Faculty Inquiry Meetup: Incorporating Data With A Global Perspective In Your Classes

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Fri April 23rd 2021, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Event Sponsor
Stanford Global Educators Network
Speaker: Don Uy-Barreta

Inquiry Question: How can you make your course more data-rich by utilizing a free online resource that compares trends across different countries?


As the saying goes: A picture is worth a thousand words. In this month’s meet-up, Don will show how you can incorporate more free online data resources in your courses. With more data, our students can have a better global understanding of significant trends and issues, identify problems and potential solutions, and conduct better decision-making supported by data.

Ideas to Explore:

  • Utilize global data visuals for interdisciplinary teaching.
  • Create assignments tailored to your course using data/visuals.
  • Share an insight specific to your discipline supported by data.

About the speaker:

Don Uy-Barreta has been teaching economics around the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999. Prior to joining academia, he previously worked as a Portfolio Analyst at Franklin Templeton Investments for nearly 12 years. His main interest is in macroeconomics and he is passionate in showing his students how to apply the economic concepts by using global economic events. Don was previously a Fellow under the Education Advisory Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He was also an EPIC Fellow at the Global Studies Department at Stanford University. He has guest lectured in the Philippines, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom on the topics of globalization and international trade. Don is most happy when he is traveling and adding to his collection of various currencies from all over the world which is a passion he wishes to leave to his daughter. He holds an undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics.