Three Economics Faculty Attend and Present at 2015 Teaching Economics Conference

Posted on 2/18/2015 10:10:56 AM

Brandon Vick, Alexi Thompson, and Christopher Jeffords attended and presented at the 26th annual Teaching Economics Conference at Robert Morris University. This year’s theme covered instruction and classroom-based research.

Vick organized a panel titled “High Wires and Strong Safety Nets: Three Strategies,” where Vick, Thompson, and Jeffords each presented about the specific techniques they use to guide both economics and non-economics students through some of the upper-level courses they teach.

Vick discussed how he uses Pinterest in his writing-intensive sections of Labor Economics; Thompson discussed the benefits and costs of using skeleton notes across his classes; and Jeffords discussed how he makes his Microeconomic Analysis course more inviting despite the varied math backgrounds of his students.

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