Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 7, Number 2 (Spring 2001)
The Journal of Statistics Education (JSE) began the new millennium with a new editor and a new look on the World Wide Web. I was appointed editor in January 2001, succeeding the founding editor, Jackie Dietz, who had served for eight years. Jackie deserves all the credit for making JSE what it is today.
JSE has grown from publishing via email distribution in 1993 to a fully linked Web version in 2001. We installed a new "look" to the Web site beginning with the May 2001 issue. We tried to make the site even easier to navigate without compromising the appearance and quality of the articles.
In August 2000 the American Statistical Association (ASA) Board of Directors voted to make JSE free, as it was when Jackie Dietz founded it in 1993. Although subscription fees are no longer required to access JSE articles, we have not lost the ability to automatically maintain an email distribution list of subscribers. If you would like to sign up at no cost to receive electronic notices of new issues of JSE, please send me an email and I will add you to our distribution list.
Another change in 2001 is the availability of banner and button space for advertisements on the JSE Web site. The ASA has been very supportive of JSE since it became an official ASA journal, but it would be ideal if JSE could become self sufficient through funds raised by advertising. If you are interested in placing an ad on the JSE Web site, please contact me or Claudine Donovan (firstname.lastname@example.org) at ASA for more information.
We will publish at least two more issues in 2001. Parts of the July issue are already installed on the JSE Web site. The July issue will include articles by Dex Whittinghill and Bob Hogg on "A Little Uniform Density With Big Instructional Potential," by Robert Bordley on "Teaching Decision Theory in Applied Statistics Courses," by Chris Malone and Chris Bilder on "Statistics Course Web sites: Beyond syllabus.html," and more. The final regular issue of 2001 will appear in November.
We also plan to publish a special issue in late 2001 or early 2002 that will include articles from sessions at JSM 2001 and the 2000 AERA meeting. These articles will be accompanied by discussions contributed by leading statistics educators.
Thanks to the JSE Editorial Board, we are handling a steady flow of submissions from all over the world. We can always use more excellent articles, so please consider writing an article relevant to statistics education and sending it along to JSE.
Please continue to read JSE, to give feedback on what you read, and to consider sharing your own ideas and expertise with JSE by submitting an article.
Thank you for your readership and for your support of JSE!
Tom Short, Editor
Journal of Statistics Education
Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
800 Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085-1699