A Virtual (?) First Year Experience

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The faculty and administrators of University of Wisconsin – La Crosse spent three years designing a new, best-practice, face-to-face First Year Experience course that was ready to roll-out during the Fall 2020 semester. Covid-19 nullified much of that planning. As a result, Dr. Adam Hoffer and his colleagues had to quickly adapt their pedagogy in order to transition to a virtual semester.

In this session, Dr. Hoffer will summarize the transition of his First Year Experience course and explain how his university is providing resources to its instructors.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Adam Hoffer is the director of the Menard Family Midwest Initiative for Economic Engagement and Research and an associate professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Dr. Hoffer teaches undergraduate courses in microeconomics, sports economics, and political economy. He earned his undergraduate degree from Washington & Jefferson College and his Ph.D. from West Virginia University. Dr. Hoffer is on the board of Policy Advisors of the Heartland Institute, and he is a research scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is also the co-editor of the edited volumes For Your Own Good: Taxes, Paternalism, and Fiscal Discrimination in the Twenty-First Century and Regulation and Economic Opportunity: Blueprints for Reform. His academic research has been published in journals such as The Southern Economic Journal, Contemporary Economic Policy, the Journal of Sports Economics, and Journal of Economic Education.