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


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. 


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


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


 Monica Dabos