Published on February 24, 2014
PowerPoint Presentation: Macro Syllabus Overview ( turn on computer speakers ) Text & Contact Information: Text & Contact Information Fundamentals of Economics – 5 th or 6 th edition by Boyes & Melvin (Cengage / South-Western Publishing) Excellent entry-level college econ text (note: 10 chapters will be assigned, not 8 as mentioned here) How to reach me, 24/7 firstname.lastname@example.org Text Messaging: 520.505.1909 Assignments: Assignments Week #1 is very short, but so are the assignments - T.U.C.E. / Meet & Greet / Chapter 1 Quiz / Chapter 1 D.Q. Article Analysis (4 for 160 points) Bringing the real world to the classroom Chapter Quizzes (10 for 200 points) Learning new terminology Discussion Questions (10 for 200 points) Simulating classroom discussions Group Assignments and Peer Grading Learning Teams 11 Learning Teams (Group Assignments – 4 for 200 points): Learning Teams ( Group Assignments – 4 for 200 points ) Cooperative/Collaborative learning at it’s finest All interaction is within your group forum Jumping thru the hoops (i.e. required deadlines) 11:00 p.m. Monday – group leader decided 11:00 p.m. Tuesday – individual responses 11:00 p.m. Wednesday – leader posts proposal 11:00 p.m. Thursday – approve final answer 11:00 p.m. Thursday – leader submits final answer Group Peer Grading (80 points) - leveling the playing field Policies & Procedures: Policies & Procedures Email and Text Message responses w/i 24 hours. Feedback on assignments w/i 3 days. No late work will be accepted unless arrangements are made in advance. One week of non-participation leads to a drop. Have a Great Semester!: 14 Have a Great Semester!