Hello everyone:

I am in a bit of a bind here that is unprecedented for me. In the past,
when I had taught "Economic Geography" with that title or with a related
title for another course, I always had small enough class sizes to have
students write essays and so forth. The textbooks that I have used have not
had instructor resources for test banks. However, I always managed by
assigning essay-based exams and various writing assignments, thus negating
the need for objective-style examination questions.

Yet, much to my surprise, I am dealing with an extremely large number of
students this semester.

Can anyone direct me to the following:

1) Objective-based questions (i.e., a test bank) for economic geography as
an upper-level, undergraduate course, that I can access online?

2) If my request necessitates accessing a particular text book that has
great instructor resources toward this end, could someone please direct me

Now, I know in the past that it is easy to get a desk copy of a text, even
if one does not adopt it for a given course. However, how would one obtain
access to a database? I feel it is too late (given that the Spring 2018
semester has started this week) to adopt a new textbook just to access
online resources.

I MUST best utilize my time, as having taught writing-intensive courses,
new courses, etc., has slowed down my progression in my PhD program in
Geography. That's fine, but I must streamline my time this semester and
thus, I have no other choice but to assess student learning via objective
based exams.

Any help, direction, guidance, etc., would be greatly appreciated! Economic
Geography is rather marginalized where I am, so I am on my own here to
navigate the system to access such resources.

Thank you very  much for any assistance toward this end!!!


Matt McKay

Department of Geography, University of Florida

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 12:24 PM, Clark, Jennifer J <
jennifer.cl...@gatech.edu> wrote:

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> *Announcing the AAG Economic Geography Specialty Group 2018 Student Award
> Competitions*
> The AAG Economic Geography Specialty Group makes *three* annual awards in
> economic geography, with the results announced each year at the AAG
> Annual Meeting <http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting> (in New Orleans
> April 10-14).
> *Graduate Student Research Award (deadline: 2 March 2018)*
> This competitive award ($750) is designed to support innovative and
> original graduate student research that is likely to make a significant
> contribution to the development of the field of economic geography.
> Proposals will be judged on the basis of the theoretical and substantive
> significance of the research, and the appropriateness of the methods
> employed. Funds can be used towards travel, subsistence, equipment and/or
> other normal research expenses. Applications should include (a) a one-page
> vita, with full contact details, (b) a two-page statement, detailing the
> nature of the proposed research and its expected contribution, and (c) a
> one page provisional budget, detailing the uses to which award funds would
> be put. Awardees must be registered graduate students throughout the
> duration of the award.
> Two EGSG Board members will review the applications and make a
> recommendation to the EGSG Board. Please send your submission, in PDF
> format, to Abigail Cooke at amco...@buffalo.edu.
> *Best Dissertation (deadline: 2 March 2018)*
> Students completing a PhD dissertation in the preceding calendar year
> (2017), are eligible for the best dissertation competition. An award of
> $500 is offered for the best dissertation. Please note that the
> dissertation must be dated 2017 to be eligible for this year's award.
> Two EGSG Board members will review the applications and make a
> recommendation to the EGSG Board. Please send your dissertation, in PDF
> format, to Peter Kedron at pked...@okstate.edu.
> *Best Student Paper (deadline: 2 March 2018) *
> Students presenting a paper at the AAG annual conference (or who presented
> a paper any time in the 12 months preceding the 2018 conference) are
> eligible for the best student paper competition. An award of $200 is
> offered for the best student paper. Papers should be in English, and no
> longer than 15 pages double-spaced in 12-point font (including explanatory
> footnotes/endnotes, but excluding references, figures and tables) with an
> additional 100-200 word abstract. And yes, you can submit your planned
> paper for the 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, but it obviously has to
> be written ahead of time!
> Two EGSG Board members will review the submitted papers and make a
> recommendation to the EGSG Board. Please send your submission, in PDF
> format, to Kean Fan Lim at keanfan....@nottingham.ac.uk.
> Good luck everyone!
> The EGSG Board
> Dr. Jennifer Clark
> Georgia Institute of Technology
> tel. 404.385.7224 <(404)%20385-7224>
> email. jennifer.cl...@gatech.edu
> publications: https://works.bepress.com/jennifer_j_clark/

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