AEA

 

Active Learning Strategies for the College and University Economics Classroom, I:

Funding for Projects to Advance the Teaching and Learning of Economics

 

Presiding:  MARK H. MAIER, Glendale College

      MYLES BOYLAN, National Science Foundation

      MARY HUBER, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

 

Posters:      

      ANNE E. BRESNOCK, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona--SimEcon: Economic Issues and Principles

 

      CHARLES HOLT, University of Virginia--Veconlab

 

      SHERYL BALL and CATHERINE ECKEL, Virginia Tech--Classroom Experiments for Large Lecture Courses: A Wireless Solution

 

      SCOTT SIMKINS, North Carolina A&T University--Just in Time Teaching

 

      TOD PORTER, Youngstown State University--An Internet Simulation for Microeconomics

 

      ROCHELLE RUFFER, Youngstown State University--Identifying Conceptional Problems in Principles of Microeconomics

 

      LAURENCE MALONE, Hartwick College--Peer Critical Learning in Microeconomic Principles

 

 

10:15 am

AEA

 

Active Learning Strategies for the College and University Economics Classroom, II:

Workshop on Web Games and Strategy: Recipes for  Interactive Learning in Economics (A2)

 

Presiding:  LAURA RAZZOLINI, University of Mississippi

      CHARLES HOLT, University of Virginia

      LISA ANDERSON, College of William and Mary

 

 

2:30 pm

AEA

 

Active Learning Strategies for the College and University Economics Classroom, III:

Poster Session--Teaching Techniques That Promote Active Learning (A2)

 

Coordinators:  RAE JEAN GOODMAN, U.S. Naval Academy, and MARK H. MAIER, Glendale College

 

      CALVIN BLACKWELL, College of Charleston--Eliciting Information from Students in an Incentive Compatible Manner

 

      MARCELO CLERICI-ARIAS and MARK TENDALL, Stanford University--Using an Automated Student Response System in the Classroom

 

      DONALD A. COFFIN, Indiana University Northwest--An Industry-Based Course in Introductory Microeconomics

 

      MAYA FEDERMAN, Pitzer College--Small Group Discussions

 

      ALAN D. HAIGHT, Bowling Green State University--The Grade Tax: A Civics Lesson

 

      GAIL MITCHELL HOYT, RACHEL LANGE, and CHRISTINE LLOYD, University of Kentucky--A Dramatic Change for the Dismal Science: Using Dramatic Presentations in a Microeconomics Principles Course

 

      BROOKS KAISER and CHARLES WEISE, Gettysburg College--A Financial System for Principles Courses

 

      JENNIFER KEIL, Hamlin University--Pre and Post Knowledge Check in Microeconomics Principles

 

      PETER R. KRESSLER and CHRISTINE A. JOHNSTON, Rowan University--Innovative Teaching: What Is the Missing Link?

 

      ROBERT L. MOORE, Occidental College--A Different Introductory Economics Sequence

 

      STEVEN C. MYERS and MICHAEL NELSON, University of Akron--Teaching Economics on the Web--A Study of Student Success

 

      NICHOLS R. NOBLE, Miami University--A Service Learning Project in a Principles of Economics Courses

 

      ROBERT S. RYCROFT, Mary Washington College--Estimating a Plane: Economics in the Third Dimension

 

 

 

2:30 pm

NCEE/NAEE

 

New Ideas for Teaching College Economics (A2)

 

Presiding: JANE LOPUS, California State University-Hayward

 

      JOSE J. BAUTISTA, Xavier University--Teaching and Assessing Consumer Theory in Principles of Microeconomics

 

      SAUL MEKIES, Kirkwood Community College--Synthesizing Economics and Other Disciplines in the Classroom Using Multimedia Technology

 

      MOHAMMAD ASHRAF, University of North Carolina-Pembroke--Groups and Group Projects as Pedagogical Tools: An Analysis Using Game Theory

 

Discussants: LYNN PARINGER, California State University-Hayward

      PASCAL NGOBOKA, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

      HELEN ROBERTS, University of Illinois-Chicago

 

 

2:30 pm

ODE

 

Chapter Advisors' Session on Teaching Economics

 

Presiding: JAMES BRADLEY, JR., Univeristy of South Carolina

 

      FLORENCE P. SHU, State University of New York College at Potsdam--Tailoring Towards Non-conventional Economics Teaching

 

      ANN L. OWEN and ELIZABETH J. JENSEN, Hamilton College--Learning About Learning: Students' Course Choice

 

      JOE TIMMERMAN, State University of New York College at Potsdam--Teaching Business Curriculum in a Liberal Arts Environment

 

Discussants: ANN L. OWEN, Hamilton College

      JOE TIMMERMAN, State University of New York College at Potsdam

      FLORENCE P. SHU, State University of New York College at Potsdam

 

 

 

Sunday, January 5, 2003

Go To Jan. 3

Go To Jan. 4

 

(Because of problems with the Metro Subway System, sessions today will start 30 minutes later than normal--such as 8:30 am, 10:45 am, and 1:30 pm.)

 

 

8:30 am

AEA

 

Mentoring and Its Role in Professional Development

 

Presiding:  JOAN G. HAWORTH, Economic Research Service

 

      ROBIN L. BARTLETT and ANDREA L. ZIEGERT, Denison University--Team Mentoring versus Traditional Mentoring: A Case Study of the CCOFFE Workshop

 

Discussants:  RONALD EHRENBERG, Cornell University

      CECILIA CONRAD, Pomona College

 

 

8:30 am

AEA

 

Computer Assisted Instruction: Software Applications (A2)

 

Presiding:  TOD PORTER, Youngstown State University

 

      DAVID FRIEDMAN, University of Santa Clara--A Shareware Project for Economists

 

      CHARLES HAASE, San Francisco State University--An Evaluation of the Websites of Principles Texts

 

      ELIZABETH GRANITZ, Southampton College--Using Macromedia's Flash to Enhance Student Learning

 

Discussants:  ANNE BRESNOCK, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

      THOMAS CREAHAN, Morehead State University

 

 

 

8:30 am

NCEE/NAEE

 

Maximizing Student Performance in Principles of Economics (A2)

 

Presiding: STEVEN L. COBB, University of North Texas

 

      LINDA S. GHENT, Eastern Illinois University, and MARIE TRUESDELL, Marian College--Methods to Encourage Attendance in Principles Courses: The Carrot or the Stick?

 

      PASCAL NGOBOKA and BRIAN SCHULTZ, University of Wisconsin-River Falls--Does Class Size Affect Student Academic Performance in Micro or Macro Principles? The UW-River Falls Case

 

      KAY E. STRONG, Bowling Green State University-Firelands--Portfolio Approach to Assessment in Introductory Economics

 

      PAT GRAHAM, University of Northern Colorado--Can Chalk and Talkers Change Their Teaching Style?

 

Discussants: BILL BOSSHARDT, Florida Atlantic University

      PETER R. KRESSLER, Rown University

      ROBERT HARRIS, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

      SAUL MEKIES, Kirkwood Community College

 

 

10:45 am

AEA

 

Computer Assisted Instruction: Instructional Uses of the Web (A2)

 

Presiding:  BETTY J. BLECHA, San Francisco State University

 

      FRANK P. STAFFORD, University of Michigan--Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to Support Instruction

 

      SCOTT SIMKINS, North Carolina A&T State University, and MARK H. MAIER, Glendale College--The Use of Technology in Just-in-Time Instruction

 

      JEAN SOPER, University of Leicester, JOHN SLOMAN, University of the West of England, and INNA POMORINA, University of Bristol--The Learning and Teaching Support Network

 

      DAVID G. BROWN, Wake Forest University--Future Uses of Technology in Economics Instruction

 

Discussants:  MICHAEL LOVELL, Wesleyan University

      TERESA RILEY, Youngstown State University

 

 

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