Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association


Revitalizing Economic Education

Anna Cummings and William T. Ganley

vol. 4, September 2011, p. 3-9


Course redesign can be utilized to attain a variety of goals in undergraduate education: cost savings, improved learning outcomes and a reduction of the failure and withdrawal rate. This paper is about a successful redesign of a basic economics course: The Economic System. It is a course for non-majors offered for general education credit in the Social Sciences at Buffalo State College. The Course Redesign was part of a broader collaboration between SUNY and the National Center for Academic Transformation. This paper will analyze how this transformation took place, what was attained and how it could be used as a model for other courses and programs. The authors will highlight the unique features of economic education for college freshmen.


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Anna Cummings and William T. Ganley. "Revitalizing Economic Education." Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association. vol. 4, September 2011, p. 3-9

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