Announcement and Solicitation of Nominations for the Waller Education Award for Contributions to the Teaching of Elementary Statistics

Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 14, Number 1 (Spring 2009)

The Section on Statistical Education administered the Waller Award for seven years. After thorough discussion, a proposal to make the award an ASA award was submitted to the Committee on Meetings in June of last year. The committee reported favorably on the proposal during its meeting at the end of October, and the ASA Board approved the change at its December meeting. I want to thank Ron Wasserstein for guiding us through this process. Now, it is time to nominate people for this prestigious award!

Former ASA Executive Director Ray Waller and his wife Carolyn initiated the Waller Education Award through a generous donation. The award provides recognition to an individual who has been teaching full-time for ten or fewer years, and who has demonstrated innovation in the instruction of elementary statistics. The recipient should have responsibility for teaching "the first course" in statistics in a two-year college, a four-year college, or a research university. Graduate teaching assistants may be nominated for the award.

The recipient is selected according to the following criteria:

Nominations should be submitted as a complete packet, consisting of:

Nominations must be received by April 10, 2009. Electronic submissions are encouraged and should be sent to June Morita at Nominations may also be mailed to: Waller Education Award Committee, c/o June Morita, Department of Statistics, B-313 Padelfor Hall, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195-4322. Questions may be addressed to The recipient will be honored at the 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings in Washington, D.C.

For a deserving individual to be recognized, someone must make the effort to put forward a nomination packet for him or her. Please look around you and make that effort today!!

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