When: Friday, January 17, 2020
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: BFAC208 (please park in any campus lot, see the campus map)
Food and beverage: Lunch will be served.
Registration: Please register here.
Who can attend: This event is open to all D’Youville faculty, staff and adjuncts, da Vinci teachers, and by invitation to our neighboring education colleagues.
Cost to attend: Free (please just register)

This presentation and workshop will support participants in planning authentic data-driven research curriculum for use across a variety of disciplines, and for engaging students at many different levels, including complete beginners. The presentation session will focus on the background, history, and goals of the passion-driven statistics model, as well as the nuts and bolts of the actual curriculum. The drop-in workshop experience will be individualized to participants’ own interests, background, and needs. This may include a basic question and answer session, hands on experience with what students do in the course, sharing of resources, an introduction to SAS, and/or a look into the curriculum on various learning management systems. 

Draft Agenda

  • 11am-12pm: 1-hour Presentation with an overview of Passion Drive Statistics
  • 12pm: Working Lunch
  • 12:30pm-3pm Workshop

Additional Information

Here is the link to the new Passion-Driven Statistics e-book! http://bit.ly/Passion-DrivenStatistics

Passion-Driven Statistics is an NSF-funded, multidisciplinary, project-based curriculum that supports students in conducting data-driven research, asking original questions, and communicating methods and results using the language of statistics. The curriculum supports students to work with existing data covering psychology, health, earth science, government, business, education, biology, ecology and more. From existing data, students are able to pose questions of personal interest and then use statistical software (e.g. SAS, R, Python, Stata, SPSS) to answer them. The e-book is presented in pdf format for ease of use across platforms. It can also be customized by downloading and editing the .iba file (available through the link below) using the free “iBook Author” software.

http://bit.ly/EditPDSe-book

For more information, contact Lisa Dierker, ldierker@wesleyan.edu or check out the Passion-Driven Statistics website at https://passiondrivenstatistics.com/

About the Passion-Driven Statistics Team

“Statistical analysis is arguably the most salient point of intersection among diverse disciplines, yet developing analytic skills is often viewed as an obstacle rather than an opportunity to pursue your own interests and to answer questions that you feel passionately about.

This is why we created Passion-Driven Statistics. It is statistics in the service of your own research – in the service of your passion. It is a multidisciplinary, project-based curriculum that supports students in conducting original research, asking original questions, and communicating methods and results using the language of statistics. The curriculum supports students to work with existing data covering health, geography and earth science, government, business, education, genetics and more. From existing data, you’ll be able to pose questions of interest to you and then use statistical software (e.g. SAS, R, Python, Stata or SPSS) to turn raw data into useful information.

The website presents learning materials to support this innovative project-based approach and to directly and creatively tackle many of the most significant challenges currently faced by instructors and students. We believe that students from diverse educational, social and economic backgrounds deserve not only a seat in a classroom, but also a welcoming place at the table. Our goal is to increase the number and diversity of students exposed to meaningful and empowering data analysis experiences and to inspire the pursuit of advanced data-driven experiences and opportunities for everyone! Anyone interested in teaching or learning statistics will find the site useful.”

Resources

Archive: Fall 2019

Assembled by our 2019/20 Faculty Fellows for Exemplary Pedagogy, Tina Bampton, PhD, Faculty, Liberal Arts and Christopher Jarmark, Adjunct Professor, Liberal Arts. 

FEATURING: Nathaniel A. Turner, JD, MALS

A.K.A. Supaman’s Dad
Father. Author. Public Speaker. National Freelance Writer. Education & Parenting Activist.
TEDx Talks. The Washington PostThe Good Men ProjectThe Raising Supaman Project.
Changing The World, One Parent And One Child At A Time!

This August D’Youville College will host an all campus development day to foster a broad-based discussion on engagement, retention, empowerment, and student success among Generation Z students.  The day is in part a response to the bestselling book The Coddling of the American Mind, by Lukianoff and Haidt (2018). We will spend the day unpacking portions of this book to address the deficit mindsets on Gen Z. We hope to offer an optimistic and supportive outlook of Gen Z for our faculty and administrators as we prepare the college landscape to best serve this population of students. The day will include a keynote speaker, faculty presentations, roundtable sessions, and a multigenerational panel discussion.