Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore

Randolph College

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects

Activities (2)

The Effects of Condemned/Restored Homes on Surrounding Property Values: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this semester-long public (or urban) economics classroom project, students and faculty collaborate on a study of the effects of condemned/restored homes in their college town on surrounding property values, informing the decision-making of the city as well as area nonprofits that acquire and restore such homes. This project further helps the non-profit with the statistics necessary to support its case for grant funds for its projects. Participants proceed together through all steps of the research process, prepare research proposals on their own, and, in small groups, write and deliver a research paper and presentation to an audience of class members and interested parties. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.

Using Census Data to Identify a Town's Housing Needs: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this classroom project, students and faculty help a local housing non-profit identify area U.S. Census tracts most in need of its assistance in promoting decent and affordable homeownership to low- to moderate- income individuals. This project further helps the non-profit with the statistics necessary to support its case for grant funds for its projects. Classroom participants collaborate on all steps of the research process, prepare research proposals on their own, and, in small groups, write and deliver a short report and presentation to an audience of class members and interested parties. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level economics elective course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.

Teaching Method Module

Undergraduate Research part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Undergraduate Research
Module established by Linda Reinen, Pomona College Written and developed by Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore, Randolph College Assistance provided by George Alter, Mary Borg, Steve DeLoach, Steve Greenlaw, KimMarie ...

Other Contribution

Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:About this Project:Project Participants
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Economics Randolph College 2500 Rivermont Avenue Lynchburg, VA 24503 epsizemore@randolphcollege.edu Phone: (434) 947-8504 Fax: (434) 947-8138 Background Information ...


Events and Communities

Developing Modules for Teaching Economics Participants

Spring 2012 Workshop