My office hours this fall are as follows:
Monday 2:00 – 3:30 in Hillcrest 119
Tuesday 10:45 – 12:15 in the Wilson Cafe
and by appointment
ECON 155 drop-in tutoring is available on Sunday evenings, 7 to 9 pm, in Davis Library 221.
Students with documented disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact me as early in the semester as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. Assistance is available to eligible students through the ADA Office. Please contact Jodi Litchfield, the ADA Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-443-5936 for more information. All discussions will remain confidential.
All assignments for this class must include the Middlebury College honor code pledge: “I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this assignment.” As a reminder, here is the college’s honor code.
After some deliberation, the Department of Economics has once again received permission to proctor exams in our six core courses (150, 155, 210, 211. 250 and 255) this semester. Our decision does not extend to other work in these courses, or indeed to exams in other courses, and is the result of our commitment to protect the integrity of the academic experience of all our students
I ask that you not use laptops and cellphones in class for several reasons. See these good recent articles here, which we will discuss:
- “The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain.” Anissa Ramirez. Edutopia. August 6, 2014.
- “Why I’m Asking You Not to Use Laptops.” Anne Curzan. The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 25, 2014.
- “Today’s Lesson: Life in the Classroom before Cellphones.” Louise Katz. The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 25, 2014.
- “How to Teach in an Age of Distraction.” Sherry Turkle. The Chronicle of Higher Education. October 2, 2015.
- “Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.” The New York Times. November 22, 2017