Data Science Webinar

TPSE's Mountain Regional Network presents:

Everything a President/Chancellor/Provost/Dean Needs to Know about Data Science Education
Monday, November 25, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time (2:00 PT, 4:00 CT, 5:00 ET)

To register, please click here. (The webinar will be recorded, and a link to the recording will be posted on the TPSE website.)

Abstract: The National Academies 2018 consensus report on Data Science for Undergraduates recommended that colleges and universities should 1) encourage the development of a basic understanding of data science in all undergraduates, 2) embrace data science as a vital new field, 3) provide a range of educational pathways in data science, and 4) ensure that courses and programs are continuously evaluated and assessed as they evolve.  In this webinar, we will review these recommendations and suggest concrete next steps in the form of a discussion between an academic leader and a faculty member interested in developing a data science initiative.

Seminar leaders

Roxy Peck is Professor emerita of Statistics at California Polytechnic State University, where she served as chair of the statistics department for six years and as associate dean of the college of science and mathematics for 13 years. A fellow of the American Statistical Association, she also is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. She has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the ASA Founders Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Statistics from the US Conference on Teaching Statistics. She also has served as past chair of the Joint ASA/NCTM Committee on Curriculum in Probability and Statistics for Grades K–12 and the ASA Section on Statistical Education.

Nicholas Horton is Beitzel Professor of Technology and Society and Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Amherst College. His recent work has focused on statistics and data science education.  Nick is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He chaired the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies and the ASA Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Statistical Science workgroup.  Nick serves on the National Academies Committee for Applied and Theoretical Statistics, the National Academies Roundtable on Postsecondary Data Science Education and is a co-author of the 2018 "Undergraduate Data Science: Opportunities and Options" consensus study report and the ASA's 2016 revised GAISE (Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education) College Report.