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Mary Neuburger, Director BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

CREEES Brown Bag Series - Jason Roberts, "Books and their Covers: A Design Strategy for Free-Market Electives"

Wed, February 27, 2013 • 12:00 PM • CAL 422

Join CREEES for an informal brown bag session as faculty and grad students discuss aspects of their current research as it relates to Russia and Eastern Europe.


Jason Roberts
"Books and their Covers: A Design Strategy for Free-Market Electives"

Even a great course idea may never make it to the classroom if it doesn't get high enough enrollment. How can new area specialists carve out a place for themselves in a free market economy of course options when our course descriptions and posters may never get more than a cursory glance outside our home departments? The reality is that our courses are judged by their "covers" but this doesn't have to be a disadvantage. In his talk, Jason will share one model for addressing the questions: "What can I teach?" "How do I fill a classroom?" and "How do I create a course that produces measurable data demonstrating that my students are learning?"  

For more information contact Allegra Azulay at

Sponsored by: The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

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