Statistics challenges and solutions for two-year community colleges with limited resources


Abstract:

Community colleges in the United States face numerous challenges with their introductory statistics courses. Many instructors lack formal statistics training; there are limited opportunities for instructors to be connected with cutting edge statistics education research; and technology resources are not equitable across the different community colleges. For example, a handful of colleges have the luxury to teach every statistics course in a computer lab while others don’t have even one computer lab for the entire college. Part-time instructors face yet another challenge as they have to adjust their course materials to accommodate this disparity with technology across the colleges. Note that part-time instructors at community colleges in the United States teach 60% of the statistics courses and most of them teach in more than one college at the same time. During the eCOTS discussion we will address these difficulties; we will make reference to the breakout and panels speakers of eCOTS, and focus on brainstorming ideas and solutions for this diverse population of instructors and students. 

Location:

College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Date/Time:

Friday May 20th, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:

 Monica Dabos

Website:

www.monicadabos.com/eCOTS.html

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