Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics call for proposals


We are excited to announce that the 2018 Electronic Conference on Teaching
Statistics (eCOTS) will be held online May 21-25, 2018, and is currently
accepting proposals for breakout sessions, virtual posters, and
birds-of-a-feather discussions. This year’s online conference is hosted
by the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics
Education (CAUSE) and focuses on statistics education at all levels and
types of learning institutions: secondary school, two-year/community
colleges, and four year liberal arts and research universities.

The conference theme is “Data Science for All”. Recently, we have seen a
rise in data scientist (or related) positions in industry as well as a
boom in data science graduate and undergraduate programs. How should
statistics educators and students respond? What curriculum should we
teach? How should we teach it? Have the goals of statistics education
changed? If so, how?

This conference is for anyone who teaches or studies statistics or data
science. We have already started putting together a diverse set of
exciting keynote speakers who work across different areas in statistics
and data science education. Sessions will range from ideas for
incorporating statistics and/or data science concepts into all curricular
levels (K-12, two-year colleges, four-year colleges, graduate programs) to
providing interactive data and learning opportunities for all statistics
students and educators to building certificates and degree programs that
include data science. Panel discussions will include describing data
science and statistics education, a look at the state-of-the-art in online
statistics education tools, and the future of statistics education,
including funding opportunities. Virtual posters will showcase the
current broad range of work in “Statistics and/or Data Science for K-16
and Beyond”. The conference website will also include a repository of
related available statistics and data science resources for attendees as
well as the general public.

Proposals should be related to the conference theme will be given
priority, but proposals related to all aspects of statistics and data
science education are welcome. All proposals are due by March 1, 2018.
For more details about eCOTS 2018 and to submit a proposal, please visit
www.causeweb.org/ecots/ecots18/. If you have any questions, please contact
Rebecca Nugent at rnugent@stat.cmu.edu. Thanks!

Rebecca Nugent
eCOTS 2018 Program Chair