Workshop on Statistics Education Graduate Programs

Dennis Pearl and Joan Garfield, Co-Chairs

Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 13, Number 2 (Fall 2008)


There will be a special invitational workshop on Developing Graduate Programs in Statistics Education and Supporting Statistics Education Research Faculty. The workshop is funded by a grant from the American Statistical Association and will be held October 24-25, 2008, at ASA Headquarters in Alexandria, VA.

The goal of the 1.5 day workshop is to develop a shared vision of the key components of a quality statistics education graduate program and to draw up a vision statement defining the need and outlining key components that a quality graduate program in statistics education might have. The small group of participants will discuss and examine different models for graduate programs (e.g., within one department, or jointly offered by multiple departments; Ph.D. programs, Masters programs or concentrations; desired depth versus breadth of curriculum across a matrix of interdisciplinary subject matter). A report arising from the workshop will also address issues and recommendations related to placement and support of new PhDs in statistics education as well as for new faculty hires in the area. For more information please contact Joan at jbg@umn.edu.


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