Diversity in the Economics Classroom and in the Discipline
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 | 1:30–7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 | 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
Broadway and Locust Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63102 (map it)
Effective teaching in the classroom requires that professors know their material, keep up to date on changes in the field, and use innovative and engaging teaching methods. This can be daunting: It's much easier to maintain the status quo. This year's conference will focus on effective teaching, but it will also take on the elephant in the economics classroom – the lack of diversity in the profession.
For example, less than a third of the 38,947 students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in 2015 were women or underrepresented minority students, even though they represented nearly two-thirds of graduates that year.This raises important questions, such as: Why are so few women and minorities earning degrees in economics? And can better classroom instruction help?
Conference Speakers and Features
There is no fee, but you must register by Oct. 26. Parking is complimentary.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.
For more information, contact Scott Wolla at firstname.lastname@example.org.