Wendy Stock, Professor, Montana State University-Bozeman
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1. From your perspective, what are the two things that your disciplinary professional organization or discipline-based NSF-funded project does particularly well in support of your work as an educator? Please be specific about how this activity works and why it is effective. Add web links if available.
The American Economic Association (AEA) supports the AEA Committee on Economic Education (CEE) (information at: http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php). The CEE organizes annual conferences on teaching economics and research on teaching economics and hosts breakout paper sessions on economics teaching-related topics at the annual AEA conference each year. They also provide weblinks to teaching-related resources on their webpage. They also partner with the Journal of Economic Education, the top journal in the economics subfield of economic education at all levels.
2. If you could propose (and obtain funding for) one new activity to engage community college instructors in professional associations and other discipline-based projects related to teaching and learning, what would it be? Describe the activity, explain why it is needed and why it is not currently available.
I would suggest a method to bring top instructors and researchers on pedagogy from a wide range if disciplines together to share their findings and experiences. Their findings and experiences could be disseminated to a wide audience. Sometimes I worry that many of us "reinvent the wheel" with teaching methods and research on teaching because we don't know enough about each other's disciplines to absorb lessons from one another.