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Economics Department

February 4 @ 1:50 pm - 2:50 pm

Economics Department


01:50 pm

Video Conference Call

1. Approve 10-29-21 meeting minutes
2. Decision items:
a. Approve Sasha as Bryan’s temporary substitute on GPC this semester
b. Approve Marianne’s Business of Climate Change USP course
c. Approve Sarinda’s proposed title and course description changes for Econ 319
d. Approve Lee’s Emeritus Professor status in retirement
3. Discussion items:
a. February Open House
i. Tuesday (2/15): COLS BA/BS table in Sage Lobby
ii. Wednesday (2/16) COB BBA table in Sage Lobby
b. Start thinking about finding two new tutors for next year
c. Start thinking about nominations for student awards
i. I am starting to plan for an awards “banquet” – please forward any venue suggestions you might have
d. Annual Review Data
i. Overview of process and plan going forward
1. Request that we all maintain a Canvas portfolio so that we need only grant the Chair access every February
2. Annual Chair/faculty individual meetings moved to February/March
3. September qualification confirmation still occurs – just no meeting
ii. This semester I want us to consider further integration of the annual review and PTR processes (Bryan has ideas…)
iii. Please see e-mail for specific instructions of what I need from half of you as soon as possible
e. Seek Marquette approval for more 400-level courses’ eligibility for MSAE credits
i. IO & Behavioral Economics
ii. Any others???
f. Spend your PD money!!!
g. Data analytics committee
h. Ongoing Spring 2022 discussions
i. Student success
1. Math reviews
2. Study tips
3. Econ programs
4. Econ careers
ii. The Economics curriculum – how to attract more majors
1. Increased course variety
2. Online Econ courses
3. Retitle programs and/or courses to make them more attractive?
4. Any program change/deletion/addition recommendations?
iii. Economics instruction – how to reach students in more effective/engaging ways
1. Spend your PD money!!!
a. You can attend a conference that offers best practices in how to reach and retain students
b. Purchase access to an online seminar on best practices
c. Buy books on how to engage distracted students
2. I want to institute a department library.
a. Books and other teaching resources/materials will be organized in either the tutor lab or conference room
3. Any other ideas?
4. Walk-ons

Erin Johnson



February 4
1:50 pm - 2:50 pm