The department encourages students to make use of its tutoring program. The program provides free individual or group tutoring throughout the semester for students who are enrolled in Econ 101, Econ 102, Econ 201, Econ 202, or Econ 205. The tutors are undergraduate majors who have generally excelled in the specific course in which they are tutoring.
If you are interested in receiving help from a tutor, contact Academic Support Services. If you encounter any difficulties in arranging for tutoring, please don't give up; instead, contact either your instructor or the coordinator of the department's tutoring program.
If you are interested in becoming a tutor, you should contact the department's Tutor Coordinator. Prospective tutors should have a strong background in economics and have successfully completed the course in which they wish to tutor. Tutors receive an hourly wage and generally find tutoring to be an excellent learning experience. Qualified international students are eligible to receive payment as tutors.
The economics department has a small computer lab available (with access to the internet) for economics majors. The lab is not staffed, but is open whenever the economics office is staffed
The Economics Society
The Economics Society is a club made up of economics majors and other students interested in economics. The Society carries out a variety of activities -- intellectual, career-oriented, and social. The Society's activities can provide students with an opportunity to meet one another, as well as to interact with faculty members outside of the classroom. The Society is more active in some years than in others due to students’ busy schedules. An active society requires at least a few economics students dedicated to starting things off early in the semester. If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please contact the Faculty Advisor to the Economics Society.
Student Course Evaluations
Student evaluations of all economics courses are carried out during the last two weeks of each term. Student opinions are helpful to the individual faculty member and the department as a whole. The results of the evaluations serve two purposes: first, they provide valuable feedback to instructors who wish to improve their teaching performance; and second, they provide an important input into the department's process of personnel reviews -- that is, decisions concerning reappointments, merit awards, tenure, and promotion.
Each spring the department invites all junior and senior majors with strong academic records to a dinner to celebrate their achievements. This is a popular event for both students and faculty.