Planning for JSM 2007

Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 11, Number 2 (Fall 2006)

Patti Collings, Program Chair
Now that JSM 2006 is behind us, it's time to start thinking about JSM 2007 in Salt Lake City. Please begin now considering contributed sessions and papers where you can present to the Stat Ed community. Abstracts for contributed sessions and contributed papers can be submitted between December 1, 2006 and February 1, 2007. Already three contributed sessions have been suggested: (1) Study aids for students: What works and why?, (2) Non-traditional methods for introductory statistics, and (3) post-introductory undergraduate statistics curriculum including textbooks. If you are interested in participating in any of these, please let me know at

Thank you, Patti B. Collings
Program Chair for Stat Ed 2007

Jackie Miller, Roundtable Chair and Program Chair for 2008
While JSM 2006 may be starting to fade from your mind, JSM 2007 should be starting to appear on your mind's horizon. As the roundtable queen for the 2007 Joint Statistical Meetings in Salt Lake City, I invite you to submit any ideas that you feel would make for a good coffee or lunch roundtable discussion in statistics education for next year's JSM. Please send these ideas to me when you get the chance — right now I only need the basic idea, since abstract submission officially begins December 1. As an added bonus, you get a free breakfast (coffee and bagel) or free lunch if you're willing to lead a discussion. And, I am sure that there are other people interested in that idea that is screaming out to you "please talk about me in a roundtable discussion at JSM 2007 in Salt Lake City"... Remember that you can lead a coffee or lunch roundtable in addition to presenting in an invited or regular session.

When you send me your topic/idea, let me know whether you would prefer a coffee or lunch roundtable (or if either would be fine). Some people have sent in great ideas, but there is still room for more. If you'd like to present a coffee or luncheon roundtable and are looking for an idea, I have some topics that need presenters.

Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best, Jackie Miller

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