Mark Maier

Glendale Community College

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Department of Economics
Glendale Community College

Glendale, CA 91208

Background Information

Mark Maier
teaches economics at Glendale Community College (California). He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research in 1980. He is the author of five books: Just-in-Time Teaching: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy (with Scott Simkins), (Introducing Economics: A Critical Guide for Teaching (with Julie Nelson), The Data Game: Controversies in Social Science Statistics (with Jennifer Imazeki); a New Directions for Community Colleges issue "Community College Faculty Engagement with Disciplinary Societies" (with Heather Macdonald and Kathy Rowell) and City Unions: Managing Discontent in New York City. 

Related Pedagogical Projects
Over the past decade Mark has been PI or co-PI on eight National Science Foundation projects, including six in collaboration with the Science Education Resource Center. Beginning in August 2008, Mark has worked with Scott Simkins, Maier, KimMarie McGoldrick and Cathy Manduca on Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics, a national economics pedagogic portal highlighting innovative pedagogical practices developed both inside and outside of economics for use in undergraduate economics courses (DUE #081738 - Developing an Economics Pedagogic Portal). In November 2010, Mark and Cathy began another NSF project, DUE #1043245 - Adapting effective outreach and workshop practices to improve community college instruction and since May 2012, Mark has worked with Heather Macdonald and Katherine Rowell on DUE # 1238279 - Supporting community college faculty across the STEM disciplines. Most recently, Mark is co-PI with Phil Ruder  and Scott Simkins on the NSF project Team-Base Learning in Economics and co-coordinator of a 2022 NSF sponsored workshop to develop strategies to support community college faculty engagement with professional societies.

Project Leader, Workshop Leader, Website Contributor

Project Leader

Welcome to Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics
This site introduces economists to innovative teaching strategies developed both within and beyond the discipline of economics. It provides instructors with the tools to begin integrating and assessing these teaching strategies in their own classrooms and promotes the sharing of teaching innovations among instructors.

Website Content Contributions

Activities (20)

U.S. labor force participation: a jigsaw exercise part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Team-Based Learning:Activities
Working first in expert teams, then returning to their base teams, students explore reasons for changes in U.S. labor force participation for men, women, younger workers, older workers, Hispanics and ...

Essay (1)

Projects that worked/haven't worked in economics part of Supporting Community College Faculty Across the Disciplines:Fall 2012 Workshop:Essays
Mark Maier, Professor of Economics, Glendale Community College Download this essay (Acrobat (PDF) 18kB Oct3 12) What has worked 1. NSF currently supports "Economics at Community Colleges," ...

Other Contributions (5)

Team-Based Learning part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Team-Based Learning
Team-based learning (TBL) improves student learning through a structured, evidence-based, whole-course framework designed around a five-stage "readiness assurance" process (RAP) and a series of classroom-based "application exercises" (AES) that require teams of students to solve, discuss, and report out solutions to relevant, significant problems.