Workshop opportunity, end of July
The Research On Statistics Attitudes (ROSA) workshop is July 28 th to July 30 th , in
Monmouth, IL. We are able to include a few more participants. If you can get to Chicago,
IL, on July 28 th , we can transport you to the location of the workshop, Monmouth, IL, ,
home of the Fighting Scots (Monmouth College) and birthplace of Wyatt Earp. Or maybe, the
location is close enough for you to drive.
For the next two days, working groups will (1) create plans to answer the four research
priorities listed in the Affective (Attitude) Construct section in Connecting Research to
Practice in a Culture of Assessment for Introductory College-level Statistics (2012)
report, and (2) learn about teaching strategies which research has shown to improve
cognitive learning. Additionally by the end of the workshop, we hope to have two pilot
instruments for measuring affective constructs in students and instructors ready to test.
The workshop ends on Saturday evening, so if you are going to the Joint Statistics
Meetings in Chicago, you can return to Chicago by either Amtrak (arrive in Chicago by
10:38 a.m. or 3:15 p.m.) or by a van – just in time for the start of JSM! The first JSM
session is at 2:00 p.m., and the opening mixer is at 6:00 p.m.
We are encouraging graduate students, instructors at two-year institutions, and people new
to the research area to attend the workshop. There are no direct costs to participants
besides travel to Chicago (or Monmouth if you can drive). We will cover (1) transportation
from and back to Chicago, (2) double occupancy hotel accommodations (for an additional $50
per night (total $150), one can have single occupancy), and (3) food (meals and breaks).
Please see www.rosamc.com
to apply or for more information or contact Marjorie E. Bond,
Marjorie E. Bond Professor of Mathematics & CS
Statistician mebond(a)monmouthcollege.edu www.monmouthcollege.edu