Sept. 26, 2012
Economics professor Sandra Camarenasays she believes that teaching the basic principles of economics should be taught in manner in which students can grasp realism.
She relies on Deborah Saks, new dean of Business Division, to help figure out a way to continue teaching in a way that she believes will best reach her students.
“The second unit of my class on supply and demand is very important because it affects everything [in microeconomics],” says Camarena. “I take a little more care, precaution, and time with this unit in my class because if the students aren’t able to accurately grasp the theory I will lose them for the rest of the semester.”
Camarena holds auctions to teach to her students about supply and demand: students bid on items for cash and the highest bidder takes home the winnings. However, in order for an auction to be successful, to demonstrate demand there must be an adequate supplier.
Saks, dean of the Business Division, says she does what she can to help with Camarena’s process.
“I want to do what I can to help [with] that,” says Saks. “I’ve taken economics and I know that it can be a little bit dry. Having…» Read More