National Science Foundation

Conference Opportunity for Economics Professors

Greetings:


Some of you may have already received word from Mark Meier concerning this conference, but I wanted to make sure that everyone knows about it especially those in our part-time ranks.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) will support attendance by community college or two-year college faculty at the 2016 Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE) June 1 -3 in Atlanta, Georgia. NSF will provide funding for conference registration, travel and hotel expenses up to $1100.


CTREE is a premier economics education event, hosted by the American Economic Association's Committee on Economic Education in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education. See https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php


Participating faculty will attend the three day conference (June 1 -3, 2016 in Atlanta) and then stay one extra afternoon, June 3, to begin preparation of an innovative project inspired by conference sessions. During the summer 2016 participants will work on this project and create a web page to be posed at Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics http://serc.carleton.edu/econ/2yc/index.html


Participants will work in teams of two and applicants are encouraged to apply in pairs, either from the same institution or a nearby institution. Because many community college faculty teach in single person or very small departments, solo applications will be accepted. Those applicants will be paired with another solo applicant. The maximum $1100 support is available for each participant.


The application form is at http://serc.carleton.edu/econ/2yc/application.html Applications are due February 5, 2016.


For more information, please contact Mark Maier:


Glendale Community College
Glendale, CA 91208
818-240-1000 Ext. 5468
mmaier@glendale.edu



The project website is at http://serc.carleton.edu/econ/2yc/ctree Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who may be interested.


Best Regards,


Richard Gosselin

Chairman

Economics Department

Houston Community College


713-718-7638 (Office)